Rocket World now has the entire line of Insurents Wilderness Gruppo (IWG) mini figures up for pre-order. They are just shrunken down replicas of the original vinyl toys. Each figure is also selling for less than $10. If you enjoyed the original IWG line, you'll love the IWG minis.
Wheaty Wheat Studios is hitting the Action Figure shelves with their offerring of Mixy and Joe. CF, the author of the comic - Mixy, has this to say about the comic:
Joe is a 10 year old boy, who just wanted a pet who wouldn’t get run
over and die. He chose a rather rotten looking rabbit, named Mixy.
Unfortunately for Joe, mixy wasn't exactly your normal pet rabbit... and
so the misadventure begins, in a world that has forgotten the dead once
rose from their graves, where zombie rabbits desire world domination,
and little boys crave human flesh...
Look for these around the end of this year or early next year. I saw the prototypes at SDCC...they should be worth the wait.
With the Behind Blythe exhibition currently touring the United States, folks are beginning to take notice of this unique, wide-eyed doll. Some male collectors might consider them “girlie”, but there are plenty of collectors who really enjoy the Blythe look.
With the reintroduction of the Blythe line several years ago, fans of the 1970’s doll were able to purchase an updated figure to add to their collection. Now, those original dolls sell in the hundreds of dollars on ebay. For those of us in the United States, we are able to purchase the neo Blythe line straight from Hasbro’s online toy store for $89.99 each.
Were you wondering what lines McFarlane Toys will be putting out in 2006? Well, there are a number of lines you might be interested in. Of course, I'm sure they will be adding new licenses to this list, but this is the preliminary list.
Corpse Bride Poster 2-Pack
Simpsons Box Set - Ironic Punishment
Wallace & Gromit 6" Asst.
Wallace & Gromit 3" Asst.
Wallace & Gromit - Gromit 12" Plush
Wallace & Gromit - Wererabbit 18" Plush
Napoleon Dynamite Asst. w/sound
Napoleon Dynamite Box Set w/sound
Simpsons Box Set - Family Couch Gag
Rocket World Gallery exhibited the work of SEEN in the opening of Monsters That Scare Me on October 29th. You can now view and purchase any of the 42 hand painted canvases through the Rocket World website.
Coming to Free Bento in February...
INSTANT SAPIEN: Blaxploitation meets Cyber-Punk in the wildly outrageous INSTANT SAPIEN designer-figure.
"Big Puff Maki" (Blackanese-Disco-Elvis) stars in the first
limited-edition set of hand-carved, faux-anime, molded
characters. (production is made by machine of course)
A) YELLOW - 70's BLAXPLOITATION MAKI B) BLACK - DISCO-FU MAKI C) GREY - ROBO-MAKI
Height - 8.5 Inches
Width - 4.5 Inches
The Instant Sapien line is created by En Jin Factory
20 new works by Gary Taxali
OX-OP Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Show runs from Nov 5 - Dec 2
Saturday, November 5th, 7 pm onwards.
If you wish to pre-order, you may click here to see the show.
IN PLUSH WE TRUST
is a group art exhibition featuring plush creations by some of the most
talented plush artists from around the world. Curated by Shawnimal
Smith and Rotofugi, it brings 25 similar and not-so-similar plush
artists together to display the plush-based by-product of a set
material list and simple instructions. Each artist included in this
group exhibition was sent a package consisting of the same supplies
with which they can create whatever they want + one optional
APAK, Jen Brody, Luisa Castellanos (Pocket Pals), Chompsters, Cupco,
DOMA, Fatty & Humper (Mr Pickles), FunFun, Laura Granlund, Krissy
Harris (Bigger Krissy), Boris Hoppek, Jamous, KOA, Joshua Longo
(Longo-Land), John Murphy (Stupid Creatures), Oddbabies, Peskimo, Maria
Samuelson (Blobbies), Jen Rarey, Skwak, Sok Mungke, Spasmodica,
Wonderfarms and myself (Shawnimal).
More info is available on the IPWT mini site: http://ipwt.shawnimals.com/
After years of negotiations the first collaboration between TO-FU OYAKO
creators Devilrobots, Inc. and Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
is ready to invade the specialty toy boutique world
for retail worldwide.
anniversary Classic Meldown LOGO MAN, MEL. MEL was created back in 1996 for
Meltdown by Oscar nominated Cartoonist extraordinaire DAN CLOWES. Ghost World,
Art School Confidential.
by the very mysterious Japanese sculptor Monster5. Edition size is 300 Blue and 700 Green. Suggested Retail Price $40.