Glen and Android 8 had a number of very cool prototypes on display at Comic Con. They also had several new prints, t-shirts, Glen's handmade androids and Brendan Monroe's exclusive Sour on sale at their booth. Upcoming projects include: BoyCatBird from record label - Ghostly International; Chaz and Daz from Motomichi Nakamura; new work from Daniel Johnston.
If you stopped by the Uglydoll booth tonight, you definitely saw the garbage cans full of Secret Mission Uglydolls. Yes...they are your favorite Ugly characters in as all black SDCC exlusive plush. Also on display were new 2" tall Uglydolls. All visitors have a chance to win 1 of 5 special 2" Uglys by filling out a post card and listening to see if your name is called at 4 pm each day. Finally, if you want David and Sun-Min to sign any of your purchases...or maybe even your $3 Mrs. Fields cookies...they will be at the booth from 3 pm to 4 pm every day.
Tonight is the opening of San Diego Comic Con....sort of. It's Preview Night, which means a bunch of crazy people trying to grab the exclusives they want. Me? I'll be there to cover the events. Check in for our coverage all this week!
Designed by Craig Anthony Perkins, and produced by Genshi:Toy, the Broken Heart Robot is a unique toy – for reasons we will get into. Since we always love a good background story…how about this one.
On his home planet of Xerbix 319, the Broken Heart Robot was one of the rare robots built without a purpose. Sadden by this, he fled Xerbix 319 and traveled the galaxy to seek out his purpose.
Along the way, the Broken Heart Robot met many interesting characters on various planets, moons and asteroids, and eventually landed on a small planet known as Earth. Though he has yet to find his purpose, he may just find a few new friends to help him with his quest!
The window-front box the BHR comes packaged in is designed to look like his spaceship. It has the story behind the character written on the back.
The Broken Heart Robot is a 6” rotocast vinyl figure. He has 5 points of articulation. Each figure has a sad looking face and a broken heart on its chest.
There are currently 4 versions of this figure available – regular, blank (white for customizing), glow-in-the-dark, and the SDCC exclusive clear. The clear plastic figure is actually squishy, which is a nice bonus.
All I can say is...YES! Fawn Gehweiler's candy girls - Edie, Pippi and Sailor Girl. Necessaries Toy Foundation has posted this photo on their blog...with the message - "soon". We know that these will be on display at the DKE Toys booth at SDCC. The question we don't know the answer to is - when will they go on sale? Either way, take in these things of beauty.
Why is it that whenever I hear of a show at the Billy Shire Fine Arts Gallery...the first thing that pops into my mind is Talia Shire (of Rocky and Godfather fame)? In any case...Glen Barr was exhibiting his work at the gallery, with an opening reception on July 15th. Our friend Robert, from Kung Fu Toys, sent in these great looking pictures of the exhibit. The show runs through August 19th, and his book signing has been postponed until July 18th. So if you're in Culver City, CA...check it out!
Play Imaginative’s We All Speak Football Trexi line includes several 10” figures, in addition to the set of 24 3” Trexis. This entire line was created in conjunction with soft drink giant Coca-Cola to celebrate the World Cup. Coke sponsored the series, so you will find their logo on mostly all of the figures. No worries though, as the product placement doesn’t really take away from the designs.
For this review, we received the 10” W.A.S.F. Trexis designed by Touma and Winson Ma/Danny Chan.
The 10” Trexis are packaged in a large window front box. Not only have the artists designed the Trexis, but they also worked on the box design. The themes reflect that of the enclosed Trexi. Also, there is no reading about the figures on the actual box.
The 10” Trexis are made of ABS plastic. If you are not familiar with the lingo…this is harder than the soft, rotocast vinyl. (It's also food safe plastic) The top of each figure’s head is removable. You can take of the top of the Trexis’ head to reveal a 3” figure within.
The 10” Touma figure has a unique, 3” Trexi designed by Touma. (Only available with the 10” figure) The Trexi designed by Winson Ma and Danny Chan includes either Winson Ma’s popular 3” monkey Trexi or Danny Chan’s panda design (both from the 3” W.A.S.F. line). Each of these figures is limited to a run of 200 pieces.
If you were in Seattle and didn't make it out to the Munny Show opening...well...then you missed out! No worries though. You can check out all of Schmancy Toys coverage at their flickr site. A bunch of very cool customs.