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Camille Rose Garcia and NTF

Necessaries Toy Foundation is set to launch their latest figures Lulu and Cherry Girl - by Camille Rose Garcia.  As we all know about NTF - their products are top notch!  So this one will most definitely be worth the wait.

If you're in the Santa Ana, CA area on October 1st...you'll want to check out the show opening.  You'll be able to pick up these two figures, as well as get a glimpse of Camille's amazing artwork.  Don't miss out!

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David Horvath’s 2-Faced Dunny Set 2

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Kidrobot has released a sneak peek of the new set of mini Dunnys from Uglydoll creator David Horvath.   Unlike the first set, these will be sold individually (and not as a packaged set).  Much like the last set of Horvath Dunnys...the mini set and the large Dunny will be released with an interrelated story.  The large 8-inch Dunny will be the Eggdrop Dunny (pictured below).  So look for the whole story to be released in October.

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Also, be on the lookout for the Dunny designed by Sun-Min - it's in the 2-Faced Dunny Set 2.

Coming this October…

I.W.G. minis!!  We've been waiting for these figures for a long time (or maybe it just feels like a long time).  And it appears that our wait is almost over.  In time for Halloween, we should all be able to get our hands on the new line of Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo mini figures.

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All of Series 1 will be represented.  Every 3-inch figure includes the same weapon as their larger counterpart - as well as a skull and crossbones that is damaged according to the type of weapon the figure has.  Be on the lookout for this very cool set from Rocket World.

A trip to Target…

This post has absolutely nothing to do with toys...but since it is a blog...I thought you might enjoy hearing about what YOU can pick up at your local Target store.  So, I was shopping with my wife this past weekend and came across the big Halloween display in Target - a little early, but still great for the kid in all of us.  I happened upon the Jones Soda Halloween section - Jones Soda and Target have some sort of exclusive agreement. 

 

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REVIEW: I.W.G.’s Irra, Desmond and Astrid

As most readers realize…I really enjoy Rocket World’s Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo (I.W.G.).  The line of figures received my award for the Best Toy Line of 2004 with their initial release of animal characters.  Since then, Rocket World (otherwise known as Patrick Ma) has added onto their very popular – and successful – I.W.G. line with a number of new characters.  Also, look for the mini figures to be released later this year…and we are anxiously waiting for the Astral Overseers (the extraterrestrial friends of the I.W.G.) to be revealed.

So we all should know the basic premise behind this line.  The Astral Overseers infected the members of the I.W.G. with a virus that has allowed them the ability to communicate and form a cohesive group.  This group has set out to end poaching and the destruction of the environment.

The 3rd set of 3 I.W.G. figures was released at Comic Con.  This included Irra the Owl, Desmond the Dolphin and Astrid the Jaguar.  There were also 2 exclusive I.W.G. figures – one through Rocket World and one through STRANGEcoTaharka the Black Rhino was made available through Rocket World and sold out promptly.  Huey the Black Panther was sold through STRANGEco – I was able to snag one of them.

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Banners….

A big Muchos Gracias to Shawnimal (aka Shawn Smith) for designing the current Plastic and Plush banner.  I love his artwork as well as his plush and soon to be vinylized toys.

Also, hopefully you checked out NESS's (and yes...it has to be capitalized) banner - displayed last week.  It showed all of his super-cool Circus Punk designs.

So who's banner is next?? Well it could be you!!  Click here to find out how to submit your design.

The In-Crowd Wrestling Federation

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"To
beat the man you've got to be the man. Whether you like it or not,
learn, and love it, because it's the best thing going today"

The In-Crowd Wrestling Federation was set up by Daphne Pentonville
(a.k.a. Lord Humungous), with a mandate to bring back the educational
aspects of the grappling arts.  The
ICWF was a breakaway from the National Union of Greco-Roman Supply
Teachers (NUGST) formerly known as the Union of Re-Amalgamated
Grappling Instructional Teachers (URAGIT). Objections to URAGIT's
Marxist philosophies, both within the classroom and in the wrestling
ring, provoked terrible in-fighting amongst the Union's various
factions and eventually led to a main breakaway group and the formation
of the Social Democratic-led NUGST.

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Andrew Bell @ Wootini

Only 1 week until Andrew Bell shows off all of "The Creatures in (His) Head" at Wootini.  I'll be there covering the events and taking some snapshots to let you all (or how they say it down here in NC...y'all)  catch a glimpse of what occurred.

And speaking of glimpses...here's your chance to check out some of Andrew's customized Groobs.  He's going to displaying them (and subsequently selling them) at the show.  Good luck getting your hands on one of them!

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