The full service Soft Serve Tour started off with a bang at Überbot this past Saturday night! This amazing show featured a massive live art installation by superstar artists Buff Monster, Came CrashingFreegums & . An excited crowd chose their favorite designs and watched the artists create live screen-printed shirts and prints for them right on the spot. Then it was off to the couch for a knock-down drag-out video game tournament of 'Rockstar Games Presents: Table Tennis'!! And finally, the evening ended with Buff Monster sketching and signing on everything but the cars in the parking lot. The traveling tour will hit cities across the U.S. and have it's final show in Los Angeles, California on September 10th!
You might be familiar with the full-sized Neo Blythe dolls, but there are actually a few other lines that Blythe fans clamor about. Petite Blythe and Blythe Belle both use the same Blythe girl look, but are a smaller version of the big dolls.
As you can tell from the name, Petite Blythe is a smaller version of the larger Blythe doll. At a quarter of the size, the one main difference is the doll’s eyes. The Petite Blythe only has one set of eyes, which close when she is set on her back.
Blythe Belle is a series of small figures based on several of Cross World Connections (the company behind Blythe) past designs.
The “Bunny Black” Petite Blythe is enclosed in a clear plastic package. You could leave the figure within the box, but that wouldn’t be fun. One thing you will encounter is a lot of tape and thread that holds all of the Petite Blythe’s accessories in place.
“Tick Tock Rabbit” Blythe Belle comes enclosed in a collector’s tin. The artwork on the tin is specific to the enclosed character.
Available in September/October...the 8" Qee Buckingham Blue Forest Bear from Gary Baseman and Toy2R. The blue version is limited to 300 pieces and will retail around $80.
Undoboy’s first venture into the designer toy world is the Super Bastard line of paper toys. Each toy is made with card stock and matte lamination, so they are fairly sturdy. The line consists of 16 unique toys, with 4 unique characters on each face of the box. They are blind boxed and set to retail around $5.95 each. The Super Bastard line will be limited edition with only 1,000 copies of each toy out there.
Inspired by old mix and match books, you can take off these characters' heads and pants…to reveal their inner most secrets (sometimes downright dirty secrets). With characters like Uncle Sam, Saddam Hussein, Mother Teresa and George W. Bush…you can switch bits and pieces to assemble new characters. Look for these to launch in September. Also, look for an in-depth review coming soon. If you’re interested in carrying Super Bastards, they are being distributed worldwide by DKE Toys.
I'm sure that I'm not the only person who is glad that Sideshow grabbed the 12" license for Star Wars. After seeing the latest addition to the line - Leia as Boushh - I feel that more fans might take notice. I'm all over these figures from the original trilogy...since those are the films I grew up watching. And she comes with a thermal detonator! The Sideshow Exclusive has already sold out, so you better jump on this one.
Rocket World has put their Creature Hoodies up for pre-order. This run is a limited edition of 650 pieces. Each hoodie will come with a new exclusive I.W.G. mini figure. The special pre-order price is $150 and is expected to ship this fall.
If you've followed David Horvath's work, you might know that he has a penchant for mysteriously including Mothman in many of his drawings. Wonderwall has come out with a Mothman (Kaiju for Grown Ups) figure. It's currently available in 3 different colorways (with the Prediction Type colorway to be revealed soon). The Eye Witness Type (all black) is limited to 100 pieces. The TNT Area Type (clear black) is limited to 50 pieces. And the Silver Bridge Type (grey) is limited to 100 pieces.
The husband and wife duo of Le Merde will be showing their work at Portland's Moshi Moshi. Included in the show will be their hand cast resin figure - Hollis Price (late 70's tennis star). The opening is Friday August 4th from 6-9pm. So if you're in the area...go check it out.
811 East Burnside
Portland OR 97214
Choco and Minty were famous candy bar mascots…that is…until they were fired. Now, the troubled duo is looking for work. Are you hiring?
These figures were designed by David Horvath and produced by Toy2R. There actually is a candy bar with Choco and Minty on the wrapper. I found it at Yoyamart, and I must say…it was rather tasty. I'm not sure why they were fired, because they were the only reason I bought it!
The figures are packaged and sold separately (however there are several exclusive editions that are 2-packs). These, however, come packaged in window front boxes. There is plenty of reading on the rear panel, as well as some Horvath drawings and humor. You’ll learn more about this dynamic duo by reading the box!