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SketBots Released Today


Sket One's SketBots are now available from Kidrobot3DRetro is carrying them for $5.95 each.  With the success of Dalek's Icebots...these are sure to be popular as well.  Like several of Kidrobot's products...they have inserted golden tickets in random blind boxes.  You'll have a chance to get your hands on a limited edition 7" SketBot (only 200 pieces) if you're lucky enough to find one. 

To celebrate the release of the new Kidrobot mini series, Sket is having a show in New Haven!  Channel 1 will be hosting Authentic Happiness on November 17th.  All are invited to share a night of Sketbots, art, toys, customs and giveaways.


Yeast Infection Show


What might be the nastiest name for a custom show...the Yeast Infection online auction is set to wrap up in a little over a day.  You can go to the ebay shop where El Maz (curator of the show) is auctioning off (currently) 27 customized Pillsbury Doughboys.  These figure were created circa 1971 and about 7.5" in height.  Participating artists include: Doktor A, motorbot, Rebelwookie, Ness, Mimic, puppetbrain and more!

PLUS Trexi Series 02 (TOUMA + Joe Ledbetter)


PLUS trexi Series 02 (TOUMA + Joe

Play Imaginative is back with their second round of PLUS trexi sets.  PLUS trexi series 01 saw the formidable combination of
Tokidoki + Devilrobots.  And PLUS trexi
series 02
promises to be equally lethal! Two of the
hottest artists today TOUMA + Joe Ledbetter will
team up for this series. What's more, the super rare designs will feature the
designers creating trexi figures in each other's
styles.  See TOUMA's Knuckle bear designed in Joe Ledbetter's
signature style and vice versa!

Release Date: Nov/Dec 2006

Designers: Touma (Japan) + Joe Ledbetter (USA)

No. of Designs: 10 (basic) + 2 (rare) + 2 (super
Sold in: Blind box, blind assortment
Suggested Retail Price: $6.95 per

Bruce Lee Game of Death Figure


If you didn't get to San Diego over the missed out on a very impressive Kaching Brand display.  Possibly the most impressive figure was the 1/6th scale Bruce Lee (from Game of Death) sculpted by Arnie Kim.  The figure will be limited to a run of 555 pieces and distributed exclusively in the US and Canada by Kaching Brand.  It has a suggested retail price of $349.99, with a worldwide release of October 30th.  However, if you order before October 15th from the 1045Showroom, it will run you $299.99.

The Bruce Lee Game of Death figure is loaded with accessories: tailored jump suit, interchangeable eyes, 7 hands for posing, deluxe wooden diorama display base, and will be numbered with a a special Dim Mak CD sampler.  Will they think about doing a 1/6th scale Kareem Abdul-Jabaar to re-enact the famous fight from Game of Death??

Bruceleepackaging4 Launches – With Prizes!!!

Jamescustom has decided to give away a whole bunch of toys and artwork in celebration of launching their website.  If you haven't checked it out, you'll find some amazing work from artists who should be household names.  You'll need to sign up for their mailing list to be entered for a chance to win the following:

Grand PrizeCustom Munny or Nade by David Lanham
1st Prize Martin Laksman limited edition signed Giclée print
2nd Prize Custom 20” Pabo Strangekiss limited edition
custom plush by Eli Bokori, the most talented 15-year-old plush toy
designer in the world!
3rd PrizeR.I.P Labbit 5” - By Dril One
4th Prize DJ Danny Howells Vinyl Art Toy

TOUMA Baby Hellhound Plush



Play Imaginative is releasing its first Designer Plush toy (with Vinyl parts) - Baby Hellhound, designed by
the great TOUMA from Japan.  It looks like this might be one of the best plush figures of the year.  I know I am anticipating it's release.

Release Date (for Blue version): Dec 2006
Size: 10 inches in height
Suggested Retail Price: $26.95 per
The other color versions will be released in Jan

We’re All Mad Here at Gallery1988


The latest show at Melrose Avenue's Gallery1988 was the entitled "We're All Mad Here" event.  Inspired by, and celebrating the Cheshire Cat (from Alice in Wonderland)...the show included original artwork and custom vinyl Cheshire Cats from several of the world's top artists.  The show runs from October 7th through the 13th.  Gallery1988 has photos of the customs and paintings - with pricing included - on their site.  Many thanks to Robert from for covering the event and taking these great photos.  His original artwork is the final photo and still availabe on the Gallery1988 website.