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Kricky The Alien Frog

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Broken Heart Robot has not even been released yet and Genshi:Toy already has plans to release their second toy - Kricky The Alien Frog.  The photos are of the 3D renders, including the actual SoftImage XSI application workspace that they're modeling the figure in.

Unlike Broken Heart Robot, which was outsourced to do the 3D modeling (with Atomic Monkey), GENSHI:TOY is modeling this one in-house using SoftImage XSI.

This will be a platform vinyl toy, but unlike some other "platform" (dunnys, munnys, buds, etc.) toys, this will be 4 inches tall and will NOT be blind boxed.

Tentatively there will be 8 colorways of varying rarity and a couple of them customized by top artists (though NOT the usual suspects.)

Tentative suggested retail price of $24.95 and tentative release date of Fall 2006.

Check out the 360 degree view of the figure here.

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World Cup Soccabots

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World Cup Soccer might be one of my favorite sporting tournaments.  It only happens every 4 years, and since it’s happening in Germany in 2006, I’ll need to wake up extra early.

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is celebrating the World Cup in style – by creating a line of Soccabots.  The 4” tall soccer robots are available in 16 unique designs – representing 16 World Cup countries.  They also come with their own soccer ball. 

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“Primeval” Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Diamond Select Toys' upcoming “Primeval” Buffy the Vampire Slayer action figure is due to be released in Spring 2006.  The figure will only be available to U.S. fans through the DST web site, a limited quantity will also be available in Europe, the U.K. and Australia.

Due out in May of this year, the full release of seven action figures features the many incarnations of the Summers sisters - Buffy and Dawn!  In addition to the core release of Chosen Buffy, Lessons Dawn and the limited Once More With Feeling Dawn, three exclusive figures were previously announced for release.  "Primeval" Buffy marks the fourth and final exclusive figure and joins the ranks of Time and Space Toys' Buffybot, Action Figure Xpress' Cheerleader Buffy and Diamond Previews' Vampire Buffy.  Each action figure also features the scanned likeness of Buffy stars Sarah Michelle Gellar or Michelle Trachtenberg!

Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, "Primeval" Buffy features several episode-specific accessories including an Initiative tazer, axe, stake as well as Adam's power core.  An Initiative-style base allows fans to recreate the Season 4 battle, which featured a "Super-Slayer" Buffy taking on the demon/human/robot hybrid, Adam.

REVIEW: Carnival Cartoons’ Buzz Carney

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Carnival Cartoons’ first independently created and funded figure – Buzz Carney – hit store shelves a few weeks back.  It’s a fairly limited run piece (only 250 created) and has been made available through a number of online retailers.

Buzz is the first vinyl character from Carnival Cartoons’ The Carneys line.  If you haven’t checked out our interview with Jared Deal and Garnet Syberg-Olsen, the men behind Carnival Cartoons, there is a ton of additional information regarding future vinyl toy releases from the company.

When it comes to Buzz Carney, it was a pretty spectacular first attempt.  The toy is packaged in a window front box and has a decent amount of reading information on the rear.  Each toy includes a number stamped certificate of authenticity that is signed by Jared, Garnet and sculptor Eric Nocella.

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