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mimoco Announces goSeries mimobots

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mimoco, the company responsible for fusing designer toys and technology, is pleased to announce the next series of mimobots, the goSeries. Featuring four brand new designs (plus a yet-to-be-revealed secret character) from artist Yahid ‘Serial Killer’ Rodriguez of Mazatlan, Mexico; they land on Earth in early December.

"The mimobots propagation has begun," stated Evan Blaustein, founder of mimoco and the brain trust behind mimobots. "The goSeries further expands our vision to combine functional technology with designer toy style."

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REVIEW: Vice Do’s and Don’ts

Gimix Toys first release is the 4 figure line of Vice Do’s and Don’ts.  They teamed up with Gavin McInnes (the founder of Vice Magazine) and Pat McEown (the cartoonist).  I’m still not exactly sure what the difference between the Do’s and Don’ts are…but it makes for some interesting reading.

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The line of Do’s and Don’ts contains 4 different characters.  They are split into 2 Do’s and 2 Don’ts.  There is one girl and one guy in each set.  Becky and Craig are considered the Don’ts while Beatrice and Baby Balls are the Do’s.

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Each package is designed like a New York City bodega.  The front and sides are see-through, so it’s a box that can stand up in your collection.  Even though each package looks identical, they all contain a specialized bio.  The amusing bio tells readers exactly why the character is either a Do or a Don’t.  There is also a funny Stats section that tells of height, weight, political beliefs, favorite bands, etc.

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New Noupa News

The creator of Uglydolls and Noupa, David Horvath, has a number of new figures coming out.

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There is a 10-inch Noupa Evil Robo Trexi contains a 3-inch Greedy Pilot Trexi inside of its' head.

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There will also be a 3-inch Noupa Trexi Set with all of your favorite Noupa characters.

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There will also be a new Qee - David Horvath's Series 1 and several vinyl figures in collaboration with Yoyamart.

REVIEW: I.W.G. Mini Figures – Part 1

If you’ve read any of my previous reviews, you know that I am a fan of Rocket World’s Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo line of figures.  I bestowed upon them the title of best toy line for 2004 for their 6-inch rotocast vinyl figures.  Patrick, of Rocket World, has yet again teamed up with STRANGEco to produce a very cool line of figures.

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The I.W.G. mini figure line contains the same characters as Series 1 of the larger vinyl figures.  If you are a fan of the larger versions, you’ll definitely like the mini line.  All of the characters are equipped with the same accessories and they all come with an added bonus – a skull and crossbones that specifically displays the damage inflicted by each character’s weapon.

This review will be our first of 3 revolving around the new I.W.G. mini line.  Three reviews with 3 characters in each review.  Don’t worry…all 9 characters are currently available.

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Corpse Bride Figures Released

For some reason, when I was writing the title to this story, I wrote Princess Bride as opposed to Corpse Bride.  One was a live-action fairy tale starring Andre the Giant, Fred Savage and Billy Crystal...the other...a stop-motion Tim Burton film.  Not to be confused with one another!

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McFarlane has released a plethora of Corpse Bride toys upon the world!  Plush, plastic, 3-inch, 6-inch, 12-inch, etc, etc, etc.  Like The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Corpse Bride characters are easily transformed into "toy form".  The figures used in the movie were all sculpted of clay, which makes for a smooth transition.

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Plush Rush coming to Central Ohio

Announcing something new!  The first ever PLUSH RUSH!  It's a whole bunch of plushy, art goodness held in Columbus Ohio and hosted by Mr. Pickles, Jenny Harada & Acme Art Company.  PLUSH RUSH will celebrate handmade plush from over 80 artists around the globe!

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What is plush, you might ask?  Some may describe it as squishy, squashy fabric-y forms of art, others may say that plushies are handmade warm & fuzzy toys.  They may be made out of felt, flannel, fleece, velvet – whatever!  Some have faces!  Others wear funny t-shirts!  One thing is for sure – they’re all made with love!

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