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The Blythe Charity Auction

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photo by Gina Garan

The annual Blythe Charity Auction, from the 4th anniversary line up "Cinema Princess" (this year with Edward Scissorhands), is ready to start. 

It runs from April 17 to July 2 and CWC will be auctioning 7 to 8 dolls a week. Each auction week starts on a Monday and ends on a Sunday. From April 17 to May 28 all of the money from the sales of the dolls will go to Make a Wish Japan. From May 29 to July 2 all of the money will go to Nihon Organ Recipient Fund.

To get on the auction site go to: www.yahoo.co.jp and go to : auction for charity. Look for Blythe and join in the good cause.

Toy Artist Tourney Final Is Set

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The Finals in our March Madness Toy Artist Tournament are now set.  Both of these artists have had to pull off several upsets, but they appear to be your favorites in this field of 64.  MAD and Huck Gee will be vying for the ultimate title of Champion of the first Toy Artist Tourney.  Voting will be open until 12:01 AM EST on Saturday April 22nd.  Be sure to support your favorite artist by going to our Discussion Board and casting your vote.

Another Chance to Win a RTW

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Meltdown Comics is ready to say good bye to their last Red Tooth Wedgehead. If you want to get your hands on him, you'll have to put a little work into this one. 

The Breakdown:

Most MySpace comments with one of the Meltdown logos wins.

Meaning, you go to someone's MySpace account and you post a comment with the Meltdown logo & link (www.meltcomics.com).  Then you send Meltdown a list of where they could find them. Whoever sends the most wins. Simple as that.

Logos will be available tonight and Meltdown's website.

Contest starts today and ends at the end of this month.

Send your list to mel@meltcomics.com, Subject: RTW MySpace Contest

NTF & Fafi’s Irina

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We’ve received word from DKE Toys that you should begin seeing Fafi’s Irina figure in stores within the next few weeks.  The latest vinyl toy from Necessaries Toy Foundation will be available in 2 versions.  The “Tan” - Collete - version was released a few months ago and sold out in Europe.  The “Pale” version is Irina with her white hair and purple outfit.  They should retail for around $60, which is a great price for a toy that stands at nearly 11” in height.  The Pale version is limited to 800 pieces while the Tan version is a 200 piece edition.

The following retailers will be carrying this figure:

FreeBento.com
PaniksToyBox.com
KungFuToys.com
3DRetro.com

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The Artwork of Doug Boehm

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It’s been 10 years since I graduated from high school.  It’s always interesting to see what some of your old classmates are up to, and sites like MySpace are key to rekindling old friendships and relationships.  Well, I caught up with a really talented artist from my class – Doug Boehm

His artwork has been seen in loads of publications, and he currently has a number of prints available.  Doug’s limited edition Stereo Friends print sold out in two days.  You still can pick up some of his prints at Thumbtack Press, however they are not limited edition.  Cool, nonetheless.

I feel that a number of his pieces would make great vinyl figures.  What's your opinion?  Check out more of Doug’s work at his flickr page.

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Tado’s Hero mimobot

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Mimoco’s second mimobot in their artist series (the first was Shawnimals) is the first release from their Flying Cat crossover project.  They have teamed up with TADO to create one of the coolest mimobots so far – Hero.

Hero is a loveable but hapless rogue, desperately trying to make his way in the world as a fortune-hunting swashbuckler! He'll bring you adventure, magic, riches beyond your wildest dreams, and above all a happy heart. When HERO takes a break from being stupendous, he likes to eat sweet melon buns and do jigsaws.

The figure is limited to 500 pieces in 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB sizes.  It’s up for pre-order now, but will not be released until April 21st.

3DRetro Lenin Print and Contest

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3DRetro.com has teamed up with Frank Kozik to produce this special, limited edition print of Vladimir Lenin in Dunny form.  The print is a limited run of 200 - signed and numbered.

Also, 3DRetro is sponsoring a one of a kind contestThey are giving away a Lenin Dunny as well as the above print.  You will have to take the Dunny design and draw your favorite communist leader - it can even be your version of Lenin or Mao.  All submissions will need to be emailed to retroadmin@3dretro.com.  Your artwork is due by midnight on April 25th.  The winner will be announced on April 27th.

Follow this link to the blank Dunny template.