Toy2R has announced that they have snagged the Hellboy license for their 2.5" Qee line. The Hellboy and Abe figures will be released in September 2006 with original packaging artwork done by creator - Mike Mignola. Being a Hellboy fan, I'm looking forward to checking these figures out.
For 1 Day Only! Fugitive Toys is having a Valentine's Day Sale. 10% off everything in stock! It only lasts one day, so if you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one...why not buy him or her a designer toy??
Fugitive has the TOOFLY Qee from MOTUG up for Pre-Order. It's limited edition and part of a blind box set, but you can assure that you will receive this rare Qee. They are also having a sale on all of James Jarvis' In-Crowd figures.
Neth Creatures was in attendance at Toy Fair 2006. J of Neth Creatures was showing off his first series of 9 figures. Look for some new, very different things coming from Neth Creatures. They had some really cool prints on display…but the new project might be a little “softer”. I’m really looking forward to seeing the amazing artwork that J creates next.
Toyolink is a distributor that has begun creating its own plush characters. Donut Dog is a happy, little dog that wears a scarf and has donut shaped eyes. Monza is another line of plush dolls (I really like the characters with the smiley faces). The Freaky Dolls are handmade and appear to have their guts spilling out of their bodies. My goodness…that looks painful!
Monkey Fun Toys is a division of Slave Labor Graphics. Filler Bunny, Spooky and the new Z? Mug have all been created by Jhonen Vasquez. The new, guitar-rocking Mummy figure was designed by Eric Jones. Our 2006 Toy Fair sponsor, FreeBento.com, will be carrying this figure once it is released in March 2006. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the Milk and Cheese vinyl figures on display. These 7-inch tall vinyl figures should be released in July.
Teddy Scares Series 2 is a line of 5 truly cursed stuffed bears. Each bear is a little over a foot tall and made of some of the softest plush material available.
Mundy Drudge has a removable face (with a bloody head underneath) and a tattered sweatshirt. Mazey Podge has been created from bits and pieces of other household items. Eli Wretch is a truck stop bear that comes with his own tire iron. Sheldon Grogg is decked out in his pajamas…and has some sleeping pills in his hand. Granger Evermore is all dressed up in his jail attire. He has a ball and chain as well as a sledgehammer.
Look for Series 2 to launch around June, with a new series of minis around July. The minis will have two versions of Granger. 1 out of 48 will be wearing a striped jail suit as opposed to the orange jumpsuit. Look for a SDCC exclusive Rita Mortis figure…right now there are plans for a mini version of Series 1 to be the exclusive.
I arrived at the Uglydoll booth just in the nick of time. David and Sun had just trudged through the snow to show off two brand new Uglydoll characters. And I must say…these might be my favorites so far!
Moxy is the new, bluish Ugly. It has long, rabbit-like ears. Look for Moxy around May 1st. Will that be too long for us to wait?
Chuckanucka should land about 6 weeks later. What ever happened to names like…Ox? I asked David to spell that one for me…and I think he might have even had some trouble. Nevertheless, I think this guy might be my favorite Uglydoll so far.
Also, they have introduced an Uglydoll Card Game. And be on the lookout for more Uglys as we approach San Diego Comic Con.
Wheaty Wheat had a truckload of new designs and prototypes on hand for Toy Fair 2006. This is the second straight year I have come away from their booth overwhelmed.
Chris Lee’s Urbanites were on display for those who did not see them at SDCC. There is the giant orange Mellow (with his Jell-O), Cleubus the radish farmer, the Beatnik Brother and Polly & Wog.
Series 2 of the MAD*L line was being shown off. There are six different designs (with the Save Huck version also being shown). Also, check out the poster for the MAD*L Minis. 12 designers, 2 inches tall and blind-boxed. I know I see a Shawnimal one. The first in MAD’s line of Clownies was also being shown.
We previously saw glimpses of Sket’s Buckeye Rot, but it’s even more impressive in person. It really leaves Eggster in the dust. Buckeye has two removable knives that fit into the body and hands. And the case is going to be wild, it a wooden, crate like box.
Chronic Fatigue’s Mixy and Joe should be on their way soon.
Brandt Peters figures might do what the Ledbetter’s did for Wheaty Wheat last year. These figures should be hot! The Boiler is just that...a fiery boiler. He includes a cool little oilcan. Ink Slinger No. 5 might be my favorite new figure from Toy Fair. It’s a tattoo artist who is an octopus. He can be removed from his stool as well.
The Tragnark figure is Cait: The Alchemist. (Cait is a male by the way) His little bird friend is Bungee (I believe) and there are plans for the bird to come in variants. This figure will also be packaged with a 3 minute long DVD animation that sounds very cool.
DKE Toys is Dov Kelemer’s distribution company. Anyone in the business knows that Dov is a great guy, and it was nice to see him and his wife showing off their great new setup. DKE had a bunch of new products on display. Check out El Panda, Blow Up Dolls…and my favorite…Fafi’s Irina from NTF. They will also be distributing the Broken Heart Robot and a new line of Halfsies.
The folks at mimoco, creators of mimobots, introduced a brand-spanking new design at Toy Fair 2006. They are teaming up with TADO and the folks at Flying Cat for their latest artist series lines. Hero, by TADO, might be the most colorful mimobot yet! Evan at mimoco has some great stuff on the horizon...look for cool designs in the future. And if you’re not familiar with this line, remember that these are also USB flash drives loaded with cool artist content (and packed full of storage).