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REVIEW: Mad Monster Party Vinyl Figures

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Background

Funko, and their Fantastik Plastik line, has brought us the Mad Monster Party set of vinyl figures.  What is the Mad Monster Party, you ask?  It’s the silliest party of the year…and you’re all invited. That was actually the tagline for the Rankin/Bass, late 60’s claymation special. 

Made by the same people who did the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas special, Mad Monster Party stars Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller.  It was inspiration behind Tim Burton’s mega-hit – The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Packaging

All four of the figures (Dracula, Frankenstein, Werewolf and Zombie Bellhop) come packaged in a see through, cylindrical package.  There is little reading information, but there are a few pictures of the characters from the classic film.  The same package is used for all of the figures.

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The Figure

FreeBento.com has sent us the Werewolf and Dracula vinyl figures for this review.  These rotocast vinyl figures stand 6” tall and have no points of articulation.  So what you see, is essentially what you get.

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SDCC Exclusive VSD Clone Trooper

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One of Sideshow Toys’ SDCC exclusives comes from one of Medicom’s most unique Star Wars collectibles - the Japanese style vinyl super-deformed series (Vinyl Collectible Dolls).  The 501st Clone Trooper VSD stands roughly 8” in height, and the stylized caricature sculpture captures the menace, but cuteness, of the Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Clone design perfectly. The figure is highly poseable, and includes blaster. This exclusive Clone Trooper is decorated in the blue markings characteristic of the 501st Legion, Vader's Fist, the spec ops team that followed Darth Vader in the assault on the Jedi Temple.  It runs $59.99 for Comic Con attendees.

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Soccabot World Custom Cup

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Hammeractive will be hosting the Soccabot World Custom Cup this summer.  Teams of 4 designers from different countries will create custom Soccabots, while fans will be able to vote for the winner online.  The customs will be shown at supalife.de in Berlin during the finals of the FIFA World Cup.

These are the teams that are involved (and totally confirmed):

Australia - Coach: Jeremyville

Brazil - Coach: Boncker Bear, Players: Helena, Dear, Saner, Boncker

England - Coach: Future Plastik, Players: WRD ONE, Hammo, MooDude, Triclops

France - Coach: Artoyz

Italy - Coach: Atom Plastic

USA - Coach: Myplasticheart

Spain - Coach: Marrs Bar

Netherlands - Coach: Toydigger, Players: Playskewl, Bfree, Liv3r, Sjors Trimbach

Portugal - Coach: Vectorbrigade

Mexico - Coach: Thecitylovesyou

Sucklord 78 and Mary Paper$ Bootlegs

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Suckadelic will be celebrating the long awaited release of the Mary Paper$ Suckadelic bootleg on May 18th.  If you’re in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn area…come out to Hi Five, the new Toy Tokyo outpost.  Meet Mary Paper$ and be the first to get one of the 200 limited edition sweatshop pieces. Also attending will be the Sucklord.  He’ll be signing copies of the exclusive Sucklord 78 figure. “Limited to only 15 pieces, this wack glob of crap can only be bought at this store. Better be there! Costumes, helmets, and masks are encouraged!”

Hi Five - 132 N. 5th St @ Bedford 7PM

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Invisible Plan and Turtle Camper

STRANGEco will be releasing two great new projects: Turtle Camper (Jeremy Fish) and Invisible Plan (MARS-1).  Both of them will be released in the 3rd week of June.

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The limited edition, rotocast vinyl Turtle Camper will retail around $55.  It is a limited run of 1,000 pieces and approximately 4 inches tall.

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The Invisible Plan mini figure series features 12 originally sculpted characters in two color versions.  The figures are based on a painting by MARS-1 of the same name.  Look for them to retail around $8 each.

Bioted from Doudoupop

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Jamous has sent photos of Doudoupop’s faux leather Bioted plush figures. “This plush has the firmness of a punching-ball and the hypnotic look of a fish.”  His size allows him to survive in urban surroundings, as well as the countryside.  His chic coating is perfect to bring him to parties.

This hand crafted, limited edition plush is available in 3 colors (with colored spine hair).  Available at www.papiermachine.com.

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