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REVIEWS: Mutts Figures From Dark Horse

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Background

If you’re a reader of the Sunday Comics, you might have seen (and even read) the rather popular strip named Mutts – by Patrick McDonnellDark Horse has the license to produce figures of the Mutts characters, and recently launched two lines of figures: Vinyl and PVC.

Working directly with Patrick McDonnell and the sculptors at Yoe! Studio, Dark Horse brought main characters, Mooch and Earl, to vinyl form in 8-inch tall rotocast figures.  They also released a boxed set of 4 PVC includes Mooch, Earl, Shtinky and Guard Dog.

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Packaging

Both lines have similar box artwork, as well as being window-front.  I give the advantage to the PVC packaging due to what’s on the back of the box.  The vinyl figures simply have a photo of the alternate vinyl figure, however, the PVC set has a comic on the rear (as well as character drawings).

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Dekoboko Boys by Devilrobots and Furi Furi

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Here are some of the first photos of the Dekoboko Boys vinyl figures.  They have been designed by Devilrobots and Furi Furi for Playstix (Play Imaginative's vinyl division).   Not sure if the heads are  actually interlocking ,but they definitely look that way.  Look for a February/March 2007 release.

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Deals at Panik’s

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Welcome to Black Wednesday!  (They couldn't wait
until Friday)

Panik's Toy Box has FREE Shipping within the United States on
purchases of $50.00 or more. (enter coupon code freeship)

Your choice of a Free Gift with purchases of $100.00 or more. (List of
free items is currently up on their website - good while supplies last)

They will also be adding many sale items over the next few days!

And there is a special discount for Plastic and Plush friends
- 15% OFF any purchase of $75.00 or more on any In-Stock merchandise
Valid through 11/26/06.  Just enter coupon code - plasticholiday -
before checkout. (not valid with other coupons)

Thanks to all of you for a great year!  Have a super holiday
season!!

Levi’s Time Figurine Box Set

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Levi’s is proud to announce the release of their limited edition 12”
figurine box set.  Each box set consists of a 12” figurine, a limited edition Levi’s Time
watc
h (model LTB1310), and a certificate with a corresponding serial number. The promotion starts in Hong Kong in November 2006, and is limited to 500 sets.

The cool figurine is
designed by Ind (Danny Chan x Ultraman) from Hong Kong and manufactured by Hot
Toys
.  This articulated 12”
figurine is dressed in a mini Levi’s outfit, with accessories such as
sneakers, messenger bag and Levi’s Time watch which stylishly completes the
dynamic look.  Also available in a brown-haired variant.

The Levi’s Time watch (LTB1310) comes in white
with a gold-plated buckle, button and case back. Each piece is uniquely
identified by an engraved serial number on the back of its
casing.  The watch sports features such as world time, alarm clock,
stopwatch, timer, EL light, and water resistance up to 5
ATM.

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Hi Fructose Vol.4 Preview

So check it out...here are a few preview layouts from 4th iteration of Hi-Fructose magazine. They don't want to give away too much, but Atta and Annie thought they'd share a few images with us.
I would equate it to paging through the mag at your local bookstore...while sipping a vendi skim latte.  You can still pre-order a copy...or just subscribe (that way you don't have to be hassled by the other folks who feel like listening to the latest Yanni album in the community headphones. 

Below are just a few artists in this issue: Ray Caesar, Fawn Gehweiler,
Sauer Kids, Ragnar, Gary Taxali, and Michael Salter.

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David Horvath’s Flatwoods Monster

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Half the size, twice the horror!  It's David Horvath's Flatwoods Monster!

Flatwoods Monster is the fifth toy in Wonderwalls Kaiju for Grownups series, and a follow up to David's Mothman vinyl. Made 100% in Japan, the super high quality, extra scary little buddy for Mothman will ship in early 2007.

The first version, EYE WITNESS TYPE (edition of 100 pcs), is based on the object many citizens of Braxton County West Virginia came in contact with on September 12th, 1952.

Now you can witness the horror on your own!

Wanna Save Some $$$$???

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Not only will Strangekiss.com have free shipping during the holidays, but they are also offering Plastic and Plush readers a very special offer!

Just enter plasticandplush in the coupon code area for a 10% discount.  It's good on all purchases at Strangekiss.

Get Small San Francisco

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Upperplayground, Fifty24SF and Ningyoushi, presents a new
mini figures series, GET SMALL San Francisco.  GET SMALL San
Francisco features four recognized San Francisco street and fine art
artists, Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Coro
and David Choe in a 3" mini figure series.  Each artist brings one of
their original characters to life (Ortho by Coro,
Billy Bronze by Sam Flores, Bunnyskull by Jeremy Fish, and Siamese Twin by
David Choe) and packaged in a San Francisco public transportation bus box.

Get Small SF series will be released end of November 2006.

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SHOW: The Bomb Project

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David from Rocket Pop (they're giving away a JLed Teeter!) has sent us some photos from his show - The Bomb Project.  It took place on Saturday at Normal Street Studio in Denton, Texas.   They have listed a number of the pieces from the exhibition on their website.  They are all for sale...so you'll be able to pick them up via the web. Pretty nice!  (Additional photos provided by motorbot)

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Qee Snowman Bear

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Just in time for the holidays...Toy2R is introducing their 2.5" Qee Snowman Bear figure.  Each figure will be packed with a message card insie of a special snowman box.  This will make a great stocking stuffer for your favorite collector.