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Beware of Mothman!

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If you've followed David Horvath's work, you might know that he has a penchant for mysteriously including Mothman in many of his drawings.  Wonderwall has come out with a Mothman (Kaiju for Grown Ups) figure.  It's currently available in 3 different colorways (with the Prediction Type colorway to be revealed soon).  The Eye Witness Type (all black) is limited to 100 pieces.  The TNT Area Type (clear black) is limited to 50 pieces.  And the Silver Bridge Type (grey) is limited to 100 pieces.

Le Merde @ Moshi Moshi

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The husband and wife duo of Le Merde will be showing their work at Portland's Moshi Moshi.  Included in the show will be their hand cast resin figure - Hollis Price (late 70's tennis star).  The opening is Friday August 4th from 6-9pm.  So if you're in the area...go check it out.


Moshi Moshi
811 East Burnside
Portland OR 97214
(503) 233-3993

REVIEW: Choco and Minty

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Background

Choco and Minty were famous candy bar mascots…that is…until they were fired.  Now, the troubled duo is looking for work.  Are you hiring?

These figures were designed by David Horvath and produced by Toy2R.  There actually is a candy bar with Choco and Minty on the wrapper.  I found it at Yoyamart, and I must say…it was rather tasty.  I'm not sure why they were fired, because they were the only reason I bought it!

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Packaging

The figures are packaged and sold separately (however there are several exclusive editions that are 2-packs).  These, however, come packaged in window front boxes.  There is plenty of reading on the rear panel, as well as some Horvath drawings and humor.  You’ll learn more about this dynamic duo by reading the box!

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Chris Lee’s Urbanites

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Wheaty Wheat Studios has reported that Chris Lee's Urbanites figures are now in production.  The company has posted on their website that more information will be made at the end of the month.  So keep an eye out for Mellow, Cleabus, Polly & Wog and The Beatnik Brothers.

Crush from Neptoon Studios

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We swiped these photos from the folks over at the Neptoon Studios blog...but we couldn't resist.  The Crush figure looks great...just check out the 360 degree view below (you must click on the pic)!  If you're interested in checking out more of the design process of this figure...they are documenting the entire thing on their blog. Crush is one of the main characters in the "Monstrocity High" concept series.  Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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Harriet Carney Sculpt

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Jared Deal sent this photo of the work-in-progress sculpt of Harriet CarneyThe Carneys line from Carnival Cartoons got off to a great start with the tattooed Buzz Carney figure.  They will be expanding the family with several more characters...the first of which will be Harriet (she's the bearded lady). Looking forward to seeing the finished product...looks like Eric Nocella is progressing well with the sculpt.

James Jarvis Signing at Meltdown

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The James Jarvis signing event took place at Meltdown Comics this past weekend.  They have posted a YouTube video of Mr. Jarvis drawing a mural at Meltdown.  If you're interested in how James creates his characters...this is a must see!

2006 SDCC: The Level 5 Group/Kaching Brand

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The Level 5 Group and Kaching Brand had one of the most overwhelming displays at Comic Con.  Not only did they have a life-sized Tetsujin 28 figure, but there was a ton of new vinyl on display.  Work from TobyHK, Mizna Wada, various MOTUG members was well received.  Arnie Kim had a number of amazing 12" figures including various Harrison Ford characters, Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan and several Bruce Lee characters.

2006 SDCC coverage sponsored by Panik's Toy Box and 3DRetro.com

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I.W.G. Series 4

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OtterX has revealed the 4 newest members of the Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo - from Rocket World.  These 4 characters will make up Series 4 of the Gruppo.  Look for Burnum the Platypus, Candace the African Elephant, Makutu the Yellow Eyed Penguin, and Oishi the Japanese Snow Monkey to be available somewhere around late 2006 or early 2007.  Want to see all of the sneak peek photos? Check out the Rocket World Forum!

Also...Rocket World has a special deal for Plastic and Plush readers.  Purchase both the Sasquatch and Yeti figures and receive a dead human booster pack for $5 and a free Rocket World Diner lithograph.  Enter in promo code: IWGSchwag in the comments section of the online order form.

2006 SDCC: DKE Toys

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Designer toy wholesaler - DKE Toys - had a ton of new products on-hand from a great number of different companies: Jamungo, NTF, Go Hero, Span of Sunset and more!  There were also several exclusives for sale including a new Shawnimal and vinyl Mothman figures from David Horvath.

2006 SDCC coverage sponsored by Panik's Toy Box and 3DRetro.com

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