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Win a Set of Blank Tamo Figures and a Blank Treeson

Here is your shot at winning a set of Taipei Toy Festival Exclusive blank Tamo figures.  That's 3 blank figures: i <3 toys, no battery required and vinyl hazard.  These are tough to get your hands on! 

Also...Crazy Label Toys has thrown in a blank version of the popular Treeson figure.  He has no face...so you can draw one on!

The contest will be run through our Message Board.  It will run through Monday, September 11th.  Just answer this one question: 

What's your favorite film?

2.5″ Qee Hong Kong Artists Series 1

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Toy2r is proud to release the First Qee series designed by Artists from Hong Kong. The 2.5" Qees have been designed by the following: Alex Lau, Alice Chan, Danny Chan, Husky Papa, Joe Lo, Kylie Kiu, Micky Chu, Pal Wong, Paul Wong, Paul Leung, TimTsui, RCWORK, Ultraman, Raymond Choy, Brothersfree - Kenny, Windson & William.  Look for them to be released in the fall.

Now Shipping From adFunture

Two new adFunture products are set to begin shipping out in the near future.

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Teddy Troops Series 2 will start shipping out in late September.  Each figure is about 3.5" tall and will be individually packaged (NOT blind boxed).  The 4 variants in the series are designed by Flying Fortress, Alexone, D*Face and Dave the Chimp.  They will retail around $10 each.

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The Fafinettes Set (Jeanette and Claude) will start shipping in October.  Each figure stands around 8" n height.  They are packaged separately, but sold as a set.  Only 2,000 sets will be produced and they should retail around $100 per set.  If you're a fan of Fafi's work...you'll want to grab these!

If you are interested in carrying these figure, both of these products are being distributed by DKE Toys.

Designer Toy Reading

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Two new books will be released this fall about the designer toy market.  Dot Dot Dash!: Designer Toys, Action Figures and Character Art is from the editors of Pictoplasma 2.  The book is 288 pages and is set to be released on October 30th. 

I Am Plastic: The Designer Toy Explosion is written by Paul Budnitz - the founder and creative director of Kidrobot.   Look for the book to be released on November 1st.  It will be packed with 368 pages of colorful photos.

REVIEW: Andrew Bell’s Zliks

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Background

ZLIKS are a strange species of creatures that live primarily underground. They often travel in packs and will only emerge from their burrows in search of food, fun, friends... or revenge.

The line, produced by Wheaty Wheat Studios, has been designed by Andrew Bell.  They’re based on drawings from his immensely popular website (and book) – The Creatures In My Head.  There are currently 3 different “species” of Zliks – Oil, Natural and Psycho.

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Packaging

Zliks come packaged in a window-front box.  It’s designed as a forest type scene.  There are instructions to create a Zlik environment from the packaging...as well as reading on drawings on the rear of the box.

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The Official Logo

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We at Plastic and Plush - which is essentially me (Brian) - have decided on an "Official" logo.  It has been designed by the ultra-talented Shan Michael Evans (tragicmagichead).  We're hoping to produce some shirts, posters, etc.  Hope you like it!

New Doktor A Custom

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Doktor A is at it again with an amazing Munny custom.  This time he went with a pirate theme.  It looks like the figure could have come straight out of the Pirates of the Carribean Disney ride.

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8″ Qee Mama’s Boy Bear

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Huck Gee's Mama's Boy Qee design will be one of the lucky customs to be produced in a run of 500 pieces (400 pieces for retailers and 100 pieces of an exclusive Club Toy2R colorway).  Look for the design to be released in the October or November time frame and will retail for $80.

Harriet in Wax

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Jared Deal is showing off photos of Carnival Cartoons' Harriet vinyl figure...however...she's currently in wax form.  They are getting ready to do the tooling and detail on the sculpt.  It will be the 2nd figure from Carnival Cartoons Carney's line.

2.5″ Hump-Qee Dump-Qee Eggs

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Toy2R has announced the 2.5" Qee Magic of Color Series 1 : Hump-Qee Dump-Qee Egg assortment.  They are designed by Gary Baseman and available in 6 different colors (Gold, Silver, Black, Red, Light Purple and Light Blue) with a limited quantity of orange and white eggs.  The series is blind boxed.