The folks from Wootini send word that there latest show gallery is now up online and available for purchase. If you remember, this past month's show was loaded with the work of Sam Fout and AD Puchalski (Angel Devil). You've seen the photos online...now you can purchase the displayed works for your own collection.
I might be somewhat critical of platform toys sometimes. A lot of the designs we see are just the same old stuff. The same artists doing the same work on a different figure. I think that's why I like a lot of customs and platform toys done by Sket One. A lot of his work talks to my inner 1980's child (see his upcoming CiBoys line).
Kidrobot has taken Sket's very popular King Tut Dunny (just ask Whoopi Goldberg - who allegedly purchased the original) from the inaugural custom Dunny Show, and shrunken it down to a formidable 8 inches. This is my favorite Dunny so far. Not only will the original Blue Tut be available...but the evil Red Ramses (OK...I think they might be calling this one the Red Tut) will be available as well.
The Red version is available only at Kidrobot (500 piece edition) on December 29th and the Blue version will be available at finer retailers on January 5th (2,000 pieces). I am guessing that both FreeBento.com and 3DRetro.com will have this figure available.
mimoco, the company responsible for fusing designer toys and technology, is pleased to announce the next series of mimobots, the goSeries. Featuring four brand new designs (plus a yet-to-be-revealed secret character) from artist Yahid ‘Serial Killer’ Rodriguez of Mazatlan, Mexico; they land on Earth in early December.
"The mimobots propagation has begun," stated Evan Blaustein, founder of mimoco and the brain trust behind mimobots. "The goSeries further expands our vision to combine functional technology with designer toy style."
Gimix Toys first release is the 4 figure line of Vice Do’s and Don’ts. They teamed up with Gavin McInnes (the founder of Vice Magazine) and Pat McEown (the cartoonist). I’m still not exactly sure what the difference between the Do’s and Don’ts are…but it makes for some interesting reading.
The line of Do’s and Don’ts contains 4 different characters. They are split into 2 Do’s and 2 Don’ts. There is one girl and one guy in each set. Becky and Craig are considered the Don’ts while Beatrice and Baby Balls are the Do’s.
Each package is designed like a New York City bodega. The front and sides are see-through, so it’s a box that can stand up in your collection. Even though each package looks identical, they all contain a specialized bio. The amusing bio tells readers exactly why the character is either a Do or a Don’t. There is also a funny Stats section that tells of height, weight, political beliefs, favorite bands, etc.
The creator of Uglydolls and Noupa, David Horvath, has a number of new figures coming out.
There is a 10-inch Noupa Evil Robo Trexi contains a 3-inch Greedy Pilot Trexi inside of its' head.
There will also be a 3-inch Noupa Trexi Set with all of your favorite Noupa characters.
There will also be a new Qee - David Horvath's Series 1 and several vinyl figures in collaboration with Yoyamart.
Have you seen Enjin Factory's line of Instant Sapien figures? If not, you're missing out on some very cool toys. Don't fret, they have not yet been released. Look for them to hit stores early 2006. We do have a sneak peek at the poster of their first character - Big Puff Maki. Combine a little James Bond, Japanese anime and blood and there you go!
Publications pay millions of dollars for snapshots of Britney Spears' baby or Ashton and Demi's wedding. Well I only had to give my left arm to get the photo of the year...the Sun-Min and David wedding photo. Yes, it's true. The creators of Uglydolls and Spider Boom were recently wed. And I say: Congratulations!
If you’ve read any of my previous reviews, you know that I am a fan of Rocket World’s Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo line of figures. I bestowed upon them the title of best toy line for 2004 for their 6-inch rotocast vinyl figures. Patrick, of Rocket World, has yet again teamed up with STRANGEco to produce a very cool line of figures.
The I.W.G. mini figure line contains the same characters as Series 1 of the larger vinyl figures. If you are a fan of the larger versions, you’ll definitely like the mini line. All of the characters are equipped with the same accessories and they all come with an added bonus – a skull and crossbones that specifically displays the damage inflicted by each character’s weapon.
This review will be our first of 3 revolving around the new I.W.G. mini line. Three reviews with 3 characters in each review. Don’t worry…all 9 characters are currently available.
STRANGEco is reporting that Friends With You will be launching a new plush line - The Burger Bunch. This line will contain three new characters (well...one might look familiar). There is Bumble Grump, Muffin and Mr. TTT Burger. You might remember the Mr. TTT Burger character from Friends With You's Good Wood Gang.
Look for this line to launch in December.
For some reason, when I was writing the title to this story, I wrote Princess Bride as opposed to Corpse Bride. One was a live-action fairy tale starring Andre the Giant, Fred Savage and Billy Crystal...the other...a stop-motion Tim Burton film. Not to be confused with one another!
McFarlane has released a plethora of Corpse Bride toys upon the world! Plush, plastic, 3-inch, 6-inch, 12-inch, etc, etc, etc. Like The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Corpse Bride characters are easily transformed into "toy form". The figures used in the movie were all sculpted of clay, which makes for a smooth transition.