From Andrew Bell, The Last Knight is a skull-headed zebra in the format of an 8″ tall knight chess piece. The figure features articulation at the jaw and ears. Each Last Knight box has an individually hand numbered band with a black and silver stamp and a hidden magnetic clasp.
The Dead Zebra Edition - done in their traditional color scheme - is a limited edition of 500 pieces. Look for it to retail around $65.00. Other versions will also begin hitting retailers on the March 15th 2014 release date.
Choosing the best toy packaging is always a different venture. Is it the most attractive? The best to display? The easiest to open? Well, here are five examples that run the gamut...
5. Leo Corazon by Mystical Warriors of the Ring
This DIY packaging from the Mystical Warriors of the Ring resin series is nice and simple. But it also features a ton of artwork, various character cards, and even a ticket stub from the big wrestling match.
4. Monsters University Cosbaby (S) Series by Hot Toys
Here's an example of an easily displayable box that you can hoist up on a shelf and not worry about having to dust six individual figures. Also, not pictured, the rear of the box features some fun, stylized artwork of the Oozma Kappa characters from Monsters U.
3. Dark Cowboy In Service of Him - Super Dead Equine Set by 3A Toys
Toy Break Special Delivery #49 features Cornboy and Eric from The Four Horsemen. They chat with George and Ayleen about their recent Toypocalypse 4 show as well as current and upcoming projects
Here's another classic Banksy image that Apologies to Banksy had to make into a toy. The original featured "Laugh now, but one day we'll be in charge" printed on the sandwich board, but it can now be customized to display any message, drawing, or image. It comes with extra boards, so you can change these over whenever you fancy something a little bit different.
Look for the 6" tall DIY White Laugh Now vinyl to retail around $20.00 each.
For wholesale inquiries, contact DKE Toys.
The Muppets are back for Disney's Muppets Most Wanted - which will hit theaters on March 21st 2014. Funko is celebrating by introducing their Pop! Disney: Muppets Most Wanted vinyl figure series. The series features
Sam The Eagle, Swedish Chef, Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Animal.
We start out the 2013 Plastic and Plush Awards with the Best Sculpting Award. The top five examples of excellent sculpting work are listed below:
5. Mike, Sulley, and Archie Monsters University Set by Hot Toys
We've seen a whole lot of figures based on Mike and Sulley from the Disney/Pixar Monsters films. Hot Toys vinyl statuette is one of the higher end collectibles from the Monsters University film license.
4. OMFG Series 3 by October Toys
The third go-round of the OMFG line might be the best...or it might be the third best, depending on your opinion. One thing I do know...it's another example of great sculpting work on small scale figures.
3. Real Steel ATOM by 3A Toys
When Ashley Wood takes on a robot, good things happen. And even though the sixth-scale ATOM figure wasn't his own design (it was from the film Real Steel), it's one of the most complex sculpting efforts I've seen. Lots and lots of individually connected parts.
Mezco and The Living Dead Dolls welcome one of the most popular characters of American folklore into their ranks: The Headless Horseman. The Headless Horseman is the first Living Dead Doll to ever feature a removable head, so he can be displayed with his pumpkin "head" in place or without, revealing his stump of a neck.
The Headless Horseman comes complete with real cloth clothing, including a flowing cloak, as described in the classic tale. Each Headless Horseman comes in a coffin box. Estimated to begin shipping in July 2014, you can pre-order one now for $30.00.
The newest member of the Blurble art clan is Kid Toxic. He is designed and imagined by Blurble and sculpted by iamscumbag. The first release has been made into beautiful swirled resin by duboseart, then painted up by Blurble.
This first release is the Brothers of Metal - Simon (black hat) and Taz (blue hat). They will be released today (Thursday March 6th 2014) at 4PM PT at blurbleone.bigcartel.com.
Toy Art Gallery has announced The Crawling Dead - a group custom show featuring the Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby from Miscreation Toys. Over 50 artists will take part in the custom show.
Participating artists include:
Absurd Toys, Big C, Bob Conge / Plaseebo, Brent Nolasco, Chet Zar, Cop-A-Squat Toys, Deeten, Devils Headquarters, Dlux, Dr. Hill, Dskione, DuBose Art, Eckotyper, Elegab, Ferg, Frenzy Bros., GalaxyPeople, GERMS, Goreilla, Greg Mishka, Grizlli Atom, Grody Shogun, Hip Hop Robot Tattoo, iROC, Jason Freeny, Jason Limon, Jay222, Jeremi Rimel, Jim Koch, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Kenth Toy Works, Killer Bootlegs, L'amour Supreme, Lil' Japan, Martin Ontiveros, Matt Perez, Matthew Dutton, Michael Pro, Mikee Riggs, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, N.C. Winters, Naoto Hattori, Nebulon5, Necessary Nonsense, Nicole Rimel, Paul Kaiju, Retroband, Scarecrowoven, Shirahama, The Committee Of Public Safety, The Pizz, TKOM, Topheroy, Velocitron, and more!
The opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 8th 2014 from 7PM to 10PM. The show runs through March 29th 2014.
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