Flawtoys, in collaboration with Deanist, will be releasing a limited edition figure called Stranger - élan vital (élan vital means inner life-force). The inner figure is a Whitecell purchased from Plasticcell, painted by Deanist and embedded in resin by Flawtoys. It stands in at 7.7 inches in height and two figures will be released by both Flawtoys and Deanist (links above) beginning today (July 26th 2016) at 3PM ET for 160 euros each (about $176).
Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura, via Switcheroo, have released Alpha - the first figure in a new line of hand painted resin sculptures that called Andromeda. Measuring in at 9 inches tall, Alpha (white) is limited to 25 pieces, while Sub Alpha (orange) is limited to 10 pieces. You can pick them up for $220.00 each.
From the filks who brought you Shark Norris comes Dolphin Lundgren. Good Leg Toys has released the porpoise with a purpose. The 3.75 inch tall hand-sculpted, hand-cast, and hand-painted resin art toy come packaged in a hand-pulled blister on a hand-made card. There are a lot of hands used in making this guy. The Dolphin Lundgren figure, in what's clearly a nod to Rocky 4, is a limited edition run of 30 pieces and sells for $70.00.
Plaseebo has announced the one-off Molezilla-X. A one of a kind custom clear vinyl piece with a Plaseebo Molezilla head on a Skull Head Butt “X” body, the piece features red eye inserts and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit that illuminates the color gel and glow in the dark innards of the body and brain case. The 8-inch tall figure has various Monster Kolor sprays and is signed by the artist - Bob Conge.
The Molezilla-X custom will be available on Thursday, July 28th 2016 from the Plaseebo web shop.
I might be a little behind in my June 2016 Loot Crate review, but it’s likely due to the fact that last month’s theme was all things Dystopian. It was chocked full of pop culture goodness from a number of cult classic films some might describe as dystopian. RoboCop, The Matrix, and Terminator 2 represented the film side, while Bioshock and Fallout showed up for video games.
As with every Loot Crate, you get a t-shirt. This time around, the shirt was my favorite item. It’s likely due to Loot Crate going with a RoboCop themed tee (from Grey Matter Art). I’m talking original, Peter Weller RoboCop too. None of this remake stuff.
As for The Matrix, the included item is a 300-piece exclusive puzzle that measures 11 inches by 14 inches (from Cardinal Games). I haven’t put the thing together yet. But, looking at the image of the puzzle on the box, I’m guessing it’s going to be fairly difficult. Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus are all small and everything in the puzzle seems to be a shade of black or white.
The Terminator 2 piece is an exclusive Terminator 2 Metal Print from Loot Crate Lab. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the film, the sturdy metal print features the face of the T-800 (with red eyes) alongside the T2 logo. Much better than a poster print.
The toy included in the June Loot Crate is a Fallout 4 Power Armor Dorbz vinyl figure, produced by Funko. While I’ve reported on this line extensively, this is actually the first time I’ve gotten my hands on one. It might have made a bigger impression if I actually played Fallout (sorry), but it reminded me of a number of other vinyl lines out there. Funko did do some killer sculpting work on the head of the figure, which is specific to this character.
There’s a blank key from the 2013 video game Bioshock Infinite (an exclusive from A Crowded Coop). I think you could bring this to a key copying place and get your house key cutd onto this. There would be no doubt as to which key opens the front door in that case.
As with all Loot Crates, there’s a mini magazine that tells you all about the stuff in this month’s crate. Plus, there’s your monthly Loot Pin. This month’s pin is a giant bomb – inspired by Fallout 4 – apparently symbolizing the end of humanity and the beginning of some dystopian future.
You can pick up a monthly Loot Crate for $13.95 plus shipping and handling. It includes 4 to 6 themed pop culture related exclusive items (worth $50+) in every crate. Order one here.
DMS is releasing a few new Skelevex items via his Skelevex shop. The Skelevex Enamel Pin (pictured above) is limited to an edition of 100 pieces. The 1-inch black enamel pin with matte silver plating features the classic Skelevex logo. Each one comes signed and numbered on a printed backing card for £5 plus shipping (about $6.60 plus shipping).
Also, the Skelevex: Work the Angles, is a new abstract series of four one-off customs. They're available for £9.99 plus shipping (about $13.20).
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the brutal conclusion to the Hotline Miami saga. And ESC Toy, approved by Dennaton Games, are bringing a pair of the game's characters to life with a new Kickstarter project. The Swan Twins, Alex and Ash Davis, are a brother and sister vigilante team. They wear matching swan masks and orange and green apparel.
The Swan Twins are feature 15 points of articulation. Alex, being just a bit shorter than her brother, is 6.5 inches tall and comes wielding her signature chainsaw and a slice of pizza for later. Ash, being the taller of the two, stands 7 inches tall and is strapped to the teeth with a handgun, shotgun, and an uzi.
This regular pledge level ($80.00 plus shipping) entitles you to both Swan Twin figures, Alex & Ash, and their accessories: a handgun, a shotgun, an uzi, a chainsaw, and a slice of pizza. You'll also a receive a limited edition Swan Twin pin set and 11" x 17" limited edition Swan Twin poster by Erick Scarecrow.
This project will only be funded if at least $75,000 is pledged by Sunday, September 4th 2016 at 1:09PM EDT.
Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.
Yosiell Lorenzo is releasing a new set of Sicklings that he's calling The Crystal Collection. The majority of these one-off Sicklings have some sort of crystal to them, whether its Amethyst, Quartz or Celestite. Along with this release, Yosiell has managed to get his Guide to Black Twig Forest made into a matte laminate hardcover. It includes a detailed map of the forest along with an explorers postcard. The hardcover book is $25.00 shipped (in the USA) and the Sicklings range from $80 to $375.
The Collection will go live Thursday, July 21st 2016 at 11AM PST over at http://shoplorenzo.storenvy.com.
Mezco Toyz has announced that the One:12 Collective: Judge Dredd With Lawmaster Black and White Variant will be available at San Diego Comic Con 2016. In tribute to Judge Dredd's comic book origins, this variant set is presented in black and white. Strictly limited to an edition of only 50 sets, this edition is available at San Diego Comic Con at Mezco's Booth #3445. If you're one of the lucky 50, you'll be able to pick one up for $250.00.
The One:12 Collective Judge Dredd features the following:
- Iconic helmet with translucent visor Real leather-like fabric uniform
- Equipment belt with working compartments for grenades and ammo magazine
- Boots with holster and knife sheath
- Boot knife
- Lawgiver pistol
- Lawgiver ammo magazine
- Two grenades
- Set of handlebar holding hands
- Set of fists
- Gun/holding hand
- Open hand
- Pointing hand
- Choking hand
- Display base and posing post
The One:12 Collective Lawmaster features the following:
- 3 separate FX activated twin front guns with lights and sounds (cannon, machine gun and grenade launcher)
- 2 FX activated motor sounds (start up/rev and motor wind out/gear change)
- Backlit Synitron GK13 onboard computer display
- 4 real working headlights
- 3 real working taillights
- 1 real working spot-light
- Real rubber-slick "bulletproof" tires
- Handcuff storage pod
- Free-rolling wheels
- Turning handle bars
The folks from Uglydolls have announced the 2016 San Diego Comic Con exclusives that will be available at Booth #3245. You'll be able to pick up the limited edition Uglycorn Ox and Uglycorn. (If my memory serves me correctly, versions of Uglycorn have been an SDCC exclusive over the past several years) There will also be some limited Uglydoll x Sanrio plush clips available at the show.