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Uglydoll Mini Monsters – Sunshine Edition

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Toy Art Gallery has announced the release of the Sunshine Edition of David Horvarth and Sun-Min Kim's Uglydoll Mini Monsters. The Sunshine Edition features eight Uglys - Babo, Jeero, OX, Wage, Batty, Target, Ice Bat, and Wedgehead - cast in bright yellow soft vinyl.

The set of eight figures will be available beginning today (September 23rd 2016) at Noon PST and run $60.00. You can also purchase them individually for $10.00 each.

Good Gravy – this October

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Gravy Toys has announced the Good Gravy grand opening on Thursday October 6th 2016 from 7-9PM. Located at 400 NW Couch in Portland Oregon, there will be exclusive toys and goods from talented folks near and far. Barely Human, Pop Soda, Rampage Toys, Deathcat Toys, Liverad Studio, Mixed Species, Cop A Squat Toys, Shirahama, Grody Shogun, Betty Turbo, Refreshment Toy, and Bwana Spoons. Good Gravy will be a brick and mortar homebase for all of Bwana's artwork.

There will also be a Good Gravy Pop-UP Party in Brooklyn. That will take place at 36 South 4th, #D8 in Brooklyn New York on Saturday October 8th 2016 from 7-9PM. Bwana will be bringing a small army of short run toys, a few paintings, a new tee, and more. There will be some loot from the Good Gravy grand opening, some Paul Kaiju customs (by Bwana), and a bucket of Namaniku keshi.

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Daniel Yu’s Friday Drop

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Daniel Yu will be releasing some new works online this Friday - September 23rd 2016 - at 11AM EST. There will be some ready to ship items as well as pre-orders (estimated to ship out at the end of December).

 

Ready to ship items

8.5" vinyl Jiangshi Acolyte, painted by Shonside - $135 each
8.5" purple vinyl Jiangshi Acolyte - $85 each
3.25" resin Lunar Creep, painted by Shonside - $60 each

Pre-order items

6" resin Lunar Beast & 3.25" Lunar Cleric - $300 per set
4.25" resin Octo Explorer (cacooca x Daniel Yu collab) - $135 each
3.25" resin Acorn Explorer (fufufanny x Daniel Yu collab) - $115 each
3.25" resin Jiangshi Acolyte - $82 each

 

Fer MG & The Black Spot Exclusive Series

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Fer MG and The Black Spot have joined forces for the first The Black Spot Artist Series. This first series bring collectors twelve Kidrobot customs - by Fer MG - inspired on Pixar characters. The collection consists of 8 Dunnys, 2 Munnys, 1 Raffy and 1 Labbit. You can find familiar faces as Mr. Potato, Slinky, Hamm, Space aliens (Toy Story), Sulley, Wazowsky, Squishy, Reggie (Monsters Inc), Sadness, Anger (Inside Out), Edna Mode and Jack Jack (The Incredibles).

These one of a kind pieces are priced at $39.00 each and will be available today (September 22nd 2016) at 9:00 AM ET via The Black Spot.

Pop!: Scooby Doo

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Funko has announced a new series of Pop! vinyl figures based on a classic cartoon - the Pop!: Scooby Doo line. You'll be able to collect Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby. There will also be a flocked Scooby only available at Gemini Collectibles and a Scooby & Shaggy 2-pack exclusively to FYE. Look for your favorite crime-fighting kids to arrive in November 2016.

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Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Doctor Strange

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Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys have announced the first 1/6th scale collectible figure from the upcoming Marvel Studios film - Doctor Strange. The film, which stars actor Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr. Stephen Strange, follows the brilliant but arrogant surgeon whose career is destroyed in a near-fatal car crash, but finds a new perspective on life when he meets the Ancient One and discovers the hidden world of magical powers.

The movie-accurate collectible figure is crafted based on the image of Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in the movie. The 1/6th scale collectible features a highly detailed outfit, two styles of costume display options with a magnetically attachable Cloak of Levitation with intricate embroidery, a variety of mystical artifacts including the Eye of Agamotto, and a Doctor Strange-themed figure stand with character backdrop.

Sideshow Collectibles is currently taking pre-orders for the figure - priced at $234.99 - with an anticipated shipping date between July and September of 2017.

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The Doctor Strange 1/6th scale Collectible Figure features the following:

  • Head sculpt with authentic likeness of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of open hands
  • Pair of clenching hands
  • Pair of mystic power-using hands
  • Finger pointing right hand
  • Delicately woven red cape (The Cloak of Levitation) adorned with intricate embroidery with special magnetic clip-on design
  • Multi-layered blue and navy tunic
  • Brown-colored cummerbund
  • Pair of black and blue colored boots
  • Miniature Book of Cagliostro
  • Two amulets (The Eye of Agamotto) with an open and closed Eye, respectively
  • Two orange colored mandalas of light
  • Three green colored mandalas of light in three different sizes
  • Specially designed Doctor Strange-themed figure stand with movie logo, golden nameplate, and character backdrop

Threezero – AMC’s The Walking Dead – Merle Dixon

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Threezero has announced their pre-order details for the next figure to join their line of AMC's The Walking Dead 1/6th scale collectible figures. The 1/6th scale Merle Dixon features the likeness of actor Michael Rooker as Merle. It includes hand-stitched tailored clothing, a prosthetic right arm with bayonet, three pairs of exchangeable hands and a pistol with removable magazine. 

The figure will be offered for pre-order at threezerostore.com for a limited time starting from Thursday September 22rd 2016 at 9:00PM EST. It will run $160.00 with worldwide shipping included in the price.

The 1/6th scale The Walking Dead Merle Dixon collectible features the following:

  • Head sculpt with Michael Rooker's realistic likeness
  • Short sleeve shirt
  • Cotton vest
  • Military pants
  • Military Boots
  • Belt
  • Pistol with removable magazine
  • Prosthetic right arm with bayonet
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of gripped hands for holding a gun

Purple Fuzz Wolf Thing Bat Mother

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Toy Art Gallery has announced a new Wolf Thing Bat Mother from artist Joseph Harmon. The Purple Fuzz Wolf Thing Bat Mother sports pink, blue, green, red and black sprays on purple vinyl, and is painted by the artist. The Wolf Bat stands 5 inches tall and is articulated at the head and legs. Concept and sculpt by Joseph Harmon and produced by Toy Art Gallery.

The figure is available beginning today (Wednesday September 21st 2016) at Noon PST for $65.00.

6th Annual DTA Finalist Voting (huh…we’re in there?)

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The finalists for the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards (DTAs) have been announced and Public Voting has begun. Voting lasts until Monday September 26th 2016 at Noon EST.

And somehow Plastic and Plush made the finalist list for Best Blog (I'm guessing someone drunk-nominated me. Thanks!)

So...to vote for us...or maybe a better deserving blog...go to the Designer Toy Awards website and log in or create a new account. Then, go to the categories page. And you can vote once in each of the six awards under Public Voting (you can't go and vote multiple times or else you'll get a spanking). And that's it. You've made the world a better place by voting.