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Tomenosuke: Sofubi Flesh Gordon Pistol OG Color

Tomenosuke has another release that will please fans of 1970's cult classic films - this one being from 1974's Flesh Gordon (no...not Flash Gordon). The new sofubi Flesh Gordon Pistol OG Colorway will be released on Friday June 1st 2018 at 11:00am JST (May 31st at 10pm ET). The 8-inch long weapon (?) will be an edition size of 80 pieces in this color version. It will retail for 9,980JPY (about $90).

Tenacious Toys at 5 Points Festival

Tenacious Toys will be bringing a number of exclusives and hard-to-find imports to Five Points Festival (Brooklyn) on June 2nd and 3rd 2018. 

They will have the following items available in limited quantities...

Nerviswr3k Inner Child Purple Deluxe Set (includes a matching purple resin Pill Drone, deluxe stickered box and included original art from Nerviswr3k) - 20 sets - $85 each.
Nerviswr3k Red Switchface Pill Drone (resin Pill Drone set which features 4 magnetic interchangeable faces) - 5 available - $75 each.
Little Miss Pressure Pot Gray by UME Toys (2.5" tall resin figure from UK artist Rich Page) - 10 available - $30 each.
Vader Moth 13" resin sculptures by Forces of Dorkness - Limited to 5 pieces in 5 unique colorways - $100 each.
Bluenose Danger Dog 2" resin figure by Mike NEMO Mendez - Limited to 3 pieces - $40 each. (Blanks also available for $20 each)
Tenacious Toys snapback cap - Available in 6 different color combos - Special show price of $15 each. 
▪ Assortment of 1:35 and 1:12 Mechatro WeGos (Japan)
▪ DC XXRAY figures by Mighty Jaxx (Singapore)
▪ YOX by JT Studio (Taiwan)
▪ Bobby & his Shoe Collection by ANATOY (South Korea)

The One:12 Collective Logan

Mezco Toyz has released the One:12 Collective Logan figure for pre-order. The One:12 Collective Logan figure invokes his rugged and feral nature. He features three head portraits, a cowboy hat, a dog tag, a fitted tank-top with jeans, a belt with a western-style buckle, a leather-like jacket with a functional zipper, and cowboy boots. Logan comes with six interchangeable hands - both with and without his trademark claws extended.

The figure is currently available to pre-order, priced at $80.00. It will ship between November 2018 and January 2019.

The One:12 Collective Logan figure features the following:

  • Three head portraits
  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of clawed fists
  • Pair of posing hands (L&R)
  • Tailored tank-top
  • Belt with western-style buckle
  • Jeans
  • Leather-like jacket
  • Cowboy boots
  • Dog tag
  • One:12 Collective display base with logo
  • One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Hulu announces 26 Episode Uglydolls Series

Hulu is further expanding its library of family programming, inking a deal with Robert Simonds' STX Entertainment for the Uglydolls franchise. The deal includes a 26-episode series order of Uglydolls to be developed and produced as an animated kids series for Hulu, as well as the exclusive SVOD rights to the upcoming animated feature film following its theatrical run. Hulu will be the streaming home to both the series and the film in the U.S., with STX retaining the international rights.

STXtv will take on the dual role of studio and producer for the new animated kids series, which will be based on the animated feature Uglydolls already in the works at STXfilms for a 2019 theatrical release.

SUM’s US debut at Five Points Festival

From PLANET-X and PLASEEBO, the SUM vinyl figure will make its US debut at the PLANET-X booth (#328) at the Clutter Five Points Festival in Brooklyn on June 2nd & 3rd 2018. A few one of a kind SUM hand-paints signed by artist Bob Conge will be available at the show, followed by the general release in July. SUM has a switched internal color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries and inset glass eyes.

BMT Hardcore Wave 1

Big Man Toys has released the BMT Hardcore Wave 1, featuring 6 years of character in one line. The 3-pack - in a color of your choosing - includes the DTA nominated Treegarr, Moribund - the death bringer endorsed by members of Samhain and owned by Glenn Danzig, and Hydraxe - the two-headed dragon formerly released as a giant 14" custom. Standing in at almost 2.5 inches in height, you can currently pick up flesh, green or yellow versions of the rubber keshi trio for $40.00 plus $8.00 for worldwide shipping.

Baphomaniac Terrible Teal Edition

Toy Art Gallery is releasing a new edition of Martin Ontiveros' Baphomaniac, sculpted by David Arshawsky of Turtlemilk Studios. The Baphomaniac Terrible Teal Edition is cast in a teal soft vinyl. Standing in at 8 inches in height, the piece features articulation at the arms and head. Designed by Martin Ontiveros, sculpted by Turtlemilk Studios, and produced by Toy Art Gallery.

You can pick up the Baphomaniac Terrible Teal Edition today (May 25th 2018) at Noon PT for $80.00.

The Greedy Chicken – Couple of the Death

Beginning on Thursday May 24th 2018, you'll be able to pre-order the Greedy Chicken - Couple of the Death (with their special beanie and skull mask) over at Pop and Toys. This will be the third edition in this collection, each one a handmade resin figure by PoOL. The set includes both 2.75-inch tall figures shown above, and handmade packaging by Cheewie. The set will sell for €60.00 (about $70.50) plus shipping.

 

DIY Miss Cupcake XL Kickstarter

I put a disclaimer on the last Kickstarter project from Discordia Culture Shop, similar to what I post on every Kickstarter project I post about. Well, the folks from that site didn't understand/like that I might have intimated that backers don't always receive their rewards...so I received several angry responses from them. 

With that said, they're back with a "new" Kickstarter - trying to fund the DIY Miss Cupcake XL vinyl. So this isn't really new. The DIY Miss Cupcake was released by Dreamland Toyworks back in 2009 - article here. I guess the XL is new, as the size has increased from 3 inches to 5 inches.

I'm a skeptic...especially when provoked. So I did some calculations on the current Kickstarter campaign. You can see backing levels and the number of backers for each level on Kickstarter. I assumed each backer gave the amount at their backed level. That amounted to $300 pledged...however, somehow, the project is at $1,618. That's a fairly substantial sum (average of $85.20) for a project that only has 19 backers and none of them at a pledge level over $32.

I noticed that one of Discordia's owners backed the project. That's a little odd...backing your own Kickstarter. I always wondered if some of these Kickstarter projects temporarily inflate their current pledged amount in order to look more attractive to other backers (there is a herd mentally about Kickstarter). Could that be what's happening here?

Death Berry Blast Ultrus Bog

The Death Berry Blast Ultrus Bog is the first version of Skinner's Ultra Bog figure to showcase marbled vinyl. This masterful mix of bright blue and bright pink vinyls, creating some purples in between, stands 8 inches tall, and is articulated in the arms, hands, neck and waist for super posability.

The Death Berry Blast Ultrus Bog will drop online today (Friday, May 18th 2018) at Noon PT over at Lulubell Toys. It will run $95.00 plus shipping.