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REVIEW: I.W.G.’s Irra, Desmond and Astrid

As most readers realize…I really enjoy Rocket World’s Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo (I.W.G.).  The line of figures received my award for the Best Toy Line of 2004 with their initial release of animal characters.  Since then, Rocket World (otherwise known as Patrick Ma) has added onto their very popular – and successful – I.W.G. line with a number of new characters.  Also, look for the mini figures to be released later this year…and we are anxiously waiting for the Astral Overseers (the extraterrestrial friends of the I.W.G.) to be revealed.

So we all should know the basic premise behind this line.  The Astral Overseers infected the members of the I.W.G. with a virus that has allowed them the ability to communicate and form a cohesive group.  This group has set out to end poaching and the destruction of the environment.

The 3rd set of 3 I.W.G. figures was released at Comic Con.  This included Irra the Owl, Desmond the Dolphin and Astrid the Jaguar.  There were also 2 exclusive I.W.G. figures – one through Rocket World and one through STRANGEcoTaharka the Black Rhino was made available through Rocket World and sold out promptly.  Huey the Black Panther was sold through STRANGEco – I was able to snag one of them.

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That’s not My Little Pony…

The Pony Project is getting together several of today's leading female artists to customize some big 'ol "little ponies".  The opening reception is not until later next month, but we will keep you updated as we get closer.

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Banners….

A big Muchos Gracias to Shawnimal (aka Shawn Smith) for designing the current Plastic and Plush banner.  I love his artwork as well as his plush and soon to be vinylized toys.

Also, hopefully you checked out NESS's (and yes...it has to be capitalized) banner - displayed last week.  It showed all of his super-cool Circus Punk designs.

So who's banner is next?? Well it could be you!!  Click here to find out how to submit your design.

The In-Crowd Wrestling Federation

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"To
beat the man you've got to be the man. Whether you like it or not,
learn, and love it, because it's the best thing going today"

The In-Crowd Wrestling Federation was set up by Daphne Pentonville
(a.k.a. Lord Humungous), with a mandate to bring back the educational
aspects of the grappling arts.  The
ICWF was a breakaway from the National Union of Greco-Roman Supply
Teachers (NUGST) formerly known as the Union of Re-Amalgamated
Grappling Instructional Teachers (URAGIT). Objections to URAGIT's
Marxist philosophies, both within the classroom and in the wrestling
ring, provoked terrible in-fighting amongst the Union's various
factions and eventually led to a main breakaway group and the formation
of the Social Democratic-led NUGST.

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Andrew Bell @ Wootini

Only 1 week until Andrew Bell shows off all of "The Creatures in (His) Head" at Wootini.  I'll be there covering the events and taking some snapshots to let you all (or how they say it down here in NC...y'all)  catch a glimpse of what occurred.

And speaking of glimpses...here's your chance to check out some of Andrew's customized Groobs.  He's going to displaying them (and subsequently selling them) at the show.  Good luck getting your hands on one of them!

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Calling All Transformer Artists

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First 4 Figures is proud to announce a partnership with Transformer World 2005 for an art contest like no other! Starting from today, contestants have one month (October 1, 2005) to submit an original picture of a SD Transformer, in either 2D or 3D form. The grand prize winner will have their entry immortalised into an actual statue which will go into development as soon as the winner has been decided. The winner will be decided by public vote.

Here are the rules for the contest:

     

  • Entries to be submitted to TFW2005 before October 1, 2005
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  • Must be colored and of a single SD Transformer
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  • SD Transformer can be of anyone, any generation
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  • Entries will be judged on style, detail and pose

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