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Chewbacca mimobot

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The second character in mimoco's Star Wars mimobot series is everyone's favorite wookiee - Chewbacca.  You'll be able to get your hands on the designer flash drive in January.  There are only 2,500 pieces in this run, so you might want to pre-order the figure.

REVIEW: Attaboy’s Fuzzy Axtrx

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Background

Attaboy and Rock America are back at it with a new variation on their widely popular Axtrx vinyl figure.  The Fuzzy on the Outside Axtrx is currently available in two different colors – hot pink and jet black.  If you remember, the Axtrx is supposedly the physical embodiment of the asterisk (*). 

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Packaging

The old, cartoonish-style green box has been replaced with an updated window-front box that more closely resembles Attaboy’s current artistic style.  There is a special insert, written by Attaboy, that talks about the elusive glow-in-the-dark Fuzzy Axtrx.  Does it really exist?

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The Figures

The Fuzzy Axtrx figures use the same sculpt and mold we saw used on the original green Axtrx.  What has changed is that the figures are now flocked and fuzzy.  They are approximately 4” in height and made of rotocast vinyl.  Every Axtrx figure includes 5 interchangeable mouths.  Both versions (pink and black) are limited to a run of 250 pieces and are running around $25.

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Squink! Presents Toby the Skull T-Shirt

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Squink! has introduced their newest t-shirt - Toby the Skull.  If you're interested in the shirt...you'll need to go to their site ad shoot them an email.  They'll be able to give more details.

Urban and Firefly Treeson

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Two brand spanking new Treesons will be shipping from Crazy Label Toys this November.  Bubi Au Yeung has designed these editions and named them Urban Treeson (black and orange) and Firefly Treeson (glow-in-the-dark with fireflies inside).  These photos are of the pre-production figures, and we've included some artwork from the new Treeson stories. 

The Urban Treeson has a SRP of $20 and will be limited to 1,500 pieces worldwide.  The Firefly Treeson is a little more rare with only 500 pieces available and a suggested retail price of $29DKE Toys will be distributing these figures in the US and Europe.

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Ron English’s Cathy Cowgirl

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This might cause some inappropriate and awkward stares the next time you drive by your local dairy farm.  STRANGEco and Ron English are planning a holiday release for the "udderly" silly Cathy Cowgirl figure.  And you said you didn't know what to pick up for grandpa!!  She'll be standing on a faux-wood base in the shape of the Lone Star state.  (That should make Texans prouder than Friday Night Lights)  The Brown and Black and White versions will be limited to 450 pieces each, while the Gold version has only 100 available pieces.

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Kaiju Big Battel Shpadoinkel Mania XVIII

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We teamed up with the very cool toy news and review site - CollectionDX.com - to cover the Kaiju Big Battel Shpadoinkel Mania XVIII event.  If you're not familiar with KBB, they have created several DVDs and are featured on G4's daily morning television show - Action Blast.  You'll find a huge wrestling ring and some of the craziest characters and costumes at these events.  It's definitely a must-see...and I'm upset that I missed it.

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Nevertheless, we were able to get Atom from CollectionDX into the event.  He has chronicled an amazing night of monsters and mayhem in his Shpadoinkel Mania coverage.  Go check that out.  Many thanks for the great photos!! He also shot the video footage below.

...and remember to check out Kaiju Big Battel on Action Blast...on G4 every morning at 8 am.

Grabbit from Touma and Play Imaginative

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Play Imaginative has introduced us to another character - Grabbit - from Touma's Knuckle series.  The figure will be released in 2007...in both vinyl and plush.  The photo below is a preliminary sculpt of the vinyl figure.  Those are some big ears.

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Rocket World’s IWG Video

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Rocket World has produced this amazing video featuring a number of their Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo figures.  I'm so glad they left out the famous "Deliverance" scene out of the final cut.   It's a must-see...especially if you're a fan of the toy line.

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3 Trees and 3 Flowers at Gallery Nucleus

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Gallery Nucleus
November
4 - December 6

Opening
reception: November 4, 2006 (7pm - 11pm)

Book Signing: 5:00pm- 7:00pm

One year after its debut, the artists from the 3 Trees Show
(Ronnie Del Carmen, Enrico Casarosa, and Tadahiro Uesugi) returns to Nucleus
bringing with them 3 amazing friends/artists (Yoko Tanji, Icco Sasai, and
Wakako Katayama
) for a second exhibition of paintings and drawings.

The 3 “flowers” will be occupying half the gallery with the
remaining 3 veteran artists exhibiting in the other half. Along with this event
both trios will be releasing and signing 2 new publications. The first, "3
Trees Make A Forest"
is based on last
years show and contains past and new works by Tadahiro, Enrico, and Ronnie Del
Carmen.

The second, is a self published book by Yoko Tanji, Icco Sasai and Wakako with
a collection of their recent work. All the artists will be in attendance to
meet and greet and will only be in LA for 2 days, so be
sure to note the dates.

Dogs and Cats living together…mass hysteria!

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Stacey Hsu creates handmade, one-of-a-kind sock dogs and cats in her free time.  She uses (new) socks, and donates a portion of each "plush adoption" to the no-kill animal shelter where Stacey volunteers.  Since I have adopted several dogs from such shelters...I think this is a great charity.  You can also pick up custom dogs/cats based on your pets and/or favorite breeds.  Check out SockDogs.com and SockCats.com.