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Plastic and Plush @ SDCC ’07

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If I timed this correctly, the floodgates at San Diego Comic Con will be opening up the moment this post appears on the site.  Preview Night is usually the craziest time (other than maybe Saturday) because everyone is rushing to get those limited edition exclusives.

Be on the lookout over the past few days, because we will be posting all of our coverage - as it happens - on Plastic and Plush!

Soopa Coin-Up Bros.

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Erick Scarecrow has sent this sneak peek of his Soopa Coin-Up Bros. vinyl figure.  It'll be on display at the DKE Toys booth (#4832) at San Diego Comic Con.  Hmm...for some reason I am going to guess that this has something to do with retro 80's video games.  Just a guess, though.

Get To Know Your Shroom – Trunk Tunk

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The 4th character in Erick Scarecrow's Shiitakes Series 1 is named Trunk Tunk.

"Trunk Tunk is a Shiitake that is afraid of peanuts and adores mice. She is very quiet and loves enjoying your snacks when you're not looking."

Remember to enter our Shiitakes Sightings Contest!  Tons of great prizes

Max Toy Company Exclusives and Premieres

Max Toy Company is set to reveal a number of exclusives (and premieres) at San Diego Comic Con.  Here's a handy-dandy list for you to check out...what you will you be picking up?

1) Premiere Angry Red Alien Xam ($50.00 each)

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2) SDCC Glow Alien Xam with painted Eye ($50.00 each)

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3) SDCC Edward Polka Dot ($45.00 each)

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4) Random Edwards ($45.00 each)
They have Red (sold out), Glow and White in very limited quantities, so they might not be able to sell you all three.  They're randomly selected (like blind box style).

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5) SDCC Baby Xam and Baby Maxx - mini clear red figure ($40.00 for a set of two)

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6) Premiere Eyezon - normal paint version ($50.00 each)

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7) Premiere Eyezon - glow in dark version ($50.00 each)

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8) Balbagon print ($50.00 each) 6x12 inches and only 11 available

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...Plus a number tees...

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New at Frozen Empire Toys

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In stock NOW at Frozen Empire Toys:

Candykiller: Mini Jackrabbit Keychains by Brian Taylor / Wheaty Wheat
Ningyo Project: Gosho Doll by Plasticgod / Super Rad Toys
8" Yellow Toxic Swamp Cat Qee by Joe Ledbetter / Toy2R
Buff Monster Series 1 - Available by Case or Blind Box
Smorkin' Monger Menthols by Kozik / Kidrobot
Blue Strike Fangwolf by Touma / Wonderwall
Ciao Ciao by Tokidoki / Strangeco
Adios by Tokidoki / Strangeco
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Lots of great new items are on the horizon for this summer, so be sure to keep an eye on the Frozen Empire Toys website for frequent updates!

Cameron Tiede’s 13 Tomodachi

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Cameron Tiede's "13 Tomodachi" ("friends" in japanese) art toys will be released at the San Diego Comic Con.  There will be 100 of each toy available.  Series one includes 4 figures - Edgar, Oswald, Rooofus and Agatha - and will be available at the Toy Tokyo booth (#5335).

Cameron will be there signing at the following times:

Thursday 3PM to 4PM
Friday 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Saturday Noon to 1PM

Sam Fout at SDCC

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Sam Fout will be releasing his new Star Wars print titled 'The Don' at the Acme Archives booth #5529. He'll be signing both SW prints Friday from 3PM to 4PM.  It's limited to 350 prints and will run $95 each. (It'll be available at AcmeArchivesDirect.com after the Con)

Sam will also be at the Toyqube booth on Friday and Saturday from 4PM to 5PM signing for the KANIZA platform party release.  Also look for the product sample of Sam's new Lemon Lime vinyl figure, which is due out this Fall.

Also...check out his Neptoon blog to win a hand-painted Project:Neptoon vinyl.  It should go live in the next day or so.

Matt Leinart All-Star Vinyl

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Brian McCarty and Upper Deck revealed what the Matt Leinart All-Star Vinyl figure is going to look like.  So what do you think about this choice?  I actually think it makes sense, since he is an up-and-coming, young quarterback from a big time college (USC).

Plaseebo Custom SDCC Exclusives

Plaseebo Custom will offer 2 super limited SDCC Plaseebo Custom/Toy Tokyo Exclusive Editions.  These will be available at the Toy Tokyo booth at Comic Con.

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"Red Head"
(Hand painted with fumed glass eyes) 8" prone - 5" high seated
Limited Edition of 10 pieces Worldwide

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"Ol Blue Eyes"
(Hand painted blue glow in dark vinyl)  8" prone - 5" high seated
Limited Edition of 10 pieces Worldwide

REVIEW: Christopher Lee’s Mellow

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Background

Christopher Lee and Wheaty Wheat have teamed up to produce the second of his vinyl figures from The UrbanitesMellow follows close on the heels of Cleabus, who was a much smaller vinyl.  The Gentle Confectioner is currently available in four different variants: Original, Sherpa, Marsh Mellow and Licorice & Love.

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If you’re looking for a background story, Chris has posted the following bio on his site:

Mellow is your gentle companion.  Although he looks sad, Mellow is quite the optimist.  His wonderful taste for finer foods and weaknesses for chocolate and desserts explains his rather large size…or does it?  Neighborhood kids will not come close to his house.  Rumors fly as to what ingredients are ACTUALLY in his desserts.  People shut their blinds and lock their doors when he walks by.  Mellow is the stuff that urban legends are made of… But do not be afraid if you come across the lumbering beast.  It is best you whisper and wave “hello”.

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Packaging

All of the Mellow variants, except for Licorice & Love, are packaged in the same window front box.  The graphics on the Licorice box are slightly different, with a black color scheme.  While there is no background reading contained on the packaging, there are several Chris Lee designed illustrations.

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