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Bots and Papercraft

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LouLou & Tummie have released several new (and free) downloadable paper toys in conjunction with Norton.  Each character represents a different "bot" that using Norton's programs can help to alleviate.  You can choose from the Spam Bot, DoS Bot, Identity Theft Bot and Extortion Bot.  Or...you can just choose them all.

The Headphonies

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A new designer toy that can double as a speaker will soon be hitting the market.  The Headphonies are limited edition, portable mini-speakers designed by Eran Weinberg.  They stand around 2.8" tall and come with a USB charging cable, headphone cable and keyring clip.

The initial wave of figures includes designs from Weinberg, Frank Kozik and MAD (as well as some blanks).  These look to be a must-have if you're in the market for some new mini speakers for the office or home.  We're just waiting to have a listen to the sound quality.

Accessories

Toxic Waters BOTM

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The newest BUD Of The Month from Jamungo is named Toxic Waters.  Designed by Jamungo's own Van Beater, this figure is limited to a run of 1,000 pieces and should retail around $10 each.

Wholesale inquiries should contact DKE Toys.

Elements Alpha Series

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Artoyz Originals introduces the Elements Alpha Series, which consists of 22 different figure designs.  They've recruited a number of talented artists to create unique characters using the Elements figures.

Artists include:
Koa, Jean Spezial, Pulco Mayo, iLK, Nathan Jurevicius, RUN777, Skwak, Supakitch, Koralie, Artizarnal, Yokaikai, Flying Fortress, Steph Cop, Bwana Spoons, Mist, Gregos, Superdeux, Grems...

The line will be released in November 2008, with each figure measuring a little over 3" tall.   Look for them to retail around $10 for each blind box.

REVIEW: Kissaki Wicked Edition

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Erick Scarecrow and ESC-Toy recently released the newest Kissaki colorway to retailers.  The Wicked Kissaki (purple and green-blue) follows on the heels of the Avenger colorway (black and orange) and the Sandstorm (brown and blue).

If you haven’t read those reviews, you can check out the Avenger review here and the Sandstorm review here.

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Packaging

The packaging for this version is the same as the previous editions.  However, the color scheme on the package is exclusive to the Wicked colorway.  Also, they have added a dual interlocking tray inside.  There were some issues with the first version (Avenger) tipping over inside of the box.

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Lemi the Space Wanderer x Yeti

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Check out the newest Lemi the Space Wanderer papertoy from Thunder Panda - Yeti Lemi from Tibet Highland.  You can download a free printable pattern via the above site link.  Also, below is a design from artist Brian Gubicza called Lemi Fresh.

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Coarsetoys’ PAW!

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Coarsetoys has released two versions of their 12'' vinyl PAW! figure.  The Rainbow Version and Blackout Version are both limited to runs of 200 pieces.  Look for them to retail around $128 each. And if you're interested about the backstory of this wild character, check out below:

PAW!
Jumping around in the soft and blurred Dreams of St. Creams citizen's
is his favorite place to be when he manages to overcome the huge
Marshmallow walls that protect the City. So he roams the vast empty
deserts in search of players the enters the their dreams as they are
sleeping in the daytime. In their dreams he is ploughing through the
endless dreamscapes in search of exotic fruit. The strange fruit he
finds leave him restless as they drip sweet and bitter and he roars
loud "Oooooaaawaaah!" and "Uuuuliiiep!" while his snow white fur can
not decide if it may lay or stand up from the neck all the way down his
back.

For wholesale inquiries, contact DKE Toys.

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Suckadelic Group Show at Munky King

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Suckadelic has arranged to have over 40 artists work their custom magic on the vinyl SUCKLORD 600 figure.  On October 30, 2008, the whole lot will all be on display at Munky King LA.

For a complete list of customizers, check out the Suckadelic website.  Not only will they be dropping new t-shirts and prints, but there will also be three versions of the exclusive Chinatown Warrior figure: custom vinyl, classic bootleg and Suckpeg.  Online sales will begin on October 31st.

Munky King
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
Opening: October 30, 2008 from 8-11 PM

All Star Vinyl 10″ MLB Series 1 and 2

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Upper Deck has released the illustrated players that will make up the 10" tall All Star Vinyl MLB Series 1 and 2.  Not using any notes...I see if I can name all of the players. 

Series 1: Albert Pujols, David Wright, Ryan Howard, Ichiro Suzuki, David Ortiz and Derek Jeter
Series 2: Alfonso Soriano, Vladamir Guerrero, Grady Sizemore, Jose Reyes, Alex Rodriguez and Daisuke Matsuzaka

A few of these figures have been released in the larger size, but there are a number of new sculpts.  I will definitely need to pick up the Ryan Howard and Ichiro ASVs.  But I'm sure collectors would have liked to see a wider assortment (instead of 2 Yankees, 2 Red Sox and 2 Mets).

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New Work from Paul Shih

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Paul Shih has announced a few new products including My Deerest Friends.   A sticker collection that features a total of 10 different deer character designs to collect, each pack contains 6 blind packaged stickers. These are now available from Paul's online store  as well as Robio (73 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia).

The second new product is the Donut Pirate T-shirt.  Based on his "Naturally Greed" paper diorama artwork, it's currently available from Paul's online store for $25.

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