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Black Friday Release – Muraida


The newest character
from Erick Scarecrow's OSK series - Muraida - will be released in a special Midnight Snack colorway this Friday.  The 10" tall
vinyl will be available *signed* by Erick
Scarecrow via the Esc-Toy Ebay Shop on Black Friday starting at 12 am EST ($49.99). This is a limited stock offer and
will be sold on a first come and first serve basis. This colorway is limited to 200 pieces.

Spök-spök’s Toofhairy Mini


Spök-spök’s latest release, the Toofhairy Mini, is now available.  The mini version of the much beloved Toofhairy plush (definitely one of our favorites!) is an edition of 1,000 pieces.  Each one is approximately 2" tall and comes with a plastic clip so you can snap it onto your bag or belt loop.

Also, 1 out of every 20 Toofhairy Minis come in pink (and is a wee bit fuzzier than normal).  Look for them to retail for $5.99 each.  For wholesale details, contact DKE Toys.


3DRetro + VTN = ?


3DRetro has announced a few Vinyl Toy Network Exclusives.  From MINDstyle, Doktor A's Stephen Le Pod is limited to a run of 96 pieces and will sell for $79.99.  The Scavenger piece from Kathie Olivas will be $15 at the show.


Artdenka’s Skullbox


The folks from Artdenka, maker of the Skullbox, wanted to let collectors know that Skullbox is dead.  Well...not really.  They've made them available to retailers via DKE Toys.  So, for wholesale info, contact DKE.

CONTEST: Win a Pair of Puff Dogs


We're teaming up with Rocket USA to give six - that's right 6! - lucky winners a pair of 5" tall Puff Dogs.  The pair of Gus Fink's Puff Dogs (and the winners of the contest) will be randomly selected.  All that you need to do is leave a comment in the comment section and you'll be entered into the contest.

  • Include your email address in the proper section of the comment form (so we can get back to you)
  • Shipping will be covered for folks in the contiguous United States
  • The contest will run through Tuesday, December 9th 2008
  • You will be given 48 hours from the time you I send the
    notification email to respond with a mailing address, else, we move on
    to the next winner.

Paleolito – DIY


The DIY toy - Paleolito -  will invade the Brazilian art toy market.  Created by designer Ismael Lito, the figure is based on cavemen.   The Paleolithic doll,
made of vinyl and 11cm in the colors black and white, will be made available in black and white for the Do-It-Yourself crowd.


Mini Skully Series 2


Urban Warfair has unveiled the artwork behind the 2 designs that will make up the Mini Skully Series 2.  Look for them to be released this coming January.  While the number of pieces is still undecided, there will be several variants tossed in the mix which should be exciting!  Congrats to Squidnik and
Bytedust, who have added some amazing artwork to this series.

The Umbrella Academy Figure Set


Dark Horse has unveiled The Umbrella Academy figure set.  The set consists of six characters from the comic book.  The figures range in height from 2" up to 5".  Look for them to hit retailers in mid-April 2009.

Luv-able and Hug-able 2


For the second year in a row, gallery hanahou is pleased to present Luv-able and Hug-able, the infectiously affectionate plush show.  This year, the gallery is adding luv-able plushes by many new artists, including eight specially introduced by Plush You, the annual plush show in Seattle hosted by Schmancy.  Like last year, gallery hanahou is also presenting plushes by a selection of Japanese artists whose work is rarely seen outside of Japan.  In addition, plushes by many of last year’s popular participants are coming back: one-of-a-kind work by Christina Gordon of JamFancy, Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane, Anna Chambers, Blythe Church, and many more.  The event takes place from December 4th through January 7th, with an opening party on December 4th from 6PM until 9PM.

There will also be a Plush Workshop with Jenny Harada on December 13th from 1PM until 4PM.   For $20 (includes materials) you'll be able to make an ornament-size plush with plush artist Jenny Harada.


Lost Kubrick Launch


LA Weekly has great coverage of the 'Lost" Kubrick launch from Meltdown Comics (which took place last week).   JJ Abrams was in attendance, as well as various writers and producers.   They were there to sign and chat.   Be sure to check out LA Weekly's photo will make you wish you attended.