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Hot Toys’ Bruce Lee – Enter The Dragon

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Celebrating his 70th anniversary - and paying tribute to the 20th century's most influential martial artist - Hot Toys has announced their 1/6th scale Bruce Lee Collectible Figure based on his image in the 1973 movie Enter the Dragon. The figure includes two newly developed authentic head sculpts with Hot Toys' Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS), a newly sculpted muscular body, two sets of specially-made costumes and two movie-accurate diorama backdrops.

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Accessories also include:

  • Fourteen interchangeable palms
  • Chinese style white shirt
  • Pair of dark blue trousers with black waist band
  • Pair of white socks
  • Dark blue stealth suit
  • Pair of black socks
  • Two pairs of black cotton shoes
  • Nunchucks
  • Two short rods
  • Long rod
  • Dark blue bag
  • Ball of strings
  • Snake
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REVIEW: Anna Chambers’ Mr. Corn

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Background

Artist Anna Chambers must have a thing for food. Following her Plush Apple release, we got glimpses of an ear of corn design that she displayed at several shows. A few weeks back, Anna’s Mr. Corn plush was released unto the masses. Available in a pair of designs (Happy and Sad), Mr. Corn can now be husked and cooked up for dinner.

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The Facts



Mr. Corn
Manufacturer: Burgerlog LLC
Artist: Anna Chambers
Material: Plush
Dimensions: Approx. 12" tall
Designs: Happy and Sad (Tender Kernel) Versions
Edition Size: Happy – 500 pieces; Sad – 150 pieces

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Packaging

Each Mr. Corn cob is individually packaged. The plush comes in a clear plastic blister pack that allows for resealing – for freshness, of course. There’s a small sticker on the front that has an illustration of Mr. Corn as well as some informational reading.

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Our Opinion

I know that there are foodies out there who are also fans of plushies. Stuffed: A Plush Food Show took place several years back. We’ve seen meats, vegetables and fruits all turned into cute plush versions of themselves.

So, Mr. Corn is essentially made up of three different pieces – the ear, the husk and the silk. The ear is the yellow portion. It’s been sewn to look like individual kernels exist. The eyes and the mouth are embroidered on this area. The green husk is made up of three sections that can be folded up like a real piece of corn…or folded down as in most of these photos. The silk, which appears to be Mr. Corn’s hair, is yarn that’s slightly off-white.

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Anna Chambers is among my favorite plush artists out there. She can turn something that you see everyday - like a piece of corn or an apple – into a plush masterpiece. Really…who else could not only replicate the shape of a piece of corn, but also tweak it just enough to create a cute little character? [EDIT: I guess Steff Bomb also released a Baby Corn Plush]

Quality-wise, I see absolutely no problems with Mr. Corn. It’s a well-constructed and well-sewn piece. Both the Happy and Sad Mr. Corn plushies are selling around $20 each. That’s a great price and well worth it, in my opinion.

You can pick one up at the following:

Frozen Empire Toys$19.99 each (Happy and Sad)
Tainted Visions$19.95 each (Happy and Sad)


Mr. Corn Grades

Plush Quality: 9/10

    Stitching: 9/10

    Material: 9/10

Softness: 8/10

Packaging/Tag: 7/10

Cuteness: 9/10

Fun Factor: 8/10

Value: 8/10

Overall: 9.4/10

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David Choe Signing at GRSF

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David Choe will be signing his new book and Munko whales at Giant Robot San Francisco on Friday, July 30th, 2010 from 6PM until 8PM. Giant Robot will be hosting this reception and book signing to celebrate the release of Choe's 288-page, self-titled monograph published by Chronicle Books.

Kaiju Pin Project – Eyezon Pin

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Max Toy Co. - in collaboration with Keith Fulmis and BeBop Designs - have introduced the first collectible Kaiju pin. Kaiju Eyezon will be the first in a series of finely made cloisonne pins. Each nearly 2" tall pin is hand crafted and made of 14kt gold plated metal.

This first pin has yellow pearl paint, with maroon, white, blues, greens and clear orange paints. The eyes actually glow in the dark. The Kaiju Eyezon pin is limited to 100 pieces. Each one comes on a 3.5" card and can be purchased through Max Toy's web shop for only $10.00.

Mega-Sized Custom Monsters

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Mega-Sized Custom Monsters have arrived at CurlyQ Cuties. Standing in at 2.5 feet tall (and 260% larger), these Mega-Sized plushies stand head-and-shoulders above their regular-sized Custom Monster cousins.

Like their other custom products, every Mega-Sized Custom Monster is handmade-to-order based upon your unique design. Available in 14 different body shapes, you can order one today ($135.00 and up).

Overkill Creations’ Ick Monsters

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Overkill Creations has released a small run (6 pieces) of Ick Monster one offs. These have been designed and sculpted by Mad Joe Customizer. Out of the six pieces, there will be two Arctic G.I.D. Ick Monsters, two Black "Old School Big GID Eyes" Ick Monters and two more special edition Ick Monsters to come later this week.

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Each 7" tall piece is hand cast and hand painted resin. They include articulated arms and come signed and numbered in a bag with a header card. Pick one up through the Overkill Creations shop for $40.00 each (plus shipping).

I now know why they've gone with the name Overkill Creations...every release, they just kill it.

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Ninja of the Month: Ninja Consultant

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Shawnimals has announced release details for the next Ninja of the Month: Ninja Consultant. Available on Wednesday August 4th 2010 at 1PM CDT, the 7" x 7" plush ninja is limited to a run of 100 pieces ($30.00 each)

From the tag:

"This Ninja lost his arm in a cookie eating contest...er, we mean fearsome battle. That doesn’t stop him from earning a living as a consultant. Impressive presentations and pie charts in tow, he’ll show you countless ways to make your ninja processes more efficient with side steps, smoke bombs and synergy."

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Patch Together’s Steampunk Challenge

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The folks at Patch Together have announced their next challenge - Steampunk. The submission deadline for this round is Tuesday August 31st 2010. You can check out all of the contest details here and best of luck on your designs.

Bubble Gum Tuttz Wave 2 Release

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Argonaut Resins has announced that their Bubble Gum Tuttz Wave 2 resins will drop today (Thursday July 29th) at 12 Noon EST. There are a total of 6 pieces in this wave, all of which will be available to purchase through the Argonaut Resins online store.

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Wave 2 will include 2 purple tints, 2 pink tints and 2 new solid airbrushed cats. Each will come with signed Certificates of Authenticity (by END and Terrence) and a custom hand sewn vinyl bag packaging made by Terrence O'Neal of Obed.

Each set will go for $80.00 (plus $10 S&H US and more for overseas depending on the cost of USPS Express mail).

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Jared Deal’s Reclaimed Woods Artwork

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If you're a fan of the artwork of Jared Deal, the paintings from his solo show "Reclaimed Woods" are now available in his shop. These differ from his traditional, more cartoon-y style. And you can currently pick up the paintings for around $200.00 each.