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Tomenosuke Exclusive: Troubleboys no7 Drifter

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Tomenosuke is revealing bits and pieces of information (and photos) of the Troubleboys no7 Drifter: Tomenosuke Exclusive. This piece was designed by FERG, specifically for Tomenosuke. The Drifter is slated to be completed in May 2012...and we'll give you more details as we get closer.

Jellybot 2.0 Video

Selina and Eric are busy getting Jellybot 2.0 (and a number of other customs, crossovers, etc.) ready for this weekend's MoCCA Fest in NYC.

Above, you can check out the promo video they created for the show. Oh..and if you're interested in the music track used, it's from JDevious of the 'W.A.T Brighton?' Crew from Brighton, UK.

POP! Rocks: Michael Jackson – Wave 2

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On May 17th 2012, Funko will be releasing the second wave of POP! Rocks: Michael Jackson vinyl figures. This pair of stylized figures feature MJ dressed in his Military Jacket or his outfit from the Bad video. Unfortunately, there is no crotch-grabbing-articulation...and he DOES NOT include a Bubbles the Chimp accessory.

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Naked Snake (Sneaking Suit Version) Collectible Figure

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Hot Toys has revealed details for their 1/6th scale Naked Snake (Sneaking Suit Version) Collectible Figure from the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater video game. From the VideoGame Masterpiece Series, look for this figure to begin shipping around Q4 of 2012. If you're interested in pre-ordering, Sideshow currently has Naked Snake available for $214.99.

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The Naked Snake (Sneaking Suit Version) figure includes:

• Six interchangeable hands
• Machine gun
• Rifle
• EZ gun
• Pistol with suppressor
• CQC knife with case
• Survival knife with case
• Three grenades
• Binoculars
• Ration
• Cardboard box
• Figure stand with Naked Snake nameplate and video game logo

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The Stern Show Prototype Toys Series 1

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Emi Boz has created a series of 3" tall hand sculpted figures based on some of the main players from the Howard Stern Cast. The Stern Show Prototype Toys Series 1 is based on drawings done by Gus Fink.

The set includes: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers (with Green Drink), Gary Dell'Abate, Ronnie (The Limo Driver) Mund, and Eric the Actor (or Eric the Midget).

Listed on ebay, the auction runs until April 30th 2012 at 8:34PM PT. It's priced at a Buy It Now price of $333,333.33 (or you can make a good offer...likely nothing near that price). And 15% of the final sale price will go to support North Shore Animal League America.

Show Openings: April 26th to May 2nd

Go Further Show

Munnyworld Painting Event
Featuring: DrilOne, Leecifer, Jay222, Yosiell Lorenzo, and Daniel Flores

Event takes place on Saturday May 28th 2012
Live painting from 1:00PM to 6:00PM
After Party from 7:00PM to 10:00PM

Go Further
117 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Playsam 500

Playsam 500 Custom Toy Show
Group Show customizing Playsam Streamliner Cars

Opening takes place on Saturday April 28th 2012 at 7:00PM PT

Super7 Store
1427 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Argo Mocca

MoCCA Fest 2012
(Check out the Argonaut Resin and The Jelly Empire)

Show runs on Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th 2012 from 11:00AM to 6:00PM

MoCCA Fest
The Lexington Ave Armory
68 Lexington Ave.
New York City

Chuppi from TADO and MATHMOS

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Chuppi is a new art toy and functional nightlight produced and designed by MATHMOS in conjunction with art duo TADO. It's the perfect interactive child’s nightlight AND an adult’s collectable art toy. The wireless color changing customizable Chuppi will be available beginning on April 30th 2012 for £30 (around $48).

Chuppi can be set on a single color or allowed to cycle through the spectrum. It will fade off automatically after half an hour, but can also be set to stay alight. Each Chuppi comes with reusable stickers for 18 different characters, allowing for full customization. Wirelessly, the light lasts for up to 6 hours and you simply place Chuppi on their home to charge.

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New from Fuller Designs

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Fuller Moon
Fuller Designs is back showing off some new custom pieces that he recently completed.All of the following were made for a friend and are not available to purchase (I guess, unless you track down the friend and make him/her a great offer): Sun and Moon, Sand Warrior, and Herbie the Love Snail.

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Fuller Herbie

There are a few new tees currently available at the Fuller Designs store. Designs include Silly Grrr... and Black Magic Priest. Each one runs $14.00 plus shipping.

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Fuller Grrr Tee

And the following customs can be purchased at that above link as well: Spiderman and Mysterio 3" Dunny combo and the 8" Dunny Shadow Batman.

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Fuller Batman

Paper Foldable Colorado Buffaloes

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Our pal Bryan over at Paper Foldables has posted up his latest creation. This design was done for the University of Colorado (they're the Colorado Buffaloes). Unfortunately, the only way you can get one of these is by earning a degree. I'm pretty sure the school president hands you a Paper Foldable along with your diploma, upon graduation.

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REVIEW: Aurora Mixed Glow Greasebat

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Background

Over the past few years, one of the most sought-after vinyl figures has been the Real Fighting Greasebat. Designed by Jeff Lamm, sculpted by Chauskoskis and manufactured by Monster Worship, this Japan-made vinyl figure has been the proverbial white whale for many a designer toy collector.

Luckily, Monster Worship has released a new color variant of the giant monster. And you can learn all about him, as we take a closer look at the Aurora Mixed Glow Greasebat.

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The Facts



Greasebat – Aurora Mixed Glow
Series: Real Fighting Greasebat
Manufacturer: Monster Worship
Artist: Jeff Lamm
Sculpted by: Walter Jacott (Chauskoskis)
Material: Rotocast vinyl (Made in Japan)
Dimensions: 7" tall
Points of Articulation: 3 (neck and shoulders)
Edition Size: Limited Edition
Pricing: $75.00

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Packaging

This Greasebat version comes bagged with brand new header card artwork. Jeff Lamm's art on the front features an angry green Greasebat going on a rampage through a city. The card back has a pencil drawing of the vinyl as well as all of the important information regarding the production of the Greasebat toy.

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Our Opinion

Truth be told, I've purchased three Greasebat variants. And while I'm a fan of the design, I will be giving you a completely unbiased review here.

Walter Jacott, you probably know him as Chauskoskis, is responsible for the Greasebat sculpt. If you've seen any of his custom pieces, you realize just how talented Walter is at sculpting. And this figure reflects that talent. It's loaded with details: scales on the body, arms, and head; little bubbles on the top of the head; wrinkles on the legs. And it does a great job of transitioning Jeff Lamm's design to toy form.

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However, there are two things I want to make note of. The wings are glued on to the arms, so I'd probably limit my twisting and turning of those wings. Also, while the neck is articulated, it's not a straight cut. If you try to turn the head to look over Greasebat's shoulder...the joint will look a little weird. Nothing major here.

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Paint-wise, there's not a lot going on. The interior of the mouth is painted pink, and the eyes appear to have been stamped with black dots. One thing I would like to see is a Greasebat colorway that has googly eyes similar to Jeff Lamm's illustrated version. (There might be some of those out there that I just missed)

Monster Worship's toys are produced in Japan, and the Aurora Mixed Glow Greasebat lives up to the high standard we put on Japanese vinyl. There's a nice, glossy feel to the piece. And since this is a glow-in-the-dark vinyl, you probably want to know how it looks with the lights out...

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This colorway has grown on me. It's basically a mash-up of the green body from the NYCC Version A Greasebat and the arms and head from the GID Greasebat (sans any painted accents). And while I'm not always a huge mash-up fan, I think this one works. Would I have liked to see some more paint accents? Sure. But there's something to be said for clean and simple.

You can pick one up at the following:

Monster Worship: $75.00

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