Wood Candy Workshop has announced Toooba, an 8-inch tall handcrafted limited edition hardwood collectible. Designed and handmade in Flower Mound, Texas, Tooba will be available with 3 variant faces: Silly, Sleepy, and Surly (Surly is pictured above). The piece is comprised of four species of hardwood (Cherry, Maple, Walnut, and Padauk), then hand rubbed in satan finish oil and topped off with beeswax. Tuba will be a limited edition of 27 total pieces and will be released at Designer Con 2015.
As we get closer and closer to the release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, tiny little details continue to filter out...and our overall anticipation for the film's release continues to grow stronger. Thanks in part to companies like Hot Toys, toy collectors needs are somewhat satiated. And Hot Toys is once again revealing one of their newly announced sixth scale collectibles. The 1/6th scale Captain Phasma, the commander of the First Order Stormtroopers, is clad in her distinctive metallic armor.
Unfortunately, the figure doesn't include a head sculpt portrait of actress Gwendoline Christie (yep...that's Brienne of Tarth). I'm not even sure if we ever see her face in the film. What the highly-accurate collectible figure does feature is the character’s signature chrome colored armor and helmet, specially applied multiple layers of metallic paint on armor with weathering effects, finely tailored cape, highly detailed blaster rifle, and hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem.
Sideshow Collectibles currently has Captain Phasma available to pre-order, priced at $249.99. It's slated to begin shipping between May and July of 2016.
The 1/6th scale Captain Phasma collectible figure features the following:
- Pair of fists
- Pair of relaxed hands
- Pair of hands for aiming weapon
- Two pairs of hands for holding weapon in different styles
- Captain Phasma’s distinctive chrome colored armor with weathering effects
- Black and red colored cape
- Black under-suit
- Belt with pouches
- Pair of silver boots
- Light golden colored blaster rifle with extended stock
- First Order emblem hexagonal figure stand with Captain Phasma nameplate and Star Wars logo
Oh...nothing like turning the undead and the folks from AMC's The Walking Dead into cute little collectibles. Vinyl Sugar has announced the Dorbz: The Walking Dead series, featuring Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and a creepy Walker with a screwdriver in its eye socket. These would be perfect as stocking stuffers for the kids...no? Well, they won't hit stores until January 2016 anyway.
At Designer Con 2015, Urban Vinyl Daily and Detroit based artist Kill Taupe will be releasing a new series of Chunky Bun. The a 5" x 6.25" x 1.5" wooden pieces will be available two editions: the 'Toxic' Chunky Bun (above) and 'Moo!' Chunky Bun (below). Each version will be limited to 3 pieces available, and both will include a stack of three barrels to accent the piece. You will be able to pick these up at the UVD Booth #707 for $75.00 each.
Breaking News! On the heels of the discovery of the Baby Fatts Stone Idols in the former Mesopotamia, archaeologists found more Baby Fatts Stone Idols in the recently discovered "Lost City" in the rainforests of Honduras. Archaeologists claim that this most recent discovery proves that worship of the World's First Dragon, was a worldwide practice.
The Baby Fatts Stone Idol (Distressed Jungle) Edition will be limited to 8 pieces and available to purchase at Designer Con 2015 at the Hitsquad Booth #228. Baby Fatts measures roughly 3.5” tall and is produced by artist Big C. It will be available to purchase at the show for $60.00.
Gary Baseman has released the red colorway of his WildGirl Naomi and ChouChou vinyl toy. Available exclusively through Baseman's web store, this version is limited to 150 pieces worldwide. It includes the 6-inch tall Naomi, the 3.5-inch tall ChouChou, and a 5-inch x 7-inch signed giclee print. The figures include flower bases and they can join together at the hands via magnets. You can pick up the WildGirl Naomi and ChouChou Toy (Red Edition) plus the signed print for $95.00.
I remember the old days when G. I. Joe guys came in 3 3/4 inch scale...and that was it. Well, Funko has released their take on the iconic characters using their Pop! platform. The Pop! Animation: G.I. Joe series will add a quartet of new faces: Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander, and Roadblock. Look for them to hit store shelves sometime this month.
Tomorrow (November 6th 2015) at 9AM MST, Kidrobot will be releasing their Exclusive Patina "It's a F.A.D." 20-inch Dunny by Jesse Yu aka J*RYU. Based on J*RYU's original custom 20" Dunny creation displayed at the 2015 Designer Toy Award Dunny Show, this piece also includes a key that fits securely in the chest keyhole. The Kidrobot Exclusive Patina It's a F.A.D Dunny retails for $500.00.
I'm a fan of Quentin Tarantino films. So when I heard about him doing another western - The Hateful Eight - and it being cancelled because of a script leak, and then it being back on again...I was all over the map. Luckily, the movie is slated for a Christmas Day 2015 opening, and Funko has announced one of the first toy series based on the film - the Pop! Movies: The Hateful Eight. Slated to be released in February 2016, the series includes Major Marquis Warren, Sheriff Chris Mannix, John "The Hangman" Ruth, and Daisy Domergue.
Mike Slobot is being featured in an art show called “Anything Goes”, which takes place at Litmus Gallery in Raleigh, NC. The opening is this Friday (November 6th 2015) from 6PM to 9PM, and the show runs until December 4th 2015. Anything Goes features work from 40 different artists. Check out the above video, which features Mike talking about some of the pieces he will have at the show.