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Hot Toys teases their 1/6th scale Captain Phasma Figure

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Hot Toys has released this teaser image of their 1/6th scale Captain Phasma collectible figure from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film. Phasma is a female member of the First Order who wears a reflective metallic suit. (I know the female thing blew a lot of fan boys' minds) I'll be interested to see how Hot Toys pulls off this armor.

Tomenosuke releases the Flesh Gordon Pistol

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Tomenosuke (NSFW) will be releasing their rather adult-themed Flesh Gordon Pistol, designed by artist Gregory Jein (the modeler of the mothership in Steven Spielberg's movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"), on Friday November 6th 2015 at 9PM JST (7AM ET). This NSFW weapon measures in at 8.25 inches by 6.7 inches. It ships with a dedicated display stand and and Greg's signature certificate. It's limited to a run of 30 pieces and priced at 37,800JPY (about $315).

Toy Break Episode 376: The Peep Show

Ben from 3DRetro helps Ayleen and George celebrate the Halloween season on this week's episode of Toy Break. Episode 376: The Peep Show features the trio taking closer looks at Copper Creeps, Star Skull, Jason, and much more.

Indiegogo: Dthulhu Bath Sculpture

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The folks from Studio Fabulous (Berlin, Germany) are currently raising funds to create their Dthulhu Bath Sculpture via Indiegogo. Fans of Lovecraft and/or Rubber Duckies will likely be interested in their plans for a vinyl sculpture that will look great in your bathroom and will creep out anyone who steps into your tub. In addition to the Dthulhu duck, funding levels can receive items such as a limited edition art poster, a downloadable 3-D rendered poster, a downloadable paper sculpture of Dthulhu, and a desktop image.

The Dthulhu vinyl (it will squeak) will be available beginning at the $20.00 plus shipping funding level. This is a flexible funding campaign, which means they'll receive all of the funds...even if they don't reach their funding goal.

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Kickstarter: Calliope – short film by Circus Posterus

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Circus Posterus has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce an 8 to 10 minute long spooky stop-motion film named Calliope. The project brings together all-star creators from the world of designer toys (Circus Posterus’ toy designers Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters), stop-motion innovator and Annie Awards Special Achievement recipient Martin Meunier (Coraline) and filmmaker Jon Schnepp (The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened).

Based on Olivas’ classic toy character Calliope Jackalope, Calliope is a post-apocalyptic, fantasy adventure about an other-worldly girl who’s unaware that she’s actually Pestilence, one of the four horseman of the apocalypse. If funded through the now live Kickstarter campaign, Calliope will be written and co-directed by Meunier, Olivas and Peters, executive produced by Schnepp and feature artisans, animators, and fabricators that have worked on stop-motion features including The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Rewards available exclusively through the Calliope Kickstarter campaign include:

  • A 4-figure mini toy set, fabricated by Cardboard Spaceship Toys, based on the second installment from next year’s Olivas-Peters imagined Wandering Misfits mini series
  • A brand new vinyl toy figure, also from Cardboard Spaceship, based on Peters’ Night King
  • An exclusive color design of the ‘Bat with a Secret Past’ from Peters’ Stingy Jack’s universe
  • Olivas and soft sculpture/fine artist Lana Crooks’ micro-edition Calliope resin sculptures with fabric costuming
  • Peters-designed toys made in Japan by toy company Tomenosuke, hand airbrushed by Peters
  • A handmade talking Spirit Board which allows you to play an interactive role in the Calliope story through Divination
  • A new Oracle Deck, like the one Calliope uses in the story's haunting nod to American Spiritualism

The Calliope project will only be funded if at least $110,000 is pledged by .

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Kickstarter: Creepy Hill – Bobby

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Creepy Hill: Bobby is a Kickstarter campaign seeking to fund the production of the first pre-painted resin figure based on the whimsical world of creatures designed by CabbitQ and Dominic Qwek.

Bobby is the first creature of our Creepy Hill universe and we need your help to bring him to life! Bobby never made many friends due to his less than friendly looks. He dreamed of having many friends to play with but sadly, that never happened. His village banished him and he was cast into the dark forest. One day, Bobby stumbled upon a hill with a lone tree and decided to call it home. A safe haven for outcasts like himself. A place where all is welcomed. A place known as Creepy Hill.

The painted Bobby resin plus an art print are available at the $145.00 funding level. An unpainted version can be had for $95.00. And there is a Red Skull Edition available in the $300.00 bundle.

The project has already met its funding goal and will be funded on .

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Indiegogo: Dan Goodsell’s Irresponsibility Card Game

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Dan Goodsell, of Mr Toast fame, is looking to raise funds to get his Irresponsibility card game produced. This family friendly card game for 2-4 players will see players taking turns either helping Mr Toast be irresponsible by playing fun Recreation cards or by saddling your opponents with Responsibility cards to keep Mr Toast from having fun. The game will feature plenty of Mr Toast's friends and contains lots of fun artwork.

It's currently available to back at Indiegogo. It's a Flexible Funding campaign, but that is somewhat moot because the goal has been doubled with several weeks left to raise funds. The plan is to get games shipped by February 2016. And the Irresponsibility card game is available at the $10.00 funding level (Early Bird - then $12.00).

One other aspect of the campaign is that Dan's Irresponsibility game is one of 5 finalists in Hasbro's Great Game Contest. Chosen from over 500 games, Irresponsibility is now vying with 4 other games to be the Grand Prize winner. The winner receives $10,000 and a trip to Hasbro headquarters for advice, mentoring and assistance. The success of this campaign will help Hasbro determine who wins the contest.

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Kickstarter: Erick Scarecrow x Hato Moa – Hatoful Boyfriend Plush

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Erick Scarecrow (ESC-Toy) is currently working on a new Kickstarter project that will be raising funds to produce a series of plush toys from the Japanese game Hatoful Boyfriend. So...what is Hatoful Boyfriend? It's a "Japanese pigeon dating sim game series, originally created by Hato Moa as an April fool's joke in 2011. The story stands out from other games in the genre by combing a unique setting, twisted sense of humor, and extremely satirical elements. Because of this Hatoful Boyfriend built a dedicated fan base and quickly grew from a practical joke into a franchise that has now been brought to Windows, OSX, Linux, Playstation 4, and Playstation Vita. Hatoful Boyfriend is a text-based visual novel where almost all characters except the player are birds."

Funding levels include a trio of 5-inch Hatoful Boyfriend plush toys (RYOUTA, OKOSAN, SHUU) at the $25.00 plus shipping level. There will also be a pair of exclusive plush (100 pieces each) available at the $75.00 level. And, finally, the complete set, which also includes a print of your favorite character and a 12-inch SHUU, available at the $1,000.00 level and limited to only 10 pieces.

The project has already reached its goal and will be funded on .

Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.

Sideshow’s 1/6th Scale Darth Maul: Duel on Naboo

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Sideshow Collectibles has announced the pre-order availability for one of their newest 1/6th scale Star Wars figures - Darth Maul: Duel on Naboo. Crafted on a fully articulated body, and decked out in his multi-layered all-black Sith garb, the Darth Maul 'Duel on Naboo' Sixth Scale Figure captures every detail of the unforgettable villain as portrayed by Ray Park, from his red and black tattooed flesh, to his sinister yellow eyes and crown of horns. Also, the figure includes the character's distinctive double-bladed lightsaber with removable blades.

The figure is currently available to pre-order from Sideshow for $239.99. It's expected to begin shipping in Q4 of 2016.

The Darth Maul: Duel on Naboo figure features the following:

  • Pair of fists
  • Pair of relaxed hands
  • Pair of gesture hands
  • Pair of saber holding hands
  • "Leather like" belt with saber clip
  • Pair of detailed boots
  • Double bladed lightsaber with removable blades

The Mulled Ji Ja from mr clement

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The latest from mr clement's the ongoing collection of the Warbler Ji Ja has arrived. The Mulled Ji Ja is inspired by that warm wine drink usually associated with the Christmas holiday. The figure, featuring a wood effect body and a scarf, is being released in two color variants - Green and Red. They will be limited to runs of 75 pieces of each color, and priced at £33.00 each or £60.00 for a set of two figures.