K.Olin tribu has announced a new collaboration with artist Huck Gee. Emblematic of Huck's artistic style, the SkullHead Black Porcelain is a series of 50 pieces, each one numbered and with an artist-signed certificate of authenticity. Measuring around 6 inches in height, the porcelain piece follows versions of this character in mediums such as vinyl and concrete. You can pre-order one for 416€ (about $475) for those outside of Europe and 500€ for European customers. Free shipping is included with all purchases.
The newest limited edition Classicbot release, from designer Philip Lee and playsometoys, is the Classicbot Classic 80’s Gold Limited Edition. This version is limited to a run of only 50 pieces worldwide. It debuted in the Beijing Toy Show in September 2018, but can be purchased now at the Classicbot website.
This version rocks a glittering gold paint with the classic "Hello" slogan. And every figure is customized personally by designer Philip Lee. This one is similar to the regular version (magnetic arms and it includes a “font suitcase” and his friendly mouse - model g5431b). You can pick one up now for $58.00 plus shipping.
The most colorful computer in the history of computing has arrived as a collectible figure that fits in the palm of your hand. Designer Philip Lee of playsometoys, the Hong Kong-based toy design company behind the best-selling Classicbot Classic collectible, now brings you the iBot G3. And like the Classicbot Classic, the (around 3-inch tall) iBot G3’s arms are detachable and held by magnets, allowing for easy transformation to its pure computer form.
Complete with a keyboard and the infamous round mouse, the iBot G3 is molded in translucent plastic with details from colors to curves faithfully recreated. Interior units, including the CRT tube, ethernet connection ports, and even the ventilation fan at the bottom can be glimpsed through the translucent surface.
Two colors are available for pre-order: the classic Bondi Blue, or the Tangerine orange. You can pre-order now to get the special price of $39.00 each (regularly $43.00) Also, you will get a metal bookmark as free gift. Look for the iBot G3 to ship in December 2018.
K.Olin tribu has announced a new collaboration with the French artist NOON. The Skull Purple Chrome measures about 8 inches by 5 inches. It's a limited edition run of 25 pieces, with each piece signed and sold with a certificate of authenticity. Delivered in a wooden case, you can currently pre-order this piece for €700.00 tax included (about $800). Look for it to be shipping in October 2018.
There's a new - wrestling figure specific - podcast available from the likes of Matt Cardona (WWE Superstar Zack Ryder) and Brian Myers (WWE Superstar Curt Hawkins). The Major Wrestling Podcast is on its third episode - released yesterday.
"Each week these two members of Mattel's “Elite Squad” chat about the latest news, upcoming releases, toy history, vintage collecting and much more! As lifelong wrestling fans and wrestling memorabilia experts, these two have plenty to say about the world of wrestling collectables. They started the obsession as kids and continued it through adulthood, and now as wrestling superstars they now have their own figures and merchandise and an insiders look at the wrestling figure business."
If my six-year-old could sit still long enough to listen to an hour long podcast...this one would be his favorite. WWE wrestlers talking about wrestling toys?
Tenacious Toys has released their first self-produced vinyl toy. The Danger Dog is a 5-inch vinyl pit bull figure with 1 point of articulation. Danger was sculpted up by Mike "NEMO" Mendez from the original 2-inch size. (Previously, Tenacious Toys released Danger as a limited edition 2-inch resin figure in several colorways.) Dead Hand Toys helped produce the resin tooling masters for the factory. And the dog is a 3D interpretation of the mascot logo developed for Tenacious Toys by Alex "Playful Gorilla" Rivera.
Danger is currently available on the Tenacious Toys website in three variants:
- OG Blue Painted ($45.00, boxed, limited to 100 pieces)
- Blank Blue ($40.00, bagged with header card, limited to 100 pieces)
- DIY White ($40.00, bagged with header card, will be open run but currently limited to 50 pieces)
UVD Toys and The Bots have announced the second vinyl figure in the Luna Series. Bubbles is Luna’s companion and faithful sidekick, a six-legged creature that moves lightning quick. With a grumpy demeanor and huge underbite, he follows the glow of Luna’s night lights.
The character, first introduced in the book "Luna and the Magical Night Lights", will stand around 2.5 inches long by 1.5 inches tall. Bubbles is scaled to fit perfectly with the previously released Luna. Pre-Orders will begin Wednesday September 5th 2018 with an international release on September 12th. Look for them to retail for $30.00 each.
From DOTA 2, Valve and For Fans By Fans have announced the Dotakins Blind Box Vinyl Series 2. Estimated to ship during the second week in September 2018. These blind boxed vinyl figures measure and 2 inches in height. Designed by Contributor Creator Chroneco, this second series appears to include seven characters. You can pick them up for $10.00 each.
The Bots have released their new book - Luna and the Magical Night Lights.Written by The Bots and illlustrated by 64 Colors, this hardback book features 12 full color spreads and a unique story that is perfect for all ages. It's currently available for $19.99 and ships free in the US.
Also, to support the release, they've added a few Luna related items to our shop. The newest being a pair of Bubbles Earrings, a character that makes a surprise appearance in the book, for $12.00. You will also find a handful of Luna figures available there.
Andrew Bell and Dead Zebra have announced the lottery details for the KillKat Matcha Snake Venom Edition figure. They'll be accepting lottery entries until August 17th 2018. You can register for a chance to purchase this limited edition release. Winners will be notified with sales/shipping starting at the end of the month. (One entry per household please.) The figure will be $45.00 plus shipping.