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Friday, April 29, 2016

"The Pegasus Gundam" by Josh Mayhem!!!

WOW... talk about a ton of work!!! Josh Mayhem presents "The Pegasus Gundam" - A custom Horselington commissioned by a private collector. Featuring adjustable wings, upper legs, and an opening torso revealing the heavily armored pilot of this mystical death machine... you can see the sheer magnitude of this project in the bottom photo... just look at all those pieces, holy smokes!!! Great work, and the finished product would bring a tear to any Gundam fans eye!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

"Donny" resin art multiple from Naomi Knaff announced!!!

Artist Naomi Knaff just announced that she will be releasing a new resin art multiple on Sunday, May 1st at 2pm PST... and just like all of her creepy creations, her "Donny" figure fits right in! Standing.... err... squatting at 7" tall, this solid resin figure will be available HERE in both the "blue" or "yellow" colorways that you see above. Naomi mentions that blank versions of this figure will also be available at a later date... a little DIY monster goodness!!! Don't miss out on this weekends release!

Happy Panda Toys reviews Kidrobot's "General Tso's Nightmare" by Frank Kozik!!!

The folks over at Happy Panda Toys are back with another very thorough video review... and this go around they are talking about the brand new "General Tso's Nightmare" by Frank Kozik produced by Kidrobot! They really do give you an up close look at the figure, rate all aspects of it - in their opinions - and give viewers a fair and honest overview of the figure! If you dig the figure and want one... head on over to the HPT webstore HERE right now to pick one up!

Woot Bear Gallery presents: "Infected" new works by Scott Wilkowski!!!

Sculptor, Scott Wilkowski’s need to explore life beyond the surface continues in this one night special event at Woot Bear Gallery. With his trademark "Infected" technique, Wilkowski shares his passion for both old and new toy forms while always striking a balance between sweet and sinister.

"KAMEN RIDERS", DUNNY'S", "SIAMESE TWINS" and a "WOOT BEAR ORIGINAL SCULPT" are just a taste of what you will see at the opening as Scott's work continues this visual dynamic with the exchange of smooth and rough surfaces as well as Wilkowski’s use of color. For Scott, there is no end in seeing the life that lives in all objects. Wilkowski will be in attendance for the opening this coming Saturday, April 30th 2016... so if you are in the Bay Area... be sure to swing by from 6pm-9pm!

Toy Art Gallery x Ukydaydreamer - "Black" & "Orange" ULTIOTL editions!!!

Toy Art Gallery is proud to present two new exclusive editions from Ukydaydreamer! The space-faring "ULTIOTL" comes in black and orange flavors and features Uky's unique style and a slick metallic-laden paintjob... this is just too cool!!! The ULTIOTL editions will be available HERE this Friday, April 29th at 12Noon PST!!!

Demonstate × Kaiju Smuggler - “LowPoly Ganesha” Thailand Toy Expo exclusives!

The "Lowpoly Ganesha" collectible figure is back, and the folks over at Kaiju Smuggler and Demonstate are excited to announce that they will have a whole slew of colorways up for grabs at the upcoming Thailand Toy Expo!!! We originally spotted this beast as an "Orange" edition... and now, it appears you will be able to pick him up in a "Cream", "Blue", "Red", and "Grey" edition as well... oh, and it looks like each colorway has it's own specific accessory that it hold in one hand!

'ALF' one-off sculpt from UME Toys is rad!

Lock up your cats as Melmac's hairy little son is crash-landing into the UME Toys store. Sculpted from scratch by Richard Page of UME Toys, ALF sits around 5.5" tall and sports a cat collar accessory (left over from a sandwich filling no doubt). This one off tribute to Rich's favorite 80's alien will be up for rehoming this Friday the 29th of April at 1pm PST!!! Don't miss out... only 1 available!!!

VIDEO REVIEW: Falcontoys’s “Pop-Art: Frosted Han Solo” Resin Action Figure!

Do you remember when Falcontoys released his “Pop-Art: Frosted Han Solo” resin piece? The internet literally exploded with coverage on sites as diverse as BoingBoing, CNET, and so many more… It was a brilliant rendition of Han Solo trapped not in Carbonite, but rather smothered under the frosting of a Pop-Tart pastry.

I recently chatted with Mike Woods of Falcontoys about the creation of this piece, the unexpected success, and what future — if any — there was for it. All the information he gave me was used to create a thoroughly in-depth video review of one of the actual “Pop-Art: Frosted Han Solo” resin pieces!

Rotofugi presents: 'Baby Fatts' Custom Toy Exhibit!!!

The folks over at Rotofugi are happy to have a chance to work with one of designer toys biggest and most vocal fans and someone we're proud to call a friend, Colin Hoffman, aka Big C. We have worked with Colin in the past... he even exhibited at our booth a few years ago at DCon, so we are really happy to see his success with his 'Baby Fatts' resin figure! Join the crew on the evening of Friday, May 13 from 7-10pm for the opening reception of a custom toy exhibit featuring artist customized versions of Big C's first figure, 'Baby Fatts'!

See what artists like 2PetalRose, NC Winters, FrankMontano, kOmega, Eos, Big C and more do with Big C's adorable baby dragon and get first shot at picking up the Rotofugi exclusive "Smoke Grey" Baby Fatts. Big C will be in attendance at the opening so stop by and meet the man, listen to DJ Sean Doe spin and enjoy a complimentary beverage and tasty snacks!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sekure D's "Codename Noir Twins" custom Munny's released!!!

Sekure D managed to get two new custom MUNNYS done before his Kidrobot Dunny drops so he thought what better way than to put them up in his online store HERE to let the masses fight over them! These are the "Codename Noir" brothers, custom 4" MUNNYs using an exclusively 'Black and White' palette. If you are familiar with his work, you know is mostly very colorful, sometimes using 20+ colors in a custom... he mentions "it was really fun to tone that down and rely on structure and my patterns on these guys." We dig how these turned out... and if you feel the same, head on over HERE to snag them up!

WeGo Invades Fugi.me!!!

The folks over at Fugi.me are super excited to announce their partnership with 1000Toys. They have UK exclusive on all models of Mechatro WeGo... so if you are in the UK, you are good to go! The 35mm WeGo’s are already added to their site and will be in-stock in a week or 2. Later in May they will be offering the stunning 1/12 version for pre-order. Available in DIY and painted versions, to ship June/July. A new Mechatrobot has been announced by “CHUBU Mechatronics,” who changed the course of the Mechatrobot industry worldwide with their “CHUBU 01” model. This is the “Mechatro WeGo,” the Mechatrobot for children. The WeGo is the world’s smallest Mechatrobot, which was specifically designed to make children’s school commutes easier and faster in under-populated areas, and for various recreational purposes. And now, this “Mechatro WeGo” comes in 1/35 scale! At 7.5cm tall, this action figure includes die-cast parts, and is highly posable. You can exchange the outside parts with other Mechatro WeGo robots to create your own colorful machine! A stand is included. WeGo are a compact size of 75mm and made partially of diecast and some parts are articulated for easy posing. The outer parts are detachable as well and can be exchanged with other “35 Mechatro WeGo” figures.

TwelveDot x Common Ground x Toy Republic - Star Wars themed ApoFrog's... are AWESOME!!!

Another Star Wars inspired toy release... and rightfully so seeing as 'May the 4th' is Star Wars day, and this go around the folks over at TwelveDot have something special up their sleeve as they have partnered up with 'Toy Republic' and 'Common Ground' to release a very special "Jedi" edition ApoFrog as well as a brand new size... a 250% ApoFrog that features an adorable BB-8 costume! These are custom 1-off's for the STAR WARS DAY event, so if you are lucky enough to pick them up, enjoy... the rest of us will just marinate on the orange and white goodness in the photos above!

"Pig & Butterfly" - New resin art multiples from Amanda Visell & Michelle Valigura!!!

Continuing their animal-centric adorable pairing creations, artists Amanda Visell & Michelle Valigura introduce us to their stylized renditions of a Pig and a Butterfly! Cast from hand sculpted originals, these resin figures are limited to an edition of 25 hand-painted pieces with the larger Pig measuring 4.5" x 3.5" x 3". This set is available now HERE in the artists’s online shop for $90 per set.