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Monday, January 26, 2015

Hands In Factory × Playboy's 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition Art Toy… Revealed!

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Playboy, with their iconic bunny logo and coveted Playmate position, some of the world's most renowned creatives have designed art toy tributes that will be released as vinyl works through Blitzway × Coartism. With an expected release date of April 2015, the above pictured contribution to the "Playboy Collector's Edition Art Toy" series was designed by Hands In Factory, the art toy team of RocKOON & UpTeMPO at Coolrain Studio. I'm disappointed that the piece looks like a leftover member of the team's "Baby Horn" line with a few new accessories, I will admit that the perfectly & artistically ill-fitting bunny mask looks spectacular. Joining Hands In Factory in this series are TwelveDot Studio, Les Schettkoe, Eric So, David Flores, Mighty Jaxx with Clogtwo, and Sticky Monster Lab.

UME Toys × Tru:Tek's long lost Tiki H.U.S.T.L.E mini figures are coming soon!

Rich "UME Toys" Page designed the above pictured Tiki H.U.S.T.L.E figure, though it remained 'long lost' until Tru:Tek recently resurrected it. Having never been released properly, these Tiki-headed, tribal warrior M.U.S.C.L.E.-esque figures appear to have a giant foam finger on as well. We've been warned that these will only be released in a small run, so keep an eye out for these to appear — and disappear — quickly!

Medicom x Skinner x UnBox - "SEXTOPIGON" official release!!!

While we previously revealed the full figure of Skinner and producer Unbox Industries's "Sextopigon" figure... we are now seeing this awesome soul collecting priest in his fist official colorway! Standing almost 8" tall, and sculpted by David Arshawsky, you can see this Medicom exclusive looking extremely awesome with gold, brown and yellow sprays on top of black vinyl... oh so good! Want one... well, head on over HERE right now and plop down around $110!

REVEALED: threeA's five new "The Adventures of Isobelle Pascha" figures!

Ashley Wood's risqué "The Adventures of Isobelle Pascha" series, manufactured in 1/6th scale by threeZero and released under their joint threeA banner, has its newest additions on the way… the five lovely 12-inch tall figures pictured above. No specific details have been issued about the pieces in this leaked image, but the retro costuming on several of them is superb and I love that catsuit with massive… um… er… 'third leg' appendage. Deliciously deviant work, Mr. Wood!

Les Schettkoe × Playboy's 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition Art Toy… Revealed!

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Playboy, with their iconic bunny logo and coveted Playmate position, some of the world's most renowned creatives have designed art toy tributes that will be released as vinyl works through Blitzway × Coartism. With an expected release date of April 2015, the above pictured contribution to the "Playboy Collector's Edition Art Toy" series was designed by Les Schettkoe, made famous in recent years from his redesigning of the G.I. Joe and Transformers lines for The Loyal Subjects. Emphasizing the youthful nature of Playboy, the stereotypical grunge clothing styling and sticker-laden skateboard aspects don't speak to me but I am sure they will make someone very excited! Joining Schettkoe in this series are TwelveDot Studio, Eric So, Hands In Factory (the art toy team at Coolrain Studio), David Flores, Mighty Jaxx with Clogtwo, and Sticky Monster Lab.

Rampage Toys × Eric Nilla × NerdOne's "M.O.T.U.L.O.S of the Fortress" Playsets!

Jon M. of Rampage Toys has hand-painted a micro edition of NerdOne's "M.O.T.U.L.O.S of the Fortress" playset, which comes in box packaging with a full set of Rampage's "Nekos Fortress Keshi" collaboration with Eric Nilla. Made for the previously announced "Rampage Studios's 2-Year Anniversary" party, a mere two pieces in the run were held back from in-person sales to be offered as a lottery (to purchase)! To enter, send an email to rampage [dot] toys [at] yahoo [dot] com with the subject line "MOTULOS" and include your PayPal email for invoicing. Entries must be received prior to 6PM Pacific time tonight (Monday, January 26th, 2015) and winners will be notified within 24 hours with payment of $80 (shipping included) due that same day.

TwelveDot Studio × Playboy's 60th Anniversary Collector's Edition Art Toy… Revealed!

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Playboy, with their iconic bunny logo and coveted Playmate position, some of the world's most renowned creatives have designed art toy tributes that will be released as vinyl works through Blitzway × Coartism. With an expected release date of April 2015, the above pictured contribution to the "Playboy Collector's Edition Art Toy" series was designed by TwelveDot Studio, creators of the fan favorite "Apo Frogs." With beautifully stylized & exaggerated features, this piece is overall slick, graceful, and feminine… making it a truly ideal representation of Playboy. Joining TwelveDot Studio in this series are Les Schettkoe, Eric So, Hands In Factory (the art toy team at Coolrain Studio), David Flores, Mighty Jaxx with Clogtwo, and Sticky Monster Lab.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rocco The Great's "DEATH TROOPA" Series 1 announced!!!

You may all remember "FatCapJoe" Series 2 from Rocco The Great that we posted about HERE almost a year ago... well, Rocco is back with a brand new series of cool little figures... introducing the "DEATH TROOPA" series 1!!! Releasing HERE at 5pm PST - TOMORROW - Sunday, January 25th, this is the second official toy release from Rocco and each figure stands about 2" tall! With each purchase you get one randomly chosen articulated figure... and they come blind-packed in a multitude of colors. Here is the color breakdown: Brown "Sh*t Troopa" x 1 (rare), Yellow x 1 (rare), Translucent "Ghost of Death Troopa" x 2 (chase), Pink x 2, Red x 2, White x 2, Gray x 1, Green x 2, Black x 3 (for people who order more than 1 figure he'll make sure you don't get the same color for both.) These figures are limited to 16 pieces and will retail for only $17 a pop!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mystical Warriors of the Ring "Evolution Goliath" figure announced!

After a complete sell out of limited edition test shots at Designercon in 2014, Mystical Warriors of the Ring Evolution Goliath debuts in mass produced PVC from China. Originally designed as a Limited edition Urethane mini, this figure sold out at C2E2 2013 and was never made again. After a year of working alongside Matt Doughty (Onell Design), Marty "THEGODBEAST" Hansen, and TrueCast Studio have finally been able to release this figure in affordable PVC with the added functionality of the Glyos system. This figure is in the same scale as the original release so it fits in perfectly with the current Series 1 of Mystical Warriors of the Ring and the upcoming Series 2 PVC line. As a unique bonus it was engineered to build with the Armorvor and Kabuto Mushi. Produced in a Metallic Emerald Green PVC to match the December Kabuto Mushi Rider Figure, Evolution Goliath will be available HERE on Tuesday January 27th at Noon CST for just $6 a pop!!!

UME Toys's Predator inspired custom of Triplikid's "Dolor!"... revealed!!!

Last year at NYCC, Richard Page of UME Toys meet up with Rich (great name) from Triplikid and was lucky enough to snag a blank "Dolor" resin figure from him... and Rich over at UME mentions "As soon as I'd seen the toy knew I needed to make him into one of my all time favorite film badasses PREDATOR". We gave you all a teaser of this figure HERE a few days ago... and it's taken some time to make, but here he is... so rad!!! Rich also mentions "I must say I'm always blown away with the detail and quality of Triplikid's resins, so good!" - the added sculptural detail along with the coloring is top notch, and for those of you attending ToyCon UK in April... you will have first crack at owning this piece... LUCKY!!! Great work, Rich!

FullerDesigns "Grrr..." Big Cat Series released!!!

We saw the first reveal of this "Grrr" figure from Fuller late last year... and today, he is stoked to announce the "Big Cat" Series! He has been working on this project for a long time now, so it's great to see it finally come to fruition! Fuller mentions "I have never really made anything this big before. Usually tried to stay in the 3" range so I decided if I was going to make a 6" figure it would be of my favorite character Grrr..." This Big Cat series features designs of: Classic Tiger suite, Snow Leopard, Lion and Panther (Bloody). All of these figures have been sculpted, cast, and painted up by Fuller and they are for sale HERE right now at $140 each.

Android Series 5 reveals from Reactor-88 & Andrew Bell!!!

As the release for Android Series 5 draws closer, Andrew Bell will be showcasing designs from this series... and the first two are designs from both Andrew and Ryan Crippen aka Reactor-88! Known for his amazing custom work, Reactor-88 is finally getting his design produced on the Android platform... and we are stoked for him!!! Series 05 brings his signature "Totem" style to a production piece, and this design is stacked in a 1/16 ratio.
Next is "Hello World" design from Andrew himself... this little Android has been activated for the first time and is happy to be here, but not quite sure what to make of it all. Hello World is wired for love... but programmed for disappointment. Compiled in a 1/16 ratio, add one to your collection very soon!

Blurble × DuBoseArt's "Oooze in My Pocket" & "Toxic in My Pocket" in glow-in-the-dark versions!

Titled to be sweet reminders of the Monster in My Pocket keshi figures of yesteryear, the classic Blurble characters of "Oozy" and "Kid Toxic" have been reinterpreted as brilliant 3-inch tall rubber figures named "Oooze in My Pocket" & "Toxic in My Pocket!" While these gorgeous casts by DuBoseArt aren't new by a long shot, these versions will be cast in super squishy GLOW-IN-THE-DARK rubber! We're told that the illuminate super bright, which will surely please any GID fan… as will the fact that they will be only $12 apiece when released in Blurble's online shop tomorrow (Saturday, January 23rd, 2015) at 3PM Pacific time.

Star Wars inspired "DARKSIDE WINNIE KEIKO : Waiting for Real" pre-order from Fools Paradise!!!

Another resin art multiple is up for pre-order from Fools Paradise, and just like the majority of the ones that have been released, this figure is inspired by Star Wars and features some very 'Darth Vader' like characteristics. Now... why is it called "DARKSIDE WINNIE KEIKO"??? Well, as you can see in the photo above, the figure is of 'Keiko' (female body) with a Vader type helmet taken off to reveal a muscular skeleton breakdown of Winnie The Pooh's head... super weird and awkward, we know! The 10" tall figure also comes with the top part of the helmet as well as a lightsaber. These figures are made from polystone resin and are up for pre-order HERE right now for just $249 a pop... and that includes FREE shipping! Expect them to ship out the 3rd Quarter of 2015! *UPDATE* If you are in the states, the folks over at Suburban Vinyl have this up for pre-order HERE right now for just $75 down... go grab it there!

WickedMasterMind's "OctoMartian" custom Mini Munny & Dunny pieces!

WickedMasterMind continues his journey as a customizer, having grown quite a bit in the last year alone… Known for his thorough re-sculpting of platform pieces, he has converted a 3-inch Dunny (above left) and 4-inch Mini Munny (above right) into a pair of "OctoMartians." Reminiscent of the Great Cthulhu risen, the attention to details — like the toes on each feet and the textured underside of the tentacles — really make his work sing. The paint application is a little overly singular in coloration, probably would've benefited from some washes of various similar shades, but that's a minor quibble on these fantastic commissioned works. And yes, since these were commissioned pieces, they are not available to purchase, but you can always contact the artist at wickedmasterminddesigns [at] gmail [dot] com and commission an original of your own!
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