Friday, October 21, 2016

*Review* Kidrobot & Scott Tolleson - The "Odd Ones" Dunny Series!!!

The release is finally here... the much anticipated 'Odd Ones' Dunny series from Scott Tolleson and Kidrobot! We have been eagerly awaiting this day, teasing, promoting and posting up all the amazing designs in this series, and the entire time, been seriously impressed with all that we have seen... and although we are late to the party on the actual review of them, Kidrobot recently sent out a case, and we cracked them open as soon as we got home and filmed the above unboxing/review.

Really, the pictures that we have seen and the other reviews posted online DO do this series justice (do do, haha)... but having them in hand and seeing them in person... that's a whole other story, these are AWESOME! This is one of the best Dunny series... ever. Yes, we know that is a bold statement, but damn are these designs strong... and so much variation! We got a pretty great case, only missing a select few... but that's expected seeing as the rations vary and there is the human/machine error when it comes to actually packing up the cases at the factory.

Collect them all: Ghoulie Jill - 2/20 • Hopper the Cereal Killer - 2/20 • Gnaw the Hellhound - 2/20 • Argh Barber - 2/20 • Bugga Bugga - 2/20 • Francis - 2/20 • Blargo - 3/40 • Ghoulie Jack - 3/40 • Almost Invisible Man - 3/40 • Lucyfur - 1/20 • Howie Philips - 1/20 • Argyle Warrior - 1/40 • Professor Heckle - 3/80 • 'Pink' Howie Chase - 1/80. One thing to note is the amazing accessories, the great sculpting on many of the figures, and the paint application. KR killed it on the QC, and Scott really gave amazing direction... letting his vision shine through in each and every piece. This is the perfect release just a few weeks from Halloween... so be sure to hit up you local designer toy retailer and snag some blind boxes up today... they are well worth it! Check out our slideshow below for even more photos.

Rampage Toys's Webshop Returns with NYCC Remainders & More Goodies!

If you've been longing for your Rampage Toys goodies, then your wait is over… Jon Malmstedt's brand will be returning today with a massive webshop release! Including not only remainders from his recent NYCC pop-up booth as well as a bevy of other goodies, the Rampage Toys's online shop will reopen today (October 21st, 2016) at 7pm Pacific time… but quantities will be limited, so make sure you get there fast to get what you want!

"All Hallows' Eve Carousel" print from Yosiell Lorenzo!!!

Getting int hat Halloween spirit, artist Yosiell Lorenzo shares with us a new print being released TODAY - Friday, October 21st at 11am PST... the "Carousel" Orphan print! Yosiell mentions "Iv'e been wanting to experiment with adding minimal color to my prints so I figured my halloween print should be a good introduction to that." The All Hallows' Eve Carousel is 7" x 9", limited to 25 signed and numbered... and to make things a bit more special, each print comes with a ticket to the Carousel ride. As always print comes ready to hang! Snag them up HERE for $32 a pop very soon!

Whoa! Berwanger's Exorcism Rock album with action figure by… Retroband!

The upcoming Berwanger sophomore outing, the Exorcism Rock album, already has a bevy of beautiful vinyl versions available to preorder, but there is one major edition that has yet to be made available… an "action figure variant" version including an original piece by Retroband's Aaron Moreno! As teased through an exclusive 'early progress' picture (above) and interview on the Modern Vinyl blog, this release will feature the art piece affixed to the vinyl LP's cover, using the album's jacket as an over-sized backing card. Regarding how the process worked, band frontman Josh Berwanger states that "Aaron came up with the idea [for the figure's design] and then we just talked together on how it should look and the colors used for it," noting that "the main point of the figure was it has to be part of the cover art, not just some random figure on a cover that doesn’t coincide with the art." Berwanger continues to explain that the process began "once the cover art was set," allowing him and Moreno to talk "about what we could do concept-wise that would fit the cover art, as well as musical themes and lyrics throughout the album." Available on Halloween (October 31st, 2016) at 10am Pacific time on Berwanger's online store, these will be very limited and more teasers will be revealed on Berwanger's Instagram feed before the release.