October 24, 2016

The Artpin Collection: 2nd Pin by Nathan Hamill Teased

The enamel pin trend of the recent months seems to not have skipped any of the established art-toy producers, and we collectors get to enjoy new and affordable shiny designed items by our favorite artists. Our appreciation is even greater for indie productions, by collectors for collectors, such as The Artpin Collection. This project, curated and produced by Tel Aviv-based pin collector and toy artist Avri Rozen-Zvi, aims at releasing unique pins for all you avid art-toy collectors.

The teaser revealed here is for the second pin in the series, the Octopup by Nathan Hamill, to be available soon at Rotofugi and possibly other vendors.  The design already makes us imagine an ocean-green sofubi colorway of the famous toy. Limited to 125 pieces, at a size of 1.25'', these will go for $12 a pop. 

While waiting for the release, a first pin in the project, Swanicorn & Panda, a unique combination of artwork by Daniel Fleres and Podgy Panda dropped earlier this year exclusively via Rotofugi, is already available for purchase here.  

Spooky Brew for Halloween x Lunartik

A highly spirited Tea which emits an eerie glow! (It’s Glow in the Dark!) 100 Signed & Numbered Mini Teas have been released by Matt Jones in October 2015 for the “Year of Tea” Mini-Tea Series

Only 30 Mini-Teas remain. Grab one now.


Celebrate HELLoWEEN with Devils Headquarters with a pair of awesome new releases from on October 31st. Join in the HELLoWEEN fun by picking something up. Both will go on sale in their webshop at a random time on October 31st. HAHAHAHAHA...BOO!

He lives! Joe from Splurrt and Toby from DHP did it again. A spooky, fun and freaky Halloween treat for your eyeballs. Digglers are cast in red vinyl and the Alavaka masks are GID/red marbled vinyl. Half painted by Joe and the other half by Toby. Sold at random so you get what you get and there may be a few chase figs mixed in there too. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old. $75 each.
NOTE: Limit one per customer on this release. Any orders of 2 or more will be refunded so don't be greedy. Leave some candy for the other kids!

UNPAINTED WHITE ALAVAKA BODHISATTVA (aka if you can't beat 'em, join 'em)
After much thought we have come to the decision..."if you can't beat 'em...join 'e!m" In an effort to make a customizable version of the Alavaka Bodhisattva sculpt we have created an open edition of blank white pieces. This will hopefully stop the stripping of painted editions and widen the possibilities for those people so inclined to customize toys. This unpainted white version will include both heads (the Bodhisattva head has never been released in white before) and will be priced much cheaper than a standard release. There is no limit on the number you can purchase. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old. $30 each.

Boston Tabletop Gamers: Back This Kickstarter and Get Yourself a New Alpha Omega Dedicated Gaming Space

Alpha Omega Hobby intends to fund a new space in the Boston area for tabletop gaming, which is focused on building out a large specially designed, themed gaming space designed by set designers! This promises to be the ULTIMATE gaming destination, and they intend to host national-level gaming events, as well as offer snacks, gaming supplies and community for gamers. Sounds fucking awesome.

Go back the Kickstarter now, it's live.

With pledge levels from $10 to $10,000, you can help out and get some awesome swag like apparel, dice, gaming supplies, collectibles, artwork and more...


October 23, 2016

Bitty Bats Custom Dunny Series - by Tasha Zimich

CollectAndDisplay.com and Tasha Zimich are pleased to announce the release of “Bitty Bats”, a custom 3” Kidrobot Dunny vinyl toy series. Bitty Bats collection is composed of a 6 piece individual character series featuring hand sculpted and painted elements with installation display box. Pieces will be available for individual purchase October 28th retailing at 80£ through https://collectanddisplay.com/collections/october-tasha-zimich

Tasha shares her thoughts on Bitty Bats Series: “I was thrilled to be approached by Collect & Display, after following their releases & artist support efforts the last several years, and my first hope was to secure the October release spot. Halloween is my favourite holiday, so I wanted to celebrate it with festive designs that would continue to charm their adoptive homes year-round. I tailored each Bitty Bat to have its own personality and character, from cheerful to silly, solemn and dramatic. I don’t consider myself a regular sculptor, but I’m very satisfied with the magnet installation that allows them to “hang” from their little boxes if desired.”

Releasing parallel to Bitty Bats is Tasha’s newest original sculpt resin toy “Snog” in a Collect & Display exclusive Tigerseye colorway with chase variant. Sculpted by Tasha, molded and cast by colleague Deth Becomes You and then individually painted by Tasha, Snogs are her 3rd small production run resin toy release. Tigerseye Snogs will be available blind-box style in an edition of 8 pieces only on Collect & Display, releasing October 28th. Each hand-painted piece will retail for 30£.
“Snogs are definitely a passion project inspired by my own pet hedgehog, Tuttles. These tiny Snogs measure under 4.5cm/Less than 2” from nose to tail, but each hand painted shell and face is unique. Usually I use a character’s eyes to convey the most of their emotion. But, hedgehogs have soulful little button-eyes, so my Snogs appear curious, peeking out of their little shells.”

Bitty Bats & Tigerseye Snogs release for sale October 28th. For additional information & images, please contact info@tashazimich.com . For more artwork & upcoming releases, follow @tashazimich tashazimich.com . Tasha will return to Designer Con Pasadena convention November 19-20 with new Snogs, original artwork, prints and more.

Posted by: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

Funko Mystery Minis Cases - Gears of War S1 and My Little Pony S4

Incoming right now, arriving next week: full cases (they call em PDQs) of the new Gears of War Series 1 Mystery Minis by Funko, as well as the new My Little Pony Series 4 Mystery Minis. $79.95 per full case of 12 figures. Figures come BLIND BOXED inside the case.