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April 26, 2017

Preorder SKET ONE 5-inch NYC Metro Mad*L Customs Now


Sket One is taking pre-orders on his new 5" Metro MadL Custom. Only 30 will be produced and each one comes with a small vintage NYC subway token.  The custom MadL's are signed and numbered and made to order. Allow 3 weeks for delivery after order date. Each custom is $200.





The Designer Toy Awards Voting is Now Open!

https://www.designertoyawards.com/categories
The finalists for the 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards (DTAs) have been announced and Public Voting has begun! To see the full list of finalists please visit:
This year we have increased the number of public finalists to 12  - to give a larger pool for the public to vote from. 
We'd like to thank the nomination committees, who have worked tirelessly to whittle down the 100’s of nominees to these top choices.
Pro Committee: Huck Gee, Dov Kelmer, Kirby Kerr, Benny Kline, Travis Lykins, Gary Rozanski, John Stokes, Vincent Yu, Keegan Rooney, Kyle Kirwan, David Schlesinger and Jason Freeny.

Public: Justin Cheah, Lee Funai, Ketha Insomphou, Rob Lumino, and Katherine Park
Together, our committees have created our Shortlists of 2017! Congratulations to all the finalists!

Voting in the DTA public categories is easy as cake. Just follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Designer Toy Awards website and log in or create a new account. If you have an account but have forgotten the password, you can retrieve it here.
  2. Go to the categories page.
  3. Vote once in each of the six awards under Public Voting.
Tada! You've voted! Simple as that.
Public voting remains open until Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, 12pm (noon) est.
Please note that voting more than once in each category, even if you've created multiple accounts, is grounds for all your votes being removed and, potentially, the party you're voting for being disqualified.

Rampage Toys NEW Rainy Day Revenge Kesagake Sofubi Set Up for Preorder Until May 5

https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/rampage-toys-rainy-day-revenge-kesagake-with-gid-omake-exclusive-edition-sofubi-vinyl-figures-preorder
The second offering for April's edition of our monthly Rampage Toys exclusive sofubi release is the Rainy Day Revenge Kesagake (Robo-Bear) in this glorious translucent blue soft vinyl. Kesagake figures have 5 points of articulation and measure about 11 inches tall. Each comes with a GID omake (victim) which Kesagake loves to chomp on! These are limited edition, blank figures, priced at $250 per Kesagake/Omake set. The omake figure is approx 2.25 inches long.

These sets are available as preorders NOW until they sell out, or until May 5th, whichever happens first. Note that last month's Rampage sofubi releases fully sold out, so don't sleep on these! Shipping in May.




Rampage Toys NEW Gold Sparkle Cyclops Dinos Sofubi Set Up for Preorder Until May 5

https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/rampage-toys-gold-sparkle-exclusive-edition-dinos-3-5-inch-sofubi-vinyl-figure-preorder
We are super excited to have our second round of monthly exclusive sofubi releases care of Rampage Toys: this month we have their new Cyclops Dinos 3-piece set in the same Gold Sparkle soft vinyl base as last month's Uglier Unicorn and Shaggy Little Unicorn. These are limited edition, blank sets of three, priced at $35 per set. Each figure is approx 2.5 inches long.

These sets are available as preorders NOW until they sell out, or until May 5th, whichever happens first. Note that last month's gold sparkle sofubi releases fully sold out, so don't sleep on these! Shipping in May.




April 25, 2017

WINNING: Sara Harvey Interviewed About Her Toy Collection on Martha Stewart Website

I've always referred to Sara as my "social media hero" and this most recent coverage is yet another example: Sara and her epic toy collection was just covered by Martha Stewart!

My admiration of Sara started when I got a glimpse of her epic Pinterest page. I suppose much of her following snowballed from that singularly impressive corner of the web.

One day I hope to put as much effort into my own social media as Sara. Until then I will simply admire her work.

April 22, 2017

ONE LEFT: Huck Gee Raku Night 4-inch figure by Mighty Jaxx

It's no surprise, anything Huck Gee-related tends to sell quickly. We have ONE 4-inch-tall Raku Night figure left in stock. Raku Day and Soul Collector both sold out.

Limited Edition Custom Blown Away Labbits By Josh Mayhem Now Available at Kidrobot.com

Our buddy Josh Mayhem is back with another official collaborative custom series release through Kidrobot.com (can you say "official"!!!). Find them right on the KR homepage right now!

This brand new limited edition custom series features 2.5-inch, 5-inch and 10-inch Labbit's in Josh's signature "Blown Away" style for the very first time! The Blown Away Labbit has been modified with multiple layers of resin drips and acrylic paints to create a wind swept appearance. Kidrobot and Josh Mayhem have previously partnered together to release several different limited edition Blown Away Custom Series. Available 4/21 @ 10am MST exclusively on Kidrobot.com
 

This Blown Away Blind Box Labbit Series includes one of a kind special chase piece variants unique to this collection.
Variant names and ratios:
Rainbow Variant:
  • 2.5" - 99/100
  • 5" - 5/6
  • 10" - 2/3
Gold Rush Variant:
  • 2.5" - 1/100
  • 5" - 1/6
  • 10" - 1/3