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February 27, 2017

Kozyndan Hard Enamel Pin by The Artpin Collection

Tomorrow, Tuesday 2.28 at 10am (central), The Artpin Collection will release Kozyndan's first ever hard enamel pin - Bunny Blossom, based on art from the iconic "Seasons of the Bunny" series of Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) style works. The 1.5'' tall pin, with antique copper plating and two clasps on card, are of a limited edition of 150, and will go for $12 a pop from Rotofugi.  Just in time for the Cherry Blossom season!

Lego (not so) Super Secret Police Enforcer

Oh so sleek a build. Ohhhh yeah. Bow Bow... chicka chicka.
The Lego Movie had an immense amount of sets and an entire minifig series devoted to it when it was released. I got a few sets from the movie here and there, but since storage space is quickly becoming a premium in my studio space, I had opted to pick up harder to find and smaller polybag builds. Don't worry, I've got larger sets in wait, some of them a few years now out of production, and some cool video reviews for those as well in the coming months.

This polybag set, the "Super Secret Police Enforcer", had 10 more pieces available in it, and that made a world of difference in the final build and overall aesthetic for this build. I know that the thing about Lego is multiple usage of common brick elements to create new and unique models, and that is very much the beauty of the simplicity of the LEGO system. That said, I am not a fan of minimalist brick count, just to barely get an idea across in model form. It's probably one of the reasons I so love the larger sets and a lot of the LEGO Ideas concepts.

It was a fun little build, and for those of you wanting to complete your Lego Movie series/sets, this one is a bit harder to find now, but fits in very well with the rest of the sets. The minifig is actually pretty well detailed and comes with a pretty kick ass futuristic pistol.




Stats Rating/Information
Items Lego Movie Super Secret Police Enforcer Polybag Set 30282
Made by Lego
Rarity Uncommon.
Classification Out of production.
Condition New
Procured Toys R Us
Worth $10 to $13
Investment $5
Build Time 10 minutes.
Trivia & Fun Facts As far as I have been able to find out, this was a vehicle design inspired by  the larger police vehicles in the movie, and was never shown in any of the actual scenes.

Mario, the Artisan Rogue
www.theartisanrogue.com

February 25, 2017

Kiss My Ass - Shadow and Cyber Night Editions

Kiss My Ass - by David Flores

Shadow Edition features a Black Design on Glow in the Dark Sofubi Vinyl.
Cyber Night Edition features a Black and Silver design on Glow in the Dark Sofubi Vinyl.
We, BlackBook Toy, are proud to announce this collaboration vinyl toy with artist David Flores. Based on David Flores art work, we produced this "Kiss My Ass" sofubi(Soft Vinyl) toy in "MADE IN JAPAN" Undeniable quality!! Notorious Deathshead is posing you "Kiss My Ass". Tough posing like this, he's standing 9" and 9.5" wide. Massive volume!! Sculpted by T9G. His iconic BK bold lines are now in GID, which glows really well in the dark. We are so sure many of you like this. You can easily see how hard we've been working on this full painted one. You can also enjoy coloring postcard front.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted by: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

Underground Blend - A Designer Sticker Pack - Vol10

Underground Blend Presents the 10th Volume of curated vinyl stickers from the global Street Sticker Scene. This Volume featuring: Psychological Industries, emDUB, Ban Comic Sans, Sladge LE, Join the Underground, and Rx Skulls X Andreas Musta.

Join Volume 011 by contacting discordiamerchandising@gmail.com

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted by: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

February 23, 2017

playsometoys and Philip Lee Release Macinbot Classic 10cm ABS Figure

Introducing Macinbot Classic, a little collectible figure for anyone with a passion for classic computer designs

playsometoys is a new small Hong Kong company founded by designer Philip Lee. His company motto is “to create something we want to collect ourselves!”  Since he has a soft spot for product designs from the 80’s and the 90’s, it is natural for playsometoys very first product to be the Macinbot Classic, a collectible figures inspired by the classic Mac computer design.

Macinbot Classic will be produced by precise injection molding with ABS plastic. It is beautifully detailed. One unique feature is detachable legs and arms. The arms are held on by magnets – the perfect way to turn Macinbot Classic into his pure computer form.

Each Macinbot is about 10cm tall. He carries a “font suitcase” in his hand and is accompanied by his friendly MouseBot. The first prototype was on display at Toysoul 2016 Hong Kong. For international consumers pre-order is available online now at www.macinbot.com. It costs $25 plus shipping. Estimated shipping time will be in June. Macinbot Classic is not a limited model, the number produced will depend on the demand of it.





Buzzards Guts C3-PO Marvel Mashup Figures


"Hello!

Just writing to inform you of the latest bootleg fan art resin toy from buzzard guts and DAMarx toys! It is a Star Wars/Marvel mash-up that uses Kenners 1977 protocol droids as a base for popular Marvel characters. 3.75" resin figures hand cast and hand painted by DAM and mounted on a sturdy 6"x9" cardback with beautiful illustrations by Ryan Winn, one of the creators of Valiant comics. Each card features a homage to classic Marvel comic covers by Jack Kirby, Bob Layton and Todd McFarlane. 

There are 4 figures in the set. The Cybot Avengers features C3-PO as Iron Man and the Captain, while RA-7(death star droid) mutates into Hulk and Spidey. (Star Wars fans might reference Cybot Galactica, the company responsible for manufacturing these protocol droid models.) 

This 1st edition series is limited to 20 figures being 5 of each or 5 sets. Dropping exclusively at buzzardguts.storenvy.com Friday February 24th at 7pm eastern standard. 
They are $40 each or $150 for the set. Save $10 when you buy the set."

A little bit about buzzard guts. We produce resin action figures in small run editions. Appropriating factory made production toy parts and assimilating various pop culture icons to create a fan homage or a strange multi-dimensional version of an alternate reality. Sometimes referred to as "bootlegs", these art toys are conceived, hand made and painted by DAM featuring collaborative illustrations by various artist including Neil Devlin of Last Boss Comics, who illustrated packaging art for the Riot Scum series which features various gender bender Star Wars characters in a punk band. The series had exclusive releases through Dke toys at DesignerCon, New York Comic Con and most recently at the Clutter Gallery Inaction Figure 5 exhibition. 

Other past Buzzard Guts collaborators include Moctoys, Randy Walker, Klon Waldrip, Michael Shantz, Scott Stripling, and Reis O'Brien.


Thanks for your time!

D.A.Marx
Buzzard guts

Damarxtoys@instagram.com
Buzzardguts.com

 Posted by: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

February 22, 2017

Niall Anderson and Rich Page Form Submission Toy to Produce Keshi and Sofubi

 
Niall writes of his new venture with fellow UK artist Rich Page of UME Toys:
 
We've formed Submission Toy to collaborate on a number of sofubi and keshi-related projects (starting with the Smogball, which debuted at DCon back in November), including our own original works as well as painted runs and customs in collaboration with other artists in the scene. 
 
Huge kick-off sale in-store right here, with a new run of Smogballs, Oozeballs and more available from 11pm London time on Friday, February 24th.

  • “GID” Smogball- Submission Toy’s debut sofubi in a glow vinyl. Limited to 10 priced at $65 each
  • “Hubba Bubba Oooze Bubble” Oozeball- The Oozeball returns in an unpainted strawberry gum colored sofubi, this time coming packed with Hubba Bubba sticks plus a foil-backed deluxe header card. Limited to 10 priced at $55 each
  • “Black and Blue” SofuBall set- A super-limited recast of the black Oozeball is joined by the Smogball in a deep royal blue. Limited to just 2 sets at a reduced sum of $110 each
  • “Skinned Alive” PigPigMan- Tru:Tek teams up with Kaiju TAN for the first of 2 PigPigMan releases. Limited to 5, each coming with layers of acrylic brushwork, VColor sprays and bloody detailing for $320 each
  • “Twin Destroyer” Ettin- Tru:Tek once again joins forces with Planet X, this time for a run of their latest 2-headed beast. Cast in a green soft vinyl and treated to layers of life-like sprays and hand painted detailing. Limited to 4, each coming packed with both axe and anchor accessories for $240 each
  • “Young Grasshopper” Molochowl- Submission Toy take on Solo Is Toy‘s Molochowl for their first joint paint run. Cast in a flesh soft vinyl and treated to layers of acrylic dry brushing, detailing and shading courtesy of Rich Page and Tru:Tek. Limited to 6, each complete with aged cloth wrist, leg and head bands for $250 each
  • Bukimi Ball one-offs- Bukimi Blasters‘ Bukimi Balls get the Tru:Tek treatment for this mini release. Features 3 one-off customs – Zonbi, Garamoan and Stink Eye – each coming with layers of sprays and brushed detailing for $110 a piece
  • Submission Toy one-offs- The pair have been busy on a number of one-offs, including a Skinner “Ogos”, Violence Toy “Mutant Cop”, PLT Blood Maijin and Ultra Bastard, plus a Red Hot Style “Kilin” amongst others
  • “Haunted Mansion” Argomedus and the Whisper- Submission Toy take on Scott Tolleson‘s sofubi duo, this time treating them to an acrylic paint app inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Limited to 3 sets priced at just $70 each
  • Warui Zonbi one-offs- Submission Toy’s Rich Page has got to work on 2 Warui Zonbi sets, aptly titled “Stone” and “Bone”. Limited to just 1 of each, these will be available for just $40 each