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October 29, 2011

NYCC Exclusive and Specials, signed production toys and customs

We came back from NYCC with so many cool products, it's taken us WEEKS just to sort through it all and start putting it up on our site in our NYCC section. We're far from finished, but here are a few of the cool things that we have available now:

• Tenacious Exclusive Molezilla
• 5" DIY Jumping Brains
• Ian Ziobrowksi Crook ED the Cop
• several customs by Nerviswr3k
• signed Bellicose Bunny vinyl figures by Nathan Hamill
• our show special: Go Hero Tentikills in Arch Villain Purple
• ThreeA stickers and sticker packs
• JonPaul Kaiser Captain Sturnbrau Pieces of Eight Edition
• Matt Anderson's 18" The Reaver custom Qee
• Kid Smoove, a 16" custom Qee by Nasty Neil
• a 16" custom Qee by OsirisOrion
• a whole collection of different pieces by Dust
• 2.5" Jason Freeny Skelanimals Qees with signed boxes
• custom pumpkies by Valerie Gudell
• Tenacious Exclusive Borrachos by Spanky Stokes

... there is much more, and there will be more items listed every day! Please come back and check our NYCC Exclusives section often!

ThreeA WWRP retailer Heavy Brambles revealed; Sideshow distributing

This is the USA Exclusive NG Defence Heavy Bramble
ThreeA just sent us pics of the upcoming WWRp-sized 7" tall retailer Heavy Brambles. These will be packed evenly in the case: 1 of each of the following to a case: Gravedigger, JEA Marine, Deimos Def, African Def, Cydonia Def and Regional edition.

Along with this, they let us know that Sideshow Collectibles will be handling the distribution, meaning I have to place my order through, communicate with and pay another company in lieu of ThreeA.

ThreeA stated that Sideshow would contact us, and has assured us that this will go smoothly. ThreeA says Sideshow will determine release date and wholesale pricing, which makes me slightly nervous. If Sideshow jacks up the wholesale price, I will have to do the same to your retail pricing.

So, I'm a bit skeptical, since I've never had much luck communicating with Sideshow, but I am hopeful that all will go down as planned. So now we sit and wait for Sideshow to email us.





October 28, 2011

Josh fplus Pearce's Corruptor Kickstarter fully funded

I am happy to have contributed to Josh Pearce's Kickstarter project "The Corruptor"! Here's an update from Josh (aka f+):
In just 8 days, the Corrupter is over 100% Funded! Meaning it's gauranteed to be produced! This also means there are still 12 days to get preorder pledges in for this edition of the figure! Also, I've added a few more reward tiers to give folks more options on what they want to receive.   You may notice the Corrupter is now in color as well! This is just a test paint on the rough master sculpt, but it should be pretty close to what you can expect the finished Corrupter to look like!


If you haven't heard of f+, or Kickstarter, or you've never contributed to a Kickstarter project, definitely poke around on this one to see what they're all about. I have contributed to several thus far (this one, Little Lotus Project, OMFG Series 1) and I've been finding it to be both fun and rewarding. 

October 23, 2011

Custom Bertie & Bub by Alarment

"Masked" and "Infected" customs by Alarment (Allan Armenta):

 What was once a device from a war long forgotten, now serves as a shell to something altogether different.

No longer controlled by artificial intelligence, it is now inhabited by a beast of organic origins, whose ultimate purpose is unknown. 

Infected is a customized ThreeA WWRp Bertie crafted with acrylic paints and Magic-Sculpt and stands at approximately 5" tall.




























 A creature spewing its bile and venom into the world. Its visage so horrible, it wears a gilded mask to hide its true appearance.

A creature out of one's dreams, one of many that pollutes thoughts and corrupts minds. 

Masked is a customized Munnyworld Mini Bub crafted with acrylic paints and Magic-Sculpt and stands at approximately 4.5" tall.

FOR MORE INFO & IMAGES:
http://alarment.com

They are both available at in Alarment's store: http://alarment.storenvy.com/

October 10, 2011

FOOX Signing at our NYCC Booth 876

 
The artist FOOX will be signing at our NYCC Booth 876 on Friday Oct. 14th at 4pm alongside fellow New York artist Nasty Neil. Foox will be bringing in a gang of cool stuff to sell at our booth, including Organ Donors mini figures, Organ Donors keychains, prints, t-shirts, and even one of the FOLLOW Rabbit glass bars! Stickers and cards will be given out for free.

Nathan Hamill signing Bellicose Bunny figures at our NYCC booth

Artist Nathan Hamill will be at our NYCC Booth 876 at 2:30pm, Sunday Oct 16th, to sign his just-released Bellicose Bunny figures!

Forged by the stars and space alike, and stuff and things, the Bellicose Bunny was enlisted by top minds throughout the universe to seek out, thwart and destroy all known evil. Equipped with a pair of space goggles and the Sword of Ulyssia, he mounted his Daucus: Class 8 Rocket and embarked on his quest. Now he's reached this galaxy and needs our help in his noble mission. Hear his cry for peace: 'Starbunny Fields Forever!'

Stands 7 inches tall, made of vinyl. $50 each, limited to 200 pieces.

Spanky Stokes signing NYCC Exclusive Borracho figures at our booth!

My brother from another mother, John "Spanky" Stokes, will be on hand at the Tenacious Toys x Toy2R booth on Sunday October 16th at 12:30PM to meet and greet and sign the exclusive resin figures he poured for us: the NYCC Exclusive Tenacious Blue Borracho de los Muertos figures!
If you have been collecting toys for more than 2 days, you've probably read an article or 2 on SpankyStokes.com. This is your chance to meet the big lug in person at NYCC!

Get something signed, buy one of his figures, tell Spanky you appreciate all the hard work he puts into his blog and all the support he gives our industry. Booth 876, 12:30PM on Sunday.

Just when you thought all the NYCC 2011 releases had been revealed, we
have one more for you, as artist/blogger John"Spanky"Stokes just
announced a special NYCC run of his resin "Borracho De Los Muertos"
figures in an edition he is calling "Tenacious Blue". These measure 6"
tall and about that size in girth. This set of 5 hand-sculpted,
hand-cast, and hand-painted figures feature three shades of blue with
hints of pearlized silver accents all over... which, by the way, were
almost impossible to catch in the photograph above... so you gotta see
them in person to really appreciate the paint, it's stunning! These
will be made available at the Tenacious Toys booth #876 everyday
during the convention for $65 a piece.

October 7, 2011

Ian Ziobrowski Paintings for Sale at Kidrobot NY store

 These two NUGGS pantings by Ian Ziobrowski are hanging in Kidrobot's NY store and are for sale there. Each measures 11 x 14" and they are a combo of oil and acrylic on canvas. These paintings are based on a commission that Ian got, and the black and white version above will be a custom 8" Dunny. You can find Ian on Facebook if you're looking to contact him about paintings or commissions.

Toy2R x Tenacious Toys NYCC Booth 876 Signing Schedule

Join Tenacious Toys and Toy2R at booth 876 to attend the following signings:


Friday, October 14th:
• 1PM: Rsin & Matt Anderson
• 3PM: Mr. Munk
• 4PM: Nasty Neil & David Foox

Saturday, October 15th: 
• 11AM: JCRivera
• Noon: Jon-Paul Kaiser
• 2PM: Jason Freeny
• 3PM: OsirisOrion, Mike "NEMO" Mendez & Plaseebo's Bob Conge

Sunday, October 16th:
• 2:30PM: Nathan Hamill

Click here for an idea of what toys and products will be available for sale at our booth!

October 5, 2011

Matt Anderson's The Reaver custom 16" Qee at our NYCC booth

Behold: The Reaver, a new, as yet unseen, custom 16" Toy2R Qee by Matt Anderson! Will be for sale at NYCC Booth 876, where we'll be hosting this biggest, baddest custom show you've ever seen at a comic-con. The Reaver is priced at $2,500, and it's one-of-a-kind.


I was just talking to Kevin Winnik (President of Toy2RUSA) today and he asked me if we were going to be able to fit the customs we're bringing into the booth. 
Yes, I answered, yes, it'll be tight, but they'll fit.  Sure. *wink*

Somewhere, among a few hundred Toy2R production toys by JPK, Jason Freeny, Emilio Garcia, we're going to have about 75 custom Qees crammed into every corner of the booth.
It will be the definitive mecca at NYCC for those of you who dig custom toys. Everything from 2.5" custom Qees by Rampage Toys, all the way up to eight or nine 16" custom Qees towering above your head....
Not to mention resin toys, and even custom Qees incorporating cast resin pieces! Madness.
Expect many, many more posts here about the insane customs as we run up to NYCC. Booth 876.
Come and play!

Oct 5 & 6 Promo: FREE TOYS WITH YOUR PURCHASE!

We are running a very special promotion today and tomorrow (October 5 & 6 only):

• Make a $20 order and get a FREE Kidrobot Azteca Series 2 blind-box Dunny
• Make a $50 order and get a FREE Azteca S2 BB Dunny + a FREE Android Series 2 Bluebot
• Make a $100+ order and get an Azteca S2 BB Dunny, an Android Bluebot and a Kidrobot x MAD 2 Turntables and a Microphone boxed set, all FREE!

2 days only. Offer good while supplies last. In the unlikely event that we run out of one of the free items, we will work with you directly to come up with a comparable alternative.

October 4, 2011

Plaseebo X BadApplezINC Space Junk Destroyer NYCC Edition

From the Bad Applez Blog: Bad Applez Inc - Resin Toys, Vinyl Toys and Garage Kits: Plaseebo X BadApplezINC Space Junk Destroyer NYCC ...:
We are proud to announce that we will be at NYCC this year and even more exciting Bob Conge aka Plaseebo has jumped on board to do our first run of Space Junk Destroyer resin figures! The NYCC edition of
Space Junk Destroyer is limited to 5 pcs. and will be priced at $220 each! Bob has really knocked this out of the park! He sculpted custom claws for the figure and has added his signature paint sprays and glass eyes!

Come meet all 3 of us at NYCC! We will be at Toy2R & Tenacious Toys booth ( #876) on Saturday October 15th at 3pm est! The NYCC edition of Space Junk Destroyer will be available for sale at that time!

October 2, 2011

Mister Harmstrong Studios Butty vinyl toy & animation

I just met a dude named Pun, a talented graphic designer with an extensive resume who's developing a new vinyl toy called "Butty". Cuz it has a big ole butt. Pun works for Mister Harmstrong Studios in Brooklyn. Check the video:




 
BUTTY Introduction Commercial from Mister Harmstrong on Vimeo.

Mister Harmstrong's Pantelis Nikolaides creates a brand new character! His name is BUTTY, and he's ready to find the way into your hearts and vinyl toy collection.

October 1, 2011

Tenacious Toys 20% Off Coupon Code in honor of my birthday

Hey! Hey you! It's my birthday! We're celebrating by spreading around a 20% off coupon code:
BIRTHDAY

That code gets you 20% off our in-stock production toys. We have nearly 200 different items in that category. You can see them all here.

Jump on this fast, as the code expires at midnight tonight!

Feel free to spread the code around on Twitter, Facebook, etc.