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May 31, 2012

IN STOCK: Fat Tony Flourescent Edition by Ron English

Just arrived! Will be up for sale tonight!

IN STOCK NOW: Kozik 10-inch Clear Smorkin Labbits by Kidrobot

 10-inch "clear" Smorkin' Labbits by Frank Kozik and Kidrobot in stock now in blue and pink colorways! See the light where the sun don't shine! Introducing 10-inches of absurdly luminous vinyl, complete with classic cigarette and translucent butthole. So radiant and soft, Labbit looks angelic - even when smorkin'. Click here.


May 30, 2012

SNEAK PEEK: tokidoki Cactus Rocker

I love when I get to drop sneak peeks! Here's the upcoming 6-inch Cactus Rocker figure from tokidoki that will be released in July. His safety pins, clothing patches and guitar may make him look tough, but he needs his cactus suit for protection just as much as the rest of the Cactus Friends.
$24.95 each, in this cool amplifier packaging (below). These will be for sale in our tokidoki section.


Furry Feline Creatives SDCC Exclusives...

San Diego Comic Con 2012 is coming and Furry Feline Creatives has just announced 2 exclusives for the show. Pictured above is the "Dragonmaster Ringo" which features a very cute cat with some extra deadly nunchucks. Now if I know for sure 1 thing, that would be to never trust a kitty with a pair of nunchucks and a smile. I love the color usage in "Dragonmaster Ringo" and think it will definitely be a hit to all!
The second exclusive to be released is "Puffridge Dragon." "Puffridge" is a cute little kitty dressed up in a dragon outfit. The face he is making seems to be a little frightened but maybe that is because he had just run into a real dragon. This is the first year Furry Feline Creatives has been in business and they have definitely done a great job for their releases for SDCC 2012!


Nightmare Nursery Of Gloomvania At SDCC...

These cute and devilishly stylish fiends will soon be yours to take home with you. Debuting at SDCC 2012, "The Nightmare Nursery of Gloomvania" features 5 of the cutest monsters around. Zombie, Abominable Snow Baby, Werewolf, Cyclops and a Vampire will be the first un-human babies to be featured from the collaboration between Vamplet, LLC and Comic Images. My favorite of all the babies is the Werewolf. I love the smirk of "I am up to no good" on his face. To find out more information about "The Nightmare Nursery of Gloomvania" or to pre-order a baby for 19.95 please click HERE.

INCOMING: Voltaire Deady Bunee and Sleezter Bunee Mini Qees

We're really excited to continue our support of our favorite Goth (and minor local celebrity) Voltaire by stocking all 4 of his upcoming Toy2R Mini Qee releases: Deady Bunee (in both Color and Black/White colorways) and Sleezter Bunee (in both Color and Black/White colorways).

Deady Bunee and Sleezter Bunee are the next figures in Voltaire's popular collaboration with online role-playing game Adventure Quest.

Like the 8" Deady Bear Qee and the 5" Deady Big in Japan Mini Qee before them, all of these Bunee figures come with a game code for Adventure Quest. You can read more about that popular promotion here.

Deady and Sleezter Bunee Qees are just $28 each, no matter which colorway. You can preorder the Color versions on our site here, and as soon as we get word that they've arrived, we'll put up the Black/White versions for sale as well (FYI Black/White colorways are apparently short-packed in the cases, meaning a case of 12 Deadys will contain 8 Color figures and 4 Black/White figures).




Frederick the custom Foomi by Carson Catlin

Named after another fallen pet, Carson Catlin's Fredrick is a 7" Kidrobot Foomi painted chocolate brown with pale green threading. He was created for the 2012 Munnyworld competition. You can vote for him here: http://bit.ly/LEi1tB

SNEAK PEEK: das mo custom Bunee Qee

das mo shares with us some teasers of his entry into the upcoming BuneeQ show in Bochum, Germany. This is das mo's first custom Qee!

May 29, 2012

4th Anniversary of Tenacious Toys Blog; looking to add more sponsors

On this 4-year anniversary of the Tenacious Toys blog, we are very proud to show you a screenshot from the backend of our blog: our monthly pageviews have jumped from under 10,000 pageviews per month in November all the way up to about 25,000 pageviews per month for the last 2 months. We are achieving these new higher numbers due to a revamp of the way we're blogging:

• I've learned how to blog from my iPhone, which means more frequent and timely posting, even as I pack orders in the warehouse and bring them to Fedex/USPS
• We've added another writer, Jared Schaller, who is definitely in tune with the art toy community
• We are now fully immersed in social media, with our blog posts shooting directly to Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, as well as daily digest emails, all of which link back to this blog

Our blog posts have earned us the recognition of Blogger's Blogs of Note blog, which also helped increase our traffic.

As the first of the month approaches, we are currently looking for a few more banner advertisers at $25/month each. These are 300 x 125 banners which appear on the right side of the screen as you read our posts. Interested parties may email Benny here.

Camilla D'Errico Munky King Art Contest...

Calling all artistsCamilla D'Errico and Munky King have just announced an amazing art competition. This contest will be based off the character and story of "Tanpopo", whom is led by the devil Kuro on a journey to experience emotions. This contest has 3 different categories you can submit entries for:

- Design a poster of Tanpopo and Kuro using your favorite piece of literature, example: Romeo and Juliet.

- Draw Tanpopo in your favorite emotion, example: Tanpopo "happy", "mad", etc.

- Draw Kuro in a new form.

To find out more information about this art contest and all the awesome prizes please click HERE! Submissions are due by July, 1st.

Trunks 3.5-inch DIY figure by Urban Elephant

Trunks is a new 3.5" DIY designer toy in the shape of an elephant. Made by Urban Elephant from Canada, it looks like the retail price will be $14 or $15. Right now they're testing the waters by emailing retailers like us. Trunks is articulated at the neck and shoulders. Urban Elephant says they'll be releasing painted versions in the future, but for now they're selling the DIY. Anyone interested? Leave a comment!




May 26, 2012

Teru Fujita, Candy-Coated Custom Show artist, now on Flickr



I suggested to Teru Fujita, creator of the amazing Bentie the Bentley custom 7" Munny, that he create a Flickr account to chronicle and record his work online. He has worked for decades in the NYC toy scene, but his work has been largely behind the scenes as he has had numerous roles in design and prototyping. I am attempting to bring his amazing work into the spotlight, which is one of the reasons I asked him to join the Candy-Coated Custom Show artist roster.

Teru is very special to me because our mutual friend passed away unexpectedly this year. I only met Teru at our friend's funeral, and we discovered that we had a LOT in common. So working with Teru holds special meaning to both of us. Please take a look at his work here on Flickr.

Young Morkenstein by Pobber Toys

What did the evil Dr. Morkenstein look like when he was a kid?

The amazing new Pajamas edition explores that, showing the young Dr. Morkenstein in his pajamas.

Check him out in his red pajamas with grey stars and stripes and his self-made helmet with the words 'BEWARE'.

Looking so disarmingly charming and innocent, you might just stop caring that he turned out to be the evil brother.

Limited to just 150 pcs, Dr. Morkenstein is now available in select toy retailers.

UrbanVinylDaily is hosting a Dr. Morkenstein giveaway right now.
Head over to our Tumblr blog where you can enter in 3 clicks and a comb!


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We Become Monsters Skelechub Mini resin BB sale May 28

Our friend Chris Moore of We Become Monsters is releasing his new mini 2" resin sculpt of his Skelechub figure in the form of a blind box sale on May 28th! $12 gets you a blind-boxed Mini Skelechub in one of the many colorways below! 

Go to WeBecomeMonsters.com on Monday to pick a few up.
I have one in a beautiful Tenacious blue- sitting right in front of me on top of my computer! I love it!




May 25, 2012

Voltaire Deady and Sleezter Bunees arriving soon

Both the Deady Bunee and the Sleezter Bunee 5" Mini Qee figures will have 2 colorways, and all of them come with a code for Adventure Quest that unlocks a Deady companion in the game. $28 each, arriving in June. Preorder yours here. Support Voltaire, New York's favorite Goth and minor local celebrity!

CHIPP s004 and BOOMER [FORT BURNOUT-DSRT] drop May 28 in Squadt Store

CHIPP s004 and BOOMER [FORT BURNOUT-DSRT]
Edition of 200. $115.00 USD Includes worldwide shipping.

The release is set for Monday, MAY 28, 12:00 noon central time (Austin TX)
Available at the squadt store>>  http://store.projectsquadt.com

Features
Chipp includes: modular tactical vest with assorted pouches, Fort Burnout shirt, bandana, sMK23 with holster, SM4 with red dot and suppressor, regular arms and 2.0 arms, smoke and yellow lenses and removable helmet.
Boomer includes: head-case, 2 'pipe bombs' and modular harness.



Custom Mini Berties by Adam Pratt drop at 6pm EST

 At one inch tall, the 3A Mini Berties are difficult to even hold in one's hand, let alone fully paint and weather. At 6pm, we will be releasing Wave 1 of Adam "Halfbad" Pratt's custom Mini Berties. There are 6 different minis in this wave, and they will be $20 each. Click here to buy them at 6pm.

Talk About That Was Fast With Jeff Lamm...

Talk about FAST. Although this print titled "London Face Punch" by Jeff Lamm is already sold out, it still deserved it's own post! One cool thing about this print is that it features 3 of Jeff Lamm's produced figures as the monsters attacking the city. (Greasebat on the left, M5 Bravo hugging the tower and Stee-Gar on all fours.) To see this print and what Jeff Lamm had to say about it please click HERE. To find out more about 1xRUN that produced this print and many others please click HERE

(Benny's edit: I missed this one and I'm a bit pissed off about that...)

Teaser: Qiqi By Ziqi and Chebaka...

Not much is known about Qiqi by Ziqi pictured above from Creo Design except that it's very cute and the production process to get it made is almost over. Which means this figure should be available for purchase in the next few months. Qiqi by Ziqi will come in both black or red and official photos should be out soon.




Pictured above is also another figure that is almost completed production from Creo Design called "Chebaka." This figure will come in 5 colors, Blue, Cyan, Green, Purple and Yellow. Each color will be limited to 100 each. This figure is technically known as the "First Russian Designer Art Toy." More information and official pictures will be released soon. To stay informed about both Qiqi by Ziqi and Chebaka please click HERE and visit the Creo Design official website.

JC Rivera Most Wanted Madness 1:AM Gallery...

JC Rivera is a custom making madness machine. As you can see from the photo above he used multiple different bases to create these eerie and haunting customs. The skulls, the use of the color red and horns has these customs heading towards a western theme for me. Reminds me of the dead half eaten cow skulls that cowboys would find when out riding a trail. I really love the theme of these customs and how cohesive each piece is with the other. If you are interested in purchasing one of these creations please check out the 1:AM Gallery website HERE. To see what other customs are also available from Tenacious Toys by JC Rivera like the one below please click HERE.

May 24, 2012

SOLD OUT Tony Gil Free Runner Diamond Kid Mascot...

Tony Gil has just finished his first custom 8" Mascot and it is already sold out! Titled "Free Runner Diamond Kid" this custom was made by chopping apart the mascot build and then putting it back together in the design he wanted. This design is really clever on a Mascot and definitely has a Paw like inspired feel to it. Tony Gil also made a time lapse process video showing how he came up with the concept for this figure and it is definitely worth a watch HERE. Although he is currently sold out if you go HERE, you can check out what other amazing customs are available or just send him an email asking if he might make you a similar themed one.

DAVEMARKART And His Incredible Monster Madness...

Although this lizard zombie "Mouth's To Feed" is already sold, I just had to write a post showcasing the amazing talent DAVEMARKART has. I absolutely love this Lizard/Snake or whatever reptile that this might be representing! All those evil hand sculpted teeth along with the headed arms makes this an amazingly sculpted custom that I cannot stop staring at. One thing that never disappoints is DAVEMARKART's color usage. All of his customs seem to have the right combination of bright splashy colors along with some more muted tones and it always just works. If you would like to check out what other customs that are available from DAVEMARKART please check out his store HERE. Tenacious Toys also has a few cool ones like the Hive shown below and can be purchased HERE.

Scott Kinnebrew's Little Copper Bots Are Here To Serve You...

Scott Kinnebrew aka Forces of Dorkness had 2 spare Dunny's laying around and decided to make these very cute Copper Bots! Using sculpey and some metallic paint he made these 3" Dunny's into the ultimate little robots. I love the bright colorful eyes and the use of oxidation for detailing! The ears distract a little bit but the twisted metal looks pretty cool. I am not sure if these designs are spoken for but if you are interested definitely send a message to Scott HERE at his website. If you are interested in seeing other customs that are available (like my personal fav Buddha Fett) then please click HERE