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February 3, 2012

SNEAK PEEK: Dropping Jaw Tenacious Toys Exclusive resin figure by Jacob JAMS

When I heard from Matt Siegelbaum that his son Jacob had started to cast his own figures in resin, I had one thing to say: I WANT AN EXCLUSIVE! Jacob, who is 12, has had great success sculpting, molding and casting his own designs into resin. He's been selling them to classmates at school, and he has several sculpts by now. Jacob agreed to create a special Tenacious Blue Dropping Jaw Exclusive just for us!

Matt and Jacob work on this project together, which is such a ridiculously cool father/son activity... I'm so jealous. Even at 33 years old, I'm jealous. I wanna do this with my dad. I'm a huge fan of productive and constructive family time, and as a toy retailer I was falling all over myself to get on board with Jacob. 

So there ya go: a sneak peek at the next Tenacious Toys Exclusive Series: the tinted blue resin Dropping Jaws by Jacob JAMS. Good thing dad (Matt) is a professional photographer- I have better shots of this piece than almost anything else I sell! I'll post full, detailed pics and more info soon.

Custom Horselington commission by Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson was recently commissioned by a collector (Pranay) to customize a Horselington- a fascinating figure to customize as it is such a complex platform. Basically it's a little squat dude wearing a horsehead hat. Or something. It's a big piece, about 10 inches tall. I believe Rsin, Nerviswr3k and possibly Chauskoskis were also commissioned by the same collector to customize Horselingtons. Could be wrong... but I started to see Horselingtons by those guys popping up on Facebook. In any case, a different collector suggested that I cover Matt's custom. He was a big fan and wanted to see this one get some page time. I'm a big fan of anything Matt does, so here are some pics.

Note the real metal chain mail- a nice touch which we quite frankly don't see enough of these days. I like alternative materials in a custom- bone, metal, gears... anything off the wall. Matt's got his signature mini skulls going on, and in a nod to his steampunk aesthetic, Matt uses a gear at the back of the custom to hold his sword on. But what's really cool about this Horselington custom is the color-change resin Matt used on the horse's head:

Sweet work Matt!

Vishnu Paramata (The Boss) New Mini Collectable by We Kill You

 The newest collectible from We Kill You is Vishnu Paramata, a mini version of 2009's The Boss. He stands 3" tall and the first release "A Mystical Timezone" is an edition of 20 cast in clear orange with purple and blue spray and painted eyes. Each one is hiding a little something behind its back and comes with weaponry (a knife, a morning star, or bat)! This new collectable is available now in the WKY shop at Check the video:

Lt. Joe “Fresh” McMinty custom Kidrobot Mascot by Don P

Lt. Joe “Fresh” McMinty is a custom by Don P based on the 7-inch Kidrobot Mascot platform. 

During a secret CryoGenicmission he was lost in the Brazilian woods in the year 2176. His crew left him for dead. He was nothing for the government and they did not search for this poor fella. His family was desperate with the loss of their dad, who was really the best dad that they could wish for.
10 Years later he finally reached a city........ Angry that he was, he wanted revenge on the people who left him for dead. Heavilly attacked by wild animals, he was signed for life. The main thing that kept him alive was his enormous drive to see his family again.

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