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December 4, 2012

Tokidoki Unicorno Blind Box Mini Series Two!

Tokidoki recently released a new Unicorno mini series. It is equally delightful and as fun to look at as the first Unicorno series. Tokidoki never fails to please with their adorable and original designs. There are a lot of muted tones in this series which contradicts a bit with the rest of Tokidoki's work. But even though some pieces don't have a lot of colour they nonetheless pop and the series still shines. These pleasant creatures stand at two inches tall and are available for eight dollars in the Tokidoki shop. I'm dying to get my hands on the super cute Day of the Dead looking unicorn. After all a Tokidoki toy can brighten up anyone's collection, let alone day. 
-Ashley Gallagher

Jon Paul Kaiser's Star Wars themed Customs Available Online at Yoyamart

Following UK artist Jon Paul Kaiser's custom Star Wars themed show, A New Hope (originally posted about here), Yoyamart has put up 50 of the remaining customs for sale online. These primarily black and white customs, range in price from $200 for a 5" custom, to $2250 for a huge 16" custom. Jon Paul Kaiser is best known for his meticulously detailed black and white style, although he does dabble in color once in awhile. Some of the small little details on these customs are amazing and somewhat mind boggling. I've had the honor of seeing Jon Paul Kaiser draw on small 3" dunnys while I was in the UK, he definitely has steady hands.These customs won't last long once word spreads, so don't hesitate and pick up one or more of these awesome JPK customs. Here are a few of my favorites.

Death Star Gunner Mini Munny by JPK
Stormtrooper 2 T" MonQee by JPK
Boba Fett 16" Toyer by JPK

To see more of Jon Paul Kaiser's Star Wars customs and/or to make a purchase, head on over to Yoyamart's online store.

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As always, tell them I sent you in the notes and get some free air in your package!
- Mark-Anthony

Monster Kolor Paint Markers!

Monster Kolor is once again adding to their ever expanding paint product catalog with Monster Kolor brand Paint Markers. The paint markers are made for use on vinyl, resin, plastic and PVC toys. Individually priced at $6 each and available in 10 Monster Kolor's famous bright colors: black, white, red, blue, purple, yellow, green, purple, pink & silver. These markers feature a 2mm interchangeable tip, with a fine tip available for $1.
 Also available is a 10 marker kit, which features $0.25 shipping, although the option was not up on the site at the time of this post. I'm sure the kit will be added to the Monster Kolor store sooner than later. I have never personally used Monster Kolor products, however, I have seen the finished product of artists who have. Those pieces have awesome paint finishes, very similar to finishes I've seen on custom cars.

So, for all you artists, hobbyists and everyone else who requires awesome paint, head on over to Monster Kolors store and start shopping. These markers would make great holiday gifts!

Monster Kolor Markers in 10 colors

Interchangable tips: 2mm tip on top and fine tip in white.

If Monster Kolor feels like sending a 10 pack my way, I'll be sure to post a proper product review.

- Mark-Anthony

Custom Madness by Zukaty

London based artist Paulo Mendes, aka Zukaty Toyz, has been putting in some studio time as of late. Zukaty is going to be releasing a dozen new customs with a price range of $55-75 plus shipping. Keep in mind that he is in London. Owning a few of Zukaty's customs myself, I really like the bold colorful pieces. The sculpted pieces look awesome as well and appear to have clean blending, which I really like. Overall, great attention to detail on all of the pieces. These customs are going to be available Wednesday, December 5th. Release time based on location: London 10PM; NY 5PM; LA 2PM. If you have your eye on one of these great customs, make sure to go to Zukaty's Storenvy and pick one up. While you are there, check out some of the other customs in the store, you might find something else you like.

As always if you pick up one or more of these great pieces, put a note that I sent you, you get free air when you do.

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- Mark-Anthony

Custom Agent K Dunny by Jc Rivera

Look at this amazing custom Agent K Dunny (RsinArt) by Jc it!

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I support Boombotix and their Rex portable speaker

Check out this Kickstarter to fund the production of the REX portable speaker system! I'm a backer. Boombotix RULES! Kudos to Lief, whose business acumen is an inspiration to me.

With revolutionary acoustic and industrial design, a noise-canceling microphone and a built-in clip, the REX allows you to stay connected to your friends and your music while keeping your phone safely in your pocket.

The REX connects to iPods, smartphones, tablets, and laptops using wireless Bluetooth technology. Stream music, change tracks, and answer, end, or deny phone calls on the fly. The REX is built to withstand the demands of an active lifestyle so you can bring music to where you enjoy it most.

Melodreamas Dunny Blind Box Series

This great series of 3 inch Dunny's in now available in Melodreama's store. Grab them here, they are only 45 dollars!

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  - Don P

Android Series 3 figures available open-box

We have quite a few of the super-popular Series 3 Androids available as open-box (meaning, we've identified which figure is inside the blind box). We offer reasonable prices on these open-box figures, which probably pisses off other retailers, and certainly the flippers on eBay. 
We have more blind box cases in stock as well so if you don't see the Droid you're looking for, email us. We just might set aside the one you want next time we open up some blinds.

10-inch DIY MadL figure

The 10-inch DIY MadL is one of the most popular DIY platforms we stock. There were some rumors floating around a month ago that these were no longer available- not true! We have a case of them arriving in about a week. Preorder yours here.

Little Buddy by Friends With You

Case Studyo has the pleasure to announce the release of a new limited edition sculpture by Friends With You, the fine art collaborative of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III.

This new object is called ‘Little Buddy’, a guardian and magical dreamer bursting with ideas and inspiration. Sam & Tury suggest you put him close to your bed for the ultimate subconcious adventures. They offer this amulet as a power object, if you take care of it and watch over him, he will reflect your gestures and offer peace and love. The more energy you give him, the more he will charge your life with magic potency.      

FriendsWithYou’s mission is to affect world culture by cultivating special moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interaction. Many of their works reference to toys because they are meant for play, a tool for unstructured free association and interaction. Their sculptures and paintings, inflatables and objects are meant to trigger the buried, neglected urges and yearnings that a seasoned art viewer may not expect to have activated; playfulness, laughter and inquisitiveness, with an end result of feeling connected. Influenced by the simple happiness found in everyday life, FriendsWithYou’s work is designed to be accessible to all.

This shiny gold glazed porcelain object (16x16 cm / 6.2x6.2 inch) is made in an edition of 25 pieces and comes in a silkscreened wooden box, with a signed and numbered certificate by FriendsWithYou.

Case Studyo apparently has no online shop, so you have to use their contact form to contact them if you want to buy one of these.

Ron English Cereal Killers series Cap'n Cornstarch figure

The second figure in Ron English's Cereal Killers series is Cap'n Cornstarch, up for preorder here. Our shipment will arrive in about a week. This is a 9-inch vinyl figure, articulated at the arms.