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August 31, 2014

Labor Day Sale at B.A.L.D. store! Up to 50% off toys, art, prints, t-shirts.

Just got word from Bryan Lopez that he's running Labor Day sale from today until 9/2/14 with everything in his B.A.L.D. shop on sale: Custom Toys, Prints, Original Art and more.

Here is the store link:


September 1st is the PRE-ORDER for the TOMORROW KINGS 7 BONES HEAVY SLICER YOSHITSUNE at BAMBALAND. The PRE-ORDER starts at 9:00AM HK time and will last for around 24 hours or so. YOSHITSUNE is priced at $145USD and that price includes worldwide shipping! Estimated shipping is around December 2014.

August 29, 2014

1st Wave Vinyl Sticker Pack by Pink Nightmare Squad

 Click below to buy this pack:
Discordia Culture Shop | 1st Wave - Vinyl Sticker Pack - by Pink Nightmare Squad | Online Store Powered by Storenvy

GUUMON Purple Haze Daigomi: last day to enter our lottery!

Today is the last day to submit your entry to the lottery we are running for these 6 Exclusive Purple Haze Daigomis, kindly produced and painted up just for Tenacious Toys by the amazing GUUMON. Winners picked tomorrow; Purple Haze Daigomis are $150 each + shipping. There's one "chase" which has extra gold paint spray (see below) and it will be shipped randomly.

Email me at tenacioustoys at gmail dot com with PURPLE HAZE DAIGOMI in the subject line and give us your name, address and Paypal addy in the email.

Good luck!!!! Since there's only 6 of these, I will NOT be selfishly keeping one for myself, although I really want to. I will be sad every time I ship each of these 6 pieces out. Aargh! One of my favorite sculpts ever.

August 28, 2014

Geisha Print by Jon-Paul Kaiser

UK based artist Jon-Paul Kaiser doesn't create prints often but he recently received a batch of wonderful prints he illustrated, simply titled "Geisha". Printed on A3 sized heavy-weight pulp paper (380 gsm) with a matte finish, each print is priced at £25 (~$42). Each print is signed and numbered, with an edition of 50 prints. The illustration looks quite beautiful, with some nice details, which may be missed when looking at the illustration for the first time. This print is going to look great properly matted and framed.
These "Geisha" prints are going to be available through JPK's online store on Friday August 29th at 1600 UK time (9am in California). Who knows, if these sell quickly, more Jon-Paul Kaiser prints might be coming in the future.

JUN Planning is now GROOVE USA; Sailor Moon & tokidoki x Hello Kitty Pullip Dolls

Sailor Moon Pullip
 Just got a really interesting email from GROOVE USA INC, which used to be called JUN Planning. JUN Planning made the crazy popular Pullip dolls... and GROOVE USA will continue the line, adding Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury to the lineup. This year saw the release of the San Diego Comic-con Exclusive Pullip/DAL tokidoki SUPERHERO figure, and GROOVE USA will be adding another tokidoki Pullip and a tokidoki x Hello Kitty Pullip to the line.
There's also a Vocaloid MIKU Pullip, and the ROZEN MAIDEN SERIES, which includes the KIRAKISHOU, SHINKU, KEIKUJYAKU, and SUIGINTOU figures.

Pretty exciting plans! As always, hit us up if you're interested in ordering Pullips from us. It's a line we've been considering investing in as they continue to release more & more cool figures.
SDCC Exclusive Pullip/DAL tokidoki SUPERHERO figures

SDCC Exclusive Pullip/DAL tokidoki SUPERHERO packaging

Sailor Mercury & Sailor Moon Pullips



tokdioki x Hello Kitty Pullip

tokidoki Pullip

Vocaloid MIKU

Creature from the Nth Dimension custom Oreion by Jeff Beck of Menace Inc

Jeff Beck sheares with us a teaser of his custom Oreion Figure, done for the upcoming "Oreion's Arrival" Toy Release Party this Friday August 29th from 7pm - 9pm at his shop Menace Inc. Studios.

The creators Mike and Tracy Lindenthal designed and had their character Oreion produced in 4 different colors: clear, red, blue and glow in the dark. They are 12" tall with a sofubi vinyl head and movable resin tentacles.

Oreion will be released to the public at this release party and on for $45.00 Each.

There will also be a handful of custom painted Oreions that will be available at the show.

Jeff's piece is called "Creature from the Nth Dimension" and will be available for $125.00.

Custom Dunny Cakes - Key Lime Slime by Random Skull Productions

My first batch of signature recipe Dunnycakes, key lime slime. These dunny cakes will come in my signature neon green color or "lime icing" with a swirled yellow and lime cake body! They stand about 3 inches tall just like a normal dunny.

One out of the three dunnycakes will have matching green sprinkles and the other two will not. (Sprinkles options, just as when ordering!)

The Key Lime Slime Dunnycakes will come in custom boxes and are available now at

Dunny Cake - Key Lime Slime No Sprinkles · Random Skull Productions · Online Store Powered by Storenvy

August 27, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing Groot Toy by Funko

So Funko just released this sweet Dancing Groot toy from the Guardians of the Galaxy movie... and we can get it. We've never stocked a Funko piece before, but it looks like it's time. I'm pretty sure these retail for about $9.99 each. Hit me up personally if you're interested so I know how many to order. Then watch Marvel's Dancing Groot video clip below:

-- Benny Kline

Steamy Chums Kickstarter Ends Sunday! The Fox says... BACK THIS ONE!

 This rad Kickstarter by Mira- a toymaker from the Netherlands - ends Sunday, and it is SO CLOSE to the 100% mark!!! I just backed it; I'm really digging that steampunk sloth. Never seen a sloth art toy before and I FRIGGIN LOVE SLOTHS! Check the video for the Steamy Chums Kickstarter below:

Steamy Chums is 98% funded- let's bring them to the finish line!!! Please share and pledge! There are rewards levels as low as 1 euro, and as high as 350 euros for the maximum Steamy Chums collection (8 pieces in a custom display crate).

August 26, 2014

REVIEW: 10-Year Edition MAD*L Set of 2 by MAD Toy Design

It's not often that a product arrives in as minty perfect condition as the stock photos show on the producer's website... but these 5-inch 10-Year Anniversary Edition MAD*L figures I just got from MAD are absolutely perfect... stock photo above...
 ... actual photos here. Printing is tight and bold and the lines are super clean. I'm sure the added touch of shipping these figures in plastic baggies, inside draw-string printed pouches, inside a box, helped with the perfect arrival. Love the black & white motif. A couple really stellar additions to my personal collection.
 We are super proud to have been stocking the Mad*L figures from the very beginning (well sorta, we started whenever MAD put out Series 1, which sold like crazy... our shop is apparently exactly as old as the Mad*L figure).
Best of all, you can STILL get a set of these figures in MAD's online store here. The set of 2 is only $50, which is actually less per figure than his normal 5" MAD*L price! A steal. I'm astonished that there are any left at all. Get yours.

August 25, 2014

HOTLINE MIAMI- JACKET FIGURE by Erick Scarecrow — Kickstarter

Erick Scarecrow's Kickstarter for the official Hotline Miami 1:6-scale action figures is only a few days in... and is already 50% overfunded! o_O

Awesome looking figure. I need one. NEEEEEDDDDDDD

Click below to go to the Kickstarter:

HOTLINE MIAMI- JACKET FIGURE by Erick Scarecrow — Kickstarter

Tenacious Exclusive GUUMON Purple Haze Daigomi Lottery Begins Today

The Exclusive Tenacious Toys X GUUMON “Purple Haze” Daigomi is a short run exclusive (6), with one chase in the mix, sold via lottery. The chase has extra gold spray near the head (pictured immediately below this text).

Lottery info is as follows: lottery is open now. To enter the Lottery, email and include this information: Title the email with “Purple Haze Daigomi” and in the body of the email include this info: Full name and address, plus paypal account username. Lottery closes Friday August 29th.

Winners will be chosen at random, only the winners will be contacted….one piece per household. Each of the 6 pieces will be $150+shipping, with USPS or Fedex ship options for all winners.

August 23, 2014

FP-420 Grow-op custom Deathshead by Ian Ziobrowski

 In 2028, WWIII devastated planet Earth.  Populations were decimated, factories stopped production, food shortages were rampant, and very few survived the slaughter.  Humankind was set back thousands of years.

The limited few that were left moved North or South, anywhere to escape the war madness surrounding them.  Generations of families did what they could to survive.  Many created small communities from the rubble of war - old factories, the remains of corporate technology, 21st century waste, etc.

Today is 2420, and one small mystical hamlet, 'Nugglife', sits high above all others in the territory formerly known as the Smokey Mountains.  This plush and close-knit community is one of the last green growing regions on Earth.  Its leader, Nuggs, is the most infamous grower in the world and he is about to unleash his most recent creation the "FP-420".

The FP-420 was created in an old gun factory responsible for the development of the miserable WWII failure, the FP-45 Liberator.  With the 2 story factory fully converted based on Nugg’s mastermind schematics, this facility can yield up to 10 bushels every 65 days.  Climate controlled via a two part diversion system, Nugg’s can keep the perfect temperature and humidity levels for his philanthropic operations. 
Figure Details:
o    *  10 inch custom Death'sHead figure
o    *  Hand created, designed, crafted and painted hand by NUGGLIFE (Ian Ziobrowski)
o    *  Powered by a 9 volt battery, this should meet everyone's growing needs post-apocalyptic destruction   

 So I'm friends with Ian, friendly enough to hang out with him outside of toys and to have each other in our phone contacts... but I gotta tell ya, it's hard to get him on the phone. I just played phone tag with him for over a week. He's so fucking busy it's not even funny. This is a perfect example of why he's so busy. What a goddamned epic piece. Just incredible. You can see AND BUY a lot more sweet pieces by Ian at our NYCC booth #208... Ian will be rolling up with the most customs he's every assembled for one event... so bring your fat wallet.