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February 27, 2014

ShoelEECHed Dunny by EECHone rocks!

Clean but such a clever idea. Great executed too!

The smell of fresh vinyl and new shoes, who doesn't love that!? I do! I combined both into this 8" dunny by KIDROBOT INC. In my favorite colors, this piece is a true EECHclusive. Limited to 1 piece worldwide. Satin varnish as finishing touch.

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  - Don P

Teddy Tank HXW7 Custom MAD*L by dust

Swiss/German Artist Dust sent over some great pics of a recently completed custom 5" MAD*L, titled "Teddy Tank HXW7". Dust has created a great little diorama, with a nice theme which is continuous throughout the entire piece. With the MAD*L Tank being the focal point, this piece comes complete with a driver named Hans and the little fella Peter.  Peter is dealing with illegal little creatures, while the driver Hans, has already bought one. This little diorama has a lot of little details and with every picture, something new can be found. The driver Hans appears to be a separate figure and can be positioned anywhere, including inside the Mad*l Tank. Although no word on price or availability, this piece is definitely going to make some collector very happy.

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Daft Punk by Chakal Tois

The base for these customs are the new 3 inch Bot from Kidrobot. Absolutely great work on these two customs, they are currently for sale be fast

Daft Punk / Grammy 2014

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  - Don P

Throwback Thursday - Mighty Max

This is the first in a series of posts I'll be doing every Thursday, honoring the toys from our past and their influence today.  If you have any suggestions for toys you'd like to see on Throwback Thursday drop me an email!  - THF

Pictured: Concept artwork for the cancelled Mighty Max and the Giant Logo Playset

I was 11 back in 1992 when the Mighty Max toy line launched.  I can remember coming across them on a trip to Kmart and falling in love.  I've always had a special place for minifigures, having had LEGO, M.U.S.C.L.E, and Monsters in my Pocket figures previously.  But Mighty Max upped the ante.  Ultra-miniature figures, some even had a point of articulation, and entire playsets that could fit in your pocket!  This was action figure aisle's answer to your sister's Polly Pocket sets.

A small portion of the various sets and figures included in the Mighty Max line

But where Polly Pocket featured blondes and brunettes living it up in palm-sized dream houses and shopping malls, Mighty Max placed the titular hero in the "Horror Zone".  Transported via a magic ball cap (so sayeth the official backstory, because why not?) to a world filled with evil monsters and mad scientists, the world of Might Max allowed for a huge variety of playsets and figures.  I personally had the Skull Dungeon playset which came with Max, an Igor-esque mad scientist and a Frankenstein's monster lookalike.  

Might Max Escapes from Skull Dungeon!

The beauty of these sets were in the details.  Tons of tiny details sculpted in to every corner of the playsets. Bookshelves, stairs, cobblestone floors, bones and bugs, vials and bottles.  Everywhere you looked there was something interesting.  The Skull Dungeon playset, for instance, included a tilting table for bringing the monster to life along with tiny Tesla coils and of course a switch to throw.  

The Mighty Max line eventually expanded from the basic pocket-sized playsets to larger sets, like Trapped in Skull Island (boy there's a lot of skulls in this line) and even smaller sets like the Shrunken Heads series which mainly included enough room inside for one or two characters.  Even McDonald's got in on the action, including some exclusive sets in its Happy Meals.

Mighty Max may not have been in every boy's pocket in the early nineties, but it's influence was seen throughout the toy industry.  After seeing the popularity of the line, other companies jumped on the "tiny toys in slightly less tiny heads" fad.  I personally remember seeing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets.  Others included Godzilla, Batman and Galoob's Star Wars minifigure and vehicle line which are still popular, although unfortunately no longer produced, today.

-The Highest Fever

SoKo Cat - Sweetheart Pups

 SubUrban Vinyl’s Valentine’s Day art show: “Heart Strings: Art to make hearts all a flutter or help mend the broken ones” is over and SoKo Cat's "Sweetheart Pups" are back and available on sale in her store right now. These adorable pups are based on the valentines candy hearts that you either love or loathe. Either way we can all agree that these pups are adorable. They come in four different colors, each with a different saying on the back and are availble now for $30.

The Beautiful ZOE custom Munny by Laura Loren

Latest Munny by Laura Loren for the Around the World in 80 Toys Show.

Zoe is a 4“ Munny. She is wearing a tight bronze colored dress, an anthracite necklace, and an exquisitely crafted cape. Her hair ribbon, where she keeps her curly hair, is made of fur. Her outfit is completed by little golden earrings. She stands on a wooden base which was painted with acrylic spraypaint.

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