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April 10, 2015

Destroller by Wetworks x Quiccs

Wetworks has teamed up with Hidden Fortress and Bullet Punk, to present TEQ63 Destroller. At over 8" tall, Quiccs provided a non-articulated resin Baby TEQ, while Wetworks created the bot part of the completed Destroller. Priced at $80 plus shipping, there is no word on what the run size it. So, head on over Wetworks' online store and pick up a Destroller.

Custom Hellboy Figure by Wetworks

Carlo Cacho, artist behind Wetworks, recently completed a really cool custom painted Hellboy figure, with base. The base is made of wood and clay, while the base figure is a Mezco figure. Wetworks did well to provide a better overall paintjob and with the addition of the base, the completed custom is really nice to look at. No word on whether this was a commissioned piece, or if it will be made available for sale.

ToyConUK 2015 WIP from PJ Constable

ToyConUK 2015 is only a few weeks away, on April 25th, in London. Artists and companies are gearing up, getting everything ready before the event comes around. Artist PJ Constable has been busy sculpting and casting some ideas, while also creating an idea for a print. PJs latest WIP pics include an army of cast Caterpups, a cast version of an original sculpt and a print with a yet to be decided size. PJ is also working on some custom Munnys, among other pieces that he will have for sale at ToyConUK2015. PJ Constable has definitely grown as an artist in the few years he's been active in the scene and hopefully PJ has a successful convention, so everyone can see more of his work. Expect more information to be released as PJ finalizes paint applications and other projects he is working on for ToyConUK2015.  

Latest Work from Rsin Art

Commissions and store releases typically keep artists busy, while also throwing in an art show submission every so often. For Rsin Art, in between battling ongoing medical problems, Rsin tries to knock down his long commission list. A few of his latest completed creations include a Custom Skullhead, a few 1/12 3AA Bambaboss customs, and a Custom Dragon Boy. The Skullhead and Dragon Boy are commissioned pieces, while the Bambaboss' were a recent store release (Sold out). Some great work by Rsin. As Rsin works through his commission list, it'll be interesting to see what Rsin will produce next. Be sure to follow Rsin on social media to see what he produces next.

V.e.r.a.1 Model from PolyopticsLabs

Brian Anderson, of PolyopticsLabs, has decided to create a limited run of the Vulpues Exploration Rover Alpha 1, or V.e.r.a.1. Since being first released 3 years ago, less than 30 of these handmade models have been created. Featuring more than 30 assembled parts, with working lights and a removable head panel, each V.e.r.a.1 is also hand painted with a military style finish. About the V.e.r.a.1:
The V.e.r.a.1 is designed to excel in dynamic scenarios by rapidly adapting to unknown environments.
Instinctual behavior blended with artificial intelligence, controlled by our on board systems, translates into a truly interactive operating experience.
When initialized and adequately powered, the V.e.r.a.1 will process information in the environment and intelligently respond to stimuli. In that state it will directly experience perceptions, sensations, and thoughts.
With a total of 11 pieces being made available, through preorder, the breakdown is as follows:
  • 6 Original Colorway V.e.r.a.1 - priced at $300 plus shipping
  • 1 Military Steel Colorway V.e.r.a.1 - priced at $400 plus shipping
  • 5 Unpainted Clear/Frosted Colorway V.e.r.a.1 - priced at $200 plus shipping
Overall, each V.e.r.a.1 measures around 10cm x 11.5cm x 9cm. With each V.e.r.a.1 being hand made by Brian, there will be differences in each one and should be handled and enjoyed with care. Also, keep in mind that this is a preorder and it is noted that shipment can be 4 months out. Be sure to check out PolyopticsLab for more info.

Bearded TTC Cavey from HeyCavey x The Toy Chronicle for ToyConUK 2015

Teased a few months ago, The Toy Chronicle has teamed up with Holly Astral, of HeyCavey, to create a ToyConUK 2015 exclusive Cavey. The Bearded TTC Cavey is going to be priced at £15 and will be limited to just 20 pieces. This is most likely, the very last Cavey that will be available, unless Holly finds some free time to produce a small run in the future, so a lot of people will be after this little blue Cavey. Each Bearded TTC Cavey will come bagged with a header card and comes signed and numbered by Holly. For those who plan on attending ToyConUK 2015, be sure to find The Toy Chronicle booth and pick up a Bearded TTC Cavey.

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Monster Kolor's Mecha Virus Paint Class

Monster Kolor has announced another one of their excellent paint classes.  For just $99 you get training from the pros at Monster Kolor, a Mecha Virus Ammonaito toy to paint and unlimited access to Monster Kolor's paints and supplies!  Grab you spot now, the class will fill up quick!

Paint Class Mecha Virus - Monster Kolor Store:

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