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April 26, 2016

TOY OF THE DAY: The Loyal Subjects TMNT Leo 8-inch Regular Edition Action Vinyl Figure


in stock
8 inches tall
made of vinyl
produced by The Loyal Subjects
TMNT figure officially licensed by Nickelodeon
window boxed


GOFN VIDEO REVIEW: Ron English Uncle Scam by Kidrobot x Bigshot Toyworks

Watch the excellent video review of the new Ron English Uncle Scam figure below. Video review by TJ of Go Figure News, which is fast proving to be one of the top sources for lengthy and detailed comprehensive video reviews of new designer toys! Uncle Scam was developed for Kidrobot by Bigshot Toyworks, and you can pick one up here for $74.99.

April 25, 2016

TOY OF THE DAY: PREORDER Kidrobot Codename Unknown 5" Dunny by Sekure D


PREORDER estimated arrival date of April 2016
NEW DUNNY SIZE: 5" vinyl figure
designed by Sekure D
Number 1 release in the new, numbered "Emerging Artist" series of 5" Dunnys
produced by Kidrobot

Preorder Kidrobot Codename Unknown 5" Dunny by Sekure D today!

April 23, 2016

The Feelings: Totem Creatures x Taylored Curiosities

Taylored Curiosities has just released three new Feelings Totem Creatures; Calm, Focus and Fretful-Nag. Each one is entirely hand sculpted using a unique color blend and engraved with a tiny TC. No two Feelings will be the same and they measure between .75" and 1.5". They are available now for £4.00 a pieve in the Taylored Curiosities web store.

If you would like a chance to win a set of these, Taylored Curiosities is running a contest on Instagram now.


April 22, 2016

Win a Love Bomb by Mighty Jaxx

Hey Fellow Toy Ninjas!

Gavriel Discordia here, Owner of Discordia Culture Shop
We are dropping one of our Love Bomb Green store Exclusives in this Special Contest.

Winner will be selected out of 223 Entries, by Random Number Generator.
Enter for a Chance to Win for only $1!

Free Shipping. Offer only good for Continental U.S. Residents.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Funko POP Movies Flash Gordon Figures Coming in July

Flash Gordon Funko POP figures coming in July
4 new Funko POP figures coming in July - characters from the Flash Gordon movie from 1980!!! Flash Gordon, Matthew Siegelbaum ... I mean Ming the Merciless, General Klytus and Prince Vultan.

Join our email list to get the updates on this arrival! These will go on our website and into our Amazon shop.


When Flash Gordon finds himself taken prisoner by Emperor Ming the Merciless, he does not give up!
Prince Vultan of the Hawkmen and General Klytus won't go down without a fight!
Collect all four this spring!

Random Skull Productions My Pet Ghost Preorders Open Today


The My Pet Ghost figures by Random Skull Productions are available as preorder today (4/22) and until the end of the month. Orders will be made and filled after the pre order closes.

Random Ghost and all his friends have been captured from the spirit realm and are ready to haunt your house. Each Random Ghost comes in its own containment jar, just make sure you keep it sealed! These ghosts are hard to catch!!


3 different jar styles to choose from: round, square or Mason jar.

Random Ghost is made out of resin and is suspended in a glass jar. Each one will be $15 plus shipping here in the Random Skull shop.

Random Ghost is an original piece, sculpted by Alex Hallman aka Random Skull.
 


 

April 21, 2016

The Suckhour - Episode 11 The Red King in Leather

The Sucklord brings in his old Apprentice, Mutant Luke, to talk about Aspergers syndrome, the Gowanus canal, making Toys, beating people up, and the Suckcess of the Suckadelic method. Don't be scared of him.

 THE SUPER SUCKHOUR is the Official Podcast and Talkshow of SUCKADELIC Starring THE SUPER SUCKLORD and his degenerate friends. WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT!

Post by: Gavriel Discordia

ONLINE HERE:LINK

Sailor Moon Funko POP Anime Figures Coming in July

Coming in July from Funko: a whole series of Sailor Moon POPs, including Sailor Moon & Luna, Sailor Venus & Artemis, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter and Tuxedo Mask! Add yourself to our email list to stay on top of this one. Saw these in person, they look really superb. The Sailor Moon POPs will be available on our website and in our Amazon shop in July 2016.

Pop! Anime: Sailor Moon
I am the Pretty Guardian who fights for love and for justice. I am Sailor Moon!
In the name of the Moon, I’ll punish you!
Sailor Moon and Luna are coming
to Pop! Anime and they’re bringing their friends!

They’re joined by the intelligent Sailor Mercury, the passionate Sailor Mars,
courageous Sailor Jupiter, and beautiful Sailor Venus with her companion, Artemis!
No set is complete without the mysterious Tuxedo Mask!

April 20, 2016

Dragon Ball Z Funko POP Anime Figures Coming in July

So bad ass! 6 new Funko POP figures coming in July - characters from Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z: Gohan, Trunks, Bulma, Goku & his Flying Nimbus, Krillin & Majin Buu. Join our email list to get the updates on this arrival! These will go on our website and into our Amazon shop.

The latest Pop! figures from Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z include
some of the franchise's most revered characters! 

The untapped powerhouse Gohan, Trunks the time-traveling human-Saiyan
hybrid, and Krillin the Z Fighter are fan favorites! Collect them all
to bring down the playful supervillain, Majin Buu!

This series also pays homage to the original Dragon Ball story with
Bulma the scientist and Goku on his Flying Nimbus!

April 19, 2016

TOY OF THE DAY: PREORDER coarse toys Do Not Disturb - Delusion set

A macabre chapter unfolds

Do Not Disturb continues the saga of Permanent Guest as the mischievous Fish, after abandoning his bathtub, meets a gruesome end.

With dimensions of 11’’ x 12’’ x 8’’ [approx. 28 x 30 x 20 cm], the set includes two vinyl figures: the menacing Cat and the half-eaten Fish. The predator looms above his prey in a moment of regret, considering the morality of his actions and whether he should finish what he has started.

Fish will sate your appetite until this summer when we reveal what happened to Raccoon as we delve deeper into his quest to find his way home.

Cat will deliver Fish to your doorstep inside a color-printed gift box and embedded in black sponge.

****THIS IS A PREORDER - shipping summer of 2016.

Pre order  PREORDER coarse toys Do Not Disturb - Delusion set today!


Go Figure News x TenaciousToys 3A Pascha Giveaway Winners Announced

CLICK HERE to read the full blog post about the 2 winners of the giveaway we orchestrated with Go Figure News. Two VERY happy winners!

Next giveaway will be on the Tenacious Toys Instagram: we are celebrating 10K followers with the most generous giveaway yet: allowing our winners to choose ANY production toy from our shop as their prize. Sort of like DIY (CIY?) prizes. Click here to follow us on IG @tenacioustoys - you could win a $100 toy!

April 18, 2016

Ebay Find: Luke Chueh Target Bear x Daniel Fleres

Luke Chueh Target Bear x Daniel Fleres Unique Hand Painted Munky King SDCC 2015

From the Description: 

Incredibly rare, hand-painted version of Luke Chueh's "Target Bear" created by renowed artist Daniel Fleres as the centerpiece for Munky King's stand at San Diego Comic Con 2015.  Includes original receipt from Munky King for provenance (and Munky King can be contacted to also confirm the authenticity).  This is not a limited edition piece, but a completely unique, one-off piece created by Fleres.  I purchased it on the first day of Comic Con and then picked up in LA after the show.  It was center piece on Munky King's stand and Munky King had a large amount of inquiries as the time of people asking to purchase this from me!
ONLINE HERE: LINK

Item appears to be a 1/1 showcase piece. Of course if anyone has more info in this piece that would be cool too. I wish I could get this piece myself. It is museum worthy.- Gavriel Discordia, Ninja Blogger

April 15, 2016

FERG x Grody Shogun - Young Gohst 'SEPSIS' and 'ON THE MEND' Variants Drop April 18

 Anyone in the medical community will get a kick out of these...

FERG X GRODY SHOGUN - YOUNG GOHST 'SEPSIS' AND 'ON THE MEND' VARIANTS

The release is set for MONDAY, APRIL 18 - 12:00 noon, central time here:
  • 'SEPSIS' Features red and yellow marbled with yellow brain/tongue
    'On The Mend' Features painted body with yellow brain/tongue with painted eyes and brainstem.
  • Made in Japan
$45 plus $5 shipping (international shipping add $5)

Softoy Hobby's post-ToyCon UK sale details

We at Softoy Hobby had an amazing time at ToyCon UK ’16 over the weekend, catching up with friends, selling toys, and most importantly, picking up a few gems for our own collection! Thankfully to all who couldn’t attend, we held back some select stock that we’ll be releasing online next week along with a few leftovers and a couple of soon-to-be-revealed surprises that didn’t make it to the event… So without further adieu, here’s a quick rundown of the slew of toys that’ll be available from our store starting Wednesday, April 20th at 9pm London time
  • Gory Hole’s Warui Zonbi: Series 1 “Ghost Edition”// Featuring both SS Wolfgang and Selwyn, these MaBa Zombies-inspired finger puppets have been cast in a GID soft vinyl complete with teal rub, violet sprays and silver detailing. Limited to 10 sets, each coming packed in a deluxe display box with matching GID keshi, these have been priced at $85 per set. A limited run of blank GID sets will also be available for $60 each…
  • One-Off “TMNOB” Secrets of the Oozeballs// One-off Oozeballs inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, these have been rubbed, sprayed and brushed by Tru:Tek in metallic Monster Kolor paint. Just Michaelangelo and Raphael remain, coming in at $100 each…
  • Nazi Hovertank play sets// A collaboration between Gory Hole and Science Patrol, these play sets feature  Warui Zonbi “SS Wolfgang” mashed-up with the Mastodon tank. Hand painted by Tru:Tek, each set comes with a hovertank mounted on a display base with magenta keshi that fit in the tank base. Limited to 4, these have been priced at $75 each…
  • “GID” SD Fake Baron// The first exclusive release for Tru:Tek’s collaboration with Awesome Toy, the micro-sized super ‘bot keshi has been cast in a GID rubber this time around. Limited to just 10 pieces, each packed in a gacha capsule with insert and keychain attachment, these have been priced at $7 each…
  • Hand painted Strange Creatures keshi// A soft-debut for Radioactive Uppercut’s Strange Creatures of Atlas Island keshi, this first wave of casts have been hand rubbed, sprayed and brushed by Tru:Tek in a variety of styles and finishes. With standard customs priced at just $30, the more labor intensive Garamon and Pigumon homages can be yours for $35… Look out for more details on the first official SCoAI release soon!
  • TMNFB one-off// Continuing the TMNT theme, Tru:Tek has customized yet another upcoming figure from Radioactive Uppercut in those classic greens and browns, the clawed kappa known as Freakboy! Sculpted by Tim Stephson based on RU’s original design, the little guy – standing at around 2.5″ tall – has been cast by Tru:Tek in a keshi-style rubber, coming with various sprays and detailing to mimic TMNT’s Raphael. Limited to just 1, TMNFB can be yours for just $35…
  • “Darkside of the Rainbow” Arch Mage// Continuing his collaborations with Science Patrol (of which we hear there’s more coming very soon!), Tru:Tek has set about working on a micro-run of their ever-popular Arch Mage sofubi. Cast in a flesh vinyl, the little guys have been treated to a plethora of metallic pink and purple sprays over a black rub. Limited to just 3 pieces, these have been priced at just $30 each…
  • One-off Lamputron// A custom mash-up of Kenth Toy Works/acolorfulmonster’s Zombitron and Shimomoku’s Lampu, this adorable little figure has been adorned with a variety of metallic sprays and hand brushed detailing. Limited to 1, priced at $45…
  • “Two Face Todd” Trouballz// As well as Tru:Tek’s exclusives, the Softoy Hobby booth also had the honor of stocking a very limited supply of Bad Attic Toys‘ Trouballz sofubi. Available in 3 different vintage-themed colorways, painted versions have been priced at $85, whilst blanks will set you back just $60…
Keep a close eye on the Tru:Tek/Softoy Hobby Instagram feed here for a look at the surprises we’ll be revealing closer to the sale…

Branding, Positioning and Establishing a Mission Statement for Tenacious.Ninja

Over the past 5 or 6 years, I’ve been blogging about the designer toy community for 3 reasons:

1. I enjoy expressing myself through writing.
2. I love designer toys and I want to share that love with the community.
3. The blog supports the shop, offering a unique perspective on entire Tenacious Toys operation, and allows me to cover items and artists which are not currently represented in the shop.

As the whole operation has grown, and my needs to make actual money have grown, I have had less and less time to dedicate to blogging. I have therefore enlisted the help of a variety of members of our community to contribute content to this blog.

That offer is, and remains, open to all toy people who love to write.

I have pretty much left each blogger to his or her own devices, as we rarely see posts that incite any emotion other than joy. This is probably because, for the most part, that’s the type of community that I chose to encourage.

Yesterday, we ran a post that promised to uncover salacious details of this industry and invited community members to submit their grievances to be considered for publication.

I take full responsibility for that post
- the blogger who wrote it asked me for permission before posting, and I did read it and approve it on the fly. My misstep yesterday was in making a hasty ruling on this post while moving around, working for several other clients during the day. I read it quickly, didn’t think much of it, approved it. My fault, not the writer. We did communicate several times about it and discussed the concept after I got home and the post was live.

However, after sleeping on it, literally, I have had a change of heart. I have deleted the post and attempted to erase it from my social media.

I do not want Tenacious.ninja to be a platform for the airing of grievances. I do not want it to be a place where people fight, accuse, or call others out. I ESPECIALLY do not want my blog to make anyone feel bad. I cannot live with that. That’s not in my nature, and I will not allow it.

In my efforts to develop a true community-driven blog over the past couple years, I have in some ways slowly let go of the reins so that the community can talk about itself.

However, I have seen on the various message boards our little community literally devouring itself - a total mindfuck of negativity which was such a complete turnoff that I would only go on there to defend myself in the rare instances that my name or my brand was unfairly dragged through the mud.

It is for that reason alone that I do not look at toy boards. (Not their fault, of course, they just provide the platform. It’s US who turn it negative!)

And one thing I know for sure: I don’t want MY baby, this blog, to pull that negativity off the boards out onto the open internet where even more people can read negative posts.

So I’m taking the reins again. I will maintain my stable of bloggers who do a fine job of representing our brand and our community - I just do not have time to make all these posts!

HOWEVER, I will now set forth a Mission Statement for this blog so that there is no doubt about its purpose:

TENACIOUS NINJA is a blog which exists to promote and celebrate the creativity within the designer toy and custom toy world.

That’s it.

Negativity has no place here.

I recognize that many people have had negative dealings with other artists, customers and companies. It happens! Not just in designer toys, but everywhere, all the time. That’s life.

I’m not much for quotes but I do abide by this one:

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”
- Charles Bukowski

To me, that means that you are defined by your actions. As you walk through the fire of life, you get burned. But you come out the other side stronger, and if you do it with a smile, you just fucking won life. We all go through shitty circumstances. How do you handle those situations? If you manage to get through it without going nuclear and getting all destructive, you are magically stronger afterwards. It’s the motherfucking miracle of life.

I see, hear and understand all of the situations which aggravate all of you about this community. I’ve experienced them too. We can all discuss in private how to handle such situations, and then proceed to handle them like adults. In private. Like adults. It's absolutely amazing what one can accomplish when dealing with bad situations in a calm and professional manner. I'm still amazed at how a negative situation can be turned around, simply by remaining calm. Often, the outcome can be positive for both sides.

I fully support blogs whose purpose it is to stir up dissent and anger. First Amendment! However, my blog won’t be one of them, so if that’s what you’re looking for, please keep moving.

See all of you at the cons and on the internet.

With love and respect and most of all, POSITIVITY,
Benny Kline

TOY OF THE DAY: Funko POP Games Assassin's Creed Jacob Frye


in stock
4" vinyl figure
produced in China
by Funko
officially licensed
ages 14+

Order Funko POP Games Assassin's Creed Jacob Frye today!

Suckhour Episode 10: Japan-Man

The unstoppable Sucklord is back from corrupting the youth and lowering the standard for art and culture in Japan.

BILLIONS McMILLIONS is back to Jog his Memory. Nasty Neil and Jcorp sit by in RAPT attention...

Head straight over to Youtube to scope the filthy drama he is known for HERE: LINK

Show some Love drop some Likes and enjoy. -Ninja Blogger, Gavriel Discordia

April 13, 2016

Ashley Wood Kunty Bear Drops Thursday April 14th at Bambaland

KUNTY BEAR LTD EDITION FIGURE
from the GALA MILK VINYL COLLECTION
Designed by Ashley Wood

Grab your 11"  Brown K Bear, Night Telos, GID K this Thursday 14th April, $100. Comes with HOW TO BE KUNTSLER BOOKLET, price includes shipping around the world!

This is the first release in the Gala Milk Vinyl Collection!

Each is made in an edition of 100

USD $100
Price Includes Worldwide Shipping

April 12, 2016

Funko POP UFC Series Drops in June

 Coming in June: Funko POP UFC fighters!!! I ordered 4 of my favorites: Ronda Rousey, Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo. Stay tuned. Our email list signup is here.

No word on Roy "Big Country" Nelson, Kimbo Slice, Holly Holm, Urijah Faber, or Brock Lesnar... not sure if that is a mistake, or omission, or if they are simply planning on releasing a more entertaining set of fighters in Series 2... but I guess only time will tell.



Super7 Kandy Kaiju GID Milton & Foster Drop Thursday April 14

Brown / GID Foster by Super7 (Brian Flynn)
 Both the GID Foster and GID Milton drop this Thursday April 14th in the Super7 shop online.
Original post here.
Brown / GID Milton by Super7 (Brian Flynn)

Caldera Willos x Kyle Kirwan Drop Saturday April 16th


Kyle Kirwan is planning a release this Saturday (April 16th at 12pm Eastern) of his Caldera Willos. These supernatural Willos are handmade, hand-painted Rotocast resin, standing 11" tall. Because of the nature of this design they are each slightly unique.



They run $125 and are a tiny edition of five. These will be available at his store and will have a couple with him at the Suburban Vinyl Booth at East Coast Comic-con on Saturday as well!


April 11, 2016

TOY OF THE DAY: The Loyal Subjects TMNT Leo 8-inch Battle Damage Edition Action Vinyl Figure

in stock
8 inches tall
made of vinyl
produced by The Loyal Subjects
TMNT figure officially licensed by Nickelodeon
window boxed
special "Battle Damage" edition

Order The Loyal Subjects TMNT Leo 8-inch Battle Damage Edition Action Vinyl Figure  today!

TOY OF THE DAY: Funko POP Marvel Nemesis Punisher Bobblehead



in stock
Punisher [Nemesis] character is #118 in the Funko POP! Marvel series
4" bobblehead figure
produced in China
by Funko
officially licensed by Marvel
ages 14+

Order Funko POP Marvel Nemesis Punisher Bobblehead today!


April 10, 2016

One-Eyed Doll X Mizna Wada - Left Over Tour Stickers

And now for something completely different...

One-Eyed Doll is an award winning Austin Texas based rock band. Mizna Wada is one really cool artist with a spooky aesthetic. Combined the result is something really special.

These Vinyl Sticker packs were produced by Discordia Merchandising in a limited edition of 100 3-packs.

The remaining packs are online at: Discordia Culture Shop

April 7, 2016

Original Gee Painting All City Style Trains Live at ToyCon UK

All City Style (winner of Best DIY platform in last year's Designer Toy Awards) has announced that Gordon Smith, aka Original Gee, will be representing ACS at ToyCon UK. Gee will be at The Toy Chronicle booth (#1-3) at the April 9th show in London, showcasing his superb, hyper realistic graffiti-covered ACS trains. Gee will be painting ACS trains live, selling his completed pieces, and attendees will also be able to pick up blank ACS trains at the booth. Get there early to grab a free mini ACS wall graphic!

Full blog post here on the ACS site, including more info about Gee.


April 5, 2016

ToyCon Exclusives - Taylored Curiosities



In just 5 days you will find Taylored Curiosities and Lisa Rae Hansen at booth #25 of ToyCon UK (York Hall, Bethnal Green, London).  The day is creeping up on us and Taylored Curiosities has organized a special, mini custom show for their half of the booth.



Artists Mark Nagata, Carissa Swenson/Goblin Fruit Studios, Yosiell Lorenzo, Emi Slade, Dok A, Kiboochan, Hints and Spices and Evan Morgan are a few of the artists who have created custom bean sets for the show.  Each has put their own style in to play and created some truly beautiful work.
Lisa has also created a ToyCon themed custom bean and there are other artists who are bringing their work to the show; Sergey Safonov, Run DMB and Okkle.



Each piece is uniqely creative and all of the sets will be available to purchase from their booth on the first day of TyCon UK (on a first come, first served basis).  All items are individually priced by the artists.



Taylored Curiosities will be posting photos of the show and set up on the day and sharing on their instagram and twitter (@tayloredcurios).







ToyConUK 2016 Releases from Ryca at Fugi.me

Fugi.me is going to have some amazing figures at ToyConUK 2016 by RYCA. Ryca is going to be hand delivering these carded figures, which will be available on Saturday, April 9th. Glow in the Dark Art Trooper Warhol is limited to just 50 pieces and is priced at £50 a piece. Ryca will also be delivering a batch of carded figures which vary and will be priced at £30 a piece. Each figure features a screen printed backer card, in a blister pack. Any left over figures will be available for purchase online through Fugi.me.