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December 31, 2016

What the LoveBomb Will Bear

Discordia Culture Shop is liquidating their LoveBomb Green Exclusive by PHUNK from Mighty Jaxx.

Priced to move, the last 13 will be in 'What the Market Will Bear' mode.
This means each one of the last 13 will be priced with a $10 difference.
Starting at $105.23 and going up.




Quite possibly the last colorway to be made, the smallest edition size at only 23 of its kind, and maybe even the last available LoveBombs for sale online at all. 12 inches of resin in a laser etched wooden box.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

December 30, 2016

The Wrong Door - by Adreas Slominski

The Wrong Door - by Adreas Slominski - From CEREALART
Metal and Glass - 16.5 inches [42cm] Tall
Limited Edition of 500

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

December 27, 2016

Tim Burton x Michael Lau Kickstarter Introduces Two New Vinyl Figures

This is a rockstar collaborative project.

Michael Lau (widely regarded as the godfather of designer toys) reinterprets 2 Tim Burton characters as vinyl art toys.

The two new figures include a 12” action figure and a 6” vinyl figure. While the former is based on Tim Burton’s iconic Balloon Boy and reinterpreted with Michael Lau’s unique design elements, the latter is a remake of Maxx and his pet BB, Lau’s signature Gardener character duo, into classic Burton style. Production is limited to 500 each and 400 of each can be ordered from KickStarter.

CLICK HERE TO BACK THE KICKSTARTER 

Looks like the set of 2 figures (one 6" and one 12") will set you back $477.


Watch the video below:




GOFN Reviews the Luke Chueh Headspace Set A by Munky King

Our friend TJ at Go Figure News reviews the latest Luke Chueh Headspace set (Set A). Great, in-depth review. Must watch, video embedded below:



Or click here to watch the review on YouTube.

December 26, 2016

Major League Sith - Discordia Exclusive Enamel Pin - by EmDub

Discordia Culture Shop brings you the second release in their Artist Series Exclusive Enamel Pins. This time its some pop culture homage-type Star Wars enamel, with Vader on a MLB Logo mashup.

1.5 Inch Wide Enamel Pin - 3.81 CM Wide 
Limited Edition of 100.

Micheal Wong aka EmDub, Hawaii Based retro PC design enthusiast who develops all his digital work on MSPaint in .bmp format to great effect.




ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

December 23, 2016

New COLUS Pins Have Arrived

The advance pre-sale, while these were being made is over, as they have arrived and received full packaging. The first Artist Series Enamel Pin from Discordia Culture Shop featuring COLUS and his most well known and recognizable design, Impundulu.

Ready for immediate shipping from the USA. Limited Edition of 100.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted by: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

December 21, 2016

IN STOCK: Concrete Jungle Stanley resin figure by Steven Cartoccio

Our buddy Steven has released the next figure in his Concrete Jungle series: Stanley! The follow up from the smash hit Frankpool figure he debuted at our NYCC booth, Stanley will not be the last figure in this series! Not by a long shot. Grab your Stanley today. Huge figure at 11.5" tall!

IN STOCK: Luna Retailer Edition Figure by The Bots and urban Vinyl Daily

In stock now: the 6.5" tall Luna figure, designed by The Bots and produced via Kickstarter run by Urban Vinyl Daily! This is a special retailer color variant. Just a gorgeous figure. $60 each.



RESTOCKED: Luke Chueh Headspace Set A vinyl figure set

Click here to grab your Headspace set for $60. 4.5" tall, window boxed. Recreate Luke's solo painting show on your toy shelf!

December 18, 2016

UVD Weekly Wrap-Up Ep 24: Hoth Has Frozen Over

The latest episode of UVD's Weekly Wrap-Up has just hit the web! In this episode Travis and Ben talk about the Luna Retailer edition, Andra Kang's Boo Bear, Jason Freeny's new Dunny, XXRay Loony Toons, BearChamp pins, SpokeArt Movies, WootBear's Food/Toy drive and Bots show, and so much more! To subscribe to their channel make sure to head over HERE.

December 17, 2016

TEASED: Steve Purcell's Max Pop Enamel Artpin

From The Artpin Collection comes this teaser for an upcoming release of a new enamel pin - The Max Pop, designed by Steve Purcell.


The pin, featuring Rabbit Rascal Max from the successful and Iconic Sam&Max series of games, comics and animation, on a popsicle stick will be release in a limited edition of 250.  Joining the previous releases in the collection, curated by Avri Rosen-Zvi, it will probably go for $12 a pop.  This looks like a very promising design for all you pin collectors, and we are really anticipating its release.

ASTRO BOY - by Tezuka

Officially Licensed and totally fresh. This new ToyQube release is 10 inches of vinyl on a solid resin base. As a fun detail, the tablet reads ‘October VI MMVI’ or 10.6.2016 – the start of NYCC 2016.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

Shiva Nataraja Sculpture by Sumit SARKAR

Measuring a magnificent 73 inches high, this Selective Laser Sintering, 3D printed sculpture, is available complete with base, lights and display case. From Saatchi Art.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted by: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

December 15, 2016

Suckhour - Killer Bootlegs

Sucklord and Killer Bootlegs talk the talk of recast toys. The drama and the process of developing  new transformative works, cease and desists, and not stepping on each others game as so many new up and comers break into the scene, for better or worse. Personal histories are delved into and interruptions abound from off camera. Also Sucklord displays his lack of understanding what exactly 'the sticks' entails. FYI, an hour outside of Chicago is not exactly Oklahoma.

Viddy Well HERE: LINK

Posted By: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

XXRAY Anatomical Black & White Ducky by Jason Freeny & Mighty Jaxx In Stock Now

https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/jason-freeny-ugly-ducky-black-white-funny-anatomy-4-inch-figure
This gorgeous black and white art toy is one of the XXRAY anatomical figures designed by Jason Freeny and produced by 4D Master and distributed by MightyJaxx. 4 inches tall, clamshell packaging, no assebly required! Only $20 so it makes a stupid awesome Christmas gift... Grab the Black & White Ducky Funny Anatomy figure today!

XXRAY Tossakan Anatomy 4-inch Figure by MightyJaxx and Jason Freeny In Stock Now

https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/xxray-tossakan-by-mightyjaxx
XXRAY Tossakan is a crossover project by JPX, Mighty Jaxx and Jason Freeny, created for release during the Thailand Toy Expo 2016. 500 pcs of the Red Tossakan sold out at the show.

This is the worldwide green variant for collectors outside of Thailand. Don't miss this unique piece! 4 inches tall, Freeny Anatomical cutaway style. Only $24.99. Grab your Tossakan here!

Tossakan is the demon king of Longka and has “ten necks, heads and arms”.  In the Indian version of the Ramayana he is called Ravanna. This is the Thai version of the Indian Ramayana, an allegory of the triumph of good versus evil.  Our hero, Rama is a paragon of virtue – the ideal king.  The villain is the demon king Tosakan.  This epic tale is thought to established after the Thais occupied Angkor in the 15th century.  It has been an inspiration for painting and classical drama.


Mighty Jaxx X Jason Freeny XXRAY Wave 2 Figures In Stock Now

https://www.tenacioustoys.com/search?q=xxray
 The wait is over! The awesome DC Comics XXRAY Wave 2 figures (Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern & The Flash) are in stock NOW and ready to ship! US customers can still receive these items in time for Christmas, just choose USPS Priority Mail shipping, or another 2-day service.

ALL preorders are being packed right now as I type this and tracking info will be emailed to preorder customers as soon as the packages start moving.

Only $19.99 each, 4 inches tall, super limited quantities (we have maybe 10 left of each piece to sell), and this will be your only chance to grab these particular XXRAY figures from us - MANY more coming in upcoming months!

Click here to shop all of our XXRAY items!




December 13, 2016

Kidrobot Madballs 6-Inch Vinyl Figures Arriving Soon

This is a super throwback!!!! Remember these growing up? Kidrobot's version of the iconic Madballs toys are being released in many different iterations this month. We are getting the 6" tall vinyl figures (there are other items that KR is selling right now). Choose Bot Head or Horn Head, $49.99 each. Or choose both - US customers buying BOTH Madballs get FREE SHIPPING! Incoming!


Kidrobot South Park Fractured But Whole 7-inch Vinyl Figures Arriving Soon

SWEEEET South Park 7-inch figures from their new video game! Pick up The Coon, Professor Chaos and Mysterion now for $49.99 each! Fractured But Whole! AAHAHAHHAH!!! Get it? GET IT!?



Kidrobot Street Fighter 7-Inch Vinyl Figures Arriving Soon

Licensed 7-inch vinyl Street Fighter figures by Kidrobot are on the way - grab Hot Ryu and Akuma for $49.99 each! Arriving very soon.

Kidrobot TMNT 8-inch Vinyl Figures Arriving Soon

 Incoming right now: Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles 8-inch vinyl figures by Kidrobot! Articulated, with weapons, window boxed. All 4 turtles available for $39.99 each: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo.



December 12, 2016

TOY OF THE DAY: Space Ghost Funko POP Figure Signed by George Lowe


  • Funko POP Space Ghost figure
  • 4" tall
  • box signed by George Lowe, voice of Space Ghost in "Space Ghost Coast to Coast"
  • George signed 36 for us for NYCC and then we found 6 more Space Ghost POPs in warehouse after NYCC, so we sent them to him to sign.
  • Total now 42 signed, with 36 sold at NYCC and 6 more available here.
  • in stock now in limited supply
  • (1) per customer please

BrickWarriors: A Silent Era Star minifig homage

BrickWarriors "Silent Film Star" #16/60 looks to be primarily a mix of an homage mainly to the amazing Charlie Chaplin, with just a dash of CW Fields added in.
I didn't hesitate to get this wonderfully designed minifig of the "Silent Movie Star", as I am a fan of both Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin's work. BrickWarriors' inclusion of a collector card with the limited number edition on it is an appreciated little bonus.

Now, I'm not sure if it was meant to be a complete homage to Chaplin, and if it was, they nailed it on the torso details. I will say that although the yellow skin option was not that big of a deal, to have seen this figure in a greyscale rendition would have been cool.

LEGO does produce a Bowler hat, and it's readily available online through various other sellers, so it's not hard to get one. Had there been a bowler made for this figure that also featured a bit of Chaplin's curly locks of hair sculpted to it (as his bowler was a bit smaller fitting on his head), this would have brought this figure to another level.

Most canes are just a usage of the standard hand grip sized LEGO bar elements (used to connect wheels, gears, etc.), and I was actually surprised that only one other 3rd party Lego accessory maker made an element that could be cut down some in length to make a proper looking walking cane.
Two items that would make it a more complete Lego rendition would be the addition of the LEGO Bowler hat, and modifying the "Shepard's Crook" part from another company's offering to fashion a cane for the minifig. I stood him next to my Chaplin Smurf minifig (by Schleich) just for the hell of it.
By no means do any of the points above take away from BrickWarriors' minifig offering. It's a great addition to any collection. But as a fan of Chaplin, this figure could have been a killer unique homage to the great silent film comedian. And if you want to put a little searching and work into it, you can opt to upgrade his accessories to make it all come together in a more Chaplin accurate way.
Stats Rating/Information
Items Silent Film Star Minifigure
Made by BrickWarriors
Rarity Limited Edition of 60
Classification In Production
Condition New
Procured www.brickwarriors.com
Worth $18
Investment $18
Build Time n/a
Trivia & Fun Facts Chaplin appeared on the July 6, 1925 issue of Time magazine, a U.S.-based news magazine. He was the first actor ever to appear on the magazine known for its influential cover photos.

Mario, the Artisan Rogue
www.theartisanrogue.com

December 10, 2016

12 Inch Skeletor Test Shot Figures

This limited edition release is cast in a unpainted mixed-color injected plastic parts to recreate the process of the first test shot figures created by the factory. Skeletor comes packaged on a blister card matching the classic Masters of the Universe action figures. Made possible by Super 7.

All 4 Styles are available and in order A-D.
First Photo with Packaging is Test Shot D.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By:  Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

December 8, 2016

Urban Vinyl Daily x The Bots Green Luna Enamel Pin Now Available


Urban Vinyl Daily and The Bots are excited to release the Green edition of their Luna 1.25" soft enamel pin! This edition is made to match the Kickstarter exclusive green colorway of the newly release Luna vinyl figure. You can currently grab one of these from their store HERE for $10 each.  If you backed this color on Kickstarter or just dig the colorway then don't pass this one up! 

Just to see if you're paying attention... FREE YUMMY WORLD BLIND BOX!

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Boy I love Yummy World! They are super cute, aren't they? Look how happy Bacon and Pizza are together. The world is full of beauty, if only you can stop and take a moment to appreciate it...

To help you appreciate a Yummy World full of beauty, I am running a very simple giveaway:

The first 10 people to leave a comment on this blog post - you can write anything - will get a FREE Yummy World Blind Box figure shipped to them! Contest open to everyone worldwide. That means you need to visit www.tenacious.ninja and find this post and leave a comment under it. Comments on other social platforms don't count.

In order for me to send the items to you, your second step will be to email Benny (me) at tenacioustoys@gmail.com - I need your full name and full mailing address in order to send the figure to you. Please tell me what you wrote in your comment, or your username, so I can match them up.

You can write anything in your comment, even "Benny sucks" or "Tenacious Toys is a rip off!" although I think my ego would be less bruised if you wrote "Thanks for the fun contest Benny!"

You can even include a LINK back to your own site in the comment! That's called a "backlink." If you run your own website, you may know that backlinks are valuable and help you boost up your SEO! If you didn't know that, you're welcome. Start leaving comments with links back to your own site on this blog or ANYWHERE ELSE that's relevant!

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December 5, 2016

Fly high with a Lego Ninja into the sky

(Top) Front and back of the oversized package. (Bottom) Everything that came inside, and some rather new and unique colored parts, made specifically for this flyer model.
Ninjas. What comes to mind when you think of the mysterious stealthy warriors of the far East? Death in the darkness? Sharp edged sword fights? Flying plastic minifigures? Whaaaa?

Yes, since 2011, Lego has produced 112 sets for Ninjago that have ranged from incredible temples and a variety of insanely designed Asiatic inspired dragons, to weird offshoots like a line of zip pull activated "Airjitsu Wrayth Flyers", of which one I am reviewing today.

The Ninjago line has proved to be successful enough that it is one of the more popular add ons for Lego Dimensions, and has a full length feature film debuting in 2017, hot on the heels of the wildly popular television show.
Just 43 pieces in this build.
Now let me start off by saying that under most circumstances, I don't like what I call the "gimmick set" releases, and this one really falls into that for me. The build action is definitely secondary to getting the play value out of it. That's to be expected, as it really is aimed at the younger collector of Ninjago's line.

With just the aforementioned 43 pieces in this set, the time building it was pretty slim, clocking in at just around 7 minutes. It's not a difficult build, and did have some odd assembly and brick placements, like the two hidden 1x1 bricks in the lower right hand corner images above. And of those pieces included, 14 of them were minifig parts and weapons, and two spare bricks.
The actual reason I picked up this particular one was of course the minifigure, which had these wicked transparent legs with great details overlaid on them.
But looking past those shortcomings, it's a solid set, and I did manage to try out the flyer functionality and it works quite well (at flying out of control and scaring the %$#@ out of all of my cats in the process eliciting ninja like panic reactions from the fur foot clan..).

The best part of this set is the minifigure, as his design and weapons that are included are actually pretty bad ass.

For kids, this set is pretty cool and does have a real honest to god playability factor above the standard creative realms for normal Lego sets. For the older collector,... $10, which is what the sets average, is a bit high to pay for a single minifig, if that's what you're going for. But the set does include some great bricks and other parts in it that you'd be hard pressed to find outside of these flyer sets.


Stats Rating/Information
Items Lego Airjitsu Wrayth Flyer Set 70744
Made by Lego
Rarity Common
Classification In Production
Condition New
Procured Retail Recovery Sales outlet
Worth $10
Investment $6
Build Time 7 minutes.
Trivia & Fun Facts In 2012, the LEGO Ninjago Fire Temple was awarded "Activity Toy of the Year" title at the 12th Annual Toy of the Year Awards, which is held at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.

Mario, the Artisan Rogue
www.theartisanrogue.com

December 3, 2016

BIG PAW by MikeFudge

     

We are proud to announce the first small production run of figures from Colorado artist Mike Fudge. This 6” hand painted solid resin figure comes in this Brick Red color edition which will be limited to 40 pieces.  Word on the street is an even smaller limited run color version will be available through the Artist himself relatively soon.



Available now at the We Are Not Toys website.