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April 26, 2017

Preorder SKET ONE 5-inch NYC Metro Mad*L Customs Now


Sket One is taking pre-orders on his new 5" Metro MadL Custom. Only 30 will be produced and each one comes with a small vintage NYC subway token.  The custom MadL's are signed and numbered and made to order. Allow 3 weeks for delivery after order date. Each custom is $200.





The Designer Toy Awards Voting is Now Open!

https://www.designertoyawards.com/categories
The finalists for the 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards (DTAs) have been announced and Public Voting has begun! To see the full list of finalists please visit:
This year we have increased the number of public finalists to 12  - to give a larger pool for the public to vote from. 
We'd like to thank the nomination committees, who have worked tirelessly to whittle down the 100’s of nominees to these top choices.
Pro Committee: Huck Gee, Dov Kelmer, Kirby Kerr, Benny Kline, Travis Lykins, Gary Rozanski, John Stokes, Vincent Yu, Keegan Rooney, Kyle Kirwan, David Schlesinger and Jason Freeny.

Public: Justin Cheah, Lee Funai, Ketha Insomphou, Rob Lumino, and Katherine Park
Together, our committees have created our Shortlists of 2017! Congratulations to all the finalists!

Voting in the DTA public categories is easy as cake. Just follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Designer Toy Awards website and log in or create a new account. If you have an account but have forgotten the password, you can retrieve it here.
  2. Go to the categories page.
  3. Vote once in each of the six awards under Public Voting.
Tada! You've voted! Simple as that.
Public voting remains open until Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, 12pm (noon) est.
Please note that voting more than once in each category, even if you've created multiple accounts, is grounds for all your votes being removed and, potentially, the party you're voting for being disqualified.

Rampage Toys NEW Rainy Day Revenge Kesagake Sofubi Set Up for Preorder Until May 5

https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/rampage-toys-rainy-day-revenge-kesagake-with-gid-omake-exclusive-edition-sofubi-vinyl-figures-preorder
The second offering for April's edition of our monthly Rampage Toys exclusive sofubi release is the Rainy Day Revenge Kesagake (Robo-Bear) in this glorious translucent blue soft vinyl. Kesagake figures have 5 points of articulation and measure about 11 inches tall. Each comes with a GID omake (victim) which Kesagake loves to chomp on! These are limited edition, blank figures, priced at $250 per Kesagake/Omake set. The omake figure is approx 2.25 inches long.

These sets are available as preorders NOW until they sell out, or until May 5th, whichever happens first. Note that last month's Rampage sofubi releases fully sold out, so don't sleep on these! Shipping in May.




Rampage Toys NEW Gold Sparkle Cyclops Dinos Sofubi Set Up for Preorder Until May 5

https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/rampage-toys-gold-sparkle-exclusive-edition-dinos-3-5-inch-sofubi-vinyl-figure-preorder
We are super excited to have our second round of monthly exclusive sofubi releases care of Rampage Toys: this month we have their new Cyclops Dinos 3-piece set in the same Gold Sparkle soft vinyl base as last month's Uglier Unicorn and Shaggy Little Unicorn. These are limited edition, blank sets of three, priced at $35 per set. Each figure is approx 2.5 inches long.

These sets are available as preorders NOW until they sell out, or until May 5th, whichever happens first. Note that last month's gold sparkle sofubi releases fully sold out, so don't sleep on these! Shipping in May.




April 25, 2017

WINNING: Sara Harvey Interviewed About Her Toy Collection on Martha Stewart Website

I've always referred to Sara as my "social media hero" and this most recent coverage is yet another example: Sara and her epic toy collection was just covered by Martha Stewart!

My admiration of Sara started when I got a glimpse of her epic Pinterest page. I suppose much of her following snowballed from that singularly impressive corner of the web.

One day I hope to put as much effort into my own social media as Sara. Until then I will simply admire her work.

April 22, 2017

ONE LEFT: Huck Gee Raku Night 4-inch figure by Mighty Jaxx

It's no surprise, anything Huck Gee-related tends to sell quickly. We have ONE 4-inch-tall Raku Night figure left in stock. Raku Day and Soul Collector both sold out.

Limited Edition Custom Blown Away Labbits By Josh Mayhem Now Available at Kidrobot.com

Our buddy Josh Mayhem is back with another official collaborative custom series release through Kidrobot.com (can you say "official"!!!). Find them right on the KR homepage right now!

This brand new limited edition custom series features 2.5-inch, 5-inch and 10-inch Labbit's in Josh's signature "Blown Away" style for the very first time! The Blown Away Labbit has been modified with multiple layers of resin drips and acrylic paints to create a wind swept appearance. Kidrobot and Josh Mayhem have previously partnered together to release several different limited edition Blown Away Custom Series. Available 4/21 @ 10am MST exclusively on Kidrobot.com
 

This Blown Away Blind Box Labbit Series includes one of a kind special chase piece variants unique to this collection.
Variant names and ratios:
Rainbow Variant:
  • 2.5" - 99/100
  • 5" - 5/6
  • 10" - 2/3
Gold Rush Variant:
  • 2.5" - 1/100
  • 5" - 1/6
  • 10" - 1/3

April 21, 2017

ONE LEFT: Emerald Daigomi Custom Sofubi Figure by GUUMON

This is a one-off custom painted 8" sofubi Daigomi figure. The figure was produced in Japan by GUUMON, who also painted it for a custom show we put on a while back. Last one! Just dropped price by $25. Free shipping in the US too. One of my favorite sculpts ever! Because of the pickup truck. So crazy. Grab it here.

April 20, 2017

Five Points Fest Announces Exclusive Kidrobot Dunnys Designed by Gary Ham


Announcing the first ever Five Points Dunny!  Designed by Gary Ham and produced by Kidrobot!
Five Points Festival is excited to announce an exclusive production Dunny designed by Gary Ham, set to release at Five Points Fest, May 20th-21st! 

Available in three colors, and limited to 1000 pieces total (across the three versions), the Ghost Rider inspired design is the first production Dunny created by Gary Ham released into the world!




The yellow and black (Designer Toy Awards) colorway (shown above) is the Five Points Festival VIP Exclusive that is included in the Five Points VIP Package.

Limited to just 250 pieces total. This is the ONLY way to secure this colorway, making the VIP package extremely sought-after!

NOT ONLY THAT... the Five Points VIP Ticket also includes;

A VIP Preview/Early Access – Get in an hour early both days to get first dibs on show exclusives - and you know there will be a ton!

Designer Toy Awards VIP Ticket – Party with Designer Toy Royalty at the prestigious 7th annual Designer Toy Awards on Friday, May 19th. The ONLY way for the public to get access!

Saturday Night Party – VIP Access to our Saturday Night shindig, ran by Sonic Boombox - Think cosplay, video games, and live art! Not one to miss.

Exclusive Badge – With swank art just for VIPs

Private Entrance – Roll in from your own entrance - PIMPIN'

VIP tickets are very limited! The clock’s tickin’. Tickets available now at FivePointsFest.com



Nugglife 4/20 Giveaway on Twitter & IG

The Nugglife Giveaway on 4/20!!!  To enter, re-post your favorite Nugglife image from instagram or facebook.  Tag @nugglife and hashtag #nugglifegiveaway on 4/20 - they will be giving away the 7 items pictured to 7 different winners.

April 19, 2017

Nugglife Gro-Box 2in Handmade Miniature Grow Rooms with LED

"Gro Box" 1.5 x 2.25 inches, Handmade miniature grow rooms with a working LED.  Easy battery      access by unscrewing the top.  Tighten to turn on and loosen slightly to turn off. Batteries included.
    Standing atop the basement stairs, staring at the light creeping in from below is a childhood memory for some of us.  Even though your parents would say “Stay out of the basement”, one day you decide to make the adventure in to the unknown only to realize what was there... “Gro Box”  
    -$60 Each, Limited Run of 20 Green, with a golden ticket edition. CLICK HERE on 420.




Nugglife Stoned Eye Resin Figure Drops on 4/20

"Stoned Eye" 2.6 x 2.25 inches, hand painted resin collectible. Don't stare too long.  The "Stoned Eye" illuminate will gaze into your soul.... reminding you to puff puff pass! $45 each. Limited run of 15: grey speckled, and a golden ticket secret chase figure.
    ALSO:
a)"Stoned Eye" Grey Speckled tee shirt $30
b)"Stoned Eye" Black Speckled Canvas, with leather strap back and gold buckle. $34 each, only 50 available  




Oscar the Nugg OOAK Custom by Nugglife

"Oscar The Nugg"  3 inch handmade sculpture available on 4/20.  $100, OOAK.   Click here.
-"I love Nuggs" is this danky green fellows theme song, and if you don't know it then you didn't live my era.

ZICA Toys Reveals Sectaurs Figures for Upcoming Kickstarter

https://www.facebook.com/zicatoys/
I was 7 or 8 years old when the original Sectaurs action figure line hit toy stores back in the mid-80s. I freaking LOVE these toys, I still have a couple of original figures hidden away in one of the "Benny toy boxes" somewhere. I remember playing with the figure that had a big spider companion. They were just rad, with accessories and articulation and a fun story. Lots of playability, on par with the GI Joe and M.A.S.K. figures I had.

So I basically stuttered and twitched when I saw the above image - Sectaurs are COMING BACK, via a Kickstarter that will be run by ZICA Toys!!! Not sure when it's launching but check the ZICA FB page and Like it to get the info. My child brain resurfaces! This means: 1. I'm old and 2. I get to relive some excitement from my childhood.

April 18, 2017

Devils Headquarters releases "The Rising" Apalala


FINALLY...the first painted run of Apalala sees the light of day. Using both the sapphire clear blue and GID/blue marbled vinyl as a base, metallic blue, red, green, gold, copper, black, white, red and tan paints have been applied to make some super awesome looking monsters. As a bonus, a single blood splattered chase was made on each base vinyl color to make someones order that much more special. Orders will be filled at random so will you be one of the two lucky blood soaked winners? On sale in the webshop Saturday, April 22. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old. $130 each.


David Stevenson Reveals ToyConUK Customs & Daily Raffle

David Stevenson will be exhibiting and selling his work at this years Toyconuk on 29/30th April in London at booth number 13 (directly opposite the Toy chronicle booth.) Each day he will have a raffle to win a mystery custom. Tickets are £2 each or 3 for £5. The drawings will be at 4pm each day at his booth and you must be present to win.

Releases:
1.  3" blind boxed customs on micro Munnys and Androids, Price £10 each


2.  3" Reaper and flower Dunnys, Micro Munnys and Qees, Price £40 each


3.  4" GID Green Jungle Reaper mini Munny, edition of 1, Price £60


4.  7" copper Reaper Munny, edition of 1, Price £100


5. 10" Stormtrooper Reaper Helmet, edition of 1, Price £250


6. 10" Reaper Bear Head ( diy head by Luke Chueh x Clutter), edition of 1, Price £250


Angry Toy Reviews #3: Kidrobot Yummy World Vinyl Toys, Hat and Backpack

Angry Artist Reviews a Few Kidrobot Yummy World Items
I'm not going to lie to any of you. I knew beforehand that Matt the Angry Artist would HATE anything Yummy World I sent to him to review. All the Yummy World products are adorable and well-thought-out and EXTREMELY popular, but the Angry Artist don't give a crap about any of that. He likes spikes and boobies and squid monsters and shit like that. Which is cool... but I needed a laugh and Matt delivered.

Doesn't he look absolutely ridiculous in that strawberry hat? I mean, he didn't even know what fruit it was!!! ROFL! Watch this epic video below:


Don't forget to leave a comment under this video on YouTube for a chance to win the items in this review! 

If you're not feeling like a cheap bastard, all Yummy World items in this video are available for purchase here at extremely reasonable prices: http://ss1.us/a/v6xhKEnH

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April 16, 2017

Jason Freeny Customizes KAWS Companion Figure

Popular custom toy artist, illustrator and all-around awesome dude Jason Freeny released images this week of his next beautiful custom toy project: a KAWS Companion! While this piece has been manufactured in a factory-produced anatomical variant before, Jason wanted to present his own interpretation of a "dissected" Companion as he has done for countless other pop culture characters.

Jason's WIP custom KAWS figure was even covered on a popular site called "Highsnobiety" and KAWS himself dropped in on Jason's IG comments section to weigh in. All in all, a spectacular and very public start to a one-off WIP toy project. Not sure if I've ever seen a custom toy sculpture get this much coverage before it was even finished! Great work, Jason, this one is looking awesome so far!


April 14, 2017

Go Figure News Review and Unboxing: Luke Chueh Prisoner & Ron English Smack, Crack & Pot

Our friend TJ at Go Figure News has uploaded a drug-fueled unboxing and review video of two of our recent additions to our prescription medication inventory:
We always love TJ's extensive reviews on GOFN - if you are ever wondering about the details of a piece that you are considering, these superb reviews will help you make your decision. TJ not only shows you the pieces from every possible angle, plus packaging, but he also discusses the context and meaning behind each piece. Check the full blog post on GOFN here.

123KLAN Apparel Deal: Buy One, Get One Free This Week

123KLAN produces some of the most memorable streetwear on the market. This week they are offering a SICK deal on their apparel (beanies, shirts, sweatshirts, etc): add one of those items to your cart and you are instantly offered another item of comparable price for FREE! You definitely should NOT miss this sale. Click here to go shopping. Below are just a few of that DOZENS of pieces that qualify for the BOGO sale:

 

April 11, 2017

Flush Reverse Flush Plush by Furry Feline Creatives


Introducing "The Flush Reverse Flush Plush" This will make its debut at C2E2. but is available now for preorder online at furry-feline.com YES, "DOO IT QUICK"! Limited quantities available!

One side is superhero "The Flush" and the other is the super villain "The Reverse Flush". 100% handmade using soft fleece, felt and polyfill by Cheri Lynn Ong.

The Flush - The fastest poop alive. Often caused from being constipated or eating a lot of food very quick.

The Reverse Flush - This is evil. The result of making a large explosive deposit into a toilet, causing the water in the bowl to splash back on your ass.


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Angry Toy Reviews #2: Jason Freeny Ugly Ducky Anatomy

https://youtu.be/KELRa3smAqc
Angry Artist dons the monkey onesie once again for another Angry Toy Review! This time we sent him a Jason Freeny Ugly Ducky Anatomy figure by MightyJaxx and... I think he actually liked this piece. Watch the video below and make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave a comment under this video- we will GIVE AWAY the items in each video to one lucky commenter!


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And, because we love you, for the next 24 hours we are offering 20% off the Ugly Ducky Anatomy figure with code ANGRYDUCKY. Move fast. 24 hours only.

Jason Adams Free Hugs Action Figure - Tenacious Toys Exclusive "Will Work for Toys" Edition in Stock Now

https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/exclusive-will-work-for-toys-action-figure-by-jason-adams
Our exclusive blue "Will Work for Toys" limited edition of Jason Adams' Free Hugs resin figures are in stock now! 

Ever feel like you'd basically do anything to be able to get more toys?

Yeah, me too. This guy is your spirit animal. Roaming the streets, picking up odd jobs like demo work, clearing trash from sidewalks, and standing in line for you for the new iPhone... all for that next sweet, sweet toy fix. Only $39.95 and available here. Priced low enough that you can probably afford one after a solid day of work.

Comes with a large Will Work for Toys cardback so you can take that out of the blister, head back out to the street and find your next gig a little easier. See? We care about your addiction.

Your toy addiction.

Don't do drugs.

Seriously we joke around a lot but that shit isn't funny. Opening a new toy gives you the same high, chemically, but it's socially acceptable! Sort of. Possibly also easier to explain. Definitely more legal.

Huoli Guardians Wisdom Edition Resin Figures by Taylored Curiosities for ToyCon UK

The follow-up release to the Huoli Worry Warriors, the story grows and we meet the first Guardian...


The Huoli are small beings who live among us, but only those in possession of a seeing stone can view their secret world.

They work very hard to control human emotions/feelings and stop them growing too big and overwhelming us.  Many years ago, we couldn't understand their kind and banished them.  They are truly good and stuck around to help us; even though we couldn't accept them.  So now they look after us without us even knowing about it.

The creatures of this world recognise the Huoli and respect them for what they do.  They create symbiotic relationships with a whole range of beasts, many you'll never have even heard of as they too reside in the hidden parts of this land.

The Wisdom Guardians are similar to the animals we know as 'birds' however, they are one of the key methods of transport for the small, Huoli tribes and in return the Huoli help them build the comfiest nests and often can be found sharing nest pods with each other to stay warm during the cold winter months.

Each set comes with a Guardian and two Huoli figures (handpainted and cast from an original sculpt), a seeing stone (made in the same way) and with unique symbols from the ancient Huoli language and the Huoli Fable printed onto aged paper.  All packaged in a clear bag with header card.  They are 3.5" tall (not including feathers).



Find them at ToyCon UK in London on the 29th and 20th of April, at the Taylored Curiosities booth



Website: http://tayloredcuriosities.com/
Shop: http://tayloredcuriosities.bigcartel.com/