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- 03/07/14--19:06: Teasers for painted Resin Luchadors by Daniel Yu (Drops March 9/10)
- 03/07/14--19:30: KARAKURI version 2 from Junichi Tsuneoka
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- 03/08/14--07:00: Les Berger, Founder of Cardinal Industries, Passes Away at Age 95
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The Federal Aviation Administration wants to debunk some misconceptions about FAA regulations regarding unmanned aircraft as it works to come up with a plan for their use in the United States. The FAA posted an article on its website, “Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft,” detailing what it called common myths and corresponding […]
A visual tease/update from local resin slinger and artist Daniel Yu, featuring painted versions of "Broncho Buster" and "Gory Bomb", with a drop destined for 10.03.14 SGT / 09.03.14 EST. Expect further product and availability details soon-ish, meanwhile, more snaps from his IG @thedanielyu:
"I am happy to announce that Karakuri is available and it is improved from the previous version. Minor engraved design change and the middle layer frame part is now made of bamboo also the color way is a bit different which result the edge of the acrylic reflect the light better. It still comes with the original tin case. Right now I have 4 made so one per customer only. I will have another color way in April." -mentioned Junichi Tsuneoka.Available here for US$60, "KARAKURI" is a 3D art puzzle dog tag style charm, featuring 3 layers of acrylic plates (bamboo in the middle layer) with different designs. Sized: 1.75 in x 2.25 in (about zippo lighter size) it comes with original tin case and ball keychain attachment.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: MP-21 Bumblebee prototype revealed, thoughts around the new Transformers Age of Extinction teaser, Botcon 2014 Cannonball opinions, Q&A with Rob Springer, Comic News from Aimee Morgan, plus lots of inappropriate statements from Exvee and HeyMickey! PLAYMP3Subscribe to YoutubeiTunesRSS
Tasha Zimich shares with us an upcoming event titled: "Metropolis Comics & Toys" (metropolis-comics.com), which has been "making great efforts to bring together and introduce new folks to designer toys, and are hosting our 3rd annual Vinyl Fantasy Exhibition "We're Not Dun Yeti" on March 8."
"Our goal is to bring more folks together who enjoy toy art in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area..." -added Tasha.Shown here today are some previews and WIPs, including Tasha's 4" Foomi named "Abominubble" (seen above). Participating artists include: Sean Viloria, Chris Brett, Tasha Zimich, Nena Nguyen, Soak, Kat Oughton, Dale Hall, Pinoy Console and more. As well there will be prizes, 20% off Vinyl Toys in-Store, drinks & refreshments - check out the event's Facebook page and VinylFantasy FB Group
Remember Capcom's little April Fool's stunt last year where one of the four characters shown was going to be made into a D-Arts figure? You know, the teaser which involved the Mega Man Zero-series Zero, classic-series Roll, and Iris (Mega Man X4), --- all of which were really neat choices --- and that lame ol' Ultimate Armor X which naturally was the one that Capcom actually picked? Do you recall how after the announcement Capcom Japan held a fan's poll and the MMZ-series Zero blew all the other poll choices out of the water? Guess what? THEY LISTENED!
The fans spoke (I've personally been shouting at the top of my lungs for years) and the companies did indeed listen: we're finally getting a Mega Man Zero-series in Bandai's S.H. Figuarts line. Capcom Unity has posted some photos of the unpainted prototype which looks as cool as you'd imagine. The images only show the basic figure and his hair, although he'll presumably come with both a Z-Saber and his buster shot gun (unlike his MMX-series counterpart, Zero's arm doesn't transform into a cannon).
Mega Man fans will recall that Mega Man Zero, a sequel/spin-off to the Mega Man X series (itself a sequel/spin-off of the classic series), features a badly damaged Zero waking up in a distant future where X has seemingly become a tyrant who hunts down (or "retires") Reploids who resist his regime. Zero, at this point consisting of little more than a shattered torso, is restored with a new body thanks to the sacrifice of a Cyber-Elf (using them, by the way, will permanently lower your rank in some of the games) and joins the Resistance to fight against Copy-X (and then Doctor Weil in the later games). The franchise consists of four incredibly awesome Gameboy Advance games that were later ported to the DS in the Mega Man Zero Collection (which adds a few new features as well... although it's hard to get used to the change in button layout).
Of course, this won't be the first highly articulate MMZ-series Zero. Kotobukiya produced a PLAMO some years ago which I purchased under the assumption that Bandai would never do a MMZ-series Zero... a purchase which I can now regret. I can only hope that Bandai will follow this one with Copy-X's four generals: Harpuia, Leviathan, Phantom, and Fafnir.
There was some confusion about the 4 different kind’s of Van available … the simplest is just to take a snapshot of a page from our Complete Open Checklist 2006 to 2011 issue. Van – first released in the World of CARS series (2008) wearing a snarky expression. Van returned as a “Night Skyline” lenticular […]
A few days ago, a mysterious but nice looking Mack paper box bundle of 11-CARS showed up. Now, there is a nice looking Chug version with 11-PLANES simply called Planes Diecast Vehicle Collection Bundle. (well, technically, they call it “Vechicle” but I’m presuming it’s a typo and not some crazy trademark spelling thang). Very nice […]
set name: elton elephant
animal figure included elton / edward elephant.
overall design is great.
must have for fabuland lovers.
Celia has been a member of The Red Hat Society for a long time and thoroughly enjoys the times they get together. She and the other ladies of the club love dressing up in their purple dresses and red hats, and letting their hair down. Sometimes things get a little wild, but that doesn't deter any of the ladies. They love their lives, they love each other, and best of all they love happy fun - especially when it's the dress-up kind.
"Celia - The Red Hat Society Art Doll" is a 19" art doll with a cloth body, embroidered face with wire glasses, fully wired and bendable cloth body, and thick white curly hair. She is wearing red print bloomers gathered at the waist and ankles. Her black felt boots are criss-crossed with DMC embroidery floss for laces.
She is wearing lilac gloves and has a decorative ring on her right wrist for a bracelet. She is holding a miniature red velour print lined pocketbook with a bead handle. Her red velour hat is adorned with black lace, red feathers, and a silk floral adornment with beads and sits atop the back center of her head.
With the fully bendable body my "Celia - The Red Hat Society Art Doll" sits beautifully on her pink metal chair.
The Toy Book is so sorry to hear about the passing of Leslie Berger, founder of Cardinal Industries. In 1944, Les Berger founded the company with a dream and knowledge of plastics, on the corner of Keape and Hope Streets in Brooklyn, N.Y. The first product that he produced was dominoes. Now Cardinal Industries games [...]
Kotobukiya has released a work-in-progress image of their upcoming Wonder Woman ARTFX statue! Click the thumbnail above to check her out.
While we have seen a consistent stream of Madoka Magica figures, I must say the series has been lacking in the plush department lately. Banpresto has thankfully changed that issue with their upcoming releases of Super DX Kyubey and Bebe plushes. There have been several Kyubey plushes in the past (I even reviewed one!) but Bebe is a breath of fresh air.
Both Kyubey and Bebe measure approximately 25-centimeters tall. Each of the characters is available for pre-order now for US$29.99 over at Toys Logic. They be released in late April. I should also note that if you have your eye on Bebe, she currently has "low stock" warning.
The updated version of the world's most famous electronic diva is being re-released! Nendoroid Hatsune Miku 2.0 is back again! Miku 2.0 comes with both the winking expression and the excited expression that featured in the opening movie of the 'Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project mirai' game. She also comes with all new optional parts such as a keyboard and a guitar for some brand new poses, and even comes with some alternate parts that allow you to pose her sitting down! It's the same Miku everyone has come to love with an extra touch! She also still comes with her famous leeks!
Start spreading the news... the STEIFF news, that is! Steiffgal is over the moon grateful to be helping out with a sales event every Steiff collector must know about! On Friday, June 13th, auctioneer James D. Julia will be selling about 120 absolutely remarkable vintage Steiff treasures from the amazing and world-class collection of well known and beloved Steiff enthusiasts Chuck and the late Cathy Steffes of Virginia. The collection consists mostly of bears, cats, and rabbits, so Steiffgal thought she would give you a behind the scenes look at a rare and breathtaking example of each today. But stay tuned, there will be more previews such as this to come over the next few months!
The Petsy pattern is very distinctive for Steiff in terms of the company's product design and development timeline. What makes him different than earlier designs, among other factors, are his intentional and prominent middle facial seam which runs vertically from his forehead across his snout, and his oversized, posable wire lined ears. Together these features give him a pointedly "youthful" appearance. During his years in the line, Petsy was produced in two commercialized versions. The first was a brown tipped mohair version with blue eyes (like the example available at Julia's) with pink/red facial and claw stitching. The second was a brass mohair version with brown and black pupil eyes and black facial and claw stitching. The tipped version appeared in ten sizes ranging from 15 to 50 cm sitting (or 22 to 75 cm standing) while the brass version was only produced in one size: 22 cm sitting or 32 cm standing. Tipped Petsy was also produced as a musical Ted in 17 and 20 cm (or 25 and 30 cm standing), on a four wheeled rolling cart in 20 and 25 cm, as a 17 cm puppet, and as a 17 cm purse over time.
Now it's quick like a bunny onto today's second auction highlight. Here we have a very seldom seen example of Steiff's larger Jack Rabbit with his button and red ear tag! Jack is standing and head and arm jointed. His head and hands are made from mohair, while his body and limbs are made from fine velvet. His face is detailed with velvet lined ears which are highlighted with a touch of pink airbrushing, oversized black and brown pupil eyes, a pink hand embroidered nose, a black hand embroidered mouth, and a little red felt circle to highlight his smile. His clothing is integral to his body. He is elegantly attired in brown tie shoes, blue and white striped socks, light orange pants, a tan shirt, burgundy jacket, and an oversized light blue bow. Special outfit details include a brown leather belt and big brassy buttons on his suit coat. Jack Rabbit was made in 22 and 28 cm from 1927 through 1932. This was the first time that Steiffgal handled an original Jack Rabbit, and she was absolutely amazed by his condition, rarity, and the fact that he still had the tiny accessories that make his outfit so special. Things like buttons, shoes, belts, and ties are frequently lost to time, love, and playwear.
It is important not to confuse this Jack Rabbit design with Steiff's darling interpretation of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit. Jack Rabbit was a relatively early licenced Steiff item. The character was the star of a popular 1920's era series of American children's books by David Cory. The books were published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap. Steiff produced and sold almost 2,800 examples of Jack Rabbit between 1927 and 1931.
This final auction highlight is worthy of a cat call - no pun intended! This gorgeous Fluffy on a Pincushion is quite the looker! Fluffy is 10 cm tall and head jointed. She is sitting, unjointed, and made from white and tipped mohair which has mellowed to a fabulous lilac color over time. Her little tail wraps sweetly around her body. Fluffy's face is detailed with tiny deep green and black pupil eyes, a simple hand embroidered pink nose and mouth, and clear monofilament whiskers. She sits - like a purrr-fect princess - upon a square pincushion made from scrumptious long pink mohair. And, just when you thought it couldn't get any better here, it actually does. Fluffy retains ALL of her Steiff IDs, including her long trailing F button, red ear tag, and amazing metal rimmed, named chest tag. This size Fluffy on a Pincushion was made from 1926 through 1932. A smaller version of this item, using a 7 cm version of Fluffy, was in the line from 1928 through 1934.
Steiffgal's literally grinning like a Cheshire cat over this fantastic feline. Everything about this kitten - from her perfect proportions, harmonious and gentle color configuration, and heart tugging appeal - truly makes her the cat's meow.
This hugely popular Fluffy design was introduced in 1926. Her details are quite typical of other products Steiff created during "the roaring 20's" - items tended to have large, childlike eyes, bright colors, playful textures, and a distinctly feminine touch to them. Fluffy was such a favorite that she was produced in nine standard sizes, as well as in the form of other novelties including a musical version, dangling "Charleston" style item, and as a tail turns head model. She appeared in the line overall through 1950. Her design was slowly replaced by Susi, another favorite sitting style cat, who was a line standard through 1978.
Steiffgal hopes this initial review of Steiff highlights from James D. Julia's June 2014 auction featuring the Steffes collection has been a top-tier experience for you. The full catalog should be online at www.JamesDJulia.com in early to mid-April. Happy Steiff dreaming to you!
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Dragatomi are proud to present Dan Goodsell aka Mr. Toast in his very own solo show, “Springtime”. Many of his pieces will revolve around, you guessed it, the theme of Spring! Dan will also be attending the opening night, which is tonight, Saturday, March 8th from 6-9PM. On Sunday, Mr....
While visiting the BAT-BLOG FACEBOOK page the other day I was contacted by a guy named Bruno who said he had a tattoo done recently that he said was inspired by some "Scarecrow" artwork he had seen at the Bat-Blog.
Oh man, that is so cool! Here is a photo of his tattoo (in 3 parts) and the art is amazing!
(Thanks Bruno for sharing this fun pic).