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- 04/02/14--12:00: Giant Robot Presents: Suspects
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- 04/03/14--06:00: NJCC 2014
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- 04/05/14--12:00: Cardboard Iron Man is the best paper-based superhero ever
- 04/05/14--14:00: Sideshow opens orders for Prime 1's colossal Optimus Prime statue
- 04/05/14--22:52: Better Nights Sleep With GoodNites®
- 04/05/14--23:00: Robotic Industries for Fugi.me @ #ToyConUK 2014
- 04/06/14--00:11: For toy inventor, big business gives small ideas a boost
- 04/06/14--01:18: Mattel Disney PLANES: Tsubasa & Last Wave Planes Diecasts, Part 1
- 04/06/14--03:00: Volks Revisits the Idolm@ster for their next Dollfie Dream Releases
- 04/06/14--03:20: Mattel Disney PLANES: Next Wave – Last Wave Planes Diecasts, Part 2
- 04/06/14--04:15: set database: LEGO 75046 coruscant police gunship
- 04/06/14--04:35: What's Shipping For The Week Of April 9, 2014
- 04/06/14--04:42: Stumpey Warburton by Doktor A for #ToyconUK
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On April 5, Giant Robot is proud to present Suspects, a group exhibition featuring featuring Albert Reyes, Sean Chao, KMNDZ, Ray Young Chu, Prodip Leung & Aaron Brown. The opening reception takes place on April 5 from 6:30 – 10 … Continue reading →
© J Myrtle and Lessons With Oscar 2014 A while ago my mother got sick of having Oscar’s toys s
A 3D modeled kid’s marble
Brick-Spasm I recently had a Lego-acquisition fit in a supermarket on spotting the thrilling yellow
First time at New Jersey Collector’s Convention. That’s NJCC for the rubes. Comics Carl
At last I’ve managed to finish a new pattern. It’s been a while this time due to book co
Maybe it's just me, but cardboard is starting to feel like the construction medium of this generation. Sure, people have been making boxy robot costumes out of cardboard for decades now, and they're alright, but just look at some of the amazing stuff people have been making lately. A realistic hearth with cardboard flames? An enormous cardboard ghost ship? Both amazing in their own right, and even a more traditional, but very impressive Freedom Gundam. But what about robot armor that's a lot more curved and form fitting?
Then comes Zhongkai Xiang, an artist so talented when it comes to cardboard he even got the attention of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. The school first noticed his work last year and urged him to contact them when he come up with some new pieces. Boy did he ever. A year later he did a lot of smaller (and very, very cool) things (watch the video above to see them), but the real centerpiece was a life size and wearable version of the Iron Man armor in the movie style. No corners were cut to make every tiny detail out of cardboard. This is easily the most impressive cardboard bot/armor/whatever I've ever seen. If you've seen something better I'd like to see it.
The school was also majorly impressed with his work, and you can hear their reactions in the video above. Have to say, I never really thought of cardboard as the ideal material for most of the things people make out of it, but that just makes me grateful that there are people out there more creative than I am. You can check out the gallery to see more of his work.
[via Fashionably Geek]
Almost exactly a year ago to the day we first talked about Prime 1 Studio's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Megatron statue (which Sideshow is currently offering for May). The big guy towered at nearly three feet tall and broke the bank at around US$1,800 for Japanese retail! Surprisingly these sold out in some places pretty easily. Guess it shouldn't be surprising that Prime 1 is now moving on to their namesake with a new Optimus Prime statue.
Based on his Appearance from Dark of the Moon, Optimus is to scale with Megatron, standing a little over two feet tall at 27.6 inches, but a higher Sideshow price at US$2299.99. However, what he's lacking in stature he makes up for in extras. Prime will come with his shield, two energy swords, an energy ax, Mega Striker gun, two faces (with and without mask), and a special base to display the face you aren't using. He also has light up features in both hands (to illuminate his weapons) and light up headlights on his waist.
Sure, he's expensive, but he's also a beautiful piece with tons of details, parts, lights, and a massive base. He may be out of your budget, but he's certainly worth admiring. If you can budget it Sideshow does allow payment plans that brings the price down to US$258.74 per month over nine months. That's more than my monthly car payment so I think I'll pass.
Ken Forsse, creator of Teddy Ruxpin and hailed as ‘‘the father of animatronic toys,’’
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites®. Having a child struggle with bed wetting is not easy especially as they start to get older. There are so many things that can trigger bed wetting from a busy day and too much to drink to a stressful time for a… [read more]
Underground Rockers, Cybernectic Dinosaurs, and Deep Space Explorers = Fugi.me reveals what toy-goodness Jim Freckingham of Robotic Industries have in store at their ToyConUK 2014 Booth come April 12th @ York Hall, London!
Presenting THE MORLOCK OF ROCK resin figurine, limited to only 5 hard-rocking chaps, each sporting a different t-shirt, priced at £35 each, coming in bagged with a hand cut header card.
More "CYBERSAURUS" (to add to the previously featured), with 5 x 1-off custom colorways to be had, priced at £50 each. Note that these will be a timed release, dropping at 2pm.
In addition to his DEAD LOLLY collaboration with Onorio, expect custom-Munnys- with WIPs shown here - wit each of 6 pieces to be had priced at £60 per.
"Jim also has a limited supply of Mecha Azteca which he sculpted for Jesse Hernandez. These will be sold at a very special show price of £40 each, and a variety of colours will be available." -added Daniel Perry.
Marty Abrams is a veteran at discovering and launching hit toys, but says his little business couldn’t do it without Toys R Us.
Tsubasa, the Japanese PLANES racer has arrived – thanks for the great pics and info heads up, Mariela P. Also, the first release of Supercharged Dusty as a single. The next wave of PLANES diecast should be the last before PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE diecasts start coming out … Brazil – Miguel Ireland – Little […]
If you're a big Idolm@ster fan, you'll probably know about the cinderella girls 1st live magical event which is happening right about now! There's quite a bit of new info coming from the event, such as news of a cinderella girls anime being developed but Volks are also at the event after showing off their next releases in the Dollfie Dream line. Fans of cinderella girls will be able to get their grubby mitts on Shibuya Rin and Kanzaki Ranko at Dollpa 31 which will be held on May 5th! For those who are unable to make the event, I'm sure there will be an after-event lottery for you to try your luck. Either that or you can enquire about a proxy to increase your chances.
Those with a copy of Volks News vol 58 will probably have all the details but for the rest of us, we'll need to wait a little for information regarding price as their official mini-pages are not up yet. Also, it's rather interesting to see that while Ranko is getting a DD Sister release (in line with the other Idolm@ster releases), Rin appears to be getting a full sized Dollfie Dream release. Not sure why they decided to go that route but expect Rin to be rather expensive compared to the other girls.
Anyone stoked about these two new additions? I'm all DD'd out after I completed my Trinity. It's going to take a lot to make them into a quartet...
via DD blog]
Wave 3 should be the next and last wave of PLANES diecast – Part 1 is in this post, this is Part 2, the last of this wave. Netherlands – Van Der Bird Russia – Koyla Ianov And Turkey, Vichi. These are all listed as singles but it’ll be interesting to see how many packaging […]
set name: coruscant police gunship
theme: starwars, the clone wars
come with a coruscant police gunship.
the gunship has a sliding cockpit, sliding doors, foldable wings and landing gears, a rear weapons compartment and 2 shooters.
the cockpit can seat 2 minifigs.
minifigs included an anakin skywalker minifig, an ahsoka minifig and 2 shock troopers minifigs.
overall design is great.
must have for starwars lovers.
"Stumpy Warburton; Proofreader and part time poet, Samuel “Stumpy” Warburton is the founder of the Limbs Can Hold You Back Society. He is an outgoing, social fellow with ambitions to one day take up hang-gliding."
STUMPY WARBURTON is an all new original Mini Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A, created entirely by hand, sculpted, molded, cast, finished and painted by the Doktor himself! Only 10 of these 2″ tall mini-figures were created exclusively for ToyConUK 2014, available for £70 each from Booth number 17.
"Each of the super limited edition comes signed, numbered and bagged in a header carded pack. Each piece is created to the same level of detail and finish as the Doktor’s gallery show pieces."
To be released April 12th @ both Lunartik’s Booth #20 at ToyConUK 2014, and online over at www.lunartik.com, is a limited run of "super infused" Mini Teas dubbed ZX TEA, limited to only 300 sets, priced at £40.00 per only during April 12, after that reverts back to £45.00. Each stands 2.5” and all come freshly packed in a super deluxe box.
Ryan McFarland from Strider Sports International Inc. has won South Dakota’s Small Business Person of the Year. He will join winners from the other 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C., from May 15 to 16. At the conference, [...]