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- 06/17/14--17:30: _Mezco’s Summer Excl...
- 06/17/14--17:47: _Gary Ham x Pobber T...
- 06/17/14--17:53: _BATMAN ‘YEAR OF THE...
- 06/17/14--18:04: _3DRetro Retail Stor...
- 06/17/14--18:19: _Scribes Painted Sax...
- 06/17/14--18:20: _Open Call To Taiwan...
- 06/17/14--18:30: _Pop! Animation: Dra...
- 06/17/14--18:45: _Scott Tolleson x Mi...
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- 06/17/14--19:18: _Sparkly Cat Tuttz b...
- 06/17/14--19:37: _Something Old, Some...
- 06/17/14--19:40: _Mini Fractured Skul...
- 06/17/14--14:17: JFury Mini Fractured Skulls Wave 2 (6.18)
- 06/17/14--14:30: Shockwave Action Vinyl
- 06/17/14--15:30: We are so close to getting an official Katamari Ball Squishable
- 06/17/14--15:59: Top 10 Toys for Kiwi Kids
- 06/17/14--16:48: DC Collectibles: Batman Arkham Origins 4-Pack
- 06/17/14--17:02: ThreeA: 3AGO And Bambaboss On Sale June 22
- 06/17/14--17:30: Mezco’s Summer Exclusive Breaking Bad Apron
- 06/17/14--17:47: Gary Ham x Pobber Toys Sylvan Figure for SDCC?
- 06/17/14--17:53: BATMAN ‘YEAR OF THE HORSE’ STATUE There’s very...
- 06/17/14--18:04: 3DRetro Retail Store Grand Opening Party (6.21)
- 06/17/14--18:19: Scribes Painted Saxamaphone Sam Aps
- 06/17/14--18:30: Pop! Animation: Dragon Ball Z from Funko
- 06/17/14--18:45: Scott Tolleson x Mighty Jaxx 01 Lyle Bean
- 06/17/14--18:47: KidsLogic Megatron MN03 First Look At Upcoming Mecha Nations Figure
- 06/17/14--19:40: Mini Fractured Skulls (Wave 2) by JFury (June 18 Sale)
After the first wave quickly sold out, JFury has created a second wave of his Mini Fractured Skulls (1.7”). This time around there are six different shiny colorways (5 pieces each) featuring clear skulls. These drop from JFury’s web shop on Wednesday (7.18) @ 3 PM PDT for $15 for...
The Loyal Subjects has released their newest Transformers vinyl figure. The 8" tall Shockwave Action Vinyl features eight points of articulation and a translucent Energon Blaster arm cannon. You can pick one up now for $55.00.
Are you or have you ever wanted to be royalty? Do you like balls and other round objects? If you answered yes to both of those questions (heck, even if you didn't), then this Katamari Ball may be right up your alley. Made by Squishable in conjunction with ShiftyLook, this officially licensed plush is straight out of the universe of Katamari Damacy. It measures nine inches round and costs US$24.99 to pre-order as part of WeSquish.
What does the that "WeSquish" part mean? Well, for WeSquish plushes to make it to production, they need to reach a certain number of pre-orders. In the Katamari Ball's case, they need 100 pre-orders. Sounds like Kickstarter, right? And like Kickstarter, if the goal is not met in the allotted amount of time, the toy's campaign fails. Fortunately for this particular plush, it only needs 19 more pre-orders and has until July 14 to earn them. Remember though, the Katamari Ball isn't out the woods yet. So if you want to have one of your own, make sure to get your pre-order in on time.
The Warehouse’s famous Toy Sale turns 10 this year and is hitting stores nationwide on Saturday 28 June for two weeks of unbelievable deals.
DC Collectibles will be releasing a 4-pack set of action figures from Batman: Arkham Origins. The set will retail for $59.95 and will include Joker, Batman, Deathstroke, and Black Mask. Follow through for additional details and click the thumbnail above for a closer look.
Keep you eyes on ThreeA's Bambalandstore June 22nd as they celebrate their 6-year anniversary with 3AGO and Bambaboss!
Nothing says summer BBQ fun like a manly apron. And no one does manly better than Walter White. That's why Mezco has announced their summer exclusive Breaking Bad - All Hail the Cook Apron. Now, your entire family can wonder if you're making crystal meth in the basement or if you're just a big fan […]
Gary Ham just posted a sketch of his Sylvan character as a reminder of what we saw at last years SDCC (HERE). Even better news is that Pobber Toys will be behind this and we may be looking at a release for SDCC! Stay tuned for more news as SDCC...
BATMAN ‘YEAR OF THE HORSE’ STATUE
There’s very few things in the world of comic book collectibles as truly badass as this statue of Batman riding a black stallion. This is the THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS: A CALL TO ARMS STATUE YEAR OF THE HORSE EDITION from DC Collectibles. Inspired by the legendary Frank Miller, this 14” statue is limited to just 1,000 pieces in the whole wide universe and will set you back about $400 when it goes on sale in December 2014. You hear that, Santa? The comes out around Christmas. I’ve been good this year. So far…
There was a version of this released a while back with Bats rocking his grey and blue suit, but I find this one to be way more badass.
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BUY: DC Collectibles Batman The Dark Knight Returns: A Call to Arms Statue
The rumors are true. After a lengthy construction process, 3DRetro is about to open it’s very own retail location in Glendale. From the pics they’ve shared so far, the wait was more than worth it – the retro styling looks great. To celebrate, Ben and company are throwing a Grand...
Scribe will be dropping his Artist Proofs of his Saxamaphone Sam Dunny from the Mardivale Series very soon! You may want to keep an eye on his Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to get the official date and release time. Poor Sam looks like he got himself in a little scuffle....
Gary Baseman> is currently in Taiwan for his "Door Is Always Open" museum exhibition at 台北當代藝術館 MOCA Taipei, and is offering artist in Taiwan an opportunity to be a part of his show! Well, as long as you do not find it "offensive" to the notion / practice of "ancestral worship" … ;p"Call to TAIWANESE ARTISTS FRIENDS: DUE in one week by June 25th. Looking for volunteer artists to make their own
Funko announces a new line of Dragon Ball Z Pop! Vinyl Figures - featuring Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Frieza, and Perfect Cell - to be available in August! Interesting choice of characters, makes one "hopeful" for a (possible) second series to come? *NICE*
Do check in with your fav retailers for price and availability.
Personally I think it's super fun Funko is delving into anime characters/
Here is a look at the first release of Mighty Jaxx’s newest Co-Lab line featuring Scott Tolleson’s Lyle Bean!’ This beautiful blue all blue figure also features colored argyle print on the chest. This figure also looks great in its blister packaging and can’t wait to see what other colorways...
Just up on the KidsLogic Facebook page we have our first looks at the upcoming Megatron in the larger scale series like their original Optimus Prime and upcoming Age of Extinction Optimus. The promo pictures represent Megatron's eyes and cannon barrel glowing, and possibly details in the torso as well. More details are to be forthcoming, so for now keep reading to check out the preview!
Argonaut Resins is heading up to Tokyo - or rather his Sparkly Cats and Bags are! Debuting at the Tokyo Cat Fight show at Design Festa Gallery Harajuku, Japan (on the 5th and 6th of July, 2014) is a new series of resin Tuttz (the first 10pcs of Series 5), along with BackPack packaging from Obed Bags!"It's awesome when other artists and designers entertain your crazy ideas and help bring them to
June - at least around these parts - has got to be one of the finest months of the year. It's not too hot, the flowers are in full bloom, and its the prime season for wonderful happenings, including lots of weddings and happy family times together. And, apparently, auctions as well! Steiffgal has just learned of a wonderful collection of Steiff treasures coming up for sale at Withington Auctions. This event will be held in Nashua, NH on Friday, June 20, 2014. In keeping with the theme of happy seasonal events - especially those involving brides and grooms - let's take a look at some of the highlights from this upcoming sale!
It would only be proper to start out this review with "SOMETHING OLD." Steiffgal's eye went immediately to lot S96, which can be found by clicking here. Of course, collectors will recognize these delightful doggies as a group of three Steiff Treff the Bloodhounds, who are also pictured here on the left. According to Withington's, they are cataloged as... "3 Steiff Treff Bloodhounds, Beige, brown glass eyes, dark brown yarn nose and paws. Large one is 12 ½” sitting; Medium one is 10” sitting and Medium one is standing on all fours. All swivel necks."
Care to sniff out some additional details about this great design? Treff appeared in the Steiff line from 1928 through 1938. Models were produced in mohair, velvet, and an inexpensive alternative material called "coat plush" in sizes ranging from 7 to 50 cm overall. This design is famous for its long, floppy ears which are lightly stitched down; brown and black pupil eyes which are set in eye pockets; hand embroidered black noses; dainty muzzle “freckles"; and red facial highlights on their lips and under their eyes. Every Treff left the Giengen factory adorned with a large pastel-colored silk ribbon. These ribbons were meant to add a little lightness and color to Steiff's items; this mandate came directly from Richard Steiff around 1925. Treff was so popular that she was produced sitting, standing, on wheels, as a music box, and on a pin cushion during her time in the line.
Steiffgal certainly cannot keep quiet about this bashful Basset! Steiff's Hush Puppy examples are quite rare and desirable, and are based on the company's standard line Basset hounds that appeared in the line from 1961 through 1963 in 12, 14, and 22 cm. Steiff's standard line Bassets are sitting, head jointed, and made from mohair that has been carefully airbrushed in multiple shades of tan, brown, and black. Each has long, droopy ears; hand embroidered black noses; and realistic, dimensional soft jowls. The larger ones have extremely round, realistic-looking eyeballs that are embedded into their facial mask structure. The 12 cm model one has flatter, but no less realistic looking, eyes that seem to have a reflective quality to them. Standard line Steiff Bassets wear green collars and usually have "Basset" on their named chest tags.
But here's where it gets interesting. According to company records and literature, Steiff produced Hush Puppy branded 12 and 14 cm Basset hounds as premiums from 1970 through 1972; these were differentiated from the standard line of Basset hound items by a red collar and a special chest tag that had the “Hush Puppies” logo on it. However, this model on offer is 22 cm, and as far as Steiffgal can tell, does not appear in the standard Steiff reference books. A rare beast indeed!
Ok, now in keeping with our celebratory theme, it's time for "SOMETHING BORROWED." These two items were selected by Steiff for replication as they have always been of such great interest to collectors. Check out this ORIGINAL pair of Steiff's spiders, lot S68, by clicking here! According to the catalog, these are... "Lot of 2 - Steiff Spider, “Spidy”. 4 ½” length. Three beady eyes, eight wired legs, two antennas, two mouths, red/brown/green coloring on back and neck. Wool and cotton. Raised button, C.T. 2312,00, Steiff Spider, “Spidy”. 9” length. Five beady eyes, eight legs, four antennas. Beige mohair, red, green and brown coloring design on back and neck. Raised button on left leg."
It's certainly time to get a leg up on these great vintage spiders! This small and large sized Spidy pair are 12 and 22 cm respectively. Both have bead-like black glass eyes and are manufactured from light beige mohair, which is gloriously hand airbrushed in brown, red, and green. Small Spidy has legs and feelers made from gray pipe cleaners, while the larger size has thin mohair legs and feelers. Both large and small Spidy spiders were produced in 1960 and 1961 only, making them quite collectible. Spidy was produced at a time when the company was experimenting with different unconventional materials such as pipe cleaners, rubber, and plastic sheeting to create a series of "creepy crawlers." These included bats, salamanders, snails, and of course, these spiders. And, indeed Steiff did "borrow" a good idea from themselves, creating a replica set of a large and small Spidy in 1991 and 1992 in an edition size of 4,000 pieces.
And finally, it would not be a celebration without "SOMETHING BLUE." And there's not much that's more "true blue" than the US Navy and their mascot the goat! Check out lot S05, a pair of Steiff Navy Goats, by clicking here! According to the catalog, these are... "Steiff Navy Goat, 8” height (to his ear), 12” length. Beige, plush, leather horns and hoofs, green glass eyes. Navy felt blanket. Raised ear button. Cotton tag #1228.0. 1940s, Steiff Navy Goat, 5 ½” height (w/out horns). Grey mohair (long) on body. Mohair (short) on face and feet, short tail, green googly eyes, felt striped horns, black yarn nose, navy blanket with “N”. #7315.90, MINT"
Let's give a salute to these great goats and their interesting history. During the 1950's and very early 1960's, Steiff produced a number of mascots especially for the US market. Mascots were produced for several of top-tier schools, as well as the country's military training institutes - including the United States Naval Academy. The official launch of Steiff's mascot program began in 1951 with the production of two caricatured versions of the US Navy goat. Both were 28 cm; one was sitting and one was standing on all fours. This lot features this early standing version. Each was made from white mohair and had leather hooves and horns; green and black "squint" style eyes, a long beard, and wore a blue and gold felt blanket with a large "N" on the side. These goats were entirely original designs and were manufactured through 1959. Steiff also produced a smaller Navy goat in 15 and 25 cm from 1957 through 1960. This is the smaller goat in the lot. The smaller navy goat's pattern is quite similar to the one that would later be seen on the standard line item Rocky the Capricorn goat, who appeared in the line from 1963 through 1976.
Steiffgal hopes this celebratory post has put you in the mood for love - Steiff auction love, that is!
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Releasing Wednesday, June 18th at 3pm PST via www.furiouscustoms.bigcartel.com is the second wave of 1.7 inch resin MINI FRACTURED SKULLS from JFury. There are 6 different colorways in this release with 5 of each colorway made available @ US$15 each - blind-bagged "with no purchase limit and price break on shipping for multiples with guaranteed no doubles."