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Mark Nagata has been busy, but he's still making sure Max Toy Company is working on new stuff. For starters, there's that fellow you see above, Mecha Nekoron! A giant cat robot sculpted by Makino-san of TTToys, this fellow is coming soon and will be 2.5 inches tall. Cat robots? Yes, please!
Also popping up on Mark's Tumblr were shots of his new collaboration with Konatsu, Kaiju King Negora. A larger, more detailed version of the smaller Kaiju Negora, the first run of these were on sale at Konatsunagata, apparently, and sold out, but more colorways are coming in the future. As a bonus, Kaiju King Negora comes with the Ooh Nezumi (Big Mouse or Big Rat) mini figure as a bonus.
Also worth noting was the quick, surprise return of the Max Toy Club. For US$70, you not only get a lifetime membership card, pin and exclusive toy (this month was a glow in the dark Dualos), but you get first crack at some very rare and exclusive pieces in the future! While April's slots sold out, Mark has said he'll try to get something together for May, so stay tuned for that.
DC Direct's New 52 Wonder Woman will be available as a statue on August 29th. This new 9 1/2" tall Jim Lee designed collectible will run you about $100. Click the thumbnail above for a closer look at this contemporary redesign of everyone's favourite warrior princess.
Dentist by day, Vinylmation customizer by night, Brian Shapiro sent over some pictures of his work in Vinylmation, starting with his latest creation: Thark from John Carter. He even made Thark's spear himself out of wood, ribbon and acrylic denture material. Resourceful!
I asked him for some additional photos of his other creations, and he sent along plenty, including: The Rocketeer, TRONald and Winnie the CLU, Jessica Rabbit, Judge Doom, original character Zom-B, Bar Mitzvah, 9" and 3" combo set based on the Walt and Mickey statue at the Park, Vinny L Mation (Vinylmation Station reporter, two versions) and finally, another Judge Doom but with a saw. That figure actually has removable accessories! He's got the anvil, saw and regular black gloved hand as well as a removeable hat and sunglasses.
Very cool! Check out the images and be sure to give him some props for his awesome custom figures!
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Check out this funny VIDEO REVIEW of the Classic Golden Age BATMAN Comic Book Issue, Detective Comics #27. It also features other interesting bat-history as well. Enjoy.
AMC ANNOUNCES ROBERT KIRKMAN’S “THIEF OF THIEVES” AS PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT New York – April 16, 2012 – AMC announced today “Thief of Thieves,” a new project in development from “The Walking Dead” executive producer/writer Robert Kirkman and Chic Eglee (“The Shield,” “Dexter”) based upon the new comic Kirkman created under the same name. [...]
I don’t know why anyone purchases toys for my child. Or any toddler, for that matter.
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With the Monsters & Misfits 2 show happening April 13th, Shinji of Tomenosuke has previewed a 'few" pages of the show's catalog, and Circus Posterus has a swell-set of images for! "Showcasing selected works from each of the exhibiting artists, the 48-page, full-color catalog will be available for purchase on opening night and will likely be part of the online sale, as well. To the collectors
Many thanks to YouTuber Mitch Santona who has posted a video review for the Transformers Prime Japan Skywarp Arms Micron action figure from Takara Tomy. This is the other seeker action figure in the toy line that Takara is bringing us with with a delightful Arms Micron as his side kick. This repaint of the Starscream action figure is looking pretty good. Get the scoop on this figure after the jump to share your comments on the Skywarp Arms Micron action figure.
Looks like Costco will get 2-packs of Rip Stick CARS … will there be a demo model? I think these might travel far on Costco’s concrete floors … Lightning McQueen Surprise, Francesco made the cut. Max Schnell. It looks like Costco will also get the Cars 2 R/C Bubby Rides Lightning McQueen Vehicles (already out) along [...]
The Advantages and Disadvantages Regarding Solar Energy – Saving Our Planet Commonly a solar panel pack is a ripped rectangular construction, varying in dimensions. Some elements affect solar panel performance. The type of tissues used establishes the productivity of solar panels themselves. Consumers be forced to pay the rate enforced with minor recourse or maybe [...]
Puppies are undeniably the best thing in the world. And vinyl toys aren’t far behind. So when you put puppies into a boiling pot of molten vinyl, the results can only be amazing. 64 Colors, Squibbles Ink, and Rotofugi combined their powers to form a rainbow of super cute puppies and we’ve got some for you to stare at. Hit the jump for our review of Gumdrop.
The first thing you’ll notice is that these don’t come in a blindbox but in transparent baggies. That means you can pick whichever of the six colors and two faces you’d like to buy. And at $6 each, you can buy quite a few without taking a bite out of your wallet.
The toys are very light and definitely feel hollow, but since they’re supposed to be a mix between a dog [kind of soft] and a gumdrop [totally squishy] that’s fine by me. The hollow head makes it possible to have Gumdrop’s face turned in any direction, too.
The next thing you might notice is probably the biggest flaw with the figures. The dyes used are pretty flat. I wasn’t expecting day-glow colors, but deeper tones would have definitely been better than these pale ones. The red and green colorways are vibrant, but the rest are definitely muted.
One strange habit I have is trying to stack my mini-figures. Dopplegängers, Takochus, Buff Monsters - If they’re remotely stackable, I’ll make an attempt. Gumdrops can be stacked, but it’s a precarious balancing act. It’s pretty darn cute, though. I recommend it.
These 2-inch figures are definitely worth checking out. For $6 a pup, they’re not a major toy investment and will definitely attract attention. They’ll also fit in with other similarly styled toys like Doppelgängers. I just wish their colors were a little more vibrant.
Eric Nocella Diaz of Argonaut Resins will be working with Selina Briggs of The Jelly Empire for an upcoming event to launch April 28th and exhibits thru to April 29th. Selina will have a table at MoCCA Festival in NYC, and the sneak-peek of a custom-Jellybot from Selina looks pretty swell - prepare yourselves for JellyBot 2.0!As well, there will be 30 x Tuttz Minis - with some to be released
Takara Tomy has released news and photos for their upcoming Transformers Masterpiece series, the MP-11 Coronation Starscream. Starscream will have his own coronation gears complete this time in MP-11 and fans will surely have to complete their Decepticon Seekers collection together with their MP-03, MP-06 Skywarp and MP-07 Thundercracker! Toy Garden and Toywiz Malaysia will [...]
Pals, I’m so excited. I’ve finally convinced my good friend Sam to join us on this little blog. I swear, if I haven’t seen the coolest thing, she’s seen it instead. We met thanks to grad school – shout out to MCAD! Helloooo! – but actually we really became friends when we moved in to [...]
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[Business Wire] - Mattel, Inc., , the world’s largest toy company, and Crayola, the largest children’s art supply maker, announced today a global licensing partnership. The two companies