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- 11/07/12--11:30: _Catwoman, Harley Qu...
- 11/07/12--11:31: _Learn N Pop Lion by...
- 11/07/12--11:35: _Bob Conge’s Ice Scr...
- 11/07/12--11:57: _Stomp, Stomp, Stomp...
- 11/07/12--12:00: _Under the Radar: Ha...
- 11/07/12--13:00: _Artoyz announce new...
- 11/07/12--13:00: _Learning Express To...
- 11/07/12--13:05: _BBTS has Transforme...
- 11/07/12--13:31: _I Love Kit Lane
- 11/07/12--13:36: _Cult of Toy x Mr Me...
- 11/07/12--13:44: _From My Table To Yo...
- 11/07/12--14:00: _Announcing October'...
- 11/07/12--14:15: _Will you take Gunda...
- 11/07/12--14:45: _Diamond Select Toys...
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- 11/07/12--14:59: _ECHOS: BoomBotix Ar...
- 11/07/12--15:33: _NECA: Gremlins Chri...
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- 11/07/12--15:41: _Sponsor Announcemen...
- 11/07/12--11:30: Catwoman, Harley Quinn coming to Sideshow DC figure line
- 11/07/12--11:31: Learn N Pop Lion by Playskool
- 11/07/12--11:35: Bob Conge’s Ice Scream Customs
- 11/07/12--11:57: Stomp, Stomp, Stomp STOMPEEZ! Review and Giveaway
- 11/07/12--12:00: Under the Radar: Happy Kuji reveals its Persona 4 lottery
- 11/07/12--13:00: Artoyz announce newest original figure, Chaos Kong
- 11/07/12--13:00: Learning Express To Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day
- 11/07/12--13:05: BBTS has Transformers, Play Arts Kai, Marvel Universe, Bandai & More
- 11/07/12--13:31: I Love Kit Lane
- 11/07/12--13:36: Cult of Toy x Mr Mead – Johnny Birdman
- 11/07/12--13:44: From My Table To Yours With Cardstore #CardstoreThanks
- 11/07/12--14:00: Announcing October's Megapixel winners!
- 11/07/12--14:15: Will you take Gundam Seed's Kira from MegaHouse?
- 11/07/12--14:45: Diamond Select Toys: Items In Stores Today
- 11/07/12--14:55: Castle Grayskull Watch: 5 Days Left – The Commercial
- 11/07/12--14:59: ECHOS: BoomBotix Artist Series Speakers
- 11/07/12--15:33: NECA: Gremlins Christmas Gizmo
- 11/07/12--15:36: Triad Toys’ Natasha Kourdakov Sixth-Scale
- 11/07/12--15:39: Mattel CEO and CFO Presenting to Securities Analysts via Webcast
- 11/07/12--15:41: Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store
If you've been wondering where Sideshow Collectibles' DC Comics Premium Format Figure line will be going in the near future, that image above is your answer. Popping up online earlier this morning were images of Catwoman and Harley Quinn done for Sideshow. The artist behind them, Artgerm (a.k.a. Stanley Lau) of Imaginary Friends Studios, mentioned in the descriptions for both illustrations that they're for Sideshow, and he's also done the artwork for that amazing Poison Ivy Premium Format Figure (sculpted by Mark Newman) coming next year. Also to note: this is not the same as the 1/2-scale Catwoman that Sideshow is doing, as these should be 1/4-scale figures.
Stay tuned for more news on Catwoman and Harley Quinn whenever we get it, and for the review of Poison Ivy sometime in late February/early March 2013. You know, whenever she shows up at my front door.
[Big, big thanks to Batthink (a.k.a. Daniel) for the tip!]
This toy made it into our Holiday Gift Guide 2012! It’s the Learn N Pop Lion by Playskool for ages 9 months and up. We fell head over heels in love with this toy because of so many reasons. From the four languages it offers and adorable design to the easy to hold handle andRead More
Bob Conge (Plaseebo) was invited to create some customs for The Ice Scream Custom Show, which opens this Saturday - November 10th 2012 - at the Clutter Gallery. His two customs are named I Scream (pictured above) and Night Gamer Cone (below). Each one features an internal motion activated LED unit.
Stomp, Stomp, Stomp STOMPEEZ! Do you have the song in your head now? Good. Let’s get this party started then! Have you heard of Stompeez? They’re the cute little slippers that when you walk, jump and stomp they pop up! There are so many cute styles to choose from such as the Unusual Unicorn, Growlin’Read More
Swept up in all the was Happy Kuji's quiet announcement of the chibi prize figures in its upcoming November lottery, which is Persona 4-themed. The five figures revealed were Yu, Kanji, Yosuke, Yukiko and the human form of Kuma/Teddie, along with a sixth unrevealed mystery figure. Like the other prize figures, you're looking at popping down ¥800 if you're in Japan (or have a proxy there) or looking for them online otherwise.
The best figure of all of them, though, is the last prize revealed: Nanako in her Mahou Tantei Raburin (Magical Detective Loveline) outfit she wore in Persona 4: The Animation, with a removable hat. Yes, this is from Episode 13 when Nanako decides she wants to find out what Yu is up to and dresses up as her favorite magical detective character because ... hey, it's supposed to help. The Persona 4 fan in me is awfully pleased with this news; anyone else out there liking these chibi figures?
Paris designer toy shop Artoyz is hosting a special exhibition, opening Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Central European Time, to celebrate the launch of their newest original toy, Chaos Kong. Designed by French illustrator Bunka, Chaos Kong is a 7.5-inch-tall primate with some big sideburns and big red eyes, evocative of his earlier Chaos Monkey piece. Chaos Kong will be an initial run of 200 figures and will go on sale stating Nov. 8.
As part of the release, there will be a special Bunka exhibition at Artoyz (45 Rue de L'arbre Sec, Paris) featuring new artwork, custom toys, prints, original drawings and more. Bunka has also invited several artists to reinterpret the Chaos characters in their own style: Aisk, Fakir, Stan, Grapheart, Niark1, Leonartz, Frederic Peeters, Boris Mirroir, and Yomek will have works displayed at the event.
The 2012 holiday season marks an important milestone for specialty toy franchise, Learning Express Toys. Founded by CEO Sharon DiMinico in 1987, the Massachusetts-based company is currently celebrating its 25th year at play. Originally started to raise money for a local nursery school, the franchise is now 135 stores strong and spread across 28 states. [...]
Poe’s Pick of the Week: The Dark Knight Trilogy Play Arts Kai – Batman ‘ I’m currently working on a review of the Play Arts Kai Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman, but in the meantime, consider this figure for your collection. “The Dark Knight Rises, comes Batman as a 10″ Play Arts Kai action figure with alternate sets [...]
When artist Kit Lane adds new jacabunnies, jacabobs, and other critters to her shop, you must act quickly!! Her needle felted creations are wonderfully photogenic and can bring a smile to anyone’s face. I’m the proud owner of 4 Kit … Continue reading →
Cult of Toy has posted pictures of their first in-house project prototype, a collaboration with UK Pop Surrealist artist Mr Mead. Named Johnny Birdman, the size of this piece is likely to be about 16" (I'm guessing wide). There are plans for variant colorways and a 2013 release date.
I have to say I’ve always had good memories of holidays. Growing up our family was large and everyone came form near and far to gather for holiday meals. Thanksgiving was always a special time at my grandmothers house. My grandmother and my mom both gave me my love for food. Growing up holidays were... [Continue Reading]
Thanks to all you awesome people who entered our Halloween-themed Megapixel contest last month! If you haven't, check out that comment thread to see all the pictures that made it in.
The main winners this month are: Wilda, Killxradio, Mike Hutner and Yomz! Congratulations to the four of you! I'm also going to prize Nice Boat and Deathscythe0812, so all six of you, please send me an email with your username and your prize preferences! The latter two: you can choose from Pocket God Pygmies or Peanuts Formation Arts. Or one of each - that's cool, too.
I can be reached at kristina (at) tomopop (dot) com! I'll just need your mailing information aside from your prizing preferences. Please make sure you list all four prizes in order of preference in case there are choice conflicts, and I'll do my best to make sure everyone's happy with what they get.
Thanks again to everyone who entered, and make sure you keep entering future contests (including our Pocket God contest which is still open).
[Thanks again to HobbyLink Japan for sponsoring our Megapixel contest!]
So, Gundam Seed is one of those titles I've been told I should watch but it's been on the backlog with 10 bazillion other shows I need to watch. I do know it's popular with MegaHouse alone producing figures of characters such as the recently released Athrun and various versions of Lacus dating back all the way to 2003. Strangely protagonist Kira Yamato has been ignored in getting a scaled figure.
Finally after a long wait, MegaHouse fills that void with the 1/8-scale G.E.M. Series Kira Yamato figure. Kira carries a gentle aura with his smile and pose to go with his personality as he extends his hand. With him is his robotic bird Torii (or Birdy) who appears to be separated from Kira so you can place it anywhere. With all the product shots, it looks like Kira may not include any additional arm parts but he will come with an additional face that turns his kind smile into a serious frown.
MegaHouse's 1/8-scale G.E.M. Series Kira Yamato is retailing for ¥7,300 and will be available in April, 2013. Have you been patiently waiting for a scaled figure of Kira or are you just fine with MegaHouse's previous releases from this title or from Gundam Seed Destiny?
Diamond Select Toys has sent along a press-release showcasing items hitting store shelves today. Click the the thumbnails above to view what collectors should expect to see and follow through for additional product detail.
Only 5 days left to order a MOTUC Castle Grayskull. Pixel Dan and MOTUC Create-A- Character contest winner Daniel Benedict show you just why your old Castle Grayskull just won’t cut it! You can preorder your MOTUC Castle Grayskull here.
This winter, BoomBotix is excited to be launching a new incarnation of Boombots: the Artist Series. Read on for the full story and click the thumbnails above for a closer look.
National Entertainment Collectibles Association will be releasing a Christmas edition Gizmo action figure from the Gremlins movies. Gizmo will feature a new head sculpt, a candy cane, and a trumpet. Click the thumbnails above for a closer look.
Triad Toys has announced a new original character from the Gunn 4 Hire - Villains series - Natasha Kourdakov. The figure comes loaded with weapons and features a new painted headsculpt with rooted Saran hair. Look for it to retail around $119.99. The Natasha Kourdakov Sixth Scale Figure includes: • Netted Tank Top • Faux Suede [...]
[Business Wire] - Bryan G. Stockton, Mattel’s Chief Executive Officer, and Kevin M. Farr, Mattel’s Chief Financial Officer, as well as Tim Kilpin, Executive Vice President Global Brands Team, will be presenting to securities analysts via webcast on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Big Bad Toy Store has updated their site with their latest pre-orders and new arrivals. Click through to get in on the latest Ghostbusters, Transformers, and Marvel items!