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- 05/11/13--02:43: Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Target Canada Update
- 05/11/13--04:15: SHF Sailor Mercury prototype spotted in the wild
- 05/11/13--04:15: Disney Toon PLANES: Read All About It – PLANES & Pedro!
- 05/11/13--04:30: Toys for Tots orders Naples Marine Corps League to halt toy program
- 05/11/13--05:40: Transformers Fan Built Bot Poll: New, Final Voting Now Taking Place!
- 05/11/13--06:00: ESC-Toy customizing Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife
- 05/11/13--06:07: ESC-Toy Zone 6 Release (pssst…Today!)
- 05/11/13--06:30: Custom-Feature: "Cuddly Laggan" by Terrence Thompson
- 05/11/13--07:00: OMFG AP Cry-Borg & Release of "New Recruits" Series 2 Colorway
- 05/11/13--07:00: ASTRA Adding New Resources for Children with Disabilities
- 05/11/13--08:00: Lost Buddha blind box series from Troy Martin
- 05/11/13--08:02: “Play” – a Super Fantastic Group Show opens at Dragatomi
- 05/11/13--08:37: Living Dead Dolls Present Psycho
- 05/11/13--08:39: Shopping for Toys with a Feminist Mom
- 05/11/13--09:00: Tomopop Review: Bandai's Super Robot Chogokin Volfogg
Building on the success of DC Collectibles’ bestselling BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY and INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US action figure lines, DC Collectibles is announcing two, all-new product lines based on upcoming Warner Bros. Interactive games INFINITE CRISIS and BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS. INFINITE CRISIS STATUES: This marks DC Collectibles’ first depiction of characters from INFINITE CRISIS which [...]
As more Target Stores open in Canada, there were high hopes they would get a full and sparking new CARS in the toy section … well, the toy section is sparkling new … Maureen (MoMcQueen) sends along this report and photos … Like most retail-deprived (depraved?) Canadians, I had been waiting in breathless anticipation for [...]
That didn't take too long. When the announcement came that a S.H. Figuarts Sailor Moon was on the way, the first question that came to many minds was what would happen with the other Sailor Scouts/Senshi. Those questions look to be answered with the unveiling of a prototype of an S.H. Figuarts of Sailor Mercury at the Sofmap shop in Akiba.
There are no concrete details as to when or even if Mercury will be released. Given the sales from Sailor Moon, though, I'd imagine that details on a release will eventually make their way out. Hopefully, they will be sooner rather than later.
PLANES the movie won’t be in theaters until August 9, 2013 but it looks like you can read the entire story including the PLANES Movie Junior Novelization in early July. It’s 128 pages long! That’s a lot of plot – who knew?! Or the print is really, really large. There are about 40 books already [...]
The national Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has ordered the Marine Corps League of Naples to halt all Toys for Tots operations. How long will the program be shut down?
The first round of voting is complete in the Fan Built Bot poll, which for the first time in history allows fans of the Hasbro, Inc. TRANSFORMERS brand to help create a new TRANSFORMERS character that will be forever added to the TRANSFORMERS world. In anticipation of the TRANSFORMERS brand 30th anniversary in 2014, the Fan Built Bot Poll now enters its second and final voting phase, allowing fans to select the Fan Built TRANSFORMERS character's name, gender, origin and specialty!
Thanks to BBTS who have let us know they have posted a pre-order listing confirming the Transformers Generations Sandstrom voyager class action figure will be coming to the USA. The repaint of the Springer figure as Sandstorm will be shipping in July 2013 for a sale price of $29.99. The good news is the case mix of 4 will include 2 Sandstorm figures and 1 each of the Springer and Blitzwing toys. Order yours now at bigbadtoystore.com.
A tweet appeared yesterday afternoon on the ESC-Toy feed that I think many of you will be excited (or at least greatly curious) about. It contained a teaser image bearing the Final Fantasy VII Advent Children logo and an outline of Cloud Strife from the back with the words "Erick Scarecrow custom Cloud Soldier & ????" The tweet mentioned that the figure was confirmed but without a definitive release date. I can't help but wonder who the question marks represent. My guess would be Sephiroth. What do you guys think?
Erick made a custom Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII-2 a while back and I wonder if Cloud will be handled the same way, by which I mean, with what looks like an official figure that he repaints rather than a brand new sculpt. Until we get more information, I guess we will just have to wait and be left to our imagination.
For the fifth year in a row the C.O.N.S., Germany's one and only Transformers fan convention, is coming together. On July 21, 2013 we'll welcome you in Haus Seerose, Steeger Str. 38 in 41334 Nettetal-Lobberich, starting at 11am. We're looking forward to welcoming Transformers fans from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, England and many other parts of the world.
Later today, Erick Scarecrow will be releasing his Zone 6 resin figure set. At 11AM ET (May 11th 2013), it will be available in the ESC-Toy Shop. Each one is signed and numbered. And the set includes one 8" Zone 6 fig and one 4" Nasty Company fig. Zone 6 will be limited to only [...]
Terrence Thompson releases a custom "CUDDLEY LAGGAN" for sale here for US$25 for a one-of-one piece! Expect (almost) daily updates and listings of new customs on terrthomdesignertoys.bigcartel.com to come too!
Rufus (www) will be releasing the hot pink Artist's Proof Cry-Borg figures from October Toys' OMFG series available at his online store starting Saturday, May 11 at Noon EST. These mini figures will be shipped "loose" with no packaging. Cost will be US$5.00 each plus shipping, with a limit of 2 per customer.
The Artist's Proof versions are limited to 200 pieces per OMFG figure, with the first 100 pieces being claimed in a previous Facebook contest. The remaining 100 will be available in the store for sale worldwide.
Also dropping at the exact same time is the "NEW RECRUITS" OMFG Series 2 exclusive colorway in an "army man green". Price will be $10.00 USD per set plus shipping, limit 2 per customer.
"The "New Recruits" color was chosen as an alternative to the neons and brightness of the previous OMFG releases. The "New Recruits" packs contain all 5 OMFG Series 2 characters (SHIRTLE, GRIMM GOURD, CRY-BORG, CUDDLEHARD, & PUKE KNIGHT) sealed in package with header art by Rufus."
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) will present updated information on toys and play for children with disabilities for specialty toy retailers and manufacturers at the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy in Nashville, Tenn. An educational session, Connect Children with Special Needs to Toys and Games on Your Shelves, will be offered on June 16 [...]
The Oakland Museum Of California had asked Shadoe Delgado to work on a 18" Mega Munny for their "We Customize" exhibit ("an Exhibit showcasing the various ways people can customize or hack everyday objects in new creative ways"), and the result is this:
"…over the course of 3 weeks I sculpted this bad boy and saved the finishing for the 3 days of my demo where (I) painted up this bad boy and attached some "real" antlers. The exhibit will be up until June 2nd and shortly after this guy will be available in my shop for $1000 or if you're interested just send me an email(Shadoedelgado@gmail.com) if you're interested. first come first serve.(Photos by Jonathan Guffain @JGreds07)
This was my first completed mega and it was a blast to work on and working so large inspired me to go even bigger!" ~mentioned Shadoe.
Troy Martin let's us know about his "Lost Buddha" Custom Android blindbox series available via troymartinart.storenvy.com, priced at US$45 each.
"… there (are) 16 buddhas, (and) out of the 16 there is 4 stone chases 3 bronze chases and 1 gold chase." ~mentioned Troy.
Today (May 11th 2013) from 6PM to 9PM Dragatomi will be opening "Play" - a Super Fantastic Group Show curated by Julie West. The whole idea behind "Play" was to have artists create a functional piece of art that someone would be able to play with - like blocks, a game, a pull toy, etc. [...]
With Sub-Urban Vinyl "New Beginnings" show happening this Saturday (Facebook Events), here's a look at two items scheduled for display at the event, starting with the above-posted "Untouchable" artwork by Ohmydolls Milano (23 5/8" x 15 3/4" Acrylic,colored pencil and chalk on wood / email@example.com).
Shown below is a custom-piece from David Ten aka DeeTen - named; "Royal Time Keeper, circa 1886" - with the base piece being a 7" Munny, eight materials used include metal, wood, clay, vinyl and acrylic.
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Mezco has announced that they will be releasing a Living Dead Dolls series based on the classic film Psycho (yeah, not the Vince Vaughn remake). Set to be released in October 2013, the series will be made up of Norman Bates as Mother and Marion. Norman Bates as Mother will come with a removable wig [...]
Shopping for Toys with a Feminist Mom
Quick confession: I've never seen The King of Braves GaoGaiGar. I understand that it was something of a hit but, so far, I've given it a miss. However, I've long held the belief that a good design can stand on its merits (ie, independent of source material) and something about Bandai's Super Robot Chogokin Volfogg (& Big Order Room (1/4)) instantly grabbed my attention. Volfogg is a apparently a ninja robot (always a winning combination) who uses an oversized shuriken that splits into boomerang-like weapons and, I've learned, can transform into a police car. As such, I seriously need to watch this anime already.
Volfogg shares double-billing in this set with his over-sized accessory, a portion of the Big Order Room, which I imagine may provide some with an even greater incentive to get this set.
Full review after the jump.