Pop Life Global x Black Seed Toys Soda Kats Minis Debut at SDCC

We’re pretty sure this announcement is going to make many collectors very happy.  Pop Life Global will debut the brand-new Soda Kats Minis from Black Seed Toys at SDCC.  If the original Soda Kats SFBI weren’t addictive enough, they are now available as 3.5″ blind boxes featuring 12 standard flavors + 1 GID Lemon chase. Find them at the MINDstyle booth [#5145] for $10 each.  Happy hunting!  May you find your favorite flavors.

I love you 3000! Hot Toys 1/6th scale LED lighted Iron Man Nano Gauntlet with articulated fingers

I love you 3000!

To celebrate the re-release of Avengers: Endgame, Hot Toys is excited to reveal the addition accessory specially designed for 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark LXXXV collectible figure to mark the occasion!

Hot Toys [Avengers: Endgame] 1/6th scale Iron Man Mark LXXXV 12-inch Collectible Figure previewed earlier on my toy blog post HERE

Interchangeable on the highly detailed Iron Man figure to recreate the MOMENT, this LED lighted Nano Gauntlet with articulated fingers has taken direct inspiration from the remarkable scene in the movie. Moreover, Hot Toys’ team has greatly improved on the characteristic design of the forearm armor to bring in the most true-to-movie details on figure!

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Unbox Industries A Trio of Sanrio Soft Vinyl Toys (6.16)

As you might know,Unbox Industries has partnered with Sanrio to produce a new line of soft vinyl toys featuring several of the brand’s kawaii characters. As part of their upcoming weekend online drop, Unbox is releasing three figures from their Sanrio collection including Hangyodon (5.5″, $49), Ahiru no Pekkle Red Chase Variant (5″, $54) and Minna No Tabo (5″, $9).  All three will be available on Saturday (6.16) at 8 AM PDT from the Unbox web shop.

Unbox is also offering the Sanrio figures at their Hong Kong Toy Festival booth this weekend. They are also showing additional, yet-to-be-released figures from the line.

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#DTA2019 Showcase: BEST PRODUCTION SCULPT

And while the voting has since ended, I’d still want to take a look and acknowledge the finalists chosen for “BEST PRODUCTION SCULPT” in the 2019 Designer Toy Awards, which “recognizes a singularly outstanding sculpt for a production toy. This award celebrates a sculpt that captured the likeness of the artist’s concept and transformed it into a 3-dimensional object.”

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POP TOYS 1/6th scale Chivalrous Robin Hood (Russell Crowe) 12-inch Action Figure Preview

Robin Hood is a 2010 British-American epic historical drama film based on the Robin Hood legend, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, and Max von Sydow. Russell Crowe stars as Robin Longstride, who later in the film becomes Robin Hood.

POP TOYS 1/6th scale Chivalrous Robin Hood 12-inch Action Figure Parts List: Squint version head, Normal version head, Hands x4, Cape, Sponge suit, Green long-sleeve, Pants, Boots, Vambrace, Leather belt, Bow, Arrow x6, Arrow bag, Dagger, Dagger bag

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POP TOYS 1/6th scale Chivalrous Robin Hood — War horse Parts List: Horse, Saddle, Stirrup x2, Horse face belt, Rein, Leather liner, Front belt, Back belt

Unboxing ‘Little Voyagers’ from Coasre x Pop Mart

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Coarse‘s Los Angeles Studio to unbox all of the brand-new Little Voyagers blindbox figures produced by Pop Mart.  Despite some slight (ahem) technical difficulties, I had a blast opening both Little Voyagers ‘chapters’ (series): Let’s Go! (daytime) and Sweet Dreams! (nighttime).  Give it a watch on Youtube or below.

The twelve sculpts—two each for Cactus, Cat, Hamster, Frog, Fish & Raccoon—highlight Coarse’s signature aesthetic and emotive storytelling. In addition to character cards—fairly rare these days—Coarse has also gone the extra mile by including fold-out pamphlets in each blindbox featuring a story detailing each character’s journey (12 in all) and a full-color illustration on the flip side.

Little Voyagers are available now direct from Coarse in full cases (six figures each) for $98/case.

Buff Monster Norwegian Mister Melty Cards, GID Mister Melty and Devil Resins + More (4.9)

Buff Monster has a packed Tuesday (4.9) drop lined up at 7 AM PDT from StayMelty.  First up is the online debut of his new Norwegian Mister Melty trading cards featuring a special mix of designs drawn from S1, S2, and S3—in darker hues—on chip-backstock, alternate foil cards, a metal card befitting the heavy metal theme and one completely new card design. They will be available in sets of 4 wax packs ($20) as well as a full display box ($120).

Toys?  Absolutely.  Buff Monster has clear green GID resin editions of both Mister Melty and his Devil 3″ figures ($30 each).  He also has GID mixed parts (resin/vinyl/multiple characters) one-off figures in assorted colors ($60 each). 

Or go big with the debut of the brand-new Concrete Devil Ball which is twice the size of the original ($200, USA only due to weight).  Plus… several a few unannounced surprises (shown in the gallery).

All of releases will be available on Tuesday (4.9) at 7 AM PDT over at StayMelty.

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“THE FIRST” Exhibition by Nobuyoshi Araki & Art Sculpture Release (March 27-29)

EVENT PRESS: “”The First” exhibition will feature a large-scale photography work by the photographer Master Araki, a unique Polaroid photo, and the first sculptures in his life, Elephant「デロン君」& Woman 「 処女ゲバゲバ」.The exhibition, curated by the international art organization APPortfolio, will take place on March 27-29 at the Soho Yard exhibition space at 19 Auburn Street, Central, Hong Kong. On the

Happiest Fung x ToyZeroPlus Cosmad

Cosmad, the multi-faced cosmic instrument of destruction from HK-designer Happiest Fung and ToyZeroPlus is almost ready for prime time.  In fact, the designer has been running a countdown, currently at 3 days.  Whether that’s three days to release or full reveal is not clear. 

Thankfully the stylized teaser shots have revealed quite a bit of the dual-blaster wielding warrior including what appears to be at least three faces—skull, happy, and angry. The happy + angry faces are inspired by traditional red+black Asian folk masks.  While there are plenty of cute, spacey soft vinyl toys, Cosmad seems ready to fill the relative void of edgy cosmic vinyl.

In addition to the upcoming Cosmad, Happiest Fung and his HappyFactory brand have created other figures including the semi-nostalgic Blojobot produced by Kaiju One.

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