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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Icon Heroes San Diego Comic Con Exclusive – Crisis on Earth X Dark Arrow 8.5 inch tall Statue

An Icon Heroes San Diego Comic Con Exclusive!

From the latest DC TV epic crossover event, Crisis on Earth X, comes the Dark Arrow statue! On Earth X, Oliver Queen’s doppleganger is its dictator, the Führer of the New Reich, who leads an attack on the heroes of Earth One.

This collectible polystone statue stands 8.5 inches tall, is hand painted, individually numbered, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Tony Riff x Unruly Industries I See Colours (2.19)

As Unruly Industries has just lifted the lid off their initial collection of new art toys (original and licensed), we’re posting  a few that have caught our eye.  On the originals front comes the quirky and visually striking I See Colours from Tony Riff.  The curious  black and white character features streams of color pouring out of his eyes.  This apparent bust style vinyl is set for a pre-order on Tuesday (2.19)

What Edward Low Thought of 2018 Toy Releases

I had earlier asked Edward Low (one of the Administrators for MY Toy Hoard on Facebook – one of the more active groups and the more diligent of toynews-sharing by Admins on FB I have since come across) “WHAT HE THOUGHT OF 2018 TOY RELEASES”, and this was what he shared, presented here in full and non-edited 🙂

I was very interested to read what he had to share, especially as he is entrenched

Super Run by Fools Paradise

Fresh off the Super Professional 2 Director’s Cut, Fools Paradise switches things up by recasting the plumber and princess into new roles with Super Run.  Sitting on a familiar bench, Gump  ponders the meaning of life as he opens a box of chocolates (power-up boxes) alongside Peach who’s reading from a Fools Paradise catalog. 

The deluxe vinyl set is fully realized including the details on both figures such as the pigeon poop on Gump’s shoes, the bench with nice textural effects, and Gump’s accessories including his Fools Gum Squid Co. hat and his old-school suitcase.

Limited to 498 sets, Super Run features Gump (~11.8″), Peach, the park bench (16.5″) and the various accessories.  It’s available now for pre-order direct from Fools Paradise for $328 (+$30 worldwide shipping).

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Ciecy A Pair of Christmas Tapoos for Toy Soul

Very much in the holiday spirit, Ciecy has created two Christmas-themed Tapoos for Toy Soul.  First up is the Let it Snow full-size Tapoo (edition of 50) decked out in the traditional red + green with some gold accents in a design that partially reveals the clear spaceship.  She also is dropping the Reindeer in Snowfield Mini Tapoo (edition of 50) which is only the second mini and follows the Milk Magazine exclusive mini which dropped about a week ago.  Both of these will be available at the IDEE Productions booth [I01] — Let it Snow on Friday and Reindeer in Snowfield on Saturday.  Happy hunting.

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People are pissed about the quality of Fallout 76’s Power Armor edition, and Bethesda’s apology gift sucks

The hits just keep coming. Fallout 76 players have been quite vocal about their displeasure with the West Virginia Wasteland. A thin story, poor multiplayer implementation, a tedious inventory system, and bugs galore plague the latest Fallout game. But the latest complaint suggests Bethesda’s shortcomings aren’t limited to just the software.

At E3, Bethesda announced a limited $199 Power Armor edition of Fallout 76. The centerpiece was a wearable T-51b Power Armor helmet, but it had some other goodies. Among them was a “Canvas West Tek Duffel Bag,” meant to store the helmet.

People who ponied up for the expensive Fallout 76 edition got something much cheaper in quality. The bag that shipped was actually nylon, not canvas. There’s a big difference. Canvas is heavy duty and can stand up to some wear and tear. Nylon is the flimsy junk that 5K Walk for the Cure promotional bags are made of.

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Andrea Kang x John Bond for "Tiny Universe" @ Woot Bear Gallery Opens Dec 1st, 2018

WOOTBEAR EVENT PRESS: “Andrea Kang returns to Woot Bear; this time she will bring John Bond for their joint show titled Tiny Universe. In June 2016, we hosted Andrea for her solo show, “I See Bears”. She also joined a group of the best female talent for “Feminamorphe II” in February 2017.

‘Tiny Universe’ sees John joining forces with Illustrator and Toy Designer, Andrea Kang. His new works

I Am Retro Exclusive The Devil Dunny in Pink by Godmachine x Kidrobot

What The Devil?  Godmachine’s crazy 8” in Pink (and blue) ?  I Am Retro will debut their  exclusive edition of the 8” Dunny from Godmachine  and Kidrobot at DesignerCon.  Limited to 150 pieces, the pink edition will debut at their booth [#2029].  They will also have a DCon Exclusive silk screen print (18 x 24”, 50 pcs), smaller litho prints and Godmachine T’s. Arcane Divination keeps coming — look for more in ‘19.

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