“8 ‘Till Late” Plush Bodega by Lucy Sparrow in The Standard (June 5-30)

Currently launched and open at The Standard (High Line) is a concept solo show titled “8 ‘Till Late” – which features the plush-art of UK-artist Lucy Sparrow, whose “Convenience Store” features EVERYTHING on the shelves made of PLUSH! Exhibiting thru June 30th, all pieces are as well listed online for your purchasing pleasures!

Check out the videos and images featured here, and score yourselves

Final Reveals for "EVOLUTION What if…" from "Dunny Hecho En México" – Launches June 30th

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The final reveals are IN for the “EVOLUTION What If…?” custom series, scheduled for a release June 30th, featuring looks at the Golden Ticket “frost lion” from Charles Rodríguez, and chase inserts!

Price is US$105 for a SINGLE blind boxed pull (+shipping from Mexico), and to score one (or MORE), you’d need to; (1) send

DO WANT: June 2014

The world has shot through space for another 77 million kilometers, which means it’s time yet again for DO WANT. For those who might not be familiar, the DO WANT is the feature where your favorite editors let you, the marvelously gorgeous reader, know what they want the most. Call it a snap-shot into our wishes and dreams. Some of those dreams include:

  • a girl who wants to be a prince
  • a giant robot with a punny name
  • a pony
  • and more!

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Last haul for June 2014: Sideshow 1/6th Storm Shadow, Greg Capullo Batman and Talon figures

This is my last haul for June 2014: Sideshow Collectibles COBRA Ninja Assassin 1/6 scale Storm Shadow 12-inch figure, All-New DC Comics Designer Series: Greg Capullo Batman and Talon action figures.

I don’t own many 12-inch figures from Sideshow’s G.I. JOE A Real American Hero 1/6 scale figure series. This Storm Shadow sixth scale figure is only my second Sideshow G.I. Joe related figure (Storm Shadow belongs to COBRA, enemy of Joe and is not a Joe himself). The other figure I got was also an enemy of G.I. Joe, a Cobra Saboteur who goes by the code name: Firefly. Check out my review and pictures posted HERE, HERE and HERE. I was excited for the Sideshow G.I. Joe line until they released pictures of their first figure, Snake Eyes (posted HERE) which turned out to be a huge disappointment in terms of look and price. Since then, they have tried to remedy it by releasing other versions of Snake Eyes but they still failed IMHO The Snake Eyes that stand out for me is the Hot Toys G.I. Joe Retaliation: 1/6th scale Snake Eyes 12-inch Collectible Figure which I also reviewed HERE, HERE and HERE

I don’t get many smaller size action figures these days even though that’s how I started on this toy collecting journey / hobby / passion as I much prefer 1/6 scale (12-inch) action figures with their life-like realistic head sculpts, many points of articulation under their fabric outfits / uniforms / costumes including removable accessories, weapons and gear PLUS overlapping armor (sometimes with individual armor plates) for armor figures; light-up features; interchangeable parts for more display options and so much more! However, once in a while, some smaller scaled figures still catch my eye and even though they are made completely of plastic, I find myself drawn to them. DC Comics Designer Series: Greg Capullo Batman and Talon action figures are just two of them. Read on to find out why 🙂

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I was blown over when I saw the preview pictures of this Sideshow Collectibles COBRA Ninja Assassin 1/6 scale Storm Shadow 12-inch figure (pictures posted HERE) and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on him. Why is it the villains always look more bad a$$ than the heroes? The joes are pretty regular joes compared to their COBRA enemy, just as the jedi knights look rather ordinary compared to the siths. Can’t wait to open this box and review the figure and contents.
Then there is the All-New DC Comics Designer Series: Greg Capullo Batman action figure. These 7-inch (18cm) tall figures are made entirely of plastic with cuts made into their bodies to give them better articulation but the same cuts do take away the realism factor. However, because Batman is based on a comic book character and I grew up reading comic books, this figure means something to me. I almost started this toy blog as The Bat Cave but decided on Toyhaven because I don’t just have Batman toys even though I started my collection with action figures from “Batman: The Animated Series (BTAS)”
Greg Capullo’s Batman is based on the New 52 Batman and until a 1/6 scale version comes along, I’ll just have to do with this Greg Capullo Batman figure. I haven’t been reading comics for a while now but the Court of Owls / Night of the Owls saga by writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo made me pick up the graphic novels again and what a ride it was. The story was gripping and the art was simply superb. See below for pictures of the beautifully done covers by artist Greg Capullo.
The Court of Owls kidnaps child performers from the circus, to train and transform into their assassins known as Talons. The Talons are a breed of deadly assassins that are absolutely loyal to the Court of Owls. They remain “sleeping” deep within their inner sanctum until they are “called” upon. Batman was almost undone by a Talon so getting this All-New DC Comics Designer Series: Greg Capullo Talon action figure was a must once I found out they were releasing these figures.
Besides Batman and Talon, there are also Nightwing and The Riddler from DC Comics Greg Capullo Designer Series.

That’s all for now. Hope you come back for the reviews. CHEERS

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Microman: String Divers by 3A Toys for pre-order June 27

3A Toys prepares to unleash their MICROMAN STRING DIVERS for pre-order come June 27th (from 9AM Hong Kong time via Bambalandstore.com. A total of 5 colorways have been revealed thus far, featuring a Red (‘Jesse’), Blue (‘John’), Grey (‘George’) and Black (‘Jack’), and the 5th Orange colorway named ‘Marcus’ (M100) which will be exclusive to Bambalandstore and nowhere else.

Standing 6-inches tall

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June 2014 Haul – Mostly Hot Toys figures: 1966 Batman and Robin, Tonto, Iron Patriot (die-cast)

June 2014 haul so far has been mostly Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series (MMS) 12-inch collectible figures: Hot Toys “Batman (1966)” 1/6 scale Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman Collectible Figure, Hot Toys “Batman (1966)” 1/6 scale Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin Collectible Figure, Hot Toys “The Lone Ranger” 1/6 scale Johnny Depp as Tonto Collectible Figure, Hot Toys “Iron Man 3” 1/6th scale Iron Patriot 12-inch Collectible Figure and Super Duck C006 Racing Suit.

Being a big fan of Batman growing up, the 1960s Batman TV series certainly played a big part in sealing in the love for the DC Comics character. It didn’t matter that the show was campy and I was watching re-runs, as kids we all loved it. Just seeing Batman and Robin in costume and fighting crime in live action was exciting, as if the two dimensional comic book characters sprang to life and was actually living and breathing action heroes. There has never been 12-inch figures made of the dynamic duo until now. I’m really glad it’s Hot Toys that got the license to produce and release these 1966 Batman figures because coming from Hot Toys, you know that quality is assured and these will look GREAT!

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Besides the Batman TV series in the 1960s, there was also The Lone Ranger, an American western drama television series that ran from 1949 to 1957, starring Clayton Moore (John Hart from 1952 to 1954) with Jay Silverheels as Tonto. I could only watch the re-runs but I still loved every episode. So when I found out that Walt Disney Pictures was making The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp as Tonto, I was excited all over again. Unfortunately, Armie Hammer’s Lone Ranger was nothing like Clayton Moore’s version of the masked vigilante and that was a big letdown. The movie didn’t do very well either. That aside, I’m a big Johnny Depp fan so Hot Toys 1/6 scale Tonto is a MUST even though there’s no sign of his partner in sight. Because the movie flopped, I doubt Hot Toys will even bother to continue with this line since bad movie = no demand for movie-related merchandise.
Hot Toys chose to release Iron Patriot from “Iron Man 3” as their first die-cast figure (MMS195-D01) and even though War Machine 2 came out first, Iron Patriot is still number 1 in the die-cast series. Die-cast means higher cost because almost everything is made of metal and heavier in weight as a result. I couldn’t miss out on Iron Patriot even though I am not a hard-core Hot Toys Iron Man fan i.e. I did not collect almost all the 1/6 scale Iron Man figures as that would really burn a big hole in the pocket and these are just collectibles and not must-haves for me so I chose the armors I want and didn’t pick up the rest, which is almost all of them ;p Cost is always an issue when it comes to buying figures and the prices of Hot Toys figures have just been going up and up, limiting the number of figures I can get but this was one figure I wasn’t going to miss out on.
Last but not least, I picked up this Super Duck C006 1/6 scale Racing Suit for 12-inch figures. I certainly have someone in mind when I saw this. No prizes for guessing who. There are at least two versions of this racing suit in the market (see the preview pictures of both versions HERE) and I decided to go with the Super Duck version.

Watch out for the reviews and pictures I’ll be posting on my TOYHAVEN toy blog 🙂 I hope you are as excited as I am with these new hauls.

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Good Smile reveals its June figure delays

Good Smile Company has just posted its list of delays for June, and thankfully, the delays aren’t long. Everything on this month’s list has been pushed back to a July release, with Penguin Parade releases making up the majority of the group. 

The list of delayed figures is as follows:

  • Good Smine Company: Asuna Knights of the Blood ver.
  • Gift: Sena Kashiwazaki Swimsuit ver.
  • Penguin Parade: Laura Bodewig
  • Penguin Parade: Sen Tokugawa
  • Penguin Parade: Great Pirate Captain Liliana
  • Penguin Parade: Oreimo Petanko Mini series
  • Penguin Parade: Kuroneko

Any of you out there affected by the delays?

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"They Live" from Flacon Toys (June 13 Sale)

“They influence our decisions without us knowing it.
They numb our senses without us feeling it.
They control our lives without us realizing it.
They Live.”

Relive the sci-fi urban horror of the 1998 film directed by John Carpenter; “They Live”, with these “THEY LIVE” figures from Falcon Toys! Scheduled for a release on Friday, June 13th at 5PM CST for US$75 (+shipping).”Each non-articulated

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