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Inside Out

Too many feels: Pre-orders for Pixar's Inside Out Funko POP figures

I'm in a glass case of emotions!
Jan 26
// Lynnette Cantos
Disney-Pixar's upcoming summer movie Inside Out is all about human emotions interpreted inside a young girl's mind. Now it joins the list of other Disney movie characters available in Funko merchandise before the release date...
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Custom Munny maker takes the women of Batman to adorable levels

The streets of Gotham just got cute!
Jan 24
// Soul Tsukino
Illustrator and vinyl customizer Shaun Nakasome has added to his work of custom crafted Munnys and Mighty Muggs figures with his new works for Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. These adorable little cherubs are 4" t...
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Ume Toys

This Earl's lemon styles are off the charts

He is within his rights.
Jan 17
// Rachael Chambers
The Earl of Lemongrab is one intense dude. This custom Cranston Fellows Jnr piece shows off his fervor with some detailed sculpting. Sitting on an intimidating looking throne and ready to judge, he holds his glow in the dark ...
Pandas are forever photo
Pandas are forever

Panda Think series 6: Love is Love

Hugs for everyone
Jan 14
// Rachael Chambers
This latest Cacooca creation is all about those warm fuzzies and bears the message that no matter its form or who you feel it for, love is love. So break out the hugs and candy hearts, because Valentine's Day is weeks away! M...
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Everyday Moonday cooks up its first vinyl figure, Julian

Based on the art of Logan Fitzpatrick
Jan 07
// Brian Szabelski
South Korean gallery Everyday Moonday has released their first vinyl figure, a glasses-wearing sandwich by the name of Julian. Julian is the creation of Brooklyn-based artist Logan Fitzpatrick, and the soft vinyl Julian is 15...
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Limited edition Popeye statue is BAD ASS!

Headplay Toys makes Popeye look even tougher
Dec 29
// Soul Tsukino
Headplay toys is taking pre-orders for this kick ass rendition of Popeye the Sailor Man. The statue is 12 inches tall and limited to 500 pieces, so they are being sold on a first come, first served basis. As you can see,...
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Funko's 12 Days of Christmas shows us what to expect in 2015

Continue to enjoy your holiday with new Funko news
Dec 27
// Vanessa Cubillo
Every Christmas season CEO of Funko, Brian Mariotti, gives Funko fans a very special treat. Called Funko’s 12 Days of Christmas, each day Mariotti shares what collector’s can expect to see in 2015 from their favo...
Bjornik x Ketner collab photo
Bjornik x Ketner collab

Otto Bjornik, Jeremiah Ketner collab on two custom figures

7-inch Munny, Trikky bear the hallmarks of both artists' styles
Dec 18
// Brian Szabelski
I'm a fan of Otto Bjornik and Jeremiah Ketner's work, so when news of a collaboration between the two emerged, I was immediately interested. Otto and Jeremiah have painted up a 7-inch Munny and 7-inch Trikky in a mish-mash of...
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Lunartik new items

Lunartik's Year of Tea subs, Plastik Surgery book available

One teaches you to make toys; the other gives you them
Dec 16
// Brian Szabelski
Lunartik's Year of Tea subscriptions are open for 2015! The lucky 100 folks who subscribe will get 12 mini-teas for 2015 (one per month) plus a special Cherry Tea chase and the SDCC exclusive for July's release. So if you hav...
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custom vinyl

Fuller working on a mean little Groot custom

Tiny, but fierce
Dec 11
// Kristina Pino
Fuller showed off a work-in-progress image of a Mighty Mugg custom he's working on, destined to become Groot. So far, he's got some sculpting done for the head, and opted for a fierce expression for the little guy. I generall...
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Funko Pop!

Funko shows off Black Butler vinyl Pop! figures

Even pretty boys are in on the Pop! action
Dec 11
// Kristina Pino
As someone who balks at the ever-increasing prices of licensed PVC toys and statues of my favorite characters, I'm totally cool with seeing Funko pick up Japanese properties for their Animation line of Pop! vinyl figures. Che...
Snow Dumpling photo
Snow Dumpling

Chill out with the Snow Dumpling

New custom from Shawnimals coming to myplasticheart Friday
Dec 10
// Brian Szabelski
Shawnimals and myplasticheart, in conjunction with Squibbles Ink, have a new holiday custom ready for you: the Snow Dumpling! Yes, Shawnimals' Dumpling is now in a festive flavor (though you still shouldn't eat it), decked ou...
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League merchandise

Riot Games finally, finally opens League of Legends merch store

No Nendoroid Ahri, but plenty of other collectibles in store
Dec 05
// Brian Szabelski
After a long, long wait, Riot Games have finally opened up an official merchandise store for League of Legends (and presumably, any other games they make), and no surprise: collectibles are a significant part of the offe...
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designer vinyl

Carson Catlin's Black Friday sale is on(line) at midnight

Enjoy a 35% discount
Nov 27
// Kristina Pino
If you've been waiting for the right sale to pick up any of Carson Catlin's awesome work, Black Friday this year might be the time. You can check out his wares at his online shop (shop at home, in your pajamas!), and if you h...
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NECA buys Kidrobot

BREAKING: NECA to buy Kidrobot

Frank Kozik named new creative director
Nov 19
// Brian Szabelski
In news that comes as a surprise, Kidrobot has an agreement in place to be purchased by NECA. The designer toy maker -- especially known for its Dunny line and blind-boxed figures -- will become an "artist-run company," accor...
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Uncanny Critters' Puck

Meet Uncanny Critters' Puck

Nov 18
// Brian Szabelski
Uncanny Critters (a.k.a. Matthew Dennall) is a new U.K.-based toymaker and already has a figure ready for the collecting world called Puck. Shipping out on Dec. 5, the 10-centimeter-tall Puck is based on British folklore, and...
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DCon: Beefy & Co.

DesignerCon 2014: Beefy & Co.

Mostly oldies, but definitely goodies
Nov 14
// Natalie Kipper
The DesignerCon booth belonging to Beefy & Co.'s Menh Voong was like a treasure trove of con-exclusives past. There may not have been a specific toy dedicated to DCon but the sheer amount of awesomeness that fans lik...
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Un-American Activity

Un-American Activity spotted Friday at Toy Art Gallery

New show featuring work from Doktor A, Jon Paul Kaiser and Seymour
Nov 12
// Brian Szabelski
Attention citizens of Los Angeles: we are receiving reports of Un-American Activity that will be going down this Friday at Toy Art Gallery (7571 Melrose Ave.). Three artists from across the Atlantic -- Jon Paul Kaiser, Doktor...
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DCon: Dead Zebra, Inc.

DesignerCon 2014: Dead Zebra, Inc.

Black is the new black
Nov 12
// Natalie Kipper
Walking up to the Dead Zebra, Inc. booth at DesignerCon, it was easy to see a theme amongst the toys. Heck, you could spot it from down the aisle: Black. Black editions of everything. Artist Andrew Bell had turned his popular...
DCon '14: Jeremiah Ketner photo
DCon '14: Jeremiah Ketner

DesignerCon 2014: Jeremiah Ketner

Nov 10
// Brian Szabelski
Jeremiah Ketner's latest works were on display at DesignerCon 2014. His style has the same, vibrant-toned fantasy feel we've come to expect, but he's got a few new customs alongside his new illustrations. In particular, I'm d...
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A fantastic mix of designer toys from three amazing artists
The corner booth at DesignerCon that housed Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin had a eye-catching combination of plushes and figures, both original and customized. It also had several tantalizing con-exclusives av...

DesignerCon 2014: TOUMA

Nov 10 // Rio McCarthy
TOUMA photo
Knuckle Bear Cosmic makes his debut
TOUMA hit DesignerCon with a vengeance. His DCon exclusive Knuckle Bear Cosmic (US$55) looks crisp as usual, and I always love his designs. He also had little soft vinyl toys of Pico Mao Cat, Pico Hitch Bear and more, also sh...

Martin Hsu photo
Martin Hsu

DesignerCon 2014: Martin Hsu

Dragon Boy Strikes Back and Dragon Dog Blacky too!
Nov 10
// Rio McCarthy
Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy is one of my favorite characters in the designer toy world. I love all of the different forms he's been seen on, and I love Martin's art as a whole. A few other artists have shown love to Dragon Boy at...
JPK Wreck-It Ralph photo
JPK Wreck-It Ralph

Jon Paul Kaiser's latest custom piece wrecks it

Wreck-It Ralph Muttpop
Nov 07
// Brian Szabelski
Jon Paul Kaiser is on the road to this wekeend's DesignerCon, but he's apparently finished up one more custom before the show: a Muttpop Tequilla refashioned to look like Wreck-It Ralph. It actually is a great choice of platf...
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Dunny Monsters

Get your scare on with Mikie Graham's Dunny Monster Series

Halloween-themed custom Dunnys available in October
Oct 06
// Brian Szabelski
Time for a little spookiness in your life? Well, Mikie Graham has put together the Dunny Monster series, a set of 30 different custom Dunnys with a Halloween theme to them. He's created 15 characters in total that he'll be re...
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Now Funko can tell us how to get to Sesame Street

Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away!
Oct 06
// Vanessa Cubillo
Funko really wants to pull our nostalgia strings! Today they announced that they will be partnering with Sesame Workshop to make a Pop! series. So fans young and old can have a designer vinyl figure of their favorite Sesame ...
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Funko's next wave of figures is inspired by Despicable Me films notable character is TOTALLY missing
Oct 01
// Kristina Pino
Funko has been pretty much killing it with their releases recently, and this Despicable Me wave is no different: we've got two Minion Funko Pop! Figures coming out this month, and a set of Mystery Minis in November. Pretty mu...

Fuller's Warrior King rises

Sep 26 // Brian Szabelski
Fuller's Warrior King photo
Impressive custom Paw is a thing of beauty
We haven't heard much from Fuller for a while, as he's been buried in a lot of work. But what's he been up to? Apparently part of that time has been working on this impressive custom Paw, the Warrior King. Made for a client w...

Vinyl Thoughts 5 photo
Vinyl Thoughts 5

A peek at the customs of Vinyl Thoughts 5

Show opens in Dallas on Thursday evening
Sep 23
// Brian Szabelski
Just a quick reminder: the Vinyl Thoughts 5: MADL Makers show is this Thursday in Dallas, Texas, and Shelby over at Vinyl Thoughts has sent us photos of three of the customs in the show. The custom 5-inch MADLs are:  &l...
Martin Hsu's Blacky photo
Martin Hsu's Blacky

Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky now available online

Available in two different colorways
Sep 19
// Natalie Kipper
After the arduous journey through conception to release at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky, is available for purchase via the artist's online store. Dragon Boy's canine companion is cur...

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