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7:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Check out Carson Catlin at Kultured Chameleon art gallery tonight

Are you in or around Kansas City? Kultured Chameleon art gallery is hosting a first Friday of the month show tonight, and Carson Catlin (with other artists, of course) will be participating with some vinyl toys. Carson's toys...

Kristina Pino

2:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Help destroy the second Death Star with C-Wok Caveys

The Cavey family is heading to a galaxy far, far away with its next release, the C-Wok Cavey. Based on the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi, the little fellows will be available in both plush and vinyl versions, as seems to be t...

Brian Szabelski

DO WANT: March 2014 photo
DO WANT: March 2014
by Pedro Cortes

Don't let the date fool you folks, this is the real deal. Come on, we wouldn't lie about the DO WANT. It's the feature that lets you know what we want the most from the last month. To fib on such a sacred occasion would be tantamount to taking the last cookie and leaving the box behind. We wouldn't dare.

In this edition of DO WANT, you can expect:

  • A hot gladiator
  • A cyborg
  • A robot
  • A fluffy fish
  • and more!

Hit the jump to get the details!

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9:00 AM on 03.31.2014

tokidoki's Mr. Black is back, and Mr. UK is here, too

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has opened up a new store in London, and to celebrate, tokidoki have reissued Mr. Choupette in a new matte black colorway. The limited edition is being called Mr. Black on tokidoki's blog post,...

Brian Szabelski

7:00 AM on 03.31.2014

Fuller introduces us to the world of Bizarre Wars

If the competition for "Best Custom Dunny Series of 2014" is underway, then allow me to submit one of the likely finalists: Fuller's Bizarre Wars. A series of six Dunnys set in an alternate galaxy far, far away — where ...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Okokume and Javier Jimenez's new exhibition opens Friday

Spanish artists Okokume and Javier Jimenez are partnering up for an exhibition opening at Granada, Spain's Tetera y Kiwi this Friday. The show doesn't have a fancy name or a theme; it's a chance for Javier and Okokume to show...

Brian Szabelski

Otto Bjornik, Kidrobot's Mayari arrives at retail photo
Otto Bjornik, Kidrobot's Mayari arrives at retail
by Brian Szabelski

Otto Bjornik's latest work has arrived today,a  3-inch Dunny he did in collaboration with Kidrobot called Mayari. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Mayari keeps a royal theme we've seen in a lot of Otto's work, as well as his simple black-and-white style, but there's also a red version of Mayari if you're looking for a little more color. If you want both versions, though, you'll have to do a bit of extra work: the black version is being sold and selling out already at designer toy retailers (myplasticheart has a few left), while the red version will be only at Kidrobot's stores and their online shop.

As you might remember, though, Kidrobot upped their prices earlier this week, and the 3-inch Mayari will cost you US$14.99. I love Otto's work, but US$15 for a 3-inch figure is a pretty steep asking price and I might have to sit this one out. What say you, Tomopop readers?

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6:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Kidrobot announces price increase for both online and in store items

Today, on their blog, Kidrobot announced that they would be raising prices on a bunch of their existing and future lines. This price increase will effect items in both their online store and retail stores. In their post, Kid...

Vanessa Cubillo

2:00 PM on 03.24.2014

Daitengu emerges from the worlds of Artmymind

Artmymind's Asian-inspired style has always been a favorite of mine, especially how they mix mythology into their works. Their latest is no different: the 7-inch custom Munny known as Daitengu is a tengu mask-wearing samurai ...

Brian Szabelski

Custom Delights: Artmymind's Akuma PAW photo
Custom Delights: Artmymind's Akuma PAW
by Brian Szabelski

Artmymind have completed a new private commission, and this one is a rather big one. I mean that literally; they've taken their tools to a Coarse Toys Paw, which is already a foot tall, and turned it into a hulking brute named Akuma.

Maybe the dark palette of colors makes him look ominous, or the sculpted, armor-like skin he wears. Or maybe it's those piercing, wild green eyes and the sharp row of teeth. It could even be the horn-like protrustions on the top of his head. But whatever the case, Akuma looks like he's ready to unleash hell upon the entire world, and Artmymind have yet another great custom work on some lucky collector's shelves. I sure wish it was mine.

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An exclusive Astrolapin touches down at Rotofugi photo
An exclusive Astrolapin touches down at Rotofugi
by Brian Szabelski

Mr. Clement's work is coming to Rotofugi for a May exhibition, and to celebrate, he's released a special variant of his Astrolapin figure. The Rotofugi variant is in a nice cherry red color, and he carries a map of Chicago in his hands, perhaps trying to find Rotofugi? Pssst, it's on Lincoln Avenue ...

Need your little rabbit astronaut fix? He's available right now from Rotofugi, limited to a run of 50 pieces and one per customer and/or household, for US$175 each. It's really tempting to pick one up, even at that price ... what do you think?

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Funko introduces their new DIY Pop! figures photo
Funko introduces their new DIY Pop! figures
by Vanessa Cubillo

Funko has a pretty simple formula for making their Pop! figures. They are able to take dozens of characters based on movie, TV, and video game characters, apply it to their formulaic toy design, and come out with cute figures. Alright, sometimes they don’t work out, but for the most part they do.

So now they’re taking their standard design and giving it to the fans. Funko will be releasing Do-it-yourself Pop! figures so you can make every character you’ve been wishing for. Finally I can have a Sailor Moon Pop!

These will be available in a male or female body type, and your first chance to get them will be at Emerald City Comicon. Also at their booth will be exclusive Emerald Green versions of these DIY figures. They will be limited to 300, and only 100 will be available each day.

So if you’ll be at Emerald City Comicon this weekend you can be the first one to get one of these at Funko’s booth #117. For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait until these DIY Pop! figures come out in May. 

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