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ESC Hotline Miami photo
You can still back it to pre-order a 1/6-scale Jacket, though
ESC-Toy has returned to Kickstarter for funding on a new figure, and it's not something you'd expect. Teaming with Devolver Digital and developer Dennaton, Erick Scarecrow and co. will be making a 1/6-scale figure of Hot...

ESC's LVL-8 Dunny photo
ESC's LVL-8 Dunny

ESC's LVL-8 Dunny returns in a camo colorway

Latest secret release limited to a run of 15 pieces
Apr 17
// Brian Szabelski
ESC-Toy's new secret release has dropped in their shop, and it's a jungle camo version of the LVL-8 Dunny. Certainly inspired by the Moogles of the Final Fantasy series, the 8-inch resin piece comes with two accessories: a ti...
Scratch MK Blue photo
Scratch MK Blue

ESC-Toy's new Scratch MK is a beautiful blue

Available at a special retail price for 24 hours only
Mar 28
// Brian Szabelski
ESC-Toy's newest weekly release is a little different, though it doesn't seem that way. After all, we've seen the Scratch MK figure before, and this time, it's in a metallic blue colorway. There's nothing too out of the ordin...
Klei Entertainment  photo
Klei Entertainment

Don't Starve figures available on Klei's new online store

Also available is a limited edition Mark of the Ninja statue
Feb 18
// Vanessa Cubillo
Klei Entertainment has partnered with New York toy designer, Erick Scarecrow to create collectible toys for their games, Don’t Starve and Mark of the Ninja. Now they’ve also decided to make a store website so fan...

ESC-Toy in December photo
ESC-Toy in December

ESC-Toy reveals its December releases

Death Note fans should be happy about a new print
Dec 18
// Brian Szabelski
The ESC-Toy crew have revealed their December releases, and they are: A melon pink translucent Mini Soopa Jr. figure, priced at US$25; A camo custom of the LVL9999 figure, priced at US$40 and available in both red and b...
ESC-Toy Black Friday photo
ESC-Toy Black Friday

ESC-Toy reveals their Black Friday releases

Six figures go on sale, including a new PS-Bot
Nov 27
// Brian Szabelski
ESC-Toy have revealed all of their Black Friday releases, and they are: PS-Bot Snow ver.; 5 pieces, US$120 Buntakerropi; 6 pieces, US$30 Twin Camo Drake x Monster Kolor; 2 pieces, US$750 Blue Camo Soopa Maria; 6 pieces, US$2...
Erick Scarecrow 9DKP photo
Erick Scarecrow 9DKP

Erick Scarecrow's 9DKP Kickstarter is now live!

Support what's sure to be a great show by a great artist
Nov 18
// Rio McCarthy
An ancient stone randomly gives shape shifting powers to 9 different people to battle against a rising army of undead. We previously shared a bit of info on Erick Scarecrow's animation project, 9DKP, a while back, but now t...
ESC-Toy 9DKP teaser photo
ESC-Toy 9DKP teaser

ESC-Toy drops a teaser for their 9DKP Kickstarter, series

Partnering with Asahi Production to make series
Nov 06
// Brian Szabelski
A few months ago, we posted about Erick Scarecrow's 9DKP project, and today, we have a teaser ahead of the Kickstarter being planned to help fund the series. Sadly, the actual teaser doesn't provide much, other than telling ...
ESC new releases photo
ESC new releases

ESC has a bunch of small-run pieces up for sale

Lots of one-offs and slightly more than one-offs available
Sep 25
// Brian Szabelski
Erick Scarecrow and ESC-Toy have been a bit quiet as of late, probably preparing for NYCC, but he's just put a whole bunch of one-offs and limited-run pieces in his shop: Skratch Fury (US$300) and the Wet Suit Maria Sherbert...
SDCC 2013: Dragatomi photo
SDCC 2013: Dragatomi

SDCC 2013: Dragatomi (Part 2)

More custom vinyl than you can shake a stick at
Jul 27
// Brian Szabelski
The second part of our Dragatomi booth coverage features works from ESC-Toy, Javier Jimenez, Jeremiah Ketner, Ryan the Wheelbarrow, Super Cooper, Betso, Tasha Zimich, Plaseebo, and more. Two things of note are southerndr...
ESC @ SDCC photo

ESC-Toy's SDCC exclusives revealed

Will be at Dragatomi's booth
Jul 08
// Brian Szabelski
ESC-Toy is coming to SDCC! Well, kind of: Erick will be bringing his wares to the Dragatomi booth (#5350) for the entire event, and there's some interesting pieces for sure that are in the mix. So what's coming? Well: The Mi...
ESC's 9DKP photo

Erick Scarecrow introduces a new project, 9DKP

Kickstarter coming in future for web series
Jul 08
// Brian Szabelski
Erick Scarecrow's latest work is not a toy, nor anything you can just plop on your shelf easily. It's ... an animated web series? Yeah, actually: his new project is called 9DKP, a 10-episode run of 12-minute shows for the fir...
ESC-Toy news photo
ESC-Toy news

ESC has 7 SDCC releases, plus new stuff in shop

Exclusives not revealed yet
Jun 17
// Brian Szabelski
ESC-Toy will be at SDCC in the Dragatomi booth with some new exclusives ... seven of them, to be exact. The teaser image above indicates that, but we don't know what they are yet. Stay tuned for info on that as well as more f...
FF VII meets ESC-Toy photo
FF VII meets ESC-Toy

ESC-Toy customizing Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife

Notice the '????' in the image?
May 11
// Natalie Kipper
A tweet appeared yesterday afternoon on the ESC-Toy feed that I think many of you will be excited (or at least greatly curious) about. It contained a teaser image bearing the Final Fantasy VII Advent Children logo a...

ESC-Toy's May releases give you a mix of shock and awe

Erick Scarecow's releases this month are well made and affordable.
May 03
// Vanessa Cubillo
For May, Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy has three new releases in his online store. His first new release is a limited edition hand painted resin figure titled Mermadi 2 Villainous. Limited to 30 figures, Mermadi is 6 inches tal...

Here's what's new with ESC-Toy, Super7

You won't have to axe us twice about it!
Apr 18
// Brian Szabelski
Super7 and ESC-Toy both have some new releases to share with collectors. Starting with Super7, Buried Treasure Mummy Boy is out right now. He's a shiny gold and bronze colorway (the store page says translucent orange but it l...

ESC-Toy kicks off April with new releases

One's already gone, but you can get two others!
Apr 08
// Brian Szabelski
Erick Scarecrow has dropped a few new pieces in his shop to kick off April. However, one of them is already sold out: the S.Maria Vio, which features Maria in a seafoam green and lilac paint scheme. It was a one-off, so ...

ESC makes their next releases crystal clear

New translucent resin pieces in the ESC-Toy shop
Mar 10
// Brian Szabelski
Two new figures have popped into the ESC-Toy shop. Here's the quick rundown: First, there's the clear blue Mini Soopa Bros. Jr. As you might expect, it is cast in a translucent blueberry resin, stands 4 inches tall, and is a...

ESC-Toy brings four new February releases

Feb 23
// Brian Szabelski
ESC-Toy has a bunch of new releases that popped into his shop this morning to round out February, and here's a rundown of what was made available: A new colorway for the Dali x Crow Bear figure, the Silver Hour variant,...

ESC-Toy has a few new pieces for fans

Two coming on Jan. 31, plus an Upchuck already in the store
Jan 28
// Brian Szabelski
ESC-Toy is wrapping up January with a few new figures, and chief among them is a new 6-inch Wet Suit Soopa Maria. This pink colorway of Soopa Maria is a 200-piece run, but 20 lucky folks who pick this figure up will get a Gic...

ESC-toy and Frombie's latest collab drops tomorrow

Get ready for Chelly Chainsaw x Zora Pearl Face
Jan 24
// Natalie Kipper
ESC-toy and Frombie's latest collaboration, Chelly Chainsaw x Zora Pearl Face, will be available to purchase tomorrow in extremely limited amounts (only 11 pieces total). This 6 inch tall mash-up is made of resin and is hand-...

Celebrate a new year with new ESC-Toy releases

A golden Nathan Drake, but more importantly, a collaboration with Scott Tolleson are coming Friday
Jan 09
// Brian Szabelski
ESC-Toy has some new releases for 2013, and they're starting off with a few golden creations. First, let's get the repaint out of the way and talk about the golden Play Arts Kai Nathan Drake that has been handpainted by Erick...

Signed Uncharted Drake figure on auction for charity

The proceeds will benefit Child's Play
Dec 31
// Natalie Kipper
Over at eBay, a very special auction is closing in on its last few hours. One of ESC-toy's iconic figures of Nathan Drake from Naughty Dog's Uncharted series was signed by games' staff and put up for bidding to benefit Child'...

ESC-Toy brings some new releases for the holidays

Includes new Tunic Kami x Sama, prints, custom Dizign, Flying Crow Crow Bear
Dec 14
// Brian Szabelski
Erick Scarecrow and ESC-Toy have just dropped a bunch of new releases in the ESC-Toy Shop, and it's a nice line-up for those of you who are fans of designer toys, the urban look or just Erick's own work. They're also just in ...

ESC-Toy's Clear Cherry Mini Soopa Jr. drops

For US$45, you can have a little resin arcade machine ... with legs
Dec 07
// Brian Szabelski
Fresh from the ESC-Toy shop is a new colorway of the Soopa Jr. Coin-Up figure, this one cast in a clear cherry resin. Limited to just 8 pieces, it features the same arcade machine-inspired design we've seen before but in a lo...

Erick Scarecrow takes on Final Fantasy in latest teaser

Lightning of Final Fantasy XIII-2 gets a repaint
Dec 03
// Natalie Kipper
On November 29, Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy tweeted a teaser image of a new project he had been working on (the right-side image in the header). He announced that the figure would be a repaint of Square-Enix's Lightning f...

[UPDATE] Black Friday sales kick into high gear

Check out some of the deals so far
Nov 23
// Brian Szabelski
Friday marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season here in the U.S., and while Black Friday usually means deep discounts at retailers ... it also means a few new releases sprinkled into the mix. ESC-Toy and Quan...

DesignerCon 2012: BAIT

Check out what ESC-Toy and more had for the show
Nov 08
// Brian Szabelski
BAIT's DesignerCon booth was more or less a showing off of all the different things they sell, but it was also the DCon home for ESC-Toy this year. The big piece on display (and for sale) was the Little Spiker Spitfire, the t...

Tomopop's Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup (Part 1)

Nov 01 // Brian Szabelski
Previously spotlighted Martin Hsu Cavey Flat BonnieSuper7 Kuso Vinyl — Ponburger Vaud Villain Studios — Bi-Polar Molar Mike Egan — Purple Plague Bones Carson Catlin FrankenFactory and Dynamite Rex ESC-Toy ESC-Toy and Erick Scarecrow will be at DesignerCon, starting with a stop to the BAIT booth (#101) for the release of their at-the-con-exclusive, Little Spiker Spitfire (US$140, 16 pieces). It's a great translucent, flame-colored variant of the Little Spiker figure, but not the only fiery thing Erick has this week. You see, for the rest of us unable to get to Pasadena, Erick is releasing an online exclusive in his shop, the 2 Tails Fireball resin figure (US$130, 11 pieces). It'll be for sale in the ESC-Toy Shop on Friday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern, 4 p.m. GMT). He'll also have another exclusive (more on that in a second here) and a limited supply of DCON Love posters (US$10) available. Frombie Frombie fans are getting a nuce debut at DCon, hidden away in the SpankyStokes booth (#301) with the release of the ESC-Toy x Frombie collab Lurker (US$80). While supplies last, you'll be able to get a free 11-inch-by-17-inch poster and a Lurker pin. Erick will be heading over here after his BAIT appearance for a dual signing session with Frombie's Adam Litvack from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. BeeFy & Co. Also at BAIT's booth (#101), you'll find BeeFy & Co.'s Big Bad Buddha Stone Edition, limited to just 100 pieces. BeeFy will be signing at the booth from noon to 1 p.m. after Erick's signing session. Jester/J6Studios Jester's got something small going on at booth #624 this year. Well, maybe small in size, at least; he's releasing a bunch of new Mini-GibbyGop figures in orange, white, black and pink colorways (4 pieces in each color, 16 in total). He'll also apparently have some BettyGop T-shirts in women's and children's sizes. Pretty in Plastic Pretty in Plastic are doing something a little different at DesignerCon; they're holding a bazaar. The event within the event at booth #116 will feature their own products and sone prototype sneak peeks, along with those from Brutherford Industries, Jai & Jai, KARVT, B-PLUS, Miyu Decay, Elliot Jackson, and Amber White. Oh, and they'll have helium balloons there, too! Blamo Toys Blamo Toys is teasing that they'll be revealing a new character variation at booth #413, and the above peek seems to indicate it could be a wooden variant of their Hug figure. I'm down with that. Dragatomi Sacramento's Dragatomi is bringing along a pair of exclusives for the show. One is a new Ugly Unicorn X-Ray ver. figure from Rampage Toys (US$60, 4 pieces) featuring the Ugly Unicorn in a translucent green color with a visible skeletal structure inside. The other is the green colorway of Jay222's Lady Vengeance figure (US$20, 15 pieces), produced in collaboration with Max Toy Co. So if green's your thing, Dragatomi might be your DCon stop at booth #300. oddFAUNA oddFAUNA's DCon exclusives include the little guy you see up there: a cold-cast bronze Ovok statue, with a price not yet revealed. They're also bringing some one-of-a-kind customs painted up for the event that will be on sale at booth #213. Hyperactive Monkey Nestled in booth #601 is Hyperactive Monkey and their DCon exclusives. First, there's the Quicksilver version of their Deluxe Ninja Monkey figure (US$75, 25 pieces), which come signed with two katanas, two throwing stars, a kusarigama and a 4-inch-by-6-inch silver foil print. If that's not your style, there's also two 10-Doh! artist proof sets available: the Mini 10-Doh! Ninja Monkey Gaiden figure (US$40, 20 pieces) that comes signed with two katanas, a 5-inch-by-7-inch print and 5-inch-by-7-inch sketch card; or the regular 10-Doh! Hyperactive Monkey Kong figure (US$50, 10 pieces) that comes signed with two 5-inch-by-7-inch prints. Refreshment Refreshment is coming all the way from Japan for DesignerCon, and in addition to any figures you might find of theirs in booth #523, you'll also find RESTORE's Debris Japan (US$100) and Dry Head keychain (US$15) in their Diffuse Edition variants! Furrybones Booth #516 is home to Furrybones, who's got two exclusives for trhe show. In addition to some Scorchie digital prints (US$10, 2 versions with 25 prints each), Furrybones will have some resin Squeed Rockets (US$25) in five one-off variants: copper, black and chrome, straight black, metallic gold and straight chrome. The Squeed Rockets were designed by Furrybones' Misaki and customized by UltimateOneX. David Ten (DeeTen) As he's posted in our very own C-Blogs, DeeTen is bringing a few exclusives to DCon booth #719. He's made some custom Stun Bots (US$60, 10 pieces) and Micro Spider Bots (US$75, 11 pieces), based off the Dunny platform, Angry Koala Gear Angry Koala Gear has a debut in booth #318: a new little resing figure called Sporez, with the Pudgy Panda being the first exclusive release in the series. Also at the booth will be some blank Sporez and some custom one-off Sporez figures (including one of DCon mascot Vincent, it seems), along with their Cthulhu Chameleon figure that debuted at Comikaze Expo. Grenadine Supreme Grenadine Supreme, in collaboration with Mary Magpie, will be bringing five limited edition Tula-dil Dreamsickle ver. sets to booth #311. The Barber's Son Studio The Barber's Son Studio is a toymaker I'm not familiar with, but they've got two exclusives coming along to DCon in booth #421. Unfortunately, we're not too sure of the name for these little guys at the moment (it's not listed on the DCon page for them), but they'll have two variants at the booth: Blackbody Radiation (the black one) and Ultraviolet Catastrophe (the lighter, more violet one). DeKorner I think Kristina would like DeKorner's booth (#204) the best, as the Southern California retailer will be the DCon home for MaloApril and MaloOne's Tiffany custom figure series. The customs includes their Day of the Dead-esqe Dunnys, along with Androids, Unicornos and Mini-Berties, with the price varying based on the custom. Bean Pot Toiz In addition to bringing along Scott Kinnebrew and Jason Chalker for signings at their booth (#717), Texas' Bean Pot Toiz will apparently be bringing along some colorways of Scott's Buddha Fett resin figure that will feature a triple-layered color combination, with 20 to 25 pieces being available. Monsterpants Last but not least in Part 1, we hit up Monsterpants, who will have the Sea-Borg Pinku resin figure (US$35, 30 pieces) at booth #229. And it's not just pink, but a glittery pink. [Stay tuned for Part 2! There's a lot more we haven't touched on yet!]
A preview of all the stuff you can buy to put on your shelves, featuring ESC-Toy, Frombie, Blamo and more
DesignerCon 2012 is this weekend, and the show just keeps getting bigger and bigger every year. That includes the exclusives list, which has grown to monstrous size, it seems. With so much coming to DesignerCon this year, we ...

Tomopop Review: ESC-Toy's Nathan Drake Naughty Dog ver.

Oct 24 // Brian Szabelski
Figure Name: Uncharted 3 Nathan Drake Naughty Dog ver.Figure Maker: ESC-ToyRetail: US$49.99Available at: ESC-Toy Shop So, we begin as always with the box. It's a rather nice box, with a big open window out front and another on the right side. The ESC-Toy logo and Uncharted 3 logos are prominent on the box, with the back containing all the safety and legal info. The background of the box on all the sides is actually the original design Erick did for the Drake figure, faintly imprinted on the box's surface. The inside flaps of the box has a little bit of a surprise as well! Not often you see the flaps get any sort of attention in regards to design. That being said, let's get Drake out of the box: Popping out of the box, we get a good look at the 7-inch Drake from all angles. With his super-deformed style, he almost feels akin to the older designs of Mario and the like. Given Erick's penchant for designing characters that borrow elements from things like the old-school Mario games that were on the NES, I have no doubt that I'm supposed to feel that way when I look at his Drake.  Moving in for some closer detail, it becomes clear that Erick Scarecrow's fingerprints are all over the design. The cartoonish eyes and nose, bright color palette (even though it's limited to Naughty Dog's colors) and urban-inspired design are all things we've come to expect from ESC-Toy, and each of those elements have made their way into Drake. The lack of sculpted features on his face, like a mouth for instance, and smooth lines of the sculpt also give Drake the feel of a designer toy instead of just a super-deformed figure. The hair also has that proper Nathan Drake look with elements of Erick's personal touches. That includes the use of the two-tone color scheme on the hair (the front is actually a very dark grey) and the cartoonish-look to the spikes of the hair. So far, everything looks pretty good! Of course, being cartoonish, Drake has a slightly large gun. It's big but still to scale with his head and hand, with a limited amount of detail. There's not a whole heck of a lot of detail on here, but it fits in comfortably with the remainder of the sculpt. In a way, it almost reminds me of the light guns that came with the Sega Saturn during the 1990s ... which I have somewhere in my collection. There's actual bunching of his shirt around his waist and belt, with the necessary folds included, and along the ends of his sleeves just before his wrist. You can also see that the ring on the necklace around Drake's neck is PVC, but the necklace itself is cording wrapped around the necklace to let the whole thing rest free. The feet are large enough to offer sufficient stability as a base when you get him out of the box, except for one thing we'll touch on a little later. There's really no part of the figure that's been neglected when it comes to detailing. Even Drake's pouches have these little creases sculpted into them, and the back of Drake's harness has the Naughty Dog pawprint logo stamped on it. You can also see that the necklace is indeed knotted in the back and that the back of his shirt even seems like it's being stretched forward by Drake's extended left arm. There is a bit of paint seeping outside the lines here and there, but nothing that should be too distracting unless you have Drake planted right against your face. On Drake's left side is a holster with a pistol inside of it ... which makes me wonder why he has two guns on the same side of his body. Maybe he's switched hands for the pistol already drawn? Eh, I'm sure I'm obsessing over something dumb here. What really matters is that the paintwork here is a little messy up close, probably because there's some hand-painting going on here, but otherwise looks OK. Despite being a second pistol, it feels natural as part of the overall piece. Even the shoes have some detail, albeit a bit of paint that's uneven. Again, like in other parts, it's there but not terribly noticeable. Even with the limited color palette of the Naughty Dog Drake (it's basically five colors: black, red, white, yellow and gray), Erick's design has enough different components to it that they can all be painted individually without losing any of the detail you might find on the OG Drake. On the bottom of his shoes, you'll find all the info about the figure stamped here. There's nothing here that should be a surprise, but it's still a tiny, but appreciated touch. It's worth noting that Drake comes with limited articulation at three points on the sculpt: both wrists and the neck. They're very basic joints that only allow for rotation, but they also come with the one big problem Drake has: He doesn't stand up if you rotate his joints in certain directions. This is about 99.99999 percent the problem in regards to Drake's head, which has a bit of an uneven weight distribution (it's heavier in the back). Thus, if you turn him too far one way or the other, he tends to topple over. You can always affix Drake to a display surface with sticky tack or some other substance to essentially make this problem go away, but if you're displaying him freely like I was doing for my shoot, beware.  Still, despite the weight balance issue, ESC-Toy's Drake is what we've come to expect from ESC-Toy: a well-sculpted figure with a unique, eye-catching cartoonish design that would really feel at home in anyone's collection. Uncharted fans ... yeah, you probably have already picked this up, but if not, get on it! There's only a few Naughty Dog Drakes left in the ESC-Toy store at the time of this review.  [Thanks to ESC-Toy and Erick for sending Drake along for review!]
This is one collectible you won't want to lose
Readers of Tomopop have been quite familiar with the works of Erick Scarecrow and ESC-Toy for quite some time (in fact, we just saw him at NYCC), and one of his more notable figures as of late has been the stylized Nathan Dra...

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