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Firecracker Sylvan photo
Firecracker Sylvan

Firecracker Sylvan explodes onto the scene Friday

If you missed him at STGCC, this is your chance
Sep 17
// Brian Szabelski
Did you happen to see Pobber Toys and Gary Ham's Firecracker Sylvan at STGCC last weekend? No? Couldn't even make it to buy one yourself? Well, you're in luck: Pobber is releasing him in their store on Friday. Judging by how ...
Bad Ass at SDCC photo
Variant on sale at DKE booth
I'm sure you guys and gals remember Pobber teasing us with Kronk's Bad Ass vinyl figure? Well, the design is now completely out of the bag, as DKE Toys announced Bad Ass as one of their SDCC exclusives in the Forest colorway....

Pobber's Bad Ass photo
Pobber's Bad Ass

Pobber teases more of Kronk's Bad Ass figure

A primate with a mechanical touch
Jun 13
// Brian Szabelski
Pobber's newest figure, Kronk's Bad Ass, is getting teased even more. They've sent us this image of the sculpt, which reveals that Bad Ass is essentially a giant robot ape. You know, if the little antennae sticking out of his...
Pobber x Kronk photo
Pobber x Kronk

Pobber's new toy is Bad Ass, a collab with Kronk

Could it be something to go ape over?
Jun 06
// Brian Szabelski
If you head on over to Pobber's website right now, they've put up a teaser of their newest toy collaboration. It's called Bad Ass and it's designed by Kronk, but that's about all we know. Judging by the teaser, it might be ba...


Two new releases coming to Toy Art Gallery

OG Jaguar Knight release party on Jan. 26; new Secret Base figure Jan. 30
Jan 25
// Brian Szabelski
As we posted before, Pobber and Jesse Hernandez are rolling out an OG ver. Jaguar Knight, and the release party? That will be Saturday, Jan. 26, at Toy Art Gallery (7571 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles). Jesse will be there for sig...

Pobber's next Jaguar Knight shows its face

OG edition will have an "ultra-evil" chase
Jan 09
// Brian Szabelski
Pobber Toys have a new Jaguar Knight colorway in the works: the OG version of Jesse Hernandez's 12-inch tall warrior. Like the other colorways, he'll come with his shield and macuahuitl, and this version will be limited to ju...

Pobber's latest is a shadowy Jaguar Knight

New colorway coming Nov. 8 to hunt down your wallets
Oct 25
// Brian Szabelski
Pobber Toys have given us the 411 on their next release, the Shadow Jaguar Knight. Revealed earlier in June, the 9-inch-tall piece from Jesse Hernandez is a menacing Aztec-inspired warrior. He's still carrying his macuah...

Pobber Toys unveils Jesse Hernandez's Jaguar Knight

Jun 06
// Brian Szabelski
Jesse Hernandez seems to be in demand now a days! Just after the reveal of his project with Kuso Vinyl, we now have info on a second piece, Jaguar Knight, that he's doing with Pobber Toys! The prototype of the 9-inch Jaguar K...

Tomopop Review: Pobber Toys' Dr. Morkenstein Pajamas Ver.

May 18 // Brian Szabelski
Figure Name: Dr. Morkenstein Pajama VersionFigure Maker: Pobber ToysRetail Price: US$65Buy at: Select retailers As with any good review, we start at the box. Dr. Morkenstein's encasing is a simple enough design, done in just black and white with the Mork character stretched across the corner here. It gives off a nice look because you get half of a Mork on each side, and looking at the corner gives it a slight 3D look, does it not? You can also see his name along with his creator (MAD) and the Pobber namemark. Let's get him out, shall we? Fresh out of the box, Dr. Morkenstein stands a good 6.5 inches tall in his little footies, with a buttoned trapdoor on the backside and the hood hanging down. It's actually pretty cool how the sculpt is the same as its always been, but with a few different color swaps, Dr. Morkenstein goes from being dressed in a black lab outfit to pajamas.  You also will probably notice how Dr. Morkenstein has a very clean, but very urban or graffiti-inspired design. That's very much the style of his creator, the legendary MAD (a.k.a. Jeremy Madl), and it perhaps makes sense given that the first time we saw Mork was as a custom MAD*L a few years back. There's this sense of innocence around Morkenstein with that giant helmet on his head, despite the fact he might be a lot more malicious than his appearance lets on ... Up close, you can get a peek through Mork's helmet to check out his big, red eyes and green skin. The first Dr. Morkenstein variant had the exact same design on the helmet, except it was in a muted black color so you couldn't really see it as well from a distance. Also, check out those rounded white teeth poking out from beneath the helmet; you'll see more of them later. The back of Mork's helmet features the words "BEWARE" ominously scrawled on them in red paint. Bewaring what, though, I'm not quite sure yet.  The helmet is also removable (more on that later) with a piece of adhesive foam stuck to the inside to keep it on his head. Basically, the same principle that works for bike helmets works here, and quite well, I might add.  Upon closer inspection, you might notice something else about Mork: his helmet is actually an upside down pot with eyeholes cut out and metal wings bolted to the side. While the handles on the side of his helmet aren't quite cut out (perhaps because they might break off otherwise), you'll notice that the paint here is quite clean and there's no real issues with plastic flash on the helmet. The colors are an interesting palette, but not one that's unpleasing to the eye. Playing up the mad scientist theme a bit, Dr. Morkenstein comes wearing a pair of gloves with big radiation symbols and the word "DANGER" emblazoned on the cuff. It's a pretty basic look, and the styling here isn't too bad. To mane this the pajama version, Pobber have gone with a much different crimson and silver paint scheme for Morkenstein's suit. It's actually a nice subtle palette to bring out the contrast and highlight the pattern on his suit, which wasn't really too visible on the first Dr. Morkenstein colorway. The sculptwork on the oversized zipper looks pretty good, to boot, but the best part is under that big old helmet of Mork's ... It wouldn't be Dr. Morkenstein without that 1920s villain look we saw before! Except this time, he looks even more sinister, with his Frankensteinish green skin, and red and black eyes. The curly eyebrows are here, too, so if you were like Ninebeats and loved the look before, there's a lot more to love this time around. I'm going to sound like a broken record a bit here, but again, excellent work on the painting lines here and it's an incredibly smooth piece with no real bumps, flash spots or divots. MAD's urban-inspired art style really comes through in this piece, doesn't it? On the backside, you can see the other end of his jaw, as well as the back of his hair, including the little tuft of hair that's sticking out from behind. Again, everything looks great here and I have nothing to complain about. Last but not least, Dr. Morkenstein has some poseability, with joints in the neck, wrists and shoulders. Like many designer toys, you can't perhaps do a whole lot with them, but for Dr. Morkenstein, it's enough to be able to pull off a cool, evil-looking pose like this. Mwahahahahahahahaaaaaa! If making a good first impression is pretty important, then consider Pobber to have made an excellent one. The quality control on this figure is superb, the color choices excellent (and very much helpful in bringing out the character) and the overall feel of Dr. Morkenstein is that he's a figure I'm glad to have around, even if his innocent look belies a more evil intent. With only 150 of these being made, they might not last forever, so don't wait around when these show up at your favorite retailer next week. If you do, the doctor might just play a mean trick on you and do a disappearing act! [Thanks to Pobber Toys and DKE for sending along a Dr. Morkenstein for this review!]

The one great thing about the designer toy world is that there are so many new companies out there right now doing amazing things. One of those companies that has caught my eye happens to be Pobber Toys, based in Singapore an...


April 1 is a day normally reserved for tricks, but how about a treat instead? Art Attack Toys and Pobber Toys have released a new colorway of MAD's Mork figure, Dr. Morkenstein, featuring Mork in black with some glossy black ...


New Humphrey Mooncalf colorway coming to Tomenosuke

Jan 03
// Brian Szabelski
Jake from Pobber Toys has passed along news on the next release of Doktor A's Humphrey Mooncalf figure. This time, he's got a little bit of Irish in him, with the new Leprechaun edition Humphrey Mooncalf on the way, just in t...

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