Due to scheduling difficulties, I wasn't able to get a question post up. My deepest apologies, dearest Tomocast listeners. To make up for it, I brought on a trio of guests that will surely entertain you. To...
New York Comic Con seemed to have a lot of vendors there this year, and no surprise, Tenacious Toys was there. However, they didn't just have a few exclusives like the JC Rivera Bearchamp shirt/figure combo; like last year, B...
New York Comic Con is almost upon us and I am sure those planning on attending already have their heads swimming with thoughts of lines, swag, and those ever-elusive exclusives. And, while we can't help you out with the first two, we can make sifting through that long list of exclusives a little easier.
After the break, you will find the NYCC-exclusive designer toys, divided into figures and plushes, with booth numbers, prices, and edition sizes provided. If we previously covered the toy on Tomopop, we threw in that link as well. Hopefully, this will help with planning and make your con experience easier. Keep a look-out for the companion piece to this post detailing the comics toys! Oh, and happy shopping!
Tenacious Toys boothVISEone has revealed that his Zombie Goo vinyl collectible will indeed have a special colorway for New York Comic Con. The 8-inch figure will be available in a bright yellow version with some black detail accents. Only 100 of these will be available, and they'll be at the Tenacious Toys booth (#208).
If you like the yellow variant (I don't because I prefer the original green color), they'll be US$40 each.
Furry Feline Creatives will once again be joining forces with Tenacious Toys at their New York Comic Con booth (#208 in The Block). To celebrate their partnership, Furry Feline Creatives' Alvin and Cheri Ong have created something extra-sprecial for their con-exclusive. The plush is a new character in Furry Feline lore, a dog by the name of Bogie. It seems he was rather nosy and wandered into the Tenacious Toys' warehouse. Somewhere in his travels, he managed to spill blue paint all over him, transforming him into a sort-of likeness of Tenacious Toy's canine mascot.
This edition is dubbed "Tenacious Bogie" and is limited to 10 pieces, each one handmade with love by Cheri Ong. Each 15-inch plush will cost US$40. This plush can only be found at NYCC's booth #208!
Vanessa recently wrote about the upcoming G.I. Joe Custom Show running over at SubUrban Vinyl in New Jersey, which starts up this Friday, May 31st with Tenacious Toys. She included a few pictures of pieces that'll be shown at...
Attention, New Jersey! SubUrban Vinyl and Tenacious Toys will be having a G.I. Joe custom show on May 31. Partnered with The Loyal Subjects and Hasbro, this custom toy show will have over 30 artists bringing with them over 1...
The latest Tenacious Toys Super Series Sundays release is out, and it's a series of custom 3-inch Androids from Teru Fujita. The initial appearance of the figure is that of a regular DIY Android, so there has to be something hidden inside, right? That would be correct: if you press a little button on the back of the Android, the head lifts up and reveals a sculpted robot head underneath with LED-illuminated eyes. The mechanism is spring-loaded, according to Tenacious Toys, so when you take your finger off the button, the head goes back down and the eyes turn off. It does require a large button battery to illuminate the eyes, and you can see in the photos that the battery is hidden inside one of the Android's legs.
If you want one for yourself, there's eight of these little guys up in the Tenacious Toys store for US$200 each. Yeah, not cheap for a custom, but do keep in mind that a.) they're a very limited run and b.) there's a ton of mechanical components that go into creating these little guys. We've put a few videos after the jump if you want to see how they work for yourself; I'm quite impressed with the mechanical aspects of this custom figure!
There's been a lot of resin and vinyl releases and teases that have popped up recently. So many, in fact, that we haven't had a whole bunch of time to post them all until now. The easiest way, of course, is a nice round-up with all the info you'll need to know about these new pieces, and there's quite a bit to check out, from childhood friends to smiling corporate logos.
Hit the jump to check out the little bits of news and notes, and let us know if you have a favorite!
This Easter, Google+ user Jim Long wants to fill your baskets with more than just chocolate. Long is holding a major Android giveaway with prizes from many sponsors like VinylRiot, Tenacious Toys, and Fuller Designs.
To enter, visit Long's post on his Google+ page here and leave a comment. Then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (using the same address you're registered to G+ through) to give feedback to DeadZebra (Andrew Bell) by answering the following:
What 3-inch design would you love to see in a bigger format?
If future series were to have a set theme, such as code name desserts, monsters, etc., what would you like to see and by what artist?
Who are your favorite designers who have done Android Mini official and custom designs, and why?
You have until March 27th to enter, and winners will be announced on March 30th. You could win a great haul of prizes that includes gift certificates, art supplies, and of course lots of Android toys. So if that's up your alley then enter and good luck!
Tenacious Toys has started up a new special release each Sunday night: Super Series Sundays. Starting at 10 p.m. Eastern, the series kicks off tonight with DuBose Art's Species 246 resin figure series. The release tonigh...
Ever looked at a series of vinyl figures and wanted just one particular design, but didn't want to buy a few blind boxes or pay a "premium" on eBay for it? Tenacious Toys has you covered if Android Series 3 falls into that ca...
Tenacious Toys' booth at New York Comic Con was definitely one for toy collectors that fancy their figures with a touch more hands-on artistry. I believe all of the toys there were either hand-made or created by a smaller group. There was a lot to see, and thanks to Brian and Andres, we have have pictures to share!
Starting off with the custom figures, as you will notice from the header, Carson Catlin had several cut-out Qees on display. For the mecha-loving crowd, there were Josh Mayhem's Gunnys, Dunny figures customized with pieces from actual Gundam kits. Love it! The owl-looking Dunny customs are from the Night Terror series by Matt Anderson, done in collaboration with Alarment, Jeff Beck, Haus of Boz, Dcay574, Mike Die, Alister Dippner, Chris.O.Saur, Del Vanzen, Playful Gorilla, Rusted Halo, Scott Kinnebrew, Don P, Bryan Luss, JDBrockin, Reet Neet (R3), Rsin, Miss Zukie, Necro Monkey, John Walsh, Dave Webb, AW177, Orlow, Shawn Wiggs, Tasha Zimich. There was also a resin sculpture from this series at the booth.
Tenacious Toys didn't skimp on original offerings, either. ViseOne's Tube Monsters were available for purchase at NYCC. Brian noted that "they were smaller than I thought they'd be but still with a lot of charming detail." It sounds like there might be more of these little fellows in the future, as well. For con-goers who might want to create their own custom toys, Bugs and Plush had a showing of some of their customizable products (check out Kristina's WonderCon coverage for an example of they work). Bad Applez Inc. had some freaky looking monster apple figures that sort of remind me of the poison apple in Disney's Snow White.
Other works on display came from artists such as Mr. Monk, Evilos, AW177, Blazon Brikhaus, Rampage Toys, Jason Freeny, and JC Rivera, Furry Feline Creatives, Scott Tolleson among others. Check out the gallery to see some of these wonderfully creative toys!