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SDCC 2014: J*RYU talks about the Hatchling photo
SDCC 2014: J*RYU talks about the Hatchling
by Pedro Cortes

At the end of last year, the Tomopop editors voted VampyBitMe and J*RYU's Hatchling as best designer figure of 2013. No surprise, as it still is an amazing work of art that just about any game would love to have on their shelf, table, desk, etc.

Walking around on the San Diego Comic Con floor, we happened to bump into J*RYU and got a chance to ask him a couple of questions about his winning figures, as well as the mini-Hatchlings he had on hand for purchase.

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2:30 PM on 07.31.2014

SDCC 2014: DKE Toys

DKE Toys returned to SDCC with plenty of exclusive figures, and yes, we've already done a rundown of most of them, but two in particular stood out during my visit: One of those was the largest of the bunch, the AD-AT 3/4...

Brian Szabelski

8:45 PM on 07.27.2014

[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship

Sure, we've seen Cardboard Spaceship's Thimblestump Hollow figures, but what about the rest of the booth? It was a small booth, but there were still other pieces on display, including customs from Carson Catlin, DrilOne, Reac...

Brian Szabelski

7:00 AM on 07.23.2014

Attend CarsonCon from the comfort of your home

Not attending SDCC? You're not alone: neither am I, nor is Carson Catlin, it looks like. Carson has announced CarsonCon, his own little not-at-SDCC event which is taking place at his online shop right now. Seriously, right no...

Kristina Pino

12:00 AM on 07.22.2014

Evilos' custom Doctor Who Vashta Nerada figure will keep you out of the shadows

I can't tell you how excited I was to see Evilos' terrifying new custom! Based on lore introduced by the Doctor Who episode Silence in the Library comes this figure of a NASA astronaut infested by the Vashta Nerada. The Vasht...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Three new custom figures from SoKo Cat arrive photo
Three new custom figures from SoKo Cat arrive
by Brian Szabelski

SoKo Cat has some new customs in her shop, with a "B" theme to them. By that, I mean bunnies, broccoli, and 'bots:

  • A custom version of Paul Shih's Bevil, the Broccoflower edition, with some re-paints on Bevil's body to make him look a little more like a blend of broccoli and cauliflower. Sadly this little guy has already sold out.
  • Peter Kato's Bedtime Bunny, in both small and medium versions, in a summertime colorway with some bright colors (US$35 small, US$40 medium)
  • Rotten Daughter's robot has gotten a custom rusting from SoKo Cat, with its heart also salvaged from its body. (US$60)

You can find the ones that aren't sold out in SoKo Cat's shop.

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12:00 AM on 07.04.2014

Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper

I have no talent for artsy stuff so I'm always happy to check out the cool things the truly gifted among us are capable of. Right now I'm enjoying the amazing work of paper sculptor (I may have made that title up) @3_4_A...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

9:00 PM on 07.01.2014

DKE Toys begins its SDCC news with Infected Android

With San Diego Comic Con just a few weeks away, the booth exclusives are coming out of the woodwork for DKE Toys. Starting things off is Scott Wilkowski's Infected Android, available in red, orange, smoke grey and blue colorw...

Brian Szabelski

10:30 PM on 06.23.2014

Take a gander at some Modified Wool in July

Do you like little dinos in lots of different colors? Live in the UK? Then you're in luck, because the Modified Wool exhibition is coming to town! Thirty artists will be taking part, and the platform of choice for the custom ...

Brian Szabelski



Go to space with Otto Bjornik's latest, Gyaraga photo
Go to space with Otto Bjornik's latest, Gyaraga
by Brian Szabelski

Otto Bjornik's new Gyaraga Dunnys aren't 100 percent new designs: two of the three main designs are based off of his larger Odyssey 1969 custom Dunnys. Joining Neil A (in the white) and A Lien (in black) is a new red astronaut named Luna, with the three of them making up the majority of the 3-inch customs.

However, even they aren't alone: Otto's including not one, but two chases for each color of Gyaraga Dunnys. All three colors will have a dead astronaut as one of the chases, with the other being a one-off special character: Krang (black), Jeremy (white) and Laika (red).

A total of 10 characters will be released for the red, black and white colors, meaning eight of each 10 will be either Neil A, A Lien or Luna, depending on the color you choose. Oh, and did we mention they're blind-boxed? Because they will be when Otto releases them in his store on Thursday, June 26, at 11 a.m. Eastern for US$110 (plus shipping) each.

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1:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Jin Saotome rolls out a new custom of his namesake

Jin Saotome the custom figure maker has just completed a new figure of Jin Saotome from Cyberbots and Marvel vs. Capcom. However, while it's a new 7-inch-scale figure, the bigger size isn't the only difference. He's also gone...

Brian Szabelski



1:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Custom Delights: Fuller's Garrus Foomi

Fuller has just finished up a new custom Foomi that happens to be of everyone's favorite alien sniper from the Mass Effect series, good ol' Garrus. Using the spike-haired Foomi as the base was a wise decision, as it already s...

Brian Szabelski