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life-like 3D figure scans

Universal Studios Japan can turn you into an Evangelion figure


Full body 3D scan makes for a surprisingly realistic figure
Jan 25
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
3D scanners aren't anything new, Gentle Giant used them over a decade ago to make Jakks Pacific's WWF/WWE Real Scan figures. But with time comes innovation and now anyone can have a figure made of themselves if they know wher...
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vinyl

Custom Munny maker takes the women of Batman to adorable levels


The streets of Gotham just got cute!
Jan 24
// Soul Tsukino
Illustrator and vinyl customizer Shaun Nakasome has added to his work of custom crafted Munnys and Mighty Muggs figures with his new works for Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. These adorable little cherubs are 4" t...
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The damage to Starscream was less severe than sticking him in the Bayformers movies
Pack Rat Studios has crafted a custom "Hulkbuster Ultron" and, if you like it, you can bid on it via ebay right now (or rather bid within the next 4 days). The custom appears to be kit-bashed from a Transformers "Hunt for the...

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Star Wars

Landspeeder made of 3000 bricks, sold at nearest cantina


At least they got a fair price.
Jan 18
// Oansun
Not every Lego MOC I see is great enough to be almost ready for stores, but Aaron Fiskum's X34 Landspeeder could get there. It's a very impressive build; all the sides and angles look smooth. You even get a blown engine piece...
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Ume Toys

This Earl's lemon styles are off the charts


He is within his rights.
Jan 17
// Rachael Chambers
The Earl of Lemongrab is one intense dude. This custom Cranston Fellows Jnr piece shows off his fervor with some detailed sculpting. Sitting on an intimidating looking throne and ready to judge, he holds his glow in the dark ...
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Muppets in LEGO

German LEGO builder makes Swedish Chef from American Muppet Show


Muppet Show goes Lego
Jan 14
// Soul Tsukino
German LEGO Customizer Andreas Weissenburg has started the new year off right with his custom LEGO created scenes from Jim Henson's Muppet Show from the '70s. He has skillfully put together the iconic Swedish Chef, complete w...
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Pillow

8-bit Space Invaders can come to YOUR home


Net yourself a crab!
Jan 14
// Soul Tsukino
ThinkGeek can make your old school gamer dreams come true with an officially licensed Space Invaders Crab plush pillow. Selling for US$29.99, this 17.75" x 13" x 4" pillow memorializes the monumental Tomohiro Nishikado video ...

Tomopop About Town: Custom plushies at Kollision Con 2015

Jan 09 // Tianxiao Ma
The header is a shot of Love You Sew's booth with showrunner Muggy. She started as a cosplay enthusiast who created little plush toys as accessories for her costumes (and for friends). Eventually she decided to make a business out of it, focusing on plushes that can go with popular cosplay characters. I don't know why more people haven't thought of that! What drew my eye was the fact that Muggy was dressed as Ragyo from Kill la Kill. I might have made some awkward noises when I saw the plush Ryuko and Satsuki sitting on her table. These catbug plushies from Bravest Warriors were my second favorite. The other offerings were also cartoon-based: Hambo and Gunter from Adventure Time, and Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls. Next up is DragonFly's DreamShop, who had a set of plush dragons both large and small. As you can see above, the big ones were pretty darn big - very huggable as well. The black one features ornate eyes and a nice contrasting cloth on the underside. On this one you can see how they actually have a few points of articulation. There were all sorts of other toys and trinkets at the booth, but the plush dragons really stood out. There are more photos of both booths in the gallery, so check those out. And maybe click those links to their Facebook pages while you're at it!
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Sure to bolster your cosplay
Anime conventions are great, aren't they? You go to see the cosplay (the good and the bad), maybe visit that same "Understanding Evangelion" panel that's at every con, and blow lots and lots of money at the vendor hall. Well,...

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LEGO

Lego Nutella art piece is too sweet


Just don't chew on the pieces
Jan 09
// Lynnette Cantos
Admit it: when you have a Nutella jar accessible in your kitchen pantry, you eat it all through one sitting with the same spoon. Or is that just me? Guilty pleasure aside, Lego artist Brucewaynelego created this recent a...
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Gashapon

University art students create Hiragana gashapon


Gotta write them all!
Jan 08
// Soul Tsukino
A small group of art students at Musashino Art University decided to come together for a final project for a typography class. What came out of this collective were gashapon capsules (and dispensers!) on the first character i...
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LEGO

New website lets you make customized and famous Lego minifigs


Minifigures.com has your hook up
Jan 02
// Soul Tsukino
A new website has launched dedicated to custom LEGO Minifigures called, well, Minifigures. Minifigures prides itself on the fact they don’t use stickers or vinyl decals and all of their designs stay true to the LEGO Min...
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designer

Mucklebones will eat your soul


Or at least damage it a little
Dec 29
// Rachael Chambers
Alright, so maybe there won't be any soul stealing, but this little guy is so creepy cute it doesn't really matter. Customized from a Pocket Slideshow 'Sproot' toy (originally designed by Chris Ryniak), this sofubi has been c...
Bjornik x Ketner collab photo
Bjornik x Ketner collab

Otto Bjornik, Jeremiah Ketner collab on two custom figures


7-inch Munny, Trikky bear the hallmarks of both artists' styles
Dec 18
// Brian Szabelski
I'm a fan of Otto Bjornik and Jeremiah Ketner's work, so when news of a collaboration between the two emerged, I was immediately interested. Otto and Jeremiah have painted up a 7-inch Munny and 7-inch Trikky in a mish-mash of...
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custom vinyl

Fuller working on a mean little Groot custom


Tiny, but fierce
Dec 11
// Kristina Pino
Fuller showed off a work-in-progress image of a Mighty Mugg custom he's working on, destined to become Groot. So far, he's got some sculpting done for the head, and opted for a fierce expression for the little guy. I generall...
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Snow Dumpling

Chill out with the Snow Dumpling


New custom from Shawnimals coming to myplasticheart Friday
Dec 10
// Brian Szabelski
Shawnimals and myplasticheart, in conjunction with Squibbles Ink, have a new holiday custom ready for you: the Snow Dumpling! Yes, Shawnimals' Dumpling is now in a festive flavor (though you still shouldn't eat it), decked ou...
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Gunpla

Don't be fooled, this is an amazing custom Gundum kit


Yeah, I still can't always adjust my eyes to see it as 3D
Dec 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
One of the most exciting things about this hobby is seeing others thinking outside the box. Sure, anyone can slap paint on a model kit, and some do an amazing job at it, but then you get pieces like this that are just too epi...
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Un-American Activity

Un-American Activity spotted Friday at Toy Art Gallery


New show featuring work from Doktor A, Jon Paul Kaiser and Seymour
Nov 12
// Brian Szabelski
Attention citizens of Los Angeles: we are receiving reports of Un-American Activity that will be going down this Friday at Toy Art Gallery (7571 Melrose Ave.). Three artists from across the Atlantic -- Jon Paul Kaiser, Doktor...
DCon '14: Jeremiah Ketner photo
DCon '14: Jeremiah Ketner

DesignerCon 2014: Jeremiah Ketner


Nov 10
// Brian Szabelski
Jeremiah Ketner's latest works were on display at DesignerCon 2014. His style has the same, vibrant-toned fantasy feel we've come to expect, but he's got a few new customs alongside his new illustrations. In particular, I'm d...
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A fantastic mix of designer toys from three amazing artists
The corner booth at DesignerCon that housed Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin had a eye-catching combination of plushes and figures, both original and customized. It also had several tantalizing con-exclusives av...

DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe

Nov 10 // Natalie Kipper
DCon: jellykoe photo
Another citizen of Tox City takes the spotlight
I'm not going to lie; I have a soft spot for jellykoe's Tox City line. The series of plushes were a big success on Kickstarter and I adored their New York Comic Con exclusive addition as well. Kelly and J. Spencer Shull broug...

Martin Hsu photo
Martin Hsu

DesignerCon 2014: Martin Hsu


Dragon Boy Strikes Back and Dragon Dog Blacky too!
Nov 10
// Rio McCarthy
Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy is one of my favorite characters in the designer toy world. I love all of the different forms he's been seen on, and I love Martin's art as a whole. A few other artists have shown love to Dragon Boy at...
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JPK Wreck-It Ralph

Jon Paul Kaiser's latest custom piece wrecks it


Wreck-It Ralph Muttpop
Nov 07
// Brian Szabelski
Jon Paul Kaiser is on the road to this wekeend's DesignerCon, but he's apparently finished up one more custom before the show: a Muttpop Tequilla refashioned to look like Wreck-It Ralph. It actually is a great choice of platf...
Designer Con photo
Designer Con

Designer Con 2014: Tasha Zimich has a beautiful customized Camilla d'Errico figure


No Ordinary Love statue in a custom colorway
Nov 05
// Tianxiao Ma
If you're headed to Designer Con this weekend, maybe stop by Canadian-based artist Tasha Zimich's booth (#911). Among other things she'll be showing off a one-of-a-kind customized statue based on Camilla d'Errico's No Ordinar...
Groot chainsaw carving photo
Groot chainsaw carving

I am Groot and you can too by watching this video


They say she carved it from a larger piece of wood
Oct 09
// Tianxiao Ma
This isn't so much a collectible as it is a unique art piece, but why should that stop anyone from lusting after it? What you're looking at is a wood carving of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, made by artist Griffon Ramse...
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Dunny Monsters

Get your scare on with Mikie Graham's Dunny Monster Series


Halloween-themed custom Dunnys available in October
Oct 06
// Brian Szabelski
Time for a little spookiness in your life? Well, Mikie Graham has put together the Dunny Monster series, a set of 30 different custom Dunnys with a Halloween theme to them. He's created 15 characters in total that he'll be re...

Fuller's Warrior King rises

Sep 26 // Brian Szabelski
Fuller's Warrior King photo
Impressive custom Paw is a thing of beauty
We haven't heard much from Fuller for a while, as he's been buried in a lot of work. But what's he been up to? Apparently part of that time has been working on this impressive custom Paw, the Warrior King. Made for a client w...

Vinyl Thoughts 5 photo
Vinyl Thoughts 5

A peek at the customs of Vinyl Thoughts 5


Show opens in Dallas on Thursday evening
Sep 23
// Brian Szabelski
Just a quick reminder: the Vinyl Thoughts 5: MADL Makers show is this Thursday in Dallas, Texas, and Shelby over at Vinyl Thoughts has sent us photos of three of the customs in the show. The custom 5-inch MADLs are:  &l...
Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

Stare in awe at this Attack on Titan custom diorama by Team Revolver


The buildings are just as impressive as the figures
Sep 15
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Japanese competitive modeling group Team Revolver is making waves with their latest completed diorama based on Attack on Titan. The the full scratch built piece includes multiple 1/35 scale figures taking on a pair of hu...
Iron Giant Dunny photo
Iron Giant Dunny

Custom Delights: Josh Mayhem's Iron Giant Dunny


Vin Diesel voice acting not included
Sep 08
// Brian Szabelski
Josh Mayhem has recently completed a new 3-inch Dunny commission, and this one is one of my favorites from 2014. His Iron Giant Dunny is exactly what you'd expect: a pint-sized representation of the film's title character, us...






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