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SDCC 2015: Gary Ham photo
SDCC 2015: Gary Ham

SDCC 2015: Gary Ham


Jul 13
// Brian Szabelski
If you couldn't get to SDCC to see Gary Ham's new creations, don't worry: he also posted a photo of the trio on his Instagram for you. One of the three is actually vinyl -- the Find Your Ohana variant of his Wooper Looper, co...
Junko Mizuno Dunny photo
Violet Soda Lady releasing in July
Junko Mizuno's newest creation for Kidrobot is a twist on an older, smaller classic. The 8-inch Violet Soda Lady and Berry Chocolate Lady Dunnys might look similar, because the base sculpt is essentially the Purple Soda Girl ...

Funko Pop!  photo
Funko Pop!

Funko takes us down nostalgia lane with Peanuts and Hanna-Barbera


But where's my Disney Afternoon?
Jun 11
// Kristina Pino
Funko recently announced they'll be releasing a whole slew of rad retro figures, including some of the Peanuts gang, some Hanna-Barbera characters, and more. Pop! Peanuts, which is coming in July, will include Charlie Brown, ...
Kidrobot Baby Huey photo
Kidrobot Baby Huey

Kozik, Kidrobot reveal Baby Huey


Debuting at SDCC
Jun 07
// Brian Szabelski
I don't know if Kidrobot has any sales in North Korea ... but I don't think they will anytime soon with their SDCC 2015 debut, Baby Huey. Yes, this is Frank Kozik's handiwork, as the legendary artist with a penchant for satir...

Quailstudio photo
Quailstudio

Quailstudio is racing to bring you a Turtly new idea


A shell of a concept
May 05
// Soul Tsukino
French Indy artist and toy designer Quailstudio has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring to life a wonderful project called The Turtly Race. The Turtly Race brings together 2 years worth of work and 8 artists from around ...
Mintyfresh ToyCon UK photo
Mintyfresh ToyCon UK

Mintyfresh unveils two of its ToyCon UK exclusives


Feautring works from Restore, Yoskay Yamamoto
Apr 07
// Brian Szabelski
Mintyfresh was planning to bring a few exclusives to ToyCon UK, but logistics issues have pushed the release for some of them back. At least two will be at the event, both priced at £80 (approx. €110 and US$12...
Custom Delights JPK Lion photo
Custom Delights JPK Lion

Custom Delights: Jon Paul Kaiser's King Lion


8-inch Munny is ready to roar
Feb 26
// Brian Szabelski
Jon Paul Kaiser has posted a new custom to his Instagram, the majestic King Lion Munny. Eight inches tall, the custom features the same crown and body of a glow-in-the-dark Munny, but has JPK's wonderful ink-like stylings upo...
Adventure Time photo
Adventure Time

Kidrobot's Adventure Time line is coming this summer


Kidrobot is about to get mathematical
Feb 12
// Vanessa Cubillo
Last June, Kidrobot announced that they got the license for Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and would soon be collaborating on a line together. Well, it looks like a year later we're going to see this line. Today on their F...
Fuller's Big Cat Series photo
Fuller's Big Cat Series

Under the Radar: Fuller's Big Cat Series


These ones don't want affection
Jan 31
// Brian Szabelski
Fuller has a new series of custom creations in his shop: The Grrrr... Big Cats Series of figures. Fuller has taken his Grrr character and made it into a 6-inch resin-cast creation, and four of them have been decorated like va...
MaloApril customs photo
MaloApril customs

MaloApril shows off a pretty zombie and a rocker chick


Pink-eye never looked so pretty
Jan 27
// Kristina Pino
MaloApril recently finished up two custom Dunnys as a commission and, as always, I find myself super jealous of anyone owning her pieces. The first is a zombie with fantastic eyes (I love the lashes) and decked out with a sku...
Inside Out photo
Inside Out

Too many feels: Pre-orders for Pixar's Inside Out Funko POP figures


I'm in a glass case of emotions!
Jan 26
// Lynnette Cantos
Disney-Pixar's upcoming summer movie Inside Out is all about human emotions interpreted inside a young girl's mind. Now it joins the list of other Disney movie characters available in Funko merchandise before the release date...
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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...
Ume Toys photo
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 ...
Pandas are forever photo
Pandas are forever

Panda Think series 6: Love is Love


Hugs for everyone
Jan 14
// Rachael Chambers
This latest Cacooca creation is all about those warm fuzzies and bears the message that no matter its form or who you feel it for, love is love. So break out the hugs and candy hearts, because Valentine's Day is weeks away! M...
Julian photo
Julian

Everyday Moonday cooks up its first vinyl figure, Julian


Based on the art of Logan Fitzpatrick
Jan 07
// Brian Szabelski
South Korean gallery Everyday Moonday has released their first vinyl figure, a glasses-wearing sandwich by the name of Julian. Julian is the creation of Brooklyn-based artist Logan Fitzpatrick, and the soft vinyl Julian is 15...
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designer

Limited edition Popeye statue is BAD ASS!


Headplay Toys makes Popeye look even tougher
Dec 29
// Soul Tsukino
Headplay toys is taking pre-orders for this kick ass rendition of Popeye the Sailor Man. The statue is 12 inches tall and limited to 500 pieces, so they are being sold on a first come, first served basis. As you can see,...
Funko photo
Funko

Funko's 12 Days of Christmas shows us what to expect in 2015


Continue to enjoy your holiday with new Funko news
Dec 27
// Vanessa Cubillo
Every Christmas season CEO of Funko, Brian Mariotti, gives Funko fans a very special treat. Called Funko’s 12 Days of Christmas, each day Mariotti shares what collector’s can expect to see in 2015 from their favo...
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...
Lunartik new items photo
Lunartik new items

Lunartik's Year of Tea subs, Plastik Surgery book available


One teaches you to make toys; the other gives you them
Dec 16
// Brian Szabelski
Lunartik's Year of Tea subscriptions are open for 2015! The lucky 100 folks who subscribe will get 12 mini-teas for 2015 (one per month) plus a special Cherry Tea chase and the SDCC exclusive for July's release. So if you hav...
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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...
Funko Pop! photo
Funko Pop!

Funko shows off Black Butler vinyl Pop! figures


Even pretty boys are in on the Pop! action
Dec 11
// Kristina Pino
As someone who balks at the ever-increasing prices of licensed PVC toys and statues of my favorite characters, I'm totally cool with seeing Funko pick up Japanese properties for their Animation line of Pop! vinyl figures. Che...
Snow Dumpling photo
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...
League merchandise photo
League merchandise

Riot Games finally, finally opens League of Legends merch store


No Nendoroid Ahri, but plenty of other collectibles in store
Dec 05
// Brian Szabelski
After a long, long wait, Riot Games have finally opened up an official merchandise store for League of Legends (and presumably, any other games they make), and no surprise: collectibles are a significant part of the offe...
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designer vinyl

Carson Catlin's Black Friday sale is on(line) at midnight


Enjoy a 35% discount
Nov 27
// Kristina Pino
If you've been waiting for the right sale to pick up any of Carson Catlin's awesome work, Black Friday this year might be the time. You can check out his wares at his online shop (shop at home, in your pajamas!), and if you h...
NECA buys Kidrobot photo
NECA buys Kidrobot

BREAKING: NECA to buy Kidrobot


Frank Kozik named new creative director
Nov 19
// Brian Szabelski
In news that comes as a surprise, Kidrobot has an agreement in place to be purchased by NECA. The designer toy maker -- especially known for its Dunny line and blind-boxed figures -- will become an "artist-run company," accor...
Uncanny Critters' Puck photo
Uncanny Critters' Puck

Meet Uncanny Critters' Puck


Nov 18
// Brian Szabelski
Uncanny Critters (a.k.a. Matthew Dennall) is a new U.K.-based toymaker and already has a figure ready for the collecting world called Puck. Shipping out on Dec. 5, the 10-centimeter-tall Puck is based on British folklore, and...
DCon: Beefy & Co. photo
DCon: Beefy & Co.

DesignerCon 2014: Beefy & Co.


Mostly oldies, but definitely goodies
Nov 14
// Natalie Kipper
The DesignerCon booth belonging to Beefy & Co.'s Menh Voong was like a treasure trove of con-exclusives past. There may not have been a specific toy dedicated to DCon but the sheer amount of awesomeness that fans lik...
Un-American Activity photo
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: Dead Zebra, Inc. photo
DCon: Dead Zebra, Inc.

DesignerCon 2014: Dead Zebra, Inc.


Black is the new black
Nov 12
// Natalie Kipper
Walking up to the Dead Zebra, Inc. booth at DesignerCon, it was easy to see a theme amongst the toys. Heck, you could spot it from down the aisle: Black. Black editions of everything. Artist Andrew Bell had turned his popular...
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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