At the time of this post, it's only 15 days until San Diego Comic Con. With time ticking down, you know that there'd be a ton of exclusive announcements and let me tell you, companies have definitely unleashed the floodgates....
Cameron Tiede's Wood Candy Workshop debuted at last year's DesignerCon, and a new friend has just emerged from the workshop bench. Meet Huxley, a handmade wooden creation standing 5.5 inches from the top of his ears to the ti...
Beefy and Co. have a new colorway of their Mari the Cuddlefish resin figure up for grabs: the La Blues Lagoon variant. As you can guess, it's a blue Mari, albeit with a rather toothy grin. He looks a little more angry than feeling the blues, if you ask me.
La Blues Lagoon Mari is limited to 125 pieces and is currently in the Beefy and Co. store for US$65 each.
Amanda Spayd's Dust Bunnies have long been a favorite of mine, whether they're made of fabric and stuffings or resin. The bite-sized Pipsqueaks in particular are adorable little fellows, and two new Pipsqueak colorways -- Golden Beeswax and Electric Cranberry -- will be up for sale in Amanda's shop on Nov. 25 for US$18 each.
Of the two, I think the Golden Beeswax Pipsqueak colorway is a bit better, as some of the detail gets hidden at first glance with Electric Cranberry Pipsqueak's translucency, but they're both a more pocket-friendly way to put some of Amanda Spayd's Dust Bunnies on your shelf.
ThreeA's Ghost of Zepheniah Mann is back in the Bambaland Store, resurrecting a past figure from their Team Fortress 2 collectibles line. Pretty much for hardcore TF2 fans only, the 8-inch figure doesn't have any articulation, but does have a light-up base to give Zeph a scary look. Oh, and of course, he's got a hat on because what good is TF2 without hats?
The asking price is pretty steep, though: it's US$80. He'll be shipping out in December, just in time for Scare Fortress to be over and TF2's next holiday event to start. I'm passing on it ... but is anyone out there going to buy this?
Just in time for Halloween, Super7 is bringing along a special treat: an orange-and-black colorway of P.P. Pudding's Nut Chan. The little sofubi robot from Japan is 3 inches tall and cast in translucent plastic, giving him a bit of a festive glow.
Super7 plans to release these at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. UTC) on Oct. 30 for US$25 each. It's a chance for me to grab a P.P. Pudding piece for my collection, plus it's a robot, so it's very tempting to pick one up. How about you?
Filipino urban artist Quiccs has a resin piece by the name of Storm King Machine, which mixes Stormtroopers with 1970s-style anime mechs (or Gurren Lagann, if you're looking for a contemporary simile). The newest version is a collab with TOYSREVIL: the Evil King Machine, done in the site's red and black colors.
Beyond the new colorway, each of the 20 Evil King Machines will come signed and numbered by Quiccs. It's only the second time this figure has been available, with the first white variant appearing at Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention earlier in September.
Evil King Machine is priced at US$70 (plus shipping) and releases at noon Singapore time (4 a.m. UTC, midnight Eastern) on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the TOYSREVIL shop.
Last year for New York Comic Con, True Cast Studio brought along Walking Dud, a rubber zombie figure. You won't have to wait that long for the new PVC version, though: it'll be available on Sunday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. Central (9 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Pacific).
It's also worth noting that these have been produced at Onell Design's factory in China, and additionally, will have Glyos System-style articulation (and presumably, would have Glyos-compliant parts). Looks like all the detail from the rubber figures is here, too!
Two colorways will be available: a Pheyden blue unpainted version for US$8, and an Ultra Rotten painted version for US$15. If you'd like an Ultra Rotten in clamshell packaging, though, they're offering those, too, for US$20 each.
Fo' Chisel, a wooden and resin DIY figure from by UK-based designer Nicky Lewis, has just been released to the public for purchase. The 6-inch figure design's pretty simple: a cube-shaped head, along with a round body and arms that have shoulder articulation. Still, artists like Jon-Paul Kaiser, A Little Stranger and Planet Domu have made some interesting customs on the platform already, which you can check out in the gallery.
If you like one, you can find the wodden Fo' Chisel for £40 and the resin Chisel for £14 in the Fo' Chisel shop. What's your thoughts on Fo' Chisel, Tomopop readers?
Brent Nolasco is known for his out-of-this-world creatures, so it's no surprise that his collab with Toy Art Gallery — Blood Thirst — looks a little out of this world. The newest version of it, the Night Stalker version, is the first painted edition of Blood Thirst (though one-off customs have been painted several times in the past) and has been done in a mostly grayscale palette. The only touches of color are some red accents around the eyes and back, which really help those parts stand out and makes Blood Thirst look even scarier.
The Night Stalker Blood Thirst will be in Toy Art Gallery's shop on Friday at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. GMT) for US$75 each.
Taylored Curiosities has a new creature in her shop: the blooming Spriggledop. These little dudettes (they're females) have found a plant to nest in and lay eggs for the next generation to be born. They also try to camouflage a bit as parts of the flowering blooms. Or, in other words, Penny has hadsculpted these to match their plant base, attaching them magnetically to the base. You can take them off and display them separately, though, but you'd be missing out on the teeny tiny eggs in the nest!
The Spriggledops are £20 each and are still available as one-offs in pink and blue, pink and purple, yellow and blue, and blue and red colorways.
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)
Spelunky has been a game that's grown on me, and as such, I'm quite happy to see Fangamer make a new series of Spelunky figures! The lineup for Series 2 is a boss monster affair: Anubis, the Yeti King, Alien Lord and Old Bitey, available as a four-pack for US$30.
But wait, there's more! The Series 1 lineup is back in stock, with a full set going for US$60. Or, you can just get both sets for US$84, all in the Fangamer shop.