Hey everybody, we're back with another episode of the Tomocast! For this episode, I'm joined by Andres Cerrato and Rio McCarthy to talk about our Toy Fair 2014 coverage. We discuss some of the better things to come out of the...
Think love is stupid? Well, so does the latest creation from Jenn and Tony Bot, The Anti-Cupid. A series of five 4-inch custom Androids, The Anti-Cupid has that polymer clay outer shell that The Bots' style uses so much, alon...
Fuller's Lil' Jammies Artist Series 1 goes on sale today, and to mark the occasion, we've gotten photos of the remaining custom Lil' Jammies, as well as the identities of the remaining artists in the custom figure collaboration. The final batch revealed include works from Tasha Zimich, Gomi, Evilos, PJ Constable, RunDMB, Scott Kinnebrew and Fuller Designs, ranging from Gomi's surfer-eating Lil' Sharky to Fuller's hell-blazing Lil' Rider.
If you want to pick one up, they're in the Lil' Jammies shop right now. Don't expect all of them to be there forever, though; these are all one-off customs, so once they're gone, they're gone!
Scott Tolleson's new work with De Korner is a pouty little bowtie-weatring fortune cookie named Kookie No Good. What is he no good at? Well, might just be fortune telling for all we know, but the little guy (he's a 3.5-inch-tall sofubi figure) looks so adorable being so sad. The first version of him also happens to be in celebration of the upcoming Year of the Horse, so he's painted in some traditional Chinese colors, namely red and gold.
Kookie's Year of the Horse colorway is going to be up in the De Korner shop in time for the Chinese New Year ... which is Friday. It'll be on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. GMT) for US$35 each.
New works from Buff Monster? Why yes: he has two new versions of his Mister Melty coming. One is a pink colorway, based on the original sculpt; the other is a zombie version. The Zombie Melty is unpainted blank white viny, featuring a torn-open head, bandaged arm and other battle scars.
The Pink Mister Melty is US$35, and the Zombie Melty is US$30, plus shipping. Both are available in Buff Monster's shop starting at 10 a.m. Eastern (7 a.m. Pacific, 3 p.m. GMT).
Taylored Curiosities has a new series out in time for Valentine's Day, the Valentine's Gibblegumps. It's a set of two adult Gibblegumps in love, coming with a tiny heart to match and cast in orange. That is, unless you get a green set, which every fifth set ordered will be.
I've been a fan of Super7 and Josh Herbolsheimer's Caveman Dinosaur since I picked one up at SDCC 2013, and he's had a few colorways, but nothing quite like this. Super7 is rolling out the Ghost of Caveman Dinosaur on Thursday, with a transparent sofubi body and painted on details (his club, eyes, teeth and outfit). It's not a drastic design change, but I think its pretty awesome looking.
If you want one, they're going on sale Thursday at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. GMT) in the Super7 shop. Does the ghostly caveman dino catch your eye, Tomopop readers?
If you want one of the eight Love Monster MegaSeths that have been made, they'll be on sale Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern (11 p.m. GMT, 3 p.m. Pacific) at Tenacious Toys, priced at US$60 each. They also come with a mini-print and button as part of the deal.
It's cold outside, so stay in and cuddle up with a new Polar Bear Cavey! Well, at least one version: it'll be available in both plush and vinyl versions. The plush Cavey is a run of 100 pieces and the vinyl Cavey a run of only 20 pieces. Both have a tiny hand-cut felt muzzle, and the plush version comes with a bag and pink Cavey enamel badge.
Both the vinyl and plush Polar Bear Caveys go live in the Cavey shop on Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. GMT (3 p.m. Eastern, noon Pacific). Vinyl Caveys are £15 and plush Caveys £16.
Paul Shih has rolled out another version of his Mister Bing figure, this one a more love-struck version of the carb-filled fortune teller. The Valentine's edition of Mr. Bing has him with a little more rosy-colored cheeks, plus the fortunes are all Valentine's themed (and if you buy one and want a custom message for a loved one, Paul will do that for your purchase).
Of course, these aren't going to be an open run: only 10 have been made, priced at US$45 plus shipping, and available from Paul's shop at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. GMT) on Saturday.
It's been too long since we've heard from Cris Rose, but he is back with a new resin robot series called Little Helpers. The 2-to-3-inch robots fit in line with his earlier Sprogs series, and these have a little twist to them. They're sold blind-boxed and are assembled from an assortment of parts, making each one slightly different. The first batch is a wintery blue/steel gray/white colorway, with one golden chase piece thrown into the mix.
The best news? For $25 plus shipping, you can go get one right now from Cris' shop.
Andrew Byham and his son, The Clockmaker, have collaborated on a new resin piece, The Admirable Crichton. Based on one of The Clockmaker's sketches, I think Andrew's description pretty much sums up Crichton: "Crichton is the loyal robot butler to the household of Falcon Court. He knows his place in society, and runs the household with military and mechanical efficiency." So yep, robot butler in a fancy suit.
The Admirable Crichton goes on sale Friday at 6 p.m. GMT (1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific) in three colorways: Dressed For Breakfast (black jacket), Dressed for Luncheon (pale blue/white jacket), and Dressed for Dinner (green jacket). Each one is a run of 20 pieces, and they'll be £25 each in Andrew's shop.
Superdeux has a new designer collectible out there, featuring his Mood Palmer character, and I honestly wasn't expecting this. It's been a while since I've heard anything from Superdeux, and I wasn't expecting a series of 5-inch-tall figures from him. The upshot is that they feel a bit like a throwback to the old days of designer collectibles, with a pretty simple design to Mood Palmer helping that out.
Anyways, our little fist fellow is produced by Bigshot Toyworks and available in two colorways (cyan and magenta), both limited to a run of 100 pieces each, priced at US$49 and available from Superdeux's store. There's also a selection of one-off custom colorways that Superdeux has handpainted, and those will run you US$79 to US$89 in his shop.