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1:00 PM on 04.14.2014

New book takes a look at the indie toy scene

I love a good read here and there, and it looks like I have a new book to check out in Louis Bou's We Are Indie Toys! The book is a look at the indie scene, specifically resin figures made by independent artists and studios. ...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 PM on 04.10.2014

Onorio D'Epiro's exclusives for ToyCon UK revealed

Fugi.me's booth will be home to a few collectibles from Onorio D'Epiro at ToyCon UK, and if you love robots, then you'll love what he has in store: The fellow in the header image is P.A.L., a 7-inch robot with light-up eyes ...

Brian Szabelski

A look at the works of ToyCon UK 2014 (Part 1) photo
A look at the works of ToyCon UK 2014 (Part 1)
by Brian Szabelski

ToyCon UK arrives on Saturday, and there's plenty of new things to gawk over before the show. So much so, in fact, that we haven't been able to keep up with it all! To make amends, we're rounding up as many of the ToyCon UK releases and news tidbits as we can, starting off with works from five of the artists in attendance.

Hit the jump to see some of what you'll find at ToyCon UK!

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9:30 PM on 04.07.2014

ToyCon UK brings a new blind-boxed series from Taylored Curiosities

ToyCon UK is coming up at the end of the week, and Taylored Curiosities is bringing her first blind-boxed series to the show. It's a series of Tales from Okemordyn figures, featuring the little Okemordyn critters in different...

Brian Szabelski

Doktor A's Stumpy Warburton hobbling over to ToyCon UK photo
Doktor A's Stumpy Warburton hobbling over to ToyCon UK
by Brian Szabelski

Seems as though Colonel Rombus won't be the only Dok A creation coming to ToyCon UK. The little Stumpy Warburton, proofreader and founder of the Limbs Can Hold You Back Society, will be at the event too. He's a brand new Mini-Mechtorian figure, with a run of 10 2-inch figures handpainted and available. And yes, arms and legs aren't included because he wouldn't be Stumpy if they were!

Stumpy will be at Dok's ToyCon booth (#17) for £70 each.

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10:00 AM on 04.04.2014

The Jelly Empire's Cosmic Jellybots are out of this world

Selina Briggs of The Jelly Empire has passed along some pictures and information about her releases for this weekend's MoCCA Festival in New York City. Check the gallery below for some images of her absolutely beautiful Cosmi...

Kristina Pino

Squink!'s My Final Breath is nothing to huff at photo
Squink!'s My Final Breath is nothing to huff at
by Brian Szabelski

Squink! has been quiet since the end of 2013, mostly because he's been catching up on commissioned work the whole time, but ToyCon UK is bringing out some new work from him. Specifically, it's a resin piece called My Final Breath, debuting on April 12 at the event. It's a different look than a lot of his customs and past pieces, in part because it feels more like a display piece, something you might put on a shelf on its own rather than with other designer toys.

He'll have an assortment of handpainted one-off customs at ToyCon, as well as clear and tinted colorways of My Final Breath at his booth. The leftovers from the show will be in his shop on April 14.

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11:00 AM on 03.31.2014

Kerry Dyer digs up Mole XL for ToyCon UK

Kerry Dyer will be attending ToyCon UK, but she's not coming alone. Kerry's newest work, Mole XL, will be along for the ride a 4-inch version of her resin 1-inch Mole figure. They'll be available in a  total of 3 colors,...

Brian Szabelski

ESC-Toy's new Scratch MK is a beautiful blue photo
ESC-Toy's new Scratch MK is a beautiful blue
by Brian Szabelski

ESC-Toy's newest weekly release is a little different, though it doesn't seem that way. After all, we've seen the Scratch MK figure before, and this time, it's in a metallic blue colorway. There's nothing too out of the ordinary at first glance: it's still 5.5 inches tall and comes with a unique hologram serial number.

What's so special about this colorway is that ESC is doing something different: offering a special retail price for 24 hours of US$35. You can pick it up in the ESC-Toy store right now.

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7:00 PM on 03.26.2014

Evilos' The Rainy Day Antagonist hits Kickstarter

Evilos is a rather well-known customizer of designer toys, especially Vinylmations and Munnys, but he's hopping into the resin figure world with an original character, The Rainy Day Antagonist. Inspired by rain clouds that ke...

Brian Szabelski

Doktor A's Colonel Rombus to debut at ToyCon UK photo
Doktor A's Colonel Rombus to debut at ToyCon UK
by Brian Szabelski

Doktor A will be back at ToyCon UK this year, and he's bringing along a new friend: Colonel Rombus. The newest piece from Dok is a fez-wearing robot who was once the leader of the Robotopolis army, but is now retired. He still likes to tell war stories, though ...

Originally, the colonel was a design for the Mini-Mechtorians Series 2 line, but the series got scrapped before they went past prototype stage. However, it's back, and is now a 6-inch figure (the Mini-Mechtorians were 3-inch figures), and I think that's a good choice. It's pretty easy to see why; a lot more detail has presumably been added to the 6-inch Colonel, especially around the gears sculpted onto the surface. We also get a real brass winding key on the back side and a real glass eye lens for the completed Colonel, probably thanks to that bigger size as well.

The first version of Colonel Rombus is a Coldcast Bronze colorway, though it's actually made of resin. A total of 50 pieces have been made in this variation, and 15 of them will be at ToyCon UK for £65 each. The other 35 will be available from Dok at a later date.

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9:00 AM on 03.21.2014

Crummy Gummy and Manny X release Icla bear for charity

It feels like I was just writing about Crummy Gummy and Manny X releasing their first gummy bear figure, Purple Rain. I was initially intrigued because they said the first person to order their very first figure would get a ...

Vanessa Cubillo