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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

New Kaynids, Tuttz in MeSmithy's shop photo
New Kaynids, Tuttz in MeSmithy's shop
by Brian Szabelski

MeSmithy (a.k.a. Megan Smithyman) has some new arrivals in her store, including one onyx-colored Tuttz. That Tuttz and the new KayNids are all done in her stitched leather style, with one KayNid being a Discontent Demon variant, and the other three colorways of a kitsune KayNid (Night Shade, Desert Bluffs and Emerald Isle). 

One of the KayNids is already gone, but the other customs are all available in her shop, ranging in price from US$125 for the demon to US$300 for the Tuttz.

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10:00 AM on 03.14.2014

Tsume Art opens pre-orders for a manga-styled HQS Phoenix Ikki

Tsume-Art's latest Saint Seiya HQS collectible  is a return to a previous character: the Kurumada Masami Edition of Saint Seiya's Phoenix Ikki. The name comes from the fact that this is more inspired by Masami's ori...

Brian Szabelski

1:00 PM on 03.07.2014

Iron Man is the inspiration for the latest Wartoise

Andrew Byham's latest custom Wartoise has a pretty obvious influence. The I Am Irontoise custom is designed around the bulky silver Mk I Iron Man armor, as seen in both the comics and film, complete with welded together metal...

Brian Szabelski

12:00 PM on 03.04.2014

Tsume-Art pretty much confirms HQS Itachi Uchiha

Tsume-Art's Facebook page was updated just this morning with a teaser image for a new piece they're working on. Tsume's description of the translucent red resin arm is asking fans to share the photo "to give us the Stren...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 AM on 03.03.2014

Plaseebo's Atomic Chicken is nightmare fuel cast in resin

Plaseebo has sent along some pictures of his latest gruesome creation, the Atomic Chicken, which is a part of The Total Atomic Meltdown show at Clutter Gallery. The event is opening on March 8th, and the pieces will be on dis...

Kristina Pino

9:00 AM on 03.03.2014

VTSS teases Naoto Hattori's Balloon in figure form

VTSS' latest creations are Naoto Hattori's Balloon figures. They're based off a series of similarly named paintings by Naoto from 2012, featuring animals in the shape of big round balloons. You can actually check out the pain...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 AM on 02.28.2014

The Jelly Empire is bringing new stuff to NYCBM

This Saturday in NYC there will be a one day event called the New York Comic Book Marketplace. In attendance will be The Jelly Empire, and she’s bringing with her lots of cute new stuff. After selling out in her online...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Reluctantly play a game of chess with The Reluctant Pawn

Chess is something of an ageless game, with roots going back over a thousand years. Artist Andrew Byham has seemingly paid tribute to this idea of timelessness by crafting a faux-ancient chess piece entitled The Reluctant Paw...


Cannonball, The Littlest Robo, is The Clockmaker's latest photo
Cannonball, The Littlest Robo, is The Clockmaker's latest
by Brian Szabelski

The Clockmaker has a new robot for his resin army, and it's a 1.5-inch mean machine named Cannonball. Available in two hand-painted colorways, the little guy is built for combat, but works in a circus fighting a regular opponent (which is the other Cannonball colorway).

Cannonball's two colorways are available from The Clockmaker's shop for £15. They do appear a little bit rough in spots, but they're not bad considering The Clockmaker is a relative newcomer and a younger artist. 


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4:00 PM on 02.15.2014

Warning: Baby Cthulhu may induce Kickstarter madness

[ UPDATE: The kickstarter campaign has begun... and apparently already met its basic and first stretch goal. Still time to get in on some of the action if you're interested, though! ] Humanity beware! A kickstarter campaign f...