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9:00 AM on 04.23.2014

Funko's Pop! Beauty and the Beast series 2 and custom DIYs on the way

Funko has a second Pop! Beauty and the Beast series on the way, along with the hotly anticipated "blank" D.I.Y. custom Pop!s. Pop! Beauty and the Beast Series 2 features Belle, Lumière the candle, Cogsworth the clock, ...

Scarecroodle


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3:00 PM on 04.22.2014

Kidrobot is closing their New York City store

Business has not been looking good for Kidrobot. Last year they closed their Miami store, last month they announced a price increase on most of their items, and the bad news keeps on coming. Today, on their blog, Kidrobot&rs...

Vanessa Cubillo

7:00 PM on 04.21.2014

WonderCon 2014: So So Happy and Skelanimals

The brands So So Happy and Skelanimals shared a booth at last weekend's WonderCon. It makes sense, of course, given that both are run by Brad Bailey. On the So So Happy side, there wasn't much new in terms of toys, although t...

Natalie Kipper



Need more incentive to buy DST's 24-in Stay Puft MM? How about the chance to win prizes? photo
Need more incentive to buy DST's 24-in Stay Puft MM? How about the chance to win prizes?
by Scarecroodle

Diamond Select Toys' 24-inch tall Stay Puft Marshmallow Man vinyl bank recently started to ship and, to celebrate, DST will be hosting a series of monthly contests where all fans need to do to win is take a photo of their 24-inch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (either the good or evil version) somewhere outside and then email that photo to collectdst@gmail.com. Easy, right?

Winners will score prize packages which consist of $100 worth of toys and collectibles from DST. Considering that Stay Puft himself retails for US$125, the figure could almost pay for itself.

The rules are stated as follows: "Photos must be at least 600 x 800 pixels. One entry per person per monthly cycle. Duplicate entries will not be included in the drawing. If you do not win, a new photo can be submitted after the start of the new month. A previously submitted picture cannot be submitted again. All entries become the property of Diamond Select Toys, and can be used on various Websites and social media sites. Prize package value is based on suggested retail price of all items combined. Winners are prohibited from entering any DST contest again for one year."

There's currently no word as to when this contest will end. It's certainly one way to promote a very cool, very high-ticket collectible.

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Convention Exclusive announces variants of Supernatural Pop! figures photo
Convention Exclusive announces variants of Supernatural Pop! figures
by Vanessa Cubillo

It still amazes me that after being on TV for 10 years, Supernatural doesn’t have more toys. They certainly have a huge fan base! That’s why when Funko finally announced that they were making Pop! figures from the show, fans were very responsive.

So now thanks to Convention Exclusive, there will be variant Supernatural figures of Sam and Dean. Released as sets, there will be two variant versions; Blood Splatter and Metallic Blood Splatter. Convention Exclusive will debut their Supernatural figures at Chicago’s C2E2, but they will also be available on their website.

Starting on April 14, you can pre-order these Pop! figures for US$19.99 for the Blood Splatter version and US$34.95 for the Metallic Blood Splatter version. The Metallic Blood Splatter version will be limited to 500 pieces. 

[via Nerd Fu]

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7:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Kidrobot introduces the reusable Munny

Kidrobot’s signature do-it-yourself toy, the Munny, is coming out in a slightly different format. Called the Reusable Munny, this vinyl figure will come with a set of six markers that can be wiped off so you can draw o...

Vanessa Cubillo

4:30 PM on 03.29.2014

Biggish gallery appears for FuRyu's biggish Colossal Titan

At 21-cm tall, FuRyu's Colossal Titan is big enough to tower over your Attack on Titan figma... even if he doesn't exactly scale well. The recently released soft vinyl figure has received a decent-sized photo gallery that sho...

Scarecroodle

2:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Tomopop gets exclusive first look at the official product image for DST's upcoming King Ghidorah vinyl bank

With all the buzz surrounding the upcoming Godzilla movie these days, it's sometimes nice to sit back and reflect on the classic series which originally made Godzilla a household name. Enter Diamond Select Toys' King Ghidorah...

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Funko introduces their new DIY Pop! figures photo
Funko introduces their new DIY Pop! figures
by Vanessa Cubillo

Funko has a pretty simple formula for making their Pop! figures. They are able to take dozens of characters based on movie, TV, and video game characters, apply it to their formulaic toy design, and come out with cute figures. Alright, sometimes they don’t work out, but for the most part they do.

So now they’re taking their standard design and giving it to the fans. Funko will be releasing Do-it-yourself Pop! figures so you can make every character you’ve been wishing for. Finally I can have a Sailor Moon Pop!

These will be available in a male or female body type, and your first chance to get them will be at Emerald City Comicon. Also at their booth will be exclusive Emerald Green versions of these DIY figures. They will be limited to 300, and only 100 will be available each day.

So if you’ll be at Emerald City Comicon this weekend you can be the first one to get one of these at Funko’s booth #117. For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait until these DIY Pop! figures come out in May. 

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The future is ponies with WeLoveFine's Future Twilight photo
The future is ponies with WeLoveFine's Future Twilight
by Natalie Kipper

Yesterday, to the delight of pony collectors across the interwebs, WeLoveFine revealed Future Twilight, their latest My Little Pony vinyl figure. Unlike the company's previous releases, with each character having multiple colorways, Future Twilight will not have variant releases. She also appears to be more stylized than DJ Pon-3 and Derpy Hooves (err, I mean "Bubble Muffin"), with her battle-worn jumpsuit and the base's spiraled energy effects. The torn Equestrian flag is a cool touch as well.

Future Twilight is limited to 2400 pieces in the first edition (there will be a second edition, as well). The first print is expected to ship late June 2014, with the second following it in late October 2014. She is available to pre-order now for US$25.

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Empty's sofubi Colossal Titan manages to be large and small at the same time photo
Empty's sofubi Colossal Titan manages to be large and small at the same time
by Tianxiao Ma

Few things are funnier to me than seeing horrific villains doing casual things. That's why I got a kick out of Akiba Hobby's preview gallery for Empty's Colossal Titan. He's not menacing humanity, breaking down walls, or inconveniently appearing at the ends of inspirational monologues. He's just kind of chilling with another Colossal Titan buddy.

Empty's soft vinyl figure, while having Nendoroid-ish proportions, is actually pretty big. He stands about 20cm tall, which is just under 8" (or if you prefer, two billion angstroms). He also has a little bit of articulation, being able to rotate his arms and turn his head. Look forward to an April release for ¥4,800.

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8:00 AM on 03.12.2014

Design your own Sentry Turret with this DIY Portal 2 figure

By now it should be no surprise that I like Do-it-yourself toys. I think I want to make it my goal to collect and design every one that’s out there. That might take me some time. So another one I can add to my list no...

Vanessa Cubillo