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Fuller working on a mean little Groot custom

Fuller showed off a work-in-progress image of a Mighty Mugg custom he's working on, destined to become Groot. So far, he's got some sculpting done for the head, and opted for a fierce expression for the little guy. I generally like custom t...

 
 
Snow Dumpling photo

Chill out with the Snow Dumpling

Shawnimals and myplasticheart, in conjunction with Squibbles Ink, have a new holiday custom ready for you: the Snow Dumpling! Yes, Shawnimals' Dumpling is now in a festive flavor (though you still shouldn't eat it), decked out in white with...

 
 
Gunpla photo

Don't be fooled, this is an amazing custom Gundum kit

One of the most exciting things about this hobby is seeing others thinking outside the box. Sure, anyone can slap paint on a model kit, and some do an amazing job at it, but then you get pieces like this that are just too epic for words. Al...

 
 
Un-American Activity photo

Un-American Activity spotted Friday at Toy Art Gallery

Attention citizens of Los Angeles: we are receiving reports of Un-American Activity that will be going down this Friday at Toy Art Gallery (7571 Melrose Ave.). Three artists from across the Atlantic -- Jon Paul Kaiser, Doktor A and Seymour ...

 
 
DCon '14: Jeremiah Ketner photo

DesignerCon 2014: Jeremiah Ketner

Jeremiah Ketner's latest works were on display at DesignerCon 2014. His style has the same, vibrant-toned fantasy feel we've come to expect, but he's got a few new customs alongside his new illustrations. In particular, I'm digging that Dra...

 
 
 
DCon: jellykoe photo

DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe

I'm not going to lie; I have a soft spot for jellykoe's Tox City line. The series of plushes were a big success on Kickstarter and I adored their New York Comic Con exclusive addition as well. Kelly and J. Spencer Shull brought several Tox ...

 
 
Martin Hsu photo

DesignerCon 2014: Martin Hsu

Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy is one of my favorite characters in the designer toy world. I love all of the different forms he's been seen on, and I love Martin's art as a whole. A few other artists have shown love to Dragon Boy at his booth as w...

 
 
JPK Wreck-It Ralph photo

Jon Paul Kaiser's latest custom piece wrecks it

Jon Paul Kaiser is on the road to this wekeend's DesignerCon, but he's apparently finished up one more custom before the show: a Muttpop Tequilla refashioned to look like Wreck-It Ralph. It actually is a great choice of platform, since Tequ...

 
 
 
Groot chainsaw carving photo

I am Groot and you can too by watching this video

This isn't so much a collectible as it is a unique art piece, but why should that stop anyone from lusting after it? What you're looking at is a wood carving of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, made by artist Griffon Ramsey. How did Grif...

 
 
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Get your scare on with Mikie Graham's Dunny Monster Series

Time for a little spookiness in your life? Well, Mikie Graham has put together the Dunny Monster series, a set of 30 different custom Dunnys with a Halloween theme to them. He's created 15 characters in total that he'll be releasing this mo...

 
 
Fuller's Warrior King photo

Fuller's Warrior King rises

We haven't heard much from Fuller for a while, as he's been buried in a lot of work. But what's he been up to? Apparently part of that time has been working on this impressive custom Paw, the Warrior King. Made for a client who wanted a war...

 
 
Vinyl Thoughts 5 photo

A peek at the customs of Vinyl Thoughts 5

Just a quick reminder: the Vinyl Thoughts 5: MADL Makers show is this Thursday in Dallas, Texas, and Shelby over at Vinyl Thoughts has sent us photos of three of the customs in the show. The custom 5-inch MADLs are:  “Indio&rdqu...

 
 
 
Iron Giant Dunny photo

Custom Delights: Josh Mayhem's Iron Giant Dunny

Josh Mayhem has recently completed a new 3-inch Dunny commission, and this one is one of my favorites from 2014. His Iron Giant Dunny is exactly what you'd expect: a pint-sized representation of the film's title character, using a modified ...

 
 
Sekure D customs photo

Sekure D heads to STGCC with new creations

Sekure D is heading to Singapore for this weekend's Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention, but he won't be traveling alone. He's got with him an army of customs, including new Munnys, Dunnys and Kidrobot Bots, all done in the graffiti-in...

 
 
Shapeways photo

Nintendo says no to Shapeways while Hasbro says go for it

Shapeways can't catch a break, or maybe it can? Shapeways has a tendency to be a bit controversial, what with its place as a 3D printing hub making use of user-created 3D renders, many of which are based on licensed characters. Recently Nin...

 
 
Dolly Oblong tease photo

Dolly Oblong teases Beta Dunny custom

Dolly Oblong posted a new teaser to their blog yesterday, hinting that a new custom would be coming to their shop this week, It's not much, just showing off a Dunny/Munny body and a few details, but can we figure out what it is exactly? Bas...

 
 
Vinyl Thoughts 5 photo

Vinyl Thoughts 5 goes MAD

Vinyl Thoughts is heading back to Dallas and Quixotic World for their fifth show, and this time the theme's a bit mad. Or I should say MAD: Vinyl Thoughts 5 - MADL Makers will feature more than 70 artists customizing MADLs as part of the pl...

 
 
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Custom Delights: Funko Pop! Supernatural Crowley

Funko’s Supernatural Pop! series is a little sparse for a show that’s been on for 10 years. So instead of waiting around for Funko to release more figures, one fan decided to create her own custom figure for the King of Hell, C...

 
 
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SDCC 2014: J*RYU talks about the Hatchling

At the end of last year, the Tomopop editors voted VampyBitMe and J*RYU's Hatchling as best designer figure of 2013. No surprise, as it still is an amazing work of art that just about any game would love to have on their shelf, table, desk...

 
 
SDCC 2014: DKE Toys photo

SDCC 2014: DKE Toys

DKE Toys returned to SDCC with plenty of exclusive figures, and yes, we've already done a rundown of most of them, but two in particular stood out during my visit: One of those was the largest of the bunch, the AD-AT 3/4-scale set by B...

 
 
SDCC: Cardboard Spaceship photo

[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship

Sure, we've seen Cardboard Spaceship's Thimblestump Hollow figures, but what about the rest of the booth? It was a small booth, but there were still other pieces on display, including customs from Carson Catlin, DrilOne, Reactor88 and Danie...

 
 
Carsoncon photo

Attend CarsonCon from the comfort of your home

Not attending SDCC? You're not alone: neither am I, nor is Carson Catlin, it looks like. Carson has announced CarsonCon, his own little not-at-SDCC event which is taking place at his online shop right now. Seriously, right now. Go check out...

 
 
 
SoKo Cat customs photo

Three new custom figures from SoKo Cat arrive

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 litt...

 
 
Love Live paper craft photo

Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper

I have no talent for artsy stuff so I'm always happy to check out the cool things the truly gifted among us are capable of. Right now I'm enjoying the amazing work of paper sculptor (I may have made that title up) @3_4_ANGELFACE a...

 
 
DKE Toys Infected Android photo

DKE Toys begins its SDCC news with Infected Android

With San Diego Comic Con just a few weeks away, the booth exclusives are coming out of the woodwork for DKE Toys. Starting things off is Scott Wilkowski's Infected Android, available in red, orange, smoke grey and blue colorways. Scott's co...

 
 
Modified Wool photo

Take a gander at some Modified Wool in July

Do you like little dinos in lots of different colors? Live in the UK? Then you're in luck, because the Modified Wool exhibition is coming to town! Thirty artists will be taking part, and the platform of choice for the custom show is Chima G...

 
 
Gyaraga Dunnys photo

Go to space with Otto Bjornik's latest, Gyaraga

Otto Bjornik's new Gyaraga Dunnys aren't 100 percent new designs: two of the three main designs are based off of his larger Odyssey 1969 custom Dunnys. Joining Neil A (in the white) and A Lien (in black) is a new red astronaut named Lu...

 
 
Jin Saotome custom photo

Jin Saotome rolls out a new custom of his namesake

Jin Saotome the custom figure maker has just completed a new figure of Jin Saotome from Cyberbots and Marvel vs. Capcom. However, while it's a new 7-inch-scale figure, the bigger size isn't the only difference. He's also gone with die-cast ...

 
 
Fuller's Garrus Foomi photo

Custom Delights: Fuller's Garrus Foomi

Fuller has just finished up a new custom Foomi that happens to be of everyone's favorite alien sniper from the Mass Effect series, good ol' Garrus. Using the spike-haired Foomi as the base was a wise decision, as it already somewhat resembl...

 
 
Squibpool photo

Squid Kids Ink's new customs show Deadpool some love

Squid Kids Ink's newest work— Squibpool — goes up for pre-order on Friday for 24 hours, and as the name suggests, it's a set of customs based off of Deadpool's design. The two figures are a 3-inch Squib custom called Squibpool a...

 
 
 
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Love Godzilla? Soko Cat has custom figures for you

Since Godzilla is back in the spotlight, many are remembering how much they loved this mighty kaiju. So artist, Soko Cat has taken a few Godzilla figures and customized them by hand to her liking. There are three figures available; Godzill...

 
 
Artmymind TMNT photo

Kick some shell with Artmymind's TMNT Dunnys

Guillaume and Julia over at Artmymind have had a little bit of an Asian-inspired design for a lot their custom work, so it shouldn't be a surprise that they've made a ninja Dunny. Oh, excuse me; it's a Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle Dunny, spe...

 
 
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Josh Mayhem shows off his steam-powered Batgirl

Josh Mayhem passed along some shots of a recent commission that's being sent off to a private collector dubbed The Steampunk Batgirl. She started out as a 3-inch Dunny, and now look at her! All upgraded and looking as cute as ever before hi...

 
 
Prickly Pencil Pusher photo

The Bots' Prickly Pencil Pusher is No. 1 in our hearts

Jenn and Tony Bot are back with their clay-coated creations, making another cuddly little critter. Their target this time? Frank Kozik's Heathrow, which they've turned into the Prickly Pencil Pusher. The little yellow fellow isn't just spor...

 
 
 




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