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Quailstudio photo
Quailstudio

Quailstudio is racing to bring you a Turtly new idea


A shell of a concept
May 05
// Soul Tsukino
French Indy artist and toy designer Quailstudio has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring to life a wonderful project called The Turtly Race. The Turtly Race brings together 2 years worth of work and 8 artists from around ...
Mintyfresh ToyCon UK photo
Mintyfresh ToyCon UK

Mintyfresh unveils two of its ToyCon UK exclusives


Feautring works from Restore, Yoskay Yamamoto
Apr 07
// Brian Szabelski
Mintyfresh was planning to bring a few exclusives to ToyCon UK, but logistics issues have pushed the release for some of them back. At least two will be at the event, both priced at £80 (approx. €110 and US$12...
Custom Delights JPK Lion photo
Custom Delights JPK Lion

Custom Delights: Jon Paul Kaiser's King Lion


8-inch Munny is ready to roar
Feb 26
// Brian Szabelski
Jon Paul Kaiser has posted a new custom to his Instagram, the majestic King Lion Munny. Eight inches tall, the custom features the same crown and body of a glow-in-the-dark Munny, but has JPK's wonderful ink-like stylings upo...
Adventure Time photo
Adventure Time

Kidrobot's Adventure Time line is coming this summer


Kidrobot is about to get mathematical
Feb 12
// Vanessa Cubillo
Last June, Kidrobot announced that they got the license for Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and would soon be collaborating on a line together. Well, it looks like a year later we're going to see this line. Today on their F...
Fuller's Big Cat Series photo
Fuller's Big Cat Series

Under the Radar: Fuller's Big Cat Series


These ones don't want affection
Jan 31
// Brian Szabelski
Fuller has a new series of custom creations in his shop: The Grrrr... Big Cats Series of figures. Fuller has taken his Grrr character and made it into a 6-inch resin-cast creation, and four of them have been decorated like va...
MaloApril customs photo
MaloApril customs

MaloApril shows off a pretty zombie and a rocker chick


Pink-eye never looked so pretty
Jan 27
// Kristina Pino
MaloApril recently finished up two custom Dunnys as a commission and, as always, I find myself super jealous of anyone owning her pieces. The first is a zombie with fantastic eyes (I love the lashes) and decked out with a sku...
Inside Out photo
Inside Out

Too many feels: Pre-orders for Pixar's Inside Out Funko POP figures


I'm in a glass case of emotions!
Jan 26
// Lynnette Cantos
Disney-Pixar's upcoming summer movie Inside Out is all about human emotions interpreted inside a young girl's mind. Now it joins the list of other Disney movie characters available in Funko merchandise before the release date...
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vinyl

Custom Munny maker takes the women of Batman to adorable levels


The streets of Gotham just got cute!
Jan 24
// Soul Tsukino
Illustrator and vinyl customizer Shaun Nakasome has added to his work of custom crafted Munnys and Mighty Muggs figures with his new works for Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. These adorable little cherubs are 4" t...
Ume Toys photo
Ume Toys

This Earl's lemon styles are off the charts


He is within his rights.
Jan 17
// Rachael Chambers
The Earl of Lemongrab is one intense dude. This custom Cranston Fellows Jnr piece shows off his fervor with some detailed sculpting. Sitting on an intimidating looking throne and ready to judge, he holds his glow in the dark ...
Pandas are forever photo
Pandas are forever

Panda Think series 6: Love is Love


Hugs for everyone
Jan 14
// Rachael Chambers
This latest Cacooca creation is all about those warm fuzzies and bears the message that no matter its form or who you feel it for, love is love. So break out the hugs and candy hearts, because Valentine's Day is weeks away! M...
Julian photo
Julian

Everyday Moonday cooks up its first vinyl figure, Julian


Based on the art of Logan Fitzpatrick
Jan 07
// Brian Szabelski
South Korean gallery Everyday Moonday has released their first vinyl figure, a glasses-wearing sandwich by the name of Julian. Julian is the creation of Brooklyn-based artist Logan Fitzpatrick, and the soft vinyl Julian is 15...
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designer

Limited edition Popeye statue is BAD ASS!


Headplay Toys makes Popeye look even tougher
Dec 29
// Soul Tsukino
Headplay toys is taking pre-orders for this kick ass rendition of Popeye the Sailor Man. The statue is 12 inches tall and limited to 500 pieces, so they are being sold on a first come, first served basis. As you can see,...
Funko photo
Funko

Funko's 12 Days of Christmas shows us what to expect in 2015


Continue to enjoy your holiday with new Funko news
Dec 27
// Vanessa Cubillo
Every Christmas season CEO of Funko, Brian Mariotti, gives Funko fans a very special treat. Called Funko’s 12 Days of Christmas, each day Mariotti shares what collector’s can expect to see in 2015 from their favo...
Bjornik x Ketner collab photo
Bjornik x Ketner collab

Otto Bjornik, Jeremiah Ketner collab on two custom figures


7-inch Munny, Trikky bear the hallmarks of both artists' styles
Dec 18
// Brian Szabelski
I'm a fan of Otto Bjornik and Jeremiah Ketner's work, so when news of a collaboration between the two emerged, I was immediately interested. Otto and Jeremiah have painted up a 7-inch Munny and 7-inch Trikky in a mish-mash of...
Lunartik new items photo
Lunartik new items

Lunartik's Year of Tea subs, Plastik Surgery book available


One teaches you to make toys; the other gives you them
Dec 16
// Brian Szabelski
Lunartik's Year of Tea subscriptions are open for 2015! The lucky 100 folks who subscribe will get 12 mini-teas for 2015 (one per month) plus a special Cherry Tea chase and the SDCC exclusive for July's release. So if you hav...
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custom vinyl

Fuller working on a mean little Groot custom


Tiny, but fierce
Dec 11
// Kristina Pino
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 generall...
Funko Pop! photo
Funko Pop!

Funko shows off Black Butler vinyl Pop! figures


Even pretty boys are in on the Pop! action
Dec 11
// Kristina Pino
As someone who balks at the ever-increasing prices of licensed PVC toys and statues of my favorite characters, I'm totally cool with seeing Funko pick up Japanese properties for their Animation line of Pop! vinyl figures. Che...
Snow Dumpling photo
Snow Dumpling

Chill out with the Snow Dumpling


New custom from Shawnimals coming to myplasticheart Friday
Dec 10
// Brian Szabelski
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 ou...
League merchandise photo
League merchandise

Riot Games finally, finally opens League of Legends merch store


No Nendoroid Ahri, but plenty of other collectibles in store
Dec 05
// Brian Szabelski
After a long, long wait, Riot Games have finally opened up an official merchandise store for League of Legends (and presumably, any other games they make), and no surprise: collectibles are a significant part of the offe...
designer vinyl photo
designer vinyl

Carson Catlin's Black Friday sale is on(line) at midnight


Enjoy a 35% discount
Nov 27
// Kristina Pino
If you've been waiting for the right sale to pick up any of Carson Catlin's awesome work, Black Friday this year might be the time. You can check out his wares at his online shop (shop at home, in your pajamas!), and if you h...
NECA buys Kidrobot photo
NECA buys Kidrobot

BREAKING: NECA to buy Kidrobot


Frank Kozik named new creative director
Nov 19
// Brian Szabelski
In news that comes as a surprise, Kidrobot has an agreement in place to be purchased by NECA. The designer toy maker -- especially known for its Dunny line and blind-boxed figures -- will become an "artist-run company," accor...
Uncanny Critters' Puck photo
Uncanny Critters' Puck

Meet Uncanny Critters' Puck


Nov 18
// Brian Szabelski
Uncanny Critters (a.k.a. Matthew Dennall) is a new U.K.-based toymaker and already has a figure ready for the collecting world called Puck. Shipping out on Dec. 5, the 10-centimeter-tall Puck is based on British folklore, and...
DCon: Beefy & Co. photo
DCon: Beefy & Co.

DesignerCon 2014: Beefy & Co.


Mostly oldies, but definitely goodies
Nov 14
// Natalie Kipper
The DesignerCon booth belonging to Beefy & Co.'s Menh Voong was like a treasure trove of con-exclusives past. There may not have been a specific toy dedicated to DCon but the sheer amount of awesomeness that fans lik...
Un-American Activity photo
Un-American Activity

Un-American Activity spotted Friday at Toy Art Gallery


New show featuring work from Doktor A, Jon Paul Kaiser and Seymour
Nov 12
// Brian Szabelski
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...
DCon: Dead Zebra, Inc. photo
DCon: Dead Zebra, Inc.

DesignerCon 2014: Dead Zebra, Inc.


Black is the new black
Nov 12
// Natalie Kipper
Walking up to the Dead Zebra, Inc. booth at DesignerCon, it was easy to see a theme amongst the toys. Heck, you could spot it from down the aisle: Black. Black editions of everything. Artist Andrew Bell had turned his popular...
DCon '14: Jeremiah Ketner photo
DCon '14: Jeremiah Ketner

DesignerCon 2014: Jeremiah Ketner


Nov 10
// Brian Szabelski
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 d...
Tolleson, Crooks, Catlin photo
A fantastic mix of designer toys from three amazing artists
The corner booth at DesignerCon that housed Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin had a eye-catching combination of plushes and figures, both original and customized. It also had several tantalizing con-exclusives av...

DesignerCon 2014: TOUMA

Nov 10 // Rio McCarthy
TOUMA photo
Knuckle Bear Cosmic makes his debut
TOUMA hit DesignerCon with a vengeance. His DCon exclusive Knuckle Bear Cosmic (US$55) looks crisp as usual, and I always love his designs. He also had little soft vinyl toys of Pico Mao Cat, Pico Hitch Bear and more, also sh...

Martin Hsu photo
Martin Hsu

DesignerCon 2014: Martin Hsu


Dragon Boy Strikes Back and Dragon Dog Blacky too!
Nov 10
// Rio McCarthy
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...
JPK Wreck-It Ralph photo
JPK Wreck-It Ralph

Jon Paul Kaiser's latest custom piece wrecks it


Wreck-It Ralph Muttpop
Nov 07
// Brian Szabelski
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 platf...
Dunny Monsters photo
Dunny Monsters

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


Halloween-themed custom Dunnys available in October
Oct 06
// Brian Szabelski
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 re...
Funko photo
Funko

Now Funko can tell us how to get to Sesame Street


Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away!
Oct 06
// Vanessa Cubillo
Funko really wants to pull our nostalgia strings! Today they announced that they will be partnering with Sesame Workshop to make a Pop! series. So fans young and old can have a designer vinyl figure of their favorite Sesame ...
Funko photo
Funko

Funko's next wave of figures is inspired by Despicable Me films


But.....one notable character is TOTALLY missing
Oct 01
// Kristina Pino
Funko has been pretty much killing it with their releases recently, and this Despicable Me wave is no different: we've got two Minion Funko Pop! Figures coming out this month, and a set of Mystery Minis in November. Pretty mu...

Fuller's Warrior King rises

Sep 26 // Brian Szabelski
Fuller's Warrior King photo
Impressive custom Paw is a thing of beauty
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 w...

Vinyl Thoughts 5 photo
Vinyl Thoughts 5

A peek at the customs of Vinyl Thoughts 5


Show opens in Dallas on Thursday evening
Sep 23
// Brian Szabelski
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:  &l...
Martin Hsu's Blacky photo
Martin Hsu's Blacky

Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky now available online


Available in two different colorways
Sep 19
// Natalie Kipper
After the arduous journey through conception to release at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky, is available for purchase via the artist's online store. Dragon Boy's canine companion is cur...
Firecracker Sylvan photo
Firecracker Sylvan

Firecracker Sylvan explodes onto the scene Friday


If you missed him at STGCC, this is your chance
Sep 17
// Brian Szabelski
Did you happen to see Pobber Toys and Gary Ham's Firecracker Sylvan at STGCC last weekend? No? Couldn't even make it to buy one yourself? Well, you're in luck: Pobber is releasing him in their store on Friday. Judging by how ...
custom vinyl photo
custom vinyl

Carson Catlin's back-to-school Munny concept is Chimera


It's science!
Sep 13
// Kristina Pino
Today, Saturday, there's a back-to-school show at SubUrban Vinyl in New Jersey. Lots of cool artists (including Evilos, Task One, Fuller, and Jon Paul Kaiser) are participating with their own concepts. Carson is showing two 4...
Iron Giant Dunny photo
Iron Giant Dunny

Custom Delights: Josh Mayhem's Iron Giant Dunny


Vin Diesel voice acting not included
Sep 08
// Brian Szabelski
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, us...
TF2 Portable Mercs photo
TF2 Portable Mercs

WeLoveFine launches pre-orders for TF2 Portable Mercs


Everyone's favorite RED and BLU characters, now in vinyl form
Sep 05
// Brian Szabelski
As if I didn't need any more temptation to get more Team Fortress 2 merchandise sitting on my shelves, WeLoveFine has just begun taking pre-orders for their Pocket Mercs blind-boxed figure series. The 3-inch-ta...






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