New York Comic Con is almost upon us and I am sure those planning on attending already have their heads swimming with thoughts of lines, swag, and those ever-elusive exclusives. And, while we can't help you out with the first...
The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.
As we edge closer to fall, Halloween merchandise starts to appear on shelves in Disney Parks around the globe. Starting on September 3, Tokyo Disneyland will have two seasonal Vinylmations for sale. The figures of Minnie and Donald show the characters in Halloween costume, with Minnie as a witch and Donald as a Mummy. I love the added accessories to the pair, like Minnie's witch hat and cape and Donald's hat and Jack-o-Lantern. One of the really cool aspects of these Vinylmations is that they glow in the dark. How spooky!
The Halloween Minnie and Donald Vinylmations were designed by the artist Sio, whose signature can be found on the bottom of the figures along with a "Halloween 2013" mark. Each 3-inch figure will cost ¥1,200 when they are released. They will be exclusive to Tokyo Disneyland.
Toy artist, Kris Dulfer of Kid Ink Industries, will be releasing new figures in his online store starting on August 16. The first figure that will be available is called Marvelous Death. This resin figure shows Death cl...
Tomopop's SDCC coverage continues with Hyperactive Monkey and its artist Jerome Lu's booth. The showstopper for this booth was certainly Jerome's con-exclusive: the glow-in-the-dark Adolescent Hyperactive Ninja Monkey figures. The limited edition pieces were joined by silver Ninja Monkey colorways, also wearing masks. Where did those figures come from? They were actually the leftover exclusives from this year's WonderCon, now equipped with the same fabric masks as there SDCC-exclusive counterparts. The booth also had its own 10-doh figure entitled "Ninja Monkey Gaiden." Very clever!
Moving away from exclusives, there was a skate deck with a new Hyperactive Monkey design (Jerome has made them before). This one depicts a ninja monkey holding a shuriken. Jerome also had the first version of his Raaar! figure on display. The Monkey Power plush puppets (reviewed) of Chiba Saru and Shao Lu had a little stand at the booth, enticing children and plush collectors alike.
Anna Chambers, creator of those adorable striped bunny plushes, has something new up her sleeve. A new plush something, that is. She has been working on making glow-in-the-dark plushes. That's right; plushes you can see even ...
Owl-bears weren't exactly what popped into my brain when I thought of the scent of lavender. But, after learning of Stuart Witter's and Taylored Curiosities' new aromatherapy plushes, I think the two will be forever linked in my mind. Aren't they adorable, with their weighted bottoms and glow-in-the-dark eyes? These fantastical critters will be available at Stuart's online shop starting on August 18 (Friday) at 7 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time. You'd better hurry if you are interested, though, as there are only 10 of these handmade plushes in existence. Each Owl-bear plush costs £25.
Head on over to the gallery to get a good look at the many views of the Owl-bear. You can almost smell the lavender through your computer monitor. Well, maybe not that but it is still worth a look, I promise.
Mezco Toyz has added to the already overwhelming amount of excitement surrounding San Diego Comic Con with its announcement of the exclusives that will be available at their booth (#3445). Their exclusives come from many of Mezco's different lines of merchandise: Mez-itz, Earthworm Jim, Thundercats, and Living Dead Dolls. All of these exclusives are non-numbered limited editions. With the exception of the Living Dead Dolls, edition sizes have yet to be determined.
Mezco's Mez-itz line are collectible figurines of different characters from various pop culture franchises. In this case, the two series represented are DC Universe and Batman. From the DC Universe, there is a 6 inch metallic Wonder Woman (US$20) and a 2 inch Catwoman keyring (US$8). The Batman Mez-itz (US$200) is an impressive 20 inches tall. More exclusive action figures come from the series of Thundercats and Earthworm Jim. From Thundercats, comes the 14 inch glow-in-the-dark Mumm-Ra 2-pack (US$50). The pack features the baddy in his mummy and super-villian forms. The metallic Earthworm Jim figure (US$18) is 6 inches tall and comes with his plasma blaster and an extra unsuited worm body. Finally, there is the Living Dead Dolls Resurrection series 6 set (US$225). Each of the four 10 inch dolls comes in their own coffin. This set has an edition size of 300.
If you can't make it to SDCC and still want one (or all) of these goodies, they can also be purchased Mezco's online shop. Which of these exclusives are you interested in?
It seems that Gary Ham and Freak Store's delightful vinyl bulldog, Fonzo, will be attending San Diego Comic Con this year. And, he is simply glowing (in the dark) with excitement! The pup's simple features look great in this form, don't you agree?
The figure is exclusive to the con and limited to 100 pieces. GID Fonzo is 6 inches tall and can be found at Gary Ham's booth at SDCC, #4836. Gary will also be at the booth to sign the figures. Any attendees planning on heading over to Gary's booth to pick one up?
It's a little last minute, but in half hour from this post (that is, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time / 1 p.m. Eastern Time) today, you'll be able to hit up Buff Monster's online store and grab up a boobacious 4" Glow-in-the-Dark Boob...
Next week Thursday, April 5, starting at noon Pacific Standard Time you'll be able to hit up Super7's online store and try your luck grabbing the Pink Prowler Casket Cruiser. This is Josh Herbolsheimer's Casket Cruiser turned Glow-in-the-dark and pink, bringing to mind... well, I just re-watched Dumbo over the weekend and this figure reminds me of the pink elephants! Not that... somehow Rose Vampire is like an elephant...
While I'll admit I prefer more "traditional" colorways like the Green Hell on Wheels Casket Cruiser from earlier this year, I do actually find this version appealing. He'll be going for US$65, same as the previous release.