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8:00 AM on 08.04.2014

SDCC 2014: Lulubell Toys

Lulubell Toys' SDCC booth was filled with its usual menagerie of sofubi and resin figures from Japan and other parts of the world, ranging from Grody Shogun's latest work to Reflect's well-sculpted Neo Japan figure. There was...

Brian Szabelski

Gary Ham's Toy Titans Toytem is finally here photo
Gary Ham's Toy Titans Toytem is finally here
by Brian Szabelski

Back in May, Gary Ham made a one-off custom called the Toy Kings Toytem for the Triplets of Clutterville show at Clutter Gallery. The piece featured the mascots of SpankyStokesRotofugiLulubellClutter Magazine and Dragatomi, and now, it's back as an actual six-piece vinyl collectible set. Renamed the Toy Titans Toytem, it's otherwise identical to his earlier wooden custom, and like his other Toytems, you can stack these however you please, even with Gary's other Toytems.

As you might have guessed, the Toytem is going to be available in a few places: Gary's website, SpankyStokes' shop, Rotofugi, Lulubell, Clutter's shop and Dragatomi. You'll be looking to spend about US$85 for the Toytem, and each website will have 50 Toytems, for a total run size of 300 pieces. The Toy Titans Toytem is releasing on Friday at precisely noon Eastern (11 a.m. Central, 9 a.m. Pacific).

[Image via Rotofugi]

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Cojica Toys' Monoclon surfaces from the vinyl depths photo
Cojica Toys' Monoclon surfaces from the vinyl depths
by Brian Szabelski

Need some new kaiju in your life? Step right up: Lulubell has got a new figure from Cojica Toys called Monoclon that's coming next week! The Nara, Japan-based Cojica Toys is a flesh-tone piece, about 7.5 inches tall and painted with some sky blue and orange accents. Also, it has a triceratops-like head ... though technically I should call it ceratopsid-like, except only dinosaur nerds would probably understand what I'm referring to (it's the family of dinosaurs the triceratops comes from).

Each of these Monoclon figures will be available on Dec. 1 at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. GMT) for US$65 each on the Lulubell shop.

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4:00 AM on 10.16.2013

NYCC 2013: Lulubell and Velocitron

Lulubell Toys and Velocitron shared a NYCC booth, offering up a sampling of their wares. There were the usual selection of Japanese sofubi and kaiju figures, along with a few exclusives, including a cherry red Bones and Lucky from Mike Egan. They look a little more pinkish to me, but hey, I guess that's splitting hairs at this point. Check out the gallery for photos from the Lulubell booth!

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 08.08.2013

The Black 5 gather at Lulubell Toys

Sinister beings are gathering around Lulubell Toys this Friday; The Black 5, a series of figures from Devils Head Productions, will arrive for their prayers to the dark gods ... and for purchase. The five figures come in...

Brian Szabelski

12:00 AM on 07.27.2013

SDCC 2013: Lulubell Toys

Lulubell Toys arrived at SDCC with a full army of sofubi, kaiju and indie toys. It looked a little bit like something we might in fact see this weekend at Wonder Festival 2013 Summer. Works from Velocitron were present all ov...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 AM on 03.08.2013

Mike Egan releases exclusive Bones vinyl through Lulubell

Debuting at SDCC in 2012, Mike Egan's vinyl figure, Bones will be released in two new color ways exclusively through Lulubell. I have been a fan of Egan's art, especially his paintings of skeletons, but I had no idea that he...

Vanessa Cubillo

Tomopop's Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup (Part 3) photo
Tomopop's Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup (Part 3)
by Brian Szabelski

With two parts of our roundup already posted, you might think that we're done. That's not the case, actually; there's one more part to touch on, and here lie some of the booths with the most to talk about. That's especially true if you're a fan of custom Dunnys, The Sucklord and his bootleg creations, or the carnival of characters that come from the big tent at Circus Posterus.

Check out the last part of our Big Bad DesignerCon Roundup, and be sure to check out Tomopop this weekend, when we'll be covering the show!

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Shirahama's Spattered Kumon not a friendly neighbor photo
Shirahama's Spattered Kumon not a friendly neighbor
by Brian Szabelski

Fans of kaiju are probably ecstatic about Lulubell's Halloween release. They're bringing a somewhat-hard-to-get piece from Shirahama, Kumon, to North America with the Spattered Kumon! The 4-inch tall spider monster, who is also sculpted by Gargamel's Kiyoka Ikeda, has a very interesting look. The paint is on the inside of the clear vinyl figure, not the outside, save for a few small details like the eye. It's an interesting little design tweak, and to me, it makes the texturing on the outside almost look liquid-like. 

Want to pick one up? Lulubell's shop is where you need to be starting at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. GMT), where you can pick up Spattered Kumon for US$50. Do you dare to try and bring Kumon home ... or are you just too scared of spiders to try?

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3:00 PM on 10.15.2012

NYCC 2012: Lulubell Toys and Velocitron

Lulubell Toys and Velocitron's shared booth was kaiju and sofubi central at New York Comic Con's The Block, featuring plenty of new pieces from the Land of the Rising Sun. Of course, Velocitron's own pieces were there, includ...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 PM on 10.03.2012

Velocitron, Lulubell bringing the sofubi to NYCC

If you really like kaiju and sofubi, then the Lulubell Toys/Velocitron booth (#3108) is the place to be for New York Comic Con. It'll be kaiju central, with pieces from SHIRAHAMA, BLObPUS, Frenzy, Fuei-shokai, Ilanena, Itokin...

Brian Szabelski

Lulubell hits sofubi collectors with two new releases photo
Lulubell hits sofubi collectors with two new releases
by Brian Szabelski

Lulubell Toys has two new releases coming within in the next week, and we'll start with the one that's dropping today. That would be TRUTH Games' Flavor Monsters, some devilish little fruit beasts that will be available in three colorways as painted by Luke Rook: Pink Brute, Black Nasty and Lime Gunk. Each one is around 3 inches tall, has articulation in the neck, and will only set you back US$15. It's odd that toys based on an anti-smoking campaign are being made ... but to be honest, they don't look that bad at all and I'd consider picking one up. 

Then, on Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. Pacific (4 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. GMT), the fifth version of Skinner's Ultrus Bog hits Lulubell, the Black Earth Scalded Magma Soul version. For US$85, you can pick up the lava-colored beast — sculpted by Shikaruna — in all its yellow, red and black glory.

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