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SDCC 2014: Lulubell photo
SDCC 2014: Lulubell

SDCC 2014: Lulubell Toys

A menagerie of sofubi (and some resin, too)
Aug 04
// Brian Szabelski
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...
Toy Titans Toytem photo
Toy Titans Toytem

Gary Ham's Toy Titans Toytem is finally here

Releasing on Friday in several places
Dec 18
// 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 SpankyStokes, Rotofugi, Lulubell, Clutter...
Cojica Toys' Monoclon photo
Cojica Toys' Monoclon

Cojica Toys' Monoclon surfaces from the vinyl depths

Coming to Lulubell on Dec. 1
Nov 26
// 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 paint...
NYCC 2013: Lulubell photo
NYCC 2013: Lulubell

NYCC 2013: Lulubell and Velocitron

Oct 16
// Brian Szabelski
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!

Lulubell's The Black 5 photo
Lulubell's The Black 5

The Black 5 gather at Lulubell Toys

To be released on Friday
Aug 08
// Brian Szabelski
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...
SDCC 2013: Lulubell Toys photo
SDCC 2013: Lulubell Toys

SDCC 2013: Lulubell Toys

More kaiju, more indie figures, more fun
Jul 27
// Brian Szabelski
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...

Mike Egan releases exclusive Bones vinyl through Lulubell

Artist's original Bones figure gets two new exclusive colors.
Mar 08
// Vanessa Cubillo
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...

Tomopop's Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup (Part 3)

Nov 01 // Brian Szabelski
DKE Toys DKE Toys once again have one of the biggest (if not biggest) booths at DesignerCon down in #124, and this year, they've gone full Suck. That's caplitalized because this year is a very Sucklord-themed booth, though there are a few other hidden surprises: The official exclusive listed for DKE Toys is a Dark Emerald colorway of Mighty Jaxx's Hell Lotus (US$135, 25 pieces), but it's not the only thing on display by far; The big thing, of course, is the Suckathon. Not only are there going to be custom Sucklord figures and the retrospective there, but there will be a livestream of Sucklord's appearance on the Toy Break website from noon to 5 p.m. Pacific (3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern; 7 p.m. to midnight GMT). Attendees will also be able to pickup a 2-disc DVD set of last year's 5-hour-long Suckathon from the DKE booth for US$15. In addition to the livestream, episodes 1-3 of Sucklord's web series "Toy Lords of Chinatown" will be playing at the booth all day, and I've seen tweets indicating that episode 4 was being filmed in and around New York Comic Con. Bill McMullen (a.k.a. Billions McMillions) will have a special color-it-yourself poster at the show featuring Sucklord (US$25, 50 posters) that comes with 4 markers. Makes me feel a bit like I'm 6 again instead of 26. As usual, DKE will have the annual Graveyard and Garage Sale at DCon, featuring all the odds and ends and extra toys you can possibly stand. DKE's booth is also home to Scott Wilkowski's exclusives for the event, Mousemask Murphy (US$250, 50 pieces divided into two colorways) and the Labbit Skeleton (US$50, 50 pieces) that's based off the sculpt Scott uses for his see-through customs. Circus Posterus The Circus Posterus family will be at DesignerCon, and coming with them to booth #500 is quite an armada of collectibles:   For Brandt Peters fans, we have the second colorway of the Stingy Jack sofubi figure (US$95; 60 pieces at the show, 120 in total) that was produced in collaboration with Tomenosuke. Based on Brandt's Toxic Marshmallow custom, this variant is black and burnt orange with a touch of blue to it.  Speaking of sofubi, Kathie Olivas' Calliope Jackalope #1 (US$95, 120 pieces in total) is here! Painted with a seafoam greenish-blue color, along with shades of silver and white, it's another Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke collaboration and looking really nice.   Chris Ryniak's Stinky Ginger in an "raw" unpainted green colorway will be at the booth, too (US$65, 65 pieces)  Beyond that, there will be new editions of past figures, like Midnight 4-Legged and Mini Masao Skelves, Sour Peach Zombambies, Mini Zombieguts and a new critter from Amanda Spayd, Thimbleberry; and customs from DrilOne and Leecifer, among others. [Additional images via the very useful Circus Posterus Blog] Urban Vinyl Daily Urban Vinyl Daily will be attending DesignerCon for the first time, and at booth #730, they'll be releasing UVD Custom Series 1, a custom 3-inch Dunny series (US$75 each) featuring pieces from: Jon-Paul Kaiser, Carson Catlin, RSIN, Fuller, OsirisOrion, Task One, Motorbot, Matt A, Frnak Mysterio, JFury, Cucaracha Borracha, Avatar666, Jeff Beck, Ian Ziobrowski, valleydweller, Cody Phillips, Scott Kinnebrew, NERVISWR3K and JC Rivera. There's also three special ticket prizes hidden inside the blind boxes: a Gold Ticket 8-inch Dunny by Task One; a Silver Ticket 3-inch Dunny by J*RYU; and a Bronze Ticket 3-inch Dunny by Davidkraig. In addition to the Dunnys, we'll be getting Pepe Hiller's Woodkings (US$50; six available at the show, four available in Pepe's shop), who as you might imagine, rule over the world hidden in the trees. I imagine I'll want one. You'll also find Josh Mayhem's Gold Gunny customs (US$100, 3 pieces) Don P's custom Bot series, the Hell Slayers (US$75, five pieces) at the booth. Gary Ham Coming to us from booth #225 are the works of one Mr. Gary Ham. You've already seen one in the Sucklord talking plush, but there's more! The sofubi Wooper Looper he did in collaboration with Chauskoskis will be at the booth in a translucent purple colorway (US$65, 8 pieces), with 3 different detail variants: silver with black sprays, metallic purple sprays, and a matte deep violet color spray. He'll also be doing some custom Monster Toytem pieces, like the Invisible Man (price will vary; Gary says the hats for the top of the Toytem will be about US$5-10, while the monsters themselves will be US$50-60), and have the regular (US$75) and Kidrobot exclusive (US$85) versions of the Toytem available. Uh-Oh Toys In booth #111, Uh-Oh Toys appears to have a few unique pieces, including this drippy 7-inch Munny called The Blotter from Josh Mayhem (US$250). Bad Juju At booth #829 is Bad Juju, who are bringing along Dripple in two versions. First is the "Kickstarter" blue resin variant, available in a run of 100 pieces at US$95 for the show (and US$135 after). The design cues of one Sket One are all over this, as it should be; he's a co-founder. Also at the booth will be a one-off purple production prototype Dripple signed by Sket that will be raffled off.  Boombotix Boombotix is a company we haven't heard a whole lot from in a bit, but they're choosing DesignerCon booth #205 as the launching point for their upcoming Boombotix Artist Series, with Sket One (who is part of the series along with DGPH and Uberpup) doing a signing at the booth. These are up for pre-order at Boombotix in wired (US$55) and Bluetooth (US$80) versions. SpankyStokes SpankyStokes is setting up shop this year in booth #301, and First, there's J*RYU's Vita Nova Dunnys (US$120, 40 pieces), which look a bit similar in style to his Sanctum Dunnys and, if I would guess, feature the same magnetic-clasped opening face. Just a hunch. Also at Spanky's booth will be some new customs of assorted platforms and colros from Eckotyper and Nebulon5, plus the previously mentioned Frombie x ESC Lurker. TOUMA Like the Refreshment crew, TOUMA is coming all the way from Japan for DesignerCon, and in booth #603, hr'll have some brand new stuff for sale. As reported by Vinyl Pulse, TOUMA will be previewing his upcoming Power Rangers Super Samurai vinyl figure, a batch of new exclusives and original art, custom figures, and the new TOUMA x Dokutoku460 kaiju figure (US$50, 50 pieces), which share a body but have artist-specific heads. Interesting concept! Also at the booth will be Red Pico Mao Cat keychains (US$19, 20 pieces); TOUMA x Nathan Hamill buttons; TOUMA x Thomas Han mini prints; and 10th anniversary posters. There will also be signigns with TOUMA and Thomas Han (12:30-1:30 p.m.) and TOUMA and Nathan Hamill (2:30-3:30 p.m.). Lulubell Toys Lulubell will be holding down the fort in booth #317, and they won't be alone: artists Kill!, Blurble, Rusted Halo and Dski-One will all be there, and they'll be bringing a wide assortment of kaiju and sofubi with them. Also of note is the Real x Head trunk sale, starting at noon Pacific, that will have some rare pieces in there ... along with some super rare ones! Everything's a one-off at standard pricing, but it's a chance for Real x Head collectors to snag that piece they're missing out on.
Featuring Circus Posterus, DKE Toys, Gary Ham and Urban Vinyl Daily
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 t...


Shirahama's Spattered Kumon not a friendly neighbor

On sale at Lulubell for Halloween
Oct 31
// 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,...

NYCC 2012: Lulubell Toys and Velocitron

Your one stop NYCC shop for all things sofubi and kaiju
Oct 15
// Brian Szabelski
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...

Velocitron, Lulubell bringing the sofubi to NYCC

New pieces from Sunguts, Itokin Park and more
Oct 03
// Brian Szabelski
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...

Lulubell hits sofubi collectors with two new releases

Flavor Monsters, new Ultrus Bog to go on sale
Sep 26
// 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 th...

Cherry Vinyl's Akis resin masters on sale

Nov 18
// Brian Szabelski
If you're a fan of Nathan Jurevicius and want a one-of-a-kind piece of his, then you might want to pay attention. The remaining master series resins of Nathan and Cherry Vinyl's Akis, made from the actual prototype masters us...

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