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11:00 AM on 04.05.2013

Lunabee shows off her ToyCon UK customs

Lunabee has sent us a few photos of the custom designer toys she's done for ToyCon UK. It's a small batch, with two 3-inch Dunnys, a larger 7-inch one, and a regular-sized Trikky all painted in a broad palette of bright and l...

Brian Szabelski

A look at ToyCon UK's wares and exclusives photo
A look at ToyCon UK's wares and exclusives
by Brian Szabelski

ToyCon UK opens up this weekend, and many of the major British designer artists will be in attendance (with some surprises, too). Add in the fact that many will be bringing their own pieces to Baden-Powell House, and you have a list of exclusives and releases too long to mention.

Well, we've tried, at least. After the jump, you'll find an extensive list, outlining just about everything (and everyone) we know to expect for the show. Some are more specific or detailed than others (based on what the artists have released), so there may still be updates to come this week. In any case, for the rundown so far, you'll want to head past the jump.

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8:00 AM on 09.05.2012

Lunabee's Tiny Terrors are rad, though not too terrifying

[edit: At the time of writing, I assumed all five Dunnys would be sold out, but as it turns out Oni and Naja are still available! If you're interested in either, go go go!] Though by the time you read this they'll [probably] ...

Kristina Pino

Lunabee's Hunny Bumblers buzz by her shop on Tuesday photo
Lunabee's Hunny Bumblers buzz by her shop on Tuesday
by Brian Szabelski

Lunabee's latest custom series is buzzing on by Tomopop! The Hunny Bumblers are a series of 3-inch Dunnys that are part girl, part bee and all handmade. Each one has a unique color and detailing to it, with hand-sculpted antennae on the head and wings on the back. Each is also signed by Lunabee on the back of their heads, just in case anyone ever asks who made them.

You can pick up the Bumblers in her shop on Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. British Summer time (6 p.m. GMT, 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific) for US$100. What do you think of these little ones, Tomopeeps?

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Cris Rose's resin robot factory churns out new releases photo
Cris Rose's resin robot factory churns out new releases
by Brian Szabelski

Cris Rose has been hard at work lately on making more custom bots, and within the past few days, there's been a flood of new ones showing up! First off, his collaboration with Lunabee was indeed a set of French bots, Camembert and Garcon. Each one was sculpted by Cris and painted by Lunabee, and came with a variety of French-themed accessories. They also sold out right away.

Also popping up in Cris' store was two custom Persona Trimensional Viewers, which are Mini-Berties inside a glass covering. Both are as rusty as you might expect from Cris, each trapped inside its own little world, and also as you might expect, they sold out the second they went up for sale.

But if you actually were hoping to buy a robot, well, you're in luck. At 6 p.m. British Time today (1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific), Cris' newest Clear Vision Mk2 custom is available in his store! Limited to 5 pieces, each one will cost you US$150. I have one and I quite like it! Anyone hoping to pick one up?

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Cris Rose, Lunabee tease a
Cris Rose, Lunabee tease a "French" collaboration
by Brian Szabelski

Tiny baguettes? Cheese? Robots? If you're wondering how all those fit together, we might find out soon, as both Lunabee and Cris Rose have tweeted teases of a new collaboration, with mention of France in their tweets. They appear to be Cris' bots, but with a French twist to them, painted in the palette of the Tricolore and coming with tiny accessories of French foods. 

We'll have some more info on these soon, but I'm somewhat excited to see what those two have come up with. What do you expect these French robots to look like, Tomopop readers?

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8:00 PM on 05.14.2012

Next round of Lunabee and Pepe Hiller's Woodbees incoming

You may remember the Woodbees from our interview with Pepe Hiller. These cuties are a wooden toy collaboration between Pepe and Lunabee. The first set was recently released and has already sold out. B...

Natalie Kipper

7:00 PM on 04.03.2012

Bunches of bunnies for your basket from two cool artists

Spring is here and bunnies abounds! Two very well-known artists are making some absolutely adorable plushes that should definitely put a spring (or hop) in your step. First on the list is Anna Chambers' new orange striped bun...

Natalie Kipper