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Tsume Raoh photo
And they've certainly gone big with their initial statue
Tsume's Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) HQS series is ready to roll out, and the first release is a massive 1/6-scale statue of Raoh, King of Hokuto. Raoh is 50 cm by 50 cm (or almost 20 inches by 20 inches) and i...

MF Link photo
Legend of Zelda hero appears
What with figma Link and Nendoroid Toon Link popping up in Good Smile's portfolio over the past few years, it was surely only a matter of time before a full fat scale version of the legendary hero broke ground. And here he is...

figma Horse CM photo
Ads feature the founder of Livedoor talking about horses
It's the commercial you never knew you wanted: Good Smile Company has a new series of ads for figma Horse, featuring Livedoor founder and former CEO Takafumi Horie. Horie also happened to own a race horse or two before he we...

Star Wars photo
Tamashii Nations/Bandai are going all out on this line
Well, were you on the fence about collecting S.H. Figuarts Star Wars representations? That decision just got a lot easier, as Luke Skywalker has entered the fray. I was one of those people crying out for six inch Star Wars fi...


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...

ESC Hotline Miami photo
You can still back it to pre-order a 1/6-scale Jacket, though
ESC-Toy has returned to Kickstarter for funding on a new figure, and it's not something you'd expect. Teaming with Devolver Digital and developer Dennaton, Erick Scarecrow and co. will be making a 1/6-scale figure of Hot...

SDCC 2014: Tamashii Nations

Jul 27 // Brian Szabelski
So a good place to start might be the Figuarts Injustice figures. Two were on display at SDCC: Batman and Joker, along with an additional unpainted Batman to show off where Bandai used die-cast metal on him. He'll come with his grappling gun, while Joker will have that crowbar he's holding and a pair of wind-up teeth. Two other figures for the Injustice line were teased at the booth, one of which is most definitely Harley Quinn. Since we have S.H. Figuarts Naruto, we can't just leave him without anyone to fight, right? That's where S.H. Figuarts Uchiha Sasuke comes into play, and he looks alright for an S.H. Figuarts piece. Sadly, they didn't have any of the effects parts on him, so he looks a little plain, but I'm hopeful Sasuke will be as good as S.H. Figuarts Naruto looks to be. The Year of Luigi is not dead yet, folks. Joining his brother Mario is everyone's favorite green-clothed plumber, with the two on display amid the Mario-themed S.H. Figuarts playsets. The Piranha Plant is a relatively new addition, along with the red pipes, while the green pipes with the Goomba were a previously announced set. Speaking of things that are green like Luigi is, though ... While the only S.H. Figuarts-related Power Ranger debut was the event-exclusive Armored Black Ranger, the Figuarts Zero line saw both the Red and Green Ranger models on display. Each has their signature weapon drawn -- Red Ranger with his Power Sword and Green Ranger with the superior Dragon Dagger --and this is I believe the first time we've seen the Figuarts Zero Red Ranger in the wild. I do like the precise detail on the figure, too: check out how his open hand is curved and compare it to some of the poses from the show. Or check out the level of detail on the Power Morpher; I think I could even make out the T-Rex design of Red's power coin. If there's one thing Bandai tends to do well, it's tiny detailing on their Figuarts Zero pieces. However, I have to give the edge to Green Ranger on this one. Sure, there's a lot of sentimentality playing into my choice, as I grew up a Green/White Ranger fan, but the sculpted pose for the Green Ranger is where it wins out. I've wanted a figure of Green Ranger playing his song on the Dragon Dagger for quite some time, and I don't know if I can wait until later this year for it!
SDCC: Tamashii Nations photo
A rundown of your non-Sailor Moon and DBZ figures
So we've gone through and covered Sailor Moon, Tamashii Buddies and Dragon Ball Z ... that can't be all of Tamashii Nations' SDCC offerings, can it? Not in the least, as many of their other licenses got a chance to shine...

WF 2014: ThreeZero Atlas photo
A massive mountain of mech
ThreeZero showed up at Wonder Festival 2014 Summer with their big, bad Atlas from Titanfall. The Atlas stands a full 20 inches tall, comes with a pilot figure that has it own accessories, has LED illumination on the top of th...

SDCC: Bandai Sailor Moon photo
Still waiting on that Figuarts Tuxedo Mask
It wasn't too hard to spot the Sailor Moon merchandise in Bluefin/Tamashii Nations' booth this year, with plenty of folks gathered around the cases, snapping photos of the figures inside. All eight currently announced S....

SDCC: Tamashii Buddies photo
Tamashii Nations enters the mini-figure realm
Bluefin and Tamashii Nations set aside a corner display at their booth to show off the new Tamashii Buddies line. It's a series of 3.5-inch trading figures, each coming with a unique backdrop and base to display them on, whic...

PCS Ryu times three photo
Three variants of their 1/4-scale statue coming in 2015
Pop Culture Shock's polystone Ryu is coming next year in not one, but three different versions. All three are planned for the first quarter of 2015, are 1/4-scale to fit with their other Street Fighter figures, are up fo...

A look at the works of ToyCon UK 2014 (Part 1)

Apr 10 // Brian Szabelski
Lisa Rae Hansen will be at booth #39, with plenty of new things to offer up:First, she's releasing the MegaSeth Artist Series, featuring works from Jon-Paul Kaiser (Servant of the Lord of Blight, £120), RunDMB (Arthur St Maxwell, £100) DMS (MechaSeth, £100) and Mister Lister (Megadepths The Kracken, £100). She'll also have have 10 blank Megaseths at her booth, at £15 each.Two new editions of the Heavy Metal Wookie will be at the show (pink and yellow), with five of each available at the show and a price of £30. Another five will be in her shop after the event. Wrapping things up, Lisa Rae will have 10 "Yo! Boombox!" resin figures in five colors (two of each color) at £20 each; and some one-off custom Babycakes (£40) and Babycakes busts (£30). Zukaty will be hanging out at booth #21, where he'll have some new works on display and some bonuses for those who make purchases. His "MickHeisen and the fly" poster will be available for £4, or you can get one free for spending more than £20. If you spend more than £50, you'll also be able to blind-pick from a bag that will have some resin and custom collectibles in it. He'll also have an army of custom Dunnys, resin figures : 8-inch resin custom Dunnys - £180 Vintage Poison Dunny series (19 available, blind-bagged with chases) - £45 Bones Hack resin/vinyl Dunny series - £45 FATSOZ resin figure series - £45 Depths Custom Cavey - £45 RedOne Skelevex - £25 Shadow Flow Micro-Munnys - £30 Gorilla Ju Dunny - £55 Spotty Latex Dunny - £55 Skelevex/Origami set - £55 FATSOZ ICP Happy Juggalo - £45 Alto will have "wired" versions of his Skelevex and Evil Origami pieces (which you can also find on Shapeways), priced at US$72 and US$93, respectively. He'll also have the Opensource 2 piece at the show, and the buyer not only gets a one-off master sculpt, but the design rights to do whatever they want with it, all for £100. He'll also be part of Fugi.me's Power5 series; have a Skelevex or two at the Monsters & Mecha booth; and reveal his collab with RunDMB, a 12-inch-long goliath called Project X. Rampage Toys are coming all the way over from Japan to share booth #16 with a few other artists, and they're bringing a ton of custom kaiju and other exclusives along for the ride. The full list is pretty long, so if you're interested, head over to Rampage Toys' blog for a rundown, complete with prices. Finally, Stitches and Glue will have two new creations at their booth (#3): a bat-eared pug by the name of Pierre and the fuzzy, top hat-wearing barber named Hector. Both creations will be at ToyCon and online in Stitches and Glue's shop, with two Hectors and eight Pierres being made in full.
ToyCon UK 2014 photo
Old favorites return alongside brand new works and a few surprises
ToyCon UK arrives on Saturday, and there's plenty of new things to gawk over before the show. So much so, in fact, that we haven't been able to keep up with it all! To make amends, we're rounding up as many of the ToyCon UK releases and news tidbits as we can, starting off with works from five of the artists in attendance. Hit the jump to see some of what you'll find at ToyCon UK!

Miyazawa S2014: Link photo
This time, he's in serious business mode
It was nearly a year ago that I first talked about how much I'd like to see a Nendoroid of Wind Waker Link, and at the past two WonFes events, we've seen the green-clad warrior in his chibi form. While February's ev...

Hot Toys' Raiden photo
For all your slicing and dicing cyborg needs
Hot Toys are back at it again, making yet another awesome 1/6-scale figure. This time, they've picked Raiden in his Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance form, and from the photos they've sent us, no detail has been left overlo...

Artmymind's Akuma photo
Turning Coarse's beast into an armored nightmare
Artmymind have completed a new private commission, and this one is a rather big one. I mean that literally; they've taken their tools to a Coarse Toys Paw, which is already a foot tall, and turned it into a hulking brute name...

Gaming Heads Doom Diorama photo
Knee Deep in the Dead diorama brings classic cover art to 3-D life
Sure, Gaming Heads put their Doom license to use with some cuddly plushes ... but if that's not your thing, then you might love the new Knee Deep in the Dead diorama. Based on the original game's box cover art, the diora...

WonFes: figma Horse photo
Does not taste just like raisins
Of the many figma we've seen from Wonder Festival so far, but the most interesting might be ... a horse? Yes, there's a figma Horse now, or rather, figma PLUS Horse. The source material is Attack on Titan, but it's safe to sa...

McFarlane Undertaker photo
Hopefully, it'll be available a bit more than the real deal
Back in October, news broke that McFarlane Toys were finally doing something that should have been done ages ago: making collectible statues of WWE superstars. The Undertaker was a logical choice for number one, and today, w...

F4F's Sonic City Escape photo
Putting that Sonic Generations license to use
First 4 Figures is back with a new Sonic-licensed collectible, this time being their first Sonic Generations-licensed piece, the City Escape diorama. The 12-inch-tall diorama will include both Modern Sonic and Best Sonic (a.k...

Vault Boy bobbleheads photo
The future is coming sometime around Christmas
You don't need to survival nuclear apocalypse anymore to get your hands on some Vault Boy bobbleheads, thanks to Gaming Heads. Seven different bobbleheads, based on the ones you can collect in Fallout 3, are available, each 5...

DCon 2013: Scott Tolleson photo
Also featuring Leecifer, Lana Crooks and Carson Catlin
A lot of artists had shared booths at DesignerCon, like they do at larger conventions, but Scott Tolleson might have taken the cake in this regard. Not only was he manning a booth this year, but Leecifer, Lana Crooks and Cars...

NECA Halo photo
Figures and more on the way
NECA and 343 Industries have just announced a new licensing deal, one in which the Halo franchise will get a ton of merch made by NECA. That includes 1/4-scale figures, mini-figures, prop replicas, and according to the press ...

DesignerCon 2013: Martin Hsu

Nov 11 // Natalie Kipper
DCon: Martin Hsu photo
Featuring the debut of Galactic Dragon Boy
It was easy to Martin Hsu's DesignerCon booth; all you had to do was look for the giant Dragon Boy statue. The life-size, smiling figure stood atop the table of the corner booth. While the big guy wasn't available for purchas...

DesignerCon 2013: Evilos/NRB Relic

Nov 11 // Natalie Kipper
DesignerCon 2013 photo
Custom Androids, Vinylmation, and My Little Ponies from some very awesome artists
Evilos shared a booth with NRB Relic during last weekend's DesignerCon. The two custom vinyl artists had quite an impressive showing. Evilos brought with him his new Breaking Bad Androids, some Carbonite Vinylmation (in ...

DesignerCon 2013: Squid Kids Ink

Nov 10 // Brian Szabelski
DCon: Squid Kids Ink photo
Up close and personal with the new Ante Ups series
As we mentioned previously, Squid Kids Ink brought their Ante Ups to DesignerCon. The gambling trio look pretty nice, and I like the translucent vinyl used on Craps, the die. Stud, the playing card, might have the most custom...

Squid Kids Ink introduce Ante Up

Oct 28 // Brian Szabelski
Squid Kids Ink's Ante Up photo
New series to debut at DesignerCon
Squid Kids Ink have a new line that they're bringing to DesignerCon, and hopefully they won't be a gamble for collectors! The new Ante Up line features three new gambling-inspired characters: Stud ( a playing card), Crap...

Sideshow Snake Plissken photo
Be right back, throwing money at my monitor for this
Sideshow Collectibles are taking my money once again, and this time, it's for their Sixth Scale Series Snake Plissken. Apparently, someone told them I'm a big fan of Escape from New York and they decided to roll out this...

Hot Toys' Celtic Predator photo
Coming next year, but up for pre-order now
Hot Toys' latest figure up for pre-order is the 1/6-scale Celtic Predator from Aliens vs. Predator. Based on his appearance in the film, you'll get a removable mask with LED illumination, along with a battle-damaged version o...

KSP Shapeways photo
Rocket science has never been so collectable
Kerbal Space Program is an awesome game about building a space program by building rockets, launching them, and inevitably having a few of them blow up on you. I've really been enjoying the game lately, and if you're a fan of...

F4F Vyse figure photo
Flying ships not included
First 4 Figures promised a teaser of an upcoming statue at 5,000 Facebook likes, adding that it was from a Sega game. They've now posted a photo on their Facebook page as a teaser, a tiny ribbon of a photo featuring a prototy...

NYCC 2013: Tenacious Toys photo
Loads of designer toys
New York Comic Con seemed to have a lot of vendors there this year, and no surprise, Tenacious Toys was there. However, they didn't just have a few exclusives like the JC Rivera Bearchamp shirt/figure combo; like last year, B...

NYCC 2013: myplasticheart/MPH Labs

Oct 14 // Brian Szabelski
NYCC 2013: myplasticheart photo
Ghost Girl sofubi prototype spotted
myplasticheart came to New York Comic Con with lots to show off, as they always seem to do. The biggest news from them is that there's apparently a Ghost Girl sofubi prototype in the works: following up on the awesome Junior ...

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Otto Bjornik's kind of had a grayscale thing going on with his customs, but my word: add in color and his designs look even more incredible. Such is the case with his newest Dunnys, the Cadmium Geishas. They're a series of 25...

ThreeA Robot Heavy photo
Robo-Sandvich not included
Coming up for pre-order in the Bambaland Store at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific, 9 a.m. Friday in Hong Kong) is ThreeA's first Team Fortress 2 1/6-scale figure, the Robot Heavy. While being a major pain-in-the-butt when play...

F4F Tanooki Mario photo
First Mario-licensed piece
Quick, which Mario power-up is the best one? Bzzt, time's up, and the answer is Tanooki Suit Mario, of course (if you answered Hammer Bros. and/or Frog Suit Mario, you were close). First 4 Figures must feel the same way I do,...

Project Phoenix and GSC photo
She'll be available as a bonus after the Kickstarter, too
Kickstarter has become a magnet for gaming projects in the past year, and one of the latest to catch fire (and get fully funded in the process) is Project Phoenix. Raising over US$800,000 so far, and with about 36 hours to go...

Super Alloy RoboCop photo
Coming first quarter 2014
Look, I know RoboCop is a hot property right now. It's an awesome movie and an awesome character. But we RoboFans only have so much money, and Play Imaginative's announcement of a 1/12-scale Super Alloy RoboCop is anothe...

PCS Skeletor photo
Putting that He-Man license to VERY good use
Pop Culture Shock picked up the Masters of the Universe license last year, and I don't think anyone's going to complain about their latest product for that line. It's a life-sized Skeletor bust, a full 29 inches of ...

Ume Toys' Mini Merc is a handful

Aug 13 // Brian Szabelski
Ume Toys' Mini Merc photo
Based on an old friend and available in Ume Toys' shop
Ume Toys' latest resin piece is a familiar little fellow called Mini-Merc. The 3-inch resin figure is based on a certain merc with a mouth, and is a hand-sculpted and hand-painted piece with some fun detail to check out. What...

Cavey charity raffle photo
Raffle of Team SOS Cavey to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Research
It's no secret that I'm a fan of the little fellow called Cavey, and if you're a fan who wants to help a charitable cause, then you might be interested in this custom Cavey raffle. The Team SOS Cavey is a one-off custom based...


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