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10:00 PM on 12.25.2013

Kuso Vinyl having yet another sale on Dec. 26

Those folks at Kuso Vinyl are at it again. They're having another sale on all their stuff around the holidays, so if you wanted to pick something up from Kuso for a friend, family member or yourself, now is a pretty good time...

Brian Szabelski


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2:00 PM on 11.26.2013

Kuso Vinyl having Black Friday sale

If you've been waiting on picking something up from the Kuso Vinyl or KusoPop shops, this Friday is a good chance to do so. Both sites are having a sale on everything in stock at the stores for 40 percent off. That's apparel,...

Brian Szabelski

9:00 AM on 11.25.2013

Kitan club makes amusing earplug capsule toys

Have you ever wanted to wear an anime character in your ear? Well, if you are like me then the thought would never cross your mind, at least until you saw these capsule toys made by Kitan. Kitan made sets of ear plugs that fe...

Jon Wills



Kidrobot announces (RED) Collection photo
Kidrobot announces (RED) Collection
by Brian Szabelski

Kidrobot has a new collection of items coming out, in collaboration with (RED) and the Keith Haring Studio, to mark World AIDS Day 2013. The (RED) Collection merchandise will have 5 percent of its sales go toward fighting AIDS in Africa and around the world ... which honestly seems a little bit on the low end, but maybe that's just me. Maybe it'll be a bit clearer when we know what the prices for these items are, something that hasn't been revealed yet.

Regardless, two of the items are 3-inch red-colored and 7-inch white-colored Kidrobot figures, which might actually be the biggest news. Why? Because they've got new, more Munny/Dunny-styled bodies, apparently.

There are also a few accessories in the form of a beanie, keychain and hat, all of which will be available when the Kidrobot (RED) collection arrives Nov. 30.

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7:00 AM on 11.15.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Hyperactive Monkey

At DesignerCon, Hyperactive Monkey unleashed a new jade version of the Pocket Master figure. It's not made of actual jade, but resin, though it could look the part. It was also their event exclusive, but not the only thing at...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 11.13.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Ink It Labs

The folks at Ink It Labs brought plenty of wooden collectibles with them to DesignerCon 2013. Those included Scott Tolleson's Lil Rufus, the S.S. Meow Meow from Crowded Teeth, Onorio D'Epiro's Flower Eater, and-&nbs...

Brian Szabelski

8:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Defend your own universe with this 3D Voltron hoodie

No, that's not someone's attempt at a fury costume. That is, in fact, a real, honest to goodness Voltron hoodie that you can buy right now from 80sTees.com. There are a lot of character hoodies out there, but we've never seen...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 AM on 10.05.2013

Check out these spiffy LEGO watches for grown-ups

LEGO is preparing to launch a whole new line of  timepieces this November that will be aimed at adults for the first time ever. Up until now, their watches have only been made for kids. The line will be called LEGO Watch...

Kristina Pino



Vannen, Kronk collab on the new Rat Basterd watch photo
Vannen, Kronk collab on the new Rat Basterd watch
by Brian Szabelski

Vannen Watches' latest is a new timepiece with art designed by Kronk called Rat Basterd. Using Kronk's style — which is based off tattoos and as I just learned, old-school animation — the watch is his take on a Mickey Mouse-like character, which you can see on the watch face. The strap is more of Kronk's tattoo-styled work, and it all has a very neat four-color palette to make details pop out. 

You can find the Rat Basterd watch at both Vannen and Mintyfresh for US$75/€64.95. Only 150 have been made in total, and five are a "stealth" variant that have black watch hands instead of white.

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11:00 PM on 08.16.2013

Yosiell Lorenzo has two new T-shirts for your wardrobe

Just a quick heads up if you're a Yosiell Lorenzo fan: he's got two new T-shirts available in his shop right now. The Bury Your Secrets shirt is based off an earlier print Yosiell released, while Spirit Board Vessel features an Ouija-inspired design. Both shirts are available for US$25 in Yosiell's shop. Going to pick either one up?

Brian Szabelski

4:00 AM on 07.25.2013

SDCC 2013: Sanrio

Hello Kitty had a presence all over SDCC this year, but the main focus here will be on Sanrio's booths themselves. A lot of you might have heard that they were having a pop-up shop in Petco Park outside of the convention. Thi...

Rio McCarthy





SDCC 2013: Hasbro - My Little Pony photo
SDCC 2013: Hasbro - My Little Pony
by Rio McCarthy

SDCC and I go way back, of course with a lot of us it does, but for a strange reason on my end. Every year it's my goal to get the My Little Pony exclusive of the year. This was the first year I was able to be there to obtain it myself, and DJ Pon-3 was what I wanted most. Needless to say with all the pushing of children, etc. that was going on I wasn't about to deal with the crowd at Hasbro myself, so I just took photos of it while I was there and ordered it online.

As for what other offerings Hasbro had to show us in the MLP world? There is a lot to talk about here, but the easiest thing to do is look at the entire gallery. There was an SDCC exclusive t-shirt with DJ Pon-3 on it as well that was US$25, but you still had to stand in the ridiculous line with a ticket, so I said, "Forget that." There were a few things that debuted here including a Princess Twilight Sparkle that is adorned with Swarovski Crystals to match the SDCC exclusive DJ Pon-3. It will be a Hasbro Toy Shop exclusive and release on August 20th.

There was also a set for Toys R Us that features Queen Chrysalis (or Queen Chrysalia as it's written on the tag... which I'm hoping is just a typo) and several other ponies. It will retail for US$34.99, and will be available August 1st. A lot of the toys they showed were either available now, or would be available in August. There was a huge Princess Twilight that was on display as well that lights up, talks, moves and sings, so that should be interesting to see in person when it hits stores.

A lot of what they had on display were things we've talked about here, or were already pretty well known about. There were a lot of lines that were continuing with their releases as usual, including the Crystal Motion Ponies. As always, I can't wait to get the new Rarity figures! Check out the gallery for all the rest of the goodies.

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