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Do you have enough coins for Monogram's latest bank busts?

A reason to keep your small change
Apr 10
// Scarecroodle
Monogram International, makers of some of my favorite paperweights, has released images and details for some of its recently released and upcoming bank busts. The bank busts, which seem to retail for around US$20, include a r...
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Be still, my beating wallet
One of the great regrets in not being able to make it to Toy Fair is missing Diamond Select Toys' almost inevitably awesome displays. Thankfully, DST was so kind as to provide an overview (with photos) of the booth. Some of m...

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Pre-order madness, that is!
Dread Central has been given a sneak peek at Diamond Select Toys' upcoming Cthulhu vinyl "idol" bank. And yes, this is easily among the coolest things that DST has done all year and is certainly an insta-buy for most horror f...

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Titans beware
DC Collectibles will producing a New 52 Deathstroke bust, possibly to commemorate Deathstroke's upcoming self-title comic series. Although no price has been specified, previous busts of this kind have been listed for US$50. H...

Tomopop Review: DST's Sinful Suzi Resin Bust

Mar 27 // Scarecroodle
Figure Name: Sinful Suzi Resin BustFigure Maker: Diamond Select ToysRetail: US$70Available at: Diamond Select Toys | Entertainment Earth | Big Bad Toy Store Sinful Suzi is packaged in a windowless cardboard box. She's protected by styrofoam packaging inside with a plastic baggy that prevents the styrofoam from possibly damaging the paint. The left and right sides of the box display a more top-down product image while the back of the box sports the same image as seen on the front along with a character bio. I honestly hadn't heard of the character prior to seeing it listed for pre-order back in October. Sinful Suzi was apparently designed by Joseph Michael Linsner (the bust is based on one of his illustrations) and may have appeared in some Dawn-related titles. There's surprisingly little information about the character available online but she's apparently a popular cosplay choice... as well as a lot of erotic art. As far as demons go, Sinful Suzi is very attractive. The character is remarkably well-endowed (although not as egregiously well-endowed as other characters) and has a very fit body. The pose seems faithful to the original artwork (presumably seen here) although certain details appear to vary. The shoulders are far more attractive on the bust, the breasts have seemingly been toned down to a more reasonable proportion, and the imp headed zipper has a more cartoonish appearance. The bust also opts for Sinful Suzi's normal colors. The work on Suzi's head looks absolutely fantastic. The only real sticking points are how the underside of the bottom lip was handled and the eyes. The eyes work wonderfully from many angles (such as above) but there are a few vantages from which she looks a little cross-eyed. It's something that you'd only really notice when photographing the statue. The hair features a pleasant mix of pastels and sculpting features a few playful curves. Of course, those curves pale in comparison to Suzi's waist and hips... You'll notice that the white paint skin has an odd glowing quality to it in some of the photos. That effect isn't visible in-person, as the skin (and, to a lesser extent, the hair) has a flatter paint tone to it unlike the glossy paint used for the gloves (?) and base or the metallic colors seen on the clothing. The cleavage sculpting looks great and, thanks to the open top, you get to see some exterior and interior side-boob. Bear in mind that she's a fairly sultry character, as implied by the bio. You'll also notice separation between the clothing and Suzi's skin. The gloved part of the arms appears to be have been cast separately then affixed to the rest of the figure later on in the process. The leotard's material has a good deal of thickness to it, although I'm not sure if it's meant to represent a thicker material (like leather) or if the use was more a matter of practicality. One of the cooler aspects of the outfit is that little impish zipper pull. The detail is admittedly a little soft, but the face has a good deal of emotion to it. All things considered, DST's Sinful Suzi Resin Bust is a pretty cool collectible and really nails some of the character's more attractive qualities. While it's a character with whom many are unfamiliar, the design and craftsmanship should appeal to a broader audience... although, given that only a thousand of these are being made, a huge audience might not be necessary. [Big thanks to Diamond Select Toys for sending over a review sample]
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An attractive temptation
Sinners rejoice, for today we take a look at Diamond Select Toys' Sinful Suzi Resin Bust. This sculpture of the foxy demon girl was based on Dawn creator Joseph Michael Linsner's original artwork. Does she put the hot into hell? Full review after the jump.

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Diamond Select Toys

MS Zombie Magneto & Gill-man lead the newest DST pre-orders

Zombies, Gill-men, and stoners, oh my!
Mar 21
// Scarecroodle
Diamond Select Toys has a slew of new items going up for pre-order this week, including a Marvel Select Zombie Magneto, the recently discussed King Ghidorah vinyl bank bust, TMNT vinyl bank busts, the Select Jay & Silent ...
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Tomopop gets exclusive first look at the official product image for DST's upcoming King Ghidorah vinyl bank

Three heads may not always be better than one, but they're usually a lot cooler than one
Mar 18
// Scarecroodle
With all the buzz surrounding the upcoming Godzilla movie these days, it's sometimes nice to sit back and reflect on the classic series which originally made Godzilla a household name. Enter Diamond Select Toys' King Ghidorah...
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You'd be mad not to love this Jim Lee-styled Harley Quinn bust

You know, assuming you're not still mad (ie, upset) about the New 52 revamp
Mar 12
// Scarecroodle
DC Collectibles has unveiled a new Jim Lee-styled Harley Quinn bust via a promotional video, as well as showing off plans for a Flash bust. While I'm not fond of how over-the-top these videos are, this one provides a great fi...
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Venom becomes a zombie! (Gentle Giant bust)

Mmmm, brains...
Jan 22
// Scarecroodle
What's that, you say? A zombie Venom? Are you wondering how that even works? Perhaps thinking that it's a small step for a character who already wanted to eat brains? Such thoughts may vary, but most might conclude that Gentl...
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White Walker Statue

This White Walker is probably safe to keep at home

Nov 19
// Kristina Pino
Dark Horse have recently revealed a White Walker bust (from Game of Thrones) that is looking mighty fierce. It stands about 9 inches tall and its spread is around 13 inches long. For now, there isn't an edition size for the f...
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Obi-Wan bust

Obi-Wan bust bank is straight out of animated Clone Wars

Oct 02
// Kristina Pino
It's a damn shame. This Obi-Wan Kenobi bust bank looks... absolutely amazing. He looks perfect - right out of the Clone Wars animated series. But I feel like there's so much potential tossed out of the window as this is just ...
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Heisenberg Bust

Bad things come to an end with this Heisenberg head bust

*not an actual representation of chemistry teachers
Sep 25
// Andres Cerrato
Breaking Bad will come to its end this Sunday. While it feels like Tomino or Martin are writing the series, it's been one of the best series I've ever watched. While a few companies have taken their crack at merchandise from ...
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Disney busts

Enesco's Grand Jester busts capture Disney magic

Sep 20
// Scarecroodle
A slew of Grand Jester Disney busts are currently available for pre-order, including Beast (Beauty and the Beast) with a cool magic rose base, Maleficent as a dragon (Sleeping Beauty), Scrooge McDuck, Merida (Brave), and more...
Fifth exclusive for statue maker comes with interchangeable arms,
Gentle Giant's SDCC exclusives keep on coming, and the latest is a new deluxe mini-bust featuring everyone's favorite galactic bounty hunter, Boba Fett. The 7.25-inch-tall bust is indeed a limited edition piece for SDCC (a ru...


Kevin Gosselin sculpts Dead Frank for Kozik tribute show

Based off of Kozik's Dead Che bust
Oct 24
// Brian Szabelski
Kevin Gosselin has been hard at work on a piece for 1AM Gallery's upcoming Frank Kozik tribute show, Kozik: A Tribute to the Master. Yesterday, he showed off exactly what he's been working on: Dead Frank, a 14-inch-high resin...

Under the Radar: Grand Jester's Evil Queen bust (Disney)

Warning: May have an adverse reaction to magic mirrors
Sep 29
// Scarecroodle
Evil rarely looks so good as with the case of Grand Jester Studios's 9.5-inch tall Evil Queen bust. The queen is powerfully posed with her scepter held high above her head and features a neat crown and peacock adorned base. D...

SDCC 2012: DC Collectibles - Assorted DC statues

Jul 14
// Scarecroodle
DC Collectibles had a wide array of statues at their booth that consisted mostly of items coming out later this year. While much of the selection looks like previously revealed items (with many already up for pre-order), I ca...

Among Gentle Giant's SDCC exclusives this year will be a rather stellar Thanos mini-bust. Thanos is one of Marvel's cosmic villains, one closely associated with the Infinity Gems, and may be remembered for his numerous fighti...


Tiger & Bunny ready to "check" your Stern Bild dollars

Jun 21
// Yami Casas
Calling all chess enthusiasts! MegaHouse's Tiger & Bunny chess set is ready to fill your October slot. Originally showcased at MegaHobby Expo back on May 26, this six piece chess set includes Kotetsu T. Kaburai (King), B...

Diamond Select announce SDCC 2012 exclusives

Jun 04
// Kristina Pino
The latest in news of Comic Con previews is Diamond Select's offerings, which include mostly Minimates along with a bust, statue and a droid. Minimates you'll see in the gallery: Avengers versus X-Men (Summers, Cyclops, Emma ...

Obsession breeds awesome with this Terminator bust

May 18
// Tianxiao Ma
There are some really dedicated Terminator fans out there, such as the guy running T-Studio. It's a one-man project documenting the construction of a T-800 endoskeleton bust. But it doesn't stop there: this bust is animatroni...

Gentle Giant making some neato Spider-Man busts

Mar 30
// Kristina Pino
It looks like Diamond Select Toys is really revving up for the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie, because we got word that some new merch coming up this year. This time, it's about four busts and a statue, all of which ar...

Cruella DeVil and Genie busts get pre-orders on Sideshow

Mar 29
// Kristina Pino
Two neat-o, nicely detailed busts by Grand Jester studios just went up for pre-order on Sideshow that push all the right buttons for me to pretty much decide my DO WANT for this month. The evil jerk Cruella DeVil (101 Dalmati...

Custom Delights: Task One's Terminator Che

Feb 22
// Brian Szabelski
"Hasta la Revolucion!" Task One has taken his customizing skills to Frank Kozik's Dead Che bust, turning it into Terminator Che! Yes, Skynet has sent a Terminator featuring the revolutionary back in time to help ensure Fidel ...

It's no secret that the Tomoteam are fans of the work of Camilla d'Errico. So we're proud to be the first place in the world to be revealing Camilla d'Errico and Dark Horse's No Ordinary Love bust! As you might have guessed, ...


Patch Together's got a bust for you Apple fans

Jan 30
// Rio McCarthy
It seems they have a very nice looking 'S.J. Bust' available for pre-order over at Patch Together. What else is nice? Well, funny you should ask! It's only 3.5 inches tall, so it should fit on any desk, or be able to make its...

Ever wanted to sculpt Batman?

Nov 29
// Rio McCarthy
Have you ever wanted to sculpt Batman? Sideshow Collectibles has posted a short PDF interviewing sculptor Andy Bergholtz so you can get a little glimpse into what it's like to make a 1:1 bust. It's just three short questions,...

Sideshow puts a mean life-sized Batman bust up for pre-order!

Oct 31
// Kristina Pino
In the midst of all their Spooktacular give-aways, Sideshow also put a few things up for pre-order - including this Batman bust which is fantastico. He looks angry. Scary, even! And at 29 inches tall he'll be a relatively pro...

Sideshow's Gambit bust is making me drool!

Sep 28
// Rio McCarthy
Today's a double hit out of the park from Sideshow in my book. We started off with an incredible maquette of Rinzler from TRON: Legacy, and now we have the sexiest ragin' cajun of all time! Gambit will be receiving an incredi...

Tomopop Throwback: DC Direct's Women of the DC Universe Power Girl bust

Sep 17 // Brian Szabelski
Figure Name: Women of the DC Universe Series 3 Power Girl bustFigure Maker: DC DirectRelease Date: Oct. 6, 2010Retail/List Price: US$60Available at: Entertainment Earth | Big Bad Toy Store So, where to start? The box, of course. The front of the box is pretty simple: the Women of the DC Universe logo is there, along with all the info and a nice shot of the bust. One side features a nice close up shot of the bust along with the dimensions of the piece, letting you know it's hand-painted and coldcast, and a short little bit of descriptive text. So far, nothing too offensive or exciting. But one side of the box features the original sketch that the bust is based off of, and frankly, it's AWESOME. I'm glad DC included this on the box because not only does it make me love the box a whole lot more ... it gives me something nice to judge the finished product with. Speaking of which ... Oh, guess we ought to get it out of the styrofoam packaging first. Here we go! Power Girl stands about 5.5" tall, which isn't too tall; it's about the size of the average figma or Revoltech, for comparison's sake. Her flexing pose has been sculpted by Jack Matthews, who has done a number of DC Direct's releases in the past, and he's done an A+ job here. The one thing you'll notice on this bust is not only that there's a lack of defects with the sculpt, but there's actually quite a bit of detail, from the seams of Power Girl's costume to the contours of her body shape. It's just gorgeous to look at this piece from every angle ... Speaking of which, here's proof it looks just as good from other angles, too, with her shoulder cape flowing in the breeze. Again, nothing out of place on the sculpt here; no pockmarks, no highly visible seams, etc. Taking a look at Power Girl's face, the one thing I noticed is that this is painted accurately to reflect Amanda Conner's art style. She's always had a very distinctive style, and just from how her face is painted alone, you can tell its her artwork this is based off of. There's also no real major issues with the paint lines on the face, thankfully. But you might notice something here ... her eyes are looking up instead of off to the side as they should be in the box shot and the illustration. The good news, though, is that both are looking in the same direction, and this really isn't too much of an issue. There's a little issue with the white paint on her left eye being a little off of where it should be; you can kind of see the outline up close where that's supposed to be. Her hair's well sculpted as well, though you can see the paint isn't totally even across it in its application. The good news I have about this is that from a distance, you won't really notice it, so it's not as much of an issue as it would be. On the plus side, the color is not only correct, but for the most part, it's uniform on the piece as well. Hey ... down here. Let's talk about her outfit, shall we? Because it's detailed pretty much to a T the same way Amanda Conner drew it. It's also nice to see the actual fabric wrinkling didn't get buried by the painting process. The glossy paints they've chosen also really make the piece pop in the light, despite a little bit of paint bleed on the shoulder strap and the glove. There is a tiny bit of a seam where the base and legs meet on the bust, but truth be told, this isn't something I noticed until I was looking at it close-up, and it's not causing any stability issues or anything, so it's perhaps nothing to worry about. Again, like on most other parts of the bust, there's a nice, even paint application here, and on the legs, no paint bleed, thankfully. The paint issues really rear their ugly head in some of the harder to reach crevases and other narrow points. The palm of Power Girl's left glove has some serious bleed issues, as do a few of the stars on the base where the stars themselves intersect. If there's one good thing, it's that you can't see the glove issue when she's being displayed facing forward. The bottom of the bust's base hides all the info on the figure, letting you know the line, series and character features, as well as the year it was produced and the number in the series it is. I've got number 928 out of 5000 that were made in total, which tells me ... well, it tells me there's probably quite a few of these left for collectors out there! So we reach the end of our journey. And now comes the part where I tear into DC Direct for the little things I just spent this review pointing out ... Except that's not the case at all. Perhaps for the price, the quality control could still have been a little better, but overall, it's a wonderful bust and I'd advise anyone who loved the Conner run on Power Girl to pick this one up, period. The mistakes here are perhaps noticeable only if you go hunting for them, and Jack Matthews' sculpting job still shines through here as being superb. Know that since these are hand-painted, though, that your experience may be different than mine if you decide to add this bust to your collection. This bust is definitely proof that you should never judge a book by its cover, as despite some of the issues DC Direct had in the past, they've done a wonderful job here and absolutely deserve all the praise they're getting from me.  Hopefully, that'll be the case next time I review one of their busts ... which will be a bit sooner than you might think ...

Nope, your eyes aren't deceiving you: Throwback Thursday is moving and getting a name change to Tomopop Throwbacks. Now, instead of one day, Throwbacks can happen any day of the week (thus, why we had to change the title), so...


Squirrelpool can be yours with a few easy steps and a bit of luck

Sep 16
// Chris Pranger
Deadpool is one of the greatest characters ever to come out of Marvel. Squirrels are one of the greatest animals ever to come out of evolution. Combining the two results in a general speechlessness on my end, mostly because I...

Sideshow is willing to put Iron Man in your living room for a price

Sep 08
// Chris Pranger
Who is Iron Man? Well, to be honest, I am Iron Man. Also, Sideshow is Iron Man. Or rather, their new and impressive life-sized Iron Man bust is Iron Man. It even glows and everything. And glowing things can't be cheap, can th...

With realistic Futurama statues like this, I was thinking maybe, kraw?

Sep 03
// Chris Pranger
Well, my day's set. Someone, and by someone I mean artanis-one from Deviant Art, has gone ahead and made several Futurama characters into high-quality realistic busts and sculptures. He picked a few big ones, such as Professo...

Entertainment Earth's busts are on sale this week

Aug 18
// Brian Szabelski
Over at Entertainment Earth, they've got a new sale going on. Their in-stock busts are on sale this week, with the deal being buy one, get a second bust of equal or lesser value for 50 percent off! The stuff in stock is a pre...

DC's got a brand new, awesome Batman bust

Aug 16
// Brian Szabelski
I haven't posted about a bust in some time, but here's one I'm definitely, definitely interested in: the upcoming Heroes Of The DC Universe Series 2 Batman Bust, designed by Gary Frank and sculpted by Jean St. Jean. Standing ...

Wouldn't you like the Green Goblin on your shelf right now?

Jul 18
// Chris Pranger
I don't have the money for stuff like this! Oh, sorry, didn't see you there. I was just looking at Sideshow Collectibles' new life-sized Green Goblin bust and the features that go along with it and the HOLY HELL THAT NUMBER I...

Thor Frog makes me leap for joy with this awesome bust

Jul 09
// Chris Pranger
I sat and prayed just the other day for guidance, as I was clearly proven to be a negative nelly who hates everything. "Please Lord, give me something to talk about that will elicit pure joy!" And low, He doth send me this Th...

Your human-cyborg relations are about to get a lot less complicated with this C-3PO bust

Jul 07
// Chris Pranger
If there's one thing I ask myself on a daily basis, it's "How come I don't have a cheesy golden robot head sitting on my desk?" Sideshow, sensing that I was thinking cynical thoughts, decided to answer them by opening pre-ord...

A Limited Edition Sorcerer Mickey is up for pre-order at Sideshow!

Jun 28
// Kristina Pino
He looks pretty miffed, too. What could have upset him this much? Maybe one of the brooms just wasn't cooperating the way he... oh wait. This polystone bust by Grand Jester Studios is a good eight-and-a-quarter inches tall an...

A wonderful typewriter bust by Jeremy Mayer

May 09
// Crystal White
Jeremy Mayer does amazing a slightly unconventional manner. Mayer creates his works of art by using reassembled and repurposed typewriter parts, creating a mechanical and almost stempunk-esque look. Mayer's latest ...

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