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Martin Hsu's Blacky photo
Martin Hsu's Blacky

Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky now available online

Available in two different colorways
Sep 19
// Natalie Kipper
After the arduous journey through conception to release at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky, is available for purchase via the artist's online store. Dragon Boy's canine companion is cur...
SDCC exclusives photo
SDCC exclusives

Flat Bonnie's Sparq the Baby Dragon to debut at SDCC

With an exclusive colorway, no less!
Jul 12
// Natalie Kipper
When we first got a glimpse of Flat Bonnie's Sparq the Baby Dragon back in May, he was a nameless prototype, filled with possibilities and cotton. Now, he is on his way to debut at San Diego Comic-Con. And seeing how at SDCC,...

More Vinylmation Park Starz series 3 news heads our way

Jun 04 // Natalie Kipper
Series 3 will be available starting June 6, both at Disney Parks and online. A single blind box will cost US$18.95 but if you want a whole tray, it will be US$227.40. That may seem a bit more pricey than the standard Vinylmation but these figures tend to be bigger and they come packaged in a tin rather than a cardboard box. Not all of the figures have been revealed yet. But here is what has been shown so far: This is the original Barker Bird from outside The Enchanted Tiki Room at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. And this is Dream Finder from the original Journey into the Imagination at EPCOT. Here is an Astronaut from Mission: Space at EPCOT. [Edit: this is actually from Space Mountain, found in both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom parks.] This is that caveman you see near the beginning of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT. He is the one telling the story by the fire where the pictures on the wall start moving, describing the day's hunt. Hailing from Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café in Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland, here is Sonny Eclipse.   This is one of the Turtle floats from Disney's Electrical Parade. God, I miss that one.   The final preview is a two-pack of an Irish boy and a musical Cactus from It's a Small World. Now, onto the variants: The Country Bear Jamboree's Big Al (who first appeared in Park Starz series 1) and Trixie will be part of a special set themed to the Christmas version of their show. The two-pack will be released on June 20 at Disney Parks for US$49.95. It will be limited to 2000 pieces. Also releasing on June 20 in US Disney Parks is a variant edition of Pirates of the Caribbean's sleepy Pig Pirate. The figure will cost US$26.95 and be limited to 1000 pieces. The next pair of variant releases occurs on June 27. The first figure is a clear version of Ezra, one of the three hitch-hiking ghosts that follow the Haunted Mansion's visitors home. He will cost US$24.95 and be limited to 2000 pieces. For the second half of the June 27 releases, Mission: Space's Astronaut gets a red paint job. Like Ezra, this space explorer will cost US$24.95 but will have a slightly small edition size, 1500 pieces. Beyond the excitement of simply getting to purchase theses figures, there will also be a special event at Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney Westside. On Friday, June 27 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern at D Street, artists Caley Hicks, Casey Jones, and Thomas Scott will be on hand to sign the new series along with the variant sets. More information can be found here. [via Vinylmation World]
Park Starz Series 3 photo
Previews, release dates, and pricing
The addition of Park Starz to Disney's world of Vinylmation grabbed collectors' attention in a big way. Unlike traditional Vinylmation, each figure in this line has its own unique mold rather than a standard Mickey Mouse form...

WonderCon 2014 exclusives photo
Attendees can adopt two special edition Shelbuns and a even a Tiger Cub plush
Yukari of Flat Bonnie shared with us some exciting news for WonderCon attendees. That's right; it's the unveiling of her con-exclusive plushes! Flat Bonnie's booth #1570 will have two exclusive toys plus a perfectly prec...

WeLoveFine MLP figures photo
WeLoveFine MLP figures

WeLoveFine gives My Little Pony a Chrome sheen

Bling it on
Feb 12
// Natalie Kipper
Those who frequent WeLoveFine's online shop no doubt remember their popular My Little Pony purchase-with-purchase figures. The company had previously released traditional vinyl figures as well as flocked ones featuring t...
Dragon Boy colorway photo
Dragon Boy colorway

Martin Hsu celebrates spring with 'Noir Amour' Dragon Boy

For that someone special
Jan 28
// Natalie Kipper
Spring is just around the corner. It's a time when a young (Dragon) Boy's thoughts turn to love, flowers, and chocolate. That is the feeling I get, a least, with Martin Hsu's new colorway of his popular Dragon Boy figure, "No...
Martin Hsu photo
Martin Hsu

See what Martin Hsu is up to for the rest of November

Hint: It involves Disney, charity, and a very special figure
Nov 22
// Natalie Kipper
We recently saw Martin Hsu at this month's DesignerCon and, while the show was a whopper, the artist still has plenty of events and releases coming up soon. Tomorrow at Disneyland's WonderGround Gallery in Anaheim, ...
a very jellykoe Halloween photo
Nosferafoo - Classic Edition and The Haunted Slice scare up some seasonal designer toy fun
It is getting down to the last few days before Halloween and while most people are stockpiling bags of candy and putting finishing touches on their costumes, Kelly and J. Spencer Shull of jellykoe have been making e...


Kris Dulfer's new releases are mixed with Daft and death

These funky robots look familiar...
Aug 14
// Vanessa Cubillo
Toy artist, Kris Dulfer of Kid Ink Industries, will be releasing new figures in his online store starting on August 16. The first figure that will be available is called Marvelous Death. This resin figure shows Death cl...
Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy photo
On sale now!
Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy seems to be quite the unstoppable force. Hot on the heels of his "Wingrow" and "Prism" editions , comes the "Heart of Gold" edition made in collaboration with VTSS Toys. This very special col...

SDCC 2013 photo
A trio of fantastic artists show off their wares
The booth housing artists Gary Ham, Scott Tolleson, and Julie West was my first stop on preview night of San Diego Comic Con. The space was laden with prototypes for future toys and con-exclusive goods. I came there for Gary'...

SDCC 2013: Martin Hsu

Jul 24 // Natalie Kipper
SDCC 2013: Martin Hsu photo
A dream-like world, smack-dab in the middle of San DIego Comic Con
Art prints, custom figures, colorful shirts, and a special Dragon Boy colorway populated Martin Hsu's San Diego Comic Con booth. All of the goodies shared a common dreamy aesthetic that should be familiar to fans of Martin's ...

Martin Hsu at SDCC photo
Martin Hsu at SDCC

Martin Hsu unveils San Diego Comic Con plans

New colorways, prints, and custom figures!
Jul 15
// Natalie Kipper
If your SDCC plans involve making a stop at Martin Hsu's booth #4531 (and really, they should), you have got quite a few things to look forward to. For starters, the last 5 pieces of the Wingrow Gallery colorway (US...
Wooper Looper does SDCC photo
Gary Ham and Flat Bonnie team up for this con-exclusive plush
Gary Ham's lovable axolotl buddy, Wooper Looper, hit San Diego Comic Con last year in the form of plushes, sofubi, Dunnys, and Holly Stanway's Caveys. It wasn't until earlier this year that Gary joined forces with Flat Bonnie...

Cavey's 3rd Birthday photo
Cavey's 3rd Birthday

Celebrate Cavey's 3rd birthday with limited edition goods

Candy Pink and Midnight Black Vinyl Caveys are icing on the cake
May 23
// Natalie Kipper
Cavey is turning three and, in honor of the happy day, Holly Stanway a.k.a. a little stranger is hosting a Vinyl Cavey custom show in London on May 31 (details here). Those lucky enough to attend will have the chance to purch...
Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy photo
Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy

A new colorway is revealed for Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy

The underpants-wearing youth wows fans in Taiwan
May 21
// Natalie Kipper
Martin Hsu and his creation, Dragon Boy, made a trip to Taiwan last weekend for the Young Art Taipei Exhibition. This wasn't his traditional OG colorway of the Dragon Boy figure but a special colorway inspired by the vib...
The Gray Version can be found at Wondercon
Wondercon recently released a list of the exclusives that will be available to con-goers. One of the list's highlights for vinyl collectors is sure to be the Gray Version of Andrew Bell's delightful Can of Worms (previou...


More pics of Bartholomew Punchyface emerge!

And he is looking un-bear-ably cute
Jan 07
// Natalie Kipper
Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson's Bartholomew Punchyface plush was teased way back in late June of last year. We then saw the prototype made by Holly Stanway a.k.a. a little stranger at San Diego Comic Con 2012. Since...

Erick Scarecrow takes on Final Fantasy in latest teaser

Lightning of Final Fantasy XIII-2 gets a repaint
Dec 03
// Natalie Kipper
On November 29, Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy tweeted a teaser image of a new project he had been working on (the right-side image in the header). He announced that the figure would be a repaint of Square-Enix's Lightning f...

Bishoujo Commander Shepard paints it black for BioWare

Bishoujo Commander Shepard's alternate colorway is a BioWare shop exclusive
Sep 26
// Kristina Pino
Thanks to the glory of press email (and a Facebook update I noticed after finishing this post), I've been informed that Bishoujo Commander Shepard is going to be released in an alternate colorway exclusively at the BioWare sh...

Super7 releasing another excellent Little Prick today

New colorway: Glowing Sundown
Sep 20
// Kristina Pino
Little Prick is definitely my favorite of all of Super7's myriad monsters, and its new colorway Glowing Sundown is going on sale today! It's only US$35 and you can access their web store starting at noon Pacific Standard Time...

Tiki Stitch color-ways make me long for a luau

Aug 28
// Pedro Cortes
Of the dozens and dozens of Disney characters out there, Stitch is by far my favorite. The little blue hellion has immense amount of personality and is down right cute. Whenever I see a version of him, I have to stop and take...

New OMFG! colorway coming to Luke's Toy Shop

Aug 22
// Brian Szabelski
The folks at online retailer Luke's Toy Shop have some exciting news: they've got a new exclusive colorway of the OMFG! mini-figure series for both the first and second series! Painted in metallic gold, the sets are limited t...

Glass Slipper Cinderella shown off in two colorways

Aug 17
// Kristina Pino
I wrote up something quick about the Cinderella figure back when we were covering magazine scans, but Lechery have updated their site with pictures of two versions of this addition to their Fairy Tale series in a collabo...

Gary Ham's sofubi Wooper Loopers unveiled, to be at SDCC

Jul 02
// Natalie Kipper
We have covered several of the toys Gary Ham will be bringing to San Diego Comic Con next week (click here and here for a refresher) but one we haven't heard much about is Gary's sofubi Wooper Looper, which was sculpted by Ch...

Martin Hsu's OG colorway Dragon Boy gets a pre-order date

Jun 29
// Natalie Kipper
We have covered Martin Hsu's first vinyl figure, Dragon Boy, on its merry road from prototype to first finished sculpt to scaly, underpants-wearing reality. After following such a colorful saga, who wouldn't be excited f...

Sayjo Bean's exclusive colorway revealed!

Jun 18
// Natalie Kipper
Sayjo Bean of Scott Tolleson's Nosellots was previewed only last week on Tomopop. And now, we have found an image of her exclusive colorway, courtesy of Scott's twitter account. I love the color scheme for this one, even more...

Designed by Scott Tolleson with Screaming Sky Gallery, the next Nosellots plush, Sayjo Bean, will be sold for the first time at the San Diego Comic Con this July. And much like the Francis plush at Scott's booth at WonderCon,...


Taste the rainbow with Emilio Garcia's Brain Hue series

Mar 14
// Brigitte Coovert
Emilio Garcia has teamed up with Toy Art Gallery and Lapolab to release the Brain Hue series, a super colorful run of his signature 2" Jumping Brains. The Jumping Brains come in twelve candy-licious colors and have a pearlize...

Project Detonate's Poison Sweet gets a Monotone colorway

Dec 23
// Colette Bennett
Posion Sweet is one of those figures that I almost wanted. The original colorway was just a little too pink for me (even though I sometimes like pink), but I felt that it wouldn't fit well on my toy shelf. That is, ...

Esc-Toy drops Soopa Maria Gamma pics

Oct 28
// Colette Bennett
Erick Scarecrow, the man I like to call "the hardest working dude in the vinyl business", has dropped new photos from a Soopa Maria variant he has coming down the pipeline, and it looks totally rad. Called Soopa Mar...

New Pac-Man inspired colorways appear for Matt Siren's Ghost Girl

Sep 16
// Colette Bennett
I liked the clean, cute design of Matt Siren's Ghost Girl when it was originally released by myplasticheart in June. One look at a piece like this, though,and my first thought was, "The customs are going to be ...

New Palette colorway available on AmiAmi!

Jul 31
// Scott Kremer
AmiAmi scored the previous Palette figure, but now you have two to choose from! If you've got a thing for blond hair and blue eyes, this figure should be to your liking. Personally, I'm a fan of the original (nothing wrong with purple hair and red eyes!), but I know there are plenty who prefer the new colorway. A mere 8,500 yen (plus shipping) will net you this one.

Palette is now in yellow, blue, and pink!

Jul 13
// Tomopop Staff
Palette from Yumeiro Happy End is one of the most adorable pieces I've seen in a long time. When the original was announced as an exclusive, I was ready to go through a proxy just to get her, but then AmiAmi came in and saved...

The Darkest Night Moon Fox colorway has me swooning!

May 25
// Colette Bennett
I fell into a serious case of love with Sergey Safonov's Moon Fox figure well over a year ago, the first time I saw it. I never bought it, and I always wanted to, but I think the moment has finally come for me to own one, bec...

The red and white limited edition Arkiv Instant is sexy delicious

Apr 14
// Colette Bennett
We've been lusting over the Arkiv Instant form for so long. Almost since the very beginning of Tomopop's existence, in face. It's one of those vinyl pieces that simply oozes evil, and I love that about it. There have been a f...

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