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2:30 PM on 04.10.2014

Hollywood Collectibles is offering a terrifying Leatherface statue

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a movie that never fails to scare me. The original and the remake have both caused me to lose many hours of sleep. Of course, if you’re someone who doesn’t get nightmares thinking a...

Vanessa Cubillo


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9:00 AM on 03.21.2014

Crummy Gummy and Manny X release Icla bear for charity

It feels like I was just writing about Crummy Gummy and Manny X releasing their first gummy bear figure, Purple Rain. I was initially intrigued because they said the first person to order their very first figure would get a ...

Vanessa Cubillo



Crummy Gummy releases exclusive figure for SubUrban Vinyl photo
Crummy Gummy releases exclusive figure for SubUrban Vinyl
by Vanessa Cubillo

Crummy Gummy and Manny X will be releasing an exclusive figure for SubUrban Vinyl’s art show this Saturday. The show, titled “Heart Strings,” is a Valentine’s Day themed event and will feature pieces all about love. For this occasion, the gummy bear figure available is a candy pink, glittery bear named Danny LiBido.

I can’t tell you how much I love that name! I would get this figure for the name alone. Crummy Gummy and Manny X picked this name after who they find to be the sexiest man in Hollywood, Danny DeVito.

Danny LiBido will only be available at SubUrban Vinyl’s show this Saturday in Waldwick, NJ. If you can’t make it there in person, you can purchase some of the pieces from their website now. Since this is an exclusive figure, there will only be five original sizes sold at US$40 and three minis sold at US$20. 

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Cardcaptor Sakura dolls are a blast from the past photo
Cardcaptor Sakura dolls are a blast from the past
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Back in the late 1990s when Cardcaptor Sakura was hitting its stride Bandai released a very popular series of dolls with bendy limbs and cloth outfits. These were so popular that when Nelvana got the TV series and rebranded it as Cardcaptors, Trendmasters repackaged Bandai's dolls and sold them in North America. Many of those ended up back overseas in Asia; I know I had a small hand in sending some of them that way to friends that couldn't find Bandai versions of the rarer dolls. At the time they were sold pretty cheaply and would eventually drop further on clearance. 

Fast forward to 2014 and it's Takara Tomy making the bendy dolls in cloth costumes as part of the Licca-chan Liccarize series. They really do look a lot like the dolls that Bandai and Trendmasters released back some 14 years ago, except where those were released for around US$10 to US$15 each (if my memory hasn't completely failed me) the Takara Tomy ones are considerably more. Both dolls are exclusive to the Takara Tomy Mall in limited amounts and sell for a rather painful ¥7,236 each. 

If I knew basically the same doll would inflate in price seven times I might have picked up a couple back in the day. Lesson learned, I guess. 

[via AmiAmi blog]

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Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Mass naked figure event
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to a very busy Tomopop LinkUP! I suppose that title is worthy of a little explanation. You see, back in the heyday of anime fansubs there was a number of speed subbers that were notorious for their nonsensical translations. In one case a line in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex talking about children being abducted by the mafia was translated as "Are you aware of the frequent occurrences of the mass naked child events within the country?" by a particularly awful fansub group. For a time the phrase "mass naked child events" became a meme referring to terrible translations.

When you think about it, Wonder Festival really is a mass naked figure event. Let's face it, most of the figures we'll be drooling over the pictures of this weekend probably won't be wearing a lot of clothes. And yes, some of them will indeed be naked, or pretty near it, especially if some of the previews in this edition of LinkUP is anything to go by. Plus we've got some other stuff to gawk at like videos, an interview, and various other things all after the jump!

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8:00 AM on 01.23.2014

Crummy Gummy channels TMNT with new release

Another double release will be coming from Crummy Gummy and Manny X. As always, they’ll be releasing colorful gummy bear figures. Their first release will be called Turtle Ooze. It’s a neon green and unlike thei...

Vanessa Cubillo

5:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Argonaut Resins' Sparkly Tuttz Minis are festively fun

After the success of the Christmas Holiday Hunt and New Years Hunt Tuttz blind boxes, Argonaut Resins is releasing the Tuttz Mini Sparkly Cats again. This time they won’t be blind boxed so you can pick out the figure y...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:00 AM on 12.12.2013

Ume Toys is making Star Wars geekier with GeekWok

Ume Toys has released a preview of their new limited figure, GeekWok. They’ve taken a beloved creature from Endor and given it thick black glasses. It’s pretty darn adorable! Actually, because of internet memes, ...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:00 AM on 12.09.2013

Make your tree special with these Ornamental Androids

Now that it’s the Christmas season, it’s time for another special holiday release from Dead Zebra. Andrew Bell will be releasing holiday Ornamental Android minis. I’m always a sucker for these special holid...

Vanessa Cubillo

6:00 PM on 11.29.2013

Lunartik is releasing a special Christmas brew

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, I’m not annoyed anymore by all the Christmas movies and commercials. Bring on the holiday cheer! That’s why Lunartik’s newest figure is positively delightful. I&rsq...

Vanessa Cubillo

3:00 PM on 11.27.2013

Crummy Gummy releases two figures for Black Friday

For Black Friday, Crummy Gummy will be dropping two of their custom bear figures online. These gummy bears have appealing names; Raw Meat and Urinal Cake. Raw Meat is the shiny red figure that actually looks tasty if I forge...

Vanessa Cubillo



8:00 AM on 11.01.2013

Gaming Heads add The Smoker to their Left 4 Dead line

Gaming Heads will be adding a second statue to their Left 4 Dead line. Back in 2011, the first statue released from this line was The Tank. So now two years later their next statue is of The Smoker. With this statue they tri...

Vanessa Cubillo