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10.12.16

Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan Collectible by Fools Paradise Teased!


Teasers - stills& video clip - from Fools Paradise for their upcoming collectible release, and it doesn’t leave much “surprises” for their Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan figure, does it?

More forward from their recent Batman-themed and Star-Wars-themed interpretations, the Hong Kong based toymakers next sets their sights on “Sports Heroes”, with this "Floating Bull" also codenamed "THreeKIngTwoTHree" (denoting his jersey number "23") sporting either two interchangeable heads, or removable horns! Remember when we first saw the WIPs (for “STILLNESS” in Thailand)? #NICE

Stay updated on the Fools Paradise Facebook!

Three king two three #23 #foolsparadise #foolsparadisetoys #vinyltoys #designertoys #floatingbull

A video posted by Alan@Fools Paradise (@foolsparadisetoys) on


9.12.16

2nd Unbox Edition JIANGSHI ACOLYTE by Daniel Yu x Unbox Industries - for #Fuckaiju & Online Release (Date TBC)


You might have seen this at the recent DesignerCon (well, I think it was there…?), but now Unbox Industries prepares to unleash the second production colorway of Daniel Yu’s JIANGSHI ACOLYTE in all it’s 8.5” tall vinyl gooey—bloody-goodness!

The first release will be at the FUCKaiju Show in Hong Kong (Opening Sunday Dec 11th), and subsequently online! Further updates when I have them :)

FYI: The first production edition was priced at US$140 apiece.


Attack on Titan Season 2 Launches April 2017

ANIPLUS announces that Season 2 of “Attack on Titan” will be simulcasting on www.aniplus-asia.com in April 2017! And while we await trailers for the anime, here’s a peek at the official “key visual” for the highly anticipated sequel to the 2014-anime!


I still remembered the intense waiting for the weekly episodes - which I had dutifully watched every Sunday morning, funnily on a murky playback, as I had not been able to track down a much better site … but I was always focused on the story which unfolded before me - free from comparison - either by reading the manga by Hajime Isayama, nor any other media besides the anime episodes itself!

I had been watching anime on and off through the years, but always in a binge capacity, and never truly following a weekly, and if I am being wholly honest, AoT was the main reason that had pulled me back into the fold, and of my subsequent and current need for anime and leading to the #iNot Otaku! blog!


It wasn’t just the gore, not just the twisted charm of despair and faint hope, and a dystopian fictional future that parallels our real world, but also somehow the notion of “loss” and humanity, that resonated with me … along with happenings in my personal life, “fear of emptiness” was indeed powerful, and alluring, I admit.

Truthfully, my Sundays felt empty when the final episode aired, and with every crumb of AoT slices I managed to find online, or via collecting the related toys and collectibles, failed to regain my interest … and with the 2 “live action” feature films somewhat utterly tainted my acceptance of the notion, I had frankly not held on any further than I originally had…

Maybe the soundtrack (featured below) might help pull me back into the fold … it is after all, one of the vast difference when it comes to visual art comparisons - manga illustrations or moving animation - is the added depth of emotion that comes with the sensory perception, and to me is one of the main failures of the live action films … but that’s just me :)

Cheers,
Andy

*Covered on TOYSREVIL: Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack On Titan*


(Cheers for the headsup, Lu Yi!)

CHRISTMAS BLAMING ONE Figure Release from Kosrobot


Christmas is coming and to celebrate the festive season, Konstantin Budkevich AKA Kosrobot has released a “season special figure”, the “BLAMING ONE: SANTA”!
"The figure features metallic red paint, cloth hat and removable felt beard. Just like previous Blaming One releases it is 6 inches tall, has 3 points of articulation, removable head, face and arms. Made of resin, hand casted, hand painted. Priced at $50 + $10 for worldwide shipping on store.kosrobot.com.

The Blaming One was the crew commander of Emerald Caste space station. Nothing really changed since then, except they're all dead now. He wanders the station in search of the one to celebrate with, the one to say to: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

Full Trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming (Official & International)


And the FIRST trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has launched! Debuting on Jimmy Kimmel Live on the night of December 8th, this trailer features MORE SPIDER-MAN (played by Tom Holland), plenty of THE VULTURE (played by Michael Keaton), and loads of “Tony Stark” appearances (played by Robert Downey Jr.), and of course “Iron Man” makes an appearance!

Directed by Jon Watts, the film also stars Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly and Marisa Tomei.

And then there is a SECOND Trailer (featured below) - an “International” trailer - which features a quick relook at Captain America: Civil War -where Spidey first appeared in costume, some of the same as the above trailer, and some new sequences - including who looks to be THE SHOCKER (who teams up with The Vulture? *YIKES*), and more excitement to get you to your cinema seats come July 7th, 2017!

"A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened."

STRANGER - ROSECAST by Flawtoys for Dec 9th Release


Sander Dinkgreve sends word of a new Flawtoys release, featuring a new STRANGER, with ROSECAST limited to 10 figures worldwide, and available Friday December 9th (22:00 CET) via www.flawtoys.com.

Standing 7.7 inches (20cm) tall and is embedded with artificial roses, you can see more images of “Strangers - Rosecast” HERE on Facebook.


(Cheers for the headsup, Sander!)

UVD Toys x The Bots 'LUNA’ Retailer Exclusive Edition


PRESS: ”Urban Vinyl Daily is excited to share that soon 'Luna' from UVD Toys and The Bots will be making its way to retailers! The Blue edition of the 6.5" vinyl figure will be exclusive to retailers and will be limited to 200 pieces world wide. Make sure to keep an eye on your favorite designer toy store where will be arriving in Mid-December for US$60 each. For wholesale inquiries contact UVD at ‘urbanvinyldaily@gmail.com’.” (Kickstarter)


(Cheers for the headsup, Travis)

THE OUTSIDERS Mini Series by Joe Ledbetter x Kidrobot (for April 2017 Release)


Looks like the Pelican't (Medium Figure) is not the only collectible to come from Joe Ledbetter x Kidrobot, with THE OUTSIDERS MINI SERIES to come in April 2017! Tis been some time since we last had a mini series collection of Ledbetter’s creature creations, and these teasers sure are showing a while new menagerie of “angrier” and "befuddled" characters!

Stay tuned for further image reveals!

With a SRP of US$14.99 per blind box pull, “The Outsiders” can currently be preordered on strangecattoys.com (Cheers for the headsup, Cory!)

PRESS: "Who wants to be an insider when you can be an outsider? Joe Ledbetter and Kidrobot team up to present an all new vinyl mini series! Crafted in true Ledbetter style these rowdy animals march to the beat of their own drums. Collect all 15 and prove you're a true outsider!

Joe Ledbetter has previously worked with Kidrbot on such projects as Pelican't Medium Figure, Teeter and the Finders Keepers Mini Series."

8” VISIBLE DUNNY by Jason Freeny x Kidrobot (for April 2017 Release)


A long time coming, Jason Freeny puts his visible anatomical-innards touch to Kidrobot’s Dunny, and the result is the 8-inch tall VISIBLE DUNNY! With a SRP of US$75, with availability in April 2017, Strangecat Toys sends word that they have it up on pre-order now!
PRESS: "It's a question as old as time: what does a Dunny look like inside? Wonder no longer because Jason Freeny has answered the question! Kidrobot presents an inside view of our classic Dunny platform with the Jason Freeny 8" Visible Dunny. This Dunny offers the ultimate transparent view, clear on the outside with a skeletal view on the inside. This innermost look is a must have piece for any collector. Limited to 1000 pieces worldwide, collect one today and add some bones to your collection!"

And while this is not the first time Freeny x Kidrobot has worked together (Anatomical Wabbit Medium Figure), it would be uber-cool if the Visible Dunny could come in their 5” tall Dunny, and maybe even 3” Dunnys, in multiple colorways and tinted clear covers too! MUAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA

(Cheers for the headsup, Cory!)

#toyreview for ThreeA Toys’ 1/12 JUDGE FEAR & JUDGE MORTIS (Part One)


Two of the Dark Judges has joined Judge Death here in Singapore (arrived just yesterday), waiting to wreck havoc to Judge Dread’s existence! And now they are only waiting on for Brother Judge Fire - and the FOUR shall be COMPLETE!

Scroll down for an ‘Instagram Review of both JUDGE FEAR and JUDGE MORTIS - in their blister carded packaging, with commentary via the IG’s captions. This is Part One, with future parts looking at the figures themselves, thanks :)

FYI: Both Judge Fear and Judge Mortis were pre-orders online on Bambaland.com a while back (mid-January 2016 for “Fear”, end-February 2016 for “Mortis”) and they were each priced at US$65 (inclusive shipping), each shipped saperately. Folks interested to hunt these done are to check in with your fav retailers for availability and pricing.









DREDD: ”I heard someone’s been talking frak about me…???”



[ More images HERE on Facebook ]

8.12.16

Christmas Version SKOLL from #sunnyandcloudyweathershop Has Just Dropped!


Since my previous post, the #sunnyandcloudyweathershop Christmas Version SKOLL from LoFi Collective has since been released, and available in two colorways: RED and GREEN, and via two sources!

Standing 11cm tall, each hand-painted resin figure is priced at US$75 (+ shipping cost / Asia @ $15 / Others @ $20). Order via email “velvetpaw_@naver.com”, or head on over to store.fiftyfifty.kr (75,000 WON each)!



#FUCKAIJU a.k.a. Finest United Convention for Kaiju - Launches December 11th in Hong Kong


Finest United Convention for Kaiju” or “FUCKAIJU” for short, is an event organised by Vintage & Vinyl Club θ† ζ˜“ε»£ε ΄, featuring Sofubi artists and their collectible creations from all over the world - exhibiting and available in a single location - in this case, to be held in 1F, Fortune Building,150-158 Lockhart Road, WanChai, Hong Kong, launching December 11th, 2016.

And while the exclusive list is exhaustively exciting - select previews of which I have serendipitously posted here (Check out their up-to-date Events Facebook Page and Instagram @fuckaiju for updates too) … meanwhile, I’ll take a closer peek at a few pieces which caught my attention too!


DEC Expo Exclusive MAGURO from Mame Moyashi, limited to 300pcs - split 50/50% between FUCKAIJU and Sofubi Shanghai Festival. This might well be the only time you’ll get to “sashimi a carp” for HK$430 (US$55 / SG$79)!


The Kingdom Come Version CHUNK is jointly produced by Unbox Industries, Jim Dreams and Kingdom Come. This particular colour scheme and tattoos were designed by Krittanach (Tae) Tumnak, and will be sold by Kingdom Come. Limited to a run of 50pcs - the first 25pcs will be available for pre-order in FUCKAIJU (*shipping date to be confirmed). The rest of the 25pcs will be available in Thailand (Date for release TBC).


Hand-painted BIG FOOT by Krittanach (Tae) Tumnak in collaboration of the figure producers Awesome Toy! With these tiger-styled figure limited to only 4 pieces, each priced add HK$888.


Eric So’s SCOURING PAD PAD see his interpretation of Spongebob Squarepants manifest in a hand-painted figure with “hair”, with the Pink Colorway released prior (and most recently seen at DesignerCon) … for FUCKAIJU, seems there’ll be a NEW colorway to make it’s debut!


(Above illustration by IG @acid_ma)
EVENT STORY: "In 1966, Marusan Toys has launched a toy line known as “Ultra Kaiju”, such soft vinyl toy line has received remarkable feedback and brought a lot of fun to children and adult. Thereafter, a lot of toy companies have produced similar toys, they have been very popular since then and even until now. Kaiju generally is defined as “beasty monster” in Japanese. Nowadays, soft vinyl Kaiju toys have generally spitted into 2 category: (a) Main Stream Traditional Kaiju (characters coming from movie, television and animation) and (b) Neo Kaiju / Designers’ Kaiju (original monsters created by designers through inspiration of Main Stream Traditional Kaiju Toys). Neo Kaiju has not only brought you the feeling and fun of old childhood monster toys but also generated a lot of new development into vinyl toys in recent years (such as new painting technic, swirl color vinyl mix, etc). This year, year 2016 is the 50th anniversary of “Kaiju” toys. "
Interview in Cantonese with No English subtitles,
but plenty of toys seen! HELLO, Brother Meng! :)
"Recently, more and more toy players and collectors have generated interests in Neo Kaiju toys. Even market is still not yet mature in Hong Kong, our shop (being one of the soft vinyl toy shops in Hong Kong) has stepped out and organized the first Kaiju theme event in Hong Kong. The event is named as “FINEST UNITED CONVENTION for KAIJU – HONG KONG 2016” (“FUCKAIJU”) and the date of the event is 11st December 2016.

We have sincerely invited artists from all over the world to participate in this event, some artists will come and some will send us their masterpiece. We will announce the details of participants and admission details shortly. Please kindly stay tuned for more announcement. (Please note that this is our first ever Toy Event, please kindly bear with us in case if there is any disarrangement.)"
(Facebook Events Page)

GENTLE REMINDER: CASH ONLY FOR FUCKAIJU EVENT, PLS BRING ENOUGH CASH THAT DAY!

A photo posted by FUCKAIJU (@fuckaiju) on


Exclusive for @fuckaiju batch #4 - please don't say I haven't told you! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

A photo posted by θ† ζ˜“ε»£ε ΄ Vintage & Vinyl Club (@vintage_vinyl_club) on

Stanley Kubrick: A Shinework Odyssey - 3D Figure Available from Mike Leavitt


KING CUTS STANLEY KUBRICK from Mike Leavitt can be yours to hold, currently orderable on shapeways.com for US$59.00. Limited to 100pcs, the last we saw of this figure was a larger sized sculpt for Mike’s King Cuts show!
"This is a 5 inch / 12 cm version of my sculpture of Stanley Kubrick as a twin from The Shining with references to 2001, Clockwork Orange & Full Metal Jacket. It's a limited edition available until one hundred (100) 3D-prints are made. 75% of the price covers the 3D-printed material itself, 25% I added for my labor on the 3D model." - shared Mike Leavitt.
THE STORY: "The Shining transgenders Kubrick. His entire identity, even his humanity is relinquished. Hal's all seeing eye welds itself to his chest. He is a female robot. He's the ancient ape predating 2001. He grips to reality with a jelly donut stolen from a Full Metal Jacket. Clockwork Orange costuming veils him from the world in vain. Nothing can stop Stanley from drifting off into the surreal void."

RADIOACTIVE B.C. BLASTERS by James Groman x Toy Art Gallery Releases Dec 9th


TAG PRESS: ”The B.C. boys are back in a new edition of James Groman's B.C. BLASTERS! The RADIOACTIVE B.C. BLASTERS are cast in bright glow-in-the-dark vinyl, and each Blaster is over 5" long and features insane detail. Designed by James Groman and produced by Toy Art Gallery.

Available this Friday 12/9 at 12PM PST at shop.toyartgallery.com. Each RADIOACTIVE B.C. Blaster retails for $40 each, or $160 for the whole set of five!”
(Individual images HERE on Facebook)

Clear Imperial Lotus Dragon Dunny by Scott Tolleson x Kidrobot for Dec 8th Drop


Greeting my tender peepers as I launched my web browser this fine Thursday morning, is this vision of a crystal CLEAR IMPERIAL LOTUS DRAGON DUNNY from Scott Tolleson, with this 8-incher tall beauty releasing December 8th (@ 10am MST) on Kidrobot.com. Limited to 15 pieces world wide, tis “interesting” that both @kidrobot and @mrscotttolleson referred to this as “Artist Proofs” in their captions tho … Dos this mean there’ll be more/further “production pieces” to be had at a later time? Or Just a rationale to release such a limited run? :)

As for “PRICE” of the item, it is something not revealed at time of this post … so my question to YOU is, *What Is The Amount You Would Pay For Such Awesomeness?*

UPDATED: Price is US$800 per :)


(Below shows the production Dunnys released before - Alternative + Regular)

SHOWA TK TROOPER V.2 from ThreeA Toys Drop Dec 16th

SHOWA TK Trooper 1

Releasing December 16th on Bambaland.com is the “SHOWA TK TROOPER V.2” figure from ThreeA Toys’ “Tomorrow Kings” line - which is essentially another series of words meaning “AWESOMESAUCE”!

M0rphing out from a Star Wars-Stormtrooper guise and into a warrior soldier of a undefined future, the figure made it’s display debut earlier in the year at San Diego Comic Con (additional pic below via @Sven3000), and is one of the “three” editions to be unleashed (and is one of them going to be a 3AA-exclusive? :p) … looking pretty darn “awesome” (but I’ve already said that, haven’t I? :p) thus far!

Stay tuned to Instagram @worldof3a for further updates!


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