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30.4.16

Trailer & Poster for GANTZ:O


Since it's birth as a manga launched in 2000, GANTZ has since ended 37-volume Gantz manga in Young Jump (circa 2013), and has had incarnations as anime and live-action feature films, with it's next stage of media evolution being the upcoming GANTZ:O animation film, scheduled to premiere October 14th 2016 in Japan! THIS is the trailer! As well head on to the official www @ gantzo.jp.

WHAT IS GANTZ: "Gantz (Japanese: ガンツ Hepburn: Gantsu?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story of Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, both whom died in a train accident and become part of a semi-posthumous "game" in which they and several other recently deceased people are forced to hunt down and kill aliens armed with a handful of futuristic items, equipment, and weaponry. Both the manga and anime are noted for their heavy violence and sexual content.

The Gantz anime adaptation, directed by Ichiro Itano and animated by Gonzo, contains 26 episodes divided into two seasons. A series of two live action movies based on the manga were produced and released in January–April 2011."
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ASTURO SAPIEN Ver.01 by Guma Guma (Prototype Preview)

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Suryo Herlambang from Jakarta, Indonesia shares with TOYSREVIL his first debut self-made toy (Prototype shown here); "ASTURO SAPIEN VER.01" by GUMA GUMA!
"The artwork is inspired by the classic film, history, anime, tribe culture, animals, vintage toys, pulp, etc. Asturo Sapien mixes pop culture with classic science fiction mood." - shared Suryo
The Astro- Boy-by-way-of Neanderthal dawn-of-mankind resin figure stands a massive 14.5 inches / 37cm tall, and features "handcrafted paint", and is limited to only 25pcs produced. Price is SGD$165 / IDR 1,500K (exclude shipping) - purchase online via gumaguma.bigcartel.com. Drop date TBC.


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Custom-Feature: Pinky & The Brain Munny by Homunculus Studio


From London Ontario Canada comes Taylor Davy AKA "Homunculus", of Homunculus Studio - comes "Pinky and The Brain" - currently available to purchase here as a set for US$250.00 + Shipping costs.
"... I started making toys a little over a year ago, and this is my first customization of a platform, namely, the Munny.

I started making toys because I was forced through circumstance to find another career, I was drawn to making toys because I love the nostalgia of childhood; and I love, through my work, helping adults reconnect with that, if only for a second.

This is my interpretation of the classic 90s cartoon characters: Pinky and The Brain, made with polymer clay and acrylic paints on 2.5 inch and 4 inch Kidrobot Munnys."
And let us welcome him into the Art Toy Fold! Now go snag this pair, GO! :)

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Octeapus: Deep Blue Edition by DMS

DMS PRODUCT PRESS: "On the back of the sellout ToyCon UK version of the DMS Octeapus, comes the Deep Blue colourway of this Mechanimal. Standing at around 5.5" tall x 7" wide (depending on the positioning of the tentacles) and featuring moveable, changeable magnetic tentacles, these are pieces to play with and pose.

A pressure cast resin base and cockpit, piloted by the Lunartik mini tea vinyl toy, featuring DMS' signature hand sculpted tentacles. Hand painted and weathered, complete with clear acrylic display rod."
This colourway is limited to 15pcs, and are "made to order". Priced at £49.99 plus shipping, you can NOW order DMS' "Octeapus: Deep Blue" here online!

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Custom Feature: Tequila #Batman by David Stevenson


David Stevenson shares with us images of his recent "Batman"-themed custom Muttpop Tequila, who made a public display debut at ToyConUK 2016, and is now available to purchase. Priced at £150 plus shipping, interested parties are to email "davidstevensonart@gmail.com", or message him via his social media sites at: www.facebook.com/davidstevensonart / Instagram @davidstevensonart / Twitter @dstevensonart.

Kid Toxic "Gak" Edition - Custom Painted by Tru Slithers


Releasing Friday @ 4pm MST is the new Kid Toxic "Gak" edition, as custom painted by Tru Slithers on a "Kid Toxic" figure designed by Blurbleone. Limited to 4pcs and available online here for US$60.
"Paying homage to the wacky and weird early 90s when it was cool to have a bucket of slime poured on your head."

Eric Smith's CRONUS MAGNUS On Indiegogo Launched!


With his successful Kickstarter for "Vulkira" (released in 2015 & Reviewed #onTOYSREVIL), Eric Smith is poised to unleash the dreaded nemesis of Vulkira: CRONUS MAGNUS! And YOU will have a hand in making that happen!

Launched April 30th on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo and here now "live", here's what Eric had to say about the GID / Glow-in-the-Dark Cronus;
"Cronus Magnus is the follow up to my previously campaign-funded vinyl toy, Vulkira, released in 2015! Both are homages and influenced by my love of the old Japanese Jumbos and their American versions of the 1970s .

Every heroic robot (Vulkira) needs a nemesis, and that's where Cronus Magnus comes in! Still to scale with Vulkira, Cronus Magnus will stand at 10.5 inches tall, have 3 points of articulation, will be cast in GLOW-IN-THE-DARK vinyl, have a printed foil belly sticker, will have multiple, interchangeable attachments: 2 plain fists, 2 fists holding sickle weapons, a grappling hook, and a glow-in-the-dark sword! He will also come in a printed box packaging. Shinbone Creative, headquartered in Austin, TX, will produce Cronus Magnus."
(Read more here on the Indiegogo!)


Daniel Yu's Jiangshi Acolyte in Vinyl by Unbox Industries

"Thrilled to finally be able to share with everyone my collaboration with Unbox Industries! This giant sized Jiangshi Acolyte has been almost a year in the making. I wanted the new piece to be decked out to the nines, and the team at Unbox delivered. The original was 3D scanned, upsized, detailed and tweaked to fit the new scale.

The prototype stands here with a copy of the original. It measures just over 8 inches tall, will be cast in soft vinyl and features multiple points of articulation. More details soon on the first release, it won't be long!"
- shared Daniel Yu.


**CLICK HERE for continued coverage of Daniel's Jiangshi #onTOYSREVIL!

Star Wars Day 2016 @ Ocbc Square - outside Kallang Wave Mall (April 30-May 1)


From the air-conditioned mall at Suntec City for last year's fan celebration, to this year's weekend of fun in the sun at Ocbc Square - outside Kallang Wave Mall, is the annual STAR WARS DAY!

Happening the Labor Day weekend of April 30th to May 1st, this fan-organized event will feature and showcase costumed appearances by Lucasfilm-recognised fan groups such including the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion & FightSaber, fan art, and of course a massive display of Star Wars toys from 1977 to 2016 - featuring everything from action figures to lightsabers & more!
"For the younglings, the annual fan favourite Kids Fashion Parade is back & open to all kids under 12 years old. Come dressed in your Star Wars finery on Sunday afternoon to register!" (Further event press via Facebook events)

29.4.16

(One-Off) ALFIE by UME Toys Drops April 29

WHO/WHAT-IS: "ALF is an American science fiction sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. Produced by Alien Productions, ALF originally ran for four seasons and produced 99 episodes, including three one-hour episodes which were divided into two parts for syndication totaling 102 episodes.

The title character is Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family."
(Wiki)

The classic TV character might remain as a fond memory and in DVD boxed set for most folks, but for folks in the art toy news, here's a little surprise (not if you've been stalking Instagram @richpage tho :p) to stir up some #TBT-excitement!

UME TOYS PRESS: "Lock up your cats as Melmac's hairy little son is crash-landing into the UME store. Sculpted from scratch he sits around 5.5 inches tall and sports a cat collar accessory (left over from a sandwich filling no doubt). This one off tribute to my favourite 80's alien will be up for rehoming this Friday 29th April at 9:00pm London time via umetoys.bigcartel.com." (Richard Page for www.umetoys.net)

TAG Exclusive ULTIOTL from Ukydaydreamer - Available April 29


Dropping Friday Aril 29th at 12PM PST exclusively via shop.toyartgallery.com are two new TAG exclusive editions of ULTIOTL from Ukydaydreamer! The 8" tall space-faring figure(s) features Uky's unique style and a slick metallic-laden paintjob, and will be available in Orange and Black editions (Price as-yet revealed at time of post).

A Look At HIGHTLIGHT Diversion 2 illustration sine from Ryuji Oguni

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Here are glimpses at the awesomeness that which is Ryuji Oguni's self-published illustration sine [HIGHLIGHT] "Diversion2" - with this issue showcasing mecha design and art, and comic panels with collaborators Abdul Qadim Haqq, Wolfen-Graphix, FLYACE, Dynagon, QUICCS + 3TX aka Raf Banzuela, as well as Ryujji's own KAGE (Shadow) figure!

Folks interested to score an issue for themselves could head unto [next33] @ shop.next33.com (currently no listing tho…). Schweet job, Ryuji-san! :)


"Lucky You & Me APO Frogs" by Twelvedot for Thailand Toy Expo 2016


Since my earlier announcement post, South Korean creator Twelvedot has revealed both the figures and the packaging for their "Lucky You & Me APO Frogs" (with the product reveal to happen at Booth B4 @ Thailand Toy Expo).

CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand

Booth no: B4, Zone: Temp
4 May 2016 (Grand Opening)
5 - 8 May 2016 (Event Day)
10.00 am - 10.00 pm
MESSAGE FROM TWELVEDOT: "Worldwide sales of our new frogs will start after we come back from Thailand. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list for new releases and ordering info, please leave us your email address in facebook page. Thanks!!!!"

Custom-Feature: Codename Noir Twins from Sekure D


Sekure D shares with TOYSREVIL two new custom MUNNYS he has completed (before news of his KR Collab drops), featuring "Codename Noir Brothers"! Currently available to purchase individually online via www.sekured.bigcartel.com - these custom 4" MUNNYs were made using an exclusively Black and White palette.
"Most of my work is very colorful, sometimes using 20+ colors in a custom so it was really fun to tone that down and rely on structure and my patterns on these guys. I am stoked with how they turned out …" - shared Matt.

Mecha Top Release by inami toys on April 28th

INAMI TOYS PRESS: "Presenting the next-gen Rock-Paper-Scissors Top! The Mecha Top is designed as a robotic mining exosuit. Each Top uses real cold-cast metal for the handle and drill. As an added feature, the Pilot is poseable by turning to face any direction. Each Mecha Top also comes with a rock base for display purposes. The play feature is very simple to use. Just spin it and once it stops whichever hand is raised is Mecha Top's move." - shared Kevin Nam @ inami toys)

In a limited edition of only 8, echo priced at US$70, look for the release online via inamitoys.com on April 28th at 8 PM EST!

Meanwhile, check out this splendid video from Kevin, who shares with folks an inside look at his process of creating the Mecha Top~!

Pig & Butterfly / Giraffe & House Resin Sets from Amanda Visell


PIG & BUTTERFLY resin set from Amanda Visell now up in the online shop on myswitcheroo.com. Limited to 25 pieces, @ US$90 per set, featuring hand sculpted, cast and painted figurines (pig measures about 4.5 x 3.5 x 3).

Also listed is another adorable pair: GIRAFFE & HOUSE - orderable here for US$90 - limited to 35 sets - featuring hand sculpted, hand cast, hand painted resin set (Giraffe measures 6 x 2 x 3). They be building an entire "village" methinks! Now someone needs to place ALL Amanda's creations in a single shot!

Ron English x TAG Jawbreaker MODZILLA available April 27

TAG PRESS: "Ron English's MODZILLA is back at TAG this Wednesday! The Jawbreaker MODZILLA stands 13" tall and features over 20 individual soft vinyl parts, including removable Rabbbit and Bunnny figures! This release is cast in a turquoise blue soft vinyl and is made in Japan. The Jawbreaker Modzilla is available for $165 on Wednesday, 4/27 at 12PM PST at shop.toyartgallery.com!"

ICE BAT KAIJU "PINK" by SUBCARISM Tokyo Available Online Now!

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You might have noticed the teasers (like bagged-n-tagged figure and promo video - embedded below) on @davidzhorvath, but the agonizing waiting-time is now up, with the ICE BAT KAIJU "PINK" currently up for purchase via subcarismtokyo.stores.jp!

Priced at 6,000 JPY per, the 150mm tall soft vinyl figure is limited to only 50pcs, and Made In Japan! Hopefully this'll be the first in a loooong line of re=juvenated "Ugly Kaiju" line (currently named "Ugly Doll Kaiju") last seen produced by Wonderwall.


27.4.16

Gary Ham's Android Series 5 A/P Set Drops April 29th

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Releasing this Friday, April 29th at noon PST online via www.superham.com/shop, is Gary Ham's "Android Series 5 AP set". Priced at US$89 per set, limited to 30 sets - each set includes both figures and a 6" x 6" letterpress print.

Candie Bolton's "Beginner Guide to Airbrushing Vinyl Toys and Sofubi How to get started!" Tutorial Video


Candie Bolton (www / Facebook) shares with folks a "Beginner Guide to Airbrushing Vinyl Toys and Sofubi How to get started" video tutorial, featuring basic information on the supplies you'll need to start airbrushing vinyl toys, specifically sofubi (Japanese soft vinyl).

You folks need to follow her on Instagram @candiebolton / Twitter @candie_bolton to check out her art too!





Funko Does Aliens: ReAction: Aliens 3-Pack & Pop!Vinyls for August Release


In lieu of a "product release" on Alien Day #alienday426, Funko does a "product announcement" instead, with news of the "ReAction: Aliens 3-Pack" and "Pop! Movies: Aliens" - both dropping in August! Do check in with your fav retailer(s) for pricing and availability.
ReAction: Aliens 3-Pack FUNKO PRESS: "This time there's more! The Aliens ReAction 3-pack features Ripley, the 5 1/2 inch Power Loader suit, and the Alien Queen, which stands at 5 1/2 inches tall!"

Pop! Movies: Aliens FUNKO PRESS: "Ellen Ripley makes her Pop! debut alongside a super-sized 6" Alien Queen Pop!"

An Alien Facehugger Egg Dustbin To Excite Any Room, in September 2016!


Earlier this year I featured (on PopcornX) a "life-sized" motion activated Alien Egg Unbox Industries, as seen at HK Toy Fair - featuring a storage/refuse bin that had a motion sensor activating the opening of the bin (the video clips has since been pulled tho) … Well, it's happening - just not for #alienday426, but coming in September 2016!

Check out the above video clip (before it gets pulled, and stay connected to Instagram @unboxindustries for updates!

Revealed: 8-Pack UGLYDOLL Mini Monsters by Toy Art Gallery


And while we've gotten excited over glimpses before, today we get to see the upcoming 8-Pack Mini Monster sets from UGLYDOLL x Toy Art Gallery! And it's quite a handful of red AWESOME! Stay tuned for further info for these adorable sofubi creatures!

Teaser photo of the upcoming Ugly Dolls Mini Monsters series. Very excited to work with #uglydolls on this project.

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"BigBot CE" by MAFIA Factory to debut at Bangkok Comic Con 2016


Thailand's MAFIA Factory reveals a new CE figure, with the "BigBot CE"! A 10-inch clear ABS Plastic CE Bot which can hold a Buddy CE inside (imagine it filled up with pastel colored Baby CEs!).

Look for it to be released first at the coming Bangkok Comic Con 2016 (April 29-May 1st, 2016).

Mystery Minis: Harry Potter from Funko


Funko announces their first series of Harry Potter Mystery Minis, slated for a July-release, featuring a bevy of characters from the movies, that if we attempted to collect as Pop!Vinyls, would have our wallets cry out in pain, collectively! Now if only they made the train(s) for these minis too!
FUNKO PRESS: "The Boy Who Lived is accompanied by his friends, Hermione and Ron, as well as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Dobby the house-elf, Draco Malfoy, Professor McGonagall, and Rubeus Hagrid are part of the set, too! This set also prominently features animals from the series, including Hermione’s cat, Crookshanks, Hagrid’s over-sized boarhound, Fang, and Hedwig, Harry’s owl, among others. Beware, you may even find yourself with He Who Must Not Be Named!"

‪WHIH Newsfront: The Cost of Saving the World‬


Instead of asking you to pick a side, WHIH Newsfront asks: "Who Should Pay for Avengers Damage?"

A new "Captain America: Civil War" viral promo video takes the guise of a televised news-report, and actually asks a more pertinent question, which directly affects "Joe Public". Who Do YOU Think Should Pay?

Call For Submissions: #drawajawa & #drawawookie for #MayThe4th 2016

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Calling for #fanart submissions for #DrawAJawa and #DrawAWookie! Looking to feature your interpretation(s) of Jawa and/or Wookies to be featured on the #TOYSREVIL blog come #maythe4th #starwarsday!

Chewbacca made a comeback in the recent "The Force Awakens", while Jawas remain in the classic Lucas movies before Disney took over the Galaxy, Far Far Away ... so let's not forget the Jawas! And roar to the skies with Wookies! Or at least, that's the plan anyways :)

Drawing or Custom Toy, colored or black-n-white - TAG me your new artwork/drawings on Instagram, or email me at "toysreviler [at] gmail.com" ASAP! May the 4th is just around the corner too...!

This is purely for fun and tribute, and May The Force Be With You, very soon!

Cheers and looking forward to see your art!
Andy TOYSREVIL

26.4.16

"RAGE" - Alien-themed lithoprint by Orlando Arocena for #alienday426

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Currently available for purchase online via www.acmearchivesdirect.com is this official 35th anniversary Alien-themed print from artist Orlando Arocena - titled "RAGE"! Priced at US$40 per 18" x 24" (paper size / image size: 15.8" x 22.8") Limited Edition Lithograph with metallic glitter layer, this 395 piece hand-numbered edition comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!

Collectible Toys for #alienday426


On the eve of Alien Day (scheduled for April 26th in the U.S.), we take a look at what TOYS are available to be had for #alienday426 - as-listed in my previous post!

01. Funko LLC‘s Aliens Queen & Power Loader and Ripley figure set.
- STATUS: TBC

02. NECA‘s first ever Lieutenant Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) and Newt (Carrie Henn) figures
- STATUS: "Those aren't for #alienday426 but are for later this year." (@NECA_TOYS)

03. A Kenner toy-Inspired Ellen Ripley figure from NECA.
- STATUS: Revealed!

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7" tall Alien Day Exclusive Kenner Tribute Ripley Action Figure comes with Mini-Comic! Available only in Toys R Us and Hastings stores the week of 4/26. Online Availability on 4/26 will be available on the Toys R Us website beginning 4/26 – use necaonline.com/AlienDayRipley to take you there. "A super limited number" - mentioned necaonline.com.
FIGURE DESCRIPTION: "Celebrate Alien Day 2016 with a special edition tribute to the classic Kenner Ripley figure from the early ’90s! Lt. Ellen Ripley comes with bandolier and smartgun accessories, plus a commemorative reprint of the Dark Horse mini-comic that was included with the original release in 1993. The 7-inch scale figure features the likeness of Sigourney Weaver, and has over 25 points of articulation. The blister card packaging is an homage to the classic as well, and features a collectible file card with bio."


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04. Alien Ripley 1/6th figure from Hot Toys.
- STATUS: 1/6 Alien Warrior has been announced as of this post.


05. 1:10 scale Warrior Drone ARTFX+ statue from Aliens and mini “Big Chap” figurines from Kotobukiya.
- STATUS: Only an graphic plate has been announced so far (via Twitter @koto_official).


06. Super7 has been steadfast in revealing their toys, including the Alien ReAction carrying case with exclusive GID Alien ReAction figure, a "Alien Nostromo 3-Pack", Alien Queen Molten Silver Gray (made with Secret Base).

*These artifacts will be available Instore only at 11:00am PST and then Online at 7:00pm PST on Tuesday, April 26th.

*No news on the Alien Muscle figures at time of this post (WHAT).

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07. VCD (*Vinyl Collectible Dolls) Alien figure(s) from Medicom Toy.
- STATUS: Revealed!

- 220mm tall "VCD WARRIOR ALIEN" by H8GRAPHiX x MOTOR KEN @ ¥8,800 per available online (for overseas orders) on 4/26)

- 220mm tall VCD ALIEN (re-release) by H8GRAPHiX x MOTOR KEN @ ¥8,800 per available online (for overseas orders) on 4/26)


From Mini-Mates comes this stop-motion animation featuring Deluxe Ripley with Power Loader, Deluxe Alien Queen with Bishop, and Series 2's Newt! (Animation by Alex Kropinak). Diamond Select Toys is going the full mile with their collectibles, viewable on diamondselecttoys.com/aliens, and you can order Aliens products from your local comic shop (Find a comic shop at bit.ly/findcomicshop). Check out their new 4" tall vinyl "Vinimates" (Designed by Art Asylum):

Preview for Fools Parade STILLNESS at Thailand Toy Expo 2016 (May 5-8, 2016)

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"What (are) your dream toys of childhood?" asks Alan Ng of Fools Paradise (Facebook / Double Fools), and he will show you his at the coming Thailand Toy Expo @ CentralWorld, Bangkok (May 5-8, 2016) with "Fools Parade STILLNESS".


Previews here include glimpses at figures and playlets, including the horned "Three Kings – Floating Bull", Ghostbusters' ECTO-1, an in-flight mode Delorean from "Back to the Future", what looks to be a At-At ride, see-saw set, and more here.

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