29.5.15

TOYSREVIL Reviews Eric Smith's VULKIRA


Reviewed here today is the VULKIRA SHOGUN WARRIOR COLOR WAY-DELUXE PACKAGE (Available here for US$85), and includes the Vulkira figure, a left and right fist attachment, blueprints, sticker and limited edition, signed and numbered Gocco screen print.

FYI: The sketch is not part of the package, but is in turn a splendid add-on from creator Eric Smith! THANKS!


As well you can have the 8.5" tall vinyl figure by itself, with this "Warrior Edition" priced at US$60 - as fantastically produced and manufactured by Unbox Industries!

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Goodleg Toys' He-Fak Preorders Start May 30

“He-F**k ain’t nothing to f*** with”? Need something to f*** He-F**k with? Well, here’s He-Fak! The meanest He-F**k bootleg of the Universe! ;)

Goodleg Toys presents HE-FAAAAAAK (*name echoes into infinity*) - with this 5" tall hand-casted blue resin figure coming in hand-painted and features absolutely zero articulation - pre-orders beginning May 30th, 11am GMT+1 (Berlin time) on goodlegtoys.storenvy.com!

Available as a single figure for US$55 shipped worldwide, or in a 2-pack w/ He-F**k for U$100 shipped worldwide! All comes bagged with header.

LUKE SKYWALKER in 1/6 by Hot Toys (Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope)


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Hot Toys announces and reveals their latest 1/6th-scaled figure in the Star Wars line, with LUKE SKYWALKER, as seen for the first time in "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope" - featuring the likeness of actor Mark Hamill in his youthful glory, courtesy of sculptor Kojun, with head painted and art directed by JC. Hong.

Scheduled for a release in the 1st to 2nd quarter of 2016, there is also a "Special Edition" (for selected markets only) to look out for, featuring "Bonus Accessories" of (A) a Stormtrooper belt with grappling hook and communicator, and (B) a blaster rifle. Do check in with your fav retailer(s)! Meanwhile, PICTURES, with the a dash off Hot Toys Press :)


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HOT TOYS PRESS: "Originally just a moisture farmer on the planet Tatooine, the young Luke Skywalker’s life began to change forever when he purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, and met the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, the infamous smugglers Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Princess Leia! Luke’s actions helped change the fate of the galaxy by assisting the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire and destroying the terrifying Death Star.

Today, Hot Toys is very excited to officially reveal the collectible figure of the central character in the original Star Wars trilogy – the 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Collectible Figure from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope!

The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, specially tailored costume, LED-lighted lightsaber, a hat with goggles, a poncho, detailed accessories, and a figure stand. A special edition is available in selected markets which include an additional Stormtrooper belt with grappling hook, a communicator, and a blaster rifle.

Your Star Wars collection wouldn’t be complete without this Luke Skywalker collectible figure."
(Hot Toys)

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The 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker Collectible Figure specially features:
- Authentic and detailed likeness of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in
- Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture
- Body with over 30 points of articulations
- Approximately 28 cm tall
- Interchangeable hair sculpture for wearing hat
- Eight (8) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of relaxed palms
- One (1) pair of palms for holding lightsaber
- One (1) gesturing left palm
- One (1) left palm for holding blaster
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:
- One (1) off-white colored tunic
- One (1) brown-colored belt with pouches
- One (1) pair of light beige-colored pants
- One (1) pair of light grey colored boots

Weapons:
- One (1) LED-lighted blue lightsaber (white light, battery operated)
- One (1) lightsaber hilt
- One (1) long rifle

Accessories:
- One (1) hat with goggles
- One (1) brown colored poncho
- One (1) pair of binoculars
- One (1) training helmet
- One (1) training remote
- One (1) droid caller
- Specially designed figure stand with Luke Skywalker nameplate and movie logo

Special Edition – Bonus Accessories (for selected markets only):
- One (1) Stormtrooper belt with grappling hook and communicator
- One (1) blaster rifle

Limited Edition MR. TTT Prints from Friends With You


Friends With You have also produced a new series of silk-screened prints to coincide with the 4th installment of Rainbow City. They will be available for purchase starting May 28th, 2015 at 12 pm PST here. (Sized 10 x 30 inches, printed on 90# Coventry Rag White paper, Edition of 25 - Photographed by: Brandon Farrington).

Each color comes in an edition of 25, priced at US$200 each print. A discount of $100 will be given when a set of all 4 is purchased: "Mr. TTT Earth Totem" (Green) "Mr. TTT Power Totem" (Pink) "Mr. TTT Light Totem" (Orange) "Mr. TTT Sky Totem" (Blue).

Rainbow City by Friends With You In Thailand @ Central Embassy (May 28-June 25)


Samuel Borkson & Arturo Sandoval III AKA Friends With You goes to Thailand, and brings with them their interactive installation "Rainbow City", and will be presented at the Central Embassy Mall in Bangkok (celebrating the mall's one year anniversary) from May 28th to June 25th. Check out some launch pics posted below! Truly wish we could see something like this is Singapore one day too! haha
"Rainbow City was originally commissioned by Luminato Festival of the Arts in Toronto, then shown at Art Basel Miami Beach with Pharrell Williams and Paper Magazine, and later at the High Line Park that runs through the Chelsea gallery district in NYC. Inspired by Holi, a festival effectuated by Hindu followers throwing brightly colored water and powder at each other, FriendsWithYou presents a vibrant collection of mutable, air-filled sculptures that encourages visitors to be active and explore, subsequently inventing their own ritual."



(Additional pics via @FriendsWithYou + @centralembassy)

Hell Raiser Night Gamer #4 - “PINHEAD” from Plaseebo

PLASEEBO PRESS: "The fourth in a new series of Night Gamers inspired by the Hell Raiser movies. A one of a kind custom vinyl with human eye inserts, open wound lines, metal pin inserts and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. Signed and dated 2015."
Available from the Plaseebo webshop on Wednesday June 3rd, do also check out individual images HERE on FB, if you so please :)

MEDICOM TOY EXHIBITION ’15 @ Parco Opens June 20th


The annual MEDICOM TOY EXHIBITION ’15 will be held at Shibuya Parco Museum this year, opening Saturday June 20th 2015, and exhibiting thru Sunday June 28th 2015. An event anticipated eagerly by fans, who are on the lookout for new figures debuting from the Japanese brand, from their variety of products. It takes much confidence in being able to reveal their future slate of products, IMHO.

As well there will be event "commemorative products" to be had (View listed ones here) including a 1000% BE@RBRICK BOBA FETT (¥36,000), 100% BE@RBRICK DARTH VADER & STORMTROOPER CHROME Versions (¥1,500), 400% of both (¥8,000), and a 400% "BE@RBRICK カリモク Antique Furniture Model"


MEDICOM TOY EXHIBITION ’15: "The evolving toy culture movement from Japan has spread to the world. It is beyond its genre and essential for our lifestyle as collection as well as the interior decoration.

Today, “MEDICOM TOY” is producing not only the action-figures but also introducing awesome collaborations in different field.

Every year, the exhibition gets a great response with the attractive lineups such as Apparel, interior accessories and of course figures."

“MEDICOM TOY EXHIBITION ’15″
Place: Parco Museum [Shibuya Parco Part1 3F]
Address: 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Period: Saturday June 20th 2015 to Sunday June 28th 2015
NOTE: No close date during term of exhibition.
Opening hours: 10:00AM~9:00PM
NOTE: Admissions are 30 minutes before closing.
Admission: 300 Yen (tax included)
NOTE: No charge for kids under elementary school.

Contact information
About exhibition: Parco Museum
TEL. 03-3477-5873 www.parco-art.com
About memorial item: MEDICOM TOY User Support
(weekdays 11:00AM to 6:00PM)
TEL. 03-3460-7555 www.medicomtoy.co.jp

Spidahopper Test Colorways from Topz Greenfull ToyDsign + Peek at TOYSREVIL-exclusive edition!


Thailand-based resin slinger Topz Greenfull ToyDsign shares snaps of his SPIDAHOPPER Stormtrooper x 6-armed spider resin figure, seen here in a variety of (test) colorways - LOVE that intense Glow-in-the-Dark version too! - and as well a montaged peek at the TOYSREVIL exclusive edition colorway, for 10x10 - Celebrating Ten Years of Bloggery! We'll have a closer look at this sweet red with black-rub figure soon, yeah? Can't wait to show you folks!

Stay tuned for further product availability info on topztoy.storenvy.com, and check out Topz WIPs on his Facebook album!


Animated Uglydoll Film from STX Entertainment Announced

"STX Entertainment will launch a family and animation division aimed at creating entertainment for film, television and digital platforms, Variety has learned.

The studio’s first project will be an animated feature based on popular toy line Uglydoll. It plans to explore future projects with Pretty Ugly LLC, the toy company behind the cuddly critters, in gaming, television and other arenas."
- reported Brent Lang for Variety (Read more via).
The film will be produced by STX Entertainment. Gigi Pritzker and OddLot will co-produce, and David Horvath and Drew Matilsky will executive produce on behalf of Pretty Ugly LLC. An animated UGLYDOLL feature? Yes, please!

How would YOU like it to be presented? Via flat 2D cell-art styled (like Horvath's illustrations)? Or a 3-dimensional CGI UGLYDOLL characters scampering about? :)

Totoro with Face Mask


The Totoro hiding behind a No-Face mask is an inspired touch … the Totoro holding an Iron Man mask, is funny as heck!

These indie toy figure is made in Thailand and features sculpt by Poom, with (test) resin casted by Topz Greenfull ToyDsign, and custom painted by Apirada Wongsakul. No news currently if these pieces would be made available for public sales tho … stay tuned for updates!

Cat Atomic x SubUrban Vinyl Atomic Bunny Releases May 29

SubUrban Vinyl PRESS: "The bunny is back and this time the Atomic Bunny is bigger than ever! The bunnies have evolved to a size that is more suitable for their awesome power! A mere 3" wasn't enough to fully contain them. So for this one Cat Atomic decided he needed to go for a bigger painted Joe Ledbetter 10 inch Chaos Bunny.

This guy comes complete with a custom painted sword and some custom packaging designed to hold back the Atomic power of the bunny. We are excited to collaborate once again with Cat Atomic to release him exclusively through our site where he will be available Friday May 29th at 3PM EST for US$199."

Final Edition of Hello Kitty Kaiju by Mark Nagata of Max Toy Co


There really isn't much product info I could share with you about this latest and last edition of the Hello Kitty Kaiju from Max Toy Co, except that it was launched at the closing party of the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibition at he Japanese American National Museum on May 22nd (the show closes on May 31st, FYI), and sold out of it's initial 50pcs.

Apparently there will be a restock of this clear-pink hand-painted edition, but you'll have to stake out the JANM twitter (@jamuseum) for availability details.

Are you ready for an all-clear BIG BONER from Blackbook Toy?


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UPDATED: Revealed are TWO Editions of Ron English's Big Boner: "Stealth" edition and "All Seeing Eye" edition. And while both are casted in clear sofubi, the "All Seeing Eye" edition comes with red doll eyes.

Designed by Ron English, featuring sculpt by T96, the “Stealth” edition is priced at 9720yen, while the “All Seeing Eye” can be had for 10260yen.

Pre-orders begin midnight of June 1st (Tokyo). May 31st 8am (LA), 11am (NY), 4pm (UK), 10pm (Thailand). Shipping would start mid June.


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Are you ready for an all-clear BIG BONER from Blackbook Toy? Designed by Ron English, this latest edition 21cm tall sofubi comes complete with insert dolls eye with red lens for optimum creepiness + awesomeness. Set for a release somewhen in June. Updates when I have them!

Yellow Sunshine Eye Heart Bunnies by Peter Kato Drops May 28

"Powered by the love of eye candy these Yellow Sunshine Eye Heart Bunnies embody the eye heart emojis they were inspired by. There will be 20 hand produced editions of these 3 inch bunnies & will be in my shop peterkatoshop.com tonight May 28th 8pm eastern time" -Peter Kato (Price is US$25 each).

28.5.15

#throwbacktoythursday with CapDuck by SHON SIDE


#throwbacktoythursday has been in the past a look back at "older" releases on the TOYSREVIL-blog, but starting with this post, I'll add on my own personal impressions and experiences, along with select toys showcased. It may well mean a whole lot of yakking on on my part, so you are also welcomed to head on to THIS FB ALBUM to peep the pictures only instead, no worries :)


The CapDuck Black/Gray edition was the first ever production CapDuck released in 2010, and has since been listed to be Sold Out. Do check in with your fav retailer(s) for hidden stock! FYI: The SRP for this 17cm tall collectible was US$69.90 per.


CLICK HERE to view more of SHON's and Mutineer Jun's booth at STGCC 2010 (snap above), and CLICK HERE if you want to read more about my experience at the Con that year sitting in a wheelchair :)

Introducing VAG (VINYL ARTIST GACHA) from Medicom Toy


The second series of VAG (VINYL ARTIST GACHA) has launched, thanks to Medicom Toy, featuring the designs of T9G, MIROCK TOY, BRIDGE SHIP HOUSE, and PUNK DRUNKERS.

Sized an average of 6cm and with a SRP of ¥500 per piece/capsule / per blind pull, I'd resisted this series for quite sometime now, until I saw it in person and on hand at Ozzo Collection a week ago, with Series 1 all bundled together and available as complete sets, or individual pulls … and I find myself lusting after them, which is tricky as I want to able to collect hem in complete SETS and not necessarily loose and single (which would have made swell toy-photo subjects here muahahahaha) … nevertheless might change my mind, especially when Series 3 comes! Why? Because one of the pieces features INSTINCTOY's CURIO :)

My personal collecting habits have veered toward the gashapon-sized variety recently, and these buggers totally fit my toy desire requirements for "art toy on a budget and space constraints"!


(Above: Series 1 seen and snapped at Ozzo Collection)

The "platform toy" notion is use sparingly here (unlike their BEA@RBRICKS), limited to 5 x colorways in a singular set. I suppose I could choose just one figure colorway from each design…?

I am personally haunted by the fact that when BE@RBRICKS Series 1 came out, where I had the chance to procure the entire (basic) set, I picked out my fav 4 to 5pcs instead, and since been unable to have a complete set … I know this makes me sound like a "hoarder" instead, maybe ... :p

Here's a look at the various series released and to be released (Source: Medicom Toy):


Above: Series 1 features design by PICOPICO, zariganiworks, KONATSU, and COSMOS project. Not the strongest series compared to 2 & 3 (to my own personal tastes anyways), but for collectists, don't miss out!


Above: Series 2 features designs from T9G, MIROCK TOY, BRIDGE SHIP HOUSE, PUNK DRUNKERS … quite a visually splendid series, methinks! Wouldn't mind collecting the whole set :)

Below: Series 3 features designs by RESTORE, ZOLLMEN, INSTINCTOY, and SUNGUTS (seen below). Also another sweet set to be had … oh man, I think I mighty be in "toy trouble" here … LOL

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