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@GeekeryDo: @mikeyturvey I agree with you. I stopped reading them because I got tired of it, though @Sir_Narwhal is correct that it's normal for comics.
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@GeekeryDo: @Sir_Narwhal @mikeyturvey yeh but that's just one arc and it's easy to read it all since, as you said, it's been put together like that.
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@NFern0: @Sir_Narwhal Sounds like (ohoho) specialist equipment. Black Friday is more mass consumer oriented isn't it?
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Posted by Leah Bayer on December 7, 2013 | No Comments
Okay, “new” might be a bit misleading. I’ve known about Koronekohone, an adorable kaiju figure from the Japanese company Dream Rocket, for a while now. But their availability in the US is severely limited, and they tend to sell out the second I find out about them. It’s become something of a quest for me to hunt them down, and now that there is not just one, but six (!!) different versions in stock somewhere, I feel compelled to share my good fortune. Because just look at those sly little buggers: you know you want one!
Lulubell Toy Bodega has six exclusive colorways available at the moment. There are three different colors (hot pink, hot blue, hot green) and two different finishes (furry and smooth), bringing us… well, six combinations, as I’ve mentioned. They’re only $25 each so it actually wouldn’t be that pricey to get all 6, but we opted for the furry set. I can’t wait till they come in! You can pick up your own Koronekohone here: and this is defintitely not a decision you want to sleep on, because this figure goes fast!
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on November 26, 2013 | No Comments
Erick Scarecrow of ESCToy has been trying for years upon years to bring his dreams to the screen in the form of anime, and finally, he’s gotten the chance — his 9 Deadly Killer Pussies Kickstarter is now live! In cooperation with Asahi Production, together they’re trying to reach a goal of $159,999 to produce 20 minutes of animation. The show revolves around 9 people who are randomly given shape shifting powers to turn into cats via an ancient stone in the hopes of battling zombies. The show sounds like a whole bunch of fun and hopefully it can get funded. If you want to help them out, you can pledge $9 to $9,999 or more with various items being offered for each level as well from plushes to resin figures and even the ability to have your own cat put into the show. Head on over to Kickstarter to help them out so that this East meets West anime can come to fruition; there’s only 21 days left!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 25, 2013 | No Comments
My first ever custom vinyl toy was a full-sized Lunartik, done by one of the awesome artists on the Kidrobot forums. Since then I’ve had kind of an obsession with the little guys, owing in no small part to my great love of tea. I mean, how many tea-themed toys are there? Pretty much only one. Especially since they tend to not only be shaped like tea, but have tea-related names (like Lady Grey!).
We often get holiday-themed releases, and for this upcoming Halloween (it’s the end of October already?!) we’ve got a special Witches Brew edition! Complete with a missing eyeball and a (literal) bloodbath. This is one of the smaller Lunartiks so it’s only £20.00 a cup, and limited to only 231 pieces! They are all numbered and signed, and are sure to sell out fast. You can snag one here, but act fast–orders will only run until Halloween!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
Cryptozoology, the study of animals that may or may not exist, is a pretty interesting subject. On the tamer ends it includes things like black tigers, and on the more extreme it deals with creatures like Bigfoot… or jackalopes! For a (pseudo)science field there’s a surprising amount of crossover with the toy world, maybe because imaginary animals are totally awesome. I’ve always been a fan of jackalopes… I mean, what’s not to love? A cute little bunny with deadly horns on its head, ready to look cute and mess up your stuff. Sadly we don’t get as many jackalope-inspired toys as we do with things like Yetis and such, so I jumped at the chance to buy Frombie’s adorable Kami toy.
Kami comes in a couple colors, and is available still on their website, but being a lover of all things girlie I obviously went for the pink version! I’ve been meaning to take him out for a romp in the garden, and with summer winding down it was basically my last chance to do a shoot without fall leaves everywhere. So hit the jump and see what trouble this jackalope got into!
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 13, 2013 | 1 Comment
By now I’m sure most people know about Welcome To Night Vale, the deliciously surreal Prairie Home Companion-meets-Stephen-King podcast that’s created a huge fanbase that’s pretty much ravenous for mechandise (since very little exists). And when it comes to figures, well.. they’re pretty much non-existent. On that front we’ve got some good news! And… some bad news.
Let’s start with the good! The talented Armelina has created some gorgeous resin Khoshekh’s kittens in truly stunning colorways. That Oil Slick, oh my! The bad news: they’re not actually for sale. Right now you can enter a Tumblr giveaway for some of these cuties, and if you happen to be an artist who has Night Vale related goodies in your repertoire you might be lucky enough to trade for one of these dementedly cute kitties! As for me, I’m just going to sit in the corner and cry a little.
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on October 9, 2013 | No Comments
Selina Briggs is bringing her Jelly Empire back to NYCC this year and she’s decided to bring as much fun as humanly possible to the convention as possible in the process. Set up over with Argonaut Resins at booth #325 some amazing customs will be on hand from the world of TV and the world of comics. First up is The Jelly Empire Time: a custom set of Jellybots dressed up as the characters from Adventure Time! We’ve got Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess, and the Ice King so far and I can’t wait to see these in person.
Next up is The Jelly Empire Adventures Comic done in a similar campy vein of the Adam West Batman TV series and will feature Bat-Tuttz and Jelly Wonder along with The Mad Botter. Last, but not least, is The Jelly League which includes Super Jelly, Batbot, Martian Bot-hunter, Hawkbot, Wonder Jelly, Flashbot and Jelly Lantern and is looking mighty spiffy! Hit the jump for a quick video introducing The Jelly League and check these all out in person from Thursday through Sunday at New York Comic Con!
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
One of my favorite booths to check out every New York Comic Con is Argonaut Resins’ booth (this year, #325) because, well, who can’t love Tuttz, I mean, our site’s name is Plastikitty and they’re literal plastic kitties! This year, Eric has a ton in store for us along with a bunch of works by some friends of his. First up are some gorgeous Mummy Tuttz customs from artist Megan Smithyman and some Egyptian God customs from Clinton Yaws. Both really live up to the Egyptian vibe of the figures and transform a modern silhouette into something from millenia ago.
Next up are the Cracked Cat Mini Tuttz blind box release, which will be available at Suburban Vinyl’s booth (#208) and will be a run of 12 blind boxed figures (6 black, 4 red, 2 white) with 3 glow in the dark chase figures mixed into the bunch. Also on hand will be some O’Bot customs by Adam Pratt, Selina Briggs, Clinton Yaws, Emily Bee, and Soko Cat, which are teeny tiny and adorable. Last, but not least, some new glow in the dark alien Tuttz will be on hand, but little is known about these invaders yet. That’s not all that will be on hand, just all that is known currently, and I can’t wait to see the rest of it as well as all of these amazing pieces in person on Thursday.
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on October 9, 2013 | No Comments
Getting ready for NYCC this week and weekend? Well, Kidrobot will be there again with quite a few things in tow as well to fulfill your collecting needs… or not. First up is a new 6″ Homer in a Day of the Dead outfit, who will be available Thursday for $49.99. Basically, it’s the same as the version already out, except in a black suit instead of a white suit. Next up is a 3″ gold figure of Ryu from Street Fighter who will retail for $14.99 and most likely become an instant collector’s item like the other gold Street Fighter pieces. If toys aren’t your thing though (why are you reading this blog then, but that’s besides the point), a new Mishka Keep Watch Labbit beanie will be available just in time for the cold weather for $35.00.
But wait, there’s more! It seems even less people are still interested in vinyl figure collecting than previously thought as — wait for it — their SDCC exclusives will be available at NYCC. Yes, you read that right, the glow in the dark Mishka Keep Watch Labbit ($99.99) and hat will be available along with the glow in the dark Locodanta 8″ Dunny ($99.99). I’m quite surprised that neither of these low run number releases sold out at SDCC, but between the lack of interesting releases and the lack of money due to the economy, it seems collectors are finally done with vinyl. If you want to pick anything up for yourself, though, you can hit up Kidrobot’s booth #607 all four days of the convention.
[via The Kidrobot Blog]
Posted by Leah Bayer on October 2, 2013 | No Comments
With all the PVC coverage we do on the site, it’s easy to forget that Stephen and I own a lot of vinyl–well over a thousand pieces (you may have noticed we’re not the best at keeping track of things). In fact, given that they tend to be on the smaller side compared to PVC as well as both harder to come by and more expensive, we often forget ourselves! There’s really nothing better to help you get re-aquainted with your collection than a photoshoot, so I decided to take one of my favorites out in the garden: ESC-Toy’s Yarn Shroom.
I’m a big fan of pretty much anything with cat ears, even if they are on my least favorite vegetable (though whether fungi are really plant, animal or somewhere in between is always up for debate!). It seems I generally have a fondness for mushroom figures–I guess because I don’t have to think about eating their gross slimy flesh. And Yarn Shroom is anything but gross: cute, devious, beautiful, fascinating to look at in the light, but far from icky. So check out his adventures in the gallery, and expect a visit from his green cousin to pop up later this fall.