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Posted by Leah Bayer on May 15, 2013 | 1 Comment
By now, we all know that Chima Group is the master of cute. After all, their past figures include things like a dinosaur in rain boots, a brontosaurus in a scarf, and a bird wearing a bowler hat and a banana peel. Their sense of whimsy knows no bounds! And they are Japanese, so of course the cuteness factor is off the charts. But I think with this new release, named Kanicoro, they have actually managed to top themselves.
How is that possible, you ask? Well, it’s a crab. A TEMPURA CRAB. WITH GOOGLY EYES. I CAN’T EVEN. Look at its face! The smile! The eye stalks! His little crab claws! I need an army of these guys asap. Thankfully even though Chima Group is a kaiju company, their popularity in the US means that several stores will stock them in the US, so keep an eye on your favorite vinyl shop for these cuties in the coming weeks!
[via Chima's Blog]
Posted by Leah Bayer on May 14, 2013 | No Comments
As you probably know, we here at Plastikitty are huge fans of Paul Shih’s work-it’s adorable, affordable, and handpainted! What more could you ask for in a resin collectible? He’s got two new releases lined up for this Friday, May 17th–both were available at Chromacon, New Zealand’s big comic event, but thankfully there are some leftovers for us non-kiwis.
First up is a sakura-themed Sushi Kaiju. We have one in the original colorway and we love him! There are only ten and these pink cuties retail for $60 a pop. Next up is a gorgeous aqua colorway of Bevil (look at that blue butt!), whose original splendid green release I sadly missed out on. But we did snag the Sunset one at NYCC! This is also a release of 10 and will be $50 each (plus shipping). They’ll go up at 1PM PST on the 17th in his online shop, so don’t be late!
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on May 11, 2013 | No Comments
Way back at NYCC we showed you a whole bunch of new figures from ESCToy set to be released over the next year or so and Zone 6 was one of those pieces. This post-apocalyptic hyper-detailed piece features what appears to be some sort of skeleton warrior, Zone 6, and his minion, the Nasty Companion. I love the mix of the eastern and western design styles in this piece and if you do too, you can head on over to the ESCToy store and add this pair to your collection for $150. Act fast though, there’s only 10 of these guys out there to terrorize your collection!
Posted by Stephen Donaldson on May 11, 2013 | No Comments
As you know, we here at Plastikitty are big fans of Argonaut Resins’ Tuttz figures and today we get to bring some new news regarding these plasticine felines. Artist Adam Pratt, whose customs showed up at Argonaut Resins’ table at Toy Fair, has joined Argonaut Resins’ creative team full time and he’s kicking things off with a few new customs!
First up, as seen in the header is the Armored Golem MK1 8″ Tuttz custom which features metallic paint and battle-worn accents. Next up is the second 8″ Tuttz, the Sekhmet Tuttz, who first showed up back at Toy Fair and now has received an awesome resin base. Rounding out the releases are two more mini Tuttz in the Tuttz Beginnings series, which are quite different from the first releases.
Considering I own the Beginnings mini Tuttz that already went up, I’m most certainly a fan of all of these! I’ve been in love with the Sekhmet Tuttz since we first saw it and the new resin base addition is just gorgeous. The Armored Golem is also stunning with its rivet work and it’s sure to make someone very happy. If you want to add one of these Tuttz to your collection, they’ll all be up on Tuesday, the 14th, at 10 PM EST on the Argonaut Resins webstore.
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 26, 2013 | No Comments
ESC-Toy is one of the few vinyl/resin companies that produces figures for all ends of the specturm: everything from small, cheaper figures for those of us who are broke to super limited, super expensive runs for the avid collector. This post is about the latter, since there are 3 mega-rare figures on the horizon! The first is a ‘Dramatic Bastard’ Pretty Boi cast in gorgeous clear resin and will cost you $250.
Then there’s a coveted S.Maria in Sato retailing for $400, and some custom painted Nathan Drakes all hand-done by Erick Scarecrow himself which will be $500. Each of these are slightly different, so no two are alike! All 3 of these different releases are APs and shipping in the US is only $1 in the ESC shop. These will go live at 11AM EST on the 27th, so get your F5 key ready!
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 10, 2013 | No Comments
Foster has become one of Super7′s most popular sculpts, and one of his first releases was Mint. In fact, it was his first general release, with the other two being in Lucky Bags and at SDCC. They’re going back to Fosters’ roots, or should I say back to his…. dough *badum tssss* (oh god I’m sorry I couldn’t resist) with this new reverse mint colorway which features a teal mint cookie with chocolate brown filling.
He’ll retail for $25 a pop and will go up for sale at Noon PST tomorrow the 11th. You can snag one right here, though the link won’t be active until the sale starts!
[via Super7's Blog]
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 4, 2013 | No Comments
Sergey Safonov, one of my favorite artists in the vinyl/resin medium, always seems to be topping himself. Last time it was the ridiculously awesome ‘Govra Deity of the End’ and now we’ve got a piece that I really hesitate to even call a toy at all: clearly, this is art. ‘The End of the Man’ is a standalone sculpture that represents the end of the lifecycle of one of his most popular sculpts: Godot, who we’ve seen grown up and in child form.
This, apparently, is how our feathered friend ends up: dead, nothing left but a beautiful skull. It’s morbid, obviously, but also gorgeous in a very creepy way. This large porcelain piece retails for $120 and you can grab one in his store.
Posted by Leah Bayer on April 1, 2013 | No Comments
Kidrobot is the reason I got into collecting toys of any kind: Stephen and I were browsing the clothing in their SoHo store and the Span of Sunset Cheshire Cat screamed out my name. And thus it began! But in the 4 years since we picked up that piece I’ve found my interest in KR and vinyl as a whole waning. It just seems less and less inventive, to the point where I can’t really recall any non-kaiju pieces I’ve been lusting after in the past 6 months or so… until now.
This collaboration with South African artist Colus is simply stunning. ‘The Hunted’ is a black & white 8″ Dunny modeled on the Springbuck/Springbok, a type of antelope. I find it almost haunting, very minimalistic but still moving on an emotional level. I honesty can’t even recall another 8″ design I’ve loved as much as this one! It’s limited to only 1,250 pieces, retails for $75 a pop and will go up for order on April 11th (which just happens to be the day before my birthday… hmm…)
[via Kidrobot's Blog]