Rooster Angpao for CNY 2017

There are different words for it; “Red Packet”, “Red Envelope”, “Ang Pao” (in Hokkien), and “Hong Bao” (in Chinese/Mandarin) - but they all essentially mean the same thing: A predominately red colored printed envelope (opening vertically), with auspicious meaning text or design accents in gold foil - whereby (Chinese) folks use them to hold cash / dollar notes inside of them, to gift someone else, during the Chinese Lunar New Year (*or special occasions such as weddings, graduation or the birth of a baby), in an act associated with good fortune and good luck, well wishes.

Or as I would like to call it *Free Money* - especially when I was a unmarried young’uns, receiving them from our elders (Once you get married, you start to GIVE angpaos to others tho), but subsequently becoming uber-awkward, as one grows older and is not married, and relations might start thinking ”Aiyoh so old already sill take angpao, ah?”

Nevertheless, here’s a look at some angpao designs for this Year of the Rooster - and with the Chinese Lunar New Year happening this weekend, time to either start collecting them, or start filling them up with dollar-bills to give away!

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป #stickymonsterlab

A photo posted by Choi Rim (@fla_sml) on

์˜ฌ ๊ตฌ์ •์—๋„ ็ฆ ๋งŽ์ด ๋ฐ›์œผ์„ธ์š”๐Ÿ”ฅ#stickymonsterlab

A photo posted by BOO • ๅคซๆ˜ถๆœ (@boochangjo) on

Thank you @lefocker for #flabslab x #supernaturalfart red packets.

A photo posted by Yeo Hon Beng (@yeonardo) on

Irezimi Dokuro Man (with Red Hannya Mask) by ThreeTidesTattoo x Secret Base #toylook

A photo posted by TOYSREVIL (@toysrevil) on

Made in collaboration with THREE TIDES TATTOO, designed by HORIHIRO, and made by SECRET BASE in Japan, IREZIMI DOKURO MAN with Red Hanna Mask, was part of a line-up consisting of 4 x Dokuro Man figures, each standing 9.5cm/ SRP was 6,600JPY, available via I would hazard to say this was a 2016 release.


I was given a headsup to this figure from ANTZ (for his Byebye2016Hello2017 Q&A) - which was his sole toy purchase of 2016 (from Ozzo Collection, in Singapore) - and it’s a doozy! This particular gene of collectibles was not something I blog about often, so this was an interesting “search/hunt” for me too! Thanks to ANTZ and folks online, I managed to track down the figure’s source!

The figure features a full-body “tattoo”-design (excluding fists/hands and feet - which is different for each mask-figure) in their by-now iconic monochromatic combo of Grey/Black and Red colors, with this *Momiji Chirashi figure’s “skin” underneath (including “Skull head”) in GID / glow-the-the-dark.

ANTZ had also mentioned the “mask” (likened to a “helmet”, as opposed to a front-attached mask) was supposed to be worn, but could not fit, as he would’ve needed a “heat gun” to enlarge the mask first be able to fit, and that was not something he had wanted to screw up the figure by doing, as dope as he thought the figure was!

Thanks to ANTZ, we have some snaps to gawk at!


3ART COLLECTION: 1:1 Custard The Lab on sale Feb 2nd

ThreeA Toys will be selling “dogs”, come February 2nd on, and in this instance 1:1 scale life-sized sculpts of Ashley Wood-designed CUSTARD THE LAB canines - previously available as scaled collectibles!

These (anatomically accurate) Adventure Kartel Labradors are sized an average of 132cm x 90cm each faux pooch, and is made of fibreglass, with EACH of the designs shown here in an edition of only TWO figures! of course I’d go for the “Battle Hoodie Lab” and/or “Tracky Lab”, innit?

No “prices” revealed as yet, but I have a feeling they might not remain unadopted for too long …

[ MORE images HERE on #iliiike ]

AZAZEL (Blue Spirit Version) by POPprolific

Available to purchase now on is the new BLUE SPIRIT Version of POPProlific’s AZAZEL resin figure.

Priced at US$79.99 and standing 5.5" tall, this Glow-in-the-dark edition is limited to only 4 pieces! This was what Justin had to add about this resin figure;
"t’s not always easy to appreciate a GID figure when the shadows and highlights are not embellished so I designed this figure to be appreciated in the light and in the dark. By giving the folds and creases a healthy amount of blue wash they retain a ghostliness in the daylight.”

Time is on my side
I am he who changes skin
From the light of the fallen my voice is fire
Call me scapegoat from the mountain
I see the beauty in the daughters of man
I am the father of giants
The Enochi are dust yet I am always

(Super tiny edition size, inspired by the film Fallen)

New #adorablecircleoflife Collectible Toys from Alex Solis Drops Jan 24th

Get ready to add TWO more character pairs in your “Adorable Circle of Life” AKA ACoL art toy collectibles (Previous ”CAT & BIRD” and “SHARK & SEAL”), for when Alex Solis unleashes “OWL & MOUSE” and “FOX & RABBIT”!

Available for preorder on from January 24th @ 11am CT - here are a couple of in-hand snaps to share!

And while we await further product info to be unleashed, note that the previous 4-inch tall resin figures were priced at US$39.99 (+shipping), each limited to 250pcs. Stay connected to IG @alexmdc for updates (Pics via)!

ThreeA x Ashley Wood for 2000AD's FORTY YEARS OF THRILL-POWER FESTIVAL (Feb 11)

Ashley Wood
Limited Edition of 40

We here are ThreeA announces they will be attending 2000AD's FORTY YEARS OF THRILL-POWER FESTIVAL (Celebrating 40 years of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic) in London on February 11th @ Hotel Novotel London West - where they will offer up “a limited stock of our 2000AD collectible series figures and two very zarjaz prints by Ashley Wood available only at the show - featured here today!

No further news regarding online sales of these pieces.
Time to get your mules in! Or stake out online auction sites :p

Ashley Wood
Limited Edition of 90

Lowfool vs Lowfool : Inner Enemies from Fools Paradise w/ Preorders Beginning Jan 24th

Lowfool vs Lowfool : Inner Enemies from Fools Paradise will be available for pre-order on - beginning January 24th (from 00:00am HKG time) and ends February 14th, 2017.

Priced at US$255 (+30US Global Shipping), this set will be limited to 398 pieces worldwide. Made of Vinyl & PVC, this “Batman” character-inspired “Lowfool” is sized 27cm tall (in sit down pose) is the follow-up release to the earlier “Superman”-inspired “Lowfool vs Lowfool : Inner Conflict” circa 2016.

[ Still images HERE on Facebook ]

BBICN Exclusive 1/6 “DARK UNDERVERSE BAPHONAUT” from ThreeA Toys

ThreeA Toys has revealed images of “DARK UNDERVERSE BAPHONAUT” - an Exclusive BBICN Series “Investigating The Underverse”, delving into the lore pf POPBOT, its this 1/6th-scaled figure priced on for $1100 CNY (approx. US$160 / SG$228) for a February 24th release (pre-order?) for a 3rd quarter ship.

Don’t blame you if you think this looks like a Lasstranaut in BLACK, and with loads of battle pouches and a long loin fabric to cover up her possibly still-nekkid vajayjay (ala Lasstranaut going “Deep Space Commando” - NO, not official title, fhanks). But the boots be rocking!

*Note that the images posted here have been slightly brightened, but you can view the “original” images HERE on the TOYSREVIL FB-post :)

Valentine's Day Dorobanii from Javier Jimรฉnez Drops Jan 25th

Scheduled for a Wednesday January 25th release on the Stickup Monsters online store, is the Valentine's Day edition of Dorobanii from Javier Jimรฉnez! This mini run of only 8 x figures can be had for US$50 each - so only 8 people (or a max of 16 folks, including their partners) would be blissfully happy for VDay this year! Would YOU be one of them? :)

(Dorobanii was created by Javier Jimรฉnez and sculpted by Cristina Ravenna).


ELOISE KIM for #ByeBye2016Hello2017 on TOYSREVIL

WHAT-IS: TOYSREVIL asked a few select folks how their year was in 2016, and what plans are ahead for 2017! Stay tuned to continued coverage of ELOISE KIM (Instagram / Facebook) on #TOYSREVIL!

TOYSREVIL: How was 2016 for you? Share with us your most triumphant moment in 2016. Any disappointments you’d like to share with us?
ELOISE KIM: “To me, 2016 was a new beginning. I have met a lot of new people, and it was a time of new opportunities. I can honestly say that ATC was a very special time for me. As I participated in ATC, I was able to introduce myself through The Toy Chronicle. This became an incredible chance for many people to know Zipper Rabbit. After that, I made my first sale in My Plastic Heart. The original version was sold out in a single day.”
TOYSREVIL: What is your most favorite toy, or piece of art you've seen in 2016?
ELOISE KIM: “The toys I saw in 2016 were really diverse. Out of all the great toys, two of them were the most memorable. Both are from Unbox Industry. One was the Elfie Grilled Version by Too Natthapong and the other one was Little Rice by Tik ka. It is difficult to choose one of them, so I would like to say that both were my favourite.”

TOYSREVIL: What are you most looking forward to in 2017? Any plans for your work, for the new year you can share with us?
ELOISE KIM: “This year, I am planning on introducing Zipper Rabbit in TTF. I am very excited about this project. I am doing it together with my good friend, Raktang. Aside from TTF, there are still no schedules set. But, this year, I will show more toys than last year.”
Zipper Rabbit ATC2016

TOYSREVIL: Share with us, WHO you are and what you do?
ELOISE KIM: “I made my debut in ATC in 2015. In 2016, I participated as a member of White Pin. We are a team consisting of eight members students of Twelvedot. I work on the theme of isolation. Its first series is Zipper Rabbit. Zipper Rabbit brings awareness about discrimination. It also contains my own experiences.”

Custom Previews for “Yetimeggedon” @ Mothership Gallery

Previews of a select few custom and original creations for “Yetimeggedon” group show at Mothership Gallery, launching January 21st - where “yetis” from around the world will gather and wreck havoc! Or, have a party!

Curated by Dex Black (check out his IG @dexdexignlab for snaps of the show), it took me a minute to realize the “Mothership” is actually a brick-n-mortar manifestation of “Martian Toys” - imagine that haha

A photo posted by Kong Andri (@kongandri) on

East meets west. @tougui @__2oz__ #yeti #yetiseason #yetimageddon #designertoy #mothershipgallery

A photo posted by Dex Black (@dexdexignlab) on

I made yetis too... #yetimageddon #yetiseason #custom #designertoy #kidrobot

A photo posted by Dex Black (@dexdexignlab) on


INSTINCTOY Exclusive SALMON colorway MAGURO Senpai on Pre-orders Now!

Japan’s INSTINCTOY has since opened for pre-orders for their exclusive “Salmon” colorway of Mame Moyashi’s MAGURO Senpai!

In this particular instance, you need not “worry” about the “edition size” (yet), as the quantity of this colorway will be determined by the number of pre-orders it receives during the pr-order period - *which lasts from January 20th thru to Wednesday February 22nd, 2017.
"After the order period, we will contact the maker and tell them the consolidated order quantity. When the factory resumes operations after the Chinese New Year holidays, they will start to manufacture the figures. The schedule for the arrival of these products is predicted to be in the middle of April. After we receive them, we will prepare the packages and ship them to the customers at the end of April from Japan…” (INSTINCTOY-blog)

Price for each Maguro is tagged at 6,800yen (+ Shipping fee + PayPal Fee of 4.5%) - order able here on (*Read the full terms and conditions before purchasing) … price works out approx. to US$59 / SG$85 (excluding shipping).

Folks will receive an invoice after you make your order, and will be asked to pay the toy price as a deposit before 25th Feb. ”If the payment is not received by then, the order will automatically be cancelled.”

MOLLY Chinese New Year Set by Kenny Wong

Kenny Wong appropriately celebrates the coming Chinese Lunar New Year with the MOLLY CHINESE NEW YEAR SET - featuring a boxed set of 6 x (articulated) Molly figures - dressed with elaborately Dragon dance and Lion dance headgear, and adorable chickie-cosplay - along with nifty extras (like stickers and printed red packets!), and as well a chance to “win” a secret character!

As well the box set includes a ready-made display stand for all 6 of the Mollys. A very lush release indeed. Kennyswork constantly unleashes festive sets/series, but this is indeed an adorable festive set for Asians and folks celebrating the CNY season! Expect a February 2017 release.

JP Toys has gamely featured a couple of unboxing videos (featured below), which show the entire contents! For Your Reference; Their retail price is 2900 baht (approx. US$82 / SG$117). Do check in with your fav retailer(s) for availability and prices

Official Trailer for POWERLESS & “Wayne Security Commercial”

ABOUT THE SHOW: "Emily Locke lands her dream job as Director of Research and Development for Wayne Security in Charm City, home to super heroes and villains and citizens fed up with the collateral damage of their constant fighting. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her aspirations far exceed those of her new boss and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero." (

While we’ve been treated to promos before, this apparently is the “official trailer” for NBC’s upcoming “Powerless” television series, scheduled for a premiere Thursday, February 2 at 8:30/7:30c after Superstore.

Also released is this faux “Wayne Security Commercial” promotional piece (a Digital Exclusive):

Unboxing One Piece Gold BE@RBRICK

#OnePieceGold #bearbrick unboxing to come soon! #onepiece #toylife

A photo posted by TOYSREVIL (@toysrevil) on

Launched recently (Nov 2016, actually) is the One Piece Gold BE@BRICK from Medicom Toy - based on, and released in tandem with the “One Piece: Gold” animated film - available as regular blind boxed pulls (seen video below for box opening), and as a window-box featuring the entire line-up + 1 BB (a clear-tinted “gold” Luffy not from the Basic BB).

SRP is ¥648 per blind boxed pull of a 100% BB (7cm tall), with the figures coming in with a fixed dangle chain up top of their heads, and packed snuggly in a plastic tray inside the box.

Scored mine at Action City in Bugis - primarily had gotten them to do an unboxing video, but have since been quite smitten to want to have MORE! hahaha ahhhh, I’ll get over it soon enough I guess :p



C3PO & R2D2 by CHOGY Now On Pre-Order!

CHOGY of South Korea (Creator of “23BLOCK”) sends word of his figure set, currently up for pre-orders - with his re-interpretation of every Star Wars-fans’ droid couple “C3PO & R2D2”!

The Protocol Droid is now a human clad in a shimmery gold zip-up hoodie, while the R2 unit is now a “skateboard”! Standing 12 inch tall (C3PO), this will be a 20-piece hand-made (Resin) edition, with the price pegged at US$595 (exclude shipping fee), and can be ordered via emailing “” / or FB messaging him (*Payment via Paypal only). Don’t forget to tell him TOYSREVIL Sent You!

The couple first made it’s display debut at the “Starwars Rogue One Experience” in South Korea! Meanwhile, as you ponder your purchases, here are MORE images to gawk at!

arttoy 122
arttoy 75
arttoy 37
arttoy 15

FORTUNE TELLER (Chinese New Year Edition) by Paul Shih Releases Jan 25th!

New Zealand-based to-maker Paul Shih is set to usher in our collective Chinese New Years with a splendid spot of Good Luck, with his upcoming FORTUNE TELLER (Chinese New Year Edition) toy-release!

This CNY edition is limited to 5 pieces only (*GASP*), and will be made available via his online shop from January 25, 2pm PST.

This self-casted and hand-painted (Formerly known as “Mister Bing”) resin figure is now priced at only US$45 (+Shipping). Awesome to have you “back”, Paul!

ANTZ for #ByeBye2016Hello2017

WHAT-IS: TOYSREVIL asked a few select folks how their year was in 2016, and what plans are ahead for 2017! Stay tuned to continued coverage of Anthony Chong AKA ANTZ on #TOYSREVIL!

TOYSREVIL: How was 2016 for you? Share with us your most triumphant moment in 2016. Any disappointments you’d like to share with us?
ANTZ: “One major happening is my newborn baby girl! 10 months in making and her name is "CHLOE", and she is healthy and that’s what matters most now ... hhmmm let’s see what else happened …”

"Completed my PokemonGO collection…"

"Launched an artist series under a Thailand brand URFACE
with a group of ass kicking artist friends…"

"Celebrated my 10TH fucking years of painting in the streets!"

"Finally got invited to paint in BEIJING hosted by “DO THE WRITE THING” (HK). and
tried Peking Duck in Peking itself HAHAHAHA OH!And set foot on the GREAT WALL OF CHINA!"

"Finished a couple of awesome customs like ANTZ X LOIC…
Showcased not once but TWICE in ART AFTER DARK at Gillman Barracks…

"Exhibited alongside with graffiti legends for a show in pinacotheque - PRESSIONISM."

"Featured as a “Surface Pro 4” artist for Microsoft…"

"Started a few collaborations with artists for toys and paintings...will be launched in 2017."

"A few murals done with my wife Tiffany Yao (Instagram @tiffanyyaoqi / Facebook)."
ANTZ: “No epic disappointments so far, (although) I might have missed a couple of overseas trips, but it’s okie ... chances like this can be earned again!”
TOYSREVIL: What is your most favorite toy, or piece of art you've seen in 2016?
ANTZ: WOW! It’s been awhile since I’ve gotten a decent toy ... (“Kiddy Palace” is my joint now). Let’s see what’s my Top Ten (*Wishlist) is:
MAGURO Senpai Kinmedai
Nna Neon Green by Mighty Jaxx
SKULL BOMB from Jason Freeny X Mighty Jaxx


KEIKOTROOPER from Fools Paradise
please forget me - a mr clement ob

TOYSREVIL: What are you most looking forward to in 2017? Any plans for your work, for the new year you can share with us?
ANTZ: “…as mentioned, a series of collaboration of toys for this year, maybe a glimpse of my “solo” show, my wife’s solo show happening in 10th Feb (at Detention Barracks) … my kid’s 1st birthday … and more product launch and painting events. Upcoming a toy groupshow; “CHOKING HAZARD” at KULT on Feb 17th.”

TOYSREVIL: Share with us, WHO you are and what you do?

Instagram @antz_rscls / Facebook MCS ANTZ
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...