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TOYSREVIL's Top Ten Toy-Wants for 2014


I told myself NOT to do up this list, least it came across as if I was trolling for free toys (IT IS NOT, and I very seldom ever ask for "free toys"), a constant annual struggle yet again a "losing-fight" I am content to be saddled with (eh) … As much as I celebrated my Top Ten Toys for 2014 (and Top Twenty Toys), I too need to give due to my wants-but-do-not-have … with this list featuring "production toys" (NOT one-off customs). Presenting TOYSREVIL's TOP TEN TOY-WANTS FOR 2014 - in no specific order:


KOOKIE NO GOOD (STGCC Edition) from Scott Tolleson: Should have grabbed a piece when I first stepped into STGCC, and am still kicking myself hard for it, you have no idea how badly. Would have been my "first" tho … still, I got me a Gold Deadbeet in lieu, so "Thanks, Scott!" :)

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PANDA CLASSIC from Cacooca: Adorable panda in vinyl form. I heart pandas and I have a distant emotional connection to pandas (I used to draw animal characters in comic-strips years go for an ex-gf, and I used a panda to depict myself *blush*). One day I will get one for myself … one day!

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KILLER DONUT from Aaron "Angrywoebots" Martin X FLABSLAB: Because "panda". And because is killer-cute. 'Nuff Said. What? Can't you see for yourselves how killer-adorable it is?

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LEPUS PELLIS OS OMENTUM from Nychos x Mighty Jaxx: Are you kidding me? Who The Hell Doesn't Want One? OF COURSE with the painted innards, doesn't matter if it's the Black or White Rabbit! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA


BELLA DELAMERE (DEAD OF NIGHT EDITION) from Doktor A x Arts Unknown: Very closely edging out "Mr Pumfrey and his Astounding Mechanised Perambulator", Doktor A's Bella still has my toyheart in sway, with the black with red accented Dead Of Night Edition cutting into my heart's desire… ah. what a beautiful toy-death! And the irony-of-ironies is, Bruce is having a sale on his online shop @ mechtorians.bigcartel.com with discounted pricing on most Bellas, EXCEPT for this particular colorway! *D'OH*

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BOBA by Luke Chueh x FLABSLAB: Obviously priced beyond my meager abilities … untouchable fruit always tastes awesomesauce, don't they? How can anyone not want this? LOL

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PENELOPE MCSTOMPSALOT (BLACK Edition) by Huck Gee: OMFG iWANT! Can never resist "black", much less "mecha in black" and I am gagging like a little bitchboy for one, FML.


WAKANEKO by Javier Jiménez: From drawing to collectible, the all-original WAKANEKO The Yokai Cat looks ever splendid and embodies the spirit of character-creation that endears close and deep in my geek-loving-heart. The OG colorway still looks the best. The different colorways released so far makes me gag to have a TOYSREVIL-Edition run! But still, I desire one for my own collection, either which way LOL

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VINYL LOIC by BanaNa ViruS: The toy-lover in me desired it! But my wallet slapped me down hard. And has continued to slap me silly for most if not all of the items in this list. Having seen numerous smaller-sized loics produced by BanaNa ViruS himself, I longed to own one … then I blogged about and saw the upsized version in Metallic Purple, and I lusted for it! THEN, I saw the (Sold Out) Pearl Edition colorway, and I fainted OMG … BUT the multi-colored versions made me go knock my head against the wall, tearful for not being able to afford them ALL … *kok-kok-kok*

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SUMMER WARS FIGURINE SET from VOLKS: Seen at AFA 2014 at the Volks' booth. Pawed it. Baulked at it's asking price. Walked away indignant at said asking price. Been thinking of it ever since. Poison runs deep in the blood, regardless of hw long ago the set was released … frankly I still would not part with my monies at that price tho, BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN I DON'T STILL WANT IT! *drools*

#LookBack DECEMBER 2014


No rest to be had until the last day of December 2014, what with Anime Festival Asia 2014 (Dec 5-7), and Toy Soul 2014 (Dec 19-21, 2014) to help wrap up a toy-ful year!

Memories for "December" was of course much clearer than the beginning of the year, and while it had been a mixed bag of memories good and not-so-spectacular, it too help served as a gauge for what the blog direction is to come for 2015, as sure as my blogging habits and direction has since changed, and is changing still, brought on by both practicality and of my own physical health, the two ever entwined.

Be that as it may, focusing still on the last month of 2014, I held a Christmas themed contest, and nobody came to the year-end party LOL (maybe folks prefer Xmas Parties instead? :p) … Speaks volumes in my blogbook :)

Thank you for reading TOYSREVIL for the past year, folks!

Cheers :)
Andy

TOYSREVIL's TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014


So you've read my Top Ten Toys for 2014 (It's okay if you haven't, do feel free to CLICK HERE to read them ALL MUAHAHAHAHA), and you know that "just 10" ain't gonna cut it from me, people! So today I present; TOYSREVIL's TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014! Counting down from #20 thru to #11 of my fav picks of toys that I own in my personal collection (versus what is available "out there") - Read-ON to see if they match any of your favs!

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #20: FIRE-CATZILLA from Joe Ledbetter

WHY: I do not really own a whole lot of Joe Ledbetter toys. In fact, I could count with one hand how many pieces I have in my humble collection, and that indeed s such a sad state of toy-affairs, I agree. And thanks to Joe himself, I did not miss out on his FIRE-CATZILLA! [Details Here / Buy Here].

Awesome that it is self-produced from the creator himself, this comes after his FIRE-CAT release (the OG vinyl used to be on my wish-lists too :p), and stads tall at #20, screaming out his victory over mortal toys - with the word-motif an extra PLUS in my books!

Bolstered by my additional enjoyment of the Gareth Edwards's GODZILLA in 2014 (not the best incarnation, but still fun to watch) - Stay tuned for a full review of this behemoth on this blog!

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #19: BABY GOON from TOUMA x WonderWall

Have you ever dreamt of walking to an old bookshop and discovering a stack of old classic comicbooks? Comicbooks you have never seen the covers of, and were going for a song? And you had the joy of cherry-picking them? I literally had constant dreams exactly like that, when comicbook-frenzy was the sole factor in my geeklife … and when I discovered TOYS, that wish transferred into my dreaming-life.
I found this particular item, bagged and in near pristine condition, at my neighborhood flea market, somewhere I'd NEVER expect to find stuff like this! Amidst the McDee used Happy Meal toys and gasaphons, I spied with my one eye (the other patched), under the illusive dim glow of a street lamp, and could not believe what I saw.

It had belonged to a relative, who had since left the hobby, and left the item in care of his family, who did not give two hoots about what it was or how much it originally costs (even the there was still a price sticker on the header).

Long story short, I asked, paid for it, and walked away, hoping to return another day, for when they said they would bring MORE from the box left behind. It has since been quite a few months, and I have nerve seen any such toys from them again.

BABY GOON by TOUMA x Wonderwall is one of the older toys I had blogged about but never truly had a chance or ability to procure. As well the presence of BABY GOON represented a a "Dream Came True", a reward from patience, and that is a toy blessing I will cherish in 2014 :)

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #18: TROOPER BOY from INS

I enjoyed it's larger brethren when I first blogged about them, but never truly gave it much thought as it is a size that would not fit my personal collections, as awesome as the notion is. Then when I saw the re-sized pocket version at last years' STGCC, OMG did I fall for it! And being gifted with it from Lawrence at INS was such a plus! (Thanks again buddy!)

Looking very much like a kid playing Star Wars by putting on a Storm Trooper helmet and grabbing a blaster, this design reeks of modern nostalgia, and is possesses a non-confrontational design aesthetic that both pleases and acts like a well-intentional "homage".

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #17: TEQAGON from Jagnus Design Studio x Hidden Fortress Manila

A much underrated release as far as I am concerned, with TEQAGON a collaboration between Jagnus Design Studio and Hidden Fortress Manila, with this angular adaption of Quiccs' original TEQ63 resin figure, mirroring the form of Arnold Austria's BOTOTOY wood-block collectible, making this a pretty swell all-Filipino art toy!

Released at the 2014 Singapore Toy Games and Comic Con, I managed to purchase this from Quiccs shortly after the con ended, so that was pretty nifty. It was a pity there wasn't a TOYSREVIL-Edition to be had of this baby tho! LOL

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #16: R2D-CAT x C3P-CAT from CATMASK

The Thailand-based toy-creator and resin slinger known as CATMASK is extremely prolific and has been doling out sweet adaptations of Star Wars characters, adapted to his CatMask--aesthetics, in various stages of sculpting too, not just solely "re-paints". A prime example f his work can be seen in this pair of R2D-CAT and C3P-CAT, and boy are they awesome!

Seeing these in person provided a whole new dimension to the images seen online, with a strong indie-vibe in delivery and execution still, featuring details befitting an indie one-man-production. Simply awesome, I insist!

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #15: EVANGELION KUBRICKS & BE@RBRICKS from Medicom Toy

I am in trouble. in 2013 I was laden with a desire for EVA-themed BE@RBRICKS (still am, mind you), and in 2014, I would no longer resist EVA KUBRICKS! Not having accessibility to them helped deter my wanton-desires for them … but once the opportunity arose (in the evil locale known as the "Sunday Flea Market @ China Square Central"), the floodgates to my toy-heart burst open with a thousand grabby-hands reaching out for more!

Above is a sole EVA Kub, and there are a lot of 2-Packs to be had, from past releases (I had procured a few, but only of the human operators/pilots) and am on the lookout for more Evangelion-mechas!

Funnily, I had no strong desires for the actual-mecha figures as much as these "super-deformed: incarnations tho … meanwhile I am still up for toys-for-ad-space contra-deals out there, so stay in touch, people! :)

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #14: YEODAH from Yeo Hon Beng

Boggles me how underrated this figure has been. It actually physically bothers me, not just that it was made by friends, but because it is AWESOME!

Designed by Yeo Hon Beng from Detention Barracks, as sculpted and cast by Daniel Yu, this Star Wars action-figure sized resin non-articulated collectible possesses an "aloha" hand-gesture in place of the Jedi-master's head, with this first piece in a clear-tinted blue "hologram" vibe that works particularly well above a spotlight.

Launched at STGCC 2014, the only thing needed to complete this piece, is a header card drawn by Hon Beng!

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #13: MAEMAEMON MAD*L from MAD

Out of all the splendid MAD*Ls I had been gifted with and owned in 2014 - which included the Phase 4 and 10YR Editions - the sole piece which rocked my Top 20 List at No.13, had to be the MAEMAEMON design, especially since it featured design by Jeremy's daughter herself, and signed by her too - which is an important aspect of the toy, for me, which I cannot explain but for the sheer joy of being a part of something that was created and shared in Jeremy's family, and provides it with a richness that differentiates itself from the proliferation of singular artist-entity productions out there … but that's just me :)

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #12: BABY HORNS (Series 2) from Hands In Factory

Without a shred of doubt, are the awesomeness of this trio, the second BABY HORNS release release from Hands in Factory (Series One was #12 on my Top Toys of 2013), and especially special for me was the character named "WILL.P", with his Leg Prosthetics-giving a new dimension to the term "Will Power". IMHO!

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TOYSREVIL TOP TWENTY TOYS FOR 2014 - #11: GOLD DEADBEETS from Scott Tolleson

Very narrowly missing placing in the Top Ten, was Scott Tolleson's GOLD DEADBEET in Number 11! This particular edition is elusive, and it currently can not be purchased, but to be gifted by Scott himself, for which I had the honor to meet at STGCC last year (or maybe it was a "trade" for my Hulk action figure? LOL J/K) and I heart it heaps! Makes up for missing out on his Kookie No Good edition, I guess … just a little … Heh.

I need to find an elevated base for this to stand on in my collection display, a cut above all toys! LOL

31.1.15

#LookBack NOVEMBER 2014


The excitement and anticipation for DesignerCon 2014 in the early month of November, has become a prime point of annual focus for many artists plying their trade in the Designer / Art Toy Culture, including folks from the East. Against "bigger cons" like SDCC or NYCC, folks recognize the niche focus of DCon versus the now media-saturated events, in the ever struggle for eyeballs and ringing of cash-registers!

An event in the East reminds me of such happenings; "Taipei Toy Festival" - also with a dedicated focus, mixed in with plenty of clothing brand who alight themselves with artists to produce collectibles, along with their apparel and lifestyle offerings.

We have been seeing a parallel trend in the West for the past few years as well, where toy retailers themselves have become the source of "toy production", with as well toy brands themselves are venturing further into apparel and lifestyle merchandize.

And while I will not ask "Can Making Toys Make Money?", I will instead ask; "Can Asia Have Their Own Version of DesignerCon?" :)

Cheers
Andy

Your Top Ten Toys for 2014 on TOYSREVIL

WHAT-IS: *Celebrating 2015 with a series of "TOP TEN TOYS FOR 2014" as picked by fellow plastic-crack-addicts … eerrr … I meant "fellow toy collectors"! It doesn't have to be released in 2014, it just has to be purchased / gifted / unboxed in 2014. Living my toy-dreams vicariously through you collections! Share Your Toy-Joy, people!* [CLICK to read all on TOYSREVIL / Directory on Facebook]

I reached out to a grip of toy collectors, and select toy-makers to share with us their toys, and these are the awesome folks who chose to go along with my schemes before the month of January ended muahahahaha ~ Feel free to click thru to find out what was on their lists! In no particular order:

Winston Leong (HK)
Skullman (TWN)
Cacooca (CHN)
Uptempo Lee (KOR)
Thanya Pond (THA)
Arnold Austria (PHL)
Hauke Scheer (DEU)
Josh Coldiron (USA)

Marine Ramdhani (IND)
Indra G Masribani AKA ICTOYS (IND)
Paulus Hyu (IND)
Davidthekiller (IND)
Wijaya Santoso (IND)

Lai Yui Wai (SG)
Jake Lee (SG)
Azreen Rahim (SG)
Mr Slopes (SG)
Daniel Yu (SG)
Bjorn Lim
Jackson Aw & Ella Mesenas (SG)
Iskandhar Shahril (SG)

THANK YOU all again for taking the time & trouble off your busy lives to share with us your toy collections! Your generosity is appreciated and will not be forgotten :)

Cheers
Andy

P/S: And for everyone else who still wants to be a part of he toy-collecting fam, I might be dedicating next weekend to finish off the project. Looking forward to your lists, folks!

My Top Ten Fav Anime (Series) Theme Song #1: "Duvet" by Bôa (Serial Experiments Lain OP)

WHAT-IS: I list my Top Ten Fav Anime Theme Songs from Series (MOVIES will be another list), with the entire list since posted on PopcornX. THIS TOYSREVIL-Edition however, includes TOYS!

MY TOP TEN FAV ANIME THEME SONG #1: "Duvet" was used as the opening theme for SERIAL EXPERIMENTS LAIN, and was written and performed in English by the British rock band Bôa (NOT the Korean / K-Pop star "BOA" :p), and remains an ever favorite from "the good old days" of anime.



I am filled somewhat with more than a tinge of "regret" for kitbashing my action figure of the LAIN figure I managed to score years ago, over a decade back in the early 2000s actually, where there were 2 versions to be had: Lain in Schoolgirl Uniform, and Lain in her bear pajamas. These articulated dolls from Toynami stood 8 inches tall, and fit decently with my 12" figures, literally as a teenager - 1/12th scale versus 1/6 scale tho (Product & Display images and info via icv2.com + rightstuf.com) … although one sole thing that irk me somethin'fierce, was that the facial colors were totally different from the neck down and body color tone LOL

Nevertheless, I had tons of fun posing her with my "anime" face 1/6-scale "family" :)

WHAT-IS: "Serial Experiments Lain (シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン Shiriaru Ekusuperimentsu Rein), is an anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for Triangle Staff. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo from July to September 1998. A PlayStation game with the same title was released in November 1998 by Pioneer LDC.

Serial Experiments Lain is an avant-garde anime influenced by themes such as reality, identity, and communication.[1] The series focuses on Lain Iwakura, an adolescent girl living in suburban Japan, and her introduction to the Wired, a global communications network similar to the Internet.

The series demonstrates influences embracing philosophy, computer history, cyberpunk literature, and conspiracy theory, and it was made the subject of several academic articles. "
(Read More on Wiki)

Bôa in their OG MV:

#5x2015

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PROJECT STORY SYNOPSIS: "So ALIENS have invaded Earth**, and they are coming to YOUR HOUSE right this moment, trying to get at your toy-collection (they EAT toys to stay alive, you see..), and you have only the time and chance to snag 5 x TOYS from your own collection and get the heck out of the house before they turn up … WHAT FIVE TOYS WOULD YOU SAVE? And Why?"
This project begins NOW and will last thru the entire year of 2015!

Email me pics (of your own collection) and words at toysreviler [at] gmail [dot] com - with the subject title "5 x 2015", and your collection might see light of blog-day on TOYSREVIL :)

FYI: You can choose to host the images on your own Instagram stream, and I can embed them on the blog (as long as I can see them and they are NOT set on "Private" :p), but you have to let me know the relevant URLs, okay? Thanks!

Share Your Toy-Collection, Share Your Toy-Joy!

(**Because "House on Fire" or "Earthquake Happening" is too morbid and all too real these days … so let's stick with ALIENS, huh?)

UME Toys' Road To ToyconUK 2015: Deadpool Dunny

"…he's a dunny custom as I haven't really done many for a while I thought I'd do a couple so after the Dolor I jumped onto the kidrobot platform... Next up is a batman custom on another popular toy ;-)" -shared Richard Page for UME Toys (UME Blog / IG @richpage) - who shows that he could customize an existing figure as much as he could create his own (And another "Deadpool" custom too!), and it is ROCK-N-ROLL!

30.1.15

#LookBack OCTOBER 2014


Traditionally held in July for years, Taipei Toy Festival had since moved their schedule to the exact same weekend as New York Comic Con 2014 (Different timezones notwithstanding, of course), and I had my blog-work cut out for me!

Besides the daily newsery, TOYSREVIL managed to publish it's first ever online issue of I LIKE TOYS fanzine with the Horror Edition celebrating Halloween! Perhaps rudimentary to most folks, but an achievement for me, least working thru the technicality of it all LOL

The year is coming to an end soon, and I brace myself for the last round of frenzy!

Cheers :)
Andy

My Top Ten Fav Anime (Series) Theme Song #2: "Crowds" by WHITE ASH (Gatchaman Crowd OP)

WHAT-IS: I list my Top Ten Fav Anime Theme Songs from Series (MOVIES will be another list), with the entire list since posted on PopcornX. THIS TOYSREVIL-Edition however, includes TOYS!

MY TOP TEN FAV ANIME THEME SONG #2: "Crowds" by WHITE ASH was used as the opening song for GATCHAMAN CROWD, and is the only other reason why my memory of the anime remains untainted 100%. I tried to give the anime a chance, but by the end of the first season, I was disappointed and infuriated actually … but the song - with it's splendid base hook - never disappointed.


GATCHAMAN CROWD - was to me as well, a wasted opportunity for toys, especially the awesome that could have been had with the characters' mecha-armored forms be made action figures by S.H.Figuarts ala "Tiger & Bunny" (which I personally collect and adore). But I guess one forgettable season maketh not memorable action figures ... maybe when the second season makes more converts?

What to look out for instead, are "Ichinose Hajime" and "Utsu-tsu" as Nendoroids by Phat! Company. So far this is the only image of the graphic circulating in the www (Pic via nendo-ko) - hopefully we'll get to see them toys soon!

WHITE ASH OG MV:

Todder & TodPool by UME Toys Drops Feb 6

"When an artist puts a piece into a show getting feedback and hearing how well received it has been is great, what’s an added bonus is finding out that their art has found a new home communicated to the world with a tiny red dot. Meet Todder the UME red dot with a cute ass. Todder is a chunky 3 inches tall of hand made and painted resin and ships in a header carded bag. Also to celebrate the launch of Todder there's also a customized 'TodPool'." Both versions will be going live on the UME store Friday 6th February at 9:00pm London time. - Richard Page for UME Toys (UME Blog / IG @richpage)

The (In)Action Figures 3 art exhibition at The Clutter Gallery

EVENT PRESS: "The Clutter Gallery are thrilled to announce the third installment in their annual (In)Action Figures art exhibitions, which solely showcases action figure & other retro toy inspired works.

Participating artists include 2bitHACK, 8-bit ZOMBIE, Ben Spencer (Galaxxor), BigMan Toys, Bombermat Toys, Credenda Studios, Danny Frankenstein, Dave Bondi, Death Cat Toys, DLL Customs, DMS, Eric Nilla, Falcon Toys, Fantastic Planet Toys, TheGodBeast, Goodleg Toys, Healeymade, Joshua Ben Longo, Kaboom Toys, Killer Bootlegs, LittleRubberGuys/Plastic !magination, ManOrMonster?, MonstreHero, MuscleThings Laboratories, Nama Niku, Schmucklord, Scott Wilkowski, Scraped Resin, Star Case, Suckadelic, The Tarantulas, Ted Terranova (Rivet Wars), Tone Tank, Triclops Studio, and TrueCast Studio.

Artists will be using the hashtag #InActionFigures3 as they post images of their works-in-progress leading up the show.

There will be an opening reception on February 14th, from 6-9PM, at The Clutter Gallery (163 Main St., Beacon, NY) and the exhibit will be on display until March 6th, 2015. The Clutter Gallery will have all pieces available for sale in their physical location and on their website.

The Clutter Gallery sends out a newsletter to all users who are registered to the Gallery Preview List, which allows the recipients to view and purchase works before the exhibition opening."
Register Here / Exhibition Facebook Event Page

Ron English x ARTREPUBLIC Print Giveaway

PROPAGANDA PRESS: "Ron English has joined forces with artrepublic.com to launch his latest limited edition print entitled ‘Camo Deer In Autumn’. The print is from an edition of just 75 and is available to buy EXCLUSIVELY online at artrepublic.com and via the artrepublic.com pop-up store at BOXPARK London, from Monday, 2 February - Sunday 8th February 2015. Fans can also meet Ron at a book signing at the artrepublic.com Boxpark store on Saturday, 7 February – so why not come along and meet the man himself?"
Ron English’s 22-Screen Silkscreen Print ‘CAMO DEER IN AUTUMN’ is priced at £750 per, and you stand a chance to WIN one, but entering your email address here.

An Announcement from Holly: Bye Bye (For Now) Cavey

AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM HOLLY: "All good things must come to an end. And it is with sadness that I let you know that I have only two last releases planned for Cavey; this Valentines release, and one more in March.

Cavey has taken me on an amazing journey - he will be 6 years old this year, and more than 100 breeds, many birthday parties and some travels around the world later it's time for me to say goodbye to my little friend.

Cavey is all me. I design every breed, sew, photograph, package, handle the social media and emails. I wanted to create a brand that focuses on quality, handmade plushes, and they are all made, by me, right here in my London workshop."
-shared Holly Astral AKA A Little Stranger.
ANNOUNCEMENT CONTINUES: "As my life has taken a new direction and posed me new challenges, I feel that it is time for me to focus on my new career as a tattoo apprentice.

Running cavey takes a lot of time and this is a resource that is becoming more scarce for me. I wouldn't want to give Cavey any less than 100% so I feel it is time to bring the regular releases to an end.

As we know Caveys love to hide but they rarely disappear forever. I'm sure you'll spy those little ears and smiles sometime in the future.

If you'd like to continue to follow my work, please find me on all social media as Holly Astral. Facebook / twitter / instagram / tumblr)

Now I think Cavey deserves to go out with a bang, so I have something rather special in store for this years ToyCon UK. Tickets to ToyCon UK are £15 and available now from their webshop."
- added Holly Astral.
CLICK HERE to read toy reviews of a quartet of plush Caveys I own (thanks to Holly's generosity thru the years), and as well you could read up on an Interview I had with Holly circa 2011, where the genesis of Cavey was mentioned. We hope to see you again very soon, Cavey!

Love Bug Cavey Cavey Drops Feb 2

PRESS: "Just in time for the romantic day of the year, make Love Bug Cavey your Valentine. Love Bug Cavey loves to eat fancy chocolates and compose soppy poems for his friends, what a little dream pie <3 Love Bug Cavey Cavey goes on sale at 8pm GMT on Monday February 2nd 2015

Love Bug Cavey is limited to 30 numbered pieces. Each is handmade in my London studio from polkadot silky velour with little handmade fluffy antennae. Each comes with a purple glitter Cavey sticker and a eco friendly cotton drawstring carry bag. Cavey is 10cm tall."

Funko Launches Marvel Collector Corps

FUNKO PRESS: "Funko has collaborated with Marvel to build a first-of-its-kind subscription box service – Marvel Collector Corps – featuring 100% exclusive collectibles, apparel and accessories from some of the biggest events in the Marvel movie and comic book universe. The debut box ships in April and will feature items from Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, including an exclusive 6” Iron Man Hulkbuster Pop! vinyl collectible only available through Marvel Collector Corps. The box contents also include a T-shirt featuring one of four exclusive designs, an additional stylized vinyl collectible and two premium accessories. The box represents over $50 of value. Boxes will ship every two months and Marvel’s Ant-Man will be featured in the June box."
FUNKO PRESS CONTINUED: "The service includes two levels – the basic Collector level and the Founder level. Customers who sign up for the Founders program, which includes a six-box subscription, will receive an exclusive Founder Statue on the 12-month anniversary of their first box shipment. As long as their membership does not lapse, Founders will continue to receive a new exclusive figure every year on their anniversary.

The Marvel Collector Corps service from Funko is available for $25 per box, and fans can signup now at www.collectorcorps.com."

Infected Young Gohst by Scott Wilkowski x Ferg (24hr Order Window Begins Feb 2)


INFECTED YOUNG GOHST for COLLECT AND DESTROY from Scott Wilkowski X FERG is scheduled for a release on Monday February 2nd at 12:00 noon central via www.jamungo.com. Priced at US$75 per (US shipping included / International orders require additional $20 for shipping) do note that there is a 24 hour open order time limit! Wish that was my hand below holding the awesomeness, but alas … *man-sob*

Galaxxor's Space God Infiniton Resin Figure for Clutter Gallery's Inaction Figures 3 Group Show


Ben Spencer shares with us Galaxxor's Space God Infiniton Resin Figure - done for the Inaction Figures 3 show at the Clutter Gallery (Feb 14-March 6) - with this 5.5" resin art toy limited to an edition of 3 and is priced at US$95 each, available at the gallery and through the Clutter Online Store. Meanwhile, do Click Thru to view the images individually on my Facebook album, as well read up on the fully story of it's genesis!
"Like most people my age, I was a huge fan of Transformers as a kid, and, for some reason Ultra Magnus's head really spoke to me (not literally. I'm not that crazy). Taking into account that the overall theme for Clutter's Inaction Figures shows is toys form the 70's-90's, I jumped at the chance to mash up that iconic head with my very own Galaxxor figure. I always envisioned The Seven Space Gods as being very Kirbyesque in appearance, and, maybe I've been reading too much of Tom Scioli's Transformers vs. GI Joe, but Ultra Magnus's noggin really seemed to fit the bill." (Galaxxor.com)

UME Toys' Road To ToyconUK 2015: Wooden Beard

"I have something a little different than toys to share today. Here is Wooden Beard I scribble him the other day and though that he would be an ideal fit for a skate deck so I sculpted onto a fresh new maple skate deck. If anyone is interested in seeing him I will have him at the booth at ToyconUK." -shared Richard Page for UME Toys (UME Blog / IG @richpage)

Bedtime & Sleeptime Bunnies by Peter Kato in SG

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I am not going to lie here - I have been gagging for Peter Kato's uber-adorable Sleeptime Bunnies (the sleeping ones) and Bedtime Bunnies (the ones with the bunny slippers) for a long time now, since blogging about them, and yesterday, a nirvanish bright-light of toy-delight shone thru the box packaging delivered in my postbox, and my eyes glistened with toy-joy as I lined these babies up for snaps (instagrammed and embedded here, of course), including BEDTIME BUNNIES ORNAMENTS (last blogged here)!
"The bunnie ornament is a dangling sculpt that can be made into a keychain, dangled or ornament (which it was for this case), so each time it will either be Bedtime Bunnie Keychain or Bedtime Bunnie Ornament (depending on which shape it takes). I'm so glad you enjoyed them, again it was a small thank you for all your hard work in 2014." -shared Peter, and you have my ardent THANK YOU, sir!

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