Wishing Everyone A Healthy & Wealthy Chinese New Year & A Happy Year of the Monkey!

Wishing Everyone A Healthy & Wealthy Chinese New Year & A Happy Year of the Monkey!

And while I might still be Instagramming it up on @toysrevil (most probably with food and festivities snaps), the TOYSREVIL blog will be back with full bloggery on Wednesday February 10th, 2016 :)


Happy Year of the Monkey Toys from Eddie Sung!

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Praaaaaise The Pineapple Tart! #HappyCNY, folks! :) #toylife #timetoshowyourmonkeytoys #tagmeifyoudo

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TOY CREDITS: The all-gold MonstreApe is from Figlab's Finger Five series.


Argonaut Resins "Live" Sculpting at New York Toy Fair 2016

Eric Nocella Diaz ofArgonaut Resins will be conducting a "live" sculpting demo at the coming New York Toy Fair (Fen 13-16) at Javitts Convention Center in NYC - where he'll be boothing at the Creative Factor (Psst: You won't need a show badge at the area where he's at).

Featured here are snaps showcased on his Instagram @argonautresin, and blog, featuring WIPs of his articulated action figure form, with a Tuttz cat head!

Harry Potter Manga

Would be nice if it came with an image or a pic tho...

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Having first read the page with no images in the local newspaper earlier in the week (baffled me so with that page featured above), I finally gave in to my curiosity and googled for "Harry Potter Manga" and found out how the boy wizard and his fellow fictional fellows were gonna look, in their next incarnation as chibified-manga characters! But instead of being in serialized sequential comicbook-styled stories, they are printed on folders and made for sale only in Japan. PSYCHE!

"The artwork is the result of a collaboration between a Japanese design firm and a film studio, according to the Guardian. In all, 13 Harry Potter characters got manga treatment. In addition to its eponymous hero, there was also Ron and Hermione, Dumbledore and even Harry's messenger owl Hedwig. The backside of the pictures feature animals representing the four houses of Hogwarts." (Thanks to Yahoo!News)

Artion Association @ Milk Mart 2 (Feb 6-7)

If you've missed their Saturday appearance, there is still today Sunday to go, up until 11pm, down at "Milk Mart II" @ the Hong Kong Observation Wheel 中環海濱摩天輪, Under the Ferris Wheel at Victoria Harbour. Look for Artion Association at Booth No.5 and grab their "Artion Puzzke Milk Mart version" if you can!

Scroll down for more snaps of their booth from yesterday :)

Attaboy Book Signing Event @ Haven Gallery on Long Island (Feb 13)

"Hi-Fructose Magazine co-founder and Long Island native Attaboy returns to sign the second printing of his latest humor book "The Book of Hugs" at Haven Gallery in Northport, LI.. A Q & A with the artist will kick off the night at 6:15pm. Event Night is on Saturday, February 13th, 6-8pm.

Copies of "The Book of Hugs" along with Attaboy's toys, prints, art and upcoming book "The Book of Butts", will be available for purchase at the gallery."
(More info via Facebook Evnts Page)

(Cheers for the headsup Erica)

Star Wars Toy Hacks by WEBBO

London based sculptor / "model deformer" Matt Webb AKA Webbo shares with TOYSREVIL his recent Star Wars toy hacks, currently available for purchase via his Etsy for £10 apiece. Scroll down for snaps, and words from Webbo himself;

WEBBO PRESS: "Star wars fan looking for some thing a bit different? Kind of like star wars but not sure if its cool or not? Hate star wars and want to get back at star wars geeks by supporting sacrilegious memorabilia?

Either way I have the idea thing for you to waste a tenner of your hard earned money on, toy hacking, model deformer WEBBO has been busy defacing some of the franchises favourite characters with baseball caps, boob jobs ,bling, Mohawk and dreads. turning something that was once valuable and collectable into some thing that still is valuable and collectable but in a slightly different way

maybe a present for the special star wars nerd in your life or a just for the inner child who wants to use art as an excuse to buy the toys his parents never got him, these bargains are available on etsy for the bargain price of just £10!"

#onTOYSREVIL: http://bit.ly/1QOioWs #StarWars Toy Hacks by WEBBO #toyhacks

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Introducing PROJECT #ZERO from NVDRS

Francesco Schiraldi of Italy based NVDRS introduces "PROJECT #ZERO" - whereby this 3.5 inch tall DIY figure consists of three separable pieces: Face, Body, Base, and where "The simple shape encourages and invites also the more classic colouring customizations.", shares Francesco, who further added;
"Because NVDRS is a design studio, we imagine #Zero not as a simple toy but like a real customizable project. Everyone can choose from alternative faces or bases with the help of  the NVDRS crew and they can also request the CAD file to create directly their own one. Just as an example, it is possible also to create accessories through 3D printing."
"Project #Zero, was born as an error during the design of another kids game made of wood. To test the people reaction and to joke, a #Zero picture was sent to various retailers. They responded with great curiosity and interest, not finding it in any catalogue."
Combinable in six different colours, the first pieces and the press images will be ready in mid-February.

Skippy Mini Figure from FUK2 (*Warning: Toy Nudity*)

Lance (@renonelab) shares with TOYSREVIL a headsup about "SKIPPY" - a fella who skips "skin" instead of "rope", using his own .. well, the images speak for themselves, don't it? Dude, just don't trip and step on it tho…! Heh.
"He's a resin mini figure based off a character from #fukseries2 artist Rodger Beck (@rodgerjames). Sculpted by Andrew Scribner (@rufusart), plus (packaging) from me @renonelab."
Skippy is currently on sale here for US$35.00 (plus shipping). The first run on muscle pink (so "apt" heehee) is 15 in this batch but will be limited to an edition of 50.

Wonder Festival 2016 (Winter) #wf2016w

"Wonder Festival is the world’s biggest figure festival which takes place twice a year - once in Winter and once in Summer. The first Wonder Festival of 2016 is set to be held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan on the 7th February 2016." (whl4u.jp)
And here are some select snaps to share, snatched off Instagram with aplomb and gratefulness, I insist! Scroll down and drool to your heart's content - I know I did!

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ごらん、人がゴミのようだよ。 ワンフェス

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会場到着! 搬入開始! #wonderfestival #instinctoy #t9g

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ready�� #sofubi #sofuvi #ソフビ #playstudio #wonderfestival2016 #wonderfestival #kaiju #monster #designertoys

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#キン肉マン #wonderfestival #ultimatemuscle #sofuvi #kinkeshi

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#キン肉マン #ashuraman #ultimatemuscle #kinkeshi #wonderfestival #sofuvi

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Wonder Festival 4-04-13.

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@restore_created #restore_created #sofubi #vinyl #kaiju #monster #toys #wf2016w

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どう干支フィギュア(オリジナルver.)完売ぃー!!! #wf2016w

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DYNO by Fluffy House Drops Feb 14

TOYSREVIL first featured him at the "White Monsters" @ Everyday Mooonday, Korea in 2015, and (nearly) one year later, DYNO THE DINOSAUR will officially greet the world, for when he celebrates his birthday on Valentines Day February 14th! He'll be on sale at 21:00hrs (HK Time) online via fluffyhouse.bigcartel.com. Each 4" tall vinyl figure is priced at US$39.00!

"DYNO is a lonely monster waiting for somebody to love. His skin was colorful but it turned completely white after years of waiting. He waits until his species extinct but nobody has ever responded. Yet, he has not given up his hope. He just keeps on waiting for someone he could love wholeheartedly."


Omen Hong & Omen Kong - MILK x coarse for Milk Mart (Feb 6-7)

From coarse comes two special Chinese New Year exclusive omens: "OMEN HONG" and "OMEN KONG". To be made available this weekend at the MILK Magazine organized flea market titled "Milk Mart II" @ the Hong Kong Observation Wheel 中環海濱摩天輪, Under the Ferris Wheel at Victoria Harbour. (Feb 6-7 only).

Booth No.16 will also see other coarse collectibles on display (check out the video clip at bottom of this post). Neither prices nor quantities of either Omens have yet to be revealed … Both Mark and Sven will be in attendance.
"Hong Kong has always been like a second home to us, and we can’t wait to say hi to all our Hong Kong collectors during our favorite time of the year.
Milk Mart:
February 6, from 2 – 11 p.m.
February 7, from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m."

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(Cheers for the headsup, Winston!)

Building Evangelion Gashapon On A Saturday Morning

And so while waiting for my lappie to reboot this fine Saturday morning, I'd decided to attempt to build the Evangelion gashapon I've been delaying in building, because the pieces seemed tiny, and my inept chubby digits and challenged eye-sight might prove more trouble than it were … which of course turned out totally true, and would have easily given up but for my personal aggrieved state of self-worth in assembling a toy! "Trumped by a Toy?" ~ "I think not", I say!

But yeah, it was a struggle, I'm not gonna lie … "humbled" by a gashapon, perhaps … :p

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I don't do hobby kits, and probably'd never done any (otherwise I'd remember, I think?), hence I've never needed a "hobby kit mat" (I'm sure there's an official "name" for it :p) ... Until today, when tiny pieces were dropping off my useless fingers, and bouncing off the table top! THEN did I realized the need for the mat!

Remembering that time when I bought a Gundam Mat with Luke Chueh in town, and wishing I got one for myself too now hahahaha … but I used my face towel instead, ad it works! No more bouncy-bouncing!

The end build was pretty satisfying, and I felt somewhat achieved for the day … two more EVAs to build in this collection next! LOL

#toylife #gachagachagachaaa #evangelion #EVA #gashapon #gacha

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Have a swell toy-weekend ahead, my friends!

New Bishoujo Character Illustrations by Shunya Yamashita for Kotobukiya

Revealed by Shunya Yamashita (on his Twitter) were previously teased images of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and CHUCKY, and as well further images of Chucky's bestie TIFFANY, Kill Bill's THE BRIDE, and from comicbook brands DC Comics with a silhouette of WONDER WOMAN, with THOR and LOKI from Marvel! Manga-fied and gender-bended, these ladies are for Kotobukiya's Bishoujo series!

Source: @ShunyaYamashita

Astrolapin: FULL CIRCLE - final vinyl release from mr clement

mr clement sends word of the his final release of Astrolapin in vinyl, with this all-silver "FULL CIRCLE" Edition in a run of 100pcs, each priced at £145GBP + Shipping cost orderable direct from the artist here on www.mrclement.com now. Sized 5.9“ x 8.9″ x 16.1″, and in "Imitation Steel" (Metallic Silver) finish. Here is what mr clement had to add about this release;
"To pay tribute to our journey and friendship - and as a farewell to the vinyl series, I think it's appropriate to have Astrolapin: Full Circle crafted in a steel-looking statue. I hope it will shine in your homes and our hearts forever, like a blackstar ... This is just a little break for me and the vinyl Astrolapin. I am not going to stop to creating art and Astrolapin will come back one day..." (Read more HERE on FB, along with more images)

100 Years of Zombie Evolution in Pop Culture

I love the idea of zombies, not necessarily "love zombies" … and don't you think the "evolution" seen here seems "logical"? That the zombie had continued to decay and deteriorate thru the century? I think I am liking this video more than I should tho … heh.

… BUT I do have a specific "zombie" tag/label on the blog, and have even tried to do annual "Zombie Pageants"s in the past .. so YEAH, I guess I kinda like zombies more than I should … Heh.


Ever wondered about FLABSLAB and it's owner Jeffrey Koh? That is, if you've not already met him and visited his office, where lies the "temple of toys", of course. Now's your chance to listen and look, and gawk!
"The SHOUT Conversation series are short lifestyle videos created with the intentions of inspiring creativity and passion pursuing through personal storytelling." (SHOUT)

Cardiocloptic Skull by Lana Crooks x Scott Tolleson

Currently listed for sale online here is the "Cardiocloptic Skull" = a collaboration with Lana Crooks x Scott Tolleson, resulting in a cycloptic skull in cut wool, mounted on brass with etched wood base under glass dome. Sized 5 x 5 x 5" and in a Numbered Edition of 5 - each is priced at US$160 apiece, and comes with an edition tag.

Scaredy Labbit by Amanda Visell x Kidrobot Drops In February

KIDROBOT PRESS: "Scaredy Labbit is Amanda Visell's take on the goofy, cute and pleasantly off-beat Labbit! Scaredy Labbit measures 10" and features whimsical ghosts painted on each side. Amanda Visell's vinyl Scaredy Labbit makes the perfect addition to any collection!"
Scaredy Labbit will be available in stores and online at Kidrobot.com this month. With a SRP of US$75 apiece, Kidrobot.com will have an exclusive light blue edition of Scaredy Labbit.

Auction X Sticky Monster Lab Limited Edition Valentine's Day Chocolates

Korean creative studio Sticky Monster Lab has collaborated with eBay Korea online site; "Auction" to make available Valentine's Day chocolates, utilizing their familiar SML character form as edible chocolate - currently purchaseable online via mmya.auction.co.kr, priced at ₩ 19,900 (approx. US$17- / SG$23+) = FTW! Diabetes be damned! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

… actually, no*sigh*

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