Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DC Comics Retro Sofubi Collection Wave 4 by Medicom - Harley Quinn & The Riddler

DC Comics Retro Sofubi Collection Wave 4 by Medicom - Harley Quinn & The Riddler

Medicom is continuing its DC Comics Retro Sofubi toy line with two new figures from the Batman Universe! It’s kind of amazing that Medicom’s Star Wars Vintage Sofubi, which launched first, has only had 3 waves of 5 figures, while the DC Comics line is already on its 4 waves of 9 figures. Who knew DC might actually be more popular than Star Wars!?! DC Comics Retro Sofubi Collection Wave 4 includes two dastardly villains, The Riddler and Harley Quinn.

The DC Comics Retro Sofubi toy line features old school looking figures cast in soft Japanese vinyl from molds by Bear Model and paint designs by Frenzy. Each figure stands 10” tall, features 4 points of articulation, and come packaged in a full color window box. DC Comics Retro Sofubi Collection Wave 4 is not expected to ship in mid-2015 and will retail for $79.99 each.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

STGCC Exclusive Kookie So Good Vinyl Figure by Scott Tolleson

Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention 2014 Exclusive Kookie So Good Vinyl Figure by Scott Tolleson

Scott Tolleson will be heading to Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention 2014 this weekend as a special guest of the convention, and he’ll be bringing with him this adorably happy Kookie So Good vinyl figure! The STGCC exclusive “Kookie So Good” Kookie No Good vinyl figure is cast in tan soft Japanese vinyl, and features a pink bowtie and blue shirt with pink and black sprays. Produced by De Korner and limited to just 30 pieces, each figure stands 3.5” tall and comes bagged with a header card. Track down Scott at one of his many STGCC signings and buy a Kookie No Good directly from him for around $40.
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STGCC Exclusive Firecracker Edition Sylvan Vinyl Figure by Gary Ham

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention 2014 Exclusive Firecracker Edition Sylvan Vinyl Figure by Gary Ham

Pobber will be heading to Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention 2014, and they’ll be bringing with them this awesome exclusive Firecracker Edition Sylvan by Gary Ham! Firecracker Sylvan is a playful and mischievous creature who resides deep in the woods, and loves playing elaborate pranks on unsuspecting woodland creatures. Cast from Gary’s handmade wood prototype, Sylvan stands 9” tall and sports the same look and finish of an authentic wooden toy.

Produced by Pobber and limited to 50 pieces, collectors can purchase this STGCC 2014 exclusive “Firecracker” Sylvan from the Pobber booth #AA76 and AA78 for $70. Any remaining stock will be made available at the Pobber online store after the convention.
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STGCC Exclusive Bella Lee Resin Figure by Scott Tolleson

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention 2014 Exclusive Bella Lee Resin Figure by Scott Tolleson

Inspired by the pin up art of the 1900s, Bella Lee is the second colorway of Scott Tolleson's newest resin figure and his triumphant return to his pin up girl roots. With alluring lips, perfect flawless skin and curves to kill, Bella looks sweet and innocent with a naughty girl lurking underneath. Following the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusive redheaded Ivy Lee (sporting a green bikni), the brunette Bella Lee (with pink bikini) is sure to melt your heart.

Produced by Pobber and limited to 150 pieces, collectors can purchase this Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention 2014 exclusive Bella Lee colorway from the Pobber STGCC booth #AA76 and AA78 for $120. Even better still, Scott Tolleson will be in attendance at STGCC as a special guest of the convention! So not only can you pick up this awesome exclusive, but you can get it signed by Scott at the very same time.
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

GeekWok Star Wars T-Shirts by UME Toys

GeekWok Full Color Star Wars T-Shirt by UME Toys


If, like The Blot, you’ve been digging UME Toys adorable GeekWok resin figures, then you’ll going to go crazy for these new GeekWok t-shirts! Now everyone can show their love of Wicket the Ewok’s geeky little cousin by sporting t-shirts featuring the cutest nerd this side of Endor. UME Toys is releasing two different versions of their GeekWok t-shirt, a monotone design on a sports grey t-shirt and a full color design on white. They even come in kids sizes!

GeekWok Monotone Star Wars T-Shirt by UME Toys

Both versions of the GeekWok t-shirt are now available for pre-order at the UME Toys online store. The adult sized shirts come in sizes S-2XL and retail for £15.50, while the kiddie shirts come in multiple sizes and retail for £10.50.
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Urban Testament T-Shirt Collection Series 1

Urban Testament - Be The Black Sheep

Meet Urban Testament, a Dallas, Texas based streetwear brand The Blot was recently introduced to! They pride themselves on making detailed and limited edition pop culture and classic hip-hop inspired t-shirts that reflect the movements, ideals and ideologies of people that stepped away from the norm. Urban Testament clothing isn't about being different, but being yourself! Be the “Black Sheep” and just do you.

Urban Testament T-Shirt Collection Series 1 - URBN Logo, URBN Emblem, Varsity URBN & Rotten Apple

Urban Testament’s Series 1 T-Shirt Collection is a killer mix of type tees, classic logo shirts, and an urban take on some iconic graphic designs. I especially love their “Rotten Apple” and “Varsity URBN” designs. I’ve never wanted to be a black sheep before! For the launch of a new indie clothing brand this is a really well rounded first release, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for this up and coming streetwear brand!

Urban Testament T-Shirt Collection Series 1 - Wake Up & Trouble Makers

Urban Testament T-Shirt Collection Series 1 includes six t-shirts in all, each available in sizes S-XL. Pick one up today at the Urban Testament online store for just $20 each.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Toy Review: My Hero Toys DIY Female Superhero Vinyl Figure Platform

Toy Review: My Hero Toys DIY Female Superhero Vinyl Figure Platform

World famous cosplayer and fellow toy collector Tanya Tate has launched an exciting new Do It Yourself vinyl figure platform, and The Blot was lucky enough to get one of the first figures for a proper toy review! The My Hero Toys Customizable Female Superhero Vinyl Figure was designed to give the world its first ever female superhero DIY platform. For some odd reason female bucks and platforms are hard to come by, but not anymore!

Toy Review: My Hero Toys DIY Female Superhero Vinyl Figure Platform

As Tanya explains on her website, “the idea of My Hero Toy came to me when I wanted to make a custom figure and there weren’t any cool female blank figures.” The My Hero Toys blank figure is perfect for making your own video game character, superhero or anything you can imagine. I really like the idea behind this toy, and it’s at a price point ($17.99 here) that’s accessible to both accomplished customizers and kids wanting to make their own superheroes. Plus, its right hand has the old school kung-fu grip, so you can make your own accessories for her to hold!

Toy Review: My Hero Toys DIY Female Superhero Vinyl Figure Platform

While it stands a substantial 5” tall, the My Heroes Toys’ body, arms and legs are pretty thin. I would imagine that will make customizing the toy with intricate details more difficult. But boy does she have great hair! The head alone will make for a great canvas. I seriously can’t wait to see what artists are able to do with this toy. The Blot would love to see the My Hero Toys customs everyone’s creating, so please send in pics of your figures once you’re done!

Toy Review: My Hero Toys DIY Female Superhero Vinyl Figure Platform

My only real concern with this figure is that with all that luscious hair in the back, it can become a little lopsided and fall over. While this is a pretty common issue with toys these days, just be careful when setting up your My Heroes Toys display. I’m interested in hearing what customizers think of this new platform, so let me know in the comments section below.

Each My Heroes Toys Customizable Female Superhero Vinyl Figure has 3 points of articulation (arms and neck), stands approximately 5” tall and comes bagged with a header card. Currently this fun do it yourself figure is available in blank White, Brown and Flesh (Peach) exclusively at the Tanya Tate online store for $17.99.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fan Expo Canada Exclusive White Lantern Batman DC Comics Pop! Vinyl Figures by Funko

Fan Expo Canada 2014 Exclusive White Lantern Batman DC Comics Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko

Fugitive Toys and Funko are teaming to release two awesome new Batman Pop! vinyl figures exclusively at Fan Expo Canada 2014. Based on DC Comics’ popular 2009 storyline “Blackest Night” and 2010 storyline “Brightest Day”, comes the Fan Expo Exclusive White Lantern Batman Pop! How are we still getting Blackest Night toys five years later? But I do think Batman looks super sleek as a White Lantern. Fugitive Toys is releasing a Standard Edition and a super limited edition Glow in the Dark Variant White Lantern Batman exclusively at their Fan Expo Canada booth.

Fan Expo Canada 2014 Exclusive Glow in the Dark White Lantern Batman DC Comics Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko

Any remaining Fan Expo Canada 2014 Exclusive White Lantern Batman Pop! vinyl figures will be available for purchase at the Fugitive Toys online store after the convention . The Standard Edition figure will retails for $16.99, while the GID Variant will retail for $24.99.
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Star Bronies Resin Figures by Sucklord

Star Bronies Resin Figures by Sucklord

After debuting at the My Little Pony Hasbro Custom Show during New York Comic Con 2011, Sucklord is finally releasing his killer Star Bronies resin figure! These My Little Pony kitbashed figures look seriously fantastic. Who knew ponies could travel in space!?! Hand painted by The Super Sucklord’s special lady friend Sam, this cute little spacefarer comes with a removable helmet and tail.

Star Bronies Resin Figure in Packaging by Sucklord

The Star Bronies Resin Figure by Sucklord stands 3 ¾” tall and is limited to just 20 pieces. Each figure comes in re-sealable clear clamshell packaging, a first for a Sucklord release, with a two sided-printed card insert. This bad boy went on sale yesterday, Wednesday, August 27th, at the Suckadelic online store for $85 and sold out almost immediately upon release. But have no fear, as the Sucklord will be releasing more Star Bronies colorways soon!
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“Peace & Freedom Dove” Screen Print by Shepard Fairey

Obey Giant “Peace & Freedom Dove” Screen Print by Shepard Fairey

The Blot’s loving “Peace and Freedom Dove”, the screen print Obey Giant is dropping next week. It’s a great mix of Shepard Fairey’s signature art elements. Sometimes his propaganda style and red, black and cream color scheme feel like a crutch for weak designs, but it really works with “Peace and Freedom Dove”. I especially like how Fairey utilized his iconic Obey logos and fonts prominently in the design.

“Peace and Freedom Dove” by Shepard Fairey is an 18”x24” Obey Giant signed and numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 450 pieces and goes on sale at a random time on Tuesday, September 2nd, at the Obey Giant online store for $45 each.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Transformers 5.5” Vinyl Figures by The Loyal Subjects - Talking Optimus Prime & Grimlock

Transformers 5.5” Vinyl Figures by The Loyal Subjects - Talking Optimus Prime

After debuting as Hot Topic exclusives, The Loyal Subjects’ awesome 5.5” Transformers taking vinyl figures of Autobots Optimus Prime and Grimlock are now seeing a wider release. These medium sized figures feature multiple points of articulation, strong ball joint construction, and the Optimus Prime figure actually talks! Grimlock includes Tyrannosaurus Rex accessories, a sword and blaster, while Optimus Prime includes a blaster, a “try me button” and says three sayings. These 5.5” figures look seriously fantastic! Here’s hoping The Loyal Subjects continues this mid-size line with a couple of evil Decepticons.

Transformers 5.5” Vinyl Figures by The Loyal Subjects - Grimlock

These Optimus Prime and Grimlock Transformers 5.5” vinyl figures come packaged on a really cool retro full color blister card, and are currently available for purchase at Entertainment Earth for $29.99 each here.
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Howard the Duck Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure by Funko

Howard the Duck Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure by Funko

Is this really happening!?! Funko is releasing a Howard the Duck Pop! Marvel vinyl figure based on the character’s appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy’s end credits scene. It baffles me that Howard the Duck joined the modern era Marvel Cinematic Universe before iconic heroes like Black Panther, Namor or Captain Marvel. If you’re a long time comic book fan then you know how crazy it is that Howard the Duck is garnering this much mainstream attention. Has everyone just forgotten the terrible live action ‘80s Howard the Duck movie!?! I just hope Howard’s reemergence shines a light on the amazing work of his creator, Steve Gerber.

Howard the Duck Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, features one point of articulation and comes packaged in a full color displayable window box. While this figure is not expected to hit store shelves until December 2014, collectors can pre-order one today from Entertainment Earth for just $9.99 here.
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The Flash Teaser Television Poster

The Flash Teaser Television Poster

While The Blot doesn’t like care for Grant Gustin (his character on Glee was super annoying) or the Flash costume he wears on the show, I’m still very excited for The CW’s The Flash series. I’ve been a lifelong Flash fan and it co-stars Vibe, my favorite D-list super hero!!! Plus Arrow has been fantastic, so I’m giving The CW the benefit of the doubt that they know what they’re doing with their second DC Comics series. Bring on the Rouges!

The Flash series premiere airs on Tuesday, October 7th at 8/7c on The CW.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dancing Groot Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure by Funko

Dancing Groot Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure by Funko

Never in a million years did The Blot think Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy would be the #1 movie of the summer! I knew it would be good and people would love the Guardians of the Galaxy’s quirky cast of characters, but to be the movie of the entire summer is an incredible achievement. Just think of all of the huge summer blockbusters released over these past few months that GotG out grossed. What’s even more amazing is that the breakout star of Guardians of the Galaxy wasn’t Star-Lord, Groot, or even Rocket Raccoon…no it was baby Dancing Groot! That little dancing plant from the film’s final scene has become an internet sensation, and Funko will be the very first toy company to release an officially licensed Dancing Groot toy! Funko does not miss a beat do they?

The Dancing Groot Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, features one point of articulation and comes packaged in a full color displayable window box. While this figure is not expected to hit store shelves until December 2014, collectors can pre-order one today from Entertainment Earth for just $9.99 here.
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Monday, August 25, 2014

GID Can of Worms Vinyl Figure by Andrew Bell

Glow in the Dark Can of Worms Vinyl Figure by Andrew Bell

The newest colorway of Andrew Bell’s wacky Can of Worms vinyl figure is finally here! It’s ideal for fishing, composting, bird feeding or just sitting around displayed on your shelf. Produced by BIC Plastics, the Glow in the Dark Can of Worms features 3 articulated heads and 3 articulated tails, can be displayed with or without its can accessory and measures 8.5”x6”x4.5”.

Packaged in a full color window box, the Glow in the Dark Can of Worms vinyl figure by Andrew Bell is limited to just 250 pieces and will retail for $55 at designer toy stores worldwide.
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