Saturday, November 22, 2014

EE Exclusive “Ravagers” Dancing Groot Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure by Funko

Entertainment Earth Exclusive “Ravagers Logo” Dancing Groot Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figure by Funko

Funko’s Dancing Groot Pop! Marvel vinyl figure has quickly become the hottest Guardians of the Galaxy toys on the market, and it hasn’t even been released yet. So you know this “Ravagers Logo” Dancing Groot Pop! variant is going highly sought after, and it can only be purchased from our friends at Entertainment Earth! The Blot honestly didn’t think a variant with this design would be possible, but Funko and EE proved me wrong with this new red pot design featuring the Ravagers logo.

The Entertainment Earth Exclusive Ravagers Logo 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 February 2014, collectors can pre-order one today from Entertainment Earth for $12.99 here.
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Friday, November 21, 2014

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Screen Print by Florian Bertmer

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Regular Edition Screen Print by Florian Bertmer

Grey Matter Art has announced its next project, and it’s a big one! GMA has curated a new screen print series to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic horror film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. For this very special project, Grey Matter Art is teaming up with four incredible artists, Florian Bertmer, Grzegorz Domaradzki, Jason Edmiston, and Francesco Francavilla, who have each designed a unique take on the iconic movie. To kick things off, GMA will be releasing Bertmer’s print first next week!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Variant Screen Print by Florian Bertmer

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by Florian Bertmer is a 36”x24” screen print. The Regular Edition has a limited edition run size of 200 pieces and will retail for $50, while the Variant is limited to 125 pieces and will retail for $60. Both prints go on sale at a random time between 1-2pm EST on Tuesday, November 25th, at the Grey Matter Art online store.

GMA is also offering a very limited subscription for its The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Screen Print Series. The Regular Edition Subscription includes 4 movie posters, one from each artist, a Grey Matter Art t-shirt and free shipping for $174.99. The Variant Edition Subscription includes 4 Regular Edition posters, one from each artist, 4 Variant posters, one from each artist, a Foil Variant of Grzegorz Domaradzki’s screen print, a GMA t-shirt and free shipping for $419.99.
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Black Costume Spider-Man 12” Jumbo Vintage Marvel’s Secret Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

Black Costume Spider-Man 12” Jumbo Vintage Marvel’s Secret Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

First Gentle Giant launches a line of jumbo vintage action figures based on Kenner’s classic Star Wars toy line, and then just last month they announced a new line of jumbo vintage action figures based on Hasbro’s iconic G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero line. Now, Gentle Giant changes the game once again by unveiling a new line of Marvel’s Secret Wars jumbo vintage action figures based on Mattel’s old school ‘80s toy line based on the comic book mini-series of the same name. The Blot had all of these figures as a kid, and I can’t wait to see Gentle Giant’s take on this slice of my childhood.

Black Costume Spider-Man 12” Jumbo Vintage Marvel’s Secret Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

If you’re not familiar with Secret Wars, it was a 12 part mini-series from Marvel Comics published in 1984 that introduced the character of The Beyonder to the Marvel Universe. The Beyonder assembles a planet from chunks of other planets and dubs it “Battleworld”. He then kidnaps several heroes and villains from Earth, and transplants them on Battleworld to fight for The Beyonder's amusement. During this story-line, Spider-Man discovers his black suit on Battleworld, which not only goes on to redefine Spider-Man, but ultimately becomes one of his worst enemies as the villain Venom!

Black Costume Spider-Man 12” Jumbo Vintage Marvel’s Secret Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

The series was tied into the immensely popular Secret Wars action figure collection by Mattel. Each figure included their signature lenticular shield that was unique to the series. The line spawned 2 series of figures, as well as vehicles and playsets. The first figure in this exciting new series is the Black Costume Spider-Man! Digitally scanned from the original Mattel Secret Wars figures and reproduced in 12” scale, no detail has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this fully-articulated Black Costume Spider-Man jumbo figure includes a faithfully re-produced lenticular shield and comes packaged with a Secret Wars-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork in a resealable plastic outer clam shell.

Black Costume Spider-Man 12” Jumbo Vintage Marvel’s Secret Wars Action Figure by Gentle Giant

The Black Costume Spider-Man 12” Jumbo Vintage Marvel’s Secret Wars action figure by Gentle Giant is not expected to be released until October 2015 (we seriously have to wait a year to get our hands on this figure!?!), but it can be pre-ordered now at Entertainment Earth for $81.99 here.
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The Walking Dead Minimates Series 7 featuring Negan & Jesus!

The Walking Dead Minimates Series 7 Action Figures - Negan, Marauder Leader Chris, Jesus, Dwight, Zombie Holly, Rick & Scavenger Leader Derek

Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum have announced the newest wave of The Walking Dead Minimates, and it’s jammed packed with key characters from the comic book series’ recently concluded storyline “All Out War”! The Walking Dead Minimates Series 7 includes Rick with Jesus, Negan with his trusty barbwire wrapped bat Lucille and Dwight, Marauder leader Chris with Zombie Holly, and a one per case variant set of Scavenger leader Derek with Zombie Holly. I’m really surprised DST decided to pair the four main characters in this series into just two sets. They usually split up the “popular” characters into their own sets with random zombies to sell more sets. I guess this is a win for us collectors!

Each Minimate mini-figure stands 2 inches tall, with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. While The Walking Dead Series 7 is not expected to hit store shelves until June 2015, you can pre-order a complete set now from Entertainment Earth for just $24.99 here.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

“Mummy” Ivory Mummy Boy Vinyl Figure by Super7

“Mummy” Ivory Mummy Boy Vinyl Figure by Super7

Holy moly, Super7 is finally releasing a new full sized colorway of their lovable mascot Mummy Boy! It’s been way too long since S7 released a new version of one of The Blot’s favorite figures, and this edition is pretty awesome. I love how it actually looks like a real live mummy! After taking a nice long nap in his sarcophagus, Mummy Boy emerges from his slumber with his old dusty bandages cast in ivory soft Japanese vinyl with tan and white paint sprays on top of a brown rub treatment, with bright red accents. Does this Mummy Boy look legit or what!?!

The “Mummy” Mummy Boy vinyl figure goes on sale at noon PST today, Thursday, November 20th, at the Super7 online store for $50 each.
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“Boba” Star Wars Resin Bust by Luke Chueh

“Boba” Star Wars Resin Bust by Luke Chueh

This weekend Flabslab will be releasing Luke Chueh’s hotly anticipated new Star Wars inspired statue, “Boba”! This awesome resin bust is the perfect mash-up of the world’s most dangerous bounty hunter, Boba Fett, with the world’s most delicious drink, boba milk tea. Two bobas in one figure, what more could you ask for!?! To commemorate the release, Luke is heading to Singapore with original artwork, prints, stickers, and other collectables for an event Flabslab has named “3B: Boba, Bears, and Bounty Hunters.”

The Boba Star Wars bust by Luke Chueh will be released at the 3B opening reception this Friday, November 21st, at Flabslab. Any remaining pieces will be made available after the show at the Flabslab online store for $300 each.
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*Breaking News* Kidrobot To Be Acquired by NECA

National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) to acquire Kidrobot

Yesterday was a huge day for the designer art toy world when Kidrobot announced it was to be acquired by National Entertainment Collectibles Association (or NECA for short). The plan is for Kidrobot to finally be run again as an artist driven company under the creative direction of Frank Kozik! If you ask The Blot this is fantastic news and will finally allow KR to return to its roots as a purveyor of cool and a leader in both the world of art and limited edition designer toys. I can’t wait to see what Kozik and NECA have in store for the Dunny, Munny, Labbit and all their friends!

Here’s the official press release: In an announcement sure to bring cheers and tears of joy to die-hard fans and artists, KR Purchase, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of National Entertainment Collectibles Association) and Kidrobot today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KR Purchase will acquire Kidrobot. The globally recognized creator of designer vinyl toys joins the growing NECA family of specialty entertainment companies, and will proceed as an artist-run company under the creative direction of Frank Kozik, renowned graphic artist and creator of the Labbit urban vinyl toy line. 

“It’s rare to have the opportunity to join forces with an artist-centric company like this,” said Joel Weinshanker, COO of NECA. “We are doubly thrilled to be able to allow it to grow organically and flourish on its own, which is what we’re certain it will do with the involvement of Frank Kozik as Creative Director.”

“When Joel and NECA approached us about joining forces, about his intention to support us and allow Kidrobot to move forward with autonomy, I knew we had found the right partner," said Bob Africa, President of Kidrobot. “The timing of Frank agreeing to join us could not have been better and we are incredibly excited about Kidrobot’s future.”

Kidrobot will remain headquartered in their Boulder offices, while they are supported by NECA’s (located in Hillside, NJ) vast network of suppliers, creatives and internal team members.
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Mondo's 75 Years of Batman: Part 3 On Sale Info!

75 Years of Batman Group Art Show by Mondo

Later today Mondo will be releasing its third batch of prints from their “75 Years of Batman” group art show! This epic gallery show celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first publication of a Batman comic book by DC Comics. The theme of 75 Years of Batman: Part 3 is movies, with all of these prints inspired by the Dark Knight’s many appearances on the big screen. This final wave of Batman prints includes designs by Kevin Tong, Craig Drake, Phantom City Creative, Jay Shaw, DKNG and Jason Edmiston. All of the prints seen here will go on sale at a random time today, Thursday, November 20th, at the Mondo online store.


“Batman Begins” by Kevin Tong is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. Hand Numbered. It has a limited edition run size of 275 pieces and will retail for $45.


“Catwoman” by Craig Drake is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 175 pieces and will retail for $50.


“The Dark Knight” by Phantom City Creative is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 235 pieces and will retail for $45.


“The Dark Knight” by Kevin Tong is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 275 pieces and will retail for $45.


“The Dark Knight (Variant)” by Kevin Tong is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 150 pieces and will retail for $65.


Hong Kong Edition “The Dark Knight” by Kevin Tong is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 225 pieces and will retail for $45.


Hong Kong Edition “The Dark Knight (Variant)” by Kevin Tong is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 125 pieces and will retail for $65.


“The Dark Knight Rises” by Kevin Tong is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 275 pieces and will retail for $45.


“The Dark Knight Rises (Variant)” by Kevin Tong is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 150 pieces and will retail for $65.


“The Dark Knight Rises” by Jay Shaw is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 100 pieces and will retail for $40.


“The Tumbler” by DKNG is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 225 pieces and will retail for $40.


“Watch the World Burn” by Jason Edmiston is an 18”x24” hand numbered giclee. It has a limited edition run size of 275 pieces and will retail for $75.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Spider-Man “Premium” Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure Colorways by Funko

“Blaze” The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Premium Marvel Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure by Funko

The Blot’s been waiting for these new Spider-Man Hikari Japanese Vinyl Figures to drop ever since I first saw a pic of them on display at Funko's San Diego Comic-Con 2014 booth! I just had no idea they would be Premium Edition Hikari that stand over 10” tall. Is it just me or are they going to look a little strange next to the Groot Hikari that’s 11” tall? Groot really should tower over Spider-Man. To launch this new figure, Funko has released three new Spider-Man Hikari colorways in a very short period of time: “Blaze” (LE 1,500), “New Dimension” Edition (LE 1,500) and the Barnes and Noble Exclusive “Dangerous” (LE 1,000), which features beautiful marbled black and grey vinyl.

“New Dimension” The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Premium Marvel Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure by Funko

Barnes and Noble Exclusive “Dangerous” The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Premium Marvel Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure by Funko

Hikari, meaning “light”, is a highly collectible line of clear/translucent figures cast in soft Japanese vinyl. Each Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hikari vinyl figure includes a hand numbered card to prove authenticity and rarity, and comes packaged in a full color window box perfect for display. These Marvel Hikari colorways are available for purchase now! The B&N exclusive colorway can be ordered here for $74.95, while the other two colorways can be ordered from Entertainment Earth for $79.99 each here.
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Batman: The Animated Series Wave 3 6” Action Figure

Batman The Animated Series Wave 2 6” Action Figure by DC Collectibles – Harley Quinn, The Creeper, Killer Croc & Baby Doll and Robin

As part of DC Comics’ celebration of Batman’s 75th Anniversary, DC Collectibles will be continuing its awesome line of Batman: The Animated Series 6” action figures!!! This television themed toy line is based on Bruce Timm’s original character designs from Batman: The Animated Series and the New Batman Adventures. Each figure is based on Mattel’s original 4.5” tall with limited articulation figures, and been enlarged to a whopping 6” scale. What’s really great about this new toy line is each B:TAS has been given 24 points of articulation.

Batman: The Animated Series Wave 3 includes Harley Quinn, Robin, Killer Croc with Baby Doll and The Creeper! Each figure comes with multiple accessories and is packaged in a full color blister card. The Blot is especially excited to see The Creeper included in this toy line. While these awesome 6” figures aren’t scheduled to hit store shelves until May 2015, you can pre-order all four figures from Entertainment Earth for $22.99 each here.
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Squink x Huck Gee Custom Painted Skullhead 6” Resin Bust

Squink x Huck Gee Custom Painted Skullhead 6” Resin Bust

This Friday, November 21st, Huck Gee will be releasing the newest Artist Edition of his popular Skullhead Resin Bust! This time he’s teamed up with UK artist Squink to release a super limited run of hand painted busts. Do these look wonderful or what!?! Squink’s paint job is freaking out of this world!

The Squink x Huck Gee Skullhead Bust is limited to just 3 pieces and goes on sale at noon PST Friday at the Huck Gee online store for $450 each.
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Mondo's 75 Years of Batman: Part 2 On Sale Info!

75 Years of Batman Group Art Show by Mondo

Later today Mondo will be releasing the second batch of prints from their “75 Years of Batman” group art show! This amazing gallery show celebrates the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ creation of Batman. The theme of 75 Years of Batman: Part 2 is television, with all of these prints celebrating The Dark Knight's time on the small screen, and includes designs based on Batman 1966, Batman: The Animated Series, and Batman Beyond! Below you will find amazing Batman prints by Jason Edmiston, Tiny Kitten Teeth, Phantom City Creative, Craig Drake, Gianmarco Magnani and Kilian Eng. All of the prints seen here will go on sale at a random time today, Wednesday, November 19th at the Mondo online store.


“Ace the Bathound” by Tiny Kitten Teeth is an 8”x10” hand numbered giclee. It has a limited edition run size of 75 pieces and will retail for $35.


“Batgirl” by Jason Edmiston is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 150 pieces and will retail for $45.


“Batman” by Gianmarco Magnani is a 23.622”x14.567” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 300 pieces and will retail for $45.


“The Joker” by Jason Edmiston is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 225 pieces and will retail for $45.


“The Riddler” by Jason Edmiston is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 200 pieces and will retail for $45.


“Batman Beyond” by Kilian Eng is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 325 pieces and will retail for $50.


“Harley Quinn” by Craig Drake is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 225 pieces and will retail for $50.


“Heart of Ice” by Phantom City Creative is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 225 pieces and will retail for $45.


“Heart of Ice (Variant)” by Phantom City Creative is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 125 pieces and will retail for $65.


“Joker's Favor” by Phantom City Creative is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 175 pieces and will retail for $45.


“Joker's Favor (Variant)” by Phantom City Creative is an 18”x24” hand numbered screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 100 pieces and will retail for $65.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Matrix Pop! Movies Vinyl Figures by Funko

The Matrix Pop! Movies Series by Funko - Neo, Morpheus, Trinity & Agent Smith

The most revolutionary film of the ‘90s is about to get its very own line of Pop! vinyl figures, and no it’s not Titanic! Funko is transforming The Wachowskis’ science fiction masterpiece The Matrix into adorable 3.75” vinyl figures. The only question is will you take the blue pill or the red pill? The Matrix Pop! Movies Series includes Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and the evil Agent Smith.

Each The Matrix Pop! vinyl figure features one point of articulation and come packaged in a full color displayable window box. While these Matrix figures aren’t expected to hit store shelves until March 2015, you can pre-order them now from Entertainment Earth for $9.99 each here.
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Yoda’s Cousin Ozzie Star Wars Resin Figure by UME Toys

Ozzie Star Wars Resin Figure by UME Toys

Meet Yoda’s cousin Ozzie, the newest figure in UME Toys’ adorable line of Star Wars inspired resin figures. The Blot likes to refer to this toy line as “UME Toys Strikes Back!” Ozzie is the small wrinkly green mentor that your toy collection has been looking for. Each hand cast and hand painted resin figure stands around 3.5” tall and comes bagged and carded with a character specific header card. May the Force be wit you!

The very first Ozzie Star Wars resin figure colorway goes on sale at 9pm London time this Thursday, November 20th, at the UME Toys online store for £33.
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Zoetic Edition BattleRat Vinyl Figure by Mike Sutfin

Zoetic Edition BattleRat Vinyl Figure by Mike Sutfin

Mike Sutfin has just put up for pre-sale the final colorway of his epic BattleRat vinyl figure! The Zoetic Edition BattleRat features a complex paint application, which includes a black rub, metallic sprays and hand painted details, and even includes a MadBattleMan skull being hauled by the Rat. The two heads are interchangeable, and the chain that attaches the skull is easily unlatched.

Zoetic Edition BattleRat Vinyl Figure Giclee Print by Mike Sutfin

The Zoetic Edition BattleRat Vinyl Figure stands 9” tall, comes packaged in a silk-screened box, and includes a signed and numbered 6.75”x6.5” giclee print. Collectors can pre-order one today at the Sutfin online shop for $123 each.
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