The third set in Artbot138’s epic Legends of Vinyl Series has been unveiled and it rocks! In case you you’re not familiar with Artbot138’s new line of custom figures, the Legends of Vinyl Series recreates your favorite designer toy artists as custom LEGO mini figures. Legends of Vinyl Set #3 is limited to just 10 sets and includes custom LEGO minifigs of Frank Kozik, L'amour Supreme and Tara McPherson. Each Legends of Vinyl Set #3 includes all 3 custom LEGO mini figures and all of the accessories seen here packaged in a numbered acrylic case. Pick one up from the Vinyl Thoughts online store for $25 each.
Friday, November 29, 2013
UK artist James Downing’s (aka Couk) Secret Painting Club is back! For his third release of the year, Couk will be releasing the Gold Edition Secret Painting Club later this weekend. SPC takes the world of fine art and the world of blind box toys and combines them to create sets of 20 one of a kind 4”x3” miniature acrylic paintings sold blind bag style. The Gold Edition Secret Painting Club includes 20 all new characters on sunny golden canvases, including Rootie, the creature with a house on his head (currently empty due to high rent costs), Prismantis, who hypnotizes his prey (fruit and veggies) with rainbow powers, and Vortecks, who travels between parallel dimensions to tell everyone about the screenplay he's working on.
The Secret Painting Club Gold Version by Couk goes on sale at 4pm EST on Sunday, December 1st, at Couk’s online store. Each Gold Secret Painting comes wrapped up and sealed with wax in identical paper bags along with a hand-drawn character card and a full color postcard.
The evil Negan has arrived just in time for Black Friday! McFarlane Toys and Skybound have teamed up to produce a limited edition Negan 4.5” action figure sold exclusively at The Walking Dead online store. The infamous Saviors leader introduced in The Walking Dead #100 is available now for just $25 in two epic colorways: full color and black and white with bloody accents! Negan comes packaged on a full color blister card and includes Lucille, his deadly barbed wire baseball bat, and a hot iron for…well, you know what it’s for. What a fantastic addition to your Walking Dead toy collection! Just don’t stand him too close to your Glenn action figures. Pick up both figures here now, while supplies last.
The amazing Kevin Tong has created one of the most beautiful Watchmen screen prints The Blot’s ever seen! Kevin’s turned his unique art style upon DC Comics’ omnipotent Dr. Manhattan for amazing results. Originally designed for Thought Bubble 2013, Mondo will be premiering the standard edition of Kevin’s Dr. Manhattan Watchmen print today in honor of Black Friday.
“Dr. Manhattan” by Kevin Tong is a 24”x36” hand numbered Watchmen screen print and has a limited edition run size of 325 pieces. It will go on sale at a random time tomorrow, Friday, November 29th, at the Mondo online store for $45 each.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Mondo will be releasing the poster in its new Marvel Comic Book Screen Print Series tomorrow on Black Friday, and it’s this awesome “Venom” design by Randy Ortiz! The Blot’s been wondering when Mondo would release its next Marvel screen print. I hope this means they’ll start being released on a more regular basis!
“Venom” by Randy Ortiz is a 24”x36” hand numbered screen print and has a limited edition run size of 325 pieces. It will go on sale at a random time tomorrow, Friday, November 29th, at the Mondo online store for $50 each.
Mike Egan has whipped up a little something special for this blackest of Fridays! The Pittsburgh based artist has hand painted this awesome set of Swamp Zombie Bones with Wings. Each custom 8” Bones comes packaged in a hand painted wooden coffin and is limited to just 25 pieces! Pick one up tomorrow, Black Friday, November 29th, at Mike’s online store for $150 each.
You know a comic book crossover was popular when toy companies continue to make toys based on the “event” years after it ended! That definitely seems to be the case with DC Comics’ Blackest Night storyline, which had a lasting impact on not only the Green Lantern comics but the entire DC Universe. It’s even invaded the Funko Pop! Universe too! Now you can add this Black Lantern Batman Pop! Heroes vinyl figure to your collection. Who knew an undead zombie Batman could look so cute?
The fourth colorway of Gary Baseman’s Creamy vinyl figure has been announced and it’s dropping tomorrow on Black Friday! The delicious looking Mint Chocolate Chip Creamy is a special holiday release and comes with a limited edition print signed by Gary! Pretty sweet, right!?! Plus mint chocolate chip is The Blot’s favorite ice cream flavor, so it seems like the perfect Creamy colorway for The Blot to buy! Produced by 3D Retro, the Mint Chocolate Chip Creamy is limited to just 200 pieces and can be purchased exclusively from Gary’s online store on Friday, November 29th, at 9am PST.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The fourth Dave Perillo print in Dark Ink Art’s awesome The Simpsons screen print series was released last week and it’s “Krusty Burger” featuring Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Mel! That rib-wich looks tasty don’t you think!?! “Krusty Burger” by Dave Perillo is a 12”x24” signed and numbered The Simpsons screen print. It has a limited edition run size of 250 pieces and retails for $50 at the Dark Ink online store.
Toymatrix and Funko have teamed up to release a seriously awesome glow in the dark Holographic Darth Vader Star Wars Pop! vinyl figure bobble head! I love how simple and yet movie accurate this Darth Vader Pop! colorway is. We’re still a few months away from Dallas Comic Con Sci-Fi Expo, but you can pre-order this Star Wars exclusive from the Toymatrix online store for only $15! Get one while you still can.
Disney’s finally released a follow up set to its popular 2011 TaleSpin Disney Afternoon Vinylmation 2 pack, and what a fun surprise! The TaleSpin Disney Afternoon Vinylmation Series 2 includes bar owner Louie and Don Karnage, the leader of the dreaded air pirates. Packaged in a full color window box and limited to just 1,500 sets, these two 3” vinyl figures can now be purchased from DisneyStore.com for $29.95.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Funko actually released its fourth wave of Star Wars Pop! figures a few weeks ago, but sadly The Blot just can’t keep up with Funko’s prolific Pop! release schedule anymore. But that doesn’t make this series any less epic! Star Wars Pop! Vinyl Figure Bobble Head Wave 4 includes R2-D2, Wicket the Ewok, Lando Calrissian, Admiral Ackbar, Queen Amidala and the dreadful Jar Jar Binks. I don’t know about you, but I always love adding more Billie Dee Williams to the collection!
The final figure in Disney’s new Marvel Vinylmation Series 1 is this epic Hawkguy, er...Hawkeye, Vinylmation 3” vinyl figure! Hawkeye has always been one of The Blot’s favorite Marvel super heroes, and this figure features the character’s look in the hit Marvel ongoing comic book series Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja. Sadly, the Hawkeye Vinylmation figure is only available at Walt Disney World and Disneyland as a combo pack topper, which is a window box attached to a random blind box. Now who’s going to Disney this winter!?!
Marvel Vinylmation Series 1 by Disney is on sale now at Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Stores everywhere. Sold blind box style, collectors can purchase all of the figures seen here for $12.95 each. Look for the series on DisneyStore.com at a future date.
Last Saturday the entire world celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the world's favorite space-and-time-traveling adventurer with the premiere of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor.” Now you can continue the celebration at home with the Doctor Who Titans 50th Anniversary mini figure series by Titan Merchandise (designed by Matt JOnes aka Lunartik)! This is actually the third Doctor Who Titans series of stylized Doctor Who 3” vinyl figures. This particular series commemorates all 50 years of Doctor Who and includes all eleven Doctors to date, from 1963’s First Doctor to 2013’s Eleventh Doctor!
Each stylized Doctor Who Titans 50th Anniversary Series vinyl figure stands 3” tall, is sold blind box style and comes with a character specific accessory. Not only does it include all eleven Doctors, but there are also five rare mystery chase figures for you to hunt down and collect. Collectors have three awesome ways to purchase Doctor Who Titans 50th Anniversary Series blind boxes from Entertainment Earth: you can purchase individual blind boxes for $9.99 each here, a case of 20 blind boxes for $199.99 here or a master case of four cases for $799.99 here.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Artbot138 continues his exciting Legends of Vinyl Series, which recreates your favorite designer toy artists as custom LEGO mini figures! Legends of Vinyl Set #2 is limited to just 10 sets and includes custom LEGO minifigs of Skinner, Sarah Jo Marks (of DKE Toys) and Kaws. Each Legends of Vinyl Set #2 includes all 3 custom LEGO mini figures and all of the accessories seen here packaged in a numbered acrylic case. Pick one up from the Vinyl Thoughts online store for $25 each.
MAD sneakily dropped the second colorway of his all new Modern Hero vinyl figure in his online store last week, and boy does this monotone grayscale edition with gold accents look fantastic! After many years of development, MAD's Modern Hero character is finally available as an original sculpt and The Blot couldn’t be happier. Over the years the Modern Hero has appeared on numerous vinyl figure platforms, as a myriad of custom figures, prints, and more.
Each Grey Edition Modern Hero vinyl figure by MAD stands 6" tall (with his hat on) and is loaded with articulation and a tons of accessories, including a knife and multiple hands, all packaged in a deluxe box for just $65.
Selina Briggs of The Jelly Empire has teamed up with Jaclyn Ashley of Shlii Kawaii to create an awesome set of JellyBot plush figures! These adorable little guys stand 9" tall and were completely handmade by Jaclyn. Six plush JellyBots were created in all, with four featuring festive hats and scarves perfect for the holiday season. Pick one up at The Jelly Empire online store on Tuesday, November 26th, at 10pm EST for $35 each ($40 for a JellyBot plush with the hat and scarf).
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Dez Einswell just dropped four new tees in his Doodle Barn online store that you won’t want to miss! Dez’ Fall 2014 Collection includes “SoothSawyers”, which is dedicated to the spirit of adventure and exploration, the basketball inspired “Haystacks”, the “Einswell Beat Box” character tee featuring Ruckey from the Meemees clan, and the “Doodle Pocket D” that includes a big D comprised of camo faces. This eclectic collection does an amazing job showcasing Dez’ signature art style, which is truly one of a kind!
The Dez Einswell Fall 2013 Select T-Shirt Collection is currently available for purchase in sizes S-XL through Dez’ Doodle Barn online store for $26 each.
The Blot loves completely random collaborations, and this surprise t-shirt release takes the cake! Or should I say “takes the cupcake”? In honor of the House of Blues 20th Anniversary, Johnny Cupcakes has been commissioned to design this really fun commemorative t-shirt featuring a “rad, rockin’ drumming cupcake.” While the chest design is nice, The Blot really loves the JC x HOB insignia on the back featuring a Blues Brothers Big Kid. Now what I wouldn’t give for that t-shirt!
This is one of only two times I can think of that a Johnny Cupcakes tee was sold by a third party. The other time was when JC’s Australia exclusives were sold by a local Australian clothing store after Johnny’s event down under. I’m interested to see if this is a new trend or just a special one-off collab.
There are actually two different colorways of the House of Blues 20th Anniversary Johnny Cupcakes t-shirt. The Black Edition is only available at House of Blues locations worldwide, while the Gray Edition is sold exclusively at the House of Blues online store for $38. Both tees come in sizes S-2XL.
Paul Kaiju continues his awesome artist series of t-shirts with this epic Pollen Kaiser design by Skinner! Now if only Skinner painted up a matching set of custom Pollen Kaiser vinyl figures to go with the shirt. This Pollen Kaiser design by Skinner is printed on a “heavy metal” colored tee, comes in sizes S-3XL and can be purchased for $35 in the Paul Kaiju online store. Act fast though because many sizes are already sold out.
Friday, November 22, 2013
The Blot hasn’t watched the WWE regularly in years, but I’ve always tried to keep up with the goings on of professional wrestling. It just played too big a role in my childhood to ever quit cold turkey! So of course I was super excited to find out Funko would be launching a new line of WWE Pop! vinyl figures. It’s first wave of figures is super stacked too! It includes WWE legends like The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, surefire hall of famers like John Cena and Rey Mysterio, as well as current superstars CM Punk and Sheamus. Although if I had to say one of these six figures seemed out of place it’d be Sheamus. I know he’s popular and a three time World Champion, but is he truly on the same level as the other five WWE Superstars in this release?
Somehow The Blot totally missed that UME Toys released a second colorway of their awesome chibi style Deadpool “Mini-Merc” resin figure! The Stealth Edition Mini-Merc is ready for some stealthy ninja fun, and features an awesome monotone black, white and grey color scheme. This little guy also comes implanted with the most powerful magnets UME Toys could get their hands on in order to give this 3” resin figure one point of articulation at its neck. Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth never looked so good!
The Stealth Edition “Mini-Merc” Deadpool resin figure by UME Toys was available at the UME Toys online store for £40, but is sadly already sold out. Here’s hoping Rich of UME Toys has plans to release more Mini-Merc colorways in the near future!
Sons of Anarchy, one of The Blot’s all time favorite television shows, is getting the Pop! treatment by our friends at Funko! Is it me or does Funko have more licenses than every other toy company? They are taking over modern pop culture! The Sons of Anarchy Pop! Television Series is a who’s who of SAMCRO, and includes Jax Teller, Clay Morrow, Gemma Morrow and Opie Winston. Here’s hoping we get a Series 2 of Charming’s toughest motorcycle featuring Tig, Juice, Bobby, Chibs and Happy.
Each Sons of Anarchy Pop! Television vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, features one point of articulation and comes packaged in a full color displayable window box. These figures aren't expected to hit store shelves until January 2014, but you can pre-order them now from Entertainment Earth for $9.99 each here.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
It’s been way too long since Dragatomi released one of its amazing artist series of custom Android vinyl figures, but thankfully that hiatus ended earlier this month with this beautiful set of Androids by Kat Brunnegraff! The Kat Brunnegraff Custom Android Blind Box Series consists of just 16 pieces featuring 6 different designs.
This Dragatomi exclusive custom Android series by Kat Brunnegraff includes 2 Diamond Star Sparkler Androids, 2 Cloud Crystals Androids, 3 Blue Jay Androids, 4 Phoenix Androids, 3 Black Bird Androids and 2 Night Sparkler Androids. The few remaining blind box from this set have now been opened and collectors can purchase the remaining figures individually from the Dragatomi online store for $80 each.
Spacelab9, a new record label imprint, is kicking off its new line of pop culture inspired deluxe edition vinyl records with two epic television soundtracks! First up is the official score to AMC’s legendary series Breaking Bad. This marks the first time that the Breaking Bad soundtrack will be offered on vinyl, and the 2 disc set features nearly one hour of original music composed by Dave Porter, including the now-iconic “Breaking Bad Main Title Theme”.
Spacelab9’s second release is the official sound track of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead! This is also the vinyl debut of The Walking Dead Soundtrack Vol. 1, and featuring tracks from composer Bear McCreary and artists Jamie N. Commons, Voxhaul Broadcast, Baby Bee, Fink, Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) and Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) as well as multiplatinum Icelandic artists Of Monsters and Men. Aren’t these picture discs a thing of beauty!?! The Blot really loves this mash-up of music, TV and collectible vinyl records.
Both limited edition television soundtrack picture disc LPs will be available exclusively from Hot Topic (while supplies last). The Breaking Bad picture disc LP goes on sale November 26th, while The Walking Dead picture disc LP goes on sale January 24th.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
It’s amazing how after all these months October Toys and Scott Tolleson continues to sell out of their monthly Baby Deadbeet PVC mini figure releases! November’s release was the “Beet Juice” Baby Deadbeet, which is made from a beautiful translucent red PVC. This 1.5” mini figure went on sale November 2nd at the October Toys online store for just $2 and sold out almost immediately upon release.
If you thought Nathan Hamill’s Octopup was cuddly before, wait until you get a look at the all new OctoPlush by Flat Bonnie! For this release Flat Bonnie has taken Octopup and blown him up into a massive 12” tall and made him even more adorable than ever before. Limited to just 10 pieces, the “OctoPlush” Octopup Plush Figure features a special edition numbered sewn-in tag and can be purchased from Flat Bonnie’s online store for $100 each. But act fast as these plush ‘Pups will only be available for pre-order for a limited time (November 11th – December 20th).
At San Diego Comic Con 2013 Vannen Watches and Skybound released the limited edition The Walking Dead Horde watch, featuring glow-in-the dark detail and artwork by Charlie Adlard. The SDCC 13 Exclusive Horde watch was such a success they decided to team up once again to release the Horde 2 watch! This new watch features the same sinister artwork as the original Horde watch except without the glow-in-the-dark detailing and hand-numbered packaging. The Walking Dead "Horde 2" watch is now available as open edition release with a lower, fan-friendly price. Pick one up at your favorite local specialty shop for $60 each.
After releasing numerous Mini-Cheestroyer resin figures over the past year and all selling out almost instantly, Bad Teeth and Double Haunt have decided to produce their "little cheeseburger monster" in gorgeous vinyl! To help to get the process started they have decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the production of their first vinyl toy. For just $35 you can preorder a super cool 4.5” vinyl version of the Mini-Cheestroyer in one of three colorways. What an awesome deal, and a great way to help get a delicious new figure produced!
The backers of this Kickstarter project can choose from a Glow in the Dark Mini-Cheestroyer, a Crystal Clear Mini-Cheestroyer or a Clear with Guts Mini-Cheestroyer! Other pledge rewards include hand-painted resins, clear resins, and copies of the Cheestroyer comic book. Bad Teeth and Double Haunt have also planned out some stretch goals, which include a variant Mini-Cheestroyer head for the vinyl figure and a micro figure of the original "Cheese" character. The Blot loves me some hamburgers, and this Cheestroyer looks fantastic. To find out more about this exciting release head over to the Mini-Cheestroyer Kickstarter page today!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Even though Halloween has come and gone and this awesome new Trickertreat Android vinyl figure by Gary Ham is long sold out, but it’s so cute I still had to blog about it! Jack (-o-lantern) of all trades Gary Ham is back with a brand new Android design that channels that old school Halloween feeling! Collectors can pick their pumpkin poison with this sneaky two-faced design that comes packaged in a beautiful illustrated window box. Trickertreat by Gary Ham retailed for just $10 at the Dead Zebra Shop.
After releasing two super limited edition colorways, JC Rivera and Pobber Toys are finally releasing the OG brown Bear Champ! Based the character’s look in numerous paintings and customs over the years, the Original Edition Bear Champ resin figure features a brown, red, white and gold color scheme, 4 points of articulation, and stands 9” tall. This exciting release is limited to just 150 pieces and will be showing up on store shelves at your favorite local designer toy store for $90 each.
While The Blot doesn’t normally cover ThreeA releases, this is one collaboration I just couldn’t ignore! Earlier this year ThreeA announced it was teaming up with Marvel Comics to release an epic line of 1/6 figures. The line will consist of classic Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, and Ultron, reimagined by artist Ashley Wood in the ThreeA style. If that doesn’t have you excited, here are some teaser photos of the Marvel x ThreeA Iron Man 1/6 action figure! Does this prototype look awesome or what!?! Like with most ThreeA figures these Marvel Comics releases will feature multiple colorways meaning you’d better start saving your pennies now! I’ll be sure to post more details about this new toy line as they become available.
Mimoco is working to expand their popular designer toy electronic accessory lines, but they need your help to make it happen! They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to launch their new line of MimoPower BatteryBot mobile device chargers. What better way to carry a battery backup for all of your portable electronic devices than with a BatteryBot designer toy of your favorite characters!?!
BatteryBot is the world’s first and only character-based rechargeable backup battery for smart phones, tablets and mobile devices. What’s exciting about this Kickstarter campaign is that with 3 days left it’s already funded! But it’s still not too late for you to get in on the fun! So far the MimoPower BatteryBot line will feature 10 original Mimoco characters, but there is an awesome licensed stretch goal of $70,000 which they’re only $500 away from. If they hit this licensed stretch goal then Mimoco will release an Adventure Time BatteryBot figure (it will either be Finn, Jake or BMO). Pretty cool right!?!
So head over to Mimoco’s BatteryBot Kickstarter campaign page today and get in on the action!
Monday, November 18, 2013
After debuting at Designer Con 2013, the Toy Art Gallery exclusive Thrashout Ugly Unicorn vinyl figure by Rampage Toys is now available for purchase through the TAG online store for $50. Cast in black soft Japanese vinyl, this TAG Exclusive UU features the now iconic red, black and silver “Thrashout” color scheme. This is one awesome rendition of Rampage Toys’ Ugly Unicorn!
Toynami has finally announced a second wave of their adorable Sanrio x Street Fighter Hello Kitty cosplay plushes! These are definitely the most lethal versions of Hello Kitty you’ve ever seen. Sanrio x Street Fighter Hello Kitty Plush Figures Series 2 includes Hello Kitty cosplaying as Street Fighter warriors Ken, Guile and Cammy! Each plush doll is super detailed with awesome game accurate clothing and comes in two different sizes, 6 inches tall and 11 inches tall.
The 6” Hello Kitty x Street Fighter Series 2 plush figures retail for $17.99, while the 11” Hello Kitty x Street Fighter Series 2 plush figures retail for $24.99. All three figures (in both sizes) are currently available for pre-order through Entertainment Earth here.
Sorry for the delay, but it’s been crazy around The Blot’s household these past two weeks. I visited Random.org last night and finally picked a winner of our awesome Johnny Cupcakes Halloween Prize Pack! And now for the moment you've all been waiting for...the winner is:
Congrats to the winner, and thanks to everyone for entering! Please shoot me an email with your name and address and I’ll send out your prize pack later this week.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Deli Fresh Threads has released an awesome new collection of t-shirts entitled the Sandwich City Series, which mashes-up three cities’ signature sandwiches with the iconic logos of a professional sports team from each corresponding location. These designs are Deli Fresh Threads’ way of showing love to these wonderful sandwiches and the cities they call home. The “Cheesesteak” combines the Philly Cheeseteak with the Philadelphia Phillies logo, the “Cuban” is a mash-up of the Cuban Sandwich with the Miami Dolphins logo, and the “Pastrami on Rye” is a homage to the New York Knicks logo.
As a sports fans and a devoted sandwich eater, The Blot really loves the inspiration behind Deli Fresh Threads’ Sandwich City Series! I also think it’s pretty cool that Biggie of Deli Fresh Threads made sure each design paid tribute to a different sport, with teams from the NFL, NBA and MLB all represented in this release. Designed by David Babich Design, the Sandwich City Series is currently available for purchase through the Deli Fresh Threads online store for $25 each in sizes S-3XL.
Johnny Cupcakes has teamed up with Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli on a very special t-shirt in which $5 of every shirt purchased will be donated to the Boston Children’s Hospital. How can you not get behind something like that!?! The tee features Napoli’s famous beard as part of a baseball themed take on Johnny Cupcakes’ signature crossbones logo, and will be printed on an athletic grey 100% cotton crew neck t-shirt. Now you can celebrate the Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Championship and give a little something back to those in need with this made to order “Napoli Crossbones” Johnny Cupcakes t-shirt.
The Johnny Cupcakes x Mike Napoli Baseball Crossbones T-Shirt “Napoli Crossbones” is currently available for pre-order through the Johnny Cupcakes online store for $40 in sizes S-XXXL. But get your orders in now because this open edition tee will only be available through November 25th.