Motorbot’s Ghoulie resin figure is back in a killer new Alice in Wonderland inspired colorway! Available for a limited time, the “Cheshire Cat” Ghoulie stands 4” tall and features the Cheshire Cat’s signature purple and pink striped color scheme. Pick one up while you can at the Meathead Toys online store for just $20. Each figure comes bagged with a header card.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
What better way to end 2014 than with a brand new figure from Motorbot! The Texas based artist has revisited his popular Formaldehyde Face resin figure, based on the cult classic They Live, and improved upon its sculpt and design. The original Formaldehyde Face is one of The Blot’s favorite figures, and I personally own 5 different colorways of the They Live inspired figure. I can’t wait to see one of these new Formaldehyde Face 2.0 figures in person! I’m especially digging the way the figure now holds out his hand. Now all we need is a remake/sequel of They Live!
Today is the last day to order the Monochrome Edition Formaldehyde Face 2.0 resin figure by Motorbot. Each figure stands 5” tall and is solid, hand cast resin. You can order one between now and the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2014 at the Meathead Toys online store for $35. Look for more FF 2.0 colorways to be released soon.
Killer Bootlegs is kicking off 2015 with a bang! Tomorrow they will be releasing this awesome Heisenberg Breaking Bad bootleg resin figure. Each figure includes a bag of Blue Sky, a gun and real fabric jacket. The final version of the figure will even include Walter White’s signature hat as a removable accessory. Killer Bootlegs killed it with this release!
The Heisenberg Breaking Bad Bootleg Resin Figure will be made available for pre-order tomorrow, January 1st, at the Killer Bootleg online store. The Masterpiece Edition seen above is limited to just 5 pieces and retails for $250, but Killer Bootleg has made a ton of the general release figures that will come carded in a resealable clamshell blister pack for $65. Good luck adding “the one who knocks” to your collection!
For the fifth year in a row Super7 will be releasing a super-secret figure on New Year’s Eve 2015! This year’s NYE release is a collaboration, but with who is anyone’s guess. To find out more about this orange and black marbled figure, be sure to visit the Super7 online store at midnight PST tonight, December 31, 2014 for an extra special release.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Geek Art and French Paper Art Club have teamed up with DC Comics to produce a new officially licensed Batman 75th Anniversary Screen Print Series! For this series’ fifth print, they’ve commissioned Canadian artist Michael Cho to pay tribute to DC’s dynamic duo of Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder. The Blot loves Cho’s retro take on these iconic characters, and his use of shadowing is really fantastic!
“Batman and Robin” by Michael Cho is a 17”x24” Batman 75th Anniversary 4 color screen print. Hand numbered and limited to 90 pieces, this print retailed exclusively at the French Paper AC online store for €40. Unfortunately this officially licensed print is now sold out.
Medicom has announced a fifth wave of its popular DC Comics Retro Sofubi toy line with two new characters from the Batman Universe! DC Comics Retro Sofubi Collection Wave 5 includes Batman’s sidekick, Robin, the Boy Wonder, and the gentleman of crime, The Penguin. I know there are a ton of great Batman family heroes and villains (and of course they had to produce a Robin figure), but how about Medicom give us a few other members of the Justice League? I’d personally love to see a Wonder Woman or Martian Manhunter figure in this retro style, and I’m sure fans would gobble up villains like Lex Luthor or Deathstroke.
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. Robin includes a vinyl cape, but where the heck is The Penguin’s signature umbrella!?! While the DC Comics Retro Sofubi Collection Wave 5 is not expected to ship in May 2015, you can pre-order both figures from Entertainment Earth now for $79.99 each here.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Mark Bodé just released this awesome new long sleeve t-shirt entitled “GOOMPH!”, which features two of the Bode family’s signature characters, Cheech Wizard and Da Lizard! Many of you may also recognize the model above…it’s the one and only DJ QBert! It’s kinda ridiculous how much of a mark The Blot is for Bodé’s (and his father Vaughn Bodé’s) artwork and characters. Thankfully Mark’s been bringing the heat lately with some awesome new apparel and toy releases.
The Cheech Wizard & Da Lizard “GOOMPH!” T-Shirt by Mark Bodé is a full color design printed on a black long sleeve t-shirt. It is currently available in sizes S-XXL at Mark Bodé’s online store for $30. Rumor has it a short sleeve version may be available in the spring/summer. So be sure to keep your eyes peeled on Mark’s online store for future releases!
Friday, December 26, 2014
The Blot loves all of the Boba Fett Star Wars Vinylmations that have been releasing lately! Just last month Disney released the “Star Wars Holiday Special” Boba Fett Vinylmation, which is based on the character’s appearance in the universally loathed Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special on CBS. While the Star Wars Holiday Special is most widely known for only airing once before being hidden away forever by George Lucas, it also marked Boba Fett’s very first appearance (in a short animated segment). I’ve personally always loved this light blue animated take the world’s most beloved bounty hunter, and it looks fantastic as a Vinylmation figure!
The Star Wars Holiday Special Boba Fett Vinylmation vinyl figure stands 3” tall, is limited to 1,500 pieces, and retailed for $16.95 per blind box at Disney World, Disneyland and the Disney online store. Sadly this awesome figure sold out almost immediately upon release. Ebay here we go!
Before the flora colossus named Groot appeared on the big screen in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, he was busy making his name in the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series from Marvel Comics. As a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Groot helped the team through Annihilation: Conquest, War of Kings, Thanos Imperative and other, major, cosmic battles. Many times Groot has given his all for the team, sacrificing his body. However, as long as a single twig remained, it would re-grow into a new body for Groot. Gentle Giant celebrates Groot, as well as the Christmas holidays, with this festive collectible, the “Holiday” Potted Groot Statue!
This polyresin statue is a depiction of Groot, as he was in the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book, while being tended to by Mantis, after being replanted by his best friend and partner, Rocket Raccoon. Featured standing in his pot, Gentle Giant has included interchangeable snow, a scarf, and Christmas lights to decorate one of the greatest trees of all time for the holidays!
The “Holiday” Potted Groot Statue by Gentle Giant is digitally sculpted by Gentle Giant’s master artisans, and is rendered using the highest quality polyresin and hand painted. Each piece comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity. And if you are on Santa’s nice list, you will be in for a special surprise! Rumor has it the surprise is a miniature version of the Mattel Black Suit Spider-Man Secret Wars action figure by Mattel. This awesome statue is limited to just 500 pieces and can be purchased now at the Gentle Giant online store for $120 each.
Today, December 26th, Disney will be releasing this awesome Ant-Man Marvel Vinylmation Eachez blind box figure! What a perfect way to get excited for Marvel’s upcoming live action Ant-Man film. An Eachez release is when Disney releases just one single design blind box style with a very rare chase variant randomly inserted. The standard design in the classic Ant-Man uniform worn by Hank Pym, while the chase figure is Ant-Man’s updated look from the 2012 Marvel comic book series FF and worn by Scott Lang. The redesigned uniform is based on the art of superstar artist Mike Allred.
The Ant-Man Marvel Vinylmation vinyl figure stands 3” tall, is limited to 2,500 pieces, and will retail for $16.95 per blind box. The original Hank Pym Ant-Man has a ratio of 9/10, while the Scott Lang FF Ant-Man has a ratio of 1/10. Here’s hoping these pop up for sale today at the Disney online store and are not only available at Disney World and Disneyland.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Happy Holidays from Magnetic Press!
To celebrate Magnetic Press’ first anniversary, they’re giving thanks to their supporters by offering 10% off all orders on their online store from now through 11:59pm PST on January 1st. Just use the code “THANKYOU2014” at checkout.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Here’s some really exciting news: Marvel and Funko are teaming up once again to release a second wave of Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! vinyl figures, and this time it’s all about the villains! Based on the live action Guardians of the Galaxy film, this wave features some of the biggest and baddest evil doers in the galactic Marvel Universe. Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel Vinyl Figures Series 2 includes Yondu, Ronan, Nebula, The Collector and a giant supersized 6” Thanos! The Blot can’t wait to see all the different variants Funko puts out for these new Marvel characters.
Each Guardians of the Galaxy Pop! Marvel bobble head vinyl figure stand 3.75” tall (except Thanos), features one point of articulation and come packaged in a full color displayable window box. While these GotG 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. The Thanos Pop! retails for $14.99.
After the huge success of its SDCC 2014 Exclusive GID Alien Jumbo Kenner Action Figure, Gentle Giant is releasing two new super limited colorways of the figure in honor of Alien’s 35th Anniversary. Check out how awesome these 35th Anniversary Gold and Silver Vac-Metal Alien Vintage Kenner Jumbo Action Figures are!!! For this insane release, Gentle Giant has taken its massive 24” Xenomorph “Big Chap” action figure and given it an amazing metallic plated finish. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve only made 79 pieces to commemorate the year that Alien first hit movie theaters!
For these 35th Anniversary Vac-Metal Alien Vintage Kenner Jumbo Action Figures no detail was overlooked. This enormous articulated and poseable figure features spring loaded arms, a moveable tail, authentic clear dome and even has mechanically-activated jaws, just like the original Alien Kenner toy! Packaged in a gorgeous black box with matching metallic foil logos and text, the 35th Anniversary Gold and Silver Vac-Metal Alien Vintage Kenner Jumbo Action Figures are currently available for pre-order at the Gentle Giant online store for $499 each.
Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth is being released once again as a Wacky Wobbler bobble head by Funko in an all new colorway! This Previews exclusive release features Deadpool in his gray and black X-Force costume. While it’s basically the exact same Deadpool Wacky Wobbler that Funko released a few months ago with a new paint job, let’s be honest...can’t we all use more Deadpool in our lives!?! Funko did a really great job recreating Deadpool’s costume, and I like how they were able to capture DP’s crazy attitude with just a few simple details.
The X-Force Edition Deadpool Wacky Wobbler Marvel Bobble Head by Funko stands 6” tall and comes packaged in a full color window box. This figure is not scheduled to hit comic book specialty stores until March 2015, but you can pre-order now at Entertainment Earth for $14.99 here.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Jonathan Levine Gallery and Dynamo Editions have teamed up to release the newest Gary Taxali art print, and it’s a beauty! Entitled “I Love Only You,” this awesome screen print seems to be Taxali’s love letter to dessert! I think that’s one topic we can all understand. “I Love Only You” is a 25”x35” six color signed and numbered screen print on Arches 270gsm paper. Limited to only 50 pieces, fans can purchase this print exclusively at the Dynamo Editions online store for $250.
The deadly Xenomorph from the Alien film franchise gets ejected into outer space, burned, shot, stabbed, you name it, and it just keeps coming back for more. So too does the Alien Popy vinyl figure by Super7 and Secret Base! For its fourth colorway, the Alien Xenomorph “Big Chap” has been cast in glow in the dark soft Japanese vinyl with a slimy blue paint rub and crystal clear vinyl dome. While not a movie accurate color scheme, this figure still looks pretty fantastic!
Standing 4″ tall and featuring multiple points of articulation, this glow in the dark Alien Popy vinyl figure comes packaged in a full color window box referencing the original Kenner 18″ Alien package. This GID Alien toy will go on sale at noon PST today, Tuesday, December 23rd, at the Super7 online store for $50.
The second figure in ThreeA’s new line of Marvel 1/6 action figures has been unveiled, and it is none other than the villainous Doctor Doom! The Fantastic Four’s archenemy has started to pop up online for pre-order, and these figure look killer. ThreeA only made three colorways for this release, but I love Ashley Wood’s unique take on the iconic villain. There’s the Classic Edition, which seems to have a pretty wide release, the all black Stealth Edition, and the Bambaland exclusive all white Ghost Edition.
ThreeA x Marvel Doctor Doom 1/6 Scale Action Figure stands 13.5” tall, is fully poseable and features rubber material wrapping both arms and legs, as well as light-up eyes, chest and legs (batteries are required though)! While the Ghost Edition seems to be sold out, you can pre-order the Classic Edition Doctor Doom 1/6 Scale Action Figure from Entertainment Earth for $209.99 here.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Next month Funko will be releasing the newest colorway of its awesome Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Premium Hikari vinyl figure! The “Ice” Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is full of sparkling glitter and features metallic silver, blue and red sprays. This killer Hikari stands 8” tall and is limited 1,500 pieces.
Hikari, meaning “light”, is a highly collectible line of clear/translucent figures cast in soft Japanese vinyl. Each “Ice” Stay Puft Marshmallow 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. While these figures are not expected to hit store shelves until January 2015, you can pre-order one now from Entertainment Earth for $79.99 here.
Funko’s newest Astro Boy Hikari vinyl figure has been unveiled, and it’s being released exclusively at Gemini Collectibles! The “Infrared” Astro Boy Hikari features a beautiful blend of red, black and silver sprays. Hikari, meaning “light”, is a highly collectible line of clear/translucent figures cast in soft Japanese vinyl (made in China). The Gemini Collectibles Exclusive “Infrared” Astro Boy Hikari Vinyl Figure by Funko is limited to 750 pieces, includes a hand numbered card to prove authenticity and rarity, and comes packaged in a full color window box perfect for displaying. This figure will be available for pre-order soon at the Gemini Collectibles online store.
If you’re collecting Funko’s awesome new Spider-Man Premium Hikari Sofubi vinyl figures, then you’re in luck! Because the Washington based toy company has unveiled two new Spider-Man Hikari colorways. First up is the “Metal Mix” Spider-Man, which is limited to just 500 pieces. I really like this copper and pewter color scheme Funko has christened the “Metal Mix” colorway for a few of its Hikari figures. It plays off their sculpts very nicely. The second colorway is the “Distressed” Spider-Man, which is limited to 750 pieces. As you can imagine, this figure looks pretty beat up!
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 stands 10” tall, 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 at Entertainment Earth for $79.99 each here.
After debuting at Comikaze 2014, Hot Topic has finally released their remaining inventory of Glow in the Dark X-Men Storm Pop! Marvel vinyl figures by Funko yesterday online. Storm looks bad ass in her old school ‘90s uniform, and it’s amazing how awesome these figures glow!
The Hot Topic Exclusive ‘90s X-Men Glow in the Dark Storm Pop! vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, features one point of articulation and comes packaged in a full color displayable window box. This exclusive retailed for $15 at the Hot Topic online store, but is now sold out.
Hot Topic has been getting some really cool exclusive Pop! lately, including this fantastic Bizarro DC Comics Pop! vinyl figure. Honestly, this might be one of Funko’s best Pop! releases yet. I love the Superman villain’s expression, nametag and ragged cape. They really did this one right. The Hot Topic Exclusive Bizarro DC Comics Pop! vinyl figure stands 3.75” tall, features one point of articulation and comes packaged in a full color displayable window box. This awesome exclusive is available now at Hot Topic stores and online here for $12.50 (and is currently on sale for just $10).
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The Blot’s been really underwhelmed by the last few collaborations by The Hundreds (Death Row Records, really!?!). So much so I didn’t even blog about them. Thankfully, The Hundreds followed up those stinkers with this super clean and sleek looking The Hundreds x Adidas Collection. While the centerpiece of “The Bruder Pack” are the Stan Smith Vulc sneakers The Hundreds designed, The Blot wants to focus on these awesome black and white The Hundreds x Adidas t-shirts! The Bruder Pack takes its name from the German word for “brother,” and is themed around the partnership and family bond behind The Hundreds brand.
I love these tees for their simplicity, and I think The Hundreds x Adidas Collection mashed-up logos looks freaking awesome! I love how they incorporated Adidas’ iconic old school trefoil logo (now used for the Adidas Originals brand) into The Hundreds’ bomb logo. You can pick up The Hundreds x Adidas The Bruder Pack T-Shirt Collection and so much more at The Hundreds online store and select retailers worldwide. The three tees come in sizes S-XL and retail for between $28-32.
Manly Art (aka Jason Chalker) has teamed up with Outsmart Originals to produce two awesome new Star Wars inspired t-shirts! First up is “Pimp2-D2,” which is based on Manly Art’s amazing sold out custom run of R2-D2 action figures of the same name. In a galaxy not too far, far away the droid known as Pimp2-D2 roams the deep reaches of space hustlin’ in style and keepin’ the force in check. That is one bad ass astromech droid!
The second Manly Art x Outsmart Originals t-shirt release is “Boba Fink,” a killer mash-up of Boba Fett and Rat Fink! With the gears shifting and the wheels burning, Boba Fink floors his slave beast past every rebel scum and imperial wannabe hot on the trail of his next bounty.
Both of these Manly Art Star Wars galactic tees are currently available for pre-order in ladies (S-L) and mens (S-5XL) styles at the Outsmart Originals online store for just $25. These will be made to order and only available through December 31st (expected to ship by January 15th).
Friday, December 19, 2014
Gentle Giant has announced the second figure in its new Marvel’s Secret Wars Jumbo 12” Action Figure toy line, and it’s the evil Hobgoblin! Based on the character's look in the iconic '84 comic book limited series Secret Wars, Spider-Man’s archenemy was digitally scanned from Mattel’s original Secret Wars action figure from the 1980s and reproduced as a whopping 12” tall collectible.
Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this fully articulated jumbo Marvel’s Secret Wars figure includes a faithfully reproduced lenticular shield just like the classic ‘80s toy. Hobgoblin also comes with his signature glider, which features an impressive 15” wingspan. To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged this Marvel action figure with a Secret Wars inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork in a resealable plastic outer clam shell.
The Hobgoblin 12” Jumbo Vintage Marvel’s Secret Wars action figure by Gentle Giant is not expected to be released until December 2015, but it can be pre-ordered now at Entertainment Earth for $119.99 here.
This is the kind of Funko Pop! release that really makes The Blot feel out of touch. I’ve never read manga before, and I know next to nothing about the newest global sensation, Attack on Titan. After originally debuting in 2009, the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama has gone on to huge success! It’s even crossing over with the Marvel universe. The Attack on Titan Pop! Series includes Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, Eren Jaeger Titan Form and a massive 6” Colossal Titan vinyl figure.
Each Attack on Titan Pop! vinyl figure stands 3.75” (except for the Colossal Titan figure), features one point of articulation and come packaged in a full color displayable window box. While these AoT figures aren’t expected to hit store shelves until May 2015, you can pre-order them now from Entertainment Earth for $9.99 each here. The Colossal Titan 6” Pop! retails for $14.99.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Gentle Giant has announced the second figure in its new G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Jumbo 12” Action Figure toy line, and it’s the G.I. Joe Ranger, Sgt. Stalker! Stalker was one of the first figures released in Hasbro’s Real American Hero toy line that started way back in 1982. These jumbo figures are exact reproductions of the original 3 ¾” figures, using digital scanning and outputting to create an exact replica, only larger! Each figure will be reproduced using roto and injection molding and will be made of durable plastics.
The G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Stalker Jumbo 12” Action Figure by Gentle Giant includes a M-32 submachine gun, and comes packaged on a backer card featuring photos and artwork from the original RAH packaging. It even has the original Stalker G.I. Joe File Card on the back! While this fully articulated action figure is not expected to be released until December 2015, but it can be pre-ordered through Entertainment Earth for $119.99 here.
Walter “Chauskoskis” Jacott has donated four adorable “Tenacious Blue” Baby Greasebat Dunny resin figures to Tenacious Toys with all proceeds being donated to Nerviswr3k to assist with a recent death in the family. The Blot just loves seeing the designer art toy community come together to assist one of their own! The BGBD is Walter’s tribute to Jeff Lamm’s Real Fighting Greasebat.
Each “Tenacious Blue” Baby Greasebat Dunny resin figure stands 3" tall, will come bagged with a header card, and is currently available for purchase at the Tenacious Toys online store for $60.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Funko continues its epic line of The Walking Dead Mystery Minis vinyl figures with its third blind box series featuring characters from AMC’s hit television show The Walking Dead! What The Blot really loves about Series 3 is all of the main (human) characters it features. Move over walkers, here comes everyone’s favorite band of smelly survivors! The Walking Dead Mystery Minis Blind Box Series 3 includes 2.5” vinyl figures of Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Glenn Rhee, Carol Peletier, Maggie Greene, Hershel Greene, Tyreese Williams and Abraham Ford, along with Daryl’s signature motorcycle and three different zombies.
The Walking Dead Mystery Minis Blind Box Series 3 features 17 figures in all, including a number of bloody and glow in the dark chase variants. There’s even a beat up Glenn and a decapitated Hershel! You can’t get much more gruesome than that.
Just in time for the holidays, Mimoco has unleashed an epic now line of Star Wars themed MimoPowerTubes! Without a doubt these universal backup batteries for smartphones and other USB-powered devices are strong with The Force! Star Wars Series MimoPowerTubes Wave 1 includes Darth Vader, C-3PO, a Stormtrooper and Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber. Mimoco really killed it with these Star Wars designs, and The Blot especially loves the Lightsaber MimoPowerTube. What a really smart way to play off the shape of the device.
All four Star Wars Series MimoPowerTubes seen here are currently available for purchase at the Mimoco online store for $29.99 each. Each unit includes a USB charging cable with multiple tips (microUSB, miniUSB, Nokia, Apple 30 pin, Apple Lightning) and a carrying pouch to stash it all in one place.