NEW POST: About a month ago, we shared with you all an article about a Kickstarter project that Canadian artist Dope Chief started to create a custom run of “Professor Farnsworth” mini-figures that would fit into the previously released Futurama line of figures that @kidrobot produced! Having been sorely overlooked in both Series 1 and 2 of the 3-inch tall mini figure collections, Dope Chief was fully funded and is ready to ship out all the completed figures to collectors worldwide! He goes onto tell us that he is now starting to take commissions for custom work… so if you are interested, visit his website HERE! http://dlvr.it/6xL2Fk
NEW POST: “Sharktipede” was created by artist Clint MacLean after being inspired by movies such as Sharknado, Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, Deep Blue Sea, Croczilla, and Pacific Rim… and what better way to create a super predator then to combine a shark and a centipede!?!?! Now… it’s up to all of YOU to help bring this creature to life as Clint has just launched a Kickstarter project to turn this concept into a 4” tall collectible! With multiple tier levels to choose from, you can soon add this crazy creature to your collection… if is gets funded! So head on over HERE right now, but watch out, those teeth are sharp! http://dlvr.it/6tQbnp
NEW POST: Inspired by the classic Shogun Warrior and Jumbo Machinder figures, artist Eric “Full Blown Ink" Smith has designed the Super Robot known as "Project: Vulkira!" Set to be manufactured by @togetherplus Industries, this 8-inch tall vinyl toy is filled with awesome… from the perfectly simple three points of articulation to the removable fists with interchangeable drill and missile launcher attachments, everything about this piece is reminiscent of those classic ’70s Japanese toys. And while @togetherplus is handling the overseeing of the production, they are not releasing this themselves… meaning that Smith is funding this himself and needs your help. Launched right NOW over on Kickstarter, you can help make this project a reality by pledging at multiple tier levels! Want more info… follow Smith’s release-specific Facebook and Twitter to get updates… this is seriously awesome, and for as low as $60, it seems you’ll be able to score yourself one of these amazing figures… though I wouldn’t sleep on it, as that reward tier seems to be limited to 300 copies for some reason! http://dlvr.it/6kfdq9
NEW POST: Inspired by the classic Shogun Warrior and Jumbo Machinder figures, artist Eric “Full Blown Ink" Smith has designed the Super Robot known as "Project: Vulkira!" Set to be manufactured by @togetherplus Industries, this 8-inch tall vinyl toy is filled with awesome… from the perfectly simple three points of articulation to the removable fists with interchangeable drill & missile launcher attachments, everything about this piece is reminiscent of those classic ’70s Japanese toys. And while @togetherplus is handling the overseeing of the production, they are not releasing this themselves… meaning that Smith is funding this himself and needs your help. Set to be launched on Kickstarter shortly (you can see a preview of the campaign by clicking on that link), please follow Smith’s release-specific Facebook and Twitter to get updates and be notified when the project is live. For as low as $60, it seems you’ll be able to score yourself one of these amazing figures when made available… though I wouldn’t sleep on it, as that reward tier seems to be limited to 226 copies for some reason! http://dlvr.it/6fTXbz
NEW POST: Fresh Monkey Fiction announces the “Blank Slate” DIY figure as part of its line of classic superhero Amazing Heroes action figures. The Blank Slate joins the line up of Captain Action, the Black Terror, Golden Age Dare-Devil, The Green Turtle and Stardust the Super-Wizard. The “Blank Slate” is 4.5” tall and comes in a standard white color, with 2 interchangeable heads, one with hair and one without. Also available is the “Mindless Minions 2 Pack”(also with interchangeable heads) so you can build an army of DIY figures to customize into your own creations. These are up for grabs right now on Kickstarter for only for $15 each, or you can get a set of 2 figures for $25. The Amazing Heroes Action Figure campaign is entering its last few weeks on Kickstarter… help them reach their goal! http://dlvr.it/6WZp1w
NEW POST: LindaPanda is a toy designer, artist, crafter and PANDA lover who’s got a Kickstarter campaign for her art book “LindaPanda’s #DailySketches”, which means it’s up to all of you PANDA lovers - or better yet, art lovers - to help make this a reality!!! The book will be printed as a soft cover measuring 8” x 8” and will have 125 pages that are jam packed with 365 of her #DailySketches. The sketches range from farting animals, pretty ladies and some random things that have escaped her mind. There’s a variety of art mediums used throughout her daily sketches showcasing digital sketching, traditional sketching, marker renderings and some watercolor paintings. The campaign ends 8/16/14 and there are lots of fun pledge levels so go HERE right now to check it out! Oh… and find Misss Panda on Instagram @LindaPanda and check out #LindaPanda to see more of the #DailySketches! http://dlvr.it/6WTL8T
NEW POST: Whether you love him or hate him, you’ll want to celebrate the countless quotable follies of Rob Ford, Toronto’s most infamous mayor, with this collectible figure from cartoonist Rodger Beck… and thanks to the folks over at @mindzai , we now have this opportunity! Up on Kickstarter is this brand new crowd sourced campaign to get this figure made… and why would’t you want it?!?! This rotund fella has a multitude of tier levels to choose from… all of which fit into every budget. Each figure comes with interchangeable signs, as well as a wide array of colorways! Standing 5” tall, head on over HERE right now to help this project get funded… so that you too can have this bumbling buffoon adorn your desk! http://dlvr.it/6P4jvf
NEW POST: Canadian artist Dope Chief is tired of waiting for “Professor Farnsworth” to be officially released in @kidrobot’s Futurama line, having been sorely overlooked in both Series 1 and 2 of the 3-inch tall mini figure collections. So, to correctly this grievous oversight, Dope Chief has taken it upon himself to sculpt the good Professor’s head and customize the vinyl figures into a Farnsworthian form. An amazing undertaking and, simultaneously, a passionate appeal for the character’s future release, Dope Chief is running a Kickstarter campaign to finance an small edition of these hand-crafted customs. If you look below, at the raw head sculpt, it appears to be every bit as good as any production piece in the series, but — alas — the paint application (shown above) is more amateurish… which one can easily overlook if they are desperate to add this character to their collection. If nothing else, backing this Kickstarter might @kidrobot take notice of Professor Farnsworth and include him in Series 3!
NEW POST: We just got some exclusive pics in straight from the factory of Bigshot Toyworks soon to be produced ‘Little Maddie’ figures that recently got funded via Kickstarter. As you can see, the ‘Spirit World’ Clear version above is looking really nice, and usually, with clear details in the sculpt are hard to see… but not this one! Also, pictured below is the ‘Little Maddie’ GID version… and she sure does glow, really good!!! More updates when they roll in, but you can keep in the know by hitting up the official site HERE!
NEW POST: In the next evolution of @squidkidsink's Retro Inspired Products (RIP), things have gotten serious. And by serious, I mean official… officially licensed, at least! Made in the approval and official license of SEGA, these brand new renditions of the “10-Doh!” concept are named “Mega-Bit,” modeled after the classic Sega Genesis game cartridge design. Standing 4½-inches tall and 7-inches wide, what really separates this new direction from the past is that they are able to place a variety of real game labels upon the releases! But, as you can imagine, all this is not cheap to do… so Squid Kids needs your help to make it happen! Having launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund this project, head over now and score one of these nostalgic pieces for only $35! http://dlvr.it/6CPS7l
NEW POST: The cofounder of Favoritoys, Luis, would make Frida Kahlo inspired sculptures for his wife on her birthday, as she was named after the famous Mexican painter. After repeatedly hearing “Where did you get these?” from visitors to their home, Luis embarked on trying to get the license to produce the designs as Art Toys. And permission is what he got, with the family feeling his simple designs captured the spirit and heart of the famed artist. Being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, you can snatch up of these roughly 2½-inch tall vinyl figures in one of four initial versions! http://dlvr.it/65Xbtk
NEW POST: With three initial colorways already planned — Clear Green, Woodland, and Rainbow editions, not to mention the blank white DIY — Mujuworld announce their newest figure: the “Muju Tree Spirit,” along with its “Muju Magic Acorn” accessories. Insisting on using the very expensive & environmentally friendly bioresin materials, Mujuworld need your help to make these new figures a reality: through their Kickstarter! Not only can you opt for the “Muju Tree Spirit” in a variety of colors, including a choose your own color unique cast for £55, but you can also get two of the “Muju Magic Acorns” for a mere £5! Filled with an amazing array of reward tiers, check out their Kickstarter now and support this duo’s unique voice!
NEW POST: I love cool projects and one that just popped up on our radar is cooler than cool… in fact, it incorporates passions of mine all wrapped up into one… Mexico, a Badass looking sculpt, and the folks over at @mindzai :-) So, without further ado, we bring you “LETHAL TACO”!!! What’s been in the works for 2 years now. Chris over at @mindzai teamed up with artists Oscar Mar and David Dick to create this Mexican Toy Masterpiece. “Lethal Taco is the most badass Taquero in the world! Not only does he pack a mean punch but he’s also known for his delicious world class tacos. His powerful meat cleaver skills and super fine tastebuds are a powerful combination. Quesadilla? No problem! Tacos Al Pastor? You got it! Lethal Taco makes em mild, medium and spicy all while keeping his cool. Señor Taco’s troublemaking sidekick, Meat, is well….a trouble maker with a potty mouth but he’s got a good heart and laughs in the face of danger. Together, they aim to keep the streets safe from evil and also serve the best tacos to everyone worldwide!” Releasing in 3 initial colorways, you can see the “OG”, “Day of the Dead”, and “Premium Cut” all look delicious, and in all reality, this is not a toy… but a designer vinyl art figure!
Standing at a massive 8” tall, this perfectly proportioned figure is ready to slice and dice his way into your collection, and seeing as it’s @mindzai ‘s very first production toy… they are ensuring nothing but quality from the ground up… this figure is awesome! They have chosen the Kickstarter route to help get this project funded and in the end produced, so it’s up to all of YOU to head on over HERE right now to make it a reality. http://dlvr.it/5tSlLT
NEW POST: Tentatrio Plush Pals is a new project by inki-Drop designer Shelly Rodriguez. It features three kawaii-inspired sea creatures: Sweetoof the octopus, Ika the squid, and Jellyblub the jellyfish. Each plush measures 4” tall (excluding tentacles) and is made of super soft minky fur with finely embroidered details.
Their original $8500 goal was blown out of the water within 8 days of launching on May 5th. For the remainder of the campaign the project is focusing on a bonus plush reward: Starwhal the narwhal. This character is currently 30% funded; once this sweet cetacean is unlocked, all UBERTRIO reward tiers will include a bonus Starwhal plush & sticker set, and if you are absolutely in love with Starwhal, backers will be able to choose her as a separate tier as well. But they can’t reach the star(whal)s without you! So what are you waiting for… head on over HERE right now and pledge!!! http://dlvr.it/5l29Rz
NEW POST: Have you ever needed a greeting card where, even though it says all the right things… well, it’s just not enough?!?! The folks over at Faustin Bros. have just the solution for you! Introducing ‘Expressalo’, the new generation of greeting cards. Created by famous animation artist Juan Faustin, Expressalo brings together the worlds of gifts, greeting cards and toys with their innovative new design. The “Greeting toys” come with messages for every occasion, with small, colorful and expressive 2.5” tall PVC creature inside that brings a smile to anyone who receives them… and the best part, these are up on Kickstarter right now waiting for YOU to help make this project a reality!
Kickstarter donations range from $5 to $95 and up and prizes include greeting toys for every occasion. Cards cover every occasion from love, birthday, sorry, friendship and thank you… and I don;t know about you guys, but greeting cards alone are super expensive in the store, so adding a few more $$$ to the equation and you get a 3D uber cute monster that not only says what you are feeling, but shows it as well! So what are you waiting for… head on over HERE right now to pledge! http://dlvr.it/5frvkW