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The DTA Dunny Show returns for 2019 at the Five Points Festival in Brooklyn (6.1 - 6.2). Clutter, Kidrobot and the Designer Toy Awards have teamed up once again to bring you custom Dunnys (5", 8" and 20") from a talented lineup. This year's DTA Dunny roster includes Battle Damage... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Vinyl Pulse
The wondrous, never-ending convention schedule rolls on. While we're mostly focused on Five Points Festival, SDCC is already on the board—just under two months out—as Kidrobot has just announced its four exclusives which they will offer via a three-day pre-sale starting on Wednesday (5.22) and running through Friday (5.25). KR's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Vinyl Pulse
U: Release is on Thursday (5.23), not Friday. ToyQube will complete its Black on Black editions of its Astro Boy City series with the pre-order release of the Greeting Astro Boy—featuring the tradiitional Thai greeting—in the all-black colorway ($99.95) on Thursday (5.23) at 12 PM PDT from ToyQube.com. This one... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Vinyl Pulse
Shoko Nakazawa will open Beasts in the Lower East, her first NYC solo show, at myplasticheart on Friday (5.31) from 7 to 10 PM. Byron is front and center as the star of the show with paintings, customs, production editions, exclusives and more all featuring Shoko's signature character. In fact,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Vinyl Pulse
adFunture is returning to NYC for its first appearance at Five Points Festival (6.1 - 6.2) and they are bringing along some brand new drops. The New York Edition of Space Woody by Law Sun-Yeung is a fun word association riff. Quick, what movie do does 'Woody' make you think... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Vinyl Pulse
With Five Points Festival just a few weeks away (6.1 -6.2), Strangecat Toys is starting to reveal what's in store for collectors. First up is their Exclusive Daydream Nimbus Fawn vinyl toy, part of Kurobokan's AKC series. Fawn features an adorable light brown version of the pup with a mouth... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Vinyl Pulse
As part of its newly announced collaboration with the Beijing Imperial Court Cultural Development Company, Pop Life Global introduced an initial catalog of collectibles and products at a press conference held at the historic Summer Palace in late April. The brand-new Imperial Palace x DC Comics art toy series is... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Vinyl Pulse
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Coarse's Los Angeles Studio to unbox all of the brand-new Little Voyagers blindbox figures produced by Pop Mart. Despite some slight (ahem) technical difficulties, I had a blast opening both Little Voyagers 'chapters' (series): Let's Go! (daytime) and Sweet Dreams! (nighttime). Give it... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
For his newest sofubi Bwana Spoons changes things up. Instead of a quirky or cute character figure, Hooligans Hideout Skull is Bwana's take on the vinyl skull. While the subject might be conventional, the new piece is anything but with a stylized shape with a wide, pronounced jaw, mushroom spores... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
Fools Paradise is now taking pre-orders for its latest pop-culture mash-up, BTTFool. Limited to 498 pieces and available for $328 direct from their online store, the new vinyl release is a clever mix of Back To The Future and Dragon Ball-Z. In addition to the Marty and Doc Brown relationship,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
BlackBook Toy is set to release the first painted edition of Kong, the latest evolution of their ongoing collaboration with Mishka and Lamour Supreme, with the Hallucination micro-run (edition of 7 pieces) from Kenth Toy Works. The ideal choice for the honor, as he sculpted both The Beast (Kong's body)... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
Greg 'Craola' Simkins returns to KP Projects for his new solo, Let The Outside In, opening on Saturday May 18th from 7 to 10 PM. The cleverly named show, plays on the artist's imaginary world known as The Outside, home to all manners of fantastical creatures whose very existence challenges... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
It's that golden time of the year again, when the art community comes together for the 9th Annual Designer Toy Awards to recognize those who have excelled in the past year across numerous categories including Best Artist, Toy of the Year, Best Store, Best Media Outlet and more. The nomination... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
'The Wall' seems to be a persistent constant, from news outlets to everyday conversation—it's a nearly unavoidable topic in the USA. As he's been known to do, Ron English is turning the polarizing concept on its head with the Welcome Wall, a planned 2000-foot long, 15-foot high wall beginning on... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
The brand-new Little Voyagers mini-ish figures from Coarse and Pop Mart continues the storyline set out in the Cold Ways illustrated book. The six travelers include three drawn from the pages of the story—Raccoon, Fish and Cat— and three newcomers to the saga—Hamster, Frog and Cactus. Coarse's first blind-boxed figures... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
After just two days, the Janky Series 2 Kickstarter campaign from Superplastic is off to a roaring start, eclipsing the initial $25k goal by roughly 12x with 28 days to go. Series 2 features exciting designs from Add Fuel, Caramelaw, Chocotoy, Jor Ros, Julie West, Pete Fowler, Guggimon, Huck Gee,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
New lifestyle brand Look Keys has launched two lines of art-driven house keys. Curated by yours truly, the Art Key Collection features designs from sixteen talented artists: Alex Pardee, Amanda Louise Spayd, Amanda Visell, Andrea Kang, Chris RWK, Chris Ryniak, Greg 'Craola' Simkins, Hyperactive Monkey, Jermaine Rogers, Joe Ledbetter, J*RYU,... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
We're in Bangkok for Thailand Toy Expo! Check out our daily coverage @Vinylpulse on Instagram from Wednesday (5.1) to Monday (5.6) starting around 8 PM PST each day. We're also doing live video over on our Facebook Page. Here’s the last few shots from the show floor! Check @vinylpulse for... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
Collect and Display will release the debut Kid Katana (Original Renegade) art toy resin (8") from 2PetalRose on Tuesday (3.30) at 7 AM PDT from their online store for £175 ($228). The new Kid Katana—nestled in between the original 3" and the larger blanks created for his recent solo show—fulfills... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
New lifestyle brand Look Keys is set to launch two collections of exciting new ready-to-cut house keys with designs from leading artists and influential apparel brands. The Art Key Collection—curated by your friendly blogger—features the work of Alex Pardee, Amanda Louise Spayd, Amanda Visell, Andrea Kang, Chris RWK, Chris Ryniak,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
Mighty Jaxx's upcoming weekend release answers the question, what does a Kaiju devour when it's hangry ? A ginormous bowl of steaming ramen, of course. Created by Bralizian-based designer Ilustrata, Kaiju's Ramen features a Godzilla-ish terror taking a break to slurp down a hot bowl of noodles, meat, seafood and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
If you're looking for high-quality, stylish takes on iconic characters, Whereschappell should be at the top of your list. His upcoming take on Skeletor, offers a powerful, detailed vision of He-man's nemesis without lapsing into the body-builder proportions of the original toys. Whereschappell will offer his limited-edition OG color Skeletor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
ToyQube debuted LA-based painter So Youn Lee's Meteoroid polystone sculpture at the Shanghai Toy Show. The 12.5" piece features Mango, the artist's signature genderless character, holding a friendly travelling companion. With over 100 paint apps, the fiery limited-edition sculpture brings Lee's joyous, colorful art into our 3D experience. For fans... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
3DRetro will host a release party/signing of the Dinokitties: Kitty Rex (9.5") vinyl figure by artist Mab Graves this Saturday (4.27) from Noon to 3 PM at their Glendale location. First released in an incredibly small pre-release quantity at last year's DesignerCon, Kitty Rex is a striking translation of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse
Painter Amy Sol will be at Woot Bear on Saturday (4.27) from 6 to 9 PM for the official debut of the newest edition of her Changeling Leaf art toy produced by Munky King. Limited to 100 pieces, the third edition (10.5", $70) of her new soft vinyl figures—based on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at Vinyl Pulse