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29.4.16

(One-Off) ALFIE by UME Toys Drops April 29

WHO/WHAT-IS: "ALF is an American science fiction sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. Produced by Alien Productions, ALF originally ran for four seasons and produced 99 episodes, including three one-hour episodes which were divided into two parts for syndication totaling 102 episodes.

The title character is Gordon Shumway, a friendly extraterrestrial nicknamed ALF (an acronym for Alien Life Form), who crash lands in the garage of the suburban middle-class Tanner family."
(Wiki)

The classic TV character might remain as a fond memory and in DVD boxed set for most folks, but for folks in the art toy news, here's a little surprise (not if you've been stalking Instagram @richpage tho :p) to stir up some #TBT-excitement!

UME TOYS PRESS: "Lock up your cats as Melmac's hairy little son is crash-landing into the UME store. Sculpted from scratch he sits around 5.5 inches tall and sports a cat collar accessory (left over from a sandwich filling no doubt). This one off tribute to my favourite 80's alien will be up for rehoming this Friday 29th April at 9:00pm London time via umetoys.bigcartel.com." (Richard Page for www.umetoys.net)

TAG Exclusive ULTIOTL from Ukydaydreamer - Available April 29


Dropping Friday Aril 29th at 12PM PST exclusively via shop.toyartgallery.com are two new TAG exclusive editions of ULTIOTL from Ukydaydreamer! The 8" tall space-faring figure(s) features Uky's unique style and a slick metallic-laden paintjob, and will be available in Orange and Black editions (Price as-yet revealed at time of post).

A Look At HIGHTLIGHT Diversion 2 illustration sine from Ryuji Oguni

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Here are glimpses at the awesomeness that which is Ryuji Oguni's self-published illustration sine [HIGHLIGHT] "Diversion2" - with this issue showcasing mecha design and art, and comic panels with collaborators Abdul Qadim Haqq, Wolfen-Graphix, FLYACE, Dynagon, QUICCS + 3TX aka Raf Banzuela, as well as Ryujji's own KAGE (Shadow) figure!

Folks interested to score an issue for themselves could head unto [next33] @ shop.next33.com (currently no listing tho…). Schweet job, Ryuji-san! :)


"Lucky You & Me APO Frogs" by Twelvedot for Thailand Toy Expo 2016


Since my earlier announcement post, South Korean creator Twelvedot has revealed both the figures and the packaging for their "Lucky You & Me APO Frogs" (with the product reveal to happen at Booth B4 @ Thailand Toy Expo).

CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand

Booth no: B4, Zone: Temp
4 May 2016 (Grand Opening)
5 - 8 May 2016 (Event Day)
10.00 am - 10.00 pm
MESSAGE FROM TWELVEDOT: "Worldwide sales of our new frogs will start after we come back from Thailand. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list for new releases and ordering info, please leave us your email address in facebook page. Thanks!!!!"

Custom-Feature: Codename Noir Twins from Sekure D


Sekure D shares with TOYSREVIL two new custom MUNNYS he has completed (before news of his KR Collab drops), featuring "Codename Noir Brothers"! Currently available to purchase individually online via www.sekured.bigcartel.com - these custom 4" MUNNYs were made using an exclusively Black and White palette.
"Most of my work is very colorful, sometimes using 20+ colors in a custom so it was really fun to tone that down and rely on structure and my patterns on these guys. I am stoked with how they turned out …" - shared Matt.

Mecha Top Release by inami toys on April 28th

INAMI TOYS PRESS: "Presenting the next-gen Rock-Paper-Scissors Top! The Mecha Top is designed as a robotic mining exosuit. Each Top uses real cold-cast metal for the handle and drill. As an added feature, the Pilot is poseable by turning to face any direction. Each Mecha Top also comes with a rock base for display purposes. The play feature is very simple to use. Just spin it and once it stops whichever hand is raised is Mecha Top's move." - shared Kevin Nam @ inami toys)

In a limited edition of only 8, echo priced at US$70, look for the release online via inamitoys.com on April 28th at 8 PM EST!

Meanwhile, check out this splendid video from Kevin, who shares with folks an inside look at his process of creating the Mecha Top~!

Pig & Butterfly / Giraffe & House Resin Sets from Amanda Visell


PIG & BUTTERFLY resin set from Amanda Visell now up in the online shop on myswitcheroo.com. Limited to 25 pieces, @ US$90 per set, featuring hand sculpted, cast and painted figurines (pig measures about 4.5 x 3.5 x 3).

Also listed is another adorable pair: GIRAFFE & HOUSE - orderable here for US$90 - limited to 35 sets - featuring hand sculpted, hand cast, hand painted resin set (Giraffe measures 6 x 2 x 3). They be building an entire "village" methinks! Now someone needs to place ALL Amanda's creations in a single shot!

Ron English x TAG Jawbreaker MODZILLA available April 27

TAG PRESS: "Ron English's MODZILLA is back at TAG this Wednesday! The Jawbreaker MODZILLA stands 13" tall and features over 20 individual soft vinyl parts, including removable Rabbbit and Bunnny figures! This release is cast in a turquoise blue soft vinyl and is made in Japan. The Jawbreaker Modzilla is available for $165 on Wednesday, 4/27 at 12PM PST at shop.toyartgallery.com!"

ICE BAT KAIJU "PINK" by SUBCARISM Tokyo Available Online Now!

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You might have noticed the teasers (like bagged-n-tagged figure and promo video - embedded below) on @davidzhorvath, but the agonizing waiting-time is now up, with the ICE BAT KAIJU "PINK" currently up for purchase via subcarismtokyo.stores.jp!

Priced at 6,000 JPY per, the 150mm tall soft vinyl figure is limited to only 50pcs, and Made In Japan! Hopefully this'll be the first in a loooong line of re=juvenated "Ugly Kaiju" line (currently named "Ugly Doll Kaiju") last seen produced by Wonderwall.


27.4.16

Gary Ham's Android Series 5 A/P Set Drops April 29th

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Releasing this Friday, April 29th at noon PST online via www.superham.com/shop, is Gary Ham's "Android Series 5 AP set". Priced at US$89 per set, limited to 30 sets - each set includes both figures and a 6" x 6" letterpress print.

Candie Bolton's "Beginner Guide to Airbrushing Vinyl Toys and Sofubi How to get started!" Tutorial Video


Candie Bolton (www / Facebook) shares with folks a "Beginner Guide to Airbrushing Vinyl Toys and Sofubi How to get started" video tutorial, featuring basic information on the supplies you'll need to start airbrushing vinyl toys, specifically sofubi (Japanese soft vinyl).

You folks need to follow her on Instagram @candiebolton / Twitter @candie_bolton to check out her art too!





Funko Does Aliens: ReAction: Aliens 3-Pack & Pop!Vinyls for August Release


In lieu of a "product release" on Alien Day #alienday426, Funko does a "product announcement" instead, with news of the "ReAction: Aliens 3-Pack" and "Pop! Movies: Aliens" - both dropping in August! Do check in with your fav retailer(s) for pricing and availability.
ReAction: Aliens 3-Pack FUNKO PRESS: "This time there's more! The Aliens ReAction 3-pack features Ripley, the 5 1/2 inch Power Loader suit, and the Alien Queen, which stands at 5 1/2 inches tall!"

Pop! Movies: Aliens FUNKO PRESS: "Ellen Ripley makes her Pop! debut alongside a super-sized 6" Alien Queen Pop!"

An Alien Facehugger Egg Dustbin To Excite Any Room, in September 2016!


Earlier this year I featured (on PopcornX) a "life-sized" motion activated Alien Egg Unbox Industries, as seen at HK Toy Fair - featuring a storage/refuse bin that had a motion sensor activating the opening of the bin (the video clips has since been pulled tho) … Well, it's happening - just not for #alienday426, but coming in September 2016!

Check out the above video clip (before it gets pulled, and stay connected to Instagram @unboxindustries for updates!

Revealed: 8-Pack UGLYDOLL Mini Monsters by Toy Art Gallery


And while we've gotten excited over glimpses before, today we get to see the upcoming 8-Pack Mini Monster sets from UGLYDOLL x Toy Art Gallery! And it's quite a handful of red AWESOME! Stay tuned for further info for these adorable sofubi creatures!

Teaser photo of the upcoming Ugly Dolls Mini Monsters series. Very excited to work with #uglydolls on this project.

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"BigBot CE" by MAFIA Factory to debut at Bangkok Comic Con 2016


Thailand's MAFIA Factory reveals a new CE figure, with the "BigBot CE"! A 10-inch clear ABS Plastic CE Bot which can hold a Buddy CE inside (imagine it filled up with pastel colored Baby CEs!).

Look for it to be released first at the coming Bangkok Comic Con 2016 (April 29-May 1st, 2016).

Mystery Minis: Harry Potter from Funko


Funko announces their first series of Harry Potter Mystery Minis, slated for a July-release, featuring a bevy of characters from the movies, that if we attempted to collect as Pop!Vinyls, would have our wallets cry out in pain, collectively! Now if only they made the train(s) for these minis too!
FUNKO PRESS: "The Boy Who Lived is accompanied by his friends, Hermione and Ron, as well as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Dobby the house-elf, Draco Malfoy, Professor McGonagall, and Rubeus Hagrid are part of the set, too! This set also prominently features animals from the series, including Hermione’s cat, Crookshanks, Hagrid’s over-sized boarhound, Fang, and Hedwig, Harry’s owl, among others. Beware, you may even find yourself with He Who Must Not Be Named!"

‪WHIH Newsfront: The Cost of Saving the World‬


Instead of asking you to pick a side, WHIH Newsfront asks: "Who Should Pay for Avengers Damage?"

A new "Captain America: Civil War" viral promo video takes the guise of a televised news-report, and actually asks a more pertinent question, which directly affects "Joe Public". Who Do YOU Think Should Pay?

Call For Submissions: #drawajawa & #drawawookie for #MayThe4th 2016

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Calling for #fanart submissions for #DrawAJawa and #DrawAWookie! Looking to feature your interpretation(s) of Jawa and/or Wookies to be featured on the #TOYSREVIL blog come #maythe4th #starwarsday!

Chewbacca made a comeback in the recent "The Force Awakens", while Jawas remain in the classic Lucas movies before Disney took over the Galaxy, Far Far Away ... so let's not forget the Jawas! And roar to the skies with Wookies! Or at least, that's the plan anyways :)

Drawing or Custom Toy, colored or black-n-white - TAG me your new artwork/drawings on Instagram, or email me at "toysreviler [at] gmail.com" ASAP! May the 4th is just around the corner too...!

This is purely for fun and tribute, and May The Force Be With You, very soon!

Cheers and looking forward to see your art!
Andy TOYSREVIL

26.4.16

"RAGE" - Alien-themed lithoprint by Orlando Arocena for #alienday426

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Currently available for purchase online via www.acmearchivesdirect.com is this official 35th anniversary Alien-themed print from artist Orlando Arocena - titled "RAGE"! Priced at US$40 per 18" x 24" (paper size / image size: 15.8" x 22.8") Limited Edition Lithograph with metallic glitter layer, this 395 piece hand-numbered edition comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!

Collectible Toys for #alienday426


On the eve of Alien Day (scheduled for April 26th in the U.S.), we take a look at what TOYS are available to be had for #alienday426 - as-listed in my previous post!

01. Funko LLC‘s Aliens Queen & Power Loader and Ripley figure set.
- STATUS: TBC

02. NECA‘s first ever Lieutenant Vasquez (Jenette Goldstein) and Newt (Carrie Henn) figures
- STATUS: "Those aren't for #alienday426 but are for later this year." (@NECA_TOYS)

03. A Kenner toy-Inspired Ellen Ripley figure from NECA.
- STATUS: Revealed!

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7" tall Alien Day Exclusive Kenner Tribute Ripley Action Figure comes with Mini-Comic! Available only in Toys R Us and Hastings stores the week of 4/26. Online Availability on 4/26 will be available on the Toys R Us website beginning 4/26 – use necaonline.com/AlienDayRipley to take you there. "A super limited number" - mentioned necaonline.com.
FIGURE DESCRIPTION: "Celebrate Alien Day 2016 with a special edition tribute to the classic Kenner Ripley figure from the early ’90s! Lt. Ellen Ripley comes with bandolier and smartgun accessories, plus a commemorative reprint of the Dark Horse mini-comic that was included with the original release in 1993. The 7-inch scale figure features the likeness of Sigourney Weaver, and has over 25 points of articulation. The blister card packaging is an homage to the classic as well, and features a collectible file card with bio."


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04. Alien Ripley 1/6th figure from Hot Toys.
- STATUS: 1/6 Alien Warrior has been announced as of this post.


05. 1:10 scale Warrior Drone ARTFX+ statue from Aliens and mini “Big Chap” figurines from Kotobukiya.
- STATUS: Only an graphic plate has been announced so far (via Twitter @koto_official).


06. Super7 has been steadfast in revealing their toys, including the Alien ReAction carrying case with exclusive GID Alien ReAction figure, a "Alien Nostromo 3-Pack", Alien Queen Molten Silver Gray (made with Secret Base).

*These artifacts will be available Instore only at 11:00am PST and then Online at 7:00pm PST on Tuesday, April 26th.

*No news on the Alien Muscle figures at time of this post (WHAT).

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07. VCD (*Vinyl Collectible Dolls) Alien figure(s) from Medicom Toy.
- STATUS: Revealed!

- 220mm tall "VCD WARRIOR ALIEN" by H8GRAPHiX x MOTOR KEN @ ¥8,800 per available online (for overseas orders) on 4/26)

- 220mm tall VCD ALIEN (re-release) by H8GRAPHiX x MOTOR KEN @ ¥8,800 per available online (for overseas orders) on 4/26)


From Mini-Mates comes this stop-motion animation featuring Deluxe Ripley with Power Loader, Deluxe Alien Queen with Bishop, and Series 2's Newt! (Animation by Alex Kropinak). Diamond Select Toys is going the full mile with their collectibles, viewable on diamondselecttoys.com/aliens, and you can order Aliens products from your local comic shop (Find a comic shop at bit.ly/findcomicshop). Check out their new 4" tall vinyl "Vinimates" (Designed by Art Asylum):

Preview for Fools Parade STILLNESS at Thailand Toy Expo 2016 (May 5-8, 2016)

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"What (are) your dream toys of childhood?" asks Alan Ng of Fools Paradise (Facebook / Double Fools), and he will show you his at the coming Thailand Toy Expo @ CentralWorld, Bangkok (May 5-8, 2016) with "Fools Parade STILLNESS".


Previews here include glimpses at figures and playlets, including the horned "Three Kings – Floating Bull", Ghostbusters' ECTO-1, an in-flight mode Delorean from "Back to the Future", what looks to be a At-At ride, see-saw set, and more here.

Mortis Mobile Infantry Dresden Frau Wave 1 by 3A Toys drops April 28th


Tomorrow Kings | Mortis Mobile Infantry Dresden Frau Wave 1 by 3A Toys drops April 28th at www.bambalandstore.com for US$160 each. Known as "Dresden Lady" just earlier in the week (see promo pics below), there's since been a slight "name change" … and we first saw an unpainted prototype of this 1/6th-scaled figure on show at 2015's With Smiles On Our Lips, and since then, a trio of colorway editions are going to hit the toyworld!


[ Individual images HERE on FB ]

I personally am enjoying the pseudo-60/80s vibe of this creation, likened to the visual aesthetics of a avant-garde kitbash made for a indie-budgeted stop-motion project! But truthfully, I am currently no longer a "buying" 3A Toy collector per se (except for the 2000AD line), but would like to know what active 3A-Collectors think of this figure! Here are some thoughts…
"I don't think they've ever had a more mispriced toy in all their history. $160 for half a toy with no clothes or accessories just doesn't make sense. I keep waiting for them to announce new lower price." (Cee Jay on Facebook)

"Littlevilsion" or "Chibi Evilsion" by Rifky M Isa - What Do You Prefer?

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Indonesia-based designer Rifky M Isa shares with us a peek at the WIP of his latest creation - which is to be a "chibi" version of his "Mr Evilsion" (seen below-right). Standing at about 15cm tall, the finished product will come fully painted, and as well be released in DIY Version too!
"This toy is for upcoming toys exhibition in MyTummy Corner in Loubelle … I (am) still thinking about the name "Littlevilsion" or "Chibi Evilsion"." - shared Rifky.

"The world needs the #X-Men" - New Trailer for #XMENApocalypse


Quicksilver comes clean about his relationship with Magneto (*finally tis been acknowledged!) to Mystique, and Wolverine (or at least his claws) guest stars in X-MEN APOCALYPSE! Premieres May 27th, 2016.

Brand New Print Releases by Laurent Durieux, Mark Englert & Chris Skinner from Bottleneck Gallery for #alienday426


Announced previously but revealed today, are PRINTS from Bottleneck Gallery, to be unleashed to the public on Alien Day, April 26th! Note that the prints will be released on location at their screening FIRST, then all remaining Alien prints by Laurent will go on sale online via www.bottleneckgallery.com on Wednesday, April 27th at 12pm eastern.
BOTTLENECK PRESS: "Tomorrow, we will be hosting a screening of Alien at Syndicated BK in Brooklyn, NY at 10pm. The screening is currently sold out however we will still have activities in the theater lobby. Starting at 8pm eastern, we will be giving away pins, prints, and toys provided to us from NECA … (and) you will have the ability to reserve Laurent Durieux's print created for the event..."

Alien (Regular)
9 color screen print / 24 x 36 inches
Numbered edition of 550 @ US$65 each
Printed by VGKids


Alien (Variant)
9 color screen print with metallic inks
24 x 36 inches / Printed by VGKids
Numbered edition of 225 @ US$85 each
BOTTLENECK PRESS CONTINUED: "We will also will have a very limited metal edition that will only be sold at Syndicated the night of the screening. The 24 x 36 inch screen print on metal sheet will cost $250 each and be out of an edition of 50. Twenty will be available to the general public and twenty will be available to ticket holders only.

Unfortunately, due to time constraints, the prints will not be on hand for the screening, however we will arrange for free shipping or pickup of the print at a later date from the gallery. "


Hide and Seek by Chris Skinner
6 color metallic screen print
18 x 24 inches
Numbered edition of 175 @ US$45 each.

Can't make the event in person (I know the feels, people - I'm based in Singapore and nowhere near the continent too! :p) - there'll be two online releases by Chris Skinner (above) and Mark Englert (below) going on sale at 12pm eastern on Tuesday, April 26th.

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"should we take a look inside?" (Regular) by Mark Englert
7 color screen print with glow in the dark layer
12 x 36 inches @ US$50 each
Timed edition until April 27th at 1pm eastern

"should we take a look inside?" (Variant) by Mark Englert
7 color screen print with glow in the dark layer
12 x 36 inches
Numbered edition of 225 @ US$65 each.

glow in the dark layer:
BOTTLENECK PRESS CONCLUDES: "Also, for one day only, you will be able to purchase an Alien inspired Jonesy enamel pin. 100% of all profits will be donated to the Bianca's Furry Friends campaign at the North Shore Animal League. Plus, we will be throwing in one of three random Alien inspired pins that were created for the screening. The set of 2 pins will cost $12 and shipping is free. We will announce how much was raised from the sale on Wednesday.

Last but not least, we will be auctioning off a metal variant of Laurent's print on eBay where 100% of all of the proceeds will go to the campaign as well. We will post the link on our Facebook page once the auction starts on Tuesday."
(The Bottleneck Team)
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