Posted by marc October 18, 2016

Tokyo is about to be leveled yet again. Joining the Mecha Dunny in the fight for great justice is Labbiter XK-5. Originally revealed back in July, we so far have only seen mock-ups and 3D models for the presumably 8 inch figure....

Posted by marc October 18, 2016

Chima Group add some kaiju to their cute with their new Zako figure. The monster stands 5.5 inches tall, and at first glance is a lumpy bipedal lizard. But get in a bit closer and you'll see that it's actually a school of fish converged to create an illusion of grandeur and scare off predators. If you don't want to wait for Rotofugi and myplasticheart to get this sofubi in stock, you can order...

Posted by marc October 17, 2016

Haters gonna hate, but Kidrobot have been releasing some amazing Dunnys over the past few years, and The Clairvoyant by J*RYU is no exception. This 8 inch and 3 inch Dunny duo is part of the Arcane Divination series, spearheaded by J*RYU himself. I'm loving how Kidrobot and J*RYU have been using vinyl sculptures and innovative painting techniques to create pieces with realistic resemblance to...

Posted by marc October 17, 2016

For the second year in a row, Martian Toy brought the most custom toys to NYCC, so many that I had to pick and choose which to include in this post. And of course, many of these customs used Martian Toys' own UFO platform.

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Posted by marc October 14, 2016

I might write a lot about designer toys, but some brands and artists slip past even me. So I did a double-take as I walked by Jellykoe's booth at NYCC. Their designs are super cute and every piece is affordable, despite being handmade. The company had paintings, plush, pillows, and custom toys at their booth. Vicariously peruse their adorable designs below!

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Posted by marc October 14, 2016

P!Q took the short hike from Grand Central to the Javits and brought a bunch of custom Labbits. The gift shop put together a group show focusing on sweets and Kidrobot's newest blank platform toy. Participants included The Jelly Empire, Sugar Fueled, Brent Nolasco, Zard Apuya, Horrible Adorables, and more. They also had plenty of handmade Horrible Adorables' faux taxidermy pieces, DIY toys,...

Posted by marc October 14, 2016

I don't often venture outside of The Block. But when I do, I make my way to Bandai's booth. The past few years, the brand has been hyping up some big releases, showing prototypes from big properties like Voltron, Power Rangers / Super Sentai, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Well, this year we finally got our eyes on the final versions of these figures. And...

Posted by marc October 13, 2016

Sanrio had a booth at NYCC but it was pretty much empty. There were a few pieces under glass, such as their collaboration with Chocolate Skateboards, but didn't have anything for sale. Elsewhere at the con, the brand's collaboration with Sonic the Hedgehog was on full display, though. The long-awaited plushies of Sanrio characters wearing Sonic the Hedgehog ...

Posted by marc October 13, 2016

I spent way more money than I intended to at NYCC. And myplasticheart took the majority of it, mostly thanks to their wooden Androids from Andrew Bell. And while I was too late to pick up one of Rato Kim's Boxcats from MPH, I did snap plenty of photos of their offerings.

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