Posted by marc November 10, 2016
Five Points Festival Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets to the inaugural Five Points Festival are available now on the just-launched full fivepointsfest.com! A celebration of designer toys, comics, craft beer & food, and street art culture, Five Points offers an amazing alternative to the big box comic conventions, while still having the draw of being a New York City event. The new home of...

Posted by marc November 10, 2016

Kidrobot have been doing a great job of bringing OG toy designers back into their fold. Following up releases from Nathan Jurevicius, Junko Mizuno, and more is a new piece by Joe Ledbetter called Pelican't. This poor guy has a beak more like a strainer than a bucket. Such is life. Featuring JLED's vector-inspired aesthetic is on full display, and the design's use of water as a pedestal is...

Posted by Kevin Cortez November 09, 2016

Hip-hop power duo El-P and Killer Mike, best known as Run the Jewels, have released a new song in response to last night's sickening election results. The song is called "2100" and features the two rappers speaking on the topic of hope and yearning for a better tomorrow. Singer Boots is on the hook.

On "2100," El-P and Killer Mike take their turns rapping over a dreary beat on the...

Posted by marc November 09, 2016

Last year, Takara made an amazing Transformer out of a pun, mashing up the big bad guy, Megatron, with Sega's 16-bit Mega Drive. And while it was nowhere near as punny, they followed it up with a Playstation-based Optimus Prime. But they stopped there. Fans are picking up where Takara left off, though. This badass t-shirt design features a Transformer based on Nintendo's Famicom Disk System,...

Posted by marc November 09, 2016

One of the perks of DCON is that, being in California, it's easier to pick up Japanese designer toys there. While we haven't heard from Itokin Park, we can confirm that Konatsu will have two toys available via Q POP's booth. Shibara and Sleeping Negora both get the Brown Spot treatment: off-white sofubi with fur-like hits of orange, pink bellies and ears, and red and blue spikes. No prices...

Posted by marc November 09, 2016

The ninth installment of Medicom's Vinyl Artist Gacha series is getting contributions from both Shoko Nakazawa and Konatsu! A gachapon-sized Daioh Negora will come in various fur coats while Baby Rangeron is trading his pastel colors from Series 8 for some super saturated ones this time around. Disk Monster Mother, a mildly terrifying kaiju, and a Godzilla-style kaiju that I'm not...

Posted by marc November 09, 2016

A questionable choice was made overnight. Lots of people aren't feeling too great. Here are some hand-picked toys that are so cute they're sure to perk you up, even for just a minute.

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Posted by marc November 07, 2016

We just got two wooden toys in our inbox. One's a cute bird and one's a turd. No, really, it's a stackable, customizable wooden toy shaped like a poo. Bai, the bid, comes in two sizes and comes in a cloth bag with sprinkles for customization. Pimp This Shit, the turd, also comes in a cloth bag with sprinkles. We're not too clear on release specifics or availability, but these both look like...

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Posted by marc November 07, 2016

As a quick update, Glow, the levitating lamp which we recently featured, has just gone live on Kickstarter. While smaller contributions / rewards are available, the main draw is the $119 early-bird special, which nets you one Glow lamp. Check it out right here.

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