Posted by marc May 26, 2016
Devil Dog Secret Base

Formed in 2006 and headed by John Cafiero, Osaka Popstar was a pop punk band featuring members of The Misfits, Black Flag, and The Ramones. The band's subject matter and visual identity revolved around Japanese pop culture and anime. Fittingly enough, they adopted a super kawaii mascot with a punk edge called Devil Dog. This character was featured on the band's merch, in music videos, and in...

Posted by marc May 26, 2016
Sock Dart iD

Start scheming some colorways. Nike have just announced that their laceless Sock Dart model will be added to their NIKEiD customization platform. From the looks of it, metallics, GID, and midsole speckles will be available. Launching on June 2, each pair of customized Sock Darts will run $170, a $50 increase from stock SDs. Check out the...

Posted by marc May 26, 2016
Twinkle Star Sprites

I got pretty excited this morning when I read the news that the Neo-Geo game Twinkle Star Sprites was just released on Steam. The game is a competitive, vertical shoot 'em up. As you shoot down chains of enemies on your side of the screen, the player on the other side of the screen has to deal with an increased difficulty level. The graphics are super cute and the gameplay...

Posted by Brian May 26, 2016

Now available for preorder are two of the coolest sets of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys maybe ever. As an exclusive to SDCC, NECA is releasing two box sets of TMNT 6” scale action figures based on the appearance of the Turtles in the classic original arcade game. One set is the four Turtles, while the other is Shredder and three foot soldiers. The brightly-colored,...

Posted by marc May 25, 2016
Space Invaders Blindbox

One of the most formative experiences of my life was when my dad showed me how to play Space Invaders on his Intellivision. Since that day, I've been fated to be a nerd. Now that nerdiness has been distilled into blindbox format. A brand called The Coop are releasing 10 colorways of the iconic Space Invader characters, including some translucent colors, a GID version, and a...

Posted by kristina May 25, 2016
MJ Hsu Donatsu

OH. MY. GOD.

Let's take a moment to admire over the latest from MJ Hsu, shall we? They are just so cute! Introducing Donatsu, resin toys that are a cross between donuts and cute animals. They come in such bright colors and decorations you might be tempted to bite into one. They're so frigging adorable you're not going to be able...

Posted by marc May 25, 2016
Converse Ultraman

Need to kick some kaiju ass? Lace up with these sneakers from the newly announced Converse x Ultraman collaboration. Celebrating 50 years of Ultraman, three sneakers will be released, taking cues from the designs of the show's titular hero, Ultraman, as well as fan-favorite bad guys, Eleking and Alien Baltan. These are of course exclusive to Japan and will be released in...

Posted by marc May 25, 2016
WuzOne Dunny

Poor Charlie Brown. Kid just can't catch a break. In WuzOne's newest set of custom 3-inch Dunnys, Family Guy's Stewie has beheaded the Peanuts character and taken on his personality. These are actually miniaturized version of an 8-inch Dunny Wuz customized in 2009. An edition of three, these are available for $115 each on...

Posted by Brian May 24, 2016

This October, Herocross will be coming out with a new and quite unique set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figures. These toys will be a blend of die-cast metal and plastic parts and are inspired by the classic cartoon. Each Turtle has 20 points of articulation, as well as multiple different hands, their signature weapons, and an alternate head for each Turtle. These figures will be...

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