10 November 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...

07 November 2016

God damn, that's some beautiful vinyl. ComplexCon took place over the weekend, and tons of Murakami merch dropped, from Beats Pills, to t-shirts, to this amazine figure. Out of nowhere, BAIT...

03 November 2016

Blast from the past! There have been murmuring (and a few leaked images) of some new Teddy Troops by Flying Fortress and Artoyz. Today we finally got the full reveal of two 3 inch blank Troops....

20 October 2016

It seemed like KAWS was done with vinyl toys, and I don't think this really changes that, personally. But either way, you can snag six "new" Companions from Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's...

18 October 2016

Whoah, blast from the past! Flying Fortress and Artoyz are teaming up to create a new line of Teddy Troops, according to...

17 October 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...

13 October 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...

13 October 2016

While Toy Tokyo mostly clogged The Block with lines for the latest cookie cutter Fuko Pop! figure, they did at least bring four amazing pieces to NYCC. We revealed these kaiju-style TMNT...

09 November 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...

04 November 2016

You probably don't need much convincing to go to DCON this year, but just in case you do, check out the preview for the Toy Within a Toy exhibition organized by Broke Piggy. Four 8 inch Dunnys...

01 November 2016

While tokidoki have branched out over the years, there's no denying that the brand's Cactus Friends series is their greatest hit. The iconic designs feature cute characters outfitted in cactus...

Shawnimals Halloween 2016 Pocket Pork Dumplings
20 October 2016

It's time for the annual Halloween Pocket Pork Dumpling release from Shawnimals! The 2016 variants are a pair of mummies, complete with handpainted details...

18 October 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...

14 October 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...

13 October 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...

11 October 2016

Kidrobot shared a booth with us at NYCC last year, but this year they had their own, spacious area. The brand mainly showcased one of their newest projects, a revival of the 1980s toy line,...

09 November 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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04 November 2016

Despite Hollywood's best efforts, the TMNT franchise is still standing. And the designer toy world is definitely getting their fill. Kidrobot, The Loyal Subjects, and now Unbox Industry...

24 October 2016

It's almost Halloween, which means it's time for a bunch of spooky custom toys! Lunartik's contribution to the socially acceptable pagan ritual is a glow-in-the-dark Mini Tea who looks like he's...

18 October 2016

A few weeks ago, we showed off JFo's first entry in his line of custom Dunnys. Dubbed Illumin8, each piece is a Dunnified light fixture, from a Light-Brite to a Tiffany-style lamp. Now the entire...

17 October 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...

14 October 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...

13 October 2016

The New York native Tenacious Toys brought an utter buttload of customs to NYCC. Cat Atomic and UNCLE Studio dominated the booth, while minifigures from Touma and a variety of other artists...

05 October 2016

Are ya ready kids?! Secret Base's half X-Ray Spongebob is getting a monochromatic makeover with a bright silver epidermis and a dark silver skeleton underneath the transparent half. Spongebob's...

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