Posted by marc July 13, 2016

Metallic Unicornos? Sold. tokidoki will be dropping Unicorno Metallico Series 1 at SDCC. While the brand has a history of releasing metallic silver variants of their toys at SDCC and NYCC, these are a bit different. First of all, it sounds like these won't be a limited edition release and will be available in-store. Second, the paint jobs are pearlescent rather than monotone metallic. These are brining me straight back to 1992 when Playmates released their "Toon" series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, which were designed to look a bit close to the TV show's character designs and featured a pearlescent paint job.

Also revealed are two new collabs with tokidoki. Two images of Peanuts shirts have be released, depicting Charles Schultz's characters enjoying tokidoki products. I'd love to see a blindbox series out of this collaboration along the same lines as the Sanrio toys, which dressed up Hello Kitty and crew in tokidoki cactus suits. Cactus Snoopy and Woodstock would be an instant buy.

Finally, we've got an image of a Warcraft shirt. This one's probably more geared toward hardcore fans, considering how hard the movie adaptation flopped domestically [$47 million gross, $160 million budget]. But either way, the character reinterpretations are pretty cool.

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