CollectionDX is pleased to announce our first toy - the "Gore" version Sky Deviler from Kaiju Big Battel. Produced by Marmit, Sky Deviler is made out of black soft vinyl and accentuated with red and white spray. This figure stands 11" tall and features 5 points of articulation. Sky Deviler was created by Rand Borden, and the "Gore" color scheme was designed by CollectionDX's JoshB!
Medicom as announced they will be offering an Elvis Presley 30th Anniversary Be@rbrick. The figures will be released in 100% and 400% Be@rbrick scale to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley who died on August 16, 1977.
These figures have a streed date of Monday 31 March, 2008 and will retail for roughly 1600 JPY ($16 USD) for the 100% scale and 6000 JPY ($60 USD) for the 4000% scale.
Everyone knew that Master Chief was an expert at protecting the world, but one company is out to prove that he’s equally talented when it comes to protecting your data. Mimoco announced today a brand new crossover in their line of mimobot® Designer USB Flash Drives, the Halo mimobot Series 1, in celebration of the overwhelmingly popular sci-fi shooter’s third and final game.
Kidrobot’s latest installment of the famous Dunny saga is Dunny Series 4! Hitting the streets September 27th, the new 3-inch mini series features collaborators, Dalek, David Flores, Frank Kozik, Gary Baseman, Huck Gee, Joe Ledbetter, Jon Burgerman, Koa, MAD, Mad Barbarians, Michael Motorcycle, Mist, Nico Berry, Mr. Shane Jessup, Sket One, Tara McPherson, Thomas Han and Twelve Car Pileup.
The 20 piece blind assortment series retails for $6.95. Some designs are limited to just 500, but the luckiest of the lucky will find 1 of just 400 Golden Tickets redeemable for an über-secret Frank Kozik Dunny.
Toy Karma - A Toy and Art Show running at Rotofugi Gallery Sept 8th to Sept 30th 2007 - offers an artists' perspective on the axis where toys and art collide. The show, curated by artist and toy designer Mark Nagata, presents cutting edge works by artist from the United States, Japan and the world over that take their visual inspiration from classic Japanese heroes and kaiju (monsters).
The show includes toy art works by such notables as: Bear Model, Tim Biskup, Blobpus, CCP, Chanmen, Bob Conge, Ralph Cosentino, Cronic, Dream Rockets, Bob Eggleton, Carlos Enriquez, Far East Monsters, Steve Forde (Go Hero), Gargamel, Koji Harmon, Rae Huo, RealHead, Rumble Monsters, Kotope, Frank Kozik, Jing Lee, Mark Nagata, Jimbo Matison, Mark Miyake, Joshua Ellingson, Martin Ontiveros, Bwana Spoons, Alex Wald, Zakka, and more artists and companies that you can read about at www.toykarma.com
You like toys YES? Toy Karma will feature some goodies made exclusively for the show from Cronic, Rumble Monsters, Real Head, Blobpus and Max Toy Company. Check out more information about the items at rotofugi.com
Toy Karma - A Toy and Art Show
September 8-30 2007
Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery
1953 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
In recent years, SDCC hss become host to a growing number of urban and designer toy artists covering everything from the Asian influences of Medicom's Kubricks to the many and varied designer vinyl toys that blend Graffiti, Kiaju and other popular culture into a new form that combine action figures with art. This year's show included a plethora of companies and wonderful products that you can view in our gallery of 300 images covering 22 different companies and artists.
STRANGEco Invades Comic Con!
Max Toy Company will be on hand at San Diego Comic Con 2007 - be sure to stop by Booth # 4837 too see all the great stuff they are offering this year!
What beats a Smoking Monkey?
Great News! Kaiju-Taro.com
is now selling the debut of Alien Xam!
Two versions are available..both on Glow In Dark vinyl and very ,limted (less than 25 figures of each !) Each has been hand painted by myself. I do not have any of these in stock so you will have to order from Kaiju-Taro directly. There good guys and ordering from them is fast and simple! Thanks for the continued support of Max Toy Co! Get more information (in-language) at Kaiju-Taro.com
Also, check out the Opearation Fragmentation web site for the last chance at buying custom figures from that show: http://www.operationfragmentation.com/
More news soon !
Max Toy Company
Go Hero Exclusive Glow Yira is here! Yira is approx 17" long and 7" tall and ready destroy your other toys! This GID version is limited to 50 pieces and comes with an exclusive Yira Print. All Pre-Orders come with free special gift and $10 Off "Arch Villain Purple" Tentikill! Click on the link above or the image below to get on the pre-order list! There are approximately 20 pieces left! HURRY!
Check out info on how to pre-order Yira and more infromation at Go Hero
Debut of Monthly Showcase for Urban Vinyls, Other Emerging Collector Toys Includes Two Previews Exclusives.
“Project Vinyl” is a new convention show that will focus on the designer toy and art scene.
Standing at a massive 10 inches tall.
Uglydoll has posted a new BLOG featuring updates with loads Ugly-goodness from David Horvath himself. Fans of their plush and vinyl toys will enjoy the light hearted humor, pics and dialog that is entertaining and educational. Grab a Pig Bar and take of bite of their jelly filled new site at the following URL: http://davidhorvath.blogspot.com/
San Francisco based Max Toy Company announces the upcoming collectible soft vinyl figure release of the Tsuburaya Productions Co. Ltd. character, Booska. Max Toy Company president, Mark Nagata is pleased to be working with Tsuburaya Productions on this special project.
Booska is a cute and lovable kaiju (“monster” in Japanese), who first appeared on Japanese television
in 1966. In the years since, Booska spawned another TV series in the 90's, as well as numerous toys and merchandise.
Max Toy Company is partnering with multi-talented artist Martin Ontiveros to create a unique version of Booska. The highly talented Kiyoka Ikeda (of the Japanese toy company Gargamel) will sculpt the Booska figure based on Martin’s design.
Max Toy Company expects to release Booska in the second quarter of 2007.
For more information on this project and others, please contact Mark Nagata at the email below.
Wholesale will be available from Max Toy Company, as well as through Diamonds Previews.
Suggested Retail Price: $45.00
Material Soft Vinyl
Packaged in classic Japanese toy style with artwork on the header card and backing cards.
Standing aprox 9 inches tall
web site : http://www.maxtoyco.com
The Boston Globe has published an interesting article covering the American based Urban/Designer toy market and its growing popularity with collectors of Hip-Hop related action figures. If you are not familiar with the trend, you may have seen an influx in cool hip-hop looking soft plastic (vinyl) toys more recently. Including action figures and even some plush items that range from as little as the 2" Hoodz gumball machine figures on up. The Globe article is insightful giving us a behind the scenes look at the market and some of the collectors and companies involved with it. Read More
Starting Nov 12th , Kaiju Taro online will be offering an exclusive Red
vinyl Alien Xam puppet with Gold and Silver spray !
The new mini figure series from tokidoki
Interview with Paul Budnitz, founder and creator of one of the most innovated toy & design companies in recent memory - Kid Robot.