Thursday, October 30, 2014

Congrats to the SF Giants! 2014 World Series Champions!

via SF Giants
What a World Series! The Royals were tough but somehow the Giants pulled it off when it counted the most. Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants on their 2014 World Series Win! Bumgarner was amazing and is in a league of his own. Who's going to SF for the parade tomorrow? It's going to be a party tomorrow with over 1 million people attending.

Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo Starts Tomorrow!

Who's going to Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo this weekend?!?

Hello Kitty Con!!!

Hello Kitty Con started today! See you soon Hello Kitty!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jinja The Soapstone Lion for Charity

Jake Manion who works at Aardman and his girlfriend will be doing a charity bike ride in November from Uganda to Kenya where they will be raising money for The Kenyan Orphan Project. To help them raise money, they have had a ton of help from Aardman and decided to design a vinyl toy. Instead of the toy being made out of vinyl, they are being hand-carved out of soapstone by Geoffrey in Kenya.

People who donate money will get one of these back. Only 30 of these will be made available as of right now as this is how many they can put in their luggage and take back. If the demand exceeds 30 they will figure something out.

This Thursday, October 30th, they will be auctioning 8 customs Jinja The Lion in resin by the following artists on ebay:

• Peter Lord (Aardman founder) • Rich Webber (Purple & Brown / DC Funnest) • Merlin Crossingham (Wallace & Gromit) • Gav Strange (Aardman / JamFactory) • Sarah Matthews (Aardman / BernysPlace) • Sam Hadley (Slumberbean) • Danny Capozzi (Aardman / Hero73*) • Peskimo Sam

You will also find below is a video of Sam Hadley Painting his custom Jinja.


All proceeds go direct to the Kenyan Orphan Project, who are a great charity based in Bristol, like Aardman. 

For more info on the Jinja Hand-Carved Soapstone Toys, please visit http://jinjalion.com to see how you can donate or to find more information regarding Jinja. 

We've never seen Soapstone Toys before. Looks interesting and something definitely unique.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tetris to Set World Record at Comikaze

TETRIS® BRAND TO SET WORLD RECORD AT COMIKAZE WEEKEND

Hundreds of Fans Dressed as Life-Sized Tetris Pieces to Converge at LA Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 1, to Create Longest Link of Human Tetriminos

Collecting Toyz Store Sale!

We've been plugging our sale on instagram and twitter but haven't done so here! As you can see we have a slew of Japanese Vinyl Toys (Sofubi) for sale as well as a few original paintings by us. Our prices are pretty much lower than retail. All of our items are from our collection. Some items are brand new that have not been displayed while other have. They are all from a smoke-free home.

We have soft vinyl toys from Super7 and a few SSSS Exclusive only releases too! The first 2 Medicom Earth Wolf releases and stuff from Chima Group, Uamou, Refreshment, Secret Base Collaboration figures Robot Fighter etc... 

On top of already low prices we are giving you an additional 10% off all items. Use the code GIMME10 to get an extra discount at checkout.

If you have any questions on shipping etc... send us an email.

Check out our store HERE. Not sure how long the extra discount will last so hurry up and buy them now before they're gone.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Warner Archive Collection's Young Justice: Invasion Blu-ray Pre-order


WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION OPENS PRE-ORDERS FOR
YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION VIA WBSHOP.COM

Thrilling Second Season of Popular Animated Series Comes to Blu-RayTM on 11-18-14 with Exclusive All-New Commentary on Final Two Episodes

Friday, October 24, 2014

Universal Monsters Action Figures Stop Motion Animated Short Film

 
Diamond Select Toys sent us over their First ever Universal Monsters Action Figures Stop Motion Animated Short Film title "Trick or Treat".
"Trick or Treat" was animated by Alex Kropinak, the animator behind Marvel.com's "What The...?!" Using a combination of stop-motion photography and computer graphics, Kropinak brought to life the actual action figures, sculpted by Gabriel Marquez, Rudy Garcia and Jean St. Jean. The film's cast includes the Mummy, the Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein's Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Metaluna Mutant.

Kropinak even included a cameo appearance by Diamond Select's first-ever  original concept action figure, Van Helsing. Designed by DST President Chuck Terceira and sculptor Jean St. Jean, the famous monster hunter received his own 7-inch scale figure this year, which was released at the same time as the newest Universal Monsters assortment. The film was co-written by Kropinak and DST Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat, who previously collaborated on ToyFare magazine's Twisted ToyFare Theatre.

NFL Teenymates Series 2 Mini Figures

From Party Animal Toys is NFL Teenymates Series 2 Mini Figure. These are blind packed figures so you have to keep buying to collect all 32 teams plus 6 new rare figures. Each pack comes with 2 running backs, 2 puzzle pieces and a checklist. When you collect at 35 pieces of the puzzles there are 2 different sides. Side A is the Collector Mini Poster and on Side B is the Football Field Playset. The puzzle size when all the pieces are put together is 5"x7".

As you can see we got the Giants and Browns for the mini figures and for the puzzle pieces we got the Jets and Broncos.


Despicable Me 2 Minion Dog Tags

From Bullsitoy is the Despicable Me 2 Dog Tags. Yes, these are blind packaged as well. There are 24 different stickers and dog tags to collect. Above is what we got in our pack.
Different pictures on each side.

Minecraft Grass Series 1 Mini Figure

From Mattel is the Minecraft Grass Series 1 Mini Figure Blind Boxes. Fans of Minecraft will love these! These are blind boxed and retails for $2.99 each. These will be flying off shelves for Christmas.

We got the Dyed Sheep in our blind box.

Despicable Me Minion Surprise Mini Figures

Thinkway Toys x Despicable Me Minion Surprise figures. These are blind bagged as well. Just like the Despicable Me 2 Minion Surprise figures that we talked about here back in 2013. Seems like stores received these not too long ago. At first they look to be the same but if you look closely it was missing the 2 and the back of the packaging showed different figures. It can be a bit confusing seeing as how these were released fairly recently after the Despicable Me 2 Minion Surprise figures. Retail on these are $2.99 each.

Infected Halloween Dokuwashi Pre-order

Super7 teams up with DKE & Scott Wilkowski for this Made to Order Infected Halloween Dokuwashi Pre-order. The Infected Halloween Dokuwashi stands 4" tall and will cost $85. The pre-order starts Monday, October 27th at 12 Noon Pacific time and will run until Friday, October 31st at Midnight Pacific Time HERE.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Toy Art Gallery x Paul Kaiju's Lavender Pollen Kaiser Release

Toy Art Gallery announced that they will be releasing Paul Kaiju's Lavender Pollen Kaiser tomorrow, Friday, October 24th at 12 Noon Pacific in their store HERE for $145.
This figure is cast is lavender soft vinyl with gold, black, red, yellow and silver sprays and features his signature removable staff weapon and a red doll eye.

Stranger Factory's Nightmare Fuel & Earthsquisite Corpse Exhibits This November

Stranger Factory will be hosting 2 new exhibits November 14th - 30th. Nightmare Fuel is a group show curated by Mutant Vinyl Hardcore and you can see the heavy lineup of artists. Then there is new works by Josh Herbolsheimer for his solo show Earthsquisite Corpse. Both of these shows are going to be great!