APHRODITE A by Threezero - Pre-Orders Begin Sept 5th

THREEZERO PRESS: "We want to introduce you Aphrodite A, which is the second figure from the Mazinger Z collectibles line. Aphrodite A is a fully-articulated (including the fingers) and highly detailed collectible figure that stands 15" (approximately 38cm) tall and includes light-up LED eyes, cockpit and afterburners on her backpack . In correspondence to the upgrades she receives in Mazinger Z story, Aphrodite A also includes Koushiryoku Missile that actually eject from her chest."
Pre-orders for Aphrodite A begins September 5th 09:00am Hong Kong time via www.threezerostore.com. Priced at US$290 / HK$2250 per in the online store, it will come along with an exclusive item: severed head of Garada K7! (Check out concept images posted below).

Aphrodite A specs:
* figure stands 15 inches (approximately 38cm) tall.
* highly detail mechanic parts.
* incredibly paint application to highlight all the details with weathering effect.
* fully posable figure.
* articulating fingers.
* Koushiryoku Missile (ejectable missiles)
* lights up eyes, cockpit and both afterburner on her backpack.

WHO-IS: "Aphrodite A is a giant mech originally built as a symbol for peace by Dr. Yumi from the remains of Aphrodite for geological research. Although this mech originally lacked weapons, it was later upgraded for combat with the Koushiryoku Missile for offensive battle so that his daughter, Sayaka Yumi could pilot Aphrodite A alongside Koji Kabuto in Mazinger Z.

Mazinger Z is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Go Nagai in 1972 that has since been adapted and continued in various multimedia formats including various manga, anime and video game incarnations. The original manga and anime tell the story of Koji Kabuto and the titular mecha Mazinger Z as they fight the Mechanical Beasts of Dr. Hell with the support of his partner and love interest, Sayaka in Aphrodite A, and his younger brother Shiro Kabuto."

Source: Threezero

Japan's Meme9 Now Available via Lulubell Toys

PRODUCT PRESS: "​Lulubell is excited to present Meme9 of Japan! Meme9 is designed by Japanese artist Yuta Osugi. The 26-year old designer, after graduating from art school and spending 3 years as a toy maker, is trying to breathe new life into the almost lost art form of making toys in sofubi."

PRESS CONTINUED: "He just launched his toy brand in 2013 and named it MEME9, in hopes that his artistic line of futuristic toys will be an “element of a culture to be passed from one individual to another by non-genetic means.” All the figurines from MEME9 are made in Japan in sofubi. MEME9 was first showcased during Tokyo Design Week 2013!

View all current US availability of Meme9 goodies at Lulubell here."

Lepreskar (Skeletor Edition) by Toy Mafia Available Now

Available now in Clutter's online shop is Toy Mafia's Lepreskar (Skeletor Edition). Priced at US$80 per, this rotocast resin piece measures approx, 6.5" tall, 7" long, and 5" wide, and has been cast in marbled fluorescent yellow and purple and finished with hand-rubbed pumice color as well as a glossy finish. Limited to just 15 pieces worldwide in this "Skeletor" colorway, paying tribute to the iconic Masters of the Universe villain, each comes bagged with a hand-numbered header card.
PRESS: "Born in hellfire and left to rot in a field of disease, The "Lepreskar" is the perfect addition to any maggot infested collection of plastic joy! Mottled with patches of oozing flesh, the Toy Mafia name appears twisted into the back of the head!"

Robin Williams Benefit Print - "My Captain" by Adria Llarch

Adam of Hero Complex Gallery shares with us the existence of a benefit print that they are releasing with artist, Adria Llarch, with all gallery proceeds to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund (www.mptvfund.org).
"I'd be lying if I said I don't get a little caught up by this every time I see this image...still devastated by the news." -shared "Adam Smasher".
"My Captain" by Adria Llarch measures 12"x12" and is a Fine Art Giclee Print available to purchase here for US$25 (+$6 Domestic Flat Shipping).

Cat Trooper Hologram by Catmask Toy

I've a toy-confession to make … I "abused" my rudimentary position of bloggery, and procured an item I discovered online before I even blogged about - something I excruciatingly seldom ever do - but regardless, I'll preface this particular post by say THIS PARTCULAR ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE … and with that said, witness the CAT TROOPER HOLOGRAM by Catmask Toy!

As a limited edition 1/1 piece, this 3.2 inch resin toy was priced at US$30 (excluding shipping costs), purchased here on his online store … And before you folks choose to totally "give up" on my blog, here's a little snap of something in the works … of something available for the future maybe? Stick to IG @catmask_meaw and not miss another drop! ... Unless I beat you to it again … MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

#BootleggingBoba: Bobaboy & PerFett V.2 from Topz Greenfull ToyDsign

Thailand-based indie toymaker Topz Greenfull ToyDsign has been pretty busy lately, working on everybody's favorite intergalactic bounty hunter "Boba Fett" in two new #BootleggingBoba guises: BOBABOY (seen above) in a super-deformed character study - and soon to be available for pre-orders on topztoy.storenvy.com - and as well Version.2 of his PERFETT (below / Peep Version.1 HERE) made wit a larger figure size and looks pretty sweet with the bomber jacket, IMHO. Stay tuned for updates, folks!

(P/S: Yes, I started a new label/tag/hastag: #BootleggingBoba = for all bootlegging of Boba Fett ala toys ;p)

#IceBucketCharacters for ALS #IceBucketChallenge

With the campaign for what is known commonly as the "ALS #IceBucketChallenge" has since gone viral ($94.3 Million's worth so far) and we continue to witness folks dosing themselves with buckets of ice water on a global scale - regardless of anyone's judgement or opinion of this matter, it is refreshing for me to see yet another concept manifested from this phenom: #IceBucketCharacters = where artists let their cartoons and illustrated characters do the challenge instead! Here's a look at some (and will add on once I find/have them):

"Wananeko took the #IceBucketChallenge from Paulus Hyu's Nimbus! I did my donation but I'm a party pooper and I won't nominate anyone. Just know that if you wanna make a donation to the ALS Association you just have to visit www.alsa.org and click on Donate. You can use Paypal and donate from just $5 to whatever you want!" - Javier Jiménez (OG Instagram pic).
"A challenge is a challenge!, you have to do it Nimbus, like it or not ... I've done my challenge @chibiorangebing2" - Paulus Hyu (OG Instagram pic).
"Since I'm not a fan of cold weather, I'm not really into this ice bucket challenge thing. But anyway I accepted your challenge, Kupi And you know what, it feels like I swim on the wrong season..." - Bing Bing (OG Instagram pic).
"it's so cold its paralyzing! Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. For more info and donation, please visit alsa.org" - Indra Gunawan (OG Instagram pic).
WHAT-IS ALS? : "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed." (www.alsa.org / Donate Here)
"#dtk #dave accept the #icebucketchallenge from @ictoys would like to nominate @thespacewanderer_ @halorendy @castellanatalia but the donation is matter the most, check out the info alsa.org " - David The Killer (OG Instagram pic).

The Reveal of STGCC-Exclusive BABY CE from Ozzo Collection x CE Planet for Singapore Toy, Games & Comic-Con 2014

(Photo taken by Simon Sim)

Previously teased and now fully revealed here is the STGCC-Exclusive Baby CE from Ozzo Collection x CE Planet! Limited to 200pcs (hand-numbered - check out pics posted below) and each priced at only SG$12 per, this Gold print on matt Black mini figure is available at booth E22 at Singapore Toy Games & Comic Con (Sept 6-7, 2014).

Also look out for sumthin-sumthin'-special from TOYSREVIL's social media channels for when STGCC rolls around - I take care of my International readers, ya know? :)

"Welcome! Toy Shops for Kidults" - Toy Store Guide Publication Launched

"There’s a “crazy kid” who loves toys inside every adult,
who says adults can’t play with toys?
What are the toys from your childhood?
And what are the stories you had with your toys?

We are 2 kidults who never grow up,
and we have traveled the world just to search for toys.
We will regularly share all the cool toy stores around the world,
Hope we can pass our passion for toys to more people.
Come join us on this magical toy journey!"

Available right now online at books.com.tw (and as well physically at Popular Bookstore(大眾書局) in SG and Malaysia), is "Welcome! Toy Shops for Kidults" - a publication by Robin & Emma about their personal journeys into toy-collecting around the globe with this handy "toy store guide"! I met Robin in person not long ago when he was in Singapore (thanks for the hookup, Carl) and this looks to be an interesting book chronicling the perspective from a toy collector(s) … or rather "Toy Fanatics"!

Printed in Chinese language, here's a look at some select pages featuring Singapore's own Ozzo Collection in China Square Central!

New Colorway of Brainlington by EwokOne x Mighty Jaxx To Debut at Singapore Toy, Games & Comic-Con 2014

A new colorway of EwokOne's Brainlington 8-inch tall vinyl collectible by Mighty Jaxx to debut at the coming Singapore Toy Games & Comic Con (Sept 6-7, 2014), and online via www.mightyjaxx.com! Limited to only 80pcs in this run (Price TBD) - I am unsure how many pieces are set aside for STGCC, but be sure to check out booths AA84/86/88 to score yours in person!

The Grifling King by Huck Gee

From Huck Gee comes "The Grifling King" - with this majestic creation limited to only 10 sets, priced at US$1800 per. Coming in signed, numbered, includes shown accessories and comes padded and packaged in its own hand assembled and laser etched wooden box. As usual, these will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Do email sales@huckgee.com to reserve your figure and make payment arrangements. These will ship within 3-4 weeks.

As a testament to his customization work, Huck's KOKIO'S COURIER SERVICE is currently a finalist for the public voted Custom of the Year in the 2014 Designer Toy Awards, so CONGRATS for the nomination, dude!

STORY: "The Griflings are ruled by an otherworldly, magical monarch, the venerable King Arstaak. As wize as he is powerful, his being seems to be woven intimately with the twisted magics that root within the Wildwoods. Very rarely seen, he travels through the magical haze of the wild woods enthroned atop a massive, iridescent beetle. His awe inspiring appearance is said to float somewhere between the physical and animistic planes. Part shadow, part earth, I suspect King Arstaak's bloodline may be a manifestation of the woods themselves.

Only one creature in the Wildwoods is as worthy of narrative as the compelling King Arstaak: his paramour, the radiant Queen Consort, Perselphone..."
- excerpts from Chapters of the North, Volume VI - Mahotsukai Hoohige

Pop! Disney: 'Big Hero 6' from Funko

Funko does Big Hero 6 as Pop! Vinyls and I just did a lil'mansqueal myself here in TOYSREVIL-HQ! With the 5-man team in regular sized 3.75" tall characters, while Pearlescent Nurse Baymax and Baymax are 6" tall SUPER SIZED Pop!'s - all of whom will be available in October (Pearlescent Nurse Available in November). Do check in with your fav retailer(s) for availability!

"From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014." -Disney


'Death Vader' by Jagnus Design Studio x INS for Singapore Toy Games & Comic-Con 2014

PRODUCT PRESS: "Jagnus Design Studio in collaboration with ImagineNationStudios will be releasing a limited run of the customized Vader Boy Head called 'Death Vader' at The Hidden Fortress Booth STGCC 2014, unit AA17." (Source) Artist Arnold Acero Austria rocking a mean Sith Death-head here!

'Walk of Fame' Signing Schedules for Singapore Toy, Games & Comic-Con 2014

STGCC-STAYS: "For comic fans, do note that Humberto Ramos’ WOF session is a paid signing. However priority is given to the first 50 people in the queue (VIP fast pass holders included). Limited to a maximum of 2 pieces each pax and does not apply to The Amazing Spiderman #1." (Enquiries here on Facebook / Further WOF Details).

"WuKong" TEQ63 by Antz for Singapore Toy, Games & Comic-Con 2014

PRODUCT PRESS: "From Singapore Graffiti Artist ANTZ of the RSCLS crew comes "WuKong", a limited edition toy released based on the TEQ63 Zero1 design by Quiccs of the Hidden Fortress. They will be released at the Hidden Fortress Booth at STGCC 2014, unit AA17. Limited Edition of 30 pcs only, but do stay tuned for an even more limited edition of 5 special colorway for Toysrevil to be launched on the same event! "
Standing 3.5 inches tall, the resin WuKong TEQ63 is priced at US$25 / SGD$30 per. Don't sleep! I sure as heck is not going to! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

New Gacha Figures from Nathan Jurevicius x TAG

Nathan Jurevicius reveals a new project produced by Toy Art Gallery, with these work-in-progress snaps featuring a series of gacha (sized) mini figures, in an aesthetic reminiscent of his magical realm of Scary Girl and continued fascination with Peleda Owls. As for the question of their name(s), Nathan shared with me: "the name is still in the air but possibly something Baltic in origin".

However they are to be called, I am looking forward to their development, and am frankly pretty excited about the prospect of collecting more Jurevicius-toys! And a swell compendium to his Owl Clam piece too! … I wonder if they're in the same family … :)

Source: Nathan Jurevicius
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