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25.8.16

ISOBELLE PASCHA X OTOME NO TEIKOKU by ThreeA Toys for Aug 25th Pre-order


ThreeA Toys introduces a collaboration product between Ashley Wood's female action figure series 'THE WORLD OF ISOBELLE PASCHA' and Torajiro Kishi's manga series 'Otome no Teikoku'! The manga’s high school girls are being released in the Isobelle Pascha style in 1/6th-scaled, with a pre-order release on Bambaland.com from August 25th.

Each figure is priced at US$180 (includes Worldwide Shipping), except for the Set Exclusive to Bambaland; “Mahiru & Mahiro”-pair, priced at US$350 (Price Includes Worldwide Shipping).

Here’s a look at the individual character releases:

Ai
WHO-IS: "AI is a 2nd year student who is a member of the athletic club. Strong-minded and has a frank personality. Her austere fashion style is popular amongst the girls."
AI 亜衣 (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, and Printed Socks
Beige Cardigan
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

AYANO
WHO-IS: "AYANO is intelligent and cool, but has a playful and cheerful spirit too. A beauty with a shiny black hair. Ayano is a 2nd year student."
Ayano 綾乃 (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, and Printed Socks
Mid Grey Cardigan Vest
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

Chie
WHO-IS: "CHIE is a straightforward kind of girl, who talks in a Kansai dialect. She also has a really delicate and naive heart. Chie is a 2nd year student."
Chie ちえ (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, and Printed Socks
Pink Cardigan
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

MIYOSHI
WHO-IS: "MIYOSHI is a 2nd year student who is a member of the cheerleading club. Not the smartest, but the most active. She is a gal who laughs a lot, eats a lot, and sleeps a lot!"
Miyoshi 美好 (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Each Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, Printed Socks and Ribbon
Uniform Jacket
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

MAHIRU & MAHIRO
WHO-IS: "MAHIRU & MAHIRO are girls who always wear identical clothes, although they are not real twins. Mahiro has purple hair, while Mahiru has pink hair."
Mahiru まひる & Mahiro まひろ (Isobelle Pascha x Otomo No Teikoku)
*Set Exclusive to Bambaland
Each are Approx 12inches (30.5cm) Tall
Each Includes:
School Uniform, Tartan Skirt, and Ribbon
Hoodies with MAHIMAHI Pattern
Starry Stockings
1 Set of Hands and Loafers
1 Set of Bra and Panties

“THE GUARDIANS” / #Zaschitniki - Russian Super-Powered Heroes FTW!

The wwworld (or at least in the internet circles I hover in) is in the grip of a new “Superhero” movie, and it is Made In The Motherland of Russia! Introducing “The Guardians”, and witness their first full trailer!

PLOT: "Set during the Cold War, a secret organization named "Patriot" gathered a group of Soviet superheroes, altering and augmenting the DNA of four individuals, in order to defend the homeland from supernatural threats.

The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union, which each one of them have long been hiding their true identity. In hard times, they settled down to business and gather to defend their homeland."
GUARDIANS POSTER 1

Remember the days when everything "Russian" was the "enemy" in American movies? Imagine THESE guys existed then? LOL

“THE GUARDIANS” (as it is known Stateside) is (originally) “Zaschitniki” (In Russian: «Защитники»; The Defenders or The Guardians), is a Russian neo-noir superhero film directed by Armenian director Sarik Andreasyan, and features a group of Soviet superheroes created during the Cold War.
"The group includes representatives of the different nationalities of the USSR, superpowers protagonists reflect strengths and traditions of the people of the USSR." (Wiki)
GUARDIANS STILL

“The Guardians” is a 4-man squad, and consists of the following;

- “Ler, The Landman” - with earth manipulation abilities (played by actor Sebastien Sisak).

- “Arsus”, The Wildman” - Berserker / Werebear (played by Anton Pampushniy).

- “Xenia, Waterwoman” - Water / aquatic powers (played by Alina Lanina).

- “Khan, The Windman” - Skill with Blades and Martial Arts, Inhuman Speed (played by Sanzhar Madiev).

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"Filming began on April 27, 2015, in Moscow while the casting process was concluded earlier in this year. Filming was continued in Moscow Oblast and in the Crimean peninsula, and was wrapped on July 14, 2015." (Wiki)

Scheduled for a release in Russia on February 23rd, 2017, currently there are no other countries mentioned to carry this film.

Even so, apparently a sequel, “Guardians 2”, has been planned, with Turbo Films, the Chinese distributor of the first film, as a co-production company.


Are we “superhero-ed out”? Hardly, as we’ve primarily been exposed to American/Hollywood styled fiction, as opposed to a much longer era of super-powered in spandex “live action” characters in different parts of the world, including the Matrix-isque KRRISH and G.ONE from India, varied incarnations from the East, with Hong Kong shenanigans and in particular Japan - where a parallel world of Super Sentai and Ultramans long existed before the current hype … and now, a Russian super team.

I’d like to think NOW is the time for such characters to enter the world stage, and is a perfect time to be embraced by the hype of the masses, before we all get truly “superhero-ed out” in another another 5 years-or-so LOL

I certainly hope they’d do a “X-Men Versus The Guardians” (I’m looking at you ‘Colossus” to be the link :p) before that time tho!

I truly would not have even envisioned such a notion, much less seeing a competent feature film starring “superheros”, back when I was devouring comicbooks in the 80s, welcoming the “trend” which started (for me personally) with Christopher Reeve’s SUPERMAN and subsequently director Tim Burton’s BATMAN (with Michael Keaton as “Bruce Wayne”).

Or I’ll be more than happy to “make do” with Deadpool batting it out with the Werebear! WHOO-HOO!

Featured below is the first “Announcement Trailer” from early 2015! And in time we will be taking a closer look at the individual team members, on PopcornX!


GUARDIANS POSTER 2

#SPEECHBUBBLE @ The National Library, Singapore (Sept 3-30, 2016)

speech bubble emailer

Mark your calendars for a coming month long event celebrating “comics” (the “published” variety, not the “stand-up” :p) with he inaugural “SPEECH BUBBLE” exhibiting from 3rd to 30th of September 2016.

With an official Opening Night on Friday Sept 2nd (6:30PM - 8:30PM) at Basement 1, Central Public Library, leading into exhibitions and seminars, this’ll be a perfect opportunity to delve into the comicbook “past” of Singapore, and as well engage with the present scene, IMHO.

I am especially keen in the Singapore Comics Exhibition = An exhibition of comics from Singapore, from the days under British rule, through to the turbulent 50s and modern times. Featuring books, artefacts and original art by;
" Benjamin Chee, Cheah Sinann, Troy Chin, Gary Choo, Morgan Chua, Drewscape, Favian Ee, F.S.C., Ken Foo, Otto Fong, Colin Goh, Jerry Hinds, Hu Jing Xuan, Eric Khoo, Koh Hong Teng, Hou Soon Ming, Johnny Lau, Lefty, Sonny Liew, Teresa Ong, Pixin, James Tan, Uranium, Wee Tian Beng, Ye Zhen, Shen Zo and more!"

Find out MORE via the following www-locales @
speechbubble.sg
www.facebook.com/SpeechBubble.sg
speechbubble Facebook Group

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(Event Program)
ABOUT SPEECH BUBBLE: "With a mix of professional seminars, talks, collectors display, book display and original works exhibition, Speech Bubble is a month long event that provides an opportunity for artists, writers, parents, children, teachers, illustrators, collectors, companies, to bond over the shared love for comics.

At Speech Bubble, we hope to foster the love for comics from an early age and to support the craft both locally and in the region. We want to encourage the exploration of the many possibilities comics hold and how they can be used in a myriad of ways be it for education and storytelling to therapy and even publication of corporate financial reports. See you at Speech Bubble!"
speech bubble opening night
speech bubble free comics

LOCKLESTER BEAR by Fleet Hower

Locknest

Introducing LOCKLESTER BEAR by Fleet Hower - who is essentially a 3D jigsaw puzzle made up of 5 pieces and stands 11" tall when assembled! Currently available on myplasticheart for US$79.99 each.
"Locknester is a line of 3D jigsaw puzzle figures that can be beautifully displayed when assembled but can also be taken apart and played with like a traditional puzzle. It employs the latest in 3D printing technology and are manufactured out of a nontoxic bioplastic." (Read more here)

Source: MPH

Yellow WOLF THING BAT MOTHER by Joseph Harmon x TAG Drops Aug 26th


Toy Art Gallery prepares to unleash Joseph Harmon's WOLF THING BAT MOTHER in bright yellow vinyl, this coming Friday August 26th (at 12PM PST) via shop.toyartgallery.com. Priced at US$35, the WOLF BAT stands 5" tall and is articulated at the head and legs. Concept and sculpt by Joseph Harmon and produced by Toy Art Gallery.

wolfbat

Source: TAG

Buff Monster’s GID MISTER MELTY Drops Aug 26th

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Buff Monster’s MISTER MELTY is back in a new colorway: Glow In The Dark! Available on BuffMonster.com come Friday, August 26 at 10am EST will be two editions: Unpainted (US$30 + S/H), and Painted (US$35 +S/H) - featuring four different shades of green to form a soft camouflage pattern.
DESCRIPTION: "This two-faced variation of Mister Melty is made of two materials: Sofubi (Japanese vinyl) for the head, and resin for the body."

unnamed-1

Source: Buff Monster

Brent Nolasco’s ”Sitting in a Pretty Daze" is now available!


The "Sitting In A Pretty Daze" figures designed by Brent Nolasco, with this splendidly clear color resin figures pulled by TaskOne / Produced by Wearenottoys! Each 7” tall solid resin piece is available here for US$55.00 apiece. It is packed with a header card and comes with a sticker and buttons pack.
TOYSTORY: "After a long night of eating insects, a little bat takes refuge on a mushroom to rest and watch the sunrise in the morning. There, the bat is found sitting in a pretty daze. The sun slowly peeks through the trees and the morning dew glistens like diamonds. The silence calms his spirit before retreating back to his cave where he'll wait until it's dark to do it all over again."
sitting in a daze

(Cheers for the heads, Brent)

Veris Candy Corn Figure by Shadoe Delgado Available Now


The "Veris" Candy Corn colorway by Shadoe Delgado is now available for preorder here for US$50 apiece. In a limited edition of 10pcs, this 5" resin figure will ship out in September. (Original Veris is also available here).
TOYSTORY: "Ever feel like something you're doing is making your life harder? Veris, the saint of screwing yourself over, understands. He'll screw himself so you don't have to! Veris is my truth, is he yours? If not he still looks pretty cool *insert winky face* Now in tasty candy corn colors, genitals included. "
(Cheers for the heads, Shadoe)

24.8.16

Custom-Feature: Dissected Lego Anatomical by JonPaul Kaiser


UK-based artist JonPaul Kaiser shares with us snaps of a private commission he’d completed and client received (hence the “revelation” - JPK always makes sure the item reaches the client before he reveals them to the public). The custom in question is from a Dissected Lego Anatomical figure, one of the very early ones by Jason Freeny and Mighty Jaxx! Especially apt to showcase how as both JPK and Jason are coming to Singapore for STGCC2016 (Sept 10-11, 2016)!

As for WHAT JPK will have in store for fans in Singapore? Stay tuned for a feature on TOYSREVIL … meanwhile, head on to his Instagram @jonpaulkiser for teasers and sneak-peeks!

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(Photos by Craig Alchin)

VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog 1/12th by Threezero - Pre-orders begin Aug 29th


Threezero drops images and info for their 1/12th scale VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog collectible figure - available to pre-order via threezerostore.com for a limited time starting from August 29th 9:00AM Hong Kong Time.

Two Editions to be had: “Regular” Scopedog, and a “Threezero Store Exclusive Heavy Weathering Version” (See difference in pics below). Price per is 450USD/3500HKD (price inclusive worldwide shipping).

Scroll down for more snaps and product description, and head on to their Facebook for more images!

VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog Compare 1
"Armored Trooper VOTOMS is a military science fiction mecha animation series first aired in Japan back in 1983, featuring mechanical designs by great Kunio Okawara.

The fully-articulated and extremely detailed Scopedog figure stands at approximately 33cm (~13") tall and covers the gimmicks seen in the animation series such as the rotation of the turret lenses, forearm extension gimmick for Arm Punch, and transformation into crouching mode and it also comes with a 15cm (~6”) pilot figure that can be positioned inside its cockpit."

VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog 3
"The Scopedog 1/12th scale figure is fully-articulated including the finger joints, and also has a gimmick to transform into crouching mode. Also as a special feature of the figure, the pelvis joints can be adjusted vertically in 3-steps to adjust leg lengths. The magazines for Arm Punch can be inserted in the forearm, and the spare magazines can be mounted on the holders on the side hip armors. The hand-held GAT-22 Heavy Machinegun has a detachable fabric belt, barrel and stock, and can be converted into “short barrel” form. It also has detachable machinegun magazines which can also be mounted on the side hip armors. Scopedog also includes a 1/12th fully-articulated pilot that can be positioned inside the cockpit. The pilot includes his own Bahauser M571 Armor Magnum accessory and 7 interchangeable hands (1 pair of fists, 1 pair of relaxed hands, and 1 pair of hands for holding control stick, one right hand for holding gun)."
VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog 5
VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog 4
VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog 6
VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog 7
"1/12th Scale VOTOMS ATM-09-ST Scopedog Collectible Details:

Fully-articulated 1/12th scale figure stands ~33cm/13” tall;
All finger-joints are articulated;
Can be transformed into crouching mode;
Includes the Arm Punch gimmick feature;
Pelvis joints can be adjusted vertically in 3-steps to adjust the leg length;
Articulated Turn Picks and Roller Dash wheels on each foot.

Weapons:
GAT-22 Heavy Machinegun with detachable fabric belt with barrel and stock that can be exchanged/detached to take the “short barrel” form;
Machinegun magazine x 3 (detachable);
Arm Punch magazine x 8 (detachable);
Arm Punch magazine holder (holds 3 Arm Punch magazines) x 2 (detachable).

Pilot Figure Specifications:
Fully-articulated pilot figure stands ~15cm/5.90” tall;
Pilot can be positioned inside Scopedog’s cockpit;
Comes with Bahauser M571 Armor Magnum;
7 interchangeable hands (1 pair of fists, 1 pair of relaxed hands, and 1 pair of hands for holding control stick, one right hand for holding gun).

* Final product may vary from prototype images."
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PowerCore for #STGCC2016 Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con


PowerCore will be activating STGCC2016 from Booth #B20, this coming Sept 10th to 11th, at the 9th annual Singapore Toys, Game and Comics Convention, happening at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center. Here is what we know so far:

Martin Hsu PowerCore

PowerCore is hosting San Francisco artist Martin Hsu Returning to SG after 4 years (and raring to hit up Michelin Star eats here), where he’ll be having ”signings at the booth and will have a selection of his figures, plushies, prints and special collaborations available for purchase. Also look out for new Dragon Dog stickers on the PowerCore Collector app to go along with Dragon Boy stickers that are available now.”

I’m looking forward to be seeing Dragon Boy Tales (I need a copy, Martin!), Dragon Dog Plush and maybe folks here’ll get to check out his Kindreds, made with PowerCore? (Seen at SDCC)


- PowerCore is proud to announce that the new Gold Life figures - created by Huck Gee x Mighty Jaxx - will feature PowerCore-enabled “Smart Toy” technology. More details on that soon!
"Here’s a tip: download the Power Collector app now so you have it at the ready when the new Gold Life Series debuts at Mighty Jaxx (Booth #H3)!”
PowerCore Collectors App

- PowerCore will be showcasing their “Smart Toy Platform” and their free Smartphone Apps.
"PowerCore is a tech & geek startup with one foot in Silicon Valley and the other in Tokyo. Our mission is to connect toys to the world of digital experiences. Our smartphone apps allow toys to unlock free messaging stamps, add your favorite characters to games, and even win limited edition figures. At STGCC we will be debuting PuzzleCore, our new connect-three puzzle game that lets you build teams of characters from toys. Stop by the booth to unlock exclusive characters for game!" (Find out more here)
”Toys” and “Technology” = In Singapore, it is an activity waiting to explode, methinks! Get your PowerBanks at the ready, people!

*Of note: Based on past few years’ experience in MBS Convention Center, the wifi reception hasn’t exactly been “tip-top”, but who knows this is the year it’ll improve? :)

- PowerCore will be providing an assortment of original Martin Hsu and Huck Gee merchandise for the STGCC Lucky Draw Giveaway. I've bought my ticket, crossing fingers I'll score some goodies!

Source: www.powercore.io

Giant Micro Anatomic by Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx Drops Aug 27th


Jason Freeny’s “Micro Anatomic” has been upsized, thanks to Mighty Jaxx, with the 3-incher (placed by side for size comparison) now enlarged and towers at a massive 11-incher, in his “Schematic” colorway! ”Giant Micro Anatomic” is scheduled for a weekend release on mightyjaxx.rocks!

Stay tuned for further product info and images, meanwhile expect to fork out at least US$90 for this baby! Yes, you can cradle it in your arms, and I will not bat an eyelid MUAHAHAHAHAHA

“The Simpsons Tree House of Horrors” PHUNNY Plush Release from Kidrobot

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Kidrobot unleashes “The Simpsons Tree House of Horrors” PHUNNY plush, and they are adorawesome! Head to Kidrobot.com to score your 8-inch tall plush, each with a SRP of US$11.99, with 7 designs to choose from - including the entire Simpsons family, Itchy & Scratchy.

New Phunny Plush for Halloween released includes Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees - might not make it in time for 7th Month’s Hungry Ghost Festival, but probably just right for Halloween end October LOL

SIMPSONS PHUNNY Bart
SIMPSONS PHUNNY Homer
SIMPSONS PHUNNY Marge
SIMPSONS PHUNNY Lisa
SIMPSONS PHUNNY Maggie
SIMPSONS PHUNNY itchy
SIMPSONS PHUNNY scratchy

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