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28.9.16

#toyhunt: Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall in Batam

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Out of Singapore for the past two days for a quick getaway, specifically to the neighbouring Batam, for which I was intrigued about the “toys” situation … having last visited in 2013, the scene was non-existent except for your basic supermarket blister carded toys and pop culture character plush.

I was particularly interested in the “bootleg” situation, truth be told - to which I found faux Hot Toys Cosbaby Sets from BvS actually! (In MegaMall, opposite of Batam Ferry Center) … but alas I was not fast enough to snap a pic … nevertheless, there was a couple of shops to be found at Nagoya Hill Shopping Mall (no I do not have their contacts), with one shop basically a male fashion/apparel shop (which also showcased toys, on the 3rd floor), and a delish looking store (on level 2), for which by the time I found it, they had closed!

So alas tis just window displays to be shown here - which was an interesting line-up of bootleg and possibly legit figures? For me it’ll just be easier for me to assume they are ALL bootlegs hahahaha

That’s right - I did not even purchase a single toy or collectible! Looks like my addiction to plastic-crack might have started to be “cured”, perhaps? … Although I very nearly bought a Jiangshi Nanoblock figure … Heh.

Seen on display at a fashion shop in #nagoyahillmallbatam #nagoyahillsmall in Batam #noididntbuyanything

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Seen at Nagoya Hills Mall (but all too expensive lah hahaha) #batamlife #hengfam #henglife #hengbatamlife

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The shop in Nagoya Hills Mall I never did step into…

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Now, I was interested in these obviously larger scaled Ben10 bootlegs lol
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MANEKI WANANEKO by Javier Jiménez of StickUp Monsters - OG & #TTF2016 Exclusive

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Javier Jiménez shares with us his recent reveal - a brand new micro resin figure named “MANEKI WANANEKO”! The adorable but “dangerous” character figure stands 2.5” and will debut in 2 different colorways. The first one, the Original colorway (shown above), is now ready for pre-order online via stickupmonsters.bigcartel.com (Priced at US$30) - with orders start shipping in mid October after Taipei Toy Festival 2016 (Oct 7-10). The second colorway is a Taipei Toy Festival exclusive and will be available at the event, at StickUp Monsters booth #A81! Scroll down the see the unpainted sculpt of Maneki Wananeko!

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WHO-IS: "This is actually Wananeko himself, transforming his body into a Maneki Neko statue just to fool people! But he left a few clues and it’s not hard to notice there’s something wrong going on…"
MANEKI WANANEKO Unpainted

Fall Sicklings Release (Caldron Swamp Collection I) from Yosiell Lorenzo for Sept 29th Release


Scheduled for a release come Thursday Sept. 29th over at yosielllorenzo.com/store 11am PST is Yosiell Lorenzo’s latest SICKLINGS with the “Cauldron Swamp Collection”, exploring a new section of Black Twig Forest! Yosiell shares;
"I'll have a selection of both limited edition Sicklings along with a smaller selection of One-offs. These Sicklings will have a darker side to them as they are Sicklings who are banished into the mysterious Caldron Swamp."
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[ Still images HERE on Facebook ]

myplasticheart for #NYCC2016


myplasticheart will be bringing the art toy heat at this year’s New York Comic-Con 2016 (Oct 6-9) with this slew of toy-sweetness available at Booth #113! Scroll down for currently revealed pieces and as well stay tuned to their blog and Instagram @myplasticheart for updates of MORE to come!

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Above-left: SAINTS by Andrea Kang (US$225 each)
Artist Andrea Kang will once again grace our booth with a trio of amazing customs based off the Trikky platform by Kidrobot. Nicknamed “SAINTS” these three add a little edge to the otherwise cheerful disposition of Andrea’s usual work.

Andrea Kang SIGNING
Friday 10/7 2PM - 3PM
myplasticheart booth #113


Above-right: GID HALF GALAXY UAMOU by UAMOU (US$40 each)
Japanese artist UAMOU brings a special edition of her Galaxy Uamou figure series just for New York Comic Con! The GID Half Galaxy Uamou is the first ever glow edition in the Galaxy format and features a GID body with gold, purple and green spray accents.

Bottom-left: THE ELIMINATOR by Brent Nolasco (US$90 each)
Brent Nolasco continues his Dark Descendents line with his newest figure, The Eliminator. The first release of the The Eliminator will be a solid dark grey cast resin with Brent’s signature style.

Brent Nolasco SIGNING
Saturday 10/8 1PM - 2PM
myplasticheart booth #113


Bottom-right: TAMED ROSE BUN by Plushplay (US$135 each)
Brooklyn based artist Plushplay brings “life” to New York Comic Con with her new series of floral sculptures. Each sculpture stands at 5.5 inches tall and each are enclosed in individual glass cloches.

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Above-left: BOX CAT by Rato Kim (US$58 - $135 each)
Korean artist Rato Kim brings a number of new releases to this years New York Comic Con! Along with the previously released BreadCat and WatermelonCat comes the summery PeachCat as well as the special edition WoodCat with custom made wooden box. (MORE featured HERE #onTOYSREVIL)

Above-right: CHLOR by Kyle Kirwan (Limited edition of 10 @ US$30 each)
Traveling artist Kyle Kirwan releases his latest figure as a myplasticheart exclusive for NYCC. This 5.5 inch hand cast resin sculpture is part of his Cavus Bloom series and painted in glow-in-the-dark green.

Bottom-left: RABBIT MAN by Eloise Kim (Limited edition of 50 @ US$79 each)
Zipper Rabbit goes undercover for New York Comic Con! Korean artist Eloise Kim brings us a new take on her rabbit figure with the secretive "Rabbit Man". Rabbit Man comes complete with felt cape and mask to hide his identity while going on his many adventures.

Bosom-Right: BE KIND & SILLY TREESON by Bubi Au Yeung (Limited edition of 100 @ US$55 each)
myplasticheart is excited to collaborate with Hong Kong artist Bubi Au Yeung and Fluffy House on the exclusive “Be Kind & Silly” Treeson. In this edition Treeson sticks out his tongue and gives us plenty of personality with his funny face and playful expression. He also adorns a pink heart branch and even glows in the dark!

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Bubi has hand-numbered the 100 boxes, with some quantity (unknown how many) apparently reserved for online customers, so folks can stay tuned to IG @myplasticheart for post-event updates on availability :)

ReAction Figure Exclusives from Super7 at #NYCC2016


Exclusive Super7 x Funko ReAction figures for New York Comic-Con 2016 (Oct 6-9) available at the Super7 Booth #126 - include an utterly schweet looking ALIEN QUEEN “Biohazard Edition” (US$20 ea. #iWANT), JASON VOORHEES “Bloody Edition (#pass) and CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON “Glow in the Dark” Edition (#pass) - both priced at US$10 each. All figure stand 3.75-inches tall … I wonder ion they’ll be available post-NYCC tho …

“World Debut” of BRICK BABY by Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx at Tenacious Toys Booth 309 @ #NYCC2016


Making it’s World Debut at Tenacious Toys Booth #309 at the coming New York Comic-Con 2016 (Oct 6-9) is BRICK BABY by Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx! The SRP is US$120.00 per, with more pieces available somewhen after the show in a wider release. But folks heading to NYCC would be able to snag these first!
"Brick Babies will be allocated during NYCC: 10 available Thursday, 10 available Friday, the remaining available Saturday at Jason's signing. One Brick Baby per custom/ 40 Brick Babies available in total at NYCC."
And while we await the final image reveal, here’s a peek at the “Lego© Fetus” custom from Jason completed circa 2012 (full images here on Facebook).

Cavus Bloom Reveal by Kyle Kirwan for #NYCC2016

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Remember that teaser from Kyle Kirwan for his New York Comic-Con 2016 (Oct 6-9) invasion of BLOOMS? Here is the full release and details for his Block-Wide NYCC release - featuring a total of seven GID colorways to collect, with each piece measures 5.5 inches and is selling for US$30 apiece. Here’s the rundown of where to find them and how many are available:

- Red (10): Arsine will be available through Big Kev’s Geek Stuff at booth #401

- Yellow (10): Germane can be found at the DKE Toys Booth #423

- Orange (10): Boron will be hiding out with Art Whino at either booth #104 or #108

- Green (10): Chlor is hanging out with MyPlasticHeart over at booth #113

- Blue (10): Bromine is blue, so he’ll be at the Tenacious Toys booth #309

- Purple (10): Stibine will be flying around the Clutter Magazine Booth #603

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- White (5): Florine is the only one that’s going to take some work to find. It’s being released through For The Masses Podcast and you’ll have to follow them on Instagram (@forthemassespodcast) to find out where they’ll be (legitimately) hiding.
"But the fun doesn’t stop there! Each colorway has a one off variant and there are SIX golden tickets hidden randomly in the boxes. These tickets are good for a secret Bloom colorway that will come out early next year." - shared Kyle (www.kylekirwan.com / Instagram @kylekirwan)
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(Read about the backstory of “Cavus BloomsHERE)

Mini Comics Mart Announcement for #24hcdsg 2016

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Since the first announcement of the announcement of this year’s 24Hour Comics Day, we have some new info for the MINI COMICS MART to be apart of the event held at LASALLE College of the Arts on Saturday October 1st to Sunday October 2nd, 2016!

Featuring exclusively local comics to be available at LaSalle Block F Level 5, are the following titles (with more to come too!):

TANKY - Silence
Derek Chua - Role-Players and Kitsune series
Max Loh - Pointe De Controle
Benjamin Chee - Lychee Queen
Germaine Lim - Genesis Blood Debt series
Global Beards - Yellow Princess 1
James Leong - Perfect World
ZiQun AK - Wizard Garden
Jerry Teo - Rex Regrets Vol 1


What a swell way to celebrate local, where you can watch and buy! Most times you will see a selection of these at the annual comic con, so this'll be a another opportunity to score some you'd missed not too long ago at STGCC2016, IMHO ... And while I cannot confirm purchasing details, I'd advice you to bring CASH, yeah?

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Note that all Participants for the challenge are required to register for the event by Friday 30th September on HERE!

**Folks are allowed to visit the challengers, but visitation should cease at 7pm, and visitors should keep interaction with the artists brief as they would be very busy handling the challenge.

Panel Voted Awards Finalists for #designertoyawards 2016


And while the Public Vote for the 2016 Edition of Designer Toy Awards has since closed for voting on Sept 26th (I didn’t even get to vote for my own blog hahahaha), here is a look at the finalists for the PANEL VOTED AWARDS, whereby the winners will be awarded based on votes from a closed selection of folks known as the DTA Judging Panel - the results of which will be announced and awarded on Saturday, October 8th at the 6th annual Designer Toy Awards ceremony to be held at Hudson Terrace NYC (621 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 / which is located just a few streets from the Javits Convention Center).

Make your way to designertoyawards.com for more info (all pics here screensnapped from).

Meanwhile, before the official announcement, I’d like to wish everyone the bestests of luck! And appreciation for everyone’s hard work!

25.9.16

INGLEPARK - Comicbook Volume 1 + Chicago Action Figure by Hidden Works


Comic book author Chakib Hazaimia shares with TOYSREVIL news of the action figure of the main protagonist (Chicago) of his next comic book “INGLEPARK”, being made in collaboration with Chinese toy designer Hidden Foo (www.behance.net/Hidden_Foo / www.facebook.com/HiddenWorks / www.instagram.com/hidden_foo). And while the release of the toy itself (seen in promo video above and here on Facebook) is still pending, the comicbook can be procured somewhen soon on www.inglepark.com.


ABOUT THE TOY: "Based in Beijing, China, toy designer Hidden Foo gives life to Chicago, by creating an exclusive collectible action figure of the main character of INGLEPARK. With a size of 12", the figure is dressed in tailored clothes, handmade by the artist. In addition to an INGLEPARK baseball jersey, a camouflage cargo pants, the figure wears a San Francisco Giants cap, and a pair of Reebok Pump Omni Lite, true to the character's outfit in the Volume 1 of INGLEPARK.

Conducted in close collaboration with CHAK, the author of INGLEPARK, a very limited production serie is considered. INGLEPARK - Volume 1 will be available soon."
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Mockup - INGLEPARK - Volume 1
STORY: "Los Angeles, early '90s … In the district of INGLEPARK, the Outlawz are the law, Chicago is their leader. One night, stopped at a red light in the dark and dangerous streets of INGLEPARK, Chicago is shot in a failed carjacking attempt... At his funeral, a gunfight broke out between the Outlawz and thugs driving by, probably of the same crew as the killer. A few weeks later, it's pouring down raining over the city, the thunder rumbles and the earth shakes above the tomb of Chicago... ...he's back from the dead ! And he is determined to seek revenge and to put to an end any shadow of a doubt to his murder !"
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