A Lookback at #SDCC2018: Collectibles
San Diego Comic Con ended a week ago (somewhat) and while I've attempted my fair-share of armchair blog-coverage from across the globe (here in Singapore), this particular post is a look-back / wrap-up / update of what happened in the toy-scene - for a mixture off both licensed and independent toys!
(FYI: Some coverage do parallel my earlier post "For Your Purchasing Considerations at SDCC").
Remember ThreeA Toys' 16-inch tall Ashtro Lad releases? A 8-inch tall unpainted / white blank Ashtro Lad was revealed by creator Ashley Wood, and I can hear all the squeaks form collectors al the way over here behind my desktop monitor! ... No, wait! Those were MY SQUEALS! :p
One day I will add a Kill Kat from Andrew Bell, or ALL the editions to my humble collection, including the Radioactive GID Edition exclusive to FYE, seen here on display outside of the display venue, but coinciding with.
#toynews featured #onTOYSREVIL: https://bit.ly/2LKSV3f #MunkyKingToys reveals a quartet of new upcoming collectibles at the recent #SanDiegoComicCon, featuring prototypes from @amysol, @aaronkkai, @nessleee & @lukechueh! Stay connected to @munkykingtoys for updates (all images via). #AmySol #NessLee #AaronKai #LukeChueh #SDCC2018 #headspace
Munky King revealed a quartet of upcoming designer toys from an all-Asian-American line-up featuring Amy Sol, Ness Lee, Aaron Kai, and a new HEADSPACE figure from Luke Chueh - which you can view in full HERE #onTOYSREVIL. Stay connected to IG @munkykingtoys for updates.
Bigshot Toyworks is developing a ICE DRAGON statue for Dark Horse Comics, based on HBO's Game of Thrones. Featuring a LED flame, stay connected to IG @bigshottoyworks for updates
HELLBOY in 1/12th-scale by 1000toys for Dark Horse Comics (Featured#onTOYSREVIL) features the articulation folks have come to expect from 1000toys! Mike Mignola had a hands-on at SDCC (above-snap), and for folks interested, item has since launched for online-pre-orders on direct.darkhorse.com + toys-to-art.com.
#toynews featured #onTOYSREVIL: https://bit.ly/2Lr6m84 SWIPE thru to view more of the #HELLBOY articulated #actionfigure from #DarkHorse x #1000toys! Stay tuned for further product availability details for this 7.5-inches tall 1/12th-scaled collectible! Looking mighty exciting right there @darkhorsecomics x @1000toys!
"Snake Mountain" playset revealed at "Hodark's Lair" pop-up by Super7 (Featured #onTOYSREVIL). And while I'm not that huge a "MOTU/Masters of the Universe"-fan, I can imagine some folks going ga-ga over this LOL
This SDCC Exclusive Transformers has got to be one of my Top3 WANTS-list@ Super Cyborg Optimus Prime 12" Figure from Super7, as developed by Bigshot Toyworks (Featured #onTOYSREVIL).
A closer look at the upcoming Batman figures (April 19) with @dc_collectibles, sculpted by the great @joemenna_sculptor 🦇🐦🐱🐧 thanks to @markdeanveca for the video #dc #dccolletibles #dcartistalley #batman #robin #catwoman #penguin #sdcc #sdcc2018 #sandiegocomicon #jled #joeledbetter #arttoys #designertoys Repost from @markdeanveca ・・・ Super cool #batman figures by my pal @joe_ledbetter at #sandiegocomiccon #dccollectibles
"Designer Toy" collectibles from Joe Ledbetter revealed (as part of the "DC Artist Alley"-line of licensed products), and on-dislay at SDCC (Featured #onTOYSREVIL). Sculpted by Joe Menna, expect these to be available in 2019.
Have you seen a grown-man "gush"? Uber-adorable “Fruit Salad” editions of Thimblestump Hollow series 2 from Chris Ryniak x Amanda Louise Spayd (Featured #onTOYSREVIL) ... posts might want to contact Cardboard Spaceship direct for post-SDCC availability :)
While the above-featured "Resin Master Mini Uamou" has since been Sold Out (there never was a doubt / Featured #onTOYSREVIL), folks can still lay their hands on "Hyperactive Monkey Ninja" and "Woot Ninja" online now via wootbear.com
As an ‘80s kid, I had to have this Huck Gee @huckgee x BAIT @baitme Robotech Hunter figure. The attention to detail on this piece is super. Huck closed his studio a little under a year ago, making this his “final” solo project. He is currently spearheading art and production for Superplastic. @superplastic Just another reminder to support the artists you like! . . #huckgee #robotech #macross #designertoys #arttoy #figure #bait #baitme #supportlivingartists #bulkhead72collection
The BAIT x Huck Gee x Robotech WHITE edition (see above) is (apparently) available at BAIT stores (price unknown), while the BRONZE Edition (seen below) was a SDCC-exclusive (Featured #onTOYSREVIL).
"SDCC is over. Always mixed feelings. Sales were good but show appeals to me less and less every year. Nice to be away but can’t stand being far from family. Exciting but too many people. If you didn’t make it to the show you didn’t miss much. If you missed out on one of our releases email email@example.com..." (@dketoys / Find out what items featured #onTOYSREVIL)
SDCC is over. Always mixed feelings. Sales were good but show appeals to me less and less every year. Nice to be away but can’t stand being far from family. Exciting but too many people. If you didn’t make it to the show you didn’t miss much. If you missed out on one of our releases email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some photos of @killerbootlegs @jayoleary @2bithack and @manlyart signing the #resinmasters print. 4 down 23 to go!!!
And while I've featured 1/6th-scaled versions of Predator, Alita: Battle Angel, Aquaman and John Wick on TOYSREVIL, there had been plenty more reveals from Marvel and Star Wars related, some of which were made available at the recent weekend's ACGHK 2018 (July 27-31) LOL
SDCC returns July 17-21, 2019!
Hashtags are filled with media-related imagery - from movies and tv shows, to cosplay (all of whom I enjoy, I have to say!), and of course the omnipresent media-licensed toys. As much as I hear about/from folks ranting about Funko-Pops, I too hear/see MORE Pop!Vinyl-raves online. In recent years there had been a decidedly lack of headsup from toy-creators/makers to TOYSREVIL, has become increasingly daunting to keep up with the "independent toy-scene" (as it were), where this blog thrived on in the past.
And while I can understand when artists/creators abhor to advertise/promote themselves (ironically the trend has since become individual artists promoting themselves online rather than send in information to websites/blogs such as TOYSREVIL - whose "job" is to hype them instead), leaving the slightly larger "toy-brands? and/or retailers doing the more obvious and (slightly) heavier promotions (Thank you for all your emails and tagged heads-ups!), then maybe it is up to collector's help too, to promote their scores, innit? Or does the lack of images mean/meant "lack of sales"? I don't know for fact, but I've just spent an extraordinarily long time scrolling thru hash tagged images to search for something I recognize, to post about, and most of what I recognise are not necessarily suited for this particular blog... unless I change the direction and focus of the blog, innit?
Cheers, and do have a great Toy-Day!