Hey guys – I wanted to share a personal project I’ve been working on over the summer. I’ve wanted to do a custom sculpted Madball-style project for a while, and recently while watching one of my favorite horror movies I finally got the design and inspiration translated into 3D form. I wanted to make something with that over-the-top Madballs style, but also something I knew would probably never actually get produced.
In the future, I plan to cast these with squishy foam just like the originals, so stay tuned for future release info!
From Plastic Geek Toys comes the Badballz “Fuzzball” first being released as a Gray Resin Prototype.
- Limited edition unpainted, solid gray resin prototype. Limited to 10 produced in this style.
- Stylized creature ball inspired by the 80’s horror flick. A hefty 3.5″ diameter solid resin cast ball. Hand sculpted & cast. Stands on its own. Fits in great with other 3″ scale Madballs. Comes packaged in a box with header card.
- Preorder ships in January/February 2015.
Order at http://plasticgeek.storenvy.com/
Warpo Toys is off to a strong start with their Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign. They’ve surpassed their funding target and first stretch goal, for a translucent “conjured” Cthulhu which will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign.
At over $80K pledged so far, they’re close to reaching their second stretch, which unlocks at $90K funding.
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It seems like everyone is trying to make “retro” style figures these days, particularly on Kickstarter, but this one seems like something special. Warpo Toys has gone all out and hired artists and sculptors from the 70s-80s toy industry, and gone as far as to make a retro style commercial, catalog and packaging/artwork.
The Legends of Cthulhu Retro Action Figure Toy Line Kickstarter project launched yesterday and has a $60K funding target to reach by June 9. They’re off to a good start, currently over halfway there in just a day. Give it a look!
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Enjoy a few photos of what went down this year at C2E2 in Chicago! This convention may have started small, but it’s gotten very large, very fast.
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[Rendered speechless by his enjoyment of the new Spider-Man Legends Carnage, Talyn shared a bunch of pics. If you want to see more of the Spider-Man Legends wave, leave a comment below. – Ron]
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There were a lot of amazing toys this year, and a return to larger scale figures, which is very welcome.
I have narrowed my favorites down to two.
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Hasbro continues their recent yearly tradition of bringing over Takara’s amazing Masterpiece Transformers with the new Masterpiece Soundwave. Hasbro really stepped up their game this year however, including all of the currently release cassette tape minions along with Soundwave. These cassettes had been sold separately in Japan and the inclusion of all of them in this set was a big surprise to most fans, especially considering the price of $119 that this set sold for. To put that in perspective, the Takara 2-packs of cassettes were $60 each, and this set includes Soundwave and 5 tapes, as well as a slew of accessories.
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This year at San Diego Comic Con, Bandai surprised Power Ranger collectors with 3 exclusives to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Power Rangers in the US. One of these exclusives was the Green Dragon Ranger with Tribal Power Coin.
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Here are a few quick pics and a video highlighting some of the features of this 2013 SDCC exclusive. This was one of Bandai’s three Power Rangers exclusives to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers this year.
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Once again this year I made the trek to the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo in Chicago, Illinois. Below is a sampling of the cool and not so cool stuff that can be found there. Some of the highlights were the new area just for indie artists called “The Block”, and the awesome display of graded vintage Star Wars toys at the “Vintage Toys & Pop Culture Auction.”
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