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Patricio Oliver x Kidrobot – Cucos Minis

cucos_additionalview_1 From the dark recesses of Patricio Oliver’s mind come the unique and bizarre group of children called the Cucos. Led by the elusive and sinister Cursed Twins, these 3-inch terrors retail for $9.95 each and torment Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, and select retailers on October 22. cucos_additionalview_8cucos_additionalview_2cucos_additionalview_9

Mimushi – Wood is the new vinyl?

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"These wooden figurines are meticulously crafted by hand, one by one. Although they have similarities, none of them looks the same as the next one, making each piece as unique as it gets. Due to its meticulous process and dedication, we are only able to produce up to 80 a month; to date only 119 have been produced, and we’ve moved on to the next series. Quantities, as you can see, are very limited, and unlike other limited editions, this is not deliberate; it’s just the nature of it. Whoever gets their hands on one of these, will enjoy a true collectible that very few people in the world will be able to have. Oh, and an added bonus: the box is a fine work of art in itself!" Really awesome character work/form (hopefully we'll see some great custom work) and eco-friendly considerations from Mimushi, who says vinyl has to be vinyl? What with Kidrobot's wooden Dunnys too maybe we're set to see an increase in wooden and eco-friendly toys. Nothing but goodness if the standard of work is as high as produced here.

We Ain’t Plastic Qee Exhibit

WAP_FLYER2_lg TOY2R announces the WE AIN'T PLASTIC Qee Exhibit being held in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 2nd. (6-11pm) Over 40 artist from the Lincoln and Omaha area are submitting customized 8" DIY Qees for this exhibit celebrating the first anniversary of the TOY2R US division. This event will showcase some of the hottest design talent in the Midwest area and will serve as the launch for the 2010 Qee Worldwide Tour which celebrates the 15th Anniversary of TOY2R! In addition, special guest artists are submitting original Qee customs from across the country, including Jay222's Twin 16" Qee creation, Pablo y Francisco! TOY2R will be showcasing some of their newest releases and some surprises, not to be missed! The event will be held at The Public (11th and O St. inside The Black Market). DJ Nost and DJ Trinidad will be battling it out. There will also be lots of free giveaways and special door prizes - so don't miss out. Hit the jump for a full list of artists and special guest artists.. Artists include: Pocket Wookie, Jason Buchner, Donovan Beery, Robot Luv, Suzanne Holzworth, Bennett Holzworth, Ryan Holt, Jeremie Memming, Brandon Miller, MISS CAKE, Paul Berkbigler, Nicole Gusafsson, Eric Nyffeler, Jen Lukas-Landis, Ben Swift, Nolan Tredway, Adam White, Nick Wieser, Jack Irons, Tyson Schaffert, Nate Voss, Steve Gordon, Dan Moore, Patrick Bradley, Jeff Bockoven, Peter Worth, DreamTree Toys, NORM4EVA, Oakley Jason, Zeljka Hassler, Pete Lochren, Deb Lee Toth, Mike Rudolf, Zac Burton, Ken Kavanaugh, Sarah Calico, Adam Nielsen, Aaron Peterson, Dave Nelson, Michael Neilsen, Rugger Holmes, and Brook Taylor. Special Guest Artist Include: Jan Huling, Jay222, Reactor 88, Josh F+ Pearce, Charley Friedman, Atypical, and Tony DePew

The Event is Sponsored by Local Hero, Dream Tree Toys, and the Blue Orchid Restaurant. Catch up on all the news including the "tagging of Lincoln" on the WE AIN'T PLASTIC website - our join the fan page on FACEBOOK for updates and special sneak peeks of the customs.

Halloween Gohst Squadt – GID (chase?)

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Quite a while off Halloween yet, but Jamungo always celebrate in style with an awesome new release.  Many things are being hinted at on the Collect and Destroy forums, the above being one of many teasers. Looks like a special GID (could be a limited number of GID chase figures) Gohst Squadt will be on the way. It also, may or may not have a skeletal body. Jjudging by the box art (which we're forbidden to post for now), something should be skeletal about it. *update* If you aren't a collector of Squadts, I can safely say you WILL want the Halloween variant and yes different parts will be GID and it looks like there's gonna be two Halloween colourways.. I'd say/show more but it would result in my IP being banned from the Restricted Access Area -_- ..and I don't wanna spoil the surprise too lol Quickly the exits! :]

TOY2R presents Emilio Garcia’s Jumping Brain

TOY2R_JumpBrain "TOY2R proudly announces that it is now collaborating with Emilio Garcia to bring his Jumping Brain figure to life. From Zipper Pulls to Large Scale and even DIY versions, the Jumping Brain is poised to take its big leap into the designer toy realm of retail. Apex Trading Company is currently taking preorders for all products and TOY2R will be making the figures available worldwide." Really pleased to see Emilio collabing with TOY2R, looking forward to new colourways, GID? Kaiju paintjobs? Artist Series? :] exciting times indeed lol congrats Emilio

ToyBreak – Episode 87: SDCC 2009 Part 1

Download - wmv (windows) mp4 (ipod) small mp4 (small res) mp3 (audio) Show Notes - We're back from SDCC with bags and bags of toys so join us for part one of the grand bag opening! Stay tuned for even more and another big thank you to everyone we saw at the con! SDCC 2009 was the best Comic Con ever!

TOYSREVIL @ STGCC 2009 (BOOTH C16)

C16-MAIN Stepping out of the cyber-realms and entering the "real world", TOYSREVIL will be setting up shop at the coming Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention from August 13th to 16th 2009! ANTZ-THUNDERAPETRE-YOKAREBEL-PILOT-PHU Drop by Booth C16 at STGCC for a host of Toy Launches, Signing Sessions and "Live" Toy-Custom Demos, featuring local artists PHU!'s Rebel Pilots V2.0 and ANTZ's Thunder Ape Mini-Grobot, as well as the first ever Toysrevil-Exclusive YOKA by adFunture! There will also be a a selection of products made available (in limited quantities) including YOKA Series 1 and Mini-Grobot, as well as TRE-Exclusive papertoys from Jack Hankins aka Horrorwood and Sjors Trimbach , and other goodness to enthrall you into the world of designer art toys! More details to be revealed, stay tuned to the TOYSREVIL-Twitter for on-the-spot contests and surprises direct from the Convention-floor The Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention is opened to the public from Friday August 14th (from 4pm-9pm) to Sunday August 16th (closes at 8pm). BOOTH C16 ACTIVITY SCHEDULE: FRIDAY AUGUST 14 5pm-6pm: Toy Launch of TOYSREVIL-Exclusive YOKA 7pm-8pm: Toy Launch of Rebel Pilot & Signing by PHU! SATURDAY AUGUST 15 1pm-2pm: Signing Session with Andy Heng for TOYSREVIL-Exclusive YOKA (by adFunture) 3pm-4pm: Signing Session with ANTZ for "Thunder Ape" Mini-Grobot (by adFunture) Between 5pm-7pm: "Live" Toy Custom Demo by PHU! SUNDAY AUGUST 16 11am-12pm: Signing Session with Andy Heng for TOYSREVIL-Exclusive YOKA (by adFunture) 1pm-2pm: Signing Session with ANTZ for "Thunder Ape" Mini-Grobot (by adFunture) Between 3pm-5pm: "Live" Toy Custom Demo by ANTZ

~VA Forum, back online~

Just a quick post to say, the forum is back up. New forum members, please read THIS and hold tight as we tweak and update stuff (mainly to prevent spam) Regards, Vinyl Abuse Team :)

LAUNCH PARTY – Gassed SPECIMEN 002

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Well, Nozzel S2 just sold out (and fast!) and so here's a new pic from Jamungo of the new Launch Party Gassed. Which now makes up a trio of brightly coloured, RPG wielding Squadts so far :]

Expect more pics soon.  Oh, and start saving your pennies now, some more mindblowingly awesome stuff on the way soon(?)

The Vinyl Frontier Sneak Peek

The Vinyl Frontier Sneak Peek SDCC09 Exclusive from The Vinyl Frontier

The Big Lebowski prototype QEE – SDCC 2009

At this year's SDCC a surprise may be in store for fans of The Big Lebowski and Qee. In one of the many display cases in the ENTERTAINMENT EARTH booth, along with the wide array of action figures from the cult film - fans will find two 2.5" Qees based on the Big Lebowski. While these are only prototype concepts - early reactions have been positive. Check out booth #2343 to see the two figures - no official word yet on whether these will be coming soon

Esc-Toy x Sony – Uncharted2: Among Thieves

Esc-Toy x Sony Computer Entertainment of America will release a limited edition Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Nathan Drake vinyl figure for Fall 2009 release. The 8" figure is designed by Erick Scarecrow and will come in several colorways which include a random treasure item. Be sure to visit the Playstation booth #5200 for more info on the figure and the upcoming Uncharted 2: Among Thieves release exclusively for the Playstation 3.