May 7, 2013

Toy Break Ep 260: Sexy Time!

Ayleen and George are back for another awesome episode of Toy Break and are joined on the famous brown couch by Brian and Jeremy from Spy Monkey Creations.

The four chat about new Weaponeers of Monkaa, War Tourist, Mega Seth, Star Trek and a lot more. So stop playing with your toys and press the play button instead.

Daniel Yu & Mighty Jaxx say Oi! Cthulhu.

Oi! Cthulhu is designed and sculpted by Daniel Yuproduced by Mighty Jaxx and is the first of the Earthly Deities.

Each 6" tall piece is hand-painted to reproduce the look of Daniel's original custom pieces. Oi! Cthulhu comes with magnetic interchangeable hands and mini devil wings and is blister packaged with a backing card designed by Ralph Niese.

The H.P. Lovecraft influenced figure is limited to only 300 pieces and can be purchased here.

The Muppets are Wacky Wobblers

Funko released new images today of their next Wacky Wobblers series 'The Muppets'. 

Series 1 isbased on the successful 2011 film with favorites Kermit, Miss Piggie, Animal, Fozzie and Dr. Teeth.

These awesome Wacky Wobblers are due June 20 or if you can't wait, can be pre-order from here.

The Next Two Exclusive Funko Pop!

The Funko POP! Vinyl Fan Page has the low down on new images which popped up today of two upcoming Pop! Vinyl figures that are exclusives first before being released to retailers. 

Hot Topic will be getting the new DC Comics 'Superboy' Pop! Vinyl Figure exclusively first. 
while other retailers will get it at an unspecified date.

Conquest Comics are receiving an awesome exclusive with the Marvel Glow In The Dark 'White Phoenix' Pop! Vinyl Figure.

No other details have been made available yet on both figures but we'll keep you up to date.

Spring Calaverita has sprung for The Beast Brothers

Spring Calaverita has finally arrived from The Beast Brothers. This 5" soft vinyl features a bright yellow and purple color

The Beast Brothers has a limited edition run of only 25 pieces and comes packaged in a clear bag with a header card, so be quick to pick one up at here May 10.

Tic Top 5: Interview with Tanin Tumth

Welcome to Tic Top 5 where we ask an artist or specialist the hard hitting questions (not really they're actual quite easy). Todays artist is Thailand based Tanin Tumth who is an Art Director, Sculpter and Owner of Ministry of Kongz.

Not starting out like most sculptors and owners of their own toy company, Tanin was an Architect but his love for Thai Mythical Creatures and Japanese Kaiju Monsters turned him to creating creatures that are usual a combination of object, mythical creatures and pop-culture monsters.

Known for his most recognised creation in the Kaiju community 'Kruzilla', we thought it fitting to asked Tanin to answer the Tic Top 5 for today:
  1. How did you start in the industry of creating & customizing?
     love King Kong and Godzilla since I was a kid, also to the ultra kaiju monsters. I grew up till One day I walking around night market in Bangkok seeking for secondhand rubber toys… I just thought that "How about King Kong or Godzilla if they rebirth in Bangkok?" The Idea waked me up to start making Monster Toy.

  2. What was the first toy or item you customized or created?
    My first monster is called "KOBZILLA"; hybridized between Godzilla and Frog ("KOB" in Thai), by clay sculpt and resin casting.
  3. What influences you?
    The legendary toys like King Kong, Godzilla, and Ultra Kaiju monsters, both reals and bootlegs, so much inspired and waked my childhood up forever.

  4. What are your weapons of choice?
    My Sketch Books, recording everything in my head.

  5. If you could collaborate with anyone (living or dead) who would it be?Mr.Toriyama Akira, the man who created Dr.Slump.

If you'd like to get in touch or know more about the Tanin Tumth here's his links:
Coming back tomorrow to see who's next in the Tic Top 5 hot seat.