Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Cronic Halloween!

Ningyoushi x Cronic MaverasuWhat more can I say, get on over to Ningyoushi and pick up the new, Limited Ed., hand-painted, Halloween Cronic x Ningyoushi Exclusive Maverasu figure [pictured above] for $85 while supplies last. One per person!

Update: Yeah, they are sold out already.

Cute Li'l Critters

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Fugitive Toys has got some new friends from the Jim Henson Company known as City Critters available on their website. These cute little fellers are two inches tall and feature that classic Jim Henson flair that makes them each a scary little ball of fun. Collect all eight of them, they're only $6.99 each.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Black Anarchy Tofu Robot

Black Anarchy Tofu RobotNormally, those three words wouldn't really go together, but at My Plastic Heart, they seem to make sense. You see, My Plastic Heart has got their hands on an exclusive, Limited Ed. Black Anarchy Tofu Robot by Frank Kozik for Spicy Brown and will be releasing them at midnight Eastern Time on Halloween. Tofu Robot was designed by Kazuko Shinoka and features five points of articulation for posable fun. There are only 500 of these delicious, fat-free, soy protein treats available, so snap 'em up before they are all eaten*.

*Warning, do not eat Tofu Robot.

New Secret Base 2nd Gear Obake Ghost At Span Of Sunset

Monday, October 29, 2007

Shopping Carts To Us Yanks

Banksy Trolleys B&W   Banksy Trolleys Technicolor
P.O.W. (or Pictures on Walls to us Yanks) has got some new Limited Ed. Banksy Trolleys prints [pictured above] in stock. These, of course, are extremely rare, very limited and especially expensive. Not as expensive as some of his work, but £250-500 is a little out of the price range of anyone I know. According to P.O.W., with these prints, "Mr. Banks attempts to capture all the timeless poetic majesty of tracking a pack of chicken nuggets in the dawn light." Available in original black 'n' white or new technicolor version. Only one of either version will be sold per person. You must contact P.O.W. at to purchase this masterpiece.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pee Hole?

Nuke PeecolMr. Q Peecol
Kidrobot has got some new toys by eBoy, my favorite pixel artist called Peecol. Sounds kinda' like pee hole. I guess it is supposed to be something like people mixed with something like, I don't know... Fecal? Anyway, they are pretty cool, if they are not all sold out already. Well, Nuke [pictured above, left] is, anyway. But my favorite, Mr. Q [above, right], is still available. Who doesn't love a dude with an afro in his tighty-whiteys? These three and a half inch bastards are cheap at only $9.95 a piece, but there are going to be a ton of them, and that's how they get you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Alife Presents Moby Q-Tip!

Enjoy the music video!


Green Monster Asics x Alife Gel Lyte IIIBlack Lagoon Asics x Alife Gel Lyte III

New Limited Ed. Asics x Alife Gel Lyte III "Alife are Monsters" kicks will go on sale this Saturday, October 27th, exclusively at Alife BC, LA and NY. Available in both Green Monster [pictured above, left] and Black Lagoon [above, right], both colors feature a split tongue, removable eyeballs, a printed midsole and custom footbeds. Limited quantities will also be available online at The matching t-shirts [pictured below] will be available in-store only. The kicks will run ya' 2 bills, but the t's are only 40 beans. These are some pretty sick Halloween swag. I can't decide which I like better. The Green Monsters are amazing, bold and bright while the Black Lagoons have a nice toned-down, late-night vibe. I am a big fan of red laces, so I like that aspect of both sets. I also like the laid-back looking eyeballs that contrast the menacing grin printed on the midsole. If I had the money, I would buy two pairs of each. One set to rock this Halloween; the Green Monsters during the day and the Black Lagoons at night, and one set to put on ice for future trick-or-treating.Alife Eye of the Monster t-shirts

Friday, October 19, 2007

Trick Or Treat

Secret Base has announced their second Halloween release for the year after the blinking, glow-in-the-dark, Last Legend Pumpkin Brain. It looks to be a glow-in-the-dark multi-character pack that contains all of SB's head, body and arm sculpts: the Skull Brain, Damaged Brain, Pumpkin Brain, Balzac head and bag, Obake Ghost body and both arm sculpt styles [pictured above]. This thing is ridiculous and is only available through SB for Japan orders for ¥7875 and soon (hopefully) through Toy Tokyo for American orders. I don't know about the rest of the world. Anyway, that's all the news for today. Now I have to leave for a wedding in Asheville!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ninja Please!

MAD Ninja DunnyChase MAD Ninja Dunny
Kidrobot has announced a new 8-inch Dunny by infamous toy artist MAD. The Limited Ed. Kidrobot MAD Ninja Dunny [pictured above] is a bloody cute little bastard armed with a Katana and Shiruken for maximum fury and silent aggression. This figure will be available starting today at 11:00am EST and will run ya' fifty bucks. Limit one per customer. I am assuming the black one is the chase version. You can also get a matching Ninja hoodie in white or gray for men or in white for women [pictured below, left to right] for the ridiculous price of $185 a piece, just in time for Halloween. Ah Yuken!


Update: Them Dunnys are already sold out!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Octopus's Garden

Ringo Bear by Joe Ledbetter   Flocked Mellow by Christopher Lee
Pinkghost has just announced their acquisition of 10 Ringo Bears by Joe Ledbetter available for pre-order. Unfortunately, not only do they only have 10 of these, but you have to have bought a Flocked Mellow by Christopher Lee by October 31, 2007 in order to get on the list for one. If you did buy a Flocked Mellow or will before October 31st, you can e-mail info@pinkghost with RINGO as the subject. They will pick 10 e-mails randomly on November 1st and will e-mail you if you are one of the lucky pre-orders. If they don't receive a payment for Ringo within 2 days, they will pick a new email. Limit one e-mail per customer.

She Makes Monsters

Mr. Lertchman Plush by Steff Bomb
Pick a winner, Steff!

Keeping on the ladies tip, this Friday, October 19th, marks the release of Steff Bomb's Mr. Lertchman plush toy from I Make Monsters & ESC-Toy Ltd. This 10" asparagus monster is made from super velour & comes complete with a butthole and a detachable can of spray paint. There will be a release party for Mr. Lertchman at Jinxed Clothing in Philadelphia on Friday from 7-10pm. There will also be new, handmade toys from I Make Monsters and a Monster Art Show featuring work from Christine Curry, Kevin Edward Herdeman, Richard Kercz, Jude Buffum, Amanda Mello, Michael Bukowski, Greg Labold, Mike Stoneroad, and more. Free booze, food and cupcakes will be provided! There will be a raffle for a Giant Turd Monster during the release party! Hooray!

Ladies First

Womens Metallic Converse All StarsI have a ton of toys to report on today, but first, a little something for the ladies. Kicks/Hi has apparently got mad product in the building, including a ton of cool stuff for the ladies. First off, they got these hawt women's Converse Metallic All Star Chucks [pictured above]. Metallic is apparently the new black, so if you are planning on being fashion-forward this Fall, pick up something metallic. Personally, I like knives, so nice and shiny... and sharp. Perfect for Halloween. Kicks/Hi also has a wide variety of new women's Nike sneakers in stock, including the Tweed Internationalists and Black Velvet All Courts [pictured below, left to right]. Not as shiny as the Chucks, but still pretty.Tweed Internationalist and Black Velvet All CourtAnd finally, a little something to outfit the top half, my favorite half, of the ladies: some t-shirts from Made Me [pictured below]. Also, check out Kicks/Hi's online store here for more product that you can get if you don't live in Hawaii.Made Me Shiny and NewMade Me Lips

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New(de) Photos At 20ltd

Bob Carlos Clarke photos20ltd, the online store that sells 20 Limited Ed. items at a time, then restocks with new items once the old have been usurped, has acquired several photographs from Bob Carlos Clarke's 2004 exhibit, Love-Dolls Never Die. Unfortunately, people do, and Clarke passed away soon after the exhibition, therefore very few signed and numbered prints from the show are available. 20ltd has several of the photos available for purchase in both large (43 x 56 inches) and small (24 x 36 inches) formats. Many of the large format images are directly from the exhibit and are the only known copies of the images. The smaller format images are numbered out of 100, but in most cases fewer than twelve were actually produced. I am not even going to provide the price ranges for these pieces, because unless you are a serious art collector, don't even bother thinking about buying these. They are that expensive.

Friday, October 12, 2007

You Want It MF?! You Got It!!!

I just got e-mail from Michael over at Wootini, who I have missed getting e-mails from over the last couple of months, letting me know that they will be having a new show going up tonight, Friday, October 12th at 7:00pm. The show is by artists Martina and Frank Russo of MF Gallery in New York City. New York City?! It must be good! The show will run through November 6th. Here's the press release from Wootini:
Martina Secondo Russo and Frank Russo of MF Gallery in Manhattan, NY are bringing down a visual onslaught of art that is sure to horrify the weak and tickle the fancies of the bold. If you're a fan of Zombies, Monsters, GWAR, Metal, Sideshow Freaks or Horror Flicks, know this: these two are the East Coast's masters. They have endlessly and successfully shown some of the best art having anything to do with the pulp-monster universe that your fangs so fiercely crave.
Sounds perfect for this time of year, what with Halloween quickly creeping up ("quickly creeping", is that an oxymoron?). "Family" will be providing the deep grooves and there will be treats, as usual. I will be there in my scariest Halloween costume: my own face!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

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Who's The Leader Of The Club That's Made For You And Me?

ESC Mousey MicciErick Scarecrow of Esc-Toy Ltd. fame has just announced the release of a new toy, his latest plush offering, known lovingly as Mousey Micci [pictured above and below]. Mousey Micci is 12-inches tall, comes in three different colorways also known as Super Hi-Tech Mousey Suits that are armed with different abilities, and retails for $24.99 each. The green variant is currently available on the Esc-Toy Ltd. eBay store. Mousey Micci is the only surviving alien from his armada that made it through an asteroid belt on their way to conquer Earth. I like how it has a second set of eyes in the mouth area like a costumed character from an amusement park. Very cute. Those interested in wholesale distribution of Mousey Micci should contact DKE Toys at Mousey Micci

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"Fuck Censorship And Its Mama" - R. Pryor

Richard Pryor t-shirtRichard Pryor was one of the funniest men ever, after Pontius Pilate, of course, who was a well known practical joker. Cameron wanted a t-shirt with the quote above from an interview Pryor did on the set of Stir Crazy. I couldn't find that shirt, but I did find the shirt above. "Gotta have the money" doesn't have the same ring to it, but at less than $10 from 80's Tees while supplies last, Cameron might just have to make do.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Pink Is The New Clear

SB FC FrankenghostSB FC Ghostfighter
One of my favorite online toy stores and print magazines and probably my favorite place for Neo-Kaiju, Super 7, has just gotten in the new Secret Base Fan Club Frankenghost [pictured above, left] and Ghostfighter [above, right]. These are two of my favorite Secret Base sculpts, and I love the Inner Demons ghost-sheets plushies inside the soft, soft vinyl. So delicious... Anyway, each is available for $65 until they run out, which will probably happen quickly 'cause these guys don't come around often. Personally, I am not a huge fan of the pink and yellow colorway, but I'm sure there are some girly toy collectors (or girl toy collectors, if there is such a thing) out there who would just eat these guys up. Alright, so I am a little girly. I am a giant, hairy, bearded girl. Take that, society!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Pulling Tubes

Kyokusen watch by TokyoflashE-mail blah, blah, blah... Tokyoflash blah, blah... new watch blah...

Sorry, I'm a little tired this morning. I stayed up late last night working on a top secret project. More will be revealed on that later, but for now I must keep it secret (I can say that it has something to do with a "new toy" and "design").

Anywho, Tokyoflash has a new watch available in their web store. It is the Kyokusen Digital Tube LED watch [pictured above]. Kyokusen means "curved line" in Japanese. This is another one of those watches that requires an advanced degree in mathematics to decipher. The curved row of bars represent the hours, the outer ring of dots represent five minute intervals and the inner ring of dots represent individual minutes. There is no way to tell a.m. from p.m. and there is no date on the watch, but you won't need either when you are getting laid as much as you will be when people see you wearing this watch. The watch comes in three styles, IP black with blue LED's and a black leather strap, IP black with green LED's and a black leather strap or IP silver with multicolored LED's and a mottled leather strap. I like the green one the best. The Kyokusen will run ya' ¥13,900 or $120.14.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Did Someone Call Me Schnorrer?

Captain Spalding maskForbidden Planet, one of my favorite online toy stores (and if you are in the UK, it is an actual storefront as well), has just opened their new online urban vinyl shop, Vinyl Splatter. I thought this was the same Forbidden Planet that I visited in New York on the corner of Broadway and 13th Street, but apparently they are not associated. Anyway, while I was surfing around the Vinyl Splatter website I ran into an old friend, Captain Spalding from Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. The Captain Spalding latex mask [pictured above] would be perfect for Mac to wear for Halloween. Or any other day of the year for that matter. And at only £35.99 or $73.31 it wouldn't be out of Mac's price range. So, if you are strolling down Franklin Street on Halloween and see Captain Spalding coming at you with a butcher's knife, don't be surprised if it is just Mac coming to kill you.

What's Your Clearance, Clarence?

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Papa's Got A Brand New Hat

Alife Antique A hatAlife has got a couple of new Limited Ed. New Era fitted caps in stock. They are available in store and by phone. My favorites are the Oversize Antique 'A' in red [pictured above, $50] and the Stuck Up All-Over in Yellow [pictured below, $60]. I like the red 'cause it matches my blog and I like the yellow 'cuz it reminds me of a Vision Street Wear fanny pack that I used to rock all of my paraphernalia in back in the 80's. I hate the term "fanny pack". It sounds like something an old lady would wear. Which is basically what it became. I'm sure it would have been a lot more popular with the cool kids if it had a cool name like "hip pack" or "stash pack". Anyway, that has nothing to do with Alife's hats. Which are cool and will be rocked by the likes of Mos Def (seen sporting an Alife t-shirt on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO) and will never be worn by old ladies.Alife Stuck Up All-Over hat

'Til Death Do Us Part

Adios and Ciao Ciao box set
ADIOS spent 500 years in fire and brimstone before the devil discovered his good-natured ways and kicked him out of hell. Too mischievous for heaven, Adios was condemned to live forever on earth, in his modern grave-loft with his girlfriend ciao ciao and their cat Skeletrino. Together, Adios and ciao ciao wander the world, sharing with others how to make the most out of this life.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

Walkamox backpackWalkamox backpack
I got e-mail this weekend from Walkamox, a new backpack company espousing the virtues of their new product, which will launch in Spring '08. The WKMX bag from Walkamox [pictured above] comes in shiny, shiny patent leather or matte canvas. These are very bright, fun-looking bags with lots of cargo room, many interior pockets and an interior laptop sleeve available. The interior lining matches the neoprene laptop sleeve. The pack also features clean Vislon zippers, an interior PSP pouch, a plush laptop stash away compartment, and a padded mesh back logo. There are also stash pockets at the bottom of the back straps. All of the exterior pockets are lined with the Walkamox monogram as well. You can get more news of the upcoming release and see more pictures on the Walkamox blog. I like Walkamox's logo. It reminds me of the Recon logo, but more like a knot than barbed wire.