Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Buy My Toy!

Graf X*Pert Soopa by Alec GrossmanAll of you crazy toy collectors out there, now is your chance to own a piece of history! Buy my custom Graf X*Pert Soopa from the NYCC Soopa Show from ESC Toy Ltd.'s online shop. Fifty percent of the profit goes to provide stuff for a really needy guy -- me! Also, check out all of the other customs. There are some sweet ones!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Woop Woop!

More Soopa Show pics (and a video) from my man Erick Scarecrow! Check 'em out below!

Friday, April 25, 2008

I Love Gold!

Golden Week 2008 WatchesWell, not really, I am more of a titanium and chrome man. But that doesn't mean some of you, my fine, intellectual readers might not want a shiny new gold wristwatch. Like one of those pictured above from Tokyoflash in honor of Golden Week 2008 (A collection of four Japanese national holidays within seven days, April 29, May 3-6). My favorite is the Pimpin' ain't Easy watch, 'cause, you know, it ain't. Now we'll all be taking golden showers. What, what did I say?Golden Week GiveawayAnyway, Tokyoflash is giving you the chance to win one of three great prizes with every order placed during Golden Week. All you have to do is place an order between April 25th and May 7th 2008 for the chance to win. Click here for more info.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hello Balzac

Balzac x Hello Kitty t-shirtBalzac x Hello Kitty t-shirt
Secret Base has a couple of new Balzac t-shirts [pictured above] in stock featuring everybody's favorite Hello Kitty! This has got to be one of the best Hello Kitty colabs I have ever seen. Hello Kitty looks bad-ass moon-stomping in a Balzac skeleton jumpsuit. Shock and Horror indeed! They can be ordered directly from Secret Base for only ¥5145 or about $49.95 American. Cheap!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Wish I Had Been There

X*pert SoopaBut it was Passover this weekend, and Seth and Leia were in town, and I wouldn't have wanted to miss them hanging out with them. So instead, I missed the Soopa Show at Concrete Jungle in Forest Hills, NYC on Saturday. Luckily, my Soopa didn't miss the show. You can see a picture of it to the left and bigger here, with the rest of Saki's pictures from the show. You can also read a little review of the show here on Saki Wrote What?!! I will post more reviews of the show and information about buying any of the custom Soopa's as soon as I can find them.

Here is another review of the show with more pictures from "His Judeness", Jude Buffum of The Jude Abides.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Non De Plume

Non de PlumeAshley Wood has formed a new toy company with threezero called 3A. One of the first offerings will be the Non de Plume 12". Expect Non very soon ! More info on 3A very soon and future toys.

Adult Swim Toy Day!

Adult Swim FiguresThe day has finally arrived! Today Kidrobot will start selling their new line of Limited Ed. Cartoon Network Adult Swim-themed toys! They come in a blind box assortment and feature all of our favorite Adult Swim characters, but what Mac and I are most excited about are the Squidbillies figures. We are probably going to have to go in together on a couple of cases so that we can get all of them. Kidrobot hasn't made them available on their website yet, but it should be any time now... soon... hopefully.

Update: Available now! Get them before they are gone!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


LeiaHey Leia, sorry I haven't gone on a scavenger hunt for things that you would like on the internet in honor of your birthday yet, but I have been super busy at work with the new scheduling/billing system we have just implemented. As soon as I have a little time, this space will be filled with all kinds of cool stuff that I'm sure you will like (or stuff that I like that I think you might like also). Anyway, until then, just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I will see you tomorrow night.

Soopa Time

Soopa Show FlyerThe Concrete Jungle & Esc-Toy Ltd. are excited to announce the first ever Soopa Show on Saturday April 19, 2008 from 8PM until 2AM. The event will feature over 30 unique Soopa vinyl customs from artists around the world, complimentary food, DJ, a Soopa raffles, and a lot of guest artists including Erick Scarecrow -- creator of the vinyl toy.

The artist list includes:
  • Manny Galan

  • Mike Shoop

  • Doktor A

  • Zane Kozak

  • Omar Hernadez & Will Pena

  • Andrew Scribner

  • Eric Nocella

  • Bucky Lastard

  • Matt Ayward

  • Alec Grossman [hey, I know that guy!]

  • Brent Nolasco

  • Brandy Anderson

  • Anna Chambers

  • Brian Slivka

  • Ayleen Gaspar

  • S4NDM4N

  • Jude Buffum

  • Massa Mas

  • Mike Burk

  • Chaotic Unicorn

  • Dynomight NYC

  • Aaron Thomas

  • Dan Barojas

  • Mimic

  • George Gaspar

  • Curster

  • Steff Bomb

  • Motorbot

  • Marka27

The Concrete Jungle is located 70-15 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375.
Take the E,F,R,G,V trains to 71st Continental Ave.

The Soopa is short for Soopa Coin-Up Bros.; an arcade D-I-Y "Do it Yourself" vinyl toy created by Erick Scarecrow and manufactured by Esc-Toy Ltd. One of Erick Scarecrow's childhood dreams was to create his own arcade games without the gray hairs of a big budget. The 7 inch vinyl toy can be customized with paint, markers, pencils, ink and more.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Point Well Taken

Beginning this Friday, April 18 at the ESC-TOY booth #861, there will be a NYCC surprise release with Erick Scarecrow's new vinyl figure called Kissaki. The word Kissaki is Japanese and translates to "point of the blade."

Kissaki measures over 10" tall and will be available in this "Avenger" colorway exclusive to ESC-TOY LTD. It is limited to ??? pieces worldwide. Retail will be at $69.99 and will come with a limited edition print while supplies last.

So Much Heart Going On!

New York Comic Con 2008 - 2 more releases and some special events

The final NYCC announcement from myplasticheart features their last 2 exclusive releases as well as some of the special events and signings they'll be hosting during the convention. All of the above will be available at the myplasticheart booth (#866) starting friday April 18th:
Evilmind Mini Damnedron - This is the companion piece to our exclusive Damnedron release last halloween. The latest release from Rumble Monsters is a must have for Kaiju and regular fans alike. Very limited numbers.

Barry the Beaver Black Hearts Edition - We'll be pre-releasing this amazing new figure by Ningyoushi and Jeremy Fish. This colorway comes in all black with pink heart undies along with it's powerful vibrating action!

Brent Nolasco Blood Sweat & Tears customs release and sigining - Top tier artist and customizer Brent Nolasco created an amazing set of customs made from StrangeCo's Vivisect Playset figures. Only 4 sets of 3 figures have been made and will be available throughout the convention and at his signing on Saturday 4/19 from 11AM - 12PM. Afraid you'll miss your chance? Don't worry, he'll also have an exclusive print made especially for his signing. Custom figures are limited to 4 sets. Prints are limited edition of 13.

Ishikawa the Roller Warrior Live Customizing by the NVC Crew - Master customizers, the NVC Crew, debut their first originally sculpted figure [which is my favorite out of all the ones pictured above] at the myplasticheart booth this weekend and will have a special treat for those who are lucky enough to get their hands on this rare figure. Only 5 figures will be available during the convention and the 5 lucky buyers will have their Ishikawa's mask customized LIVE on Saturday by the NVC Crew. This will be the only opportunity for you to have your own unique Ishikawa designed right in front of your eyes. Big thanks to NVC Crew for taking care of their fans!

Dan Goodsell Signing - Dan Goodsell, the creator of The Imaginary World is most famous for his characters Mr. Toast and Friends. He'll be signing his Vinyl Mr. Toast figure and all his plush goodies at the MPH booth on Saturday 1-2PM.

- Simone Legno of Tokidoki signing at the MPH booth (#866) Friday 4.18 3-5PM. Release of the Platinum Edition Sandy figure.
- MAD (MAD*L) signing at the MPH booth (#866) Friday 4.18 5:30-6:30PM. NYCC release of the MPH exclusive Black Guard Mad*l.
- Brent Nolasco signing at the MPH booth (#866) Saturday 4.19 11-12PM. Release of the Blood, Sweat & Tears custom Vivisect Playset.
- Dan Goodsell (Mr. Toast and Friends) signing at the MPH booth (#866) Saturday 4.19 1-2PM. Mr. Toast Vinyl figure and plush series.
- MAD (MAD*L) signing at the MPH booth (#866) Saturday 4.19 3-4PM.
- NVC Crew live customizing Saturday (time TBD). Limited Edition Ishikawa the Roller Warrior release.

All of these exclusive items and events will be at New York Comic Con (April 18th - April 20th) at the myplasticheart booth #866.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Ultra Dizign OSKErick Scarecrow of Esc-Toy Ltd. has revealed the first figure in the Old Skool Kaiju series, titled Dizign [pictured above in the "Ultra Dizign" colorway]. This Limited Ed. figure will be available at the NYCC Esc-Toy booth #861 for a retail price of $69.99 and will be limited to 350 pieces. Dizign reminds me of characters from a variety of Anime films. It has that typical big eyes, small mouth, big hands and feet aesthetic of Japanese character design and the bright colors would fit in well in an episode of Speed Racer. Go OSK, Go!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Pink Elephants On Parade

The Elephant King scoreSticking with the animal theme, and promotion (this time not self- but family), here's the score to my bro's movie The Elephant King. It was composed by Adam Balazs and won top honors at the Park City Music in Film Festival, the premiere festival for film composers, and received the first prize for score at the Sacramento Film Festival. It is available now through iTunes or Amazon. The dance hit "Chiang Mai Nights" is also available as a single. After you listen to this score, you will be able to divide your life into the period before you heard it (the empty years) and after you heard it ("Valhalla"). Sweet! Now when is the movie coming out?

Monday, April 07, 2008

Two Cows

Well, my gallery opening at Beth El Synagogue yesterday went quite well. There were close to forty people there and I sold four paintings, which was quite unexpected. In honor of my successful exhibit, I have decided to do a little self-promotion today. I have a new photograph, entitled Two Cows in the Snow [pictured above], available now through Art.com's Artist Rising website for purchase as an 8" x 10" print, either framed or unframed. This is my favorite photograph that I have ever taken. It was taken a few years ago when I was driving home on the back roads between Durham and Chapel Hill and a light dusting of snow began to fall and I just happened to have my camera with me. I just recently found a copy that was high enough resolution to make prints from, so now it is available for all to buy. It is available for $12.99 unframed and the framed costs can vary depending on how you select to frame it. Alright, now that I am done with my self-promotion, check out page fifteen of this English Prep School's newsletter. I know I like toys, but what the hell?

Friday, April 04, 2008

More MPH NYCC Stuff

It seems like NY Comic Con is a bigger deal for the underground toy producers than the NY Toy Fair was. Myplasticheart has another announcement of a new figure:
New York Comic Con 2008 - Gobi Rojo Demonio by Frank Kozik [pictured above]

Continuing our NYCC exclusive releases, art freak Frank Kozik puts his spin on another classic figure from Muttpop's Lucha Libre with his Rojo Demonio version of the Mini Gobi. Gobi carries the same colors as his compadre the Kozik Red Demon and comes packed with double fisted smoking action! This myplasticheart exclusive will be released at New York Comic Con (April 18th - April 20th) and will run you a measley $10. Get your nicotine fix here at myplasticheart.
Only $10! Cheap.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Back From The Dead

Alright, I didn't really kill myself. Or, even worse, stop blogging. It was an April Fool's Day joke, d'uh. I even made that the label for the post as not to confuse the dumb people out there on tha' internets (G.W., I'm looking at you). Anyway, now I'm back with a vengeance! And vengeance will be mine! With the Black Guard by Mad*L [pictured above]:
New York Comic Con 2008 - The Black Guard strikes myplasticheart

The countdown to New York Comic Con begins and in the coming weeks myplasticheart will be releasing information on all our exclusive events and releases for this awesome show. The first release will be the MPH exclusive Black Guard Mad*l figure by MAD. This is the first production Mad*l figure in over a year and will be made available at MAD's first solo show in NYC on April 17th. "Some Stuff I Made" [flyer below] features the debut of customized 10 inch Mad*ls designed by MAD himself. The Black Guard Mad*l will be made available at the show as well as during Comic Con weekend (April 18th - April 20th). MAD will also be signing at the myplasticheart booth (#866) on Friday and Saturday.

Some Stuff I Made
"Some Stuff I Made"
A Collection of Custom 10 inch Mad*ls by MAD
Opening Thursday April 17th 2008 6 - 9pm
Exhibition runs through May 18th 2008

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April 18 - April 20
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Goodbye Cruel World

Pile of PoopWell, after four years of spending all of my free time, energy and money collecting these ridiculous Limited Ed. toys, sneakers, watches, and t-shirts I have decided to call it quits. Limited Ed. Magazine is done. After 775 posts and over 100,000 page hits, I think it is about time. What's the point, really? Nobody cares. Have I gotten any job offers from it? No. Has anyone offered to buy my blog for $15 million? No. So, I'm done. Time to go cry into my Colt 45. The gun, not the beer. Since it is over, I might as well take it all the way and blow my brains out. Goodbye cruel world, I'm leaving you today. Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye. Goodbye, all you people there's nothing you can say to make me change my mind, goodbye.

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