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April 24, 2015

Easyrider by Jimbo Phillips X Mighty Jaxx

Mighty Jaxx recently collaborated with famed skate/surf/rock illustrator Jimbo Phillips, transforming Jimbo's 'Easyrider' design into an art collectible. Measuring in at 9" x 6.5" x 8", this hand painted polystone art collectible retails for $120 plus shipping. Limited to just 200 sets worldwide, Mighty Jaxx is releasing this wave of collectibles for pre-order on Friday April 24th, at 10pm New York time (10AM in Singapore). Be sure to check out Jimbo Phillips' website to see his amazing illustrative work.


Valency Genis Online Shop is now Open

Valency Genis has gone sometime without an online shop, creating amazing faux taxidermy pieces. However, the only way to get one of her creative and unique Faux Taxidermy sculptures was to purchase one through a show(or maybe contact Valency directly). Valency has finally made the move and opened up an online shop. To celebrate, Valency is going to giveaway Augustus, one of her cute sculptures, to one of her many followers. To enter, people have to find Valency on Instagram (@Valency) and/or on Facebook (Facebook.com/ValencyArt), repost and/or share the picture above. Be sure to use the Hashtag #ValencyShop when posting the picture and tag "@Valency" in Instagram. Valency has a number of amazing Faux Taxidermy wall mounts up on her site, so be sure to follow her on social media and check out her online store.

Absalon - created by Valency Genis
Arado - created by Valency Genis

The Disarticulators' Oozeball Sofubi at ToyCon UK 2015




The Disarticulators' Tru:Tek is proud to reveal that he'll be guesting at the Toy Shack's ToyCon UK '15 booth this weekend, bringing along a whole slew of different Oozeball sofubi to the table! Manning the booth between 11.30am - 1pm this Saturday, April 25th, here's a quick rundown of what you can expect from the artist-come-toy blogger...

First off, the Rampage Toys one-off customs (top row in image above). The Disarticulators have joined forces with Rampage Toys' Jon Malmstedt for a trifecta of one-off customs! Produced in a non-squishy flesh-toned soft vinyl this time around – sadly sans squeaker – the Tru:Tek-designed, Zectron-sculpted balls have been treated to layers of unique sprays, rubs and brushwork. Rather aptly titled (from left to right) “Red Planet”, “Funfetti Ooze” and “Golden Sludge”, the trio will set you back just £65 a piece. 

Next up is the ToyCon UK exclusive "Predatooze" (bottom right of above image). Produced in a squishy clear matt soft vinyl this time around, the vintage-style “squeaky toy” has been filled to the brim with custom tie-dyed pom poms to resemble the infamous thermal imaging effect from cult 80’s flick, Predator. Limited to an edition of just 8 - including a "Deep Heat" chase - alongside just 2 variants in a "Stealth" colorway (without pom poms), the "Predatooze" Oozeballs come packed with a deluxe double sided header for £35 and £32.50 respectively.

Joining both Predatooze and the Rampage one-offs, Tru:Tek will also be bringing along a super-limited batch of Oozeballs in both GID and flesh-toned non-squishy vinyl (bottom left of above image). Capped at just 2 of each and never to be repeated in this format (i.e. unpainted!), these come packed with custom header cards for just £30 each.

Any leftovers will be making their way to the Man-E-Toys store on Sunday, April 26th at 9pm London time...

SNEAK PEEK: Devils Head Productions x Hellopike Bodhisattva Alavaka

Just a quick little tease to announce the first official painted release of the new Bodhisattva Alavaka will be happening within the next week or so on the DHP webshop. More detailed pics, pricing and a date will follow soon...

RICK BAKER: Monster Maker AUCTION May 29th in LA: 400 Treasures from a Legendary Make-Up Effects Career

 Over 400 amazing, one-of-a-kind props from the career of legendary make-up effects artist Rick Baker will be going up for auction on May 29th at 11AM at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles.

These pieces come directly from Rick Baker's studio and have NEVER before been offered at auction. 

Auction items include pieces from over 50 productions, including Gremlins 2, Harry and the Hendersons, Men in Black, Batman & Robin, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and MANY more.

Come to the Hilton Universal City on May 29th to finally get the chance to purchase the props that formed your childhood brain! Or register here for phone bidding or absentee bidding.

Check out the PropStore website here for all the information on the auction and the items that will be offered. Print and e-catalogs are both available. This event is not to be missed...  talk about an epic auction. If you scored Lot #40, you could literally cosplay as the actual Harry from Harry and the Hendersons at Comic Con. So bananas!






Reimagining MoonFox Show by Sergey Safonov

Sergey Safonov recently held a Toy Art Show called "Reimagining MoonFox". Featuring custom MoonFox toys and paintings, the show revolved around having artists recreate Moon Fox in his/her own vision. Most participating artists created custom 3D pieces inspired by Moon Fox, while a few created paintings. There are many pieces still available from the show, so be sure to take a look at the website and check out all the amazing pieces submitted by all the artists. On the show recap website, visitors can check out a nice video montage and all of the pieces submitted by artists, with background info on each artist. Everyone should check out the page and spend a bit of time reading. Sergey also created a Moon Fox kit, which people can purchase for $19.95 plus shipping from Crazy Label, to customize or keep as is. Great work by everyone involved.

Here are a few pieces from the show. Be sure to check out the Show Report website for all the remaining pieces and video montage of the show opening.
Fox Spirit - Holly Astral

The End of the Man - $140 shipped worldwide
MoonFox Snap Kit - Available through Crazy Label

April 23, 2015

Bearded TTC Cavey - Exclusive at ToyConUK 2015



The Toy Chronicle are proud to reveal that the Bearded TTC Cavey will be exclusively available on the TTC booth at the upcoming ToyConUK on April 25th.

Available for £15 each, these 2.5inch Bearded Cavey will come signed & numbered by Holly Astral (Hey Cavey). There are 20 available to purchase, each coming bagged with a beautiful header card.

+The Highest Fever