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Mar 13, 2010

JUN Planning Steampunk Pullip dolls coming this year

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We saw these at Toy Fair and we were captivated: JUN Planning, maker of high-end collectible dolls, is coming out with a Steampunk Project line of their Pullip dolls. Pullips dolls are 12 inches tall, fully articulated and have moving eyes. Quite a site to behold, especially when decked out in Steampunk pseudo-Victorian garb. If you're interested, let us know via email. They will only be making 2000 pieces of each figure and the ordering window is short for us.

UPDATE: Below is the picture of the first figure in the Stempunk Pullip Project series, Eos!
Eos will ship to retailers in July and will cost $150.

Mar 11, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Lemi the Space Wanderer 10-inch plushes

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We are pleased to announce that Tenacious Toys will be the exclusive US retailer of the 10-inch (26 cm) Lemi the Space Wanderer plushes from Thunderpanda in Indonesia!
The Lemi plushes are handmade and will be shipping to us in a month or 2. Retail price will be just $15! An amazing bargain considering these are hand made plushies imported from overseas.

We'll be posting more about the Lemi plushes as we get closer to the arrival date. Of course, feel free to contact us via email to unofficially reserve one. There will be only 100 made so it's certainly a limited release.

You can find out more about Lemi and Eric (the creator) at the following links:
Eric Wirjanata's Twitter

Mar 10, 2010

T.H.U.G 5-inch vinyl toys from Chile

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T.H.U.G. DIY

Unison Lab (Chile) presents the Toy Home Guardian Unit or T.H.U.G. Size 5". Soft vinyl. White Color. 2 points of articulation. Suggested Retail $22, email tenacioustoys@gmail.com if you are interested.
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T.H.U.G. Defcon Series Hazmat

Unison Lab (Chile) presents Defcon Series Hazmat. "During the post nuclear warfare the UGD, Unit of Global Defense, set a special equipment of safety to protect the refuges of the survivors of the possible enemy assaults, these special equipments or Hazmat must support a new nuclear winter that covers the skies of the new world."

Size 5". Soft vinyl. Retail $22. Email tenacioustoys@gmail.com if you are interested.

Nathan Jurevicius Minitreehouse Arkski figures in stock: $10 each

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Every once in a while we get the opportunity buy out the remainder of the stock of a particular toy. Often when we do that, we can get really favorable prices. In this case we bought out Strangeco's stock of Nathan Jurevicius' Minitreehouse Arkski 6-inch vinyl figures.
There are 2 colorways, each with fun accessories. And since we got a deal, we are passing the savings on to our customers, offering these figures for $10 each (that's a third of the original retail price!)
"Super Mom" Arkski Pink comes with toddler, backpack and necklace accessories, packed in a windowed collector box.
"Sky Navigator" Arkski Magenta comes with compass, angel wings and helmet accessories and this one is also packed in a windowed collector's box:

DALEK signing his new "Untitled II" print in NC

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"UNTITLED II" Poster designed by DALEK

Image of "UNTITLED II" Poster designed by DALEK

About The Print
- Full color 11 x 17 print on uncoated 100# stock
- Signed by the artist

PLEASE NOTE: Although NOT EXCLUSIVE TO OUR EVENT, purchase of this print will allow you access to our 1st Annual Charity Party and Artist Signing with DALEK!

About The Event
April 3rd, 2010
7pm - 10pm
NICHE MARKET
1504 Camden Road, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC

* If you DO NOT attend the event, we will begin shipping these on APRIL 5TH. If you DO attend the event, please bring your order receipt and your print will be given to you at the door.

* All profits from the Dalek prints go to "Murder Through The Eyes Of A Child", a documentary about the high murder rate in New Orleans and it's horrible effect on children.

* Beer and wine will be available and DJ A Huf will be providing the tunes.

Limited Edition prints from ARKIV, exclusive to Toys R Evil

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TOYSREVIL-Announcement: Exclusive Limited Edition Giclee Prints from ARKIV
- Giclee print on canvas (Heavy stock canvas)
- Size: 50 cm x 40 cm (2.5 cm border)
- Limited to only 50 pcs / per design
- Prints are priced at US$70 per (excluding Shipping+Handling costs)
- Hand signed and numbered by ARKIV
Available for purchase here until March 25th.

Mar 8, 2010

Kevin Gosselin "Bacon" custom Munny from his "Dunny Eater" series

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Says Kevin:

"Say Hello to Bacon. This little guy tries as hard as he can to be mean. He's even borrowed a bloody halberd and shield from his father but try as he might, deep down inside he's just a sweetie. Bacon is part gorilla, part boar and all around nice guy.
Bacon was made from a 7" Munny, wire, plumber epoxy, screws, polymer clay and leather. This was my first attempt at this size and I loved it. It's perfect. Large enough to allow for all the detail I want and small enough to be practical. Want to see how I made this? A lot of you probably saw a lot of images I posted over the last couple weeks. I wasn't just showing off. Nope, I was amassing as many pictures as I could to assemble a tutorial. Plan on seeing a tutorial from me within the next couple weeks."



You can find out more about this Dunny on Kevin's blog.

Mar 7, 2010

INSIDE TOY FAIR: Fully functional Ryan Sheckler skateboarding action figure by Action Sports Toys

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One of the most innovative concepts I was able to experience at the 2010 Toy Fair was the "Omni Tech" Ryan Sheckler skateboarding action figure by Action Sports Toys.
I am a skateboarder but I'm 31 now and I recognize that at this point, there is NO WAY I will ever be able to bust a 360 kickflip into a boardslide. I will never land an ollie impossible. It's just not going to happen. Skateboarding, for me at this point, is just a really fun way to navigate Manhattan.
But that doesn't mean I don't watch Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and fantasize about being able to pull off 1/10th of what Rob can do so effortlessly. Thankfully, I came away from Toy Fair with a sample of this Omni Tech Figure and now I can pull tricks right in my own apartment without breaking my geriatric bones.

Action Sports Toys really did work wonders with the technology on these figures- out of the back of the figure is a sort of 6 inch handle with 4 knobs on it- the top 2 knobs can be twisted relative to one another to spin the board and move it away from the feet of the rider. Twisting the middle knob twists the waist & legs of the rider. Pulling up one side (or both sides) of the bottom knob kicks the riders legs. Since you can control the legs separately, the rider's legs can actually kick at the board to spin it for a kick flip. The set of controls, once mastered, really does allow you to recreate just about any trick in the book.

Another cool aspect of this toy is the packaging, which is NOT to be thrown away: the plastic blister pack actually has a quarter pipe, a mini ramp, a tabletop and a couple stairs molded in. Throw a little gray or black spray paint on the underside of the plastic and you have a realistic, to-scale ramp to practice your tricks on!

Besides the ready-for-store-shelves Ryan Sheckler model that was being displayed at the Action Sports Toys booth, I also got a sneak peek at the next figure, which is an amazingly cool street bike figure capable of pulling off just as many bike tricks as the Ryan Sheckler figure can skate tricks. Parents: definitely watch Action Sports Toys in the near future; they've got a great product line that is innovative, non-violent, constructive and about as eco-friendly as a plastic action figure can get. You can visit Action Sports Toys' website to buy this figure, learn how to use it, watch skate videos and more. You can also follow them on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter or check out their YouTube videos like the one below: