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Court of the Dead

Jul 10, 2010

Ian Ziobrowski's George Nuggington custom for Spaghetti Project

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Ian Ziobrowski of Genuine Artikle sends us these images of his incredibly well-executed custom 8" Mon Qee "George Nuggington" which he recently sent down to Fredericksburg, VA to be a part of Spaghetti Project's "The Civil War and our Founding Fathers" show. 
20% of the sales from that custom Qee show will be donated to a charity called Our Military Kids.
If you've ever watched Dazed and Confused, you know as well as I that our Founding Fathers grew a lot of hemp back in the day, since the plant had many varied uses. Ian's character "Nuggs" views George Nuggington as somewhat of a hero, not only because he helped found our beautiful country but because they share a love of the mary jane. 
Price for this custom is $325 and it's well worth it considering the immaculate sculpting and painting that Ian did. Diggin the period-correct clothing and hair, and the real wood and twine basket he's holding! 
Contact Spaghetti Project if you're interested in purchasing it, and DEFINITELY be on the lookout for Ian's new Nugg Life website which is under construction.
And also be on the lookout for Ian's custom Marshalls which will be a part of our Marshall Custom Blind Box series, dropping after SDCC!

Jul 9, 2010

Little 9 plushes by Jon Schiller

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Jon Schiller's cute Little 9 plush toys are available in his web shop for VERY reasonable prices: the 8-inch Little 9 plush is just $9.99 and the large 17-inch size is just $21.99! The 17-inch Little 9 plush has a couple of cool color variants, and you may want to check out Jon's limited edition Phantom plush, which is my favorite!
Jon's building up an apparel line and you can buy his branded t-shirts in his web store. Jon's also very proud of his model Apple from Thailand, who loves her Little 9 plushes because he's the hero, after all, and she feels safe with him:

Jul 6, 2010

Tenacious Toys x Argonaut Resin Silver Tuttz Exclusive: July 8th release

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We are incredibly excited to announce that Wave 1 of our Exclusive Silver colorway of Argonaut Resin's Tuttz figure will be release at 8PM eastern time this Thursday, July 8th! 
Wave 1 is 6 figures: 4 standard silver, 1 Robo variant and 1 Aquamarine variant, blind-boxed so we won't know which one we're sending you. There will be a VERY big chance that you'll get a chase colorway.
Price is $55 and they will be available in our new Exclusives section.
Release date for Wave 2 will be announced later.

Jul 4, 2010

Tenacious Toys Marshall Blind Box Custom Series

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We are proud to announce a little project that we've been working on for many months now: a blind-box custom series based on the Marshall platform. The Marshall figures were originally designed by 64Colors and produced by Rotofugi, so full respect and props to them for making this excellent sculpt.
We reached out to a few of our close friends for our first custom series, and while we are still in the late stages of getting everything ready, we are aiming to launch the series soon after SDCC ends. The price for each custom will be $50 even. I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the quality of the customs that we've gotten back. Most DEFINITELY worth quite a bit more than the $50 price we decided upon when we were planning this project, but we wanted to keep these customs accessible to the vast majority of collectors, so $50 it is.
For now all we're showing you is the graphic which will be applied to outside of the boxes, but rest assured: teasers will follow in the upcoming weeks! If you keep your eyes peeled on the blogs and pages of the following artists, you may just catch a glimpse of some of their custom Marshalls!

Artist Roster:
Mike "NEMO" Mendez
Den Ramos
Steve "Sketchbot" Talkowski

Sketchbots and DIY Celsius in stock now

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We are pleased as punch to support the Brooklyn-based bundle of positivity that is Steve Talkowski by offering his first vinyl production toy, the Sketchbot!
Steve is an artist and animator, and an all-around great guy. In stock now is version 1 of the Sketchbot, which is orange, 5 inches tall and has 6 points of articulation. Price is $35, and you can buy one from us here. Each Sketchbot comes with a pencil accessory and a sticker as pictured. Learn more about Sketchbot here.

 We've also restocked what is turning out to be the most customizable platform of 2010: the DIY Celsius figure by Kuso Toys. Celsius is 7 inches tall and comes with wings and backpack accessories. The price on this figure is also $35 and you can buy yours here.