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Dec 4, 2015

Star Wars AT-AT Cornhole Game

Just when you thought you have seen it all... you were wrong.

A few years ago I laughed my ass off when I learned that there is indeed an actual game that people still play, called "Cornhole". Hilarious implications aside, this is completely non-tech, non-electronic actual game that you play with the meat sausages located at the end of the meat tentacles that attach to your shoulders.

I know- crazy, right?

Basically you stand far away from the Cornhole board and toss a bean bag at it and try to get the bean bag in the hole. Cornhole. That's literally what it's called. Pretty simple.

This site has a shit-ton of awesome, LICENSED Star Wars Cornhole games - my favorite is pictured above, with the AT-ATs. They're $200 (each board is pretty large) and there are other options, like Darth Vader, Chewie, Han in Carbonite, TWO Boba Fetts, Obi Wan, Luke, Palpatine, Leia, R2 and C3PO, and many more. Like, they really RAN with this license, big time.

    Product Features:
  • Officially Licensed Star Wars™ Product
  • ACA Regulation Size 24 inches by 48 inches
  • Tournament Grade Construction
  • Includes Bag Set & Folding Legs
  • Fully Assembled & Made in the USA
You can even buy replacement corn bags like these pictured to the right:

My nephews are around 10 years old and they have iPods, email addresses and they knew what a wi-fi password was when they were 5, so they are pretty much fully indoctrinated into the tech age. But I bet we'd all still have a blast playing Star Wars Cornhole in the backyard.

I'm so sick of electronic devices. Buy American! Cornhole!

Dec 3, 2015

First Annual Hella Cool Holiday Gift Guide by Tenacious Toys


Welcome to our first annual Holiday Gift Guide, full of Hella Cool gifts for all the special people in your life! 

Don't give the same old bullshit gifts year after year - no one wants more socks. Chill with that. Here's a handy gift guide with all you will ever need to satisfy the artsy, kick-ass, creative person in your life. Or.... pick something up for your office Secret Santa and keep your coworkers guessing...

1. For the artist in your life: DIY Android 3" mini figure
Your significant other will stop bitching and whining for 30 minutes as he or she gets down with some Sharpies and spray paint on this versatile little DIY platform. $6.50, click here.

2. For the loser in your life (just kidding, even the cool kids
love coarse toys!): Coarse Omen Keychains

Usually, keychains are extremely irritating objects- they are sharp, and poke you as you fumble to unlock your apartment door as your weird ass neighbor breathes down your neck.

At least with a coarse silicone rubber keychain, your pockets won't get holes poked in them Ever try to attach a small knife to your keychain?

I always cut my damn leg open.
 $9.95, available in 3 colors, click here.

3. For the Japanophile in your life: Touma Pico Mao or Pico Hitch 1" mini figures

Super low cost, super small stocking stuffers, perfect for anyone that loves Japanese design, these cute-as-balls Touma mini figures are extremely limited (around 50 of each) in special rolling color variants that are released periodically. Pictured are the "Photon" color variants.

$15.00 each, 2 styles available, click here.

4. For the bricklayer in your life who already has all the sets: Jason Freeny Micro Anatomic mini figures by Mighty Jaxx

Everything is awesome when you give one of the Micro Anatomic figures to every person on your list! Why? Because they ain't never seen no brick dude shit like this before! That's cuz it's not available in TRU or wherever else you may shop.

Featuring Freeny's signature bones n guts treatment, these items are a bit larger than the standard mini figures at 3" tall.

$20 each, 3 colors available, click here.

5. For the monster child in your life: The Inner Child Blue by Nerviswr3k

Let's face it... some kids are just born insane. Little monsters... and usually they grow up to be big ole babies, and they still act like monsters sometimes. What do you get for a person like that? A little sculpture of a kid wearing a monster suit, naturally.

This is our Exclusive color because we are awesome.

$45, click here. 

6. Hang in there: Felipe figure by Juan Muniz

For the person in your life who might have received the "Hang in There" kitten poster as a gift from a concerned aunt in the 80s, but is now all grown up and still trying not to grenade their own life with poor decisions, binging and regrettable sexual escapades... that person needs a Felipe to look at every morning.

A reminder not to drop the pin like a dumbass dipshit. People like that need daily reminders, trust me. They will thank you.

$55, click here.

7. For the graffiti groupie in your life: Holybrikus figure by MIST

When you absolutely, positively gotta impress every motherfucker in the room, accept no substitute! Place this gargantuan hunk of legit graffiti-inspired vinyl on a pedestal in the middle of the living room and watch all the wannabees discuss the rise and fall of graffiti and street art like they fucking know something. Hilarious.

We're offering this item at a special price which is probably too little for a figure that's 16 fucking inches wide.

$100, click here.

8. When you wanna hear them say your name: Breaking Bad Heisenberg 1:6-scale action figure by Three Zero 

You probably know someone who has watched every episode of Breaking Bad like a meth-addicted couch monkey. Shit, even my Dad loves Breaking Bad. And Cheech and Chong. And the dude is straight as an arrow. Super weird. Anyway, that person can't really FEEEEEL the series till they touch a perfect, tiny porkpie hat and a bunch of perfect tiny stacks of Benjamins, and just wait till we get the Jesse Pinkman figures in! For now, your little Baddie will have to have Walter White standing alone on the shelf. He's OK standing alone, he's a bad ass.

$150, click here.

9. When you gotta buy something legit for your wife/husband: coarse toys Permanent Guest: Delusion set

This thing would seriously take an entire roll of wrapping paper to cover the whole thing. I think it weighs 7 pounds. This is the ultimate in fine art - meets lowbrow art: in theory, this is an "art toy" set but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who collects art "toys" that considers this coarse set a toy. Shit ain't a toy, it's just art.

Made in limited numbers and packaged with such care that I routinely get my ass kicked on the shipping when I sell these, simply because no matter how HUGE I assume these coarse pieces are, when they arrive, they are always bigger. This piece is goddamn gorgeous and if you can afford to spend $200 on art, it's a no-brainer purchase.

$200, one left in stock, click here.

10. For the super Star Wars superfan in your life: Shogun Boba Fett 24-inch figure by Super7 x Funko

A toy so fucking big and so fucking hot that it took TWO companies to create it!

Old-skool Japanese robot fans either love this thing or hate it because it bastardizes and mashes up two of their favorite childhood themes: Star Wars and vintage Japanese robot toys. This thing has wheels on its feet, it'll fire a fist at your face and launch rockets from its jetpack. It's fucking nuts. This is an absolute guaranteed freak-out and scream gift.

Trying to gauge if this is the right gift? If you are with someone who has pre-purchased tickets to the next Star Wars film and will be seeing it on opening day, this is the correct gift choice.

$200, one left in stock, click here.


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Tag #tenacioustoys or @tenacioustoys so I can see it. 

- another ridiculous post by Benny Kline

Dec 2, 2015



**PREORDER arriving Q2 2016**

Everything is okay! Catbug is here, and sometimes he's there, and sometimes he's eating soft tacos. You need a sidekick? You need a friend? You need a cute buddy that jumps between dimensions? How about hopping into an alternate reality with someone to drink a big ol' beer with? Catbug is the little dude for the job!

Officially Licensed by Cartoon Hangover and Frederator Studios
Approx 4" Tall and 100% Adorable
Articulated Head, Rotating Arms and Feet
Features Opening Shell and Articulated Wings!


Watch episodes of Bravest Warriors for free online at Cartoon Hangover!

Dec 1, 2015



***PREORDER arriving mid November**

Armed with a youthful, overactive imagination, Jason Freeny creates smart, intricate works that tickle the deviant intellect through a mix of hard graphics, detailed anatomy, pop iconography and wit. Jason went full time as a working artist in 2010 and can now be found hunched over his work table developing works of candy colored madness, one of which he has chosen to feature here for his first RUN with Anatomie.

Micro Anatomic is one of Jason Freeny's most popular works till date, it combines his ever popular trademark dissection style with everyone's childhood memories.


Introducing Yuna, the First Character in the Dream Big Friends Doll Line


The Kickstarter to fund the production of Yuna, the first character in the expansive Dream Big Friends line of positive, encouraging dolls, is well on its way! Click here to back the Kickstarter - you can order the 10", fully articulated Yuna plus her kitty Kamata for just $40 + shipping! 

We (Klim, David and I) just got back from DCon where we revealed the Yuna prototypes to the public for the first time. It was a ton of fun and we had 100% super positive feedback - people LOVE her! Below is David creating the Yuna Inception photo apparently. 

Dream Big Friends is a doll line concept developed by David Horvath and Sun Min (Uglydoll creators) and Klim Kozinevich (Bigshot Toyworks creative lead) that fills a gap in the market for dolls which are fully encouraging of imagination, with positive messages and cute, approachable design.

For instance: Yuna loves science and rockets. She wants to own her own rocket company and fly to Mars, where she will be the first person to walk on the Red Planet! She loves K-pop music and hanging out at Giant Robot (dig the shirt!). She has a cat named Kamata and likes wearing funky socks, and her big red coat is her favorite piece of clothing. The idea is to make Yuna, and all of the Dream Big Friends characters, as real as possible, with unique and distinct qualities that makes them all special. By showing how different and special each character is, Dream Big Friends hopes to encourage both girls and boys to celebrate that which makes each of them special.

David, Sun Min and Klim have big plans to release more characters of all different backgrounds, ethnicities and yes, boy characters in addition to the girls. The first step is getting the Yuna Kickstarter funded, and everything will take off from there. Back the Yuna Kickstarter now, and check out the intro video below:

As an aside, I should mention that I (Benny) am managing the Yuna Kickstarter for Bigshot Toyworks, like I did for the Maddies and the Four Horsies previously. Hope you can support us and get a pledge in! We even have smaller rewards for $5, $10 or $20 in case you want to back it but can't afford the $40:

Yuna measures 10" tall and she is a fully articulated doll with real clothing. Dream Big Friends dolls will be safety tested for kids.

Nov 30, 2015

Krang's Android LEGO Body - Custom TMNT LEGO Figures!

These figures are limited to 10 pieces, and will not be produced again. Each figure is a unique hand-made art toy. Recommended for adult collectors ONLY, not meant for play.
Created for the Boss Krang art & toy show at Acme Superstore in Florida earlier this year, This minifigure revisits the classic cartoon styling for Krang & his Android Body.
Each figure contains original lego parts, each sourced for its unique color (my goodness flesh colored parts are in short supply!), as well as two resin cast parts. The cast parts include the head antenna (cast from an original lego part in a color not available), and the hand-held communicator (custom sculpted & cast).
Each communicator has a different image of shredder taken directly from the animated series, and each is cast in a slightly different color to accurately mimic the communicator's color changes throughout the series (and often within each episode/scene).
All graphics were created & printed onto water-slide decal paper, then applied to each figure. Each figure also has hand-painted accents (the lines on the legs, etc.).
Each figure comes in a bubble case, punched for hanging, with hand cut & folded inserts (which depicts the interior of the Technodrome).

Don't Cuddle the Krampus by Warpo - Final Week on Kickstarter


It's no secret, I love anything Krampus. I've sold a few different Krampus toys on our website, and I donated some of our toy inventory to the company that does set dressing for the upcoming Krampus flick. So, with this hilarious iteration of Krampus so close to the end, and so close to being funded, it's time for me to spring into action! Look at this fucking thing, it's hideous and awesome and it needs to be made.

Check the video below:

That's great Benny, what the shit is a Krampus?
Good question. From the Kickstarter: "Krampus is an ancient European legend and wicked counterpart to Saint Nicholas. His job is to punish naughty children by swatting them with rusty chains and switches and then stuffing them into his sack to be carried away to his evil lair."

See? Awesome. Go spend your money. And while you're at it, back Dream Big Friends too because you need something non-creepy and constructive to give to some kids in your family. You know you do. I'm managing the Dream Big Friends Kickstarter for Bigshot Toyworks and David Horvath. Kickstarter is the bomb, get with it or get left behind.



Now in stock!

Juan Muniz's signature character Felipe, brought to life as an adorable collectible art toy.

Stands 9.5 inches tall (from top of balloons)
Limited to 200 pieces worldwide
Window Box


Brick Warriors - Warrior pack polybag "Demon"

LEGO may be synonymous with the concept of interlocking bricks, but there are a fair few companies filling in the niches and edges that Lego hasn't always catered to.

I was in line just a few month back picking up some new additions to my collections at my local Toys R Us when I happened to see a small little display box filled with what I thought were LEGO polybags of some series I'd not seen before. At first glance, I thought it was the upcoming Monster themed Series, but then I realized this was a polybag add on set produced by Brick Warriors.

If you're not familiar with Brick Warriors, and you love Lego and customizing the minifigs up, you should be heading over there after you finish reading my review. Or do it now, I can wait until you come back.

You back? Well then, you saw the awesome accessories on there? Those are now what are available in these new retail sold polybags. The display box showed a lot of awesome sets, and I was at first worried, because I was hoping to get the one I really wanted, the one that had the demon wings in it. As I turned the polybag over, I was SUPREMELY surprised to find that the back was transparent. I could see the contents!? Holy cow! What a freaking concept! Of COURSE Brick Warriors doesn't want you to have to be all creepy and feel up every blind polybag out there for the right accessories. Not if these are meant to be like on the website where you can order the exact accessories you want and go all crazy custom! (Which by the way, the custom full on Brick Warrior figs they offer in low limited editions are all pretty legit as well.)
(Top) The front and clear backing to the pack. (Lower Left) All the content in the bag. (Lower Right) Cool coupon code, unfortunately expired, as it's 2015.
So let's look at this polybag and see how the quality and all holds up...

I think they got it really right by providing a clear viewing section on the back. Maximizing the branding space on the front with great clear graphics.

Opening it up, the first item out I looked over was the Demon Helm. As you can see below, the overall look and design of this is far more aggressive and wild than 90% of the official LEGO releases, including even Chima.
(Top) The Demon Helm front and back. (Bottom) Demon Shield front and back.
The parts had sort of an over the top kind of old school Warhammer Fantasy vibe that I really liked. The plastic is an ABS, it's tough, and the detail sharpness is very nice. The injection molding process is probably different though, and I'm willing to wager it is, as LEGO has what I believe a proprietary way of injection molding it's parts that leaves the cleanest and best engineered way of creating them.

(Top) Front and back views of Demon Armor. (Middle) The wings included are easy enough to attach, but as you'll note from the bottom image, the wings come still attached by a sprue connection.
The chest piece is really nice, no tampo details on it, but it more than makes up for that in some nice plate and scale mail armor design on it. The wings included in the set do come still molded together, and I recommend getting appropriate model snips to cut them apart. Here, as a test of the ABS integrity, I did what most younger kids and parents might do, I just moved the wings up and down until the plastic gave. The result was a bit of plastic damage, but I also went at it slowly. The wings are the most delicate items in this bag, but they are still well made and I love the look and how they work with the armor.
The Demon Tail and Demon Sword.
The two final parts were the ones above, and they were nice finishing touches to the assortment in the polybag. I didn't get pics of the parts on any of my minifigs, but when I tried them out, I was impressed. They look great, and "snap" into place like official parts do.

My final thoughts? If you want some fun and outlandish varied designs, get these while you can now, before some of these aren't made anymore. I know that customizers love to add additional paint details to some of these, pushing the minifig look into custom vinyl toy directions. I might try and do that in the very near future myself. Also, you can't beat the price, as it comes out cheaper to buy it this way in a bag set than to part it out and get the set online. BUT, when you start ordering in bulk on parts... then yeah the website for BrickWarriors is the way to go.

Until next time! - Mario, the Rogue Hobbyist.
Stats Rating/Information
Item Warrior pack polybag "Demon"
Made by Brick Warriors
Rarity Common
Classification In Production
Condition New
Procured Toys R Us - Kansas City, Missouri
Worth $7 (if bought online separately)
Investment $3 in polybag
Further Research
Trivia & Fun Facts BrickWarriors is a small business located in Wilmington, Delaware that designs and produces LEGO® compatible accessories and minifigures.

Nov 29, 2015

iam8bit Releases Monument Valley Capsule Collection

As a special “Black Friday” promotion, running November 25 through “Cyber Monday” on November 30), the Ida, Crow and Totem plushies will be bundled together at a discount: $70 for all three (a savings of $10).

iam8bit and ustwo have teamed up to debut an exclusive line of Monument Valley merchandise just in time for the holiday season, featuring the mind-bending visuals of the game and its beloved protagonist, the princess Ida. Awarded Apple’s “Game of the Year,” Monument Valley peacefully explores concepts of sacred geometry and the journey to restore a labyrinthine world to its original shape. The collection reflects the course of Ida’s odyssey and the tranquility of her environment. Starting today, fans can pre-order the capsule collection of Monument Valley clothing, hats, pins, and plushies directly from the iam8bit online store.

Enthusiasts can show off their fandom for the award-winning game with t-shirts lovingly crafted by Monument Valley’s own designer, Ken Wong, featuring extractions of the serene, Escher-esque monuments, princess Ida, her obliging companion Totem and the mysterious Crow People.

All Monument Valley merchandise is produced in low quantities with an eye toward premium quality, truly, quality over quantity in practice. They are available exclusively on the iam8bit online store starting today, Tuesday, November 24 ( / The t-shirts will retail for $25, the pins for $10, the plushies for $22.50 (Ida & Crow) and $35 (Totem). All orders placed prior to December 15 will arrive in time for the holidays.

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