Episode 15 : Ben’s House

11.12.07 – Episode 15 : Ben’s House

Show Notes – We go on location this episode to Ben Goretsky’s house (from 3DRetro.com)! We chat about being an online vinyl retailer, Bart Qees, Boy Karma, MiniGods, Buff Monster Mini Figs, Harriet Carney, and more! Thanks for staying tuned for another fun-filled episode of Toy Break!


  • Call Toy Break – call and leave us a message on the Toy Break hotline at 818-Am-I-Good (818-264-4663)
  • Continued Contest – post a picture of yourself in a costume on the forum to win the 18″ Darkness on the Throne – a $250 value! Deadline is November 26, 2007.


  • Bart Simpsons Mania Series Qees – by Toy2R – 3″ Bart Qees in 12 styles – $6.99 each
  • Boy Karma – by Mark Nagata & Max Toy Company – 4.5″ vinyl figure – $34.99
  • MiniGods – by Marka27 – 16″ tall vinyl figure with speaker for your ipod, tv, computer, etc. – four colorways including Brazil (300 pieces), Midnight (300 pieces), Gold Grillz (100 pieces), and Platinum Grillz (100 pieces) – prices vary from around $100 to $150
  • Buff Monster Mini Figs – by Buff Monster & MINDstyle – 1.5″ tall vinyl in many flavorways coming out at the end of November – $5.99 each
  • Harriet Carney – by Carnival Cartoons – almost 8″ tall in two colors – red version (limited to 200 pieces) and green version (limited to 100 pieces and a NYCC exclusive) – about $54.99 each


  • Shelf Life & DIY Calimari – collection of works from adFunture, Hicalorie, and Sichi at the Bodhi Gallery in the adFunture Guerilla store in London November 15th – also the release of Hi Calorie’s Lefty (a 6″ glow in the dark vinyl octopus) and the DIY Calamari show featuring customized Lefty’s by tons of artists including Kathie Olivas, DGPH, Clutter Magazine, Lunartik, Triclops, Playskewl, and many more
  • Stuffed – a plush food show curated by Sarah Jo Marks from DKE Toys featuring over 25 plush artists including Anna Chambers, Bytedust, Erick Scarecrow, Shawnimals, Renee Lawter, and many more – runs from November 15 to December 2 at Munky King on Melrose, opening November 15th from 7 – 11 pm
  • Truxtapoz – a one night only group art exhibition on November 24th, 2007 from 6pm-10pm @ Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, CA – showing NEW Limited Edition Artist Series skateboard truck line that came out this fall
  • Vinyl Toy Network – Winter VTN Show on December 2nd from 10 am to 5:30 pm at he Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA – free admission for everyone and free goody bags for the first 100 visitors