Episode 18 : In The Bag!

12.10.07 – Episode 18 : In The Bag!

Show Notes – We’re back with tons of news, new magazine issues, one of NECA’s new Castlevania figures, and a look inside the goody bag from the Vinyl Toy Network! Enjoy and thanks for taking a Toy Break with us!

Toy Break Stuff

  • Call Toy Break – call and leave us a message or ask a question on the Toy Break hotline at 818-Am-I-Good (818-264-4663)
  • Contest Winner – the winner of the 18″ Darkness on the Throne statue is dragula1974! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter!


  • BrickJournal – quarterly LEGO magazine BrickJournal moving to print in February – check it out while it’s still free at BrickJournal.com
  • Chrome Squbes – by Jamungo – 4″ tall, 275 pieces – Kidrobot exclusive available now for $49.95
  • Flapjack.nl – new online designer toy retailer in the Netherlands
  • Smash – by Joe Ledbetter and Toy2R – 8″ tall vinyl – still awaiting price and release date
  • Clear Mini Spider Boom – by David Horvath and Sun-Min & Toy2R – 2″ tall Club2R exclusive available when Club2R reopens in 2008 – $10 each, limited to 500 pieces
  • Janes Figures – by Glenn Barr & Dark Horse Deluxe – four girls in the series: Tika: Muse of Destruction (to be released on May 18, 2008), Ava: Muse of Cocktail Hour, Betty: Muse of Pathos, and Mashika: Muse of Funk – each figure is about 6″ tall and 5″ wide, 500 pieces – $150 each
  • Ipecac UniPo Subscription – by UNKL – new UniPo figure released each month based on bands from Ipecac Recordings – check unklbrand.com for more subscriptions if/when available
  • Indiana Jones Figures Pre-Order – by Hasbro – 3 3/4″ line inludes 12 figures all with bonus artifact accessories (pre-order the whole set at entertainmentearth.com for $88.99) – the Adventure Heroes set of 12 figures (pre-order the whole set at bigbadtoystore.com for $39.99) – both set to ship in May
  • Life Size Salacious Crumb – by Sideshow – fiberglass and polystone, 17″ tall, estimated to ship second quarter of 2008, $350
  • The Designer Toy Fix – new video podcast by Brian Silvka from PlasticandPlush.com bringing you 10-15 minute interviews with artists, producers and other notables in the toy field – the first installment is up on plasticandplush.com with Derek Welch from UNKL Brand



  • Say Whaaat – presented by The Mason Jar and Kickballers – custom show/charity auction featuring a variety of different types of customized designer toys by over 80 artists – all will be auctioned on eBay with proceeds going to Capital Area Food Bank – at Kickballers store in Georgetown, DC from December 13-16th and then at the ArtWhino gallery in Alexandria, VA from December 18 – January 25th
  • Pinkghost Birthday – 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
  • Once Bitten – release event for Oh No Doom’s new Fluffy Yuk Yuk – December 15 from 7 – 10 pm in Chicago, IL – there will be djs, freebies, beverages and more!