12.9.06 – Episode 2 : Matt Joins the Fun
Show Notes – First off, we want to thank everyone for the support and positive feedback we’ve been getting. We really appreciate it and hope you continue to enjoy Toy Break! For episode 2, Matt joins in on the fun for a little recap of the Circus Punks “Out of Vogue” show, a new contest, and lots of toy news and reviews. We wanted to get this show up sooner, but we’ve all been sick, so a couple of the things mentioned on the show are a little late, but of interest anyway. Thank you for taking a Toy Break with us! Enjoy!
- playtimes-magazine.com – Playtimes magazine – Grab vol.2 issue 7 featuring a cover by Nathan Jurevicius (and interview) as well as an interview with Jason Jecenko, San Diego Comic con 2006 coverage, and tons of toys!
- Dot Dot Dash Contest – Post a comment in the contest section of the Toy Break forum for your chance to win a copy of the new Dot Dot Dash book by Die Gestalten! A random winner will be chosen on January 1, 2007.
- Halord the Penguin – by Kozik – available now
- Broken Heart Robot Contest – Custom Broken Heart Robot Contest by Craig Perkins
- Trexi Series 3 – Playtimes announces 25 new designs for Trexi Series 3
- Trexi/Coke Design Contest – Play Imaginative announces “A Better Tomorrow” Trexi design contest – submission due date is January 15, 2007
- Snowman Bear Qee – available December 15, 2006
- Mr. Shivers – Mr. Shivers Dunny by Sket-One $6.95 on Kidrobot.com
- Squbes – 4″ Squbes from Jamungo available now in black or white – $37.99 at 3Dretro.com
- Holiday Munny – 7″ Blank white Holiday Munny by Kidrobot – $30 at kidrobot.com or rotofugi.com
- Molestown CIBoys – New CIBoys from Red Magic basedon Molestown creatures by DGPH
- Series 4 Insergents Wilderness Gruppo – Four new characters coming in 2007
- Pocket Pork Series 2 – by Shawnimals was a myplasticheart.com exclusive that sold out within hours of being released
- Sho-Po Plops – by Kozik – available for $5.50 from 3Dretro.com
- Get Small SF – by Upperplayground, Fifty24SF, and Ningyoushi – $32 at Ningyoushi.com
- Baby Treeson – from Crazy Label – $11.95 at Crazy Label or rotofugi.com
- Willy Wonka vs Willy Wonka – Gentle Giant’s Willy Wonka ($30) versus Medicom’s Willy Wonka ($180) – there can be only one! (not really, but there ya go)
- Eggy – by Kii Arens – about $5 at Target
- Enamelized – dicast graffiti train cars from Maisto – about $3 at Walmart
- Circus Punks “Out of Vogue” Show – at Mixibang in Pasadena – Some artists in attendance included Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Hugk G, Jim Koch, El Maz, Ness, Robert Kruse, Tim Biskup (at bispop), Matt Sharp, Joe Ledbetter, Luke Chueh, Greg Craola Simkins, Gary Baseman, and more. There are tons of great pictures up at vinylpulse.com
Feature Sites – Toy News
- VinylPulse.com – Vinyl toy news, art show coverage, and much more with great pictures.
- VinylAbuse.com – UK based site with toy news and events from around the world.
- PlasticandPlush.com – News and reviews mainly in the designer vinyl and plush with forums and great photos.
- ActionFigs.com – Daily news tidbits fromt he world of action figures, collectibles, busts, statues, vinyl, and just about everything else!
- ToyMania.com – Raving Toy Maniac has it all including news, forums, and event coverage
- toysrevil.blogspot.com – Toy blog featuring a variety of toys and interviews
- VinylMesh.net – A collection of news from several of the sites mentioned above in text only format
- vinyltoys.net – Vinyl Toy Network on Dec. 10 featuring tons of holiday shopping, artist signings, and free admisson! Free gift bags to the first 100 visitors, too!
- Jingle Juice – A pre-christmas drink session with guest Mad L and hosted by vinylabuse, octane3, funkrush, and clutter on Wednesday December 6th at Big Chill in London.
- FluffyBadBad Release Party – December 15, Rotofugi in Chicago 6-9 pm – official toy release event for FluffyBadBad plush – toys, drink,s dj’s, raffles, and lotsa fun!