Episode 20 : Hats Off To You!

12.24.07 – Episode 20 : Hats Off To You!

Show Notes – We take a look at Doktor A’s new Cloth Head Kaniza, Mouse Guard PVC figures, Craola’s Upper Playground Walrus, Shultzo’s Compatiballs, a couple of toy DVDs and the return of Matt’s hate! Thanks for taking a Toy Break with us and happy holidays!

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)
  • Continued Contest – win an 8″ Hellboy Qee! Head over to the forum and post a word that rhythms with “hell”, but remember…no duplicates!


  • Pork Dumplings – by Shawnimals & AdFunture – vinyl versions of plush dumplings, no release date yet
  • Crappy Cat – by VanBeater of Jamungo – coming 2008
  • Life Size Cylon – by Sideshow – Cylon Centuran from the new Battlestar Galactica with laser beams and sound effects
  • Ninjatown Micro Plush – by Shawnimals – 1.5″ blindbox plush in 12 styles – $6 at ningyoushi.com
  • Subcasts – by Upper Deck – Wolverine ($75) and Ghost Rider ($85) available for pre-order and shipping in a few weeks
  • FluffyYukYuk! – by OhNo! Doom – second plush with improved design including plastic chompers and larger finger holes – pre-order now for shipping in January
  • Designer Toy Fix – Brian Silvka chats with Jordan of OhNo! Doom


  • “Cloth Head” Kaniza – by Doktor A & ToyQube – 4″ tall regular version – $20 – mono version exclusive $20 at Rivet Gallery (email laura @ rivetgallery.com with “Kaniza” in subject line for more info)
  • Mouse Guard – by Diamond Select Toys – life size pvc figures based on David Peterson’s Mouse Guard store – 3 figures for $17.99
  • Upper Playground Walrus – by Greg “Craola” Simkins & Ningyoushi – 7″ tall blue argyle version – $68 – IMSCARED mono version $150 including shipping may still be available by emailing jennmonsta @ hotmail.com
  • Compatiballs – by Shultzo – two versions (frog and tiger) each made of two 5″ tall resin interlocking pieces, limited to 250 pieces each – $75 each
  • Toy Punks DVD – $17.99
  • Toy Are Us DVD – $19.99


  • Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee – presented by Golden Apple Comics and Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, CA from January 8th to February 1st – featuring works from almost 100 artists including Brandt Peters, Nathan Jurevicius, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Angry Woebots, and many more
  • The Gentlemen’s Gang – works by Bob Dob, Nathan Ota, And Daniel Peacock at Gallery 1988 in San Francisco, CA from January 4th to January 26
  • Murakami – over 90 pieces of work by Takashi Murakiam at MOCA through February 11, 2008