Episode 33 : Betterer!

4.8.08 – Episode 33 : Betterer!

Show Notes – Get comfy while we look at Putrid Pal from Crazy Label, Bumrush from Dynomight, news, blind box, and talk about the next live Toy Break! Thanks for being the awesome person you are!

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Toy Break Stuff

  • Call Toy Break – call and ask us a question, leave a message, or tell us about your favorite toys on the Toy Break hotline at 818-Am-I-Good (818-264-4663)
  • DIY Mate Contest – win a DIY Mate from Das Mo! Just go to the contest section of forum and post a short poem about your favorite toy podcast Toy Break – deadline is April 10
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  • Toy Brief – don’t miss short, under 2 minute segments from yours truly 2-3 times per week on YouTube and now on iTunes, too!
  • Toy Break on Blip.tv – reminder to update your Flash player to fully enjoy watching Toy Break on Blip.tv!
  • Toy Break Live! – we will be streaming live from the Vinyl Toy Network Spring Show on May 4th most of the show (10 am to 4 pm PST)! Go get your blind boxes and join us in our first ever live blind box opening! So far we will be opening: Chumps, French Dunny Series, and Ninja Town Micro Plush.


  • Ice Blue Smash – by Joe Ledbetter & Toy2R – fifth colorway of Smash to be announced – ice blue version is a joint exclusive for Artoyz (in Europe) and Urban Collector (in US)
  • Speakerdog Softies – by Ben the Illustrator – super special one-off plush toys hand-crafted by Fi the Imaginator – £45
  • Doolie Boxes – by Anna Chambers – TooBaa Doolie is the first Doolie Box to be released and measures 9″ wide, 7″ tall, and 4″ thick – out soon for about $25 – you can also catch a short Doolie Box animation on YouTube
  • Marvel Civil War Minimates – by Diamond Select Toys – box set includes Civil War versions of Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Nitro – available at the Action Figure Xpress NYCC booth #1544
  • Horton Hears A Who – by Super Rad Toys – 10″ vinyl Horton the Elephant – available for pre-order from Sideshow now – $59.99
  • Chronos : Time Wasters of Infinity – by Suckadelic – newest addition to the Suckadelic Bootleg collection, limited to 40 pieces, glows under blacklight, $32


  • Putrid Pal – by Crazy Label – 5″ tall, 300 pieces per color, 4 colors available – $29.99
  • Bumrush – by Dynomight & ESC Toy – 7″, 250 pieces, $75 – NYCC exclusive “Violent Violet” version limited to 250 pieces for $75 at booth #960


  • Mergers & Acquisitions – a special collaboration show with new works and installation by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters at Thinkspace Gallery in Santa Monica, CA from April 11th to May 2nd
  • Some Stuff I Made – solo show featuring 10″ custom Mad*Ls by Mad himself at the myplasticheart LES store in New York City, NY on April 17th
  • New York Comic Con – at the Javits Center in New York City from April 18th to 20th
  • The Soopa Show – group show featuring over 30 custom Soopas (figure by Erick Scarecrow) at Concrete Jungle in Forest Hills, NY on April 19th
  • Jam & Custard – launch event for the new Droplet toy from JamFactory & Crazy Label at Go Go Plastic! in Bermingham, England on May 2nd
  • Spring Vinyl Toy Network – at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA on May 4th from 10 am to 4 pm – we will also be streaming Toy Break live most of the day at toybreak.com/live