Episode 8 : Trains & Toilets

6.18.07 – Episode 8 : Trains & Toilets

Show Notes – We’ve got Shiitakes Series 1 by Erick Scarecrow, Monster Theater by dKiller Panda, videos from the Kid Robot L.A. Sket One signing, Vinyl Elements, the Vader Project, and much more! Sound note: Did the battery in our mic die? Yes. Did we have a crappy back up audio source? Yes. Is that why the sound is crumby? Yes. Are you working on some way to fix that? Yes! Thank you for your continued support and for taking a Toy Break with us!


  • Gloomy Bear Contest Winner – We have a winner and would like to thank everyone who entered the contest, so…thank you!
  • Signed Marsh Mellow Contest – Your chance to win a limited edition white Marsh Mellow from Wheaty Wheat and 3DRetro – it’s even signed by the designer Christopher Lee!! Just send us a picture of you and a marshmellow or post your picture in the forum! Most creative wins!
  • Clutter – Issue #10 features cover art by Jeff Soto, info on new toys, interviews with artists such as Playskewl and companies such as us!
  • UNKL SDCC Releases/Exclusives – UNKL is set to release new items each day of Comic-Con including the new Wilco series, Urban Recovery and Search & Rescue SUG & Ulligus, and the new HazMaPo Carbon series.
  • “Sherpa” Mellow – release is June 30th at 8 pm at Pink Ghost in Ft. Lauderdale, FL – limited to 180 pieces for $89.99 + free prints!
  • FANtastic Exclusives – by the Four Horsemen – nine limited edition action figures dubbed the Anitherian Nine available for pre-order now at various exclusive retailers for about $30 each
  • 4 Foot Kaws – by Medicom – available exclusively through the OriginalFake store in Tokyo in June for about 1950 pounds (about $3842)
  • “The Hunt” – put on by Diamond Select Toys – register now to participate in the scavanger hunt to be held during San Diego Comic-Con
  • Vimobot Contest – by Mimico – round one of the custom Vimobot contest ends June 30th, so get your customs in soon!
  • Jack Sparrow – by Tonner Doll – new high end Jack Sparrow 17″ doll for $179.99


  • Shiitakes – by Erick Scarecrow – Series 1 includes 5 designs with two secret colorways
  • Plaseebo – by Bob Conge – $85
  • Monkey Assasin – by Wunderland War – set of four for $40, single monkeys $10
  • Monster Theater – by dKiller Panda & SD Toys – distributed by Dark Horse – available at many locations including Hot Topic and BigBadToyStore.com for $17.99
  • Totem Doppelganger – by Anton Ginzburg & Kid Robot – 3 pieces – $19.95
  • Videos from the Kid Robot L.A. Sket One signing, Vinyl Elements Show, and the Vader Project at Star Wars Celebration IV


  • Cereal Killers – group artists show inspired by breakfast cereal from June 9 to June 20 at Monkeyhouse Toys in Silver Lake, CA
  • Buff Fest – release and signing of Buffmonster’s toys by Mindstyle at Munky King in Los Angeles, CA on July 22nd from 12 pm to 3 pm and the party continues at Barracuda just down the street from 4-7 pm with a limited edition secret toy/poster prints/apparel and more
  • San Diego Comic-Con – July 26-29 – it’s almost here!