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2.12.07 - Episode 4 : Stuff



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Show Notes - Hail and well met! This will be the only Toy Break for February because we're off to Toy Fair and New York Comic Con! So we packed Episode 4 full with a recap of Plush Week 2 at Gallery 1988, artist interview with Queenie from Pocketfullofposiez.com, Gimp Bunny, CI Boys, tokidoki's Moofia, Danger Mouse, and a famous Matt rant as well as more toy news and fun! We have also been working to improve our sound, so enjoy and thanks for taking a Toy Break with us!


News
  • Hasbro Contest Winner - We have a winner for the Hasbro contest and want to thank everyone who participated!
  • playtimes-magazine.com - We flip through Playtimes vol. 2 issue 8 which features a cover by and interview with Dalek.
  • cluttermagazine.com - We also take a look at Clutter issue 9, the Wheaty Wheat issue.
  • Full Vinyl - An awesome new book filled with great toy photos and interesting articles and essays concerning designer vinyl and the surrounding culture.
  • Previews - As of the February issue, Previews is featuring a designer toy section worth checking out.
  • Customtoylab.com - A new website showcasing custom toys - great for fans and artists alike!
  • Boba Fett - by Medicom - 12" Boba Fett figure was available for pre-order from Sideshow and sold out - watch ebay for this one!
  • Optimash Prime - by Hasbro - a new variant of the classic Mr. Potato Head figure coming out soon
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas - McFarlane aquires license for classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas figures
  • Peacemakers CI Boys - by Red Style - new line of Wolrd War I inspired CI Boys available on redmagicstyle.com for $125 per case or $150 per case with a tank
  • 3D Movie Posters - by McFarlane - series 2 includes Rocky, Robocop, Rocky Horror Picture Show and is coming out early 2007
  • Marvel Milestones Spider-man & Mary Jane Statue - sculpted by Rudy Garcia - limited to 2000 pieces - SRP $125 - check for it in the March issue of Previews
  • Marvel Legends Wave 2 - by Hasbro - Second wave of Marvel Legends including Yellow Jacket, She-Hulk, Thor, Ultimate Wolverine, Quicksilver, X3 Juggernaut, Jean Grey, and Xorn - $
  • octane3.com - Octane3.com features lots of great toys and currently has some interesting custom plush available
Reviews
  • Plush Week 2 - we recap the opening night of Plush Week 2 at Gallery 1988
  • Moofia - by tokidoki - blind boxed milk cartons - $6.99 at 3dretro.com and tenacioustoys.com
  • Danger Mouse - by Concept 2 Creation - 6 statues including: Dangermouse Car, Colonel K, Boom, Greenback & Nero, Stiletto, Frog's Head Flyer - from 14.99 to 33.99 pounds ~ $20 - $45
  • Metal Masters CI Boys - by Red Magic - $7.95 at rotofugi.com
  • Gimp Bunny - by Pocti Toy Design - custom plush by Serena Kuhl
  • Spoka - rechargable night lights in 3 different ghosty shapes - $12.99 at Ikea
  • Tiny Plastics Series 1 - from Kingdom Of Loathing - set of 4 resin figures from the game including: sabre tooth lime, bugbear, baby gravy fairy, and gnauga - $25/set at store.asymmetric.net
Feature - Interview with Queenie
  • Queenie - Matt interviews Queenie from Pocketfullofposiez.com
  • New Contest - We announce a new contest which involves posting your opinion in the Toy Break forum. One winner will be chosen at random around March 5th.
  Feature Site - Pocketfullofposiez.com
Events
  • My Pal, Sookie La La - Solo show by Hello, Brute (aka Jon Knox Griffin) at Rotofugi in Chicago, IL from Feb. 2-24
  • For the Love of Munny - Opening reception Saturday February 3rd at 7 pm at the Bear & Bird Gallery inside Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, Florida.
  • Toy Fair - Feb. 11-14 at the Javits Center in New York City
  • New York Comic Con - Feb. 23-25 at the Javits Center in New York City
  • Higher Court - Featuring art by Huck Gee, Doktor A, Sket One, Mimic, and PlaysKewl on the 2nd floor of the Tobacco Factory in Bristol, England from Mar. 4 - April 4
  • Munny Shot - Collection of customized Munnies will be judged and raffled for charity concurrently with Higher Court at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol, England
  • By Popular Demand -Also featuring works by Huck Gee, Doktor A, Sket One, Mimic, and Playskewl, this show opens March 5-31
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