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8.11.08 - Episode 43 : We Survived SDCC



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Show Notes - We're back in the studio with Lobo from Mattel, Sandstorm Kissaki by Erick Scarecrow, TMNT sets by NECA, Geeky Ninja and Macho Micro Plush by Shawnimals, and so much more! Thank you for watching and thank you again to everyone who stopped by at SDCC!

* Who's seeing Tropic Thunder this week? At least 2/3 of Toy Break will be!


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News
  • Limited Edition Batfink - by Concept 2 Creation - commemorating 40+ years of Batfink, these individually numbered figurines will release later this year (expected in November) - they are 6 inches high and limited to 1000 pieces - pre-order now for 39.99 pounds (approx. $80 US)
  • Foldskool Heroes - by Marshall Alexander - series 2 of these paper toys is now available for download
  • AM:40/40 Online Magazine - by Clutter Magazine - this 110 page downloadable publication features 40 Action Men designed by 40 of the best artists and designers from around the world - download it now for only 1 pound (about $2)

Reviews
  • Mr. Bacon vs. Monsieur Tofu - by Accoutrements - Mr. Bacon is 5-5/8" tall and Monsieur Tofu is 3-3/8" tall - both vinyl figures have bendable arms and legs - $10 (thank you to SpankyStokes.com!)
  • Sandstorm Kissaki - by Erick Scarecrow of Esc-Toy - second Kissaki colorway is available online now - limited to 300 pieces - comes with a limited edition signed print while supplies last for $69.99
  • Lobo - by Mattel - SDCC exclusive - part of the DC Universe Classics collection - 8" tall with chain, pistol, space bazooka, 3-D glasses, and his Dawg - $25
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - by NECA - series 1 and 1.5 (black and white) both have all four turtles - $45 - $50
  • Ninjatown Macho Micro Plush - by Shawnimals, Squibbles Ink & Rotofugi - two blind bagged versions for $7 each
  • Geeky Ninja - by Shawnimals & Devil's Due Pop! - 8" tall exclusive plush Ninja - $35
Events
  • An Explanation of Sheetghosts - featuring the creations of Mark Bodnar & Trevor Zammit at Rivet Gallery in Columbus, OH from August 2nd to August 31st
  • Ham Sandwich Show - featuring art, prints, and products by Scott Tolleson (Tricycle Terror / Doc Von Block) and the Ham Bros - aka Gary Ham (CarrotShakeJake) and Greg Ham at Red Hot Robot in Phoenix AZ from August 9th to September 12th
  • Eight by Eight - group show curated by Janice & Nathan Lumm featuring 8" x 8" canvases done by artists like Bil Betsovic, Leecifer, Dear Earthling, Lou Pimental, and many more at Pink Ghost in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida opening August 16 - there will also be free pie from the Purple Pie Company!
  • Lily: The Littlest Cannibal - this toy launch and solo exhibition with TADO marks the release of TADO's Cannibal Funfair minifigure series and 7-inch vinyl collectible, produced by Kidrobot - at Magic Pony Gallery in Toronto, Canada on August 28th
  • Bumrush The Custom Show - collection of custom Bumrushs from artists such as Erick Scarecrow, Suckadelic, Motorbot, and many more beginning in late August in Arizona - more details to come
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