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3.18.07 - Episode 5 : Slice!



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Show Notes - This may be the first episode not one of us has been sick! Let's all take a moment and enjoy that. Join us as we discuss new magazine issues, Vimobots, Frank Cho's Monkey Boy, Gentle Giant's Rancor, and visit the Four Horsemen at their studio. Thanks to the Horsemen for taking the time to show us around and thank you to YOU for taking a Toy Break with us!


News
  • Posiez Contest Winner - We have a winner for the Posiez Lyllionia contest and want to thank everyone who participated!
  • playtimes-magazine.com - We flip through Playtimes issue 21 with their new high quality paper and interviews with Frank Kozik and Doktor A.
  • hifructose.com - We also take a look at Hi Fructose vol. 4 with tons of great art and information.
  • craftzine.com - Another great magazine we flip though is Craft issue 2 from the same people that bring you Make.
  • Plush-0-Rama - A terrific plush book by Linda Kopp with instruction and patterns for dozens of cute little critters.
  • Grabbit - by Touma and Play Imaginative - pearl white, 300 pieces - comes with limited edition Touma print and numbered certificate - coming in April/May
  • Mimobots Artist Series '07 - so far includes Gloomy Bear by Mori Chack, One Love by Hanazuki, and Ripple by Sket-One
  • "Tooned Up" Buffy Figures - by Electic Tiki & Sideshow - only preliminary sketches are available right now
  • Dragons Series 6 - by McFarlane - 5 new designs due out in July
  • Simpsons Movie Figures - by McFarlane - Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie hit the big screen and McFarlane captures them in their 6" Movie Mayhem line and 3 boxed sets
  • New Uglydolls for 2007 - by Uglydolls - Uglyworm, Toodee, and Big Toe are available now which Deer Ugly, Gato Deluxe, and Abima releasing later in the year
  • OxOp Series 3 Qees - by Toy2R - 12 designs + 2 mystery figures including work by artists like Joe Ledbetter, Attaboy, Jeff Shoto, Haze XXL and more - available around April
  • Oh No Doom! - Oh No Doom! is working on more Chompin' plush including more FluffyBadBad, FluffyYukYuk, and FluffyBooBoo
  • Jasper Stank - by Dan&Dan - 4" tall - 4 styles: Pig Jasper (100 pieces), Hen Jasper (100 pieces), Uranium GID Jasper (200 pieces), and Classic Jasper (600 pieces)
  • New 8" Dunny - by Mist & Kidrobot - available in April
  • Mini Goons - by Touma - available now at frozenempiretoys.com for $6.95, myplasticheart.com for $7.99, and rotofugi.com for $7.95
  • El Panda Dual GID - by Jerry Frissen, Gobi, Monster 5 & Strange Kiss - 8" tall, limited to 250 pieces, due in stock May 1st - pre-order for $79.95
  • Mr. Tofu Robot - by Kazuko Shinoka - 4" tall hard vinyl - available now for $20
  • Commissions by Blu - artist Elizabeth Berdann (Blu) is now offering commissioned portraits
Reviews
  • Vimobots - vinyl style mimobot shapes available in 8 blind boxed styles or blank for $9.95
  • Monkey Boy - by Frank Cho & MINDstyle - NYCC exclusive - 200 pieces
  • Ash & Pikachu - by Medicom - 10" figure with 26 points of articulation - $79.95
  • Liberty - by Erick Scarecrow & Kaching Brands - 12" high figure - sold out at NYCC
  • Sir Didymus Plush - by PToy Vault - 6" plush Sir Didymus from Labryrinth - $24.99
  • Ribeye & Cheeze Dunnys - by Kidrobot - $10
  • Marvel 3 Age - from Play Set Products - series 2 includes Wolverine, Ghost Rider, DareDevil, IronMan, and Thing
  • Rancor - by Gentle Giant - 17" tall, 2000 pieces - $295
Feature - Visit to the Four Horsemen Studio
  • Four Horsemen - We visit the Four Horsemen at their New Jersey studio
  • New Contest - We announce a new contest which involves posting in the Contest section of our forum.
Events
  • 40th Anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean - group art show opening March 18th celebrating the pirates anniversary at the Disneyland Gallery in New Orleans Square featuring work from artists such as Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura
  • Tonner @ FAO Schwarz - March 19th 4 pm to 6 pm at FAO Schwarz New York - Robert Tonner will be signing the new limited edition Emma and Mimzy dolls from New Line Cinema's new film "The Last Mimzy"
  • Attack of the Zliks - April 20th to May 20th at MyPlasticHeart in New York - customized 19" Zliks - also brought to you by Wheaty Wheat
  • Heart Throb - New work by Junko Mizuno, Miss Van, and Aiko Nakagawa at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles from Martch 10 to April 7
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