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5.12.09 - Episode 76 : Straight From The Forum



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Show Notes - This week we have Office Cronies by nottaToy, Squadt Nozzle by Jamungo, another Mighty Mugg, special guest host Kyle Thye, and more! Peel your banana and join us for a Toy Break!


Toy Break Stuff
  • Curster Custom Contest Extended! - Win an incredible custom plush from Curster by taking a picture of you putting on your best Yeti face and post it in the contest section of our forum - need some inspiration? visit curster.com and check out their other plush customs - deadline is now May 13th
  • Star Wars Galaxy Cards Contest - Win a complete set of Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 Trading Cards by heading over to our fourm on ToyBreak.com and posting your least favorite Star Wars character and why they are your least favorite! - deadline is May 13th
  • Toy Break MP3 - use the "mp3" link above to download just the audio from this episode
  • The Neil Winn Project - design #3 has prevailed! Check it out as Neil starts sculpting and stay tuned as we chronicle the progress from design to finished resin piece!

News
  • Halo Odd Pods - by McFarlane - 4" figures, due out this July - series 1 includes Master Chief, Brute Chieftain, Sparten EVA 9red0, Spartan EOD (steel) - pre-order for $10 each
  • The Morsels - by Gary Ham & Julie B of Pretty in Plastic - handcast, handpainted resin figures limited to 5 pieces of each version including Peppermint, Neopolitan, and Chocomint - price and release date coming soon
  • The Cthulhu Juice Crew Figure 1 : Ducksauce - by Dynomight NYC & Suckadelic - limited run 3 3/4" figure will be manufactured by The Sucklord and painted by J-ROO - available soon for $35
  • Lunartik In A Cup Of Tea - by Lunartik - 6.5" vinyl figure comes with cup & saucer, shiny spoon, and two sugar cubes - five colors include Ice T, White, Rosie Lee, DIY Milky, and Green Tea - available for pre-order now for 35 at ForbiddenPlanet.com - also win a whole set by entering the Design-a-Lovely Cup of Tea contest! To enter, download the blank DIY template at Lunartik.com, design your own cup of tea creation, and email it to Design@Lunartik.com by September 2009
  • Calling All Cars Papertoys - by Jack Hankins aka Horrorwood - first wave includes 5 designs from 5 artists including Matt Hawkings, Jerom, [mck], Jonny Chiba, and Dolly Oblong
  • Twilight Zone Collectibles Coming Soon - for the 50th anniversary of the Twilight Zone, Bif Bang Pow! has announced a series of collectibles starting with bobble heads of the Mystic Seer from the "Nick of Time" episode and the invader from "The Invaders" episode - pre-order now for $13 each
  • MegaGwin in the NY Times - New York Times article about architect Greg Lynn in the Spring 2009 Style magazine includes pictures of his house with several designer toys including a custom MegaGwin by Blinky!
Reviews
  • Office Cronies - by nottaToy - 10" plush characters of office stereotypes include Empty Suit, Mean Admin, Megaphone Mouth, Fridge Raider, Bottleneck, Captain Obvious - $20 each
  • Teebo Mighty Mugg - by Hasbro - this is a Target exclusive Mighty Mugg - $11
  • Squadt Nozzle - by Jamungo - 6" vinyl figure includes 2 sets of arms, weapon, and removalbe helmet - limited to 100 pieces, $65 - sold out
Events
  • Custom Mini Skully Show - group show with over 120 custom pieces at Chuckwa in Fullerton, CA from May 16th to June 5th
  • BotCon - Transformers convention featuring special guests, panels, a film fest, contests, and a sales room at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA from May 28th to May 31st
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