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The DR76 Ouroboros Gunmetal Black 5oz Canbot! Dragon76 x Czee13!!

The DR76 Ouroboros Gunmetal Black 5oz Canbot! Dragon76 x Czee13!!

The DR76 Ouroboros
Gunmetal Black 5oz Canbot!
Dragon76 x Czee13!!

Japanese graffiti artist Dragon76 takes on Czee13's Canbot form with his iconic style, merging science fiction street art with ancient samurai style!

The BRAND NEW DR76 Canbot, with its trooper-inspired respirator, heavy metal samurai helmet, the ouroboros imagery on the feet representing infinity and the cycle of life and death, are the perfect new edition to the CANZ family!

5oz Size (5.5" tall)

Complete with trademark rattle, and twisting cap top!

Available on Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 12 pm (EST) at www.martiantoys.com and priced at $100.

Edition of 200 pieces.

*Available and ready to ship!*

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We Bought Almost Every Price Point Of Tenacious Toys Mystery Boxes. What Did We Get?

We Bought Almost Every Price Point Of Tenacious Toys Mystery Boxes. What Did We Get?

Check out this amazing video by Pop Vids HQ ! ! ! They purchased a few of our Lucky Bags!! What do you think they got?


Click the link HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxrKvv7gopk

Also follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/popvidshq/


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Toy Art UK asked some of the best artists on the designer toy scene if we could handle online print sales and fulfilment for them at https://toyartprints.com - and they said yes.

We currently have prints available from Pete Fowler, Nathan Jurevicius, MIIMIC, Blu Loui and Garin St.John available to ship worldwide. More artists are creating unique work right now for Toy Art Prints which will be online very soon. We get to see the best designer toy artists creating on a daily basis, but it’s not always toys.

Many of these influential artists create stunning 2D work that needs to be seen in people's homes and collections as physical prints. In the time of NFT becoming a dominant force in the creative market, we still feel that the need for a physical product is very real and sought out by collectors. When artists have multiple prints for sale they are given their own section on the website: https://toyartprints.co.uk/nathan-jurevicius-prints/ https://toyartprints.co.uk/petefowler/ All prints are created by one of the most respected digital print houses in the UK.

The stock they are printed on is hand picked to suit the individual imagery created by the artists. For now all prints are A3 and are shipped rolled in tubes, we will offer different sizes in the future.

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The Kid In Cat Costume Dropping This Past Sunday ! ! !

The Kid In Cat Costume Dropping This Past Sunday ! ! !

We are excited to be teaming up with ChrisRWK & Strange Cat Toys to launch a new collaborative project! The Kid in Cat Costume is a 5" vinyl figure depicting one of Chris' earliest characters. This classic design has shown up in his original work over the past 20 years and is a known favorite amongst fans. The OG Gray edition is limited to 100 pieces world wide and will be available for $75 each while supplies last. The release takes place on January 16th at 12pm EST and will only be available from Strange Cat Toys! Good luck snatching one of these for your collection!

We talked to Chris about the design and this is what he had to say!

"Before the robot there was “the kid in a cat costume”. Back in the 90’s I would draw a lot of animal characters and kids in animal costumes. The one I drew and painted the most was “the kid in a cat costume”. Well that’s what everyone called him. He never had a name. Just the obvious description. Over the years he would pop in and out of my work. In most recent years I would revisit the idea more and more. 

 It’s incredible to see him in 3D form. It’s truly humbling to have my first vinyl toy out. Especially with 2 of the best toy companies out there, Strangecat toys and UVD toys."

See more in the video interview with Chris produced by Silver Tuna Studios below!


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Spumoni Toys Co and the journey to Star Braver Project ! ! !

Spumoni Toys Co and the journey to Star Braver Project ! ! !

Link to my store:
Name of Release:
Star Braver Soft Vinyl Toy
Kickstarter Release Date: 
Here’s the link to the project.
Price of release:
Kickstarter rewards range from $15-$1300. At retail, blanks will   be $185 and painted runs $285
Edition size:
Kickstarter run will vary. 50-100
Social Media links:
IG/Twitter/tiktok: @spumonitoysco
Facebook: Spumoni Toys Co.
Toy Backstory:

It all starts when actor Ryan Kwok, star of the Chogokin Warrior t.v. Show, is recruited to become the real deal, when Lord Kazra escapes his eternal prison and begins enacting his vengeance on all the Chogokin Warriors, past, present, future, and across universes. Armed with his army of loyal giant sized monsters, Lord Kazra wreaks havoc across cities and worlds. Unwilling to back down, Chogokin Warrior summons his Star Braver, a giant mecha of advanced alien technology,  to fight back and strike down these Kaiju.

Spumoni Toys Co and Star Braver Back Story:

After losing a family member back in mid 2019, I was shown that life is too short to be wasted in an unhappy job and wondering the what if. I quit my day job of retail management and went on a soul searching journey to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I started to make enamel pins of things i was a fandom of, but I wasn’t feeling too passionate about it, Sotheby’s search continued. Always knowing it was going to be a creative path, I never could dial in the direction though. 

A friend later that year invited me out to Designer Con 2019, hoping something there would inspire me. That is when I learned what Sofubi  was for the first time. I remember most certainly as a child i definitely had some sofubi, but never knew there was a culture of it. Now i know. And as an adult have found this profound appreciation for it. I walked around the show and saw so many awesome indie toy makers and their awesome designs. I finally found what I wanted to do.

Coming back from DCon 2019, I jumped into brainstorming what type of character I wanted to create. My deep rooted love for Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Gridman, all of the tokusatsu genre, sparked Chogokin Warrior, my very own henshin hero. Early 2020, I finish the design, and came across Kent from DoomCo Designs to do the 3d modeling as I do not have that skill, and of course he knocks it out of the park. I then send it off to the factory to be produced, but we all know what happens next. Covid hits and Chogokin Warrior gets delayed.

As the world shut down and now I’m a sitting duck for most of 2020. I decided to keep designing characters and just do a line up of toys for later down the road. With all this time though, i actually used it wisely and taught my self how to 3d model. So now I’m 3d modeling my designs and getting them ready for the future. 

Early 2021, factories begin to open back up. I finally receive my Chogokin Warrior sofubi. They turned out awesome. I was excited! Given there were no conventions happening and I am such a new artist to the scene, sales weren’t strong, but that’s ok. It was expected. I kept on trucking along. I decide to put into production my next design, with was a shark Kaiju called Sharakong. 

Most of 2021, was still kind of a lull as shows still had not yet returned, but then Designer Con 2021 gets announced, and I line up my release of Sharkakong with it. It was very surreal being there tabling, since i had told myself back in 2019, i would return with my own toy, and i sure did. Still being a relatively unknown, Sharkakong does do a little better than Sharkakong did. Slowly word starts to get out a little about my work. At the time leading up to the show, I had come up with a mecha design, which would be the giant robot, Chogokin Warrior would pilot to fight Kaiju. Thus Star Braver was born. I figured I would 3d print a prototype for display at Designer Con. Though Sharakong was doing better than Chogokin warrior, The Star Braver prototype was getting a lot of attention. Kept getting asked when that was going to be release. There was no immediate plan as i had my next Chogokin Warrior v2 sofubi scheduled for production.

Last show of the year for me was Emerald City Comic Con. Both my sofubi figures are doing even better. Surely more people are discovering me. I once again, have the Star Braver prototype on display at the table, and again it gets a lot of attention. Everyone asking when its releasing. Okay fine, I’m convinced. Time to fast track this project. Which brings us to the kickstarter. Having nearly exhausted all my personal funds for the first 3 soft vinyl figures of mine, I was definitely going to need the help of everyone out there on this one. We are finally nearing the launch and I’m hoping the word gets out. There are tons of rewards, ranging from $15 to $1300. Pins and stickers, to posters, early bird pricing on the blanks and paint versions of Star Braver as well as retailer wholesale packages and 1 of 1 artist custom painted ones, with Mark Nagata, Neil Ewing, SERP93666, Chris Hillseth (Ragna Squad), and Brandon Leech (Motley Miscreations) participating.

A new 3 inch Chogokin Warrior sofubi will be included in all the tiers with Star Braver, or as a standalone reward.
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Grum Reapur and Many Men Toys by Brad Rumble ! ! !

Grum Reapur and Many Men Toys by Brad Rumble ! ! !

Brad Rumble starts the new year with a gorious and glorious drop, with the release of his latest variations of both the Grum Reapur and Many Men Toys. Both sculpts deal with the notions of surviving depression and the journey out of that darkness. Starting from £35 and shipping worldwide, dropping on his website www.grumreapur.com on Friday 7th January at 8PM (GMT)

Link to store: https://www.grumreapur.com/new-products/

Name of release: Candy X Mandy

Release date: Friday 7th January 2022 8pm GMT

Price of release: £35-77

Edition of size: Rotten Candy - 10
Mandy Man - 5

Socials: https://www.instagram.com/grumreapur/




Back story and Concept

The concept of the Grum Reapur came from battling depression and gloomy thoughts that accompany that sort of darkness, the artist, Brad Rumble, wanted to create a symbol of hope for those facing the same battle he had been through himself. By combining the traditional skull face of the Grim Reaper with the imagery of a plague doctor mask the Grum Reapur mask was born. Since starting the project the Grum Reapur Club on facebook has amassed a large family around the idea of sharing compassion, empathy, and support for those facing the same struggles as Brad once did. The members of the Grum family refer to one another as Grums as they each espouse the message behind the toy and tell their individual stories to help inspire others on their own journey.

The toy is made of polyurethane resin and painted with a mix of alcohol inks, neon paint, airbrush and acrylic. Brad uses the toys he creates as a means of artistic therapy, helping pour his emotions and struggles out of himself and into something which represents transformation from who he was, to who he is, in a symbolic gesture of overcoming the self-imposed desire to meet death before his time.

On his journey he discovered the wonders contained within philosophy, anthropology, psychology, spirituality and sociology and further represents these ideas within his Many Men sculpt, designed to address the emotional turmoil that is hidden behind the stone exterior that many men try to present. This was because his own inability to understand and process his emotions took him originally into that dark place that lead to his meetings with death. 

This latest drop and its bloody pink appearance represents the impact that taking entheogens caused on him, a blast of serotonin so strong it lead him to have severe panic attacks that resulted in a stay in hospital, culminating in the sobriety that hadn’t been realised before. They mark the transition from one state of being to the next, a personal transformation if you will.

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Peter Murphy toy releasing on December 19th, 2021 for “Deep” Anniversary ! ! !

Peter Murphy toy releasing on December 19th, 2021 for “Deep” Anniversary ! ! !



Peter Murphy toy releasing on December 19th, 2021 for “Deep” Anniversary
The limited-edition Peter Murphy collectible figure will be released for sale on December 19,
2021 at 2:00 pm PT and made available at the Plasticgod website: www.plasticgod.com

Designed by Plasticgod for Plasticgod® FIGUR3D® toy collection, the figure has two styles, one
with cascading black bangs and an additional pearlescent variant color way commemorating the
anniversary of Murphy’s solo album Deep, also released on December 19th.
The officially licensed, limited-edition 6” figures, include only 1,000 of the pearlescent, bleached
blond hair design selling for $55 and inspired by the Cuts You Up music video, one of Murphy’s
most successful tracks from the album. The other limited-edition, 999 figures are with the black
hair design, selling for $60.


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