Kinnikuman was the Japanese origin of M.U.S.C.L.E. Things, those mini-wrestler figures that kids in the US loved back in the 80's. While M.U.S.C.L.E. was limited to just an assortment of small PVC figures in the US, Kinnikuman was a fully-realized property in Japan, with a comic and cartoon series accompanying a huge merchandising blitz. It was a pretty big fad over there, and it's still strong enough today that entire stores can be devoted solely to Kinnikuman collectibles.
When there's no more room in hell, the Dud will walk the Earth! Walking Dud is one of the latest collaborations between True Cast Studio, Jason Frailey, and TGB Customs. Zombies have been done to death these days (so to speak), so it can be difficult to bring something interesting to the table. But Walking Dud does just that.
Behold... the Cheestroyer! This vinyl kaiju by Bad Teeth & Double Haunt is currently on Kickstarter hoping to get enough pledges for production. I'm digging on this figure for a number of reasons. For one, as regular readers probably well know, I love vinyl monster figures. But also for some inexplicable reason I love food-themed toys, and hamburgers in particular. Maybe it's some kind of latent memory of McDonaldLand commercials, but regardless, all that makes Cheestroyer my kind of guy and it would be awesome if this gets funded. Click through for the press release!
Bandai's Deluxe Godzilla had been available for some time before I finally got the gumption to buy it. Sometimes I keep putting off buying a toy thinking I'll get it “next time", until the stock dries up and there is no next time. I hadn't seen this Godzilla for a while so it seemed like it was another one of those missed opportunities. But I came across one at this year’s Baltimore Comic Con and I quickly snatched it up. Just my luck: I saw it in Toys R Us a month later. Whups. Oh well, at least I ended that endless cycle of procrastination. And I’m glad I did, this guy’s pretty cool. Let’s check him out!
Kabuto Mushi is sort of the signature character for TGB Customs. Marty (the main man of TGB Customs) has made a number of beetle-themed figures over the years, including a Glyos-compatible dude for which I've done some illustrations. But now Matt Doughty of Glyos fame has gotten in the mix, and he designed a brand-new Kabuto Mushi MK II for Marty to sculpt and prototype into a Glyos-compatible production figure. And here he is! Let's take a look at the latest Kabuto from TGB Customs, as well as his mini-figure buddy, Mini-Mushi! And when you're finished be sure to check out the trading card art I did for this release over at my deviantArt page!
I really dig the Eaglemoss Batmobiles. They're great little models with wonderful detailing, and they look fantastic on my bookshelf at work. They're not perfect... some of them have minor paint problems, they're attached to their bases and don't have working wheels, and the magazines they come with leave much to be desired. But they're cool enough that when Eaglemoss announced last Spring it would be making models of Star Trek ships, I immediately signed up.