Saturday, June 15, 2013

SDCC 2013 - Retro Outlaw (Booth # 929) Exclusive : Evel Fett

Retro Outlaw has revealed the San Diego Comic-con exclusive The Galactic Bounty Hunter Stuntman EVELFETT. This pop culture mash-up of Boba Fett and Evel Knievel stands 12? tall and has a removable cape and swagger stick. He is packaged in a retro-style package. If you’re one of the first 150 people to pick him up, you’ll also get a limited edition EVEL FETT screen print. You’ll be able to pick this up, and other cool stuff, at the Retro Outlaw booth at SDCC – booth 929.

* this article stolen from the Awesome Toy Blog !!

Vinyl NEWS - Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters : Mortimer the Mortician & Oliver the Bat Boy Vinyl Set

Click here to pre-order the incoming Mortimer the Mortician & Oliver the Bat Boy 6" vinyl toy sets by Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters. 3 colorways of each figure, and each is individually packaged. Manufactured by Artoyz, these items have already been produced and will be shipped into the US soon. We don't have a solid arrival date but I'd imagine it'd be between 1 and 2 months before they ship to customers. 200 pieces made in each colorway of each figure- pretty limited! And Mortimer in the "Aqua" set glows in the dark!

* this article stolen from the Tenacious Toys blog !!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Funko NEWS - POP! Heroes : **MORE** DC Comics Series Glams

Funko NEWS - POP! Heroes : DC Comics & Dark Knight Trilogy Series Glams

SDCC 2013 - Dark Horse Comics (Booth # 2615) EXCLUSIVE : HELLBOY QEE

Exclusive Product: Hellboy Qee Exclusive Design
Item Description: 5" Vinyl Hellboy Mini Qee Figure
Price: $20
Production Run: 350
Availability: Two per person / All days

In conjunction with the anticipated release of the all-new 5" vinyl figures based on Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Dark Horse is proud to present this special Comic Con variant edition! This version of Toy2R's interpretation of the popular character comes dressed in an officially licensed Comic-Con logo t-shirt, and stands 5.5" tall! This special Qee is only available at the Dark Horse booth, with a limited of two per person, at a price of $20.00. With only 350 produced, these are sure to go fast!

the Ugly Truth - Sanrio & Uglydoll Partner to Create Limited-Edition Hello Kitty Collection

Sanrio, Inc. the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon, Hello Kitty, has announced a partnership with Pretty Ugly, LLC, owner of Uglydoll, to create global, co-branded collaboration with Hello Kitty and Uglydoll characters. Uglydoll’s unique aesthetic, famous for defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive and unique, will be combined with the iconic style of Hello Kitty to create a selection of limited-edition collectibles.

The Hello Kitty Uglydoll collaboration will make its official debut at San Diego Comic-Con, held July 18th-21st. The collection will include a set of limited edition plush by Gund® featuring Hello Kitty dressed as Uglydoll’s popular characters – OX™, Trunko™, Ice-Bat™ and Wage™ – as well as a set of vinyl figures by Funko. Additional product exclusive to Comic-Con will include t-shirts by Mighty Fine, iPhone cases by Uncommon, and a collectible pin set by PinUSA. Specific items from the collection will also be shown at Licensing Show, held June 18th-20th in Las Vegas; and will be available later this Summer at select Sanrio boutique stores,, and specialty retailers. Retail starting at $20.

About Sanrio
Sanrio, best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing characters including Chococat, My Melody, and Keroppi, is a worldwide lifestyle brand founded on the ‘small gift, big smile’® philosophy — that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages.  For over 50 years, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique Sanrio products and experiences.  Today, more than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are available in over 70 countries and upwards of 12,000 U.S. locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 100 Sanrio boutiques.  For more information, please visit www.sanrio.comand

About UGLYDOLL & Pretty Ugly, LLC
David Horvath & Sun-Min Kim created the first UGLYDOLL hand-sewn plush toys in 2001. Since the inception of the first character, Wage™, who David drew on a love letter to Sun-Min, UGLYDOLL has grown into an entire universe of characters, stories, and products for all ages. The UGLYDOLL brand was launched in 2003 by Pretty Ugly, LLC New Jersey. The property is distinguished by David & Sun-Min’s unique aesthetic and voice defining ‘ugly’ as distinctive and unique. The award-winning UGLYDOLL characters appear in a variety of toys, books, apparel, and other licensed products that are available in thousands of stores, worldwide. For more information, please visit

About GUND®
GUND®, a division of Enesco, LLC, is known worldwide for its top quality, soft and huggable plush  designs and gift products. Award-winning GUND® products appeal to all ages, from infants up, and are perfect for both play and collecting. The 115-year old company is based in Edison, New Jersey, and distributes throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Europe, Japan, Australia and South America. GUND® products may be found in gift, specialty, toy, book, museum and department stores and many other retail outlets. Please visit

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Funko NEWS - Funko & N.E.N. : National Entertainment Network Introduce POP! Skill Crane

BROOMFIELD, CO -- National Entertainment Network reports that it has teamed up with toy manufacturer Funko (Lynwood, WA) to launch an skill crane that will deliver 100% Funko Pop! merchandise to players and collectors.
The amusement vending machines will feature Funko's pop-culture, character-based vinyl toys, which are miniature replicas of celebrities. They will start rolling out nationwide on June 20 in "front-end" retail locations. NEN plans to install them in more than 200 restaurant and "brick-and-mortar" national chain retail stops, set for a $1 vend price.
NEN marketing director Gregg Smith said, "We anticipate these games will be popular for crane players and Funko collectors alike, and will expand both companies' client base."
NEN is the United States' largest amusement vending company, running more than 150,000 pieces of coin-operated equipment. It distributes thousands of toys and other items through claw machines in the largest retailers and restaurants chains across the country. The Funko cranes are manufactured by Rainbow Crane, a unit of NEN.
Funko has found favor with its collectible "bobblehead-like" vinyl figures, and risen to prominence in a segment of the toy industry popular with children and adults alike through its interpretations of modern and "retro" characters.

* This article stolen from The Vending Machine Times
by Tim Sanford