The ever-elusive Fuei Shokai teams up with DKE Toys for their second year in a row at SDCC, coming with exclusive, fully painted DX variants of both Slenderman and Kuchisake Onna! Cast in a pink Japanese soft vinyl, the super-creepy pair have been given a number of contrasting sprays, finished with black and white hand painted detailing. Limited to just 10 of each this time around, Slenderman DX and Kuchisake Onna DX will be available from the DKE booth for $75 a piece.
Revealed way back in the summer of last year, the resurrected 1979 ALIEN action figure line from Super7 will finally be making it’s debut at SDCC next month! Under authorisation from 20th Century Fox, the guys are now in the final stages of producing the full series of 5 never before released toys as part of the new ReAction Figure Series (Retro-Action). Authentically stylised exactly as items from the “golden age” of action figures, each 3.75″ sculpt comes with approximately five points of articulation, accessories, and period-authentic blister card packaging. Super7 will be offering up a number of different exclusives for the con, so without further adieu, we bring you a round up of what will be on offer…
ALIEN Reaction Figure “Early Bird Package”// SDCC with be the first chance anyone will get at pre-ordering the full set, with lucky early adoptees garnering a heap load of extras in the process including an ALIEN figures display stage (including original artwork created in the style of 1970s packages), Space Club Membership Card, ALIEN photos, and a sheet of ALIEN stickers! The set will obviously also include the 5 figures, each coming blister-packed with the following accessories-
- THE ALIEN (“BIG CHAP”) – with removable transparent dome, extendable jaws and glow-in-the-dark head!
- RIPLEY – with Flame Thrower
- ASH – with Motion Detector
- DALLAS – with Flame Thrower
- KANE in NOSTROMO SPACESUIT – with removable helmet and transparent visor
Priced at $100 shipped within the US, $125 worldwide, purchasers can expect the figures to ship between October 1st-December 31st 2013.
ALIEN Reaction Figure 2 Pack “Discovered Sales Samples”// Super7 tracked down a retired toy sales representative who had a storage unit filled with old catalogs and toys from the 1970s, including a most amazing find: cases of “ALIEN SALES SAMPLES” designated for 1979’s Toy Fair! Each package contains two figures – the ALIEN (Big Chap) and KANE (in Nostromo Space Suit) – in unpainted “test shot” blue plastic. These samples were intended for distribution to wholesale buyers looking for the “next big space movie” product in the 3 ¾” scale. Ultimately, the line was cancelled –as shown by the large red stamp on the box and enclosed letter to the sales staff – and these samples never were taken to the trade show… FULL DISCLAIMER: This never happened! In keeping with the mystery that surrounds the figures, Super7 have gone all-out with the production of a faux sales sample package! Featuring ‘prototype’ blue casts of both the Big Chap and Kane, the 2 pack has been packaged in an authentic ‘cancelled’ box with sales staff letter. Priced at $40 each, the set will be available at the Super7 booth next month…
ALIEN Reaction Figure bases and catalogs// Joining the 2 packages above, Super7 will also be offering up a number of free goodies as well! As well as an authentic ‘vintage’ style catalog featuring brand new info and shots of the 5 figures, the guys will also be handing out ALIEN 3.75″ figure bases to all that sign up to the S7 newsletter! We’ll be keeping an eye out for more info on the general release soon, but in the meantime, we suggest heading over to the Super7 Flickr feed here for a closer look at the awesome line…
Making her debut at this year’s SDCC (find out more here), Lady Vengeance is back once again for her very first general release! Designed and sculpted by the highly talented Jay222 and produced in Japan by Max Toy Co, the 4″ tall sofubi is due to come in an unpainted blue vinyl. Set for release this Friday (August 3rd), the bagged and headed Lady Vengeance will be available in extremely limited numbers through the Max Toy store here… If the recent Yuudoku release is anything to go by, we suggest to keep checking the store on Friday if you want any chance of securing one. Stay tuned for news of the fully painted edition soon…
Following an excellent turnout of custom sofubis and painted runs at SDCC last week (a few of which are still available on the Dragatomi store here), Jon Malmstedt over at Rampage Toys is putting the finishing touches to his latest batch of toys for this Sunday’s Wonder Festival Summer 2012. Joining an orange painted run of Cyclops Dinos and Manotaurs, Jon has teamed up with Grumble Toys for his very first run of both Wormrah and Lilth customs… Tackled with the usual Rampage flare, Wormrah comes cast in a light blue vinyl with metallic purple and silver sprays, whilst Lilth has been given the familiar rainbow sprays last seen in Jon’s SDCC UU release. As always, any leftovers will be offered up to Rampage Toys’s newsletter subscribers next week… head over to the Rampage blog to get signed up now if you haven’t already!
Following a sell-out debut at 3D Retro‘s SDCC booth last week, 2bitHACK is proud to announce the release of the Banksy Bootleg “Open Edition”. Identical to the original exclusive in all but packaging, the open run is due to come unsigned/numbered, with slogan “Have a nice day” replacing Officer 619… “Inspired” by Banksy’s Smiley Copper, the ingenious resin piece has been booted from a vintage action figure, coming hand cast and painted by 2bitHACK himself. Priced at just $40 plus shipping, be sure to head over to the 2bitHACK store now to secure yours…
“Shub Zeroth exists outside of time: he is neither old nor young. The infinity of his infiniteness is quite finite, as he is becoming something more (and at the same time less) than whatever he was when he started out as whatever he is. Whatever he was. His menace belies his nature…in that he is entirely unnatural.
He is a celebration of the un-.”
Long time collector Justin Jewett aka Hateball has teamed up with artist Brian Ewing for the release of his debut kaiju, Shub Zeroth. Designed by the duo, sculpted by Siccaluna Koubo and produced by Luke and Ricki (Grody Shogun and Velocitron), the Lovecraft inspired multi-eyed, devil goat-cross-cthulhu received it’s first public debut at SDCC this weekend in resin prototype form (pics below courtesy of SpankyStokes). No news on an exact release date for this awesome piece, but Justin and Brian have set up a site here where you can sign-up for regular updates…
[info courtesy of Toybot Studios]
Joining the resurrection of the original Alien action figures (find out more here), Super7 are proud to announce they will be working on yet another cult 80’s IP… with the reveal of the Transformers Super Shoguns! OPTIMUS PRIME, plus a whole host of other Autobots and Decipticons, are due to be realized as jumbo-scaled, 24” tall retro-bots, complete with rocket punch (!)- making these guys among some of the largest TRANSFORMER collectibles ever produced… As part of a planned multi-year licensing agreement with Hasbro, Super7 will also produce a slew of other TRANSFORMERS merchandise in a variety of categories, including designer Japanese vinyl figures, retro-themed glassware, designer T-shirts, and limited edition art prints… Stay tuned for more news on this highly promising project soon.
[SDCC shot courtesy of Vinyl Pulse]