With ToyCon UK ’15 open it’s doors tomorrow morning (4/25), we thought it was about time to give you guys a little recap on the various Oozeball sofubi our editor-in-chief Tru:Tek will have up for grabs at the event! Guesting at the Toy Shack booth between 11.30am – 1pm, here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect from the Disarticulator…
Rampage Toys one-off customs// The Disarticulators have joined forces with Rampage Toys‘ Jon Malmstedt for a trifecta of one-off customs! Produced in a non-squishy flesh-toned soft vinyl this time around – sadly sans squeaker – the Tru:Tek-designed, Zectron-sculpted balls have been treated to layers of unique sprays, rubs and brushwork. Rather aptly titled (from left to right) “Red Planet”, “Funfetti Ooze” and “Golden Sludge”, the trio will set you back just £65 a piece.
ToyCon UK exclusive “Predatooze”// Produced in a squishy clear matt soft vinyl this time around, the vintage-style “squeaky toy” has been filled to the brim with custom tie-dyed pom poms to resemble the infamous thermal imaging effect from cult 80’s flick, Predator. Limited to an edition of just 8 – including a “Deep Heat” chase – alongside just 2 variants in a “Stealth” colorway (without pom poms), the “Predatooze” Oozeballs come packed with a deluxe double sided header for £35 and £32.50 respectively.
Non-squishy “GID” and “Flesh”// Joining both Predatooze and the Rampage one-offs, Tru:Tek will also be bringing along a super-limited batch of Oozeballs in both GID and flesh-toned non-squishy vinyl. Capped at just 2 of each and never to be repeated in this format (i.e. unpainted!), these come packed with custom header cards for just £30 each.
Any leftovers will be making their way to the Man-E-Toys store on Sunday, April 26th at 9pm London time!
With ToyCon UK in just a few days time, The Tarantulas have begun to reveal the handful of exclusives they’ll have up for grabs at the event… starting with this beautiful “Gold Glitter” Nibbler sofubi! Whilst information remains scarce at present, it would appear that the highly sought after RealxHead collaboration has been produced in an unpainted gold lamé soft similar to the recent “Glitter Bomb” Unchiman and Finger5 sets (check them out here). Likely to retail at around £30-£35 each, expect to find these at the Toy Shack booth at some point on Saturday, April 25th. Look out for more reveals from The Tarantulas later in the week!
With the UK’s premier art toy event ToyCon touching down in just a couple of weeks time, our editor-in-chief Tru:Tek has decided to start teasing the handful of exclusives he’ll have up for grabs at the event… starting with the jaw-dropping “Predatooze” Oozeball from The Disarticulators! Produced in a squishy clear matt soft vinyl this time around, the Tru:Tek-designed, Zectron-sculpted “sqeaky toy” has been filled to the brim with custom tie-dyed pom poms to resemble the infamous thermal imaging effect from cult 80’s flick, Predator. Due to be touching down alongside a whole host of goodies during Tru:Tek’s guest spot at the Toy Shack booth on Saturday, April 25th (time TBC), be sure to stay tuned for more reveals plus full-release details over the next few days…
We’ll FINALLY be returning to our regular news posts tomorrow (thanks for your patience over the last few days guys!), but first we bring you a mini report on the hottest new toy joint in the UK… Walthamstow’s Toy Shack! Brainchild of Triclops Studio‘s Luc and Rob Clops, the incredible space recently opened it’s doors at the Wood Street Indoor Market in North London, catering to both children and adults alike with one of the most impressive collections of 80s/90s/00s classics and obscurities we’ve ever had the luck to stumble across.
Featuring the likes of iconic gross-out lines Toxic Crusaders, Food Fighters and Madballs, rare knock-offs including the Sungold Monsters and Pocket Beasts, sought after minis such as Wrestlers In My Pocket, Mini Boglins and Body Wars, plus a number of the guys’ own products from their illustrious time in the industry, the mesmerising shop offers a fascinating insight into the Triclops aesthetic, and more importantly, shows the poor, toy starved kids of today how good things used to be!
Open most weekdays from 10am right through to 5.30pm, anyone in the area with even the remotest interest in the golden age of toys is going to need to take a trip over at some point- and those that aren’t? Well you better start planning that pilgrimage now!!! Keep track of the Toy Shack Facebook page here for opening days, and be sure to stay tuned for news of a new online store soon…
[A selection of the figures we were lucky enough to score during our visit]
Main photos- TomOldham