Top 10 Designer Toys for Halloween
If the designer toy scene had a favorite holiday, it would definitely be Halloween. Tons of artists release limited edition figures based on pumpkins, skulls, candy, and ghosts. Hit the link for our countdown of our favorite Halloween-themed designer toys.
Here’s What Dead Zebra Is Bringing to SDCC ‘13
Andrew Bell will be brining all sorts of funzies to SDCC. There will be some new t-shirt designs as well as a very nice “clear envy” version of his Dealmaker sofubi.
Chinese New Year 2013 Android Mini Collectible
You know those dancing lions you see in Asian parades? Here’s one in Android form. There are some really nice details on this figure. Included with the toy is a head of lettuce (non-edible) and one of seven scrolls. (The completionists are going to have a field day getting all seven.) This will be a very limited release for us Western folk, so be logged in here with credit card in hand at 11AM Easatern this Thursday (1/24).
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Frankie Frost Android Coming 12/6
Here’s the newest holiday Android Mini Collectible. This one was designed by Scott Tolleson and will be available this thursday at 11 AM and PM for $10. I love how each of the three Xmas Androids have been totally different. And that hat is adorable.
OMG It’s Huge: Massive Worrible from Dead Zebra
Andrew Bell has just released Massive Worrible. It’s the same Worrible we know and love. But it’s got a two frickin’ foot diameter. I’d love to drive around town with one strapped into my passenger seat and pretend to get mad when people gave me dirty looks. Buy one or the twenty made for $160 at Dead Zebra.
Android S3 Reveal Part 2
Check out four more designs from the third series of Andrew Bell’s Android Mini Collectibles. I love see-through plastic, so the Nexus figure is making me even more excited for my box of S3s to hit my doorstep. The Barista Bot is a self-portrait of Andrew from when he worked in his sister’s café and was a robot. (I frickin’ knew it!) KaNO designed the Intergalactic figure, which of course pays tribute to one famous dancing robot from the ’90s. Finally, MAD designed the CRY-ON, which has some sexy silver accents.
Android S3 Reveal Part 1
The boat containing the shipment of Android Mini Collectibles Series 3 has hit the shores of California. But those boxes full of plastic robots still have to make their way to Dyzlastic’s distribution center, then stores, then your house.
In the meantime, snack on these photos of some new Android designs. We’ll post more as they come.
Android S3 Confirmed for End of Q3
Andrew Bell has just announced that the third series of Android Mini Collectibles will be shipping by the end of September. Originally slated for Q2, the delay is mostly due to a redesigned arm that lets you pose robo-appendage any which way. Very cool.
Ever wonder how the Android Mini Collectibles project got its start? Check out our interview featuring Andrew and yours truly.
A Look at Two New Androids
That blue Android up there is called Schemer. It was given away at SXSW to several lucky bastards. Two more randomly chosen bastards who subscribe to the Dead Zebra newsletter will win a Schemer tonight. I can just see it twisting its mustache in my general direction, as if to say, “You’ll never have me.”
The one on the bottom is KaNo’s contribution to the third series of the Android Mini Collectibles. It’s based off the giant robot from the Beastie Boys’ Intergalactic video. I hear this one will be of a 1/16 rarity.
A Little Bit on the Pre-Order Side: If you’re nervous after hearing there will be only one run of the third Android series, you might want to get your pre-order in. ToyQube are accepting pre-orders starting today. They’re charging $128 for the full set.
A Little Bit on the Android Series 03 Side: According to Vinyl Pulse, the third series of Android Mini Collectibles will be released sometime in Q2 2012. The set will feature the artists listed in the above graphic and will be a one-production-run series. That means buy ‘em fast.
A Little Bit on the Chinese New Year Android Side: Last year, Dead Zebra released the God of Wealth figure to celebrate the Chinese New Year. For the Year of the Dragon, we’re getting not one, not two, but three, yes three, little plastic gods. The three figure set consists of Fortune, Blessing, and Longevity. They’re be available this Wednesday at 11AM and 11PM for $29.
A Little Bit on the Jingly Side: Check out this Happy Holidays video from the Android team. The halls are decked with Android Mini Collectibles. And speaking of, have a righteous holiday of your choosing (if you do indeed choose one at all) from Albotas.