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Characters as Production Toys: Part 3

January 5th, 2012

Hey, everyone! It’s time for another installment of Characters as Production Toys! Here is where I get to voice my opinion on some of my favorite characters that I’d love to see as production toys. And don’t forget to leave a comment with a character you’d love to see brought into the 3D world!

Phil Lumbang’s Bear Character – We have seen this bear as a Ninja Turtle, Pikachu and even a Transformer! Now let’s see him as a production toy!

Gemma Correll’s Pug –  You might have seen her illustrations on tote bags and tees, especially the one featuring the “Pugs not Drugs” slogan (which is so cute, it’s been ripped off numerous times!). This lil’ guy plays a big part of her illustrations and makes frequent appearances on her blog. Here he is playin’ some music with a cat friend. Maybe these two could be a toy release duo.

Veng’s Walrus – We’ve seen this walrus character pop up here and there from Veng. I’d love to see it interpreted into a bust with some mean angles.

Naoko Stoop’s Girl Character – This little girl always seems to be playing in the forest and charming even the fiercest of woodland creatures. I’d like to see a small, delicate looking production toy of this lovely character or maybe something a bit retro calling on the likes of Strawberry Shortcake…

Skinner’s Wizard Character – Skinner has already had some wickedly crazy toys, but I would love to see a wizard toy from him.

Hanging on my wall from NYCC 2011…

 

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New Release Rundown : Week of January 1st

January 4th, 2012

Aaaah! It’s 2012! How did 2011 slip by so quickly?! Well, I hope everyone had an amazing time celebrating on new year’s eve and I hope this year is filled with art and toys for everyone! Here are the latest releases at myplasticheart.

  • Fortune Cat Babies! – What better time than the start of a new year to get one of these? At only 2.5″ tall made from Japanese vinyl from Real x Head, these Fortune Cats are a perfect, quality toy to put up anywhere you want to give off some good luck for 2012. We have ones that glow in the dark, are glittery and even one that will add a little electricity to your future!
  • Kosplay figures by Ajee – These toy sets are stunningly beautiful. Both the black and white version and teal glow in the dark versions come with a girl dressed (or undressed, however you see it…) to look like a skull and a polar bear that she has disguised as a panda. These figures look great in profile too, since they feature some really great sharp angular lines in the design.
  • Ajee x Pixie Skullskin figures – Ajee has teamed up with Taiwanese toy boutique Pixie for three new versions. The three colorways are Purple, Black and Blue and each is limited to 60 pieces each. These figures come with a transparent helmet and flocked wings and boots. Again, like the Kosplay figures by Ajee, these Skullskins have great sharp angles in their design, making for an interesting piece for the eye.
  • Uglydoll Totes! – Last but not least, we have cute Uglydoll tote bags in stock for carrying all of your new holiday loot around! Available in pink, orange, blue, green, white and light pink!
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Favorite Toys of 2011

January 3rd, 2012

2011 went by so quickly! And there were a lot of great toy releases. Here are some of my favorites!

 

Brian Flynn’s candy kaiju, Foster has always been a favorite of mine and this colorway really struck my fancy! Taste that strawberry filling… yum!

Milton, a character by Oliver Hibert, and originally seen in 2008 at the “Designs of the Year Show” at the London Design Museum, was brought back to life for NYCC 2011 as an exclusive pre-release at the mph booth. I couldn’t love this guy more! He’s tall, standing at 9″ and this color combo makes him a standout in your collection.

Leroy C. is the charismatic character created by four-time Grammy nominated design team and siblings, Invisible Creature. This colorway was an exclusive customized by Brent Nolasco. There were only 9 available, so they are long gone, but you can still buy the pearl grey version of Leroy C.

What were your favorite toys from last year? Happy New Year!

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It’s Almost 2012!

December 31st, 2011

We wanted to say thank you to everyone who made this year a great one! We started 2011 off right, with Rare Breed featuring the work of Angry Woebots, kaNO and Scribe. By Summer we were excited to be a part of Matt Siren’s Ghost Girl custom show, Ghost in the Machine, featuring a plethora of talented artists like Abe Lincoln Jr., Darkcloud, DrilOne and many, many more. In October, we headed to NYCC with a ton of exclusives, like kaNO’s Dragon King G.O.D. version and Jordan Owen’s MyPlasticHearted Bad Bad. As the weather got a bit colder, we teamed up with David Healey for exclusive colorways of his Jin Baba and Mein figures. We had fun putting together our Holiday Gift Packs and are now happy to ring in 2012 with our After Christmas Sale! Thanks again for your support!

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Ji Ja Birds by Mr. Clement

December 29th, 2011

In case you haven’t seen the Ji Ja figures by Mr. Clement that dropped earlier this month, I wanted to draw your attention to them. The Ji Ja Birds come from Mr. Clement’s comic strip Ji Ja Cafe, which features the antics of these two bird characters who are only able to speak “Ji” and “Ja”.

I thought this was a fitting comic to show, since new year’s is approaching and some people might be thinking about fitness-related resolutions.

These birds exemplify the simplicity that makes Mr. Clement’s characters so wonderful. We have unfortunately already sold out of the yellow version, which is why I wanted to highlight these figures, so you’d have a chance to grab the white one before it sells out as well. Figure comes with articulated arms and neck and stands 4 inches. Figure also comes with a tiny envelope, which relates to their story – they are exploring the world between frames, carrying a mysterious message in the tiny envelope to someone who is waiting for it and like every journey there are stories to tell on the way.

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