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Dec 27, 2016

Tim Burton x Michael Lau Kickstarter Introduces Two New Vinyl Figures

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This is a rockstar collaborative project.

Michael Lau (widely regarded as the godfather of designer toys) reinterprets 2 Tim Burton characters as vinyl art toys.

The two new figures include a 12” action figure and a 6” vinyl figure. While the former is based on Tim Burton’s iconic Balloon Boy and reinterpreted with Michael Lau’s unique design elements, the latter is a remake of Maxx and his pet BB, Lau’s signature Gardener character duo, into classic Burton style. Production is limited to 500 each and 400 of each can be ordered from KickStarter.

CLICK HERE TO BACK THE KICKSTARTER 

Looks like the set of 2 figures (one 6" and one 12") will set you back $477.


Watch the video below:




Dec 21, 2016

IN STOCK: Concrete Jungle Stanley resin figure by Steven Cartoccio

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Our buddy Steven has released the next figure in his Concrete Jungle series: Stanley! The follow up from the smash hit Frankpool figure he debuted at our NYCC booth, Stanley will not be the last figure in this series! Not by a long shot. Grab your Stanley today. Huge figure at 11.5" tall!

Dec 18, 2016

UVD Weekly Wrap-Up Ep 24: Hoth Has Frozen Over

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The latest episode of UVD's Weekly Wrap-Up has just hit the web! In this episode Travis and Ben talk about the Luna Retailer edition, Andra Kang's Boo Bear, Jason Freeny's new Dunny, XXRay Loony Toons, BearChamp pins, SpokeArt Movies, WootBear's Food/Toy drive and Bots show, and so much more! To subscribe to their channel make sure to head over HERE.

Dec 17, 2016

TEASED: Steve Purcell's Max Pop Enamel Artpin

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From The Artpin Collection comes this teaser for an upcoming release of a new enamel pin - The Max Pop, designed by Steve Purcell.


The pin, featuring Rabbit Rascal Max from the successful and Iconic Sam&Max series of games, comics and animation, on a popsicle stick will be release in a limited edition of 250.  Joining the previous releases in the collection, curated by Avri Rosen-Zvi, it will probably go for $12 a pop.  This looks like a very promising design for all you pin collectors, and we are really anticipating its release.

Dec 15, 2016

XXRAY Anatomical Black & White Ducky by Jason Freeny & Mighty Jaxx In Stock Now

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https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/jason-freeny-ugly-ducky-black-white-funny-anatomy-4-inch-figure
This gorgeous black and white art toy is one of the XXRAY anatomical figures designed by Jason Freeny and produced by 4D Master and distributed by MightyJaxx. 4 inches tall, clamshell packaging, no assebly required! Only $20 so it makes a stupid awesome Christmas gift... Grab the Black & White Ducky Funny Anatomy figure today!

XXRAY Tossakan Anatomy 4-inch Figure by MightyJaxx and Jason Freeny In Stock Now

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https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/xxray-tossakan-by-mightyjaxx
XXRAY Tossakan is a crossover project by JPX, Mighty Jaxx and Jason Freeny, created for release during the Thailand Toy Expo 2016. 500 pcs of the Red Tossakan sold out at the show.

This is the worldwide green variant for collectors outside of Thailand. Don't miss this unique piece! 4 inches tall, Freeny Anatomical cutaway style. Only $24.99. Grab your Tossakan here!

Tossakan is the demon king of Longka and has “ten necks, heads and arms”.  In the Indian version of the Ramayana he is called Ravanna. This is the Thai version of the Indian Ramayana, an allegory of the triumph of good versus evil.  Our hero, Rama is a paragon of virtue – the ideal king.  The villain is the demon king Tosakan.  This epic tale is thought to established after the Thais occupied Angkor in the 15th century.  It has been an inspiration for painting and classical drama.


Mighty Jaxx X Jason Freeny XXRAY Wave 2 Figures In Stock Now

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https://www.tenacioustoys.com/search?q=xxray
 The wait is over! The awesome DC Comics XXRAY Wave 2 figures (Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern & The Flash) are in stock NOW and ready to ship! US customers can still receive these items in time for Christmas, just choose USPS Priority Mail shipping, or another 2-day service.

ALL preorders are being packed right now as I type this and tracking info will be emailed to preorder customers as soon as the packages start moving.

Only $19.99 each, 4 inches tall, super limited quantities (we have maybe 10 left of each piece to sell), and this will be your only chance to grab these particular XXRAY figures from us - MANY more coming in upcoming months!

Click here to shop all of our XXRAY items!




Dec 13, 2016

Kidrobot Madballs 6-Inch Vinyl Figures Arriving Soon

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This is a super throwback!!!! Remember these growing up? Kidrobot's version of the iconic Madballs toys are being released in many different iterations this month. We are getting the 6" tall vinyl figures (there are other items that KR is selling right now). Choose Bot Head or Horn Head, $49.99 each. Or choose both - US customers buying BOTH Madballs get FREE SHIPPING! Incoming!


Dec 12, 2016

TOY OF THE DAY: Space Ghost Funko POP Figure Signed by George Lowe

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  • Funko POP Space Ghost figure
  • 4" tall
  • box signed by George Lowe, voice of Space Ghost in "Space Ghost Coast to Coast"
  • George signed 36 for us for NYCC and then we found 6 more Space Ghost POPs in warehouse after NYCC, so we sent them to him to sign.
  • Total now 42 signed, with 36 sold at NYCC and 6 more available here.
  • in stock now in limited supply
  • (1) per customer please

BrickWarriors: A Silent Era Star minifig homage

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BrickWarriors "Silent Film Star" #16/60 looks to be primarily a mix of an homage mainly to the amazing Charlie Chaplin, with just a dash of CW Fields added in.
I didn't hesitate to get this wonderfully designed minifig of the "Silent Movie Star", as I am a fan of both Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin's work. BrickWarriors' inclusion of a collector card with the limited number edition on it is an appreciated little bonus.

Now, I'm not sure if it was meant to be a complete homage to Chaplin, and if it was, they nailed it on the torso details. I will say that although the yellow skin option was not that big of a deal, to have seen this figure in a greyscale rendition would have been cool.

LEGO does produce a Bowler hat, and it's readily available online through various other sellers, so it's not hard to get one. Had there been a bowler made for this figure that also featured a bit of Chaplin's curly locks of hair sculpted to it (as his bowler was a bit smaller fitting on his head), this would have brought this figure to another level.

Most canes are just a usage of the standard hand grip sized LEGO bar elements (used to connect wheels, gears, etc.), and I was actually surprised that only one other 3rd party Lego accessory maker made an element that could be cut down some in length to make a proper looking walking cane.
Two items that would make it a more complete Lego rendition would be the addition of the LEGO Bowler hat, and modifying the "Shepard's Crook" part from another company's offering to fashion a cane for the minifig. I stood him next to my Chaplin Smurf minifig (by Schleich) just for the hell of it.
By no means do any of the points above take away from BrickWarriors' minifig offering. It's a great addition to any collection. But as a fan of Chaplin, this figure could have been a killer unique homage to the great silent film comedian. And if you want to put a little searching and work into it, you can opt to upgrade his accessories to make it all come together in a more Chaplin accurate way.
Stats Rating/Information
Items Silent Film Star Minifigure
Made by BrickWarriors
Rarity Limited Edition of 60
Classification In Production
Condition New
Procured www.brickwarriors.com
Worth $18
Investment $18
Build Time n/a
Trivia & Fun Facts Chaplin appeared on the July 6, 1925 issue of Time magazine, a U.S.-based news magazine. He was the first actor ever to appear on the magazine known for its influential cover photos.

Mario, the Artisan Rogue
www.theartisanrogue.com

Dec 8, 2016

Urban Vinyl Daily x The Bots Green Luna Enamel Pin Now Available

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Urban Vinyl Daily and The Bots are excited to release the Green edition of their Luna 1.25" soft enamel pin! This edition is made to match the Kickstarter exclusive green colorway of the newly release Luna vinyl figure. You can currently grab one of these from their store HERE for $10 each.  If you backed this color on Kickstarter or just dig the colorway then don't pass this one up! 

Just to see if you're paying attention... FREE YUMMY WORLD BLIND BOX!

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Boy I love Yummy World! They are super cute, aren't they? Look how happy Bacon and Pizza are together. The world is full of beauty, if only you can stop and take a moment to appreciate it...

To help you appreciate a Yummy World full of beauty, I am running a very simple giveaway:

The first 10 people to leave a comment on this blog post - you can write anything - will get a FREE Yummy World Blind Box figure shipped to them! Contest open to everyone worldwide. That means you need to visit www.tenacious.ninja and find this post and leave a comment under it. Comments on other social platforms don't count.

In order for me to send the items to you, your second step will be to email Benny (me) at tenacioustoys@gmail.com - I need your full name and full mailing address in order to send the figure to you. Please tell me what you wrote in your comment, or your username, so I can match them up.

You can write anything in your comment, even "Benny sucks" or "Tenacious Toys is a rip off!" although I think my ego would be less bruised if you wrote "Thanks for the fun contest Benny!"

You can even include a LINK back to your own site in the comment! That's called a "backlink." If you run your own website, you may know that backlinks are valuable and help you boost up your SEO! If you didn't know that, you're welcome. Start leaving comments with links back to your own site on this blog or ANYWHERE ELSE that's relevant!

The more you knowwwww....

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Dec 5, 2016

Fly high with a Lego Ninja into the sky

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(Top) Front and back of the oversized package. (Bottom) Everything that came inside, and some rather new and unique colored parts, made specifically for this flyer model.
Ninjas. What comes to mind when you think of the mysterious stealthy warriors of the far East? Death in the darkness? Sharp edged sword fights? Flying plastic minifigures? Whaaaa?

Yes, since 2011, Lego has produced 112 sets for Ninjago that have ranged from incredible temples and a variety of insanely designed Asiatic inspired dragons, to weird offshoots like a line of zip pull activated "Airjitsu Wrayth Flyers", of which one I am reviewing today.

The Ninjago line has proved to be successful enough that it is one of the more popular add ons for Lego Dimensions, and has a full length feature film debuting in 2017, hot on the heels of the wildly popular television show.
Just 43 pieces in this build.
Now let me start off by saying that under most circumstances, I don't like what I call the "gimmick set" releases, and this one really falls into that for me. The build action is definitely secondary to getting the play value out of it. That's to be expected, as it really is aimed at the younger collector of Ninjago's line.

With just the aforementioned 43 pieces in this set, the time building it was pretty slim, clocking in at just around 7 minutes. It's not a difficult build, and did have some odd assembly and brick placements, like the two hidden 1x1 bricks in the lower right hand corner images above. And of those pieces included, 14 of them were minifig parts and weapons, and two spare bricks.
The actual reason I picked up this particular one was of course the minifigure, which had these wicked transparent legs with great details overlaid on them.
But looking past those shortcomings, it's a solid set, and I did manage to try out the flyer functionality and it works quite well (at flying out of control and scaring the %$#@ out of all of my cats in the process eliciting ninja like panic reactions from the fur foot clan..).

The best part of this set is the minifigure, as his design and weapons that are included are actually pretty bad ass.

For kids, this set is pretty cool and does have a real honest to god playability factor above the standard creative realms for normal Lego sets. For the older collector,... $10, which is what the sets average, is a bit high to pay for a single minifig, if that's what you're going for. But the set does include some great bricks and other parts in it that you'd be hard pressed to find outside of these flyer sets.


Stats Rating/Information
Items Lego Airjitsu Wrayth Flyer Set 70744
Made by Lego
Rarity Common
Classification In Production
Condition New
Procured Retail Recovery Sales outlet
Worth $10
Investment $6
Build Time 7 minutes.
Trivia & Fun Facts In 2012, the LEGO Ninjago Fire Temple was awarded "Activity Toy of the Year" title at the 12th Annual Toy of the Year Awards, which is held at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.

Mario, the Artisan Rogue
www.theartisanrogue.com

Dec 3, 2016

BIG PAW by MikeFudge

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We are proud to announce the first small production run of figures from Colorado artist Mike Fudge. This 6” hand painted solid resin figure comes in this Brick Red color edition which will be limited to 40 pieces.  Word on the street is an even smaller limited run color version will be available through the Artist himself relatively soon.



Available now at the We Are Not Toys website.


Dec 2, 2016

DREAM WEAVER by Brent Nolasco

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From the thoughts of Pennsylvania artist Brent Nolasco, comes the Dream Weaver. This 5 3/4” solid resin art figure has the power to narrate your unconscious. He comes in this Peppermint color edition and will be limited to only 30 pieces.



Available now at the We Are Not Toys website.


Dec 1, 2016

CHARLIE The Angry Pink Elephant

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The first small production run from Los Angeles street artist Angel Once. Angel is always putting in work spreading his realm of elephants, some of which are pink, one of which is Charlie.



Charlie stands 4 1/4” tall, is hand painted roto-casted resin, stands on his hind legs and has a snail companion. Charlie, so far, only comes in this OG pink color edition. This is a limited run of 50 pieces only. $80.00




Available now at their website.

Nov 30, 2016

SNEAK PEEK: Violence Toy Twin Vulgaris Mortem Show Exclusive

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Here's a little teaser for you of Violence Toy's show exclusive for the Vulgaris Mortem: Sofubi Art Toy Exhibition happening this Saturday (Dec. 3rd) at Guzu Gallery (Austin, TX).

We simply adore this version of the (single) twin from The Shining. Only 5 pieces of this badass exclusive colorway will be sold during the show, so make sure to arrive early and grab one!


Sales at the gallery will begin as soon as the doors open (3pm), unsold pieces will be available on the store's website for a limited time.  Those of you who are in Austin will not only be able to pick up the works right after the show, but also to have a close look at Strange Beasts IV —  the 4th in Guzu’s highly successful series of kaiju & Japanese pop culture themed group art shows, opening Friday (Dec. 2nd) night. Make sure to check it out!

Saturday, December 3rd, 3pm-6pm, 
Live musical set from The Del-Vipers
Admission is free, all ages are welcome.
For more updates and sneak previews @vulgarismortem on Instagram