The iconic legend Bruce Lee gets a super detail action figure from Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts lineup. The nicely sculpted 6″ figure features various points of articulation, his signature weapons, different hands and head faces. Check out Paik4Life review on the Bruce Lee figure:
The new offerings from HK toy company Big Boys Toys with their super deformed big head Street Fighter series figure playsets. This is the Street Fighter The New Challenger Figure 02 – Ken and Street Fighter The New Challenger Figure 03 – Chun-Li.
Bruce Lee – the legend, the icon, would have celebrated his 75th birthday this year, so street brands Illest and BAIT join forces with the Bruce Lee Estate for this mini-capsule collection – the Illest x BAIT x Bruce Lee = 75th Collection.
Today is October 21, 2015 – Back to the Future II day! Check out this cool looking collectible prototype from HK toy-maker Kids Logic. This is the “DeLorean – Time Machine Magnetic Floating Edition” from the Back to the Future II movie. The 1/20 scale DeLorean features opening doors, removable wheels, special floating effects, and more than 10 light-up LED effects. Also it will come with 2 bases: a floating base and display base. The “DeLorean – Time Machine Magnetic Floating Edition” will retail around $210.00USD, but the bad thing is it won’t be released until 3rd quarter 2016. A one-year wait!
If you’re into collecting vinyl big head figures, here’s another set from Hot Toys from the Cosbaby line to watch for. This is the Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Series 2 Collectible Set. The set features Tony Stark Mark XLIII Armor Version, Ultron Mark I, Iron Man XLV, War Machine Mark II, Ultron Prime, Vision and Black Widow.
Not only is Shenzhen, China known for manufacturing and pirating, well, in small area of Shenzhen, Da Fen is where most of the world’s oil paintings are being produced. Replica’s of Van Goghs, Monets and Picassos are exported from Da Fen. BBC News takes at look the mass oil painting production and it’s impact within Shenzhen. Well, next time, I’m in Hong Kong, I’ll make a stop over to Da Fen.
Kids Logic is back with more cute-like bobble-head type figures, this time is the Kid Nations Plugy Series 005 Avengers: Age of Ultron. You can only buy this a 5-set package which features: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man MK43, Iron Legion and Hulk Buster. The figures mearsures 3.5-4″ tall, comes with a headphone strap and keychain strap and LED lights on certain figures.
Made In Paradise may sound like a street brand from Hawaii or something, but it’s not! This lifestyle/swimwear brand is straight outta Hong Kong. Made In Paradise was founded in 2013 by childhood friends Maruice Maghnagi and Vishal Sani in HK. They look to make a splash with their “Junk in the Trunk” S/S 2015 collection.
Lifestyle/swimwear brand Made In Paradise is all about fun in the sun and a party attitude with their S/S 2015 theme “Junk in the Trunk.” If you’re that type a person looking for something new and fresh, then you may want to check out this new streetwear label Made In Paradise from Hong Kong.
Designers and artists interested in how to use contemporary Chinese characters in design, art and logo pieces, may want to check out this reference book from publisher Viction:ary, Hanzi.Kanji.Hanja: Graphic & Logo Design with Contemporary Chinese Characters.
If you’re a Sony PlayStation fan, a miniature model collector or blind box buyer, then you might want to grab this Takara PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary. Takara which has already done an NES and SEGA collection, so you know these will be popular.
iGNANT’s video series Work In Progress always highlights wonderful creators of art and this latest episode takes into the studio with artist/illustrator Andrew Wan. We get a look inside Andrea’s thought process when drawing her pieces of work.
Everybody seems to be making these big-head miniature body action figures or vinyl, ‘cuz it’s trending. Well, HK toy company HeroCross known for it’s big-head figures, now has this Boba Fett action figure for it’s Hybrid Metal Figuration line-up.
HK toy maker Kids Logic is on a roll with their big-head cute Hasbro-approved Transformers G1-style line-up of light-up LED action figures. Here’s the latest from Kids Logic, the Mecha Nations MN03 Transformers Megatron 6″ figure.
It may just look like a cute Panda project and a nod to urban art, but it’s also to raise awareness about Pandas. French artist Paulo Grangeon partners with WWF, PMQ and allrightsreserved plan to launch 1,600 Pandas in papier-mâché form onto the streets of Hong Kong.
The Kids Logic Optimus Prime figure is a hot seller and especially in Hong Kong. The diecast big-head action figure is selling upwards north of $90.00USD and when you buy the action figure, you also get a smaller version – the KidsNations Optimus Prime.
When you think of Hong Kong what comes to mind? The high-rise skyline and Victoria Harbour, HK gangster films, Dim Sum, Mong Kok shopping district, etc. Well how about the iconic Hong Kong taxi? This Hong Kong taxi gets the full Tomica diecast car treatment.
What makes a great “Brick and Mortar” store? Of course the brand, cool products, location and customer service, but also style and creating a cool atmosphere like Apple stores. Hong Kong toy company Hot Toys known for making incredible realistic 1/6 scale action figures also has a retail store, the Hot Toys Secret Base. One part collectible museum and part retail shop.