Classic video games from the 1980s gets the vinyl figure treatment by Funko. This new Mystery Mini series theme is all about Retro Video Games like Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger, Q*bert and Mega Man. The blind box packaging are made like old school video game arcade cabinets. The series features 12 figures: Centipede, Coily (Q*bert), Dig Dug/Taizo, Frogger, Fygar (Dig Dug), Mega Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Pac-Man, Pookah (Dig Dug), Q*bert, Shadow/Blinky and Speedy/Pinky.
Call me an old fart, but I love my compact discs and vinyl records! I miss going to the various Tower Records in SF and exploring the import section at the Virgin Megastore on Market Street. Specialty retailer Mondo known for their movie tribute posters and vinyl OSTs will sell vinyl LP soundtracks from the popular Marvel Netflix shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. The Mondo releases feature awesome artwork and packaging.
Funko’s popular line of Pop! figures gets some Cowboy Bebop action. One of my all-time favorite animes is Cowboy Bebop. The Pop! Animation line will feature Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed. These figures will drop this December 2016.
Kidrobot is back with another Street Fighter vinyl toy series. This Street Fighter V series features some new characters and new artistic design. Vinyl Pulp host Eddie does an unboxing and review of these new 3″ art toys.
Kidrobot collabs again with artist Scott Tolleson on a new Dunny series – The Odd Ones. This Dunny collection drops tomorrow, October 8, 2016. The 3″ Dunny series takes a Halloween themed inspiration. There are 14 character designs including the chase figures in this collection.
Dead Zebra Inc’s popular Android vinyl is back with series 6. The Android Mini Series 06 features 16 designs including 3 rare chase figures. Designs feature artwork from Google, artists like Andrew Bell, Andrea Kang, Colus, Dwaine Morris, Igor Ventura, Jessica Wang, Nathan Jurevicius and Otto Bjornik.
Vinyl Pulp goes to the Baby Fatts Gallery at Woot Bear! The custom resin toy art dragon Baby Fatts created by Big C Art aka Colin Hoffman gets the star treatment by many artists in this custom toy art show. We interview Big C Art and recap the event.
The latest episode of our Vinyl Pulp is out! Episode 14 takes at quick look at Andy Warhol Dunny Series that was just released. The 3″ Dunnies get an artsy design twist from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Fans of the Kidrobot TMNT vinyl toys get a Series 2 release. The 3″ vinyl figures features 14 characters to collect including the chase figures. Look to spend $10 bucks for a blind box and a case for around $200 bucks.
Fans of the Cartoon Network shows can now grab their very own 3″ vinyl figure in this Titan Merchandise Cartoon Network TITANS Collection. The 12 figures in the main set include: Samurai Jack, Dexter, Mordecai, Uncle Grandpa, Gumball, Johnny Bravo, Steven Universe, Rigby, Grim, Eduardo, Finn and Deedee.
Singapore based toy company Mighty Jaxx introduces a new vinyl figure toy line featuring DC Comics characters. The neat looking 4″ vinyl figures feature the split human and skeleton body created by artists Jason Freeny (Dissection), Ben Qwek (Illustration) and Adam Tan (Sculpt). The first 3 figures out of the gates are from the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie: Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
Turn your ordinary plain iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaner into one Star Wars most iconic droids R2D2. Bel & Bel Studio created a R2D2 vinyl decal to be applied onto the iRobot Roomba Vacuum. No word on pricing and availability just yet.
Just dropping into stores for 2016, is the Funko Mystery Minis: Batman Arkham Games series of 3″ vinyl figures. The set includes various Batman vinyl figures – Arkham Asylum Batman, Arkham City Batman, Arkham Knight Batman, Joker, Red Hood, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Scarecrow, Robin, Nightwing, and Arkham Knight.
Funko known for it’s “pop” vinyl figures teams up with street brand BAIT for two Bruce Lee exclusive figures. The first is the BAIT Exclusive x Funko POP Movie Battle Damaged – Bruce Lee (tan/black) and the second is the BAIT Exclusive x Funko x Onitsuka Tiger POP Movie Yellow Jumpsuit – Bruce Lee (yellow / black).
Buy it @ BAIT x Funko – Battle Damaged Bruce Lee.
For more, go to: BAIT x Bruce Lee.
When the Kidrobot x South Park 3″ vinyl series came out years back, I was hooked and bought a bunch a blind boxes. Now, a new Kidrobot and South Park collab, but it’s all about fatty Cartman. This is the Kidrobot x South Park: Many Faces of Cartman.
Our latest Vinyl Pulp episode 9 takes a look at “The 13” Dunny Series by artist Brandt Peters. Vinyl Pulp host “The Eddie” buys a case and has an ultimate box break himself, finding the 2 rare chase figures.
Kidrobot’s annual Dunny series release is finally here! “The 13″ Dunny Series by artist Brandt Peters is dropping now. The theme is Halloween and all the 3” Dunnies comes with lots of cool accessories. The blind boxes will go for around $12.00USD each and a case will be about $240.00USD
On brezzy Saturday night, August 28, 2015 in the Richmond District SF, Woot Bear Gallery held the “Vive La Lolligag!” event. Both an art show featuring a collection of contemporary artist reinterpreting the Lolligag vinyl doll and a final release edition of the Lolligag doll, the grape colorway Lolligag figure.
Our Vinyl Pulp team was there to recap the event and interviews with the creators and artists on hand.
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Another cool episode of Vinyl Pulp is out and this time we are at Kidrobot for the release of Junko Mizuno’s Violet Soda Lady 8″ figure. The Violet Soda Lady was released in 2012 for a 3″ Dunny series. Now, Kidrobot and artist Junko Mizuno go big with an 8″ Dunny Violet Soda Lady figure with some new accessories.