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NECA has posted a press release announcing that they have acquired Kidrobot, an urban vinyl toy company. See the press release below.

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URBAN VINYL ICON KIDROBOT JOINS NECA FAMILY OF COMPANIES

Will Again Be Run as an Artist-Driven Company Under the Creative Direction of Frank Kozik

Hillside, NJ – November 19, 2014 – In an announcement sure to bring cheers and tears of joy to die-hard fans and artists around the world, KR Purchase, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of National Entertainment Collectibles Association) and Kidrobot today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KR Purchase will acquire Kidrobot. The globally recognized creator of designer vinyl toys joins the growing NECA family of specialty entertainment companies, and will proceed as an artist-run company under the creative direction of Frank Kozik, renowned graphic artist and creator of the Labbit urban vinyl toy line.

“It’s rare to have the opportunity to join forces with an artist-centric company like this,” said Joel Weinshanker, COO of NECA. “We are doubly thrilled to be able to allow it to grow organically and flourish on its own, which is what we’re certain it will do with the involvement of Frank Kozik as Creative Director.”

“When Joel and NECA approached us about joining forces, about his intention to support us and allow Kidrobot to move forward with autonomy, I knew we had found the right partner,” said Bob Africa, President of Kidrobot. “The timing of Frank agreeing to join us could not have been better and we are incredibly excited about Kidrobot’s future.”

Kidrobot will remain headquartered in their Boulder offices, while they are supported by NECA’s (located in Hillside, NJ) vast network of suppliers, creatives and internal team members.

About NECA
National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. is a media and entertainment company operating in the United States and internationally, with three segments: Consumer Products, Filmed Entertainment and Online Retail/Digital Distribution. NECA is the leading designer, marketer, and worldwide distributor of licensed entertainment consumer goods based on some of the world’s most established and beloved properties, providing products across all consumer categories and distribution channels. Together, NECA’s divisions provide a comprehensive, end-to-end solution to elevate each property, maximizing exposure and reach, while protecting the vision of the creator. As a result of NECA’s singular passion and reverence for the intellectual property backing its products, some of this generation’s most recognized content creators enjoy working with NECA, allowing us to help bring their vision to their audience. For additional information, visit www.necaonline.com.

About Kidrobot
Founded in 2002, Kidrobot is acknowledged worldwide as the premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, signature apparel and lifestyle accessories. An innovative cross between sculpture and conceptual art, Kidrobot offers not only a powerful medium for today’s international fashion designers, illustrators and graffiti artists, but also the creative canvas for emerging street trends and pop art. For additional information, visit Kidrobot.com.

NYCC 2014 Tenacious Toys 017

Here’s the last batch of items from our New York Comic-Con 2014 Urban and Vinyl coverage. At the Tenacious Toys booth, they were offering an awesome looking Sam Raimi Retro Style 3.75″ Figure. Included in this round are:

  • Monster Island
  • Tenacious Toys
  • Tokidoki

NYCC 2014 Glyos 004

Here we have more coverage of the Urban and Vinyl scene at New York Comic-Con 2014. Included in this selection is a Glyos booth, which gives us a look at an awesome Robo Force styled Maxx, but as a smaller Glyos figure. Included booths are:

  • 123 Idian
  • Glyos
  • Imagination Asylum
  • Kaiju Monster
  • Manly Art
  • Zukie

NJCC Exclusive Night Mordles

NJCC is proud to announce our next Exclusive for the August 17th Action Figure Toy Show! In collaboration with TOYFINITY TOYSThe NIGHT MORDLE designed by Kevin Watts and the NJCC Crew, will be available for purchase at the show in limited quantities.

The Mordles are back! Torn from the year 1985, the Mordles have returned to wreak havoc once again in the worlds of men… and beyond! Collect all the Mordles to build your Mordle army and infest the universe with their vermin!

Make sure to check out
The WORLD OF TOYFINITY HOME OF THE MORDLES!

Check out all the new images of the Night Mordle after the jump.

When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?

Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con Facebook Page

More Updates Coming Soon…….

Hikari TMNT by Funko

Also shown at Toy Fair 2014 was Funko‘s new Hikari DC Comics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Japanese Vinyl Figures. They are taking the popular Japanese Sofubi style figures and adding some Western flair to them with Batman and the TMNT. Check out the press release below, and see the official images after the jump.

FUNKO TO LAUNCH HIKARI JAPANESE VINYL IN 2014

LYNNWOOD, WA – February 16, 2014 – Funko is set to launch Hikari Japanese Vinyl in Spring/Summer 2014.

Hikari is a highly collectible line of clear Sofubi vinyl inspired by Japanese Vinyl Figures. Each piece will be hand numbered and limited edition. Hikari comes packaged in a special edition clear tube with an on/off LED light to display these one of a kind figures!

Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be the first licenses released in the Hikari line with more properties such as Star Wars, Marvel, Ghostbusters, and many more to follow in 2014.

Batman Hikari Japanese Vinyl

  • Glitter Blue Batman
  • Black Glitter Batman
  • Gold Glitter Batman
  • Metallic Blue Batman

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Hikari Japanese Vinyl

  • Glitter Donatello
  • Glitter Raphael
  • Glitter Leonardo
  • Glitter Micahelangelo
  • Gold Glitter Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
  • Metallic Raphael
  • Grey Glitter Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Toy Fair 2014 Mimoco 012

Here we have some additional images from Toy Fair 2014. We’ll likely have a few more galleries of other displays coming this week. These images show off the booths of both Mimoco and Tokidoki.

Mimoco is known for their licensed character Mimobot USB drives. They include lines such as Star Wars, South Park, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Adventure Time and more. Tokidoki has different vinyl collectibles, plushies, shirts and blind boxed figures. They offer both pre-painted and unpainted vinyl figures.

Read on to see the photos.

Winston Zeddemore Ghostbusters

When we reported on the Ghostbusters Pop! Vinyl Figures, the absence of Winston Zeddemore was very noticeable, and fans were letting Funko know it. Brian Marriotti, president of Funko gave an update on the line. Winston is coming and he will be available exclusively with the release of the Pop! Vinyl Ecto-1. He posted this over at Funko Funatic:

“WINSTON wil come exclusively in the Ecto-1 Pop Ride!

And wait till Comic Con, the exclusives are unreal!”

We’ll have more as it becomes available.

Ghostbusters Slimer Pop Vinyl

Here we have our very first look at the upcoming Ghostbusters Pop! Vinyl Figures. These pics come from Australian online store Popcultcha. Fans looking for the whole team will be very disappointed though, as Winston Zeddemore is not part of the initial line up. Included are:

• Peter Venkman
• Egon Spengler
• Ray Stantz
• Slimer
• Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (6″ Tall)

Read on to see the images.