Today we continue our look at the awesome Titans Vinyl mini figures with the Doctor Who Rebel Time Lord Collection. They’re 3 inch blind box figures featuring artistic renditions of new and classic properties like Aliens, Ghostbusters, Sherlock, X-Files and today’s set – Doctor Who. There are already several waves and this one focuses on the 11th & 12th Doctor’s reign. There are 16 unique figures with chases, getting them all will require luck of the draw, 2 cases with alternating chases, or some aftermarket hunting. We have 14 of the 16 in hand so let’s take a look after the break courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth!
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Titan Merchandise has jumped in the vinyl figure game with their Titans Vinyl Figures and are going strong. They’re 3 inch blind box figures featuring artistic renditions of new and classic properties like Aliens, Ghostbusters, Sherlock, X-Files and today’s set – Doctor Who. There are already several waves, today we are looking at the “Fantastic Collection” which focuses on the 9th Doctor’s reign. There are 16 unique figures with chases, getting them all will require luck of the draw, 2 cases with alternating chases, or some aftermarket hunting. We have 14 of the 16 in hand so let’s take a look after the break courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth!
The X-Files are returning to television tonight after the game for a 6 episode mini-series, letting us peek in on Mulder and Scully years later to see what’s been going on. To celebrate, let’s take a look at the recently released Titans Vinyl Figures from Titan Merchandise.
The Titan Vinyls line is a series of higher end blind box figures from various entertainment properties featuring oversized heads which move along with the arms, stubby bodies and accessories. They have Doctor Who, Sherlock, Aliens, Ghostbusters, X-Files and a ton more. Singularly they’re perfect filler for your desk or themed shelves and when you grab entire “collections” (waves), they can stand on their own. Each collection comes in a case box with varying ratios. About half get 2 per 20 case box. The other almost-half get 1 per 20 case box. And to round off the chase, there are 4 figures which are only 1 per 40, aka, 1 every other case. In each case box, you’ll get at least 2 of the 1/40 pieces. To grab the whole collection, you’ll have to push your luck buying singles, grab 2 cases and pray they’re different & sell off the rest, or hit the secondary market.
After the break, let’s take a look at the X-Files “The Truth is Out There” Collection with over 70 HD pics courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth!
DKE Toys is one of the most popular art toys producers out there. They have some crazy, hilarious and (to some) offensive items that you can’t help but chuckle at. Beyond that, they’re a talented and passionate group who has fun with the collecting community. Read on to check out what they had on display. Please keep in mid, these aren’t for everyone, and some may find a few items offensive.
Funko is teaming up with various designers and artists for a spin off being called Vinyl Sugar. They’ve announced their first line, called Vinyl Idolz, and have shown off previews of The Dude from The Big Lebowski, Doc Brown from Back to the Future and Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters. Here’s a bit of info direct from Vinyl Sugar:
Vinyl Sugar is the illegitimate love child between Funko and some of the best free-wheeling designers from the back streets of London, the boutiques of Harajuku, and the galleries in NYC. Vinyl Sugar – because you crave it!
They announced that hey will be at Toy Fair in NYC next month (as will we). We’ll have more as it becomes available. Read on to check out the first image.
NECA has posted a press release announcing that they have acquired Kidrobot, an urban vinyl toy company. See the press release below.
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.
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.
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.
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
Our New York Comic-Con 2014 coverage continues with a look a a few more of the Urban and Vinyl art booths. Included here are:
- Nugg Life
- Scumbags and Superstars
- Suburban Vinyl
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
- Imagination Asylum
- Kaiju Monster
- Manly Art
The remainder of our New York Comic-Con 2014 coverage will focus on independent toy companies. Many of these guys specialize in vinyl, urban, and art toys. Here we have photos of the following booths:
- ESC Toys