原始的なモンスター PRIMITIVE MONSTER by Frank Mysterio Available Now!

Available for sale now on is a brand new soft vinyl figure from Frank Mysterio! Known as the “原始的なモンスター Primitive monster” - this 9-inch tall beast features 3 x points of articulation, with this particular first edition in mat white color, and priced at US$50 per - limited to a run of only 20pcs in this colorway.

Stay connected to his Instagram @frankmysterio for further updates!

I had asked Frank for the Origin of the figure, and that if he was a part of the "same universe" as Anticristo666 (which was sculpted by Chauskoskis), and that if we will be seeing more colorway editions of 原始的なモンスター Primitive monster? Or just hand-paints? This is his reply;
"The Primitive Monster arose from a work in the aftermath of antichisto666, (I had) wanted to make a new vinyl toy, (that) was designed and sculpted by myself, and was a totally bizarre beast ... (he) is not a brother of the antichristo but it is a beast abstract ... for now the unpainted version is on sale, but next will be mini series hand painted by me and artists from all over the world."

JAVIER JIMENEZ for #ByeBye2016Hello2017

WHAT-IS: TOYSREVIL asked a few select folks how their year was in 2016, and what plans are ahead for 2017! Stay tuned to continued coverage of JAVIER JIMENEZ on #TOYSREVIL!

TOYSREVIL: How was 2016 for you? Share with us your most triumphant moment in 2012. Any disappointments you’d like to share with us?
JAVIER JIMENEZ: “Now that I get to look back at 2016 in full, I’m amazed by how much stuff I’ve made!

Last year saw a lot of StickUp Monsters releases, including two new mini figures: the Ghost Bat and Maneki Wananeko. But most important, I was finally able to wrap up my Indiegogo project and ship all the last rewards to my backers after some serious factory delays.

Of course I traveled to a couple of toy conventions. This year it was ToyCon UK in London and Taipei Toy Festival in well, Taipei. It was my first time at both and I had a blast! It was also my first time in Taiwan and fans made it really special. Their love and enthusiasm for toys is amazing!

I did a couple of conventions in Spain too, but I was mostly trying to show my toys rather than sell them, since here people don’t really collect or even understand toy collecting. I’m just glad I was able to raise a bit of interest in some people.

As for disappointments, I guess the only one I had was not visiting Japan for the first time after going 3 years in a row.”

TOYSREVIL: What is your most favorite toy, or piece of art you've seen in 2016?
JAVIER JIMENEZ: “One that definitely stands out for me, though I do not own it, is the mixed parts version of King Korpse by James Groman and Instinctoy.”

During my talk on vinyl toys and sofubi at Madrid Gaming Experience IFEMA. Vinyl toys are very unknown in Spain. Most people see them and think they are just cheap bootleg toys, so they freak out at the prices. Everytime I have the chance I try to show these toys to people and make them understand that there's way more behind these toys than what they see. In this talk I touched just a bit of vinyl toys history, showed them what's popular right now and why it's popular, and I also showed them how they are made (but just sofubi) and painted. The feedback was really positive and I hope this brings more collectors to the scene. But what I'm sure about is that at least the people who listened to my talk will now respect vinyl toys as an art. A big THANK YOU to everyone who came by to listen. I was honestly hoping just a few guys but in the end almost all seats were full! #stickupmonsters #sofubi #vinyltoys #javierjimenezxl #toys

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TOYSREVIL: What are you most looking forward to in 2017? Any plans for your work, for the new year you can share with us? Or not share with us, but can tease us with?
JAVIER JIMENEZ: “2017 is a very promising year for StickUp Monsters! For now, I’ve already plans to be at ToyCon UK and TTF again. There will be another surprise for Taiwan fans and I might also visit Japan again.

As for toys, we’re currently finishing the sculpt of a new figure and working on some new characters for a new project. There’s a lot going on right now and I hope to be able to show some stuff soon.”

(Latest colorway of Tiger Boss with Max Toy Co that has since Sold Out)

TOYSREVIL: Share with us, WHO you are and what you do?
"I am Javier Jimenez of StickUp Monsters, and I love creating my own characters and turning them into toys. These toys are made in either Japanese soft vinyl or in resin and hand painted by myself.

You can see my work on:
Instagram @JavierJimenezXL
Twitter @JavierJimenezXL"

[PRESSPLAY] #ARTISTANONYMOUS - Toy Makers at Library@Orchard (Jan 21) - featuring Daniel Yu & Pobber

EVENT PRESS: "You might have seen their works, now get to know the people behind them. #ArtistAnonymous is our series of PRESSPLAY panel talks where we invite local artisans to talk about their profession, and share their collaborative works done with fellow creatives.

In our Toy Makers session, meet young local toymakers that have made their mark in the realm of vinyl collectibles. The talk invites Daniel Yu, an independent creator and Pobber, a studio that works with artists to realise their designs."
(Facebook Events Page)
ARTIST BIO: Daniel Yu is a Singaporean sculptor who works primarily in the medium of clay and resin. Heavily influenced by an upbringing steeped in local tradition, as well as pop culture ephemera; his works combine both worlds of imagination. His investigations centre on the intrinsic value of memory and the use of storytelling as a tool that highlights social and cultural similarities. His works offer a means of escapism from the real world, yet remain largely shaped by his personal experiences. Daniel’s fictitious characters see a cult following amongst the urban and subculture art scene in both Singapore and abroad."

Entry to the event is FREE, and you can register online here, as well check out more of PRESSPLAY’s events on Facebook.

If you are unfamiliar with the both names, check out continued coverage of Daniel Yu and Pobber (helmed by Jake Lee) on TOYSREVIL!

“[PRESSPLAY] #ARTISTANONYMOUS - Toy Makers” is scheduled at 2:30PM - 4:00PM on Saturday January 21st, at Library@Orchard (#03-12 & #04-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858).

ARTIST BIO: "Pobber has been collaborating with artists worldwide on art collectibles since 2009. Based in Singapore, they are an independent art figure development studio, working with artists, illustrators and brands to bring their ideas to life. Since 2009, Pobber has participated in various conventions around the world and curated art shows in Singapore and Korea. In 2011, they worked with South African designer Kris Hewitt and renowned Hollywood sound studio Two Steps from Hell to produce their art collectible ‘Hot Date’ (seen above). In 2016, they received multiple nominations in the annual Designer Toy Awards including Brand of the Year and Toy of the Year."


Introducing the “MACINBOT CLASSIC” by Philip Lee of #playsometoys - Now On Pre-Order!

Philip Lee - designer and owner of playsometoys - shares with us a peek at his first and upcoming toy collectible; “MACINBOT CLASSIC”!

This adorable cy-creature was inspired by the Macintosh Classic computer - specifically the first Apple Macintosh from 1990, which Mac-heads would be familiar with!

*Please note that the Macinbot Classic shown in the photo is a 3D-printed test model. The final product might differ slightly.
Philip also shared; "Macinbot Classic is still in tooling stage, the product will be ready to ship out worldwide in June this year. We just start taking pre-order online."

Macinbot Classic” is priced at US$25.00 (plus shipping), with each set come with a "font suitcase" and a mouse.

Produced by injection moulding, with high quality ABS plastic, the arms and legs are detachable - with arms being held on by magnets - the figure is sized 10cm / 4-inches tall.

Note that pre-orders within the month of January 2017 will receive a FREE Metal Macinbot Flat figure! This flat figure can be used as bookmark or paper clip.

Macinbot Bookmark

I seriously cannot wait for this figure to be released! If Philip intends to go thru notable Apple monitors from the past, I am excited to see the multiple colorways for G4s! (I still have one at home, even tho I no longer use it, proves how much of a hoarder i am LOL). Folks interested to find out more or stay connected to the Macinbot, there are the essential spots: / /

(Cheers for the headsup, Philip!)

SLEEPWALKER OFFSPRING (Unpainted Orange Edition) by Paulus Hyu x Kurobokan for Jan 26 Release!

Scheduled for a release on January 26th, is the SLEEPWALKER OFFSPRING UNPAINTED ORANGE vinyl from Kurbokan! Designed by Paulus Hyu, we’ve had a peek not too long go, and now, the yummy 4 inch tall vinyl offspring is ready to greet the coming Lunar New Year!
”(This) Chinese New Year ed. Sleepwalker Offspring is packaged in a special red bag and it comes with a red envelope (packet) that contains real Chinese coins and a hologram Offspring cards."

Limited to 45 pieces worldwide, each priced at US$45.00, there is an extra “surprise” to be had: Three of them will be the painted ones done by Paulus Hyu (see at bottom of post). They will be available at random!

Los Angeles (Pacific Time) @ 8:00PM January 26th, 2017
New York (Eastern Time) @ 11:00PM January 26th, 2017
Singapore (Singapore) @ 12:00PM January 27th, 2017
Tokyo (Japan) @ 1:00PM January 27th, 2017

#Playingwith Huck Gee’s GOLD LIFE (Shadow Editions) by Mighty Jaxx

One of the more notable releases in 2016 - in fact listed on my TOP TEN TOY HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2016 - is Huck Gee's GOLD LIFE figures with Mighty Jaxx!

Featured here today is the Shadow Edition colorway of the first trio of figures to be unleashed, who made their debut at the 2016 STGCC - where I managed to purchase on the very last day of the event, alas without either meeting Mr Gee or even getting him to sign the boxes.

Nevertheless, here are some snaps of them as I unboxed them for some personal “play time”, and shares some basic impressions too.

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One “extra” aspect of these editions, is the PowerCore-enabled “Smart Toy” technology, coming in the form of a graphic card with a passcode, which when after downloading from, you would be able to activate the app, ”unlock free messaging stamps, add your favorite characters to games, and even win limited edition figures.” (Blogged).

Each of THE SOUL COLLECTOR, RAKU DAY and RAKU NIGHT, has their own unique plastic card with relative graphic and art.

PowerCore x Huck Gee had an earlier (production) relationship with “Battle Tails” (Huck’s mobile strategy game), and brings forward said collaboration into this release, which proves the collector an added value pf “play”.

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And now that the figures are out of their boxes, time to “play” with them! And by that I literally meant “PLAY” (not the adult parallel of “play” - meaning “taking photographs” haha) … as only a kidult knows how to hahaha (P/S: I will not mind if you chose to mute the audio in the video featured below hahahaha).

Now, that wasn’t SO BAD, was it?


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The sculpted details are amazing in these Gold Life PVC figures, and as well the weight is actually substantial enough to not have it feel like a “cheap plastic toy” - which makes quite a difference, to me at least.

And while it is not at all a “new” material toys are made out of, but recent “trends” see a veering towards collectibles made out of PVC, including figures out of Taiwan (from the Genesis4 group, including woks from Fanny Kao, SkullMan/13 ART, SHON and Banana Virus), with prices catering to an opportunity for more folks who might not necessarily be in the “toy world”, to be able to own such pieces.

These days a "value" of a toy goes beyond aesthetics, quality of make etc.

“Affordability” is the new gateway into the toy realms in this age, as far as I am concerned. As the “ART” in “Art Toys” takes prominence, so does the value and cost ascend to the perceived value of “Toy Art” - which works pretty darn well for the artists, producers and speculators, but maybe not so much the average joe who might have a mortgage or child to feed and cloth instead.

These 4-inch tall figures are very decently priced at US$25 apiece, and for the details, playability, and original artists creation, is a real butt-kicking price to be had, a real “value for money” piece, in my eyes, anyways!

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“Playability” is bolstered by articulation (3 X points: neck & both arms) and removable weapons - even the katana wore at RAKU NIGHT’s back can be removed from the scabbard and held in hand! Nice job this. Mighty Jaxx!

RAKU NIGHT also possess removable hand-claws, and as well both SOUL COLLECTOR and RAKU DAY’s blade and staff could be easily removed, and no doubt interchangeable with each character! Able-handed folks could even make shurikens/throwing ninja stars and more weapons for them!

Given more character releases subsequently (we’ve seen GOLDEN CLAW and TORSIN so far :p), the possibilities of “play”with a larger group of characters, could also facilitate building dioramas with miniature props, like roadside inns and cafes, where the characters battle, etc!

And if given time and opportunity, when Mighty Jaxx ever releases an incarnation of THE WOLF RIDER, then larger scaled objects would be an ideal - like animal-drawn carts!

Who needs the “Sylvians” to play happy homes with, when you have “Gold Life” to help you fight to be the top in the pugilistic world! LOL

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If you are looking for an “investment”, then maybe Huck’s higher ticketed/priced items might be more your speed, while these Gold Life-releases begins to be unboxed and played with! I certainly have, and will continue to hahahaha

The full coloured versions of this trio seen here have since been on pre-order in September 2016 (for a 4th quarter 2017 release), and I cannot wait to see who else is to come, and how the series will flourish in the near future!


#toylife #GoldLife #HuckGee #MightyJaxx

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Igor Ventura’s “Royal” Androids A/Ps Releases Jan 20th

Igor Ventura has send word that he will be offering up his Android A/Ps this coming Friday January 20th at 12:00 ET via - in a trio of different options, including;

- 2-pack with the King and Queen, both signed, plus a pack with 8 playing cards (10 packs available) @ US$50 per set.

FYI: Both King and Queen re the part of the Basic Set for Androids Series 6.

- 3-pack with King, Queen and Jack, signed and numbered, plus a pack with cards (10 packs available) @ US$180 per set.

FYI: “Prince” was a “Chase” figure in Androids S6.

- Custom Joker (only 2 available) with a pack of cards @ US$160 each.

FYI: The Joker was not apart of the Androids series, so it is a straight-up custom-piece (previously featured), that would completely work with the Royal set~

“ME AND MY SUPER FRE$ CREW 2 DA RESCUE” by #DieAntwoord x 3A Toys Drops Jan 27th

Scheduled for a release come January 27th on is the latest 3A Toys x Die Antwoord 1/6th-figure set - featuring “ME AND MY SUPER FRE$ CREW 2 DA RESCUE” - which we had seen on display at last year’s Toy Soul before the year ended.

Earlier images had them bagged with header-cards, although it is unknown if the final product would be available as such. Will attempt to update on prices when they are revealed.


WHAT-IS: Was 2016 a good year for you collecting toys? WIJAYA SANTOSO Instagram ) shares with us his TOP TEN TOYS OF 2016 today (And you can too), in a serial feature lasting the whole of January 2017, as we look back at a year of toys! Share Your Toy-Joy!

WIJAYA SANTOS: “#10. Bandai S.H. Figuarts Black Widow - the best 1/12 scale black widow, Bandai did a beautiful face sculpt of Scarlett Johansson.”

WIJAYA SANTOSO: “#9. Mighty Jaxx x Jason Freeny Bathing Duck - old and simple rubber duck now half dissected by Jason Freeny, must have.”

WIJAYA SANTOSO: “#8. Ghost Wananeko - design by Javier Jimenez, old wananeko now in sofubi and has some articulations. Cool design with scarf (one my favorite things - something with long scarves).”

WIJAYA SANTOSO: “#7. Sentinel 4inch Nel Ryouma - another toy-with-scarf, this 4 inch tall figure has a lot of articulation! It has been a long time Ryouma figure that I had dreamt about having since I got Fewture Black Getter - a perfect pair!”

WIJAYA SANTOSO: “#6. Mondo Iron Giant - one of the finest Iron Giant figure, big, super articulated and with a Hogarth mini figures.”

WIJAYA SANTOSO: “#5. Kidrobot Dunny - The Odd Ones Jekyll & Hyde by Scott Tolleson - is one of the best dunny ever made, with 2 face on front and back, the back head sculpt is a mad doctor Jekyll, the mad smile like a Joker.”

WIJAYA SANTOSO: “#4. Damaged Kokto - this is a 1000toys super articulated 1/6 body with new mask and hair, and half damaged with super detail sculpt. Cool Design!”

WIJAYA SANTOSO: “#3. P.P.Pudding x Paulus Hyu Kinohel Nimbus - Fabulous collaboration of 2 toy designers, created a super cute Kinohel figure with a Nimbus Dog hat.”

WIJAYA SANTOSO: “#2. Hot Toys’ Deadpool - The best Hot Toys figure of 2016, superb detail, brand new durable suit and some eyes expression.”

WIJAYA SANTOSO: “#1. Instinctoy x James Groman King Korpse - Giant Kingkong become a living corpse and corrupted. The best design ever!”


Threezero Teases Pedro Pascal in 1/6, from Zhang Yimou’s “The Great Wall”

Threezero surprises folks with a teaser pic of their upcoming 1/6th adaptation of Zhang Yimou’s THE GREAT WALL feature film, with actor Pedro Pascal’s “Pero Tovar”!

I have no doubt Matt Damon’s “William Garin” will see the light of toy-day, and as interesting to see a Andy Lau (as “Strategist Wang”), at least one of the 5 squads in battle armor to be made toy, innit?

Who else would you want to see Threezero release as 1/6th-scaled armoured acton figures? :)

Luke Chueh’s THE PRISONER (Vicodin Edition) by Munky King Drops Jan 17

Get ready to score a fix to your “toy-addiction” this coming January 17th @, for when Luke Chueh’s THE PRISONER (Vicodin Edition) goes online at 12pm PST. Limited to 2 per person, don’t go overdosing your prescription, ya hear?

I’ll attempt to update both prices and quantities when they are revealed.

“The Prisoner” was first released at DesignerCon in 2016 last November (Above pic), where Munky King even showcased multiple colorways of the figure! This would be the first online release.

Luke Chueh’s “last painting” of 2016:

Doktor A’s Anesthesia for #Conjoined7

"Anesthesia has been coerced into a disagreeable arrangement. Her father is a dealer in dreams. Thus he must procure stock. To this end he employs the services of one Hugo Crane, a person with a unique ability to extract dream essence from unsuspecting victims.

But sometimes a specific target is required, the dreams of a certain person requested for a fee by another. Sometimes that target must be induced to sleep so their nocturnal imaginings may be harvested.

And this is where poor Anesthesia is forced to aid her father’s underhand cooperative. You see Anesthesia is able to induce slumber with a simple song."

Polyester resin bust.
Inspired by the work of Raffaele Monti (1818–1881)
12.5″ tall.

Doktor A Sends words and snaps of his “Anesthesia - The Dream Dealers Daughter” sculpt, whom will be a part of the group dimensional show “Conjoined 7”, curated by Chet Zar. Bringing together sculptural artists from many different parts of the creative industries,
"This will be the first time that a version of this bust has been available to purchase. This is the only one of its kind in the world. Hand cast, verdigris finish cold-cast resin from the original clay sculpture." - shared Doctor A.

Madballs Many, Many: BLIND BOX PLAYHOUSE (Ep2) & TVCs from Kidrobot + American Greetings

Join Lyla and Piper for Episode #2 of BLIND BOX PLAYHOUSE as they open and compare Madballs by Kidrobot and Just Play Toys. And if you - like myself - where not as “familiar” with these 80s’ series, then scroll down to peep the 1980s MadBalls Commercial from American Greetings, followed by a shot by shot recreation by Kidrobots for their recent releases!

(Above: OG American Greetings’ TVC / Below: Kidrobot’s version)

Andy Kurovets’ "idol t1" by Castbreeder On Pre-Order Now!

Castbreeder introduces to TOYSREVIL-readers the latest indie art toy designed by Andy Kurovets (creator of Cunni), with the hippie bus humanoid; “Idol t1”!

Sized 3.94 x3.14 x 2.76 inch (10 x 8 x 7 cm) - The resin figure has been hand sculpted, hand casted and airbrush painted, and will be limited to 50 pieces - currently available to pre-order online for US$63 (including free shipping). Public Sales will begin 25th February, 2017.

About Idol t1: "Let’s remember a happy times! Idol t1 was created to break away from the daily treadmill, go back in time of hippie. He took his head from hippie bus. It’s an idol of loves adventures, freedom, nature and relaxation.
Take a spirit of happy time and enjoy."

MANKAS CHONG for #ByeBye2016Hello2017

WHAT-IS: TOYSREVIL asked a few select folks how their year was in 2016, and what plans are ahead for 2017! Stay tuned to continued coverage of M’S PRODUCTION & CO on #TOYSREVIL!
TOYSREVIL: How was 2016 for you? Share with us your most triumphant moment in 2016. Any disappointments you’d like to share with us?

Mankas, TAKU: “2016 was wonderful, meaningful and memorable to me, starting with the 1st version of di’dot – “in seach of happiness” together with Feather Made, the genius designer from Canada. Following is the “who am i?” with my great mentor and partner, Johnson Tsang. And next, sculpted the first “jobi the moon fox” prototype for Kaiser Luna, producing “flower fox” with Knoa Chung, “pineapple bun girl” with Helen Tam, “1/4 scale baigujing” with sculpting teacher, Mr. O and sculpted 5 pieces of 1/6 scale head for DevilToys. With my own design, “takuboy” is a reflection of my own childhoods and personal story.

(Insert-right: Read more about the genesis of TAKUBOY here)

M’S PRODUCTION & CO. (MSPC) is honor and grateful to participate its first time TTF during October in Taipei, learn and meet a lot of good friends, interesting parties, designers and clients there. I would say it’s a very supportive, efficient and successful event to expose my company, MSPC in public and we will see you guys again there in 2017. Would like to take this valuable chance to special thanks to all my distributors: Monster Taipei in Taiwan, JP TOYS in Thailand, 拆盒網 in China, artmultipleart in Germany. FOR SURE TOYSREVIL for the continuous support and report of M’S products. All the designers who work and partnering with me . Last but not least, thanks to my family and my wife, Yvonne who helps taking care of my two sons so I could focus to work for my dream.”

TOYSREVIL: What is your most favorite toy, or piece of art you've seen in 2016?
Mankas, TAKU: “Being a 1/4 scale statue collector for many years, I would vote for XM STUDIOS (Singapore) – “The Darkness”. I was lucky to score one and such awesome design and quality is what I have to respect, learn from and studied. Keep up the good works XM!”

(Above: XM Studios’ “The Darkness” seen on display at STGCC2016
Photography by Thero Dennis exclusively for TOYSREVIL)

TOYSREVIL: What are you most looking forward to in 2017? Any plans for your work, for the new year you can share with us? Or not share with us, but can tease us with?
Mankas, TAKU: “After all SOLD OUT of the 1st di’dot & its AP version, in 2017, MSPC will start with the new di’dot – “empty”, an interesting and exciting try with Feather Made again to use transparent blue resin for planet cube, 2 light bulbs and for sure, the polystone di’dot sitting together inside the cube. Hope you guys will enjoy and have fun with this new style of di’dot.

Following is the Kaiser’s “The Boxing Cats” polystone series and Johnson’s new design “walk with mao” using a new designed packaging way after wood box of “who am i?”. Collaboration projects continue with existing designers and with some new Hong Kong, Japan and Macau design team. In 2017, MSPC will try to participate more art events throughout the year. E.g. Thailand Toy Expo and Art Toy Culture both in May, SDCC in July, STGCC in Sept, TTF in Oct. Hope to meet you guys in 2017. Say HI & CHEERS fellows!”

TOYSREVIL: Share with us, WHO you are and what you do?
"Mankas Chong, or feel free to call me TAKU. That’s why one of my own character design and production “takuboy” named. I started to work in this field since 2011, joined into projects with various designers or design myself to produce art pieces / statue / life-size decoration in qualified polystone / resin / vinyl / frp / wood / electroplating, as well as packaging / book and press printing / clothing and accessories production in both China and Hong Kong. I’m also a student of sculpting, LOL long way to go to become a sculpting master. LOL

*Aims to bring more nice and valuable art pieces with extraordinary quality, paint job and packaging to the world. Love to share the production flow to everyone interested and people could know more about how actually a sculpture, statue or designer art piece was built from dream. Life is short, build the dream and fascinated your life!”

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