News- Abominable Snow Cone by Jason Limon x Martian Toys Available for Pre-Order!

Ahoy! I bring more new news in the form of a confirmed sighting of a truly mythical beastie. That’s right, The Abominable Snow Cone has been spotted! I know you didn’t believe in him, I mean a 20ft snow cone? No way, right? Wrong! Because the fine crew over at Martian Toys have shrunk the timorous treat down to a 7-1/4″ vinyl form for our delectation. Yum!

Image courtesy of martiantoys.com

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News- Lego 2016 sets leaked including Batman v Superman!

After a brief hiatus I’m back with news coming in courtesy of the wonderful crew over at The Brick Fan– several members on Eurobricks report stock images of sets from the 2016 line up surfacing on the Lego servers! It’s likely they won’t stay up long so head on over to TBF to see the full line up!

You may be thinking, however, “aren’t you just copying and pasting/sharing news from elsewhere?” (a.k.a Buzzfeeding?) Well, the answer is “not quite”. I’m not here to report on what you can find elsewhere, I wish to draw your attention to, and speculate on, one set in particular… Batman v Superman!

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 If I had to guess, I’d speculate that this will just be one set in a range of movie tie-ins as, at first glance, it seems a bit small to be a standalone set (although Ant-Man only got one set and it wasn’t much bigger…). Sadly,the image is a bit on the small side too, but just look at that bat armour- so chunky! There’s so much else to like about this set as well, I mean check out Superman’s shredded suit, the bat-signal and that grappling gun straight out of Lego Batman! There’s a lot of Lego leaked in this recent discovery, but for me this has to be the stand out set, and considering the fact that there’s clearly an active and ongoing licensing agreement I’d be incredibly surprised if 2016 didn’t herald a full cohort of Batman v Superman Lego. Maybe even a Technics Batfleck-mobile (here’s hoping)!

As I’ve said, you can go here to read the full article and see all the upcoming sets (at least all those that’ve leaked) or check out Eurobricks to keep your finger on the pulse. I just had to share this particular set.

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Update: all the images of Lego’s leaked 2016 sets have been removed from the original posts and, while I’ve been a little tardy in doing so, I feel I should follow suit. It’s obvious Lego don’t want them shared prematurely so now we’ve all had a glimpse it’s time to settle back in and do some good old fashioned waiting. If you didn’t get to see the images of the leaked sets, well, you’re in for a treat but I thought it better to be responsible and remove the image I posted now rather than wait for a cease and desist to fall into my inbox. Here’s looking forward to 2016!

New Melty coming this Friday?

Ahoy there! Seemingly perfectly timed after my last post I return today with some possibly great news coming in from Instagram where Buff Monster has been sharing some shots from inside his studio detailing a new Mister Melty sofubi! In black! 

  

This new colourway looks superb if a bit spooky, just in time for Halloween I suppose! Accompanied by the simple caption, “New friends this Friday.” there’s not much else to say, no word on pricing as yet, and it’s unlikely that they’ll be available for long as the last colourway went almost instantaneously. You can see his Instagram post here, but other than that there’s not much left to say. Looks like I’m going to be spending all Friday online though…. Yay!

Spotlight on… Mister Melty by Buff Monster!

Hola! And welcome to a new type of article on PtZ, spotlight! In spotlight I aim to focus on one particular toy or series from my collection and look back at what’s been, what’s here and what might be coming soon. This isn’t a review, just me sharing what I love and hopefully introducing you to something new. As a special introductory spotlight I thought I’d introduce you to Mister Melty, one of my favourites in my collection, so without further waffle (haha) let’s commence!

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Hollywood Skullyz by Tabloid Hero Review!

I’m always on the look out, perched atop my crow’s nest, scouring the seas for fine booty and when I discovered Hollywood Skullyz I thought I’d hit upon a new jewel for me treasure trove. Designed by Tabloid Hero, Hollywood Skullyz are a vinyl toy promising some pretty great things: Cool colourways, supposed customisability and snazzy box art all go to making up the Hollywood Skullyz package, something their makers would claim make them unique in the market. The Skullyz aren’t new by any means, hailing from all the way back in 2012 (before I was collecting toys properly), and I must admit that they had sailed past my spyglass upon first release. However, when surfing the seas over at Collect&Display, as I’m known to do, I discovered the Skullyz perched on their digital shelves, fresh as they were new. I saw the cool art (and super cheap price) and knew I had to have them so I put an order in and next thing you know here we are. So let’s take a look at these old dudes and see if we can’t figure out what’s what… Continue reading

Micro Anatomic is here!

Ahoy! Prior to me previous post about the release of Jason Freeny’s much coveted Micro Anatomic it is finally here! Yarr! I’ve already got mine preordered and you can too. You can buy direct from Mighty Jaxx (just click right there <) or UK buyers may prefer to get there’s from the fine crew over at Collect and Display, here: Micro Anatomic.

Since there’s three colour options you may be struggling to pick which you like best, personally I’ve ordered all three!

  
If you’re so inclined to buy direct Mighty Jaxx are offering a free pin badge for the first 50 orders as an added incentive (as if you needed one!)

  
Other than that all I can say is this: I you like them get one NOW; there’s a chance they’ll stick around, but there’s a bigger chance they’ll be gone before you know it! The time to buy it is always the time you see it so get in now to avoid disappointment! You can look forward to a review as soon as I receive mine. Hooray!