Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More for the pile...

Found these last night on a last minute late night hunt.
It's nice having TRU open until 11 or 12 during the holidays.

More coming soon, including achievements and goals, nativity scene and some group reviews!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A look in to the world of the Tuttz

We're closer to announcing a release date for the Tuttz Glyos. Keep an eye out!
The drawing was done by me! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tuttz Glyos sneak peek

There time is near my friends, start saving your money, because the the Tuttz/ Kings of Atlantis Glyos line is about to be released soon. We haven't set down a specific date but I'm only a day or 2 away from painting the final few figures in WHOLE line. On some days we took photos of the completed figures, which you can tell from my previous posts. So as we near the release date check here and Argonaut Resins for more updates and a little more on this new entry to the Glyos universe!

Ever wonder how the Tuttz get around? They know! ;)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New York Comic Con 2011

If you're going to at NYCC Come by
Big Kev's GeekStuff
Booth #E7
Saturday and Sunday

And pick up one of these:

It's a Argonaut Resins x Jelly Empire x Soundwave810 crossover figure.
Yes, I worked on this figure and made into the upkeepers of peace for the Jellatic Empire!

I forgot to mention that I will be at Big Kev's Geekstuff table also on Sunday from 10am until 11am. So come on by even if you just want to say hi or talk about toys and stuff!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Glyos Update part 2!

Here's the latest press release from Argonaut Resins on the Glyos project I've been working on.

Here are some newer teaser images of the second half of the Glyos Tuttz project I'm collaborating on with Matt Doughty of Onell Design creator of the famous Glyos. This second part of the project will feature the return of the Kings Of Atlantis in Glyos form action figures! I will also finally reveal all of the Kings powers with this release finally. As with the Tuttz Glyos we teased earlier the talented Victor Durango will be handling the paint work. As we near completion on this project everything will be fully revealed by Matt Doughty with all images of assortments and pricing.

The story...
The Tuttz are looking for a ancient relic that was taken from their home world a very long time ago. They have finally found the location of a world they believe to hold their relic but it is inhabited by a race of beings older and more powerful than them. The Kings of Atlantis have settled on this hidden planet for thousands of years after plundering many galaxies of their riches. Everyone who has come the Kings of Atlantis's planet in search of the Universes greatest treasures have all perished. The Tuttz Bad Luck Squadron will have their might tested trying to recover their ancient relic on this hostile world hidden deep within the outer regions of space....

On a alien world - there will be war!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Foreign Friday #6

Today's Foreign Friday is also a Kamen Rider Motion Revive Series Figure. This is Kamen Rider Zeronos: Altair form. From what I gathered from the 'net, the Altair form his is base form which explains his Emperor form which I'll show you guys next week.

For a blind box series of toys this figures are fantastic and if you're a fan of Kamen Rider and the 3 3/4"- 1:18 scale, these figures are right up your alley! Too bad the line got canceled after 6 or 7 waves.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Feline Heroes stands

So if you loyal readers haven't seen the new Thundercats series, I highly suggest that you do! In my opinion it's WAY better than the original, and it's so much better that I've actually gone a bit out of my way to get as many of the toys as possible. At this moment, all I want is the Tower of Omens because I have just about everything else minus the 6" Panthro, Lion-O and the role-playing toys (sword of omens).

One problem I had, was that my Cheetara had warped legs from being packaged and all the hot water in the world couldn't warp it back. I tired. So what does a smart, individual like myself do? We make a stand! Pretty neat huh?

A project like this is not as easy as you may think but somewhere in those cracks of free time I had, I managed to craved this out. It came out SO well that I've made it my featured item in a new venture.

I've opened up a new web store "Cassette Man Studios" dedicated to toys. Either extra stuff I'm selling off or custom projects like this. So head over there is you're interested in stands for your 4" Thundercats!

Contest time!

The first person who can post in the comment section, what the reference to the name of the webstore "Cassette Man" is, gets a prize! What that prize is I'm not sure but it'll definitely be a toy!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Toy Fail #6

Apparently someone returned this "mini rig" with a bunch of accessories and kept the figure. Doesn't anyone take pride in their jobs? ugh...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TUTTZ Glyos press release

So I finally got the ok to preview one of the MANY projects I've been working on.
Here's the press release written from Argonaut Resins.

Hey all,
as promised here are some teaser images of the secret project I'm collaborating with Onell Designs Matt Doughty creator of the famous Glyos. Rob Losito introduced me to Matt at the New York Comic Con last year and suggested we work together since I was a big fan of the Glyos figures. What we came up with is the Bad Luck Squadron! A fighting squad of mini Tuttz action figures. This project was going to be a lot of work so we brought in artist Victor Durango (that's me!) to help with designing the bodies, accessories and all the paint work for the entire line and the One Cam and  When Giants Meet to do the the project photography. We will be releasing more images and pricing of the first wave in the near future on the Glyos site....and you know me - there will be lot's of surprises in store!

As always thanks for your tireless support!

So there you have it, one of the many projects that I've been working on.

Hope you guys like it and keep an eye out for more info on this blog!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer Break

Hey guys! I know there hasn't been a any posts lately but I've been busy. I've got multiple toy projects going on at the same time and I've hardly had time to go toy hunting. All I've been doing is waking up, working and going back to bed mostly.So I'm taking a break from blogging for a bit.

UNLESS it's about a toy project that I'm working on because I know SOME of you guys out there are into designer toys and that's what I've been working on. Including helping END of Argonaut Resins produce Sneakerheads for Cookies N Cream.  So check them out!

On a side note, I gotta say, Jboypacman is a BRO! We worked out a trade a while back and I've been meaning to show you guys what I got, he really hooked it up. Not only that but Jboy CONSISTENTLY posts comments here. If that doesn't make him BRO I don't what does. Btw, Jboy, I still got your Warpath, I'm just having trouble finding an extra I'm gonna throw in.

Anyway, hope you guys are enjoying your summer, remember to play with your toys and be sure to send me b-day gifts as mine is coming up VERY SOON.

Nah, just kidding, you don't have to, though my b-day is August 10th!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Foreign Friday #5

Motion Revive Series: Kamen Rider Series 2, The Bee by Bandai.
I don't know much about the Kamen Rider: The Bee but I know he was featured in Kamen Rider Kabuto, looks pretty cool and I got him at a rockbottom price of only $3.99!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Toy Haul Thursday

Sorry guys no Then & Now this week. Haven't had the time to set it up. So instead you get a toy haul. Haven't gotten much, but these past few weeks was somewhat fruitful. Also, if you're having trouble finding Marvel Universe figures, I suggest Marvelous News' forums. That how I scored Archangel and Crossbones!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


You guys remember this, right? Well, this project is moving full steam ahead after some hiccups. I'm hoping to have this done on or before New York Comic-Con but I'm not making any promises. I'll keep you updated though!

Transformers Tuesday #4

Kup here is from the Transoformers Generations line. Really digging how Hasbro is slowly updating their way towards the 86' figures, even though they missed a few of the 84/ 85 figures.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mini Monday #8

Another Cap Monster from Dragon Quest but this time it fits over soda bottles. Japan sure does have some interesting toys, don't they?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Toy Fail #5

Found this one at the local Target. The worst part of this isn't that it's a movie Starscream but the fact that he doesn't even fit the tray. Shouldn't that have been obvious to the person who took the return?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Foreign Friday #4

Lupin the 3rd here hails from the Lupin the 3rd Action Figure Collection from Banpresto and was released in 1998. There's 5 figures in the set and have your basic 5 points of articulation. Which puts them on par with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures. Of course Star Wars figures don't have the charm and sophistication that only Lupin can have! He comes with a Walther P-38, which for those who don't know, is the very same gun that Megatron from Transformers, transforms into! Unfortunately I seem to have lost/ misplaced the gun but it could be in the box with all the GI Joe weapons.

Anyways, Lupin here is pretty awesome and I wouldn't give him up, even if I was offered the very tempting Microman version.


Update: Thanks to Jboypacman, he reminded me that I wanted to post a pic of the whole line.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Then & Now #1

With the revamps and remakes of pop culture TV shows and movies a number of toys/ action figures are also being made. This series of posts will showcase some of these toys.

Today's action figures are from the A-Team! Galoob made the figures in the 80's and are on par with G.I. Joes from 1982/ 83, articulation-wise, but the sculpting is isn't as well done as Joe's. Another issue witht the Galoob figures that they usually look like they're wearing lipstick or have a goofy look on there face. Not very manly for ex-soldiers on the run.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Toy Street haul

Looking through my pictures I noticed I failed to show you my haul from Toy Street.
I didn't get much but it certainly was an eclectic haul.

First we have a mini Evil from the RealxHead Mutant Zone collection. There are 4 figures in the the set but I could only afford one of them. The paint job is supposed to pay homage to the Ninja Turtles. Pretty cool for a vinyl figure with one point of articulation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Transformers Tuesday #3

Jboypacman, this one is for you, TF: Generations Warpath! I've seen them floating around so next time I see one, it's yours! And yes, it's awesome!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mini Monday #7

Akira here is from a blind box series that has scenes from the comic. It's been awhile since i got the little guy so I don't remember who makes the figures but I can guarantee you, it's from a Japanese maker. ;)

Happy Birthday America!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Toy Fail #4

Yet another, what is likely a return with some bootleg figure in the packaging. At least this time it looks like the figure it's supposed to be.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Foreign Friday #3

Perfect Cell here is another gashapon figure from Dragonball Z. I also found him here in Chinatown about 15 years ago. He used to be pink, until I painted him. Apparently I never finished painting him. Gonna have to fix that...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Transformers Tuesday #1

Transformers: Generations Thunderwing, one of few original Transformers from it's later years to get a modern update. Pretty snazzy even though he doesn't have an inner robot like his original Pretender toy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mini Monday #5

Today's Mini fig is a blind box pencil cap from Japan. The characters are all monsters from the Dragon Quest Monster Cap series as in the role-playing game series. They're made by Square Enix.

Unfortunately I only managed to get one of these, Muscle Wutan, but it's pretty cool to have the little ape dude with a cap hanging out on a pencil!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mini Monday #4

How could you not recognize the beautiful Mary Jane Watson as a mini-fig?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Toy Fail #3

Yet another unscrupulous collector strikes! This time replacing a Rhino figure for a bootleg Masters of the Universe looking Spider-Man. It's things like this and scalpers that REALLY piss me off about toy collecting.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Foreign Friday #2

This weeks Foreign Friday figure is a gashapon figure from Dragonball Z. I found Super Saiyan Trunks here in Chinatown about 15 years ago and he used to be gold, until I painted him.You can see some of the gold on his right leg were some of the paint has chipped away.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Foreign Friday #1

Being an anime fan I also collect toys from movies and TV shows I like. So in these features I'll showcase toys from the land of the rising sun.

Today's figure is from the Banpresto's Tatsunoko Action Figure line.
This line had characters from various Tatsunoko Production animations including:

Gatchaman! Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, only Ken the Eagle was made in to a figure.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's been awhile since I got this small package from BubbaShelby.
I'm one step closer to completing my Titans set!
Thanks, a small package is on it's way to you. :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Here's to all the men and women who fought to keep our country free.