February 23, 2016

Punk Drunkers Mysterious Drop Announcement!

On social media, radical Japanese fashion company, Punk Drunkers, revealed a pair of mysterious collaboration figures coming out very soon.  Granted Punk Drunkers is probably best known for their Uncool is Cool clothing and accessories, but some may remember their collaboration keshi with Onion Fights to be one of my favorite mini-figures of last year.  So, they at least have my attention.

Collaborating with Takepico and Oneup on the fish-looking one and Five Star Toy for the more robotic one, I know, deep down in my stomach, that the chances of either of these two shadowy figures being keshi mini-figures is pretty slim.  Although it's really just a different format, all the collaborating artists have histories with sofubi vinyl.  Last years work with Onion Fights may have been keshi only because that's what Onion Fights does.  Even so, I'm holding out hope.

The date in question is 11:00 am on February 27th, but to us in the States, that is 9:00 pm the night before.  That's a pretty good advantage for all the fast American clickers out there.

Check out their website below and be ready for a mad dash this weekend if you're interested in this stuff.  Nobody knows quite yet what to expect, but you certainly want to be right there to find out.


February 15, 2016

MWOTR Release Urethane Casts of Ring Rookie Talos!

Readers of Keshi Drop would be somewhat accustomed to my coverage of all things Mystical Warriors of the Ring, so when I find I completely whiffed and missed something by a good week or so, I am just as shocked and stunned as you are.

Talos the giant bull wrestler has been in development as the second offering in the Mystical Warriors of the Ring: Evolution line, that showcases the larger and meaner characters in their world.  Like Goliath the gator before him, eventually Talos will see an official release in PVC with Glyos-compatible removable and interchangeable joints, but before that day comes, we can satisfy the keshi purist inside us and enjoy massive Talos in one clean cast in urethane.

On sale now, at the Mystical Warriors of the Ring online store, you can buy two different urethane Talos offerings.  One is a dyed bone look and the other being a slime green, but both are looking pretty gnarly.  And for 30-35 clams, that's not a bad asking price for how much beef you're getting.

Check them out!


February 14, 2016

Super7 Reveal MOTUSCLE Multi-Colored Trash Can Pack!

Virtually unequivocally, the winner of last year's San Diego Comic Con, at least in the world of the tiny, the unarticulated, and the unpainted, was Super7 and their numerous releases from the He-Man/Masters of the Universe brand, with no small part from their Kinnikuman/MUSCLE-inspired keshi mini-figures named MOTUSCLE.

Granted I didn't have too many things to say about their pop-up shop and coin redemption that wasn't completely soaked with eye-rolling sarcasm and a pessimistic comparison to a torture trap from Saw, but maybe that was all part of the plan.  It got people chirping and motivated, even if it was to grab a torch and pitchfork, and in the process, generated a lot of interest in their new releases, including MOTUSCLE.  And when the dust settled, Super7 stood on their own and elevated by their pleased fans.  The MOTUSCLE releases weren't perfect, with the barometer of the material used caused a lot of fans and customers to feel the mini Masters a bit too soft than expected, but they were more than a welcomed addition to the mini party.

Now, during the 2016 edition of the New York Toy Fair, Super7 is back at it again, revealing the next step in the evolution of their keshi series.  Melding more components of equal MUSCLE and Masters of the Universe together, the gang from Eternia are scheduled to return again, but this time rolling towards your direction in a clear plastic trash can very reminiscent of classic MUSCLE packs.  The visage of Skeletor on the top of the lid is a great touch I'm sure won't be lost on many fans and collectors.

Will Super7 release this set normally for a reasonable amount of traditional human currency or will they again demand fans to race like mice through mazes and grotesque gladiatorial games of death?  As these guys come closer to release, I'm sure we will be privy to know.