June 24, 2016

MWOTR's Barker The Referee Says Hi To The Physical World!

A couple weeks ago, we saw a teaser picture of the referee Mystical Warriors of the Ring has been working on.  At that state, it was just rendered in a 3D program, but it gave us a pretty good look at the salty zebra they had in store, but now we are getting a clearer image in speedy succession.  They are obviously not messing around.

For those new to the line, the mini-figure in question today is the one in the black material, and for maybe his first steps in this material realm, he's looking pretty damn good!  Of course, only they know what material he was made with, but if this is still part of the prototype process, it's likely either a resin pour or a 3D output, although I can't make out any print lines.

Either way, this is a great little dude.  Every ring certainly needs their referee, but I think this guy has the potential to stand on his own.  The single mold is a strong look, and although I did enjoy Goliath and Talos looks like he's going to be fun, it's just not the same.  And look at that classic pose, with one hand in the air and one pointing.  Some may not appreciate it, but that brings me right back to all the vintage Kinnikuman/MUSCLE and gumball wrestler knockoffs, and that's got me on board for whatever they have lined up for us next.


June 20, 2016

Grossed-Out 9: The Ooze Who Loved Me!

What an exciting few days it's been for fans of gross mini-figures.  I've been very happy with the news of the resurrection of The Trash Pack, but I know I might be Crazy Uncle SpiderEarth on that.  I know, for unexplained reasons and exceptions, I enjoy trashies and will likely enjoy The Grossery Gang more than I really should.  I know there are glaring contradictions to the keshi purist side of my reptile brain, like the paint, the soft material, and the scale, all of which I've blasted other toy lines for committing, but trashies get the pass.  I feel ya' and I have no idea why.  I've pretty much conceded the fact trashies are lucky to cover a couple nostalgic bases, by complete accident, and others unfairly reap the wrath of some stupid guy on the Internet.

I bring this up, because now I am wondering what if trashies checked off more purist boxes?  They still aren't, of course, but someone else is for them.  Electric Monarchy is, to be exact, with the introduction of this two inch, monochromatic, unpainted, resin -rubber, blob of a beast, called...  something I am sure Blogger will not allow me to spell out but is displayed in the picture above.  Sculpted by Macsorro, produced by Tru:Tek, and spurting out for sale all over the ArtWh*re web-store, this disgusting little thing has certainly won Keshi Drop's Golden 'Stay Right There And Let Me Get You A Towel' Award for Loud, Rude, and Exciting Art.

That's exactly how I feel about this piece too.  I admit, I feel a bit regret having to censor myself and having to pick and choose words when using a public forum like this, because this is art in every sense of the word.  It captures your attention, your imagination, and instills certain feels, albeit uncomfortable (pronouncing that how you wish) in the audience.  Whether that's a glowing happy place or some sort of repulsion or anything in between, a two inch rubber mini-figure did that, and that sort of powerful witchcraft is pretty much reserved to art and powerful ex-girlfriend witchcraft.

Dripping and dropping Saturday, June 25th, (exact time to be announced) you'll have first whack at this guy's release that includes the pictured figure, a free mystery figure, a signed card, and a sticker.  Check out the link below!


Oh, it's also Glow In The Dark.  Did I forget to mention that?


Electric Monarchy's Glow In The Dark B*kkake mini-figure is now live at the ArtWh*re webstore!  And just a reminder, this figure comes with a ton of extras listed above.  The whole package drips down your mailbox for 25 clams, which includes the free shipping.  Clink the link above or enter through the one right here.


Or here!


Or here, but really, you're going to the same place no matter where you think you're going.


June 18, 2016

Grossed Out 8: The Trash That Came Back!

You know what?  Sometimes when things work out for you, you really don't question how.  You just get thrilled and pumped up that certain chains of events happened, regardless of your eternal bad luck.  Such is the way of brand new toy line from Moose Toys, The Grossery Gang!

Does these guys look familiar?  Because they should!  Back from the dead, I would love to welcome the spiritual successor of The Trash Pack back into my life!

A few years ago, Moose Toys made a toy line near and dear to my heart called The Trash Pack.  They were gross little mini-figures portraying all sorts of disgusting things, from rotten foods, germs, bugs, and everything else.  They weren't perfect in the eyes of the keshi elitist side of my reptile brain, but they struck that gross-factor nostalgic itch that also occupied part of my childhood.   Yet, despite my love and a good handful of sets, the series was discontinued.

As the proverbial dumpster lid for The Trash Bag series was being lifted, Moose Toys released a new series called The Shopkins.  They were a cleaner, cuter, re-imagining of the trashies, but unlike the trashies, they were a resounding success.  Everyone went crazy for Shopkins, even despite the fact they were just shopping-themed and left a lot of the wilder themes the trashies explored.

To my knowledge, The Shopkins are still going strong, but their success has reanimated The Trash Pack under a new name and grocery store theme.  We might not be getting the booger-coated seagull anytime soon from The Grossery Gang, but at this point, it's something I am completely fine with.

The Grossery Gang is coming out in all sorts of sets and packages, from slushie drinks to candy bars, potato chip bags, and likely many, many, more.  Hot damn!  If there is a single takeaway about this, is that when it comes to things like this, you really can change the minds of big toy manufacturers with the power of your money.  Even after their demise, if you went out and supported Moose Toys through any of their various mini-figure toy brands, you helped bring the trashies back in the form of The Grossery Gang!

Expect some unboxings and reviews very soon!

Click here to check out Pixel Dan's awesome unboxing!

June 15, 2016

MWOTR Teases 3D Prototype of Barker The Referee!

Welcome back to Keshi Drop everyone!  I know it's been a while, but the sweltering summer heat had melted my keyboard and now I finally found the means to communicate with you all directly through the matrix.  Now I only hope I know how to get out.  Actually, the truth is, although a ton of interesting news has been happening, I felt it was a lot of the same and not really interesting enough for me to scream from the tallest mountain.

Onion Fights, in recent news, has been showing off all sorts of new stuff, new molds, and new color variants, but really, you would have gotten the same story from me.  I would have told you how much I love this studio, how gorgeous all their miniatures are, and how they rule the roost in this keshi world.  None of that changes still, but I would have also said how virtually impossible it is to get any of their stuff without a plane ticket to Japan or some serious Ebay kung-fu.  And with that, I looked at all their updates and just said "No, not this time.  Meet us half way.  At least come to a convention in North America.  At least allow those in other countries to enjoy your work by order.  Stop being cowards and act like real galactic wrestlers and do a cross-promotion with Mystical Warriors of The Ring, for example.  America versus Japan.  Put your title on the line, and then I'll say something.  Then I'll say a lot."  And while I'm pumping myself up with the idea of that, I'm going to switch that towards today's news.

Mystical Warriors of the Ring has been on tour, crashing every convention within these summer months, so it's very shocking and exciting to see they have something in the works as well.  Even with their announcer miniature and Talos evolution figure being worked on, it looks like they are not alone.  Coming to your ring to receive a single blow and then fall motionless for minutes on end, Barker the dog referee was teased over social media today, showing off this rather interesting pose.  Is he holding someones hand up in victory or is he hitting the mat for the final three count?  Right now, it's all just speculation, but it's great to see the single-mold characters getting love too.

What do you guys think?  Does this officially chime the coming of MWOTR Wave 3?  And are Onion Fights the biggest cowards in the world for not challenging MWOTR?  Or you know think they just know America is better and will always win?  Let me know by commenting below!