Cryptozoic has a new line of collectable toys called Cryptkins. The 2.5 inch Vinyl blind box series features beasts of legend. Cryptkins are cute versions of mythical creatures like Bigfoot, Chupacabra, and Nessie. To celebrate the new series Cryptozoic ran an online contest and I was lucky enough to be one of the random winners.
They do exist! The subject of folklore and tabloid headlines for decades, Cryptkins have been discovered and the world will never be the same!
I got a blind box and some coins for the Quidd App. Each blind box contains a Cryptkin and bio card with habitat information. There are 10 characters and 2 rare versions plus an ultra rare figure for a total of 13. I cannot find how common or rare each one is.
The packaging resembles a wooden crate with air holes. The sides are stamped “Caution live shipment” and the back has a checklist with the rare versions blacked out.
And I got one of the rare Cryptkins ..Phoenix!
The Cryptkins are 2.5″ or slightly larger than a mini-figure.
Cryptkins have a release date of March 15 and a suggested retail of $5.99. Cryptozoic also makes the DC Lil’Bombshell figures and various DC trading cards and Deck building games.
Quidd is an App, where you can collect digital figures, trading cards, and stickers.
And now the Phoenix in the wild!
Will you be hunting for these?
I took Medusa home for the weekend.
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Boss Fight Studio has launched their Kickstarter project for Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. (highly articulated character kits system) For their first line of original action figures their theme is Greek mythology. The action figure will be Greek warriors and Gorgons. If you’ve follow this blog for a while you know I collect Medusa figures. So I’m very excited about these.
I’ve wanted these figures ever since Mike’s collection posted a preview of the Medusa from the G.I. Joe convention. I’ve already supported the kickstarter. I hope they hit the stretch goals cause they have some more awesome figures in their proposed waves 2 and 3.
About Boss Fight Studio
Boss Fight Studio is a group of 3 toy designers and 2 sculptors with decades of experience working in the toy industry on your favorite brands, such as GI Joe, Marvel, Star Wars and many, many more.
And Yes I know this is my second Kickstarter post in a couple of days but they are both cool toys. The other post was about munckin bricks.
I found this Medusa figure at a local independent toy store. It is made by Safari LTD. It is in scale with the Papo and Schleich toy lines. Safari makes detail animal, fantasy and historical figure. You can find them at museums, zoos, or sometimes like I did in a store next to the Papo toys. I later found this same toy a Micheal’s.
In blog news the site in nearing 25,000 views. Maybe late this month or early December.
When things gets tough, when you feel the heat and pressure of life remember what the Yeti says, keep frozen.
Not actually called Medusa, but you know they based this character on the gorgon. This is the She-Demon from the Hercules the Legendary Journeys tv show. Toy Biz made action figures from the Hercules and Xena show during the nineties. She-Demon: Stone Strike Tail is a nice toy, not as detailed as current action figures but it’s a mythological character and those are always cool to collect.
Although her appearance suggests a modern interpretation of Lamia, the She-Demon’s powers and story more closely mirror those of Medusa.
From Wave Two of the ToyBiz HTLJ 5 inch action figure line. The She-Demon as seen in “The Wrong Path.” The She-Demon has a spring-loaded tail. To make her attack, you pull back the tail and then press a button at the bottom to make it spring forward. The She-Demon also comes with a “stone” face mask which will fit over the heads and shoulders of the Hercules and Iolaus figures so you can turn them into stone!
Battle on! stars LEGO Minifig series 10 (71001) Warrior Woman and Medusa.
The four and a half-minute compilation of every Ray Harryhausen animated creature in feature films, presented in chronological order.
Read the complete creature list at http://www.harryhausen.com
I got the Cyclops at ConNooga. I had the joke written a while ago it just took a while to find the mini-fig. I’ve not seen many series 9 bags in store.
Appearing in this scene: Wolverine from LEGO Super Heroes Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown (6866) and Cyclops of series 9 Mini-figs (71000).
Just a month away till one of our favorite conventions. ConNooga is March 1-3 2013 in Chattanooga, TN. at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo plus the Chattanooga Convention Center. We will be there with Fantasy prints, action figure prints, and Hand made Faerie wings.
Con Nooga is Chattanooga’s first and only Multi-Fandom (Multiple Genre) Convention covering everything from Celebrities, Artists, Authors, Film Makers, Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Anime, Comics, Paranormal, Haunting, Costuming, Concerts, Shows, Contests, Gaming, Console Gaming, Seminars, Workshops, Families, and Fun. Not to mention the numerous DEALERS, and EXHIBITORS in our 40,000 Square Foot Exhibitor Hall. Over 100+ Special Guests, dealers and fan groups help to make Con Nooga complete. Enjoy 3 Days of Programming, Seminars, Workshops, Concerts, Acts, and Fun based upon numerous genres and fandom.
Special guest for 2013 is Daniel Logan aka young Boba Fett from the film “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” and the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
Artists include Lindsay Archer, Michael Bielaczyc, Paul Bielaczyc, Sam Flegal, Tammy Pryce, and Johnathon Brock and Betsy Brock.
For the first time – people can just attend the Exhibitor Hall for a lower entry fee to meet celebrities, bands, authors, other guests and make purchases from our amazing vendors.
We will be offering an exhibitor hall entry or people curious or only wanting to attend and see our dealers, celebrities, bands, authors, etc. This fee will only allow a (1) time entry into the Exhibitor Hall at time of payment and does not include any activities at the Choo Choo Facility or any seminars taking place within the Convention Center Meeting Space. Entry into the Exhibitor Hall is void once you leave the Hall. All re-entries must be paid again or have a Con Nooga Membership Badge.
Film News: It’s official The Hobbit movie will now be a trilogy. The Hobbit:an unexpected Journey will be released this december. Next year The Hobbit There and Back Again will open and sometime in 2014 the final part will be released current rumor is may be title The Hobbit:Battle of the Five Armies.
Enjoy the Fourth and have a safe and happy holiday.
The Mantis celebrates the fourth of July by posing with Old Glory.
This is from one of my other blogs.
My newest toy photography piece Shelob’s Lair. This is the Shelob Attacks set(9470), one of the new Lord of the Rings sets. I’ll have prints of this at Faerie Escape Atlanta this weekend. I was really impressed by this set Shelob looks great and has a lot of poseability. Giant spiders FTW!
Item: 9470 Pieces: 227
Plotting to reclaim The One Ring, Gollum lures Frodo into the lair of the ancient giant spider, Shelob. Will Shelob cast her web and capture poor Frodo or can Frodo’s brave hobbit friend Samwise Gamgee use the Elven sword Sting and rescue him in time? You decide! Includes 3 minifigures: Frodo, Samwise Gamgee and Gollum.
Finally had time to get build and shoot. I got this set as soon as they were offered on lego online. I’ve been busy working at faire and prepping for Faire Escape Atlanta, that I haven’t had time to build. I built and shot this today. Check back soon for the full image.
I updated the Highlander pic from a few days ago. I’ve renamed it “Minotaur in the Mist”
used in this scene Mini figs from #8827 Minotaur, Highland Battler
I shot this while at Connooga this weekend. I picked up some new props this weekend so new images coming soon.It was great to meet everyone this weekend thanks for stopping at the booth.
used in this scene Mini figs from #8827 Minotaur, Highland Battler.
Yoda caught an Opee sea killer.
Transformers three hits the theater this weekend so Yoda looked an up old buddy, Grimlock.