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Toy Wars Exclusive Godzilla Bullmark Sofubi Figure

Toy Wars has a awesome new Godzilla Exclusive! From M1Go/Bullmark/MEDICOM Toy. Godzilla: Vinyl Wars is a collaboration between Japan's classic sofubi manufacturers and cutting-edge toy maker MEDICOM Toy. Each release in GVW is a reproduction of a classic Toho sofubi from the '60s through today, released legitimately for Western collectors for the first time ever. These hand-crafted, hand-painted figures inspired the designer toy movement, and will hold a place of high honor in your collection! Originally released by M1Go in 2006, this 21cm (8-1/4") sofubi is a scaled-down version of Bullmark's 1970 "Giant Godzilla". * A collaboration between Japan's classic sofubi manufacturers and cutting-edge toy maker MEDICOM Toy * Each release reproduces a classic Toho sofubi from the '60s through today * Released legitimately for Western collectors for the first time ever * Hand-crafted, hand-painted figures * Originally released by M1Go in 2006 * 8-1/4" H * Scaled-down version of Bullmark's 1970 "Giant Godzilla" * More realistic body deco * Limited to just 200 pieces! Get it here now! 


My Hero Toys Debuts TANYA TATE’s Lady Titan As Vinyl Action Figure!


The popular cosplayer releases vinyl figure using the My Hero Toys figure platform.

For Immediate Release: February 13th, 2015

(HOLLYWOOD, CA) My Hero Toys ( debuts a limited edition vinyl action figure based on the superhero character Lady Titan co-created by prolific cosplayer and geek personality Tanya Tate. My Hero Toys is a line of blank vinyl figure platforms designed for customizers to use when creating characters. Tanya Tate’s Lady Titan is the first character figure to be released by My Hero Toys. Standing 5 inches tall, the Lady Titan figure perfectly reflects her comic art counterpart. From the trademark purple costume to her metallic silver boots the essence of the character is complete.

DSC_8287“I’m very excited to debut this figure,” said Tanya. “I am a huge fan of the medium, so a lot of care went into creating this collectible. I’m very pleased with the results and think designer vinyl collectors will enjoy adding Lady Titan to their collection.”

Based on the upcoming comic book by Tanya Tate and Alexander Raymond, Lady Titan is a superhero designed as homage to the spandex wearing super heroines of retro television, but with a fun updated twist. Deriving her powers from her costume, Lady Titan fights an on-going battle against evil doers in Studio City. While her powers are formidable, Lady Titan has not yet mastered them which makes saving the city a challenge.

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#TOYS: Entertainment Earth Reveals Exclusive Planet X Groot Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure!

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Whoa! Have a look at this! Entertainment Earth revealed an image of their new exclusive Funko Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure. It’s Planet X Groot. Image and order info below.  

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#EVENT: Get Yourself Some Vinyl At DCON 2014 This Weekend!


Hello Heroes!

I have some very exciting news. This weekend is D-Con (or Designer Con)! It’s an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art! So if you like vinyl figures, plush, pop-culture, it’s an awesome show to check out. I’ve gone before (want to see some pics?) and had a great time.

I went and picked up loads of goodies.

D-Con is taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center located at 300 East Green Street in Pasadena. The show hours are Saturday 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Tickets, which are available now online are only $5 per day or $7 per day at the door. More info can be found on the D-Con website:

I WISH I could go this year but I am booked at another convention in New Jersey. So sad that I won’t be able to make it this year, but I’ll be there in 2015! Promise!

Let me know how great the show goes. You can always tweet me @TanyaTate or leave a comment below.

Stay Super
Tanya Tate

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#VINYL: Entertainment Earth Exclusive Frankenstein Distressed Funko Hikari Sofubi Figure Revealed!

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I have not yet gotten in to Funko’s Hikari Sofubi series of high-end vinyl figures just yet (I’m still trying to play catch-up on POP!s, LOL) but this Entertainment Earth exclusive is really tempting me! It’s a distressed Frankenstein and it looks incredible. Take a look at the pic below:

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Phil's Favorite SDCC 2014 Funko Exclusive Scores from Comic Con

Hey Funko fans! It's Phil from Poppin' Off About Funko's Facebook Group. Hollywood Gone Geek asked me to get a list together of my favorite Funko SDCC scores.  So, here is my list...


We have seen Funko reveal week after week their upcoming exclusives for San Diego Comic Con. We were very excited to see glam shots of all these wonderful exclusives Funko would be selling at their famous booth at SDCC. There were also other Exclusives I was excited about from Fugitive, Crazy Cay Collectibles, Toy Tokyo & POP! Asia.

Well, after battling the Funko booth and a couple others at Comic Con.  I had a lot of these gems in hand. Here are my favorites after seeing these exclusives in person.


Wampa-Luke 2-Pack from Star Wars

This set is amazing! The super-sized Wampa with his cut off arm by Luke’s lightsaber is great! Luke had some new detail as well with some battle scar blood. This is a must have for any Star Wars fan! Funko used the force with this and did a really cool job of bringing the Hoth scene to the vinyl-toy world.


Huckleberry Hound from Hanna Barbera

Funko first revealed this exclusive with the original release artwork. As it turned out the Comic Con exclusive was the dark blue variant. The Hound is a limited edition of only 480 pieces. So if you have one of these in your collection, it's a totally good thing. I was really excited to pick up this Hanna-Barbera Pup! There were also 6 colored variants at Funko’s FunDays that were a limited edition of only 24 each (those were not for sale, the FunDays variants are priceless).


Toy Tokyo Gold Batmobile 

Okay, so technically my next pick was not revealed by Funko, the Gold Batmobile was a Toy Tokyo exclusive. It's a limited edition of only 300 pieces. The Gold Batmobile comes with a red Batman Hero Pop. These were very limited at Comic Con as they sold out within the first 45 minutes each day. Batman looks really pimped-out in his gold ride! This was the ultimate score for me, as I’m a huge Batman fan!


Toy Tokyo Antique Skeletor Hikari

Yes, another Toy Tokyo Exclusive made my favorite list! What can I say, Toy Tokyo also revealed some really amazing pieces. This Hikari figure has an incredible silver/black/gold paint job. These Hikari figures are handmade and crafted by a wonderful company called MindStyle. This figure measures about 6 inches tall and this particular piece is a limited edition of only 300 pieces.


Beat Up Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad

I’m a fan of the award winning show Breaking Bad. I thought this beat-up Jesse was a great variant. I actually like this Comic Con exclusive better than the original release of Jesse. Damn, Tuco really did a job on this guy! This figure is an limited-edition of 2500 pieces.


Fugitive White Lantern Batman

Ok, so this next favorite was not even at SDCC, but I’m going to throw him in there for a couple of reasons. 1, he’s VERY cool and 2, he was a part of a SDCC Fugitive Exclusive 7-pack that I got right after Comic Con. This White Lantern Batman was the Mystery figure in the 7-pack! Hopefully we see a glow-in -the -dark version next.

  Hopping Ghost

Pop! Asia Hopping Ghost Series

These were at the MindStyle booth at SDCC. These creepy Gold exclusives are too cool! There are 4 figures in the set… Prime Minister, The Sheriff, Little Prince & The Judge. Funko & MidStyle teamed up on this project as well. All I can say is… the paint application on these vinyls are wonderful! Flawless! I’m happy to add these guys to my collection. 

  San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Stan Lee Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko

Sten Lee SDCC Version 

I have never been a fan of the Stan Lee Pop! figures until I saw this one. Finally, a SDCC version of Stan the man! This Stan Exclusive was at the Crazy Cat Collectibles booth for $25. I couldn't pass him up! 


I hope you guys got to score some SDCC Funko Exclusives of your own. 

Until next year guys…. 

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#INTERVIEW: Cosplayer Tanya Tate Talks With About Vinyl Figure Series

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Hello Heroes!

Recently I was interviewed for a real cool website, This is the place to go to, if you are into DC Comics collectibles. It’s an awesome site that is consistently updated with loads of cool news. I was interviewed for the site about the My Hero Toys DIY vinyl figure campaign that I currently have running on Indiegogo. I talked about how the project came together, customizing the figure and more. You can have a look at the interview right here.

While you are there, you can also catch up on all the DC Collectibles news!

Stay Super
Tanya Tate

#TOYS: My Hero Toys IndieGoGo Campaign Update - Custom She-Hulk Vinyl Figure

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Hello Heroes!

As you know I have a campaign currently running on Indiegogo for vinyl figure blanks that you can customise. I wanted to share with you a work in progress of one that I working on using one of the My Hero Toys prototypes. I have started to make my own She-Hulk from Marvel Comics. Want to see how it's coming along? Have a look below:

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#TOYS: My Hero Toys IndieGoGo Campaign Update - Packaging Reveal!

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Hello Heroes!

I want to thank all of you that have contributed to the My Hero Toys campaign! We are off to an exciting start and I am thrilled at all of your support that you have shown me with your contributions.

I wanted to share this with you, a sample of what the figure will look like in the package:

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#TOYS: Tanya Tate Reviews Tyrion Lannister Funko POP! Game of Thrones Vinyl Figure

Tanya Tate Pop Funko Tyrion Lannister Vinyl FIgure

Hello Heroes,

Ready for a new video review? This week I take a look at the Tyrion Lannister POP! vinyl figure from Funko’s Game of Thrones series. I have been reviewing series one of Game of Thrones and I am loving this line. Funko has really but in a lot of detail when it comes to these vinyl figures. Let’s have a look at my review, shall we?

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#EVENTS: Hollywood Gone Geek's Toy Art Gallery Strange Days Show Coverage

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Recently I attended the opening night of the Strange Days showing at the Toy Art Gallery in Hollywood. The showing displayed the work of Itokin Park, Brent Nolasco, Martin Ontiveros, Josh Herbolsheimer, Michael Pro, and Shirahama/Yatsuashi. There was some incredible work on display and for sale. For a vinyl collector, it was an exciting event to be at. Enjoy some of the pictures I took while there:

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#EVENTS: Hollywood Gone Geek's Designercon 2013 Pictures and Coverage

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I really dig vinyl collectibles. I don’t collect them, but I can appreciate the style and art of it. So, November 9th I attended the Designer Con (or Dcon as the cool kids call it) event at the Pasadena Convention Center. Dcon is a convention that celebrates vinyl figures, toys, plush and more. A lot of the people exhibiting are creative individuals, not necessarily companies. People who are expressing their creativity through their hobby, which makes for some amazing pieces of work.

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#EVENT: Designer Con Is Coming To Pasadena This Weekend

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Designer Com is going to be huge this year. Expanding to 2 halls at the Pasadena Convention center, this November 9th and 10th. With well over 200 venders, this is going to be the place to be if you’re into designer toys!

Some of you may have missed SDCC. And I’m sure some of you were bummed out. Maybe the tickets prices were too high or hotels were sold out. Well Designer Con has you back this year with $5 day passes and Plenty of hotel space in the Pasadena area. That’s only 10 BUCKS for the weekend!

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#EVENTS: Hollywood Gone Geek's Stan Lee’s Comikaze Pictures and Coverage

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I got into Comikaze pop-culture convention early on Friday afternoon, about a half an hour after the show started, and was able to grab some pictures before the crowd showed up. Take a look below at some of the interesting things I saw while at the Los Angeles Convention Center event.

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