8.10.2018

KBB Kaikeshi on Kickstarter!

We consider Rand Borden, the creator of Kaiju Big Battel, extended family over here. My sister Megan (AKA the ravenous dimwit space bug known as Sky Deviler) introduced me to Rand over 15 years ago, in an early effort to put together a "Kaikeshi" series of minifigures in the spirit of the legendary Kinnikuman/ M.U.S.C.L.E. toys.

Upon our first meeting, we spent the entire day sketching and analyzing the incredible array of characters Rand had summoned forth from his monster filled brain. It was a great visit and I was honored to be allowed to contribute to the KBB madness in even a small way.

After about a week, I'd completed the basic control art shown above, based on Rand's initial selections for the proposed first lineup. Though we both really wanted to get the Kaikeshi project into full production, it never came into focus due to about a million things.

That is until now!

If you get a chance, click over to Rand's new Kaikeshi Kickstarter and witness the resurrection of a nearly forgotten project! The character lineup is much larger than before, and a certain Traveler even managed to phase into the mix as well!

The whole Onell family wishes Rand the very best!


8.03.2018

Craybits

7.25.2018

Bit Bytes

We're gonna need a bigger bowl...

Thanks to the awesome Megan Kelly for the illustration!

7.23.2018

Bit Figs: Shark Frenzy

It's SHARK WEEK at BitFigs.com!

Available now through Sunday, snag a special limited edition SHARK FRENZY bundle featuring 5 Sharks in 5 unique colors + 2 Mystery Meat figures! Or, for the first time ever, go full boat with the complete set of all 25 unpainted Bit Figs Marine Series!

While surfing the site, also check out the updated downloads page for FREE printable coloring pages, including an underwater race, new wallpaper and more.

7.19.2018

Thank You!!!

Huge thanks go out to all of you for a super release! The different elements that came together for this 11th anniversary wave truly represented a little bit of our past, present and future. It's always fun to see old friends again, and opening new boxes of Hades, Argen and Pheyden in their familiar colors definitely made us smile around here when they arrived. Then welcoming the new Zetonian/Mechabon mold into the family really sealed the deal for this round to be something extra special.

Over the last few weeks, between the Toyfinity debut of the Zetonian form and our follow up reveal of the Mechabon form, we've been internally celebrating the completion of a project that Toyfinity's John Kent and I started over a year ago (with some of it actually dating back all the way to the first new Maxx Zero concepts). As always, working with John and the Toyfinity team was great, and we were able to create another new character together, through the study and reimagining of the classic robots we grew up loving. There's a lot of hidden stuff within this beefy little 'bot, but we know that the coolest discoveries will come from what each of you finds within the parts.

Looking towards the next couple months, our next wave is set for early September, and will feature the return of the Mechabon, and maybe even a Miniborg for good measure. Also, keep your eyes peeled for a new Toyfinity assortment in August that spotlights the Zetonian and delves deeper into its origin story.

As of this writing, all orders have been shipped out, so be on the lookout for those packages! Yet again, Michelle and Pj kept the boat afloat and moved with precision and speed through a pretty big stack of orders. Those new Mechabons are heavy little buggers! Barn tunes included another round of TBS with a follow up mix of new MGMT and much to Michelle's chagrin, Winger. I waited until Pj went home to turn that selection on.

The last 11 years have been the best. Thank you so much for the opportunity to squeak out a few more. New projects are rounding the corner, and as long as we can, we'll keep at it.

In closing, I also want to personally express my deep gratitude to Ron Daley, who has been building figures with me since the beginning. We worked side by side throughout the entire process of prototyping the new Zetonian/Mechabon, and hopefully the end result brings you as much happiness as we had while making it.

Thanks Ronny!


7.12.2018

Wave 74 is GO!

Wave 74 is live!

Huge thanks go out to Ralph for creating two brand new illustrations to commemorate our 11th anniversary and the launch of the Mechabon/Zetonian! Incredible as always, Ralph!

Note: Please place only ONE ORDER WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR TONIGHT. We will lift all limits after the first hour. Thanks for your cooperation. Have Fun!



The Revolutionaries


Mechabon Juggernaut Configuration


Mechabon Xycoss Phase Formation


16bit.com Special Crossover: Traveler Vlixden

A very special release in collaboration with one of our all time favorite sites, run by the prolific Adam Pawlus! Check out Adam's exclusive first look review over at 16bit.com for the rundown on how this Traveler came to be!

Thank you for inspiring this figure, Adam! Now we just have to get Hasbro to make its big brother again!

Hades MK V Conversion Set: Sarvos Gennim


Stalemate


Mechabon Gendrone Revolution


Crayboth Sentinel MK III


Villser Sentinel


Argen MK XXIII


Hades MK V


7.06.2018

Revolutions and Reinventions

Our 11th anniversary wave is all set to roll out next Thursday, July 12th at 9:30PM EDT!
But before that, make sure to check out the Toyfinity store later tonight at 7PM EDT, as John will publicly debut an all new Toyfinity character with some very interesting connections to what we have cooking for Wave 74...


6.25.2018

Bit Figs: Cosmic Wave

New at the Culture Pirates shop: Cosmic Wave Animal Series 2 and 3!

Grab all 10 characters from the Safari and Marine sets in one limited edition 10-pack.

Bit Figs Space Series have started popping up in vending machines around the country – if you happen to discover one, take a photo and share it with us! They are also available in 5-packs here.

Thank you for the continued support and happy summer!

6.23.2018

Crystal Croc

6.05.2018

Thank You!!!


Thank you for a surprisingly strong turnout for a really weird release! We weren't sure what to expect with this wave, as the subject matter was so specific and connected directly to a very obscure property. Thanks to you, though, things turned out pretty good, and apparently, you guys really like Phanost in green (ha!). It was a true dream to work on this tribute, and I'm extra thankful that you allowed it to meet with some success.

Speaking of this wave, one of the major elements that kept rolling around in my head from the beginning was the desire to see an "updated" catalog-type set of illustrations that pulled right from the original source material. Of course, Ralph Niese was the artist that could make that wish come true. The above illustrations bring it all together, and Ralph's hyper mutant abilities (Mutorius?) once again delivered the goods above and beyond, right down to the classic font style! Ralph, you 1000% nailed it! Thank you for pushing the concept to where it needed to go!

On another note, we were super psyched to be able to release the all new KOTS crossover Rift Killer in this assortment. Rising from a truly collaborative effort between Jesse D, Ant Sok, Erwin Papa and myself, the Rift Killer, like so many secret projects, had been in the works for a spell. Finally seeing this crazy figure go into full production has been a blast. The RK truly has some wild DNA! Jesse D has fantastic plans for this character in the KOTS universe, and we have a few adventures to take this intriguing villain on as well! Huge thanks to the Toy Pizza crew for their dedication and inspiration. We'll get a little more into the Rift Killer in an upcoming post.

All orders placed since the release last week have been processed and shipped, save for the ones that came in earlier today. As always, the mega team of Michelle and Pj never missed a beat and made quick time moving through the orders. We went into the archive for packing tunes and pulled out some Taking Back Sunday and Saosin for the barn soundtrack. Pj and I both practically lost our voices singing (screaming) along.

Our next release is set for early July, and will stand as our 11th year anniversary and Wave 74. Some fun plans have come together for this one, and we'll be revisiting a few old friends and meeting a new one as well. Hopefully it will hit the right notes. We'll also be wrapping up the AP mystery series soon, although there are a couple "honorary" space vintage AP figure selections that we've debated continuing the sub-set with. It will be hard to say goodbye to those homages!

I think I've kept it relatively short this time (right), in comparison to the usual scroll-a-thon that escapes my Swiss cheese brain. Thanks again for all the continued interest in not just what we do over here, but also in what the super talented Glyos makers do across the spectrum. It's the variety of projects that keeps things exciting, and being able to see new figures come to life never gets old. This only works because we're all in it together.


5.30.2018

Wave 73 is GO!

Wave 73 is live!

5.23.2018

Cosmic Regeneration

Open a Dimension Gate to the past, next Tuesday, May 29th at 9:30PM EDT.


5.09.2018

Bitsometric


5.04.2018

Bit Figs: Pheyden


5.03.2018

Bit Figs: Crayboth


Bit Figs: Glyan


5.02.2018

Bit Figs: Qualloid


Bit Figs: Astroloc


4.27.2018

4.26.2018

Worlds Within Reach

Huge thanks to Ralph for an awesome set of dynamic illustrations!

4.25.2018

Worlds Within

Artwork by the incredible Ralph Niese!

4.23.2018