15 Sep
1996 pieces, Boba Fett & Han Solo, frozen & thawed

Coming later this year is the new ultimate in LEGO’s collector’s series: the Slave I Builder’s Set. Not only will it come with 1996 pieces that will allow you to reenact every moment from The Empire Strikes Back, but you’ll have a chance to let Hans Solo (in either frozen or thawed version), Boba Fett […]


5 Sep
Barbie Lagerfeld rocking the world's smallest fingerless gloves

German-born, Paris-living fashion lord Karl Lagerfeld is ruling more than the Chanel label these days. He’s also taking toystore shelves to the catwalk. Mattel makes a highly limited edition Barbie dressed up like a Lagerfeld lookalike styled exactly like the fashion icon — ankle boots, slacks, tailored jacket, high-collar white shirt, black satin cravat, silver ponytail and […]


4 Jun
For the living room DJ with the ultimate confutable library

Compiled by the worldwide Dust & Grooves project that has collected the best input from the Earth’s top record collectors, comes 416 pages of pure, unadulturated vinylphilia. Covering over 130 collectors, Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting features 250 pages of full-color photos, 12 full-length interviews, personal histories & essays, valor and a forward by the RZA, aka […]


19 May
One item for each month of quasquicentennial celebration

Back in the 1800’s in the old days of New York, Hamilton Carthatt, in the midst of pursuing the American Dream the old-fashioned way, switched his focus from a furnishing business to a business with the sole focus of creating garments for railroad workers. Although Carhatt passed back in 1937, the company continues to thrive […]


17 Apr
"In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics."

In its limitless quest to license every cartoon known to mankind, LEGO has now built the home of everybody’s favorite dysfunctional jaundiced family, the Simpsons. And this set of 2,523 LEGO bricks shows a pretty comprehensive study of their Springfield home, its familiar amenities including the (dented) pink car, Maggie’s crib, the family living room (right […]


26 Aug
Only 50 of the studio-grade headphones to be created

You may not know the name Crystal Rocked, but you’d recognize their products by the copious crystal bedazzling and gold plating they apply on all sorts of goods. The company has worked with a slew of brands including Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana in the design and production of decked out luxury products for […]


17 Aug
Huck Gee brings the Samurai to life, one blind box at a time

Artist Huck Gee, a native of the UK but currently based in San Francisco, is well known for the work he does with Asian pop art. His work has been released through Kidrobot numerous times in the past, and his latest creation is sure to be a hot ticket for collectors of limited edition toys. […]


26 May
Korean artist Choi Xooang’s hyper-real hideous sculptures

Choi Xooang, a Seoul-based sculptor and painter builds bodies. And these bodies seem eerily real. His figures, made of oil on resin, use gestures that seem overstated to emphasize their existence. Choi is known for using art as away to grasp the world pathologically and his work has been seen around the world. From Vegetated […]