Wood as a material seems to be taking on a more prominent role in the Urban Vinyl scene, increasingly upstaging, well, vinyl. This may be best highlighted by previous releases such as the Misko Mini Series and the upcoming wooden Cherry Gumdrop release from 64 Colors. Each figure is hand made from Michigan cherry wood and is twice the size of a normal vinyl Gumdrop. Due out August 8th, the wooden Cherry Gumdrop will be priced at $125.
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McFarlane Toys is aiming to recreate the miniature wonder of Micro Machines with its new Halo Micro Ops line. Covering figures, vehicles and environments from the Halo trilogy, Halo 3: ODST, Halo Wars, and Halo: Reach, Micro Ops features a 1:100/15mm scale. The line will feature sets big and small with prices ranging from $8 to $29. To view the entire Micro Ops line, check out McFarlane’s product selection at Spawn.com.
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Launched in late 2011, NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover will be making its way to the red planet with an approximate landing date of August the 6th. To commemorate the occasion, Hot Wheels will be releasing a model of the rover in September as part of its 2012 assortment, which consists of 247 different vehicles. The Mars Curiosity Rover cost $2.5 billion to build and is nuclear powered, but fortunately, the Hot Wheels version is radiation free and should only cost a little over $1.
LEGO’s Winter Village has been growing steadily over the years with the releases of the Winter Village Toy Shop, Bakery and Post Office and now it is set to grow even further with the addition of a Winter Cottage. The set is rather large compared to its Winter Village brethren and has 8 minifigures and consists of 1490 pieces. Once released the Winter Village Cottage will retail for $99.99.
KidRobot’s Dunny has taken on a brick and mortar facade with Task 1′s new series of customized figures. Named DunnyTown, the 17 figures series draws inspiration from buildings and the field of architecture. With the first three figures of the series already out, DunnyTown blind boxes are available for $60 each.