The holiday rush is already upon us, and what’s better than the Christmas rush? Rushing to get your hands on those holiday exclusives! There are a lot of them but what gets us excited most are the holiday toy and sneaker releases.
Casual toy enthusiasts and serious sneaker collectors await these December drops as they come once a year and are perfect as year-end treats and gifts, whether it’s for someone else or for yourself. We’ve listed down five of the best sneakers and designer toys we’d been looking forward to this year.
Ron English Big Poppa ‘Black & Gold’ Winter Exclusive
To kick off the list, we have Ron English’s homage to the late great Notorious B.I.G. with his 6-inch MC Supersized figure as Big Poppa himself. The MC Supersized hip-hop mashup was a collaboration with Clutter Studios and came out last October. The figure came in black and red to celebrate the man himself. The peeps down at Tenacious Toys then decided to approach Ron English and Clutter Studios again to release a winter-exclusive colorway of the MC Supersized Big Poppa figure. The Big Poppa figure now dons the iconic black and gold colors of the Notorious B.I.G. and is up for a December 11 release. The figure retails at $150 and is exclusive to Tenacious Toys. Better get one quick as this black and gold colorway of Big Poppa is only limited to 100 pieces!
Quiccs x Devil Toys TEQ63-R177A “Bobarilla Edition”
Our homegrown talent Quiccs is at it again with his TEQ series. Now, paying homage to the space opera that started it all, Quiccs and Devil Toys reimagine the hulking 12” TEQ63-R177A in the colors of one of the greatest bounty hunters in space. Dubbed as the “BOBARILLA,” this figure is a Boba Friday online exclusive at Strangecattoys.com. And while they retail at 150USD per figure, good luck getting your hands on them as they already dropped last December 6 and are only limited to 80 pieces.
Toy Con PH 2019 Exclusive Creon Chkn’s Flippin the Bird Art Toy
Following up on local talent, we have Creon Chkn’s FLIPPIN’ THE BIRD for Toy Con PH 2019 on December 13 to 15. This small but terrible bird features Creon Chkn’s character motif and sports an eye-catching black and gold colorway and is available only for Toy Con attendees. Better line up early if you want your own as this flippin’ bird art toy is an event-exclusive limited to 40 pieces.
Nike Dunk Low “Viotech” 2019
New and OG fans rejoice as the much-coveted colorway from 17-years ago makes its comeback in time for the holidays. The Nike Dunk Low “Viotech” was originally a Japan-only release back in 2002 and is well-known for its vibrant and out-there colorway. While being rereleased in 2013 as a Nike Dunk SB, this 2019 model comes back to its 2002 roots and features much of the original, including its original woven tag on the tongue and the black “NIKE” stitching. These iconic dunks were released on December 10 at select Nike retailers and are sure to continue the Nike Dunk resurgence of 2019.
adidas x Star Wars Capsule 2019
Capping off our list is a Star Wars treat from the Three Stripes. Being known as one of the best brands to come out with unique Star Wars collaborations, adidas now pays tribute to six of the best Star Wars characters of all time using two of their most popular runner silhouettes. This 2019 capsule comes in six colorways of the adidas NMD and Nite Jogger and represents both the light and dark side of the Force. The 2019 adidas x Star Wars Capsule already released on December 2, so better get a pair or two now before they fly off to a galaxy far, far away.