NEW POST: I bet you thought our site was hacked with a post title like that… nope, Chuck Testa! Okay… in all seriousness though we have some news about a brand new resin figure from Ben Spencer… and if you haven’t already put 2 and 2 together by looking at the above photo and the title of this post… his name is “Sgt. Krugg, Hippo Titan Soldier”! “_From the planet Kabagiff, in the solar system that revolves around the blue star Anubis 5, comes Sgt. Krugg, Hippo Titan Soldier! Under the benevolent rule of Imperator Zog, the Kabagiffian are a heroic and militaristic race who rebelled against General Gorgax and his Evil Mutant Legion with the help of Galaxxor 001. Given the divine sanction of The Seven Space Gods, The Kabagiffian Army staunchly defends its planet from invasion and also lends assistance to peacekeeping Galaxxors when additional support is required._” Sgt. Krugg was designed, sculpted and mashed up by Ben Spencer and engineered and produced in resin by ManOrMonster? Studios. He features 3 points of magnetic articulation (waist and shoulders), as well as a blunderbuss accessory, which can be held in his hand or magnetically mounted on his hip or back. Krugg was hand painted by Ben Spencer. This figure is limited to an edition of 5 and will never be released in this colorway ever again. So I bet you’re asking yourself “_Enough already, how do I buy it_ _?_”… well, he’s gonna be available HERE at 12Noon CDT on Friday, May 24th for $85 each. http://dlvr.it/3PxVQS
NEW POST: Check out the recent mural that DUST completed for his most recent solo show titled “Organic” at Gallery Hugo45 this past weekend… WOW, that thing is insane, and I just love how it wraps around the walls! I really am impressed with these organic alien like creatures that DUST continues to paint… and this one in particular looks like a bird who is falling from the skies as his feathers were stripped from his body… intense! The title of this piece is “Koerperwesen”… a nutty name for a nutty creation… so cool! http://dlvr.it/3Px1N4
NEW POST: Oh! What’s this we have??? New releases from @erickscarecrow and the folks over at ESC Toys… yes indeed… and I love seeing all the newness happening almost every week now! First up is a new version of Erick’s 2 Tails figure in what he is calling the “Galactic Ginza” edition! This is limited to only 2 pieces worldwide and will retail HERE for $250 each!
Lastly, a rad little crossover with the folks over at Frombies as they are releasing their Lurker figure in the all new “Midori” colorway! These are limited to only 16 pieces worldwide and will retail HERE for only $50 a pop… SWEET! Look for these both to drop at 11am EST this Friday, May 24th! http://dlvr.it/3PwY2f
NEW POST: Ahhhhh, you feel that?!?! That’s the cool summer breeze blowing through the air and the folks over at La Muerta have prepared a trio of shirts… and yes, you have the option to have these in wither t-shirt or sleeveless tank tops… RAD! So you will be the talk of the town, or shall I say backyard BBQ with these new threads! So without further ado, let’s get down to business shall we?
First up is the the all new “Hawsepiper” by Olde Soul! “_Unlicensed you were, climbed up that rank, a merchant and a seaman. One hell of a leader. Still died and now time is better spent blowing skulls out of that pipe like a wizard. You sir are of the tall order to us barrio dwellers and even though you can only ship out occasionally on those shiny pools of blood ‘round these campgrounds, you still command that tremendous nautical authority._” These can be snatched up HERE for $26 a pop.
Next is the beautiful geometric design “Effloresce” by A Dot A Line! “_How many times have we told you to stay de-hydrated hermano(a)? It’s not out of us being the elderly and jaded bunch. It’s for you to to burst forth into a beautiful looking crystal-less skull. A bone structure to stop those new dead ladies/gentlemen hard on their tracks. Chemical change suits the good looking ones around the 6ft under folks. Bloom on, bloom on._” Go get one HERE for $26!
Lastly is the amazing work of Butch the Butcher with his bitchen new “Woodwork” design! “_You thought brewing 13% alc. vol. beer was our side business. A sure coin racking thing of sorts. It’s not bad per say, but that’s a hobby of ours holmes. What is the one thing everybody does no matter what? Indeed, very much so. The casket customisation thrives far and beyond that of the liver killing one. We are into some producing some rather exquisite wooden carvings._” This can be yours HERE for $26 as well! So no excusese for not having anything to wear this summer,@_LaMuerta_ has you(r BODY) covered! http://dlvr.it/3PwF02
NEW POST: The folks over at Clutter have revealed yet another new Toy Mafia exclusive figure for their upcoming event this Saturday, and it’s the brand new Alavaka figure by Devilboy in a rad looking unpainted “Black” edition! This exclusive will make its debut on Saturday, May 25th at the Toy Mafia Party, alongside other exclusives from Mark Nagata, Monster Island and Ultimate Skull and Cobra! The “Black” Alavaka sits approximately 4” tall, is cast in shiny black sofubi, is limited to just 15 figures, and includes a scroll telling the tale of this new deity. These figures will be available for $45 a piece, exclusively at Clutter’s May Toy Mafia Party! Remaining pieces, if any, will be available on the Clutter webstore on Monday, May 27th at 12pm EST. http://dlvr.it/3Pvq08
NEW POST: Brian Ahlbeck of @LYS0L has teamed up with the folks over at @tenacioustoys once again to release a very limited run of his ever so pupular resin Gread figures in the all new “Tri-Color Blue” series! Releasing this Sunday, May 26th at 10AM EST, as part of their ongoing ‘Super Series Sunday’ releases, these figures are poured in 3 different colors of blue resin - each one of the 20 pieces is unique… and look amazing! They will retail HERE for $20 each, and will be sold blind-bagged. Onme thing to note… these figures are super popular, and if you plan on getting one, then be sure to get to the website early and hit that refresh button as thy will sell out in a matter of seconds! More @LYS0L resin and custom figures will be available to purchase in October at the Tenacious Collective @NY_Comic_Con 2013 booth (#208) of which @LYS0L is a participating member. http://dlvr.it/3PvP8W
NEW POST: Recently the folks over at Artopalo and KorNsoul, both designer toy brands in Korea, contacted us to drop a little info about a new toy product line called “SEOULMONZ”! They previously released a few toys back in 2012 called “Draco6” and “Gung” and now, this new blind box series features monster toys representing the myth and legends of Seoul City. “SEOULMONZ” is made up of 8 monsters, each of which have their own stores, and likeability about them, and all figures include an extra key-chain accessory! These 4.7” tall figures stand apart from other toys though, because they are wooden pieces that are colorfully printed… and look really fun! It seems as though they are only $9 a pop and are currently finding international retailers, so look for them in the near future! For more info, visit the official Facebook page HERE. http://dlvr.it/3Ptz4W
NEW POST: Following the face-melting success of its first three exhibitions at comic conventions across Spain, Kaiju and Tokusatsu themed art show Save & Destroy returned for its forth year at a brand spankin’ new venue and city: Galerie Maurer in Zurich, Switzerland! Picking up right where SD3 left off, the group monsterthon celebrates the strange creatures and superheroes of the culture… and the opening was a huge success and it featured a fusion of well known Kaiju, urban art and designer toy artists, including: Blobpus, Buildbots, Cho Linksa, Andy Disler, Dolly Oblong, Dougy74 Design, @drilone, Noel Fischer, Flawtoys, Goccodo, Daniel Goffin, Guumon, HGB Fideljus, @pepehiller, Hip Hop Robot, Horriblesweet, Instinctoy, Javier Jimenez, Mamma Grusli, Stan Manoukian, Mechavirus, Monster Factory, @Motorbot, Mark Nagata, Miles Nielsen, Ninjalien, Brent Nolasco, Pakoto, @paulkaiju, Mina Pieper, Cristina Pineda, Plaseebo, Marco Scheidegger, John “Spanky” Stokes and Trust Pigs, Suffi, Tanoshiboy, Topheroy, Uky Daydreamer, @VISEone and Waotoyz. Works from the show are still on display until the end of June, and are available for purchase via the gallery’s website HERE right now! For inquiries, email email@example.com. http://dlvr.it/3PtXdr
NEW POST: I have been contemplating how to go about writing about this for a few weeks now, ever since I found out about an upcoming show that G1988 is hosting, and I think I finally figured out a way to express how I feel about a new to the scene street artist who goes by the name ‘Hanksy’. So how do I feel? I think this guy is hilarious! Playing off the hype that is UK’s own Banksy, Hanksy puts his own humerus spin on street art, and rather than taking on serious issues like what Banksy does (government, big brother, war), Hanksy seems like he is having fun, playing off pop culture icons with clever wordsmithing.
I have been following Hanksy on Instagram, I also saw the rad video teaser that I posted above, and find his work to be extremely light hearted, fun, engaging, and I constantly find myself thinking “That is so clever, why haven’t I thought of that”? His creations like “Cage Against The Machine”, which features Nicholas Cage riding the “ED209” robot from the movie RoboCop, and “TRon Swanson” featuring Ron Swanson’s head from the Parks & Recreation television show on top of “TronGuy’s” body, also remind me of the cleverness that @alexpardee brings to the pop culture world with his mash-ups! Needless to say… I dig what is being done here, and if you find entertaining like I do, then don’t miss “How The West Was Pun”, the NYC street artist’s West Coast debut at G1988 this Friday, May 24th 2013! http://dlvr.it/3PtC2K
NEW POST: Shortly after our teaser that customized “Snown” and “Toxix Conifas” figures would be present at Gargamel’s solo exhibition at @super7store (1427 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117) on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 7PM, we’ve been treated to a peek at quite a few more pieces for the show. Lots of beautiful hand-painted customs, many of which glow-in-the-dark and include guts, will be present as will Kiyoka Ikeda himself! With this exhibit coinciding with the release of the previously announced 12th Anniversary @super7store Lucky Bags, it will be quite the expensive evening for attendees… which makes it all the more likely that some goodies will still be available on Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at 11AM Pacific time when the remaining pieces will be placed in the @super7store online shop. Hit the jump for a slideshow with more pictures. http://dlvr.it/3Psjp2
NEW POST: As we previously teased, artist @MrScottTolleson has a brand new limited edition Deadbeet version being released at Comicpalooza (at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 on May 24th-26th, 2013). Cast in crystal clear Japanese vinyl (_sofubi_) and featuring header card art by Scott with an awesome backstory (posted HERE) written by the one and only Skinner, there will only be 10 copies of these 7.5-inch tall “Tycoon Deadbeets” that will be $75 apiece. But what’s the black splotch in the middle? It’s a “guts” inclusion made from a mass of five 1.5-inch tall Mini “Black” as oil Deadbeets! That’s some Texas-T for ya right there… brilliant and beautiful!
NEW POST: While I’m not a parent, many of my friends are… and they do everything they can to make sure their kids don’t just sit infront of the TV or play video games. Which is why I like Promise Monsters, a family run small company that is looking to go national with the help of Kickstarter. You see, once a kid gets a Promise Monster, it comes with a Kindness Task for the kid to perform and, once completed, they are rewarded with a free add-on of their choosing from the Promise Monster website. It’s a really cool idea and, in the end, instills a good value system in children while also making them active within the world. You can see the campaign and find out more HERE. http://dlvr.it/3PrkM0
NEW POST: “Sickburn” live up to his name, being a reticulated 7-inch Munny by @carsoncatlin that is inspired by the colors of fire: a crisp, bright yellow interior that plays well against the accented orange and white slices that surround it, all enclosed within a red hot exterior. While a contender in this year’s previously announced MunnyMunth contest (HERE), this smokin’ piece pulls double duty by also being Catlin’s contribution to the previously announced group exhibition “LAB ART x @kidrobot: A Vinyl Art Show.”
“LAB ART x @kidrobot: A Vinyl Art Show” opens on May 23rd with a reception from 7-10PM local time and will be on display until June 6th, 2013 at the LAB ART, 217 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Participating artists include: Tristan Eaton, Thank You X, Mar, @LamourSupreme , @jonpaulkaiser, Annie Preece, @scribeswalk and 40 Threads, Sergio Mancini, @MrScottTolleson, Galen McKamy, Devin Liston, @carsoncatlin, and Louis XXX. http://dlvr.it/3Pr7Pj
NEW POST: In light of the recent Oklahoma tornado tragedy, the artist valleyDweller has decided to part with his 2011 painting “Saved by Samus.” Made for one of Gallery1988’s video game themed shows, this 12” x 16” piece shows Earthworm Jim being carried out of rubble by Samus Aran from Metroid. This painting is currently on eBay and will be until May 28th, 2013 at 9:30PM Pacific time… whatever amount it ends at will be donated to the Red Cross (minus $25 for original material cost and whatnot), though valleyDweller equally encourages people to just donate directly to the Red Cross themselves. You can view the auction HERE or donate to the Red Cross directly HERE. http://dlvr.it/3PqTY2
NEW POST: Oh nuts, the absolutely adorable “Marshall” the Marshmellow Boy has been abducted by aliens! Locked in a test tube and experimented on, this classic comic book inspired image boasts “Look For Me All Over The World!” We will, Marshall, we will! Produced as a 11 x 14” giclée print, each of these have been hand-altered by @64colors using pencil, acrylic paints, and some sanding for texture before being mounted on an 11” x 14” x 7/8” wood panel (Birch board cradled in pine). Limited to only 20 signed copies worldwide, these are available now in the @64colors online store for $65 apiece. http://dlvr.it/3Ppm8d