NEW POST: With an classic red top and blue-gray bottoms, prominent graffiti artist EwokOne's iconic “Brainlington” character is once again brought to three-dimensional life by @MightyJaxx. This 8-inch tall vinyl art figure, which subtly has “EWOK NYC” written in the brain matter folds themselves, is limited to a mere 80 copies worldwide and will make their debut in this colorway at the 2014 Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC), held on September 5th through the 7th. While pricing has not been announced, we’re assuming it will be $80 apiece and any unsold stock from the convention will be available at the @MightyJaxx online shop shortly afterwards. http://dlvr.it/6lxlTC
NEW POST: @PobberToys have just revealed the above pictured teaser for a new resin toy, stating simply “wish I could say more.” Who could’ve designed it? Why does it look SOOO familiar? Hmm… The picture seems to be taken from the backside, showing an oval headed cat wearing a beanie and thick-rimmed glasses that’s sitting on a spray can. Man, I really feel like I’ve seen this before… http://dlvr.it/6lwlS2
NEW POST: After previously teasing and then revealing the second Super Robot figure in threeZero's “Mazinger Z” (マジンガーZ) line — the feminine “Aphrodai A” — we're proud to share with you the full release details. Officially licensed piece from Go Nagai's Dynamic Planning, “Aphrodite A” is a fully-articulated (including the fingers) and highly detailed collectible figure that stands 15-inches (approx. 38cm) tall and includes light-up LEDs on the eyes, the cockpit, and even the afterburners on her backpack. In correspondence to the upgrades she receives in Mazinger Z story, Aphrodite A also includes Koushiryoku Missiles — the Oppai Missile System — that actually eject from her chest! The pre-order for this figure will begin on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 6PM Pacific time in threeZero’s online shop for $290 apiece. It will come with the exclusive omake (extra) of a severed Garada K7 head, which is still being completed. http://dlvr.it/6lvMpx
NEW POST: Following up the initial announcement of his new Gory Hole brand, TRU:TEK teases us with a work-in-progress shot of baindots sculpting the second “Monster on Your Finger” (MoYF) ring release, this time inspired by a little known Stretch Armstrong toy from the ’70s: “Monster Alien Andro!” Exclusively produced in Japan by Tsukuda Toys and Kenner Products, “Monster Alien Andro” is now considered extremely rare and desirable by collectors of the stretch toy phenomenon… a mentality that will hopefully carry over to these stunning metal rings!
NEW POST: Richard “LASH" Montanari, the mastermind behind Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, has announced a new edition of the notorious “Berserker” figure, which itself is an evolution & modification of “Ollie.” This new micro edition is the “Black Magic Witch Hunter,” a 13½-inch tall behemoth which has been cast in soft Japanese vinyl. Made on a black base, this vinyl has been painted with mono gray and white sprays as well as having the clear red doll eyes inset into it. Each Berserker will come with both the haunted axe weapon and the severed head with trident throwing weapon omake, or extras, as well as a MVH sticker and pin set. In addition to the pictured ‘regular’ edition — which is super special and fully loaded itself — there will be three randomly packaged one-off versions!
Due to what will surely be overwhelming demand for this piece, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore will be holding a 24-hour lottery. To enter the raffle, just visit the lotteries section of the MVH site between now and tonight (Friday, August 29th, 2014) at 8:59PM Pacific time. Winners will be notified on Saturday, August 30th and given directions to purchase their $200 “‘Black Magic Witch Hunter’ Berserker” figure (shipping not included). Also, optionally, lottery winners can add a stunning 7½”×13½” Giclée print, on heavy velum stock, of the Berserker as illustrated by the talented tattoo artist Zack Taylor of Triple Crown Tattoo. http://dlvr.it/6lrttZ
NEW POST: Lulubell is excited to present, and now stock in their online shop, Meme9 of Japan! Meme9 is designed by Japanese artist Yuta Osugi. The 26-year old designer, after graduating from art school and spending 3 years as a toy maker, is trying to breathe new life into the almost lost art form of making toys in sofubi and he just launched his toy brand in 2013 and named it MEME9, in hopes that his artistic line of futuristic toys will be an “element of a culture to be passed from one individual to another by non-genetic means.” All the figurines from MEME9 are made in Japan and are produced in soft vinyl aka sofubi… and as you can see, these figures look super cool! Snag some up HERE right now and be on the lookout for more figures to populate the Lulubell online store in the very near future!
NEW POST: Back in July, Corey Helford Gallery hosted artist Nouar in her “Satisfaction Guaranteed” show where she displayed a whole new array of resin induced wall hung painting hybrids… and along with these, she debut her very first resin art multiple! In what appears to be inspired by her “Uncle Jello Nouar" painting, these resin figures look extremely delicious. Their bright contrasting jello like translucency along with painted on details make these figures super unique… and one can’t help be drawn into their cheeky little smiles and their dapper suits! Made from resin and polyurethane, these guys sit 7" tall by 9" wide and all sold out during the show! With names like "Peaches and Cream", "Blueberry", "Lime Parfait", "Fruit Cocktail", and "Cherry"… is there any wonder why you don’t just want to run up and lick them!??!? Some of the figures also had inclusions floating around in their heads… so awesome! No word on if she will be making more, but we vote she does… these are awesome! http://dlvr.it/6ldfT3
NEW POST: Joe over at Renewed Kreations first original character release is none other than “Slime!”… and he will be slinging these guys HERE starting tomorrow - Friday, August 29 at 5pm PST! Made out of solid resin, this micro run is named “Death Cry” and will be limited to just 3 pieces, plus one chase figure. Snag one up for $45 a pop! http://dlvr.it/6ldfM5
NEW POST: SKULLS!!!! Gotta love em’, and hot after our announcement in our last post of the RunDMB custom skulls, the folks over at Clutter are happy to announce another skull’centric release… “Lepreskar: Skeletor Edition”!!! Roughly 6.5” tall, 7” long, and 5” wide, this rotocast resin piece has been cast in marbled fluorescent yellow and purple and finished with hand-rubbed pumice color as well as a glossy finish. Limited to just 15 pieces worldwide in this “Skeletor” colorway, paying tribute to the iconic Masters of the Universe villain, each comes bagged with a hand-numbered header card. These are up for grabs HERE right now for $80 a pop! http://dlvr.it/6lcwDM
NEW POST: Releasing this Friday, August 29th at 12Noon PST will be a run of 2” tall custom resin Skelevex figures painted up by Run DMB… and hot damn do they look good!!! As part of Collect & Display’s monthly custom release, these will be priced at around $65 a pop, and each one is super unique! Gotta love the stylistic approach that Run DMB brings with his chaotic lines and colors! http://dlvr.it/6lc0wN
NEW POST: Ah, welcome back the Chairman, Mao Zedong! It feels like forever we’ve seen his Mickey Mouse ear adorned face! Yes, the infamous @frankkozik designed “Bird is the Word” vinyl bust is back, this time in a green colorway. Made by @MightyJaxx and FlabSlab as an exclusive for the 2014 Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC), held on September 5th through the 7th, this 12-inch tall piece is limited to only an edition of 20 pieces. To ensure the international collectors are able to get copies, @MightyJaxx are graciously asking anyone interested to contact them regarding reserving a copy. http://dlvr.it/6lb86G
NEW POST: The many shades of Jon Paul Kaiser… and in more ways then one as he just announced that he will be releasing a new print, yup… a print, not a custom toy, in his webstore tomorrow - August 29th, 2014! Simply titled “Geisha”, this is printed on A3 heavy-weight pulp paper (380gsm) with a lovely matte finish. Limited to just 50 pieces, each is individually signed and numbered and will be available HERE at 8am PST for just $40 each. http://dlvr.it/6lZTYq
NEW POST: Australian artist duo We Buy Your Kids bring their colorful, off-beat design style to the Mondo Gallery for “Harsh Majical,” a solo exhibition of their works. The show will include poster prints for films previously tackled by Mondo artists, such as Alien and The Fly (both pictured below), but will also introduce some new titles such as White Men Can’t Jump and Thrashin’. In addition to the silkscreens, the duo will have original art pieces on display as well as oddities on hand, like the “What? Beer?! You’re Kidding!” koozies picture far below.
“Harsh Majical,” a solo exhibition from We Buy Your Kids, will open on Friday, August 29th with a reception from 7-10PM local time and be on display until September 13th, 2014 at the Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78751.
NEW POST: It’s been some time since we have heard from the folks over at @freakstore, but that’s because they have had they heads down cranking away on a brand new project and website… introducing “It’s Fonzo Time”, a Fonzo’centric site that revolves around their beloved mascot!!! Not only is their website new (http://www.fonzoworld.com), but they have also launched a whole new apparel line which includes some amazing designs from artists around the world… peep the info below!
@freakstore is back on the map with a brand new t-shirt artist series featuring their store mascot, and inspiration behind their DIY platform vinyl figure, “Fonzo”! Featuring designs by 64Colors, PO!, @hydro74, @GaryGepetto, ilovedust, Jesse Phillips, MUXXI, Patrick Wong, and Theo Badiu… and as you can see above, what an awesome array of designs! Retailing for under $20 a pop, and coming in both mens and women’s sizes, you can snag these up HERE right now! http://dlvr.it/6lXX2f
NEW POST: "The Griflings are ruled by an otherworldly, magical monarch, the venerable King Arstaak. As wize as he is powerful, his being seems to be woven intimately with the twisted magics that root within the Wildwoods. Very rarely seen, he travels through the magical haze of the wild woods enthroned atop a massive, iridescent beetle. His awe inspiring appearance is said to float somewhere between the physical and animistic planes. Part shadow, part earth, I suspect King Arstaak’s bloodline may be a manifestation of the woods themselves - Only one creature in the Wildwoods is as worthy of narrative as the compelling King Arstaak: his paramour, the radiant Queen Consort, Perselphone…"
- excerpts from Chapters of the North, Volume VI - Mahotsukai Hoohige
@huckgee just unveiled his latest EPIC custom series of figures… and like all the previous releases, this amazing creation will be limited to just 10 pieces! Entitled “The Grifling King”, this massive horned beast sits perched upon his throne… and everything seen in the picture is 100% handmade and crafted by Huck and his team… a true art collectible!!! Each figure is signed, numbered, includes shown accessories and comes padded and packaged in its own hand assembled and laser etched wooden box. You want one… well, set aside $1800 and get ready for the centerpiece in your collection to arrive! if interested, these will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Anyone interested, email email@example.com ASAP to reserve your figure and make payment arrangements. http://dlvr.it/6lWXLd