NEW POST: After the original SOLD OUT California version and the great demand for the “Galactic Empire” Flag, Sket-One has now offered up an awesome alternate version… the “DEATH STAR” Edition Flag. There are ONLY 50 of these 60” x 36” riveted heavyweight cotton flags up for grabs, so head on over HERE now to snag one up for just $100! Each flag will be signed and numbered… a true collectors piece! http://dlvr.it/3NShRl
NEW POST: If you’re a _Star Wars_ fan, then you don’t have to be told that the unofficial “May the 4th be with You” Star Wars Day is rapidly approaching. And @super7store (1427 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117), the store & company known for their innovative and cool use of Star Wars, is preparing to celebrate bigger and better than ever before! On Saturday May 4, 2013 from 11AM until 7PM Pacific time, head on over and check out their celebrity guests, exclusive merchandise, exhibitions of rare items, prizes, and more! http://dlvr.it/3HlVHr
NEW POST: It’s quite the shame that artist Sean Viloria isn’t better known than he is… his talent is superb, capable of sharp sculpting, pristine painting, and immaculate line work, which is a rare combo to have. Above and below are his custom 3-inch Dunny versions of “Yoda” and “Boba Fett” from the _Star Wars_ franchise, both of which have been hyper-realistically rendered onto the tiny vinyl form. This is some seriously astounding stuff when you look carefully and realize the level of detail he’s infused each piece with. So stop reading and start looking!
NEW POST: Kris Dulfer of KiD iNK iNDUSTRiES has crafted the fantastically funny 3-inch “Sumo Trooper” resin figure, which will have a simultaneous release on two sites in two colorways… well, not just two colorways, as the bling bagged release will have chase figures, like glow-in-the-dark and hand-painted versions, but you can choose the main color from the 25 copy Blue (at @tenacioustoys shop) or the 15 copy Red (at KiD iNK iNDUSTRiES shop). Both will be available on Easter Sunday (March 31st, 2013) at 1PM Pacific time for only $30 each. Oh, and did we mention that each store will have its own Golden Ticket hidden in the blind bags? ‘Cause they will! http://dlvr.it/388S9Y
NEW POST: Jeffrey over at FlabSlab just sent over some info about a really cool new print that he is releasing… and seeing as you can most always never go wrong with anything Star Wars inspired, this print is quite epic! Featuring AT-AT’s roaming the snowy plains of Hoth, this print features loose brush style graphics as well as some kanji that makes this appear to have taken place in ancient China… a really cool vibe, indeed! These prints measure 27.5” x 13.5”, are printed on 310gsm textured fine art paper, are limited to only 100 pieces, and are retailing for $100 (shipping included) each! If interested, email email@example.com to secure your print! http://dlvr.it/32z7BT
NEW POST: “Who’s the droid that won’t cop out, when there’s danger all about? Pimp2-D2, that’s who.” Jason Chalker’s Manly Art identity is at it again, creating a wonderful and witty parody of Star Wars that will surely make all the gals squeal and all the guys jealous… ”Pimp2-D2’s Big Score” is a brilliant mash-up of the Galaxy Far, Far Away with Blaxploitation films we all secretly love! This 16”x12” print will look great on many a wall, especially when you consider it only costs $20 apiece in Manly Art’s web shop right now! http://dlvr.it/2tS66r
NEW POST: We continue to be thoroughly impressed with the customs from artist Chakal666, and his recent theme of Star Wars inspired customs… let’s just say, keep em’ coming! This recent custom Mini-Munny is of the superior Jedi Master “Yoda”, and what a cool little figure he is! The sculpting on this piece is really great… I mean, just look at the cloak and the face… so COOL!!! Unfortunately for all of us as onlooker, it’s sold, but Chakal reminds us that he is always down for commissions, so contact him HERE if his work tickles your fancy! http://dlvr.it/2sgWmH
NEW POST: Posted up a few weeks back HERE, we now have solid details on this amazing Egyptian style sphinx with Darth Vader’s head affixed atop. Designed by Francesco de Molfetta and produced by FLABSLAB, this resin figure is entitled “Histary” and the particular version that you see above, it’s limited to 66 pieces because of the famous or infamous order 66 issued by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (Star Wars geeks rejoice)!!! It comes packed in an exquisite engraved collectors box, and is sure to be the beacon on most all collections! This is going to drop this April for $380 a pop. Interested? You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copy today! http://dlvr.it/2pvDnD
NEW POST: Have we hit a modern renaissance of the hand-cast M.U.S.C.L.E.-inspired figures? It sure seems like there are tons of them out there all of a sudden. But a new and noteworthy addition would be Edge of Doom’s “D.E.A.T.H.” (Decent Economic Action Toy Heroes!) line, which mash-up Star Wars characters into the small rubber form. Pictured above is the “Big Daddy Vain and his Goon” three pack, which is the only way to get the Darth Vader-esqe piece, though you can always surround him with more troops… as the “D.E.A.T.H. Troopers” are available in three packs themselves, either in Army Men Green (pictured below), MUSCLE Pink or Classic White. Each of the Stormtrooper three packs will run you $10 apiece while the Big Daddy set will cost a mere $13. All are available from the Edge of Doom web store now, with each set being made to order.
NEW POST: You may remember quite a while back that we revealed how 2bitHACK was doing a series of “MíEmpireLoca” Star Wars figures. Now “Lil’ Chewie” joins the family, but this framed version promises to be the only one on this backing card design. Not only is this one-off exclusive version for the previously announced “(In)action Figure Show,” but we understand that an edition of five of these figures wearing pink shirts will be at the exhibition as well. Things seem to be shaping up nicely for this gallery show, making it a must go to event for those that love action figures as art.
The “(In)action Figure Show” will open on Saturday, January 12th with a reception from 6-9PM and be available for viewing through February 2nd, 2013 at The Clutter Gallery, 163 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508. To get first option to buy from the show, you may want to join Clutter’s Gallery Preview List.
Participating artists include: 2bitHACK, 4 the Luv of Toyz NY (Cash Cannon), BigManToys, Brutherford, ButcherBrand, Danny Frankenstein, The Disarticulators (Tru:Tek, Zectron & BigManToys), Eric Nilla, From the Styx Toys, Fuei Shokai, Galaxxor (Ben Spencer), Josh Longo, Healeymade, Killer Bootlegs, @LamourSupreme , ManOrMonster?, MonsterPants, October Toys, Ron English, Scott Wilkowski x Sucklord and Triclops Studio. http://dlvr.it/2kmlvq
If you’re interested in having Kyle Renard aka FATAL do a custom for you, contact him at theadventuresoffatal [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk.
Alexbreak continues to prove he’s one customizer to watch. Get in touch with him via his website or Twitter and you might be able to commission a custom of your own from him!
Davidkraig’s Stormtrooper does look a little rough around the edges, but that’s a lot of sculpt to throw on one 3” dunny. But his Chewbacca is absolutely stunning, as each strand of hair almost seems to be real and those eyes are so crisp.
Ian Ziobrowski’s Tusken Raider and Ewok both feature that nice, clean paint job that we expect from him. I love the small detail sculpting on the Tusken Raider’s head, a little touch that really makes the piece pop for me.
Sekure D continues his massively slick and stylized customs with these Boba Fett and C3PO dunnys. While giving C3PO one eye doesn’t do much for me, the detail work on the exposed wiring in his leg joints looks killer. And everything — everything! — about the Boba Fett piece scream Boba Fett to me; it’s a massively cool piece of customization, from the paint to the accessories to the, well, everything.
Timbone’s Darth Vader and Han Solo in Carbonite. Seriously? Seriously!?! How did he do that? Look at Dark Vader carefully, the detailed sculpt. the intricate paints, and tell me how he did that on a 3” dunny! And while you can only capture a glimpse of Han Solo frozen in carbonite, it’s enough to know it is done with all the same skill and craftsmanship as the Darth Vader. Hot damn.
The Custom Toy Union Versus Series: Star Wars will drop on Tuesday, February 28th at 12 Noon PST. All figures will be exclusively available from their webstore HERE.