Jul 29, 2015

Frank Kozik x Kidrobot – Elf Dunny

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Looks like the Holiday Dunny tradition will be rekindled in 2015.  Here’s a look at the line art for Kidrobot’s2015 Elf Dunny (3”) by Frank Kozik. This cheery err stoic  elf is dressed to the nines with his over-the-top Elf gear complete with seriously pointy boots.  Due this Winter, The Elf Dunny is available for pre-order for $14.99 from several retailers including myplasticheart.

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Jul 28, 2015

Kidrobot Announces New Phunny Plush

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Kidrobot has announced new additions to its forthcoming Phunny plush line. In addition to the previous announced Gremlins series, look for Phunnys of your favorite characters from Alien, DC Comics, Terminator, Elf and in a bit of a surprise – A Christmas Story.  The recent Phunny announcements dovetail with parent company NECA’s stable of entertainment licenses.

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BlackBook Toy x Jeff Soto – NekoFukurou Shibuya (7.31)

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BlackBook Toy is about to release the NekoFukurou Shibuya sofubi (6”) from Jeff Soto.  The new edition of the cat/owl  two-faced stacking toy was inspired by the artist’s impression of Tokyo during his first visit in 2011.  Perhaps our favorite NekoFukurou so far, Shibuya features a powerful force-of-nature design with black + blue sprays recalling dark skies or perhaps sky + ever-present steel.  Shibuya is capped off by striking lavender eyes—similar in shade to the iconic Cherry Blossoms—a somewhat unexpected choice that works really well.

NekoFukurou Shibuya drops on Friday, July 31st 2015 at 8 PM PDT at 8100 yen ($65) via BlackBook Toy’s online shop.

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Jul 27, 2015

David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim and Bigshot Toyworks – Dream Big Friends

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Hmmm. David Horvath just posted two teaser images of Dream Big Friends.  While we know almost nothing -– the silhouette image suggests that one of the friends might be a pony-tailed girl and the cute sketch doodles in both pics just might be hinting at some of the other “friends” in the works. There’s also the official blurb via their twitter (@DreamBigFriends) :

An imaginative, alternative play/growth experience for young people around the world. Our goal is one of empowerment and inspiration.

Oh, one last “clue”.  Based on the welcome email for the official mailing list at DreamBigFriends.com the project appears to be a collaborative effort between, David, Sun-Min Kim and Klim of Bigshot Toyworks.  Klim’s involvement along with the mention of “play” has us hoping that Dream Big Friends is a toy project! If so, it sounds like it’s geared to the younger set, but positive toys sounds like a win to us. Be sure to keep an eye on the project’s Instagram (@DreamBigFriends)

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TAG x Bwana Spoons GID Lonny Exclusive

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If you’re a Suns of Brodarr follower, you’ll want to pick up Toy Art Gallery’s exclusive painted GID Lonny from none other than the Rainbow Master himself, Bwana Spoons. The exclusive Lonny is cast in GID vinyl with a nice painted design done in a multitude of sprays including green, magenta, blue and metallic copper.  This bad boy is available for $40 (+s/h) exclusively from TAG’s online store and their retail location on Melrose in LA.

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Clutter x Kidrobot – DTA Dunny Show 2 (01.09)

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Clutter Magazine and Kidrobot will be returning with the DTA Dunny Show 2! This group exhibit will feature customs from some of the best in the game! Choice of canvas of course will be 8” and 20” Dunnys. Sales from the show will help benefit the Designer Toy Awards. Participating artists include: Abell Octovan, Amanda Louise Spayd, Andrea Kang, Artmymind, Brent Nolasco, Charles Rodriguez, Chris Ryniak, Dolly Oblong, fplus, Gary Ham, Gianluca Traina, Ian Ziobrowski, Jenn & Tony Bot, kaNO, Mab Graves, Quiccs, RxSeven, Seymour, Sket-One & Jamie Lee Cortez, and Yu Maeda.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 9th from 6-9PM. All of the pieces will be available for purchase both in store and online. Be sure to register on their website to better your odds in nabbing a custom piece!

Clutter Gallery
163 Main St.
Beacon, NY 12508

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Yoskay Yamamoto x Mighty Jaxx – Final Wish Upon Me Available Now

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Yoskay Yamamoto and Mighty Jaxx are proud to present the last release of “Wish Upon Me”. This edition proudly pays homage to the one and only Eveil Knievel with it’s patriotic duds and flowing cape. You can find this piece available HERE for $100 a piece, which is limited to only 100.

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Junko Mizuno x Kidrobot – Violet Soda Lady 8” Dunny (07.31)

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The regular edition release of Junko Mizuno’s Violet Soda Lady 8” Dunny finally has a release date! Kidrobot, KR Online and specialty retailers will be releasing this stunning Dunny this Friday, July 31st. Those lucky enough to be near the Kidrobot SF location can expect a special extra treat, as Junko will be doing a signing on that Friday from 6-9PM! Violet Soda Lady will retail $100 a piece and will be available at 9AM MDT.

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Flawtoys – Smokey Stranger Black Mist (7.30)

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Next up for the versatile and meticulous Flawtoys is the Smokey Stranger Black Mist edition (7.7”).  With a modern, minimalist look, the figures have crossover appeal—part art toy and part design object.  Cast in translucent crimson resin, each piece has a unique internal black mist.  Limited to ten pieces, Smokey Stranger Black Mist drops on Thursday, July 30th at 10 AM PDT for 95 Euros (~$105) via the Flawtoys web shop.

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Jul 26, 2015

Heuicheon – Wood-Cutting Wood

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Korean artist/designer Heuicheon is taking pre-orders for his first art toy Wood-Cutting Wood (~ 3.14” x 4.7” x 3.9” with base).  The darkly humorous or at least ironic piece is the debut figure in the artist’s Unnatural Nature series. The deluxe hand-painted resin set features a wood log creature taking a hatchet to a mini-version of himself  -- both of which fit nicely into a diorama base. Interestingly the larger wood creature features a removable white mask which covers an open knot in the tree, home to a yellow bird.   Color us impressed, the piece is well-executed with nice sculpts and realistic natural textures. 

Beyond the toy itself, Heuicheon has created an immersive collecting experience.  The toy components—safely nestled in shaped foam--as well as a post card and double-sided poster come packed in an elaborate box which carries the natural (unnatural) motif with a wood lid topped off with a little tree handle for easy opening.  It sounds like the packaging may change as its current concrete construction isn’t shipping friendly—hopefully the basic design approach can be maintained.

Limited to 20 pieces, Wood-Cutting Wood is available for pre-order now for $320 from the artist’s web shop.The figure is set to ship sometime in August. 

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2PetalRose – Hannya Maiko Commission

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While they are understandably few and far between, 2PetalRose’s Maiko (II) figures are quite nice.  Here’s a look at his latest, Hannya Maiko (15.5” with base).  Per the title, this commissioned piece re-envisions Maiko as a female demon complete with custom designed and printed outfit—love the detail on the kimono and the weathering on the helmet.  Here’s hoping to a new edition or batch of one-off Maikos shortly :)

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Jul 25, 2015

Brent Nolasco – Felix Debut Edition (7.29)

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Last week we introduced you to  Brent Nolasco’s new Felix resin (5.5” H x 3.5” W) .  Now, here’s a look at the debut edition of his new pointy-eared character.  Limited to 5 pieces, this hand-painted edition features  what we’ll call a natural vibe with an orange + tan design with spot black, white, and yellow. As a nice touch, the two-piece rotocast resin comes with a wood slice base.  The very first Felix resin figures will be available on Wednesday (7.29) at 1 PM EDT from Brent’s webshop for $120 (+ s/h).   These are slated to ship in the 2nd week of August.

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