Sep 24, 2012
Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda – Misty Fog’s Combat Rock (9.29)
Things never stop moving at Giant Robot. Fresh off last weekend’s opening of the Giant Robot Biennale 3 @ JANM, Giant Robot 2 will open Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda’s ‘Misty Fog’s Combat Rock’ this coming Saturday (9.24). The new exhibit will feature several new sofubi releases from Le Merde’s Misty Fog Toys including several figures inspired by ancient civilizations from an ‘Easter Island’ style sculpt to a Stone Henge homage of sorts. In addition, Le Merde’s cooked up a brand-new tee, a Beer Koozie, 4 new Coaster prints, 4-color art pieces and more. Also, look for plenty of toy customs including pieces from Gargamel’s Kiyoka Ikeda who sculpted Misty Fogy’s Mega Junktion. Come out to the opening and shoot the … breeze with Le Merde.
Le Merde and Kiyoka Ikeda || ‘Misty Fog’s Combat Rock’
Opening: Saturday September 29th 20012 (6:30 – 10 PM)
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Paul Kaiju x TAG – Pollen Kaiser Black (9.26)
Last week we brought you an early look at Toy Art Gallery’s first factory-painted, production edition of their Pollen Kaiser 10” sofubi from Paul Kaiju. Now, TAG has officially revealed the Pollen Kaiser Black Edition with a series of studio shots showcasing the paint designed directed by Paul himself, which features metallic gold and blue sprays over a base black vinyl finished with highlights in red and yellow.
The Pollen Kaiser vinyl is an impressive figure which nicely builds on what began with PK’s original resin figure. The vinyl edition offers an imposing scale, 5 points of articulation (shoulders, waist and arms with real joints), a deluxe staff, and is capped off with a striking red doll eye. This one drops on Wednesday, September 26th @ Noon PDT for $165 from TAG’s online shop as well as their retail location on Melrose.
Rotofugi & Squibbles Ink Presents: Tinder Toys by Jeremy Tinder
On Friday, September 28th, Rotofugi and Squibbles Ink will be releasing their newest toy project, Tinder Toys by Jeremy Tinder. This vinyl figure series features 3 original designs by the name of Clem, Rabburt, and Boyger. Each figure stands or kneels between 3-3.75” tall and will retail $11.95 each. Jeremy Tinder will also be attending the event to sign and meet the fans from 6-8PM. He will also have affordable art for sale! These figures will then be available on Monday, October 1st at 11AM CST via Rotofugi.com.
2780 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Rotobox Tribute Series Custom Motoko Kusanagi Celsius Figure
As promised, here we have Rotobox’s latest Tribute Custom, Motoko Kusanagi from the classic anime series, Ghost in the Shell. They applied this character to one of their Celsius figures from Kuso Vinyl. She also comes equipped with some heavy artillery. This is just another one of their customs that hit a special spot in my childhood.
Jerome Lu x Dynamite Rex – Hyper Rex
Continuing with our posts on Dynamite Rex’s Raar! Artist Series (HERE). They reveal another design by Jerome Lu of Hyperactive Monkey! Another top notch artists added to the roster. This guy looks as though he has been through a rough battle. Who else has Dynamite Rex asked to be a part of this series?
The Cat And Fiddle Pub Presents: Cavey’s American Cousins (11.10)
A Little Stranger is coming to the States! She will be holding a one night pop-up shop at The Cat and Fiddle Pub, entitled Cavey’s American Cousins.This show will feature a number of Caveys designed by artists that include: 64Colors, The Beast Brothers, Camilla d’Errico, Chris Ryniak, DrilOne, Frank Kozik, Luke Chueh, Mochi Mochi, Onell Designs, Scott Tolleson, Sket-One, and Angry Woebots. That means Holly would receive the designs from these artists, then re-create them onto the Cavey Plush figure. WOW! All of which are unique and never to be made again The Caveys will be available via Auction style beginning on Saturday, November 3rd via 7 Day Auction ending on the show night. There will also be exclusive prints by the artist available that night as well.
The Cat and Fiddle Pub
6530 West Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028, USA