Jan 17, 2013
Original Fake Coming to an End?
Straight from the man himself, KAWS announces that the end has come to the ever so popular shop and company, Original Fake. Does this mean that the Boba Fett Companion may be the last toy ever released through Medicom Toy? Does this open up more opportunities for collaborative KAWS toy releases? Let’s hope so!
“May 2013 marks the seventh year anniversary of OriginalFake, and it is at this time that Medicom Toy and I have chosen to close the shop and company. It's been an amazing opportunity to work with Medicom Toy on this project as well as working with Masamichi Katayama of Wonder Wall to create the interior of the shop and Konno of Nexus7 who's incredible talent really added sophistication to the clothing that we produced. I really want to thank the staff in production as well as in our shop. If you ever entered our shop you already know how awesome they are! I would also like to thank all the companies that collaborated with us, your friendship and support has always really meant a lot, and to everyone who has supported OriginalFake,THANK YOU! and I hope to see you all in the next chapter!”
If you dig artist watches, cool tees, and surprises, Vannen has just the thing – Lucky Bags. Each lucky bag comes with 1 Advance Release Watch, 1 Mystery watch, Mystery Tee, Mystery Strap set and 2 ‘secret surprises’. The lucky bags are available today only (1.17) from Vannen.com for $125 each.
Giant Robot x JANM – Project Remix Customs Panel (1.19)
Giant Robot will close out the 4-month run of their impressive Project Remix custom show, a key part of the GR Biennale 3 exhibition, with an artist panel on Saturday (1.19, 3 PM) @ the Japanese American National Museum. Scott Tolleson, Luke Chueh, Yoskay Yamamoto will talk about their creations for the show which were based on the vinyl toys of David Horvath, who will also be on the panel. The absolute last day to view the GR Biennale 3 is this Sunday (1.20).
Project Remix Custom Figures Discussion
Saturday, January 19th 2012 (3-4 PM)
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Nebulon5 x Scott Tolleson – Grimace Deadbeet (01.25)
Scott Tolleson has teamed up with Nebulon5 once again for another Deadbeet release. Introducing the Grimace Deadbeet, paying homage to our favorite big purple fast food chain mascot. The release will be taking place on Friday, January 25th at 10AM PST through the Stolleart Store. He will retail $120 each and are limited to 10 pieces. Take in consideration the awesome packaging!
Dwid Hellion x Monster Worship – A389 Records Bash Black Heksen Release @ Ottobar (01.17)
Dwid Hellion’s Black Heksen figure will be making it’s first painted release at the Ottobar for the A389 Records Bash tonight (01.17). So if you so happen to be at the show checking out Integrity, Withdrawal, Vilipend, or Dead Gods, be sure to pick up one of these rad figures for $70 each. Monster Worship also plans on releasing a limited number of them in their online shop sometime next week.
kaNO x Kidrobot – 3” Flight Dunny Chases Revealed
Like the quickness, kaNO’s production 3” Flight Dunny has long sold out in the Kidrobot online store. But don’t you fret, as they are also available through all your favorite toy retailers. You may also be wondering what the alternate chase colorways may look like. Well, with the help of Instagram, kaNO has put all your curiosities to rest. Which one are you hoping to score? I myself am a huge fan of the OG.