Feb 19, 2013
Dope Vinyl Kickstarter Campaign
We’ve seen documentaries on the process of making toys, the artists behind the production figures, and the gatherings and conventions we all attend. Why not the behind the scenes of what goes on with the artist who create some of our favorite custom figures? Well thanks to Dope Vinyl everyone will have a chance to get a peak into the artist studios and see what the customizing game is all about. To get this show on the road, they need your help! They’ve began a Kickstarter campaign to help raise money towards the production of this film. To help bring pledges in, they’ve asked numerous artists in the toy scene to donate a number of customs, one offs, prints, limited edition toys, etc.. for the cause. They plan on hitting their goal of $13,660 in the next 20 days and they need your help to make that happen! Check out the campaign HERE and send in some pledges! They are constantly updating the pledges as the end of the campaign draws near. Some awesome treats could come up, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
Lou Pimentel x mph labs – Junior Hellfire Release Party (3.1)
Junior Hellfire is almost here. Myplasticheart will celebrate the release of the 2nd edition of Lou Pimentel’s Junior sofubi from mph labs with a party / signing on 3.1 at their NYC shop. Following on the heels of the NYCC exclusive ghost blossom edition, Hellfire features the classic paint scheme from the OG resin Cranston line. If you’re in NYC, drop by the release – the first 20 people who purchase Junior Hellfire ($34.95) will score a free Junior Tote Bag which will also be available to others for $5.99.
Paul Kaiju x Toy Art Gallery – GID Pollen Kaiser & LuftKaiser (2.20)
Calling all PK fanatics. Toy Art Gallery is about to release glow versions of both the 10” Pollen Kaiser ($155) and the 4” Luftkaiser ($45). Both will drop on Wednesday (2.20) @ Noon PST from TAG’s web shop.
Butcher Brand – Megara Pre-Order
Butch Adams will soon release the debut unpainted editions of his Megara sofubi (show above in a test color). According to the back story, Megara’s shell features the mask of his creator and previous master whom he battled when accused of being disloyal. The mask enhances the turtle beast’s already formidable powers.
Butcher Brand is accepting pre-orders for both unpainted glow-in-the-dark, and unpainted black editions of the 3.5” figure for $35 each. To celebrate the release of his first vinyl figure, Butch is working on original art to be randomly inserted into the pre-orders (see examples after the jump) and will also mix in hand-painted one-of-a-kind chases. If you want in, do it now, the pre-release will end shortly.