Apr 26, 2013
Kathie Olivas x Brandt Peters x Artoyz Originals -- Mortimer and Oliver
Artoyz Originals is readying two vinyl art toys from Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters -- Oliver the Bat Boy and Mortimer the Mortician. A Misery Child reminiscent of the caped crusader, Oliver will be accompanied by two Scavenger Birds (Robins perhaps?). Outfitted with his wide-eyed cowl and his oversized cape, Kathie's Bat Boy seems to embody innocence, a touch of melancholy and the courage to fight for what's right even in the face of long odds. The 6.25" figure will be available in four colorways -- Grey Scale, Purple, Red and Turquoise (editions of 200), for $60 each. Brandt's recurring Mortimer makes a living seeing to the dead, a perfectly normal occupation for a Narwhal. The figure will ship with both a straight razor and bottle of Toxico. The 6" Mortimer will also be available in four colorways -- Grey Scale, Purple, Red and Turquoise [gid](editions of 200), for $60.
After a fairly lengthy hiatus from vinyl, it's great to see both artists embracing the medium again whether it be their recent sofubi toys with Tomenosuke, the upcoming Wandering Misfits minis from Cardboard Spaceship or these new larger format toys.
Kozik x Skinner -- A Northern Bog (5.1)
Frank Kozik has been on a toy painting tear lately. His next hand-painted release, A Northern Bog, is a haunting edition of Skinner's Ultrus Bog. Kozik used the sofubi paint of choice, v-color, on these -- looks like purple, red, gray and black, to realize his vision. Limited to 9 pieces, Northern Bog (w/special header) drops on Wednesday (5.1) @ Noon PDT from Frank's site for $200 each.
Cavey’s 3rd Birthday (05.31)
A Little Stranger’s Cavey is just turning 3! To celebrate, they’ve assembled a team of over 40 artists to take on the task of customizing some vinyl Cavey figures. The big party will take place at the Fleet River Bakery in London (Same spot as the 1st Bday) on Friday, May 31st from 8-11PM.
Participating artists include:Ali Coleman, Chauskoskis, Cris Rose, DMS, Doktor A, DrilOne, Jay222, Jon Paul Kaiser, J*Ryu, Gary Ham, George Gaspar, Haus of Boz, Jake Waldron, Jeremiah Ketner, Kerry Dyer, Lady Lauren Loves, Leecifer, Lisa Rae Hansen, Luke Chueh, Lunabee, Matt Jones, Map Map, Mike Strick, Mister Lister, Okkle, Onell Design, Onorio Depiro, Peskimo, Phil Corbett, Planet Domu, Podgy Panda, RunDMB, Scott Tolleson, Scott Wilkowski, Sergey Safonov, Stitches and Glue, The Sucklord, The Tarantulas, Squink, and Triclops.
Priority availability to purchase pieces from the show will be via a preview list sent out prior to the event. If you would like to receive the preview list please enter your email address below. (Please note, this is a separate list to the standard Cavey newsletter, and is for preview information only)
Fleet River Bakery
71 Lincolns Inn Fields
McBess x Kidrobot – Le Dead Plastique 20” & 3” Dunny (05.09)
McBess has teamed up with Kidrobot to go BIG with the latest Dunny Release. Unlike past releases, there will be a 20” and a 3” Dunny available! There is no word on if these will be available separately or not, but lets hope so! Just for the fans who really love the design and lack space or the budget. The “Le Dead Plastique” Dunny is set to release on Thursday, May 9th at all Kidrobot Stores, KR Online, and select retailers. The 20” is limited to 300 pieces and will retail $400 each.
What inspired this design?
I wanted to make this like an extension of my illustrations, simple black and white / rock and roll character, with big bold text on him, something with a lot of impact like a punch on the cheek.
Is there any significance to your band, The Dead Pirates, rock, roll or your meat iconography?
Of course, this is all a big meat-pie, this toy is summing up everything that I do, the band, the drawings, the food…this should be like a icon for what I do.
Is it post-modern rock and roll?
Well I listen to a lot of different type of rock but the main veins are 70′s, stoner and psychedelic rock’n'roll, but overall it’s link to the music that I love to do because of it’s simplicity and contrast. I see him as the incarnation of rock’n'roll itself
Lightlseepers Presents: Tracy Tubera Pop-Up Spot (04.27)
At the Hawaii DunkXchange in the Blaisdell Center, Tracy Tubera will have his very own pop up shop alongside The Lightsleepers booth. Available will be a number of original prints sharing his love for both sneakers and pop culture. Also, any purchases made at the booth will earn them a raffle ticket, with the chance of winning a signed 7” “Super Double Ninja Battle Bros.” 10-Doh figure from Squidkids Ink. If you don’t win it, they’ll have some available for purchase as well!
Paul Kaiju’s Solo Show at Grasshut (05.02)
That’s right folks! Paul Kaiju will be taking over Grasshut Corp for his very own solo show on Thursday, May 2nd. From what he’s been sharing on his Instagram feed, those attending will not be disappointed! Those of you checking out the show may even get a closer look at a few upcoming figures! Let’s hope they are ready by then. Sneaks after the jump.
Gary Baseman x 3DRetro -- Creamy Vinyl
Gary Baseman has collaborated with 3DRetro to bring his sad but cute Creamy character to life as an upcoming vinyl art toy. Here's a look at the Toby inspired colorway of Creamy which was created for his 'The Door is Always Open' exhibit at The Skirball. The museum's gift shop is taking pre-orders for the figure.