Sep 09, 2013
myplasticheart teases us with their NYCC Exclusives
With NYCC about a month away (10.10 – 10.13), myplasticheart has been teasing a few of their exclusives. So far they’ve released two sneak shots – one fairly obvious and the other not nearly so. Look for more news from mph on their NYCC plans shortly. Guesses?
Frank Kozik – Doku Koinu
Frank Kozik is a beast. Everytime you blink, there’s a new prototype image on his facebook or instagram. His newest reveal is Doku Koinu– a wild monstrous pup. The sculpt has lots of detail throughout including what looks to be a spider/bat type creature hitching a ride on Doku’s head. Based on Kozik’s comments, we’re pretty sure this will be sofubi produced in Japan and should drop sometime in 2014. Looks like Doku will have plenty of articulation (head, legs, and maybe tail?).
Frank Kozik x Kidrobot – Dunny Evolved Sneak Peek
Kidrobot just posted a peek at one of Frank Kozik’s designs for ‘Dunny Evolved’ which features a trio of related designs from five artists -- McBess, Kronk, Huck Gee, Scott Tolleson and Frank. The futuristic vibe makes us think that this might be the final evolution, though somehow I figured each final evolution would be a custom sculpt (what’s on the back side?). If the silhouettes mean anything, it looks like their might be a prehistoric design (club…?) as well.
Preview: Toy Art Gallery -- Anniversary Show Featuring Pollen Kaiser by Paul Kaiju
Toy Art Gallery will celebrate 2 years of art toy shows, exclusives and more at its Melrose location (4 years total) with its 2013 Anniversary show opening on Saturday (9.13). This year’s anniversary show will feature a Pollen Kaiser custom show featuring over 50 artist interpretations of Paul Kaiju’s sofubi figure. Since the sofubi tradition often emphasizes hand-painted figures by the creator rather than by others, this is a rare chance to see a variety of visions of Paul’s towering toy.
Drop by the opening on Saturday to see custom Pollen Kaisers by Aeron Alfrey, Ardabus Rubber, Bert Gatchalian, Blobpus, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Brent Nolasco, Brian Flynn, Buff Monster, Butcherbrand, Carson Catlin, Chauskoskis, D-lux, DrilOne, Eckotyper, Frank Kozik, Frenzy Bros, Germs, Grody Shogun, Guf from Tattoo Royal, Guumon, Hanawa, Hellopike, Hints & Spices (Shane Haddy), Ian Ziobrowski, John "Spanky" Stokes, Josh Herbolsheimer, Josh Mayhem, Kenth Toy Works, Leecifer, LiLJAPAN, Martin Ontiveros, Obscure, MechaVirus, Michael Nordstrom, Michael Pro, Mike Slobot, Monstrehero, Motorbot, Munktiki, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Nebulon 5, Oliver Hibert, Paul Kaiju, Rafael Pantoja Rico, Rampage Toys, Savage Freaks, Scott Tolleson, Shirahama, Siccaluna, Skull Toys, Sunguts, Takahiro Komuro, Tim Clarke, Uky DayDreamer, valleyDweller, Vaporface, Yamomark, Velocitron, Zieromuko.
Hit the jump for a preview of just a few of the customs.
Toy Art Gallery’s 2013 Anniversary Show
Opening: Saturday, September 14th 2013 (7-10 PM)
Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046
Jerome Lu – Hyperactive Monkey Shaolin Storytime at Dragatomi (9.14)
Jerome Lu will be at Dragatomi in Sacramento on Saturday afternoon (9.14, 2PM) for an event perfect for kids and the kid in you – Hyperactive Monkey’s Shaolin Storytime. Not only will Jerome read from his ‘The ABC’s of Monkey Kung Fu’ illustrated book, he’ll also perform puppet fu with his amazing Monkey Puppets. As if that wasn’t enough to keep your little ones occupied, there will also be a Hyperactive Monkey pop-up shop stocked with all sorts of Monkey Fu goodness.
Jerome Lu || Hyperactive Monkey Shaolin Storytime & Pop-Up
Saturday, September 14th 2013 (2 PM)
2317 J. St.
Sacramento, CA 95816