Sep 10, 2013
Preview: Circus Posterous x Tomenosuke – Monsters and Misfits III (9.13)
Circus Posterus and Tomenosuke first collaborated on Monsters and Misfits, a grand celebration of art in toy-form and otherwise, back in 2011. Since then the annual show has seen top-flight artists visiting the Kusakabe Folk Museum in he ancicent Japanese city of Hida Takayama, to exhibit their stunning original artwork. The third iteration of the show which opens on Friday September 13th features an expanded roster of Circus Posterous artists including Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Andrew Bell, Doktor A, Ragnar, Carisa Swenson, and Stan Manoukian.
This year’s Monsters and Misfits looks to be the best yet with ingeniously imaginative and excellently executed one-of-a-kind art toy sculptural creations from all of the artists. Seriously. Putting together this preview post reminded me of the magic and wonder that seems to be increasingly harder to come by these days. This show seems to unleash the artistic imagination, free of the practical constraints of product, and the result is pieces that beg to be possessed.
In addition to the original creations, Monsters and Misfits III will bring with it some exciting product including GID editions of the Tomenosuke + CP sofubi figures including Stingy Jack, Calliope Jackalope, Stinky Ginger and we believe, the brand new Heathen Snake Skelve.
Hit the jump for a look at just a few of the new original art sculptures that will be on display for the opening reception on Friday (9.13). If you’re in Japan, definitely make plans to check out the exhibition and chat with Brandt Peters, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Doktor A and Andrew Bell who will be in attendance. If you aren’t able to make the show, Tomenosuke will open the online preview on Friday September 13th @ 7 PM PDT.
Super7 Release – Pocket Glow Bros (09.19)
Releasing on Thursday, September 19th will be two of Super7’s most favorite pocket sized figures in a GID vinyl. The Pocket Baseball Boy is cast in a pink GID vinyl with red, white, and blue sprays. Then there will also be the GID Pocket Rose Vampire, which features a red, silver, and blue spray. Find them available through Super7 at Noon PST for $25 each.
Dez Einswell x Silent Stage – Whyno 2.0 for Designer Con
What’s this? Silent Stage is already talking about Designer Con. It looks as though they have something lined up with Dez Einswell. Introducing the large and in charge Whyno 2.0. We cannot wait to see this release all ready and dolled up. Stay tuned for more news.
Super7 x Secret Base – Zombie the 13th (09.13)
Taking place this Friday the 13th is Super7 and Secret Base’s Zombie the 13th celebration! They’ve mixed and matched 13 Ghost, Franken, and Zombiefighters to bring to you some very unique unpainted mixed-part figures. The release will take place this Friday, September 13th at Noon PST through Super7. Each Zombiefighter will run $65 each.
Simpsons x Kidrobot – Day of the Dead Homer (10.03)
The Simpsons and Kidrobot are celebrating Los Dias de los Muertos with the brand spankin’ new Day of the Dead Homer figure. This 6” figure comes complete with mariachi suit, calavera mask and sombrero. The Day of the Dead Homer will release on Thursday, October 3rd at all Kidrobot Stores, KR Online and select retailers for $49.99 a piece.