Sep 23, 2013
Nathan Hamill – Custom Octoberry Octopups (9.25)
Just in time for All Hallow’s Eve, Nathan Hamill has cultivated a bumper crop of Octoberry Octopups. Inspired by the classic Jack O’lantern motif, Nathan has hand-painted each of the eight customs with a bright orangish-red head, thick black outlines for the eyes, and a green leaf base, nicely repurposing the ‘tentacles’. The 2” customs will be released on Wednesday, September 25th @ Noon PDT for $25 from his online shop.
Scribe – D-Con Exclusive Green with Envy Edition Sumego
We got some good news and some good news! First piece of good news is that it looks like Scribe may be making an appearance at this years Designer Con! Second piece of good news is that he will have this beautiful exclusive available! Introducing the Green with Envy edition Sumego figure! We are crossing our fingers in hopes he will have a lot more goodies available. Stay tuned for more details!
Learn From the Man Himself (10.16)
Paul Budnitz, of Kidrobot fame, will soon be teaching an online class on how to make your own designer figures. “Beautiful Plastic: How to Create a Great Designer Toy” will help educate you in the following key points:
- A history of designer toys from 1998 to the present
- What makes a designer toy a designer toy, with insights about what makes certain toys iconic, and others easily forgettable.
- Sketching and designing your own toy, including tips to make your design great.
In this class you will be expected to create your very own original figure, as Paul will give a walk through from sketches to finished art, then you will have the chance to view and give feedback your classmates work.
Enrollment fee for this class Is only $20 and will take place on Wednesday, October 16th. It is a self paced class with lifetime access and 3 video lessons. Enroll HERE.
Huck Gee for Dunny Evolved Series
Kidrobot shares another teaser featuring Huck Gee’s second design for the upcoming Dunny Evolved series. We saw what looks to be the first start of the evolution chain HERE and now we get this even more well equipped figure above, who is decked out with riot shield, riot helmet, and shot gun. There’s no way the next stage of the evolution can look any more badass.
MAD – Modern Hero for Phase 4 MAD*L Series
We guessed and we guessed correctly! The third design for MAD’s Phase 4 MAD*L series will indeed be his Modern Hero character! We are incredibly happy to see this make the run and can’t wait to see all three hit the shelves! So there we have it folks! MaeMaeMon, MAD Ape, and to complete the set, Modern Hero!
Itokin Park x Switcheroo – Oven Clay Workshop + Pop Up Art Event
Kazuhiko Ito (Itokin Park) will be making the trip to LA in October for several events including a new workshop with the girls from Switcheroo on Sunday October 6th (3-6 PM). This time around, Kazuhiko is working with Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura on his second workshop of the ‘handmade oven clay’, a followup to the first one from a few years back.
This three-hour ticketed event ($150) at Thank You Comics in Highland Park. will teach students how to make oven baked clay character, in particular versions of three new sofubi figures from Itokin, Amanda and Michelle which will also be released at the pop up art event following the workshop (7-9). As seen previously, the three figures include Itokin’s psychedelic astronaut, Amanda’s Beaver in Tree Mobile and Michelle’s Robot Girl – each made in Japanese sofubi by Itokin himself! In addition to the sofubi, the pop up will feature original art and new ceramic collab pieces from Michelle and her co-conspirators.
Itokin Park x Switcheroo – Oven Clay Workshop #2
Sunday, October 6th 2013 (3-6 PM)
Thank You Comics
5011 York Blvd.
Highland Park, CA 90042
Clutter x The Beast Brothers – NYCC Calaverita
With NYCC just a few weeks away (10.10 – 10.13) , Clutter has revealed its first exclusive – the Clutter Calaverita by the Beast Bothers in classic Clutter pink. Limited to just 30 pieces, the 5” sofubi figure will be available for just $70/piece. Carlos East of The Beast Brothers will be signing at the booth on Friday (10.11) @ Noon.
Kyle Kirwan – Mudcat Resins at NYCC
Kyle Kirwan will release the first three of his Mudcat series resins at NYCC (10.10 – 10.13). So far he’s only released pics of Edmund (3” skull dude) and Duane (3” four-armed creature). He’s currently working on the larger 6” Gopoo. While we don’t have a storyline for the series, it seems to feature kooky, whimsically creepy, perhaps misunderstood characters.
Limited to ten hand-made pieces each, the figures will debut at NYCC in the ‘Ivory’ edition for $25 each. Since he doesn’t have a booth, Kirwan will be doing the drop backpack style. To find him be sure to check his Instagram and Twitter during the ‘con. Looking beyond NYCC, the silhouette series lineup drawing (after the jump) shows a total of ten Mudcat toys.