Oct 15, 2013
Rotobox x Kuso Vinyl – D-Con Exclusive Bambooshoot Mini Fahrenheit
Kuso Vinyl has just announced their first exclusive for this years Designer Con! Check out the Bambooshoot Mini Fahrenheit figure by Rotobox! These will only be available at the Kuso Vinyl booth #733 on booth Saturday and Sunday. This is a run of only 200 pieces and will retail $15 a pop.
Cameron Tiede – Building ‘Chester’
As we wrote about a week ago, Cameron Tiede is about to launch his new Wood Candy Workshop brand featuring designer wood objects he’s created in his workshop. First up is Chester, a 5” wood figure made up of 17 individual pieces in five separate woods (walnut, maple, cherry, oak and paduak). Here’s a look at some of the process involved in bringing Chester to life (see photos after the jump).
To make the body, Cameron cuts two matching pieces of walnuts on a band saw and then laminates them together. The top of the body features two slots to accommodate the antlers which are custom fit to each body.
Throughout the process, Cameron has taken the time to make sure Chester looks just right and is solidly built. From the inclusion of a lip on the tip of the antlers to increase stability when glued, to the use of a single piece of wood for the upper and lower face sections to ensure matching grain and the use of arm dowels for extra support and strength, Chester’s design is all about quality construction.
The attention to detail extends to the finishing process which includes applying Tung Oil and after that a specially formulated bees wax. This approach results in a matte/satin finish which retains the critical wood feel as opposed to the more common high gloss finish.
We’re looking forward to bringing you the full reveal of Cameron’s Chester shortly. In the mean time, be sure to check out the Wood Candy Workshop site for more info on the making-of and to sign up on the mailing list to receive the latest news on the figure as well as receive a coupon for free shipping of the toy.
MAD’s Mad Ape MAD*L for Phase 4
Here we have another gander at MAD’s Mad Ape figure for Phase 4 of his MAD*L series. This time we also get a sneak peak at what looks to be another variant! The notorious White Mad Ape! Could this be an exclusive? From past experiences, there is always one figure from the series that gets its own different colorway. Stay tuned for news on this recent development!