Oct 18, 2013
40threads – Octopus Plush for DesignerCon
Scribe and 40threads will be at DesignerCon this year (11.9/11.10) in Pasadena and while they haven’t posted much information about what they’re brining, we do know that Alisa will be offering these adorable Octopus plushies. Also, Kidrobot has announced that both she and Scribe will be painting a 4 foot Dunny at the KR booth.
Sergey Safonav x Crazy Label – Moon Fox Model Kit
Sergey Safonav and Crazy Label have worked together to bring you more Moon Fox, this time with a bit of a twist. The Moonlight and Cloudwhite are available in these fun plastic assembly kits at only $20 a piece, which can be found HERE. This seems to be a fun new way to bring more affordable art toys to your collection. You can even get a few extra kits to mix and match pieces! Be sure to check out the story on the Moon Fox and the Paper Moon below and download the coinciding app that goes along with the release HERE.
Meet Moon Fox, a gentle seafarer who floats with the moonlight. Moon foxes sail in ships buoyed by dreams. Amid waves of whimsy, under the quiet cover of nightfall, they are joined by others. The Moon Wanderers know what happens in the world while people are sleeping, and there are many stories to be told.
Lamour Supreme x Mishka x Fig-Lab – NYCC Baby Hellazon
In planning convention exclusives, things don’t always go quite according to plan. This was the case with NYCC Baby Hellazon sofubi finger puppets created by Lamour Supreme and Fig-Lab. The figures didn’t show up in time for the ‘con but finally arrived at Mishka HQ on Friday and promptly went up for sale online. Though they have since sold out, we’d thought they were too cool not to post anyways – the paint job looks great. If you scored, congrats. If not, our condolences.
Preview: Alex Pardee -- ‘Bunnywith’ @ Gallery 1988 East (10.19)
Über talented artist /wild man Alex Pardee will treat LA to a new solo with the opening of his ‘Bunnywith’ at Gallery 1988 East on Friday (10.19). As the title suggests, the new show revolves around Pardee’s classic, old-school Bunnywith character. In 100+ paintings and drawings, Alex’s floppy eared, armless rabbit will undergo numerous transformations some involving mutation and other painful afflictions while others will see Bunnywith step into the shoes and cloaks of various pop culture icons. If you’re planning to go (and why wouldn’t you???), show up early and expect a line as Gallery 1988 East is fairly cozy.
Alex Pardee || ‘Bunnywith’
Opening: Saturday, October 19th (7-10 PM)
Gallery 1988 East
7021 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Slumber x Creo Design – SlumberBean (11.1)
Sam Hadley (aka Slumber) has collaborated with Creo Design to create an art toy/sculpture based on his SlumberBean character. Designed to sit conveniently on a shelf ledge, Slumberbean is made of Polyurethane resin and measures 5” tall. The adorable little guys will be released as the ‘Flavour Friends’ series – with each colorway representing a different flavor. The SlumberBeans were hand cast and painted by Creo Design and will come packaged in bean cans with labeling designed by Slumber.
The Original Flavour bean (in red), drops on Friday (11.1) @ 5 AM PDT for £30 (~ $48.50) + s/h from slumberbean.com. This debut edition is limited to 20 pieces as are all the other flavors. 10 will be available on the first with the other ten released in a second batch.
Pobber Apparel ?
Pobber is teasing a new project featuring at from Pause, Kronk, Doktor A, and Gary Ham. The ‘Wear them all’ tag line has us thinking that Pobber is about release a new apparel line – perhaps tee shirts?
Lunartik – Witches Bew (10.20)
Lunartik is about to unleash his Witches Brew mini-teas just in time for All Hallow’s Eve. Limited to 213 ‘cups of terror’, the new edition will be signed and numbered and be ‘dripping with blood’. Based on the teaser image above, it looks like it will also have a single, cyclops style eye. Interestingly the product page mentions, “Mixed numbers - your order will be a surprise” – not quite sure what to make of that. Lunartik has promised more pics shortly so hopefully we’ll be able to unravel the mystery.
The Witches Brew mini-teas (2.5”) will be released on Sunday, October 20th at 5 PM PDT from lunartik.com for £20 (~$32.32).
CE x Ultraman Figure
About month agao we mentioned that Mafia Factory was working on an officially licensed Ultraman edition of their CE platform figure, designed and manufactured in Thailand. Proving they can produce a toy quite quickly, here is a look at the finished figure in the standard red colorway. Showcasing the design versatility of the CE, Ultraman CE can be quickly transformed from the classic ultraman design to a science patrol design by rotating the head 180 degrees and can then be transformed yet again into a Japanese Ultraman logo design by rotating the inner head. Ultraman CE will soon be available in standard red (600 pcs), black (300 pcs) and pink (100 pcs) editions – we’ll keep you updated.