Jan 02, 2014
Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx – Skull Bomb
The Skull Bomb by Jason Freeny and Mighty Jaxx has finally been released, their first release of the year! The OG Skull Bomb is made of resin features an olive green paint with yellow stripe and stands 7.5” tall. This run is limited to only 100 pieces worldwide and come in a custom blister and full color laminated box. You can find it available HERE for $79 + S&H. Start your new years right with this awesome figure!
Jeremiah Ketner -- ‘Day Dreaming’ at Rotofugi (1.10)
Jeremiah Ketner returns to Rotofugi for ‘Day Dreaming’ opening on January 10th. For his new solo, Jeremiah has created a series of cheerful, alluring paintings in which the magical, faeries and pixies, mingle with the everyday. Jermiah’s show opens concurrently with Yosiell Lorenzo’s solo, also at Rotofugi.
Jeremiah Ketner || ‘Day Dreaming’
Opening: Friday, January 10th 2014 (7-10 PM)
2780 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Yosiell Lorenzo – Woodland Orphans (1.10)
Yosiell Lorenzo will open, ‘Woodland Orphans’, his first solo with Rotofugi on Friday, January 10th 2014 which will open concurrently with Jeremiah Ketner’s solo. The show will feature both paintings and sculptural work. While we’re familiar with the artist’s 3D work, we haven’t seen much of his 2D work and are looking forward to seeing additional previews.
Yosiell Lorenzo || Woodland Orphans
Opening: Friday, January 10th 2014
2780 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
T9G – Absolution
Right before the New Year, T9G released his latest wildly crazy monster sofubi – Absolution (11.8”). Cast in blue for his debut, Absolution is part hermit crab and part mutated Rangeas (note the three eyes, the two additional eye stalks and those crazy sideways pointing ears). This one is a feast for the eyes with the organic textures on the head contrasting with the hard, grooved lines on the torso. Plus, he comes with a little slug buddy. Interrestingly, on T9G’s site he also has pics of the figure (minus the silver spray) with a different “shell” sculpt – perhaps a variant or a last-minute change...
T9G has created plenty of sweet toys over the years, but this one ranks right up towards the top. While the toy’s awesomeness is certain, the name is not… On his site he lists both Absolton, and Absoluton, so I’m going with Absolution… Absolution will be available from Toy Art Gallery (USA), Paradise Toy Land (Taiwan), and in the Netherlands from Mintyfresh.
The Loyal Subjects – Rainmakers. Transformers 3-Pack
If you grew up on Autobots and Decepticons, the new Transformers Rainmakers 3-pack from The Loyal Subjects might just be calling your name. The set features three shinyl metallic Decepticon Jets – Shockwave’s force to use as he sees fit. Acid Storm leads his Blue and Yellow seekers in the never ending struggle against the forces of Optimus Prime. Available for pre-order now from the Loyal Subjects’ web shop, the Rainmakers (500 sets, $45) come packaged in a window box with blasters, and collector cards and will ship in 30 days.
Lamour Supreme x Sucklord x Mishka at Katz Deli (1.7)
Lamour Supreme, Sucklord and Mishka have joined forces with the always popular and delicious Katz Deli in NYC on a pop-up show at the restaurant on Tuesday, January 7th. While the details are a little scarce, we do know that you’ll be able to pick-up several special releases including the Johnny Salami figure from Lamour and Sucklord –- you’ll think twice before complaining in line next time around. There will also be a Katz Deli x Mishka x Lamour Supreme tee. Finally, it sounds as if there will be some original art as well. Awesome sandwiches and Lamour Supreme, Sucklord and Mishka – sounds just about perfect.
Fuller Designs – Lil’ Jammies Series Preview
Fuller Designs has recently shared previews of a few of the artist customs from the upcoming Lil’ Jammies Series. Here’s a look at pieces by Bashprojects (above), MaloApril, Mike Mendez, DonP, and We Become Monsters. The full custom series will be released on January 31st at Noon CST from the Lil’ Jammies shop. If you’d like to try your hand at customizing Fuller’s creation, you can get them directly from his web shop.
Rotofugi x Coarse – Exclusive Blackout Locks
Rotofugi has announced that they will be offering their exclusive Blackout Locks (100 pcs, $225 + s/h) from Coarse via a lottery, which makes sense given the likely demand. If you’d like a shot at purchasing the figure, head on over to Roto’s lottery page by Thursday (1.9) @ Noon CST -- ‘winners’ will be selected later that day. Having seen this one briefly in person, the black with a touch of gold color scheme looks quite ominous – very cool .
J.Riot – Omega Rioteer Blind-Box 3” Dunnys
J.Riot is starting off 2014 with his Omega Rioteer blind-box custom 3” Dunny series. Instead of his previous comic-style designs with bold, wide-eyed expressions, each of the new pieces appears to be powered by a different mysterious element. Sold blind, these are available for $60 each from his web store.
Angry Woebots x Silent Stage Gallery – Panda Prince?
It looks like those rascals over at Silent Stage are at it again! This time with the prequel to the Panda King, The Panda Prince? We can’t wait to see the pre-crowned panda bear by Angry Woebots. There will even be a storybook illustrated by Dave Crosland. So much amazingness going on, we cannot wait for the full reveal! Stay tuned!
Healeymade – Quackula
With the help of Naoya Ikeda of Gargamel, Healeymade will soon be unleashing to the world, Quackula! Standing roughly 6.7” tall, this sofubi figure should hit all of the taste buds. These will also be manufactured through Gargamel, so you know these will be amazing! Stay tuned on any future release information.
Bunnycutlet, Toy Tokyo & Marka27 Presents: Raise Up Philippines (01.03)
For a one night only event, Bunnycutlet, Toy Tokyo, and Marka27 have put together a print and art benefit show for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief. “Raise Up Philippines” will feature a diverse number of art pieces from renown artists from all around the world, including:
Andrew Bell, Anthony Castro, Cam, Cern One, Derek Rippe, Don Rimix, Fumero, Greg Lamarche, Jeff Henriquez, Jesse Hernandez, Jon Burgerman, Jon Lewis, Plushplay, kaNO, Karen Sneider, KAWS, Kelly Denato, L’amour Supreme, Lichiban, Liz Artinian, Lou Pimentel, Marka27, Malik Yusef Cumbo, Moses Mitchell, Nathan Jurevicius, Niko Guardia, O.G SLick, One9, Ron Upperman, Ryan Wheelbarrow, SAM, Simone Legno, Sucklord, Tara McPherson, and 8x10 Collective.
Attendees will be able to bid on the artwork with 100% of the proceeds going directly to UNICEF Philippines. The event will take place Friday, January 3rd from 6-10PM at the Bunnycutlet gallery. Be sure to check it out and bid! It’s for an amazing cause.
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