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Jan 07, 2014

Ron English x Blackbook Toy – Camo Edition Big Boner

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The latest edition of Ron English’s Big Boner figure features this awesome camo paint application. Blackbook Toy will be releasing this edition during Super Festival 64 in Tokyo on January 12th. The online release will take place on January 12th, 7AM PST HERE. This 8” figure will retail roughly $100 and is one of the best colorways yet! Get a better look after the jump.

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Ferg and Brandt Peters – Trigger II @ Stranger Factory

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It’s been about two years since Ferg and Brandt Peters’ first joint Trigger exhibition.  The long wait for the second round is almost over – Trigger II opens on Friday (1.10) @ Stranger Factory.  From the numerous previews floated by both artists, you can expect plenty of sweet art including  huge (“1:1”) paintings from Brandt as well as an army of Trouble Boy Squadt customs from both Ferg and Brandt.  On the Squadt front, we know that there are multiple Oozes with clear heads, metallic Oozes, and at least one over-sized Squadt.  The real question is where there will be a production edition released in addition to the customs. If you find yourself anywhere near Albuquerque – you should be sure to drop by the gallery early for a shot to pick up a piece.

One final note… Ferg and Brandt are holding a character design workshop at the gallery on Sunday (2-5 PM) for $75/person.  If you want to learn all about characters from two pros – this might be just the ticket (flier after the jump).

Ferg & Brandt Peters || ‘Trigger II’
Opening: Friday, January 10th 2014

Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505.508.3049

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Juan Muniz – Felipe Vinyl in the Works

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Juan Muniz just let the Rabbit out of the bag via his instagram.  That’s right, his signature Felipe bunny is in production as vinyl art toy.  Based on one of his paintings, Felipe will come holding a bunch of grenade balloons. Poor, poor Felipe.

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Recent Customs by Carson Catlin

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While the rest of us have been enjoying the Holidays, Carson Catlin has been putting his reticulating saw through a lot of serious toy cutting.  Here’s a look at three of his recent customs including two show pieces and a commission.  First up is RWB, a  custom Munny  ($200) for ‘Childish Playthings’ @ Menace Inc. Studio and Gallery.  Carson also customized a Lolligag figure for the upcoming show @ TAG (1.11).  His golden Reticu-lolli piece will be available for $450.  Finally, Carson completed his Cadela Metal commission –- a Labbit wrapped meticulously in copper wire – which is apparently quite difficult to work with.

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Jim Mahfood -- ‘Perfect Machine’ at Stranger Factory (2.7)

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LA artist Jim Mahfood will bring his bold, wild style to NM with the opening of ‘Perfect Machine’ at Stranger Factory (2.7).  Jim’s mixes beautiful women, all sorts of debauchery, thick black line work, graffiti and a gloriously crazed perspective to create work that grabs your gaze in his own unique fashion.  Jim’s show opens alongside Phil Noto’s ‘Full Disclosure’.

Jim Mahfood || ‘Perfect Machine’
Opening: Friday, February 7th (6-9 PM)

Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505.508.3049

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Phil Noto – Full Disclosure at Stranger Factory (2.7)

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For February, Stranger Factory will present a simultaneous opening of two artist solos (2.7), the first of which is Phil Noto’s ‘Full Disclosure’  Known for his comic book work, Noto’s close-up portraits leave the viewer wanting to know more about the often beautiful subject. 

 

Phil Noto || ‘Full Disclosure’
Opening: Friday, February 7th 2014 (6-9 PM)

Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505.508.3049

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Samsung Galaxy x Kidrobot – MiWe Platform Toy

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Kidrobot’s making moves … at CES.  Samsung’s convention booth has a whole wall of KR’s new MiWe platform (Meaningful Innovation Wow Experience) which was inspired by their Galaxy mobile line.  As seen via Gavin McKamy’s instagram, the fox-like vinyl figure is making his debut in several solid color mini DIYs, customs from Angry Woebots and Tara Mcpherson, as well as a giant version that Scribe is live painting on the floor (with another on the way from Buff Monster).  From the brief info so far, sounds like the MiWe will be an ongoing product line.  We’ll keep you updated on the new figure / collabo project which promises to raise the exposure of art toys to a much broader audience.

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Doktor A. x Munky King – Mr. Pumfrey and His Astounding Mechanized Perambulator Winter Wanderland Edition (01.08)

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Munky King has happy to announce that Doktor A.’s Mr. Pumfrey and His Astounding Mechanized Perambulator Winter Wanderland Edition will finally be released! You can find them available HERE for $100 a piece. This release will take place on Wednesday, January 8th at 8PM and is limited to 100 pieces. This drop suits the kind of weather some of those are having right now.

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