Mar 31, 2014
Peter Kato – Bedtime bunnies
Peter Kato’s come out with another set of new resin figures! Check out his Bedtime Bunnies, which are available in two sizes. These lil’ buggers were inspired by dreams, animals, and fairies. And after many nights of doodling, Peter has come up with the Bedtime Bunnies! There are the basic 3” Bunnies for $20 and the 2.5” Bunnies for $12. The first release, Peter is paying tribute to the Sakura Cherry Blossom with a mix of pink and white figures. The release will take place on Thursday, April 3rd in his online shop HERE.
Toy Art Gallery -- ‘Idol Worship’ Group Show (4.5)
For April, Toy Art Gallery will open ‘Idol Worship’ on Saturday (4.5) featuring the toy art of Brian Flynn, Frenzy Bros., Grizzli Atom, Shirahama/Yatsuashi, Tim Clarke and Yakimon. The faithful will uncover objects worthy of devotion -- Brian Flynn’s life-size fiberglass Doku Rocker, Tim Clarke’s hand-painted Totims sofubi, one-off hand-painted toys from Frenzy Bros and Yakimon, and limited-edition drops from Shirahama and Grilli Atom. Drop by the opening this weekend to enjoy mysterious, wondrous, and unique creations from six independent artists.
Opening: Saturday, April 5th 2014 (7-10 PM)
Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046
Mar 28, 2014
Martin Hsu x Bigshot Toyworks – Miya-San Update #2
Here we have another lovely update giving us the scoop on the Miya-San figures from Martin Hsu and Bigshot Toyworks. As you can see from the photo above, they are nearly done! There is also a shot of the packaging done by none other than Martin. These should be making their way over to the States to meet the mid-to-late April shipping date that was promised.
Kerry Dryer – Mole XL Figures at ToyConUK
Kerry Dyer will be exhibiting at this years ToyConUK and with her she will be releasing her new Mole XL resin figures. Each Mole XL stands 4” tall, hand rotocasted, and will be available in 3 different colors, including a white resin. There will also be chase figures exclusive to ToyConUK that are limited to only 5 pieces. David Stevenson will also be at the booth to customize a few Moles. Of course, Kerry will also have other vinyl figures and resin toys available!
Reactor-88’s Custom Corner: MaloApril
Welcome to the March edition of Reactor-88's Custom Corner. This month we’re highlighting April Elliott, or better known as MaloApril to the toy community. April is a full-time artist based in North Fontana, California. She remembers making art since the age of 10, where she grew up on a block that consisted entirely of her family. April would hang out in her grandfather’s garage and create for hours each day. She began painting toys around 2008- starting with Mighty Muggs and then moving to other platforms. April loves going to shows and events and getting to know other artists- seeing their work and hearing their stories is what inspires her. April is mainly known for her Sugar Skull designs, but she also likes to branch out and explore new ideas from time to time. Regardless of the design direction she takes with a piece, they all have the same attention to detail that really makes her work stand out. The lines are very clean and precise, color palettes are well balanced, and sculpted accents add that final bit that really bring each piece together. April does take commissions, so if you’re interested in contacting her for a project you can email her at MaloCustoms[at]gmail[dot]com. If you’d like to follow along with her work, be sure to like her Facebook page and follow her over on Instagram.
Sekure D x Collect and Display - Codename Unknown Coral Squadron
Collect and Display has recruited Sekure D for their monthly custom series. The Codename Unknown Coral Squadron is a blind box Dunny series and is limited to only 5 one of a kind figures. Each blind box will retail £55 each and will be available today HERE at 8PM GMT.
The Codename Unknown Army simply cannot build new members quick enough to resist the impending doom being brought upon them by the Blobs. As a last resort they have constructed a new squad of fighters from the old parts previously discarded in their underwater bone yards, these members are the Codename Unknown Coral Squadron.
Andrew Bell x Mighty Jaxx – Upcoming Kickstarter Campaign
First it was kaNO, then it was Huck Gee, MAD, and Shane Jessup (HERE & HERE), now Mighty Jaxx has got a hold of Andrew Bell! Mighty Jaxx does reveal a bit more information, mentioning that these are designs for a brand new Platform Figure. We will also be on a lookout for the Kickstarter campaign they plan on starting next month for this project. Will there be any more participating artists? Let’s wait and see!
Mar 27, 2014
Gravy Toys – Let’s Make Lonny!
Bwana Spoons and Gravy Toys are looking to reunite Lonny with his broseph Jeff and are in need of your help! They’ve created a Kickstarter Campaign to help boost production and are already more than half way to their goal! Lonny stands 5” tall with 5 points of articulation and will feature interchangeable parts with Jeff. Speaking of interchangeable parts, if they meet the stretch goal of 9K+, there will be new heads and arm attachments made for Jeff, which would make new brothers they’ve never met before. Some of those sculpts will be created by T9G and Paul Kaiju and that open things up even more with guest artists adding to the family.
If you wanted to see Lonny come to life, check out the Kickstarter HERE for all of the different pledge levels, which include prints, original drawings, tees, zines, and of course toys!
Mar 26, 2014
Brandt Peters x Ferg – GID Troubl Boys S00? [NKD] (03.31)
Ferg and Brandt Peters are out to release the newest edition of the Troubl Boys. This time in a beautiful GID and GID “Perp” vinyl. The Trouble Boys S00? [NKD] release is set for Monday, March 31st at 12NOON CST. There will be a 48 hour open order period for the TB S00? [NKD] figure for $95. Then there is the 24 hour open order for the Set, which includes the “Perp” edition for $175.
TROUBLE BOYS S00? [NKD] 6" GID vinyl - Includes 3 sets of eye lenses, 2.1 and classic arms, grey pajamas with not so
hidden clear katana, bowler hat (not shown) and a removable helmet.
TROUBLE BOYS S00? [NKD] perp: 6" GID vinyl - Includes 3 set of eye lenses 2.1 and classic arms, blue pajamas with not so
hidden clear-grey sawed off shotty, sKangol hat (not shown) and a removable helmet.
For me, the eyes are what make this release pop! It’s almost as if it were hypnotizing you to buy more Squadt!
Doktor A. – Colonel Rombus Debut at ToyConUK
Doktor A. will be debuting his latest creation at this years ToyConUK. Please welcome Colonel Rombus, who was originally designed for the second series of the Mini Mechtorians. The debut/release will take place at this years ToyConUK, where he will be dropping 15 of the 50 “Coldcast Bronze” figures. Each figure stands 6” tall and feature an inset glass eye lens and metal brass winding key. They will retail £65 with the other 35 being released later online.
Now retired, the colonel was constructed to lead the army of Retropolis. To this day there has been no need for military action, though this doesn’t stop a perpetually sozzled Rombus telling tall stories of how he showed the natives a thing or two during his time in the Congo…
Mar 25, 2014
Paul Kaiju – Unchipocalypse Raffle (03.30)
Join Paul Kaiju this Sunday for the Unchipocalypse! There will be 15 different one of a kind Unchimen available as blind bags. There is no loser in the bunch, as they all feature an amazing paint app. To enter the raffle, make your way to Paul Kaiju’s website on Sunday, March 30th at 12PM PST and look for the “Raffle Open” button. The lottery will be up for 24 hours with winners being notified within 4 days of the raffle closing. The Unchimen will retail $150 +S&H.
Mar 24, 2014
Q Pop Shop Presents: Magical Girls Heroines : Sailor Moon & Sailor Senshi (04.05)
Hey there Sailor Scouts! On Saturday, April 5th Q Pop Shop will be hosting a group art exhibit you aren’t going to miss out! They have yet again assembled an amazing roster of artists to participate in their all new show, “Magical Girls Heroines: Sailor Moon & Sailor Senshi”. This show is to celebrate 20 years of Sailormoon and everyone they’ve inspired. Participating artists include:
Aaron Spurgeon, Angela Pauly Llobet, Angela Sung, Arica Tuesday, Brigitte Barrager, Carrie Liao, Chelsea McAlarney, Cheyenne Curtis, Clio Chiang, CrowdedTeeth, Djordje Zutkovic, Eastwood Wong, Elsa Chang, Emily Walus, Emily Warren, Evon Freeman, Fawn Veerasunthorn, Felix Ip, Gosia Arska, Heejin Park, Jasmin Lai, Jenny Goldberg, Jisoo Kim, Joey Chou, J*RYU, Kali Fontecchio, Kassandra Heller, Keiko Murayama, Leo Matsuda, Leslie Hung, Lisa Penney, Lissa Treiman, Louie Del Carmen, Maria Vitan, Mayumi Nose, Megan Mitchell, Michelle Park, Mingjue Helen Chen, Miss Kika, Naoshi, Natalia Pierandrei, Nyxie Feint, Priscilla Wong, Rafchan, Rie Koga, Robot Soda (Juan Arenas), Ruriko Maruyama, Sam Kallis, Seo Kim, Sho Murase, Stephanie Gonzaga, Stephanie Ramirez, Sylvia Liu, Tara Billinger, Tatsuro Maruyama, Teacake, Tiffany Ford, Tuna Bora, Velwyn Yossy, Victoria Ying, and many more!
The doors will open promptly at 7PM with episodes projected outside! Dressing up is highly recommended for this event! Take a look at some of the artwork you will find after the jump!
Q Pop Shop
128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Dragatomi Exclusive Wandering Misfits: Silver Face Boo (03.25)
More and more exclusive Wandering Misfits figures are coming out from Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, and Cardboard Spaceship. This time Dragatomi will be releasing their own Silver Face Boo figure, which will be available on Tuesday, March 25th at 8AM PST. Limit one per person, with available both in store and online!
Martin Hsu @ Emerald City Comic Con (03.28)
Mr. Martin Hsu will be making his way to Seattle for this years Emerald City Comic Con. You can find him at booth #3007 on level 3. With him, he will have tons of prints, books, and t-shirts, which includes his new Thunder Paw tee. You can’t forget about his Dragon Boy vinyl figures and Crabby Bear plush! So be sure to stop by his booth and say hi!
Mar 22, 2014
Guest Blog Amanda Visell: Bwana Spoons – Have A Killer Day Tee
Hey Farts, Bwana Spoons made a super cute Killer tee. I hear you can telegram some paypal $28 for USA or $33 for Earth to rainbowmaster[at]earthlink[dot]net for one (I guess earthlink still exists) or go buy at his fancy Store and look at other things. You should check out his store anyway. So many things are unique and one of a kind and he's sneaky about sticking fancy things up on that junk.
Fuller Designs - Fire King Panda
Almost something coming out from the World of Warcraft comes the Fire King Panda by Fuller Designs. This piece was commissioned by a fan of both Fuller Designs and Angry Woebots, as they provided the Panda King figure, which I’m sure both parties had a hard time painting/letting go. Fuller even left the arms unpainted to add to the effect of the Fire King Panda. Both the Sun Hat and weapon were sculpted out of ave’s apoxie and this custom even features a strap made of real leather. Some fine quality stuff going on here! More photos after the jump.
David Choe x Upper Playground – Munko Plush
Upper Playground has brought back David Choe’s Munky character! Not in vinyl like we’ve seen before, but in a nice big plushy! Presenting the Munko Plush Toy, which measures 10” and is up for grabs HERE at $28 each.
"Munko Has no arms or legs, but don't take pity and cry for her. He is here, she is there, he is everywhere all at once. She is him and he is her, she is chubby little baby and 2 billion year old wise wizard. He can Transform and shapeshift into your wildest wet dream or your worst nightmare. SHe is selfish and cares nothing about you. fuck your stupid problems, fuck your feelings, but also loves you and cares about you and puts more importance on you, more than anyone In your life, I love you I love you I love you. The black hole in her head eats all the pain and darkness in the world. he believes all her strength knowledge and luck comes from his only tooth, but in reality it's the sole survivor of her over active sweet tooth. Munko is Simple in form and mind and shape, yet so complex living on many levels and realities, not so simple that he can't feel multiple emotions and contradicting feelings and opinions all at once. She is telepathic and can read your deepest darkest thoughts, you cannot hide or lie to munko, when you are with munko you just be, and you will finally be at peace with your fucking self. " —David Choe
2bitHACK - R4Doz Mi Empire Loca Ese
Pour one out to the homies on the Death Star. 2bitHACK has created this small batch of R4Doz Mi Empire Loca Esa resin figures. Each android stands 3.5” tall and feature custom labels with painted details. They come packaged in a 9x6 blister pack. There are only 29 of these available for $50, so pick them up HERE.
Doubleparlour Scouts & Sadies Release Today!
Doubleparlour has a double release today! Featuring Scouts and Sadies, two amazing resins that both are limited to only 5 pieces each. Each figure is meticulously hand painted and hand casted and are worth every penny! These will be available on their online store HERE at 11AM PST.
Mar 21, 2014
Huck Gee – World War Gee: The Yellow Zombie (03.28)
Huck Gee continues his World War Gee invasion with the release of the Yellow Zombie! This release will happen for a full 24 hours, so once the sale is done, you’ll never get a chance to pick up this colorway again! This release comes signed and numbered and includes all the accessories seen after the jump. The sale will begin on Friday, March 28th at 1PM PST and will retail $450 each. If you have the Purple Zombie, you should probably look into adding this to your collection.
PickYourShoes Has Some Herocross in Stock!
PSY has just got some new arrivals you may want to look into in their webstore! Available now are the newest figures from the Herocross, who produce these amazing quality figures featuring some of your favorite characters. Currently in stock at PYS are the Sorcerer Mickey, Superman, Donald Duck, Shadow Stormtrooper, Stormtrooper, and Batman. All of which are made of pvc and diecast and feature tons of articulation, as well as interchangeable parts. The figures range from $80 – $125 and can be found HERE.
Guest Blog Amanda Visell: Tiny Kitten Teeth @ Emerald City Comic Con
Yo, guest blooooger Amanda here, I happened to go this art show thing at Nucleus a noodle ago and saw Becky n Frank show off their Pokemon inspired project. Well you can grab the book n say hi to them at Emerald City comic con. Becky also does some pretty amazing paintings on the fly at these events. I don't know how, seems like a nightmare to me. Info below!
Capture Creatures is a project by Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson. The goal was to paint and write about 151 unique creatures in a year. It ended up taking two years, but the book is 300 plus pages hardcover and retails at $40. You can get the book for the first time ever from TopatoCo and B9 Kingdom HERE!
Becky and Frank will be in Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con March 28-30 at the Topatco booth (1102).
Mar 20, 2014
Mighty Jaxx x Shane Jessup, Huck Gee & MAD?
A few weeks ago we shared a teaser photo coming from Mighty Jaxx with a project they’ve got going on with kaNO for the month of April. Over they last week they’ve been throwing up more teasers, but this time with other artists! Now they’ve got Huck Gee, MAD, and Shane Jessup to join in on the fun? What could these guys be up to? I guess we’ll find out more in April.
Scott Tolleson – Argyle Warrior and Key Imp Pillow
If you ever wanted to wake up to Scott Tolleson here’s your closest and best chance. He has just released two pillow designs that will brighten up your living space. You’ve got two designs to pick from, the Argyle Warrior or the Key Imp Pillow. Each pillow measures 16” x 16” and is 100% poly with brown fiber inserts. They retail at $30 + $15 shipping per pillow. Find them HERE now!
Paul Kaiju x MVH x Splurrt aka M.O.O.N. (Men of Ominous Nature) – The Moon Goon
What if there was one toy featuring three of your favorite artists all rolled up into one? You need not look further, as M.O.O.N. (Men of Ominous Nature) brings to you the Moon Goon! If you couldn’t tell already, this amazing figure is comprised of sculpts from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Paul Kaiju, and Splurrt. From all the photos we’ve seen, this sculpt looks massive and has tons of intricate details. Hopefully this figure comes with a rotating platform so you can admire each of the faces from each side. Hopefully this will be making it to wax soon, which means one step closer to vinyl.