Apr 25, 2014
David Flores x Blackbook Toy – S.M.I.L.E. Debuts at Art Toy Culture Seoul
David Flores and Blackbook Toy’s newest figure, S.M.I.L.E.is finally here and will be making its first release at Art Toy Culture in Seoul on May 1st – 5th, where David will be speaking. Then after that, David will be making his way to Shibuya Parco Part 1, where he will be painting a mural. It is also at that location where they will have the pre-sale of the “Sorry Man, I Like Everybody” sofubi toys. They will be available from May 9th through the 11th. Make sure to stop by on the 11th, because that is when David will be there to do a signing from 4-6PM. If you won’t be able to attend any of these events, any leftovers will be made available HERE online on May 22nd at 7AM PST.
Miscreation Toys x Jeremi Rimel - Blue Sky Edition Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby (04.30)
Here comes the final wave of Breaking Bad themed releases coming from Jeremi Rimel and Miscreation Toys. The “Blue Sky Edition” Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby was sculpted by Jeremi and produced by Lulubell Toys x Miscreation Toys. They will be available on Wendesday, April 30th at 12PMST PST HERE. This last wave is the remaining 25 of 50 pieces and will each retail $125 +S&H.
Preview: Amanda Visell -- ‘Manta’ @ Milk Gallery (5.1)
Amanda Visell is on her way to Europe for the opening of her ‘Manta’ solo opening at Milk Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey. The new work including several paintings and one-off wood sculptures, focuses on girls –- how others perceive them (and often underestimate them) as well as their true potential. The new paintings incorporate wild animals rendered in a much more realistic way into her signature style with cartoony girls and carefree, pithy written sayings.
In other news, Amanda will also be at Pictoplasma (5.3) in Berlin. She’ll also be showing protos of new collabo projects with Coarse at the Stroke Art Fair (4.30 – 5.5) in Munich and the Thailand Toy Expo (5.1 –5.3).
Tomenosuke x Aya Kakeda – Micro Bus
Talk about cute. Aya Kakeda is working with Tomenosuke to bring make her fantastic Micro Bus a reality. Evoking a charming Anime feel, the Micro Bus features a large female spirit/guardian with five curious passengers. Beyond the strong design, part of the fun is arranging the passengers as you’d like – one per ‘bump’. Sounds like this will be sofubi except for the wheels which will be done in harder plastic for practical reasons. We’re looking forward to seeing painted/production versions of this toy.
3DRetro x Nathan Hamill – Pink Champagne Octopup (4.26)
3DRetro and Nathan Hamill will celebrate their sofubi teamup with the Pink Champagne Octopup. Unless my eyes are completely going (hello, middle age) it looks like this new edition was fittingly cast chock full of bubbles – a fun touch. The 2” Pink Champagne Octopup drops on Saturday (4.26) @ Noon PDT from 3dretro.com for $10 (+ s/h).
Brian Ewing x Hateball – Shub Zeroth Permafrost (5.1)
Shub Zeroth Permafrost, the latest painted edition of Brian Ewing and Hateball’s wicked monster sofubi, will be released on Thursday May 1st @ 11 AM PDT from Lulubell Toys. Painted by Lulubell’s own Dski One, Permafrost looks set to push buttons and take names. Look for teasers and additional reveals from Hateball and Dski One. We’ll be sure to bring you the full reveal when it happens. For the latest skinny on all things Shub Zeroth, subscribe to the Metacrypt mailing list.
Jimbot – C2E2 Exclusive Wood Robots
Jimbot is debuting his first Wood Robots exclusively at C2E2 in Chicago this weekend (4.25-4.27). He’s created a total of nine ‘bots for the ‘con in three colorways (olive green military, blue + red, and red + silver). The 5.25” figure feature three points of articulation (neck and shoulders), have glass eyes, include a print, 2 stickers, and an official signed/numbered ‘JIMBOT Wood Robot’ card. The bot comes wrapped in burlap and everything is packaged inside a convenient box. Each of the nine figures is slightly different.
Jimbot’s first Wood Robots are available from the Nerd City Booth (#750) for $90 each. Any remaining bots will be available from his site – jimbot.com after the convention.