May 14, 2014
Kidrobot – Art of War 3” Dunny Series
The teaser from Kidrobot you’ve all been waiting for! More of the designs for their upcoming ‘Art of War’ Dunny series! From what we can guess, the following artists are a part of this series: Ilovedust, Patricio Oliver, Igor Ventura, kaNO, Sam Fout, Drilone, Colus, Kronk?, and Huck Gee (Not Shown). Who do you think the rest of the designs come form? Let’s hear some input!
Andrew Bell x Kidrobot – 3” Lemondrop Dunny (5.22)
Trickled into the scene on the down low as part of Kidrobot’s ‘Boom Box’ assortments, their new 3” Lemon Drop Dunny (pvc?) by Andrew Bell will officially release on Thursday (5.22) for $14.95 from Kidrobot and select retailers. Lemon Drop features a mystical, flowing motif punctuated with a toonful expression ontop of a nicely translucent yellow dunny with orange fade on the ears. Rumor has it that there might be another round of Lemon Drops in the not to distant future.
Paul Kaiju – Dark Blue Mockbat Raffle (05.18)
Paul Kaiju is coming out with yet another amazing Mockbat release! This Sunday, May 15th at 12PM PST, he will be holding a raffle for his new Dark Blue Mockbat. Just like all of his raffles, it will be open for 24 hours on his website. This MB features a dark blue vinyl with metallic sprays and comes with Hellmock and all of your favorite alternate bellys for $150 + S&H. Winners will be chosen 4 days after the closing of the raffle.
Uamou x Minoru Takagi –- ‘Guide to Galaxy’ Ordering
Recently, Uamou has been releasing one-of-a-kind figures with stylish copper masks. Turns out the masks are the work of copper artisan Minoru Takagi who’s ‘Guide to Galaxy’ show recently concluded at the Uamou gallery. Minoru created 70 masked Uamou figures, each with a one of a kind copper mask, cute Seraph Uamous with copper butterfly wings, and stand-alone Uamou copper masks. While many of the pieces sold during the show’s run, several of the masked uamous (5000 yen, ~$50), Seraph Uamous (2000 yen, ~$20), and the copper masks (4000 yen, ~$40) are still available via email inquiry. Please check the official ordering info for full details.
Amanda Visell – Rad Bat n Board
Who knew bats can shred? Amanda Visell. She’s just released her Rad Bat n Board resin figure (ed of 35, $65) over at myswitcheroo.com. Sculpted, cast, and painted by Amanda, this 'Rad' edition features a blue/black bat riding a sweet drybrushed deck.
VICE Japan – A Day With… Sofubi Toy Makers
VICE Japan has just featured this awesome inside look of the world of sofubi, which has become a popular toy medium within our community for some time now! They follow around Mori of RealxHead as he explains what toys are for him. They also get a glimpse at the Legendary Goto-San’s small paint factory and were able to ask him a few questions. If you notice in the credits you will see a familiar name as the Assistant Producer. That would be Fig-Lab’s very own Don “Datadub” Kratzer! Great job guys! Be sure to hit “CC” for the English subtitles.
Plastic Culture Presents: Jouwe Welcome Party with Marine Ramdhani (05.17)
Marine Ramdhani’s Jouwe is finally coming home to Indonesia after 2 years of being on tour to the US, Germany, and Amsterdam. They will be celebrating with a special release event with Plastic Culture at Ore Premium Store in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia on Saturday, May 17th. The even will feature a “talk show” and signing session with Marine. There will be 5 different colorways to choose from, yellow, blue, GID, blank, and gray. They hope to see you there!