Jun 24, 2014
Seen: One of One at dA Center for the Arts
Sometimes the photo machine turns just a bit slowly here but we’re happy to bring you shots of the opening (6.14) of the World’s Greatest ‘One of One’ Custom Show at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. As a result of his newfound passion for customizing vinyl toys, painter Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez brought together a strong mix of artists to customize any toy of their choosing. In addition to those known for their customization skills, he also invited artists who had either never done a custom or who had done so very sparingly.
The result is an impressively different show mixing full wall mural installations with a wide range of custom pieces – some of vinyl figures and others of sculptures and objects. Some of our personal highlights from the show include the unusual mural + toy combos turned in by Defer (above) and Codak as well as Liz McGrath’s one-of-a-kind Minverva which is apparently a custom toy robot rather than the OG sculpture it appeared to be, and the innocent Munny by the very talented Jophen Stein.
If you missed the opening, there’s still time to catch the show which runs through the better part of July. To check out the work online including pricing info, head on over to the show catalog.
Aya Kakeda x Tomenosuke – Micro Bus Update
Back in April, we wrote about Aya Kakeda’s in-development Micro Bus deluxe sofubi set from Tomenosuke. The project has moved from the sculpt phase to the wax / prototyping phase which is the last step prior to the creation of metal production molds. Maybe we’ll see test pulls in the not so distant future. We’re just a little excited about this toy ;)
Scott Tolleson x Skybound – SDCC Walking Dead Teaser?
Scott Tolleson posted this teaser photo of an upcoming collaborative release for this years SDCC. If you aren’t familiar Skybound already, they are best known for their line of The Walking Dead comics. This teaser doesn’t give much to what the figure can be, but we will be sure to keep you notified! Any guesses? Could it be a special run of zombies or main characters like Rick Grimes?