May 31, 2016
Marsham Toy Hour - Episode 12 with Horrible Adorables
Marsham Toy Hour has another couple duo joining them for their 12th episode! Their latest guests has just released a new Faux Taxidermy vinyl toy line with Kidrobot! They are happy to present Horrible Adorables! During this episode, the gang finds out how Horrible Adorables got in cahootz with Kidrobot, how they work together as a artist duo and their background in the scene. There also happens to be a sponsored giveaway with the help of Martian Toys! Take a listen through Podbean, Stitcher or through iTunes for more details!
Luke Chueh x Mighty Jaxx - Bat Bear Bust (6.04)
It was over a year ago when Luke Chueh posted a teaser that his "Bat Bear" figure was in the works with Mighty Jaxx. Now they are happy to announce the official first release of "Bat Bear, which will be taking place on Saturday, June 4th at 7AM PST through their webstore HERE. This release is limited to only 200 pieces and will retail for $125 each. This 12" piece will look great on any desktop or shelf and is a much needed figure for any hardcore Luke Chueh collector!
Reactor-88’s Custom Corner – The Graphix Chick
What’s your name?
I'm Jessica Esper or otherwise known as The Graphix Chick. I came up with name, Graphix Chick to use as my gamer tag (xbox) back in the day before I was into customizing toys.
Where are you located?
I currently live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I'm a military brat and have lived all over the place. I was born in France, went to 4 different high schools across the country and don't really see any place as being my true 'home'. I spent my childhood growing up in Hawaii which is what inspires a lot of my ocean theme pieces.
Day job or full-time artist?
Both! I have my own business doing graphic design and I'm a fine artist. I pay most of my bills doing graphic design but also customize toys, helmets, bikes or just about anything for clients around the world.
May 27, 2016
Mame Moyashi - Maguro Pre-Order (Thru 6.1)
If you fit into the food/art toy collecting group of collectors and so happen to love sushi, we think this may be the toy for you! Check out Mame Moyashi's Moguro figure, which is a 4.5" PVC figure that clearly depicts a sad looking tuna ready to be served. This first release features articulation in the arms, tail and head and comes equipped with sashimi knife. Multiple stores are accepting pre-orders, which will run from now until June 1st. Each figure will retail roughly $48, which we think is amazing for this high quality looking piece. Click after the jump for order instructions.
Mutant Vinyl Hardcore Friday Night Drop! (5.27)
All you Mutant Vinyl Hardcore fanatics are going to want to stay glued to their screens tonight (5.27) at 10PM EDT (7 PM PDT)! That's where he will be releasing some figures, which will be a surprise for everyone. The only indication of what we think will be available is from a previous photo of his Sludge Demon and Bernie the Gremlin which are cast in a a beautiful black and white marble. He also mentioned more high contrast marble and GID! Just like all of Rich's sales, whatever pops up will go in a flash!
Rotofugi – 20% Off Boss Lady’s Birthday Sale Ends Today (5.27)
To celebrate their Boss Lady’s Birthday—the awesome Whitney Kerr—Rotofugi has been running a week-long 20% off sale on most in-stock toys (and more). The bad news is that all good things come to an end. In this case, the birthday sale ends today Friday (5.27) at the end of the day (likely 11:59 PM CDT or 9:59 PM PDT). To score the celebratory savings, visit the Birthday Sale section of the store and be sure to use discount code: BOSSLADYBDAY at checkout.
Retroband x Zectron x Unbox – JAWS Tug O’War (5.28)
Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water… Inspired by the classic suspense film, Retroband has created the JAWS Tug O’War edition. Starting with grey blanks of the Zectron x Unbox vinyl, he’s brought an even more menacing ‘shark’ to life with sharp, jagged teeth and painted detail on the ship to highlight an aspect of the figure design that has been easy to overlook with many of the previous mostly single-color editions. Limited to 20 pieces, the JAWS Tug O’War—in bag with Retroband header and a sticker from Kotobuki-man—drops on Saturday (5.28) @ 12 PM CDT (10 AM PDT) from the Retroband online shop for $55 (+ s/h).
Horrible Adorables x Kidrobot – Wave 2: Shrewdipede and Yippey Yak
Kidrobot has just released Wave 2 of the Horrible Adorables vinyl series from Jordan Elise and Christopher Lee. ShrewdipedShrewdipede and Yippey Yak now join the previously released Wave 1 creatures: Tangled Twins and Spruce Spricket. Each of the Wave 2 figures is limited to 1000 pieces, stands 4” tall and is available from Kidrobot and other retailers for $24.99. Look for additional waves shortly, through Summer.
May 26, 2016
Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura – Giraffagon + Wood Elephant
Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura have just released two new resin sets for your collecting pleasure. The first is the Giraffagon (part of the Ferals minifig series) which comes with a mini house. Next up is the Wood Elephant (and Rider) – the first of several wood-themed sets. Be sure to check the ‘phant’s tail in the shots after the jump. Both sets are limited to 25 pieces, and are available for pre-order now for $90 (+s/h) each from Switcheroo. Expect these to ship in a few weeks.
May 25, 2016
HMNIM x Joe Ledbetter – Octopus Skate Decks (5.26)
Joe Ledbetter has collaborated with Hi My Name is Mark on new octopus skate decks in two signed editions—blue + yellow and pink + light blue. Since Mark Hoppus’ (of Blink-182 fame) personal mascot is an octopus, the organic-shaped deck features JLED’s angular take on the deep sea denizen. The sharp lookin’ decks drop Thursday (5.26) @ 10 AM PDT from the HMNIM online store for $80 (+ s/h) each.
Toy Art Gallery x Splurrt – Ghost of Broken Bones (5.27)
The wait for a new edition of Splurrt’s Broken Bones is over. Toy Art Gallery will release the Ghost of Broken Bones cast in sparkling clear vinyl with silver glitter on Friday (5.27) @ 12 PM PDT from the TAG web shop for $70 + (s/h). Really striking edition, this one. Also, be on the lookout for a painted edition (below)
Marsham Toy Hour - Episode 11 with Bob Africa: President of Kidrobot
Marsham Toy Hour is back with Episode 11, which features a very special guest, President of Kidrobot, Boba Africa. In this episode the gang learns about some of the past, present and future of one of the godfathers of the vinyl toy scene. They ask some hard hitting questions, which are then followed by some answers that we've all be wanting to know! Join Gary Ham,Tyler Ham and Martian Toys for their latest episode on their Podbean, Stitcher and iTunes.
May 24, 2016
Andrew Bell - Blue Collar Edition Karoshi San
Andrew Bell’s poor little Karoshi has been worked to the bone and is in much need of a vacation in your toy collection! The new "Blue Collar" edition will soon be available at your favorite toy retailers. This edition features an opening suitcase that shows its death certificate, which so happens to also be its edition number (limited to 150). Each figure will retail $65 each and will make a great piece to add to your Andrew Bell shelf!
Gary Ham x Andrew Bell x Pobber Toys - Winter Nightmare Nightstalker Edition
Pobber Toys will soon be coming out with a new edition of Gary Ham's Autumn Stag. This isn't the mini-version whatsoever! This is the full-sized 28" tall display, which has gotten a make over by Andrew Bell. Here we have the new Nightstalker Edition Winter Nightmare, which will feature new sculpted parts and accessories! Pobber mentions that pre-orders will be opening soon, so please stay tuned! Side Note: With Winter and Autumn being done, can we expect Spring and Summer to be done as well? Could these be designed by other artists as well? Let's wait and find out!
Super7 x Gargamel - Beastman Sofubi Release at Power-Con 2016! (6.4 - 6.5)
What better event for Super7 x Gargamel to release their second figure in their Sofubi Masters of the Universe line than Power-Con 2016! The Green Prototype Beastman figure (5”) complete with whip(!) will be released exclusively through the Super7 booth at Power-Con from June 4th - 5th. Each figure will retail $65 a pop!
Brent Nolasco – Sonny Purple Haze
Just a few days after revealing a test pull, Brent Nolasco has released the debut edition of his reworked Sonny figure (6.5”). Purple Haze is cast in translucent pearlescent purple resin by Deadhandtoys. Packaged in bag with header card, the shiny new bat is available from Brent’s webshop for $60 (+s/h).
May 23, 2016
Buff Monster x PK Shop– Motley Melties Screen Print
PK Shop has released a brand-new six color screen print from Buff Monster. Motley Melties features a giant helping (30” x 30”) of the pink one’s ice cream heads – each different in shade, flavor, and mood. An edition of the 60, the print is available for $500 directly from PK Shop.
God Machine x Mighty Jaxx – ‘Death’ Polystone
Mighty Jaxx has released its firstcollectible from UK artist God Machine—he of the relentlessly dark and meticulously rendered stuff of glorious nightmares. Aptly and simply titled Death, the shadowy polystone figure is cloaked in black robes and features electropated golden skull and hands. Standing 8” tall and limited to 200 pieces, God Machine’s Death is available now for preorder from Mighty Jaxx’s webshop for $100 (+s/h).
May 19, 2016
Kidrobot Vault (5.24)
Ever wish you could go back in time and secure some of those old Kidrobot Classic Vinyl toys we all know and love? Well, Kidrobot will be making that a reality for those with very quick checkout fingers! On Tuesday, May 24th at 10AM MST on the Online Kidrobot Store, they will be having a vault sale, which will feature old sold out releases from their archives in uber limited quantities. Curious as what mysterious oddities they may release, be sure to follow them on their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for sneak peeks!
Amanda Visell x Kidrobot – Buck Wethers 8” Dunny (5.20)
Amanda Visell’s Buck Wethers 8” Dunny drops this Friday (5.20) from Kidrobot, myplasticheart, rotofugi, and most likely your local art toy purveyor for a suggested retail of $69.99. Perhaps inspired by her own adventures as a part-time vegetable/chicken/dragon farmer, Buck Wethers is a laid back country sort, ready for whatever transpires in a pair of comfy overalls. In addition to the standard colorway, there’s also a KR exclusive color (“White”) with green overalls and tan/brown skin.
Chris Ryniak – Pea Soup Bugbite
Pssst. If you’ve been looking to add a Chris Ryniak beastie to your collection, now’s a good time. This cute little guy is Pea Soup Bugbite. He’s 2” tall so he’ll fit nearly anywhere you see fit and at $18 (+s/h) you probably won’t have to resort to a week of instant ramen either. Go adopt one at Bindlewood.
Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins -- ‘Beyond Shadows’ at KP Projects / MKG (5.21)
Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins will continue his exploration of the fantastic, surreal, reality that lies just beyond our waking grasps—‘The Outside’—with the opening of ‘Beyond Shadows’ at KP Projects/MKG. In addition to surreal acrylic on canvas and graphite on paper works, Simkins has created a new collection of Drip Scripts paintings showcasing textured handstyles which will be shown upstairs at Launch LA. If you’re in or around LA this is a must-see exhibition, just be sure to RSVP (required).
In conjunction with the new show, the gallery will be releasing two signed/numbered prints—Beyond Shadows and The Glass Piñata. Each is available at a reduce pre-publication price through Midnight PDT on opening night (5.21). Please contact the gallery to order/inquire at Beyond Shadows will be available in Canvas (36” x 36”) in both regular (5 pcs, $1250/1350) and AP editions (3 pcs, $1275/$1375) and Paper (34” x 34”) in standard (30 pcs, $210/$250) and AP editions (10 pcs, $235/$275). The Glass Piñata will be available in Canvas (36 x 22.75”) in standard (5 pcs, $750/$850) and AP editions (3 pcs, $775, $875) as well as paper (34 x 23”) in standard (30 pcs, $150/$180) and AP editions (10 pcs, $175/$205).
Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins || Beyond Shadows
Opening: Saturday, May 21st (7 to 10 PM)
KP Projects / MKG
170 S. La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Secret Base x Toy Art Gallery –- Spongebob DX Pink Glitter (5.20)
Spongebob is back in sofubi with an extra does of style. The Secret Base x Toy Art Gallery Spongebob DX Pink Glitter figure drops on Friday, May 20th 2016 @ 12 PM PDT from Toy Art Gallery’s web shop for $90 (+ s/h). This time around, Bob is cast in pink glitter vinyl with an outer clear vinyl shell. This release also includes a bonus double-sided matching key charm.
May 18, 2016
Preview:Robots Will Kill 15th Anniversary Group Show at myplastich eart (5.20)
Graffiti repository Robots Will Kill will celebrate 15 years of documenting the urban art form with a group show opening at myplasticheart in NYC on Friday (5.20). Curated by site founder ChrisRWK, the show features a selection of artists whose work has been featured on the pages of the site including :
Abe Lincoln Jr | Burn353 | Chris Rini | ChrisRWK | Deme | Downtimer | Dril | Duel | Ekg | Flying Fortress | Frank Ape | Hendrik ECB Beikirc | JesseRobot | Jos-L | Jpo | K-nor | KA | KaNO | KevRWK | Lou Pimentel | Magie Serpic | Marthalicia | MCA/Evil Design | Mike Die | Mike Graves | Miss Zukie | Monty Montgomery | Murrz | Nite Owl | Over Under | Peeta | Playful gorilla | Ramiro Studios | Rega | Sean Lugo | Sugar Fueled | Veng | Vers | Weird Eye One | Zero Productivity
The first twenty-nine attendees at the opening will receive a 15th Anniversary Tote Gift Bag with goodies including stickers, mini paintings and more. So if you find yourself in or around NYC on Friday, head on down for a strong night of art.
Robots Will Kill 15th Anniversary Show
Opening: Friday May 20th 2016 (7-10 PM)
210 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002
Clutter x Scott Wilkowski – Raspberry Beret Infected Dunny (5.19)
Heads up! In a bit of a sudden announcement, Clutter will release its new exclusive Raspberry Beret Infected Dunny (50 pcs) from Scott Wilkowski on Thursday (5.19) at 12 PM EDT (9 AM PDT) for $60 (+s/h) from their web shop. A nice nod to a legend, this translucent pink-red edition is the fifth Infected Dunny so far. As with the others, the 3” piece features the artist’s signature double-pour resin technique with embedded skeleton.