Mar 02, 2017
Staple x James Jean x Mighty Jaxx – Washizu (3.4)
Washizu, the previously mentioned collab between the Staple brand and James Jean will be available as a 24-hr timed edition on Saturday (3.4) at 8 AM PST over at StapleXJamesJean.com for an as-yet unannounced price. Inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood—a retelling of Macbeth—and its lead character, the striking PVC figure offers James Jean’s vision of the film’s climatic scene, recasting Jeff Staple’s signature Pigeon—celebrating its 20th anniversary—as a graceful yet powerful warrior absorbing a volley of arrows.
As seen in the concept art, Washizu—produced by Mighty Jaxx—makes the transition from strong drawing to forceful sculpture with a commanding finish featuring a blue slate effect and golden arrows—that final color choice is in flux. With an artful mix of the Staple Brand, James Jean and Akira Kurosawa, this promises to be one of the premiere drops of 2017.
Craola x C4 Toons – I’m Scared Short is now Online
As you likely know, Craola collaborated with the stop-animation specialists at C4 Toons on his first short, ‘I’m Scared’. Brought to life by numerous Kickstarter backers, the 5-minute film brings us Ralf, his brother and plenty of things that go bump in the night including the Stair Monsta. While the short has been screened at film festivals and special events over the past year and a half or so, it hasn’t been available online until now. It’s free to watch and enjoy (over and over again) on Youtube.
Oasiem Karmieh – ‘Eleven’ Art Toy
Do you love Netflix’s Stranger Things? If so, you’ll almost certainly dig Oasiem Karmieh’s new art toy of Eleven. The 3D-sculpted figure brings Rocio Garcia’s fun cartoon-style illustration of the Eggo-floating telekinetic wonder to life with an in-action pose. Eleven’s dress sways and she makes the magnetic Eggos dance. The figure stands 6” tall, includes a metallic base, and yes, the three mini waffles. Limited to 20 signed and numbered pieces, Eleven is available for pre-order now for $175 (+ s/h) directly from Karmieh Industries.
Luke Chueh x Flabslab – Boba v 1.3 PreOrder Ends Soon
In case you haven’t had a chance to pick up the Luke Chueh x Flabslab OG Boba, you’ve got one last chance but you’ll have to act quickly, as in now. For about another day or so (do it now to be sure), Flabslab is offering version 1.3—this third offering features slight modifications to the rear of the helmet—as a preorder for $300 (+$90 for shipping) via Flabslab. This piece is quintessential Luke Chueh (yes, without the bear!) – Boba sipping a Boba, pretty darn near perfect!
Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura – The Bat
Beware villains! The Bat from Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura is on the prowl. The new 6.5” resin is available in both OG (25 pcs) and Dark (5 pcs) editions. The super pumped caped crusader is available smiling (OG) or not (Dark) for $125 (+ s/h) from Switcheroo. To the bat cave!