Jul 16, 2014
Huck Gee – 8” Beardie McBeardsalot
Are you a fan of Huck Gee’s Beardie McBeardsalot from Kidrobot’s Art of War series? Well you’re going to want to take a look at this! Huck has created a limited run of 10 8” Beardie McBeardsalot custom figures. They are each signed and numbered and come with shown above. Each Beardie McBeardsalot will retail $850 and comes packaged in a laser etched wooden box. Interested? Send your inquiries to sales[at]huckgee[dot]com ASAP!
Salvaged cars, skull covered bikes, acid heads, leather and bandages. Knives, katana, whiskey and a strange affinity for clown girls. No fucks given. Beardie McBeardsalot - The Skullheads.
Jul 14, 2014
Daniel Fleres x Cardboard Spaceship – Mutant Misfits at SDCC
Daniel Fleres along with a number of other artists will have these awesome custom Wandering Misfit figures available at the Cardboard Spaceship booth #5638 at SDCC. It looks as though Daniel chose Brandt Peters’ Inkslinger figures to paint up, which he did an awesome job of! Stay tuned for more photos from other artists and other goods from the Cardboard Spaceship booth.
Jul 12, 2014
Jon Paul Kaiser – Custom Smiley Grin Vinyl Bank
Jon Paul Kaiser has gotten his paws on a couple Smiley Grin Vinyl Banks by Ron English and this is what he’s created! On the left we have “Scribed Murphy”, an homage to Robocop and to the right we have the Dark Night Joker. The details on these pieces are amazing and the black and white with a touch of red is superb. Unfortunately these already have a home with one very lucky collector. If you’re looking to get a commission, feel free to send a message over to JPK.
Jun 13, 2014
Drilone – Custom Wandering Mistfits (06.18)
Gracing the Circus Posterus store page will be Drilone’s custom Wandering Misfits! Every little misfit will get touched up by one of the masters of rust. Be sure to check out the Circus Posterus Store HERE next Wednesday, June 18th for your chance to nab one of these beauties.
May 09, 2014
Nakanari – 20” Ninja Spiki Dunny
It was at his workshop at Full Sal University where Nakanari showed off his latest custom piece, the 20” Ninja Spiki Dunny. This awesome custom will be making its way to its owner very soon. I know… I know… you were all wondering if it was still available, but this 20” custom was a commission for one very lucky fan. The paint job was done by none other than Nakanari and the accessories were created by Outta My Mind Creations. Check out more of the photos after the jump.
May 05, 2014
‘One of One’ Custom Show (6.14)
While Artist Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez is best known for his compelling paintings, he has recently been customizing toys and enjoying the process, perhaps more than he first expected. Inspired by the experience of painting on platform toys, he’s put together ‘One of One’, a group custom show with an impressive roster of artists, many of whom are accomplished painters or street artists who have either never customized toy or done so only in passing:
64 Colors, Alice Yeh, April Elliot, Attaboy, Axis, AX2, Blamo, Bob Dob, Bryn Perott, Camille Rose Garcia, Catcult, Cikcuk, Codak, Defer, DrilOne, Ekundayo, Elizabeth McGrath, Erik Siador, Fr. Bill Moore SS. CC., Gabbie Custom Art, Germs, Graham Curran, Gris Grimly, Jill Ricci, Joe Scarano, Jophen Stein, Juan Thorp, Kingsley, KMNDZ, Leecifer, Marco Zamora, Mari Inukai, Max Kauffman, Mike Maxwell, Miss Mindy, N.C. Winters, Paris, Phidias Gold, Rick O’Brien, Rusty Jordan, Spankystokes, Super Cooper Berella, TAG, Tasha Zimich, Terror Visual 1984, The French Fury, Tom Pathe, Urban Medium and Yoskay Yamamoto.
One of One will open at the dA Gallery in Pomona on Saturday June 14th (6-9 PM) during the Second Saturday Art Walk. For the latest info and previews, check out the show’s official facebook page.
‘One of One’
Opening: Saturday, June 14th (6-9 PM)
252 D South Main Street
Pomona, CA 91766
May 02, 2014
Seen: ‘Star Wars Legion’ -- A Custom Stormtrooper Helmet Show
Lucasfilm, Disney, and Neff have put together ‘Star Wars Legion’, a Stormtrooper Helmet exhibition running at Robert Vargas Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles through Star Wars Celebration Day, May 4th. The show features hundreds of mini Stormtrooper helmets customized by artists from various Disney divisions and street artists selected by Neff.
Vinyl Pulse checked out the exhibition on Thursday during the Artists Reception. We were impressed with the imagination and creativity on display. Yes, there were the expected military themed pieces, but they were easily outnumbered by pieces that reimagined the iconic helmet as a truck/car cab, or as food, cartoon characters and more. The work is impressive considering that artists had roughly just three weeks to work on their pieces and many are not used to working with 3D canvases.
If you’re in LA and looking for a fun art experience, drop by Star Wars Legion on Saturday, 5.3 (2-6 PM) or Sunday (Noon – 4 PM).
Star Wars Legion
Robert Vargas Gallery
620 Main Street
Los Angeles 90013
Apr 06, 2014
Tasha Zimich x Urban Vinyl Daily – Oops & Oww Custom Dunnys
Urban Vinyl Daily has picked up Tasha Zimich to do a special release Tomorrow, April 7th at 12PM EST. Presenting her Aww & Oww custom 3” Dunnys, which pays homage to some of the things that inspire her, such as cute and horror. This set will be available HERE for $80 each. There’s only one set of these available, so you better act quickly!
Mar 22, 2014
Fuller Designs - Fire King Panda
Almost something coming out from the World of Warcraft comes the Fire King Panda by Fuller Designs. This piece was commissioned by a fan of both Fuller Designs and Angry Woebots, as they provided the Panda King figure, which I’m sure both parties had a hard time painting/letting go. Fuller even left the arms unpainted to add to the effect of the Fire King Panda. Both the Sun Hat and weapon were sculpted out of ave’s apoxie and this custom even features a strap made of real leather. Some fine quality stuff going on here! More photos after the jump.
Mar 15, 2014
Kasey Tararuj & Tasha Zimich for Art Whino’s “Art Without Borders” Show (03.22)
Art Whino’s “Art Without Borders” custom group show is coming up quick, which means more submissions will be trickling out onto the net! On the left we have Kasey Tararuj’s “The Ant Farmer” custom Dunny, which so happens to be her very first 8” Dunny custom and boy did she do an excellent job! “This is The Ant Farmer! Tricky little anteater. What better way to never go hungry than to manage your own ant farm. There's a reason his rosey cheeks are so chubby and plump!“ We also have Tasha Zimich’s 7”custom Foomi, which is a Hedgehog that goes by the name of Olive. It just so happens that Doctors Without Borders plays a big part of Tasha’s life and is something she feels strongly about.
This should be an amazing show with a great cause. Anyone in the area should definitely check it out. The opening reception will take place at Blind Whino on Saturday, March 22nd from 8-11PM.
734 1st St SW
Washington, DC 22024
Feb 28, 2014
Nakanari – 8” SpikiBacca Custom Dunny
Nakanari is proud to present his Spikibacca custom 8” Dunny. This one off resembles the original SpikiBacca painting that was on display at the MaiHiro Galaxy Show back in September. Unfortunately this piece already has a loving home. We hope to see more great customs like this coming from more often.
Feb 17, 2014
Otto Björnik x Jeremiah Ketner - Collaborative Munny World Customs
We are super excited to see these two customizing super stars work together on a special project. Otto Björnik and Jeremiah Ketner are working on a couple 7” Munny World figures from Kidrobot. As you can see, Otto started it off and sent it to Jeremiah to finish up. We cannot wait to see the special touches Jeremiah will be adding to these pieces. You’re going to want to keep an eye out on his Instagram (@Smallandround) for updates on the customs.
Feb 11, 2014
Full Look at Buff Monster x Lamour Supreme 4’ Custom Dunny
Here’s a full look at the 4’ custom commission Dunny (Kidrobot) recently completed by Lamour Supreme and Buff Monster, shot by Last Witness. There’s lots of detail packed into the giant piece – pretty much everywhere you look there’s something to be discovered. Enjoy the piece and the great shots.
Feb 10, 2014
Skinner – RINGU Deadbeet via UVD (2.11)
Skinner has created a custom micro-run (2 pieces) of Scott Tolleson’s Deadbeet. The gritty RINGU features a grayscale design which draws out the sculptural details of the figure. One of the customs will be availabl3e on Tuesday (2.11) at Noon EST from Urban Vinyl Daily for $160 (+ s/h). The other? It’s in Scott Tolleson’s personal collection.
Jan 29, 2014
Amanda Visell – 8” Custom Wood Jackalope Dunny
Amanda Visell has just released her new 8” Custom Wood Jackalope Dunnys. This release rounds out her Wood series which includes the production wood labbit, 3” Wood Jackalope Dunny, and 8” Wood Donkey Dunny. Limited to ten pieces, these are available for $400 each from myswitcheroo.com.
Flawtoys x Vinyl Riot – Al-kimia Custom Android Series (1.29)
Vinyl Riot is about to release the Al-kimia custom Android Series from Flawtoys. The name refers to the ‘Mystical Essence of the Sacred Art of Alchemy’ – the ever optimistic notion of turning everyday metals into precious ones, mainly gold. The five pieces in the set capture the idea nicely with bodies resembling steel or iron and hints of more precious materials within. Sold blind, the Al-kimia Androids drop on Wednesday (1.29) @ 3 PM EST (Noon PST) for $80 each (+ s/h) from Vinyl Riot’s web shop.
Jan 21, 2014
JRiot – Rioteer Playground Series
For his latest customs, JRiot is celebrating days playing in the park or at recess. Each edition of his Rioteer Playground Series will feature sets containing a custom android and a playground piece. First up is the Swing Set Rioteer with a hand-made wood swing + custom android to pair with it. Instead of going with the stock android, JRiot’s done some rearranging – placing the feet on the front of the figure for a seated pose. Limited to 10 ten sets, the set is available for pre-order for $110. Or if you prefer, you can purchase just the custom, Relaxin Rioteer, for $60. As with some of his earlier offerings, the custom droids are made to order with input from the collector. Both are available from JRiot’s web shop.
Jan 17, 2014
Collect & Display – Monthly Custom Series
Collect and Display has something special planned for the year of 2014. On every last Friday of each month, they will reveal custom pieces from one of the twelve different artists. The platforms will range and there will be a minimum of 4 pieces. You can find mini bios on each of the artists, as well as release dates for when they go live. The line up is as follows:
January - Toy Terror
February – Drilone
March – Sekure D
April – Bash Projects
May - Square Frog Designs
June – Nemori
July - Klang
August – Run DMB
September – MAp-MAp
October - April Elliott
November - Slumber
December - Stuart Harris
We cannot wait to see what these artists come up with!
Jan 09, 2014
iROC Custom Show off
iROC has a couple customs he’s just completed and wanted to share them with everyone. First up is his submission for the upcoming Vive La Lolligag show, titled “BFF”, which is being held at TAG this Saturday, January 11th. iROC hits it out of the ballpark yet again with this cute triceratops and his custom Dunny companion.
There is also this beautiful 3” Dunny, 5” Labbit and 1.5” Labbit custom set, best known as “The Traveler”. It’s so amazing to see such detail on such a small custom. Unfortunately this already has a home, but if you are interested in any pieces feel free to message him through his website.
Jan 08, 2014
Jon-Paul Kaiser – Joker and Grumpy Souls Gone Mad Customs
Jon-Paul Kaiser starts off 2014 has taken a Souls Gone Mad set (Coarse) and transformed the two pieces into his renditions of the Joker and Grumpy as seen in the bank heist from the Dark Knight film. As he sometimes does, JPK has added a splash of color to his white + black detailed style. The blue and red works nicely for the Joker’s disguised appearance and also highlights the character’s emotions.
Jan 07, 2014
Recent Customs by Carson Catlin
While the rest of us have been enjoying the Holidays, Carson Catlin has been putting his reticulating saw through a lot of serious toy cutting. Here’s a look at three of his recent customs including two show pieces and a commission. First up is RWB, a custom Munny ($200) for ‘Childish Playthings’ @ Menace Inc. Studio and Gallery. Carson also customized a Lolligag figure for the upcoming show @ TAG (1.11). His golden Reticu-lolli piece will be available for $450. Finally, Carson completed his Cadela Metal commission –- a Labbit wrapped meticulously in copper wire – which is apparently quite difficult to work with.
Jan 02, 2014
Fuller Designs – Lil’ Jammies Series Preview
Fuller Designs has recently shared previews of a few of the artist customs from the upcoming Lil’ Jammies Series. Here’s a look at pieces by Bashprojects (above), MaloApril, Mike Mendez, DonP, and We Become Monsters. The full custom series will be released on January 31st at Noon CST from the Lil’ Jammies shop. If you’d like to try your hand at customizing Fuller’s creation, you can get them directly from his web shop.
J.Riot – Omega Rioteer Blind-Box 3” Dunnys
J.Riot is starting off 2014 with his Omega Rioteer blind-box custom 3” Dunny series. Instead of his previous comic-style designs with bold, wide-eyed expressions, each of the new pieces appears to be powered by a different mysterious element. Sold blind, these are available for $60 each from his web store.
Dec 30, 2013
The Unicorn Hunter by Infinite Rabbits
Infinite Rabbits has just finished off quite an amazing custom commission. Based off of EWOKONE’s Horselington figure, Infinite Rabbits has turned it into the “Unicorn Hunter”. As he stands upon his rainbow bloodied prey, the hunter has just claimed his prize of a unicorn horn. Which by Harry Potter standards is probably the worst thing you can ever do. Look after the jump for more pics!
Dec 16, 2013
Otto Björnik – Cadmium Geishas 2 (12.17)
Otto Björnik will be releasing a second round of his custom Cadmium Geishas, which feature a new group of maikos in deferent colors with different facial expressions. There are 25 total pieces in the series, divided into 5 color groups (gold, blue, pink, wasabi green, and purple). They will each be sold blind according to color. For those interested in an entire set, please email Otto at ottobjornik[at]gmail[dot]com before the sale on Tuesday, December 17th at 10AM EST. You will then find them available HERE for $115 each.