May 21, 2015
Michael Lau Inspired Spiki Custom by Nakanari
Nakanari will be making his way to Jakarta Indonesia for his very own Spiki Custom Showcase on Saturday, September 19th. This show will include custom Spiki figures by Nakanari, which were all inspired by all of the artists he looks up to. One of them being the grandfather of designer toys, Michael Lau. The S.F.S.P.I.K.I. was inspired by the Gardener CC32 SFML S.F.M.L, which took a lot of work! The process consisted of sculpting, acrylic boxes by Dave Quiland, stickers by Nicolás Rodríguez and of course the correct texture and paint applications to pull this piece together. Stay tuned for more info on the Spiki Showcase!
May 18, 2015
Brent Nolasco -- ‘Forget Me Not’ Bun Bun Custom
We last saw Brent Nolasco’s newest creation, Bun Bun, in a light purple debut edition back in late March. Now, here’s Brent’s first custom of the quirky ‘bunny’ character. ‘Forget Me Not’ gives poignant visual and tangible form to the vibrant essence of life.
Bun Bun sits and takes time to reflect on a skull covered in moss and mushrooms.This is his special place to go. He watches the sun come up in the morning and counts the stars at night. He finds an inner peace being here and vows to never leaves his master side. Even though much time has passed,the memories of laughter and love are still vivid and fresh in his mind. One can pass away but the memory still lives on in our hearts.
Created with a rotocast Bun Bun figure, Aves Epoxy Sculpt, found objects and acrylic paint, Forget Me Not (11” x 7” x 5”) was hand-painted and sculpted by Brent himself. The unforgettable piece is available now for $250 (+s/h) over on the artist’s web store.
Mar 05, 2015
Tasha Zimich for Twisted Mouse at PIQ (3.14)
For PiQ’s Twisted Mouse show (3.14), Tasha Zimich created two very different visions with a custom and an original painting. Her Five Nights at the House of Mouse Dunny presents everyone’s favorite mouse in “creepy animatronic” form and is inspired by the homicidal robot game Five Nights at Freddy’s. Tasha’s painting style makes this piece hum with a sense of freaky charm. From freaky to playful, her Hide and Squeak acrylic painting (4 x 6”) casts Mickey not as “a real boy” but rather as a real mouse lounging in his alter ego’s threads.
Opening: Saturday, March 14th 2015 (4-8 PM)
8 Grand Central Terminal
Josh Mayhem – Zaku Gunny
Josh Mayhem aka Master Kit Basher is back with a new Gunny custom (Gundam + Dunny). Created as a private commission, Zaku Gunny is based on the Zaku Mobile Gundam Suit. The piece blends the Dunny and Gundam DNA into each other without obscuring either. The grimy weathering is a nice touch giving the figure a battle tested feel.
Feb 06, 2015
RXSEVEN – Custom MG2 Mini God “Serpent King”
RXSEVEN from our January edition Custom Corner has just one more amazing piece he wanted to share with us! Once we got the email there was no way we wouldn’t share this with our viewers. RSXSEVEN turned one of Marka27’s MG2 Mini God figures into the “Serpent King”. RSX sculpted a skull onto the face and decided not touch the rest of the figure, to preserve the original sculpt. He also used acrylics and aerosol to paint up this piece.
Jan 14, 2015
‘When Hell Freezes Over 2’ at myplasticheart (2.07)
The upcoming ‘When Hell Freezes Over 2’ custom show at myplasticheart(2.07) picks up where the original Cranston custom show left off. This time around, artists will be customizing Lou Pimentel’s newer, smaller ‘Junior’ sofubi figure—a chip off the ol’ demon bat block. The roster includes 64Colors, Andrea Kang, Otto Bjornik, Brent Nolasco, Carson Catlin, Chauskoskis, Chris Booker, Dril One, Fakir, Huck Gee, Ian Zombrowski, J*ryu, Jeremiah Ketner, Joe Scarano, Jon Paul Kaiser, kaNO, Kong Andri, Lana Crooks, Leecifer, Liz Sanquiche, Mascorro, Map Map, Nerviswrek, Reactor-88, Richard Page, Rsin, Scott Tolleson, Southern Drawl (above), Sucklord, Tasha Zimich, and Zukie.
Hit the jump for a few additional previews.
When Hell Freezes Over 2
Opening: Saturday, February 7th, 2014
210 Forsyth Sreet
New York, NY 10002
Nov 25, 2014
Quiccs - Bulletpunk: Baby TEQ63
Quiccs has come up with a small run of custom Kidrobot Dunnys for his latest release. The Baby TEQ63 were originally sculpted off of the Dunny base then turned into a limited run of 30 pieces. The initial release will feature 2 colorways, “Fortress Black” and “Worldslayer White”. They are available now for pre-order HERE for $20 each or $30 for the set. You can expect shipping to take place between Mid December to Mid January.
Nov 05, 2014
Otto Bjornik -- Custom Elizabeth
Otto Bjornik has just completed this new custom Elizabeth figure for a private collector. He’s brought his artistry in his go-to red, white, and black palette to this custom Wandering Misfit. Bjornik’s recurring nature theme flows gracefully here from the subtle tree pattern on the dress to the topping signature flower. Finally, a touch of fantasy lies just beyond the obvious, a wide-open eye on the backside of the lollipop.
Oct 30, 2014
Hyperactive Monkey – Custom Monkey Kung Fu Munnys for DesignerCon 2014
Jerome Lu aka Hyperactive Monkey took a few plain old Kidrobot Munnys and decked them out with his signature Shaolin style. These 4 Monkey Kung Fu Munnys will be available his booth #323 during this years Designer Con. Each custom comes in a linen wood printed bag with a monkey skull charm for $100 each.
One-Eyed Girl’s Kritters and Cronies at DesignerCon 2014
This year will be One-Eyed Girl’s very first Designer Con! She will be sharing space over at booth #1133 with Shadoe Delgado and Josh Pearce, where she will have a bunch of her custom figures available! Her custom series “Kritters and Cronies” features mini and micro sized DIY figures and will range $50-100 in price. There will also be Furry Monsters up for grabs, retailing $65 a piece. If you like what you see here, be sure to check out her booth #1133.
Oct 08, 2014
Brent Nolasco – “Pinche Bastards” Custom Wandering Misfits for MPH booth at NYCC
myplasticheart has just shared the last remaining release from Brent Nolasco, which happens to be a small custom run of Wandering Misfits, Pinche Bastards. Brent did some outstanding work on Brandt Peters’ and Kathie Olivas’ figures and we cannot wait to see them in person. They will be available all weekend long at the mph booth #113.
Oct 06, 2014
Reactor-88 – Frost & Inferno Totem Unicornos @ NYCC 2014
Our very own Custom Corner’s Reactor-88 will have 2 custom pieces available at the myplasticheart booth #113 during this years NYCC. Using his signature totem technique, Ryan has turned a couple of DIY Unicornos’ into the NYCC exclusive Frost & Inferno Totem Unicornos! You’re going to want to rush over to their booth before they are gone.
Tenacious Toys - Cenobots 2.1 Blindbox Series at NYCC
Tenacious Toys will be bringing Cenobots 2.1 to this years NYCC! This is a special blind box series featuring 3” Kidrobot customs from 14 artists, which were inspired by the things that go bump in the night. Participating artists include: EvarArts, Alarment, Infinite Rabbits, Crux, Gomi, Chip Soup, Jay222, ShadowWorkArt, Graeme Macleod, Nathan Lewars, Smeagol Does Art, Mostly Harmless, Cucaracha Borracha, amd Beau Van Greener. Each blind box will retail $75 and will be available at the Tenacious Toys booth #208.
Oct 03, 2014
ZombieMonkie – October DIY & Custom Dunny Release
Everyday for the month of October, ZombieMonkie will be releasing one 3” Dunny custom figure in his Online Store. On the Odd days, Mikie will be releasing a DIY version ($15) of the many characters he has conjured of for the month and on the even number days there will be a fully painted version ($45) available. That’s a total of 15 different characters with 2 variations, equaling 30 figures! On the 31st of October will be the release of a massive 20” Dunny Haunted House playset, which can house all 15 characters. For every 3 purchases you will receive a free “Jack-O-Lantern Dunny” with 5 different versions to collect. 3 gets you 1, 6 gets you 2, etc… The sale begins now! Find them available HERE!
Kidrobot San Francisco Presents: Hello Trikky (10.03)
Kidrobot San Francisco is proud to present: “Hello Trikky”, a 7” Trikky custom group show! The show will take place from 6-9PM and will feature 26 artists, including: Zard Apuya, William Rimel, Valleydweller, Tyler Ham, Tasha Zimich, Steve Ferrera, Shadoe Delgado, RXSeven, Rudy Ramirez, Melodreama, Mike Die, Mathew Knight, MaloApril, Komega, JFury, Jerome Lu, Jenn & Tony Bot, Jeff Gomez, Frank Montano, Downtimer, Daniel Fleres, Cat Atomic, Carson Catlin, Candie Bolton, Big C, and Betso. Join in on the festivities tonight!
1512 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA
Sep 24, 2014
JonPaul Kaiser – Moby Dick Themed Custom 3” Dunny
JonPaul Kaiser shares with us another one of his amazing commission customs! Here we have a Moby Dick themed piece on Sket-One’s 3” Sketchup Dunny. JPK was able to capture the Pequod as a ship-in-a-bottle, as the great white whale descends into the deep ocean. It’s hard to believe he fit all of this onto a 3” Dunny. Bravo JPK!
Sep 18, 2014
Jouwe x Toysrevil at Popcon Asia 2014
Jouwe and Toysrevil have teamed up to bring you some goods at Popcon Asia! On display at the booth will be a custom Jouwe figure by TRE, which wasn’t able to make it to the Jouwe launch party at Arty Farty Gallery back in 2010. There will even be a special exclusive TRE capsule, which will contain a T-shirt, Tote Bag, Print and Button for $22. Be sure to check them out at booth AAH.11.
Sep 17, 2014
Wetworks Presents: “Norton Artist Series" for POPCON ASIA
Wetworks has asked a bunch of very special guests to join in on the Popcon Asia event by customizing his Norton figure. These 14 artists will be on display at the Toy Kultur booth AAH2 all weekend and will be available for purchase. Participating artists include: Anna Johnstone, Evan Morgan, Jenn and Tony Bot, Karla Pundaodaya, Kong Andri, Lei Melendres, MAp-MAp, Muffinman, one-eyed girl, Quiccs, Toy Terror, Ume Toys, and a couple others! Any remaining pieces from the event will be available through Wetworks Webstore.
Sep 12, 2014
Patrick Wong – Limited-edition J Dilla MADL + Resin Customs (9.16)
To celebrate the legacy of the highly influential hip-hop producer, Patrick Wong has created a limited-edition J Dilla custom MADL figure with custom resin additions. Limited to 10 pieces, the 7” figure includes a mini record crate accessory featuring a Bobby Caldwell LP from which J Dilla sampled, the results of which led to a 2001 Grammy nomination.
Nine of the ten figures will be released on Tuesday (9.16) @ 9AM PDT from Patrick Wong’s web shop for $150 + (s/h). The original custom will be part of the Vinyl Thoughts 5 custom show at The Quixotic World in Dallas Texas.
Sep 08, 2014
Mai Hiro at Popcon Asia
Mai Hiro and Nakanari will be in full effect at this years Popcon Asia and with them they will bring, 10 amazing custom Spiki figures, an exclusive Black Spiki Lucky Cat release, and t-shirts. All this goodness will be available at the Plastic Culture booth #47-48 and The Mai Hiro Booth #43. There will also be a Nakanari x Marine Ramdani mini capsule on display and available for purchase. During the day, there will also be live painting demos on Mega Munnys, and of course they will also be doing doodles and sketches for the fans at the Mai Hiro booth #43. Stay tuned for more news on the exclusive Black Spiki Lucky Cat release, which is limited to only 100 pieces!
Aug 20, 2014
Crux – Custom Munny “H. Gurdy Fancycrasher”
Crux just shared with us his latest custom piece, which is entitled H. Gurdy Fancycrasher. This is a collaboration piece, where he did all the sculpting and painting and his wife sewed the suit for this 7” Munny from old work clothes. You can find this piece available, as well as a few other customs on his online store HERE.
Aug 13, 2014
Jon Paul Kaiser – Alien Chestburster Custom
Jon Paul Kaiser’s latest custom brings to you an iconic scene from the movie Alien, where Kane had his insides brought out by the chestbursting alien!
“I wanted to capture that moment when everything is in a state of flux; Kane is on the cusp of death, he alien is at last born but not yet fled and the crew have yet to face it once it grows.. “
This piece was done using a 5” Mini-Munny and his signature black and white paint scheme with tons of splashes of red! Check out the rest of the photos by Justin Allfree after the jump.
Aug 06, 2014
Yosiell Lorenzo – Sickling & Woodland Orphan Release (08.07)
Yosiell Lorenzo will be releasing some amazing pieces this Thursday, August 7th at 11AM PST. First up are three new Sickling sculpts, which vary in size from 4-8” tall and will range $150-250 each. He will also be releasing his latest sculptures, the Woodland Orphans. These pieces measure 7” x 9” and are acrylic on resin and are mounted on moss treated wood plaques. They will be available for $200 each. You can find all of these amazing art pieces on his webstore HERE tomorrow.
Infinite Rabbits for Toy Box Cleveland (08.09)
Check out Infinite Rabbit’s submission for the Toy Box Cleveland Show at Breakneck Gallery. His Fhtagndroids custom Android figures will be available at the show, along with some of his other custom pieces. If you have a custom Android collection, you’re going to want to try and get your hands on a few of these! The detail is amazing and it looks like its popping right out of the picture. Any remaining pieces from the show will be made available online shortly after. The show will take place this Saturday, August 9th.
17020 Madison Ave,
Lakewood Oh, 44107
Jon Paul Kaiser – Custom Commission Show-Off!
Jon Paul Kaiser has finished up a couple new stunning commissions! First is Pinhead from Hellraiser. Jon used a Real x Head Ryusei Ninja Ichibanboshi figure, which served as a darn near perfect base for this custom. He also had to meticulously insert and glue each of the needles.
There is also “Rose & Sky”, a Pacific Rim “Gypsy Danger” Jaeger inspired custom, which Jon uses Huck Gee’s Penelope McStompalot 8” Dunny as custom fodder. This guy comes equipped with power sword and battered shield!
If you’re looking to get a custom done by Mr. JPK you may want to shoot him an email over to jpk[at]jonpaulkaiser[dot]com, as his list just opened up! Be sure to click after the jump for more pics! Speaking of photos, these were all taken by Justin Allfree.