Apr 24, 2017
Noah Eaton x Kidrobot X Corner 12 – Reaction Custom Dunnys
Kidrobot will continue to showcase the work of talented customizers with new Reaction Series custom Dunnys from Noah Eaton and Corner 12. Dropping on Tuesday (4.25) at 9 AM PDT from Kidrobot.com, the series features color-changing Dunnys in three sizes (3”, 5” & 8”).
Color changing? Yep, the series uses several different approaches to achieving the dynamic effect. The 3” customs start red and then turn yellow as they are heated beyond 86 degrees, say with a hairdryer. The 5” ‘chameleon’ customs apparently use color-shifting paint which looks like different colors at different angles and varying light. Finally, the 8” customs are ‘mood’ Dunnys which when chilled change various hues as they warm back up or are touched. Additionally, there are three chase 3” customs (2 of the mood variety) and two 5” mood chases.
So if you’re looking for Dunnys with a hidden trick to wow and impress, your search may very well be over.
Apr 21, 2017
Josh Mayhem x Kidrobot – Blow Away Custom Labbits
After several waves of wildly popular Blown Away custom Dunnys, Josh Mayhem has turned his attention to Frank Kozik’s Labbit. The first series of Blown Away Labbits features 2.5” [100 pcs, $125], 5” [6 pcs, $550] and 10” customs [3 pcs, $750] in a classic rainbow pattern with one random Gold Rush chase for each size. Go get ‘em now at KR.
Apr 11, 2017
Fakir – Hanamichi Sakuragi 1000% Custom Be@rbrick
French artist Fakir consistently impresses with his wide range of customs, from his personal snarling beast aesthetic to various commissions such as this 1000% Hanamichi Sakuragi Be@rbrick done for a private collector. If you’re a fan of the Slam Dunk manga or anime, you’ll recognize Hanamichi as the star of the hoops-driven saga. As always, Fakir brings the super crisp and clean lines. What really sets this one off is his rendition of the Nike Dunks—very cool.
Apr 04, 2017
Boro Bronson x Corner 12 – Fauxyard 3” Custom Dunnys
Corner 12 continues its ‘The Twelves’ program—editions of a dozen customs from a featured artist—with the Fauxyard 3” Custom Dunnys from Boro Bronson. These trippy Dunnys pay homage to the classic Goyard pattern found on the luxury brand’s leather goods. Beyond the cool visuals, what’s really interesting about these is how they are made. Bronson creates the pattern by rolling together the different colors of polymer clay into composite ‘canes’. You can see the uncut canes in the upper left corner of the behind-the-scenes photo shown above. He then slices them and applies them oh-so-carefully to the Dunny. Pretty sweet.
The Fauxyard 3” Dunnys are available from Corner 12 for $150 (+ s/h) in a variety of colors. Hurry, they are going quickly.
Feb 24, 2017
Josh Mayhem x Luke Chueh Target Customs for The Prisoner Oxycontin Event (2.25)
Josh Mayhem has created two different visions of Luke Chueh’s for the The Prisoner Oxycontin 20 mg release event on Saturday (2.25) at the new Munky King HQ. Target – The Aftermath offers a look at the sad bear’s demise just after painting his own bullseye while Don’t Drop the Rainbow Acid (above) is an artful PSA for the dangers of Acid with just a touch of an SWP flashback. If you’re in or around LA, drop by and check it all out.
Feb 17, 2017
otto björnik – One-Off Custom Sale
Are you eager to get your hands on some one-off custom goodness from otto björnik? Well now you’ve got a chance! On Thursday, February 23rd, Otto will be releasing some custom Wandering Misfits and Scavengers. These feature a tad more color than we are used to from the Philippines based artist. Prices for these will range from $110-$130. You may also find yourself some other one-off customs and a few AP sets of his Shat Mat Chess Set AP’s. All of which you can find on his online shop next week HERE.
Jan 17, 2017
Inkspace Visuals – Headspace Calaveras (1.18.17)
Inspired by Dia De Los Muertos, the new Headspace Calaveras custom series from Rob Ramirez of Ink Visuals offers a new triple-threat vision of Luke Chueh’s popular figure. The concept flows from the hand-done imagery and the three heads, one each for the past, present and future. Rob’s created four different versions – black, white, black + white flakes(oreo, shown above) and white + black flakes (cookies ‘n cream). All four customs will drop on Wednesday (1.18.17) at 6 PM Pacific from the Ink Visuals web shop for $200 each (+ s/h).
Oct 24, 2016
Josh Mayhem x Kidrobot – Blown Away Horror Dunny Customs (10.26)
Collectors just can’t seem to get enough of Josh Mayhem’s windswept Dunnys. The next release is upon us. Mayhem will launch his new Blown Away Horror Dunny Custom Series on Wednesday (10.26) via Kidrobot.com—likely at 8 AM PDT. From the two preview pics released so far, it looks like the lineup will include 3”, 5” (first time?), and 8” Dunnys. The Blown Away releases often feel like several releases rolled into one with multiple color schemes plus chase variants. So far we know there will be an orange+black+purple colorway plus the Bloody Mummy Chase variants in black+red+white with throwback googly eyes.
Oct 04, 2016
Reactor88 x myplasticheart – NYCC Exclusive Custom 5” Dunny Release
Our very own Reactor-88, the man behind our monthly custom corner will be sending over a few of his very own customs to NYCC to be released at the myplasticheart booth #113. Each Dunny stands 5” tall and features his signature totem style in 4 different interpretations, Totem, Maori, zulu, and his Spayde-Skull. Each piece will retail $180. Be sure to get to their booth quick before they are gone!
Sep 20, 2016
The Black Spot Artist Series #1: Fer MG ‘Pixar’ Minis (9.22)
The Black Spot will launch its first Artist Series featuring 12 Pixar-themed mini fig customs from Spanish artist Fer MG (Custom Corner Feb 2016). Fer MG has transformed mini versions of Dunnys, Munnys, a Labbit and a Raffy into characters from several Pixar films including Toy Story, Monsters INC/U, Incredibles and Inside Out. While each of these is well-done, Slinky (Raffy), Mr. Potato (Munny) and Mike Wazowski are our picks as series standouts.
While it would seem that all things point to a blind-boxed series, thankfully this is not the case. Each of the Fer MG Pixar figures will be released individually on Thursday (9.22) at 6 AM PDT from The Black Spot for 35 euros (~ US$39).
Aug 22, 2016
Josh Mayhem – Crystal Nebula Blown Away Dunnys (8.25)
Prepare to blown away once again as Josh Mayhem is about to release the latest iteration of his signature line and concept. The Blown Away Crystal Nebula Dunny series features 12 blindbox clear resin dunnys, each one unique, customized with glitter (blue, green, gold and purple), paint drips and resin projections. Chase? You bet. There’s one Goldschlager chase variant lurking within the dozen. Crystal Nebula launches on Thursday (8.25) at 10 AM PDT from JoshMayhem.com for $225 (+ s/h) each.
Jul 28, 2016
Cardboard Spaceship Post SDCC Custom Release (7.28)
Cardboard Spaceship will be releasing a treasure trove of hand-painted, custom figures today (7.28) at Noon PDT from their webshop. There’s plenty of awesomeness to choose from with pieces by Brandt Peters, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, and Scribe who’s customized nearly an entire set of Thimblestump Hollow minis. If you missed Comic-Con, this is your shot, stay sharp.
Apr 26, 2016
Preview: Baby Fatts Custom Show @ Rotofugi (5.13)
Rotofugi will host the Baby Fatts Customized Toy Exhibit opening on Friday, May 13th 2016, featuring artist interpretations of Big C’s adorable dragon resin. The show roster includes 2PetalRose, NC Winters, Frank Montano, kOmega, Eos, JFury1, JC Rivera, Brandon Dicks, Tim Wollweber, Mike Bell and the man himself, Big C. Hit the jump for a preview of some of the customs including work-in-progress pics.
Baby Fatts Customized Toy Exhibit
Opening: Friday May 13th, 2016 (7-10 PM)
2780 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL 60614
Mar 24, 2016
Josh Mayhem x Kidrobot – Blown Away Dunny Series (3.25)
After what’s clearly been hours upon countless hours of customizing, Josh Mayhem has finished the 2nd (final?) Blown Away Dunny Series which will be released on Kidrobot.com on Friday (3.25) @ 8AM PDT in both 3” ($100) and 8” versions ($500). A follow-up to the 1st series which was released at DesignerCon last year, the new series is the first-ever custom series to be released on Kidrobot.com and features Mayhem’s signature wind-swept rainbow hued aesthetic.
Reading between the lines of the press release just a bit, it appears that the series features 99 3” Dunnys and likely 12 8” Dunnys with several apparently unique variants:
- Blowin Up - 1/99
- Blown Back - 1/99
- Blown Askew - 1/99
- Junglist - 1/99
- Blue Steel - 1/99
- Red White & Black 1/99
- Molton - 1/99
- Jolly Rancher - 6/99
- Rainbow Glitter Jam - 1/12
- OG Glitter Jam - 1/12
Mar 07, 2016
Fonzo World Artist of the Month: Patrick Wong
Fonzo World’s Artist of the Mo nth for March is none other than the talented Patrick Wong who designed the new Fonzo and Friends series. For his personal take on the lovable pup, Patrick has delivered a bold vision with his Revolt! series of four customs, each a tribute to four nation’s struggle for freedom: Mexico, Venezuela, France and the USA. Draped in the colors of its flag, each rebel sports a trooper-style ‘helmet’ (clever use of the face shape), a bandana and a volatile Pepsi cocktail. Rendered with acrylic paint and custom water decals, The Revolt! urethane resin customs are available for US$180 each (+ s/h) directly from Fonzo World.
Jan 09, 2016
Sweet Customs for the DTA Dunny Show 2 (1.9)
DTA Dunny Show 2 just opened at Clutter Gallery in Beacon, NY! So it’s a perfect time for us to do a preview/last-minute reveal round-up (wink). Here’s a quick round-up of the show which features both 8” & 20” customs from a talented group including Abell Octovan, Amanda Louise Spayd, Andrea Kang, Artmymind, Brent Nolasco, Charles Rodriguez, Chris Ryniak, Dolly Oblong, FPLUS, Gary Ham, Gianluca Traina, Ian Ziobrowski, Jenn & Tony Bot, kaNO (above), Mab Graves, Quiccs, RXSEVEN, Seymour, Sket One & Jamie Lee Cortez, and Yu Maeda. There’s some great work here – with several showcase 20’s including Gary Ham’s Luka + Tapistree toy treehouse head turner, Sket & Jamie’s nostalgic snow cone design, RXSeven’s gnarly cosmic creation and stellar 8” pieces including Seymour’s whimsically wicked Mondo Meltdown (great custom sculpting + paint) and painter Mab Graves’ elegant butterfly lady.
DTA Dunny 2 Show
Opening: Saturday, January 9th 2016 (6-9 PM)
163 Main St.
Beacon, NY 12508
Jan 08, 2016
QUICCS – BABYTEQ Customs for DTA Dunny 2 (1.9)
For this weekend’s DTA Dunny 2 show (1.9) at the Clutter Gallery, QUICCS has upped the TEQ with deluxe 2-figure sets. Riffing off his previous BABYTEQ customs, QUICSS created a new K9 companion concept made cleverly from two 3” Dunnys (one armless 3” jointed with another armless+headless Dunny + ear as tail). Rather than doing just one 8” BABYTEQ + K9 combo, QUICCS has created two custom sets with different color schemes – SRCH + Destroy (camo, orange, and black) and ARMD + Dangerous (Gray, Black & Blue). Each set will be available for $350. Both look great – especially SRCH + Destroy.
DTA Dunny 2 Show
Opening: Saturday, January 9th 2016 (6-9 PM)
163 Main St.
Beacon, NY 12508
Sep 01, 2015
2PetalRose – Yin & Yang Maiko Commissions
2PetalRose continues to create impressive Maiko oneoffs. This time around here’s a look at the Yin & Yang Maikos created on commission for a collector looking for a pair of figures that were inverses of each other. The striking black+white designs (15” feature intricate fabric details achieved through custom printing. The inclusion of a single rose on the helmet is a nice touch.
Aug 16, 2015
2PetalRose – 2 New Maikos
2PetalRose continues to create stunning one-off Maiko pieces. This time around Liam has mixed it up rather nicely with two very different design vibes from an Adidas homage with the Oldskool Maiko to a more traditional aesthetic with the commissioned Midori Maiko. The latter includes a flag, base featuring traditional Japanese print and a pair of blades. Both of these spoken for pieces have us appreciating 2PR’s artistry once again and looking forward to seeing more Maikos-– both one-offs and hopefully some editions.
Aug 04, 2015
Tasha Zimich for Vive La Lolligag at Woot Bear (8.29)
From the previews we’ve seen so far, the upcoming Vive La Lolligag custom show at Woot Bear (8.29) is looking really good. For her turn with Lolligag, Tasha Zimich looked at the curly-cue hair contours and saw … eyeballs. Sculpted detail in a toy can be an obstacle to customizing, so it’s nice to see Tasha coming up with a creative approach. Going with a bit of a macabre Victorian theme, Tasha dreamt up and painted Miss Kiss. Props for the incorporating the accessories and the Moot mini-figure.
In addition to Tasha’s work, Vive La Lolligag will feature customs by nearly 50 artists including Betso, Big C, Brandon Dicks, Candie Bolton, Carson Catlin, Cat Atomic, ChrisRWK, Daniel Fleres, Downtimer, EoS, Eric Tan, Frank Montano, Gretchen Lewis, Haus of Boz, Heidi Kenney, Horrible Adorables, Irene Garcia, Jason Hornbuckle, Jeff Gomez, Jenn and Tony Bot, Jerome Lu, JFURY, Joey Chou, JRAD, J*Ryu and Vampy, Leecifer, Malo April, matthew Knight, Melodreama, Mikie Graham, Ming Ming Castillo, Mizna Wada, Martin Hsu, Nakanari, Nate, Obscure, Philip Lumbang, Rich Shehan, Riser, RXSeven, Sneaky Raccoon, Task One, ToyArtCustom, Tyler Ham, Valley Dweller, William Rummel, Zachary Sweets, and Zard.
Jun 03, 2015
Jon Paul Kaiser – Metal Slugbeard Custom
Jon Paul Kaiser has once amazed us with his newest custom commission for one very lucky collector. Check out the Metal Slugbeard from Paul Kaiju and Toy Art Gallery. This custom piece features JPK’s white and black paint application, which shows off all the amazing details of this figure. If you want to get on Jon’s commission list, be sure to shoot an email over to jonpaulkaiser[at]hotmail[dot]com.
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.