Sep 20, 2016

The Black Spot Artist Series #1: Fer MG ‘Pixar’ Minis (9.22)

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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).

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Aug 22, 2016

Josh Mayhem – Crystal Nebula Blown Away Dunnys (8.25)

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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.

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Jul 28, 2016

Cardboard Spaceship Post SDCC Custom Release (7.28)

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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.

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Apr 26, 2016

Preview: Baby Fatts Custom Show @ Rotofugi (5.13)

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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)

Rotofugi
2780 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL 60614
773.868.3308

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Mar 24, 2016

Josh Mayhem x Kidrobot – Blown Away Dunny Series (3.25)

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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:

 

3" Dunny

  • 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

8" Dunny

  • Rainbow Glitter Jam - 1/12 
  • OG Glitter Jam - 1/12
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Mar 07, 2016

Fonzo World Artist of the Month: Patrick Wong

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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.

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Jan 09, 2016

Sweet Customs for the DTA Dunny Show 2 (1.9)

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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)

Clutter Gallery
163 Main St.
Beacon, NY 12508
212.255.5050

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Jan 08, 2016

QUICCS – BABYTEQ Customs for DTA Dunny 2 (1.9)

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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)

Clutter Gallery
163 Main St.
Beacon, NY 12508
212.255.5050

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Sep 01, 2015

2PetalRose – Yin & Yang Maiko Commissions

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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.

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Aug 16, 2015

2PetalRose – 2 New Maikos

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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 bladesBoth 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.

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Aug 04, 2015

Tasha Zimich for Vive La Lolligag at Woot Bear (8.29)

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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.

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Jun 03, 2015

Jon Paul Kaiser – Metal Slugbeard Custom

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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.

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May 21, 2015

Michael Lau Inspired Spiki Custom by Nakanari

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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!

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May 18, 2015

Brent Nolasco -- ‘Forget Me Not’ Bun Bun Custom

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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.

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Mar 05, 2015

Tasha Zimich for Twisted Mouse at PIQ (3.14)

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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.

Twisted Mouse
Opening: Saturday, March 14th 2015 (4-8 PM)

PiQ
8 Grand Central Terminal
NYC

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Josh Mayhem – Zaku Gunny

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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.

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Feb 06, 2015

RXSEVEN – Custom MG2 Mini God “Serpent King”

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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.

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Jan 14, 2015

‘When Hell Freezes Over 2’ at myplasticheart (2.07)

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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

myplasticheart
210 Forsyth Sreet
New York, NY 10002
646.290.6866

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Nov 25, 2014

Quiccs - Bulletpunk: Baby TEQ63

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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.

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Nov 05, 2014

Otto Bjornik -- Custom Elizabeth

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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.

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Oct 30, 2014

Hyperactive Monkey – Custom Monkey Kung Fu Munnys for DesignerCon 2014

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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.

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One-Eyed Girl’s Kritters and Cronies at DesignerCon 2014

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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.

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Oct 08, 2014

Brent Nolasco – “Pinche Bastards” Custom Wandering Misfits for MPH booth at NYCC

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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.

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Oct 06, 2014

Reactor-88 – Frost & Inferno Totem Unicornos @ NYCC 2014

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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.

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Tenacious Toys - Cenobots 2.1 Blindbox Series at NYCC

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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.

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