Dec 12, 2014

Darkside KAWZ Head from De Korner (12.13.14)

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De Korner’s Darkside KAWZ Head brings a sexy mix of  red + black swirled resin to the ongoing bootlegged bootleg project.  This is the follow-up to the sold-out Jaded KAWZ HeadJaded KAWZ Head, released at DesignerCon. Limited to ten pieces, Darkside drops  on Saturday (12.13) at 8 AM PST from De Korner for $30 (+ s/h).

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Jermaine Rogers – Choices Shadow Variant

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Jermaine Rogers recently introduced the latest member of the Choices brood.  With a jet black body and  piercing red eyes, the Shadow Variant (8”, ed. of 250) continues Jermaine’s exploration of the gravity of the choices we all face and must make.  The new piece adds to the unfolding story of one of 2014’s standout releases.  Choices Shadow Variant is available for $60 from myplasticheart, De Korner and retailers worldwide.   We’re looking forward to seeing what’s next from  Jermaine’s new Dero72 imprint, off to a formidable start with Choices.

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Dec 11, 2014

Mutant Vinyl Hardcore – Toxigon “Toxic Goldfish” Lottery (12.12)

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Here we have the final release of 2014 from Mutant Vinyl Hardcore! Check out the brand new “Toxic Goldfish” edition Toxigon figure. This release is cast in a bright orange vinyl with minimal spray details that really help this colorway pop! Each release comes with a “fish stick” omake weapon, sticker, and pin for $200. This release is limited to 25 pieces and will be available via Lottery style beginning this Friday, December 12th at 12AM EST and ends on the same day at 11:59PM EST. Winners will then be notified the following day! You can find the lottery page HERE when the time is right!

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Mark Nagata x Martin Hsu – Galactic Dragon Dog Sets (12.12)

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Mark Nagata and Martin Hsu has teamed up once again to bring you another special release! Introducing the Galactic Dragon Dogs, which are limited to only 5 sets! Each set comes with 1 Dragon Dog Custom and one original painting! Each set will retail $350 and will be available this Friday, December 12th at Noon PST in the Martin Hsu shop!

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Dec 10, 2014

Ron English - Two Ton Sam the Froot Looped

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Here we have the latest addition to Ron English’s Cereal Killers, Two Ton Sam the Froot Looped! He was recently revealed VIA Instagram and boy does he look great! To a certain extent.… Ron mentions that this figure will be releasing very soon! We are thinking this OG colorway will be available through Ron’s webstore and specialty retailers as well! Stay tuned for more information!

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Gary Ham x Nathan Jurevicius x Pobber Toys – Sylvan

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Well looky looky! It seems as though Gary Ham and Pobber Toys’ Sylvan figure is getting some work done by Nathan Jurevicius! This should be a fun and exciting twist on Gary’s latest vinyl figure, which we cannot wait to see more of! Can we expect more artists to join in on the fun for future releases? Let’s hope so!

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The Pop-Up Art Book Kickstarter Now Live!

We last talked about the Pop-Up Art Book last August (HERE) and now the folks over at Poposition Press has finally begun their Kickstarter campaign to get things rolling! This fun and unique approach to 2D art will feature artwork by Angry Woebots, Tara McPherson, Skinner, Kozyndan, Junko Mizuno and Jim Mahfood. This project is well on their way to reaching their goals, but this may be the best time for you to get your hands on this book. One of the pledges will save you a whopping $15 from the retail price of $60. There are also a number of pledges you may want to consider as well, such as the special Artist Editions, which feature a bonus pop-up page of one of the artists, signature, and special cover. Check out the campaign HERE and help support a great project!

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mphlabs x Squibbles Ink x Shawnimals – Snow Dumpling (12.12)

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mphl abs, Squibbles Ink and Shawnimals have outdone themselves for this year’s Holiday Dumpling release.  Simply titled Snow Dumpling, this charming special edition features a snowman style dumpling character created from two dumplings – one for the head and one for the body. Clever! 

With coal eyes, carrot nose, and a festive red glitter scarf, Snow Dumpling is the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite collector.  This dose of holiday cheer drops on Friday (12.12) for $19.99 over at myplasticheart.  

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Toy Art Gallery – Christmas Kaiju Group Show (12.12)

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The merry crew at Toy Art Gallery will celebrate the holidays with their Christmas Kaiju Group Show opening on Friday (12.12).  As you might expect, this one will feature custom sofubi figures as well as special editions, drawings and prints. From what we’ve seen so far (previews after the jump), the show’s artists have outdone themselves with some  really excellent work.  Many of the pieces have a subtle holiday theme and showcase recently released sofubi figures. 

The Christmas Kaiju Group show will feature work  from Acolorfulmonster, Aidan Monahan, Albino Taco, Aoi Toys, Bog x Squad, Brian Flynn, Butch Adams, Bwana Spoons, Cometdebris, David Arshawsky, Deeten, Devil Robots, Draculazer, Evilos, Feric, Frenzy Bros., Gargamel, Goreilla, Grizlli Atom, Guumon, Javier Jimenez, Joe Whiteford, Johan Ulrich, John Stokes, Joseph Harmon, Josh Herbolsheimer, Kurobokan, Liz McGrath, Martin Ontiveros, Miscreation Toys, MM Toys, Monsterisland, Radioactiveuppercut, Rampage Toys, Scarecrowoven, Scott Tolleson, Secretdemonservices, Sexualyoukai, Snatch Punch, Splurrt, Steve Ferrera, T9G, Tim Clark, Tim Stephson, Topheroy, Tru:tek, Uamou, Uglydolls, Uh Oh Toys, UnaffiliatedSJ, Valarie Bermudez, and   Wao Toyz.

If you’re looking for a gift for that special someone (maybe even yourself!), you’ll want to make it out to the opening.

Christmas Kaiju Group Show
Opening: Friday, December 12th 2014 (7-10 PM)

Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

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Huck Gee – 11of10 Show (12.12)

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Huck Gee will be cleaning out his display cases and will be giving those who missed out on previous custom releases another chance, with the 11of10 Show. This online show will open on Friday, December 12th at 10AM PST HERE. There will be over 40 pieces on display and available for purchase from the last 3 years of Huck’s career. Sales from the show will then help finance future adventures Huck has got planned!

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Dec 09, 2014

Kidrobot x Diamond Supply Co. Exclusive Retailer Releases!

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We last touched base on Kidrobot x Diamond Supply Co.’s mascot vinyl figure, Lil’ Cutty back in April (HERE). It now looks like they are ready to roll out some releases, including some exclusive store drops as well!

The first phase of the collaborative release will be dropping exclusively through all Diamond Supply stores and their website this Thursday, December 11th with the 8” ($50) and 3” ($12) Tiffany edition Lil’ Cutty.

The next release will take place on Tuesday, December 16th, which will be a Pacsun exclusive Tiffany/Red colorway of Lil’ Cutty. This release will be available at all Pacsun stores and their website for $12 each.

On Thursday, December 18th will be the Kidrobot release of Lil’ Cutty. This Blue/Red colorway will be available at KR SF, KR LV, Kidrobot.com and select retailers for $12 a piece.

The final Silver edition will be a BAIT exclusive, which will be available at all BAIT stores and online on Friday, December 19th. Each figure will retail $12 each.

This is a perfect crossover piece for Diamond Supply Co. fans, sneakerheads, toy folk, and streetwear enthusiasts!

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Dec 08, 2014

Peter Kato – Holiday Batch Release (12.11)

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Peter Kato is totally in the holiday groove, as it shows with his newest resin releases! Check out his Holiday Batch, which will be releasing this Thursday, December 11th at PM EST.

This abundance of colors features some new Bedtime Bunny Ornaments that will go perfectly on your Christmas Trees. Each ornament stands 2.25” tall with a loop-screw on the head. These will come blind assorted in white or pink for $20 with only 20 pieces available.

Then there are the Bedtime Bunnies Holiday Polka Dots, which also come blind with a chance to get assorted colors in red, pinks, greens, clear purple with white painted polka dots. The mediums measure 3” tall for $20 and are limited to 10 pieces and the smalls measure 2.5” for $12 and are limited to 20 pieces.

Is that not enough for you? Last up from Peter are the Sleeptime Bunnies, which come in whites & greens with metallic blue highlights and reds & pinks with pink painted highlights. These are blind packaged with 35 pieces in stock.

Peter Kato recently took on an apprentice and asked him to come up with something new and original. which resulted in Big Top, a rock/scissor/paper spinning top resin robot. Kevin Nam took all he had learned and applied it to this “playable” concept resin piece. Big Top measures 2.5” x 2.5” x 2.5” and will be available in green (5 pieces), red (5 pieces), and marbled white, red, and green (2 pieces) for $30 each. Each figure will also come with a clear base for easy display!

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An Exclusive Look at Whiskers the Undead (12.11) from Kidrobot x Aesop Rock

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San Francisco-based hip hop musician Aesop Rock’s favorite feline is reborn once again as  ‘Whiskers The Undead’, a new 10.5” original vinyl art toy from Kidrobot.   Originally introduced to the world in a series of four promo videos for the aptly named  Skelethon album (2012),  the undead cat  enters the toy realm with a striking, anatomically realistic design brought to life in collaborative fashion by artist  Galen McKamy and  Aesop Rock who described the process.

"I was super excited to get the opportunity to actualize an idea of mine in toy format with Kid Robot, and immediately thought of Whiskers.  I went back and forth with the ever-radical Galen McKamy about the character and design, and he was able to chip this sassy muffugah out like a vinyl David statue.” said Aesop Rock. "I was especially happy we could get the crow in there because what's a realm-crossing zombie cat have in life if not to swat a god damn omen of death from the sky?  Anyway, I'm psyched - I hope you are too.” – Aesop Rock

After a few choice teasers from the ‘bot, we had the pleasure of spending some quality time with our companion from the other side and snapped a few shots to bring you this exclusive look. Enjoy getting acquainted with Whiskers, your new feline friend.

Caught in mid-action, the undead cat is poised to snare a crow perched tantalizingly on his skeletal head, a scene which unfolds on the gorgeous gold-foil stamped box featuring three original illustrations by Coro.  The figure makes strong use of injected PVC to realize Whisker’s intricate skeleton including a hyper-detailed head with sculpted nasal passages and a torso with individual ribs which give way to organs (heart, intestines) and finally the cat’s fur hind quarter – all of which appear to be rotocast.   Visually the detailed skeleton catches your eye and draws you in while the in-tact lower quarter offers a nice contrast and a cue that you’re in the eerie presence of a twisted, zombified, undead cat.

Whiskers the Undead drops on Thursday December 11th 2014 for $250 from Kidrobot.com, Kidrobot SF, Kidrobot Las Vegas, select retailers and Aesop’s official store, Fifth Element (online and in-store).

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Dec 06, 2014

The Hsu Store Pop-Up Shop at Woot Bear + Black Best In Show (12.06)

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Tonight will be the opening of Martin Hsu’s very own Holiday Pop-Up shop at Woot Bear! To welcome Martin into the space, there will be the “Blacky Best In Show”, a custom show featuring Blacky, Dragon Boys pet companion! Participating artists include: Steve Ferrera, Daniel Fleres, Mike Fudge, Martin Hsu, Jeremiah Ketner, Jerome Lu, Angry Woebots, Mark Nagata, J*RYU, Emma SanCartier, and Lyla Warren. You can expect some awesome exclusive custom toys, t-shirts, prints and if you spend more than $50 you will receive a free tote bag and holiday card!

Woot Bear
147 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Coarse Impress with ‘Prisoners Beside Me’ at Rotofugi

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Coarse opened ‘Prisoners Beside Me’ at Rotofugi in Chicago on Friday evening (12.5).  Thanks to the great pics and info shared by the collectors on the indispensable Coarseheads fb group, we know that  the exhibition offered a strong mix of higher end sculpture -- both originals and small-run multiples --  as well as several limited-edition vinyl editions. 

On the one-off and multiples side, Coarse introduced a number of new animal characters including a crazy, crotchety frog, a very cool raccoon, a quirky mother goose, and a few versions of what we’re going to say are goats – including large children’s bouncy ride style pieces.  They also showcased several collaborations with Amanda Visell including three new one-off Dark Sorrows customs (Giraffe, Elephant, and Zebra).

The show also featured a large number of new limited-edition vinyl drops including the Outburst Loop 7” vinyls.  These are first  the vinyl editions of the exuberant omen’s with the spread wings first seen as part of the Outburst resin sets.  Rotofugi is offering three exclusive  Outburst Loop editions – a  white edition (30 pcs, $99)  which is sold out, a black edition (300 pcs, $99) and a blue edition (300 pcs $99).  Both of the larger editions are available for pre-order with delivery set for Q1 2015.  The show also marked the release of the  Omen Fugi mini in Roto Blue (300 pcs, $14.95).  Collectors will be happy to know that Roto also has the Omen Shibuya edition (300 pcs, $14.95).

Finally, Coarse said a heartfelt goodbye and honored  long-time collector Roman Shevchenko who recently passed away, tragically and suddenly, with Omen Fade – a new vinyl edition to benefit Roman’s family.  To be released on 1.8.15 via Coarselife,  the forlorn, eyes-closed Omen Fade was accompanied by a poem about the profound sense of loss that comes with the death of a dear friend.

Stay tuned for availability of the remaining limited-edition product from the show.

[Photos by  Michael Walker, Richie Oliva, Geoffrey Cuddy, and Eric Morgan]

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Dec 04, 2014

Rivet Presents: Johnny Yanok in “Pirates of the Isle of Misfit Toys” (12.06)

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Rivet Gallery is proud to present Johnny Yanok in his very own solo show. “Pirates of the Isle of Misfit Toys”. This exhibit will feature original gouache artwork with the theme of a pirate's life on an island of misfit toys. The opening reception will take place this Saturday, December 6th from 7-10PM. Be sure to come out tomorrow night and enjoy the show!

Rivet
1200 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201

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OG Slick x Silent Stage -- ‘Uzi Does It’ Silver Bullet Edition Pre-Order

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Silent Stage is now accepting pre-orders for the ‘Uzi Does It’ Silver Bullet Edition resin sculpture by Slick. The follow-up to the debut Blackout Edition,  the Silver Bullet features beautiful, shiny silver plating that demands an up-close viewing. Limited to 25 pieces, Slick’s latest urban Mickey is up for pre-order over at Silent Stage for $1499.99, comes with a signed/numbered COA and will ship In January 2015.

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Yoskay Yamamoto x Mighty Jaxx –- Wish Upon Me… (12.5)

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The wait’s almost over. Mighty Jaxx will release, Wish Upon Me… (7.5” x 3.5” x 6.5”), their latest collaboration with Yoskay Yamamoto on Friday (12.5) @ 6 PM in their online shop. Wish Upon Me… expands on the unconventional and striking poses of the very popular Sideways series.  The sleeping Star boy will rest comfortably in a wide range of positions from sideways to nearly upside down.  Limited to 100 pieces, the first edition features an elegant metallic silver finish and brings the magic and wonder of Yoskay’s original wood sculptures to a wider audience.

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SUCKLE 2 Kickstarter in the Home Stretch with 2 New Stretch Goals

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With less than half a day to go, the SUCKLE 2 Kickstarter is doing well, having just met all three of the stretch goals announced on Tuesday!  Looking to keep the fun going, DKE and Sucklord have added two more  very reachable stretch goals. At $29k, Karate Chump Galactic Jerkbag comes a frightening reality, and at the magic number of $30k the Reality TV Star Sucklord will forever live in PVC infamy. Only colectors who have pledged at least $45 will reap the stretch goal rewards.  If the campaign reaches $30k or more, backers who have contributed at least $45  will receive a whopping 42 sucky minis!   If you can, please help push Sucklord and crew over the $30k mark before the Kickstarter ends on Thursday (12.4) @ 9 PM Pacific.

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De Korner – Holiday Sale + Mystery Boxes (Thru 12.20)

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Did you miss out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals?  Don’t fret. De Korner has Holiday Savings for you with two ways to get more for less.  First, they are offering discounts (up to 50%) on select items including some strong older pieces including The Seeker by Jeff Soto, Dalek Teddy Troops and more. 

Plus, they are continuing their Mystery Box Warehouse Sale.  Each Mystery Box ($20, $30, $40, $50, $100, or $200) features items from their warehouse worth at least twice the purchase price, so a $20 box will get you toys valued at $40+. 

Drop by De Korner to check out the Holiday Savings.

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Dec 03, 2014

Sket One -- ‘Our Father’ Mini on the Way

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Sket One is working on a ‘mini’ version of his ‘Our Father’ resin sculpture.  Compared to the large original (25”), the new smaller version should fit seamlessly onto a shelf at a size that appears to be roughly half of the original. While not shown in this WIP shot, we’re assuming that Vader will once again be standing atop the Deathstar.

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Tomenosuke x Circus Posterus – Pocket Sideshow ‘Winter Chibi set’ Edition Release & Winter Salon IV Show (12.04)

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Tomenosuke and Circus Posterus are ready to release their second colorway of their Pocket Sideshow sofubi figures. The ‘Winter Chibi’ colorways will first be available for pre-sale during their Salon IV show tomorrow, Thursday, December 4th. They will be available in an 8-pack (full painted set + full unpainted set) for $150, a 4-pack (painted) for $95, and as 2-packs (painted and unpainted versions of a single figure) for $45. This stunning set series features Brandt Peters’ Otto Amanda Louise Spayd’s Snowshoe, Kathie Olivas’ Penelope, and Chris Ryniak’s Puddlesproot. They will be available online on Wednesday, December 10th.

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As for their Winter Salon IV show, the opening will take place tomorrow and the doors will be open from 6-9PM at the Stranger Factory. This group show will feature artwork by Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Lana Crooks, Cassia Harries and more!

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Gary Ham for Android Series 05–SK8 Cop

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Series 05 of the Android series is finally near! Slated for January, this new series features some amazing artists, including Gary Ham! He has just shared his design, SK8 Cop, who even has his own android skateboard to cruise on. From the side of the box we can tell that DevilRobots is also a part of the mix! We are having a hard time figuring out the other submissions. So if you think you know, please let us know!

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mr clement – blowing in the wind

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It’s that time of year where you bring out the thick coats and scarves. One of which, mr clement has applied to his newest petit lapin museum release, “Blowing in the Wind”. There are three editions to look forward to, Flocked White, Flocked Grey &  Flocked Charcoal with adjustable velvet scarves. Each figure stands 10” tall and are limited to 100 pieces each and will soon be available at your favorite toy retailers for $100 each.

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James Groman’s Rancid Raptor Release at Lulubell

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The first online release of James Groman’s Rancid Raptor is happening right now! Lulubell has the new Army Green blind releases available HERE for $35 each (limit 2). Each figure stands 4” tall with a chance to score a sweet colored chase, which come in a red, black, tan, yellow, and mint. Grab them before they gone!

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