Oct 22, 2014

Cameron Tiede – Scrambled Wood: Crispy Reveal

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Happy Wednesday.   Here’s a look at the third (of four) Scrambled Wood figures from Cameron Tiede’s Wood Candy Workshop.  Like his brothers, Crispy is hand-crafted by Cameron from four hardwoods (Cherry, Maple, Paduak, and Walnut) and features four magnetic points of articulation.   With just two eyes for a face and the wavy inlaid wood pattern on his chest, Crispy reminds of us a Ghost (maybe too much pacman way back when).   All four of the series 1 Scrambled Wood figures will be released at Cameron’s DesignerCon booth.  Come back tomorrow for the fourth and final reveal – Decimus.

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Oct 21, 2014

Arkiv x Visual Ark – Mickiv Coma White (10.25)

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Arkiv and Visual Ark are following up the release of the Classic Grey Mickiv vinyl with the new Coma White edition.  This monochromatic edition features a white body with sparing use of gray accents for just a touch of contrast. Limited to 200 pieces, Coma White will be released on Friday October 25th at 8 AM PDT for $100 (includes global shipping) from visual-ark.com.

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Ferg –- Black and Blue 8-inch Misfortune Cat

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Ferg and Playge are about to unleash a big helping of Misfortune.  The 8” Black and Blue Misfortune Cat is the latest in the ongoing 8” series.  Looking sharp, this one features gleaming eyes with blue irises and black pupils as well as a translucent deep blue tongue. And… there’s a Blue GID Chase (1:8) which looks really nice. 

With production complete, the Black and Blue Misfortune Cat is available for pre-order from retailers including myplasticheart, rotofugi, and De Korner for $84.99 and should ship in November.

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Cameron Tiede — Scrambled Wood: ‘Bricker’ Reveal

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Following Monday’s reveal of ‘Auggie’, his 1st Scrambled Wood figure, Cameron Tiede now introduces us to ‘Bricker’. This mini (3”) single-eyed character features a hand-crafted mix of four woods (Cherry, Maple, Paduak, and Walnut) with five points of magnet-powered articulation.  All four of the Series 1 Scrambled Wood figures including the two yet to be revealed characters will be released at DesignerCon with special show pricing.  Stay tuned for the reveal of the third and fourth figures in the series from Cameron’s Wood Candy Workshop.

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Oct 20, 2014

MAD – “Big Red” Edition Modern Hero Release @ Designer Con

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At Designer Con, MAD will be releasing the final colorway of his original figure, Modern Hero. The “Big Red” edition is limited to only 200 pieces and will be available at his booth #604. They will come signed for $65 a piece! What else is in store for the MAD booth?!

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Dave Dick – Satori Kappa Resin Figure Release (10.31)

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Dave Dick is happy to announce his very first original resin figure Satori Kappa will be releasing on Friday, October 31st. The Satori Kappa figure stands 2¾” tall and was designed and sculpted by Dave, then cast and finished by Pretty in Plastic. Each figure will have hand painted details and will be signed and numbered in an edition of 40 pieces. They will each also come with a button, certificate of authenticity/mini-print. They will be available over at Planet3Toys when the end of October rolls through.

There is also a chance you can score one for free. All you have to do is follow Dave over on his Instagram HERE for a chance to win! Stay tuned for photos of Satori Kappa.

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Super7 x P.P. Pudding Halloween Nut Chan (10.30)

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Super7 has teamed up with P.P. Pudding to release a very special Halloween edition of Nut Chan in the signature Super7 clear orange vinyl with black details. This figure stands 3” tall and will be released on Thursday, October 30th at Noon PST for $25 both online and in store! 

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Cameron Tiede –- Scrambled Wood Reveal: Auggie

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Oooh. Here’s a look at the first figure in Cameron Tiede’s upcoming  Scrambled Wood series (previewed), debuting at DesignerCon (11.8-11.9).   Auggie features inlaid wood  detail and four points of articulation through the wizardry of magnetism (neck, shoulders, and waist).  Cameron hand-crafted the limited-edition figures from four hard woods (Walnut, Cherry, Maple, and Padauk) in their natural state, using only oil and wax to condition the surface.    Auggie has a fun, retro appeal and we’re curious to meet his other three buddies to be revealed daily through Thursday.  Cameron has done a nice job with his new  Wood Candy Workshop brand, first with  last year’s Chester, intricate one-offs throughout the year, and now Scrambled Wood.

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Oct 19, 2014

Lucky Lucy 2014 Halloween Android Release

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Its that time of year again! Dead Zebra are proud to present this years 2014 Halloween release, Lucky Lucy. This release features a double-headed design, one being a happy smile and the other a gruesome scowl. You’re going to want to make your way over to the Dead Zebra shop on Tuesday, October 21st at 11AM EST and more at 11PM EST. Limit 2 per household for only $10 each.

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SUCKLE Series 2 Kickstarter Soon

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Just when you thought you had completed your S.U.C.K.L.E. collection, Sucklord and DKE Toys are scheming on Series 2, featuring brand-new sculpts from October Toys’ George Gaspar.  Here’s a look at the three WIP sculpts previewed so far including Crystal Pharaoh, a D&D inspired dice head character, and Star Chump (above).  Be on the lookout for an upcoming Kickstarter for the new project.  In the mean time, subscribe to the SUCKLE Friends mailing list for the latest breaking project news.

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Oct 18, 2014

Woot Bear Grand Opening (10.25)

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San Francisco’s newest toy and art show destination Woot Bear, will finally be opening on Saturday, October 25th. The opening event will feature the artwork of Kozik, as well as 4 exclusive releases! Kozik and many other artists will be in attendance of the opening event, which will be taking place from 6-9PM. This should be a truly exciting event and we can’t wait to see what Woot Bear has in store for us in the future!

Woot Bear
147 Clement St
San Francisco, CA

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Oct 17, 2014

Amanda Visell x Coarse -- ‘First Days of Despair’ for Blooom Art Fair

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Boom.  A few days ago Amanda Visell sent out a flier for her upcoming collaboration with the alchemists at Coarse for the Bloom Art Fair in Cologne, Germany [10.24 – 10.27].  Little did we know that the flier painting of a house-phunt ablaze was going to be the basis for a crazy large-scale resin sculpture.

‘First Days of Despair’ revisits the theme of wide-eyed, seemingly innocent children wreaking havoc captured nicely by their previous collaborative piece -- ‘The Last Day of Autumn’.  Rather than simply translating Amanda’s painting into 3D, Coarse sculpted the ‘house’  piece in their own aesthetic, making it a true collaborative effort.  

Several of Amanda’s paintings, this sculpture and perhaps more (!) will be on display at the Art Scouting Gallery’s booth (BL-B010) at the fair.

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Doktor A. – “Dead of Night” Edition Bella DelaMere

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Doktor A. is celebrating Halloween with another fantastic toy release with Arts Unknown. Feast your eyes on the “Dead of Night” Edition Bella DelaMere figure, which is limited to 175 pieces. This blood splattered edition will be available at 11:59PM on October 30th (UK Time) through the Arts Unkown Webstore (HERE) for $105. Doktor A. will also have some AP’s (25 pieces) available via his webstore HERE for $136.

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Martin Ontiveros x TAG – The Magi Maleficarum Release @ Halloween Show

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Martin Ontiveros’ Magi Maleficarum (SEEN HERE) will be making its very fitting debut release during Toy Art Gallery’s Halloween Show this Saturday, October 18th. The “All Hallow Eve” Wizard set are each hand-painted by Martin should be a hit at the show! Martin has also mentioned that there will be another release available for Designer Con!

Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood CA 90046

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Minty Fresh Exclusive Poker Monkey by Joe Ledbetter (10.20)

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Joe Ledbetter’s brand new Poker Monkey has finally been revealed! This Minty Fresh exclusive will be available beginning on Monday, October 20th at 10AM PST only thought he Minty Fresh webstore. This brand new edition features Joe’s monkey playing a game of cards, rather than sipping on his morning coffee. The Poker Monkey is limited to 100 pieces, produced by Munky King and will retail 95€ S+H.

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Oct 16, 2014

NYCC 2014: myplasticheart booth + signings

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myplasticheart came ready and stocked for NYCC with a booth full of exclusives and a wide selection of blind-boxes.  Fans and collectors flocked to the booth throughout the ‘con.  Some of the highlights  include Andrew Bell’s Back to Back Black tour and Lemon Drop Dealmaker, the rare Halloween Muckey and Inc from InstinctoyDave Bondi’s Astronocchio, Catchaman Minicel from  Rotobox and Kuso VinylGary Ham’s Sylvan, APO Frogs, Negora & Migora from Konatsu, Hunter Mako and Bloodthirst from Brent Nolasco, and more.  

In addition to the releases, mph also hosted several artists for signings, some of which we were on-hand for including kaNO, MAD, J*Ryu, Lou Pimentel, Patricio Oliver,  and Travis Cain.  As we mentioned previously, kaNO was there in part to reveal his 2 foot Hi-Def which will be released at DesignerCon (11.8-11.9) in Pasadena.   Finally, congratulations to mph for winning the Designer Toy Award for Best Online Store –- well deserved.

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NYCC 2014: Kyle Kirwan’s Booth

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Kyle Kirwan continued his rise into the world of art toys with his first NYCC booth.  It was a pleasure to meet the Brooklyn artist behind the rapidly growing series of hand-made Mudcat resin figures.   Kirwan offered several of his Mudcat figures in sweet clamshell style blisters, the Mudcat collectible card series which begins to tell the characters’ story, original paintings, magnets and more.  He also showcased the prototype for his Willo figure which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.  Kyle will be self-producing the figure in rotocast resin in his studio.

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Oct 15, 2014

COARSE + Amanda Visell at Art Scouting Gallery for Bloom Art Fair

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Amanda Visell and COARSE Toys will be making their way to Cologne, Germany for the Bloom International Fair for Converging Art. They will be showcasing some collaborative art pieces at the Art Scouting Gallery from October 24-27. If you’re in the area, be sure to take a gander of what AV and COARSE has got going on!

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Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln Deutz
Germany

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Cameron Tiede -- ‘Scrambled Wood’ Toys for DesignerCon

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Our good friend Cameron Tiede will be returning to Southern California with a new series of toys from his Wood Candy Workshop for DesignerCon (11.8 – 11.9).  So far only seen in teasers and process photos, ‘Scrambled Wood’ will feature 4 wood figures hand-made by Cameron in his Texas studio.   Look for reveals of the new toys next week, one per day.   We’ll be sure to keep you updated.  This year’s DesignerCon will definitely  be the place to be for art toy fans –- get excited!

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Sucklord x Aaron Childs –- ‘Super Suck Overlord’ Cardboard Sculpture for Design erCon (11.8 – 11.9)

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Aaron Childs brings his visions of warriors, robots, and more to life as meticulously created cardboard figures. He’ll be showcasing and offering his creations at this year’s Designer Con in Pasadena (11.8 – 11.9) including this large-format Super Suck Overlord, a collaboration with yes, the Sucklord himself.   The new cardboard sculpture measures 26” x 14”.  Drop by booth #226 to check out this and Aaron’s other pieces.

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Sergey Safonov x Montezuma’s Revenge – Govra EP and GovraPod

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Sergey Safonov  has collaborated with Montezuma’s Revenge (soundcloud), a metal band of fellow Russians,  on an intriguing monolithic sculptural release featuring a musical interpretation of his mysterious Govra character/figure.  The Govra EP features the band’s original Govra track plus four remixes.  Blending his design talents into the project, Safonov  created the GovraPod, an enigmatic sculpture housing a flash drive featuring the Govra EP, remix ready source files, photos, and a digital  poster.  The Govra EP/GovraPod is available directly from Sergey’s web shop for $90 (includes worldwide shipping).

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Blamo Toys – Birdman

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The Birdman has just flown into Blamoville and is looking for a new place to setup basecamp! Birdman may have been mocked by the Jays when he was younger, but now even the eagles admire him for flying higher and faster than anyone else in Blamoville. He's the only one to nearly collide with Sputnik Jr. as it fell from orbit and although his sonic booms cause quite a commotion when the dinner bell rings, he is never late for dessert. In his spare time, Birdman lifeguards at the Kalamazoo from his perch high up in the cumulus clouds. Quite the catch, this one. Birdman is carved from Monkey Pod wood and stands approximately 9” tall. Each figure is handmade, which may result in minor imperfections that will give each piece a unique touch. You can find them available HERE for $160 each.

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Oct 14, 2014

Fools Paradise – Golden Gummy Keiko “Born to Lottery” Edition

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Available now through Fools Paradise is the new “Born to Lottery” Edition Golden Gummy Keiko figure. These are limited to 100 pieces, with only 50 pieces available through Fools Paradise. You can find them HERE for $250, which includes Global EMS Shipping. This release features a transparent bear outer case with a resin figure of Keiko in a sitting position in the inside, which can be removed if you choose to display them separately.

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Toy Art Gallery Triple Drop with Toys from Paul Kaiju, Secret Demon Services and T9G (11.15)

 

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Toy Art Gallery will be releasing three new toys this Wednesday (11.15, 12 PM PDT)  from their webshop -– Luftkaiser by Paul Kaiju, Smalmack by Secret Demon Services and Nekotaro from T9G.   The new Luftkaiser edition  (4”, $45) features lavender vinyl with a gold, blue, red and silver color scheme painted by Shirahama.  The Smalmack Uncle Woman Edition (8.5”, $70) is cast in orange vinyl with a purple, blue, red, metallic green + pink design painted by Secret Demon Services.  Finally, the cute  Nekotaro Mike Version (3”, $30) features a snappy calico-in-suspenders design.

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Oct 13, 2014

Toy Art Gallery – Halloween Show (10.18)

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Get your spook on with Toy Art Gallery’s Halloween show, which will feature 40 artists who will be contributing original toys, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints that will haunt you in your dreams. Participating artists include:

Aeron Alfrey, Aidan Monahan, Bob Conge, Bonethrower, Brandan Styles, Brent Nolasco, Brian Smith, Butch Adams, Bwana Spoons, Devils Headquarters, DEVILROBOTS, Doubleparlour, Draculazer, Ferg, Flyover, Frank Kozik, Frenzy Bros, Galaxy People , Grizlli Atom, Guumon, Itokin Park, James Groman, Jermaine Rogers, Johan Ulrich, Joseph Harmon, Kenth Toy Works, L'Amour Supreme, Liz McGrath, Martin Ontiveros, Michele Guidarini, Mirock Toy, Miscreation Toys, MM Toys, Monsterfoot Creations, Mr. Heggie, Paul Kaiju, Paul Komoda, Phil Guy, Radioactive uppercut, Rxseven, Scarecrowoven, Sexualyoukai, Shirahama, Splurrt, TKOM, and Trutek.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 18th from 7-10PM. It will be a show you would not want to miss! Take a look at some of the submissions after the jump.

Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood CA 90046

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