Nov 12, 2014

unbound25 - Genetic Code

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unbound25, a Korean based group, is happy to announce the pre-order release of their very own limited edition resin figure, Genetic Code. This set of figures includes the 5.5” Rough Bulldog and Baby Bulldog figures for $180 + S&H and is limited to 20 pieces. To order, send an inquiry over to unbound25r[at]gmail[dot]com and you can expect delivery to take place 30 days after your payment. More photos after the jump.

Everyone would like to keep their childhoods’ innocence, but they are vulnerable in front of the reality.
‘Genetic Code’ stands for hereditary transmission that we, ‘humans,’ go through.
We try to express the transmission by representing 2 bulldogs containing cute and rough images, respectively.
For example, the ‘Adorable Baby Bulldog’ embodies our childhoods’ innocence which seems hard to be kept through time and tide.
In other words, the innocence (the inner world) along with outward appearance is vulnerable to changes as we grow up. 
In short, this product is our expression of changes from innocence to roughness.
As a matter of fact, this is a quite normal and natural phenomenon (whoever the one is), likely to heredity.

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Super7 x Secret - Base–GID with Black Rub Alien Soft Vinyl Figure (11.15)

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Super7 has been teasing it for some time now, but they are finally ready to release their newest Alien soft vinyl figure with Secret Base. Presenting the Glow in the Dark with black paint rub edition, which are made made to order for $50 each. The pre-order will open this Saturday, November 15th at 12PM PST through Sunday, November 30th at 12AM PST. They will be available via Super7 online and in store!

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Nov 11, 2014

Cameron Tiede – Scrambled Wood Online Release (11.18)

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Cameron Tiede’s Wood Candy Workshop will soon release the new Scrambled Wood figures online, a perfect opportunity for those that missed the debut at DesignerCon this past weekend.  In fact, during the first 24 hours of the release collectors  the full set of four figures + a bonus tin of wood candy wax to maintain the toys will be available at the DesignerCon  promo price of $189. Plus,  collectors on the Wood Candy Workshop Mailing List  can receive free domestic shipping or half-price international shipping.  If you haven’t done so already, there’s still time to sign-up to receive the special discount shipping code.

The Scrambled Wood figures drop  on Tuesday, November 18th at 6 AM CST (4 AM PST) from the Wood Candy Workshop online store.  The Scrambled Wood figures -- Auggie, Bricker, Crispy and Decimus, will be  anxiously waiting to be adopted into loving homes.

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2PetalRose -– Maiko II Coming Soon

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2PetalRose is working on a follow-up to their Maiko resin figure which dropped back in August.  Maiko II features a new sculpt which while keeping the basic concept of the first design, features redesigned elements including the helmet and kimono.  The upcoming release will be limited to ten pieces, each uniquely painted. 

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Q Pop Shop & Chogrin Presents: Akira Toriyama Tribute / 30th Anniversary Dragon Ball Group Art Show (11.15)

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Here is another show Q Pop Shop and Chogrin have put together that will hit you right in the childhood! Presenting the Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary / Akira Toriyama tribute show, which will feature over 60 artists from around the world. Participating artists include:

Drew Wise, Ian Jones-Quartey, Michael Rapa, KIm Herbst, Kasey Williams
Zac Roane, Cameron Garland, Edwin Vazquez, Nate Bear, Chet Phillips, Salba Combe, Pakoto, Kevin Stanton, Carlos Lerma, Jason Cryer, Erin Hunting, Alina Chau, David Igo, Miranda Dressler, Juan Carlos Arenas (Robot Soda), James Lien, James Mateyko (Komboh), Mercedes Crespo (Yema Yema), Maria Vitan 
Ian McGinty, Kassandra Heller, Thomas Fernandez, Aleth Romanillos, Ale Martoz, Carlos Villagra, Hannah Nance Parlow, Kevin Stanton, Sang Lee, Michelle Hiraishi, Abigail Dela Cruz, Andrea Kalfas, Angela An, Aqualoopa, Cameron Garland, Carrie Liao, Cecy Meade, Chelsea McAlarney, Denny Kurniawan, Djordje Zutkovic, Eastwood Wong, Elsa Chang, Emily Partridge, Evon Freeman, Fawn Veerasunthorn, Felix Ip, Glenn Arthur, Heejin Park, Helen Leroux, Jake Wyatt, Jane Liu, Janet Sung, Jeff Ranjo, John Sanford, Kali Fontecchio, Keiko Murayama, Ken Taya, Laura Berger, Leo Matsuda, Lorena Alvarez Gomez, Louie Del Carmen, Mariko Yamashin, Mike Bear, Mingjue Helen Chen, Moon, Naoshi, Nneka Myers, Patrick Awa, Phillip Light, Priscilla Wong, Richie Pope, Rie Koga, Riki Takaoka, Robot Soda (Juan Arenas), Ruben Alcalde Crespo, Rustam Hasanov, Sachin Teng, Sangeun Song, Sarah Marino, Seo Kim, Sho Murase, Stephanie Ramirez, Sylvia Liu, Tim Snyder, Tony Siruno, Tuna Bora, Victoria Ying, Wendi Chen, Wren Mcdonald, Yoko D'Holbachie, Willie Real, Nikolas Ilic, Jisoo Kim, Santino Lascano, Stevie Lewis, Bryan Newton, Eusong Lee, Chogrin, Chris Mitchell and many more.

and…exhale. This show is just what you need to to reminisce of when you used to help Goku out by giving him you energy for the spirit bomb or the countless hours you spent hunting monsters down in Dragon Quest. The opening reception will take place on this Saturday, November 15th from 7-10PM at Q Pop’s new second location. Take a look after the jump for submissions for the show!

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319 E 2nd Street Suite 121
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Toy Art Gallery Presents: Doktor A., Jon-Paul Kaiser, & Seymour in “Unamerican Activity” (11.14)

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The Toy Art Gallery will be hosting an epic event, where they will be featuring the artwork of Doktor A., Jon Paul Kaiser, and Seymour in their very own show, “Unamerican Activity”. This more than stellar custom art show will take place this Friday, November 14th from 7-10PM. Both JPK and Doctor A. will be attending the opening reception and is not one to miss.

Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90046

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mr clement – the blues ji ja

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mr clement has just released his newest colorway of his ji ja birds, the blues edition. This run is limited to only 50 pieces and is available for pre-order HERE. They come in a beautiful matte blue for roughly $47, which includes free shipping worldwide. Each piece comes numbered and also features a handmade blue rose.

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Nov 09, 2014

Toy Qube's New Signature Series Reveals at DesignerCon


ToyQube Is showcasing their quickly growing Signature Series of resin artist sculptures at DesignerCon in their booth [#213]. They are showing painted samples of the upcoming Migratory Soul (350 pcs, $295, Q4 2014) and The Hermit as well as the reveal of the unpainted proto of The Collector, all from Josh Keyes. TQ is also showing painted samples of the upcoming Brush Knife (150 pcs, $195, Nov 2014) by WK Interact and the Scary Guy in chrome (350 pcs, $325, November 2014) pieces by Kenny Scharf as well as an unpainted proto of Boxing Brain from Ron English.

ToyQube founder Keith Poon believes the Signature Series, with its hyperfocus on accuracy and high quality factory hand-painting, delivers 3D representations of celebrated paintings which could not be faithfully achieved with vinyl art toy production techniques. After seeing these in person, it's clear that they have set a new bar for 3d realization of paintings. TQ has found a new path to fulfilling the conceptual vision behind their previous art toy releases.

In addition to its Signature Series, Toy Qube also has a limited quantity of the highly anticipated 2 Foot Hi-Def (50 pcs, $395) in resin from KaNo. The follow-up to the sold out vinyl figure, is spot-on and looks even better in person than it does in photos.


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Dcon Update: Dave Bondi -- Astronocchio Prototype

Dave Bondi revealed his hand-painted, full-size Astronocchio prototype at his DesignerCon booth on Saturday. It looks really nice and might be up to the task of matching or exceeding the success of his previous Akashi figure. If you're going to the show on Sunday, be sure to drop by booth #307 to check out the Proto, all of Dave's toys and to say hi.

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Nov 08, 2014

Lulubell at DesignerCon

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While they haven’t revealed much about their releases so far, Lulubell will be at DesignerCon in booth #606.  We do know that they will be releasing new editions from Shimomoku including Hot Pink and Neon Green Lampus and a mustard yellow Makori-san.  We’re expecting some Grody Shogun goodness as well.

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BAIT at DesignerCon

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Lifestyle brand BAIT will be exhibiting at DesignerCon once again this year.  Be sure to drop by their booth [#1121] and check out what they’ve got.  Expect a toy-centric selection this year.

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Wrong Gallery at Designer Con

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We’re happy to report that Wrong Gallery has once again made the trip to Pasadena from Taipei for DesignerCon.  The have stocked their booth [#204] with hard-to-find art toys from Asian artists as well as rare Asian editions from western artists.  Look for figures from 13 Arts, BanaNa ViruS, Bao Ching Wang, Brainfart55, Cacooca, Daniel Yu, Gary Baseman, Instinctoy, Jason Freeny, Kenny Wong, Mr. Clement, Newsed, Rainbo Aws, Ray Liao, Robin Tang Antics and Shon Side

Special highlight exclusives in a limited number of  the Wrong Gallery Exclusive Creamy Chinese Flower Edition from Gary Baseman and 3DRetro as well as a small number of the Jason Freeny Gold Skull Bomb from TTF.

Check it all out at the Wrong Gallery booth [#204] !

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Nov 07, 2014

Carson Catlin – DesignerCon Update #3

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Wow, Carson Catlin has been working overtime on his DesignerCon releases.  Here’s the third and final, we think… look at what’s in store in his booth [#301]. Up front there’s three Calaverita Skulls ($160 each), followed by five reticulated Dunnys ($50 each), three androids with old metal finishes ($50 each), and finally eleven 4” Munnys ($100).  In case you missed them: check out updates #1 and #2.

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Cometdebris – Kappa Shonen Mystery Bags at DesignerCon

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Here is the last and final release coming from Cometdebris for Designer Con. Available at their booth #1231will be the Kappa Shonen Mystery Bags, which will feature custom figures inside. These will be available for $80 and there is no mention of how many will be available, so best be quick when picking some up!

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Gunnzo + Colus + 3Doodler at DesignerCon

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Gunnzo will be attending this years Designer Con and this time they’ve brought some friends! Joining them in their booth is Colus, who will be his Impundulu figure, as well as some Artist Proofs of his “The Hunted” 8” Dunny with Kidrobot + a print. Gunnzo will also be exclusively selling the 3Doodler, 3D pen at their booth, which will be on demo at booth #501. The Gunnzo have also got their hands on Mad Ape Vinyl Paints, which is actually their very own brand of vinyl paint. Need a brush to use the paint? They’ve also got you covered with their high quality Mad Ape Ninja paint brushes, which is perfect for pin stripping and delicate details. Check out their booth #711 during Designer Con!

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De Korner – Jaded KAWZ Head at DesignerCon

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Here’s an unexpected release from De Korner.  A bootleg of a bootleg, the Jaded KAWZ Head is cast in swirled GID green + white resin.  Limited to 5 pieces, this debut editon is about 2.5” high and 3” wide.  Available from the De Korner booth [#822] for $30.

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Nov 06, 2014

Bwana Spoons at DesignerCon

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Bwana Spoons will be hauling some sweet toys from Portland to Pasadena for DesignerCon.  The main attraction? Sons of Brodarr.  It looks like Bwana’s been busy hand-painting translucent green Jeff, Lonny (above), Kamisama (T9G) and Quiller (Paul Kaiju) figures in assorted colors for a mega blind bag release on Saturday (10.8).  He’s also created ten Jelly Factory Pollards in collaboration with Tim Biskup for Sunday (10.9, 11 AM).  Expect additional pieces including Yakimon one-offs.  Drop by Bwana’s booth [#612] which he is sharing with Kiyoshi Nakazawa.

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Blurble’s DesignerCon Releases

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Blurble will have several releases for DesignerCon via the Lulubell Booth [#606]. First up there’s Sparrow Christmas (3”, $30), cast in Christmas Red + Green resin.   Next up is Ooze in my Pocket ($12) cast in neon blue, pink and black rubber which comes with sticker and button. Next is the newest Blurble figure – The Muckster (6”, $40). A collab between Blurble and Selfishlittle,  the Muckster resin is painted in layers of colors. Finally, expect some surprises.

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Aya Kakeda x Tomenosuke -- “To the Mystic Mushroom Forest’ Debut Clear Pink Edition

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Tomenosuke will soon  release Aya Kakeda’s ‘To the Mystic Mushroom Forest’ (previously known as the ‘microbus’) in a gorgeous unpainted clear pink edition. Sculpted by Yohei Kaneko (key T+CP sculptor and Mirock Toy principal), this whimsical deluxe sofubi set features four removable riders that fit onto the main wheeled figure.   Limited to 50 pieces, the pink edition will be available for pre-order on  Friday, November 14th 2014 at 6 PM PST from Tomenosuke.com for $99 (+ s/h). We’re excited to see this one done.  Now to see some painted editions…

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Grimsheep Custom Show at DesignerCon (11.8 – 11.9)

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Happy Panda Toys will present the Grimsheep Custom Show at DesignerCon featuring artist interpretations of their new Grimsheep figures from Owen ‘Grimsheep’ DeWitt.  The show roster includes Sergio Mancini, Igor Ventura, Run DMB, Reactor-88, Bill Hewitt, Betso, Ian Ziobrowski, Pocket Wookie, Nike Jerk, Hugh Rose, Jalos, Otto Bjornik, Fiona Ng, Mike Fudge, Juan Muniz, Mark Troup & Grimsheep (above).  Check out the show at the Happy Panda Toys booth [#734] throughout the ‘con.

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October Toys at DesignerCon –- GID PVCs

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October Toys’ DesignerCon theme this year is Glow in the Dark.  First up are the November OTMFG figures in GID editions : Brocotal (1.5”, $2) designed and sculpted George Gaspar and Zombie Pheyden (2”, $2) designed by Matt Doughty and L’amour Supreme with sculpting by George Gaspar.   In addition to DesignerCon, they will be available online on Saturday, November 15th from Octobertoys.com.

October Toys will also unleash the GID OMFG S3 sets. The five figure set ($10) includes Pugnacious by Mill MacKay with sculpting by George Gaspar, Barbarianaut designed and sculpted by Charles Marsh, Dr. Decay designed by Jonathan Wojcikand sculpted by George Gaspar, Fruit Punch designed by Scott Tolleson and sculpted by George Gaspar and TenCan by Richard Brown and Nikolos Sardos with sculpting by Fulk.

Be sure to drop by the October Toys booth [#402] for all your GID PVC mini needs!

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3DRetro DesignerCon Releases

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3DRetro will release four new vinyl figures at DesignerCon from their booth [#428].  They’ll have the Suited Birdie Diamond Edition by Nathan Ota (200 pcs, $55) which Nathan will be signing on Sunday at the 3DRetro booth.  From Gary Baseman there’s the Creamy P.P. Puppy Edition (200 pcs, $55). Gary will be signing at the booth on Saturday from 2 to 3 PM.  3DRetro will also release the Bitta Cream Soda Pop Edition ($50) with Scott signing at his booth [#301] and the Ralf Bluze Azul figure from Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins (200 pcs, $70) with Craola available for signing at the show.

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Toy Art Gallery DesignerCon Exclusives (11.8 – 11

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With an impressive list of exclusives and prototype sneak peaks, Toy Art Gallery [booth #223] should definitely be high up on your ‘must-visit’ list for DesignerCon.  Here’s a look at what TAG has in store in the way of exclusives and releases.

Diving right in there’s the Masked Uamous and Masked Bastards by Uamou, exclusive painted Kitsura sofubi by Candie Bolton, YUGLA the GLORG by Scarecrowoven, Bukimi Blasters One-off, One-off Broken Bones figures by Splurrt, exclusive white + red Brainade by Emilio Garcia, Lonny by Bwana Spoons, Resin Heads from David Arshawsky, MOTULOS Castle + Nekos in my Pocket Keshi figures from Deathcat Toys x NERDONE, Merryners from Doubleparlour, My Little Grizzli and Backbiter Resins from Grizzli Atom, Crossbone Zombie from Kenth Toy Works, Wizards from Martin Ontiveros, resins from MM Toys, Gacha Mini set and Luftkaiser from Paul Kaiju, new TOTIMS from Tim Clarke, Doublethink by TKOM, and Takoshi by Yakimon.

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Yukinori Dehara’s Original Tiny Objects at DesignerCon

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In addition to offering a range of art, collectibles and books, Giant Robot will be showcasing new Original Tiny Objects by Yukinori Dehara in the DesignerCon (11.8 – 11.9) booth [#814].  Be sure to drop by and check out this fun mini-show.

 

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Giant Robot at DesignerCon

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LA’s own Giant Robot will be exhibiting at DesignerCon once again in booth #814.  Eric and crew will be bringing plenty of art and collectibes including signed copies of the new David Choe Snowman Monkey BBQ book, customs from the SuperAwesome show, Godeleine de Rosamel cermaics, Sean Chao art, Yoskay Yamamoto’s whimsical flower sculptures, James Jean books and more. 

GR will also present several artist signings on Saturday (11.8) including Katsuya Terada (1 PM) whose ‘Return of the Hot Pot Girls’ opens on 11.15 at GR2, Mari Inukai (1 PM) and Edwin Ushiro

Finally these will also be hosting ‘Tiny Objects’, a Yukinori Dehara mini-show in their booth featuring brand-new small figures created by Japan’s wild man. 

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