Aug 27, 2014
Rivet Gallery Presents: Bob's Burgers Comic Release Celebration (TONIGHT!)
If you know Laura of Rivet Gallery, then you know she’s a huge Bob’s Burgers buff! That’s why they are super excited to announce that they will be releasing the very first Bob’s Burger comic book. Not only that, but Rivet is getting their very own retailer exclusive cover! The 1st issue features the beloved Beefsquatch with artwork by Tony Gennaro and Bernard Derriman. This release is limited to only 500 and will be available online for $3.99 each.
In celebration, Rivet will be hosting a Bob’s Burgers party TONIGHT (08.27) from 6-9PM. There will be a mini ball pit raffle for special Bob’s Burgers Giveaways, which were donated by Bento Box Entertainment and Alison Rose. You can get your game on at the video game station by Game Stop, featuring the game Order Up! You can’t have a Bob’s Burgers party without burgers! OH! Burgers will be serving up a special burger of the day with the rest of their menu. There will be complimentary hamburger cupcakes thanks to Claressa and The Ladybird Seat. Thanks to Derek Stewart, who will be providing the night with all the Bob’s Burgers episodes you can watch via screen and projector!
1200 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Aug 22, 2014
Atama Presents: RXSEVEN in “Realm” (08.23)
Atama is proud to present RXSEVEN in his very own solo show, “Realm. The show will be taking place this Saturday, August 23rd from 7-9PM. There will be a number of custom toys as well as artwork! Be sure to come out for the evening and hang out with fellow art enthusiasts!
"Realm" is a different perspective on life and death and the brilliant dance between the two. Both life and death can depict beauty and are able to take on many forms. Most people often see death as a darker and cruel end to this life though. RXSeven has chosen to embrace this inevitable doom and show the side of beauty that it also bestows. The idea that every life contributes to the next within a cycle that ever continues moving forward.
ATAMA & Company
5307 E. Mockingbird Lane Suite #107
Dallas, TX 75206
Aug 06, 2014
Infinite Rabbits for Toy Box Cleveland (08.09)
Check out Infinite Rabbit’s submission for the Toy Box Cleveland Show at Breakneck Gallery. His Fhtagndroids custom Android figures will be available at the show, along with some of his other custom pieces. If you have a custom Android collection, you’re going to want to try and get your hands on a few of these! The detail is amazing and it looks like its popping right out of the picture. Any remaining pieces from the show will be made available online shortly after. The show will take place this Saturday, August 9th.
17020 Madison Ave,
Lakewood Oh, 44107
Rotofugi Celebrates 10 Years with “10 x 10” (08.08)
Rotofugi is out to celebrate 10 amazing years of their gallery and retail space with a group exhibit, where they’ve asked artists to create a 10x10 piece of artwork. They’ve invited over 50 artists who at one point or another had a piece of their artwork in the Rotofugi Gallery. Participating artists include:
64Colors, Adam DeVarney, Alisa Ross, Andrea Kang, APAK, Blutt, Brandon Steen, Bwana Spoons, Camilla d'Errico, Chad Kouri, CHema Skandal!, Chris Austin, Chris Uphues, David Rettker, Derek Hess, Gabe Lanza, J*Ryu, Jason Chalker, Jason Limon, Jeremiah Ketner, Jeremy Tinder, Jesse LeDoux, Jesse Narens, Jesse Reno, Jim Pavelec, Joe Somers, Joey Potts, Jon Knox, Jon McNair, Jonathan Bergeron, Joseph Scarano, Kelly Pelka, Kelly Vivanco, Ken Keirns, Lana Crooks, Little Friends of Printmaking, Luke Chueh, Mark Brown, Mark Nagata, Mark Pilon, Max Bare, Michael Slack, Mike Budai, Mitch O'Connell, Mr. Walters, Netherland, Ralph Cosentino, Revize CMW, Rudy Fig, Ryan Heshka, Scribe, Shannon Bonatakis, Steve Seeley, Taiko Fujimura, Tony Rabit, Travis Lampe, Veggiesomething, Yosiell Lorenzo and more.
The opening reception will take place this Friday, August 8th from 7-10PM. They will also be releasing a poster version of Mark Nagata’s Piece (SEEN ABOVE) for only $5. Be sure to stop on by and hang out at your favorite Chicago Toy Store and Art Gallery.
2780 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Aug 05, 2014
Double Parlour, Mike Egan & Lurk -- Death Rides Again at TAG (8.9)
Toy Art Gallery keeps the summer art going with ‘Death Rides Again’ featuring the original art and toys of Double Parlour, Mike Egan and Lurk. We’re really excited about this one which brings a strong mix of sculptural wonder from the amazing Double Parlour duo and painting from Mike Egan and Lurk. Plus, as is quickly becoming tradition, TAG will debut its newest sofubi, Lurkfoot from Lurk and a Double Parlour figure.
‘Death Rides Again’
Opening: Saturday, August 9th (7-10 PM)
Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046
Aug 04, 2014
FOE Gallery Presents: Paul Kaiju, MVH & Michael Skattum in “Playing With Fire” (08.08)
FOE Gallery is bringing three incredible artists together to one spectacular show! “Playing with Fire” will feature custom toys and artwork by Paul Kaiju, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, and Michael Skattum. You can also expect cross over customs from Paul and MVH. They’ve even got their hands on some Slimebats by Michael x Monster Worship. Michael will have tons of artwork for your walls as well! The opening reception will take place on Friday, August 9th from 6-9PM. Paul will also be in attendance at the show, so this would be a great opportunity for folks to hang out and meet Mr. PK.
Foe Store & Gallery
114 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Breakneck Gallery Presents: Toy Box Cleveland (08.09)
Breakneck Gallery is proud to present “Toy Box Cleveland”, a custom group show that is taking place this Saturday, August 9th. This show will feature artists from the Cleveland area and surrounding region, who include:
Sergio Andujar, Horrible Adorables, Rick Sans, Mad Knits, Fizz Man Industries, Doomfellaz, CKRTLAB Toys, Holler Toys, Republic of Cute, Sleepy Robot 13, Creepkins, F1sh Customs, iROC, DeeTen, Rocketboy, Fiona Ng, Tasha Zimich, HX, The Graphix Chick, Crux, Josh Mayhem, Mind of the Masons, Ar Inkbombers, Malo April, NVC Crew, Rotten Daughter, Dex Design, and Infinite Rabbits.
There will be custom toys, resin figures, plush, clay, wood, and other types of media! Be sure to stop by the shop this weekend. Remaining pieces from the opening night will be made available online shortly after.
17020 Madison Ave,
Lakewood Oh, 44107
Aug 01, 2014
Dragatomi Presents: Podgy Panda in “Pandas Go Pop!” (08.09)
Podgy Panda is all geared up and for his solo show at Dragatomi, “Pandas Go Pop!”. This exhibit will feature Podgy’s rendition of your favorite animated movies, such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and much more. There will be a total of 9 pieces at the show with prints and original drawings for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. The show will take place next Saturday, August 9th and will run until September 6th. Be sure to stop by next weekend as Podgy will be in attendance all the way from New Zealand!
2317 J St
Sacramento, CA 95816
Stranger Factory Presents: Leecifer in “Real Live” & “Sideshow” (08.01)
Stranger Factory is having to special exhibit openings tonight (08.01). In the main gallery is “Sideshow”, a group show featuring the artworks of Kathie Olivas, Jessica Joslin, Brandan Styles, Desiree Fessler, Valency Genis, Dan Talone, Seymour (Peter Kelk), DrilOne, and Phil Noto. There will be a number of custom figures, paintings, and sculptures that will all follow a circus theme.
In the project room will be an exhibit by Leecifer, entitled “Real Live”, where he will be showing off his unique customizing style on a number of different platforms. There will be a few limited edition custom runs, as well as amazing one-offs!
You can check out the preview from both of the shows HERE. The show opens tonight on Friday, August 1st from 6-9PM. Most of the artists will be in attendance, so be sure to stop on by!
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Jul 31, 2014
myplasticheart Presents: Justin Alan Volpe in “Dream Cast” a 1/6 Scale Custom Space Opera (08.01)
myplasticheart is proud to present Justin Alan Volpe in “Dream Cast”, a 1/6 scale Custom Space Opera. This show will feature a star filled cast brought together to partake in a Universe made up of Force Benders, Space Cowboys, and an Android Rock Band The Seekers. The opening reception will take place on Friday, August 1st from 6-9PM. Justin will also be in attendance to hang out and talk about his work.
210 Forsyth St.
NY, NY 10002
Jul 25, 2014
SEEN: Paul Kaiju x Gunnzo – Fistful of Dominoes
This was the first time Paul Kaiju has done a special event at Gunnzo and we think it’s pretty safe to say that it was a success! There were tons of friends, fans, tacos, and toys! Everyone was able to get something and then head back in line to get seconds. The debut release of Domino Jack was a huge hit, as it was the first of the larger releases to sell out. There was even a Goon Pinata filled with mini goons, which was masterfully made by Super Junk. The new Shroom and Space parts for Mr. Ree also made a special appearance. The balcony to the back porch was the perfect spot for Todd to call out lottery tickets. We want to give a big thanks to Paul and Chika (Gunnzo) and friends for an excellent event. Check out the photos from the event after the jump!
Jul 16, 2014
Paul Kaiju x Gunnzo – “Fistful of Dominoes” Round Up
Here’s a quick roundup showing off what Paul Kaiju has unveiled so far for the upcoming SDCC weekend. The “Fistful of Dominoes” show at Gunnzo will be one you’re not going to want to miss, especially with the debut release of Domino Jack, limited toy releases, and a bunch of one of a kind customs. Paul will also be at the Grasshut / Gargamel booth #5144 on Saturday. The big night will take place on Friday, July 25th at 6PM! Mock Pilots, King Jinx’s, Mockbats, and Unchis galore!
Jul 08, 2014
P!Q x Madness – “Perfect Examples” (07.11)
With the return of MAD’s MAD*L Figures it was only a matter of time we would get some custom MAD*L Shows, which is what is exactly happening at P!Q at the Grand Central location. Taking place on Friday, July 11th is “Perfect Examples” a group art show using the MAD*L as its platform. Particiapting artists include Sket-One, Carson Catlin, Juan Muniz, Jason Thomas, Jeremi Rimel, Crummy Gummy, Yema Yema, Riot68, The Graphix Chick, Brian Flynn, Dillion Boy, Dolly Oblong, and more.
8 Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017
Paul Kaiju & Gunnzo Presents: “A Fistful of Dominoes” (07.25)
Here it is! The official announcement of Paul Kaiju’s Solo show at Gunnzo, “A Fistful of Dominoes”. The show will take place on Friday, July 25th with raffle tickets being handed out at 6PM and drawings taking place at 7:30PM. There will be SDCC Exclusives, character debuts (DOMINO JACK!), and lots of other goodies!
-Free raffle tickets available at Gunnzo store from 6:00pm until the drawing begins.
-One ticket per person, per family.
-Winning tickets will be drawn at random. Winners earn the opportunity to purchase ONE full-size figure and One Mini from limited stock on hand.
-You must have your ticket in-hand in order to redeem.
-Winners must be present to purchase. You may not “hold” tickets or items for another person.
-Payment due at time of raffle, via Cash, Visa, AMEX, Mastercard or Discover Card. No checks please.
-Remaining stock will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis after the raffle is closed.
-The figures available are for adult collectors only, you must be at least 18 years old to enter the raffle.
-Prices limited to supplies on hand at this event
-Tickets have no monetary value and do not guarantee any right to purchase.
Jul 01, 2014
Fugi.Me & Taylored Curiosities Present: Modified Wool @ Raygun Comics (07.26)
A Little Stranger, Blue Frog, Fakir, J*RYU, Jackie Maddocks, Lisa Rae Hansen, Lunabee, Map Map, Mark Nagata, Matt Jones, MCA, Mecha Virus, Mister Lister, Okkle, Onorio, Pickled Circus, PJ Constable, Pocket Wookie, Robotic Industries, Run DMB, Scott Tolleson, Sergey Safonov, Stitches & Glue, TADO, Taylored Curiosoities, Toy Terror, Uamou, Ume Toys, Uncle Absinth, and more.
The Show will take place on July 26th with the opening beginning at 4PM. Many of the participating artists will be at the event. Any remaining pieces will be made available online after the ending of the show on August 9th.
70 Clapton Square
Jun 30, 2014
Seen: Konatsuya Dai Kaiju Exhibition at Q Pop
Q Pop in DTLA welcomed Japanese artist Konatsu for her Dai Kaiju Exhibition on Saturday evening (6.28). The show features artist customs of her popular Negora cat sofubi, two exclusive editions of the figure and several of her original Negora paintings. The long oval counter in the center of the store has become Negora central with customs from Amy Sol, Shimomoku, Devilrobots, 64 Colors, Luke Chueh, J*Ryu, Sket One, and Konatsu herself. Konatsu’s paintings were quite enjoyable and offered pairings of Negora with various animals –- a fish, fox, and a dragon come to mind as well as solo pieces. Q Pop also has a selection of Konatsu merchandise including copies of her art book which features a really nice collection of drawings and paintings, most featuring her cat character.
During the exhibition, Konatsu treated her fans to a live painting session. She quickly created her signature scenes –- first with black, brushed outlines and then watercolors to bring the pieces on paper to life. While we didn’t make it back out for the signing session on Sunday, Q Pop posted several pieces she completed during a 2nd live painting session, after she signed for fans and collectors.
Enjoy the pics from the opening of the fun exhibition which runs through July 13th. If you’re near LA, definitely take the time to check out the show in person.
Jun 24, 2014
Seen: One of One at dA Center for the Arts
Sometimes the photo machine turns just a bit slowly here but we’re happy to bring you shots of the opening (6.14) of the World’s Greatest ‘One of One’ Custom Show at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. As a result of his newfound passion for customizing vinyl toys, painter Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez brought together a strong mix of artists to customize any toy of their choosing. In addition to those known for their customization skills, he also invited artists who had either never done a custom or who had done so very sparingly.
The result is an impressively different show mixing full wall mural installations with a wide range of custom pieces – some of vinyl figures and others of sculptures and objects. Some of our personal highlights from the show include the unusual mural + toy combos turned in by Defer (above) and Codak as well as Liz McGrath’s one-of-a-kind Minverva which is apparently a custom toy robot rather than the OG sculpture it appeared to be, and the innocent Munny by the very talented Jophen Stein.
If you missed the opening, there’s still time to catch the show which runs through the better part of July. To check out the work online including pricing info, head on over to the show catalog.
Jun 20, 2014
Buff Monster –- Melty Manor Archive Sale + Toy & Print Drops (6.21)
On Saturday (6.21, 12 – 3 PM) Buff Monster will be hosting a special event at Melty Manor, his new studio on the Lower East Side, featuring an Archive Sale and three new drops. There will also be an online release later that day (6 PM EDT) of most of the items available at the event.
If you missed a long sold-out Buff Monster release or two, the RSVP event is your chance to pick it up straight out of the artist’s personal archive. So if you have a few holes in your collection, drop Buff an email at email@example.com for the Melty Manor location.
The new releases include the debut of Buff’s Jumbo Cheap Toys. This first drop features larger (2.5”) versions of Double Heather, Alice Island, and Graffiti Petey in clear w/pink swirl editions ($30 each). There’s also a new Flash print which collects a series of recent ink drawings onto one 18 x 24” s/n print (ed of 100, $50). If you’ve been looking for Buff Monster tattoo flash, this is a pretty good choice. There’s also an event exclusive new mystery resin release – drop by the event to check it out. Finally, if you haven’t yet had a chance to try your luck with the Buff Monster Toy Machine, you’ll be happy to know that one is installed in the studio waiting for you.
If you can’t make the Melty Manor event, no worries. Buff Monster will release the Jumbo Cheap Toys, Flash print, and any remaining items from the Archive Sale at 6 PM EDT over at Buffmonster.com.
Jun 17, 2014
3DRetro Retail Store Grand Opening Party (6.21)
The rumors are true. After a lengthy construction process, 3DRetro is about to open it’s very own retail location in Glendale. From the pics they’ve shared so far, the wait was more than worth it – the retro styling looks great. To celebrate, Ben and company are throwing a Grand Opening Party on Saturday (6.21, 7-10 PM).
The event will feature live-painting from Angry Woebots, Scott Tolleson, Sam Flores, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins as well as Nathan Ota and Risk. debut of the brand-new Hearts Birdie figure, the first of the Suited Birdies, from Nathan Ota and 3DRetro. Collectors who purchase the figure at the opening will receive a limited-edition, signed and numbered print while supplies last. So if you’re in SoCal, drop by and enjoy.
Jun 14, 2014
Seen: ‘Stepping Through Walls’ at Toy Art Gallery
The recently opened (6.7) six-person ‘Stepping Through Walls’ at Toy Art Gallery offers a tempting collection of new toys and art from Bwana Spoons, Johan Ulrich, Joseph Harmon, Martin Ontiveros, Rampage Toys, and T9G. The artists created a great selection of hand-painted customs –- Bwana Spoons focused on unique versions of his recently released Jeff figure, T9G unleashed a crazy army of Abolotons and Rangeas figures, Rampage Toys offered several custom Ugly Unicorn and Micro UU sets and a large variety of other sofubi customs, while Johan Ulrich’s custom pieces included his Lilith and brand-new Deathcat resin figures which debuted at the show in several limited-editions. If you’re looking for something fresh, fun and a bit offbeat, check out Joseph Harmon’s hand-painted leisure seeking animal resins many of which are available quite affordably. Finally, Martin Ontiveros flexed his painting chops on figures from T9G, Bwana Spoons and more.
The show also featured a few new editions including neon-tinged Marty and Killers from TAG. In addition, Ulrich and TAG have several sofubi collaborations in the works including Deathcat and three new figures which were shown in proto form. Be sure to check out TAG’s site for pricing and availability of show pieces.
Jun 11, 2014
Super7 13th Anniversary Party (06.13)
One of the best 13 year anniversaries you’re going to want to check is happening this Friday, June 13th at Super7. Come hang out and enjoy the company of fellow toy collectors and the Super7 staff at 7PM. There will also be food and drinks, Lucky Bags, Super7 Historical Toy Archive, and other goodies!
1427 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Jun 10, 2014
myplasticheart -- ‘Summer of Stealth’ Shawnimals Solo (6.20)
If you’ve been wondering where the Ninjas have gone, Shawnimals is about to show you with his brand new ‘Summer of Stealth’ show opening on 6.20 @ myplasticheart in NYC. Powered by Summer fruits, the citizens of Ninjatown are back with plush toys, exclusive prints, drawings, and paintings. Not to be missed.
Shawnimals || ’Summer of Stealth’
Opening: Friday, June 20th 2014 (6-9 PM)
210 Forsyth St.
New York, New York 10002
FOE Gallery Presents: Max Toy Company: All Out of Destruction (06.13)
FOE Gallery presents Mark Nagata’s Max Toy Company in “All Out of Destruction”. This show will feature works from himself and some special guests by the names of MCA, Ryan Bonsall, Plaseebo, Bob Eggleton, Kristilyn, Buildbots, Guumon, Splurrt, Mister Reusch, Mechavirus, and Dead Presidents. You can expect paintings and of course toys! The opening reception will take place on Friday, June 13th from 6-9PM.
FOE Store & Gallery
114 Main St #2|
Northampton MA 01060
Jun 09, 2014
Konatsuya Dai Kaiju Exhibition at Q Pop (6.28)
QPop will host Japanese artist Konatsuya (‘Konatsu’) for her solo Dai Kaiju exhibition opening on 6.28 at the DTLA boutique/gallery. The exhibition will feature artwork and customs of Negora, her extremely popular cat character and sofubi toy. Also, look for two new Negora exhibition editions [hot pink, yellow, blue + burnt orange, black, lavender, and yellow] as well as a limited quantity of Konatsu’s new Kyubiros (mystical fox) figure. The loaded show lineup includes 64 Colors, Amy Sol, Bwana Spoons, Carrie Liao, Chris Mitchell, Chris Squink, Devilrobots, Dream Rocket, Fawn Veerasunthon, Hideyuki Tanaka, Jason Freeny, Jeff Ranjo, Jeremiah Ketner, Joey Chou, J*RYU, Keiko Murayama, Kenji Fukuda, Koraters, Luke Chueh, Magen Mitchell, Miss Kika, Mizna Wada, Nekonoko, Noriya Takeyama, Patrick Awa, Paul Kaiju, Paul Shih, Rampage, Shimomoku, Sket One, Sylvia Liu, T9G, Touma, Victoria Ying, Yoko Sueyoshi and Yumi Moriwaki.
Konatsu will be live painting at the opening and will also be at Q Pop on Sunday, 6.29 (3-7 PM) for a separate signing session, limited to 30 people. In summary, if you love Negora, you need to be at Q Pop on Saturday, 6.28.
Konatsuya || Dai Kaiju
Opening: Saturday, June 28th 2014 (7-10 PM)
128 Astronaut Ellison Onizuka St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Jun 06, 2014
Stranger Factory x Cotton Candy Machine Dual Gallery Show (7.11)
The Stranger Factory in New Mexico and the Cotton Candy Machine in NYC will host a special collaborative show opening in both galleries on July 11th. The shows will feature work from Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Tara McPherson, Glenn Barr, Dilek Baykara, Scott C., Katie Carillo, Karl Deuble, Jeremy Hush, Tim Lee, Tina Lugo, Jermeyville, Kozyndan, Stan Manoukian, Phil Noto, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, L’Amour Supreme, Greg Rivera and Chet Zar.