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Mar 15, 2019

Happiest Fung x ToyZeroPlus — Cosmad

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Cosmad, the multi-faced cosmic instrument of destruction from HK-designer Happiest Fung and ToyZeroPlus is almost ready for prime time.  In fact, the designer has been running a countdown, currently at 3 days.  Whether that's three days to release or full reveal is not clear. 

Thankfully the stylized teaser shots have revealed quite a bit of the dual-blaster wielding warrior including what appears to be at least three faces—skull, happy, and angry. The happy + angry faces are inspired by traditional red+black Asian folk masks.  While there are plenty of cute, spacey soft vinyl toys, Cosmad seems ready to fill the relative void of edgy cosmic vinyl.

In addition to the upcoming Cosmad, Happiest Fung and his HappyFactory brand have created other figures including the semi-nostalgic Blojobot produced by Kaiju One.

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Steven Harrington — 'Magic Hour' Solo Show (4.13)

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LA-based artist Steven Harrington will open his Magic Hour solo show on Saturday, April 13th 2019 at a yet to be announced  Downtown Los Angeles location. The new collection will include original paintings, drawings, and sculptures featuring his eccentric, playful characters and colorful compositions. 

In recent years Harrington has expanded his reach beyond the canvas with several notable collaborations. Timed to the opening of the new show, Nike will release a new footwear and apparel capsule featuring his designs, the latest project in their ongoing collaboration.  From large scale sculptures to collectibles, the artist also released several art toys in 2018 including  his first Gotcha art toys with Toy Qube and the AAPE by B*APE crossover figure.

To RSVP for the Magic Hour opening, drop a line to [email protected] and be sure to include full names in the request.

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Opening: Saturday, April 13th 2019 (6:30 - 10:30 PM)
Downtown Los Angeles

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Kurobokan — Mora OG Edition Lottery

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Fueled by darkness, Mora made its official debut at Kurobokan's show at Paradise Toys in Tapiei last weekend.  Kurobokan released one piece of the violet+indigo debut figure (edition 5) at the show, while reserving four for the email lottery drop. Sculpted by Seriouslysillyk, Mora was first shown in proto form at TTF 2018 and then again in the debut colorway at the recent WonderFest 2019 Winter Edition in Japan.

Mora is available now via lottery for $225.  To enter drop a line to [email protected] with the "Lottery Submission for Mora" and be sure to include your full name, shipping address, Phone Number, and your Paypal ID.  The deadline to enter is 8:59 PM PDT on Friday (3.15).

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Kidrobot Exclusive Sue Nami by Zoltron (3.15)

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Kidrobot will release its exclusive Sue Nami resin bust edition (9") by Zoltron on Friday (3.15) at 9 AM PST on Kidrobot.com for $200.  Limited to 50 pieces, this special version—inspired by Zoltron's wood-panel art piece exhibited in SF featuring extenstive tattoos—is a variation on the OG yellow+blue design which instantly vanished on it's Valentines Day release.

The 9" polystone resin features metal reinforced braids, screen-printed felt base and weighs in at a hefty 4+ pounds.  Since her debut gracing a DEVO concert poster in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Sue Nami has inspired fans and collectors in various forms including the brand-new art busts.

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