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Jun 18, 2019

Inch Lab Will Debut New Prototypes at TAGCC (6.22 - 6.23)

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Malaysia-based Inch Lab is off to a quick start with their new toy line showcasing designs by Malaysian artists.  In addition to Odette by Evangelione, now available for pre-order, the new brand is headed to TAGCC (Toys/Anime/Games/Comics Convention) in Kuala Lumpur.  They will be displaying painted prototypes of several new art toys this weekend (6.21 - 6.22) in booth A81. 

Our first preview of the new line features four of the new figures: Kaki Bakar from Kupeh Rodriguez, DiD Hapser by Arifin Amin, Lionbxi by Darrel Cheong,  and Smoke Skull from Messy Desk Studio.  All four feature detailed sculpts that reflect each character's story and personality.

The curious, walking matchbox that is Kaki Bakar (Mischievous Arsonist) from Kupeh Rodriguez is in fact the unseen 'devil on the shoulder' of a young boy who enjoys playing with fire. The spirited sculpt offers a dynamic vision as the mischievous one strikes a pose while preparing to ignite yet more trouble with a lit match. There's more to come as the match's unlit friends lie waiting, nestled safely within the instigator.  Be sure to check out the photo gallery for preview images, artist bios and character stories for each of the four new Inch Lab figures.

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Beyond The Streets New York Opens On June 21st

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Following last year's wildly popular Beyond the Streets exhibition in Los Angeles, organizer/curator Roger Gastman and a historic roster of artists will open Beyond The Streets New York in a 100,000 square foot space in Williamsburg on Friday (6.21).  Set in the roots of graffiti and street art, the New York exhibition will explore the foundational role of music within this art world as well as art as activism.

The new exhibition features the work of 150+ pioneering, influential, and highly relevant artists including Aiko, Barry McGee, CES, Chaz Bojórquez, Cleon Peterson, Dabsmyla, Estevan Oriol, Futura 2000, Invader, Lee Quiñones, Patrick Martinez, Martha Cooper, Mister Cartoon, Saber, Slick, Swoon, RIME, Risk, Ron English, Takashi Murakami, Todd James, Vhils and more.

Beyond the Streets New York will also feature showcase installations including the stateside debut of Shepard Fariey's 30th Anniversary touring exhibition, a Beastie Boys installation with artifacts and ephemera spanning the legendary band's timeline, large-scale sculptures by Futura and Cleon Peterson, and more.

Tickets for the not-to-be-missed exhibition which runs through the end of July are available now for $25.

Beyond the Streets New York
Wednesday - Sunday (11 AM - 8 PM)

25 Kent St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Secret Base — Big Scale Astro Boy GID #3 Lottery

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Attention Astro Boy fans!  Secret Base is releasing a new large-format, glow-in-the-dark sofubi of the celebrated manga/anime hero.  The Big Scale Astro Boy GID #3 figure stands nearly 18" tall and features a classic painted design over a mix of GID and clear vinyl with sculpted robotic inserts—sfx all the way.

Big Scale Astro Boy GID #3 is available via e-mail lottery for ¥35,000 ($323) through 4:30 PM PDT on Tuesday (6.18).  To enter check out the official release announcement on Instagram and follow the three entry steps including IG follow/repost instructions as well as the email request. As usual, the lottery is limited to one entry per customer.  Winners will be notified via e-mail with instructions to complete the sale.  Best of luck!

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