Jan 23, 2019

Mark Nagata x Planet X - Handpainted Goliathon Ape

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Mark Nagata has worked his airbrush magic on a small run of  Goliathon Ape soft vinyl figures from Planet X.  These feature a colorful pattern of rainbow-hued Monstor Kolor paint over glow in the dark vinyl.  As nice as these look in regular light, the glow shot is truly the money shot.

Nagata's run of  Goliathon Apes are available now directly from Max Toy Company for $350 with free shipping.

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Jan 03, 2019

Kidrobot x Marakame – Wixárika Beaded Dunnys (1.4)

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Kidrobot has partnered with Marakame to create a special collection of custom Dunnys meticulously hand-beaded by Mexico’s Huichol Indians.  The thirty-nine Dunnys in various sizes offer a unique mix of traditional folk art technique and contemporary art toys.  To better appreciate the artistry involved hit the jump for more preview pics.  The Wixárika Beaded Dunnys  (for lack of an official name) on Friday (1.4) at 9AM PST at Kidrobot.com.

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Dec 30, 2018

Grape Brain x Candie Bolton-Onigiri and Randalu Customs

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The Grape Brain x Candie Bolton Onigiri & Randalu customs released at SuperFestival 79 two weeks ago are now available on Bolton’s site for $250 each.  Candie Bolton has worked her magic in creating the matching custom cosmic micro-runs of Grapebrain’s Onigiri figure and her Randalu figure by adding a saturated galaxy of sprays to clear vinyl versions of each toy and filling them with generous amounts of sparkly glitter.  Nicely done.

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Dec 06, 2018

Dan Tanebaum x Kidrobot Watchparts Dunnys S4 (12.7)

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Kidrobot rounds its week of exclusive drops with Friday’s (12.7, 9 AM PST ) Watchparts Dunnys S4 release from Dan Tanenbaum.  For the new series, Tanenbaum has added a burst of color—with what appear to be custom-sewn outfits— to his intricately encrusted designs featuring thousands of teeny, tiny watch parts.  As with prior series, we expect dazzingly complex customs across all the Dunny sizes—3”, 5”, 8” and 20”.

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Nov 27, 2018

Mr KumKum x Wetworks — Foxy Micro Run(11.29)

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Next up for WetworksFoxy resin toy is a special micro run by Mr KumKum.  Known for his standout customs which routinely turn heads and drop jaws, Mr KumKum brings his super detailed, crisp skeletal style to Foxy in the signature black+gold. Limited to just 5 pieces, the Mr KumKum Foxy will be released on Thursday (11.29) at 7 AM PST for $200 each from the Wetworks shop. To appreciate this impressive, hand-painted run, hit the jump for close up shots.

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WuzOne — Mickey Messy Black Dunnys (11.29)

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Surprise! WuzOne is releasing a new edition of his Mickey Messy custom Dunnys. The new Black edition is a follow-up to the OG customs from 2016.  The stylish gaggle of hands design pops nicely off the black background compared to the OGs which featured white heads and relied on the black line work for constrast.

Limited to 7 sets ($99) , the 3” Mickey Messy Black customs will include a signed+numbered  A4 print.  Individual signed+numbered prints will also be available in both A4 (8.3 x 11.7”) for $35  and the larger A3 sizes (11.7 x 16.5”) for $45.  The custom sets and the prints drop this Thursday (11.29) at 3 PM PST from WuzOne’s web shop.  Prices include worldwide shipping.

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Oct 19, 2018

Gone In Sixty: MP Gautheron x Kidrobot Custom Dunnys

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That’s was quick!  Kidrobot released a new collection of custom Dunnys from MP Gautheron earlier this morning and was sold out about an hour in.  The french artist created 15 customs—5 each in 3”, 5”, and 8” sizes—with three themes: floating eyes, Halloween, and sea life.   Of all the nicely done customs, 8” Ocean Dunny with koi is pretty spectacular. 

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Sep 30, 2018

Pootaurus by Eimi Takano for PIQ’s NYCC ‘Cube and Pony Show’

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Asked to create a custom My Little Pony for PIQ’s ‘Cube and Pony Show’ taking place at NYCC (10.4 – 10.7), Eimi Takano transformed the classic toy into a centaur with a fun twist.  Pootaurus features a partially resculpted body and a brand-new cheery poo head!  If you’re going to NYCC, drop by the PIQ booth [#131] to check out all the customs.

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Sep 25, 2018

‘Falling Apart’ Brings Amazing Specimen72 Customs to NYCC

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Martian Toys will present Falling Apart, a group show featuring customs of Jermaine Roger’s Specimen72 at NYCC in their booth [#488].  In putting this post together, which started as a quick look for a few previews, I fell through a deep rabbit hole, and enjoyed every minute of it.  Jermaine’s signature character turns out to be a strong canvas with diverse possibilities in part due to the reposable arms. Simply put, this show features an excellent collection of custom Specimen72’s including It Can’t Rain All The Time by Dave Mark,  So, hit the jump for a preview of the show made during my visit to wonderland.

Superlatives like ‘best’ get tossed around rather casually, but Falling Apart is one of a handful of custom shows in recent memory that has truly excited me.  Props to all the artists, Jermaine Rogers, and Martian Toys.

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Sep 21, 2018

Show Me The Munny 2018 Opens Tonight at BAIT Denver (9.21)

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Kidrobot’s annual Show Me The Munny group exhibition opens tonight (Friday 9.21) at BAIT Denver from 7 to 10 PM.  This year’s collection of custom Munnys will feature Denver-area artists (nice!), many of which specialize in big street murals.  If you’re nearby, drop by and check it out.

Pat Milbery, Mike Graves, Anna Charney, Scott Knecht (BigFoot), Rather Severe, Zach Yarrington, MDMN, DINKC, ESIC, Robin Munro, RUMTUM, DF Crew, JPOartPSYBE, Hollis + Lana, Jeramiah Clark from Landmark Tattoo and Mr. Mars.

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Show Me The Munny 2018
Opening: Friday September 21st 2018 (7-10 PM)

BAIT Denver
1962 Blake St. Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

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Sep 20, 2018

Release Info On The First Two ‘Nihon No Dōbutsu’ Drops from Fakir

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A little while back we brought you word of French artist Fakir’s new Nihon No Dōbutsu custom [email protected] project featuring hand-cut clothing from Atelier Dans La Cour. Since his work is pristine, the only question we had was,  ‘when?’  Thankfully the artist has since announced that Aka Panda—the red panda—will be released on Monday (9.24) at 5 AM PDT for €600 (~ $707) and Kaeru—the frog—will drop the following Monday (10.1) at 5 AM PDT for €650 (~ $766).  Both are editions of just five pieces and  will be available from his web shop.

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Sep 11, 2018

Fakir -- Nihon No Dōbutsu 400% [email protected] Incoming

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French artist Fakir is getting set to drop his ultra limited Nihon No Dōbutsu (Japanese Animals) 400% [email protected] customs.  The fearsome four feature handmade traditional Japanese clothes from Atelier Dans La Cour. Created with high quality fabrics, the outfits add another level of presentation to Fakir’s pristine hand-painted designs. His releases are some of the best [email protected] customs out there.  We’ll keep any out for the release details. In the mean time, enjoy the making-of snaps.

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May 11, 2018

MAD x Filter017 – ‘Hunny Badger’ Custom Mix Badger

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With their Mixing your Badger project, Filter017 is inviting select artists to customize their Mix Badger vinyl (Unbox).  For his take on the Taiwanese brand’s mascot, MAD transformed the badger into everyone’s favorite Hunny-loving bear. He of course went urban with  Pooh’s gear – a camouflage jacket, Converse Chucks, and in a fun tip of the hat, kaNO’s Make Vinyl Urban Again design caps things off.  The stylized design diagram illustration with the color call outs makes us wonder if there might be more to this story. Maybe it’s just a really cool way of presenting the custom…

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May 07, 2018

DeKorner x MaloWrx – Gauntlet Girl Bust (5.8)

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MaloWrx and De Korner have joined forces to create a new Thanos-inspired vision of the Mag Girl from Reina Koyano.  With the Gauntlet Girl, MaloWrk shifts the fashion focus from kicks to the ultimate in universe-altering gear—a gleaming gauntlet suit encrusted with custom-sculpted infinity stones. Limited to 10 pieces, the made-to-order Gauntlet Girl will be available  on Tuesday (5.8) at 9 AM PDT from DeKorner for $200

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Apr 17, 2018

Marvel Okinawa x Blackbook Toy – 420 One-Offs Lottery (4.18 – 4.21)

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To celebrate the year’s most laid-back holiday, Marvel Okinawa has created a fun lineup of ‘420’-themed customs of several Blackbook Toy sofubi figures including Guy, Evil MC and  Mousezilla from Ron English as well as Lil Alex and Dim from Frank Kozik.  Each features a mix of stoned/weedy details including heavy doses of green and purple spray, weed symbols and all-over print patterns, and in the case of Weedzilla, dazed eyes—a nice touch.   Limited to 1 hand-painted custom each, Marvel’s 420 wonders will be sold via email lottery to purchase starting on Wednesday (4.18) at 8 AM PDT through 7:59 AM PDT on  Saturday (4.21). Weed Guy will be available for 42,000 yen (~$393), Weedzilla for 52,000 yen (~$486), MC Weed for 62,000 yen (~$579), Lil Alex and Dim each for 42,000 yen (~$393). To enter drop a line to [email protected] with the following:

  • Subject: 420 Lottery entry
  • Name
  • Address (Do not forget to include your country and zip code)
  • Telephone Number
  • Item name (You can enter only once per item)
  • Instagram (if you have)

For complete info on each release and full lottery details, head on over to Blackbook Toy’s official blog post.

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Feb 15, 2018

NBA x Kidrobot Mega Munny Customs for Charity

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As part of the NBA All Star Game festivities in Los Angeles, Kidrobot invited eight artists to create hoops-inspired custom Mega Munnys.  The customs from kaNO, Kumi XiongJesse Hernandez, Johnny Draco, Josh Mayhem, J*Ryu, Rich B. Caliente, and Sharon Park are up for online auction to benefit the NBA’s After-School All Stars program. Which do you have your eye on?  kaNO’s MVP is looking tight.










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Nov 27, 2017

Otto Björnik - Artemis - Custom Munny

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One very lucky collector of Otto Björnik's has just commissioned this amazing piece that we just had to share with everyone! With this piece, Otto has used a 20" Munny to help house a smaller 5" Munny within its stomach. Dubbed "Artemis", this piece also features hand-sculpted details to capture the essence of Otto's earlier customs that featured 2D painted tummies. We love that Otto went big to bring this to life! If you like what you see here, Otto has some custom Teddy Troops available through Happy Panda Toys HERE.

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Oct 10, 2017

Scott Tolleson x Broke PIggy x Kidrobot - Shard Show at Designer-Con 2017!

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Scott Tolleson's 5" Shard Dunny with Kidrobot will be in attendance at this years Designer-Con in more ways than one! The Broke Piggy will be playing host to the Shard Dunny custom show with a very talented roster of artists including:

Scott Tolleson, kaNO, 64Colors, MAp-MAp, Candie Bolton, Doktor A., Mark Nagata, J*RYU, Squink, Luke Chueh, Scribe, The Bots, Jermaine Rogers, Kristina Drake, Dolly Oblong, Seriously Silly K, Leecifer, Jeremiah Ketner and the Kidrobot Design Team.

All of this action will be taking place at the Broke Piggy booth #527. All the figures on display will be available for purchase at the show and later online through The Broke Piggy web store.

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Jun 02, 2017

Secret Fresh – DTA Dunny Manila Party @ SixInch Gallery

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Secret Fresh will host the official Manila DTA Dunny Party at Six Inch Gallery on Sunday (6.4) at 6 PM.  In addition to the brand-new DTA Dunnys, the event will showcase 20” Custom Dunnys from QUICCS, Egg Fiasco, Quatro, EXLD and Yeo Kaa.

From the previews, the customs look pretty impressive.  QUICCS has upsized his DTA Dunny designs with a 20” SRCH + Destroy combo featuring a Giant BabyTEQ Dunny [Sknhead] complete with 8” SRCH KR Dunny + Munny hybrid.   Going with a ‘toon vibe, Quatro’s delivered a sly one-eyed creation perfect for black light display.

If you’re in Manila, drop by and pick up a few DTA Dunny blind boxes and enjoy the new customs.  It sounds like a few of the artists including QUICCS will be on hand as well.

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DTA Dunny Event
SixInch Gallery
Sunday, June 4th 2017 at 6PM

G/F RONAC Art Center, Ortigas Ave., Greenhills 1502
Manila Philippines

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Apr 24, 2017

Noah Eaton x Kidrobot X Corner 12 – Reaction Custom Dunnys

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Kidrobot will continue to showcase the work of talented customizers with new Reaction Series custom Dunnys from Noah Eaton and Corner 12. Dropping on Tuesday (4.25) at 9 AM PDT from Kidrobot.com, the series features color-changing Dunnys in three sizes (3”, 5” & 8”). 

Color changing? Yep, the series uses several different approaches to achieving the dynamic effect.  The 3” customs start red and then turn yellow as they are heated beyond 86 degrees, say with a hairdryer.  The 5” ‘chameleon’ customs apparently use color-shifting paint which looks like different colors at different angles and varying light.  Finally, the 8” customs are ‘mood’ Dunnys which when chilled change various hues as they warm back up or are touched.  Additionally, there are three chase 3” customs (2 of the mood variety) and two 5” mood chases.

So if you’re looking for Dunnys with a hidden trick to wow and impress, your search may very well be over.

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Apr 21, 2017

Josh Mayhem x Kidrobot – Blow Away Custom Labbits

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After several waves of wildly popular Blown Away custom Dunnys, Josh Mayhem has turned his attention to Frank Kozik’s Labbit. The first series of Blown Away Labbits features 2.5” [100 pcs, $125], 5” [6 pcs, $550] and 10” customs [3 pcs, $750] in a classic rainbow pattern with one random Gold Rush chase for each size.   Go get ‘em now at KR.

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Apr 11, 2017

Fakir – Hanamichi Sakuragi 1000% Custom [email protected]

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French artist Fakir consistently impresses with his wide range of customs, from his personal snarling beast aesthetic to various commissions such as this 1000% Hanamichi Sakuragi [email protected] done for a private collector.  If you’re a fan of the Slam Dunk manga or anime, you’ll recognize Hanamichi as the star of the hoops-driven saga.  As always, Fakir brings the super crisp and clean lines.  What really sets this one off is his rendition of the Nike Dunks—very cool.

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Apr 04, 2017

Boro Bronson x Corner 12 – Fauxyard 3” Custom Dunnys

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Corner 12 continues its ‘The Twelves’ program—editions of a dozen customs from a featured artist—with the Fauxyard 3” Custom Dunnys from Boro Bronson.   These trippy Dunnys pay homage to the classic Goyard pattern found on the luxury brand’s leather goods. Beyond the cool visuals, what’s really interesting about these is how  they are made.  Bronson creates the pattern by rolling together the different colors of  polymer clay into composite ‘canes’. You can see the uncut canes in the upper left corner of the behind-the-scenes photo shown above.  He then slices them and applies them oh-so-carefully to the Dunny.  Pretty sweet.

The Fauxyard 3” Dunnys are available from Corner 12 for $150 (+ s/h) in a variety of colors.  Hurry, they are going quickly.

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Feb 24, 2017

Josh Mayhem x Luke Chueh Target Customs for The Prisoner Oxycontin Event (2.25)

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Josh Mayhem has created two different visions of Luke Chueh’s for the The Prisoner Oxycontin 20 mg release event on Saturday (2.25) at the new Munky King HQ.  Target – The Aftermath offers a look at the sad bear’s demise just after painting his own bullseye while Don’t Drop the Rainbow Acid (above) is an artful PSA for the  dangers of Acid with just a touch of an SWP flashback. If you’re in or around LA, drop by and check it all out.

   

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Feb 17, 2017

otto björnik – One-Off Custom Sale

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Are you eager to get your hands on some one-off custom goodness from otto björnik? Well now you’ve got a chance! On Thursday, February 23rd, Otto will be releasing some custom Wandering Misfits and Scavengers. These feature a tad more color than we are used to from the Philippines based artist. Prices for these will range from $110-$130. You may also find yourself some other one-off customs and a few AP sets of his Shat Mat Chess Set AP’s. All of which you can find on his online shop next week HERE.

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