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February 8, 2010

Brandt Peters Carnies mini figures coming from Kidrobot

New Brandt Peters "Carnies" grayscale mini figure series coming soon from Kidrobot.
Seen on Spanky Stokes, who saw this on the KRonikle.
Retail price will be $9.95 each and they'll be blind-boxed.

David Foox releases My Heart: The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift... A piece of his heart.


For that very special someone, artist David Foox has created a work of art that is limited to a very small number of pieces. His own heart painted using heavy duty acrylic (hand mixed from powder to liquid by the artist,) on top of an X-Ray of his chest. The number of pieces are directly related to the amount of radiation he is able to withstand in a year and are done for this year's Valentine's Day. "I hope I don't get sick and need any more X-Rays, cause according to my doctor I am not allowed any more radiation!", says FOOX describing his Valentine's Day special series of Hearts.

With his heart broken so many times, FOOX has decided that his heart would be best kept in the possession of someone else. "Since it keeps getting broken and stitched up while in my care, I thought it best to hand over to the next guard," says FOOX of the motivation to create this work of art for Valentine's Day.

In addition this series addresses the immediate and pressing concerns of today's healthcare demands on society and acts as a bell weather for the changing state of US healthcare. Artists like making statements about society and here FOOX says "Don't ignore the issues of US Health Care, deal with them head on and make a difference!" He continues in his lilting Kiwi accent. "You can't give more than your heart to someone - and this is as raw as it gets"

Each piece comes framed in a backlit box and exudes a very spooky and personal quality about it. "Imagine having your very own heart painted on top of an X-Ray of your body," continues FOOX in talking about his work. This project is limited to only eight X-Ray films, each hand painted and unique. If you are interested in giving one of these to your true love, move fast, they may already be sold out. With a price tag of $3,000 per Heart, they're nothing to sneeze (or cough) at.

PS: FOOX reports that as soon as he is able to withstand more radiation, he will do a 4th of July series of eight back x-rays with the spine painted. “America needs a little back bone right about now,” says FOOX.

Edition: 8
Dimensions: 20" x 17" x 3"
Medium: X-Ray Film, Acrylic, Light Box

Domo Party lights coming in May!

Do these count as toys? I dunno, I'm posting them up here anyway:
Dark Horse is very excited to introduce some fantastic new Domo products that are guaranteed to delight both young and old. You can brighten up any festivities with the all-new Domo Party Lights, featuring five brilliant colors of Domo! Retail price will be $14.99, although I'm not sure exactly how many lights you'll get for that. Hopefully it's a long string of twinkling Domos. Pretty crazy.

Patricio Oliver Cursed Twins Letterpress Cards

From Argentine artist Patricio Oliver: the Cursed Twins were one of the most sought-after figures in PO's recent Kidrobot mini figure series, the Cucos! Limited to 500 hand-numbered cards. Letterpress printed in maroon on natural white 110# stock with black envelopes. Five cards & envelopes per pack.
Available for pre-order here. Cards will start shipping by Feb. 12, 2010.