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January 24, 2012

TMNT Walkabout custom paint by Adam Pratt

Adam Pratt shares with us his repaint of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Walkabout figure:

I really enjoy painting up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures. The sculpts on them are crisp, and there are many little details that got lost in the original paint schemes (which were garish and neon).
This guy got painted up in a very realistic paint scheme, and I added a bunch of little freehand details that really made the figure pop.
He was painted with acrylics, washes and weathering powder before being given a matte seal. He dried with a tiny amount of shine, and the paint applique looks like it was originally printed on the figure.


You can purchase this figure in his shop here and read more on his blog here. After seeing what this figure originally looked like, straight out of the packaging, I feel like Adam is fighting the good fight. The original colors were an abomination.

The figure was actually disgusting before Adam repainted it. Whew, what a difference!

C-3PO custom Munny by Manly Art

This custom C-3PO 7" Munny by Jason Chalker (Manly Art) is for sale in our shop (lucky us!!!)

Here are the details:

Custom C-3PO KidRobot Munny with light up eyes and motion sensor.
The eyes turn off automatically and are triggered by the motion sensor in the mouth.
The on/off switch is hidden in the panel on his back.
It takes two AA batteries (included). They are behind the disc on the back of his head. The disk twists off (instructions in the packaging).

I'm a Bad Apple Group Show

Not surprisingly, my friends OsirisOrion and NEMO have pulled together an all-star roster of artists for their first online group custom show. Celebrating the launch of their new company Bad Applez, Inc., this show uses apples (plastic apples) as the platform for the customs. 

The show goes live online on February 14th, so you can all attend, no matter where you live! Expect some sick customs. I've been able to see some of them already, and the ones I've seen are all incredibly impressive. Lots of effort and innovation have gone into the pieces. 

In the meantime, check out the Bad Applez site to learn more about their projects.

JuJu the Witch Doctor Clown custom by JFury

This bright, beautiful custom by JFury is based on the recently released 8" Jesse Hernandez Calavera Dunny. A sweet platform, to be sure, but JFury takes it in a new direction with his own psycho clown style... I love it.  I was a little slow on the posting of this one- scooped by both Clutter and SpankyStokes despite having gotten Justin's email before they posted. Sorry Justin! 

Go check out the JFury shop for more sweet customs and commission pricing. 
He'll make a custom just for you!

Conjoined 2 in 3D: The Sequel at CoproGallery

Dead Pope 16" bronze by Chet Zar

This show caught my eye: Conjoined 2 at CoproGallery in Santa Monica, CA. Started January 21st. Click here to go to their site and see more. The above bronze piece by Chet Zar is sick. 
See also: pieces by Ron English, Doktor A, Scott Musgrove, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Dave Pressler. 
Wish I could attend.


We Become Monsters - Series 1 featuring Skelechub and friends (Skelefella, Footlie and Stumple)

The Skelefella! Skelechub's even more flesh-challenged friend!
We Become Monsters - Series 1 featuring Skelechub and friends (Skelefella, Footlie and Stumple)

Designed, sculpted, painted and hand cast in resin and cold cast bronze by Christopher Moore ('fulci zombi' on many toy forums)

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Prices range from $18 to $95 before shipping. Shipping in the USA is $6, International varies.

All paint schemes are unique, with the exception of the Green Hell Skelechub, which has 2 units available. DIY blanks also available in small quantities.


Footlie! This ridiculous bastard has a silly grin and huge baby feet
Stumple. No legs, useless arms. Lucky for him he's got 3 eyes, so he can see all the things he wishes he could do.
The Skelechub! A goofy little ghoul with more to love!
We're stoked to have We Become Monsters as one of our first sponsors, so please visit their site and check out all their ghoulish creations!

Rusted Halo 7 Robots of the Apocalypse custom Dunny series

We're stoked to work with Rusted Halo again, selling some of his Dunny customs! The 7 Robots of the Apocalypse will be for sale soon at $35 apiece. These are based on the 3-inch Dunny platform. 
They'll be for sale soon in our Rusted Halo section.