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February 29, 2012

Custom Mickeys by Don P and Shawn Wigs

 So PlayImaginative, it seems, has taken a page out of my own playbook and is putting up an online custom show here focusing on their new Mickey Mouse DIY platform. I've seen a ton of cool pieces from my circle of artists (thanks Facebook) but here are two from guys that specifically reached out to me: Don P and Shawn Wigs. Don P's piece above is called WARZONE Mickey. I don't think Shawn named his piece (below) but it's a hella creepy clown. All clowns are creepy to me. You can find out more about Don P here, and you can follow Shawn here (both are Facebook links). To see other customs in this show, go here.

RAMPAGE x Imps and Monsters MANOTAUR sofubi: in WAX!

Manotaur WAX!, originally uploaded by
Jon Malmstedt sends us word from Japan- another project in the works! This is the Manotaur figure he's creating with Justin Hillgrove of Imps and Monsters- a SWEET sculpt if I do say so myself. In terms of the progression of how a vinyl toy is created, it needs to be molded in clay, and then wax. The clay is "waxi-fied", and the wax was at the mold maker as of the 21st of Ferbruary, meaning this project is well underway! The official release is scheduled for the weekend of Emerald City Comic Con - Seattle's Comic Con - starting March 29th. There will be blanks up first, and a really small batch of RAMPAGE handpaints as well.

After the event, anything left will go in the Imps and Monsters site (, and I think Justin might be offering a pre-order now as well. Blanks will retail for $65 - painted versions pricing TBD. You can also follow that link to read the backstory on the Manotaur.

Jon says: Following the initial release of blanks and handpaints, we will be having masks made, and regular runs will be painted in (generally) simple masked paint schemes - with one-offs from Both Justin and myself and RAMPAGE micro-runs on occasion. You can expect some teaming up of the Manotaur and the Ugly Unicorn.

Pictures of the monster, 8 inch Wax Proto can be found on Jon's Flickr:

Shawn Wigs Silly Rabbits Dunny Series drops March 1st

Shawn Wigs Is Back With a Brand New Series Of a 110 Custom 3" Dunnys & 1 Custom 8" Dunny!

This Time I Reached Out for Some Help from 7 Amazing Artist and 1 SUPER STAR ...
Here's the Line up:
Shawn Wigs, Nervis Wrek, James Fuller, Mike Die, JC Rivera & BALD (Bryan Lopez). Plus there will be 6 custom Dunnys designed & signed by Ghostface Killah from The WU-Tang Clan.

The Release Date is set for Thursday March 1st at 12:00 pm Eastern Time.

The Series Is Called Silly Rabbits and is a Tribute to The All Mighty Coarsetoys PAW !!!
Paw Is One of My Favorite Figures (& I am A Dunny Fanatic).  Since I seen the Release of Paw Raw I decided to Make a series of Dunnys That Look Like Paw and Send them Out To Some of My Fellow Artist and Give them a Shot Before The Mighty Hands Down 12" Paw Is Available to Smash ... 

The series will be blind box and sold for $90 each ... Buy them in Shawn's web store here.