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March 1, 2012

SNEAK PEEK: Slig custom by Nerviswr3k for Vinyl Thoughts

A delicious sneak peek at a Nerviswr3k piece done for the March 15 Vinyl Thoughts show in Dallas, TX.

casting shadows pain — signature edition available

Casting Shadows- Signature Edition from Coarse Toys is now available to us. Retail price will be around $362 per set (don't hold me to that). Email us if you're interested as we'd need to place our order now. The figures are made and almost ready to ship to the US.

Featuring two vinyl figures, "noop" – arched in misery and "nism", peering from under his protective husk – complete with sharktooth warning markings. The set comes with a fabric kite, floating above the scenery and a set of typographic leaves, spelling out "coarse".

The assemblage speaks love, vulnerability, betrayal and revenge, all intertwined to create a unsettling perspective of the future. Bringing the declining mood of all coarse creations to a tipping point.

The ill-fated pair comes sheltered in soft black sponge, and packaged in a smooth matte-black box. Sheathed in a casting shadows sleeve complete with interactive pop ups – a nism teeth shield "love ends" and a noop blood gate "time to harvest", waiting for you to test the balance of their drastic detachment.

Suckadelic Gay Empire resin action figures in stock

The Gay Empire figure is 3.75" resin figure on a silk screened card back, made by the Sucklord here in New York City. This was supposedly the first openly gay action figure, as reported by one of the local papers here in NYC. It's also the first time we've been afforded the opportunity to stock a Suckadelic figure in our shop! Each handmade piece is assembled and "splattered" by the Sucklord himself. 
The Sucklord uses local sweatshop labor to actually pour the resin, as lowly task which he no longer wishes to do. What a bastard! 
The fame is going to his head. Expect a Britney Spears-style meltdown from him soon.
Buy your Gay Empire figure here.

AW177 custom Mickey Mouse figure for PlayImaginative

Our good friend, local artist AW177, got one of the 6.5" Mickey platforms in the mail from PlayImaginative, and in true AW177 style, he used bold graphics and cultural iconography to create this "Dragon Ninja" custom.

Allen writes:
I have a bit of news - I was asked by Play Imaginative to custom one of their 6.5" Mickey Mouse vinyl art figures.  This piece will be displayed at shows by Disney/Play Imaginative and will be up on their website.

To celebrate the year of the dragon 2012, I made Mickey into a "Dragon Ninja", complete with equipment belt, shurikens, pouches for gear, striking/climbing knives, dragon claws on feet and hands, and nunchucks! You can place the nunchucks into the back for storage.  Dragon symbol on the upper ear, black outlines to give it a more animated/cartoon feel.  This is my real first time sculpting, but I'm happy with the results.

This custom is based on one of the designs I submitted to Play Imaginative/Disney for possible production, so if you like to see it made, please let them know!

Pictures are up on my Flickr.

Rsin custom Bellicose Bunny "Quasi" bears some resemblance to the platform

Rsin also rocked a Bellicose Bunny for the Bellicosity show at TAG (March 23rd).

Rsin writes:
So the first 3 days of this piece I was ready to give up.  I ran into so many problems making this work.  I walked out of the studio a few times, cause I was ready to toss it against a wall.  But in the end I cleared my thoughts and made it work.  Now I love this piece.

Named this piece Quasi, cause growing up my lil sister had a rabbit named Quasimodo, and also the definition of Quasi is "Having some resemblance"  I took the original design by Nathan Hamill and just put my spin on it, but still resembles the original piece.

To follow Rsin, you have many options: Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Deviant Art, Flickr, and his shop.

OsirisOrion Bellicose Bunny custom for Bellicosity show at TAG

 Osiris rocked a Nathan Hamill Bellicose Bunny for the Bellicosity show:
OsirisOrion - Art and Custom Vinyl Toys: 03/23/2012 – “Bellicosity” Bellicose Bunny Group C...: Hey Everyone! Here is my custom Bellicose Bunny for the "Bellicosity" show that will be taking place at Toy Art Gallery on 3/23/12 in LA.
See more pics here, and OsirisOrion's original blog post on this custom here.