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April 13, 2012

The Tossing Dead game coming from 21st Street Games

The maniacs at 21st Street Games (the same maniacs that created Techno Kitten Adventure) have a new game coming: The Tossing Dead. 
I don't even know what to say about this... it's even weirder than TKA:

The Tossing Dead, coming May 1st to iOS
from 21st Street Games

Chubbs resin figure by WeKillYou

For the 2012 WeKillYou solo show in Los Angeles titled "A Cry For Help In A World Gone Mad", this first collaborative figure was created. The figure was hand made and pained by We Kill You and designed by CBNC, a lifestyle brand based out of Los Angeles California.

This figure is one of a kind, hand cast and painted resin collectable by WKY and includes: Chubbs figure, CBNC logo helmet & Skateboard. 
Several colorways are available here.

Chubb CBNC edition
Chubb CNBC edition available here (limited to 10 pieces).

Here's a video from WeKillYou's solo show at CBNC in Los Angeles:

WKY & CBNC from The Sleepers on Vimeo.

Lunabee Tootles 7-inch Munny custom

This sweet little fella is a lonesome wanderer of the forest. Tootles likes leaving little gifts on the doorsteps of his neighbours made from leaves and flowers much to the bemusement of his bloodthirsty, war-loving fellow tribe members. He spends most of his time with the animals and insects of the woodland in particular the bees who happily share their honey with this strange little boy.

Custom Manotaurs and Ugly Unicorns up in Rampage Toys shop

8-inch Custom Manotaur - Greeny. Design and sculpt by Justin Hillgrove. Paint by Rampage Toys.
Sweet Manotaurs, Ugly Unicorns, Zhou-chan, Satou-chan and Cuppies available in the Rampage Toys shop, which seems to be growing by the minute! Such awesome, brightly-colored toys available!

Custom Ugly Unicorns from Studio Uamou Exhibition: mixed parts, vinyl with stenciling and brushwork, matching Satou-chan (vintage sofubi)!

8-inch Custom Manotaur - Shiny. Design and sculpt by Justin Hillgrove. Paint by Rampage Toys.

Tea Feelings by Taylored Curiosities: teacups, resin & scented plush

Penny Taylor of Taylored Curiosities shares with us Tea Feelings: combining plush, resin and vintage teacups to create these little creatures, bathing in tea, that have similar scents to their full plush counterparts.  

Each 'tea' is a mixture of clear resin, layered with natural additives like rose petals, orange slices or lavender buds and then depending on the size of the teacup, one, two or maybe even three little creatures sit inside. 

These are different from my usual work as they are collectibles and each one will be one of a kind as I treasure hunt for reject teacups that no longer belong to full sets.

The idea is that each type of 'tea' approaches a different aspect of life i.e. Tired tea has an orange scent which can help you feel more energetic and Love tea has a rose scent which makes you feel uplifted (the same as my Aromaterapy Plush).  What do you do when you have a problem? Pop the kettle on and chat it out.  These are based on a similar idea.

Those who follow my work, know how much of an over qualified tea drinker I am and these combine all the aspects that make my work 'me'.  

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Bryan A. Collins Android commissions available; visit him in FL in late April

Artist Bryan A. Collins sends word that he will be appearing at Pioneer Days in High Springs, FL on April 28th & 29th, selling original art at his booth. Meet the guy and buy some art! I've met Bryan here in the NYC area when he last visited- he's a great guy that I am happy to call a friend. 

You can also order a commissioned Android (like the one you see above) from Bryan by going here, and check out the custom toy section he put up on his Etsy page to see the other figures he's offering.

Acid Flow custom Munny by South African artist The Given

South African artist Abe Viljoen (aka The Given) sends us images of his 7" Munny entitled “Acid Flow”.  Abe writes: This piece started out as some fun for myself, getting back to my roots in graffiti and letting it come out more heavily in my vinyl work. I was quite happy to be creating a toy with only myself to please, but I must admit I was even happier when it ended up selling before it was even finished! The toy was officially unveiled at the Toffie Pop Festival here in Cape Town on the 31/03/12.

I must admit, I really dig this old-skool graffiti style with the bubble letters and arrows and bright colors. Follow Abe on his website and on Twitter @givencollective

Don P CyberNinja & Apocaghast custom Dunnys

Don P sends us images of two commissioned 3" Dunnys he just completed: CyberNinja (above) and Apocaghast (below), both are made in his signature Apocalypse-style.

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SNEAK PEEK: The Candy Coated Custom Show teasers

We have all been seeing sneaks and WIP shots from the artists in The Candy Coated Custom Show, so I thought I'd put all the ones I have into a blog post for you! There will be an online preview sale before the show opens; information about that will be emailed to our email list subscribers early next week, so click though and make sure you're signed up. (When you sign up, you will receive a coupon code good for 10% off in-stock production toys, but that code is not valid for custom toys.)

Basset D Kay, an original sculpt by Rich Page of Ume Toys

A Candy Shop piece by Ian Ziobrowski in the same vein as his Nuggy Growstation (WIP)

Vyvyan from the Young Ones TV show, a Munny custom by Scott Kinnebrew

Rsin's custom Munny, which I believe he named Blaaaaaaah!

Evilos' Union Jack Vinylmation, which I think is the only Vinylmation in this show. Represent!

Sweet Teuth original resin sculpt by Brian Ahlbeck. The first of 5 in a series. Real candy inside!

The London Swag Demon custom Munny by Nasty Neil of Wasted Talent
Jon Malmstedt of Rampage toys sent these 3 pieces from Japan, which will be sold separately.
JonPaul Kaiser was a saint and whipped up this 4" Munny after I inadvertently left him off my email list when I sent all the vital info to the artists. I will always admit when I do something stupid; such was the case here. Thanks JPK!

southerndrawl's Iron Fox piece

JC Rivera's Oh So Sweet Munny custom. 2 pieces, sold as a set.

Thomas the Rage Engine by Adam Pratt
Sucklord sent us these wired up resin chocolates titled Robot Candy. 2 pieces; sold separately.

Teru Fujita's Bentie the Bentley 7" Munny custom. Wired up with retractable hood ornament and working headlights.

Shawn Wigs' Yoshi custom set; this includes 2 Dunnys and accessories. Full reveal in our online preview.
Much, MUCH more to come! Stay tuned! The Candy Coated Custom Show will take place at The London Candy Company on April 21, from 7 to 9 pm. The address is as follows:

The London Candy Company
1442 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128

Afterparty down the street at ABV (97th & Lex). The London Candy Company serves coffee, tea and hot chocolate at their bar, in addition to selling a giant selection of British candies. ABV serves beer, wine and food, but try not to sit next to Eric of Argonaut Resins as he will probably steal your appetizers.