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December 19, 2012

Custom Groper Being Auctioned to Benefit Victims of Sandy Hook Shooting

 This custom-painted resin collectible is being auctioned on eBay by a guy named Eddie Ortega. The platform is the Groper, which was created by Rich Fournier (Triplikid). 100% of the money raised from this auction will be donated to United Way of Western CT.
Rich writes:

This incident hits particularly close to home for me, both literally and figuratively. I live about 10 minutes from Sandy Hook elementary, and I have a son the same age as the Children in those classrooms who had their lives taken from them far too soon. My Son's school was in immediate lockdown, and initial reports had put a second person of interest heading into my home town. And while those reports were incorrect, thankfully, the panic and helpless feeling is not something anyone should feel.

I am lucky that I can go home and hug my children extra tight, and tell them how much I love them.

Please, consider supporting Eddie's effort to make a small difference, and bid on his customized piece.


NUGGLIFE Grow-Op #2 with DEA Headquarters by Ian Ziobrowski

 This is the full, ridiculous reveal of Ian Ziobrowski's Grow-Op #2 and DEA Headquarters 10" MadL set, which comes with a boxed set of 6 custom 3" Dunnys and one 3" BIC Buddy. It's epic. Ian's been grinding away on these customs for months- there was a reveal of sorts at our NYCC booth but here are all the pictures for you to drool over. Also check the cool video by Jordan Ahern:




This is the NUGGLIFE Grow-Op #2 with DEA Headquarters. This set includes 2 10" MADL's with six 3" custom dunnys and one 3" custom bic buddy. This set was part of the creation of my newest character's of the year SMOKEY, and Agent Ox! Now each MADL comes with LED lighting and easy access battery. Characters fit inside each operation allowing you set up to the clients desire. Here's a little something about the story:

For the past 3 years I've been working on a series of works portraying a seen in American society for hundreds of years now. NUGGLIFE a world were underground influences emerge to create an exclusive lifestyle......the hustler!

​ These three characters of mine Nuggs, Thugz, and Crooked ED, are out to do what they do best....supply and demand, and everyone goes home happy. Now of course there's people to interfere with NUGGLIFE's transactions. In this new set I've included something that's never been seen before, "The DEA Headquarters". This operation is much worse than NUGGS expected. Now with tracking technology, cloning devices, and a hide out the DEA are back in action! 

- Ian Z











DYNOMIGHT NYC: Z0MZ [PROGRAMMABLE MINIONS]: Wave 1

Dynomight NYC (http://www.dynomightnyc.com) is excited to announce its new platform figures, Z0MZ [Programmable Minions]! Standing in at 4 inches tall, these handmade resin minions are limited to only 35 pieces per design. Does this mean you're going to have to shell out a few hundo for each piece? Nope. These exclusives will only run you a mere $35. (Plus shipping and handling.) Dynomight wanted to make this series as affordable as possible. One figure will be released each month. Each Z0MZ minion will be shipped in a custom made box with a foam insert for protection. 

Huge props to Bigshot Toyworks (http://www.bigshottoyworks.com) for doing the sculpt and manufacturing. They do fantastic work! 
  • 8 versions (6 designs + 2 blanks)
  • 4 inches tall 
  • Hand painted
  • Hand-applied industrial decals
  • 0 points of articulation (For display, not for play.)  
  • Resin
  • 35 pieces per design
  • $35 (plus shipping and handling)
  • On sale in January

chiBOO DIY resin figure by Toro Toys

Toro Toys is now releasing their chiBOO 1-inch resin sculpt as singles for just $5 each! That's a crazy low price for a really simple and cool little sculpt. I dig it. Buy it here.

chiBOO are spirits from beyond our world, lost souls if you will. If they are lost why are they smiling you ask? Because they are glad to meet you! Give them a home and they will be your friends forever.

Cast in durable solid white resin and 1″ tall, this release is intended for designer artists and customizers who want to make their own special chiBOO figures.

7 Seal Sneak Peek: Cash Cannon's 3rd Horseman "Famine"

With a little help from some of our friends, Cash Cannon has been learning a lot about making resin figures this past few months. It's really opening up his skill set to a whole new type of artistic expression. Cash is, by trade, a tattoo artist. This is a WIP shot of his "Famine" sculpt for Menace Inc Studios' 7 Seals Blind Box Series, which will be released locally in one of my favorite states, North Carolina, on Thursday. Check the Facebook event here.

7 SEALS ARTIST ROSTER:

Alexis Rivera (Playful Gorilla) - Seal #1 The Conqueror First Horseman
Chris Moore (WeBecomeMonsters) - Seal #2 War Second Horseman
Cash Cannon - Seal #3 Famine Third Horseman
Jeff Beck - Seal #4 Death Fourth Horseman
Ricardo Luna (lunacyfx) - Seal #5 Mark of the Beast
Motorbot - Seal #6 Destruction
HX - Seal #7 The Seven Angels
Tru:Tek - "Golden Seal" Resin Piece


WHAT ARE THE 7 SEALS?

The 7 Seals are based on the biblical 7 Seals of the Apocalypse. Each of the 7 Seals being broken to usher in that level of the Apocalypse.


1st Seal - Antichrist / The Conqueror(The First of the Four Horsemen)

2nd Seal - War(The Second of the 4 Horsemen)
3rd Seal - Famine(The Third of Four Horsemen)
4th Seal - Death(The Fourth and Final Horsemen)
5th Seal - The Mark of the Beast
6th Seal - Total Global Destruction
7th Seal - The Seven Angels

Each Seal theme was given to one of these awesome resin artists for them to come up with an original sculpt of what that seal meant to them. They will each cast 7 standard versions of their design as well as 1 Chase Variant of their design.



"Peenito" by PopCornHead

The latest 3 inch Dunny's from PopCornHead.

   "Direct From Canada my new Custom Dunny "Peenito" Came to make the Xmas much Happier!"

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Cool Munnyworld Customs by 64 Colors

Creating cool customs is something that seems to come naturally for the 64 Colors duo. 64 Colors recently put up some very sweet customs in their shop: a 7" Trikky, a 7" Foomi and a 4" Trikky. Each exquisitely painted custom comes with an equally exquisite hand painted accessory. I love the way 64 Colors creates the eyes on each piece, as well as the depth of the wood-like texture. Awesome pieces of art for any collection.
"My thoughts are not my own", 7" Trikky by 64 Colors

"Double Vision", 7" Foomi by 64 Colors

"Gentleman Woodland Trikky" by 64 Colors

The 7" pieces are priced at $375 each, while the 4" Trikky is going for $230, plus shipping on each piece. Also available in their shop is a cool 5.5 x 7.25" painting titled "Thoughts", which is priced at $325 plus shipping.

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- Mark-Anthony