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August 30, 2013

Product of the Day - Frank Kozik William, Reginald & Henry Classic edition by Arts Unknown


In the chronicles of exploration, few feats match Lord William Fitzpatrick Smythe’s adventures into the vast unknown heart of the blank space known as Inner Lemuria. Follow him, and his faithful retainers Reginald ‘Mamoo’ Withers and Henry ‘Hop’ Newtsbridge, as they discover the mystic and ancient ruins of La-Er.


William, Reginald and Henry were designed by Frank Kozik and produced by Arts Unknown. Only 150 pieces were made in this colorway and the vinyl figure stands 8 inches tall. Pick one up for $110 today at the Tenacious Toys online store.


threeA - HALO - Spartans

Following on from threeA's release earlier this year of the Halo Commander Carter - Spartan III and the Halo Spartan MKV - Commando (Bambaland Exclusive) is the next two versions... HALO - A239 EMILE SPARTAN-III (He's a badass, as my son puts it!!) and HALO - SPARTAN MARK V EVA (Bambaland Exclusive)

On sale now for a limited time on threeA's Bambaland Store









Specs..
Each Figure stands 13.5 inches tall
Fiber-Optic Illuminated Combat Armor
Magnetized Shoulder Shields
Rubberized Suit Over A Fully Articulated Body With Complete Outer Armor Attachments
Fully Articulated Fingers
Cloth Tactical Soft Case With Functioning Clasps
M45 Tactical Shotgun
Removable Kukri Knife With Sheath
Removable Grenade Canisters
Magnetized Grenade Shells

Price $220.00USD

Most likely that the normal version will be offered to retailers, so if you miss this sale, ask your local 3A vendor! If your stuck, give me a shout!

Thanks you for reading!

Wai Man






August 29, 2013

Super Robot StratoMaxx Teaser Video for their Kickstarter!


Stratos of Kaiju Kaos presents a teaser video to whet your appetite for the toy Kickstarter he's about to launch! Check it:



No link yet as the Kickstarter isn't live, but it will be soon.

Product of the Day - Gary Baseman Slugilicious Blue by Arts Unknown


Out from the shallow damp earth, comes the slithering Slugilicious. He takes his time, rushing for no one. Even if he looks like he is standing still, he is definitely tripping. Some people call him a homeless vermin. Some others call him a lazy hippie. Some people call him a space cowboy. Some call him the gangster of love. No matter where Sluggy goes, he always leaves his mark. The sidewalk is his canvas. He is the Lewis and Clark of the Mucus Trails.

Sluggy is designed by Gary Baseman and produced by Arts Unknown. This colorway is limited to only 100 pieces worldwide. Sluggy stands 8 inches talland is made of vinyl. Pick one up for $100 at the Tenacious Toy online store today.


August 28, 2013

Emeraldpup Joins The Nathan Hamill Octopup Ranks


You know what's awesome?  Nathan Hamill toys.  You know what's even better?  Nathan Hamill toys you can't have.

Wait, what?

Hamill announced today via his blog that he'll be releasing the latest in the Octopup line, the Emeraldpup, at Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Con this Saturday August 31st.  It will join its fellow NH x 3DRetro brothers, Cherry red and the quadruplet CMYK San Diego Comic Con set.  

You can pick up your Emeraldpup at Booth C29 if you happen to be in Singapore this Saturday!

Nathan also quietly slipped a peak at this "Oreopup" which might be a STGCC exclusive as well. 






Custom Angel Micro Negora - SoKo Cat x Mark Nagata


This is the second piece to be released in the recent collaboration of SoKo Cat and Mark Nagata. Limited to only 5 pieces, this Custom Angel Micro Negora set is the second of two releases announced earlier this summer, completing the Angels and Demons Micro Negora set!  

Pure and benevolent, these kind cats will heal what ails you!  
These cuties are available in SoKo Cat's store for $70!

Each figure is approximately 2.25 inches tall and hand painted using acrylic paint. Hand signed and numbered by SoKo Cat! If you'd like to know more about SoKo Cat, you can visit her blog, follow her on Instagram , and check out her store! 

Candy/Caramel Apple Dunny series and Jack-O-Dunny Series x SoKo Cat


Eager for fall, SoKo Cat is working overtime on her releases!  Her Candy/Caramel Apple Dunny series (announced earlier this summer) will melt your heart and give you cavities at first sight!  Just to be clear, they are not edible, so please don’t try to consume them.  Limited to only 5 pieces each, you can choose between Candy Apple Dunny (red with shaved coconut) and Caramel Apple Dunny (caramel with peanuts)!  These delicious Dunnys are available in her store for US$50! 


FYI, SoKo Cat has also revealed to us that she will supplement her Candy/Caramel Apple Dunny series with a smaller drop using only the Dunny head!  She anticipates it will drop in approximately a month for US$30.  Keep an eye out!


SoKo Cat’s second project is a collaboration with the very talented M. Clancey!  The Jack-O-Dunny series was sculpted by M. Clancey and painted by SoKo Cat.  Three types of Jack-O-Dunnys are available: Standard, Silly, and Spooooooooky!  Only five pieces of each type were created.  Bring Halloween into your home early (or if you’re an avid Halloween lover, right on time).  These ghoulish goodies are available in her store for US$65!


Each piece is hand painted using high quality acrylic paint. Hand signed and numbered by SoKo Cat!
If you'd like to know more about SoKo Cat, you can visit her blog, follow her on Instagram , and check out her store!



Product of the Day - Kitty Pillow by Anjali Bahl


This custom felt pillow was made for the Toy Invaderz show at RGB Gallery in Chicago, IL curated by Emmanuelle White Eagle. This one of a kind three eyed, six nippled pillow was created by Anjali Bahl and is available now for $100 at the Tenacious Toys online store.


August 27, 2013

Squid Skilla by Marshall Plex of Donkey Jaw Projects


Most people think squid folk are all about the ink squirts but not this guy. Squid Skilla is all about the Krylon Auquasol paint and comes from a place that is somewhere between the slums of Atlantis and the suburbs of Bikini Bottom. 
He travels the ocean on a mission to beautify every abandoned shipwreck and underwater city wall he can find across the oceanic landscape! 
Squid Skilla is a hand cast and painted resin art toy that stands just under 3" short.

Squid Skilla just made it's debut at Bing Con.  There are only a few left so grab one quick!  And check out the Donkey Jaw Projects store for more cool pieces.

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

New shirts from Forces of Dorkness: Weak Scene & Learning Stupid

Sometimes the art we make has a hidden message, some times that message is a bit more direct.  This is one that is as clear as a middle finger raised high in the air.



Available only as a preorder, avilableonline only until September 6th, 2013, these 2 new designs from The Forces of Dorkness are printed in white on black 100% cotton shirts. They show just how much we all love the haters in our lives. 

Each shirt (costing only $20 shipped for free in the US, with $15 shipping anywhere in the world) is avail available in sizes S - 6XL (sorry no 5XL right now)

Shirt 1 : Learning Stupid is a nod to those that come in and out of our lives and really just leave us shaking our head at the end of the day.

Shirt 2: Weak Scene - there's a million things we can blame when something we've created doesn't get the reception or the sales we hoped they would, but "the scene" is that thing only the weak blame.

Don't ever let the haters get you down.  Take the negative they feed you and channel it into new creations.  Use it as fuel because the best revenge is kicking more ass than ever before.  Remember, the only reason anyone ever attacks you is because they are either threatened or jealous of what you can do.  Now's your chance to show the world that you're going to do what you want regardless of what they think.  It's your art, your idea, and in the end it's all up to you. 

All Hail those that don't play well with others.

(note: Customers will pay for their shirt(s) at the time of pre-order, but all monies will be returned if for some reason not enough orders are placed)

Product of the Day - NEMO Tiki God of Creativity


This is a one of a kind custom sculpt from Mike "NEMO" Mendez. Using a tin can as the base, NEMO's Tiki God of Creativity is perfect for sparking ideas, plus it makes a handy little container for your supplies. The piece is available now for $200 at the Tenacious Toys online store.


Josh Mayhem's Music to My Ears custom PLAY ME RECORDS Dunny for TAG

This piece is great for several rerasons: 

#1 I love Josh Mayhem's custom work. 

#2 Play Me Records is one of my favorite labels. I'm not sure Josh even knows that. Helmed by Reid Speed, Play Me has introduced me to a shit ton of awesome DJs and producers who have changed the flavor of the music I listen to on a daily basis. You may see some of my updates on FB via Soundcloud- more often than not, I'm listening to a song posted by Play Me Records.

Here's what Josh has to say about this piece which he did for a show at TAG:

This piece represents two important passions of mine in a wonderful double entendre. I've DJ'd for a good 12 years, 8 of which as a regular in the Los Angeles Drum & Bass scene. Eventually my artistic direction changed as I started embracing the Designer Toy culture more and more into my life. Both passions involve an addiction to collecting vinyl (the base is of this being made out of actual vinyl records). Music is played, while toys are played with. Los Angeles also has a rich history of underground bass music. PLAY ME Records (who's logo is used in the piece) is run by friends of mine in L.A., and it has become a staple record label in American dance music culture, one of which many of my other friends have had their music signed to. And simultaneously L.A.'s Designer Toy culture is expanding tremendously with more and more designer toy stores and galleries emerging, as well as a growing awareness and acceptance of this unique art form.

August 26, 2013

Product of the Day - The Monster Hunter by Valerie G


This custom was made for the Toy Invaderz show at RGB Gallery in Chicago, IL curated by Emmanuelle White Eagle. The Monster Hunter was designed by Valerie G and is a custom vinyl Skumbo, made with polymer clay and acrylics. The figure includes five small monsters and a staff with a tiny monster on top.


This one of a kind piece is available now for $150 at the Tenacious Toys online store. 



August 23, 2013

"Luke is Street Art" - Custom Luke Chueh Target by Bashprojects

Artist Bas Petter(aka Bash), of Bashprojects, recently put up for sale a custom Luke Chueh Target, titled "Luke is Street Art". Overall, the piece represents Bash's work very well. Using both the wall and figure to create a Koi mural is very creative. Most custom Targets treat the wall as a background and the figure itself as a separate character. Bash decided to combined the two separate pieces into one, with his design based around the story he created to go with the custom:
Luke wanted to know what Street Art was all about. So he asked Bash to take him with him on the street to teach him.

"Street Art isn't something that can be taught! You are the art..."

Bash took Luke to a wall and asked him to stand really quiet and close his eyes so that Bash could explain what he meant with "you are the art".

After standing there with his eyes closed for a hour he received a paintbrush with black ink...

"Now you can finish the outline for me."

Luke opened his eyes and finally understood... he IS the art!
Luke is Street Art 
http://bashprojects.com/images/58_Luke_is_Street_Art/04.jpg
http://bashprojects.com/images/58_Luke_is_Street_Art/03.jpg

Even with the small bit of added sculpt, the design is a little on the simple side for the price point. For reference, an available piece that is much more involved sculpting and paint-wise: Bert the Beaver and his Wooden Labbit Home is selling for 250 Euros plus shipping. Keep in mind that the Bert the Beaver custom involves 2 figures, a 10" labbit and micro Munny, both of which are painted and sculpted pretty well.
Bert the Beaver and his Wooden Labbit Home
"Luke is Street Art" is priced at 300 Euros plus shipping, depending on location. With Bash being based in the Netherlands, shipping to US will run collectors 26 extra Euros, for a total of roughly $436 USD. Factoring in the price of the initial figure, pricing for this piece should have been somewhere around $300 USD plus shipping. That conversion rate will bite any US collector trying to purchase a piece from an overseas artist. Bash does have many other pieces available as well, including several smaller Dunnys.

"Demons of the future - Stormtrooper Hunter" by Dust

Insane Squadt...




The head is a modified nozzel squadt with a handmade body (fully moveable).
Stands 33cm tall. handpainted….
 
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Sculpt and swap by JFury and Forces of Dorkness

Awesome colaboration... 

JFury



Forcess of Dorkness



Forces of Dorkness (Scott Kinnebrew) and Myself (JFury) decided to do a sculpt and swap. So we both went at 7" munnys with some super sculpey, then we painted each others sculpted custom and I think the results are great. These two wonderful custom will be available at my webstore  www.furiouscustoms.bigcartel.com. Monday 8/19 at 6 pm pst and a great price of 150.00 each. The first two pics are Scott sculpt and my paint. The Second two pics are my sculpt and Scotts paint.

Assault & Batteryz by Quiccs

Amazed by the sculpting on this Dunny. Those ears are something else!
 
I wanted to share my  limited
 run of my Custom 3" Dunny, "Assault & Batteryz" :) I will sell them this STGCC2013 weekend at 50 Singapore Dollars(40 usd)


Details:

Platform: 3" Dunny
Edition: Nugget Gold
Type: Originally customized concept
Hand-casted for a very limited run to give people the chance to own and enjoy one.

Write-up:
Assault & Batteryz is a custom concept I built that revolves around a heavily armed Mech (aka "Assault") and 2 support robots ("Ruff Battery", the Rocketeer) + ("Tuff Battery", the Rifelman) sitting on its head, individual characters as seen on "at_ease_sticker.jpeg

The main idea for me way to present the 3" Dunny figure in a way that has never been done before (so far as i think), utilizing the signature ears as mini characters sitting on the head, while keeping my signature Bulletpunk mech design in it as well.

This custom is detailed to the teeth, as seen all the way till the back, as it is the most detailed one I've done on a 3" figure to date.

These will be launched and sold at the Vinyl on Vinyl booth in STGCC 2013

Follow Quiccs here:
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Minus Mouse and a Great Russian Bear by BALD

Good to see BALD back at the customizers front. Love this Tequila and his own resin figure looks epic!
 
The Great Russian Bear
 

Ivan Ivanoff aka The Great Russian Bear was a famous wrestler that got in deep with the mob, eventually leading to his ban from wrestling. Now Ivan is a mindless enforcer for the mob, he continues to wear his costume refusing to wash it or take it off and uses to intimidate those unlucky enough to cross his path.

My first original resin toy, Minus Mouse! He stands 4" x 3" tall, comes bagged with header card and custom sketch. Limited Edition of only 7 hand painted originals.

Back story: Minus Mouse is the reluctant and somewhat disturbed defender of Cheeseville where he fights against crime and mouse traps!


Available now: http://baldcustoms.storenvy.com/

Ralf - A New Greg "Craola" Simkins 6" Vinyl Toy


Greg "Craola" Simkins is teaming up with the folks over at 3DRetro to bring Ralf, the White Knight, to vinyl life. Ralf is the main character in Craola's future stop motion animation, which he and C4toons is currently running a Kickstarter for, in order to raise the base funding for the project. Craola is not new to the vinyl toy world, with his work appearing on several production toys, including a line of his own characters. From the very beginning of the Kickstarter launch and even with the teaser pics posted by Craola, collectors have been hoping for the chance at the possibility of a vinyl toy of one or more characters set to appear in the Mook(term coined for this project to mean Movie and accompanying book). It appears that Ralf(and hopefully more characters) is going to be a vinyl toy which everyone will be able to have and adore in the future. Even as a rough concept, the implications of what the final product will look like is fantastic. This could be the first in a line of characters from the future "I'm Scared" movie.
Creating something like Ralf the vinyl toy is a huge undertaking, especially from a drawn concept, which was created for a project that is still in it's early stages. For many, the assumption is that the process to create a toy from concept to final product is something simple and the prices should reflect that. What many people should understand, is that in order to make most toys viable and affordable, multiple colorways is something that will always be discussed. Having a single colorway edition of 1200 for any vinyl toy is something that is not always the best option, especially when it comes to designer toys and the small niche it represents in the grand scheme of all things considered art and toys.


With all that said, the "I'm Scared" Kickstarter is going to be the only way for collectors to score the exclusive Kickstarter colorway. The "Rancid Ralf" pledge level has 100 available rewards with a pledge level set at $65 or more(which includes shipping within the US). The "Booogey Monstah" pledge level of $100, offers both the Vinyl Toy Ralf and the Mook, with only 50 available rewards. Both levels combined means that the Kickstarter edition of Ralf is currently set at 150 units. This Kickstarter opportunity is a great way for collectors to score what should be a rare piece, while also saving a bit of money and supporting a wonderful project. As of this blog post, only 11 days remain and the project is only at 69% funded of the total funding goal of $65,000. Hopefully, more people will pledge in the next few days, snagging up these newly added rewards.

If you haven't done so already, please make a pledge or just spread the word to everyone you know. Spreading the word is just as good as pledging. Let's all make "I'm Scared" the movie happen!