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October 31, 2013

Custom Androids by Kat Brunnegraff Releases Friday


Releasing this Friday at Noon PST is a brand new custom android series by Kat Brunnegraff

The ratios are as follows:
Diamond Star Sparkler x 2
Cloud Crystals x 2
Blue Jay x 3
Phoenix x 4
Black Bird x 3
Night Sparkler x 2
Each will retail for $80 on dragatomi.com

Black Bird 
Blue Jay

Cloud Crystals

Diamond star Sparkler

Night Sparkler

Phoenix

Halloween Exclusive Zombie Blood Drop by Mike "Nemo" Mendez at Suburban Vinyl



Mike "Nemo" Mendez announced custom Halloween editions of his Blood Drop resin figures.  Hand painted by Nemo, these Zombie Blood Drops will available today at Suburban Vinyl for $50 each.

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

October 30, 2013

Jason Freeny interviewed by Norman Chan from Tested.com

One goal for all artists in the Designer Toy world should be for more mainstream media exposure. More exposure translates to a bigger available audience when art is available. Jason Freeny has been interviewed by many mainstream media outlets over the years, all of whom are interested in his famous quarter cut anatomical designed customs and toys. One of Jason's more recent collabs is with Luke Chueh's Target figure, which is going to have it's second colorway be available at the upcoming Designer Con in Southern California.

Norman Chan from Tested.com took some time to visit Jason at his studio, where Jason talks a bit about his process and background. Tested.com is an online blog created by the duo from Mythbusters. Check out the interview here:



Make sure to "Like" Jason's Facebook page, where you can see a lot of his step by step process. Also, be on the lookout for some information regarding Jason's upcoming show in Las Vegas.

Introducing the Tenacious Toys Exclusive Blue BUNNYWITH Affinity for Slave Women by Alex Pardee

Introducing our newest exclusive figure: a special Tenacious Toys Blue colorway of Alex Pardee's B.U.N.N.Y.W.I.T.H. Affinity for Slave Women figure. This iteration of the ever-flexible B.U.N.N.Y.W.I.T.H. character is 4 inches long and limited to just 100 pieces in this colorway. We'll be releasing them this Friday November 1st at 9AM EST in our Exclusives section (or the Just Arrived section, it'll be in both categories when it goes live) at $12 each. They come bagged with header card.


Komega and Vinyl RIot - Custom Dunny Series "Foslween: Trick or Treat"


Komega has teamed up with Vinyl Riot for this Halloween themed custom Dunny series. Foslween: Trick or Treat features five blind box figures, "Mugz Mummy", "Franky Stein", "Grouchy Marx", "Wooofie", and "Sir Drakky" which all look beautiful. They will be available on the Vinyl Riot site Thursday, October 31st at 12Noon PST for only $85 a piece.


October 29, 2013

Fonzo Loves California Sneak Peeks 1


Freakstore and Dragatomi open Fonzo Loves California on Nov 16, and participating artists are hard at work. Some WIPs and Teasers have started surfacing for the show already;

Ardabus Rubber

 


Camilla d'Errico


 
Tasha Zimich

PJ Constable
 

 
We'll keep an eye out for more Exhibition pieces as they surface.
 
 
 
 


Insane customs by Rask Opticon

I am a huge fan of this artist...some of his latest.MASTERPIECES!




Follow Rask Opticon here:
Facebook
-Don P

October 28, 2013

New Custm Lotus Troopers from Flawtoys

 
Flawtoys shares with us his new pair of custom Lotus Troopers for MintyFresh. These pieces will be available through MintyFresh and can be inquired at  info@mintyfresh.eu
I like how the red detailing on each helmet connects the two as a complimentary pair, but they also look attractive on their own.



 
 
 

Custom of the Month (The Customizers FB-group)

The custom of the past month of The Customizer group on Facebook is...
customizer: wake-the-dead
This is a 3 inch Dunny, called "Ghost"
What a great custom, it gives me a creepy feeling and it looks so real!
Follow wake-the-dead here:
Facebook

YO! custom BLind-Box for D-con 2013!!!


LittleHouse Designs have announced that at this years D-con, they will be releasing a blind box series of custom pieces on their new figure. 20 artists from around the world are participating, and the figures are only $50 a piece!!! Artists include: Tanya Davis, Jenn and Tony Bot, Goreilla, AnthonyRespect, Marsbars84, Eric Sorrells, Kuztom51, ChainsawNick, MostlyHarmlessvinylcustoms, Theotherguy, Rottendaughter, MessyMedia, _s0l1d_, Flawtoys, Bio594, Zard Apuya, Fedzart, BriksDozen, PlayfulGorilla/DonChulo, Enkyskulls, Krunster77, WheelhouseCreative, Troy Martin, Konfusedink, Blazonbrikhaus, and Sekohone! 


All customs will be on display and sold at random with the box having a corresponding number for the piece. You can find them at D-Con booth 501! They are also going to raffle off a custom piece on the 10th, for those that have followed thier IG (@LittleHouseDesigns) and re-posted ANY of their announcements... one re-post=one ticket, with no limit on re-post's OR tickets! So the more you re-post the more chances you have of winning... get re-posting!!!



October 27, 2013

alarment Creatures and Companions Reveal

 Dropping today at 6PM EST on our Super Series Sundays page: alarment's Creatures and Companions custom Dunny Series. All 11 sets are revealed here! Sets are $130 each (comes with 2 custom figures and one painting).










VISEone Zombie Goo Green Edition hitting retail shops soon

ZOMBIE GOOO! ORIGINAL ZOMBIE GREEN EDITION!
Finally after NYCC 2013 the original ZOMBIE GREEN EDITION is ready to be squeezed!
This edition is limited to 450 and stands 8.5 inches in height.

They are available via DKEtoys for retailers worldwide by next week. Ask your favorite retailer to pick some up!


We also still have some of the first edition: Yellow (our NYCC exclusive colorway) which are in stock and can be purchased here for $40.


Nugglife Champ Acrylic Collab Painting by JC Rivera x Eric Ziobrowski x Nugglife

JC RIVERA x ERIC ZIOBROWSKI x NUGGLIFE Collab painting "Nugglife Champ" 
Dropped yesterdat at 4:20 pm eastern here: 
$250 for a very special 10 x 10 inch acrylic painting.

Masters of the Whompiverse: an Instagram Artist Series Sticker Pack

Playful Gorilla proudly presents an artist collaboration so big that it cannot be contained in this Universe: Masters of the Whompiverse - a new 16 Diecut Sticker Pack Artist Series bringing together some great vector and toy artists from the Instagram community! Featuring artists takes of Playful Gorilla's original Whomp character - each artist brought to life a Whomp variant that would exist on the planet of Eternia! This sticker pack would even make Prince Adam shed a tear.

The Sticker Pack Roster includes:

Playful Gorilla (www.instagram.com/donChulo)

Menace Inc Studios (www.instagram.com/menaceincstudio)

Beast Box Designs (www.instagram.com/beast_box_designs)

Primal Mindz (www.instagram.com/inprimewetrust)

Darth Skull (www.instagram.com/darthxskull)

RenOne (www.instagram.com/renonelab)

Available at the Playful Gorilla online Bodega (www.playfulgorilla.storenvy.com) as a preorder starting this Halloween - October 31st, Playful Gorilla has teamed up with sticker artist/producer RenOne to bring you 16 of the absolute highest quality diecut stickers money can buy. Did we mention Free shipping will be offered to all those who preorder!?

Also, with each preorder you will have a chance at some exclusive chase stickers by RenOne and a chance at pulling one of Two (2) Golden Tickets. Each Golden Ticket will earn the winner a super secret MOTU themed Custom Resin Figure from Playful Gorilla or Menace Inc Studios!!

Available only till November 15th, get ready because this Halloween... you have THE POWER!!!!

October 25, 2013

Glowpup - 3DRetro x Nathan Hamill's Newest Octopup


It's October and what would October be with some ghostly apparitions? 3DRetro and Nathan Hamill are proud to present the latest in their Octopup line, Glowpup.  Rotocast from translucent white Sofubi in Japan these baby cephalopod-canines will look great chilling out with their brothers on your shelf.  But, much like Vanilla Ice. turn off the lights and they'll glow!

Available now for just $10 at 3DRetro.  Get yours now.

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

Mimoco Runs a Kickstarter: BatteryBot,The Fun Mobile Device Charger with Personality

BatteryBot is the world's 1st and only character-based rechargeable backup battery for smartphones, tablets & mobile devices, by Mimoco!

Introducing...MimoPower BatteryBot by Mimoco and YOU! 

Mimoco®, The Art Toy meets Consumer Electronics Design Studio based in Boston, MA (and makers of MIMOBOT® character-based USB flash drives!) is proud to introduce the new MimoPower line of mobile charging accessories.
Kicking off the MimoPower line is BatteryBot, and we’re bringing it to Kickstarter first...because, well, we can’t do it without YOU!

10 Initial BatteryBot Designs!: 
To start off, we are committing to ten primary designs from our Animal Critterz and Core Series collections. You can be sure that the styles below will be produced and available once we hit our primary Kickstarter goal!



Features & Technical Specs

  • Capacity: 5200mAh (minimum, may increase with stretch goals!)
  • Cell Type: Li-ion battery 
  • Input: DC 5V/1A [MicroUSB] 
  • Output: DC 5V/2.1A [USB] 
  • Cycle Life: 500 Full Charges 
  • DC Charging Time: ~5 hours 
  • Charging & Battery Indicator: LED light-up feet 
  • Dimensions: 3.5” x 2” x 1.5” [89 x 51 x 38mm] 
  • Weight: 5.1oz [145g] 
  • MSRP: $70-$80 (but it's only $40 if you back their Kickstarter!)

October 24, 2013

SoKo Cat Release - Mini Candy/Caramel Apple Custom Dunny Series


These Mini Candy/Caramel Apple Dunny series (announced in late August) will make you say “awwwww” while simultaneously giving you cavities!  Just to be clear, these cuties they are not edible, so please don’t try to consume them.  As with the full-sized series, you can choose between Mini Candy Apple Dunny (red with shaved coconut) and Mini Caramel Apple Dunny (caramel with peanuts)!  These delicious Dunnys will be available for sale at this weekend’s Chiller Theatre, but they will also be available in her store for after the con for US$25!

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!

October 23, 2013

Sally Shortfries by UMEToys - DCon Exclusive


You want fries with that? Well UMEToys has you covered! At this year's Designer Con Urban Vinyl Daily will be offering up these 3" resin figures for just $40 each. They are an edition of 8 figures and will come bagged with a specially designed header card for the release. Also, one lucky person will snag a special chase variant of these lovable french fries! Make sure to stop by the Urban Vinyl Daily booth #315 this November 9-10th and treat yourself to an order of starchy goodness.


-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever