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January 6, 2013

KANO's Custom Fonzo for Fonzo Love NY at MPH

Kano's custom Fonzo, for My Plastic Heart and Freakstore's Fonzo Love NY show, looks quite awesome. The color scheme works well, as does the created shadows and overall execution.. Kano did a great job utilizing the lines of the original Fonzo figure, while at the same time incorporating his own style and creating depth with just paint.

From Kano's WIP pic, the DOOM style mask looked to be sculpted on. The shadows and colors are on point for this piece. This piece should have no trouble selling.
Opening reception for Fonzo Love NY is Friday January 11th,from 6-9PM at My Plastic Heart. The show is going to run until February 3rd.

The start of 2013 is shaping up to be big for Kano. It is too bad that Kano says that this is going to be his last group show, but I'm sure Kano has big things planned instead. I can't wait to see what else Kano does this year and beyond! 

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Under da Sea custom Android by Menace Inc Studios

The latest custom Android commission by Jeff Beck of Menace Inc: Under da Sea! Definitely getting whimsical. I love this one. More aquatic customs!!!!
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H.U.S.T.L.E. Artist Series Wave 1 revealed

Announcing the reveal of HUSTLE Artist Series Wave 1! Featuring 10 different mini figures from some of the art toy scene's finest (including 2 preview figures), the blind packaged series will be available mid-January in an exclusive neon green and pink colourway for an as yet unrevealed Japan Toy Show, whilst the standard flesh-tone release will be hitting the Man-E-Toys store a week or so after. Packaged in authentic gatcha style capsules (along with a few super-limited blister carded 3 packs) and coming with insert and mini stat card, the figures will be available for $15 each plus shipping ($35 for the 3 pack).

From top left in above pic:
  • Hungry Hungry Hordak- Brutherford Industries,
  • Untitled- Manny X
  • Ray Skull- Hungry Imp
  • Mekamess- Nama Niku
  • Untitled- Killer Bootlegs
  • Super CupCake Lucha- Rampage Toys
  • Seedling Warrior- Taylored Curiosities
  • Battle Ready Ugly Cenicorn- Rampage Toys (preview figure)
  • Skworm Hunter ‘Archer’- Tru:Tek (preview figure)
  • Skworm Hunter ‘Youth’- Tru:Tek

Clutter Exclusive 'Grape' KESH-E-FACE by Disarticulators

  • Cast in rubber urethane
  • Stands approx. 3"
Above is one of the pieces Niall Anderson (H.U.S.T.L.E.) will be entering into the upcoming (In)action Figures Show… the Clutter exclusive ‘Grape’ KESH-E-FACE! This is the debut piece from the collaborative group known as The Disarticulators. KESH-E-FACE was designed and sculpted by the Amazing Zectron, with production and packaging design handed over to Man-E-Toys' very own Tru:Tek… Influenced heavily by both M.U.S.C.L.E and MOTU (try and guess how many character references were made just from the above shot!), the 3″ tall rubber figure comes with Man-E-Face style rotating head connected by magnets, complete with authentic blister style packaging.

Priced at $35 (TBC), KESH-E-FACE will be available to purchase at the (In)action Figure Show (Saturday, January 12th) with remaining stock hitting the Clutter online store soon after… this run has been limited to just 5 pieces, so anyone interested better act quick! Stay tuned over the coming weeks for full release details on the standard open edition…

Clutter Exclusive 'Grape' H.U.S.T.L.E Sets:
  • Cast in rubber urethane
  • Stand approx. 2" each
"As promised earlier in the week, we can now reveal the second half of our entry for Clutter’s (In)action Figure Show next week… the Clutter exclusive ‘Purple’ H.U.S.T.L.E Artist Series! Featuring a selection of Wave 1′s figures, we’ve included 3 separate one-off releases for the show; a double sided blistered 3 pack featuring designs from Brutherford Industries, Killer Bootlegs and Taylored Curiosities, a ‘You Got Grapes!’ multi-toned Skworm Hunter ‘Youth’ 6 pack, plus the first ever H.U.S.T.L.E Battle Pack, featuring a total of four figures from both series creator Tru:Tek and Rampage Toys, and a custom H.U.S.T.L.E wrestling ring to display them in… All cast in a purple flexible rubber, each set comes complete with mini laminated stat cards and safety inserts designed and produced by Tru:Tek. Due to go on sale at the show’s opening next Saturday (price TBC), any remaining stock will be hitting the Clutter store the following week… Stay tuned for more news on the H.U.S.T.L.E general release soon!"

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The Disarticulators [Tru:Tek/Zectron/Bigmantoys]

An amazing trio by Jc Rivera

No one has ever made the same design on these three platforms (Mascot, Bot, Keychain), but now Jc Rivera nailed it. Totally love the vibrant colors and this boxer designs from Jc Rivera are a huge hit. Wake up call for Kidrobot.....we need a production Mascot like this. When you are interested in work from Jc Rivera, than hit him up, he is always open for commissions!

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January's Roto-A-Matic Helper Dragon is Pale Green

There are few deals in the designer toy world right now that are better than the Helper Dragon. This 4.5" tall polyethylene wonder was sculpted by Tim Biskup and was the first new mold designed for Rotofugi's refurbished vintage Mold-A-Rama machine, the Roto-A-Matic. You can visit their gallery in Chicago and make one right on the spot, or for a measly $6 you can order one from their website.

There is a new color every month, and as you can see here, January is pale green. Each one comes bagged with a handwritten certificate of authenticity showing the date it was made. Heck, order two at that price. If you hurry, you can even still find December's Army Man Green while supplies last.

Go get 'em!