is a desktop figurine skilled in the art of keeping your most precious
files safe and protecting your workstation from harmful intruders. Sure,
his miniature size conveys innocence. But his turbulent past combined
with his interchangeable magnetic armor and weapons makes for a
dangerous warrior. When he's not accompanying your long hours in front
the computer, he can be found sharing data between trustworthy personnel
through the 8GB or 16GB flash drive (depending on model) stored in his
prototype was made in Emeryville, California by two guys that love
toys. It took more than 200 hours to design, build, and finish.
currently on Kickstarter for the next 4 weeks with a goal of $20,000 (100% funded now!).
There are various rewards that include a DIY PapaBehr (8GB or 16GB), a
painted PapaBehr (8GB or 16GB), prints, t-shirts and many others. There
are also stretch goals that allow for more rewards to be unlocked!
When the new Rude Copper figures by Apologies to Banksy arrived for review, I'd already had my opinion of them somewhat colored by internet debates over their legitimacy. Apparently, Banksy (from whom the design is derived) is not involved with the company, and some people don't appreciate the tongue-in-cheek manner in which ATB writes off this "theft" with their very name. But honestly, that's all I'm going to mention about that aspect of them. My main interest is as a toy enthusiast and collector, so I pushed such trivial matters aside and got down to admiring these (in)decent pieces of vinyl!
The figures are 4" and 6" tall, and available in several blank colors of rotocast vinyl. They are on the soft side, but they feel very durable. The vinyl does have some inconsistencies, areas where it varies from shiny to dull, but this is a minor issue and would be completely unnoticeable if you painted the figure, I only point it out for folks who wish to display them blank.
The design is great, and the sculpt well-executed. I found myself admiring the details on the helmet especially. It's very crisp in contrast to the smooth lines in the arms and the planes of the jacket. The pupils are even sculpted and every bit of attention brings this former work of graffiti art to life.
Instagram has got to be one of my favourite ways to discover things that amaze and excite me, in real time, on a daily basis. A short while ago Greg "Craola" Simkins shared some of what he's been working on sculpturally for exhibition with friend and studio-mate Kevin Pasko
Kevin works in 3D Modeling and Sculpture for industry clients in gaming, toys and car manufacturing, but is also skilled with more Fine Art and sculpture.
We can see Kevin pays meticulous attention to detail and cleanliness in sculpting Craola's wonderful and surreal designs. As well as a creative eye for filling in "Turnarounds"- sculpting dynamically in-the-round.
"Stuck Outside" - Craola
I can see where elements of Craola's captivating surreal compositions and characters are coming together in dynamic 3-Dimensional forms. The digital sculpt above emphasizes the beautiful craning posture of the figure's neck.
Greg "Craola" Simkins is regularly posting beautiful new works to is IG @Craola and website.
Constructed from carefully selected super duper soft tokidoki fleece, today's featured product is the 9" Tokidoki Kaiju Plush. Guaranteed to keep those monsters under your bed at bay or to guard your valuable collectibles. Right now, this wonderful creature is on sale for only $12 at the Tenacious Toys online store.