Obscure has come back to revisit Dia de Los Muertos with another Hello Kitty. This time he used a Funko Pop! Figure for his platform. It features sculpted flowers and traditional dress, and is of course hand painted. If anyone is interested in getting their own Dia de Los Muertos Hello Kitty, you can contact Obscure directly at email@example.com. You can also follow him on Instagram @obscureakg.
Public Art is something that every community in the world should have, support and celebrate. Globally renowned muralist Estira Miyashiro created the Estria Battle in 2007 to help engage youth, celebrate public art and build communities. For 2013, the Estria Battle has turned into, what hopefully will be, a great festival for the arts in Oakland, CA.
Funding huge events such as this one does not come cheap or easy. In order
to help fund the Estria Battle Festival, Estria Battle has recently
launched a Kickstarter, which will run until July 11th, 2013. With a $25,000 goal and a little over a month to reach that goal, Estria Battle will need all the help they can get.
Pledge levels start at $5, which will get a Thank you from Estria Battle. A $25 pledge will get a backer an 11x17" never before released poster by Alex "Defer" Kizu. Jesse Hernandez has also hopped on board, lending a Estria Battle Poster($25 Pledge) design that will also be printed on T-Shirts($50 Pledge) and Hoodies($100 Pledge) for backers. Prints and original pieces from a bunch of other artists are also available as a reward for varying pledge levels. As with all Kickstarters, keep in mind that funds will only get charged to backers if the Kickstarter is fully funded when the Pledge period ends on July 11th.
I've always been a fan of art, no matter what the medium. Public art
plays such a vital role in every community, often by turning dreary and
bland walls into great colorful works of art. Make a pledge if you can, or at least help spread the word and let's all help get the Estria Battle Festival Funded.
This piece, designed for last weekends G.I. Joe show is from AVES. "Astro Destro" is built on the 3" G.I. Joe base produced by the Loyal Subjects. It is available for $250 now on the Sub-Urban Vinyl website.
This set of six Monster Magnets (series 2) was cast in gray resin, sculpted, cast and molded by the very talented Argonaut Resins. SoKo Cat has brought each of these amazing characters (Vampyr, FrankenHulk, WereDude, Demon, Phantom and Warlock) to life with her remarkable painting talent for Dream in Plastic's Custom Toy Show this weekend. Each creature has been highlighted (no pun intended) in their own unique way, resulting in wonderful characters as a part of an extraordinary collection.
The set is available for purchase at the show for $200. They may also be sold individually for $40 each.
Dream in Plastic's Custom Toy Show will run from June 8 to July 12, with the opening from 6 PM to 10 PM at their shop (177 Main Street, Beacon, N.Y. 12508).
We have two pieces featured today from last weekends G.I. Joe show. Both were created by SoKo Cat based on the 3" G.I. Joe base from the Loyal Subjects. The first is everyone's favorite Spider-Man hating newspaper publisher J. Jonah Jameson. He is available for only $75 in the Sub-Urban Vinyl shop. The second is ST:tNG Lieutenant Commander, Geordi La Forge, who is also available for $75 in the Sub-Urban Vinyl shop.
Mark Ultra teams up with Fistful Apparel'sAlexis Ziritt, to bring you Senor Cybernetico. Available in 2 different colorways as a bagged with header card figure, the red and gold version is being made available at Mark Ultras Store, available Thursday June 6th at 10PM EST(7PM PST). The black and silver version is going to be an exclusive available Friday June 7th at Alexis' booth at Heroes Con in Charlotte. Both versions are limited to 10 pieces and will sell for $20 each.
In addition to the Senor Cybernetico figures, Mark Ultra is also releasing a series of one-off figures. These figures were created with the help of Green Plastic Tunnels, based out of Baltimore, and will be sold Lucky Bag style for $22 each.
These Lucky Bags and the red and gold Senor Cybernetico will be available at Mark Ultras online store at 10 PM EST (7PM PST).