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August 14, 2013

Monster Magnets and Plaques by Vanessa Ramirez

MONSTER PLAQUE - BROWN
Monsters are great and can have the same emotions as people. At least that is what Artist Vanessa Ramirez is obsessed with showing, as she believes that "Monsters are People Too". Even though Vanessa has been extremely busy with her day job, she has plenty of goodies still available in her online store. Vanessa has a couple of resin Monster Plaques, among other things, that are going for $40 plus shipping. Each hand painted resin plaque measures around 3" in diameter and 1" thick. Only Brown and Green are left from her initial offering of 6 plaques. The brown one looks a bit like Chewbacca.



MONSTER PLAQUE - GREEN


To go along with the Monster theme, Vanessa also has a few of her Monster Magnets for sale, at $10 plus shipping each. These hand painted little Monster heads each have different emotions and colors, with the green monster showing a bit of an attitude. The facial expressions on all of Vanessa's Monsters, sculpted and drawn, are fantastic. Keep in mind that all of these resin monsters, plaques and magnets, were created off of original sculpts by Vanessa.
MONSTER MAGNET 1 - BLUE
Monster Magnet 1 - Blue by Vanessa Ramirez
MONSTER MAGNET 4 - GREY
Monster Magnet 4 - Grey by Vanessa Ramirez
MONSTER MAGNET 3 - GREEN
Monster Magnet 3 - Green by Vanessa Ramirez
For the time being, Vanessa's store is still full of goodies, so why not pick up a magnet or 2, or maybe even a plaque.

The gasmen and Cobra Trooper by Necro Monkey

Latest works from Necro Monkey...

They are dirty! They are crazy! They are the gasmen!


4 piece blindbox series
Micro munny platform with clay and a little hardware store touch here and there
Acrylic painted, ink washed, and kissed with a little glow in the dark spray paint (more on that in a second)
Each piece comes in a little wooden box with a bottle of “condense” and an extra treat
Dropping August 24th at 10am Pacific at http://necromonkey.storeenvy.com

The gasmen are an odd bunch that work glow fields, but don’t let the name fool you.  The glow fields are actually clouded with midnight black smoke and ash that spews from vents in the ground.  The black ash covers everything which is why gasmen are always dirty and many chose to shave off their hair, but in that smoke and ash is the glow which becomes “condense”.  The gasmen harvest the ash and smoke from the glow fields and, through a process they keep hidden, produce “condense”.  This fluid is greenish yellow and uses are still being discovered for the stuff from lighting to power to even the common belief of medicinal.  What is known is that long time exposure in the glow fields does tend to cause gasmen and their equipment to glow in the dark a little whether that is bad or not is still unknown.

If successful, these may be the first characters in an alternate world.

Necro Monkey has also this custom micro munny available in his store...

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 Don P

BALD is back!

Love it that this guy is bringing some goodness again!

The Labbit is 5" and entitled Frankenlabbit.  Did some heavy sculpting on this Frankenstein inspired custom.

The Munny is 4" and entitled: The Vegetarian Zombie -No brains for this guy, he'll take a nice salad over that any day of the week! Painted with acrylics and includes carrot accessory.
 

Lastly is a resin piece called Minus Mouse (stands around 4 1/2" tall x 3 1/2"), shown in the raw form and unpainted.  I will be releasing 7 hand painted ones first and possibly some blanks, clears and gid in future versions.  It was sculpted by myself and cast by Manny Romero (Manny X).

The customs are for sale here also Pre-Orders for Minus Mouse: http://baldcustoms.storenvy.com/
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Don P


Some Sweet releases by Hey Cavey!


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August brings sweet Strawberries and Watermelons to the Cavey world! Watermelon Cavey is the first Cavey to feature a different colored back to his front, while also featuring hand painted seeds all over. At 16 GBPs(about $25), Watermelon Cavey is limited to 50 pieces and also comes with a purple enamel badge and a Cavey Cube carrying case.blogwatermelon Augusts Sweet Cavey Releases
Based on the 2010 super limited plush design of Strawberry Cavey, Strawberry Vinyl Cavey is handpainted with a strawberry stalk on his head. Limited to only 20 pieces and priced at 15 GBP(about $23), each Strawberry Vinyl Cavey is signed and numbered on the bottom, while being packaged with a special header card just for him.
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Head on over to HeyCavey shop and get them now, as they are available as of this post.

New Clothing and Resin Figures from The Mark Ultra



Resin bootlegger The Mark Ultra has some new releases coming out Thursday, August 15th, at 10PM EST. First up is the next colorway of his popular Intruder figure, this time in emerald green. Retailing for $18 each plus shipping, like most of Mark Ultra's releases, these figures will likely come individually poly-bagged with a header card.

The Mark Ultra's next release features the return of The Mark Ultra's MUSCLE inspired mini figures, U.L.T.R.A figures. At $15 plus shipping for each flesh colored set, these awesome mini figures will be a great addition to any mini fig collection.
Accompanying the resin figures and not to be limited to releasing just cool toys, The Mark Ultra has the first release of a new clothing line, which includes a snap-back hat and some cool t-shirts. Each piece of clothing will cost $20 plus shipping.


Again, all of these goodies are going to be available in The Mark Ultra's shop at 10PM EST on Thursday August 15th. As most of The Mark Ultra's releases tend to sell out and while the clothing will probably not be too limited, one can be certain that the resin figures will be limited to a small quantity. Those wishing to pick up one of the resin releases should set his/her alarm, while also getting some F5-fu practice in.

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Product of the Day - Ron English x Blackbook Big Boner OG 8-inch figure (preorder)


We, BlackBook Toy, are proud to announce the release of our new toy with renowned contemporary artist, Ron English! This "Big Boner" is based on the skull character in his book, Stickable Art Offenses. Much fatter than his iconic MC Supersized!!


Limited to only 150 pieces worldwide and sculpted by T9G!, this is the latest piece from Ron English. The piece stands 21cm (8.25") tall and is made in Japan. This OG edition is clear is double molded (clear outside, white inside) with light grey wipe.


The piece is available for pre-order now for $100 at the Tenacious Toys website.