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August 23, 2013

"Luke is Street Art" - Custom Luke Chueh Target by Bashprojects

Artist Bas Petter(aka Bash), of Bashprojects, recently put up for sale a custom Luke Chueh Target, titled "Luke is Street Art". Overall, the piece represents Bash's work very well. Using both the wall and figure to create a Koi mural is very creative. Most custom Targets treat the wall as a background and the figure itself as a separate character. Bash decided to combined the two separate pieces into one, with his design based around the story he created to go with the custom:
Luke wanted to know what Street Art was all about. So he asked Bash to take him with him on the street to teach him.

"Street Art isn't something that can be taught! You are the art..."

Bash took Luke to a wall and asked him to stand really quiet and close his eyes so that Bash could explain what he meant with "you are the art".

After standing there with his eyes closed for a hour he received a paintbrush with black ink...

"Now you can finish the outline for me."

Luke opened his eyes and finally understood... he IS the art!
Luke is Street Art 
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Even with the small bit of added sculpt, the design is a little on the simple side for the price point. For reference, an available piece that is much more involved sculpting and paint-wise: Bert the Beaver and his Wooden Labbit Home is selling for 250 Euros plus shipping. Keep in mind that the Bert the Beaver custom involves 2 figures, a 10" labbit and micro Munny, both of which are painted and sculpted pretty well.
Bert the Beaver and his Wooden Labbit Home
"Luke is Street Art" is priced at 300 Euros plus shipping, depending on location. With Bash being based in the Netherlands, shipping to US will run collectors 26 extra Euros, for a total of roughly $436 USD. Factoring in the price of the initial figure, pricing for this piece should have been somewhere around $300 USD plus shipping. That conversion rate will bite any US collector trying to purchase a piece from an overseas artist. Bash does have many other pieces available as well, including several smaller Dunnys.

"Demons of the future - Stormtrooper Hunter" by Dust

Insane Squadt...




The head is a modified nozzel squadt with a handmade body (fully moveable).
Stands 33cm tall. handpainted….
 
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Sculpt and swap by JFury and Forces of Dorkness

Awesome colaboration... 

JFury



Forcess of Dorkness



Forces of Dorkness (Scott Kinnebrew) and Myself (JFury) decided to do a sculpt and swap. So we both went at 7" munnys with some super sculpey, then we painted each others sculpted custom and I think the results are great. These two wonderful custom will be available at my webstore  www.furiouscustoms.bigcartel.com. Monday 8/19 at 6 pm pst and a great price of 150.00 each. The first two pics are Scott sculpt and my paint. The Second two pics are my sculpt and Scotts paint.

Assault & Batteryz by Quiccs

Amazed by the sculpting on this Dunny. Those ears are something else!
 
I wanted to share my  limited
 run of my Custom 3" Dunny, "Assault & Batteryz" :) I will sell them this STGCC2013 weekend at 50 Singapore Dollars(40 usd)


Details:

Platform: 3" Dunny
Edition: Nugget Gold
Type: Originally customized concept
Hand-casted for a very limited run to give people the chance to own and enjoy one.

Write-up:
Assault & Batteryz is a custom concept I built that revolves around a heavily armed Mech (aka "Assault") and 2 support robots ("Ruff Battery", the Rocketeer) + ("Tuff Battery", the Rifelman) sitting on its head, individual characters as seen on "at_ease_sticker.jpeg

The main idea for me way to present the 3" Dunny figure in a way that has never been done before (so far as i think), utilizing the signature ears as mini characters sitting on the head, while keeping my signature Bulletpunk mech design in it as well.

This custom is detailed to the teeth, as seen all the way till the back, as it is the most detailed one I've done on a 3" figure to date.

These will be launched and sold at the Vinyl on Vinyl booth in STGCC 2013

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Minus Mouse and a Great Russian Bear by BALD

Good to see BALD back at the customizers front. Love this Tequila and his own resin figure looks epic!
 
The Great Russian Bear
 

Ivan Ivanoff aka The Great Russian Bear was a famous wrestler that got in deep with the mob, eventually leading to his ban from wrestling. Now Ivan is a mindless enforcer for the mob, he continues to wear his costume refusing to wash it or take it off and uses to intimidate those unlucky enough to cross his path.

My first original resin toy, Minus Mouse! He stands 4" x 3" tall, comes bagged with header card and custom sketch. Limited Edition of only 7 hand painted originals.

Back story: Minus Mouse is the reluctant and somewhat disturbed defender of Cheeseville where he fights against crime and mouse traps!


Available now: http://baldcustoms.storenvy.com/

Ralf - A New Greg "Craola" Simkins 6" Vinyl Toy


Greg "Craola" Simkins is teaming up with the folks over at 3DRetro to bring Ralf, the White Knight, to vinyl life. Ralf is the main character in Craola's future stop motion animation, which he and C4toons is currently running a Kickstarter for, in order to raise the base funding for the project. Craola is not new to the vinyl toy world, with his work appearing on several production toys, including a line of his own characters. From the very beginning of the Kickstarter launch and even with the teaser pics posted by Craola, collectors have been hoping for the chance at the possibility of a vinyl toy of one or more characters set to appear in the Mook(term coined for this project to mean Movie and accompanying book). It appears that Ralf(and hopefully more characters) is going to be a vinyl toy which everyone will be able to have and adore in the future. Even as a rough concept, the implications of what the final product will look like is fantastic. This could be the first in a line of characters from the future "I'm Scared" movie.
Creating something like Ralf the vinyl toy is a huge undertaking, especially from a drawn concept, which was created for a project that is still in it's early stages. For many, the assumption is that the process to create a toy from concept to final product is something simple and the prices should reflect that. What many people should understand, is that in order to make most toys viable and affordable, multiple colorways is something that will always be discussed. Having a single colorway edition of 1200 for any vinyl toy is something that is not always the best option, especially when it comes to designer toys and the small niche it represents in the grand scheme of all things considered art and toys.


With all that said, the "I'm Scared" Kickstarter is going to be the only way for collectors to score the exclusive Kickstarter colorway. The "Rancid Ralf" pledge level has 100 available rewards with a pledge level set at $65 or more(which includes shipping within the US). The "Booogey Monstah" pledge level of $100, offers both the Vinyl Toy Ralf and the Mook, with only 50 available rewards. Both levels combined means that the Kickstarter edition of Ralf is currently set at 150 units. This Kickstarter opportunity is a great way for collectors to score what should be a rare piece, while also saving a bit of money and supporting a wonderful project. As of this blog post, only 11 days remain and the project is only at 69% funded of the total funding goal of $65,000. Hopefully, more people will pledge in the next few days, snagging up these newly added rewards.

If you haven't done so already, please make a pledge or just spread the word to everyone you know. Spreading the word is just as good as pledging. Let's all make "I'm Scared" the movie happen!

JFury's Sticky Ricky Custom Munny



JFury's Sticky Ricky was a popular figure in the ToyKick Fresh Batch 3" Dunny blind box series.  So popular that he's been asked to do an 8" Munny version.  And here it is!  Whereas many of the facial features of the smaller figure were hand painted in, JFury was able to sculpt on those features thanks to the larger platform giving an already excellent figure even more depth and detail.

You can find more of his work at his store, including resin pieces and custom vinyl.

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

MUSCULAR by Mike Calboni


Inspired by the seemingly steroid-induced muscular design of the new BMW X6, Mike Calboni took that vision to the extreme and created his new resin piece, MUSCULAR.  Looking like a twisted fusion of man and machine MUSCULAR is a 6" hand sculpted, cast, painted and signed  resin piece.  Each figure comes with it's own soft drawstring pocket featuring printed images of MUSCULAR on the outside.

You can find MUSCULAR at Mike Calboni's shop here.