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March 31, 2014

Komega's Amazing SoulDroid Dunnys


Komega shares with us this amazing fosl Mecha Dunny - "Soul Droid" . Soul Droid is ready for action, and has you in his sights. The ancient fosl skull is pretty awesome, but where's the Amazing?

Wait for it...

BOOM
Yup, he lights up. And, there's an ultra-tiny skull in there- more than one of them, I hear.
Komega's first figure is sold out, but 2 more are available here.



Be sure to stay up to date with Komega's releases on Facebook and Instagram @komega


March 30, 2014

threezero x Titanfall = Epic!


Do I really need to add anything to what you can see in the pic!!!

From threezero Facebook page

Today we want to share with you something BIG!

Witness the rise of the Titans, as we will be making figures from first-person shooter multiplayer video game, called: Titanfall.

In Titanfall, players compete on a war-torn planet, playingas mech-style Titans and their pilots. We will disclose more details about figures, which we are making as we get closer to showing the prototype (which will happen really soon), however we can already say that Titan on this teaser is about 20" tall and will come with the pilot.

Yes 20 inches tall!!! its going to be huge!! without checking, think it maybe similar size to the threeA Real Steal figures released last year, if so, hope they look into the 'top heavy' aspect of the figure as the Real Steal robots are quite difficult to secure once posed.

Anyway, I'm off to have a blast on the game, will update news as soon as anything pops up on threezero!

Thanks for reading

Wai Man

www.onesixthbruce.co.uk

Hot Toys Marvel Winter Soldier round up.

In the space of a few weeks, Hot Toys Marvel steam train rolled in with 3 new preorders tied in with the worldwide release of Captain America The Winter Soldier.

Liking the weathering on the suit!

Fans will love this new version of Black widow!!

Head sculpt on this is fantastic

Now we will have to wait and see if Hot Toys will release the Stealth version on his suit, I guess very likely they will...


BUT no so sure about Falcon...


I've watched the film and I thoroughly enjoyed it, fans will for sure get all three and the preorders will sell very well.

Captain America: Golden Age version, Black Widow and The Winter Soldier are all available from your usual Hot Toys vendor, as for the others mentioned above, we shall see!

Thanks for reading

Wai Man
www.onesixthbruce.co.uk

Custom of the Month (The Customizers FB-group)

The custom of the past month of The Customizer group on Facebook is...
customizer Jon Paul Kaiser
Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead
Totally amazing custom, love the depth and the clean lines!

Follow Jon-Paul Kaiser here:
Site
Facebook

March 29, 2014

New Ardabus Rubber Art Prints And Webshop

Echo's Brother

Ardabus Rubber has been hard at work this year on secret projects- one of which, we can see, was adding a giant in-house fine art printer to his studio arsenal. A wide and exciting art print line joins Ardabus' (newly re-designed) webshop lineup here! I'm super stoked on these additions, which make Ardabus artworks available from $12+

Triple Positive

This is the first time Ardabus' earlier, and difficult to find paintings, like "Triumphant Return of the Anthropomorphic Spectre" have been available as large format prints;

Triumphant Return Of The Anthropomorphic Spectre

Word on the street is that these Tshirts are ready, and are amazing.
Find more of Ardabus' artwork on his website. or stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram @ardabusrubber for new toy art & paintings.


March 28, 2014

SubUrban Vinyl Gallery 1s And 2s Preview Is Live


Sub-Urban Vinyl Gallery kicked off their "1s and 2s" custom toilet seat exhibition today in-house, and has updated a preview section on their website here. Available also are these Sucklord "Ass Wipe" toilet paper rolls. Sculpture? Utility? You decide.



To view the exhibition preview, click through here, or contact suburbanvinyl@gmail.com 






Autonomous Amplifier, circa 1886 by David Ten


Created for a charity auction, David Ten's latest piece is crafted from wood, metal, clay acrylic and vinyl and draws inspiration from antique 1940's wooden radios, steampunk aesthetics, art deco, and Kabuki Masks.  You can seen and purchase more of Deeten's amazing artwork at his online store.

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

March 27, 2014

Kanji Toys Transform into Animals

   Yet another weird toy from Japan is here to fascinate us all.

These transforming toys called Mojibakeru Kana are marketed as learning toys for kids and classrooms. They are kanji that transform into whatever they spell out.

   Right now it's a series of mostly animals, but Bandai plans to release other types of these toys later this year.







Mojibakeru Kana Golden Dragon Kanji
Mojibakeru Kana Dragon
Mojibakeru Kana Dino kanji


Mojibakeru Kana Dinosaur
Mojibakeru Kana Gorilla and Bird













I'm not sure how educational these toys are but I'll sure use that as an excuse to buy them all!



-XOXO Otaku Milf (AKA Shonuff)

March 26, 2014

New 8" Dunny from DeeTen



David "DeeTen" has been busy working down his commissions list, and shares this newest piece for a private collector. This piece, "Anti Air Siren", circa 1886, a custom 8'' dunny with wings! DeeTen shares with us:

"I was influenced by steampunk aesthetics and the 1927 movie Metropolis when I designed this figure. This piece along with most of my others are part of a story where they are artifacts from another dimension brought back to us in 1886." 

You can follow @deeten on Instagram and Twitter, or on his online shop here.





Rainy Day Antagonist Figure by Evilos Now Up on Kickstarter


Our friend Evilos has launched a Kickstarter to fund the production of his first original sculpt collectible! I've backed it, of course. Evilos is an undeniable talent and has been extremely supportive of Tenacious Toys. He's part of the crew. Let's get him to his goal, he's already well on his way!

From his KS:

 Hello, My Name is Christopher Avalos.

I've been a model maker and custom artist for well over 20 Years. In that time I've painted many different things. This year ive decided to make my own figure, I've had this idea for some time and through an amazing set of circumstances I'm ready to create my very first figure.


I've already gone and had the 3D sculpt professionally created, so we are half way there. But I still need your help. With your pledges I can hire a studio in the United States to produce the mold and the figures. So please check out all the rewards I have and their details here.

He is a character that I came up with a very long time ago when rainy weather would cause all sorts of delays. I don't have a traditional indoor studio like many other artists, my studio is outside and I rely on the great southern California weather to get my work done. Some days I cannot paint because of bad weather and that's what my Rainy Day character personifies. With your help and pledges, I can create a Do It Yourself White Resin figure that you can customize however you wish. He will come in five pieces for easy painting and is 4 inches tall. Just paint, put him back together and you will have a figure all your own.

March 25, 2014

Takara TOMY to release Fruits Zombie Series




    Takara TOMY A.R.T.S.  has released a trailer for their upcoming gashopon collectible series called "Fruits Zombie". There's 6 different kinds of fruits zombies to collect and at under $2.00 a pop, who wouldn't want to grab them all?
Takara TOMY Presents Fruits Zombie
Fruits Zombies Banana, Sakuranbo and Ichigo.

Fruits Zombies Painappuru, Budou and Nashi.
The release video is pretty convincing....





These guys are already in gashapon machines all over Japan, you're best bet to grab one in America is to go to online auctions or ask a friend in Japan. These guys may end up being pretty rare so grab some while you can!

-XOXO Otaku Milf
(AKA -Shonuf)

March 24, 2014

Season of Spring exhibition by Daniel Rolnik at the Flower Pepper Gallery

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The Season of Spring - Flower Pepper Gallery

Daniel Rolnik, The Worlds Most Adorable Art Critic, was on Toy Break Episode 299, showing off some items he is showing at a current exhibit at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Old Pasedena. Daniel Rolnik is an art lover who blogs for many different sites, just so he can reach the appropriate crowd for every type of art genre. The Seasons of Sprint exhibit, curated by Daniel, centers around a neat idea in which Daniel sends all participating artists, an artist pack. Each cardboard envelope contained 2 pieces of quality paper and instructions for the artist to provide original pieces. One piece would be shown in a clear poly bag and header card, while the second piece(hidden behind the first) would be a surprise for the person who purchases the piece. A really great idea and pretty open ended. Some artists decided to forgo the provided paper and instead, create some really cool sculptures. All the pieces in the exhibit range in price from $20 to $200, which is pretty affordable for Original pieces of art.
Andrew Hadle, an illustrator and sculptor, provided 2 amazing sculptures, titled Dog and Duck.
Dog by Andrew Hadle

Duck by Andrew Hadle
An art collective, Salao Coboi, also provided sculptures for the exhibit, both of which can be seen in Toy Break 299. These pieces are pretty amazing and thought provoking to say the least. Salao Coboi started out as mutant art collective, but has since become a solo endeavor for ApolinĂ¡rio Pereira, co-founder of Salao Coboi.
Prince by Salao Coboi

Tony by Salao Coboi
For those able to, be sure to check out these pieces, along with many others at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. The exhibit runs now until Friday April 4th.
 Flower Pepper Gallery, 121 Union Street at the corner of Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103. Hours:  Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Flower-Pepper.com. The Season of Spring exhibit runs through Friday, April 4th.

SubUrban Vinyl Gallery Presents 1s and 2s A Custom Toilet Seat Show




Restroom, Bathroom, Washroom, Dunny (if you live down-under)... There are very few places you will return to and routinely spend more time in, than your washroom. So why is it so severely lacking in artwork? Well it doesn't have to be! This is the curatorial premise behind Sub-Urban Vinyl Gallery's upcoming "1s and 2s" Exhibition, featuring custom painted toilet seats.

Exhibition opens March 28 at Sub Urban Vinyl Gallery.

Contributing artists include:
Carson Catlin, Tasha Zimich, Soko Cat, JFury, Con Art Studio, Small Angry Monster, Nemo, The Jelly Empire, and more.

We've seen some WIPs surfacing (we all float down here!) including;

Con Art Studio

Soko Cat
Tasha Zimich

Stay tuned, and on the edge of your seats, for updates as they unfold. Curious about the show or a piece you've seen? Email suburbanvinyl@gmail.com


New Hell Lotus Teddy From Dust x MintyFresh



David "Dust" Stegmann reveals to us 1 of 2 Teddy pieces bound for release through European retailer MintyFresh. This custom Hell Lotus "Master Teddy San" features epoxy sculpted elements, spray and hand painted with acrylics.



Master Teddy San's minute fabric detailing is made more impressive by the minuscule figures seated and draped on Teddy himself. The balance in scale makes it hard to determine whether Master Teddy San is himself a creature, or a monument to even tinier beings. To inquire this piece, or submit questions, contact the artist directly by email at info@davidstegmann.de



The Last Knight by Andrew Bell Now Available at Discordia Culture Shop

This one is selling out fast, folks, so definitely don't wait too long before purchasing. I've seen countless images of happy artists and collectors who have picked this piece up. I think it really speaks to those creative types...

Our associates and advertiser Discordia Culture Shop has a few of Andrew Bell's The Last Knight figure on hand, available for immediate shipment. This beautiful 8-inch-tall vinyl piece is definitely not a toy, it's a work of art that can be proudly displayed in your home on your mantle above the fireplace, and won't make you look like an insane toy hoarder. Keep all those Dunnys locked away in your bedroom so your parents don't get that exhausted look on their faces when they see the Dunny collection...

Only $64.99 at Discordia! Click here to buy The Last Knight by Andrew Bell.


March 23, 2014

Clutter Magazine Issue 20: Visceral Visions - CLUTTER IS NOW FREE!


 Clutter Magazine is now employing a new business model whereby they release all of their issues online for FREE! Yes, they are FREE, you fool, so go check out Issue 20 now by clicking the link below:


March 22, 2014

Upper Playground Releases Munko Plush Toy by David Choe

"Munko Has no arms or legs, but don't take pity and cry for her. He is here, she is there, he is everywhere all at once. She is him and he is her, she is chubby little baby and 2 billion year old wise wizard. He can Transform and shapeshift into your wildest wet dream or your worst nightmare. SHe is selfish and cares nothing about you. fuck your stupid problems, fuck your feelings, but also loves you and cares about you and puts more importance on you, more than anyone In your life, I love you I love you I love you. The black hole in her head eats all the pain and darkness in the world. he believes all her strength knowledge and luck comes from his only tooth, but in reality it's the sole survivor of her over active sweet tooth. Munko is Simple in form and mind and shape, yet so complex living on many levels and realities, not so simple that he can't feel multiple emotions and contradicting feelings and opinions all at once. SHe is telepathic and can read your deepest darkest thoughts, you cannot hide or lie to munko, when you are with munko you just be, and you will finally be at peace with your fucking self." —David Choe


You know what I like about David Choe? He literally doesn't have to do SHIT for the rest of his life. But he continues to create cool stuff like this because he loves it. Respect.

World War Gee : The Yellow Zombie Custom Dunny by Huck Gee Drops March 28


The World War Gee outbreak continues with The Yellow Zombie on Friday, March 28th at 1pm PDT. It will be available at www.huckgee.com for 24 hours only. It's every man for themselves because once this sale is over - this design will never be seen again.

This figure will be signed and include all shown accessories. Due to the nature of the materials, some differences should be expected in each figure. The turnaround time on delivering this piece will be 6-8 weeks, $450 each.