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April 29, 2014

Custom Cheech & Chong Dunnys by Ian Ziobrowski

Update from our friend Ian Ziobrowski- his latest custom Dunny set!

Cheech & Chong set: This past 4/20, launched the Nugglife Cheech & Chong set. Based off the 3 inch dunny, I sculpted out these caricatures of my favorite most inspirational actors in the world.  The set was available for $300 and is SOLD.




April 28, 2014

Task One Giving Away "Death of a Star" Dunny Custom Homage to Kidrobot

 "Death of A Star" by Task One

a.k.a. End of an Era, a.k.a. New Beginnings, a.k.a. Too Soon?
Task writes:
Due to some of the news of late, I figured now would be the best time to release my newest 8" custom Dunny, a one of a kind LED-lit custom exploding supernova Dunny. Stands 15 inches tall and plugs into standard US outlet.

And, best of all, it's being given away.




The purchase of any figure from www.wearenottoys.net from now til May 1st gives you one entry to win.
1 figure = 1 entry, buy 10 figures get 10 entries.

The winner will be electronically picked at random on May 2nd. Does not apply to print purchases, only figures. Good Luck!

Toilet Guy - the "Street Trash" Inspired Resin Figure by Big Man Toys!



Fans of B-movie cheese & gore rejoice! Big Man Toys is offering up a slimy pile of disgusting resin sludge in the form of the iconic Toilet Guy and he can be yours fully painted or in limited edition neon variants.



Captured in all of his bowel-shaking glory from the beloved cult classic "Street Trash" - this figure will be available to fans and toy collectors on May 1st, 6pm EST at the
Big Man Toys online store.
You can buy one or collect them all, but whatever you do - just stay away from the Viper!



Funko Storms In with SHARKNADO


Even if you don't own any other Funko POP vinyl toys (what's wrong with you?) you need to own this one.  How could you not?  It's a vinyl toy featuring a shark IN A TORNADO, based on movie about SHARKS IN A TORNADO.  Why am I even still writing this?  Any sane person would have already clicked the link and ordered a case of these bad boys just to have one in every room of the house.  

GO!

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

April 27, 2014

Undead Baby Dragon & Bitemares Plush Kickstarter by Vamplets

Baby Bitemares plushes by Vamplets
Undead Baby Dragon plush by Vamplets
We have had a long relationship with the fine people at Vamplets... I'm not sure when we actually met G-Ra, the spokesgoth for Vamplets, but she has our same fun, sort of absurd attitude. We've been fast friends ever since! Lately Vamplets has successfully funded a few different awesome plush Kickstarters for new products, and this one looks to be another success... with 20 days more to go and just $400 more to raise, it's pretty much a done deal!

And it's no wonder, those Baby Bitemares (top pic) are ridiculously cute... you can grab one for just $15 in their Kickstarter. The adorable Undead Baby Dragon (above) is just $35.




I picked up a pink Baby Bitemare for my niece, who currently resides in Tokyo (yes, my niece is cooler than me already).

You can also grab a comic book for $5, or a graphic novel and comic book set for $20.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084712128/undead-baby-dragon-and-bitemares-plush-from-vample
In one of their earlier Kickstarters, I picked up a Ghost Pony plush, which is probably also going to be shipped to Tokyo if I can convince myself to part with it. Super cool, creepy plush. In this Kickstarter, you can grab a saddle for your Ghost Pony for just $12, or if you missed the last Kickstarter, you can pick up the full Ghost Pony with Saddle set for $35 (pictured below).

Love these products. These are great gift ideas, and the prices are really reasonable, especially given the fact that they include US shipping.

Check out the latest Vamplets Kickstarter! You'll be sorry! 

oh I mean you WON'T be sorry! heh.

Vamplets Ghost Pony with Saddle

April 26, 2014

123KLAN Robber poster - BANDIT-1SM "Le Voleur"

 123KLAN ROBBER    Edition Size: 75 
The last 10 18 x 24 inch posters will be online April 25th.  95 $ /  63 Euros / Shipping included.    
2-Color Screen Prints On 130lbs Mohawk Archival Paper, not framed.   
This RUN comes signed and numbered.

INTRODUCING: One-Eyed Girl

The Bat Man and Robin by One-Eyed Girl
So I was at the Vinyl Thoughts show in Brooklyn, mingling and checking out all the cool artwork when someone from the gallery walked by me and placed a big red dot ("SOLD!") next to this piece: "The Bat Man and Robin" by One-Eyed Girl... a new name, to me at least. This was one of the pieces that all the attendees commented on (along with the cute little blue booby-toucher piece by IROC Toys). I think a few of us just nodded to each other- "yeah, of course this one just sold"- the overall aesthetic was just really well-conceived and the piece has so much character. I love those crinkled eyelids! And the paintwork is so delicate and intricate. Great stuff.

 A little while later I was back standing near this piece again when someone leaned over to take a close-up picture, so I asked him if he was the buyer. No, he said, he was here with the artist! And I turned around and there was One-Eyed Girl (aka Kasey)! Not often that I get to meet new toy artists. Anyway, Kasey is super nice and clearly very talented so I let her know I'd be interested in covering her pieces on this blog.

Here's what Kasey has to say about "The Bat Man and Robin:"
The Bat Man and Robin are a 7" Trikky and a Micro Foomi.  I had a lot of fun making these dudes and proud of the outcome so i hope you can share!

So, here ya go: One-Eyed Girl. Look for more cool customs from her soon!

April 23, 2014

New Resin Pieces by Hugh Rose: Walrus & Wooden Monkeys

8" Walrus figures by Hugh Rose
4" Walrus figure by Hugh Rose

I was very pleased to hear from the UK's Hugh Rose the other day- seems he's been busy learning how to prototype and cast his own figures! Hugh's custom pieces are always eye-popping and it's really cool to see him now working on his own designs.

The figures above are 8" and 4" resin Walrus (Walruses? Walri? I'm gonna look that up). The smaller one (above) is called 'Scrimshaw' and is etched and ink-washed in the old-timey traditional whaler style. At top is the 8" Walrus figures with hand sculpted, unique faces and tusks.

Below are Hugh's Wooden Monkeys which are 8" resin pieces, all uniquely painted.

To purchase any of Hugh's new pieces, email him at hello@hughrose.co.uk
8" Wooden Monkey resin figure by Hugh Rose
8" Wooden Monkey resin figure by Hugh Rose

Introducing Canmans Vinyl Toys: Coming Soon to a Shop Near You!

Canmans Series 1 (Pose, Dabs Myla, Craola, Revok)
The Canmans are a series of vinyl figures focused on graffiti artists and the art of collecting spray paint cans. There are 2 editions of the Canmans, the Artist Editions and the Blank Editions. The Artist Editions are "Limited Edition" Canmans that have been designed by some of the world's most prolific graffiti artists. Each artist creates the artwork and design for their exclusive Canman figures.

The Blank Edition is a Canman that comes with no artwork. It's a blank canvas, ready for you to do it yourself.

The Canman figures have a removable lid for storing spray paint tips and other items discreetly. Each Canman includes a "real" spray paint tip that may be interchanged with other types of spray tips!

The Canmans were originally conceived by Tyke (Witnes) of AWR and Toynami (www.toynami.com). Series 1 includes Pose, Dabs Myla, Craola & Revok.  Series 2 includes Ewok, Rime, Tyke & Persue.

Check out www.canmans.com for more info.



Willo Resin Figure Kickstarter by Kyle Kirwan Now Live

http://kck.st/1jwteNC


Kyle is a local artist (Brooklyn) who was one of the first artists we hosted in our Super Series Sundays releases- his Mudcat figure sold out! Now he has another resin design in the works: Willo.

This pink exclusive color is available only by backing the Kickstarter. I backed it. 

Support your local artist! Love those horns. So creepy and cute! http://kck.st/1jwteNC

April 22, 2014

4 more days to enter the Matt A* x Forces of Dorkness Giveaway

 This contest ends Friday! Only 4 more days to enter to win the amazing piece of art pictured above, and it's REALLY EASY! 
Click the link below. It'll take you about 1 minute.

April 19, 2014

CHOOSE YOUR FATE Custom OTMFG 3DRetro Robot by Ersico


The 15th was what, Tuesday?  This little guy barely had enough time to hit the mailbox before Eric Sorrells started putting his custom magic on it.  And I really dig the spin he gave this minifigure from October Toys and 3DRetro.  Giving the head a green paint app changed the whole concept of the figure, from clockwork monster to a "lil green wormy pilot" of a steam-powered suit of armor.  The metal finish, detailing and other tweaks Eric gave this piece really make it pop.  You can add it to your shelves now, at the Ersico webstore.

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

April 18, 2014

Celebrate SubUrban Vinyl's 1st Anniversary with the Street Spirit Artist Series


Come celebrate with SubUrban Vinyl as the mark their one year anniversary with the release of the Street Spirit Artist Series at 4:20PM on 4/20.  Street Spirits are sculpted by Nemo and rotocast by Task One, there will be six pieces available. Which artist will it be?  


THE SUCKLORD!!

Also SubUrban Vinyl will be having a sale in store and online starting Friday 4/18 - Saturday 4/19. All in stock items (Excluding Custom art and new releases) will be 20% off. They will also have a 20% off coupon code going out to their newsletter subscribers on Thursday! So sign up!! 

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

Jesus H. Waterpipe Drops 4/20 at 4:20 for Super Series Easter Sunday

Jesus H. Waterpipe by Forces of Dorkness for Super Series Sundays on 4/20

Genesis 9:3 - “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.”

…and so on 4/20, falling this year on the Christian holiday of Easter, Forces of Dorkness and Tenacious Toys bring you “Jesus H. Waterpipe” a.k.a. “The Bong Christ”.

Each piece is a solid resin hand painted graven image topped with a fully modern polycarbonate tube. The piece stands 7” tall and 3” wide. Each piece is hand made and will cost $40 plus shipping.

A note from Scott:
This unit is not functional as an actual waterpipe. Not because FOD can’t make one this small, but because using one this small is a stupid idea. More than likely you’ll just end up with a mouthful of water every time…with that said, it is watertight and can be used for things such as a bud vase, the world’s smallest column aquarium, a XXL shotglass, a spittoon, a jelly bean holder... the options just go on and on and on.

Jesus H. Waterpipe will drop at 4:20PM EST on 4/20 on the Tenacious Toys Super Series Sundays page.
GO HERE ON EASTER SUNDAY AT 4:20PM EST

NUGGLIFE 4/20 Release: Mini Nugs

 This Sunday 4/20 at 4:20pm EST, Ian will be launching new customs on his site.   

They will be a total of 4 custom Dunnys and Mini Nugs Series 3.   The custom Dunnys include a Cheech and Chong set, Nuggs ("the Golden Nugget")  and a "hydroponics grow dome." Prices range from $130 to $300. 

Lady Trooper resin by Forces of Dorkness


Scott Kinebrew's "Lady Trooper" are 5.5" tall, 100% resin figures cast in keshi pink featuring the body of a princess and the face of an oppressive empire.  Created by Forces of Dorkness and Vinylgrrrl these will only be  available through Dream In Plastic.  Five will be available on May the 4th at 5:04 pm est at dreaminplastic.com and the other 5 available at 6PM on May the 10th at Scott's Masks and Minions show also at Dream in Plastic. 

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

April 15, 2014

Classic Rock Poster Sticker Pack by Lindsey Kuhn

Limited-edition pack containing (15) 3- to 4-inch vinyl classic rock stickers. Limited to 200 packs, only $12 at Discordia!

FLAMING LIPS, WEEN, GREEN JELLO/TOOL, BIKINI KILL, SOCIAL DISTORTION, SWORD, CRAMPS, RHCP/FOO FIGHTERS, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, BUTTHOLE SURFERS, JUDAS PRIEST & MORE.

Vinyl Thoughts Debuts in NYC this Friday with Unmasked: Secret Identities & Hidden Desires

Come to Brooklyn's Bottleneck Gallery to attend the opening of the first NYC event thrown by the Vinyl Thoughts Nation: Unmasked: Secret Identities & Hidden Desires. Featuring an open, free bar (magic words), live art by RSIN and even a Kidrobot discount code for attendees, this promises to be an excellent event. Opens at 7PM on Friday April 18th.

60 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11249


April 14, 2014

TOYCON UK Leftovers from PJ Constable

http://pjconstable.bigcartel.com/product/eat-or-be-eaten-v2-toyconuk-colourway
PJ Constable has some great custom pieces leftover from ToyCon UK. Available in 2 versions, PJ's Eat or be Eaten custom resin Dunnys come in his OG colorway and a ToyCon UK Colorway. The ToyCon UK colorway also features a different sculpted upper head portion, which allows the Dunny to be displayed upside down, a very nice feature. The ToyCon UK Colorway retails for 75 GBP plus shipping (~$126 plus shipping).
The OG Sculpt and colorway retails for 70 GBP plus shipping (~$118 plus shipping).

Be sure to check out PJ Constable's customs and pick up an awesome little creature. Each come signed and numbered.

TOYCON UK Leftovers from Haus Of Boz

Orchid - Custom Rhino Dunny by Haus Of Boz

Haus Of Boz had a few wonderful Dunny's left over from ToyCon UK. If you don't follow her on social media, chances are you missed out on a few of the ones put up in her online store. As of writing this, both Rhino's Toxa and Orchid, were still available at 64.99 GBP each plus shipping (~$109 plus shipping).
Toxa - Custom Rhino Dunny by Haus Of Boz
Each piece has great sculpted features and a detailed paint job. The Orchid Rhino has a nice sculpted and painted orchid as a main feature of the figure, while Toxa features a "toxic" green and black paint schema. These would make great additions to any collection.

TOYCON UK Leftovers from A Little Stranger

http://alittlestranger.bigcartel.com/ 
ToyCon UK 2014 happened over the weekend and lucky for the rest of us who were not able to make it to the event, left over stock is being made available online. This time, A Little Stranger (Holly) has a few items left over from ToyCon UK. A limited edition print titled "My Beloved Monster and Me" is up for 20 GBP plus shipping (about $34 plus shipping). This print is limited to 5 and each is signed and numbered.
http://alittlestranger.bigcartel.com/
 
Also available in the online store of A Little Stranger, is the Toy Con UK mascot in a nice smoke vinyl with glitter, highlighted with silver and black paint. The mouth and eyes are available in a Acid Green and Deep Blue colorway, each selling for 35 GBP (~$58) plus shipping. A nice color addition for this cool figure.
http://alittlestranger.bigcartel.com/
In addition to these great ToyCon UK leftovers, there are also some great original drawings and paintings available. Be sure to check out the entire A Little Stranger online store, there is definitely something for everyone.

TOYCON UK Leftovers from NEMORI

Image of WINDERMERE - 3" custom resin 
For all those who were unable to attend TOYCON UK this past weekend, artists are starting to put left over stock online. One of those companies, NEMORI (the joint venture with Cris Rose and Lunabee) put up these great resin Windermere Owls. Priced at 25 GBP each plus shipping, or roughly $42 plus shipping, these resin owls are roughly 3" tall and are an original sculpt. All the owls are uniquely painted and some even come with a nifty hat. 

Another great thing about the NEMORI world, is the story behind all the fun little creatures being created. Be sure to head on over to the NEMORI online store and pick up one of these, and possibly a Brightfiled Bunny or Burntwood Bear.

April 12, 2014

SNEAK PEEK: DeKorner's Kookie No Good Sofubi by Scott Tolleson

Normally, Fortune Cookies are a perfect way to finish a good meal at a Chinese Restaurant -- a crunchy treat with a happy and hopeful message.  Forget all that. Kookie No Good is a wayward, sad, mischievous fortune cookie or perhaps a 'misfortune' cookie.  Whether he is upset at the world or just upset that he's food, he's certainly not looking to bring you good fortune.   

Starting with De Korner owner Kevin Cao's desire to make a 'bad fortune cookie' toy, Kookie No Good was designed by prolific artist Scott Tolleson. The appeal of this adorably upset sofubi toy lies in his priceless expression with furrowed brow, and pursed lips. The Kookie No Good 2014 retailer edition features a cookie color base vinyl with red, black, pink and white sprays. Manufactured in Japan, the figure stands 3.5" and is articulated smoothly at the neck.

As always, hit me up if you are interested in this piece. They retail for $35 each.

Godot Cosmonaut by Sergey Safonov up for preorder now on his site

Sergey Savonov's Godot Cosmonaut custom set is available for preorder now on his website here.

Here's what Sergey shared with us:
April 12 is a Cosmonautics day in dedication of the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961. As you remember, in 2011 we did a Kickstarter campaign to celebrate 50 years of Gagarin's flight and produced a Luno figure. So let's keep the tradition alive.

This year, special holiday release is a Godot Cosmonaut with his little helping Rover friend. If you're attending to ToyCon UK today, you can see them in person at Fugi.me booth.

This year I am not at the Con, but you can see my toys and ARTRANSMITTE booth and special secret release at Taylored Curiosities stand.

Godot Cosmonaut is the most complicated release to date, it's made of 26 parts and three different plastic materials. I'll be making these to order, so If you want to add this set to your collection, please preorder yours.

Thank you for your support and Happy Cosmonautics day!


April 11, 2014

Some Assembly Required - A Custom Toy Show at Hope Gallery


Hope Gallery Tattoo, in New Haven, is hosting it's first show of the year, a Custom Toy show titled "Some Assembly Required". Opening April 12th, "Some Assembly Required" will feature works from artists from all over the country.

One of the pieces in the show was produced by Kevin Derken, titled Death Head Krote. Kevin combined a Makerbot Replicator 3D printed skull and the legs of a 1/20th scale Maschinen Kreiger Krote. The end product turned out pretty nice.
Death Head Krote by Kevin Derken

Death Head Krote (back) by Kevin Derken

Joe Capobianco is also going to release some new custom painted Vavava VooDoo resin pieces. VaVaVa VooDoo is a piece which Joe has had in the works for several years now, from original sketches to the hand painted pieces going to be made available at the show. 
Photo: Ok folks here she is. Only 4 color variants, 3 of each for a grand total of 12 VaVaVa VooDOO Gals. Check out my web blog www.joecapobianco.com for price and full details. #vavavavoodoo #kustom #capogal #limitededition @hopegallerytattoo
VaVaVa VooDoo by Joe Capobianco
A total of 13 VooDoo girls have been painted up, with each VooDoo piece having a special event only price of $200 each. After the event, the VooDoo gals will be made available online but will be priced a bit higher at $275 each plus shipping. To make the event even more enticing, Joe is going to be raffling off one of the 13 VooDoo girls, a special one-off stand alone. Unfortunately, this is only for event attendees and the winner must be present to win, but if you are heading to the event, why would you leave early?

So, if you are in the area on April 12th, be sure to head on over to Hope Gallery Tattoo and check out some great works. Opening reception will run from 7-11PM.

Hope Gallery Tattoo
835 Woodward Avenue
New Haven, CT 06512