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July 30, 2014

Lyle Bean by Mighty Jaxx x Scott Tolleson

Mighty Jaxx presents the first of their CO-LAB(color-Lab) line of interchangeable multicolored vinyl toys. Lyle Bean is the first release which was designed by Scott Tolleson and initially released at Scott's booth during SDCC 2014. Each Lyle Bean is packaged in a blister clam shell with a backer card. One of the great little features about these are the heads(and possible the arms) can be popped off and swapped with a different color, increasing the color combinations. While Scott only had the 4 base colors available during SDCC, Mighty Jaxx is upping the ante a bit with a free exclusive. Everyone who purchases all four Lyle Bean colors, through the Mighty Jaxx online store, will also receive a rare clear Lyle Bean.  Retailing for $30 each, these will be available to purchase through the Mighty Jaxx website on August 1st at 7pm PST.
 
Scott Tolleson on Lyle Bean:
Everyone loves Lyle Bean. He believes that wearing argyle gives him the extra brain power he needs to keep up with his favorite subjects: Statistics, Biochemistry and Art History. In his free time, he enjoys playing retro video games, cup stacking and studying for tests. He looks up to his sister, Sayjo Bean. He wouldn’t say “no” to a treat. - Scott Tolleson
What is going to come up next in the CO-LAB line by Mighty Jaxx? Only time will tell.

GID OG Impala Mini by Wild Westside


Arik Elhe, Wild Westside, released the second colorway of his OG Impala Mini at SDCC 2014, the Glow in the Dark version. Arik shared a booth with Noah of Noah's Fine Art and the booth was consistently packed during the convention. Arik's GID OG Impala min retails for $60 each, plus tax, and the limited number of pieces he brought to SDCC sold out in the first day. Unfortunately for many, Arik probably didn't plan on that happening. Now for the good news, Arik held back a few pieces from the edition of 20 and has made them available through his online store. These pieces are amazing in person and the GID version glows pretty well with a decent charging of light.

October Toys SDCC Leftovers Available Now!

October Toys put up the remaining stock of their SDCC Exclusives releases. Be sure to head on over to the October Toys website and pick up a Purple Calaverita, some metal weapons and some new OMFG Colors! Don't miss out on these great toys, while also supporting some great people!

Also, be sure to check out the latest Toy Break episode!

Molotov Man Optimus Prime by Patrick Wong

August 1st brings the "Children of the 80's" art show to the Guzu Gallery in Austin. Patrick Wong's submission to the show is a Transformers design entitled "Molotov Man Optimus Prime". Patrick Wong took an 8" DIY Optimus Prime Vinyl figure from The Loyal Subjects and created a wonderful custom from it. "Molotov Man Optimus Prime" references an iconic photograph taken in 1979 by Susan Meiselas, which depicts a rebel soldier ready to throw a molotov cocktail one of the last remaining Somoza National Guard. The image has been re-imagined many times, with one of the more famous art pieces being produced by Banksy. Patrick's version is the latest recreation, in 3D form. Patrick Wong took the original DIY 8" Optimus Prime figure and reworked it to give it the leaning stance, as well as a very clean color scheme.

 
This piece will be available from the Guzu Gallery for $300. For those interested in this piece, or any other piece in the show, be sure to head over to the Guzu Gallery website to sign up for the preview list.

Credenda Studios HammerTongue


Credenda Studios presents its first bagged figure. His name is HammerTongue and he is here to reclaim his throne over the black market!

"Once the ruthless kingpin of the underground black market who bathed in the tears of the dead and all those who defied him. With 13 wives and piles of jewels that would make Donald Trump tremble, life was good for HammerTongue. That was until he was betrayed by his apprentice and cast into exile. but after years of miserable solitude, HammerTongue is back to claim what is rightfully his..."

This figure is limited to only 25 pieces and is handpainted with a custom header card. The non articulated figures go for $45 a piece. They will be going up for sale this Sunday at noon MST at Credenda Studios online store.


TONIGHT: "Buffet" Pop Culture Happy Hour at Pulqueria downtown NYC

Come out and listen to some smooth sounds and talk comic books, movies, and TV with fellow fans.

Buffet will take place at Pulqueria (11 Doyers Street) from 6-9pm tonight. There will be $5 drink specials and $4 tacos. Check out the picks from the last one and the flyer for tomorrow night. RSVP via the FB event below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/432296296913659/






July 29, 2014

Super7 Store - Alien Egg Chamber Playset Pre-Order


 Look kids! Now you can relive the excitement of the Nostromo Crew’s journey into the Derelict Alien Spaceship! Venture with Kane deep into the mysterious Egg Chamber ReAction Playset and pose your sturdy ReAction Figures on the detailed, egg-covered base. Inspired by the playsets of the 1970’s and packaged in an era appropriate photo box, the playset provides the perfect backdrop for all of your ReAction Adventures. The playset comes complete with classically styled action base and corrugated cardboard, full-color Alien Egg Silo backdrop that slides into the base for display. ReAction Figures sold separately.
 Preorder this absurdly awesome playset for $100 at the following link:

KNOW YOUR STUFF VISITS GREG MISHKA! | Urban Vinyl Daily


 I was pleasantly surprised to see Urban Vinyl Daily post up about a new video on the New York Natives website featuring a video interview of Greg Mishka... but i gotta tell you, I'm a little bit pissed off as well. You see, the interviewer in this video, and all of the Know Your Stuff videos, is my friend and neighbor Simeon Lipman (co creator of The Art Hustle card series, actor in the Toy Lords of Chinatown flicks, and conspirator in many other cool art-related projects).

My problem is WHY DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THESE VIDEOS?! Come on Simeon, freakin TELL US when you are involved in something crazy cool like this! Simeon has interviewed Greg, the Sucklord, David Healey, Lev from Toy Tokyo and more. Click here to watch all the Know Your Stuff videos.

As for me, I'd love to kick Simeon's ass next time I run into him at the post office... but he's huge, so I think I'll just have to cry and whimper like a scolded puppy instead...
KNOW YOUR STUFF VISITS GREG MISHKA! | Urban Vinyl Daily

July 26, 2014

Modified Wool Sneak Peeks


The modified Wool show starts today at RayGun Comics Hackney in London. Pieces will be available to buy from 4pm that afternoon on a first come first served basis, and will be sent out to buyers after the show finishes on the 9th of August. Any pieces still available after the 9th will be made available on the fugi.me website.

Here are some sneak peeks of Blue Frog World, Lisa Rae Hansen, Map Map, Okkle, Taylored Curiosities, Run DMB and others pieces.  The variety is fantastic!



There will also be a raffle on the night full of goodies from Taylored Curiosities and Dan Perry aka Fugi.me including blind boxes, resin jewellery, plush and lots more.

There will also be three of Taylored Curiosities newest creatures; Spriggledops, hiding somewhere around the venue (these are magnetic so they will be stuck to things).  He will share photo clues on his instagram and whoever finds them can take them home.

Check out the Facebook event here.

July 25, 2014

Amanda Visell Coarse Customs

Omen Jackalope, Omen Bat, Omen Lumber


Amanda Visell presents three Omen figures available exclusively from Rotofugi.   Only 3 of each of these  17" customs will be produced.   Visit Rotofugi for details.

+The Highest Fever

July 22, 2014

SCOOP: Sucklord's New Studio on Canal Street

The “Bartholio” custom bootleg from AshMadeThis x Disart ToyLabs


We’re very proud to reveal the latest collaboration between tattoo artist AshMadeThis and the Disart ToyLabs… “Bartholio” custom bootleg! Inspired by Ash’s hugely popular pin badge design of the same name, the hilarious mash-up of iconic 90′s cartoons has been booted by Disart’s Tru:Tek from a vintage 4″ Beavis bendy toy, coming with an originally sculpted Bart head from none other than NolanJP. Produced at the Disart ToyLabs in both resin and rubber, we bring you a quick rundown of the different versions that’ll be up for grabs…


Bartholio “OG Hand Paint” edition- Cast up in a hard resin, these have been painstakingly hand painted by Ash to match the colours of the original bendy toy release (albeit with bright yellow skin!), each coming with a unique metal-tinged slogan scrawled across the front of the tee. Coming bagged with a custom header from Ash inspired by the official backer art, these will be up for grabs at £25 a piece.

Bartholio “Naked Bart” and “Naked Beavis” jumbo keshi editions- Coming in a keshi-style rubber, these playable versions have been produced in yellow and flesh inspired by both Simpsons and Beavis & Butthead skin tones. Once again coming packed with a custom header from Ash, these have been priced at just £10 each.
 All 3 versions will areup for grabs from the AshMadeThis web-store now. Stay tuned for more variants and exclusive editions coming soon!

July 19, 2014

Flat Bonnie SDCC Exclusives & Giveaway


Flat Bonnie x Nathan Hamill have made Octopop Plush! Purchase your new Nathan Hamill Octopup Sofubi for 10$ at 3DRETRO Booth 5049. Lucky buyers will receive an aqua "golden ticket"! Present it to 3DRETRO and you will be gifted one of three 6" Octopup Plush.

Find more info about the Sofubi here.

More Flat Bonnie!


Flat Bonnie will have a limited edition Flat Bonnie x Giant Robot plush available

at Comic-Con San Diego (Giant Robot booth #1729).
Sparq the Baby Dragon, will make his public debut at Comic-Con. Other color variations will be available online after Comic-Con.





123Klan - Amour, violence, gloire et talent


Just got an email from our friends 123KLAN, who just wrapped Agenda Long beah and are on their way to NYC right now to exhibit at Agenda NY:

Just got back from Long Beach California, where we launched for the first time our brand BANDIT-1$M at the Agenda Show.
So yes it's official BANDIT-1$M goes on wholesale now!
After the show, We find some extra time to do a quick piece with Slick, Cook and Brisk.
Thanks to Cale K2S and Justin Bua for the wall and the paint supplies.
We're going to New York tomorrow for the Agenda show NYC,
make sure to stop by BOOTH B26, the
First come will receive free goodies!

 So the awesome news is that the BANDIT-1$M line of apparel from 123KLAN is now available wholesale!! Click through to their blog post to get details:

I'm planning on crashing their booth in NYC (B26).

July 18, 2014

Mutant Misfits by Daniel Fleres

At SDCC 2014, Cardboard Spaceship is going to have a bunch of custom Wandering Misfit figures from a bunch of different artists, including Daniel Fleres. Originally launched at SDCC 2013, the Wandering Misfit series was designed by Brandt Peters and produced by Cardboard Spaceship. Daniel Fleres decided to focus on painting only the Ink Slinger figure from the series, making each one colorfully unique. Priced at $100 a piece, people will be able to pick these, and other custom Wandering Misfit figures, up at the Cardboard Spaceship booth, Comic-Con booth #5638. Any items not sold during the convention will most likely be made available on their online store shortly after.
- Mark-Anthony

Totem Misfits by Reactor-88


At SDCC 2014, Cardboard Spaceship is going to have a bunch of custom Wandering Misfit figures from a bunch of different artists, including Reactor-88. Even though Reactor-88 won't be in attendance at SDCC this year, his colorful totem style customs will be. Priced at $100 a piece, people will be able to pick these up at the Cardboard Spaceship booth, Comic-Con booth #5638. Any items not sold during the convention will most likely be made available on their online store shortly after.

Custom Doctor Who "Vashta Nerada" NASA Test Pilot figure by Evilos

Christopher Avalos, aka Evilos, recently completed a pretty sweet custom Doctor Who "Vashta Nerada" 1/6 scale NASA Test Pilot figure. Contained within a 14" dome case, this custom Doctor Who 12" figure is currently for sale on Ebay for $499 plus shipping. Of course, a prospective buyer could always message Evilos directly to see if there is any wiggle room. Turning the mostly white original figure into what looks to be a NASA pilot whose suit has seen some better days, was a great idea.

Even better, there is a story behind the figure. From Evilos, the history behind Vashta Nerada:
In a mad scrabble by the United States to retrieve a malfunctioning spy satellite in 1960, Nasa secretly sent up the first human into space. An unknown test pilot code named 001 was tasked with the job. His mission, to retrieve vital intel and destroy the satellite before the Russians were able to. The Russians who were only a few months away from their own launch were well aware of what was going on and pushed their space program into full gear. Astronaut 001 was successful in getting to the satellite in record time. But what he found was unsettling to both the pilot and to NASA, his last transmission both scared and perplexed everyone. "Oh my God… the Shadows" was his last transmission and repeated for hours before the signal faded out.

At this time the NASA Mercury 7 program had been in full effect trying to get back up into space to see what happened. In 1961 the Russians knowing the USA had sent up a human in secret, used this opportunity to send up publicly their own cosmonaut for political and propaganda purposes. When Yuri Gagarin got to the satellite he found Pilot 001 in a "Zombie" like state which scared the hell out of him. Radioing back to Russia that the USA had some secret weapon up there. Not knowing that astronaut "Zombie" was in fact the alien entity "Vashta Nerada" which ate the test pilots flesh and was inhabiting his suit. At this point it was too late. Yuri had double shadows and an emergency escape mission was initiated.

On his way down Yuri was over taken by the Vashta Nerada and was shot down by the Russians, who claimed reentry vehicle malfunction. Putting Yuri in the history books and Pilot 001 to burn up along with the spy satellite upon atmospheric reentry.


For all those interested, be sure to hit up Evilos for more information on how to own this great custom.

The Black Abyss in Death's Eyes custom Dunny by Jon-Paul Kaiser


"The Black Abyss in Death's Eyes" by Jon-Paul Kaiser, photography by Justin Allfree
UK based artist Jon-Paul Kaiser recently completed an amazing 3" Dunny Commission titled "The Black Abyss in Death's Eyes". Jon-Paul Kaiser has been somewhat of a machine in the past year, since becoming a full time artist. Many collectors around the world are lining up to get on Jon-Paul's commission list. His latest creation is a detailed spectre of death, which was created using one of Andrew Bell's Dunny designs, from Kidrobot's Mardivale series, as a base. Jon-Paul Kaiser transformed the originally colorful Dunny into another monochromatic masterpiece for some lucky collector.
"The Black Abyss in Death's Eyes" by Jon-Paul Kaiser, photography by Justin Allfree
As with most of Jon-Paul Kaiser's work, the completed Dunny was photographed by Justin Allfree. To hopefully get on Jon-Paul Kaiser's commission list, be sure to visit his site and shoot him an email with a request. Can't wait to see what other beauties are in store for the masses, direct from Jon-Paul Kaiser's workbench.

July 17, 2014

Paul Shih x SoKo Cat Custom BEVIL (Broccoflower Edition)


SoKo Cat has customized Paul Shih’s 5” BEVIL like nothing you’ve ever seen before!  Beware, broccoflower is coming your way!  A corrupt kaiju, this one-off colorway has transformed our dreadful, devil vegetable into a delightful combination of broccoli and cauliflower: broccoflower!  Don’t be fooled by his good looks, though.  He’s just as vicious as his other colorways!  This piece is available now for $60 in Soko Cat's store.

If you'd like to know more about SoKo Cat, you can visit her blog, follow her on Instagram, and check out her store!



The Rust Core by Small Angry Monster


Small Angry Monster decided to paint up some toy robots, giving them new life as The Rust Core. Available at 11am PST (2PM EST) on Thursday July 17 and priced at only $10 each plus shipping, these Rust Core robots will be limited to 6 pieces. Each robot has been hand painted using high quality acrylic paint and weathered, giving the robots an aged feeling. These robots will come blind bagged style, which will include one robot and one weapon. Each 6" robot is pose able with the limbs able to detach from the main body. Great work by Small Angry Monster turning these robots into the Rust Core.






Be sure to check out Small Angry Monster's work and available pieces while browsing the store.