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October 31, 2014

Forces of Dorkness Krampus on a Shelf Figures Drop Sun Nov 2

The holidays have always been a special time for all the good little children...but now we're taking time to celebrate all the rotten ones too.

Krampus, a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries, has always been thought to punish misbehaving children during the Christmas season. This horrific creature plays the foil to jolly old Saint Nicholas who rewards well-behaved children with gifts. It is said that Krampus captures particularly naughty children in his sack and carries them away to his mountain lair.

Take this little demon and have fun with the bad kids during the holidays. Krampus is designed to sit on anything. His arms and legs are movable and he balances perfectly on a shelf or anywhere else.

Available for pre-order only starting at 7PM EST on Sunday November 2nd. Preorder window is two weeks long, and no further orders will be taken after November 16th. All Krampus on a Shelf orders will be delivered in time for full holiday enjoyment.

Krampus on a Shelf figures are 8-inch long mixed-media pieces, all hand-made in the USA by Forces of Dorkness. Krampus figures will sell for $50 each on our Super Series Sundays page.

Designer Con Tease from J★RYU - Booth #1113

What a tease! J★RYU has been teasing some work which will be available at Designer Con 2014, Booth # 1113. In addition to the Love Sapling, J★RYU is going to have a number of original sculptures, resin art collectibles, as well as some customs on platforms J★RYU has yet to tackle. J★RYU has already teased some Argonaut Resin pieces and what looks to be a Huck Gee Skullhead Bust. J★RYU also teased the hashtags 3A, Munny, Dunny, and Madl, so there appears to be a ton of great work in store for DCon 2014 attendees. No word on pricing or availability, but for those attending Designer con 2014, be sure to check out Booth #1113 where J★RYU will be selling some goods, alongside Vampy Bit Me and some special guests.
 

Boneyard Pets - Because Dinosaurs!



I don't know about you- but I'm way more interested in Dinosaurs now than I was when I was a kid. Probably in part because the little tiny wooden, and very breakable, model kits didn't do the creatures they reproduced much justice. These big, weather durable Boneyard Pets from 32 Square, however, are looking dino-mite.



That's a model size you can sink your teeth into.
Boneyard Pets are up on Kickstarter here, and are already fully funded- so they're coming! Check out their new dinosaur designs, sizes and colours here.




Play Dead Toys x Tim Wollweber x Spanky Stokes Exclusives

Initially blogged about here, Tim Wollweber will have his Micro Monsters available at Designer Con 2014. All the Micro Monsters were expertly cast by Play Dead Toys. The "Onyx" colorway of Tim's Micro Monsters is going to be available at the Spanky Stokes Booth #518, as a Designer Con exclusive. Priced at $45 each, or $200 for a complete set of all 6 figures, these are going to be limited to just 3 pieces of each Micro Monster. Not yet pictured is the Werewolf Micro Monster.
Also available at Designer Con 2014 are the painted versions of Tim Wollweber's Micro Monsters. Here is the latest update from Tim Wollweber of 3 out of the 6 painted monsters. The remaining figures should be revealed shortly, as Play Dead Toys is working hard to get everything done. Each painted Micro Monster is priced at $80 each, with a set of all 6 figures priced at $425. Available at Tim Wollweber's Booth #901. Get tickets to Designer Con now!


Latest Goodies from Brutherford Industries now Available

Brutherford Industries have been relatively quiet as of late, but it's all for good reason. Brutherford has been "making a butt-load of crap." Available now, through the Brutherford Industries shop are a ton of goodies. All of the pieces are amazing and most are limited. Be sure to check out the Brutherford Industries shop and support them making more great stuff.
Fancy Skull Specimen - Edition of 50
Full Size Silver and Gold Ice Scream Man - Edition of 25
Bite Size Silver and Gold Ice Scream Man - Eidtion of 50
D.I.Y.F.S. Full Size Ice Scream Man
D.I.Y.F.S. Skull
1.75" H.U.S.T.L.E. Hungry Hungry Hordak
Desk Organizer Ice Scream Man

October 30, 2014

SubUrban Vinyl Designer Con 2014 Exclusives

This year, SubUrban Vinyl is making it's way out west for Designer Con 2014. At Booth #515, SubUrban Vinyl is going to have a few more exclusives to add to the list, including Brent Nolasco's latest edition of his Hunter figure, Swamp Thing. With a small edition of 3 pieces, each 8" hand painted piece is going to be priced at $120.
In addition to the awesome figure, SubUrban Vinyl will also have an exclusive print from Jon-Paul Kaiser, titled "Ripper". Limited to just 50 pieces, this 18" x 24" screen printed print is going to be priced at $70 each. Jon-Paul Kaiser is also going to be making the trip out west from the UK and will be on hand for a signing. 
Be sure to check out Booth #515 for all the other original prints, art and customs that SubUrban Vinyl will have on hand. Also, be sure to check out the signing schedule and get some amazing artists to sign/doodle on whatever may be on hand.
SubUrban Vinyl DCon 2014 Signing Schedule:
Saturday -
  •  JPK 12-1pm
  • Nerviswr3k 1-2pm
  • Zukie 2-3pm
Sunday -
  • Zukie 12-1pm
  • Leecifer and DrilOne 1-2pm
  • Nerviswr3k 2-3pm

Derailed 2: Electric Boolagoo All City Style Custom Train Show by Cardboard Spaceship Opens Nov 1

On Saturday November 1, Cardboard Spaceship's newest custom All City Style train show will open at the Wootbear Gallery in San Francisco! If you're in SF, hop on over to the gallery to see a bunch of awesome custom ACS trains!

Wootbear Gallery
147 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

If you don't know what ACS trains are, check out the website here. Created and produced by Klim Kozinevich of Bigshot Toyworks. All City Style trains are 20" long blank halfsubway cars which are specifically designed to customize with markers or paint or sculpey, and hang on the wall. Each train, which has a flat back, comes with mounting hardware. Also included are rods to attach 2 ACS trains to each other back to back to create a full train car.



2nd Annual PIQ LAS Fall Event Nov 5 & 6 featuring Juan Muniz & Dillon Boy

2nd Annual PIQ LAS Fall Event
Featuring 2 days of artists signings and live painting.

Day 1 Juan Muniz Nov 5th
5-7 PM

Day 2 Dillon Boy Nov 6th
4-7 PM

PIQ LAS
Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV

One-Eyed Girl at Designer Con 2014 Booth #1133

 Designer Con 2014 is a great venue for artists to grab an affordable booth and get some face time with collectors and other artists alike. Kasey Tararuj, aka One-Eyed Girl, will be making her Designer Con debut with a Booth, #1133. One-Eyed Girl has been working pretty hard, creating new hand-sculpted and hand painted pieces to have for sale at DCon 2014. Seen here, is some mini-series that One-Eyed Girl will have available. The series Kritters and Cronies features a variety of custom toys from Micro's to Mini's. Each piece is priced between $50 and $100 each.

Also available at DCon 2014 will be some Furry Monsters. These Furry Monsters are dapper little custom Micros, which are priced at $65 each. For all those attending DCon 2014, be sure to check out One-Eyed Girls Booth, #1133. She is sure to have a variety of unique monsters, kritters and creatures available.
 

Make sure to follow all the works of One-Eyed Girl:
Instagram @kctararuj -  http://instagram.com/kctararuj

October 29, 2014

Bashprojects Custom Blowout Sale

Bas "Bashprojects" Pettter is having a blowout sale. Bashprojects is discounting all of the customs he has remaining in stock, which will likely make way for the new year and new customs. Everything from custom Teddy Troops, to a custom Wandering Misfit figure and even a sweet custom Coarsetoys "PAW!". Prices include Worldwide shipping so now is a time to check out the sale and pick up a great custom.
http://bashprojects.com/blowoutsale.php

Fools Paradise Gummi Keiko - Sweet of the Dead in stock now

 In stock now, only a couple available:
Our first piece in the shop by Fools Paradise!

Playge Misfortune Cat Black an Blue

 
Black an Blue Misfortune Cats are shipping to us soon. 
$85+shipping. Click below to preorder, only a few left:

October 28, 2014

Skull Leader - Custom Dunny by Huck Gee


What happens when technology meets artistic creativity, the world gets Huck Gee combined with 3D printing and an amazing production team. This epic combination leads to blowing the lid on the realm of what is possible. What was once a design that never made it through the entire production process, is essentially Huck Gee's latest re-imagined custom Dunny. Huck Gee's latest custom Dunny is "Skull Leader", influenced by Robotech's character Ray Fokker. With Robotech having a strong influence in Huck Gee's artistic life and youth, as well as many others who were lucky enough to watch the series, Skull Leader is just Huck Gee revisiting his youth. Skull Leader can stand anywhere between 8" and 12", depending on the stretch of the articulating legs. With this latest piece being a mash up of several of Huck's ideas, this will likely be the last figure release of the year for Huck Gee. Pre-orders for Skull Leader will begin on October 31st at 11am PDT and remain open for exactly 24 hours, closing on November 1st, at 11am PDT. Priced at $450, plus shipping, this is one of Huck Gee's more affordable pieces. For more info and pictures, be sure to check out Huck Gee's site.

The Truth About Pinnochio Exhibit at GKO Gallery presented by Art Toy Gama Collective

From November 22, 2014 until November 29th, 2014, Art Toy Gama Collective presents "The Truth About Pinocchio" at the GKo Art Gallery in Tolosa, Spain. This week long exhibition features works from artists all around the world, influenced by the classic Disney character Pinocchio. The exhibition coincides with the International Puppet Festival ("Titirijai 2014"), which seems a fitting time, considering the art is influenced by one of the most famous puppets in the world. Here are just a few examples of both 2D and 3D representations of what is going to be in the Exhibition, but everyone should head on over to the Art Toy Gama Collective Facebook page and check out all of the other pieces.
 
 
 
 
Some info about Art Toy Gama Collective:
As promoter of the Exhibition is one emerging Collective born with the purpose of promoting the artistic movement of the Art Toys in all its aspects: Art Toy Gama Collective. A group of artists, with different backgrounds and professional experiences, all Spanish speakers from Spain, Chile, Colombia and Argentina, and linked to the Movement or tendency in contemporary design based in Artwith Toys – AntuJudas ArrietaArtefacto Inc., La Maison de Mageritdoll and C├ęsar Zanardi. With the ambition of celebrate and participate Artistic Projects - and other activities - associated with Art Toys and with the intention of getting involved with international artists.”

Playge Doctor S004 [GRACKLE] Dropping on Halloween on the Squadt Site

NOT AVAILABLE ON MY WEBSITE but too cool not to mention:

PLAYGE DOCTOR S004 [GRACKLE]
EDITION OF 200
The release is set for HALLOWEEN DAY, OCT 31 - 12:00 noon central time. > http://store.projectsquadt.com

PLAYGE DOCTOR [GRACKLE] 6" vinyl, fur and ABS - Includes: clear grey lenses, fur topped cape, 2.1 and classic arms, jeweled clear grey sword-cane, clear grey katana and removable helmet.

$95 Includes worldwide shipping. Again, I will not be selling.

Brothers, Punk Edition by The Criaturas

Madrid based artist The Criaturas, aka Javier Romero, is opening a pre-sale for his latest resin creation: "Brothers, Punk Edition". The Punk Brothers are "unique, inseparable" and will make a great piece for any room. Limited to 100 pieces worldwide, each "Punk" inspired piece is signed and number. 100% hand-made and hand-painted, the Brothers piece stands at 22cm (~8.7 inches). Each "Brothers" piece is priced at 75 Euros plus shipping (~$96) and for a limited time, will include an adorable criatura for free. Pre-Sale opens on October 29, 2014 on the Criatura website.


 

Stay up to date with all future info from The Criaturas:
www.thecriaturas.com
www.facebook.com/thecriaturas
instagram: the_criaturas

"Death Shroud" Custom Dunny set by Jon-Paul Kaiser

Jon-Paul Kaiser's latest completed commission is a nice set of five custom Dunnys titled "Death Shroud". Jon-Paul used a variety of different 3" Dunny base sculpts, from a regular 3" Dunny, to a Huck Gee Zombie and Post Apocalyps Geisha Dunny, as well as a Bjornik and MAD Zombie Biker Dunny. Jon-Paul is able to create unique and individual characters, each with it's own story.

From Jon-Paul: "Death Shroud" is a "team dedicated to learning the secrets to eternal life, through surgery, implantation and cybernetic augmentation". The following is Jon-Paul Kaiser's description of each character:
"The Beast" is a long-term study in the effects of heavy surgery, coupled with a synthesized serum, rumored to be derived from Virus-Z.

"The Beast" - Custom 3" Dunny by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
 "Captain Rugen" is the originator of the group, rumored to be hundreds of years old. He is a little more than dried flesh, clinging to the remains of his skeleton, yet he lingers on.

"Captain Rugen" - Custom 3" Dunny by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
"Lady Rugen" is the daughter of the Captain, with a seemingly perfect and subtle blend of augmentation and an array of serums.
"Lady Rugen" - Custom 3" Dunny by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree



"Madame Tiele" is Captain Rugen's former lover. Over decades, "Madame Tiele" has gradually replaced her body with synthetic implants and organs.
"Madame Tiele" - Custom 3" Dunny by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
"Klaus Hammerstein" is Captain Rugen's brutal security enforcer. A warped mutant, who is the only survivor of Captain Rugen's short lived obsession with the irradiation of genes.
"Klaus Hammerstein" - Custom 3" Dunny by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
All combined, the group of five represent "Death Shroud". An awesome collection of Dunnys, each with a nice back story. With Halloween in a few days, this group of Dunnys seems quite fitting for the season. As with all of Jon-Paul's work, the wonderful photos were taken by Justin Allfree, with many more shots to be shown on Jon-Paul Kaiser's social media pages.