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June 6, 2014

Custom 8" Hazardous Taste Dunny - Sket One x Huck Gee

 
For the second time in their 10 year careers, Sket-One and Huck Gee have come together to bring you their latest creation, Hazardous Taste, a custom 8" Dunny. Okay, this is actually the second time in a few months that these two artists have teamed up and it's likely(depending on how the sales go for these) that there may be another version in the future.
  
This GID Custom Dunny features the Skullhead work of Huck Gee and combines that with the signature Dunny bottle design work of Sket-One. The outcome is one nuclear 8" Custom Dunny, which is only going to be available to purchase during a 24 hour window. Retailing for $475 plus shipping, Hazardous Taste will go live and be available to purchase from Midnight on Friday the 13th of June 2014 to Midnight 24 hours later, Pacific Time. A fitting date, considering the overall theme of the custom is quite deadly. Keep in mind that each custom will come signed by both artists, and should include(unconfirmed) the clear nuclear waste Barrel, Gloves and custom Hang tag. This should be a nice addition to any GID collection shelf.

Will there be another version? Who will either artist team up with next? Can everyone's bank account take so much awesomeness in such a short period of time??? Only time will tell. In the meantime, for those who are so inclined, be sure to set that reminder to make a purchase because once the time is up, no more orders will be taken. We all know what the costly alternative is when one sleeps on a release.

Steamgirl Kato Figure by Ahren Gauthier and Steamgirl Kato


Ahren Gauthier, from Improbable Cast, recently revealed a wonderful 1/7 scale figure (~10") aptly titled Kato. This fully licensed sculpture has been in the making for some time now and is based on an original design called "The White Buck", which is a SteampunkCouture.com collection piece from 2011, designed by the artist Kato(artist and designer from Steamgirl). Licensed figures and sculptures is something that needs to occur more in the Designer Toy world, especially with the ever increasing shift towards DIY resin. Often times, artists take liberties and produce whatever he/she wants. For the Kato/White Buck sculpture, Ahren received a license from Kato to produce a sculpture based on Kato's work. This project was a true collaborative effort in that the design is by Kato, Ahren provided the art direction, while the actual sculpting was a collaborative effort completed by Barsom Manashian and Sue Beatrice.
The White Buck - Kato of Steamgirl.com

Sue Beatrice has an album on her Facebook page, linked here, dedicated to the sculpting process for the Kato Sculpture. When it's all said and done, this prototype piece turned out amazing. Ahren's plan is to release different versions of this sculpture. There will be a version with a sculpted skirt, as seen in the pictures, as well as a version without the skirt with bare legs which will come with fabric to construct it. Tentative pricing for an unpainted version of Kato will be around $120, while a painted version will go for $175, plus shipping (pricing depends on location).

For those interested in how to purchase one of these sculptures, here is the ordering From Ahren:
Email ahren@improbablecast.com for full info and to be added to the mailing list to be notified of the launch. Production will commence very soon and a preorder system will be made available.
Thanks to everyone involved with this project, I could not be more pleased with how this project came out!
 
 
 
 

Be sure to follow all of the amazing people involved in this project, as they are awesome:
Design - Kato
Art Direction - Ahren Gauthier
Sculptor - Barsom Manashian
Sculptor - Sue Beatrice

MOMMY'S BOY by KiD iNK iNDUSTRiES & Big Kev's Geek Stuff

MOMMY'S BOY: Bag Head edition by KiD iNK iNDUSTRiES
The Late 1970’s and the early 1980’s … so many good things came out of them. One of them was an unstoppable fear inspiring monster of the time, an unkillable killer, who wore a hockey mask and cut up naughty morally weak camp counselors like tender filet mignons …
Paying homage to Friday the 13th series of 80’s slasher films, this release focuses particularly on the second installment where we see our anti-hero developing his persona, before he donned his iconic hockey mask and machete. Back in the early days as he stalked the woods around the camp he wore a filthy sack on his head, and used an axe, this was quite effective as a start. The only way to go from there, was up, and out of the grave at least 10 more times … Kudos to Mommys Boy, congratulations on over achieving - all the way to outer space and beyond. 
MOMMY'S BOY is a collaborative release between KiD iNK iNDUSTRiES and Big Kev's Geek Stuff.  Each figure comes with a hand sewn bag to cover up that ugly mug and the weapon of choice, a bloody ax, all in a VHS-styled box and includes an authenticity card and prints for $45 each.  Thirteen MOMMY'S BOY figures will be available on Friday, June 13th at 12 noon EST at Big Kev's store.  As a bonus, there will be two chase piece claim tickets inserted randomly.  One ticket will be redeemable for a gold edition MOMMY'S BOY and the other for a glow-in-the-dark chase.  Check out Big Kev's Geek Stuff podcast for all the info and lots of geeky toy, movie and comic news!

A face only a decapitated mother could love.

+The Highest Fever