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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.