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January 31, 2015

The (In)Action Figures 3 art exhibition at The Clutter Gallery opens Feb 15 - InActionFigures3

The Clutter Gallery are thrilled to announce the third installment in their annual (In)Action Figures art exhibitions, which solely showcases action figure & other retro toy inspired works.

Participating artists include 2bitHACK, 8-bit ZOMBIE, Ben Spencer (Galaxxor), BigMan Toys, Bombermat Toys, Credenda Studios, Danny Frankenstein, Dave Bondi, Death Cat Toys, DLL Customs, DMS, Eric Nilla, Falcon Toys, Fantastic Planet Toys, TheGodBeast, Goodleg Toys, Healeymade, Joshua Ben Longo, Kaboom Toys, Killer Bootlegs, LittleRubberGuys/Plastic !magination, ManOrMonster?, MonstreHero, MuscleThings Laboratories, Nama Niku, Schmucklord, Scott Wilkowski, Scraped Resin, Star Case, Suckadelic, The Tarantulas, Ted Terranova (Rivet Wars), Tone Tank, Triclops Studio, and TrueCast Studio. Artists will be using the hashtag #InActionFigures3 as they post images of their works-in-progress leading up the show.

There will be an opening reception on February 14th, from 6-9PM, at The Clutter Gallery (163 Main St., Beacon, NY) and the exhibit will be on display until March 6th, 2015. The Clutter Gallery will have all pieces available for sale in their physical location and on their website. The Clutter Gallery sends out a newsletter to all users who are registered to the Gallery Preview List, which allows the recipients to view and purchase works before the exhibition opening.

To register, please follow the link below:
http://www.cluttermagazine.com/about/gallery-preview-list

Scott Wilkowski X FERG INFECTED YOUNG GOHST FOR COLLECT AND DESTROY


INFECTED YOUNG GOHST FOR COLLECT AND DESTROY 
Scott Wilkowski X FERG
The release is set for Monday FEB 2 at 12:00 noon central. (open order with a 24 hour time limit)
$75 US shipping included. Order here: >> http://www.jamungo.com/cad_store/
international orders require additional $20 for shipping.

3A String Divers 6in figures coming to retailers. Like us.


These are hella cool, I saw them at Toy Fair last year. Hit me up if you're interested.  Not sure on arrival date but I'll continue to post about them as I get more info.
Email sales@tenacioustoys.com

String Divers Release 002 - Six-Inch Scale Collectible Figure Assortment
SD07 - Rex
SD08 - Patrick
SD09 - Guy
SD10 - Michael
SD11 - Ted
$40 USD Each 

January 30, 2015

Bigshot Toyworks Four Horsies of the Pocalypse Kickstarter FUNDED; Stretch Goals for Wretched Souls


BEWARE THE POCALYPSE! The Four Horsies of the Pocalypse Kickstarter campaign is now FUNDED with 19 days to go! And you know what that means... STRETCH GOALS FOR WRETCHED SOULS!

Klim and I have been discussing them every day and I think we've nailed it down: there will be a first goal of some freebies, which will be given to backers at a certain level or higher. THEN, the real fun begins as we begin unlocking Kickstarter exclusive variant figures!

Stay tuned here for more specific details on those goals, or watch your KS updates. Because you ARE a backer, right? Even if you just back at $5 for a sticker or $10 for a button pack, GET IN ON THE POCALYPTIC FUN! You won't be sorry, especially as the Four Horsies ride in to the front lines of the cutest Pocalypse EVER!

January 29, 2015

Custom Skelanimals Maxx Figure by DeeTen



David "DeeTen" Ten's work never ceases to amaze me. This commissioned custom piece he completed late last year is no exception. Based on a Skelanimals MAXX figure, the custom is covered in intricate details. Looking closer you'll find that many of the items used to create this clockwork-esque creature can be found at your local hardware store but combine with wood, acrylic, vinyl and Sculpey to create a steampunk curio.


January 28, 2015

WIP - Teddy Knight Egon by Dust

David Stegmann, aka dust, sent over a WIP teaser of his latest custom Designer Toy called "Teddy Knight Egon". It's always nice to see the WIP workbench of artists. From the pictures, dust re-purposed a Teddy Troop figure to create his latest figure. No word on when dust plans on completing the custom, but it should turn into an amazing completed piece.

Little Ninja Panda by Yudesigns

Japanese designer Derek Yu recently received shipment of his first Designer Vinyl Toy, Little Ninja Panda. Standing at 4" tall, this Little Panda specializes in the art of Ninja and camouflage. This first creation is the little Panda in the Mecha Camouflage. As this is the first produced toy from Derek Yu, if this little Panda sells well, there will likely be more versions to follow. Priced at $30 plus shipping, these are available here now, shipping from Japan. Be sure to check out the Yudesigns' website for a little insight into Derek's process.

Lord Winston Fancycrasher by Crux Delgado


Crux Delgado, of Circustank, recently completed a larger version of Fancycrasher, called Lord Winston Fancycrasher. Using a 4" Bub figure, Crux sculpted details using Super Sculpey. Finished off with acrylic paint, Crux  also enlisted his wife Claraphi, to sew some nice threads. No word on availability, but those interested should contact Crux.


Dissected Labbit Custom by Jon-Paul Kaiser

Jon-Paul Kaiser has been completing custom pieces non-stop, so much so, that Jon-Paul forgot about this beauty here. Based on an older Dissected Labbit, or Bone Bunny, Jon-Paul customized the entire piece. Painted last year, the outside is a besuited gentleman Labbit, complete with monocle and lit cigar. On the inside, lost souls weave within the skeleton of this dapper Labbit. Of course, expect to see more amazing customs from Jon-Paul this year. Photography is by Justin Allfree, Jon-Paul's favorite photographer.
Custom Dissected Labbit by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
Custom Dissected Labbit by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
Custom Dissected Labbit by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
Custom Dissected Labbit by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
Custom Dissected Labbit by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
Custom Dissected Labbit by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree
Custom Dissected Labbit by Jon-Paul Kaiser, p.c. Justin Allfree


January 23, 2015

Lou Pimentel's When Hell Freezes Over 2 Exhibition





Fine Artist Lou Pimentel's "When Hell Freezes Over" Exhibition returns for a 2nd installment at My Plastic Heart Gallery February 7th. Custom "Cranston Fellows Jr" Sofubi figures from many artists will be on exhibition and up for sale. Keep an eye out for pieces from;


64 Colors, Andrea Kang, Bj√∂rnik, Blazon Brikhaus
Brent Nolasco, Carson Catlin, Chauskoskis, Dril One, Fakir, Huck Gee, J*RYU Art, Jeremiah Ketner, Joe Scarano, Jon Paul Kaiser, kaNO, Kong Andri, Lana Crooks, Leecifer, Lou Pimentel, Macsorro, Map Map, Miss Zukie, Nerviswr3k, Nugglife, Reactor88, Richard Page, Rsin, Scott Tolleson, Southern Drawl, Squink, Sucklord, Tasha Zimich, TaskOne


We're seeing custom Juniors popping up on Social Media, check out some of the pieces slated for exhibition Feb 7th;

Rsin

JPK Teaser Image

Squink Teaser

Carson Catlin Teaser

Keep an eye out for more custom Juniors on Social Media via hashtags #WhenHellFreezesOver2 , +Lou Pimentel  and +Vincent Yu , and by signing up for preview Here.



January 22, 2015

Four Horsies of the Pocalypse Kickstarter 75% funded

Click the link to get your pledge in before it's too late! There will be stretch goals for damned souls if the campaign is overfunded! http://kck.st/1AK6xRg

January 19, 2015

Emilio Garcia's BRAINWEAR - New Limited Edition Apparel from Outsmart Originals


Outsmart Originals presents new apparel based on the artwork of Emilio Garcia from Barcelona, Spain.

Three new releases featuring Emilio's creations, The BRAINADE and SKULLBRAIN will be available. The new art figure, BRAINADE, is selling out almost as fast as the artist can create them and Outsmart Originals are thrilled to offer the first shirt featuring a new Green BRAINADE figure. The second shirt features an image used at the debut of the massive 28″ fiberglass SKULLBRAIN Figure from the 2013 Swab Barcelona Art Fair. And the third shirt is the follow up to our sold out grey/pink edition of the SKULLBRAIN tee. This release features the original artwork on an army colored t-shirt. Outsmart Originals is working with The Secret Lapo Laboratories to release these incredible images, digitally printed in full color on limited edition t-shirts, all produced with the permission of the artist.

Outsmart Originals be producing these fashion collectibles using both American Apparel t-shirts (for men and women) and Gildan Ultra Cotton tees (mens only) – so you can now select your favorite style for the fit that is both comfortable and durable.

These are advance preorder solicitations. All of these shirts will be printed to order and once they're gone, that's it. Orders will be accepted through February 14th and then they will be shipped by February 23rd, GUARANTEED!
Don't miss out on these limited edition releases, now available for preorder only at Outsmart Originals.

Since 1999, Emilio has worked with such well-known international companies like Berlitz Kids, Hitachi, Diesel, Inditex, Metro, Vans and The North Face, among others specializing in motion graphics and multimedia content. His work is published in Taschen Favourite Websites and Web Design Index Books.

**USE COUPON CODE WELCOMEBACK AS A RETURNING CUSTOMER TO GET $5.00 OFF YOUR PURCHASE!

**BETTER YET - BUY 3 EMILIO GARCIA TEES AND USE COUPON CODE LAPOLAB AND GET 20% OFF YOUR ORDER!!!!

3A - 2000AD Judge Death - ON SALE NOW


JUDGE DEATH - ON SALE NOW!
The first release in a new wave of 1/12th scale collectible figures from 2000AD designed by 3A.

Created by John Wagner, Alan Grant, and Brian Bolland; Judge Death is a twisted version of Judge Dredd from a dimension where all life is a crime and death is the only solution.

2000AD
Judge Death
1/12th Scale Collectible Series - Figure 01

USD - $60 - Price Includes Free International Shipping

Figure Stands 6.6 Inches (16.8cm) Tall
Fully Posable
Unique Newly Sculpted Slender Body
Highly-Detailed Sculpt and Tailored Outfit
Classic Painted Colorway



2000AD
Judge Death
Bambaland Exclusive Classic Comic Book Edition
1/12th Scale Collectible Series - Figure 01

USD - $60 - Price Includes Free International Shipping

Figure Stands 6.6 Inches (16.8cm) Tall
Fully Posable
Unique Newly Sculpted Slender Body
Highly-Detailed Sculpt and Tailored Outfit
Bambaland Exclusive Grey-Scale Colorway 'Classic Comic Book Edition'



Pick on up at the Bambaland online store.

January 18, 2015

Membrain to handle licensing for character brand Purridge & Friends by Furry Feline Creatives


Our friend at Furry Feline, who have exhibited alongside of us at NYCC and also provided us with exclusive plushes, have just sent over an exciting press release. Seems to be a giant step forward in terms of gaining global recognition for the FFC brand!

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Los Angeles-based licensing, brand management and marketing consultancy memBrain have been selected to manage the merchandise licensing program for the whimsical character brand “Purridge & Friends,” created by Alvin and Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives.

Remarked Jennifer Sullivan, president of memBrain, “Purridge & Friends features a playful lineup of colorful characters and stories that inspire the imagination.  After such a successful launch in boutique and specialty stores, we are excited to introduce Purridge & Friends products in new categories and channels of distribution throughout the world.”

Since its launch in 2012, Purridge & Friends plush toys and related products have been flying off the shelves of specialty stores, boutiques, and at tradeshows.  In only a couple of years, Furry Feline Creatives has expanded the Purridge universe with adorable new characters, personalities and a delightful world to live in. There are now special edition plush versions of Purridge, Ringo, Chef Tako, and Dude, as well as all the rest of the handcrafted cuddly cast of characters.

“We are very excited to be working alongside with memBrain headed by Jennifer Sullivan, award-winning licensing, marketing & brand strategist, as our global licensing agent for Purridge & Friends. The memBrain team truly understands our vision and philosophy and shares our fans' passion for this brand. Their knowledge, expertise and relationships combined with their ability to convey through their partners will no doubt lead to some fantastic licensing programs in this market.” expressed Alvin Ong, Co-Owner/Storywriter of Purridge & Friends.

Purridge & Friends stars Purridge, a little white cat with a big heart, and her friends. Purridge shares her love of food, fun, and learning with her best pals who are filled with personality and fun. “We wanted to make something familiar and real, something we like and that we can relate to. We are unique, we’ve all got stories to tell, and that’s what makes it so special and original” explained Cheri Ong, Co-owner/illustrator of Purridge & Friends.

“We’re so excited to work with Furry Feline Creatives on this fun, cute and super adorable brand.  As soon as you pick up the Purridge & Friends plushies, it just gives you a sunshine of happiness. I’m really looking forward to extending these fun, personable characters to apparel, accessories, toys and so many other products,” enthused Julie Lee, Business Manager of memBrain.

About Furry Feline Creatives

Furry Feline Creatives is the character design studio and lifestyle brand that was started in 2011. Two newly proud parents, Alvin & Cheri wanted their kids to grow up and recognize their individuality and differences.  Embracing themselves for who they are.  So they turned into creating their own characters to share the message of Individuality, Family and Love. Cheri with no previous sewing background started sewing plush toys with the drawings she made in her childhood days while Alvin wrote stories influenced by people's personalities, interests and experience.  These were projected in these wonderful and appealing cast of characters. 

About memBrain 


memBrain helps brands to unleash their story and to find their place in pop culture. Fusing creative energy with strategic know-how, memBrain represents global brands, celebrities and manufacturers, driving sales and building lucrative and lasting emotional connections with fans through authentic brand extensions. memBrain offers brands unparalleled access to talent, top brands and business innovators.  With a global network of top-level creative and strategic business executives, memBrain develops meaningful and actionable programs that push boundaries and resonate in a crowded marketplace.  Founded more than a decade ago by entertainment attorney Ken Hertz of Hertz & Lichtenstein, LLP (whose clients include will.i.am, Will Smith, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Shaun White and others), memBrain develops and executes entertainment, partnership marketing and media programs on behalf of leading global brands including McDonald’s, Hasbro, MillerCoors, Intel and Coty and strategic licensing programs for Demi Lovato, will.i.am, Iron Chef, Kenny Scharf, Man V Liver and other leading licensors. Visit www.membrainllc.com for more information.

FREE Kickstarter App for iPhone and iPad now available


Kickstarter has launched a NEW and FREE app for iPhone and iPad which you can download here.

Because there's nothing more fun than sitting at work, earning money, while simultaneously spending money! Surf the fabulous Kickstarters on the road, at lunch, and while walking the dog. Might we suggest that you download the app and do a search for "Four Horsies"?

We promise to deliver the Pocalypse right to your door! Modern conveniences, I tell you! I'm even managing the Four Horsies Kickstarter from my phone now!
- Benny



January 15, 2015

El Jardin de las Criaturas by The Criaturas



Madrid based artist, The Criaturas, sent over some info on the latest release titled "El Jardin de las Criaturas" (The cutest garden ever). Created on a 15cm wood base, with the tallest piece measuring 15cm as well, this unique art piece, features simple shapes with bold colors. The base is natural wood, while the rest of the piece is hand made, representing a cute little garden of colorful little creatures. Priced at 55 Euros(~$64), "El Jarin de las Criaturas" is on sale now. Be sure to follow The Criaturas through their website and on Facebook.