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June 30, 2015

Instagram Giveaway from Patrick Wong

Canadian artist, Patrick Wong, has announced an Instagram Giveaway to support the latest edition his resin art toy, the Beats Series MPC 2000XL. The 3" resin collectible is will not be for sale and only available through this giveaway. Based on the iconic Air Jordans 3 basketball shoe, the special promo Beats Series MPC 2000XL figure will be given away to one of Patrick Wong's Instagram Followers. To enter, Instagram Users need to have a public profile, have to follow @patrickwongart, and repost the contest ad with the hashtag #PatrickWongArt (looks like the first picture of this post). One winner will be announced on July 13, 2015. In addition to this giveaway, The Beats Series Part 4 MPC 2000XL in beige or blue are availble for preorder through Patrick Wong's webstore, priced at $35 each. Pre-orders will close on July 15th, 2015 and no copies will be made after this date. So, be sure to pre-order one or both of the latest colorways and enter the Instagram Giveaway.

REVIEW: Nannoo by Lillikit




Lillikit is a South Korean shop that collaborates with artists from all over the world to create interesting art and designs. They were kind enough to send me some of their new Nannoo figures

Nannoo, a kitten flying to the sky, is the creation of  Lee Seung Min, an art director for films, animation and advertising from Seoul, South Korea.  Lee, along with her ten year old son, started the design of Nannoo with the simple shape of a ball.   

Nannoo is a small sphere about the size of your hand (hands may vary, it's about the size of MY hand) with four legs, ears, a tail and an adorable cat design.  One of my favorite details is the design of the nose/mouth.  A line swoops in over the left eye curling around and joining a second line to create a smiling appearance.  Just looking at these little guys puts a smile on my face. Nannoo currently comes in five different colors, the Pastel Series, which are representative of the seasons.  Min and Lillikit have plans to release the Nannoo figures in many more fun and creative designs in the future as well as you can see below.  These toys will delight both children and adult collectors alike. 



To add Nanoos and lots of other interesting and beautiful artwork to your collection, visit Lillikit.com 










June 29, 2015

Release of art toy "Milbatallas" x Entusiasta Gallery, David Pugliese and Pablo S. Sapia



The pirate Milbatallas (Thousandbattles in spanish), Entusiasta Gallery's first collectible Art Toy.

Milbatallas is designed by David Pugliese and sculpted by Pablo S. Sapia. It was carefully modeled by hand and is finely detailed.

Made in resin and with a subtle wood base, the pirate Milbatallas owns a picturesque figure:
His arms made out of sticks and hooks in place of feet makes him the perfect monument to perseverance.

Only 20 copies where made for this first edition and they are now for sale only by e-mail at entusiastagallery@gmail.com.

The official presentation event will take place on July 11th at 4.30pm at the MuHu - Museo del Humor (Humor Museum) housed in the building of the old Munich Brewery, Av. de los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Set sail! 











2 days until Rivals:Masters of the Deep Lands on Kickstarter


Rivals:Masters of the Deep have an event happening July 1st only on Facebook where you can win prizes and celebrate with them as they launch the Campaign. 

Make sure to keep a close eye on all of the happenings. There will be early bird pricing for the first 500 backers so make sure to get in early.

June 27, 2015

TOYSREVIL: Kidrobot and Seriously to Debut Best Fiends Figures at SDCC

The Best Fiends X Kidrobot Slug vinyl figures will be available for purchase for the first time at SDCC. The male “Devourer” and female “Lola” Slugs will be available in both black and glow-in-the-dark editions. The Slug vinyl figures will also launch for order on Amazon.com and shop.bestfiends.com simultaneous to their release at SDCC. These limited edition Slug vinyl figures will retail for $49.99."

Visit Kidrobot at SDCC booth #5645. Read more on TRE: 

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June 25, 2015

PLAYBOY Magazine X Mighty Jaxx present limited edition art toy


In celebration of Playboy's 60th Birthday, Mighty Jaxx were invited, among other talented artists, to create an art figure to represent Playboy in this day and age. Roping in their favourite local artist Clogtwo, this is the result of the collaboration.

"It is all about the attitude and style of a true gentleman. Tailored in velvet and finished off with diamonds, he stands tall, firm and nothing can move him. Staying classy in this new urban world, there's no end to how deep the rabbit hole goes. He is the infinite universe. He is the legend himself."

This special art toy is available from NOW until 24th July 2015! Only a 1 month pre-order period is allocated for this beautiful piece. Standing at 11" tall and made with premium quality vinyl, it comes packed in an exquisite box. The piece retails for $200 and is available on the Mighty Jaxx website.



June 24, 2015

Vinyl Idolz Ghostbusters Ray Stanz - Review - The Toy Finder

Damn I love these Vinyl Idolz toys. Great look/style, IMHO.
Here's a review of one of the Ghostbusters Vinyl Idolz, care of The Toy Finder:

June 23, 2015

Bomb the System All City Style show and contest at Just Blaze Phoenix on June 27

Just Blaze presents a June 27th event centered around an All City Style train show and contest- cash prize for the winner! Sponsored by us, Montana, Seedless (awesome stickers!), Upper Playground and Boundless Brooklyn, this promises to be a killer event for anyone in the Phoenix area.

Interested participants and attendees are asked to phone the Just Blaze shop at 602-252-4228 for more info.

 Just Blaze is located at:
1001 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014

June 22, 2015

Custom Munny "A Day at the Seaside" x Penny Taylor of Taylored Curiosities


This is a 4" Munny customized by Penny Taylor of Taylored Curiosities using clay, casting, wire and cotton. Based on her trips as a kid to the seaside, the figure is reminiscent of the beach town including sand castles and ice cream. The strawberry ice cream is removable and fits all other Minature World playsets.


The figure is available now for ₤50.00 now on the Taylored Curiosities website.




June 19, 2015

All J Long show at Suburban Vinyl - This weekend


This Saturday June 20th 2015 Suburban Vinyl presents the "All J Long" show
which will consist of only artists with a J in their artist name or their actual name!! Hosted by two guys named Rob go figure!! The show will be held on June 20th 2015 from 6-9pm. Be sure to join their email list to receive the show preview on Saturday June 20th at 2pm EST.

The artists line up includes: 

Joseph Luciano "Hungry Ghost" Fernandez
Jenny Wolf
Joe Scarano
JC Rivera
John Grayson
Jacob Jams
Josh Mayhem
John "Spanky" Stokes
Jchad
Jason Chalker
Jay222
B. Jerome Nolasco
Jessice " The Graphix Chick" Esper
Jason Limon
Jfury

Suburban Vinyl
4 Frederick St
Waldwick, NJ 07463

New Exclusive figure by Ron English x Mintyfresh x Blue Sky Hospitality


Mousemask Murphy, the iconic figure by artist Ron English has found its way to Mintyfresh again. This time it's a Steampunk edition for which they partnered up with their longtime friends at Blue Sky Hospitality. 

The "London Steampunk Mouse Murphy" is the brainchild of two international artists: a sculpture by Ron English and colour scheme by Henry Chebaane in jet black, cool silver and warm copper that gives an awesome retro-futuristc character reminiscent of the Victorian steam age.



"London Steampunk Mouse Murphy" has been designed to be part of several super-cool restaurant art projects exclusively created by Henry under the title: "waiter: There is a mouse in the house!" The first few mice will appear in London with other European and International capitals in the near future.

Henry Chebaane is the creative director of Blue Sky Hospitality, the boutique design studio known for producing some of the most innovative restaurants, bars and hospitality spaces opened recently on the international scene. As a conceptual artist, he often includes within his own interior design projects some thought-provoking contemporary urban art installations.



Meanwhile, a few lucky punters have the opportunity to acquire a piece of this kick ass bad boy as a limited edition via Mintyfresh only. The London Steampunk edition is limited to 120 pieces worldwide with only 20 pieces going on sale at €159,95 on Sunday June 21st at 8PM Amsterdam Time (2PM New York and 11AM Los Angeles)


June 18, 2015

WAR PROFITEERING: MEDIA ASSAULT – SUCKADELIC

Pretty awesome custom toys and kitbashes available now at Supersuckstore.com
Check out this Media Assault kitbash figure here:

GNAW-X #5 by Plaseebo

 Plaseebo's latest release is called GNAW-X #5. A one of a kind vinyl figure featuring a Plaseebo "Gnaw" head on a Skull Head Butt "X" body, with red glass inset eyes. As with all of Plaseebo's customs, GNAW-X #5 features an internal motion activated LED, powered by replaceable batteries, to along with the colorful paint job. Priced at $350, the piece is signed and dated 2015 and is available now through Plaseebo's online shop.

Permanent Guest by Coarse Toys

Coarse Toys next release is called Permanent Guest. Initially being released for pre-order in 2 different versions, Endless Shadows and Promised Bliss, each version is limited to just 345 sets. Priced at HK$ 1540 (~$200), these sets are expected to ship in Autumn of 2015. It has been some time since Coarse had a non-Omen public release, choosing to catch up on shipping outstanding orders instead and collectors are chomping at the bit to pick up a piece that isn't an owl. With the Endless Shadows version featuring a black and gold color scheme, the Promised Bliss version  will feature a more color palette closer to the Loser version of Coarse Figures. Measuring around 20" x 8" x 8", each set features 2 vinyl figures: a deceitful fish sitting in a bathtub and the innocent racoon pulling the tub along by a string. As with most Coarse releases, the story behind the figures is quite interesting. Be sure to head on over to Coarse Life and read up. While the Friends and Family pre-order has already occurred, the general Coarse HKG website release will take place on Thursday, June 17th, 2015 at 8:59am LA Time (or 11:59am in New York). Those interested in picking up either of these sets, be sure to be quick. For those who aren't a fan of either of the available color schemes, there will be a retail version available at a later date and most likely some special convention releases as well. Be sure to follow Coarse Toys on social media, as well as Tenacious Toys to stay up to date with any news.

June 17, 2015

The Walking Dead and Hot Fuzz figures by Vinyl Idolz

Coming in September, Vinyl Idolz is going to be introducing some Hot Fuzz and Walking Dead figures. First up are the characters Nicholas Angela and Danny Butterman from Hot Fuzz. Both characters are a FUNKO stylized version and will retail around $20 each. Also available to purchase in September will be a few of the main characters from The Walking Dead television series. Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon and Michonne round out the characters to be released. The Vinyl Idolz line of figures is a product of Vinyl Sugar, a FUNKO and designer based company. These figures may be available through Tenacious Toys, so be sure to sign up for the Newsletter to stay up to date with any and all the upcoming releases through Tenacious Toys.



Acid Rain Buddha by Josh Mayhem

Josh Mayhem's latest completed commission is a Custom Big Bad Buddha titled "Acid Rain Buddha". Featuring a very colorful palette, typical to Josh's Acid rain pieces, Acid Rain Buddha sits atop a black platform. With the piece completely covered in UV reactive paint, this piece glows nicely under blacklight. Josh also decided to sculpt a smaller gourd for the figure to hold because the original gourd was a bit too large for what Josh wanted. For those who want a commissioned piece of their own, be sure to contact Josh Mayhem and get the ball rolling.

20 Days and Counting - Master of the Deep Kickstarter


World of Rivals "Master of the Deep" Kickstarter is going live in less than a month. Get a behind the scenes peek at their Facebook and Instagram


June 16, 2015

Mass Transition All City Style Show by 156ALLSTARZ at TUF Gallery June 20th

156ALLSTARZ show at TUF Gallery: Mass Transition

RSVP to tuf.gallery@gmail.com

Come through June 20th at 7PM:

TUF Gallery
208 East 73rd Street
New York, NY 10021


The Disarticulators x Rampage Toys’ “Galactic Teleportation: Wave 2” Oozeball sofubi…


"Originally debuting at Superfestival 68 back in April, the second wave of “Galactic Teleportation” Oozeballs from The Disarticulators and Rampage Toys will finally be up for grabs later this week! Produced in a squishy clear matte soft vinyl, the Tru:Tek-designed, Zectron-sculpted “squeaky toy” has been treated to a mesmerising mix of pink and gold sprays with neon green detailing courtesy of Rampage, coming complete with a motion-activated LED unit that's been mounted in the base. Limited to an edition of 9 pieces, the "Galactic Teleportation" Oozeballs: Wave 2 sofubi have touched down in the Man-E-Toys store priced at just $65 each plus shipping..."




"Curious Lithops" x Penny for Taylored Curiosities


Lithops are the easiest plant to care for. To keep these curious beings happy, simply pop them in a position where they can watch the world go by and occasionally sing to them (genre is entirely up to you, they have a rather eclectic music taste).

I wonder which kind you'll find? Will you have a youthful, spring edition, at the beginning of its life cycle? Maybe you'll find a summer bloom (handmade flower), soaking up all that warmth? Or you might have purchased an autumn edition, complete with fresh new life sprouting (baby bud)?

You won't know until you open your parcel.

These mixed media pieces are entirely handmade by Penny from an original design and sculpt. Each piece is hand painted and pieced together. Paper flowers are cut and folded by hand and all Lithops are finished off with detailing on their tops.

Lithops measure 1" tall. Their pots are 0.5" tall. Those with flowers reach 2" tall altogether. Lithops are connected to their pots with wire (they are detachable if need be).

Due to the handmade nature, no two will ever be completely alike. Colours and shades may vary.

Each piece is signed and dated and comes in a clear bag with a Curious Lithops info card.