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August 29, 2015
The latest Mini Deadbeet is up over on Scott Tolleson's site. Like the SDCC exclusives that he and October Toys produced this one is also metal cast, painted in a candy apple red. I really hope these metal Minis continue.
Grab your's for just $10 + shipping.
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August 28, 2015
NYCC 2015 is rapidly approaching and the guys from Big Kev's Geek Stuff (the best comic/game/toy related podcast out there, in my opinion) have an exclusive toy to offer at their booth this year.
Rich Page from Ume Toys is again contributing an epic piece for this years convention. Introducing Sofia Margherita, limited to ten slices only available at the Big Kev's Geek Stuff Booth #129, for $40!
Historically speaking Rich's exclusives sell out during the first or second day of the convention so make sure to come by the booth early to secure yours!
And if you're not already, subscribe to the Big Kev's Geek Stuff podcast!
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follow along on their blog here and also check out the Fizz Kids toys for sale in our shop here. They're super cool and unique indy toys- we will have some on hand at NYCC Booth 208 as well!
Dropping September 5th, come these BiPolar Cadaver Twins (part of the SPLURRT line) from Devils Head Productions. Each one is unique and will be available for $175 a piece at the Devils Head Productions online store.
August 27, 2015
Flower Pepper Gallery presents "Foliage", a playful exhibition inspired by nature, opening September 5th at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. Often exhibitions focus on human or character subjects, so this eclectic collection of artists & artworks is a breath of fresh air. Mmm, pine-scented! ;)
Participating artists include;
Acey Thompson, Chelsea Gustafsson, Collin van der Sluijs, Denae Wilkowski, Edith Waddell, Heather Gross, Helen Bayly, Jacob van Loon, Jaclyn Alderete, Jon Lau, Kelly Louise Judd, Lauren Marx, Marissa Quinn, Paige Jiyoung Moon, Simon Kangiser, Susanne Apgar, Valerie Pobjoy, Vanessa Foley, William Joseph Dunn, Yejin Oh
|Prickly Pear - Acey Toothypegs|
Foliage opens., and will be on view from
Non-Character based artwork composition achieves its storytelling, evokes emotion, or provokes thought without the use of a subject's facial expression, or overt body language to communicate with. I can tell from the images shared already, that this showing brings together diverse perspectives.
|Species - Collin van der Sluijs|
|First Flower VII - Jacon van Loon|
For more information, visit Flower Pepper Gallery's website here.
August 26, 2015
Stemming from a concept and apparel line in the '90s, Russ Karablin of SSUR's Rebel Ape character has been brought to life via a collaboration with 3DRetro. Presenting the Rebel Ape in a series of limited edition 12" bust sculptures in rotocast vinyl, the Rebel Ape sculpture is inspired by a blend of motifs from Che Guevara and Planet of the Apes - instantly recognizable symbols synonymous with upheaval and anarchy. SSUR Rebel Ape Bust is vinyl and twelve inches tall. Get yours today at Discordia Culture Shop
at 10:32 PM
A Hefty 3" Resin Art Toy.
Glow in the Dark.
Comes bagged and tagged.
Handmade in Toronto Ontario.
At only $12 these figures are INCREDIBLY well made, plus how can you turn down dem gold teef???
BUY HERE: The Angry Beast
Josh Mayhem presents "The Splendiferous Snuffing Apparatus". Commissioned by a private collector this custom 3" Android figure features an opening chest piece that reveals detailed inner workings including a functional light with replaceable battery.
August 25, 2015
One of the hallmarks of a really exceptional paint-job, for me, is its ability to transcend the platform it's applied to. I don't have a remote control car, but I want this painted shell. Pardon me- custom painted shell, done by 1 person with an airbrush.
Instagram vinyl toy enthusiest @PaintByIan is an artist in his own right, with a number of years experience professionally painting racing gear & hobby equipment. RC Cars are toys, right? This piece was too cool not to share. It looks digitally designed and factory-made, when in fact, it's all laid out, meticulously masked, & sprayed by hand.
Ian notes we can anticipate some painted vinyl toys after the completion of some current contracts. With artwork that is more carefully applied than a lot of production-grade pieces, I'm looking forward to seeing how Ian's techniques translate onto vinyl toys. On say, a Mega Munny perhaps. :)
If you have questions about custom projects, email Ian at email@example.com or connect through Instagram @paintbyian
That bit about "Fish are Friends, not Food" is an endearing sentiment, but... Inki-Drop's fish friends are food, and, they look adorably delicious.
Seawater Sweeties are super huggable 10"+ plush toys patterned after both yummy treats and endangered animals. Artist Inki-Drop's aims to raise awareness by making plush versions of species that are at risk.
Seawater Sweeties are currently up for funding on Kickstarter to enter a full production run of 1000pcs each. Inki-Drop claims that if fully funded, some future proceeds would be donated to conservation efforts- which I'd surely like to see be the case for a project built on the pathos for animal conservation efforts.
With 3 cuddly characters to choose from, it's hard to pick a favourite. The catch-phrase "bacon of the sea" is a pretty fantastic descriptor for Loin-Shark though.
Pledge for your favourite foody-fish friend on Inki-Drop's Kickstarter here.
The members of this year's Tenacious Collective at Booth 208 are:
- Tenacious Toys - online art toy retail shop
- Bigshot Toyworks - creative design studio and toy manufacturer
- Suburban Vinyl - NJ brick & mortar art toy retail shop
- Ian Ziobrowski - Nugglife custom toys, apparel and artwork
- Jason Chalker - Manly Art custom toys, apparel and artwork
- Furry Feline Creatives - plush toys and accessories
- Playful Gorilla - custom toys and artwork
- Cash Cannon - custom toys and artwork
- Hungryghosts - custom toys and artwork
Make sure you stop by Booth 208 early to grab your free buttons (produced locally by Skull Dezign).
Our booth will be outfitted with product turntables provided by ArqSpin, with demos of their digital spin software available for both your toys and yourselves! Yes, we will have a giant human-sized turntable platform for all of you cosplayers who want a more special recording of your cosplay than just a plain old boring photo.
Daily media coverage will be provided by Go Figure News and Big Kev's Geek Stuff.
More info to be released soon!
August 24, 2015
Introducing Shashimibots, brand new from Marshall "Mr. Mars" Ballantyne. These custom Kidrobot mascots come with removable wooden bases, signature cards, and stickers. The are available now for $80 a piece for the small mascots and $150 for the larger one with free shipping at Mr. Mars' shop.
August 21, 2015
The GOHST s001.50 mini squadts are coming. Being released Monday August 24, at noon CST for $40, these are liited to only 200 pieces. The figures are 3.5" vinyl, cloth and ABS and include 2 sets of arms, shotty, machete, hoodie and removable helmet. Shipping will be $20 worldwide and $25 for orders of 2-3. Pick yours up this Monday at the Squadt store.
August 20, 2015
Nugglife, recently completed a commissioned Dunny, using the Kano designed Dunny from the Art of War series. This time around, Smoky is off during a snow day, with his handy bubbler and a sack full of frosty Nugs. Another great custom Nugglife creation.