Saturday, May 23, 2015

Toy Art Gallery MEMORIAL DAY sale!!!

Toy Art Gallery's 2015 Memorial Day Sale is in full effect... and you can save 20% off everything right now both online and in-store, including exclusive editions of hot vinyl toys, old and new blind boxes, customs, art, books, and more (sale excludes pre-orders, current show pieces and floor models). The TAG Memorial Day Sale ends Monday, 5/25 at 11:59 PM... so head on over HERE right now and snag up some new figures along with some savings!

Skullmark x Lulubell - "Galaxy Commanders" line of sofubi figures pre-order announced!

The Galaxy Commanders figures are based on the classic Hong Kong action figure originally released as "Starroid Raiders" in 1977. While each piece is a Japanese style sofubi soft vinyl figure, there are 7 points of articulation to replicate the play value of the original action figures. Created by Skullmark and produced by Lulubell Toys, there are currently 4 styles available to pre-order: "Commander Cytron", "Commander Nizard", "Commander Dagan", and "Commander Mach"... with more added monthly... and the best part... the heads are interchangeable between the figures. Other weapons (sold separately) will also be available in the future. Standing almost 10" tall, these are perfect for new fans and old fans alike! Snag them up at most all designer vinyl retail locations for just $70 a pop!

Friday, May 22, 2015

DSF presents Arik Ehle's "Dark Instincts" solo exhibition!!!

Arik Ehle of Wild WestSide is stoked to be showcasing a ton of new work in his 'Dark Instincts' show that explores the juxtaposition of primal struggles in the natural world with the darker side of the human condition. Taking place at DSF in San Francisco, the series is comprised of entirely faux taxidermy sculptures with an edgy, urban twist. The pieces blend realism and caricature with a flavor of the Wild West and West Coast lifestyle.
Opening on Saturday, June 6th from 7pm-11pm at DSF, there will also be 50+ limited edition and one of a kind resin pieces available, including a special 'DSF' San Francisco edition of the OG Impala MINI (edition of only 10)... as seen above!

"Severed Limbs" by JankyToys might just be the best bootleg series ever...

In the designer toy scene, you see alot of ideas and projects regurgitated over and over again... and most of the time, with each iteration, they get more and more bland... well, in the case of this brand new bootleg resin toy series from JankyToys, they took an idea from a specific property and completely flipped it on it's head... reinventing the bootleg toy in a very clever way. introducing the "Severed Limbs" series... and they are just that... resin cast severed limbs, HAHAH!!!

Retailing for just $20 a piece or $100 for the entire set of 6, these are available for pre-order HERE right now and are limited to 10 each plus 10 full sets. Each figure is of the movie dismemberment... so, for example, Count Dooku comes with both his hands and his head, Darth Maul is the legs, C-3PO will be a different random part for each order because that dude has lost every limb possible, etc... so awesome! Want in on this??? HEad on over to snag these up right now, as we don't see these lasting very long!

Leecifer's “Little Green Men” group art show online NOW!!!

Artist Leecifer's 8-inch tall "PickleBaby" creation invaded Waldwick, NJ last weekend for a custom show like no other... hosted by the good folks over at SubUrban Vinyl, the "Little Green Men" show kicked off... and as you can see from the above photo, the turnout was great!!! The show featured custom pieces and original paintings from: Betso, Blazon Brikhaus, Bleeding Edges, Bob Conge, Brent Nolasco, Bwana Spoons, Candie Bolton, Carson Catlin, Cash Cannon, Daniel Fleres, Daniel Talone, Dead Hand Toys, DrilOne, Eric Broers, Flat Bonnie, Furry Feline Creatives, George Gaspar, Jacob Jams, Jason Limon, Jay222, JC Rivera, Joe Scarano, John Grayson, Josh Herbolsheimer, Josh Kimberg, Lou Pimentel, Matt Walker, Mechavirus, Mikie Graham, Nathan Hamill, Nebulon5, NemO, Paul Kaiju, PJ Constable, Pon, Scott Tolleson, Scott Wilkowski, Soko Cat, Southerndrawl, SpankyStokes, Stacia Murphy, Task One, Tim Lee, valleyDweller, Yosiell Lorenzo, Leecifer & more! Yeah... what a line-up!!!
If you didn't make it out to the show, the remainder of the pieces are up for grabs HERE... and there are some seriously great pieces still available... that that AMAZING custom by NemO posted above, WOW!!! Go see what's still available and buy some rad art!

Strangecat Toys MEMORIAL DAY sale!!!

Looking to score some cool deals during the hot Memorial Day weekend!?!?! Well, the folks over at Strangecat Toys are offering up 15% off everything in stock starting NOW until Monday(5/25) at Midnight! All you need to do is head on over HERE and then enter coupon code: US15 to receive your discount. So what are you waiting for, start shopping and start saving!

The first rule of Fight Club is: buy the Super7 × Funko action figures!

Coinciding with author Chuck Palahniuk continuing his Fight Club story in comic book form with Dark Horse, Super7 and Funko recognize the 1999 film by adapting the characters into officially licensed ReAction Figures. These 3¾-inch tall pieces are done in that classic Kenner style, and are coming soon with an expected $9.99 apiece retail price.

"Flat-Faced Foe" 3D printed mini series from BADFOREST TOYS!

We love when we get news from new companies out there... trying their hand at limited edition figures... and that is exactly what the folks over at BADFOREST TOYS have done as they are excited to announce the release of their first miniseries entitled "FLAT-FACED FOE". Limited to an edition of up to 50 pieces per figure, these little guys measure between 1.25-2" and are 3D printed in sintered nylon and then hand dyed. Through this series BADFOREST unites the innovation of technology, the imagination of art, the tastefulness of design, and the cuteness of animals. Being sold HERE in sets of two: either "The Kunder" and "The Snigh" or "The Jungy" and "The Binbat". Each set is $20 + $5 for s/h. We dig these because they remind us of the old "Life inVentsville" series from Damon Soule... ahhhh, the good ol' Kidrobot days :-)

The unluckiest Lucky Bags of all… Super7's 13th Anniversary Lucky Bags announced!

The ever-impressive Super7 are celebrating their 14th Anniversary with their annual tradition of the Lucky Bag. What mysteries lie within these top secret containers? Typically containing 9 figures total, these Lucky Bags tend to include previously unreleased figures as well as colorways & editions that will be available nowhere else! With more details to come, we're looking forward to the June 13th, 2015 release of these at 7PM Pacific time, available usually in-person (at 1427 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117) first with any remaining copies made available online in the Super7 store.

Missmonster's "Tig" 1/6th scale Custom Creature Figures!

If you missed out on the two previously announced 1/6th scale figures from Melita Curphy (a.k.a. Missmonster), then you are in luck! Curphy has once again taken a blank 1/6th scale figure base and added her own completely original sculpted & cast head, hands, and feet. Hand-painted to perfection with impeccably curated clothing selections, this piece is "Tig" the mechanic and this 12-inch tall piece of art will be available today (May 22nd, 2015) at 1PM Pacific time in Curphy's online shop for approximately $285.

Lupilu's custom Dunnys for "Hecho en México 3" REVEALED!

These fantastical looking creatures are the creation of Méxican artist Lupilu on the 3-inch tall Dunny vinyl figure. Each hand-made and hand-painted, with perfect accessories to match, these pieces are for the forthcoming "Hecho en México, Series 3" blind boxed set. Available in blind boxed form on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 11AM Pacific time, with those interested simply emailing orders to dunnyhechoenmexico [at] gmail [dot] com for these $110 apiece beauts. And with a total of 70 blind boxes available for sale, you know these won't last too long!

The Beast Brothers's "Spring Calaverita 2015" Sofubi Skull Giveaway!

If you'd like to win one of the previously announced "Spring Calaverita 2015" pieces from The Beast Brothers, then you're in luck: they are giving away one of the 20 pieces made in the pictured colorway. If you want the 5-inch tall sofubi "Calaverita" skull, then all you need to do is:
  1. Follow The Beast Brothers’s Instagram feed (@thebeastbrothers)
  2. Repost THIS IMAGE (same as the one above) with the hashtag #springcalaverita
The winner will be announced on May 25th, 2015. So make sure you enter before then!

No matter how much it cries or begs, never feed it after midnight! Super7 × Funko's "Gremlins" Figures!

The 1984 horror comedy Gremlins introduced us not only to titular antagonists but also their adorable counterparts, the mogwai. The partnership between Super7 and Funko known as ReAction Figures will be making officially licensed toys from this cult classic. Pictured above, you can see Gizmo and several other mogwai, Stripe and his gremlins, as well as main character William "Billy" Peltzer, all rendered in the 3¾-inch scale! Depicted in that classic Kenner style, these PVC pieces are coming soon and are expected to have a $9.99 apiece retail price.

Welcome to Tomorrowland! Mondo's poster prints by Kevin Tong!

In celebration of Brad Bird’s new epic adventure from Disney, screen printed poster powerhouse Mondo is thrilled to release "TOMORROWLAND" by Kevin Tong in two stunning versions: the above pictured regular and the below pictured variant. Limited to editions of 375 and 175 hand-numbered copies respectively, these 36"×24" screen prints will cost $50 for the regular and $75 for the variant. Bearing in mind that most Mondo prints sell out within minutes, the only way you'll have a chance to snag one of these will be by following Mondo's Twitter feed, as that is where they will announce when the piece is available in their web shop today (May 22nd, 2015)!

We're going to need a big boat… Super7 × Funko's "Jaws" Figures!

The prototypical summer blockbuster, Jaws (1975), was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. And now you can relive all the fun of the film in your own home! The ReAction Figures line, a partnership between Super7 and Funko, is releasing 3¾-inch scale action figures based on the film. Depicted in that classic Kenner style, these PVC pieces are of police chief Martin Brody, oceanographer Matt Hooper, shark hunter Quint, and — of course — the giant man-eating great white shark. These are coming soon and are expected to have a $9.99 apiece retail price.
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