Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Trading Party Mini-Raffles
They will have mini raffles throughout the evening so if you want to get involved here are the rules:
- 1 raffle ticket will be given for every 5 Blind Boxes purchased (at $6 or more each) at our NYC retail store.
- There is no limit on how many raffle tickets you can acquire.
- Raffle tickets will qualify you for all the raffles for the evening so the earlier you get your tickets the better chance you have to win!
- Prizes will be announced at the event.
This is your chance to win a blind box figure for only $1. Rules will be announced at the event. They will have a large selection of blind box figures available which should satisfy everyone's needs as well as a few surprises :) . Come by and hang out with your fellow collectors, we'll have a great time! Ticketholders need to be present at the event to qualify for the raffle.
Info from the very great, and amazing DKE Toys. For Wholesale Inquiries about this awesome product please contact www.dketoys.com.
The catalogs will be only be available as of November 1st at Upper Playground stores and packed in with all online orders.
They also have added a bunch of new features to our site such as an extended Gallery and an adventure battle game. The Gallery allows any active member of our site to post up to 1 GB of photos. This is a 100% free feature and a great way to show off your art and customs to your fans. The adventure battle game is currently in beta and allows members of the site a chance to fight against their friends and monsters while buying land and earning gold. Since the game is in beta we will be adding new features to it all the time.
Finally, Symbiote Studios will be giving away free prizes to people who post on our board. Each week until the end of the year everyone who posts in a given week will be entered for a chance to win. More details can be found on the site and also if you sign up as a member of the VTF site they will give you a special promo code to get $5 off anything in Symbiote Studios store!
These "Urban Vinyl" figures are Taco Bells latest venture into the kids meal toy giveaway, these are titled "Bellhedz" and are going to be a blind-boxed series of 22 figures, and at first look I thought they were cool, but after really looking at them they are a blatant rip-off of the classic Dunny design with a phallic shaped dome, or as they call it, a bell head. The art work is shotty, and really deserves to be a kids meal toy, but what's with the shape and packaging... come on!!! What are your thoughts on this figure, and are you going to scramble to get these when they are released this Friday.
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Time: Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 7:00pm
End Time: Friday, September 25, 2009 at 10:00am
7308 Melrose Ave.
Be sure to follow the tour and collect all!!
San Francisco www.super7store.com
Los Angeles www.munkyking.com
New York www.myplasticheart.com
Life Size • Shawn Barber and Turf One
Sept. 2nd to 13th 2009
Opening reception: Wednesday Sept. 2nd 09 6-9pm
Galerie d’art Yves Laroche has been eager to present Life Size, a two person exhibition featuring the work of American artist Shawn Barber and Paris-native, Turf One (Jean Labourdette). Supported by each of this artist’s individualistic approach to portraiture, Life Size will be taking us through a refined collection of paintings documenting some of today’s most interesting personalities.
Both vivid and painterly, the work of Shawn Barber brings beauty to the heavily pierced and widely tattooed. Barber seemingly approaches the subject in a painting as a snapshot- isolating a moment where the ink penetrates the skin or when an angle feels just right. However, it is his poetic brushstroke that transforms his work from the documenting of a moment into a work of art. Amongst a long list of achievements and collaborations, his paintings can be found in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia.
Turf One’s sculptural approach to painting removes his subjects from any typical context and brings them to a fantasy world. With a passion for graffiti, Turf One works mainly with found objects. His style and immaculate execution reference both Gothic and Surrealist works; however, the saints and scenes from that time have been replaced by Labourdette’s fellow friends, contributors and muses. Extending from the comforts of a frame, his subjects’ faces are painted with bodies and contexts which are carved, rusted, adorned and manipulated in a both highly exaggerated yet detailed manner. Represented by Galerie d’art Yves Laroche, Jean Labourdette aka Turf One has been building a strong following in the past 5 years.
On the same day, voting will commence on the custom Bombs which have been submitted to the Delicious Drips website. Voting will take place from September 1st through the 7th. We encourage everyone to go check out the customs and VOTE! There is a valuable prize package for the top 3 most voted-on Bombs!!! So get going!
This custom Mini Bomb show was a spur-of-the-moment concept by Benny of Tenacious Toys. After seeing a custom Bomb created by Willow, it occurred to him that the Bomb makes a simple and fast custom toy which would be appropriate for first-time customizers. He put out a call on the Tenacious Toys blog for anyone interested in participating, and he got 1400 responses! After sending out the remainder of the Tenacious Toys stockpile of Mini Bombs, Benny called upon Toy2R for a resupply and they kindly sent over another case of Bombs. All in all, Tenacious Toys shipped out 80+ bombs to people all over the world (for free!). Benny also called upon Delicious Drips for advice, and got much more than that- Tenacious Toys got a co-sponsor! Delicious Drips volunteered the voting capabilities of their Submission section, as well as hundreds of dollars worth of prizes for top vote-getters, bringing the Who's da Bomb show to the next level!
So, Tenacious Toys, Delicious Drips & Toy2R present to you the Who's da Bomb?! custom Toy2R Mini Bomb show, an online custom show dedicated to the next generation of toy customizers! It is the guys, getting sculpy under your fingernails and inhaling paint fumes in your basement, that make the custom toy world such an interesting place!
Clearly, this is preposterous. As if all animals had somehow organized together, creating a network of well-placed operatives at the biggest companies across the globe. Why, we'd probably even trick humans into forming societies dedicated to our protection, and convince others to take us into their homes as adorable freeloaders... keep your eyes out on TeeFury for these upcoming shirts!
Do you all remember the Mcbess Dunny that we blogged about not too long ago, well unfortunately I do not have any news on that, but I do have something rad to share! UK-based illustration artist McBess has teamed up with Simon Landrein, a French graphic designer out of London, to create this amazing video for Mcbess's band "The Dead Pirates", and all I can say is WOW! Sit back and enjoy this masterpiece, I love how the whole video is done in true Mcbess fashion, and the music is rockin too!