Tuesday, October 27, 2009
We here at SpankyStokes.com have the honor to show off this exclusive shot of one of Dok A's creations for this upcoming show. This is going to be amazing, and all the pieces created for this show you know are all hand crafted by Dok A himself, truly each piece is a masterpiece. Be sure to CLICK THROUGH to find out more about this show, and a really cool background about "The Ringmaster"!
- No spitting in the Stalls. -
Come and meet :
The Balloon Headed Man, Antler Girl, Hugo Roundtree (and his marvelous prehensile mustache), The Primitive Wooden Boy, The Abandoned Woman (Rusted Solid), The Skull Faced Mr. D'eth, The Whipple Brothers (Twins Joined at the Brain), The Mysterious Hooded Mystery, The Hideous Pig Boy, The Odorous Fish Man, The Three Ocular Clops Brothers, Sinister and Dexter (Twins Separated at Birth), And many others........
Background info on "The Ringmaster":
Barnabus T. Barnabus, the Hawker, Barker and Ringmaster of the show has travelled with it since the beginning. Originally "The Orrible Legless Boy" he purchased some wheels and worked his way up to run the whole shebang. His eye for the peculiar and his unique way with words have made him and the circus a monumental success. Many dispossessed Mechtorians now arrive at the Freak Show's doors seeking fame and fortune. But they have to be chosen by Barnabus to make the cut. Though it is worth noting that he can probably be bribed with a packet of Custard Creams. Dok A created this piece using parts of A Mei Mei toy, A Stephan LePodd toy and a Sqwert toy. Vinyl, Rubber, Lead, Polymer clay, Paper, ABS, Brass, Steel, Found objects.
Download a blank Pally Pal template. You MUST use one of the Coen Brothers movies as inspiration as you design your papertoy then print out, assemble and photograph your new papertoy character. If your entry isn't obvious - please note which Coen movie was your inspiration. Then submit the photo + the art files by 11:59pm cst January 31st, 2010. ALL entries will be posted as they come in on the Pally Pal site and will forever be available for download. Everyone is welcome to enter - no matter where in the world you live. Enter as many times as you wish. The winning entry will be chosen by a secret panel of several fair minded judges and announced on this site February 2nd, 2010. No purchase necessary!
The winning prize is 24 custom printed t-shirts. (a $400+ value!). The winner will get to pick the design they want on the t-shirts. The t-shirts will be the winner's choice of Gildan ringspun or American Apparel in whatever fabric color they wish. The printed design will be in one location on the t-shirt only and can have up to 3 ink colors in the design. The t-shirts will be printed & shipped within one business week after finalizing all the t-shirt info required.
"There is a constant dialogue between me and the surfaces."
Ryan McGinness is interested in creating a new vocabulary for everyday symbols and icons through context and composition. Using layering, repetition, and juxtaposition, his complex pieces construct “worlds within worlds.” With his massively intricate silk-screened paintings, sculptures, and installations, he’s able to blur the division between design, pop culture, and fine art. Ryan McGinness’s artwork has appeared in numerous books, magazines, and exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Watch the interview from “The Run Up,” available for the first time to the public for free, on Walrus TV.
The aim of his online catalog is finding manufacturers wanting to mass produce his toys. If you like them and you are a manufacture of sorts hit up Fabiano to make something happen. The creatures he creates are simple yet attractive and they all share a very similar style about them. Fabiano also has posted up a few of his designs on the Patch Together website and you can check them out HERE and HERE, so go vote on them if you dig em!
Just in time for Halloween the Toy Break crew has some Plush Candy Corn by Dan Goodsell, Boiler Zomb by Ashley Wood, Debbie by Mezco and much more! Grab your trick or treat bag and join us for a Toy Break!
- Large Martin Big Red Contest - Win a Large Martin Big Red edition courtesy of 3A Toys & 3DRetro.com! 20" tall figure valued at $300! To enter, craft your own awesome cardboard robot complete with 3A logo and post a picture of it in the contest section of the forum! Deadline is November 4th. Note: Overseas winner to pay partial shipping!
- Cardboard Robot - by Corey Webb - Thank you so much for the amazing robot and bonus portraits!
- Toy Break Episode 100 - is right around the corner! If you have any comments, thoughts, or anything else, we would love to have you call in, send us an mp3 or better yet, send us a video and we'll play them on episode 100!
- Zombie Mez-Itz - by Mezco - regular version limited to 500 pieces available now at Thinkgeek for $15 - black and white "classic" version limited to 108 pieces avaialble now for $25 exclusively at MezcoToyz.com (use coupon code BRAINS to save 10%)
- Calling All Cars - by Horrorwood - wave 6 of these papertoys available for download and feature 5 designs by Brian Castleforte, Obokiki, Ivan Ricci aka Kawaii-Style, Brian Gubicza, and Zakane
- Crazy Pumpkin Candy Dish - by Brian Castleforte - free paper toy download in time for Halloween
- GOHST S002 - by FERG of Jamungo - limited to 200 pieces, $75
- Candy Corn Plush - by Dan Goodsell - 9" plush figures in three versions: regular Candy Corn, Vampire Candy Corn, and Indian Candy Corn - $6 each at TheImaginaryWorld.com
- Boiler Zomb - by Ashley Wood - 12" figure with severed bot head from the Adventure Kartel series retailed for $88
- Debbie - by Mezco - 7" figure from Cinema of Fear Series 4 comes with severed arms and a bug hotel - $15
- Nathan Hamill Boris Signing - Nathan Hamill, creator of Boris, will be signing and sketching at Frank & Sons Collectible Show in City of Industry, CA on October 24th from 1 pm to 4 pm
- Designer Con - formly VTN, Designer Con is a pop culture show featuring designer toys, artists, apparel, and special events like live painting and Dr. Sketchys at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA on November 21st from 10 am to 5 pm - $5 admission
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HASBRO REVEALS NEW MARVEL, TRANSFORMERS & STAR WARS
We've just received images of all the initial 2010 waves of the lines
mentioned above. Marvel Secret Wars, Transformers Movie Deluxe, Special
NEST 2-pack, Voyager, Star Wars Cinema Scenes and more have all been
revealed. These are all listed on the new preorder page - take a look
here for a summary:
HULKBUSTER IRON MAN 21" COMIQUETTE
The new 21" version of the Hulkbuster Armor Iron Man has been made as a
comiquette by Sideshow, and is close to 1/6 scale. Tony Stark created
this armor so that he could stand up and go toe to toe with the Hulk, and
now you can enjoy a replica of the suit in your own collection. This
impressive piece is priced at $389.99, $30 off the MSRP.
BANDAI CHOGOKIN APOLLO 11 & SATURN V REPLICA
This exquisitely accurate 1/144-scale reproduction is based on many
specialized documents and other data. In addition, during development of
this product, Bandai sought and received the full cooperation of the web
site “Apollo Maniacs,” a favorite of Apollo fans, in making sure that the
overall appearance, as well as that of the parts such as the rocket and
engine, is as accurate and detailed as possible. This highly detailed
piece is up for preorder at $574.99, but space ships aren't cheap!
JAPANESE & KOREAN MICROMAN FINDS
We've also got a shipment of Microman figures and mechs on the way.
Robotman Baron, Giant Acroyer, Micro Trailer, Robotman Endeavor,
Acromonster and many more are available, priced from $5.99 to $44.99 each
- check them out at the link.
JAPANESE & KOREAN CAR ROBOTS TF FINDS
One of our suppliers has managed to get us a large quantity of Japanese
and Korean Car Robots figures. God Magnus, the Build team, Wild Ride,
Gelshark and more are up for pre-order now, along with a few Japanese
Beast Wars figures (like Big Convoy) even Deathgarrygun and Captain Shark
from the Brave series. Check them out in their directories; this link
will send you to the Car Robots menu to start your fun.
LADIES OF THE 80'S PINK LABEL BARBIE DOLLS
THis new trio of dolls takes it's inspiration from lady rockers of the
80s. Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett and Debbie Harry are each available, priced
at $34.99 and dressed in signature outfits of the era.
SPIDER-WOMAN LEGENDARY SCALE BUST
This fantastic new 18" bust shows Spider-Woman (hero and villain of the
recent Secret Invasion storyline in Marvel Comics) with her hair flowing
in the wind. Spider-Woman has been both hero and villain and was finally
replaced by a Skrull leader for the invasion of Earth. Now she can be a
member of your team - priced at $189.99 ($10 off MSRP) she's all ready for
STARSHIP TROOPERS 6" TAC FIGHTER REPLICA
Yamato is creating a 6" replica version of the TAC fighter from Starship
Troopers. As one of the main ships used to fig the Bug armies, this
familiar piece should delight fans of the books, movie, series and more,
and it is listed at $109.99, a savings of $20 off the MSRP.
SENGOKU BASARA REVOLTECH FIGURES
Sengoku Basara, known in the US as Devil Kings, is an action/fighting game
in the style of Dynasty Warriors, but set in the Sengoku period of Japan.
Two of the main characters, Yukimura Sanada and Masamune Date have been
chosen to become the next Revoltech figures. With revoltech joints and a
plethora of accessories, this figures will be displayable in any style
you'd like, and we've got them priced at $36.99 each.
MARVEL HEROCLIX - THOR'S MIGHTY CHARIOT, BATTLEPACKS
More new Heoclix items have been announced by NECA. First, the Thor's
Mighty Chariot special edition figure will now be available at retail, and
we've got it listed at $17.99. NECA is also releasing new 3-figure
Battlepacks, including Spider-Man with Doc Ock and Tombstone alongside
three other sets. Priced at $5.49 each, these sets are a great way to try
the game, without having to invest a lot of time or money.
LOST TWO-PACKS SERIES 1 SET
Bif Bang Pow has announced the first wave of their upcoming "Lost" figure
two-packs. The first two two-packs include 7" figures of Jack with Kate
and Sawyer with Juliet, and we've got the set of two two-packs listed at
$64.99, with a February 2010 arrival date that falls right in the middle
of the final season of the show.
PALM BEACH GOLD LABEL BARBIE DOLLS
This trio of Barbie dolls seems to hearken back to the 60's with a group
of Palm Beach outfit wearing figures. The Swim Suit figure, the Caftan
figure and the Coral dress figure have a certain flair that puts newer
dolls to shame, and they're available at $49.99 (swimsuit), $74.99
(Caftan) and $144.99 (Coral Dress) each.
TRANSFORMERS DEVICE LABEL - RAVAGE & TIGATRON USB FLASH DRIVES
The first of the Device Label Transformers have arrived. Ravage and
Tigatron are now ready to join your collection in their new transforming
Flash Drive forms. Each flash drive is listed at $44.99, and include
special software to allow Ravage and Tigatron to frolic on your desktop,
BACK TO THE FUTURE 1:15 DELOREAN
This new piece by Diamond Select shows the DeLorean as it appears at the
end of "Back to the Future." With sounds and glowing lights around the
slick time machine, this piece will make an exciting addition to your
collection, and we've got it priced at $39.99, $10 below MSRP.
GALACTUS LEGENDARY SCALE BUST
This 21" tall bust of Galactus shows the World-Devourer in his usual angry
mood, ready to lash out at his herald, the Silver Surfer (who is included
as a separate piece and in scale, flying on his surfboard at Galactus' eye
level). This piece is packed with detail and is priced at $239.99, a $10
savings off the MSRP.
MOTU CLASSICS - TEELA, ZODAK
We've received shipments of the latest Masters of the Universe Classics
figures. Teela and Zodak are each priced at $34.99, and these new sculpts
deserve a place alongside the originals, for both quality and tradition.
BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 1 SET
This first assortment based on the "Blackest Night" event from DC Comics
includes Alpha Lantern Boodikka, Red Lantern Atrocitus, Blue Lantern Saint
Walker and Black Lantern Superman (from Earth-2). You can pick up the
entire set for $59.99, a savings of $16 off the MSRP.
SIDESHOW SANDTROOPER 1/6
Falling in line to join Sideshows Imperial Ranks is the Sandtrooper
12-inch Figure! This highly detailed figure is completely equipped with
modified armor and gear specialized to withstand harsh desert climates and
SW CW TITANIUM 2009 WAVE 9 - CASE, SINGLES
We've just received a shipment of Star Wars Titanium vehicles, including
the new 2009 Wave 9 case. This case includes ships like the Malevolence,
the new Clone Wars Y-Wing, the Outrider and more, and is priced at $84.99
for the case of 12. We've also stocked a good number of Titanium singles,
and they are priced from $5.59 to $10.99 each - mix and match your
WORLD OF WARCRAFT DELUXE ILLIDAN STORMRAGE - DEMON FORM
This former Night Elf turned ultimate evil is now available as a deluxe
figure from DC Direct. Standing over 11" tall with his wings
outstretched, Illidan is priced at $39.99 ($10 off MSRP) and is ready to
join your forces.
GHOSTBUSTERS - 6" & 12" RAY STANZ
Dan Ackroyd's character from the Ghostbusters movies is now available in
two different sizes. We've got 6" Ray priced at $34.99, and 12" Ray is
listed at $89.99, and each comes with a number of accessories including
their signature ghost-hunting proton packs. With two sizes available, Ray
should fit into most scale collections.
AME-COMI CATWOMAN & BATGIRL
In stock now at $49.99 - DC Direct's cool anime style vision of these
classic comic characters is definitley worth a look:
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT 10" FIGURES
These new versions of Batman (in his Dark Knight suit) and the Joker have
been scaled up to a 10" size along with their accessories, and are priced
at $18.99 each - great for kids and adults both.
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT MOVIE MASTERS JOKER AS GOTHAM CITY THUG
The latest of the Batman Movie Masters, this new version of the Joker
shows him in costume as a Gotham City Thug. Looking menacing in his new
mask and suit, this scary figure is listed at $34.99 and ready to go.
You can take your chances with the Reaper starting Friday the 30th at the Dead Zebra shop. Each figure box will sell for $96.66. Don't sleep on these, the limit amount means only one thing, they will go fast!
Now, please meet Monster 73. 73 appears to be some sort of monstrous elephant-giraffe hybrid with a serious flair for dance music. What do you think it's got on its iPod? Or is 73 a vinyl addict? Is it dancing alone? Or is it trying to attract somebody sweet to boogie with? Please, don't bogart the dancefloor gossip!
Phu just sent over his latest custom titled "Rebel Traxx" for a custom Yoka show at DesignerCon in Pasadena, California in November. This is going to be one large show with over 300 artists participating in it. The rad thing about Phu's custom is that it comes with that fantastic rotating base. This is a 3" Yoka and Phu used all kinds of found objects to make it including: Fleece blanket - Cable ties - Broken toy parts - Brass rivets - Found objects - Plastic pellets - Wire! Visit his site HERE for more pictures of this cool custom!