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Thursday, November 4, 2010
Looking for something to do next Friday, and you live in Chicago... well look no further as UK super duo Mike and Katie aka TADO will be making the trip to the windy city to attend the opening reception of their show titled "The Wrong ‘Uns" which is being hosted by at Rotofugi. The show is going to feature a whole slew of new work from these two including short comics, small paintings, handmade figures, papercraft and plenty more. The show will also feature the first 10 figures of TADO's Piggaphunt project. The project, put together by Together Plus, consists of 50 unique and individual colorways of the character produced in solid resin... AWESOME! This show is going to be a must, so be sure to mark those calendars for Friday, November 12th!
JCRivera took his inspiration and turned it into a cool custom which is part of his ongoing exploration of art he is calling his "bear-like" series of paintings and customs. The simplicity of this sculpt is really grabbing and I love the facial expression along with the cig hanging out the mouth. You can see the rest of this series via JC's site HERE, which is packed full of paintings, digital work, original figures and customs!
Yosiell "Project Detonate" Lorenzo's first vinyl toy release, MUTT is proud present the SUPER limited table-top-clock. This deadly looking cupcake is a larger, blown up picture of the accessory that is going to come with Yosiell's Poison Sweet figure, and it appears to be a delicious yet menacing cupcake hence the name "Poison Sweet" :-) They are going to be available for pre-order HERE now, and preorders will then ship the first week of December. Also to note they will be available at Designer-Con so don't miss em, as this will be an awesome addition to the Poison Sweet figure dropping as well at D-Con from Happy Panda Toys.
Rotobox Vinyl Anatomica have just announced and released their second 16" Jumbo Machinder... and wow it's a piece of work! This Jumbo Machinder is a custom QEE based on the "Voltes V" figure, and if you you love what your seeing and want to buy it... sorry Charlie, this figure is already sold but it will be displayed at Rotobox's upcoming group show titled "Binil - Custom Toy Exhibit" which is going down tomorrow with other local Filipino artists at Vinyl On Vinyl in Makati City. Amazing work as always guys... true production quality!
Galaxxor the monster hunting resin robo toy created by Ben Spencer of Nerd City Online and produced by Marty Hansen aka The Godbeast. Well fast forward to today and the first release of this cool looking figure is scheduled to drop on Thursday, November 11th, 2010! Dubbed "Galaxxor 001", this classic 5.5" tall action figure-style character features 2 points of articulation, and comes packed in a traditional bag and header style with exclusive header card art by Steve Seeley. This figure is limited to an edition of only 5 pieces and will never be produced in this colorway ever again. "Galaxxor 001" will be available for $90 each on 11.11.10 at 1 pm CST, exclusively from The Galaxxor Online Store HERE... so mark your calendars now!
Dust did a while back (posted HERE) with the 3 new, now completed, customs which are set to release exclusively through The Dirty Cream website. I continually am amazed with the amount of detail that Dust puts into each one of his pieces. Working on 3 different platforms the Fakir/Labin QBIQ titled "The Keeper", Artoys Elements/Sky titled "Infected Master of the Puppets", and a GID Munny titled "The Light Scout Unit" these all look so dope... and keep those eyes peeled on The Dirty Cream as these are going to drop very soon! For more pictures visit Dust's Flickr HERE!
Jesse Hernandez just announced that he will be releasing his much anticipated MICTLAN figure! Above is the original colorway of the “MICTLAN” figure which represents “Mictlantecuhtli” the Aztec God of the DEAD. He stands approximately 6" tall, and will come with a skull staff accessory. This is going to be available in very limited quantities and Jesse will be on hand to sign at the event! More details to follow... really excited for this piece!