Sunday, February 27, 2011

*RECAP* Mark Nagata's Alien Argus Custom Group Show opening @ Toy Art Gallery

Living close to Los Angeles, it's really just a hop, skip, jump away from San Diego so I try to make it up there as much as possible for all the amazing art shows that happen pretty much every weekend. This weekend was a pretty special one, seeing as Toy Art Gallery hosted Mark Nagata's Alien Argus Custom Group Show!The show featured customs on Mark's amazingly cool Alien Argus figure, and each artist put their own individual spin on the once blank figure... and what a diverse group of customs! To be honest this figure has really grown on me over time, and seeing all of these fantastic customs only solidified my want... for all of them :-)

There were sculpted on figures, completely reworked/transformed figures, and basic kaiju paint jobs completed by artists from around the globe. Notables such as Mark Nagata, Nebulon5, Dustin Cantrell, ToyBot Studios, MonstreHero, UhOhToys, and others were on hand to show off their rad customs they completed for this show. There was a huge crowd that came through to check out the art, all in the meantime "red dots" started to appear on tags... making it a great night! Those that did not sell are now available online HERE, which by the way there are customs to fit every budget. Hit the jump for a complete photo slide show from the event, and if you did not make it out last night, be sure to stop by the gallery as this show will be up until March 26th, 2011.

ESC Eggcore custom

Eric Scarecrow just sent over a custom piece that he completed a few months ago, and most have not seen pictures until now. This is a custom Eggcore "Mecha Rabbit" form from 909toy.com which was on display in Shanghai at the "Heavy Party" in November 2010. The piece in the raw form is super impressive, but Eric took this one step further sculpting the rabit figure along with that rad clear resin flame/cloud/foot thing... seriously impressive work!

Rotund Mk2 resin robot's by Cris Rose

Rotund Mk2 is a 4" original resin robot by Cris Rose, featuring 3 interchangeable heads. Timed for the second anniversary of the original Rotund's release in 2009, two colorways will be made available March 2nd... and to celebrate not only the release, but a new camera as well, Cris put together a really great video that you see below showcasing the figures :-)

Rotund Edition A (run of 12) is priced at $85 plus shipping, and Rotund 2 Year Anniversary pack (run of 5 Rotunds and 5 Radcliffe Sprogs) is priced at $140 plus shipping Both colorways will be available on Wednesday March 2nd @ 18:00 London time via Cris webstore HERE.

Source[CrisRose Press]