Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This promises to be one of the biggest little shows that San Diego has seen in a while. The following is a list of the talent featured in the show, in addition to 50 Gomis customized by people all over the USA. And not only customs by Gumpy himself, but original artwork in some unique mediums: Frank Kozik, Beast Brothers, Skinner, J*Ryu, Nebulon 5, Marka27, NST, Saner, Pon, Ritzy Periwinkle, Dodgrr, SpankyStokes, Rhoby, Gary Ham, DrilOne, Leecifer, Task One, Andrew Bell, Paul Kaiju, Sketchbot, J.E.C., Shane Jessup, Ryan the Wheelbarrow, Sisterrez, 2bithack, BabyVtec, Gatchabert, J222, Scribe, Gumpy, Uncle, and Plastic Booty... and with a roster like that you know there is going to be some quality pieces!
Betso, Blobpus, Bob Conge / Plaseebo, Boris Hoppek, Brent Nolasco, Buff Monster, Bwana Spoons, Chor Boogie, Clay Ferguson, Cris Rose, Daniel Goffin, Doktor A, DrilOne, Greg Noppe, Hints and Spices,, Itokin Park, Jan Calleja, Jason Feeny, Jason Limon, Jermaine Rogers, Jon Knox, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Jryu, Keithing, Kenny Wong, Lash, Leecifer, Liz Mcgrath, Luke Chueh, Malota, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Nagata, Motorbot, Naoto Hattori, Nebulon5, Oliver Winconek, Okedoki, Paul Kaiju, Phu, Raymond Choy, Scott Tolleson, 64 Colors, Skinner, Spencer Ong, Tan-ki, Todd Robertson, Tokyo Plastic, Travis Lampe, Velocitron and Yosuke Ueno.
TAG celebrate “Brain Evolution” in their BRAND-NEW retail showroom (located in the heart of Hollywood, CA) with a special night of fun, friends, and free door prizes! Enter thier raffle for a one-of-a-kind giveaway and visit with Emilio Garcia and tons of other artists as well as other attending guests. Marvel at the 36” Toy2R Brain Pattern Qee and make sure to pick up your own 5” DIY vinyl Jumping Brain to continue the evolution. As an extra added bonus, Han Cholo will be on hand with their Trunk Show for all of your pop culture-related jewelry and accessory needs!
TAG will also be host to some amazing exclusives from some of our favorite artists, available first come first served at the grand opening! You can expect TAG-exclusive editions of your favorite toys from the following artists: Paul Kaiju, Splurrt, Abell, Waotoyz, Velocitron, Cris Rose, and more! “Brain Evolution” and the grand opening event will all go down on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 7pm and will run til 11pm. There will be a food truck and DJ on hand, as well as complimentary drinks. “Brain Evolution” will run through Oct. 10th.
Toy Art Gallery NEW LOCATION
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90046
Hours: 11-8 Sun-Sat
TF: 877-910-TOYS (8697)
Local: 323-653-TOYS (8697)
Industria Mechanika has really been gathering steam quickly lately, and with some great talent coming on board fast. I'm pleased to see such great works in development from this little company as their work so far has been very cool and high quality. While we mostly cover vinyl toys here I can't help but love a good resin model kit and am excited to see this market growing in the US, where traditionally it's only been big in Japan. Industria Mechanika just announced today a new collaboration with Jake Parker, their first work will be the the Chompbot #5 shown above. Word is that the resin model kit will be 1:35 scale with pilot measuring approx 2 inch, and the Chompbot approximately 8 in tall. Very exciting indeed. I can't wait to see this thing when Michael gets into prototyping it up. No word on pricing yet but we'll be keeping a eye out for this one.
Fiver a 1:6 robot design measures 8 in and is priced at $120, and Omar is 1:8 scale and measures a whopping 16 in. tall and is priced at $220. My favorite, Flo is also 1:8, measures 14 in and is priced at $240. Flo is marked as coming soon so be sure to keep a eye out for that one as he comes available. All of these great robots can be found at Yotoy's store here. Also look for Norio's custom 3A Bothead design at the 3A Custom show in San Francisco at the 1 A.M. Gallery in Novemeber.