Monday, October 24, 2011

Designer-Con 2011: Nebulon5 exclusives

Hey all you crazy kaiju kids... have we got something special for you at this year's Designer-Con, and above is a nice little taste, as we teamed up with the massive talent known as Nebulon5 to deliver some goods via the SS.com booth! As you can see from the above shot, Mike aka Nebulon5 left no stone unturned when it came to what he decided to apply his super smooth paint stylings to, and if you have not seen his work in person and are planning on coming to Designer-Con on November 5th... you are in for a serious treat!

I was able to catch up with Mike this past weekend, drop off a few vinyl pieces I picked up for him from NYCC, and asked if I could film him 'doing his thing' on em... and he said "let's go for it"! So above is a quick little video that I threw together showcasing Nebulon5's skills on a "Monster" vinyl figure from Lulubell Toys x Grody Shogun... and needless to say, the end result is stunning!!! This piece, the others above, as well as many more, will be up for grabs at D-Con... oh, and Mike will be in attendance as well so you can pick his brain, get sketches, or just say hello! Hit the jump for more photos!

Designer-Con 2011: "Skin Deep" by Scott Wilkowski

Ever since I first became privy to the work of Scott Wilkowski... I have been a HUGE fan... this dude has unprecedented skills when it comes to cleanliness, and production of resin figures... whether it's his own work or commissioned work, it's amazing! Most recently he has been busy putting skulls, skeletons and creepy creatures inside his favorite designer toys, and for the fist stop of his traveling art show dubbed "Skin Deep" he infects Buff Monster’s “Buff Monster” for $100, Luke Chueh’s “Possessed” for $300, Frank Kozik’s “Labbit” for $150, October Toys “Gwin” for $50 , Suckadelic’s “Sucklord” for $100, and Scott Tolleson’s “Otis & Otto” for $50. The show will premiere November 5th at the 2011 Designer Con... so all who are attending are in for a serious treat!

Scott Wilkowski, Buff Monster, Luke Chueh, George and Ayleen Gaspar of October Toys, The Sucklord and Scott Tolleson will all be attendance at Designer Con. Frank Kozik is a maybe, but nevertheless, there will be a photo opportunity and signing at 3pm at the DKE Toys booth with all attending artists. Each of the six hand-cast resin editions will be limited to 25 pieces of two different colors each (50 total of each style). Due to the labor-intensive process of hand making each piece, only 10 of each colorway will be available for purchase at Designer Con. Following the debut, Skin Deep will travel to Lulubell Toy Bodega in Mesa, Arizona (December 9th – December 30th) and then to Screaming Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon (February 23rd – March 25th)... so if you can't make Dcon, be sure not to miss the other venues!

"Crook ED the Cop" custom Qee by Ian Ziobrowski

Check out this ugly guy :-) well, not really... it's more awesome than ugly as artist Ian Ziobrowski created an epic 16" Custom Qee titled "Crook ED the Cop" for the Toy2R/Tenacious Toys booth at NYCC 2011! For those you don't know this fella, well guess what... you don't wanna know him. Running into "Crook ED" might leave your pockets empty or have you sleeping on a cold urine scented floor for the night. But if you want, you can purchase him right now HERE through the Tenacious Toys website!

Designer-Con 2011: Gumpy exclusives

In less than 2 weeks Designer-Con will be here and everyone is starting to roll out and reveal their exclusives for this event... and the Gumpy is excited to announce a few of his own for the con. First up is the super limited Gumpy "Guerilla" truck, where he has teamed up with the folks over at TYO Toys to release this small, edition of 5 piece, Dcon 2011 exclusive for only $12.99.

Up next is the Gumpy "Kuz G-rider" edition, limited to only 5 pieces... and seen HERE on SS.com for the first time a few weeks back for a great contest! This is an exclusive to D-con 2011 and will be blind bagged... what will you get... well, a multitude of color options just like what the picture above shows! These are just $49... a rocking deal for a solid, handcast, handpainted resin figure!

"Dark Sponge" shirt Pre-Order from Johnny Crap

Check out this new shirt designed by Johnny Crap that is being produced by the folks over at ShirtCult... titled "Dark Sponge", it just proves that Spongebob has a wicked dark side to him!!! There is a pre-order going on and every one that pre-orders is entered to win 1 of every design that the folks over at Shirtcult have in stock right now.... EPIC right?!?!?! There is one stipulation though... You must like them on facebook HERE to be entered, as well as order the shirt... not to shabby! Head on over HERE now to pull the trigger on this rad shirt for just $15!

Little Lotus Project x Army of Snipers - Humanitarian Arts Project funded by Kickstarter

In December of 2011, part of the AOS (Army of Snipers) crew will be participants in the "Little Lotus Project", where 12 artists from around the world have been chosen to travel to a remote region along the Thailand/Burma border to help refugee children through arts and music programs. This unique mission's purpose is to expose these children to arts and music programs from both a cultural and palliative standpoint while bringing a broader awareness to the refugee situation where the original artwork that will be created by these artists and children, will be sold and auctioned off to raise money for the cause. It will be a transcendental project for not only the children, but also for the artists involved, as they will strive to use their talents to enact positive change in these children's lives. This is why they are reaching out to YOU for help!

The four participating US artists (Ritzy Periwinkle, Angry Woebots, J★RYU, and Daniel Zana) have created a Kickstarter page designed to help raise the funds needed in order to pay for the costs of this trip along with the necessary costs to help Daniel Zana, the creator of the movie "The Vinyl Frontier", to film this trip, and amazing experience as his followup movie. Every artist will need to raise and pay for all expenses so your support would be greatly appreciated in any way, whether it be financial, goods-in-kind, promotions via your social networks (Twitter, Facebook, blogs), or just passing along the link to your contacts. This is a truly noble cause and will help spread the joy of art to parts of the world that lack in this area! Head on over HERE now and pledge any amount, and in return get some seriously cool incentives!

Source [LittleLotus Press]

'The Triplets' Custom 3" Dunnys by Donta Santistevan

Artist Donta Santistevan sent up these rad custom dunnys called 'The Triplets' and don't be fooled by their small size, lack of arms and bright colors... these little guys are vicious! Available now individually or as a set from Donta's store, these will probably go quick so don't wait. On a side note, Donta was featured in lucky issue #13 of Color Ink Book, so if you are interested you can pick that up here! Awesome stuff!

Space Junk Destroyer Halloween Edition Pre-order

Bad Applez Inc. dropped word of the newest versions their of "Space Junk Destroyer" figure, and these are very detailed and quite creepy! Fresh off the heels of the NYCC colorway collaboration with Plaseebo,  'Bloody Meat' and 'Goblin' are available for pre order starting at 12 am est on 10/31/11 and will end on 11/11/11 at 11pm!! Hit up the Bad Applez store to pick up the NYCC edition while it's still around, and get ready for these awesome Halloween versions!

Bitbots at MCM Expo London

How about some Bitbot news... as they will be at the MCM COMIC BOOK EXPO at London's Excel this weekend 28-30th October 2011 where they will be in the Comic Village. If you around the area, be sure to swing by and em' and be the first to buy their new Series Zero Comic - "How I got my Fur!" Designed by Camille Descartes and Dorcas NG. This comic is a limited edition of only 50 issues! On top of that, they will also have amazing deals on Jinny Series Zero, Jinny Bigtop and DIY Jinny 6" as well as FREE posters and stickers for all fans that stop by.

ALPHA - PARALLEL SERIES resin from Jack Kaminski

Check out this new resin toy titled "ALPHA - PARALLEL SERIES" designed and put together by artist Jack Kaminski aka 'Jack in The Box'! ALPHA is the first of a series of 10 figures in resin. The PARALLEL Series comes from the idea of ​​a different world, a parallel reality where all animals evolved, less man. Mesuring 2.4" tall by 1.6" wide, this figure is limited to 200 pieces worldwide and is set to retail for $ 37 plus shipping! If these interest you, hit up his site HERE!

Shawnimals 'Ninjatown Plush' from Kidrobot

Who's ready for more cute ninja goodness from the one and only Shawnimals... well the folks over at Kidrobot are, and they are excited to announce a new line of goodies... and they range from tiny 4" pocket-sized terrors all the way up to 14"!!!! Each figure features a super-soft fleece body, tricot face, embroidered eyes, and unique getup to match their character story. Set to drop from Kidrobot stores and retailers worldwide on November 3rd, you can have your pick at Big Wee Ninja 14" for $29.95, Wee Ninja 9" for $17.95, and 4" Pocket Wee Ninja, Pocket Zombie Ninja, Pocket Business Ninja, Pocket Aqua Ninja and Pocket Super Ninja all retailing for just $9.95 each.