Thursday, January 12, 2012
WOAH!!!! So if this is true, it's going to be pretty epic... but right now it's merely just my speculation. So most of you know that a portion of the AOS (Army of Sniper's) crew just got back from an over month long humanitarian art project that sent them around the globe, and their last stop was the Philippines. Well, I was browsing through some photos from their trip and noticed something VERY revealing. In the above picture, there are a ton of people posing for the camera, including Ritzy Periwinkle, J★RYU, and Angry Woebots... now, there is nothing to peculiar about that, but upon inspecting the photo a little closer I noticed something BIG... do you see it?!?! There appears to be one of Angry Woebots "Panda King" (OG posted to the left) crowns being held up in the back, and it looks life sized... AWESOME RIGHT?!?! But wait... that's not all, if you look directly over Aaron aka Angry Woebots head, just peaking over... it looks like a GIANT "Panda King" head... HOLY CRAP! Now, none of this has been confirmed... but I can only imagine the demand for this, and it's gotta be at least 4' tall to tower over that crowd... fiberglass? most likely! Who's gonna produce it? So many questions :-) So what do you all think about this, and is this something that you would love for your collection? Want more... hit the jump for a closer look at that GIANT crown!
Nebulon5 has some of the most unique color combos around when it comes to custom vinyl, and when you talk about quality... I can honestly say that this dude's work is some of the cleanest around. That being said, Neb has just stocked up his online store HERE with 3 brand new customs... all of which turned out amazing! You have your pick of either a custom "F.A.B." Grody Monster #4, "Phranken Phlame" MonsterGool, and a "Clear" Eyezon #1. These won't last long, so head on over HERE now and pick em' up!
NiStuff just sent over some really great info... and for all those fans of his work out there... this is extremely awesome for you! This Release is the debut of his blank Clear "Anomaly" 6-packs [find out what Anomalies are HERE] which are for people who customize, as well as people who just like clear toys. There will also be a bunch more companion 2-packs featuring one Glyos custom and one matching Anomaly... and according to Nicholas, there's even some dyed 6-pack Anomalies in random tones that will be up for grabs. A bunch more stuff will be available at 5pm EST on Saturday, January 14th 2012... so stop by his online shop HERE and stock up!
HERE a nice WIP picture of artist Scott Radke small-run clay "Slug" sculptures, and just announced a few days ago... the edition of just three pieces is completed and is looking for new homes! Each figure is unique and measures 11" x 11", and as you can see, is painted up really nicely! If interested in snagging one up, you can email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org... rad!!!
Super7's teaser drops for 2012, well... it's either that, or they just have so many to announce... in any case, above are two more teasers to wet yer whistle, and it may just be fitting that they are in this same post as they may go hand-in-hand! First up is pretty obvious... it's Chewbacca of Star Wars fame... rocking a t-shirt, while holding his bowcaster (sometimes called the Wookiee Crossbow)! Now, following right underneath this teaser is the most recent one... which is a blister card with backer, something that you might just see a Star Wars figure packaged in... interesting :-) So what are your predictions?
There is an old design acronym - K.I.S.S. - which stands for "Keep It Simple Stupid", and that is exactly what Frank Kozik did with his latest 10" Labbit release. Titled "Choice Cuts" this fantastic, yet super simple designed Labbit, may just be my favorite yet as it shows how to chop, slice, and dice your Labbit into the tastiest pieces possible... just like those rad butcher diagrams... and instead of the normal "smorkin" cigarette, this tasty fella comes with a matte white bone. This is set to drop on February 9th, 2012 for $80 each via Kidrobot, and all KR supplied retailers worldwide.
Paul Kaiju just updated his website with some AMAZING news as he has a whole pile of fresh customized vinyl to release... this Saturday, January 14th in fact! Oh, what can you expect you may be wondering... well first up it that beautiful multicolored Salamander Joe dubbed “Poison Touch” who will be released in a 24 hour lottery form, this will go online at 12 Noon PST. He will also have a ton of "limited amount” items that will appear in his shop this Saturday at an undisclosed time, which will include: "Red Eye” Boss Carrion and “Swamp Gas” Seagool... there will also be some great Boss Carrion one-off's including: "Glow Polar", "Hot Schnapps", "Bogart", "Victorian", and "Dr. Martini"... so the moral of this story, sit around your computer all day long pressing that F5 key in hopes of snaggin up all this delicious vinyl!
Tesselate's "Keyeyes" resin figures... well they have made a resurgence 6 years later and a fresh batch of his "Keyeyes YO!" figures are hitting his online shop HERE tomorrow at 11am PST. There are 14 figures in this batch, in a wide range of colors and even with colored keyboard eyes! Each one is hand-cast and hand-painted in acrylics and all finished off with polyurethane sealer. They come bagged, and includes a special YO! badge and cut vinyl sticker... all for just $14 each + postage! Get em!!!!
HERE a quick little screen capture of Ferg's soon to be released, and now announced K11 [FROZN WHOLE] III pac! This trio of 4" vinyl figures is an edition of 200 pieces and includes "ROVR", "SPIKE" and "FIDO" who all come with jackets, modular harnesses, and removable helmets... a must for you collectors out there who already have the "NOZZEL" and "GASSED" [FROZN] Squadt's! Oh but wait... there is more... according to Ferg, 50 of the 200 pieces will be the "Yello Sno" chase variants... a tough to get set for you completionists out there... but well worth it as all three figures are retailing for $85 for the set, which includes worldwide shipping. These are set to drop on Monday, January 16th, at 12 Noon CST via the online Squadt store HERE... and will sell out!
The Beast Brothers dubbed "BLACK 13" is limited to just that... 13 pieces, and will be available on Friday, January 13th at 13:13pm EST, and once they are gone, this colorway is dead forever. Based on the traditional Calaveras De Azúcar aka "Sugar Skulls" used to adorn altars during the Day of the Dead celebrations, these 6.5" fiberglass skulls are a super stylized example of this classic decoration, and each one from The Beast Brothers comes signed and numbered and can be picked up HERE for just $130! I am soooo into this piece and that black/red color combo is so sick!!!!
Rotobox just sent over some photos of two new customs in their Suparobo Series "Suparobokaiju Wars", and this set features an epic duel between "Mazingoon Z vs Getter Fang". This edition of 1, is really specialized as they used some original figures from Touma - the "Goon" and "Fang Wolf" - and transformed them into figures real fighting robos based off the old school Japanese manga! This set looks really great and is up for grabs via their online store HERE right now... go snag this up as it's a great addition to any fans Super Robo collection!
Cris Rose... well look no further because he just announced a new run of his rad 4" tall Rotund Mk2 robots, and this go around "Edition C" sports a lovely gloss blue to green fade and comes with 3 interchangeable heads. The edition is limited to just 10 hand cast and painted robots, 9 of which are the standard version, the final is a one-off chase with the fade upside down. Each Rotund Mk2 is $90 plus postage, and is set to hit his store HERE on Monday, January 16th at 10am PST. My goodness do these look good, and in person... Cris' robots are even better, so don't sleep on this release folks!