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Looks like RoboCop and ED-209 are not the only film characters THREEZERO will make into 1/6 from the RoboCop movie: Introducing the "EM-208", seen here in unpainted prototype form. "The EM-208 is an army cyborg created by OmniCorp and we think that it can be a nice sparring partner for RoboCop V1 and V3 figures, which we have in the works as well." mentioned threezero on their Facebook.
Still not sure "who" exactly are the EM-208? They are the androids seen at the opening of the film, patrolling the street wih the ED-209, and as week here in this "Field Test" video clip, where Alex "RoboCop" Murphy shoots them down like paper soldiers LOL:
(Below pic via Elite)
Gallery 1988 (West) x Bruce White will TAG TEAM for a rumble this coming March 9th to showcase wrestler personalities from the "good old days" when wrestling was more "fun", IMHO. Do you recognize the peeps in these artwork previews? Mind you, these folks are from a bygone era of televised entertainment I am familiar with (and yes, I can answer that question lol), unlike the recent wrestlers I have zero connection with, but for recognizing "The Rock" because he's "movie star" hahaha
"It is with great privilege that I can finally announce a ridiculous art show that I collaborated on with talented painter Bruce White called “Velvetmania.” It truly is spectacular.
Through some magical skill of persuasion that I still don’t understand, I was able to convince Bruce to create a show idea I had - to paint over 35 BLACK VELVET portraits of my favorite old school wrestlers from the 80’s and 90’s, and now the world can see them all in person. Working with Bruce to carefully choose the subjects may have been one of the most exciting experiences I’ve yet to achieve artistically. Imagine my expression when I got to ask him, “Can you Google Giant Gonzalez?” It opens THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, at G1988 (West), from 7-10 PM, and the artist will be in attendance. Each piece is more stunning than the next, capturing the era and personality of each larger than life wrestler perfectly. You won’t know whether to laugh or compare it to the Mona Lisa. From the world renown to the obscure, Bruce & I made sure to depict every legend of the squared circle.
I would love to see you this Friday night at 7308 Melrose Ave in Los Angeles, as even after 10 years of owning a gallery, this may just be the show most connected to my terrible mind - and all produced by the genius Bruce White, widely regarded as the world’s premiere black velvet painter. SEE YOU THERE. DON’T BE DUMB AND MISS THIS." - Jensen Karp (via)
"In Dreams: an art show tribute to David Lynch" opens Saturday March 8th @ Spoke Art - featuring over 40 international artists depict their favorite David Lynch films, scenes and characters in an eclectic exhibition of original paintings, sculpture and limited edition prints. Check out more info via the Events Facebook page, and some artwork previews posted here (and on my Popcorn-X Facebook):
Above-left: Stencil Artwork by epyon5
Above-right: "Dorothy Vallens" by Sandi Calistro
Middle-left: "The Owls Are Not What They Seem" by Joshua Budich
Middle-right: Print by Chuck Sperry
Bottom-left: Woodcut by artist Matt Ritchie.
Bottom-right: "We Don't Stop Here" by Michael Ramstead Art
Spoke Art Gallery
816 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109
"Frank is a civil servant by day, cosplayer by night. His passion for cosplay was taking over his bedroom. Watch how we helped fit his two worlds into one." = IKEA does a bedroom make-up for him in this nice slice of promo video in their "IKEA Bedroom Stories" series. Works for me, and if I had my way (and can afford it) I'd have hella loads boxes and cabinets lined my room to store my toys & collectibles, serious-srsly.
(Cheers to Rachel Andersen for the recommendation!)
"Captain America", "The Winter Soldier", and even the "Black Widow" to be made by Hot Toys in 1/6th-scale, or at least the teaser snap here from the Hong Kong toy-makers show (And is that The Falcon's body-harness?)!"“Gear up. It’s time.” Marvel Studios' upcoming blockbuster – Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be hitting the theatres worldwide in just a few weeks. Hot Toys is preparing a range of collectibles from the movie and will also be hosting exhibitions in a number of countries in the near future. Remember to keep a look out on our Facebook Page for the latest news!"Meanwhile check out this 4-minute clip posted below from the movie, which features a villain's name is revealed, and the Black Widow executes an "ability" folks know of her comicbook character to do … *SPOILERS*
Scheduled for Saturday March 8th is the Official Release Party & Signing for the Mad*L Phase 4. From 6-9pm at Rotofugi, Jeremy "Mad" Madl will be in attendance to sign figures and chat with fans. Phase 4 Mad*Ls will be available at the signing for $35 each, or a set of three for $100."If you can't make it in for the release/signing be sure to swing by the store later because Mad will also be putting up a mini-exhibit of prints and drawings in our "side" gallery that will be on display through April 6." (more on the events' Facebook page
mr clement will be heading up to Chicago for the opening of the LAPIN WORLD TOUR - CHICAGO at the Rotofugi Gallery, on May 16, 2014, and here's a teaser of a "special release" planned, to launch March 18.
New Works by Kelly Denato
Opening Reception Friday, March 14th 2014
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs through April 6th
Artist Brent Nolasco will be contributing 3 x customs of his own sofubi creation "Blood Thirst" for the coming March 8th group art toy exhibition "Total Atomic Meltdown" at Clutter Gallery (Preview List), which also features artists such as; Blurble, Candie Bolton, Cop A Squat Toys, D-LuX, Frank Mysterio, Grumble Toy, Guumon, InstincToys, Josh Herbolsheimer, LiLjapan, Maneki Nekro, Mark Nagata of Max Toy Company, Michael Nordstrom (of Garamania), Mr. Krotpong, Nebulon5, PlaSeeBo, RESTORE, Splurrt, Sunguts, Uamou, Velocitron, and Yakimon.
Available for presale now via www.theloyalsubjects.com is the second series of their Transformers Mini Series, and they are poised to take over your toy-display! And having had a chance to handle Series 1, I cannot wait for Series 2, which features even more articulation ("8 points", now) which features designs by Les Schettkoe.
US$12.99 per unit / blind box.
US$100.00 for a bundle of 8 units.
US$208.00 for a complete display.
Shipping in Late May/Early June 2014.""The War rages on. Cybertron is plagued by Civil War and the complete dilution of resources consumed by its inhabitants. With plans to invade Earth, the Autobots must stop Megatron and his insurgence from taking Earth's resources for their own. With help from the Dinobots, Optimus pushes back Shockwave and his forces, including Ramjet and the Insecticon known as Shrapnel. While the Dinobots are continuously annoyed with Optimus Prime, their greater disdain for the Decepticons keeps them of somewhat neutral threat to Optimus and his cadre, including Prowl, Mirage and Sideswipe.""Additional pics via IG @theloyalsubjects
BlackBook Toy announces the release of David Flores x HellFire Canyon Club: Deathead S'murk "IRISH". Priced at 10500yen (approx US$) and limited 20pcs worldwide, this Made-in-Japan sofubi is sculpted by Knuckle of Little Chop Design. Online sales would start on March 14th midnight (Tokyo - 13th / 7am - LA / 10am - NY / 3pm - UK)."As the name indicates, this colorway is inspired by St Patrick's Day. Danny Boy(House of Pain/La Coka Nostra) who runs HellFire has irish blood. So this colorway is dedicated to him. FYI, we are now working on new toy with Danny Boy." -Kaz of BBT.
Remember the Toonstar Toys figures I featured earlier? They've since started their Kickstarter to fund production, with a pledge goal of at least £50,000 to reach by March 31st 2014. Check out the swell rewards and products to be had here!
Available for pre-order now via maxtoyco.com is a "special" Negora Vinyl & Giclee set, in honor of Mark Nagata's two new Black Cats, titled "Double Trouble"! Priced at US$70.00 with an estimated March 14th ship-out, shown above are additional WIP-snaps to share of this superbly splendid set :)"The giclee is by artist Candie Bolton and is hand numbered and signed. The set will include x 2 black painted Negoras by myself. I'm in process painting the Negoras, but decided to take pre orders on this set as well via the web store. I'll post pics of the figures as I do them .. but if you want to secure a set now's your chance!"UPDATED: Posted below is an image of "Lulu" & "Trixie" hand-painted Negora Cats, with Mark mentioning on his IG; "48 more to go! Should be done by weekend and start shipping to everyone" - which means there's only 25 sets to be had! Have you ordered yours yet? :)
Instagrammed by @Kidrobot is their upcoming toy-release of western musician/rapper Snoop Dogg, seen totting a joint. Revealed at the recent New York Toy Fair, Plastic Kitty shares a snap of the upcoming 8-inch tall figure on display (seen below). Am unsure if this will be a start of representations of Snoop's discography, eventually leading to his "Snoop Lion" persona … heh.
Not too sure how this'll display in Singapore though - apparently there was a "subtle reminder" (nobody said "crackdown", okay?) years back, when toys with cigarettes sticking out of their mouths were "not encouraged" to be on visible display (hence Smorkin' Labbits sort of are not seen as often, nor any Frank Kozik collectibles with cancer-sticks out of their mouths) … but then again, I haven't been out much these days ... and this sure as heck is NOT a "cigarette" looooor ... heh.
Cometdebris has a trio of toy releases for March, on sale Sunday, March 7th at 8:00 PM PST (March 8th at 1:00 PM Japan time) via www.cometdebris.com.
The release line-up starts with a SAMETAN featuring a pink body with white spray, and silver pants with light blue belt and shoes - for US$45 per (no quantities mentioned.
Next up is a ONI KAPPA SHONEN cast in marbled red and black vinyl and includes an oni mask. Signed and numbered edition of 13 pieces @ US$100 per. TOKOJI SEIJIN is priced at US$70 and is limited to only 10 pieces, coming in signed and numbered, with the piece featuring features lime green and brown sprays on a dark blue-grey body.
If you wish further correspondence please contact me and I can answer any questions you have about the complete obliteration of you world.
- PH-42"Now that's how you run promos for continuous coverage of your products/creations, without rehearsing images, IMHO. Check out my previous post of the Camo and DIY Editions of PH-42.
ReTweet (RT) @PH42Robot to get your own personalized "Digital Apocalypse Abstention Card" (Classified for Temporary use) … Now I need to get a bigger image than this, becoz I'm not sure the robots can see/scan that small! LOL *crossing-fingers*
Designed by Andrew Bell, produced by Dyzplastic, with digital sculpting by Scott Wetterschneider, the figure is sized 8" tall, 3½" wide, 4¼ " deep/ Limited to 500 individually numbered pieces, they have a SRP of US$65 each, and will be available from retailers from March 15th, 2014.
And before my mind explores from the awesome witnessed, I am wondering how the other versions - if indeed they do exist - would look! Won't be too shabby if a huge chuck of space from your display corner is filled with different edition "chess pieces" featuring the "Last Night", no? :)
Designer Billy Butcher from Brazil replaces characters from "The Breakfast Club" with singers/musicians from the 80s, to form the irresistibly punkpoprocktastic "The Reckless Club"! This would've made an awesome soundtrack if the artists contributed their songs!
Seems the "alter-egos" of his Post Punk New Wave Super Friends has a musical side to them, and a rebellious one at that!
The swell thing is, you can also purchase these images as posters/prints via his Society6 and/or Red Bubble! With the square format, they would've looked great as faux LP-sleeves too, IMHO!"This is a tribute to the great writer, producer and film director John Hughes, that touched a generation of teenagers through 90-minute pop psychology high school life lessons, followed by amazing soundtrack music."
Also posted on my Flashback80s blog
Pics via Billy Butcher's Behance
Source via Laughing Squid