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Peter Kato sends word and snaps of his December releases via www.peterkatoshop.com (releasing December 12th, btw) - starting with the above-featured December color-wave Mogu-Tank (Mole-Tank) which has a Brown (reindeerish) casted body, a light Grey Drill-Nose, and is riding a Red tank. Priced at US$30 each, there will only be 10 pieces in this colorway.
"Next I have some more Tako-Cubes (seen above), this time casted in solid blues with yellow painted details. They are 10 pcs made & will be $15 each. And also I will have 6 pcs of Robo-Ninja (posted below) casted in a clear Neon Green with Silver Painted details. They will be priced at $25 each." -added Peter.
Released since Saturday December 7th is "GUMBO" by JFury, the next figure in the "Voodoo Bunny" line of self-created characters. Stay sharp folks, for this 4" tall resin will be limited to only 5 pieces of this colorway made. Price is US$40 per, and are available to purchase here.
Customizer J*RYU and famed Cosplayer Linda Le aka VAMPY will be having a "Holiday Toy & Food Drive" at Kidrobot San Francisco this Friday December 13th (5 - 8+PM) for a very special event, whereby folks are encouraged to bring either (A) a new, unopened toy (MSRP Minimum US$10 worth), or (B) bring along 5 x items of non-perishable food for donation to local organizations, and you'll receive a toy sketched on by both artists in attendance.
Also note that for every individual toy or food donation, , attendees will receive 1 x raffle ricket, that will give you a chance to win "secret" prize packages from JRYU, VAMPY and Kidrobot! What a way to celebrate the seasons, yeh?
From sketch, to inks, to colors, to final piece, this is a visual "Evolution of a Spike Wad Anatomy Drawing" by Jeffrey Lamm. As for what the final result will be available as, what would YOU prefer to own, my dear readers? :)
... then of course there are the OTHER characters to look forward to!
Available now at the Argonaut Resins online store are blind boxed HOLIDAY HUNT TUTTZ - featuring their 3.5 inch tall Tuttz Mini available at US$40 pre blind pull, in a variety of clear tints and glow in the dark pieces mixed in. Not to mention the festive gift-wrapping too!
The sneaks at some of the pieces are petty sweet, I think! The Hunt will go all the way to Christmas December 25th, then the New Years Hunt will kick in right after that. Happy Hunting, Folks!
Scott Tolleson is gearing up for a swell Christmas, and he shares two upcoming goodies dropping this Friday at 10 AM PST via www.stolleart.com/store - starting with the above-featured “Naughty and Nice” Deadbeet Christmas set. featuring 2 mixed part Deadbeet vinyl toys, and with an edition size of 10 pieces, they will retail for US$80 for 2 per set (plus shipping), Scott adds: " This is a must have for that special Beetmas Fan in your life."
Next drop to look forward to is the release of the Artist’s Proofs of his 2X2 Android. "This burger bundle comes with an exclusive 5X5 mini print and a paper burger holder. All of which are individually numbered. This set will retail for $50 plus shipping. The edition size of this bundle is 20." -tempts Scott!
You might have noticed some decidedly "festive" Androids hanging om the ol'Christmas tree down at Andrew Bell's instagram @deadzebrainc recently … now here's the official word!
New Holiday Android Minis in the form of ORNAMENTAL ANDROIDS will come in both blue and red matte metallic finish with silver glitter, including an ornament topper insert, and a small metal hook.
Launching for sales Tuesday, December 10th at 11am EST and again at 11pm EST on shop.deadzebra.com, they are priced at US$10 each with a limit of 2 pieces (one red + one blue or two of one color, your choice) BUT a limited quantity will be available in a special 10-piece “Tree Pack” that contains 5 red and 5 blue ornaments for US$90 (Source).
Happy Holidays to come, Android-lovers!
"Mighty Fat Power Ranger" by Nicolette Davenport - Seen @ "20 Rangers for 20 Years" @ Toy Art Gallery
The sad thing is, this would probably be how I would look like, if I attempted to cosplay as the Red Power Ranger lor … seen at the 20 Rangers for 20 Years show at Toy Art Gallery launched over the weekend = this has to be my favouritest interpretation thus far!
Customized from a 31" tall Ranger figure from Jakks Pacific, this particular piece is strangely not listed for sale on TAG's sales page … any pointers as to "who" did this particular piece, would be appreciated, thanks! (don't need to tell me how to get this chubby, I've got that covered lol)
(photographs by @Vampybitme / Corey Gibson / Dahveed Kolodny-Nagy / Kirby Morris).
UPDATED: Thanks to "Toygodd" from AFTimes, the 'mystery' of the artist for this flabby ranger is solved! Fab work, Nicolette Davenport! Check out the work-in-progress for "Mighty Fat Power Ranger" here on her blog :)
PRODUCT PRESS: "Tenacious Toys presents their latest exclusive figure: a Tenacious Blue colorway of the 18-inch tall Modern Hero Bank by MAD Toy Design. Limited to just 30 pieces, these giant rotocast vinyl figures retail for $150 each and are some of the most limited pieces available from Jeremy Madl. The Modern Hero Bank features include a removable top hat with a coin slot underneath, plus an articulated neck and a coin bank plug at the bottom. The Tenacious Blue colorway will be shipping in January, with preorders available now on the Tenacious Toys website."
Remember that "Robotech Valkyrie Project" fan-made live-action film of the "Robotech Saga" I featured earlier this year? Here's the second teaser from Argintian outfit Creavision, with a scheduled date of 31st December 2013
(Additional images via Facebook)
Threezero reveals an image of their upcoming RoboCop ED-209 1/6-scale collectible (more to be updated once they are revealed), along with a couple of videos showcasing the figure's articulation - via computer renders:
"Step Into My World" is an artshow by Vinyl On Vinyl showcasing the work of Indonesian Artist Arkiv Vilmansa, launching Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7274 Malugay St, 1203 Makati. Stay updated via their Events Page on Facebook, and enjoy the previews and work-in-progress snaps posted here.
Eric Christian also known as urban artist "NoAH" celebrates the birthday of Yuri from Korean girl group "Girls Generation" / SNSD, with a wall mural, done in Bandung, along Viadeuk Street, Indonesia … I have this distinct feeling Eric is a fan of SNSD… Heh.
Meawhile, here are some more images to gawk at, and feel free to head on over to his blogpost to view and read more.
"Did i mention that I WONT EVER AGAIN make another custom Greasebat? so this can be your grial on that Greasebat collection? or maybe your only Greasebat ever?" -tempts Chauskoskis.
I went to Batam the previous weekend and scored me some toys. One of them was a "Bootleg" Gundam, and I liked, nay, LOVED it so much, I reviewed it on video MUAHAHAHAHA :)
Seen on the "retrospective" shelves for Power Rangers Toys from Bandai at the weekend launch of 20 Rangers for 20 Years at the Toy Art Gallery, is this line up of "Tokyo Vinyl Rangers" (image swiped from Corey Gibson) - designed by TOUMA and looking pretty much awesome. We've seen some of them at ToyFair 2013 tho, new unveiled with a new trio, including the Green Ranger!
I absolutely adore the initial MegaForce Red and Blue Rangers (Thanks again Caro!!!!!) and cross my fingers of the new line-up are not exclusive to America's Toys'R'Us tho … looking forward to the day when we could find these on Singapore toy-shelves.
Following my earlier sneak peek feature, Lisa Rae Hansen let's loose a couple of more peeks at her "Heavy Metal Wookie" - which has since revealed to be a one-off custom of a vintage original Kenner Chewbacca, on sale this Thursday December 13th at ibreaktoys.storenvy.com. And while no price is mentioned, I am sure folks here would be interested to score this via a limited run resin cast series, yes? Rock-ON!
Custom Previews / Toy Retrospective / Mural by Meggs for "20 Rangers for 20 Years" @ Toy Art Gallery (Dec 7-8)
Above-right: Josh Mayhem
Below-left: hand-knit Power Ranger by Olek
Below-right: Scott Tolleson (cute kid does not come with)
This is an all-Power Rangers blogpost, featuring above customs of the 30" tall on show at Toy Art Gallery, ready for the "20 Rangers for 20 Years" show launching December 7 and exhibiting thru to Dec 8th, and directly below are images of the display by Bandai for a retrospective of the 20-year history of Power Rangers via toys!
And right at the bottom, we have a video to share, featuring the "Making Of" a Power Rangers Anniversary mural by House of Meggs. You can visit the mural for the next few months at it's location @ 7753 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(Images via @toyartgallery & event organizers @sweetstreetsla)
Launched at Art Basel in Miami over the weekend, was "TRASHed Miami" by Kidrobot x Global Inheritance, whereby invited artists redesigned a miniature recycling bin, meant to promote recycling in Miami. Check out some snaps of the finished work, from a variety of participating artists (most images courtesy of @kidrobot). Seen above-right is @nickgazin, holding the custom-base in question :)
Above custom by Jerkface @incarceratedjerkfaces
Middle custom by Carson Catlin @carsoncatlin
Below custom by Galen McKamy @galenmckamy
Above custom by Greg Mishka @gregmishka
Above custom by J*RYU @sniperjryu (check out the instagram video here)
Above custom by Linda Le / VAMPY @vampybitme
Above custom by Juston Lechko @justonlechko