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A "LEGO Movie"? For Reals? AWESOME!!!!
(Poster image via fmoviemag)
With my introductory post about Japanese artist and character designer Redjuice coming to Singapore as anInvioted Guest for STGCC, here's a closer look at his art done for anime "GUILTY CROWN" - featuring a distinct design aesthetic an visual treatment, at times subtle and explosive at the same time, all held together with a certain "grace", IMHO. I like what I am seeing here!
(Pages from Complete Art Book for "Guilty Crown" by Redjuice)
(Images via the Redjuice Facebook fansite)WHAT: "Guilty Crown (ギルティクラウン Giruti Kuraun?) is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitaminA program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability called "The Power of the Kings" that enables him to draw out items called "Voids" from other people. He is then thrown into the conflict between a resistance group called Funeral Parlor which aims to restore Japan's independence from a quasi-governmental organization known as the GHQ. In the process, Shu has to deal with the burden his ability puts on his shoulders and the horrific mystery of his past. The series incorporates elements of numerous genres, mostly drawing from science fantasy." (Wiki)
Trailers for "Guilty Crown" (no English subtitles)
We've seen the Black and Bronze colorway in an earlier post, today we get to witness the WHITE Edition of Godmachine's "PREY FOR ME" statuette, currently on pre-order from Disturbia, shipping the first week of July."Standing at 8 inches tall, 'Prey For Me' is available in 3 colourways; Black (£45), Bronze (£85) and D.I.Y White (£55), with a total edition of just 200 pieces. The Black variant is limited to 100 pieces, and Bronze and White limited to just 50 of each. The bust is a hand cast, and hand painted polystone statuette (the bronze variant has been electroplated), and comes boxed in bespoke packaging."
One more month till San Diego Comic Con, and since our earlier glimpse at "Mr. Pumfrey and His Astounding Mechanised Perambulator" from Doktor A, producers Munky King reveals an image showcasing the (partial) side shot of the figure (in it's wax phase) showcasing the "Mechanised Perambulator", with which the Mechtorian operator rides in/on - seen in the below image with it's black-n-gold colors. Further product images to be updated when I have them.
I've posted images earlier for MINICEL from Rotobox (hell, I have been following their developments closely!), now here's the official product details for their launch at San Diego Comic Con!
Standing 4 inches tall, and available "blind boxed", Minicel is limited to 500 pcs total - with a single blind box containing either Minicel or Minifah - both of which are "Super-Deformed" baby versions of their earlier Celsius and Fahranheit characters! Besides being loaded out with accessories, the figures themselves possess articulated at head and arms.
Available for US$15 per pull via KusoVinyl's SDCC Booth #5642 - Minicel comes with 3 guns (1 handgun, 1 sniper, and 1 rifle), and Minifah comes with 2 future katana. Also watch out for chase colorways of both figures, which we have not seen thus far!
Scott Tolleson will be releasing his Sideshow Dunny 2013 Artist Proofs this Friday at 10 AM via www.stolleart.com/store. Priced at US$75 per set, these AP’s will come with an exclusive custom “Argyle Chief” necklace. The set also comes with a signed print and an “Official Argyle Warrior” button.
Here's a look at a new fowl-inspired "QuicklyQ Mini Qee from Toy2R, with Raymond Choy mentioning: "coming soon for Taipei Toy Festival and Toy2R Web Store."
The figure was first released at an earlier "Qee x Hong Kong Pacific Lions club", inclusive of exclusive logo printed on the figure's chest (see images below). Will we see a new logo printed for the TTF-version? I certainly hope it is not a black TTF-logo tho, and something more luxe? But then again… Nevertheless am liking the yellow "rubber ducky" colors seen thus far on the main figure :)
Here's a look at the NOFUTURE figure from Kenth Toy Works, with this colorway being an exclusive to Toy Art Gallery! Limited to only 15 resin pieces, this Black/Gold version is my fav seen thus far, with the color palette choices popping, as well giving it a swell glam-rocker with the black+gold, accentuated with a luxe funk-club vibe with the pink, methinks! Will update with further product and availability info, when I have them.
From Avatar666 comes a commissioned custom from the cartoon series "Samurai Pizza Cats" = a character in México named "Speedy Ceviche" aka "Yattaro". Check out further snaps via his Flickr for more snaps and WIPs.
Local toy-making outfit Mighty Jaxx goes on the road in 2013 and does the convention circuit! Check out the spots they'll be heading to, and hit them up for their exclusives when you can! Meanwhile the image above is of the first vinyl figure for TOUMA's IFRITS, with the first colorway to be made available at TTF!
POPCON ASIA 2013 (5-7 July 2013)
@ Assembly Hall - JCC - Jakarta, Indonesia
Mighty Jaxx will be in attendance with an exclusive!
*With Clogtwo in attendance at Popcon, could it be a SKUHL Colorway?
TAIPEI TOY FESTIVAL 2013 (11-14 July 2013)
@ Huashan Cultural Creative Park - Taipei, Taiwan
Mighty Jaxx will be in attendance with an exclusive!
*The above-posted IFRITS with TOUMA!
SAN DIEGO COMIC CON (18-21 July 2013)
@ San Diego Convention Center
(111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101, USA)
Look out for a SDCC-Exclusive!
*Previous year's was a Hell Lotus-colorway with DKE Toys, FYI :p
WONDER FESTIVAL 2013 (SUMMER / 28 July 2013)
Mighty Jaxx will be in attendance with an exclusive!
HeyCavey continues their spring animal themed plush with the introduction to "Polkadot Piggy Cavey. Made from pale pink polar fleece with white polkadots, special pointy piggy ears, and a hand cut felt snout, this lil'piggie is limited to 50 numbered pieces.
Priced at £16 per, it comes with a purple enamel Cavey badge and a Cavey Cube, Polkadot Piggy Cavey goes on sale in the Cavey shop on Monday June 24th at 8pm London time (15:00 EDT, 12:00 PDT).
Circus Posterus will be taking over Cardboard Spaceship's booth #5346 at this year's San Diego ComiCon on Saturday, July 20th, featuring the works of Chris Ryniak, Brandt Peters, Amanda Louise Spayd, and Kathie Olivas. No further product details or schedules as yet, but I reckon their "Wandering Misfits" series might well be making a debut at SDCC.
Meanwhile ESC Toy seems to be have a space at Dragatomi's booth, with a whopping total of seven items for sale? No news on whether they are SDCC-exclusives, or first releases, or a mixture of toys and prints. Further details when I get them, folks!
Being unfamiliar with him and his work, I decided to address that situation, and googled him, and what laid before me, made me an instant fan!
(Opening of anime "Guilty Crown")
("CENCOROLL" by supercell / Theme for "Beatless")
(Below: Illustrations books by Redjuice)
Redjuice is the moniker of Japanese digital artist and character designer, and has recently worked on animes "Beatless" and "Guilty Crown" (both of which I have since decided will be featured individually on the days to come). And while these are not exactly marquee anime-names, the work done for them, is virtually impeccable, and pretty darn awesomesauce! You can check out more via redjuicegraphics.com, and/or his highly impressive deviantART (most images here via). The design aesthetics appeal to me greatly, and his balance between the elegance of kawaii girls and danger is excitingly subtle, coupled with a restrained but mecha-design aura, which both tantalizes and excites! Like I said, I am a new fan!
And I would be waiting patiently to purchase his illustration artbooks and have him sign them, if he brings them to STGCC during August 31st to September 1st, of course! (please do please do please do) Now for some images to share, of his illustration and designs, alongside figurines and collectibles made of them!
Shinobu Oshino Garage Kit Figure by TEIJI
(Release Date : Wonder Festival 2010 Summer)
Hatsune Miku 'World is Mine' PVC Figure
(Release Date: 2013/01 / Manufacturer Good Smile Company)
Inori Yuzuriha PVC and Package Illustration
(From the anime series "Guilty Crown" comes a 1/8th scale of the Undertaker's
member, EGOIST's vocalist and heroine of the series - Inori Yuzuriha).
Manufacturer Good Smile Company.
BEATLESS Kouka Garage Kit Figure
(Release Date : Wonder Festival 2013 Winter / Sculpt & Finished by Satoshi Toda)
Vin Diesel trades fast cars for space bikes in this new RIDDICK (International) trailer! (But he mumbles thru everything, doesn't he? LOL).
Now I am a fan of "Chronicles of Riddick" (yes, I am repeating myself), and the new trailer seems to show both signs of Necromongers (from "Chronicles" - thanks to Steven Simmons for the headsup) and elements from "Pitch Black" as well (I was not a huge fan of the first movie btw) … but am nevertheless intrigued to see how this pans out … especially with Katee "Starbuck" Sackhoff on point! Meanwhile, check out the San Diego ComicCon poster image below (courtesy of ComingSoon):
"Are You Afraid Of The Dark?"
You might have seen sketch-teasers being posted by Nigo at Blackbook Toy, and at his solo show @ Clutter Gallery "Thought Factory", they were revealed, and now we have images of the upcoming BIG BONER figure to share! So what folks say about being "big boned" might be true? LOL
"Big Boner" first appeared on the cover of Ron English's "Stickable Art Offenses" book, as an image on a sticker, which Nigo mentioned: "I have wanted to make Skull toy, so when I see this cross bones skull, something clicked! I asked Ron to draw the whole body. He liked my idea and sent me the sketch below."
Now thanks to Nigo, Big Boner is to become a collectible, as produced by Blackbook Toy! And while no exact debut date is revealed, Nigo teases: "That means its debut is around the corner! Next month, Taipei Toy Fes and SDCC is waiting... You might don't want to miss them!"
I sure don't, and this is by far my fav Ron English character to date! LOL
Penny of Taylored Curiosities shares with us her latest custom, a companion piece for her "Keeper" submitted for the Dream in Plastic show, named "Keeper of the Forest"."I have used a 4″ DIY Kidrobot Munny and combined sewing, my original resin toys, sculpting and up-cycling with painting and needle felting to create this one of a kind creature. The Morrow is hand sculpted and cast in a minty green colour and measures a tiny 2cm."
"The forest floor is needle felted with an artificial leaf adorned with a button, fixed in place. The Keepers face is hand sculpted and painted. The fungus is also hand sculpted and painted and there finished off with moss. A hand sewn nest is the perfect resting place for the Morrow when it's not off collecting biscuits for the Keeper.
And a second forest themed piece I have been working on is a custom 7.5" Dude that Dudebox asked me to do for their online store." ~shared Penny."This is the Morrow Treehouse. I have used the 7.5" Dude to create a functional treehouse for my tiny Morrow creatures. Hollowed out, I have needle felted a comfy floor that is surrounded with feathers and has two hand made nests set in, perfect for the Morrow. A working swing hangs in the middle. The Dude has been painted with hand detailing to give it a tree effect and is adorned with sculpted fungus, hand embroidered leaves and moss. Two Morrow are having fun playing in the treehouse. These measure just under 2cm and are hand cast from my original sculpt. The Dude is signed and dated underneath." ~added Penny.
Check out this teaser from Juanito Maiquez aka QUICCS of his artwork for group show "Araw-Araw" @ Pocket Universe Art Collective, launching this Thursday June 20th. I am a fan of the mecha-designs for Evangelion, so this is a real visual treat for me haha
Hopefully we'll get to see a full reveal somewhen :)
At San Diego Comic-Con 2012 DKE Toys debuted the first 5 sculpts of The Super Sucklord's mini figure line, S.U.C.K.L.E. (Simply Unimportant Collectable Kitschy Little Eyesores). Sculpted by George Gaspar (of October Toys) the series pays homage to the classic mid-eighties toy line M.U.S.C.L.E. by Mattel. Now with a total of 10 unique figures for S.U.C.K.L.E. Series 1, the project is pending production via their Kickstarter. Pledge starts now through July 15th at 10pm PST.
Adam Pratt aka Small Angry Monster releases "B.O.S.S Drones", based on DrilOne's DRONES now available for purchasing here. Check out individual images here!"These figures were kitbashed with model parts, and then given the customary weathering and war-torn colorway. Only four of these are made in this series!" ~mentioned Adam.
Remember the teaser I posted of Sarah "Lunabee" Miskelly's upcoming "Taste of Summer" custom-toys release? Today we have the full reveal of what is to expect, come drop-day Monday 17th June at 7pm London time via lunabee.co.uk!
5 x painted customs in total, featuring Sprogs and Robobees (from Cris Rose): Whippy 3000 (custom Rutherford) @ £65. Zing and Zest (Robobees) @ £50 each. Nectar (custom Rourke) @ £50, and Strawberry Delight (custom Radclife) @ £50. A gorgeous ray of Summer-sweetness, methinks!