TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS
Send in your drawing to toysreviler [at] gmail.com (Subject title either or both #DrawAJawa and/or #DrawAWookie) and I'd dedicate the whole of May 4th featuring them on this humble blog :)
Don't forget to include your portfolio URL and Instagram so I can pimp you right back, yeah? Meanwhile I'm reposting this two slideshow videos I made of the submissions so far :)
So after 3 continuous days of visiting the hospital A&E, my fever has finally been diagnosed to be due to Chicken Pox! Reliving my childhood (Mum said I already had it when I was 3 years old), I've since decided to take a slight break from blogging and instead direct you folks to my Facebook at www.facebook.com/toysreviler for updates or to post updates about your work.
And frankly my focus is out of whack, I could not even type THIS post out without a multitude of typos! Ironically, the past 3 days all I had dreamt about, was updating the blog, I kid you not!
Sorry if this is not a post about "toys", but just want to give you folks a headsup, is all :)
Time for a break, see you folks soon!
Blurrily teased but revealed now in full, is The Sucklord's custom "Street Spirit" for "Street Spirits" Artist Series from SubUrban Vinyl, dropping NOW both in-store and online, in celebration of SubUrban Vinyl's 1-Year Anniversary! Featuring a sculpt by Nemo and roto casted by Task One, there's 6 dudes to be had at US$250 each.
Geek-film activity of the week goes to "X-Men: Days of Future Past", what with the release of the official 3rd and final trailer (XMENonFILM / PopcornX / posted above), an "Alternative" 3rd trailer (since pulled), 1-minutes' worth of the "Opening Battle" scene (XMENonFILM / PopcornX), 3 x promotional video clips from Norton (XMENonFILM / PopcornX), and two behind-the-scenes featurettes (Wardrobe on 70's Airport scene and Magneto's Helmet). Not forgetting the film's "viral" website "25 Moments" (XMENonFILM / PopcornX) which chronicles the timeline which lead to the future … but then again, I was a tad slow on the uptake for that slice of mutant news lol … and if you want to have a laugh, check out a 20 minute interview featuring James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender.
A "video-release", and hardly any still images, unlike the week before. Here's one promotional image on a flyer to add to your viewing pleasures (which I snapped just yesterday lol):
I made an "observation" about the "celluloid independence" of The Spider-Man Universe ( with two tv spots), while Hot Toys released images of their 1/6-scaled Spider-Man (They even have director Marc Webb manhandling the action figure too lol). There was even a moment of excitement that would see X-Men and Spider-Man cross over in the credits (*GASP*), but was soon debuked as just cross promotional purposes, rather than celluloid worlds…
… but if they did do "crossovers" - like how MARVEL does theirs - it might turn either "exhilarating", or "irritating", IMHO … but that's just me ;p
Godzilla the movie spawned a fan art contest, Chibi Toys of Godzilla & Muto and director Garth Edwards wants us to take the film seriously. Posted above is the latest TV Spot, while seen below are some poster-images, no longer shying away with revealing the monster's face LOL (Pics via MovieWeb).
Transformers: Age of Extinction had a small trickling of news this week with new "Cade" images (who I think is the new "Megan Fox", in terms of human eye-candy), UOB Bank promotion for Flashdrives ( / PopcornX), and as well the TV Spot during the airing of 2014 MTV Movie Awards (Transformers Roll-Out! / PopcornX).
Other TV Spots included "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - which revealed 'Splinter' for the first time - and Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise in an adaptation of a manga.
And ending on a couple of Japanese-themed movies, Patlabor "The Next Generation" erected a giant robot in a busy street in Japan! I imagine if we had anything near as awesome here in Singapore, might be a half-body of a styrofoam make, innit? LOL
Check out the Theme Song for "Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary" from Yoshiki, posted below:
Above-Left: SUITED BIRDS from Nathan Ota produced by 3D Retro, with a tentative May-release.
Above-Right: New Gold-on-Black colorway of Ron English's MOUSEMASK MURPHY ON AIRPLANE from Blackbook Toy to be on sale at Super Festival vol.65 on April 27th.
Bottom-Left: Huck Gee's DRIPPLE design (for Mighty Jaxx) revealed.
Bottom-Right: Cookie Magnet from 1000Tentacles®Toyz is available now, and you are to message him on Facebook if you intend to score some!
Above-Left: New "Carnie" from 3D Retro x Brandt Peters (Modeling by Scott Wetterschneider of Shinbone Creative).
Above-Right: The kickstarter for "Lonny" has been accomplished and goal reached. Now Bwana Spoons/Gravy Toys aims to get "Drizzz" made.
Bottom-Left: "Bitch" comparison between sculpt by Pretty in Plastic and artwork by Luke Chueh.
Bottom-Right: Mortis Spectres coming soon from Daniel Yu!
Loads of teasers featuring new mini sofubis from Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke, which gives me suspect if it all; means multiple colorways to be had? Featuring designs from Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Kathie Olivas, and we had a glimpse a Brandt Peters' chibi-Skeleve before, haven't we? *EXCITED*
Above-Left: Simone Lego of Tokidoki will be in Vinyl on Vinyl on April 26th @ 8pm.
Above-Right: Michael Lau exhibition IV "remember - disc, time - table" - 15 May-1 June 2014 (12-9pm) @ michael (pop-up) gallery, 6 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Bottom-Left: Javier Jimenez's header card illustration for Paula Hsyu's Sleepwalker Nimbus sofubi
Bottom -Right: @maihiroteam x @chanimationbrothers collaboration
Gary Ham be making wooden display stands for Dunnys and toys, and people NEED to own them!
Above-Left: Available via their online store is BAMMER BUDSKIS from The PBKS for US$35.00 per.
Above-Right: APs of the Faded Daguerreotype Edition Bella Delamere Mechtorian figure currently on sale here for £65.00, in a run of only 25pcs.
Bottom-Left: Kaiju Axron handpainted by Mark Nagata is limited to 12pc and available here for US$70.00 each.
Bottom-Right: Orange Bugbites and new drawings from Chris Ryniak go on sale April 29th in his online shop.
Below: Teenage Mutant Ninja Angry Turtle from Unbox Industries
In addition to yesterday's feature of threezero's upcoming April 25th-sale of Mazinger Z, it is now mentioned that "Everyone who will order Mazinger Z at threezerostore will get Doublas M2 severed head (shown on photos). Doublas M2 is EXCLUSIVE to threezerostore.com ONLY, while Mazinger Z himself will be available both at our store and later via retail."
Mazinger Z price at www.threezerostore.com is USD 330 (HKD is 2550) with shipping included. 40cm tall (16") and fully articulated figure goes up for pre-order on April 25th, 9:00AM Hong Kong time.
The Midnight Six by Toby Dutkiewicz now revealed and ready to be YOURS when they go on sale for US$60 each (sold at random) on April 19th (no specific time mentioned).
"We built a monster to fight other monsters."
Pobber introduces Bad Ass: Mecha. This latest incarnation of a Kronk design will be released at Art Toy Culture - in Korea - on May 1st (Online release will follow after). Limited to 50pcs, this is a Pobber Exclusive. No price revealed as yet tho, but I'm sure that will change soon.
I'm enjoying the "Kikaider" colors … if that be the case, will there be a Hakaider black+yellow colorway too? :)
These 10-inch tall figures are cast in glow-in-the-dark vinyl and have painted eyes, ears, noses, and nipples. Featuring one point of articulation at the neck, these were originally produced by POPaganda in 2008 and was never officially released in this Glow Edition to stores!"
Available since Friday, April 18th at 12PM (NOON) EST - Purchase online here for US$80 each. Coming in the original full-color box packaging, each of these figures have been signed by Ron English.
SubUrban Vinyl celebrates the 1 year anniversary of their Designer Toy store and Art Gallery in Waldwick. NJ, this Sunday April 20th, and they will be offering up their first Street Spirit artists series artist! Sculpted by Nemo and Roto casted by Task One, they will be available both in-store and online 4/20 at 4:20pm EST. But who are the artists involved? Aaaaahhh now that's a "mystery" to be revealed come drop-day! Here's a hint: There will be six pieces available, including the blurred out pic from the artist known as ******** ~heh.
As part of the celebrations, all in stock items in their store (Excluding Custom art and new releases) will be 20% off on Friday and Saturday. "We will also have a 20% off coupon code going out for our newsletter subscribers on Thursday! So sign up!" -added SubUrban Vinyl.
Nothing beats seeing items up close and in person, IMHO... The alternative? A video such as this - from Roman Shevchenko - who thankfully recorded and shares with us the various booths at ToyConUK 2014! The next best bit? Using a Pizzicato5 track! *WOOP*
That Shiny Red Skullhead from Huck Gee measures 6-inches in height, with the resin bust in a run of 50pcs, priced at US$100 signed and numbered and available via HuckGee.com this Friday, April 18th, at Noon PDT.
HOBBY CONVEX is a new series, with a focus on the CONVEX original character『Mutan』, in collaboration with popular characters. The first debut figure is a collabo with "Attack on Titan", and my attention is piqued! And no, I personally am not "Colossal-Titan-fatiqued" lol
Standing about 14.5cm high and made of PVC, Fanny Kao of INSTINCTOY mentioned that retail is 3000 JPY (sans shipping). To be officially released in June, HOBBY CONVEX 『Attack on Titan』will be available for pre-order at the INSTINCTOY online store in May, inclusive international/overseas orders!
After a successful ToyConUK (they sold out!), Onorio D'Epiro sends word of his collabo with Scott Brimley to launch www.justrobots.co.uk, whereby folks are able to pre-order CHUNKYBOT (£35 excl P&P) and STRONGBOT (£60 excl P&P), with each crated with care and love LOL
Lisa Rae Hansen sends word of further post-ToyConUK releases to be had via www.ibreaktoys.storenvy.com - including "Yo! Boombox!" and "Drippz" resin heads. As well keep a lookt for previously released "Way Cool Junior" characters. Good stuff.
Each TOTIMS set consists of a total of 4 interchangeable parts which can be rearranged into multiple configurations: one top, two sectionals 1 bottom, plus an extra top cap. Combined together the TOTIM towers at 12 inches tall, and each individual part has a 3 inch diameter base (individual heights vary). Each part is also double-sided, giving you even more options for arrangement.""“All Totim Kings try to expand their mental capabilities by standing tall on the mummified skulls of their Ancestors. Unfortunately there are just too many middlemen for the Kings to get any reliable information.”"TOTIMS are produced by Toy Art Gallery, painted by Shirahama, and are made in Japan. The Ankor Wat Edition TOTIMS feature a detailed paint rub over cool grey vinyl, with highlights picked out in black, gold and silver. It will be available as both a complete set for $110, as well as an option to build your own. They will be available on shop.toyartgallery.com this Friday, April 18th at 12PM PST.
Meanwhile check out Toy Break Episode 303 to find out more about Tim Clarke!
(Additional pics via IG @toyartgallery @mjoukar)
Opening Friday April 18th @ Bottleneck Gallery New York is "UNMASKED Secret Identities & Hidden Desires". And while I've previewed works from Jason Chalker, iROC and Alarment, today we have a sneak peek preview via an exclusive flyer (thanks to curator Shelby Miller of Vinyl Thoughts Nation), and as well a peek at pieces from Matt Anderson and RSIN.
"...for those in attendance. I will send a free mini munny custom to the person that post& tags me in the best selfie taken with my piece. (Don't touch the damn thing though...you don't want to be responsible for the hell on earth that would be released upon you)." -facebooked Matt Anderson.""March of Death" Custom Mega Munny for the Vinyl Thoughts show Unmasked. Custom had 9 removable pieces. This is him with all 9 on. This custom is also not 100% complete, I will be finishing it at the show opening tomorrow night at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn NY. More pictures to come over on Artbyrsin.com as well as a bit of backstory and process." -RSIN.
Available for pre-order on April 25th, 9:00AM Hong Kong time via www.threezerostore.com is threezero's MAZINGER Z (done in collaboration with Go Nagai himself)! Standing 40cm / 16-inches tall, this fully articulated and insanely detailed fully posable figure comes with a detachable Hover Pilder + 2 x (detachable) Iron Cutter with Mighty Knuckles + a hugeass "Mighty Sword"! And his eyes light up as well, for a mere US$330 (HKD2550). Truly wish I could afford him tho ! ... Irregardless of my lack, here be pics galore to get you folks salivating!
So the question would be: Is 3A Toys' CHOCO HUNTER TQ(A) Purchasable? Or (B) A Gift? … Although I reckon some fan might insist the sales of the piece might be a "gift" for folks … and of course (C) Would there be a "variant edition" if indeed it goes on sale?
Stay tuned for product availability details (if any), or go stake out Bambalandstore.com come Easter Friday April 18th and cross your fingers! :p
UPDATED 18.4.2014: CHOCO HUNTER TQ YO has since been listed online priced at US$120 for a 3rd quarter 2014 ship out. Am unsure if there is a 'variant" or 3AA Edition (as I do no have access ;p). No limitation is mentioned tho! *GASP*
The Green Sticky Icky: Artist Signing and Release Party with Scott Tolleson + MAD @ Kidrobot Boulder (April 18 / 6-8pm)
One reminds me of a slice of Americana, now exploring the creative frontiers via sculpturing his own character creations … while the other artist brings a designed sensibility to urban arts, settling it comfortably between the streets and pristine gallery walls … Scott Tolleson and Jeremy Madl of MAD Toy Design combine forces to unleash a Artist Signing and Release Party @ Kidrobot Boulder on Friday April 18th (6pm-8pm).
"The Green Sticky Icky" will see releases all in "green" hue, including Scott's KR Boulder exclusive “Green Tea” Trayjus 6″ resin (US$100) limited to only 30 pieces, while MAD will offer up his KR-exclusive Modern Hero Bank Green Edition (US$150) and Mini Madls all lined up.
As well there'll be a collabo print to be had [Previously featured]. Make your night free, and enjoy the works and company of both gentlemen, both of whom are amongst my fav artists practicing now, I dare say.
(Source: KR-Blog / IG @mrscotttolleson @madtoydesign)