AMP sends word of their next print release, featuring the fabulous work of Clément Moreau. Release times will be announced via twitter @altmovieposters and Facebook, so keep your eyes peeled.
"To coincide with the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we have a beautiful limited edition print by Clément Moreau being release on 13th December that pays homage to one of the greatest books ever written. 50cm x 70cm and limited to 80 prints, stamped and numbered as a giclee archival print."
Lisa Rae Hansen shares with us her submission for the "Toyheist Show" @ The Concrete Gallery, in Amsterdam, whereby this piece was customized "Stranger" (by Flawtoys) and suitably named; "Old Skool". (To purchase please contact email@example.com)."The face shape immediately suggested a TV and the curve of the head a "hoodie", so I rolled with that and went for a little nostalgic wander. The end result is character whose face is an old analogue TV screen. His body is suitably, non-digitally dressed, in classic retro Adidas (including the sneakers). I used the static on the screen to suggest the idea of his being stuck in a moment of time, jammed in a channel from a bygone era. He's either waiting to be tuned back in or happy to be lost in a fuzzy place from the past."
PARTIAL PRESS: "Scraped Resin has joined forces with Oakland's most intoxicated pro-wrestling/performance-art spectacle, HOODSLAM! A series of resin bootleg figures based off Hoodslam's cast of psychotic wrestlers is in the works, with the first piece kicking off at Hoodslam's December show: The Non Denominational Winter Season Celebrational Festivity…of Doom..... Dos!
The first bootleg, kitbashed from various 90's figures, will be The Dark Sheik, featuring an edition of 8 and colorways based on fan votes at Hoodslams FB page.
These 3.75" figures will come bagged with a custom Hoodslam header for $20 each as part of Scraped Resin's Gram Slammers: Twenty Sack Wrestlers series. The show is 21 and over and starts at 8:30pm at The Oakland Metro Opera House at 630 3rd St in Oakland, CA, with any unsold figures going into the Hoodslam online store the following week." -shares Robert Rodriguez.
The fifth member of the Wartoise family - Fully Loaded - has ambled on to the scene via Andrew Byham, available to buy direct here. "Wartoise" is a resin figure with Warhammer 40k weaponry, painted to a gunmetal finish in acrylic, and this is Andrew's story to go with the design:"Wartoise caught a lift with Dr Who to the year 40,000 where he made a deal with a band of space marines, bringing some serious ordinance back home with him."
Bad Teeth and Double Haunt have set up a Kickstarter campaign to produce a vinyl version of their Mini-Cheestroyer toy. The recent resin releases of the figure have all sold out, so they've taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for a 4.5-inch vinyl with articulated head and waist joints.
Pledges starting at $35.00 AUD (about $31), can pick up a vinyl Mini-Cheestroyer in a variety of options: Glow in the Dark, Crystal Clear, and Clear with Guts. Other pledge rewards include hand-painted resins, clear resins and copies of the Cheestroyer comic book. Stretch goals include a variant head for the toy and a micro figure of the original "Cheese" character.
This project will only be funded if at least $5,500.00 AUD is pledged by Thursday December 12th 2013 at 10PM ET.
PRODUCT PRESS: "Coming January 31st, 2014 is the FullerDesigns Lil’ Jammie Series featuring some of the designer art scenes most talented artists. Each artist will be putting their own spin on the cute but kick ass DIY Lil’ Jammie Base.
The amazing artists featured are: Alarment, April Elliott, Bashprojects, David Bishop, DonP, Evilos, Gomi, Karl Lake, James Fuller, Matt Anderson, Mike Mendez, Mind of the Masons, PJ Constable, Ryan McClure, Scott Kinnebrew, Tasha Zimich, VISEone and We Become Monsters!
If that was not cool enough, Collect and Display and Vinyl Riot has so graciously offered to put up a DIY package of assorted figures to two lucky people that purchase one or more of the customs available. Winners will be chosen randomly on March 1st 2014. Each custom will also come with it’s own custom box and card!
These 1 / 1 customs will be for sale online at 12:00 PM on January 31st here."
Available for purchase online here now is Patrick Wong's "Slippage" Limited Edition Screenprint, as well as via the Hot Art Wet City Gallery (Vancouver, Canada).
The piece measures 18" x 24" and is a 3 color print on acid-free 100# white cover stock. The prints are a signed/numbered edition of 45 and is priced at $50.WHAT: "The screenprint illustrates a group of four familiar faces mixed with four fictional characters in Patrick Wong's signature brush and ink style. The piece is the result of a drawing constraint that combined the image of a real person with one from fiction such as comics, movies, and video games. “Slippage” collects four of the most successful of these drawings to include: KRS One/Zombies, Bjork/Dr. Doom, J Dilla/Spawn, and Jay-Z/Venom."
Launching December 6th is a show titled "We Love Vinyl 3", opening up at the TOMODACHI store / gallery in Rosedale Shopping Center, MN. Exhiubiting thru to December 13th, this was what Robert Johnston, art coordinator of TOMODACHI, had to share with us:"We hold "We Love Vinyl" every year, and feature dozens of established vinyl artists from all over the world. Previously hosting work from artists like KAWS, this year we are featuring the work of Michael Lau, the godfather of vinyl toy art, alongside other influential names in the pop art movement. Vinyl toys, alongside resin and paper works, are a new 3D medium in the pop art movement for artists to create with, acting as a new type of collectible canvas for artists to design and customize themselves. This gallery will also host fun events like live DJs, raffles, live painting, meet-and-greets, silent auctions, and more. This year, all proceeds from our silent auction will be donated to the Animal Humane Society." (Read more via tomodachi.us)
Funko has announced a series of three Uglydoll x DC Comics Vinyl Figures. This collaboration will give us Ice-Bat as Batman, Wedgehead as Robin, and Babo as Superman. These will be available beginning February 11th 2014.
Tokkyu-Oh, the main Mecha, should be released the last week in February and is estimated at 5000-ish yen
Two Auxiliary Mecha have been confirmed so far, Tank & Car Carrier Resshas, to be released in March. the DX TokkyuChanger will be central to the first wave of releases in February, costing 3900 Yen.
the Tokkyuger's belt & sidearm, the TokkyuBlaster & TokkyuBuckle respectively. They can also form new weapons (a sword & shield) for TokkyuOh.
and the Tokkyuger's main weapon is the "Renketsu Bazooka," also set for February and priced at 5500 Yen. Five weapons (Rail Slasher, Form Trigger, Shingo Hammer, Tunnel Axe, Tekkyou Claw) combine to form the Bazooka.
Future releases TBD but I'd say things are on track for decent profit conducting this year.