"Wartoise #6" AKA "IRONTOISE is a new addition to the Wartoise family by Andrew Byham, and is based on Mk1 Iron Man, featuring a glowing "heart" underneath a magnetically mounted canon on top of his shell. Available now for £50 + postage via andrew.byham.co.uk, "Irontoise" is a resin figure with polymer clay, Warhammer 40k weaponry and LED glowing power cell, painted to a gunmetal finish in acrylic."Irontoise is injured by a booby trap and captured by the enemy, who then orders him to design weapons. His injuries are dire and shrapnel is moving towards his heart. His fellow prisoner constructs a power cell to keep the shrapnel from reaching Irontoise's heart, keeping him alive. In secret they use the workshop to design and construct a crudely welded carapace constructed from iron plates, with a magnetically attached gun turret hiding the glowing power cell."
2 customs to share today, both destined for the "Art Without Borders" show at Art Whino (launching March 22 and running for one month), starting with showcasing the above Dunny from FullerDesigns. Titled; "Prehistoric Grrr…", he was made from a 8" Dunny, while the 7" Munny beside it was "made for fun", mentioned Fuller. Hit him up for availability deets.
Featured below are customs from Ryan McClure AKA Rocketboy, showcasing "Doc W. Curren" (7" Munny) & "Doc E. Curren" (3" Dunny), available at the show priced at US$$199 and US$$75 respectively
Art Whino Gallery,
120 American Way0
Oxon Hill, MD 20745.
2 new exclusive prints featuring art by Japanese artist Kaz Oomori will see a release this Thursday March 12.2014 on www.geek-art-store.com. Ohmygosh, but do they look splendid!
Titled; "Never Give Up Part 1" and "Never Give Up Part 2", there will be 2 size available for these "Alien"-themed prints:
- 50 exemplaries, 40x60cm, 40 euros, giclee print on 300g carboard paper.
- 20 exemplaries, 50x70cm, 60 euros, giclee print on 300g art paper, shipped with a Geek-Art certificate of authenticity.
(Thanks for the headsup, Thomas!)
Canada-based illustrator Patrick Wong releases a 3" limited edition resin toy entitled "MPC60" (after the legendary sampling drum machine of the same name) targeting beat producers, toy collectors, and connoisseurs of classic hip hop culture. The MPC60 resin toy is available for US$35 plus shipping purchasable here, with a ship out starting Friday March 14, 2014. Limited to only 30 pieces, the set includes a numbered card, accessory break record (Incredible Bongo Band).PRESS: "This first release in a series of beat machines, highlights the classic Roger Linn designed Akai MPC60 12bit sampling drum machine first released in 1988. This designer toy is based on the machine made famous by beat producers like DJ Premier and known for its distinctive lofi crunch sound.""The Akai MPC60 is so iconic, it made the perfect jump-off point for this series. I want to make a genealogy of samplers from the late 80s to 2000s such as the SP1200 and Maschine, marking an evolution of both in technology and music. So much of the music I grew up with was produced on these machines and that why I have dubbed the series: The machines that made a sound of a generation." -explained Patrick Wong.
(Above WIP images via IG @patrickwongart)
Rocco The Great's FATCAPJOE figures (first teased here) are finally up for sale here for US$15 per blind-pull, with the 3-inch tall limited to 23 figures, each numbered bagged-n-tagged and coming along with a FatCapJoe mini comic, and a Rocco The Great random art sticker. Note that the first 20 people to buy will get an original hand drawn doodle from Rocco The Great.
Looks like Mighty Jaxx will be collaborating with KaNO with a 'new' unnamed project, scheduled for a release "next month". No information (as yet) if this is an all-original piece, or a custom, featuring KaNO's distinctive illustrative stylings. Stay tuned for further info!
Ron English's DINOGRENADE joins the niche realm of imagery associated with weapons of war and destruction, first seen as a painted concept (see below) and soon to become a "collectible". This is not Mr English's first foray into war-imagery, with his earlier products being "Dead Toy Soldiers" (whatever happened to them anyways?) and a collection of "militarized" artwork shown below (images via popaganda.com):
Other "pineapple hand grenade"-based sculpts/figurines include Grenade Bunny from Luck Bunny, and more recently Emilio Garcia's Brainade! What a splendid ammo pouch this pieces would populate :)
• More Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide to Sell Gundam Model Kits
Funko presents - in Pop! Vinyls-form - "Dr. Peter Venkman", "Dr. Raymond Stantz", "Dr. Egon Spengler", and "Slimer" (with a translucent base) and the swell 'Stay Puff Marshmallow Man sized 6-inch tall - all available in April! And not forgetting "Winston Zeddmore in the Ecto-1" (OMG OMG OMG *WANT*) to be made available in May. Do check in with your fav retailers for pricing and availability. I would be! I ain't afraid of no ghost! :)
With the advent of LEGOs and this new series from Funko, here's hoping there'll be more (niche) choices to be had, by both fans and fervent collectors of the Ghostbusters!