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29.8.16

Bake-Kujira: ECTOPLASM by Candie Bolton Unleashes September 2nd, 2016


Candie Bolton shares with us word and snaps of her BAKE-KUJIRA release the coming Friday September 2nd at 6:00pm PST via www.candiebolton.com, where an excruciatingly limited edition of only 9 pieces will be made available!

While the 11-inch tall Bake-Kujira vinyl / sofubi figure is produced by Toy Art Gallery, this “ECTOPLASM” Edition features Marbled GID/Black vinyl, and looks pretty darn amazing, doesn’t it?


“Seoul Station” - South Korean Animated Zombie Outbreak Film Coming To Singapore Screens

WIKI PLOT: "Taking place in and around Seoul station, a man sleeping rough is the catalyst for a zombie apocalypse. Through this a young runaway woman must try to survive in a world that sees her as disposable." (Wiki)

IMDB PLOT: ”Several groups of people try to survive a zombie pandemic that unleashes itself in downtown Seoul.” (IMDb)

Launched August 18th in South Korea is the animated movie “SEOUL STATION” - which is essentially a prequel to the live-action film Train to Busan by the same director, Sang-ho Yeon, with this an hour and a half animated feature starring the voices of Ryu Seung-ryong (as Dad), Shim Eun-kyung (as Daughter) and Lee Joon (as Boyfriend).

Prior to the launch, the film was shown at the 2016 Edinburgh Film Festival - circa June 2016 - and the 34th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF). The trailer is reposted below for your gawking pleasures…

“Animated Zomibes” = I’d like to watch that! With the success that Train To Busan has seen on Singapore’s screens, “Seoul Station” has since been scheduled to debut on SG screens (via Golden Village) on September 22nd! Would be extremely interesting to see how this viewing-experience combo works ... :)


Vampire Skulls & Cat Riders by 13ART & SHON for #STGCC2016 Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con


Today we take a look at 13ART’s VAMPIRE SKULL (IG @skullman) and a gold-on-black edition CAT RIDER by SHON (IG @shonside) exclusives for the coming Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Con / STGCC2016 (Sept 10-11, 2016) - where they will be boothing under the “Genesis4” collective at Artist Alley AA89 & AA90 - alongside BanaNa ViruS (who also has a solo show with FLABSLAB), Ruinswork, Fanny Kao and our very own Daniel Yu.

No doubt there’ll be much more goodies tone had from the two gentlemen from Taiwan, and you’d do well to stay tuned to www.facebook.com/GENESIS4X, and of course TOYSREVIL for updates!

Hand-Painted Byrons x Rangerons from FLABSLAB for #STGCC2016

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And while we await further information on the “HOW MUCH?” and “HOW MANY?”, we can let you on on the “WHERE?” and possibly “WHAT?” - for Shoko Nakazawa x T9G’s BYRON and RANGEONS too be had at the coming Singapore Toy, games & Comic Con / STGCC2016 (Sept 10-11, 2016) via Booth B19 - with these white and gold on black swirls, and ??? on white (???) coloured by @zcxz & @natydnac for FLABSLAB.

Sorry folks, too many “???” and no answers for you just yet :p … meanwhile, stay connected to their Instagram @flabslab for updates :)

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「Decade-Dent」BanaNa ViruS 10th Anniversary Exhibition @ FLABSLAB (Sept 12-22)

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Moving on from Taiwan (“More For Less” @ WRONG Gallery), and travelling to Singapore, is BanaNa ViruS 10th Anniversary Exhibition titled, “「Decade-Dent」” - with a 10-day long exhibition at FLABSLAB(1 Commonwealth Lane, #06-11 One Commonwealth, Singapore 149544) from September 12th thru to Sept 22nd. Official opening is 5pm on the 12th, where the artist will be in attendance.

Organised by FLABSLAB x Concreate Goods - the show will feature customs on BanaNa ViruS’s “Loic” bear. This show happens a day after the STGCC2016 weekend (Sept 10-11, 2016), where your personal devourment of the art toy culture can continue!

Scroll down for some previews :)


Above: Custom by Black 13 Park
Below: 'The Caped Crusader & Boy Wonder' by Daniel Yu

Original Artwork for #DragonBoyTales by Martin Hsu Pick-ups at #STGCC2016


Martin Hsu will be coming into town for STGCC2016 (Sept 10-11, 2016), and without a doubt will be bringing along goodies, hosted by PowerCore, who will be debuting in Singapore! And among what he’ll babe bringing, are original illustrations for this Dragon Boy Tales publication, BUT you’d have to enquire and book in advance first - within the next two weeks - before he arrives in our island state, so he can bring them along!

Check out the ink+pen illustrations posted hee in his dedicated Facebook album, and PM / DM / email him direct at “martinhsuart(at)gmail” for pick up at booth B20 at STGCC!

This is a perfect chance to score some awesomeness direct from the artist himself, so get cracking!

28.8.16

#CSCToyScore August 21st, 2016


Posted an image on my Instagram today - thanking my blog-readers - when I realised I did not actually post about my toyscores from last Sunday’s jaunt at CSC AKA China Square Central! How could I be so remise about sharing my toy-joy with you, my dear readers?

...of course being homebound today, it'll be an awesome way (for myself) to pass the weekend too, yeah? With that said, Please Do Permit me to post said-toy-scores, and hope you’ll enjoy seeing what I procured for the TOYSREVIL-Hoard! ... And try not to laugh too loud at the video at the end of the post tho... :p







TOYSREVIL @ Band of Doodlers’ Seven Deadly SINs (Strength In Numbers) - Now On at Capitol Piazza (Basement 2) til September 25th

At the @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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Visiting the SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Strength In Numbers) exhibition at Capitol Piazza (recently renovated Captiol Theatre venue along Stamford Road, Singapore), one is surrounded and confronted by the 7 Deadly Sins that plague humanity, and you’d be in a minor state of art nirvana by the end of the experience!

Since blogging about it, I could not wait to check out the exhibition! Shown here are some snaps I had taken (MORE on Facebook), and my impressions, to share :)

Flanking the left and right of the gallery space, are seven deadly sins embodies by illustrations, split down the middle by a hand-drawn carpet; a “River of Doodlon”, if you will, leading to the Band of Doodlers table-“altar”, where a workshop was being held, the Saturday morning I visited the exhibition.

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Ben AKA KedTwo (IG @kedtwo) was conducting a workshop sharing the basics of calligraphy, while Chief BODoodler Mas Shafreen AKA WantonDoodle was also on hand, busy filming the workshop himself - truly a DIY hands-on endeavour for this 3-years-strong collective. Inspiring.

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Mas had shared that out of over 200 entries, 70 youth artists were picked for this showcase - each 10 were in turn mentored by 7 x youth mentors who each had a “Sin”, by which their artwork told “the story of how individual trespasses can get in the way of achieving our goals and aspirations.”

The 7 BOD Artist Mentors are:

- Candice Phang AKA Puffingmuffin (IG @puffingmuffin) for GREED,
- Raihana Abdul Rahim AKA “3EYEBODIES” (IG @araikreva) for LUST
- Pratama Eka Dharma AKA Pedmons for PRIDE (IG @pedmons)
- Teressa Ong (chopsticksroad.tumblr.com / IG @chopsticksroad) for SLOTH
- Nur Aida Sa'ad AKA yellowmushmellow (IG @yellowmushmellow) for GLUTTONY
- Edison Teo AKA Galactik Captain (IG galactikcaptain) for WRATH
- Epiphany Becomes An Obsession AKA EBAO (IG @ebao_art) for ENVY

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If you haven’t noticed by now, the individual panels dividing the “SINs” were actually hand-doodled on the panel surface directly by the team corresponding with the “Sin”!
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Featured below are just some of my select artworks which caught my eye, as snapped at the show and Instagrammed! (*FYI: These are not all full shots of the artwork! You’d have to go see them in person for yourselves :p)

Eliza Chong for @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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Melody Yeo for @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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Toby Tan @smoreyes for @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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Szeyan Tan for @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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"Baby Goes Boom" by John Lim See for the @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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"Big Bang Pizza" by Stefanie Sofiyan for @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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MaryAnn Loo for the @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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Elle Ang for the @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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Jia He Yi @ekocoon for @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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"Charging Station" by Tan Ping Hao for the @bandofdoodlers' #SevenDeadlySINs #StrengthInNumbers Art Show!

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Looking at the images on show, you’d wish some of them were made prints for sale, but unlike previous BOD shows, these were not the case here, as the one-of-one artwork were purely for “showcase” purposes. Folks who attended the show opening last Friday night (Aug 26th) had groovy BOD enamel pins and an abundance of badges to squirrel away with.

Powered by NOISE Singapore, this is a culmination of a month long “Doodle Fiesta” (1st - 31 July) with “Scen Deadly SINs” exhibiting thru September 25th, 2016. Folks interested to join the collective of White Space Bandits are to enquire via “bandits@bandofdoodlers.com”, and you can stay connected via their bandofdoodlers.com / www.facebook.com/bandofdoodlers / Instagram @bandofdoodlers and shop via shop.bandofdoodlers.com

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27.8.16

Saitama Pop!Vinyl Custom Figures by likhangpinoycustoms


Tis been a dog’s age since I’ve featured the customs of Nico AKA @likhangpinoycustoms, but this particular piece caught my eye immediately! ONE PUNCH MAN’s SAITAMA Pop!Vinyl!

Currently on show and for sale at the 2016 Asia Pop Comic Con Manila happening this weekend, look for them at #CC76, while limited stock last!

A Look at Kathie Olives’ Pink GID Swirl Calliope Jackalope for Tomenosuke 10th Anniversary!


And while we hold our collective breaths for further product information (AKA “When?” and “How Much?”) - here are a few peeks at Kathie Olives’ Pink GID Swirl Calliope Jackalope or Tomenosuke’s 10th Anniversary celebration sales!


(Cheers for the heads, Brad)

Slime Green Drizzleshits & Paulo by Bwana Spoons Drop Aug 31st


Releasing Wednesday August 31st 10am pacific on gravytoys.com are SLIME GREEN Drizzleshits and Paulo, unpainted and full of awesome! Stay tuned to Instagram @bananapoons for updates and further product info … now go throw your toys in the river and what them sliiiiiiiide! :)

If only I was smaller or this slide were bigger.

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Willy the Wolf by Shiffa x Kidrobot


KID ROBOT PRESS: ”Watch out for Willy the Wolf! He will steal all your hens if you can't catch him fast! Shiffa brings a refreshing take to the TRIKKY platform! Shiffa has transformed the TRIKKY platform into a cartoonish black and white wolf! Standing 6.5" tall, Willy the Wolf is the perfect addition to any Kidrobot collection! Available now at Kidrobot.com for US$59.99.”

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