UMETOYS PRESS: "Baby Bark pre-order. Due to the huge interest for this little chap I am pleased to offer another 20 Baby Barks - these will be created once the pre-order finishes. This collectable resin will be signed and numbered on the base as a sequential ongoing release. If you fancy adding him to your collection head on over to umetoys.bigcartel.com"
Giant Robot is proud to present Marilla Blue and Orange, an exhibition of art by Mari Inukai. Opening Reception with the Artist is on Saturday, October 25 (6:30-10:00 PM) @ Giant Robot 2 (GR2) at 2062 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90025 - with the exhibition happening thru to November 12th, 2014
Check out artwork previews on Facebook and Flickr. Her fascination with head-wear, is always fascinating to me :)
EVENT PRESS: "The Marilla Blue and Orange exhibition melds two worlds of Mari Inukai. Her expressionistic portraiture is now blurring and stepping into her other world, the imaginary. Her fictional characters, a team of illustrative creatures, which are part of her canon, appear as headdresses for her portraiture subjects. Facial expressions continue to appear pensive, yet inviting us to wonder. Inukai's pencil drawings continue in the same direction."
The Retailer Edition 8-inch Misfortune Cat: Black and Blue from FERG x Playge is currently available for preorder on myplasticheart (for a November ship-out) with a 1 in 8 chance to get a GID Blue Cat (seen above-right). Price per Vinyl & ABS kitty with a death wish is US$84.99.
- A teaser for "Grumbus" by Scott Tolleson
- Blue Snagglepuss by Junk Fed (detailed pics here) available via DKE Toys at US$55 - in an edition of 20 hand cast & painted 3 3/4" resin figure on card.
- "Big Red" Edition MODERN HERO from MAD is limited to 200pcs and will be available at Booth #604
- Custom Dunny series. 'Blue Guardians'from Kool51Designs to be available at the Urban Vinyl Daily booth #921 for $50.
WHAT: DesignerCon 2014 happens between November 8th to 9th @ Pasadena Convention Center (Exhibit Hall A & B), on 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101 (www.designercon.com)
Kyle Kirwan has listed his NYCC exclusives online via www.kylewkirwan.storenvy.com, adding; "I just wanted to let everyone know that I've got leftovers for anyone who missed NYCC or just didn't get a chance to stop by my booth. Everything is up on my storenvy..."
The "Gloomy Gummy Keiko - You're Expired" edition is priced at US$239 (Including Global EMS Shipping) and limited to 100pcs worldwide, with 50pcs available via Fools Paradise currently available for pre-orders (with a scheduled November 2014 ship-out).
Standing 15cm tall (Transparent bear outer case) / 14.5cm height (Sitting pose Keiko), the outer casing is transparent PVC, while the internal figure is painted handcrafted resin.
Daniel Yu has returned to Singapore from Taiwan (where he boothing at for Taipei Toy Festival), and he's got all them resin-toy-goodies ready to drop Friday, 24th October EST. via store.thedanielyu.com …. oooooh I spot a Taupok King & Tofu Head each, and Flesh colorway Broncho Buster & Gory Bomb too … Heh.
Arkiv will be releasing a new colorway of MICKIV called "Coma White" - to be made available October 25th via www.visual-ark.com. Priced at US$100 (Global shipping included), this piece is limited to 200pcs worldwide. These are the exact drop times:
Los Angeles 08:00am
New York 11:00am
Here's a closer look at Andrew Bell's Halloween Android for 2014 (first featured - with LUCKY LUCY scheduled for a drop via shop.deadzebra.com on Tuesday, October 21st at 11am EST (with more at 11pm EST), priced at US$10 each.
PRESS: "Time to prepare the Pumpkin Spice Partial Sparrows and dip those Caramel Mouse Heads because Lucky Lucy is coming to town! This classically inspired Halloween black cat Android joins last year’s Trickertreat with a dynamic double-sided head design. A scowl or a smile, with this two-faced feline you can put your favorite face forward."
Leecifer is having a Halloween Sale, and one of the goodies is the HALLOWEEN PICKLEBABY, of which only the header-card and close up are teased! Updates forthcoming, meanwhile mark Friday Oct 24th down on your online calendars, for when this vinyl figure is unleashed on houseofleecifer.bigcartel.com!
PRESS: "Super7 is teaming up with P.P. Pudding to release a delicious Halloween treat, the translucent orange and black Nut Chan vinyl figure! The adorably robotic Nut Chan stand 3″ tall and is cast in traditional S7 clear orange vinyl with black details.
Available Thursday, October 30th, 12 Noon PST, $25 each." (via Super7)
Darren Clegg AKA Klang Customs shares with us his latest Munny-custom, with "Vlad from Dracula Untold" being a 7-inch Munny made with Super sculpey and vinyl paints, and currently available to purchase somewhen soon on www.collectanddisplay.com for £140 (approx US$225). Check out more images -including WIPS- on his dedicated Facebook album.
"I still haven't managed to see the film yet but felt inspired after seeing Vlads badass armour to give it a go myself. I tried to get as much detail as my skills allowed and learnt loads in the process, still got loads to learn and refine but pretty happy with my results so far." -shared Darren Clegg.
Mike Slobot shares with TOYSREVIL a look at his recent SLOBOT commission for a client;
"This is one of several ocean themed robots I have made for him, and I think this one is by far the best. The base figure is a Hasbro Mighty Mugg, and the legs, arms, and surfboard (technically a Prone Paddleboard) were all scratch builds…" (Read more on slobots.com)
John Eugene Atendido Avila AKA JeAA shares snaps of a commissioned 3" Dunny which he has dubbed "LAB520" - for which he mentions would be "used for his Experimental Custom Works" where most works will be "one-of" editions. Check more pics here on his FB :)
Javier Jimenez sends info and snaps of his upcoming release of new Wananeko editions - with both editions priced at US$60 per figure. Wananeko is a hand casted and painted 4.7” resin figure.
PRODUCT PRESS: "The yokai cat is coming back in a cute CALICO version that is now available for pre-order at www.lakaijufam.bigcartel.com and that will be shipping approximately by the end of November. Pre-orders are very limited. This version will come in a plastic bag with header card and new stickers."
PRODUCT PRESS: "The second new edition is the Halloween special colorway. It drops on October 26th at 11AM EST time at www.lakaijufam.bigcartel.com and is limited to just 5 pieces worldwide. They all come numbered and signed, bagged with header cards and include exclusive Halloween stickers."
WHAT: *#INKTOBER is essentially an art challenge whereby folks draw an ink illustration each day for everyday in the month of October. In this series of blog-features, TOYSREVIL will showcase an artist each day(-ish) and their works for Inktober 2014 - Along with a lil' Q&A, of course!*
WHO: Leonard Brizuela (BRiZL)
WHAT: Freelance Illustrator
SELECT STYLE for INKTOBER: "Cartoony/loose."
TOYSREVIL: Why did you start Inktober for 2014? Did you do the previous years?
BRiZL: I started Inktober after seeing Jake Parker's stuff and the very person who initiated it. Thought it would be great fun and practice to tune up my skills! This is the first time I have taken the challenge.
TOYSREVIL: Is there any specific "theme" you are going for, for this year's Inktober?
BRiZL: The theme I have going this month is really no theme, well, maybe more of a Halloween theme. But Im taking on Inktober with what Sketch Dailies themes are based on. I follow @Sketch_Dailies on twitter as that has been a big push for me to draw daily!! Other artists should do the same! ;)
TOYSREVIL: What are you hoping to achieve with executing this project? Do you intend to finish it?
BRiZL: The achievement I hope to meet is to get better! There's always room for improvement no matter who you are! But to draw daily and taking on Inktober, is the best thing to keep me on my toes to push harder!TOYSREVIL: Check out MORE Inktober works on Leonard's dedicated Facebook album here, where it'll be updated as the days of the month go along :)
Here are more snaps of Joe Ledbetter's POKER MONKEY - a Minty Fresh exclusive and will only be available from their website from Monday, October 20 @ 10am PT. Produced by Munky King Toys, this 8" tall vinyl is in a limited edition of 100pcs and is priced at 95€ (+ shipping).
Been ages since we've had any Cameron Tiede news on the TOYSREVIL-blog, and today we'll change that situation with a new slice of info about his upcoming drop with Wood Candy Workshop!
PRESS: "Today we are proud to reveal our first figure "Auggie" in our Scrambled Wood series. He is the first of 4 in our Premium Mini Figure collection. The 3 remaining figures will be revealed each day this week."
Releasing at DesignerCon 2014 in Pasadena Nov 8-9, the 3" tall handcrafted figure is comprised of 4 different hard wood species Walnut Cherry Maple and Padauk. "All wood is naturally colored no dyes or stains. Just oil and wax. Details are all inlayed."
Featuring 4 points of articulation arms head and waist, there is currently no announcement on edition size, and as well no announcement on price though Designer Con "will have special pricing."
Launching November 14th @ gallery and toy store Everyday Mooonday, Seoul, Korea, is a "DUET Exhibition" featuring HANDS IN FACTORY & Twelvedot, where we will see the premiere of BABY HORNS Special Version "NIGHTMARE", and APO FROGS Special Version "HALLOWEEN". Will def update when they are revealed! (Exhibits thru November 30th)
We've seen Amanda Visell's painting come to 3D-life with her collaboration with coarse … now here's a look at what coarse has to offer at the bloom art fair Cologne (Oct 24-27). The name of this resin sculpture is "jaws – my fog remains", and you could ask coarse about it, as they too will be in attendance at the fair! Look for them to be represented by Gallery Artscouting.
PRODUCT PRESS: "Created for Gary Baseman's "Happy Idiot and other paintings about Unattainable Beauty," and "I Melt in your Presence" exhibitions, the sweet and naïve creamy character who easily melts for unattainable beauty was produced into a collectible vinyl toy by 3DRetro.Distributed by DKE Toys, the suggested retail for this lil'yummy is US$55 - and THIS was the last time we saw it on this blog!
Past releases of Creamy flavors include Mint Chocolate Chip (Baseman Studio release), Glow-in-the-Dark (San Diego Comic Con '13), Toby (Skirball Cultural Center Museum Store), and Chocolate Dipped (BAIT NYCC)."
Artist Depictions for "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty" @ Japanese American National Museum #hellokitty40
EVENT PRESS: "The Japanese American National Museum presents Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States.
Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Hello! includes an extensive product survey, with rare and unique items from the Sanrio archives, alongside a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world.
Hello! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA.
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty is a specially ticketed exhibition." (Cut-n-Pasted from www.janm.org)
(Above-left: Martin Hsu / Above-right: Art by Junko Mizuno)
(Above: Art by Gary Baseman / Below: Art by Audrey Kawasaki)
And while I probably may well be the last website in the wwworld to feature this since it's launch, but nevertheless how culled I let an exhibition incept like this let pass my love for pop culture(which extends to even ribboned and mouthless cats / not-a-cat / still-a-cat)!
Posted here are a select few images of the artworks on display, featuring work from artists familiar with the TOYSREVIL-blog, including tokidoki, Mark Ngata of Max Toy Co, Martin Hsu, Junko Mizuno, Gary Baseman, Audrey Kawasaki, TADO (there's even a video too!) and bygawds the humongous awesomeness that which is the sculpture from Colin Christian!
Apologies for missing anyone else though - not necessarily my intention - I snagged whatever pics I could find :p
(Hello Kitty x Godzilla from Mark Nagata of Max Toy Co)
(Hello Kitty x TADO 'Pomme Party' Video & Exhibit)
(Hello Kitty from Simone Legno of tokidoki)
Artwork from Colin Christian
(Images posted here via la.racked.com / matome.naver.jp / entretenimento.uol.com.br = talk about "international coverage"!)
Here is my own sketch of that cat (… although I would not disagree with you if you insisted "no ribbon, not kitty!"), and I admit, I do collect her stuff, just not too hardcore of a collector tho! LOL
French comicbook artist Nicolas Bannister depicts Famous Movie Cars and vehicles, and I am left utterly charmed by the memories and relevance to my own personal pop culture-loving hearts. If I had my way and resources, I would be actively collecting these as model car versions (boys and cars, I suppose lol).
Check out more BANNCAR images on his dedicated Tumblr (mirrored here in my FB-album), and also check out anther new(er) series; depicting Famous Shoes!