20.10.14

Famous Movie Cars by Nicolas Bannister


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!

#INKTOBER2014 Feature: Francisco Jose Rivera

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: Francisco Jose Rivera
WHAT: Graphic Artist for a license children sleepwear company.
WHERE: instagram.com/cisco_edlv72‎
SELECT STYLE for INKTOBER: "Don't have a specific style for inktober."

TOYSREVIL: Why did you start Inktober for 2014? Did you do the previous years?
CISCO: "I heard about Inktober from a couple of friends (artist) last year. They wanted me to check it out and kept pushing me to start draw something. I decided to draw an X-Men theme of all X-Men character members. To my surprise I got a lot of great comments from artist, comic book fans and just people that like my drawings on post-its. They were so amazed when they found out that I draw on 1 1/2 x 2 inch post-its. I had so much fun last year, I just wanted to commit myself to draw again for Inktober 2014."

TOYSREVIL: Is there any specific "theme" you are going for, for this year's Inktober?
CISCO: "Drawing a New 52 Batman theme of all Batman's foes and allies.....and it is a challenge. I thought I wouldn't have enough characters but luckily, I got just enough to draw a character a day for 31 days for the month of October."

TOYSREVIL: What are you hoping to achieve with executing this project? Do you intend to finish it?
CISCO: "Hoping to get a chance to draw everyday. I don't get enough time in a day to pick up my pencil and ink pen to draw with my day job and my family at home. I do try squeeze in a drawing or 2 a week. With Inktober, it challenges me to sketch something cool, fun and share it with people on Instagram each day. Definitely yes, I do intend to finish."
Unfortunately Cisco does not have an album or specific hashtag for Inktober 2014 on his Instagram @cisco_edlv72‎. Nevertheless check out his works at #ciscospostitart instead.

#MONSTERDUNNY 2014 by ZombieMonkie - Revealed: The Dr. (Mad Scientist)


Revealed today is "The Doctor" )perhaps known in some circles as the "Mad Scientist", but I'm not gonna tell him that!?! :p) for Mikie Graham AKA ZombieMonkie's #MONSTERDUNNY for the month of October? Both DIY Unpainted Editions (US$15 per) and Painted Versions (US$45 per) will be available for your purchasing considerations via zombiemonkie.storenvy.com.

"As an added bonus, for every 3 customs purchased you will receive a free Pumpkin Dunny figure only available through multiple purchases. Buy 3 get 1 free, buy 6 get a 2nd special edition pumpkin, buy 9 total and receive another.... and so on. There are 5 total special edition pumpkin styles to collect. Collect all 15 monster customs to uncover what the Mystery pumpkin design will be!"-shared Mikie Graham.

19.10.14

TOYSREVIL's Sunday Toys Feature (Oct 19 Edition)


Above-left: Circus Posterus for DesignerCon 2014 (Nov 8-9).
Above-right: Kookie will have a chocolate-chip friend thanks to Scott Tolleson (Sketch)
Below-left: Red & Black Alt Colorway of "Bitch" from Luke Chueh x Munky King for DesignerCon 2014 (Nov 8-9)
Below-right: Gloss Clear Brainades from Emilio Garcia


Above-left: First resin pull of the Jumping Brain project produced by FLABSLAB and sculpted by Daniel Yu.
Above-right: Work-in-progress sculpt of "Itchy Bitchy" by Tawnie Tantay, produced by FLABSLAB and to be released at her upcoming solo in Singapore.
Below: CE x I hate Hero x Elder Helmet


Above-left: Lucky Lucy, Halloween 2014 Android from Andrew Bell
Above-right: New B Series figures from Sticky Monster Lab?
Below-right: Possible new figure from Jon Knox.
Below-left: Peanuts get The Fett treatment, courtesy of The Sucklord.


Above-left: 3D printed 12" figure designed by Tea Wei from Mighty Jaxx
Above-right: Final paint details for Disected Gingerbread Man from Jason Freeney x Mighty Kaxx - measures 6" tall and priced at US$20 each. Drop details forthcoming.
Below-left: James Jean's "Tigers III" art done in 3D by Mighty Jaxx (Personal work "for the fun of it").
Below-right: The OG artwork by James Jean.


Above: Upcoming colorways of Max Toy Co's figures, while Max Toy Co celebrates their 9th Anniversary, with this logo designed by Javier Jimenez!


Above: TAG debuts a trio of vinyl toy releases they had produced, featuring Broken Bones by @splurrt, Crossbone Zombie by @kenthtoyworks & Doublethink by @tkomart. Pics via IG @mjoukar + @toyartgallery.

Seen below are "Yokai Hello Kittys" - Exclusive to Taiwan 7-11 (images snatched from Lai Yui Wai) which I want so bad now, it hurts my head;



MONSTERDUNNY 2014 by ZombieMonkie - Revealed: Quasi The Hunchback


Revealed today is "Quasi The Hunchback" for Mikie Graham AKA ZombieMonkie's #MONSTERDUNNY for the month of October? Both DIY Unpainted Editions (US$15 per) and Painted Versions (US$45 per) are available for our purchasing pleasures via zombiemonkie.storenvy.com … now don't make me climb up the bell tower to ring that bell to bu you to buy them, now hear?

"As an added bonus, for every 3 customs purchased you will receive a free Pumpkin Dunny figure only available through multiple purchases. Buy 3 get 1 free, buy 6 get a 2nd special edition pumpkin, buy 9 total and receive another.... and so on. There are 5 total special edition pumpkin styles to collect. Collect all 15 monster customs to uncover what the Mystery pumpkin design will be!"-shared Mikie Graham.

18.10.14

Post-NYCC Online Exclusives from Argonaut Resins, Tenacious Toys, Toy Tokyo & myplasticheart

Now that New York Comic Con 2014 has come and gone, and in it's wake, goodies get listed online and folks around the world get to partaketh in the festivities by way of product-purchasing! Here are just some one the ones that have crossed my www-streams :)



Argonaut Resins' online store has been updated with custom one of a kind Tuttz customs from artists Clinton Yaws and Angella Powell, Laura Alvarez's Tuttz Mini pearl cast skull cat custom series and 8 inch Skull sleeve tattoo cats, as well as the last Sparkly Sucio mouse.

Go read up Eric's Wrap-up of their NYCC-appearance here (Part 1 of 2) featuring tons of event table snaps (way more than I featured of course :p)


Tenacious Toys has been steadfast in providing folks with snaps of their event booth on both Facebook and Instagram, and are currently offering folks on their Mailig List first dibs at exclusives before they get listed online at tenacioustoys.com (currently no drop-date revealed) - including the HipHop Trooper action figure shown here (PSST: "Email tenacioustoys@gmail.com with your mailing address and paypal and we can sell one to you directly before they go up on the Internet! $65 each + shipping")


Toy Tokyo's exclusive Funko Reaction 8-Bit Freddy Krueger & Jason Voorhees set can now be had online for US$29.99.
PRESS: "The psychedelic color way inspired by the 8-Bit NES games is here! Freddy from A Nightmare on Elmstreet and Jason from Friday the 13th are reimagined in a retro 3 3/4 scale that fits in beautifly with your vintage Adventure People or vintage Star Wars collection. If you're a collector of Pop culture icons at this scale these 8-bit renditions are a must!"

myplasticheart celebrates their Designer Toy Awards win for "Best Online Toy Store" and lists online their NYCC-exclusives on www.myplasticheart.com, including pieces like; Sylvan : Yeti Edition, Catchaman Minicel : Swallow Jinpei, APO Frogs : Lime Black & Pepto Black, Junior : Rosebud, Custom Unicornos from Jeremiah Ketner, Lana Crooks' Rattus Volatilis, Dave Bondi's Astronocchio Blue, and Andrea Kang's Custom Pocket Pork Dumplings.

Ultraman Kaiju-inspired Fashion & Kaiju Toy Sale in Singapore


"Fashion" now look towards Japanese Kaiju for inspiration? Check out these snaps from the Ultraman-inspired runway show at "2014 Tokyo New Designer Fashion Grand Prix", with Ultraman's villainous kaiju monsters turned fashionistas! LOL (Pics via 玩具).


In somewhat related toy-newsery, I snagged a couple of "Ultra Monster Series" figures from Bandai at a store named "Planet Toy" situated at Changi Airport Terminal 3, #B2-31 (less than a week ago) - where they had a 2 for SGD$15 "Special Buy" (Usually its $15 for one figure) … more pics at a later date, meanwhile this is just a toys headsup for fellow Singaporean collectors! (No info on online sales tho).

#INKTOBER2014 Feature: Josh Coldiron

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: Josh Coldiron
WHAT: Artist/ Printer at Nori Toy
WHERE: www.noritoy.com

TOYSREVIL: Why did you start Inktober for 2014? Did you do the previous years?
JOSH COLDIRON: I started doing it to get the cobwebs off my drawing. I got into a habit of drawing when I need to, and sometimes that is months apart. Certainly not good for keeping up the skills. I use this as a way to get myself to draw something at least once a day, and using just ink adds an interesting challenge. I did most of Inktober last year once I realized it was not just something that Jake Parker was doing, but something he was pushing the community to do.

TOYSREVIL: Is there any specific "theme" you are going for, for this year's Inktober?
JOSH COLDIRON: No theme. My sketches are mostly done based on how much time I have. I have been slammed recently and so if I have 15 minutes, I'll do something more toony. The early bits I tried to draw a few things I never drew before, so I took a crack at some animals.

TOYSREVIL: What are you hoping to achieve with executing this project? Do you intend to finish it?
JOSH COLDIRON: I hope to develop a habit of drawing everyday like I should. Its the only way I feel I can keep growing as an artist, and sometimes you have to find a way to force yourself into a habit. I will finish Inktober, and kaiju willing, before November.
TOYSREVIL: Check out MORE Inktober works on Josh's dedicated Facebook album here, where it'll be updated as the days of the month go along :)

Custom-Feature: "Arch Fiend" Foomi from Cat Atomic


From Cat Atomic comes a custom made from a 7" Kidrobot Foomi, names "ARCH FIEND", and is available for $275. Email catatomic.art@gmail.com to enquire.

"Arch Fiend is the mascot for Cat Atomic. Him and his friends watch over the entire planet and are responsible for all of your daily inconveniences. When you can't find your keys in the morning and you're late for work, Arch Fiend is hiding them from you. When you lost a sock in the washing machine, he stole it and will never give it back. And when you spill food all over the inside of your car, Arch Fiend is in the backseat laughing at you. "

PINCO by Bruscolino


From Marco Sgammotta AKA Bruscolino comes a new series of 3" handmade toys, named "PINCO". Limited to 10pcs, thy are made from polystyrene, wire, wood, glue, acrylics, spray paint. Check in with marcosgammotta@gmail.com for availability details.

Purchasing/Lottery Info for Halloween Show 2014 @ Toy Art Gallery


The TAG 2014 Halloween Show opens October 18th - where works from over 40 blood-curdling artists would be on show and as well feature the debut release of three new TAG-produced soft vinyl figures; the Doublethink by TKOM, the Crossbones Zombie by Kenth Toy Works (seen below), and the Skeleton by Splurrt (seen below). Now this is the part about Purchasing and Lottery info, so take note!
IMPORTANT PURCHASING/LOTTERY INFO: "Lottery tickets (for purchasing show pieces) will be given out starting at 12 noon on Saturday 10/18 until 6PM Saturday night. Please be back in line starting at 6:30PM on Saturday night to fill out purchase forms. No tickets will be given out after 6PM. If you don't get a ticket you will be eligible to make purchases after all ticket-holders have made theirs. The gallery will be closed from 6PM to 7PM. Tickets will be drawn randomly starting at 7PM, and a purchase line will be formed based on these numbers. Please email us at info@toyartgallery.com with any questions.

Any unsold artwork will be online at shop.toyartgallery.com on Monday, 10/20. An announcement will go out when they are live."

Imagined Worlds @ Hero Complex Gallery (Opening Oct 17)



"Join us as we journey through the layered tapestries and characters of the preeminent world-building action directors, James Cameron, John Carpenter, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan & Steven Spielberg!"
So beckon's Hero Complex Gallery for their upcoming group art show, titled; "Imagined Worlds"- opening October 17th @ 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Exhibiting thru November 2nd, I love the premise and as well these remain some of my personal fav Hollywood films thru the ages!

Check in on their Facebook Events page to RSVP or for updates, and as well Click HERE to view the rest of the artwork previews beyond the ones featured here - which I had focused on "Terminator" and "Aliens" :)


"First days of despair" by Amanda Visell x coarse for Blooom Art Fair Cologne


Coarse reveals "First days of despair" - a collaboration with Amanda Visell to be on display at the Blooom Art Fair Cologne presented by Artscouting Galerie. We first saw the imagery in Amanda's art for the online event flyer, now turned 3-dimensional in a dioramic resin sculpture. Here are some details of the piece!




This is not the first time coarse and Visell had collaborated, with products unveiled for Thailand Toy Expo and at San Diego Comic Con the most recent projects :)

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