"With Halloween around the corner I wanted to add a little shocker to the UME ButtPlug line up. Introducing a cheeky brace of rotten customs. Both individually created and painted they stand at just over 2 inches tall cast in resin, each will ship in a header carded bag and be signed on the base."Dropping Friday October 24th @ 9pm London time via umetoys.bigcartel.com - each will be £25.50 plus shipping.
Launching and opening on October 25th, is WOOT BEAR @ 147 Clement Street, San Francisco, California (+1 415-487-9000), where Frank Kozik will be signing, and also be releasing a planned quartet of Woot Bear-exclusives, including these Big Orange Heathrows (edition of 25), and "Mr Treat" vinyls (OMG I Want One). ALSO keep a look out for the shop-front, as painted by Kozik with a distinct Halloween-theme!
Stay tuned to updates and find out more via wootbear.com & Facebook!
Above: Store front before paint/Below: After paint:)
I first heard about the WOOT BEAR gallery in my interview with Frank Kozik at STGCC (which unfortunately remains unedited as yet, my bad), in which his description of the gallery and it's intent, brought about a pretty surprisingly profound excitement in the hobby for me personally, which frankly wishes I could be there in the shop physically, if only for the promise of fun and enrichment for the community to rub off on me, even so little as a tinkle :)
Woke up this Thursday morning, pretty early too, as I had an early night. Sat down to have a log conversation with mum too, which lasted a good 3 hours, to which I then logged online, and discovered the fury that which was the release of the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, apparently 6 days before it's intended scheduled date! The thing is, on regular days, the very FIRST thing I would do in the morning, is log on to see what has happened while I slept (timezones be darned) ... meanwhile, I'll go watch it for the 5th time ~ kthnxbye!
(Screengrabs by SuperHeroHype / mirrored HERE on my Popcorn-X FB album
Revealed today from The Disarticulators is their sofubi Oozeball, with the redesigned keshi-ball figure by Tru:Tek upscaled now to 3", to be made available for preorder in the Man-E-Toys store for a month starting this Friday, October 24th at 9pm GMT until Monday, November 24th. Priced at US$50 shipped worldwide, the ETA for the figure has been set for late January/early February 2015.
WHY: "Currently undergoing wax prototyping over in Japan, the figure is set to be produced in a super-squishy soft vinyl mirroring the original Ooze-It doll, with this first "OG" release coming in an unpainted, pantone perfect deep green (artist interpretation subject to change)."
The Disarticulators, Disart ToyLabs and Gory Hole post-NYCC sale: "On top of the preorder, we also have the aforementioned post-NYCC sale dropping at the same time. I've included a group image of everything that'll be up for grabs - inc. the Oozeball proto, Rotten proto w/SHB head, Bootleg Black bartholio and the debut of the Leucotomy ball…"
PRESS: "Superheroes, rock stars, 20th century icons—no cult figure is immune to the Butcher Billy treatment. The Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator’s work is a mash-up of pop culture. In his subversive collection we encounter music legends as comic book heroes, Albert Einstein as an emoticon and a Lichtenstein-esque tribute to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."Butcher Billy artwork now available via artandtoys.com with 8 x Designs to choose, each with 3 sizes available (20x30cm, 30x40cm and 40x60cm), printed on INNOVA fine art paper 300g, with prices starting from 44,00 €. You know I love his work. Click HERE to find out some examples "why" on TOYSREVIL :)
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We've previously had a preview of "Auggie" from Cameron and Rachel at Wood Candy Workshop, and today we are delighted to bring you folks peeks at both "Bricker" and "Crispy" = the 2nd and 3rd of four characters from their "Scrambled Wood" series to make their public debut at DesignerCon 2014 (Nov 8-9)!
INFO REPOST: "…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.""
In place of a Inktober-Q&A feature today, I'd like to share with you folks something that might give you a little kick out of seeing them here on this (mostly) "art toy"-blog … #ToyPeople is a micro series whereby I pay homage and made fanart of a few toy characters from the scene. Can you recognize them? ("Answers" at the bottom, so no, you don't get a prize lol).
Oi! Cthulhu by Daniel Yu
Captain Maxx from Mark Nagata x Max Toy Co
"Kipp" from Doubleparlour's Merryners
Adios from tokidoki
Fire Catzilla from Joe Ledbetter
- DCon exclusive, Rosewood Monkey Kung Fu Pocket Master from Hyperactive Monkey is limited to 40pcs and priced at US$45 at Booth #323.
- DCon "Exclusive Debut release" of the BITTER MANTIS (green) Heathen Snake and Calliope Jackalope colorway (photo shows easy swap out of heads). Edition: 60 (each) / $95 each or $175 for the pair. Half the edition for Circus Posterus (US and Canada sales) / all other International sales, please see Tomenosuke.com.
- Lard Vader by Bombermat is available from DKE Toys booth #126, priced at US$55 per - in an edition of 12 hand cast & painted 3 3/4" resin figure on custom card.
- Also available at Booth #126 is SUCKAWS by 2bithack, in an edition of 100, with this hand cast resin 2" S.U.C.K.L.E. bootleg figure priced at US$12 per.
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)
"As you may know, I have always offered a selection of art toys that addresses anxiety issues and worrying. I had my plush line of Feelings and now I am introducing "Worry Beans".
Feeling Autumnal I have adorned the first batch with little acorn caps. Each set comes with a Worry Bean (each one hand sculpted and painted with an 'aged' face effect, so no two are alike), a Worry Beanlet (waiting to grow big enough to wear it's own acorn hat), instructions, stickers and a badge (both with original illustrations on), all gift wrapped and ready to give to someone special or someone who needs to worry less.
I think anxiety and worry is something we don't always think about and actually a lot of people struggle with it every day. Keeping a Worry Bean nearby may help in small way. Available here in a variety of shades." - shared Penny of Taylored Curiosities
Animated Judge Dredd needs Animated Toys / Action Figures - 'Nuff Said!
From producer Adi Shankar (Dredd 3D) comes a web-series featuring Judge Dredd, Judge Death and the denizens of Mega-City One (I so assume) titled; "SUPERFIEND". And in short succession, a poster (above), a teaser trailer (up top) and scenes from the animated series have been released!
io9.com reports; "The full trailer will be released on Oct. 23rd and the actual miniseries will be released shortly after on Oct. 27th."
Still #IWantDredd2 tho … and I remain ever hopeful :)
FUNKO PRESS: "How many caped crusaders does it take to change a light-bulb? None. They like the dark. DC's most powerful superhero team and mightiest villains have gone miniature! This series features a line of classic DC characters! Each PDQ contains 12 pieces. See below for the character rarity scale."To be available in January 2015, do check in with your fav retailer(s) for price and availability details!
"Splurrt and Devils Head Productions are teaming up for what is becoming a Halloween tradition. Here are a couple teaser pics and the header card. More info soon...stay tuned..." -shares Toby Dutkiewicz.
Releasing October 24th on Bambalandstore.com is IRIMI TQ in two versions: the long skirted "Fuyu", or the short skirted "Natsu" - each priced at US$120. Undeniably, 3A still releases the most economically priced 1/6th in the market, IMHO. "Irimi" is the second of four TKCLUB releases towards a "classic TQ 1/6 figure".
I can't wait to see the "original" artwork / painting from which these sculpts come from (I am assuming that there IS a painting, much like this burning cottage example), from coarse & Amanda Visell, to be exhibited in the coming Bloom Art Fair Cologne presented by Artscouting Gallery. Wouldn't be surprised if the full reveal happens very soon too! Keep this post bookmarked and check back for updates!
... "proof" that bunnies also like to "blow sh*t up"! LOL
With the reveal of these sketches, Candie Bolton reveals that she is one of the artists collaborating with Peter Kato on his Bedtime Bunnies resin figures! (The previous series featured Andrea Kang). Totally looks to be an awesome curated series of collabos- Kudos, Peter! And looking forward to where Candie next takes what looks to be an "Alice-in-Wonderland"-themed series!
Revealed today is result of the mad schemes of "The Doctor": "The Creation" (insert ominous echoooo…).
The latest #MONSTERDUNNY reveal from the even madder (AKA "insane", not "angry" :p) toy-schemes of Mikie Graham AKA ZombieMonkie - both DIY Unpainted Editions (US$15 per) and Painted Versions (US$45 per) will be available for your purchasing considerations via zombiemonkie.storenvy.com. Counting down to the end of the month of October where a Monster Dunny is released a day…
"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.
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: Elvin Ching
WHAT: Illustrator / Storyboard Artist / Concept Artist
SELECT STYLE for INKTOBER: "Markers and Fountain Pens. Clean shapes and fine lines mostly."
TOYSREVIL: Why did you start Inktober for 2014? Did you do the previous years?
ELVIN CHING: This is my first Inktober. I’ve heard about it before but never had time to participate either because I was too busy or I didn’t have enough motivation. It takes discipline haha! Anyway, I really wasn’t aware this year until a friend’s post reminded me. I just decided at that point that I was going to do it because it’s a fantastic self-discipline exercise for an artist.
TOYSREVIL: Is there any specific "theme" you are going for, for this year's Inktober?
ELVIN CHING: Just whatever that feels me. Mostly mainstream comic book superheroes, but I like to throw in a few odds and ends like a personal portrait or an 80s cartoon character from my childhood.
TOYSREVIL: What are you hoping to achieve with executing this project? Do you intend to finish it?
ELVIN CHING: I started out just wanting the achievement of finishing it. But after I really got into it, I’m challenging myself to really improve with each drawing instead of just doing casual sketches. It’s been so addictive that I find myself anxious and a tad depressed when I can’t do my daily inktober. (I spend the following few days catching up by doing extra inktobers if that happens). That in itself makes me happy - that I’m now officially an inktober junkie haha. And yes, one way or another, I’m going to complete 31 drawings.
TOYSREVIL: Check out MORE Inktober works on Elvin's dedicated Facebook album here, where it'll be updated as the days of the month go along … And thanks for the recommendation, Jerry!
Ron English's Star Skull is on Kickstarter - with the aim to reproduce his Star Skull design as a three-dimensional 7" tall vinyl sculpture - available in a variety of limited edition colorways, including the exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark as well as Glitter colorways, both limited to a maximum of 120 pieces worldwide. I never truly thought I'd ever see Ron English on Kickstarter tho … a "sign of the times", I suppose…