CKRTLAB TOYS PRESS: Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly sought-after X-O MANOWAR URBAN VINYL FIGURE, CKRTLAB Toys revisits the Valiant Universe and creates the first ever BLOODSHOT URBAN VINYL FIGURE. The figure will be introduced at NYCC Oct. 8th-11th, 2015. The hyper-stylized figure is 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation, made of environmentally friendly PVC and includes a special 3 firearm accessory set." (ckrtlabtoys.com / Facebook / Twitter @CKRTLABTOYS)…oh dear, I have a slight "weakness" for these Valiant comicbook characters, having procured the first few issues when they were launched back in the "Jim Shooter" days circa late-80s / early 90s … meanwhile, I've included some X-O MANOWAR-pics, in memory of the "good old days" ~ heh.
1000Toys will be represented in two conventions in October, for both Taipei Toy Festival 2015 and New York Comic Con (both in the same weekend of October 8th t 11th), and as well releasing their "1/6 CRC (Close Range Combat) Body" at both events (with slight differences).
To be available at NYCC via BAIT Booth #408, the 1/6 CRC (Close Range Combat) Body will be priced at US$210 and comes with Tshirt (which I assume to be 1:1 scaled). The same item sold at TTF via the 1000Toys Booth #A59-A60 will be priced at TWD 6300, but does NOT come with a T-shirt set. Purchase Limit is 1pc per person, and the CRC body "will not be offered for sale online."
Besides product sales, a couple of items will be on display, including the above shown "1/6 JOMON KUGUTU" designed by Takeya Takayuki - viewable via Nsurgo Booth #109 @ NYCC, and 1000Toys Booth #A59-A60 @ TTF.
"A 1/6 series based on artworks by the renowned sculptor, Takayuki Takeya. ‘1/6 JOMON KUGUTU’ reflects the artistic culture from Japan's ancient Jomon period, and is planned for release in 2016." (1000toys.jp)
Introducing the IZMOJUKI Toy Line, designed by Junji Okubo, and will be on display at NYCC for the first time outside of Asia. As well the 3rd prototype (above-left) for the IZMOJUKI Mecha Toy Line will be unveiled at 1000toys booth in TTF.
"Named the "Worker Basic", it will share the base core with the "Rover Basic" which was displayed at Wonder Festival Summer 2015 and ACG HK 2015, but with much different parts and layout."
PRODUCT PRESS: "The Ghost Edition of Robo Tops from Kevin Nam will be making their way to #NYCC2015 this year. With Halloween right around the corner, this release will feature special glow-in-the-dark colorways of Ecto Green and Phantom Blue. Robo Tops combine the classic game of Rock-Paper-Scissors with the playability of spinning tops. How it works is you spin the top and once it stops, whichever hand is raised is its move. You can play against it or if you have two of them you can play with a friend! Robo Tops are completely handmade by Kevin Nam from the original sculpt to resin casting. Each figure measures approximately 2" tall and there will be 15 pieces of each colorway available at US$18 each." (Available at the myplasticheart Booth #113)
Here's a collection of what exclusives myplasticheart will make available at their booth #113 (see Part One) at this year's New York Comic Con
Above-left: PORK & BONES POCKET PORK DUMPLINGS is designed by @shawnimals and painted by Joe Sommers of @squibblesink - and will be made available BLIND BOXED so you can get either the deep red or glow version. No quantities mentioned as yet … Do note that Shawnimals will be signing at booth #113 on Saturday 4pm.
Above-right: FELIX RED Edition by @brentnolascoart features hand painted root casted resin on wood base. Neither quantities nor price mentioned.
Above-left: COSPLAY CUTIES Custom Dunnies by @thejennbot are adorable, and a nice idea too! "Han Solo", "Ewok" and "Totoro" = just right for a geek convention, methinks!
Above-right: Convention exclusive KAROSHI-SAN BLACK DEATH from Andrew Bell (@deadzebrainc) last made an appearance at SDCC, and now will be available at myplasticheart booth #113 during #NYCC2015 for US$65 each. Andrew Bell will also be signing on Saturday 2PM.
Above-left: Kyle Kirwan's WILLO GREED Edition is limited to only 5 figures, each priced at US$125. Looks amazing with the chosen colors!
Above-right: MUCKEY ILLUSION from INSTINCTOY features a "pearlescent white which changes to shiny pink in daylight" - was first seen at STGCC, but will now be made available for purchase at myplasticheart booth #113.
Clutter Magazine's Booth #603 at the coming New York Comic Con will be packed so much with awesome toy-ness, I cannot even begin! So far this is what I've got in my inbox:
SILVER METALLIC STAR SKULL: Pre-release and Signing of the third colorway of the Star Skull vinyl collectible, painted in a shiny Metallic Silver edition - sized 7" tall, 7" wide, and 8" deep, and limited to only 100 pieces worldwide - available for US$200 apiece. (Remaining pieces will be sold after the event exclusively via popaganda.com).
CLUTTER PRESS: "To make this release extra special, English will be signing at the booth on Thursday, October 8th from 3-4pm…
Also, as an Official Kidrobot Pop-up, Clutter will also be premiering and pre-releasing English's soon to be released Simspon's Grin series and latest Grin Dunny!"
From Milwaukee-based artist Scott Wilkowski comes INFECTED DUNNYS - with these 3-inch tall figures double cast in resin and officially licensed by Kidrobot.
Available in purple with green skeleton and smoke with bone skeleton, each limited to 50 pieces, for US$60 apiece. I really don't imagine these hanging around for too long, people … HELL, I WANT ONE MYSELF!
Remember Brent Nolasco's Forget Me Not custom I featured a while back? Now this 11-inch tall x 6-inch wide evolution of Nolasco's Bun Bun design will be made available at Clutter's booth #603 for US$150 apiece, limited to an edition of only 5pcs!
PRESS: "The rotocast resin Bun Bun figures sit upon a skull adorned with plastic mushrooms, synthetic grass, and wood chips. Not to mention the glass eyes set within each Bun Bun's head!"
CLUTTER PRESS: "Japanese artist RESTORE returns to New York Comic Con this year with the Magical Iron Meat SFB release. While the artist himself will not be in attendance, an exclusive American run of the 8.5-inch tall sofubi figure will be present at Clutter Magazine's booth.
Limited to 10 pieces for NYCC, this hand-painted edition will be available from Clutter's booth #603 for US$100 apiece.
In addition, RESTORE reprises their Are You Fucking Zombies!? figures for New York Comic Con, which sold out at Wonder Festival when the debuted. With five different designs in blind bagged packaging, these $10 apiece gems will be must own items for the zombie loving hordes!"
MIGHTY JAXX PRESS: "South Korean artist AJO777 makes her Mighty Jaxx debut with her popular character, Rony the Peculiar! Standing at 6" tall (15.24cm), this peculiar being is available in 2 colorways, limited to 100pcs worldwide. Psychic boy Rony comes to steal your mind, giving toys and candies to please..."
This 6" Polystone Art Collectible is currently available to purchase online here for US$50 each figure, with a limited edition of 100 sets (each Blister Packed in Printed Box).
Also posted here are select snaps of their display at #STGCC2015. #iWANT (… but I've already exceeded my toy-quota for the rest of the year… sigh).
Stranger Factory's annual group Halloween exhibit "Bewitching" has launched, with delectable pieces for this 5th edition currently previewable online here. Select images are previewed here, but truly, much more spectacularness needs to be seen at the link!
"We will begin accepting online purchase inquiries at 12 Noon Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday, October 5th. We will be accepting online purchase inquiries by email at that time. Inquiries must be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org""Bewitching 5" is a "hauntingly spectacular celebration of all things dark and spooky" - exhibits thru November 1st, 2015 @ Stranger Factory (@ 3411 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 / 505-508-3049)
"This years participating artists include Paul Kaiju, Travis Lampe, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Scott Radke, Jay Hallopeter, Joe Scarano, Drilone, Kelly Tunstall, Alison Bamcat, Kristina Drake, Donald Ross/Scribe, Alisa Ross/40 Threads, Brandon Styles, Jen Musatto, Max Lehman, Matt Duncan/Creeptoons, Stefani Rabideaux/Fika Art, Daniel Talone, Richard Page/UMETOYS, Keely Reichman, Splurrt, Stan Manoukian, Josh Stebbins, Kelly Tunstall, Michele Lynch, Tim Lee, Genevieve Geer, Peter Hague, Karl Deuble, valeri blossom, Vanessa Ramirez, Danita Art and more!"
(Above works by Peter Hague)
myplasticheart presents The Ghost Girl Expo: "This year we’ll be showcasing a small exhibition at New York Comic Con featuring a talented group of artists working on Matt Siren's new Mini Ghost Girl platform. Each artist will be putting their signature flair on this iconic character, which you may have come across on the streets and galleries of NYC. This figure in its new mini size has never been released to the public so this may be your only opportunity to add a Mini Ghost Girl to your collection. "
Totem & Phantom Totem customs by Reactor88. US$150 each
Lovesick & Gus by Jenn & Tony Bot. US$140 each
Darkness on the Rise by Brent Nolasco. Limited Edition of 4. US$125 each
Alcyone & Maia by Candie Bolton. US$150 each
Weeping Ghost, Sugar and Candy by Jon-Paul Kaiser. US$140 each
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Besides my Instagram @toysrevil, all my Inktober pieces for 20154 will (eventually) be housed HERE in this Facebook album, because (1) Not everyone is on Instagram, and (2) While not everyone can access FB, it would be perhaps be more fruitful to let more folks see your sketches, wherever they may be on the www, doncha think? :)
Image placement for Facebook album cover for my #inktober sketches ... Folks should also consider hosting their art across different www platforms preferably in a single album or source - for folks to refer to whenever they want or need to, IMHO ... Not "everyone" is on Instagram... Just sayin' :) #hengdraw
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Bigshot Toyworks will be exhibiting at the coming New York Comic Con at Booth 208 in The Block, where they will be showcasing their current projects, upcoming releases and some "surprise prototypes" incuding this DALEK SPACE MONKEY!
As well Bigshot has a event exclusive - the Red Hellfire Edition 4-inch Lil Maddie - available for US$30 each in their NYCC booth. Not forgetting the Chrome Edition of their All City Style Train!
"If you would like to schedule a meeting at the show to discuss some possible projects or opportunities, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set something up. We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the show!" - shared Klim Kozinevich, Creative Director of BIGSHOT TOYWORKS (Instagram @bigshotklim).
(www.bigshottoyworks.com / Facebook / Behance / Tumblr / Twitter: @bigshottoyworks)
"Meet the only droid you'll be looking for, CHIP. An original UME character that stands a proud 3 inches small. His head is articulated to his body with a peg so he can be posed on your toy shelf. The original launch colorway is burnt yellow, featuring a rusted finish complete with burnt out air grill to the back of his head. Cast in resin and handmade by me this edition will be limited to only 20 pieces worldwide, signed and numbered and shipped in a custom header carded bag.
CHIP will blast off Friday October 16th at 9:00pm London time at £35 each plus shipping here." - shared Richard Page of www.umetoys.net.
"We are very pleased to have been invited to create a custom "Marsmallow Uncle" figure for The Blackseed x Angel Abby Show at Wrong Gallery in Taipei Taiwan, opening October 8th. Here is the one of a kind “Electric Uncle”. Glow in the dark vinyl with red glass eye inserts and space junk inside the clear vinyl Chest Burster. He also has an internal motion activated color-changing Led unit. Signed and dated 2015." - shared Bob Conge of Plaseebo.
SubUrban Vinyl announces two addition exclusives for their booth 208 in The Block at New York Comic Con 2015 - featuring pieces from Luke Chueh and Cat Atomic!
PRESS: "SubUrban Vinyl is proud to announce that we will have Munkyking x Luke Chueh convention exclusive gold Hung available for NYCC. SubUrban Vinyl is thankful to have been given the privilege to be the only place to grab yours at NYCC. These will be limited to only 60 pieces and will retail for $15 ea. So if you didn't have the opportunity to grab yours at SDCC this will be your second chance. There will also be the original white version of the piece available at the booth as well. "
PRESS: "SubUrban Vinyl will be releasing three exclusive customs at NYCC from artist Cat Atomic. All 3 customs are using Kidrobots Dunny Platform. The first two Cosmic Oil Spill and Atomic Sane are 3" dunnys and will retail for $75 each. The 3rd one Atomic Valcano is an 8" dunny and will retail for $300 "
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Released October 2nd on www.HuckGee.com was THE BLANK from Huck Gee. Standing 7 inches tall, made in hand-cast resin, designed and produced in the USA - each figure is signed and available for US$75 (with free domestic shipping). As of this post, the item is listed as "Sold Out"- and congrats to Huck!
"Well I didn't expect them to go that fast... Thank you everyone! I will have an additional batch for a limited adventurous release during NYCC and will restock the store ASAP (which means a few weeks). Apologies to everyone that didn't get one! I will be announcing my NYCC plans on Monday. Stay tuned." (Huck on Facebook)So now at least the thief/thieves of his Skullhead Blanks stolen at STGCC know the price now, eh? Folks intending to bid on these post-sale online do make sure you got the legit unstolen pieces, yeh? I'd suspect the pilfered ones are not "signed", maybe?