I mentioned the Hephaistos Works garage toys a few days ago, and now I see that Big Bad Toy Store has opened pre-orders for this accessory for the Hasbro Transformers: Titans Return toyline (find at Amazon.com*). I’m a little unclear exactly what’s in the pack — is there only one pod, or are there multiples? — so it’s tough to... Read more →
比利時繪本大賽冠軍、在全球擁有許多熱情支持粉絲的香港插畫家、繪本大師龍家昇(Kasing Lung)，繼2014 年在Paradise 所舉辦的My Little Planet / 我的小星球個展獲得了熱烈迴響之後，龍家昇老師再度回到台灣，於靠邊走藝術空間舉辦2016年展覽 – Kasing Lung龍家昇– My God, it’s Full of Stars。 自小移民荷蘭、加上父母忙於工作的緣故，龍家昇老師自小便開始接觸了許多電影、影視作品。其中又以科幻電影更令他感到感動與文化的衝擊，也因此深深地影響他後來的創作。 這次的展覽，龍家昇老師以史丹利·庫柏力克所執導的經典美國科幻電影傑作《2001太空漫遊》原著小說的經典台詞「My God, it’s Full of Stars」(天啊，這裡全是星星…)，繪製了一系列的畫作，舉行「Kasing Lung龍家昇– My God, it’s Full of Stars」2016個展。 龍家昇老師這次的個展，所有的內容全部都是專為這次主題所繪製的全新畫作；除了畫作之外，還帶來了展覽同名的全新立體雕像作品，以及超人氣角色「Labubu」會場限定的特殊版本，以及多樣回饋給親臨現場粉絲的精彩限定商品！ 各位喜愛龍家昇老師的玩具人，千萬別錯過龍老師這次用心呈現的精彩展覽喔！ 設計師介紹： 出生於香港的龍家昇老師於六歲時移民至荷蘭，現居於比利時，從事繪製兒童繪本及電影分鏡腳本，也是首位榮獲比利時出版社插畫大獎的華人得主喔！龍家昇老師過去曾與香港知名的玩具品牌HOW2WORK 合作，將他連載於Milk 雜誌上的《玩具森林》角色立體化；每一位角色可愛又帶點憂鬱的神情，深深療癒了每一位粉絲的心靈。 Kasing Lung龍家昇– My God, it’s Full of Stars 展期：7月30日 – 8月12日 地點：Wrong Gallery Taipei 靠邊走藝術空間 10050 台北市台北市忠孝東路2段68號 展覽宣傳活動頁：點此觀看 [...]
Say “HI” to the "Benny the Dreamer" 5 Year Edition from Okedoki! This is the 3D printed prototype from VTSS Toys, with no further information as yet … exception for a planned October release! First released in 2011, Benny then came in different colorways, and was upsized too! Benny has been “busy” all these while, and tis time to take a break and chill back, no? Stay tuned for updates! Below
So “Ninja” of South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord was seen playing man-handling some schweet dollies circa SDCC2016, and from Ashley Wood’s instagram (above), you KNOW it’ll be a ThreeA figure! Would “Yolandi Visser” be joining Die Antwoord Ninja TK too? Dressed in her “school girl” outfit seen in "Cookie Thumper" MV too (posted below). Would they be dropping in tandem with their new
And while the second batch release for THE SMUGGLERS from Wetworks has since been Sold Out (US$130 per pair), folks keen to score them are to keep a keen eye out for Wetwork’s booth at the coming STGCC2016 (Sept 10-11, 2016), where an extremely limited run will be unleashed, alongside other awesome-toyness like Yoii’s GAMERAGIRL (featured here) and Bobfett!!! "Two of the best smugglers in the
Check out hashtag #OuterLimitsTour for snaps of Kathie Olives (IG @circusposterous) x Brandt Peters )IG @brandtpters) for their OUTER LIMITS TOUR launching next Friday, August 5, 6-9pm at Stranger Factory in Albuquerque. As usual, looks utter;y “magic” :) A photo posted by Kathie Olivas (@circusposterus) on Jul 29, 2016 at 7:48pm PDT A photo posted by Kathie Olivas (@circusposterus) on Jul 29,
Candie Bolton sends word that she’ll be unleashing a run of Fiji Mermaids that will be available on www.candiebolton.com this Sunday July 31st at 6:00pm PST!"Fiji Mermaid is 3-3/8" long x 3/4" wide flesh colored soft vinyl toy made by Awesome Toys and painted with Monster Kolor and acrylics with a sparkly glossy clear coat."
Kurobokan x Paulus Hyu introduces the DAYDREAM (NIMBUS) - BLACK VER. with Chase Variant, dropping online via kurobokan.bigcartel.com come fly 30/31st (check the exact drop times listed below!). Sized 3.5-inch long and 2-inch tall, and limited to 300 pieces worldwide, each vinyl cutie comes packaged blind (AKA “random designs”) in a customized coffee cup, with each priced at US$25 per. Good luck
Our initial brainstorming sessions for SSM Vending covered a lot of ground. Aside from the usual suspects from the Glyos System, Matt, Michelle and I started experimenting with our own take on classic vending toys. One of the ideas that came from SSM was to try some animals in the Bit Figs style, as they are a staple in the industry.
What seemed like a straight-forward task of creating popular critters in a 3D pixel style was trickier than originally thought. We knew the majority of these would be unpainted, and so all of the necessary detail had to be worked into the sculpt, as opposed to painting features like eyes and mouths. There was also the goal of giving these tiny guys personality. I remember collecting those ceramic figurines that came free with Red Rose Tea. They had a nice consistency throughout the line, but they weren't the most lively bunch to play with... Once we had solved the aesthetics of the eyes and sitting positions, we started to feel really good about the possibilities.
The other struggle was choosing which species to go with! We managed to narrow down a very long list into pets that we have had personal connections with- dogs, cats, bunnies and chickens. Like most people on planet Earth, we've loved and lost canines and felines, and wanted to pay tribute to these household guardians. My wife Heidi and I have also had rabbits for years, and as a result all of my nieces and nephews are smitten by our long-eared friends. The Doughty's also have chickens. A lot of chickens. After planning out the color palette that poor Bit Chick became a Duck, but she will not be forgotten.
Finally, the pig was a top choice because of our love for the color pink, and, well, Minecraft. That game is still played weekly at Onell HQ by the kids, and it's our tip of the cap to a property that helped propel the 8-bit retro style we love so much into the mainstream. One of my neighbors growing up also had a pet pig, and I'll never forget the noises he would make while scarfing down banana chips.
I promised this entry would be short (whoops), so I'll save more development chat for another post. Let's cut right to the good stuff:
Presenting Bit Figs: Animal Series 1! Five new 1" figures to search out and collect, in both painted and unpainted versions. These will also be popping up in vending machines across North America starting this weekend!!
Thanks again to the Dumphy family at SSM and for everyone's support so far. We have even more Bit Figs related projects nearing completion, one in particular that has a much deeper connection to the Glyos System...
"Unbox are proud to offer a very small allocation of the amazing Kingdome Come 'DEVILMAN' edition of Eric So's Mazinger Z. This edition was offered exclusively in Thailand as a ComiCon exclusive and sold out overnight. KC kindly allowed us a few for our overseas fans so grab him while you can! Standing approximately 36cm in height this brawny interpretation has two points of articulation at the
And while we know Melissa Benoist’s SUPERGIRL (Season 2) is headed to The CW for a new season, today we get to have a look at the “Man of Steel” himself; SUPERMAN - played by actor Tyler Hoechlin! (Source: io9.gizmodo.com) Looking decidedly “Elseworlds”-ish sans red undies on the out, I am extremely “intrigued” with the casting tho, and am frankly just dandy to just see HER alone (or with The
Showcased above is the illustration of GAMERAGIRL by New Zealand illustrator y o i i, while featured below is the WIP sculpt of the 3-dimensional collectible to be from Wetworks and Martian Toys - poised to debut at the coming Singapore Toy, Game and Comics Convention in September! And yes, y o i i will be in attendance too, so keep a keen eye out, folks! And of course stay tuned for updates!
A photo posted by Brandt Peters (@brandtpeters) on Jul 28, 2016 at 9:55am PDT I’m “late” in posting these, but they nevertheless deserve a showcase, IMHO - Custom-painted NIGHT KINGS from Brandt Peters x Cardboardspaceship Toys made their debut at #SDCC2016, and also made available online for US$20 each and has since sold out ALL! Looking utterly YUMMY too! A photo posted by Cardboard Spaceship
Thanks to JOUWE-creator; Marine Ramdhani, we now have more snaps of the customs on display at the Jouwe Custom Show for Star Wars Day Bandung (July 23-24)! Al customs here were made on the new 3-inch tall resin JOUWE, and all customs shown are for sale too! Interested folks are to email direct “email@example.com” for availability and pricing details. Customs by participating artists;
Hey the Poopicorn is back in a new sculpt. This time he has a buddy to help carry the load. Hand sculpted, hand cast, hand painted. Both are $90 each, Poopicorn is limited to 25 pieces and Evil Poopicorn is only 10 so jump! Get em here on myswitcheroo.com.
From TobyArt comes a new release, titled “Kulfas”, with an interesting backstory (read below), and available for only 2-weeks widow of sale, starting August 1st - 14th at tobyart.storenvy.com. Standing 2-inches tall, and made in resin and glass, each will be priced a US$39.99 (Orders will be shipped out in September)."In late summer, during the Norse Harvest Festival, food offerings were given