And MICHAELANGELO makes three.
Custom made by Sean Viloria from a 7" Kidrobot Munny, Mikie joins Donatello and Leonardo in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Sean mentioned upcoming character customs in the TMNT series include Raphael, Master Splinter, The Shredder and April O'Neill. Email email@example.com for details and commissions.
If you have not seen Jason Chalker's Big Daddy Roth X "Big Trouble in Little China"-inspired "Lo Pan Express", than perhaps now is an opportune time to do so!"David Lo Pan is back with two wives and a monkey monster to chauffeur his heavenly hotrod through the hell of the too-cool-to-stay-dead sinners. Lo Pan's not such a bad guy... he wants what every red-blooded man wants... to go off and rule the universe from beyond the grave. The Chinese characters say "Lo Pan Express"." -shared Jason.
Released a scant couple of years ago as a print and a tee (on TeeFury), be on the look out for the return of this mystic Hot Rod Fiend as a new tee (Polled on his Facebook) soon-ish! Stay tuned to his Twitter @ManlyArt for updates :)
Since my earlier features for his Daft Punk - 2014 Grammy Edition Munny customs, Chakal Tois AKA Avatar666 has unveiled a series of versions, featuring the duo clad in their iconic stylings from their "Tron Legacy" era, their earlier black leather + Gold and Chrome helmets ensemble = in both 3-inch tall 'Bots and Dunny editions too!
Check out more views via his Flickr sets, and hook up via firstname.lastname@example.org for availability details! Tell him TOYSREVIL sent you :)
Rocco The Great introduces us to his new upcoming official toy named "Fat(cap)Joe", with the finished versions coming along with "fancy packaging & a mini comic", limited to only 20pcs available via www.ROCCOTHEGREAT.bigcartel.com eventually. Further details when I have them.
FYI: Rocco also runs his own clothing line @ www.staygreat.net, and I'd love to see his character for "Plugs Not Drugs" get made into a toy too!
My name is PH-42. I am here to inform you that your destruction is inevitable! Soon I will be releasing a legion of robot soldiers to destroy your world.
Before I unleash my fiery vengeance on your planet I am giving you the opportunity to save yourself by helping me to build my robot army. Soon you'll be given the opportunity to purchase one of these 2 unique vinyl robot soldiers: PH-42 (modeled after myself) and DIY-01. Not only do you get an amazingly detailed 7"(17.80cm) Robot Solider but by purchasing a robot soldier you guarantee your own survival.
Please keep these lines of communication open, as more details are soon to follow. Save your pennies now as only YOU can prevent your own obliteration."Warns PH-42, and you would do well to keep up to date with future instructions or information "about your inescapable demise" by following the vinyl-bot on twitter @PH42Robot or on Facebook … oh man, a "robot" on FB? That'll be the END of Social Media Civilization as we know it, innit? Heh.
Here's an early look at Buff Monster's upcoming "Painted Zombie" edition of his ZOMBIE Edition MISTER MELTY sofubi (via IG @buffmonster), to be released somewhen "next week". Something about a exposed soft-serve creamy-white brain that is deliciously "cool", pardon the pun …. MUAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA
FYI: The White Edition of the 3.5" tall Zombie Mister Melty was released for sales in end-January. Check out the turn around posted below, to get caught up in the sculpt! *WANT*
Since my previous feature, Pobber has revealed their collaboration with Gary Ham, with this being an image of the wax sample for "Sylvan"!
Can't wait to see what the finished painted version(s) look like! Further details when I have them :)
The name of this spectacular artwork is "Mothra and Twins", and it is done by "self taught artist and graphic designer" Candie Bolton - completed for an upcoming Clutter Gallery show on March 8th, titled "Total Atomic Meltdown".
11"x11" acrylics on drawing board, expect prints to be had. Meanwhile, check out these accompanying work-in-progress snaps via her IG @arabbitinthemoon. Currently mentored by Mark Nagata of Max Toy Co - who mentions; "Believe it or not, this is only her 6th or 7th fully painted piece, ever!" - expect to see more of her splendid work on this humble blog!
"Emo Spock" by Scott Scheidly is currently available as a print via hashimotocontemporary.com as a limited edition fine art print (13" x 16" - framed), in an edition of 50 copies, priced at US$150 - coming in signed and numbered, including a custom painted pink frame … along with his other pop+historical-icon contemporaries "Kim Jong Il" and "Emo Hitler", while his pastel-buddies "Bobby Fett" and "Mr T For Terrific" as since sold out.
Check out more of Scott's work here on Hashimoto Contemporary, as well as flounderart.com. *GLORIOUS*
The town where "The Simpsons" live is the focus of Tim Doyle's new screen prints, with two versions of "Springfield" currently available for sales on store.spoke-art.com - with the above Regular-edition 6 color screen print priced at US$40, while the below shown is the 7 color screen print "Glow In The Dark" Variant @ US$60 per.
Sized 18" x 24", Signed and Dated by the artist, both versions are "Open Editions" … watch it burn, Bart, WATCH IT ALL BUUUUURN! bwahahahahahahaha
Furry Feline Creatives and The Toy Chronicle have joined forces to release an exclusive plush for Toycon UK (taking place on April 12th 2014). Sir Ringo sports "the Union Flag in front and a cape at the back with The Toy Chronicle's colorway". The plush is 100% handmade by Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives and is available for £30.00 (around $50).
The Toy Chronicle will be taking pre-orders for the plushes on their online store starting today (until March 9th). It will be shipped in 6-8 weeks, however, if you order and attend ToyCon UK - you can pick it up at the show.
This Sunday, March 2nd 2014, at 6PM ET, Tenacious Toys will release an exclusive Blueberry colorway of Task One's new super-sized 7-inch resin figure: the Weed Bear from his Pillaging Pop Culture Series.
This exclusive colorway is limited to only 10 pieces, with each piece is priced at $69.99.
Giant Robot presents: 20 Years Art x Mags Exhibition launches March 15th and exhibits thru April 2nd 2014 at their GR store (2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90025). This exhibition will precede the epic SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum of California. April 19 – July 27th, 2014. Check out more info via the event's dedicated Facebook page.
I remember discovering GR magazines at my local comicbook shop years back, as they were the only folks I knew who brought them into Singapore, and devoured then whenever any issues were available, both "current" and back issues (most were pre-ordered in the first place, but sometimes the shop brought in extra copies), until later I would find them at Tower Records, and eventually bigger chain bookstores, which by then I had weaned myself off needing them, as the agony of not having them, became too much to bear, I sh*t you not … that, and I stopped having regular income and I had to curb my magazine-hoarding habits across the board *cue-violin* hahahaha
A personal sign how much I loved reading them? I would bring them to the john with me. I would bring them along when I go out too, and they were read from cover to cover, and not left gathering dust on a book shelf somewhere forgotten at home … I don't own a lot of them, but whatever I had, they've been read ragged at the page-edges, ever so gently. Hey, I take care of my mags, okay? LOL
20 years on, they celebrate their Anniversary, and I could not feel but be happy for GR, and am glad it was a part of my kidult-life "growing up" :)
For folks who are interested, Giant Robot has reprinted Issue 1 & 2 and made then available as a "Zine Pack" for $12.00, which also includes a button and classic sticker sheet. I have been personally trying to purchase them this Friday afternoon, but efforts are continually thwarted gggrrr … maybe you folks will have better luck …"Each zine measures 4.25 x 7 inches. GR1 - 68 pages, GR2 - 72 pages. Giant Robot history re-printed! Before it was a magazine, Giant Robot was a zine. And they are back! Each pack features a reprinted Giant Robot Issue 1 and 2. Read into what started it all. New feature includes an additional forward by editor and owner of Giant Robot, Eric Nakamura."
Funko is back with another round of Pop! Movies vinyl figures. This time around, it's from DreamWorks Animation's upcoming summer film - How to Train Your Dragon 2. Slated to hit theaters on June 13th 2014, it's still months away from hitting the big screen. But Hiccup, Astrid, Stormfly, Hookfang, Barf & Belch, and Toothless will all be available this April.
This MAD*L is my one and only piece in my humble hoard collection, and I won it from a Vinyl Abuse x Christohper Lee contest from back in 2006, whereby this was one of 20 Artist Proofs from the artist. And while I had previously posted deboxed pics, today we have another #flashbackfriday look at the piece!
The 5" tall vinyl MAD*L was designed by Jeremy Madl of Mad Toy Design, with this particular piece featuring skin design by Chris "The Beast is Back" Lee, as part of the 2005 "Artist Series 1" and was limited to 400pcs. Others in the series include MAD himself, Frank Kozik, Mimic, TADO and Sket-One.
Produced by (the now defunct) Wheaty Wheat Studios, figures from Phase 3 onwards were produced by MAD's company, SOLID Industries, Inc.
(Additional info via VinylCreep)
The "Zombie Baby” is a one of a kind mash-up of the GID vinyl body from Miscreation Toys with a hand cast resin skull from Bob Conge and Plaseebo. It will be featured at the opening of The Crawling Dead Show at Toy Art Gallery opening March 8th 2014. The skull has inset eyes and the body has been hand pierced and hand painted using Monster Kolor sprays. The figure also has two motion activated LED units with replaceable batteries and the body glows in the dark. The piece has been signed and dated 2014 by Bob.
With the Yellow colorway just released, Eric "Thunderpanda" Wirjanata next lines up the PURPLE colorway of his Perry the Sea Wanderer - ready to invade your collectibles collection!
Sculpted by Win Satrya, duplicated and painted by Little Giant and produced by Plastic Culture - This 9-inch tall resin piece is priced at US$90 per, with only 3 pieces available for purchase here! AND as a special treat for readers of this blog, use the code "TOYSREVIL" on the product, and a US$10 discount will be applied!