While I was slaving away at work last Saturday the folks at Monstor Kolor were holding a killer group show featuring Plaseebo, Jay222, and Miscreation Toys. And by killer I mean that everything on display looks like it could kill you. These toys are serious nightmare fuel and they are available right now for you to purchase online. Check out a few pieces below. If you'd like to buy these or a ton of other equally awesome creations, visit http://www.monsterkolorstore.com/.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Yesterday I had jury duty. I've never had jury duty before so I really didn't know what to expect. They never have episodes of Law & Order where they focus only on the jury selection process, but it turned out to be kind of interesting. At first we just sat in a room for three hours and I listened to everyone gripe about how they didn't want to be there, but when we got to the actual courtroom things got real interesting real quick. The dude was on trial for murder and I desperately wanted to be on this jury. Things were going swimmingly until the defense decided they would exercise their right to toss me out. When I was in college I had completed an internship with a local police department's forensic unit and I think that's what made him think twice. Now I have to go to my regular job and listen to people gripe about why they don't want to be there.
That story is decidedly unrelated to these toys. I just wanted to share with you how I spent my Monday. I'm really excited to finally see these Freaky Fritz figures from Frank Kozik become available. The great thing about the internet is it's allowed me to follow the process of their creation along, from his original drawings, to the digital sculpture by Bigshot Toyworks, to their eventual 3D forms in Japanese vinyl. These sets come with two different size heads and two lucky customers will win one of the full figures as seen in the third picture. They're limited to 30 sets and go on sale tomorrow, April 16th, at noon Pacific time for $65 with signed and numbered header cards.
Cancel your plans today folks, cause this is more important. Unless you didn't file your taxes yet, in which case you better fill out those forms and make a quick trip to the post office so you don't have to go to jail. Happy tax day everyone!
The last time Peter Kato released these Bedtime Bunnies they sold out pretty quickly, so I would expect the same thing to happen with this batch when they release today from myplasticheart. This assortment of 20 figures will be sold blind with a special gold chase version included in the mix. And they're only $20, so keep an eye on their website for when they're available.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Do you like fuzzy monster critters? Do you like skulls? Do you like professional wrestling? Well, two out of three of those will be available at the Monsters & Mecha/ Skelevex booth at tomorrow's ToyCon UK. Just look at all this cool stuff they have. I'm officially jealous of all of you that get to go to this event. Booth #32 is poised and ready to take all of your money. I would probably buy all of the Skelevex because each time I look at one I want it more and more. And then I'd be broke and I'd have to paddle across the Atlantic Ocean to get back home, which would probably make me extremely late for work.
I did terrible in geometry class the first time I took it in high school. By then I had already discovered that grunge music was my calling and I was gonna be the next Nirvana. What the hell did I need to know about acute angles and such when I was gonna be on tour playing songs that teenagers would listen to just to piss off their parents? So I failed. I failed hard. Not only at geometry, but my music career never got off the ground, pretty much because I have crippling anxiety that prevents me from stepping foot on a stage, let alone playing guitar or singing in front of someone. But I still think about it sometimes, that I'm not too too old to write some angsty anthems. However I never think about geometry, or the fact that it took me two times to pass it.
alto was much better at the weird math than I was, because he makes his living making cool geometrical objects. I love the Wired editions of his Evil Origami and Skelevex toys. Stripping these down to a complex frame work makes them interesting to look at in completely different ways. You can buy these right now from his Shapeways store by going to http://www.shapeways.com/designer/alto.
They will also be at ToyCon UK tomorrow for those of you in attendance. He will also be involved in Fugi.me's Power 5 series, in which 5 different artists created 5 resin pieces in 5 different colors. This little one inch tall guy is his offering to the series:
And be the first to see in person his collaboration with RunDMB entitled "Project X". This thing is massive and crazy looking and I'm sure you'll be able to learn much more about how to buy one very soon.
When Wookies aren't ripping your arms off and beating you to death with them for defeating them at space chess, they like to form bands and tour around the galaxy. And they only play metal that would melt the skin right off your face. You won't necessarily find this bit of information in any of those Star Wars books, but I've never lied to you before. Except that one time about that thing.
Lisa Rae Hansen/I Break Toys/international woman of amazing art toys fame, has outdone herself with these Heavy Metal Wookies. Each color is limited to 10 pieces, with 5 of them being available at ToyCon UK tomorrow and the other 5 going online shortly after at http://ibreaktoys.storenvy.com/. She'll have a bunch of other cool stuff at her booth if you're lucky enough to be going to the convention, so stop by, say hi, and buy lots of toys.
You know what I always say: "The best hippie, is a dead hippie." Actually, I've never said that, because hippies were long extinct before I was born. I guess hipsters are sort of the same though, because they both have that natural, unwashed look. Who cares about that nonsense though, cause these Dead Hippies from Patrick Wong are pretty awesome. These little dudes are exclusives to Artransmitte's booth at ToyCon Uk tomorrow. Only 30 exist and are sold blind with a 1/6 chance of getting a mint green chase.
Even more limited are these Wrong Mask 3 Dunnys from DrilOne. Only 10 of these guys doing their best raven cosplay were made and were inspired by the artist's visit to the Tower of London and the raw-meat eating ravens that hang around the place. Maybe they are the souls of the dead who were executed there. Or maybe they're just hungry birds who love a free meal.
Any leftovers from the con will be made available at http://www.artransmitte.com/.