Customs

Boards Don’t Hit Back – Custom Paw by Pause

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Pause just finished up this awesome custom Coarse Paw for a collector; titled “Boards Don’t Hit Back”.

The collector commissioned me to make him a Bruce Lee themed piece and this is what I came up with. It’s loosely based on the final battle scene in Enter The Dragon. (If you haven’t seen the movie, Mr. Lee has to fight the final boss who has a Vega-style claw hand in a room full of mirrors. Which one is the real one and which is just a reflection?!) So I made a background out of cut mirror and wood.

Another custom that serves to prove how talented an artist Pause is.  Such a cool concept, flawlessly executed; with a ridiculous level of attention to detail that rivals and even surpasses many production pieces.

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AJZ Design’s Busted Cap Resin Minifigs

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Busted Cap resin mini figures are hand crafted and designed by artist Andres Zamora and are available now at ajzdesign.com/bustedcap.

Representing a fusion of Urban Art/fashion on a 2.25 inch toy these mini figures sport a baseball cap inspired head and sneakers.  Future series will be developed in different colors and sizes but this initial series run is created as the original white version.  Featuring detachable legs, and a soft white texture this initial run of Busted Caps are limited edition to 100 pieces.  Formed in a solid white resin these figures can be customized and added to any collection.

I love the form of this figure, it reminds me of Vaughn Bode’s Cheech Wizard character.  It has great potential for customization due to it’s unimposing shape and size which would make it a great platform to build upon.

THE DEAD FOUR by Zukaty

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Presenting THE DEAD FOUR: The Priest, The Reaper, Dead Bearsuit and Dead Hero, by Zukaty. Releasing at midnight (see times below) for $85 + shipping, available @ Zukatyartz Storenvy
Wednesday 31th October 2012
London 10PM – NY 5PM – LA 2PM

Lunartik Halloween Brew – Midnight Release

Just in time for Halloween, Lunartik has carved 50 spooky pumpkin brews to haunt your home.
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Bloody Hot Pumpkin Tea
50 Cups at £60.00 each – All have flickerin’ eyes and come with tasty treats!

Warning: 5 cups have been dipped in an Acid bath but the rest are Bloody as hell!

Released on the 26th October at Midnight – Check the Lunartik Shopwhen the clock strikes twelve to bag your own terrifying tea!

Josh Mayhem’s Gunny Gold Series

Check out these sneak peaks of Josh Mayhem’s awesome new Gunny Gold Series.

Available exclusively for the Urban Vinyl Daily Booth #730 @ Designer Con 2012

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You can check out more of Josh’s work out at JoshMayhem.com and over on facebook.com/joshmayhem1

Scott Wilkowski – …Of All Ages II

Artist Scott Wilkowski Infects Ron English’s “Mousemask Murphy”, plus a very special “Labbit” skeleton November 3, 2012 Designer Con – DKE Toys booth #124

For Designer Con, DKE Toys is pleased to announce two special releases by Scott Wilkowski. First off, Scott infects Ron English’s “Mousemask Murphy” in beautiful red and black colors.

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These hand-cast resin editions will be limited to 25 pieces of two different colors each, adding up to an edition of 50 total pieces. They will be $250 each and will go on sale at the DKE Toys booth #124 at 11:00am. The infected critter sits atop a special black Japanese vinyl airplane by ZacPac.

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Scott Wilkowski has infected the iconic “Labbit” designed by Frank Kozik in his previous shows. Now, by popular demand DKE will release the “Labbit Skeleton”. An edition of 50 pieces will be available for $50 each at DKE Toys booth #124 at 2:00pm.

The Beast Brothers x Huck Gee – Lord Magma WINNER!

A winner has been chosen *drumroll* …

Congratulations to Brad Kruth who entered via Vinyl Pulse.

But wait, there’s more! 8″ Lord Magma Skullendario are available to buy now and with each purchase you will be automatically entered into the contest to win a one-of-a-kind “Crystal Skullendario
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The Beast Brothers x Huck Gee – Lord Magma Giveaway!

As a special thank you for all of the support giveaway we have enlisted the help of our favorite blogs: Clutter Magazine, Spanky Stokes, The Blot Says, TOYSREVIL, Vinyl Abuse, and Vinyl Pulse.

Starting Monday, June 11th and ending Thursday, June 21st you can go to the participating websites and enter to win this rare piece of work. Each site will host a way for you to enter the contest – It could be my filing out a form, sending an email, comment on facebook, whatever they have chosen! You can only enter ONCE on each site – so you have up to 6 chances to win!

After the contest ends each participating website will send us a name that they have randomly chosen as the winner from their entries. We will then put all 6 entries in a hat for a live drawing on Ustream Friday, June 22nd at 12:55pm EST as we kick off the official Lord Magma launch. The winner will be chosen LIVE and become the proud new owner of a custom by The Beast Brothers and Huck Gee.

New Release: Squink! – From The Silent Tree – Series 2

"As each tree is cut, a spirit escapes. Now you can give a home to what was once hidden within."

These outstanding custom Jibibuts from our homegrown UK artist Squink! are ready to be unleashed on the world!

Each made from 100% wood and hand painted using acrylics, these will look extra special in your collection. As always the attention to detail is superb and each character has it’s own fantastic personality!

There are only 6 of these available meaning each ONE is unique.

1. Sprinkles     2. Tinker     3. Sabuki     4. Silver     5. Mysterious Totem 2     6. The Happy Thief

Each Jibibut will be blind boxed, signed on the back and come accompanied by a signed logo slip. These will be available from tonight (June 5th 2012 @ 8:00pm GMT +1) straight from the Squink! online store for £45.00 each + P&P.

Needless to say these will go extremely fast so be ready for them to drop and grab one!

Atropa Dunny CV.1 by Jason Limon

Just caught a glimpse of this awesome custom Dunny from Jason Limon on facebook.

Really loving the idea and work that have gone into this piece, you can see some serious sculpting has taken place! The green & orange contrast so well with the dark colour scheme on the rest of the piece making sure the face is the first thing that grabs your attention!

You’ll get a chance to grab this one pretty soon as it’ll be for sale on June 1st at 1pm CST at Jasons shop www.thefirstof.com for $500.

Keep an eye open for more from Jason too.

Review: TADO x MATHMOS Chuppi

It’s review time and we’re reviewing the new TADO x MATHMOS Chuppi customisable toy/night-light.

Contents:

  • 1 x Chuppi
  • 2 x Sticker Sheets
  • 1 x Charging Base
  • 1 x Charger [and the required adapter depending on country]

Right out of the box Chuppi is a sizeable little fella at approx 8″ tall.  Upon taking Chuppi from it’s box I was quite surprised at how light it was; yet it’s sturdy enough as to not fall over from the slightest bump.

Chuppi comes with 2 sticker sheets with 18 stickers for you to play with.  The box and instructions show 18 faces you can create as designed by TADO, or you can mix and match to create thousands of possible faces.

I wasted no time in attempting to recreate the face of Wario on my Chuppi (as can be seen below).

I plonked my newly dubbed Wario-Chuppi onto it’s charging station fora while whilst I waited for night time.  On the underside of Chuppi is a single button which is used to activate the various light modes; a single press sets it to cycle through a rainbow of colours, pressing it a second time sets it to solid blue, a third time sets it to red and a fourth and final time sets it to green.

Each colour was vibrant and also provided an ambient glow.  By default, after 30 minutes Chuppi will graduaully fade until it goes off, this setting can be changed by holding the button down (for 3 seconds) until the underside red LED goes off.

PLUS: Vibrancy/Range of Colours, Endless possibilities with stickers/customization, Portable, Sleep Timer, Charging Station, Rechagrable

MINUS: Would’ve been nice to be able to pause mid colourcycle / greater choice of light colour.

I highly reccomend picking up a Chuppi from MATHMOS, they’re awesome little toys with some added functionality that will especially be appreciated if you have kids that are afraid of the dark.  The ease of use, portablity and the fun that can be had customising your Chuppi makes them a more than worthwhile purchase.

 

Big thanks to Emma / Miss Cakehead of Stay Puft for providing us with a Chuppi to review :]

Blamo Toys’ The Enemy Within – Custom My Little Pony

Hasbro and Sweet Street’s upcoming My Little Pony Project 2012 is nearly at hand and the customs are finally starting to be revealed. Not wanting to be left behind, Mikie Graham of Blamo Toys shows us his entry into the show…. a piece he is calling “The Enemy Within.”  As you can see Mikie has taken his DIY Mega Pony and transformed it into a scale replica of the famed Trojan Horse.

Mikie talks about his creation:

“Because I was specifically doing this custom for Blamo I wanted to find a way to merge both of our styles. By combining the use of natural wood, sculptural re configuration, and the tongue in cheek use of Playmobil soldiers I feel that I have done just that!
To create my custom I used over 400 individual mini wooden boards cut from doll house flooring that I found at my local craft store. I then adhered the wood strips to the vinyl pony using a combination of several glues and the use of over 200 tiny brass nails that you can see ornately decorating the outside of the figure.
Since this was a Mega pony I tried to packed it with as much detail as possible. Highlights include 2 scale accurate Playmobil soldiers visible through the pony’s eyes, a hand sculpted tail and mane, and 4 functioning wooden wheels. If you look closely you can even see a tiny hidden door in the horses belly, with which the soldiers inside will escape their wooden decoy once safely within the walls of Troy!”

As you can see by the plethora of pictures, Mikie went all out for this custom and if all of the other artists have worked as hard and long on their pieces this is bound to be one hell of a show!
If you’re in L.A. on or around the 5th of May make sure to drop by the Toy Art Gallery and check out all of the amazing work.

Saturday May 5, 2012 7pm – 11pm
MY LITTLE PONY Project 2012 Launch Event at Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046