The once glorious Vinyl Abuse Forum has risen from the ashes after it was taken out back and put down.
This time however, it’s a fresh start and we hope to return the forum to it’s once illustrious state and we can only do that if you hop on board. So please take a minute to read the forum rules, post a welcome message and delve right into discussions with like-minded toy enthusiasts.
The VA forum has been temporarily taken down as we prepare to relaunch it brand new. The old forum threads will be gradually copied to the new forum over time.
We felt it was time that we started from a fresh slate as the old forum was outdated and cluttered, we hope to offer up a spam free, easy to read discussion environment in the near future.
Much Love ~ UnsungZero & the VA Team
From everyone on the VA team, Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! :D
Go Eat, Drink, Celebrate!
and stay tuned ;] …
I love this toy. Andy Woo was kind enough to send one over and although the plan was to photograph it myself once I saw this photo on the Crazy Label site I fell in love with it and decided I had to use it instead.
This is a Peskimo design which will go very well with your Bamboozoo colleciton if you have one. And if not it is a gorgeous piece by itself. The translucent ghost like burp is perfectly opaque and wonderfully balanced.
It is 6″ tall, limited to 800, released late november and the best part of this toy is that it’s a mere $29 making is affordable which, with the economy as it is, is a welcome change from some other toy companies that charge the earth for their collectables.
Each toy also comes with a mini poster featuring Monster Burp and on the reverse side has a short comic strip and a mini game. What more can you want.
Andy has also just popped up some photos of the clay models for the very exiting Treeson mini figure blind boxes.
People who know me know that I have an unhealthy obsession with Bubi’s Treeson toys so I nearly wet myself with exitement when I saw these. We will try our best to keep you informed of the Treeson Blind Box news but in the mean time (well, from late November onwards) feel free to treat yourselves to the Burp Monster. Take my word for it, it’s even better in person.
Toy2R, creators of the iconics Qee series and one of the pioneers of the designer toy movement have proudly announced that they will be launching a new USA division. This will allow Toy2R to extend it’s global presence, giving both retailers and collectors easier access to it’s products.
It will also provide an opportunity for Toy2R to broaden it’s licensed products range. After the success of the Simpsons Bart Qee range a new wave of Simpsons Qees will be unleashed (pure speculation but I’m thinking this may be the Homer series?), as well as…wait for it…Sonic The Hedgehog and Little Big Planet Qee lines! Even if you’re not a fan of the commerical cross-overs you have to admit those sound pretty cool!
Well, rather than babble on about it ourselves why don’t you check out the press release from Toy2R HQ after the jump! It’s long but it’s quite an interesting read, giving an nice insight into the future and past of this toy giant!
The Vinyl Abuse forum has been temporarily taken down due to issues with bandwidth consumption.
We apologize & will do our best to make sure it’s up and running again a.s.a.p. :]
As you (probably) already know, the forum has been down for a little over a week now and we’ve been attempting to fix the problem during that time but have instead opted to import all users and posts over to a new forum system.
We are now working on integrating a whole new experience for Vinyl Abuse users which will be the all new “VinylAbuse: Community”
“VinylAbuse: Community” Features:
- Extensive forum system – user reputation system, ranking, custom titles, chatroom etc.. (new features/plugins to be added)
- User Profiles – Facebook/Myspace-like users profiles with customizable styles, friends lists, personal music players and photo galleries.
- User Blogs – Personal blogs for each user that are directly tied to profiles and may be chosen to be featured on forum navbar and the future VA homepage.
- Advertising – Got a toy, project, shop, website that you’d like to advertise? Well with the future community you’ll be able to get the word out with banner ads and the option of having a featured blog with related news.
We’re working hard on bringing you a better VinylAbuse and an awesomely improved community/hub for Vinyl, Art and Design enthusiasts to get together.Â Hopefully you’ll stick along for the ride.
Stu aka UnsungZero,
To all our users,
We’re sorry for the downtime of the forum lately.Â This is due to a problem (we think) with the recent forum upgrade which is causing our server to be strained, even in low web traffic conditions.Â Fear not, functionality of the main site shouldn’t be affected but we realise how important the forum is and we ARE working on fixing the issue as I write this post.Â If we’re unable to sort the problem then we’ll more than likely go back to the old forum software and then go from there.
(Vinyl Abuse Team)
If you notice any errors or anything not quite working as it used to both on here, aswell as on the forum then please post a message on this forum thread.
We are currently in the process of upgrading the news system, forum, interviews & articles pages preparing for our new website. You may not notice anything too great cosmetically, mainly function – until around August when the new site will launch.
~ VA Team ~
I’d also like to add that we’re looking for some feedback as to what you (our users) would like for Version 3 of the site – see THIS thread ~unsungzero
Moody Idols, featuring customs by local and international artists, opened on November 9 and runs until January 11, 2008 at the University of Lethbridgeâ€™s Helen Christou Gallery.
The U of L is home to one of the most significant holdings of art in Canada with over 13,000 objects. The U of L Art Gallery maintains the collection, organizes on campus and touring exhibitions and provides access to the collection as part of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
The Helen Christou Gallery provides a significant increase in public access because it is located in a prominent location that is part of the main pedestrian route for visitors and students. Because of its unique location, Moody Idols will potentially be seen by over 9,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.
The show was organized by guest curator/artist Ted Stilson and Bovinyl www.bovinyl.ca. Moody Idols was a year and a half in the making and includes a diverse group of 47 artists representing 10 countries.
Here’s a little sneak peek at Anna – MonstaFaktory’s entry for our upcoming show entitled, “Limited Edition – A show benefiting endangered species”.
Pretty snazzy and now with 100% more chin-strap For more info on the VA show and how to get involved, go HERE
After a request on the forum, a VA newsreader widget has been created
The widget is a MAC only dashboard widget. It’s a basic widget that reads the RSS feed and gives a list of links to the latest news posts, it’s just a test widget until I create a better widget with scrolling news and image support.
You can download it HERE