Artist Scott Wilkowski Infects Ron English’s “Mousemask Murphy”, plus a very special “Labbit” skeleton November 3, 2012 Designer Con – DKE Toys booth #124
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.
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.
A conversation with Ron English
On Art & Inspiration
In their second in an ongoing series of interviews with artists, Dudebox have just released a short film on Ron English.
Dudebox’s very own movie production department DBTV headed to Ron’s studio and explored his work space. The king of POPaganda gave them a very personal insight into what feeds his imagination, how he forms ideas and what inspires him to create.
- SB-111 SEA-BORG QUEEN – Ready in green to defend her realm with her Diamond Mace!
- SB-112 SEA-BORG SIREN – The purple mistress of persuasion, she wields a Pearl Scepter!
- SB-113 SEA-BORG NIX – Vibrant yellow warrior, comes armed with her Bubble Gun!
All are handmade and packaged by filmmaker James Felix McKenney and can be purchased for $25 each at the MonsterPants booth #3116 at New York Comic Con or at the MonsterPants online store after the convention.
Once the sole inhabitants of a planet covered entirely in water, the beings that would become known as the Sea-Borgs were an advanced and peaceful race. Then one day an army of Invaders attacked their world, stripping it of its valuable natural resources and nearly wiping out the worlds’ undersea civilizations. The survivors from the various kingdoms banded together, rebuilding their ruined bodies with cybernetic weaponry and armor in order to combat the alien attackers who continue to exploit and pollute their world.
On Saturday 1th August, make sure you go visit the Drop Dead London, Kingly St Store from 12pm for the launch of GoNuts. Get your hands on the new 6 inch collectible vinyl toy and eat some free donuts while you’re there!
“Gonuts for Donuts!”
The second toy release from Drop Dead, following last years Kitty Brainz-esque Doroppu figure. No price has been revealed so far but expect it to be around £20 given that it’s 6″, the same size as Doroppu.
I personally love this toy and was instantly drawn to it after seeing the teaser on the Drop Dead Tumblr. Really feeling the packaging and branding that goes with this toy; the Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts parodies are spot on. The character design reminded me of the California Raisins, only way more awesome ‘cos y’know, its a donut not giving a fuck with it’s fingers up.
Expect a full review when I (hopefully) get my hands on one :]
Designed by Munny & Dunny creator and Thunderdog Studios founder Tristan Eaton, the “Contaminant” watch features artwork inspired by “Fly”, Episode 10 from Season 3. The attention to detail on this watch would make Walt proud… from the perfect measurement markings on the band and the pressure gauge face to the custom Heisenberg skull-and-crossbones engraving on the back to that damn fly printed inside the glass, this watch is a must-have for all fans of this award-winning show.
Limited to only 200 pieces, the “Contaminant” watch is part of the “Breaking Gifs” art project and will retail for only $80 each. Cheaper than Blue Sky and considerably better for you, the “Contaminant” watch will be available starting Thursday, August 2nd at midnight EST, only at VannenWatches.
Batman: Dark Knightfall is a Batman fan made stop-motion animation by Parabucks co.
Using mainly the super realistic Dark Knight Rises and the awesome DX Joker 2.0 figures from Hot Toys.
In a word, astounding.
Now somebody go and create an epic Human Vs Zombie Vs Robot animation with 3A figures :]
With CAPSLs Artist Jason Freeny Shows Us Once Again; It’s What’s Inside That Counts
One minute you’re an unknown artist working on a quirky new project; the next you’re being named Clutter Magazine’s Breakthrough Artist of 2011. Suddenly you’ve got an army of avid Facebook fans following your every move and your pieces are selling for $10,000 each. So where do you go from there? For Jason Freeny, who made his name by dissecting toys, the answer was fairly obvious. Today Freeny is launching his very own line of designer toys; CAPSLs. Available online at CAPSLs.com, CAPSLs are super-durable, interactive keychains with pocket-sized personality and just enough space to store your smallest goodies, like candies, mints, “prescriptions”– whatever it is that keeps you going (and hey, we’re not here to judge).
In 2011, Freeny’s “Pop Anatomy” sculptures gave us a very literal look inside of pop culture icons as Super Mario and Hello Kitty and launched Freeny into the spotlight with glowing write-ups in Gizmodo and High Snobiety, among others. With those pieces, Freeny started with mass produced toys and turned them into unique works of art. Now this web phenom is partnering with FCTRY, an independent product design firm, to turn the tables and mass producing his original creations for everyone to enjoy. For the first time, Freeny’s thousands of fans can each take home a piece of the rising star’s work.
“For my first line of designer toys, I wanted to add function” Freeny says. “ Everything else out there is all about form, but CAPSLs are actually useful too. And I wanted to add a 4th dimension, since so much of what I do focuses on what’s inside; CAPSLs let you go inside and actually use that space to store things.”
The first series of CAPSLs features 12 original designs ranging from sweet (Flower Bomb) to zany (Frog Squid). Tops and bottoms create an airtight seal, and they’re interchangeable, so you can mix and match with more than 100 combinations. In addition to the original 12, several special limited edition CAPSLs will be released over the next few weeks.
The full series is available for $99 and will include all original 12 plus 3 blind boxes. Individual CAPSLs can be purchased for $7.99 at http://www.capsls.com. Buy the full set and get a limited edition Medicine Man for free.
Connect with FCTRY. on Facebook to learn about how CAPSLs were designed, special releases and to connect with Jason Freeny at http://facebook.com/CAPSLs.
CAPSLs (series one) include: 3 Eyed Squid, 40 Watt, Bones & Band-Aids, Brain Monster, Daily Dose, Flower Bomb, Frog Squid, Happy Pill, Frog Squid, Peace Bomb, Shark Bomb, Spray Bomb, Squid Monster and Medicine Man (limited edition 300 available)
Bark and bite come together in the newest Ninja of the Month
Apparently not all things that roam and make spooky noises in the Dark Forest are exclusively evil. Animal Spirit Ninja is a rare and mysterious creature indeed – an odd mix of wolf-like animal and Wee Ninja, with a fierce allegiance to unadulterated nature.
From the tag:
“Legend tells of a feral, kibble-loving ninja roaming wild just inside the dense walls of the Dark Forest. Animal Spirit howls and growls ferociously each and every night. Evil? Definitely not, yet outside of being a disciple of Sprout Ninja its animalistic intentions aren’t fully known.”
AVAILABLE Wednesday August 1st from the Shawnimals Shop. When you order this $30 product you get a handmade 7″ plush Ninja limited to 100 pcs with a igned and numbered fancy hang tag. Animal Spirit Ninja also comes with an awesome removable animal hood w/ built-in claws ready to detroy evil!
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”
[as pictured after the jump].
We’re super excited to hear that the awesome artist that is Luke Chueh will be releasing a book featuring lots of his work from his first 7 years as a full time painter “The Art Of Luke Chueh – Bearing The Unbearable”!
To celebrate the launch of the book Luke will be appearing for signings all around the Southern California area between June the 9th 2012 – June the 24th 2012.
Watch out for the exclusive prints that will be available at some of the locations!
“Saturday June 9th, 2012 (1PM – 4PM)
GALLERY 1988 (MELROSE)
7021 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, 90038
For the first signing, Gallery 1988 have put together a show featuring the original sketches from these first seven years. This show will only be up for ONE WEEK. Also, the gallery will also be closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Saturday June 16th, 2012 (6PM – 9PM)
NUCLEUS GALLERY (ALHAMBRA)
210 E. Main Street. Alhambra CA 91801
I simply had to represent in my own ‘hood, and Nucleus is the only gallery book store in the area that has been there to support likes of me and many other like minded artists. We’ll also releasing an exclusive print to compliment the book and the signing at this location.
Sunday June 17th, 2012 (1PM – 4PM)
GALLERY 1988 (VENICE)
214 Pier Avenue. Santa Monica, CA 90405
That’s right, Gallery 1988 has two locations. Representing the West West side. We’ll also releasing an exclusive print to compliment the book and the signing at this location.
Sunday June 24th, 2012 (1PM – 4PM)
GIANT ROBOT (WEST LOS ANGELES)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard. Los Angeles CA 90025
And just in case you missed the first three signings, we’re doing one last signing with my friends at Giant Robot d. Again, we’ll also releasing an exclusive print to compliment the book and the signing at this location.