‘Before ED-IT’ is the new range of handmade resin robots by Tesselate; which detail the life of the ED-IT DJ’s before they formed the group.
click for character story & more ^"These wooden figurines are meticulously crafted by hand, one by one. Although they have similarities, none of them looks the same as the next one, making each piece as unique as it gets. Due to its meticulous process and dedication, we are only able to produce up to 80 a month; to date only 119 have been produced, and we’ve moved on to the next series. Quantities, as you can see, are very limited, and unlike other limited editions, this is not deliberate; it’s just the nature of it. Whoever gets their hands on one of these, will enjoy a true collectible that very few people in the world will be able to have. Oh, and an added bonus: the box is a fine work of art in itself!" Really awesome character work/form (hopefully we'll see some great custom work) and eco-friendly considerations from Mimushi, who says vinyl has to be vinyl? What with Kidrobot's wooden Dunnys too maybe we're set to see an increase in wooden and eco-friendly toys. Nothing but goodness if the standard of work is as high as produced here.
TOY2R announces the WE AIN'T PLASTIC Qee Exhibit being held in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 2nd. (6-11pm) Over 40 artist from the Lincoln and Omaha area are submitting customized 8" DIY Qees for this exhibit celebrating the first anniversary of the TOY2R US division. This event will showcase some of the hottest design talent in the Midwest area and will serve as the launch for the 2010 Qee Worldwide Tour which celebrates the 15th Anniversary of TOY2R! In addition, special guest artists are submitting original Qee customs from across the country, including Jay222's Twin 16" Qee creation, Pablo y Francisco! TOY2R will be showcasing some of their newest releases and some surprises, not to be missed! The event will be held at The Public (11th and O St. inside The Black Market). DJ Nost and DJ Trinidad will be battling it out. There will also be lots of free giveaways and special door prizes - so don't miss out. Hit the jump for a full list of artists and special guest artists.. Artists include: Pocket Wookie, Jason Buchner, Donovan Beery, Robot Luv, Suzanne Holzworth, Bennett Holzworth, Ryan Holt, Jeremie Memming, Brandon Miller, MISS CAKE, Paul Berkbigler, Nicole Gusafsson, Eric Nyffeler, Jen Lukas-Landis, Ben Swift, Nolan Tredway, Adam White, Nick Wieser, Jack Irons, Tyson Schaffert, Nate Voss, Steve Gordon, Dan Moore, Patrick Bradley, Jeff Bockoven, Peter Worth, DreamTree Toys, NORM4EVA, Oakley Jason, Zeljka Hassler, Pete Lochren, Deb Lee Toth, Mike Rudolf, Zac Burton, Ken Kavanaugh, Sarah Calico, Adam Nielsen, Aaron Peterson, Dave Nelson, Michael Neilsen, Rugger Holmes, and Brook Taylor. Special Guest Artist Include: Jan Huling, Jay222, Reactor 88, Josh F+ Pearce, Charley Friedman, Atypical, and Tony DePew The Event is Sponsored by Local Hero, Dream Tree Toys, and the Blue Orchid Restaurant. Catch up on all the news including the "tagging of Lincoln" on the WE AIN'T PLASTIC website - our join the fan page on FACEBOOK for updates and special sneak peeks of the customs.
TOY2R announces the concepts that were originally seen during Toy Fair earlier this year are now available. In collaboration with Lionsgate, TOY2R has put together an "inspired by" assortment based on the look, theme and classic moments from Quentin Tarantino's debut 1992 film, Reservoir Dogs. In celebration of this milestone movie and in honor of Tarantino's current box office hit, Inglourious Basterds, TOY2R is proud to release this Qee Collection. First up are the 2.5" Qees - a 25pc blind box collection. From Mr. Black to Mr. White - the gang is all here! Also available are Mr. Black, Mr. Brown, and Mr. White in 8" Qee form. Window boxed and ready for display.
These are the pics of Mekazoo's custom Robolucha named MECHADOR for the ROBOLUCHA CUSTOM SHOW by Patchtogether that will start on 15 september at Milk Gallery Istanbul/Turkey and then will travel to Germany,France and England. The custom show includes 35 artists from all over the world. Here are the other customs for the show @Flickr
The highly anticipated first collection of Vannen Watches is now available exclusively at VANNENWATCHES.COM. The inaugural series invites you to experience a new world where art meets fashion. And at $65 per timepiece, anyone can afford to have art wrapped around his or her wrist. Created on the premise that this genre of wearable art would never get made otherwise, founder David Stowe and an amazing lineup of artists have come together to bring Vannen to life. The first collection of Vannen Watches features designs by Buff Monster, Brian Morris, Chris Ryniak and Damon Soule. Individually inspected, assembled and packaged by hand in the USA, every watch is treated like a true piece of art. Each selected artist is given a plastic watch as a canvas to showcase their original artwork and connect with the world. Constructing wearable art that is both functional and accessible - but still exclusive - Vannen has given the public a fun new way to show their taste in art and fashion and support a new movement in artistic achievement. And all artists design their own custom packaging. more info after the jump.. VANNEN WATCHES BACKGROUND Founder David Stowe is a 33-year old professional designer currently living in Hollywood, CA. Stowe says he was raised in “equal parts” in Lynchburg, Virginia, Charleston, South Carolina and Orlando, Florida. Loosely translated, Vannen is the Swedish word for “Friend,” and David wanted to create a dual-function production that was artist-friendly and supported. His idea was to produce a line of watches that contributed to the artists of today and matched his taste in art, fashion and design. “What I love most about watches and this project is that people always notice a cool, unique watch,” Stowe says. “And when you compliment or inquire about a person’s watch it’s a great way to meet someone new and a gateway to an interesting conversation... thus making new friends.
"TOY2R proudly announces that it is now collaborating with Emilio Garcia to bring his Jumping Brain figure to life. From Zipper Pulls to Large Scale and even DIY versions, the Jumping Brain is poised to take its big leap into the designer toy realm of retail. Apex Trading Company is currently taking preorders for all products and TOY2R will be making the figures available worldwide." Really pleased to see Emilio collabing with TOY2R, looking forward to new colourways, GID? Kaiju paintjobs? Artist Series? :] exciting times indeed lol congrats Emilio
Plaseebo will debut a new "Great American Kaiju" figure in the "Toy Karma 2" show at Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago opening on September 5th. The "Frigiscare" monster (Kaiju) is a custom one of a kind color-way hand roto-cast resin prototype from an original sculpt by Bob Conge. The figure is 9 inches high with a removable head that reveals a compartment containing a switched color changing led unit that illuminates the entire figure in a darkened room. the Frigiscare monster also has a refrigerator imbedded in his chest with an opening door. Not sure why, but it reminds me of Ghostbusters, has that classic monster vibe in the pose.. maybe it's the monsters in the fridge thing? :] Sweet either way and would love to own one
Hit the jump for the character backstory..Coco and the Frigiscare
copyright Bob Conge 2009Obsession has caused the downfall of kings and certainly a seven year old boy is no match for its overwhelming power. Coco is an only child who lives in an upscale apartment building in Chicago, overlooking the river as it wanders its way through the windy city. His favorite room in the expansive penthouse is the kitchen and his favorite appliance is the Frigidaire refrigerator. Sadly, one might say this cold white tower with its comforting hum, was his only friend. Coco was very very overweight and all day long he thought about what luscious gifts his friend might have for him when he got home from school. Over time the after school snacking wasn't enough and Coco began getting up in the middle of the night to raid the frig. The objects of consumption were always the same, soft ice cream and Cool-wip. Unfortunately one night Coco mistook a tub of yogurt for Cool-wip, YUK, he quickly put the yogurt back and began eating the Cool-wip using the same spoon. As Arnold would say "BIG MISTAKE". He pushed the half empty tub of Cool-wip, now contaminated with the yogurt culture, to the very back of the frig behind some jars of pickles and stuff no one liked very much. For weeks the tub sat forgotten like some character in a Kafka novel. A metamorphosis was taking place. The yogurt culture thrived in the sweet environment of the white muck. It grew and grew spilling out of the confinement of its container covering more and more of the pickles and stuff hidden in the back till one night when Coco came down in the darkness and opened the frig door it spilled out and enveloped him, the fridg, and everything else in the kitchen, before spilling out the windows and down the side of the building to the darkened streets of an unsuspecting city. Not the end. *(Coco is living proof that Frank Zappa was right on when he said "you are what you eat")
Here's a shot of Erick Scarecrow's custom figure, Sama-Lord for the upcoming SUCKADELIC show at the APW Gallery - 09/04/09 from 6pm-9pm. "It's an original sculpt/design that mixes my Papa Sama and Sucklord 600 that's limited to 2pcs for the event. The figure comes with a removable saber, Boom Box Shroom and sealed in the box. See you there." Damn, would love to see more of these produced, even as just a limited handmade run, love the boba fett vibe and cape :] noooice!
“Long before the civilization of and the natural world thrived. With an uncompromising power to create, destroy and re-grow to fit the needs of its self-sustaining planet, nature was a perfect machine, billions of years in the making. Freyja is the embodiment of that power that many have grown to ignore to pursue the cerebral endeavors of humanity. Protector and custodian of the flora and fauna that continues to flourish while the world of man inches toward extinction. Freyja waits patiently until the day when the world is balanced once again.” The original form was sculpted by Chris Ryniak and hand cast by Mana Studios in siltec resin (hand painted, signed and numbered by Chris). The Dragon*Con colorway marks the sculpture’s debut and will be in an edition of 40. This piece is just less than 7” tall and will retail for $85.
Go get um while (if) you still can, looking forward to future colourways though, personally not too fond of the zomb
24 BLK's (Bruce Lee King) all hand made by 2PR and painted by OSB figure artist Sick8oy:Custom. Production will be split into 2 versions: 12 Game of Death with the classic Hakim footprint, Kombat King style!! 12 Enter the Dragon, blooded after fighting with hard ass Han! Will be exclusivly for sale at OneSixthBruce For more info check Breaker's Revenge