Joe Ledbetter (aka: J.Led) is releasing Fire-Cat, his first independent vinyl toy. Joe revamped Fire-Cat for this pivotal project, giving one of his most iconic and sought-after characters an update. Producing, funding and designing this project himself, Fire-Cat is a limited edition of just 400 pieces...
Samurai King by Liam Hand made and Hand painted Resin Figure. Size: With Base and Helmet aprox 6.5 inches Release Date: October 16 Pre-order available (e-mail for info) Limited to 20 pieces worldwide Price: £60 + Postage Features a 2 sided base so you can have the print or plain black felt. Loving this awesome set of hand made figures from 2PetalRose, outstanding craftsmanship once again, could swear it was a production piece if I didn't know otherwise. The little touches like the string helmet strap and the hokusai base print definitely make each piece worth the money.
Jose Lorenzo Pacheco is an illustrator and designer from Venezuela working under the moniker PEZ BANANA. Sushibot is his first designer toy, now available for preorder at PatchTogether's store! Do you like sushi? Do you love robots? Now they come to life together in the form of cute, quirky -and occasionally mischievous- little robots! Sushibots can be whatever and whoever you like, but they start out as three of the most popular varieties of makizushi: Alaskabot (alaska roll), Ebibot (ebi roll), and Calibot (california roll). Sushibots are ready to fill your day with coolness, love, and flavor! (and a hint of fresh geekiness). Quantity needed for production: 20 Price before production start: $29.95 Price after prototype made: $35 Height: 5.5 inch Medium: Resin
“Nobody said it was going to be easy, and this definitely wasn’t. I’ve been laughed at by model makers, sneered at by spotty adolescents from Games Workshop, breathed in enough turpentine to keep a glue sniffer happy for years, and ruined my best shirt at the printers. But I couldn’t let this one slip through the net. Now, ten years from the day I first decided to spray a red and yellow temple instead of my name on walls from here to Bangkok, I have immortalised the temple as a 3D resin hand-painted model.” After much blood, sweat and tears, Sickboy presents his very first limited edition collectable Hand-Cast Resin Temple Models. Produced as a four-strong series representing Love, Peace, Happiness and Death, each edition is a super-exclusive run of 25 and features an emblem of one of Sickboy’s signature symbols: a heart, a peace sign, an acid face or a skull. The highly-anticipated 3D Temples are produced in the red and yellow Sickboy colour palette (painted red with a yellow resin), are hand-signed and numbered, and are presented in a special screen-printed box. Size: 140 (w) x 120 (d) x 110mm (h) Weight: 800g + Editions: Love = Edition of 25, Peace= Edition of 25, Happiness= Edition of 25 and Death = Edition of 25 Authenticity: Signed and numbered by the artist £150.00 + P&P Available via http://sickboy.aerosolcolours.com
The legend of POLYGHOST is one that has been bubbling below the surface for a year – patiently awaiting just the right moment, and just the right platform, to share an infectious vitality with a world in desperate need of universal goodness. Civilization can now breathe a collective sigh of relief as POLYGHOST has arrived and the platform of choice is none other than the iPhone.
Harnessing the creative brilliance of pop culture’s acclaimed artists and toy designers – such as Tim Biskup, FriendsWithYou and DEVILROBOTS – POLYGHOST is an alternate 3D digital experience where the most sought after vinyl characters come to life through a dynamic and interactive app. The globally renowned work of Biskup, FriendsWithYou and DEVILROBOTS has become a transcendent fixture of both contemporary art and designer toy trends. From gallery exhibits at the MoMA to custom painted limited editions at Comic-Con, these gifted visionaries have provided the lifeblood of a thriving art scene that’s quickly becoming an integral element of mainstream pop culture. Hit the jump for full info and app features.. The POLYGHOST adventure begins with Biskup’s “Helper” character included with the app purchase. From there, one’s collection is easily enhanced by browsing the POLYGHOST STOREFRONT to unearth new characters. Designed to complement the iPhone and iPod Touch user experience, POLYGHOST is digitally social by nature and is powered by a suite of interactive tools that feature the following functionality: · Flip, tumble, twist and turn your vinyl character in the “Polyghost Viewer” · Bring your vinyl character to life with the “Pose Editor” · Express the mood of your vinyl character by setting the color, intensity and direction with 3 separate lighting options via the “Light Tool” · Use the “Scene Maker” and your device’s digital camera to integrate your vinyl character into new photos, or to build a customized background using your device’s existing photo album · No matter what you do with your vinyl characters activate the “Polyghost Social” feature to share your creations with friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter Check it out at the iTunes app store
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.