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Sep 11, 2010

Tenacious Toys Custom Marshall Blind Box Series reveal: Zam

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Zam is a dude to watch these days. Not only does he run Genuine Artikle on Long Island, NY, but he's also a tattoo artist and quite an accomplished toy customizer. He's hosted a traveling Qee show in collaboration with Toy2R at his shop, and he recently returned from a trip to Thailand. Zam was chosen as a finalist in the CE Battle at the Character & Licensing Expo Asia (CLEA) for the CE design he created for the CE design contest. I think they actually flew him out there. Seriously.
We consider ourselves very lucky that we sent the Marshalls to Zam a long time ago... I think from here on out, it's going to be much more difficult to work new projects into his schedule. His work is just SOLID, every single time.
Zam created 4 wonderful custom Marshalls for us, 3 like the one you see above, and one variant.

Sep 9, 2010

King Abnon sketch cards for Suck Pax Series 2: WIP

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King Abnon has shared with us his excellent sketch cards he did up for Series 2 of the Suckadelic Suck Pax art card series. Some of these cards will be painted, some will remain in sketch mode, and one might even be glow in the dark. 
I'm diggin, in particular, the Vectar card (above) and the Vegas Showgirl Stormtroopers (below)! 
Nice work Abnon!

Sep 8, 2010

Nathan Ota Mignight Crooner figure

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Nathan Ota's MIDNIGHT CROONER, based on an original painting by the artist from 2008 and produced by Double Super.
Approximately 7 inches tall, with tailored clothing and a working light-up lamp (the original painting is inspired by the Dean Stockwell character from Blue Velvet, a nice fun fact).
This will be a maximum edition of 500 pieces, price will be $124.99.
Double Super's first season of products include original designs by Nathan Ota, Mars-1, Bob Dob, Will Sweeney, Ron English and Feric. More will follow, all in the same limited edition style.
If anyone's interested, please email us and let us know so we can pick up a few.

Tenacious Toys Custom Marshall Blind Box Series reveal: LYS0L

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LYS0L (aka Brian Ahlbeck) has been very actively customizing and making resin toys up in upstate NY. He posts a lot to the various forums, and you can follow his new work on Flickr here.
You can sometimes find him outside the Manhattan toy events hanging out with miscreants like NEMO and OsirisOrion. I tell ya, he's hanging with the wrong crowd. But he makes some killer customs. I pulled him out of his element for this series, asking him to paint and not sculpt. Took some convincing but of course LYS0L's customs came out looking great- the paint is so cleanly applied, you'd think they were production pieces. There are 3 like the one seen above, plus one variant.