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Jan 6, 2011

SNEAK PEEK: ThreeA Heavy Bramble Afrikan Defense

Revealed: the first image of one of the versions of the upcoming ThreeA 14 inch tall Heavy Bramble figures destined for retailers like us: this one is Afrikan Defense. Price will most likely be $280 each, and we will offer free Fedex shipping within the US. 
EMAIL US if you wish to purchase a Heavy Bramble.
There will be other versions of the WWR Heavy Bramble available to us and we will post up reveals as they become available. Props to Chris Chew for showing us this image!
Check out our ThreeA section here.

Jan 5, 2011

I can't wait for the new 5-inch Mini Qees!

5" Mini Qees - The Next Generation Of Fun!

The first 10 years were just the beginning. Welcome to the next generation in the evolution of Qee as the launch of the 5" Mini Qee DIY Series starts 2011 and the Year of Qee!

Seven of your favorite Qee characters come to life in this new and exciting scale including the MON and TOYER Versions, making it even easier to join the world of DIY and custom art figures. Today's sneak peek is of our iconic TOYER figure, now in 5" Mini Qee format. With articulated arms and head (easy to remove, making it easier for customizing) the Mini Qees are fun and full of possibilities!

Originally launched with last year's Pumpkie Mini Qee and Jon-Paul Kaiser's Samurai Pumpkin, collectors and fans will see new artists editions released throughout the year as well.

This release is just one of the many projects planned for 2011 as Toy2R celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Qee brand. If you thought you knew Qees, think again, as Qee redefines the DIY platform genre once again in 2011, The Year of Qee.

Welcome to the Qeevolution...

Hang on, the ride is just beginning! 

You can follow Toy2R Qees on Facebook, and DEFINITELY keep watching our blog as we are planning some special projects with these new Qees!

Jan 4, 2011

NOTHING 8in DIY & Shadow figures

NOTHING TOY, originally uploaded by nothing studio.
We get a lot of random emails from factories in China, but this one is worth sharing: a new (?) DIY toy called "Nothing" from Nothing Studios in China. I don't know much more about them, besides the fact that this figure is 20cm (8 inches) tall, comes with a drawstring bag and they want me to buy some. Nothing Studios has a Flickr page and a blog. Below is the "Shadow" figure which comes with the same drawstring bag, but it's FURRY! 
I like this sculpt a lot. What's everyone else think?
Update: DIY white version is limited to 200 pieces, and cost is $30.
Shadow version is limited to 20 pieces and cost is $70.
Email us if you want some of these; we will be ordering soon.

Jan 3, 2011

Squib plush squids by Squid Kids Ink

Squid Kids Ink has a new line of plushes called "Squibs":

Prepare for "Hugs of Death"!!
These full size Squibs are ready to love you till you die. Designed by Squid Kids Ink. They are made with high quality materials to ensure that they are very soft, cuddly, yet deadly. The 1st wave is limited, but a larger invasion is imminent. 

There are 3 different versions: Happy Gray Squib (left), Grumpy Red Squib (center) and Confused Black Squib (right).

2 things I love about this lineup: 
#1 is that these cute plushies come in 3 different versions: regular (17 inches long), mini (9.5 inches long) and in the form of 17 inch purses with a 3-foot adjustable strap!
#2 is the price point: the regular Squib plushes and the Squib purses retail for just $20, and the minis are just $10! Now THOSE are some great prices!

As always, we can get any or all of these products for you so email us or leave a comment if you are interested. 
You can follow Squid Kids Ink on their website, blog or Facebook.

Jan 2, 2011

Suckadelic Solo Show Jan 11th at Boo-Hooray Gallery




The Boo-Hooray Gallery reluctantly announces the first SUCKADELIC retrospective gallery exhibition. Intentionally confusing, misleading, disappointing and really funny, these limited edition parodies of action figures reverberate with a vicious wit and are oddly eyeball-pleasing in the manner of all kinds of toothsome 20th/21st century collage and montage art.

The toys and their aggressively situationist piss-take packaging comment on pop culture commodification and the consumer habits of compulsively shopping kidults: The very process that made KAWS, Takashi Murakami, and Michael Lau art-stars on the Art Basel Miami/Armory Show/Venice Biennale tip.

One of the most respected despised and influential figures in the art toy movement for the past decade, the SUCKLORD has been producing handmade bootleg action figures in very limited runs, each selling out immediately. As the plot thickens, the work of the SUCKLORD is widely collected in fine art circles, and has been auctioned at Christie’s, Freeman's and Phillips.

This exhibition marks the first time the entire SUCKADELIC catalogue will be exhibited in one place. For the duration of the exhibit, a SUCKADELIC SUCK-SHOPPE pop-up store will be open. Original artwork, sculptures, silk- screens and paintings will also be for sale. 

The work presented in this exhibit is a documentation of my struggle to reach the top of a sinister pyramid scheme; A culture-jacking enterprise where ruthless-yet-compelling super-criminals compete for the imaginations of fickle consumers and a relentless media machine.

- Excerpt from the SUCKLORD's artist statement

The 100 page exhibition catalogue will be available as a limited edition of 500 numbered copies. A deluxe signed limited edition catalogue of 50 copies with an exclusively created SUCKADELIC figure will also be available.

If you show up on opening night, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the characters from the SUCKADELIC Universe. We can not guarantee a pleasant experience: the SUCKLORD, his nemesis Vectar the Intolerable and their cast of super-villains don’t really get along and have been prone to serious falling-outs, resulting in laser gun- battles and sulking.

The exhibition is curated by Johan Kugelberg and Simeon Lipman.

Opening Party: January 11, 2011, 6pm
Closing Party: January 23, 2011, 3pm

521 W 23RD ST, NEW YORK, NY 10011