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Mar 23, 2012

Jumbo Machinders customized with Monster Kolor paint

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Look at some Monster Kolor eye candy and listen to a bunch of guys at a barbeque explain the Matrix movies in way too much detail.

JFury custom DragonBallZ and Triumph customs

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Vegeta from DragonBallZ
 JFury is further expanding his repertoire with thes two commissions done for a KR boardie:

Here are my latest customs, they were commissions from a KR boardie and they were a lot of fun to do. I personally have never seen a episode of dragon ball z but it was a fun character to do and the Foomi was a perfect platform for it. And who doesn't like Triumph the insult dog!

Let it be known: JFury will now rock your DBZ custom commission. Contact him here.
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog

Bad Ass Vending Machine custom Sketchbot by reddprime

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 There's a lot of creative talent in South Africa. Case in point: reddprime is working out of Bloemfontein, S.A., bangin' out sick customs like this Bad Ass Vending Machine custom based on Steve Talkowski's Sketchbot figure. One of reddprime's local shops supporting him is Vinyl Destination, where you can buy this custom. If you want to follow reddprime, click through to his blog. To buy your own Sketchbot DIY figure to customize, click here.


OsirisOrion custom Mickey Mouse for PlayImaginative

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I can't tell you how much I love OsirisOrion's paint work. It's mind-blowing. This is his custom Mickey Mouse for the PlayImaginative show. Sick, deep metallic color. Heavy clearcoat makes the paint look so deep that you can dive into it like a swimming pool. Everything he paints looks amazing. Check out this album he has on Flickr. It's just amazing. That's all.

Leecifer x Plaseebo Tropical Night Gamer

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LEECIFER "in cahoots with" Plaseebo
"The Greater Tropical Night Gamer" custom edition by Lee "LEECIFER" Gajda is a 7 inch high vinyl Night Gamer which has been hand painted and embellished. This figure is limited to 8 pieces and has glass eye inserts and a motion activated LED unit inside the head, as well as Black Light action.

Thought to be primarily equatorial inhabitants, it's quite rare to see one in Northern climes. These shy and reclusive creatures are easily recognizable by their organically geometric markings, bright coloration, and vestigial wings/ear tufts. Seemingly evoking the oceanic opulence of coral reef patterns and crystal blue waters with a body equally inspired by lush vibrant foliage and the plumage of the rarest of topical birds. Their true beauty can only be appreciated in hand when it's possible to examine the subtle hues of metallic golds, coppers and other reflective colors adorning their skin. An additional epidermal surprise awaits when one exploits the Greater Tropical Night Gamer's fascination for UV/black lights revealing hints of almost incandescent phosphorescent coloration. This small flutter of 8 was lured stateside by Bob Conge and Lee "Leecifer" Gajda for selective collector adoption.

M'Ickey custom Mickey Mouse by alarment for PlayImaginative

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 Allan Armenta (aka alarment) shares with us an excellent custom Mickey figure, which he did for the Play Imaginative showcase of their Mickeys. Nicely textured sculpting and detailed paint make this one an extremely well-executed custom! Little dude looks like he's at the end of his rope. Just so all of you know, they way this custom looks is how I feel inside 80% of the time.
Check out more alarment work here.

Shawn Wigs Calendario Dunny customs

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 Shawn Wigs has released a whole gang of new Dunny customs based on the Calendario Dunny from Azteca Series II. I liked them so much that I picked up one of the green ones... and my man Foox picked one up as well. You can grab one for yourself, in several colorways, in Shawn's shop here
Also available there are the Silly Rabbits Dunny series which Shawn put together, featuring the custom work of Shawn Wigs, of course, plus Mike Die, Fuller, BALD, Nerviswrek, JC Rivera and Ghostface Killah from Wu-Tang. 
We also have some of Shawn's Candy Licker series left in stock here.

Mar 22, 2012

SNEAK PEEK: Resin is King Series 1 teasers

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 Brian Ahlbeck and I have been hard at work organizing a resin blind box figure series. We're getting closer now to release- I've been receiving packages of resin figures in the mail here and there! 
This will be a blind-box resin figure series. Our artist roster is: Brian Ahlbeck, Motorbot, Jay222, Dave Bondi, Rich Page, Matt A* and Bad Applez Inc.
 Can you guess who did the art in each teaser image?
More info will be released soon!

Jacob JAMS Mutation X51Z resin figure

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This is the newest resin sculpt from Jacob JAMS: Mutation X51Z. This figure has enjoyed global blog coverage and has been collected by famous artists! LIKE the Jacob JAMS Facebook page for more info, and visit Jacob's store here to buy your own Mutation or Dropping Jaw resin figure.

Did I mention this kid is 11 years old? Yeah.

Mar 20, 2012

House Industries x Medicom Toys

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Big ups to my man Warren for turning me on to this image, video and blog post by House Industries about the Bearbrick they customized and the logo they created for Medicom's 15th anniversary.

House Industries for Medicom Toy

We were thrilled to do our part to balance the USA’s cultural trade deficit by illustrating a tenth anniversary BE@RBRICK and a fifteenth anniversary logo for Japan’s Medicom Toy Corporation. Take a video peek behind the House Industries analog curtain:


Scott Kinnebrew pieces for Vinyl Thoughts show

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Scott Kinnebrew is kicking ass and taking names. Here are a few (not even all!) of the pieces he submitted to the Vinyl Thoughts 2 show in Dallas. Click here to see more about this show. Click here or here to see and buy more pieces by Scott Kinnebrew.



Cultured Critter Collective: Zombie Gertie for So So Happy

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Valerie G of Cultured Critter Collective shares with us her entry into the So So Happy Qee show. Her Zombie Gertie features glow in the dark eyes and necklace! Val's shop is here and it's chock full of awesomeness. Toys are but one of many types of products she makes and sells.

Tenacious Toys Blog voted one of FrugalDad's Top Toys Blogs

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We are happy to announce that Frugal Dad has posted their Top Toy Blogs and this wack little blog I write is on the list! We're humbled to be in the company of Spanky, TRE, Plastic and Plush and a whole flock of other, more prolific blogs. Please click through to their list, where you will find a ton of links to the other blogs. Great reading material. Bookmark that page if you want a one-stop reference for who is blogging about toys.

JonPaul Kaiser show at Yoyamart on Oct 11

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Our friend JonPaul Kaiser is going to leap across the pond in October and run wild in the streets of Manhattan. Be warned. October 11, Toy2R has foolishly invited JPK to invade Yoyamart, a fashion and style trendsetting boutique on Gansevoort Street, where he will not doubt blow every single mind that walks through the door. Literally.

No, sorry, I meant figuratively. JPK is a giant, amazingly sweet man who I am very proud to call a friend. His talents really need no introduction. He understands form and composition, and his steady hands have brought to life some of the most brilliant custom toys that ever sold in 3.5 milliseconds at our NYCC booth. I'm stoked to meet up with JPK again. We can all expect to see beautiful Toy2R production toys, as well as custom toys, by JPK at this show.

Oct. 11th, by the way, is the opening day/preview night of NYCC 2012, so any of you in town for the Con will be able to scoot easily over to Yoyamart, which is on the west side, reasonably close to the Javits Center. See y'all there.

Alien Bio Mecha Kong by Cyberphunkk

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Cyberphunkk shares with us this absolutely SICK custom piece based on an 8-inch vintage 1980s King Kong figure. This figure incorporates a new style/method for Emmanuel: it's a mixed media piece with new painting techniques and clear coat layering he has been testing.

The Story Comes alien race of bio mechanical parasites decides to take over earth.
using its world most powerful creatures and monsters to their advantage by taking over their bodies and bio mutating them into hardwired killer alien bio machines set to destroy the humans and conquer earth.



Soul Glo Dunny custom by eeKs

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You’ve gotta let your soul glo!

Just let your soooouuuuul glo baby
feeling oh so silky smoov
Just let it shine through yeah
Just let your soooouuuul glo oooo ooo ooooo

eeKs shares with us his latest 3" Dunny: Soul Glo! This custom has clay sculpt, acrylic paint & a gloss clear coat to help keep its Soul Glo drippy fresh! Watch the couch! Buy him in eeKs' shop.

Also found on eeKs' site: Cool D(unny). Dig this sculpt:

Dead Rand Toys Gread keychains available now

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Brian Ahlbeck of Dead Hand Toys has expanded his popular Gread character design to include these new Gread keychains, which are cast out or resin much like the Gread figures themselves. Many colors available, including the glitter flourescent colors seen here. Only $5 each and you can buy them here.