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Court of the Dead

Dec 8, 2012

Domo Qee Series 4 now available open-box

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Toy2R's Domo Qee Series 4 now available open-box! These are some sweet little 2-inch figures in a variety of colors. Pretty cheap too- we price open boxes in a reasonable way, I think. Click here to see all the Domo Series 4 we have available.



Frozen Cave Baby

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Really like what JFury is doing these days. Here a 3 inch Dunny with his Frosty Caveman style!

Frozen Cave Baby

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     - Don P

Message In A Bottle - Resin Artifacts from We Kill You!

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We Kill You! has just one of each of their new Message In A Bottle resin figures still available for $52 apiece in their store.

These unique beauties, the Young Grobold, Vishnu Paramata, and Germinal Goon, are hand cast resin with bits of found sea glass and come in mason jar half full of sand, along with a tattered message and map. Jump on this right now, because they aren't going to last much longer.

Iron Ox by Chris Dobson x Creo Design drops Dec 14

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Hot on the hooves of his forthcoming public debut at the opening of alto's 'Unfold' toy and print show (https://www.facebook.com/events/371034992973152/), the first Little Ox colourway - Iron Ox - is ready to venture out into the world.

A collaboration with Creo Design (www.cdtoys.co.uk), Iron Ox will release on Friday 14th December 2012 at Noon (GMT) via the alto website - http://www.studioalto.co.uk/

An edition of 10 (including 1 secret chase), Iron Ox represents the first in a series of Little Ox colourways. The world is about to become a little more bovine...

Iron Ox will retail for £25 (approx. $40), excluding shipping.

Dec 7, 2012

Joe Ledetter and Nathan Jurevicius show opening TONIGHT!

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'Creatures of the Night' opens at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn! The show features new paintings from Joe Ledbetter and Nathan Jurevicius. A preview of the what's available can be found here. I hear the pieces are pretty reasonably priced too so they may make some great holiday gifts.

Opening party is TONIGHT from 7pm-11pm, Directions HERE. Joe Ledbetter will attend the opening and is bringing some special edition prints and a customized inflatable unicorn!!

See you there!

If you can't make it to the opening tonight (which is lame) you can stop by another day, the show is open until January 13th.

Apocalypse Calaverita by The Beast Brothers

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The Beast Brothers recently released the "Apocalypse Calaverita" for purchase. This limited edition 6" fiberglass Calaverita is hand painted, signed and numbered by the artists. The bright colors pop against the darker color of the Calaverita, making it a great addition to any collection. I expect to see more limited edition Calaveritas in the future, of all sorts of designs and colors. That is unless, the apocalypse actually does take place.

From the Beast Brothers Apocalypse Calaverita product page:

 
 There are many legends about the apocalypse skulls but no one knows for sure their origin. The secret Knights of Quetzalcoatl were the guardians of the skulls, but once the conquistadores came they where hidden in a secret chamber and forgotten.


This ancient artifacts' sole function is to balance and contain within the forces that could bring the apocalypse upon this world. The Mayans, being the Aztecs enemies, tried to burry the knowledge of this powerful skulls, making the World think that the end was imminent. But there is still hope that once these skulls are scattered all over the world the balance will return, avoiding the end of our civilization.
Each 6" fiber glass skull is hand painted, signed and numbered by the artists.

Available for purchase now on the Beast Brothers store for $150 plus shipping and limited to only 21 pieces. While you are at it, why not pick up the Black Calaverita as well.

-Mark-Anthony

Bitta Critta by Scott Tolleson an outsmART Originals T-Shirt

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Up next for outsmART Originals artist apparel collection is Bitta Critta by Scott Tolleson. Based on another original character by Scott, expected to be released in 3D form sometime, the Bitta Critta is first making it's public debut in T-Shirt form. The design appears to be printed on an olive green shirt which compliments the colors of the art very well. Even though there are no diamonds on this design, the colors also scream Scott Tolleson.

As with all outsmART Originals T-Shirts, this pre-order is limited to 200 shirts printed on 100% cotton American Apparel Fine Jersey t-shirt, at only $25 each. Available exclusively at outsmART Originals in both men and womens sizes (up to 3XL). Keep in mind that this design will only by available for order from December 7th to December 17th. or when all 200 t-shirts are sold, whichever comes first. Delivery is expected to happen in early January.


Bringing collectors exceptional designs by exceptional artists – wearable art for the art-official intelligent – that’s outsmART originals.

By now, you should already be placing your order for this awesome design! Don't forget to mention that I helped you decided to purchase one of these shirts, you get some free air in the shipping box when you do.

- Mark-Anthony

Dec 6, 2012

Mostly Harmless Vinyl Customs - Undead Androids & more!

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Mostly Harmless has been featured here before for their amazing vinyl customs, but work this great deserves another shout out, and there is no shortage of new product being made available in the Don't Panic Store.

First you may notice the prevalent undead theme (I'm not complaining), like with these adorable face munching Androids, which are made to order.


Then you'll see there are a number of other platforms and styles represented, from the obligate Dunnys and Munnys to BUDS, even some Unicornos. For the serious collector, there's this undead 10" MadL for a cool $150. Not a bad deal at all, in fact all of the prices are quite reasonable for such face-melting works of art.


Keep watch on Mostly Harmless on Facebook or DeviantArt and snag something nice for your own shelf this holiday season. You deserve it!

So What Custom by Infinite Rabbits

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This was Infinite Rabbits submission to The Customizers (FB group) Secret Santa exchange.Platform is a Phalanx So What. Absolutely stunning piece!




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Dec 5, 2012

Dead Toy Soldiers by Ron English and Made by Monsters

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I was just asked by another blogger if I am going to be carrying these Dead Toy Soldiers by Ron English and Garage Works... initially I said no, because they make me sad and depressed about the loss of our troops overseas. I am personally against all wars we are currently conducting on foreign soil. I disagree fundamentally with the motivations behind all of those wars. I believe deep in my soul that all the geopolitical reasons the politicians give us to justify the wars are facades for our real motivation: poppy fields in Afghanistan (heroin) and oil fields in Iraq. In other words, money. I am deeply troubled by the deaths of American soldiers, and the citizens of all of those countries, that have occurred during my lifetime.

But then I realized that this type of collectible is indeed thought-provoking, and got me to think about these issues once again today. And as we all know, Ron English is a master at creating collectibles that force you to take sides, discuss, argue, disagree, emote... and in that sense these figures are very successful.

But I still struggle with selling an item like this- would that make me a bad person? Would that mean I am glorifying the deaths of American troops, or would it mean that I am trying to shed a light on hot-button issues that are poignant and relevant?

What's everyone think? Leave a comment!

Dec 4, 2012

Tokidoki Unicorno Blind Box Mini Series Two!

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Tokidoki recently released a new Unicorno mini series. It is equally delightful and as fun to look at as the first Unicorno series. Tokidoki never fails to please with their adorable and original designs. There are a lot of muted tones in this series which contradicts a bit with the rest of Tokidoki's work. But even though some pieces don't have a lot of colour they nonetheless pop and the series still shines. These pleasant creatures stand at two inches tall and are available for eight dollars in the Tokidoki shop. I'm dying to get my hands on the super cute Day of the Dead looking unicorn. After all a Tokidoki toy can brighten up anyone's collection, let alone day. 
-Ashley Gallagher

Jon Paul Kaiser's Star Wars themed Customs Available Online at Yoyamart

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Following UK artist Jon Paul Kaiser's custom Star Wars themed show, A New Hope (originally posted about here), Yoyamart has put up 50 of the remaining customs for sale online. These primarily black and white customs, range in price from $200 for a 5" custom, to $2250 for a huge 16" custom. Jon Paul Kaiser is best known for his meticulously detailed black and white style, although he does dabble in color once in awhile. Some of the small little details on these customs are amazing and somewhat mind boggling. I've had the honor of seeing Jon Paul Kaiser draw on small 3" dunnys while I was in the UK, he definitely has steady hands.These customs won't last long once word spreads, so don't hesitate and pick up one or more of these awesome JPK customs. Here are a few of my favorites.

 
Death Star Gunner Mini Munny by JPK
Stormtrooper 2 T" MonQee by JPK
Boba Fett 16" Toyer by JPK

To see more of Jon Paul Kaiser's Star Wars customs and/or to make a purchase, head on over to Yoyamart's online store.

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As always, tell them I sent you in the notes and get some free air in your package!
- Mark-Anthony

Monster Kolor Paint Markers!

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Monster Kolor is once again adding to their ever expanding paint product catalog with Monster Kolor brand Paint Markers. The paint markers are made for use on vinyl, resin, plastic and PVC toys. Individually priced at $6 each and available in 10 Monster Kolor's famous bright colors: black, white, red, blue, purple, yellow, green, purple, pink & silver. These markers feature a 2mm interchangeable tip, with a fine tip available for $1.
 Also available is a 10 marker kit, which features $0.25 shipping, although the option was not up on the site at the time of this post. I'm sure the kit will be added to the Monster Kolor store sooner than later. I have never personally used Monster Kolor products, however, I have seen the finished product of artists who have. Those pieces have awesome paint finishes, very similar to finishes I've seen on custom cars.

So, for all you artists, hobbyists and everyone else who requires awesome paint, head on over to Monster Kolors store and start shopping. These markers would make great holiday gifts!

Monster Kolor Markers in 10 colors

Interchangable tips: 2mm tip on top and fine tip in white.

If Monster Kolor feels like sending a 10 pack my way, I'll be sure to post a proper product review.

- Mark-Anthony

Custom Madness by Zukaty

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London based artist Paulo Mendes, aka Zukaty Toyz, has been putting in some studio time as of late. Zukaty is going to be releasing a dozen new customs with a price range of $55-75 plus shipping. Keep in mind that he is in London. Owning a few of Zukaty's customs myself, I really like the bold colorful pieces. The sculpted pieces look awesome as well and appear to have clean blending, which I really like. Overall, great attention to detail on all of the pieces. These customs are going to be available Wednesday, December 5th. Release time based on location: London 10PM; NY 5PM; LA 2PM. If you have your eye on one of these great customs, make sure to go to Zukaty's Storenvy and pick one up. While you are there, check out some of the other customs in the store, you might find something else you like.


As always if you pick up one or more of these great pieces, put a note that I sent you, you get free air when you do.

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- Mark-Anthony

I support Boombotix and their Rex portable speaker

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Check out this Kickstarter to fund the production of the REX portable speaker system! I'm a backer. Boombotix RULES! Kudos to Lief, whose business acumen is an inspiration to me.


With revolutionary acoustic and industrial design, a noise-canceling microphone and a built-in clip, the REX allows you to stay connected to your friends and your music while keeping your phone safely in your pocket.

The REX connects to iPods, smartphones, tablets, and laptops using wireless Bluetooth technology. Stream music, change tracks, and answer, end, or deny phone calls on the fly. The REX is built to withstand the demands of an active lifestyle so you can bring music to where you enjoy it most.


Android Series 3 figures available open-box

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We have quite a few of the super-popular Series 3 Androids available as open-box (meaning, we've identified which figure is inside the blind box). We offer reasonable prices on these open-box figures, which probably pisses off other retailers, and certainly the flippers on eBay. 
We have more blind box cases in stock as well so if you don't see the Droid you're looking for, email us. We just might set aside the one you want next time we open up some blinds.


10-inch DIY MadL figure

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The 10-inch DIY MadL is one of the most popular DIY platforms we stock. There were some rumors floating around a month ago that these were no longer available- not true! We have a case of them arriving in about a week. Preorder yours here.

Little Buddy by Friends With You

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Case Studyo has the pleasure to announce the release of a new limited edition sculpture by Friends With You, the fine art collaborative of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III.

This new object is called ‘Little Buddy’, a guardian and magical dreamer bursting with ideas and inspiration. Sam & Tury suggest you put him close to your bed for the ultimate subconcious adventures. They offer this amulet as a power object, if you take care of it and watch over him, he will reflect your gestures and offer peace and love. The more energy you give him, the more he will charge your life with magic potency.      

FriendsWithYou’s mission is to affect world culture by cultivating special moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interaction. Many of their works reference to toys because they are meant for play, a tool for unstructured free association and interaction. Their sculptures and paintings, inflatables and objects are meant to trigger the buried, neglected urges and yearnings that a seasoned art viewer may not expect to have activated; playfulness, laughter and inquisitiveness, with an end result of feeling connected. Influenced by the simple happiness found in everyday life, FriendsWithYou’s work is designed to be accessible to all.

This shiny gold glazed porcelain object (16x16 cm / 6.2x6.2 inch) is made in an edition of 25 pieces and comes in a silkscreened wooden box, with a signed and numbered certificate by FriendsWithYou.

Case Studyo apparently has no online shop, so you have to use their contact form to contact them if you want to buy one of these.

Ron English Cereal Killers series Cap'n Cornstarch figure

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The second figure in Ron English's Cereal Killers series is Cap'n Cornstarch, up for preorder here. Our shipment will arrive in about a week. This is a 9-inch vinyl figure, articulated at the arms.

Dec 3, 2012

Martin and Hugo by Umetoys

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The latest from Umetoys



Martin and Hugo are all ready to come and visit with you over the festive season - If you'd like a visit they will be up in the UME store Wednesday 5th December at 9:00am.
http://umetoys.bigcartel.com/


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