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Mar 29, 2014

New Ardabus Rubber Art Prints And Webshop

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Echo's Brother

Ardabus Rubber has been hard at work this year on secret projects- one of which, we can see, was adding a giant in-house fine art printer to his studio arsenal. A wide and exciting art print line joins Ardabus' (newly re-designed) webshop lineup here! I'm super stoked on these additions, which make Ardabus artworks available from $12+

Triple Positive

This is the first time Ardabus' earlier, and difficult to find paintings, like "Triumphant Return of the Anthropomorphic Spectre" have been available as large format prints;

Triumphant Return Of The Anthropomorphic Spectre

Word on the street is that these Tshirts are ready, and are amazing.
Find more of Ardabus' artwork on his website. or stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram @ardabusrubber for new toy art & paintings.


Mar 28, 2014

SubUrban Vinyl Gallery 1s And 2s Preview Is Live

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Sub-Urban Vinyl Gallery kicked off their "1s and 2s" custom toilet seat exhibition today in-house, and has updated a preview section on their website here. Available also are these Sucklord "Ass Wipe" toilet paper rolls. Sculpture? Utility? You decide.



To view the exhibition preview, click through here, or contact suburbanvinyl@gmail.com 






Autonomous Amplifier, circa 1886 by David Ten

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Created for a charity auction, David Ten's latest piece is crafted from wood, metal, clay acrylic and vinyl and draws inspiration from antique 1940's wooden radios, steampunk aesthetics, art deco, and Kabuki Masks.  You can seen and purchase more of Deeten's amazing artwork at his online store.

-The Highest Fever
@thehighestfever

Mar 27, 2014

Kanji Toys Transform into Animals

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   Yet another weird toy from Japan is here to fascinate us all.

These transforming toys called Mojibakeru Kana are marketed as learning toys for kids and classrooms. They are kanji that transform into whatever they spell out.

   Right now it's a series of mostly animals, but Bandai plans to release other types of these toys later this year.







Mojibakeru Kana Golden Dragon Kanji
Mojibakeru Kana Dragon
Mojibakeru Kana Dino kanji


Mojibakeru Kana Dinosaur
Mojibakeru Kana Gorilla and Bird













I'm not sure how educational these toys are but I'll sure use that as an excuse to buy them all!



-XOXO Otaku Milf (AKA Shonuff)

Mar 26, 2014

New 8" Dunny from DeeTen

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David "DeeTen" has been busy working down his commissions list, and shares this newest piece for a private collector. This piece, "Anti Air Siren", circa 1886, a custom 8'' dunny with wings! DeeTen shares with us:

"I was influenced by steampunk aesthetics and the 1927 movie Metropolis when I designed this figure. This piece along with most of my others are part of a story where they are artifacts from another dimension brought back to us in 1886." 

You can follow @deeten on Instagram and Twitter, or on his online shop here.





Rainy Day Antagonist Figure by Evilos Now Up on Kickstarter

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Our friend Evilos has launched a Kickstarter to fund the production of his first original sculpt collectible! I've backed it, of course. Evilos is an undeniable talent and has been extremely supportive of Tenacious Toys. He's part of the crew. Let's get him to his goal, he's already well on his way!

From his KS:

 Hello, My Name is Christopher Avalos.

I've been a model maker and custom artist for well over 20 Years. In that time I've painted many different things. This year ive decided to make my own figure, I've had this idea for some time and through an amazing set of circumstances I'm ready to create my very first figure.


I've already gone and had the 3D sculpt professionally created, so we are half way there. But I still need your help. With your pledges I can hire a studio in the United States to produce the mold and the figures. So please check out all the rewards I have and their details here.

He is a character that I came up with a very long time ago when rainy weather would cause all sorts of delays. I don't have a traditional indoor studio like many other artists, my studio is outside and I rely on the great southern California weather to get my work done. Some days I cannot paint because of bad weather and that's what my Rainy Day character personifies. With your help and pledges, I can create a Do It Yourself White Resin figure that you can customize however you wish. He will come in five pieces for easy painting and is 4 inches tall. Just paint, put him back together and you will have a figure all your own.

Mar 25, 2014

Takara TOMY to release Fruits Zombie Series

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    Takara TOMY A.R.T.S.  has released a trailer for their upcoming gashopon collectible series called "Fruits Zombie". There's 6 different kinds of fruits zombies to collect and at under $2.00 a pop, who wouldn't want to grab them all?
Takara TOMY Presents Fruits Zombie
Fruits Zombies Banana, Sakuranbo and Ichigo.

Fruits Zombies Painappuru, Budou and Nashi.
The release video is pretty convincing....





These guys are already in gashapon machines all over Japan, you're best bet to grab one in America is to go to online auctions or ask a friend in Japan. These guys may end up being pretty rare so grab some while you can!

-XOXO Otaku Milf
(AKA -Shonuf)

Mar 24, 2014

Season of Spring exhibition by Daniel Rolnik at the Flower Pepper Gallery

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The Season of Spring - Flower Pepper Gallery

Daniel Rolnik, The Worlds Most Adorable Art Critic, was on Toy Break Episode 299, showing off some items he is showing at a current exhibit at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Old Pasedena. Daniel Rolnik is an art lover who blogs for many different sites, just so he can reach the appropriate crowd for every type of art genre. The Seasons of Sprint exhibit, curated by Daniel, centers around a neat idea in which Daniel sends all participating artists, an artist pack. Each cardboard envelope contained 2 pieces of quality paper and instructions for the artist to provide original pieces. One piece would be shown in a clear poly bag and header card, while the second piece(hidden behind the first) would be a surprise for the person who purchases the piece. A really great idea and pretty open ended. Some artists decided to forgo the provided paper and instead, create some really cool sculptures. All the pieces in the exhibit range in price from $20 to $200, which is pretty affordable for Original pieces of art.
Andrew Hadle, an illustrator and sculptor, provided 2 amazing sculptures, titled Dog and Duck.
Dog by Andrew Hadle

Duck by Andrew Hadle
An art collective, Salao Coboi, also provided sculptures for the exhibit, both of which can be seen in Toy Break 299. These pieces are pretty amazing and thought provoking to say the least. Salao Coboi started out as mutant art collective, but has since become a solo endeavor for Apolinário Pereira, co-founder of Salao Coboi.
Prince by Salao Coboi

Tony by Salao Coboi
For those able to, be sure to check out these pieces, along with many others at the Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. The exhibit runs now until Friday April 4th.
 Flower Pepper Gallery, 121 Union Street at the corner of Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103. Hours:  Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Flower-Pepper.com. The Season of Spring exhibit runs through Friday, April 4th.

SubUrban Vinyl Gallery Presents 1s and 2s A Custom Toilet Seat Show

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Restroom, Bathroom, Washroom, Dunny (if you live down-under)... There are very few places you will return to and routinely spend more time in, than your washroom. So why is it so severely lacking in artwork? Well it doesn't have to be! This is the curatorial premise behind Sub-Urban Vinyl Gallery's upcoming "1s and 2s" Exhibition, featuring custom painted toilet seats.

Exhibition opens March 28 at Sub Urban Vinyl Gallery.

Contributing artists include:
Carson Catlin, Tasha Zimich, Soko Cat, JFury, Con Art Studio, Small Angry Monster, Nemo, The Jelly Empire, and more.

We've seen some WIPs surfacing (we all float down here!) including;

Con Art Studio

Soko Cat
Tasha Zimich

Stay tuned, and on the edge of your seats, for updates as they unfold. Curious about the show or a piece you've seen? Email suburbanvinyl@gmail.com


New Hell Lotus Teddy From Dust x MintyFresh

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David "Dust" Stegmann reveals to us 1 of 2 Teddy pieces bound for release through European retailer MintyFresh. This custom Hell Lotus "Master Teddy San" features epoxy sculpted elements, spray and hand painted with acrylics.



Master Teddy San's minute fabric detailing is made more impressive by the minuscule figures seated and draped on Teddy himself. The balance in scale makes it hard to determine whether Master Teddy San is himself a creature, or a monument to even tinier beings. To inquire this piece, or submit questions, contact the artist directly by email at info@davidstegmann.de