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Jul 4, 2015

Newt Jnr XL Tiki Edition by Ume Toys

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After the sell out of the original release of Newt Jnr, Ume Toys decided to go bigger by making Newt Jnr just under 4" tall. Cast in a resin, this latest edition of Newt Jnr XL is the Tiki edition. Newt Jnr XL was given a wooden make over. Priced at £37.50, plus shipping from the UK, each of these pieces are handmade and collectors should allow up to 28 days for this little big guy to be made. Be sure to check out the other available editions on the Ume Toys online store, there is definitely a lot of cool things to buy.

Independence Day Despair by Adam Quesnell x Stand Up! Records

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Adam Quesnell and Stand Up! Records will be releasing 5 limited edition red, white, and blue marbled Despair figures to celebrate the Fourth of July. This will be the third set of Despairs to be released by Adam, with the first being released during Halloween and the second being released on Valentines Day. Despair is a figure designed by Terence Brown II and sculpted by October Toys. Each of these patriotic Despairs w come bagged with a header card that includes a download code for Adam Quesnell's debut Stand Up! Records release, "Can We Afford This Much Despair?". Priced at just $25 each, first class shipping is included for any orders in the US, whereas international orders will have varying shipping cost, depending on location. With only 5 of these figures available, be sure to head on over to FAQ Comedy's online store at 1776pm(6:16pm CST) on July 4th.

Jul 3, 2015

Scribe's Blue Moon Artist Series Label Contest

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The brewing company Blue Moon recently announced their artist series of limited edition labels that will grace the bottles of their wonderful brew. Among those "20 Up-and-Coming" artists (Blue Moon's words) is a familiar name, Donald Ross, aka Scribe. His painting was turned into a bottle label, which can can be purchased today in special 20 count packaging. To along with the artist series is the artist series contest, where Facebook users can vote on his/her favorite design, to determine the top 10 designs and giving their favorite artist a chance at $20,000. Voting runs now until August 31st, 2015. All any Facebook user has to do is head over to Blue Moons Facebook page and in the album of Artist Series: 20 Up-and-Coming Artists, "Like" his her favorite design. Just click on Scribe's design, or any others for that matter, and click the Like button. Congrats to Scribe on having his wonderful design picked and good luck to Scribe in the contest.
Photo from Scribe's Facebook Page - p.c. Scribe

July 4th Weekend Sale at MAD Toy Design

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July 4th weekend is a time to celebrate, barbeque and relax. For many, it's a time to shop and what catch up on whatever has been falling behind. Artist MAD is celebrating Murica by offering a discount code that can be used in the MAD Toy Design store all weekend, with the promotion ending on midnight Central time. Everything from 3D Printed Micro MADLs, to 18" Modern Hero Banks are all on sale with the promo code "Murica". Head on over to MAD Toy Store and check out all the goodies. Don't forget to enter the promo code "Murica" upon checkout, to get the 40% discount.

Jul 2, 2015

Mean Machine custom Munny by Jon-Paul Kaiser

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Jon-Paul Kaiser is a fan of 2000AD, since he was young. One of the more infamous characters from 2000AD is Mean Machine, from the famous Fink Gang. Jon-Paul was commissioned to recreate the character, using a Kidrobot 7" Munny. Using a bit of plastic tubing, wire, sheeting, epoxy resin and even a couple of LEGO bits, Jon-Paul was able to create a nice sculpted base for him to start adding painted detail on. Sticking to his traditional Black and white color palette, Jon-Paul created a great representation of Mean Machine, in Munny format. Photos of this piece were taken by Justin Allfree, Jon-Paul's go to photographer.
 

Lady Kroenen Custom Bella Delamere by Jon-Paul Kaiser

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Commissions by artists come in all shapes and sizes. Turning a customer request into a piece of art, using a base that was created by, often times, a different artist is not an easy thing to do. Jon-Paul Kaiser's latest commissioned piece is "Lady Kroenen". Using a Bella Delamere vinyl figure, designed by Doktor A, Jon-Paul was asked to create a Kroenen inspired piece. Jon-Paul individually drew and painted each of the roses seen on the piece, which took a bit longer then Jon-Paul originally had planned. Highlighting the existing lines and features of the original figure, Jon-Paul's meticulous work turned out to be well worth the effort, as the final completed piece looks quite amazing. Photos were taken by Justin Allfree, Jon-Paul's go to photographer for all his completed pieces. For anyone who would like to commission Jon-Paul Kaiser for a piece, be sure to contact him through his website and get on the list.

Jul 1, 2015

Kickstarter - Rivals: Masters of the Deep

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The guys over at World of Rivals are expanding the Rivals brand by creating a miniature boardgame, based around the Rivals story. Rivals: Masters of the Deep is a tactical 2 or more player game set in the depths of the Lurk. Many people may recognize the Rivals characters from previously successful Kickstarters, which were funded to create art toys. The latest Kickstarter from the World of Rivals is to fund  the miniatures board game Rivals: Masters of the Deep. With a funding goal of $40k, as of this blog posting, the Kickstarter has already raised more than half the amount. With early bird pricing of the game set to a reward level of $75 plus shipping, if all 500 early bird spots were to be spoken for, the Kickstarter would be really close to reaching the set $40k goal. One of the good things about the World of Rivals' Kickstarters is that they always think about stretch goals. This time around, each stretch goal beyond the initial funding goal, introduces more figures that will be included for rewards above the Early Bird Level (or above $75 pledged). Head on over to the Rivals: Masters of the Deep Kickstarter page to check out all the wonderful figures and read about the story. Make a pledge, spread the word and get this Kickstarter funded asap.



Jun 30, 2015

Instagram Giveaway from Patrick Wong

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Canadian artist, Patrick Wong, has announced an Instagram Giveaway to support the latest edition his resin art toy, the Beats Series MPC 2000XL. The 3" resin collectible is will not be for sale and only available through this giveaway. Based on the iconic Air Jordans 3 basketball shoe, the special promo Beats Series MPC 2000XL figure will be given away to one of Patrick Wong's Instagram Followers. To enter, Instagram Users need to have a public profile, have to follow @patrickwongart, and repost the contest ad with the hashtag #PatrickWongArt (looks like the first picture of this post). One winner will be announced on July 13, 2015. In addition to this giveaway, The Beats Series Part 4 MPC 2000XL in beige or blue are availble for preorder through Patrick Wong's webstore, priced at $35 each. Pre-orders will close on July 15th, 2015 and no copies will be made after this date. So, be sure to pre-order one or both of the latest colorways and enter the Instagram Giveaway.

REVIEW: Nannoo by Lillikit

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Lillikit is a South Korean shop that collaborates with artists from all over the world to create interesting art and designs. They were kind enough to send me some of their new Nannoo figures

Nannoo, a kitten flying to the sky, is the creation of  Lee Seung Min, an art director for films, animation and advertising from Seoul, South Korea.  Lee, along with her ten year old son, started the design of Nannoo with the simple shape of a ball.   

Nannoo is a small sphere about the size of your hand (hands may vary, it's about the size of MY hand) with four legs, ears, a tail and an adorable cat design.  One of my favorite details is the design of the nose/mouth.  A line swoops in over the left eye curling around and joining a second line to create a smiling appearance.  Just looking at these little guys puts a smile on my face. Nannoo currently comes in five different colors, the Pastel Series, which are representative of the seasons.  Min and Lillikit have plans to release the Nannoo figures in many more fun and creative designs in the future as well as you can see below.  These toys will delight both children and adult collectors alike. 



To add Nanoos and lots of other interesting and beautiful artwork to your collection, visit Lillikit.com 










Jun 29, 2015

Release of art toy "Milbatallas" x Entusiasta Gallery, David Pugliese and Pablo S. Sapia

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The pirate Milbatallas (Thousandbattles in spanish), Entusiasta Gallery's first collectible Art Toy.

Milbatallas is designed by David Pugliese and sculpted by Pablo S. Sapia. It was carefully modeled by hand and is finely detailed.

Made in resin and with a subtle wood base, the pirate Milbatallas owns a picturesque figure:
His arms made out of sticks and hooks in place of feet makes him the perfect monument to perseverance.

Only 20 copies where made for this first edition and they are now for sale only by e-mail at entusiastagallery@gmail.com.

The official presentation event will take place on July 11th at 4.30pm at the MuHu - Museo del Humor (Humor Museum) housed in the building of the old Munich Brewery, Av. de los Italianos 851, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Set sail! 











2 days until Rivals:Masters of the Deep Lands on Kickstarter

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Rivals:Masters of the Deep have an event happening July 1st only on Facebook where you can win prizes and celebrate with them as they launch the Campaign. 

Make sure to keep a close eye on all of the happenings. There will be early bird pricing for the first 500 backers so make sure to get in early.