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May 18, 2016

ALAVAKA "pink fan" x Devils Head Productions


A new and very experienced vendor in Japan has taken control of the DHP sofubi and his first pulls are amazing. A hot neon pink punches your eyeballs hard as hell...and has jet black glass eyes to cool is that? A painted version of this vinyl may be done sometime in the future but these unpainted versions will not be offered again.

You will need to prepay for this release and all you need to do is email by May 31st saying "I'm in for a pink unpainted!" along with your paypal email and an invoice will be sent. You will have until June 18th to pay the invoice and any payments received after that date will be refunded and the offer becomes null and void. The price is $70.00 ppd inside the USA and you will get both a standard Alavaka and Bodhisattva head. If you love unpainted vinyl...don't snooze. This release looks amazing! BOOM!

******P.S. If you live outside the USA Please send your shipping address when you reply so I can calculate the exact Priority Shipping fee. I usually do a blanket global fee but this is a special release and it may end up saving you some money with the exact cost.

May 17, 2016

'KOLORSTORM: The Art of Louie "KR.ONE" Gasparro' Available on Amazon Now

NYC graffiti art, heavy metal, comic books, and fantasy art intersect here in Louie “KR.ONE” Gasparro’s visual autobiography. This legendary Queens artist-drummer weaves these powerful influences into a medium he calls "Graffantasy," creating tags, wall pieces, paintings and illustrations, model trains, jackets, and more.

Gaze at this modern Renaissance man’s work from 1977 to the present, and trace his evolution from his adolescent days watching bombed subway cars whirring by in a KOLORSTORM, to the underground period tagging trains and evading cops, to his legal works and whole–school buses. Starting with a scrapbook-like photo collection from Louie’s youth and his other career as drummer of several heavy metal bands, the book moves on with elaborate sketches from the artist’s blackbooks, and colorful concert posters and album covers.

Through a stunning array of styles and techniques, witness KR.ONE’s transformation from restless punk to major decorative artist and abstract painter.

We've enjoyed working with Louie on several different projects and shows, including his participation in The Grand Slam All City Style show, painting several commissioned ACS trains for Bigshot Toyworks and Klim, and painting live at the Bigshot booth at two successive NY International Toy Fairs. Louie is both a talented artist, and a great guy. Support Queens artists!

May 16, 2016

Brick Dictator: 1941 Lego World War 2 - Battle of Brody


The cinematic shots, special effects, and music really push this into overdrive.
More and more fan made films are getting made, from Star Wars to Harry Potter and everything in between.

If you are a Lego or just a brick building fan like I am, then you can probably appreciate the very intense and immaculately well created fan film below.

June 23, 1941...

A fierce tank battle erupted between the 1st Panzer Group III Army Corps and XLVIII motorized Army Corps and five corps of the Russian 5th and 6th Army near the town of Brody.

The Soviets would end up losing on a decisive scale having been outmaneuvered, and then systematically cut apart by the surgical strikes of the Luftwaffe. It still is considered one of the largest tank engagements of WW2.
Some people might be against using toys to represent something like this, but I think it's actually brilliant.
Some of the parts were created on 3D printers, which are beginning to change the playing field in ways that no one could have seen just a few years ago. (In some instances especially in the toy industry, it can also be a bad thing, but that's a post for another time.)

So kick back, enjoy the video below, and then maybe check out the YouTube channel for Brick Dictator.

Until next time, I'm Mario, the Artisan Rogue

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