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Hollis Price: Weekend Warrior

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Le Merde is all set to release their first hand cast plastic figure this Thursday.  June 1st marks the Grand Opening of Bazr Gallery in Seattle. Le Merde and Charles Whiteside present 40/Love. A 70's tennis extravaganza. Tennis Stars Hollis Price and Santaclops will be making their first appearances. The opening party is 7pm-1am. A full bar will be in service. There is also live music at The Comet.

Hollis Price is a fictional Tennis Star from the late 70's who eerily resembles a happy-go-lucky John McEnroe.  The “Hollis Price: Weekend Warrior” figure is limited to a run of 30 pieces.  He stands at 8” tall.  15 of the toys will be for sale at the opening and 15 through Le Merde’s website on June 1st @ 5pm.

Bazr Gallery and Retail
910 E Pike St
Seattle,WA 98122
206.617.2161

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Hi-Fructose Vol. 3 Sneak Peek

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Hi-Fructose magazine returns this summer with Vol.3 of more Under the Counter Culture.

This edition features:

Mark Ryden, Jim Woodring, Chris Ware, Maywa Denki, Craola, Wonderfarmers…as well as designer toy exposes and another specially created D.I.Y. paper pattern by RediMech

Plus…a special Viewmaster® Photo Reel featuring the latest toy photos from photographer Brian McCarty (in 3-D) will be included in each magazine.  (Shots include Sam Flores' new Vinyl figure "Fatima" and more.)  Viewmaster reels are available while supplies last.

Check out these photos of Volume 3.  Unless you have super-amazing vision...you might want to buy the actual magazine when it's released.

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Pre-Orders at Fugitive Toys

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Fugitive Toys has sent word that they are now taking pre-orders for a numbers of new products.  They have figures from James Jarvis, Tim Burton, Jeremy Fish, Frank Kozik, Mars-1 and UNKL Brand.  Go check it out!

3DRetro’s Exclusive GID Rabbbit

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3DRetro is going to be selling this exclusive blue Glow-in-the-Dark version of Ron English's RabbbitDark Horse figure.  Produced by , this figure will be limited to 500 pieces.  Look for this light-blue vinyl figure to go on pre-sale later this week.

Choco and Minty Viva La France

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No...you don't need to adjust the color on your monitor.  This is the Toy Tokyo exclusive Choco and Minty - Viva La France edition.  David Horvath and Toy2r put together a pretty cool colorway here.  Look for the set to land around July or August.  It's selling for $59.99.

Follow The Munny Show

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Get ready for the Follow the Munny Show.  It’s hitting Denver, CO and sponsored by Plastic ChapelCapsule Gallery (designer toy store) and . Although the show is open for all skill levels, they will be featuring some amazing artists.  Evan Hecox, J Neth, Upso ,Ryan Riss ,KR ,Scribe,Emit ,Chris Huth, and many more.

The show will last from June 9th until July 14th with an eBay auction lasting 30 days. Some of the many prizes include a signed Kozik 10" Bondage Smorkin Labbit, a signed Jeff Soto Terrarium Keeper Qee (not SDCC), and a Nathan Jurevicius' TreeDweller (not signed), as well as many great door prizes, and best of category prizes.

Capsule Gallery
554 Sante Fe Drive
Denver, CO

Teddy Troops Invade Rotofugi

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Rotofugi is exhibiting 40 of the top Chicago-based artists as they take on blank vinyl DIY Teddy Troops.  Teddy Troops are designed by the German graffiti artist Flying Fortress and manufactured by Adfunture Workshop.  The opening reception is June 2nd from 7-11pm.  Free beverages by Goose Island and music by Tobias.

June 2-July 23
Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery
1953 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL

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Huck Gee at Schmancy Toys

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Schmancy Toys is moving!  No worry...it's only next door. They are moving into a bigger gallery space and kicking things off with a show featuring the work of Huck Gee.  Plus...Huck will be there signing things.  So if you're in the Seattle area on June 2nd...get on out there.

CONTEST: We All Speak Football Trexi Series

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How about this for a contest?  You have a chance to win an entire set of 25 Trexis from the We All Speak Football series.  That's right...all of the 3" tall Trexis above can be yours. 

Here are the rules:

  • It's a completely random giveaway through the P&P Discussion Board
  • Post: Your Favorite Design in this line (Click here for all of the names)
  • Contest runs through July 1st

Sponsored by Play Imaginative

Frozen Solid Security Monkey Trexi

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We swiped this photo from Rotofugi...they have David Horvath's Frozen Solid Security Monkey.  This 3" tall Trexi will be a part of the greater NOUPA line.  If you want to pick one up...Rotofugi has them for $13 each.