Dreamland Toyworks plan on launching their first new lines in early 2007. One of the company's first launches will excite fans of The Boondocks. Carl Jones, producer of Adult Swim's "The Boondocks", has designed a line of his own, original characters - Hoodiez. There will be 5 figures of various sizes...I like that.
Dr. Bao and Spive - aka the NVC Crew - have been chosen as the December Artist of the Month over at October Toys. The honor entitles them to work on some Gwin customizing. By producing some of the best custom work on Gwins, they haven't let fans down.
The first concept they worked on was a cyborg S.W.A.T. team of 3 Gwin figures. "We've decided to do 2 weirdo cyborgs and the last one is like an aviator cyborg. When we finished it, I was thinking about how can we show them.....So I remember of a movie called S.W.A.T.......and I was like hey, I think it would perfectly fit with our concept and october toys' concept ( which is gwinarmy.com) so why not do something with the cover of the movie and our customs together..... That's how we came up with 'The Gwin S.W.A.T Army'."
With 2 Gwins left over, the NVC Crew decided to get into the holiday spirit. The first of which is called the Gwinch, and resembles Dr. Seuss' Grinch character. For the last custom, they decided to sculpt a mister Lunartik "that is dreaming and is just out of space".
Dr.Bao's The Gwinch and Mr. Lunatiq will be on ebay for auction, and the money will be given to charity. They choose to give the funds to an association for people having Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
UNKL Brand is blowing up the much sought after HazMaPo line...to 300% of the normal size. Launching on January 1st, these HazMaPo figures will be 12" in height. The 'Peligro' model - shown above - is the first of many super-sized figures.
For the graphics, we went back to our roots – the hazardous signage we love so much. Warning labels (in Spanish and English) wrap the entire body of HazMaPo while the starry eye watches all. It’s a big statement for people who want to make a point.
The Hive Gallery & Studios, known for bringing innovative new artists into the thriving Gallery Row scene, explores the world of dolls in its December show - DOLLS DOLLS DOLLS. Curators Nathan Cartwright and Carol Powell, with over 100 up & coming artists from LA and around the country will take a fresh and uninhibited look at doll conception and construction. Unrestrained by convention, these artists have created an army of character based works ranging from the adorable to the disturbing to inhabit The Hive for the Holiday season.
Curator Nathan Cartwright says,"I've been looking toward doing a show like this since we opened our doors nearly two years ago. I wanted to encourage our roster of talent to step outside of their own comfort zone and experiment with new media. The show is turning out to be so much more than I imagined."
Featured artist Myna Sonou and featured installation artist Jesse Spears will anchor the show with their own unique visions and styles. Both artists have garnered critical success in the crowded landscape of new art visionaries taking the West Coast by storm.
Opening: December 2nd from 8PM to 12:30AM
The Hive Gallery and Studios
729 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Suggested donation: $5
Rocket World has sent us this photo of the newest series of Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo characters. Series 4 consists of 4 figures: Makutu the Yellow Eyed Penguin, Oishi the Japanese Snow Monkey, Candace the African Elephant and Burnu the Platypus. The final designs look even better than I could have imagined! Look for these (as well as several exclusives) to be released in 2007.
Circus Punks are the modern day incarnation of these nostalgic American tradition but with a twist: these Circus Punks are designed and customized by the hottest artists around. The Out of Vogue in LA show will feature artwork and handpainted Circus Punks from over 45 different artists. In addition to the custom Punks will be limited production 15” Circus Punks by Craola, Shag, tokidoki, Reuben Rude, Thomas Han & Bob Dob. Each one of the exclusives will be limited to 20 pieces each. To further bombard any CP fan, there will be plenty of hard to find Circus Punks production pieces as well as plenty of Circus Punks swag given away.
Line up early ‘cuz the first 100 people in line will receive raffle tickets with half being winners of Circus Punks bags filled with CP goodness.
December 2, 2006 7-10 pm
36 W. Colorado Blvd. #5
Pasadena, CA 90015
The newest products from Jamungo are designed by FERG and called Squbes. They are less vinyl toys and more designer art figures. The run consists of 500 white pieces and 350 of the black version. Also, look for clear (150) and glow-in-the-dark (250) exclusives. Each figure is 4" in height and will retail around $40. The line is being distributed by DKE Toys.
In stock and shipping NOW at Frozen Empire Toys:
- Get Small SF Mini Figures
- UniPo Series 1 by UNKLbrand
- 3" Red Ninja Trexi by Huck Gee
- 10" + 3" Trexi Set by Huck Gee
- 8" Lenin Dunny by Kozik / Kidrobot
- Sho-Po plops by Kozik / Ningyoushi (Blind Box & Individual Figures)
- Firefly GID Treeson by Crazy Label
- 3" Mini / Keychain Treeson by Crazy Label
- 9" Black Anarchy NADE by Kozik / Jamungo
You might need to enter the crazy Uglycon Uglydoll Costume Contest...just check out the prizes!
- First place wins the giant Big Toe prototype, a band new Nintendo Wii system and a Zelda game for the Wii.
- 2nd place wins the regular size Big Toe prototype.
- 3rd place wins the Littleugly Big Toe prototype.
I have the Nintendo Wii, and I must say...it's tons of fun!!!
Tinpo just keeps getting bigger...literally! The folks at UNKL Labs decided to make slight modifications to their prized gerbil DNA and this was the result: Big ol’ tinpos!
At 6" in height, these tinpo figures are 300% the size of the normal tinpo you might just have sitting on your shelf. They won't be released until December 1st (less than a week away) and would make great stocking stuffers depending on how large your stockings are. It appears that UNKL is going big with a number of their lines...gotta like that!