In September 2011, Funko will be releasing a pair of new series. They'll be releasing some Hip Hop and Rap icons in stylized vinyl form. The 7" tall Hip Hop Urban Vinyl Figures will be available as Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac (shown above), as well as upcoming versions of Rev. Run, DMC, Chuck D and Flavor Flav.
They'll also be adding Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac to their POP! Rocks line. That will take place in June 2011. Thoughts?? I'm sure there will be some.
The Art Hustle has posted up a quick preview of the cards that will be available in The Art Hustle Series 2. They include Profile Cards, Art Cards, Signature Cards, Original Art/Sketch Cards and an all new special subset of Artist Menko cards. Look for this series to be released in early June 2011.
Designed for the Resin Casting Workshop held at the Pictoplasma event in April 2011, Lunartik'sPlastik Surgery Nipples are now available to purchase. Limited only to 35 signed and numbered pairs - One Happy and One Sad Nipple - each one comes with a signed flyer, pin badge, surgical mask and 2 or 3 blood spots. You can pick one up for £26.00 plus shipping (about $44).
Erwin the Mongar is sharing photos of his custom Munny that he submitted to the Munny World Contest. He's named Mad Mario, and here is the artist's description of the custom piece.
I got the idea of combining the cuteness with some psychotic and madness side of the character that I made. And the result is imagining what if the T-virus in resident evil brought in the Mario Land and infecting Mario itself. And the result it MAD MARIO!
The cute Mario became mad and unstopable killer! With chainsaw in his hand, he can make other creatures in the mario land miserable!! This custom uses some clay, plastic sheet, bamboo stick, and is coloured with acrylic paint and finished with clear matte spray paint.
Bob Conge (Plaseebo) sent along this teaser image. It appears to be a Night Gamer with some mechanical apparatus attached to his brain. I'm guessing we'll see some more shots and additional details in the near future.
On Saturday May 7th 2011, Dragatomi will be having a release and signing event featuring artist Jesse Hernandez. The new figure release will be The Mictlan - Peyote Edition, which is a limited edition of 85 pieces. Get out to the release, which runs from 7PM to 9PM, to pick one up for $70.00.
Mugo has revealed the design for their Kung Fu Panda 2 collaboration. This is the first themed series for Mugo, which combines MP3 and USB capabilities in a unique art toy shape. This limited edition series will be comprised of four characters from the Kung Fu Panda 2 movie. Look for these to drop in late May for $54.99 each.
Cris Rose x Pepe are teaming up to release a new line of robots - named Arborobots (pronounced "Are-Bore-O-Bots"). The first release will be a set of 2 robots that work together, reflecting the collaborative nature of this endeavor.
This new line of figures is NOT made from resin but have been designed in London and hand crafted in Zurich, meaning numbers are very limited indeed.
Arborobots Backstory Part 1 of 2
"In an attempt to increase robot production and improve computational power, the research and development team at Omega Tellurion made an international request for anyone with new ideas and techniques. Among the flood of bizarre and inane suggestions from the general public, there was single proposal that stood out... at least in so far as it was the only submitted on handmade paper. Before the thick tome was even opened, it had garnered significant interest as it appeared that the hard cover and thin leaves of paper had not been bound, but were of one continuous form. The engraving on the front was also of an unknown method. While it seemed to be a finely etched hardwood, under picometer wave inferascope analysis it was clear that each cell and fibre was perfectly aligned and undamaged. Even the colouring on the pages were found to be pigments within the cells themselves, purposefully aligned to produce extremely high resolution text and vivid full colour images.
The contents of this highly unique book left the team of scientists puzzled and bemused. Expecting the language of technology and manufacture, this text read more like a gardeners handbook with a heavy dose of genetics. Having no specialists in either field, a request was made for the gentleman responsible for this submission to make a personal visit to the research lab at Omega Moonbase. In reply came a counter-invitation to visit a more terrestrial location. Switzerland.
Along with England and Norway, Switzerland was one of the few countries to insist on retaining their national identity long after most that had joined the Global Harmonious Republic had allowed their boarders to be dissolved. The destination was accessible only by air - a remote mountain valley deep within the largest of those national forests that had been re-established a century or so prior. No sooner had they set foot on the deep, lush grass, then they were greeted by a soft spoken man named Pepe. "
Pretty Ugly has announced that they'll be releasing four new Uglypillows on May 9th 2011. The quartet of Uglydoll characters represented will be Nandy Bear, Pointy Max, Uglydog, and Uppy. Look for each 14" x 14" Uglypillow to retail for $25.00.