Today at Noon PST, The Katerpillar: KiLL! x Virva Peikko will be releasing the Johnny Rad - Skate and Destroy Edition This resin figure will be limited to a run of 20 pieces. Each card backer is hand signed by Johnny Rad himself. They will only be available at http://kaijux3.storenvy.com/ and can be purchased for $50.00 each.
Amanda Visell has release this brand-new Player One Mario wood sculpture. Limited to a run of 20 pieces, and standing in at 7 inches tall, the wood sculpture features Mario sitting atop an old NES console (with a controller in his hands). This one might be my favorite piece created by Visell (and she’s produced a number of amazing works). Pick the Player One Mario wood sculpture up for $400.00.
We often receive random press releases for all sorts of art-related causes, merchandise, disputes, etc. But I thought this would be one that would be of interest to readers. Personally, I'm a little torn over this. If street art is done illegally and anonymously on another person's property. Who is the owner of the art?
This week, fashion retailer H&M filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in New York, allegedly asking the court to essentially rule that any and all unsanctioned or illegal artwork, such as street art and graffiti, should be devoid of copyright protection and can be used by any brand or corporation, without any payment or even needing the artist's permission. This action taken by H&M is a full out assault on artists' rights and we must raise our voices. This could render millions of murals and important pieces of artwork worldwide completely unprotected and available for corporate use, without any payment or permission needed whatsoever.
We must not allow this company to use our artwork and appropriate our culture to sell their products, for their own financial gains, while at the same time allow them to devalue and delegitimize our artwork, our culture, and everything we work for.
This all began when H&M was caught using REVOK's artwork in an advertising campaign without permission. When REVOK asked them to stop, they responded by threatening him with criminal charges and filed this lawsuit declaring that all artists of unsanctioned artwork should be unprotected and have no rights whatsoever.
Yeah...I get it. I'm getting older, and maybe I just don't understand what the kids in the "art scene" consider trendy and hip. But I just don't get Kidrobot's Yummy World. (They did release a new array of plush Yummy World characters, retailing at $5.99 and $14.99 depending on the piece) Throw a pair of eyes and a smile on a bagel and voila! I guess if I were a huge waffle fan, I'd maybe pick up a waffle Yummy World plush...although I'd likely prefer an actual waffle that I could eat and wouldn't tease me with its lack of edibleness.
Argonaut Resins has released a handful of new three inch Tuttz cat 2.0 clear tint Fairies via their online shop. This round of resin Tuttz Fairies are done in various clear tinted colors. There are a few pieces still left to purchase, with each Tuttz selling for $35.00.
Tomenosuke is releasing the Ashuran Tomenosuke Exclusive by Mirock-Toy on March 17th 2018 at 11:00am JST (that would be 10PM ET on March 16th). Measuring about 11.5 inches in height, the figure has been sculpted by artist Youhei Kaneko. This Tomenosuke Exclusive version is a limited edition run of 15 pieces and will retail for 21,600JPY (about $202.50).
The 4th printing of Rob Schraub's iconic SCUD: The Disposable Assassin collection - The Whole Shebang - is now available to purchase at your favorite local comic book shop (or over at Amazon.com). This version features a brand-new cover, but the same 786 pages of art and (ridiculous) stories as the previous versions. It's listed at $34.99, but you can order a copy via Amazon for $20.35.
Holy hell...what is that?!? A link to a site called WerePups.com came across my Twitter scroll today. Why did I click it? WHY did I click it? I (and now you) cannot unsee this. Artist Asia Eriksen produces these unbelievably lifelike and incredibly creepy baby werewolf dolls - hence the name WerePups. I can only imagine the jokes I could play with one of these little guys.
Artists Travis Lampe and Travis Louie have created a "card throwing/tile game" called VAMPIRES vs. UNICORNS: Floor War. Released by Yumfactory, the game was constructed by game designer Jim DuBois and Hi-Fructose co-founder Attaboy, based on an original concept by DuBois.
You can draw from your deck of cards to raise the dead, cause a unicorn stampede, and more. It’s up to you to find the best throwing technique to destroy your opponent’s floor tiles, but not all tiles are the same. The game is currently available to purchase from Hi-Fructose for $34.95.
From Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, Asmus Toys is bringing collectors the fugitive Daisy Domergue. Portrayed by Jennifer Jason Leigh, the sixth scale collectible figure is currently available to pre-order. Featuring a super real likeness as seen in the movie, the Daisy figure includes a guitar, specially tailored clothing and accessories.
Sideshow Collectibles currently has the figure available to pre-order for $179.95. It's expected to begin shipping between June and August of 2018.
The Daisy Domergue Sixth Scale Figure features the following:
Pair of relaxed posture gloved hands
Pair of gun holding hands
Pair of relaxed posture hands
Pair of weapon holding hands
Brown leather trench coat
Pair of long boots
Black fur hat
Dark brown high chair
Pair of handcuffs
Asmus display base