Melissa M. Levine is an artist, addicted to color, chaos, and creation. She finds inspiration in nature, mythology and magic. Melissa currently lives and works among the majestic redwoods on the northern coast of California with her husband and fellow artist, Relm Levine. Her NeverBlue custom is only available at Panik’s Toybox for $149.99.
Jon Burgerman will be showing off some new large canvas prints, drawings, toy prototypes and stickers. It will be Jon’s first solo show in France at Artoyz (May 4-20). His hand painted toys (Yamis) are part of a collection Burgerman’s working on called The Burgermenos with Flying Cat. There will be about 30-40 available for purchase on the opening night.
Rosie Red Encore, the popular Neo Blythe, was originally released in 2001. She now returns as Superior Blythe with SBL face mold! The original 2001 version had bold ruby red lipstick and solid make up on her matte skin. The Superior version, on the other hand, has a more of a mature look.. The Superior version also comes with a black fur jacket, a pair of stockings and other items that did not come with the original.
Sideshow Toys has released a teaser photo of their Scorpion Tail Rabbit polystone statue. It will be available at SDCC, with a limited number being made available to non-attending collectors. So if you're a fan of Michel Gagne's Insanely Twisted Rabbits...you'll wanna pick this one up.
Dan from Wavedog has sent in another piece of work. This is his Skate Munny #1 - part skateboard and part Munny. The board is a backdrop as well as a mantle to display the Munny.
Mark Nagata and Max Toy Company are accepting orders for their Captain Maxx soft vinyl figure (red edition). The 9.75” figure features a removable mask, jointed arms, waist and legs. It’s packaged in a classic style bag with header card and backing card. Each figure comes packaged with mask removed on hand or mask on figure. The run is limited to less than 150 pieces.
This super rare gray edition IWG gray bear features these accessories and details:
- Highly detailed 1/6th scale HK PSG1 Sniper Rifle
- Custom I.W.G. Deathshead Skull Chest Graphic
- Highly Detailed 1/6th scale 3 day assault pack in woodland camo
- Tactical field watch
- 2 hand grenades
- One dead human skull with bullet hole
- Bear is Serial #36
- Also included is a full color IWG embroidered patch
- Does not come in a box
- Will be signed by the artist (Patrick Ma) on the bottom of the paw
- Contest ends July 1st
- Submit photo composed in any way as long an IWG toy is featured somewhere in the photograph
- Submit as many entries as you’d like
- The bear will be shipped for free anywhere in the CONUS, international or outside of CONUS, winner must pay for shipping
- Post your entries under our discussion board thread.
Ningyoushi’s mascot – Joe – was made available in toy form last year. He quickly sold old. Ningyoushi then combined their mascot with the work of Kozik and Obey and came up with the Smokin’ Joe figure.
Smokin’ Joe is decked out in his smoking rabbit outfit, carrying an Obey sign. The figure is designed by Kozik, while the sign, which attaches to either hand, is all Obey. The back of the box has some nice artwork done by Kozik.
The first Evil Icecream product to come out is the melted plush popsicle aptly named, Evil Icecream. Each plush measure approx 8" tall, created by Lazysmash, a collaboration by artists Kerry Horvath (yes sister of Uglydoll creator David Horvath) and Darth Rimmer. They plan to come out with more plush characters such as Ice Clown, Creepsicles, Mean Bean, Zit Chip and Nicecream in 2006. There is also an entire vinyl character line coming out this year featuring twelve ice cream characters from Flying Cat.
Both Kerry & Darth are LA based artists who paint, draw for art shows and create toys for small boutique shops around Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. Kerry and Darth’s favorite thing to do is eat ice cream, of course! It is very EVIL!