Many thanks again to Robert from Kung Fu Toys. He was able to get to the Kathie Olivas show at the CoproNason Gallery in Santa Monica. Parasitic Haze: The Burden Conciousness opened on August 18th and runs through September 9th. Kathie displayed some amazing paintings as well as custom vinyl figures. Love her work and I can't wait for Violet to be released by Wheaty Wheat.
The 8" Artist Collection MCA Qee (including a 2.5" MCA Mon Qee) will be released this fall. Toy2R is currently accepting pre-orders for the figure. It will be limited to 500 pieces and sell for $80 apiece.
Undoboy’s first venture into the designer toy world is the Super Bastard line of paper toys. The line was inspired by old ‘mix and match’ books he would peruse through as a youth. The toys do their best to combine pop culture icons and imaginary characters like Uncle Sam, Saddam Hussein, a clown, Mother Teresa and George W. Bush.
The line is blind boxed…so you are essentially getting a paper toy inside of a paper box. The packaging has drawings of the characters you might find inside, which is helpful when purchasing a blind boxed line.
Crazy Label is selling some unique products through their online shop. If you are a fan of Treeson, you can actually pick up a blank, DIY Treeson figure. They also have a few Tamo figures for sale. These figures have blank faces, so they would be good for you customizers.
The Happy Tree Friends are cute, cuddly animals whose daily adventures
always end up going horribly wrong. No matter how innocently their day
begins, it always ends in mayhem. And Play Imaginative has brought them to life as Trexis. The Buddhist Monkey (SDCC exclusive) was released last month...and the rest of the line will be released on October 1st.
Photos below are in the following order:
Buddhist Monkey, Petunia, Splendid, Mole, Toothy, Giggles
Kaching Brand and Mizna Wada (Mizna Lens) are fairly new to the designer toy scene…but they have both come out “punching”. Mizna has designed 2 figures for Kaching – Hachoo Boxing Style Monkey and Lollipop Girl. They were both recently released at SDCC with exclusive show colorways. Mizna is known for her goth and Kawaii (cute) art style.
Hachoo’s packaging is a window front box, while Lollipop Girl is packaged in a solid cardboard box. Both do not have much reading on them, but they do have artwork from Mizna splattered across it.
The Hachoo Boxing Style Monkey vinyl figure is 6 ½” tall and has 6 points of articulation (neck, arms, legs and tail). The red “Kaching” boxing gloves are part of the sculpt. He comes with a removable yellow crown and a title belt that can be snapped on behind Hachoo’s back. Look for the figure to retail around $54.99.
Sket's customs just continue to amaze. you think you have seen just about everything he can do...and then he steps it up another notch. Here's a pic of Sket One's custom Fatcap for Kidrobot's Paint Ball. Simply Amazing.
If you missed picking up the Indrid Cold Mothman from davidhorvath.com, well, you missed out. They sold out in 30 minutes. Which, ironically, is the length of time it takes me to watch Golden Girls on Lifetime. Maybe if I wasn't entranced with Bea Arthur, I would have picked up the Indrid Cold Mothman figure. Nevertheless...we all will have a chance to pick up the Point Pleasant Type Mothman next week. Get to davidhorvath.com on Wednesday August 23rd at 11am PST (2pm EST) to pick one up. And remember that these go fast!
Itokin Park has produced another amazing handmade figure - Kawadoji. The creator of some of the most insane handmade creations, Itokin Park has assembled another killer design. Future Plastik will be getting 3 colorways of the figure (not to exceed 30 of each variant). The colorways are the FP colorway (mockup pictured above) as well as a blue mono and a gold version. They are up for pre-order now for £33.95 plus shipping (about $64.42).