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Subconscious Dwellings from Taylored Curiosities

Penny Taylor (Taylored Curiosities) will have her first solo show opening that will take place on the October 27th 2017 from 3PM to 9PM at Onca Gallery in Brighton. Subconscious Dwellings will feature seven handmade and furnished houses on display and available for purchase. Each house is £200 (about $265).

Subconscious Dwellings is my personal exploration of our inner minds. We are all unique and therefore it makes sense that our subconscious minds are also unique. Maybe yours is a bit of a circus and you feel that you have to constantly perform to those around you so they don't see how low you really are. Maybe yours is a safe, sleepy cocoon of a dwelling that you can send yourself into and switch off for a while to cope with everything happening around you. Each 'dwelling' is set up to be a functional, art dollhouse, whilst also being a unique piece of handmade art.


Bob Conge takes part in the Sacred Curiosities show

Artist Bob Conge (Plaseebo) will have a pair of new assemblage works in the "Sacred Curiosities" show opening Saturday October 21st 2017 from 4PM to 7PM at Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs N Y. This wide-ranging invitational exhibition includes the work of thirteen artists. Through sculpture, painting, and drawing, this exhibition is a meditation on the meaning we assign to things.

The show runs through November 17th 2017. Bob's pieces are the Shrine to Self and Family Shrine (eww...creepy umbilical cord), each one a mixed media and found objects in a hand crafted wood case.

Stephanie Albanese, Dianne Baker, Bob Conge, Jacquie Germanow, John Greene, Chad Grohman, Emily Kenas, Martha O'Connor, Joanna Poag, Richard Rockford, Bill Stephens, Jean Stephens, and Bill Stewart

Wood Candy Workshop’s Veg-A-Bow Hot

Wood Candy Workshop is releasing their latest wood toy - "Veg-A-Bow" - next week. On Tuesday October 24th 2017 at 6AM CT via their website, you'll be able to pick up your very own Veg-A-Bow. Made from Cherry Wood and High Pigment Acrylic Paint on Maple Wood, the "Hot" colorway is limited to only 20 pieces. Each piece has a single point of articulation (head/body) and includes a mini print (to be revealed next week). They are all designed and handcrafted in Flower Mound Texas.

Masters of Martial Arts – Pop Prolific

Pop Prolific has a new series of hand-painted 5.5-inch tall resin figures in the works - Masters of Martial Arts. Inspired by the body shape and construction of the Masters of the Universe figures and the gnarly sculpting style of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures, this set of (G.I. Joe) Storm Shadow inspired characters, the Young Master and the Shadow Master, are sculpted in a silhouette that echoes the stance of the vintage Masters of The Universe figures. To accompany them on their trip to Eternia is Don-At-Arms, an obvious fusion of two of the brightest minds in the universe.

The edition size on each figure is open for the moment. There's currently an open pre-order on that ends on Sunday October 15th 2017. Justin will make enough figures to fulfill the pre-orders plus a few extra and then move onto the next wave of characters. Don't miss out.

Flat Bonnie x Gary Ham – Mini ‘Mees Pocket Daruma

Flat Bonnie and artist Gary Ham are teaming up to release the Mini 'Mees Pocket Daruma plush. Priced at $31.00 each, this 3.75-inch by 3.5-inch plush comes with loop and lobster clasp for hanging. Each one (made of vinyl fabric) features a numbered sewn-in tag.

The will be available from Flat Bonnie beginning tomorrow - Friday the 13th (10/13/2017) - at Noon PST. This plush is limited to a run of only 20 pieces. And shipping starts around October 20th 2017.


Tacco chan from Soji Gifts and Collectibles

Tacco chan is Soji Gifts and Collectibles new 8-legged friend. This clear resin figure stands 3 inches tall and is hand casted in a clear resin tinted with a milky white with iridescent cellophane by Rocketman Props. At $65.00 CAD each (about $52.00), the first run is limited to 10 resin figures. Each one is hand painted by Maki Fujimoto, one of the founders of Planet 3 Toys. The release of Tacco chan will be on Saturday, October 14th 2017 at 10AM PST in-store (Vancouver, Canada) for 5 figures and the other 5 will be sold online via the above link on Sunday, October 15th 2017 at 10AM PST.

The Greedy Chicken Black and White Edition

PopandToys has The Greedy Chicken Black and White Edition. This Edition will be the second run of Greedy Chicken resin figures that has been released. Each 2.75-inch tall handmade resin (by Pool) will come in handmade packaging (by Cheewie). They are limited edition of 15 pieces per color, with individual figures running €29.90 (about $35) and both black and white for €49.90 (about $59).

Dellamorteco’s Krampus Mug

I'm sort of enthralled with the tale and mythos of Krampus. The anti-Santa has gained popularity the last several years, especially in the horror movie genre. But we also have collectibles. And thanks to Dellamorteco, who I just happened to find on Etsy, coffee drinkers can sip their favorite java straight from the cranium of the hoofed-foot goat demon. Sculpted of food grade resin, there's a removable 16 oz. stainless steel liner cup inside. You can pick up for own (measures 5.5-inches in height) for $45.00.

TOYSOUL Resin Heart Edition

Emilio Subirá has introduced a new character - TOYSOUL, the Ultimate Meta-Toy. The character is based on classical toy packaging as a kind of a celebration unto the toy culture itself. Using thermoforming vacuum equipment to make the little bubble on its chest, Emilio has put an individual heart within each bubble. The resin figure features magnetic articulation at the arms. This first edition, entitled Resin Heart, features a run of 8 pieces plus a single Artist Proof. You can pick them up via the above link for $69.00 each.


Panda King III – Aqua King

ʻUmi Toys Hawaiʻi is taking pre-orders for their exclusive Aqua King colorway of the Silent Stage Gallery x Angry Woebots Panda King III mini resin figure. This clear aqua colorway (it sort of reminds me of solid mouthwash) is cast in resin and available in a run of 100 pieces. Preorders are currently underway, and the retail price for this version is $59.99. They're saying to allow between 4 and 5 weeks for delivery.