Sota Toys is set to bring the "Man in Black", Johnny Cash, to figure form. Take a look at the facial details...impeccable! The strings on the guitar actually work, although you can't play a tune on it. I've been waiting for someone to put out a Cash figure, and it looks like Sota has nailed this one.
Underground Toys sends news about Little Apple Dolls Series 3:
Little Apple Doll fans will be thrilled to hear about the arrival of Series 3 and Underground Toys are forecasting, based on website feedback, that this series are going to be the most sought after yet.
While perusing the Super Furry Animals online shop, I came across this very cool, limited edition snowglobe that has been released in time for the new SFA album - Love Kraft. Inside the glass dome, there is a 3D representation of the album artwork - created by Mr. Monsterism - Pete Fowler. It's currently availlable through the SFA online store for 20 pounds. Thanks to the SFA store for the photos.
Read about the album...
Everyone knows Bill Wray from his work on Ren and Stimpy, his monthly comic strip - Monroe - that runs in Mad Magazine, and his comics (including Big Blown Baby and Hellboy Jr.)
Now, Bill is concentrating on fine art oil painting. His work is focusing on the urban landscape of California, and he is looking to capture "what's left of a bygone era" in his paintings...before these structures are replaced by strip malls.
Check out his new site at WilliamWray.com.
Rotofugi is proud to present "Behind Blythe", an exhibition
detailing the revival of Blythe dolls by Japan's Cross World
September 17 through October 16, 2005
Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery
1953 W. Chicago Ave. — Chicago, IL
September 17, 2005 - 6pm-10pm
The Nest Art Factory presents:
The Other Side of the Tracks
Featuring Works By:
Friday Sep 23, 2005
at 6:30 PM
The Nest Art Factory
512 Hancock Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06611
This weekend brings events to New York City and North Carolina.
Gary Baseman in NYC
Friday Sept 9th 6-9pm
Signing at Yoyamart
Saturday Sept 10th 6-9pm
Solo Show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery
mimoco - mimobots Launch
Friday Sept 9th 6-10pm
Giant Robot NYC
Andrew Bell's "Take That Back"
Friday Sept 9th 7-12pm
Wootini - Carrboro, NC
First 4 Figures is proud to announce a partnership with Transformer World 2005 for an art contest like no other! Starting from today, contestants have one month (October 1, 2005) to submit an original picture of a SD Transformer, in either 2D or 3D form. The grand prize winner will have their entry immortalised into an actual statue which will go into development as soon as the winner has been decided. The winner will be decided by public vote.
Here are the rules for the contest:
- Entries to be submitted to TFW2005 before October 1, 2005
- Must be colored and of a single SD Transformer
- SD Transformer can be of anyone, any generation
- Entries will be judged on style, detail and pose
Few things in life bring joy like scrumptious, delicious meat – whether it’s a nice juicy steak or a burger fresh off the grill. The more meat the better… With this thought in mind, Palisades Toys is happy to announce that their first [adult swim]™ MEGA figure – MEGA Meatwad – is in-stock and shipping to retailers now.
His brain is a squeaky toy, and he’s susceptible to the influence of Moon people… He’s created a balloon monster and burned down Carl’s house. And most of all, he loves his dolls… which are actually an apple and a paper towel roll. He’s the lovable Meatwad, and now he is a “doll” himself. Measuring over 5 ½ inches tall and over 6 inches long, the MEGA Meatwad action figure is sure to delight fans of [adult swim] and shape-shifting globs of meat, alike! MEGA Meatwad is available at fine retailers everywhere, and the suggested retail price is $24.99. Get yours today, and create some wacky adventures of your own!
DISCLAIMER: Palisades Toys’ MEGA Meatwad figure does not shape-shift. Nor is he actually made of meat. Please do not try to transform or eat him. Wacky adventures not guaranteed.
Since there are so many very cool artists in this scene that are not household names yet...I'd like to introduce you to Ivey. He creates all of his toys by hand using wire and clay. If you are interested in his work, he is planning on launching a website and also has one of his handmade toys up on ebay.
It took me a while to figure out why it is I like making my toys and I think the answer is in the mechanics. The form comes secondary to function in my mind. The biggest challenge in making these toys is trying to make a fully poseable action figure out of clay and wire. I didn't want to make a static object I wanted an "action" figure. I
borrowed a lot of tricks from stop motion animation artists when it came to making the armatures. Most importantly, I wanted to make them sturdy. It's taken me 6 months of work to perfect the frame and is the most time intensive aspect of the whole process when it comes to making a single toy. Aesthetically there are so many great artists out there I cant think of one single person that influences me. The best thing about the custom toy scene right now is the vast amount of
people involved. I think everyone has something to add, and without their support I wouldn't be writing this article.