Enjin Factory will be showing off 5 custom Big Puff Maki figures this week at the Project and Pool Tradeshow in Las Vegas. Enjin Factory's Sean D'Anconia and New Balance designer John D. Franklin directed the development of 20 unique BPM by top designers. Check out some of the designs!
Span of Sunset and John Kelly Chocolates have announced their 2006 Valentine's Day special. Chocolate Candy! The Chocolate is available with any in-store or web purchase and limited to 50 pieces. The wrapper is designed by Andrew Brandou...while supplies last.
Walt Disney television animation has given the greenlight to Attaboy's creator driven short cartoon Too Many Robots! Based on Atta's upcoming kids (and for adult kids) book (published by Baby Tattoo Press). The 5 minute short has just begun production and will be
airing sometime this summer on the Disney Channel. The ridiculous art and absurd humor of Attaboy (and the music of a yet to be revealed superstar) will hit TV screens for the first time ever in color (no black and white for you mister). The short will be chocked full of odd characters, bad dancing, fruit
punch, robots, and of course, toast.
Elizabeth Berdann (blu), Deborah Brown, Nathan Cabrera, Jonathan
Callan, Jeroen de Vries, Dan Goodsell, Kelly Heaton, Walter Martin
& Paloma Muñoz, Anne Walsh, and 8 Bit Weapon
Opening: Friday, February 10, 7-10pm Reception for the artists with live music by 8 Bit Weapon, model car dancing performance by Jeroen de Vries (Jevries), and special guests Mr. Toast from The Imaginary World and Santa Claus.
From the Island of Misfit Toys looks at how fine artists are manipulating toys to create sculpture, video, and music that push the boundaries physically, emotionally, or conceptually to address larger themes of consumerism, the surrogate, and death. Through exaggeration of scale, excessive use of material, and do-it-yourself methods, this exhibition introduces a set of artists who are blurring the lines between creative fields and taking toys to humorous, thoughtful, and poignant places.
Cranky Studios has introduced their first prototype of Patrick Morgan's Whaleboy. The plan is to turn this into a limited edition vinyl piece with a changeable face and detachable Sucka (the fish on the back of his head). I'm really enjoying this figure. It's nice to see new companies getting into the designer toy realm and producing solid products.
At first, I wasn't a big fan of the Munny...after seeing what some artists have done to customize this thing...I'm beginning to change my opinion.
Here's what Joe Grady had to say about his Bridge Troll Munny custom:
I based this Munny off of a Bridge Troll Trexi I designed a few months ago. I started by cutting a hole in the face of the Munny to accomodate the eye sockets. Then I sculpted the features using Super Sculpey. Once he was baked I painted him using acrylic paints, and finished him off with a coat of Krylon matte clear spray paint. I also used some Future floor polish to get a high gloss on the teeth and nalis. This Bridge Troll Munny was alot of fun, and I hope everyone enjoys him.
Thomas Han is making available 20 sets of his Painkiller Dunny - from the upcoming LA Dunny series - through his mailing list. For $40 (plus $5 shipping) you will receive a numbered glass case containing his 3-inch tall Painkiller Dunny (signed and numbered) as well a 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch trading card sized giclee print (also signed and numbered) in a protective case.
This deal will only be available to his mailing list members. It's on a first come, first serve basis.So good luck...only 20 set out there.
Project: Neptoon will be attending NY Comic Con this
Feb 24-26 - look for them in Booth #103.
Sam Fout will be on hand all 3 days to sign the Exclusive Project: Neptoon "Chimp Pansy" skate decks. These are a limited edition of 85 high quality decks and will only be available at the show.
Also they will be unveiling the new painted sculpt of the nefarious Major Ripper. The sculpt was done by renowned Disney Maquette sculptor Jason Peltz.
There will also be tons of other
Neptoon merch, including canvases & prints, stickers, shirts, etc.
Dave Quiles and Outta My Mind Creations have introduced us to their Mirus sculpts. This might be one of the most unique figures to come down the pike. The arms are attached and swivel using magnets and Mirus also have little mirrors on their faces.
Dave had the following to say "I then started thinking about the mirror and what it represented so
I thought to make him outwardly reflect the way people sometimes act,
so I gave him wings and hidden horns with a hidden mirror underneath to
reinforce the idea that it's about looking at oneself."
There are so many versions to choose from, I'm not sure which will be my favorite!
Glen over there at Android 8 is now taking pre-orders for one of the most highly anticipated figures of 2006 - Brendan Monroe's Sours. Hopefully he has enough mailbox space, because the demand for these figures are going to be crazy. The Brown and the Green versions are what are up for pre-order. They will run you $50 each - plus shipping. Each figure stands at 7.5 inches in height and has a removable face. How cool is that? To get on the list email Glen at email@example.com.