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Bob Conge’s Toxic Candy Vertebrata



Bob Conge (Plaseebo) has been invited to create a custom for the 5th Anniversary Vertebrata Show at Toy Art Gallery.  Bob created the Toxic Candy Vertebrata, a one of a kind custom hand-paint on a clear vinyl filled with toxic candy and glow in the dark spiders and such. She is also illuminated from within by  two motion activated LED units that have replaceable batteries. The piece is signed and dated 2014.

Plaseebo for the Tokyo Cat Fight Show

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Bob Conge (Plaseebo) has been invited to take part in the Tokyo Cat Fight Show. The show runs July 5th and 6th 2014 at Design Festa Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. 

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The Neko Night Gamer is a one of a kind vinyl mash-up of a Kaiju Coup Warui Neko body with the head of a Plaseebo Night Gamer. She has red glass eyes and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit.

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Plaseebo Wereneko LED

The Wereneko is a one of a kind Plaseebo custom of the Kaiju Coup Warui Neko vinyl. She has swirled glass eyes, inset fangs and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit.

Plaseebo at All Out Destruction Show

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Bob Conge (Plaseebo) has been invited to create some customs for the MAX TOY "All Out Destruction" Show at FOE Gallery. The opening will take place on Friday June 13th 2014 from 6PM to 9PM. The show will be on display through July 6th 2014.

One of the pieces that Bob will have on display is called the Kong Tank. It's only one of many one-off originals and customs that will be shown off at the All Out Destruction Show.

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Mecha Virus Skulloctopus From Outer Space

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Available on Friday June 6th 2014, Plaseebo is offering another collaboration with artist Todd Robertson aka Mechavirus. For this offering, Todd has infected the clear vinyl Plaseebo Skulloctopus From Outer Space with his Mecha Virus.

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The customs use Styrene, aves sculpt, found electronics, doll eyes, MonsterKolor, and other found materials. Each of the figures in the edition is unique, with re-sculpted parts and its own color combination.

The ultra limited edition of 6 pieces will be available for $175.00 each.

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Elegab and Plaseebo at Rampage Gallery

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Rampage Gallery in Tokyo will host Japanese Sofubi-maker Elegab (Nari-san) and American Toymaker and Artist Plaseebo (Bob Conge). There will be loads of customs by both artists. Adding to the excitement, Elegab will be previewing a brand new full sized figure at the show.

The show will open at Rampage Studios on Friday May 30th 2014, with a party and sales getting underway at 7PM that evening. The show will also be open Saturday and Sunday from 11AM to 4PM. On-line sales will commence on Monday June 2nd 2014.

Here are some of the customs that Bob will have in the show:

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Plaseebo Ghost Catcher
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“The Ghost Catcher”
A one of a kind custom vinyl mash-up of an Elegab Kouzira and a Plaseebo Night Gamer with glass eyes and 3 internal LED units.

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“Blue Moon Warui Inu”
A custom of the Kaiju Coup Bad Dog with glass eyes and an internal LED unit.

Plaseebo at the Monster Brawl

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Bob Conge is showing off some of the pieces from Plaseebo that will be in the Monster Brawl Show opening this Saturday (April 12th 2014) at the Monster Kolor Gallery. 

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The 9" high "Franken Bust" is cast in 4 pounds of clear resin with a pink resin GID brain inside the head and a color-changing  There is an LED unit in the base of the sculpt.

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The "Little Big Head Zombie Baby”  is a 7.5" tall clear resin body by Miscreation mashed-up with a resin head by Plaseebo with color-changing LED units.

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The “Burnt Toast Night Gamer” is a 6.5" tall vinyl hand paint with LED unit eyes and a color-changing internal LED unit that illuminates the figure from within.

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And the “Silver-Blue Skulloctopus from Outer Space” is a 3.25” clear vinyl with internal LED unit that illuminates the skull filled with space junk brain parts.

Dead Ben Rises

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A little over three years ago, Bob Conge (Plaseebo) began working on a project for Dead Presidents Design, aka Monster Kolor, to design and sculpt a new figure that would be a sort of mascot based on their Ben Franklin logo image.

Plaseebo and Dead Presidents Design have announced the debut of the Dead Ben hand cast resin figure on April 12th 2014 at the opening of the Monster Brawl Show at the Monster Kolor Gallery in Middleboro, MA. The show will feature custom versions of the Dead Ben figure by Miscreation, Jay222 and Plaseebo.

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Here is the epic backstory that Bob's design is based on:"DEAD BEN"

Copyright Bob Conge 2010

While a gravesite in the burial grounds of Philadelphia's Christ Church is marked "Benjamin Franklin 1790", he does not lie beneath that soil or any other for that matter.

This great American founding father, author, political theorist, statesman, and inventor was a fine scientist as well.
It was Franklin's research of lightning and electrical fluid in combination with his experiments in refrigeration and heat conductivity that led to his quest for immortality.

In 1773, when Franklin's work had moved from printing to science and politics, he corresponded with a French scientist on the subject of preserving the dead for later revival by more advanced scientific methods, writing: "I should prefer to an ordinary death, being immersed with a few friends in a cask of Madeira, until that time, then to be recalled to life by the solar warmth of my dear country."

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