Bob Conge and Plaseebo have been invited to create a custom for "Qeeology 2.5", the Toy2R 15th Anniversary World Tour. Bob's custom 2.5" Qee is titled "Kaiju Qee". It has a hand cast resin head, pink plastic eye inserts and glow in the dark paint with a salmon wash. And....yes, he stands up on his own.
Plaseebo will be represented at Dragatomi's Not Vinyl Show, which opens this Saturday - May 8th 2010 at 7PM. Bob Conge's "FRIGISCARE P3 / Black" is made of hand cast resin with a red glass eye insert and an internal color changing LED unit. it stands in at 9" tall and is signed.
Here's the updated backstory:
Coco and the Frigiscare
copyright Bob Conge 2010
Obsession has caused the downfall of kings and certainly a seven year old boy is no match for its overwhelming power. Coco is an only child who lives in an upscale apartment building in Chicago, overlooking the river as it wanders its way through the windy city. His favorite room in the expansive rooftop penthouse is the kitchen and his favorite appliance is the Frigidaire refrigerator. Sadly, one might say this cold white tower with its comforting hum, was his only friend. Coco was very very overweight and all day long he thought about what luscious gifts his friend might have for him when he got home from school.
Over time the after school snacking wasn't enough and Coco began getting up in the middle of the night to raid the frig. The objects of consumption were always the same, soft ice cream, pudding and Cool-wip. Unfortunately one night Coco mistook a tub of yogurt for Cool-wip, YUK, he quickly put the yogurt back and began eating the Cool-wip using the same spoon.
He pushed the half empty tub of Cool-wip, now contaminated with the yogurt culture, to the very back of the frig behind some jars of pickles and stuff no one liked very much. For weeks the tub sat forgotten like some character in a Kafka novel. A metamorphosis was taking place. The yogurt culture thrived in the sweet environment of the white muck. It grew and grew spilling out of the confinement of its container covering more and more of the pickles and stuff hidden in the back till one night when Coco came down in the darkness and opened the frig door it spilled out and enveloped him, the fridg, and everything else in the kitchen, before rising up through the chimney to the moonlit roof and down the side of the building to the darkened streets of an unsuspecting city. The Frigiscare born that night was now as black with soot as the shadows he kept to.
Plaseebo is 5 years old this month. And they're giving you a reverse sneak peek at their very first figure - the Legend of Plaseebo Mummy with Sarcophagus.
The Plaseebo Sarcophagus sculpt in progress way back then: "Bob experiments with poly clay over a hand built cardboard and paper mache form to fit the mummy figure".
In celebration, they'll be releasing 10 pieces of Plaseebo's first vinyl figure that Bob has been holding back in hopes that they might get this far. The long sold out first edition "Legend Of Plaseebo Mummy " will be offered at its original "Good ol Days" price of $85.00 - as a small token of appreciation for all the collectors who have supported Plaseebo in these formative years.
The 7 1/2 inch tall poseable mummy is cast in glow in the dark white vinyl with an umber wash and is entombed in a 9 inch hand painted vinyl Sarcophagus. The set also includes an illustrated backstory and full color header card.
The 10 sets of the Legend Of Plaseebo Mummy with Sarcophagus will be available from the Plaseebo web shop on Thursday, March 25th 2010.
"TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE" or so the story goes. They met in 1956 at Paradise Ranch aka Area 51 millitary testing facility in southern Nevada. The Skulloctopus was a survivor of a flying saucer crash thought to have come from the planet Mars and General Kyoufu, a bio-cyborg soldier the government was experimenting on to create the ultimate killing machine. It was a match made in Hell and to make the most of it they exchanged heads as a symbol of their alliance before escaping into the moonlit desert.
Plaseebo is pleased to announce the release of a collaboration with Cannibalkaiju - General Skullo and The Kyoufuoctopus. This mash-up of "Skulloctopus" and "General Kyoufu" figures is an Ultra Limited edition of just 5 sets that will be made available through Plaseebo on Friday March 12th, 2010 for $195 per set.
The 5.5" tall General Skullo has swirled glass eye inserts and a switched color changing LED unit mounted on the skull (hand painted by Bob Conge of Plaseebo). The 3.5" tall Kyoufuoctopus has 2 internal motion activated color changing LED units (painted by Michael Pro of Cannibalkaiju). Bob has painted each of his 5 figures in a slightly different color scheme with various brain and arm inserts that can be seen through the clear part of the skull and arm. Both figures are made from clear vinyl produced in Japan.
Plaseebo artist Bob Conge will be part of the "deft" group show at the C Emerson Gallery in St Petersburg, Florida. The show opens this Friday - February 26th, 2010 - from 7PM until 10 PM and runs through April 17th, 2010.
Bob has two new figures and two large limited edition prints in the show. "The Face Of War" (pictured at the top) is an 8" long, one-of-a-kind custom in vinyl and plastic with red glass eye inserts and a LED unit built into the head. "SUM" (pictured above) is a 9" long by 8" custom on-of-a-kind hand cast resin figure. "Poolside With Picasso" (below left) is a signed and numbered (1/38.) 26" x 34" image on a 32" x 42" archival sheet. "Poolside With Soutine" (below right) is a signed and numbered (2/38) 26" x 34" image on a 32" x 42" archival sheet.
The Saint Valentines Day Massacre Celebration Skulloctopus will be available this Friday (February 12th, 2010) from the Plaseebo web store. This is an Utra Limited edition of just 10 pieces.
The SVDC Skulloctopus is a clear vinyl figure made in Japan, with a custom blood wash over glow-in-the-dark paint, plastic eye inserts, an externally switched internal color changing LED unit and brain inserts visible in the see-through area of the head. The figure is hand painted, signed and numbered by Bob Conge. All available for $110.
Coming from Bob Conge and Plaseebo...just in time for The Valentines Day Massacre! Keep your eyes peeled for the Valentine's Day Skulloctopus. It's all painted up in a pink hue...and - of course - has some funky light-up action.
Plaseebo is pleased to have a new custom in the "It Came From Skullbrain 2" show at Super 7 in San Francisco. The show's opening is set for January 16th (starting at 7PM), where you'll be able to see this amazing Wuu Tank one-off custom piece from the one and only Bob Conge.
Starting this Friday (December 18th), Plaseebo is offering an ultra limited Skulloctopus collaboration featuring the work of Matt Walker (Dead Pre$idents). Using high end specialty automotive paints, Matt has put his own spin on the Skulloctopus figure.
Matt's paint work on this edition, in which he lays down multiple transparent tones, is nothing short of MAGICAL. These figures also feature a "Special" ultra fine holographic mini flake embedded into the clear coat that gives off a prism effect in different lighting conditions.
The clear vinyl Skulloctopus is hand signed by Matt, and has swirled glass eyes, glow in the dark brain inserts and an internal motion activated color changing LED unit that illuminates Matt's crystal like paint work in the dark.
The Dead Pre$idents Ultra Limited Skulloctopus edition of 10 pieces will be priced at $110 each and only available through the PLASEEBO web shop.