New York City.
custom hand painted with a color changing LED unit inside the head and a
removable cream top. To read more about the background of this figure, and to see a glow-in-the-dark photo, continue reading below.
Bob Conge of Plaseebo Custom sent along the above illustration in a cryptic email. What is it? Looks like he's riding on The Jumping Brain. We can't wait...but I guess we'll have to.
We've seen several custom pieces that will be on display at Super7's "It Came From Skull Brain" Custom Show that opens on April 18th at 7PM. And here are the two custom pieces from Bob Conge of Plaseebo Custom that will be shown at the group custom kaiju show.
Bob Conge and Plaseebo Customs are set to offer the first Plaseebo vinyl edition to be produced in Japan. This clear vinyl edition of the "Skulloctopus From Outer Space" will debut at the "Kaiju Comrades" show opening at the Ghetto Gallery this weekend in Tokyo. It will be a show exclusive ultra limited colorway edition of 10 pieces. The vinyl is breathtakingly crystal clear, as can only be made in Japan. The piece is a 3" unpainted clear vinyl with red glass inset eyes and an internal color changing LED unit.
Bob Conge - of Plaseebo Custom - has customized Mark Nagata's (MaxToyCo) Tripus and entitled it the "Electro Tripus". It will be in the Kaiju Comrades show at the Hyaku gallery in Tokyo starting on March 28th.
The "Electro Tripus" custom is a one of a kind clear vinyl, hand painted with 3 glass eye inserts, a body filled with sea weed and an internal multi bulb LED color changing lighting system that is switched on and off by squeezing the tail.
Go Hero was sharing a NY Comic Con booth with Plaseebo Customs as well as Executive Replicas. Go Hero had one of the craziest displays at the show. Among the upcoming 1:6 scale products being shown off were the Buck Rogers (in three different versions), Larry "Buster" Crabbe as Flash Gordon, and Commando Cody.
There was also Buck Rogers' Atomic Disintentegrator and several Ray Harryhausen pieces including: Sinbad the Sailor, the Skeleton and the enormous Cyclops.
And one of the big news release item was that they'll release a 1:6 scale Keir Dullea as the Discovery Astronaut from 2001: A Space Odessey...as well as the light up EVA Pod.
Plaseebo had a number of custom pieces, including the Stonewalker, Diablo Mummy, Skulloctopus, Son of Sum and various custom Night Gamers.
And Executive Replicas had a boatload of 1:6 scale B Horror movie including Zacherley, character from Night of the Living Dead and Boris Karloff.
The story and 8" sculpt was inspired by the land I am fortunate to live on
in Upstate New York. Though good soil is not abundant, nothing grows
well here but potatoes, the land however is rich in geologic history. I
live on top of the remnants of a terminal moraine left by the last
North American Ice Age. At 2000 feet it is a rolling landscape of green
covered rock and gravel pushed down from the far north dotted
with beautiful lakes carved and filled by the retreating ice sheet ten
thousand years ago. This past Summer, on my daily walk, I saw the foreign stones as the raw material with which I might create a new Kaiju / story and the Stone
Walker was born.
Pictured above is the header card packaging art for the new Plaseebo "Skulloctopus from Outer Space" figure. Bob Conge's artowork shows the Skulloctopus ICE version-1 slithering away from the 1960's Soviet landing craft on the red planet.
Bob Conge's newest figure from Plaseebo, the "Skulloctopus from Outer Space - ICE version-1", will be released as a NY Comic Con Exclusive. The piece will be available at the Go Hero Booth #956 from February 6th through the 8th. This is a signed, limited (10 pieces worldwide) hand cast clear urethane edition with cobalt blue glass eye inserts and a new switched internal battery operated color changing LED unit that projects the colors up through the clear head and body. It will run $120 each.
Bob Conge of Plaseebo will have a new piece in the up-coming Kaiju Monster Invasion show that takes place at the Art Center of South Florida, during Art Basel in Miami Beach. The show opens on December 3rd 2008 and runs through January 4th 2009.
The title this piece is PLASEEBO - The Awakening and is a one of a kind shadow-box diorama built in a hand crafted 8" X 13"X 21" wooden case (with a glass front designed to hang on a wall). The glow in the dark vinyl figures have glass inset eyes and four of them have LED lights inside that are switched
from the outside of the case.