The “Electro Cyclops - X” lottery is currently open, thru Thursday July 5th 2018. The figure features a Plaseebo clear vinyl Cyclops head on a clear vinyl SHB X body. The 8.5-inch tall custom is limited to a run of only 4 pieces. It has 2 motion activated color-changing LED units with replaceable batteries, inset eyes, filled with monster guts and a spider., and custom painted with multiple Monster Kolor sprays. Each piece is hand signed by Bob Conge of Plaseebo.
The figure is priced at $350.00 plus $20.00 for US shipping or $40.00 for world-wide shipping.
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Lottery winners will receive notification emails by July 7th 2018. Figures will ship upon receipt of payment due by July 10th.
SUM - the first collaboration between Plaseebo and Planet-X - is now available through lottery sale until Wednesday June 20th 2018 at 11:59 HKT (That's 11:59PM ET on June 19th). The figure will run $220.00 plus $20.00 for worldwide shipping. Cast in high quality GID vinyl, SUM measures 9 inches tall and it has 3 points of articulation. It features glass eyes and a color-changing LED unit.
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Lottery winners will receive notification emails by June 22nd 2018. Winners are reminded to settle payment accordingly before deadline as stated in notification emails. Item will be shipped in August 2018
Plaseebo has announced that the first edition vinyl SUM figure will be available for pre-order from the PLANET-X booth #328 at this weekend's Five Points Fest (June 2 and 3 2018). The early birds - on Friday and Saturday - who place a pre-order will receive a signed original ink sketch by artist Bob Conge on the inside of a SUM 8” x 10" header card.
Below are a few of the available signed original drawings:
From PLANET-X and PLASEEBO, the SUM vinyl figure will make its US debut at the PLANET-X booth (#328) at the Clutter Five Points Festival in Brooklyn on June 2nd & 3rd 2018. A few one of a kind SUM hand-paints signed by artist Bob Conge will be available at the show, followed by the general release in July. SUM has a switched internal color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries and inset glass eyes.
So this has been a long time coming. Way back in 2007 (two years into this site's existence), I reported on how Plaseebo's Legend of Sumprototype was displayed at the Toy Tokyo booth at San Diego Comic Con. At that point in time...I couldn't wait to check it out. Unfortunately, things happen. But this might be the longest time between seeing a prototype and having a release that I have witnessed in this business. And, thankfully, collectors and fans of artist Bob Conge (I consider myself one of each) will be very happy.
The Plaseebo "SUM" Creature will be the first vinyl figure to be created by the joint forces of Planet-X and Plaseebo. The piece will feature an internal color-changing LED unit (for multiple colors). The first release of the Plaseebo “SUM” creature in vinyl will be this Saturday, May 5th 2018, in Japan at the MANDARAKE "Indy Sofubi Rally”.
PLASEEBO has joined forces with PLANET-X to offer the best of both worlds, with hands on supervision of vinyl production in both China and Japan. PLANET-X will be producing and marketing an ongoing series of original PLASEEBO created figures, beginning with the “SUM” creature. The first release of the “SUM” creature in vinyl will take place on May 5th 2018 in Japan at the MANDARAKE "Indy Sofubi Rally”. (The backstory of Sum can be found below)
"THE LEGEND OF SUM"
Driving home from the local red neck bar one moon lit summer night, Roy swerves his pick up toward a dark shape that is slowly moving along side the road. A loud CRACK shatters the darkness as the front tire breaks the giant snapping turtles' shell in two, right down the center. The great snapper rolls down the embankment into the stream and Roy's laughing fades as the truck turns to cross the bridge to his shabby farm house across the stream.
The turtle, floating belly up is carried downstream to the other side and is swept into a quiet eddy where he sinks watching the moon fade from yellow to blood red through the darkening water. This small pool cut into the bank of the stream was at the back Roy's property and he used it as his personal dump site. The water caught in this hole became a terrible toxic soup of motor oil, fertilizer, broken toys, bones and entrails of many slaughtered animals, rusty tools and who knows what else.
Over the next few months, a strange transformation took place in this evil chowder as it baked in the summer heat. A creature of revenge, born of cruelty and neglect slid its way out of the sickening mess one dark September night.
Roy's body was never found, nor could anyone explain the slime trail from the bedroom through the field behind the house.
Over the years that followed, other neglectful farmers vanished on moonless nights and folks reported vague sightings of a creature that seamed to be cobbled together from a collection of garbage, an old doll, bone, rotted skin, and broken tools, with a large snapping turtle skull for a head. They call him "SUM".
Plaseebo has been invited to be part of the Kiss! Kiss! Kill! group exhibition, which opens on Saturday, March 10th 2018 at Clutter Gallery (163 Main Street Beacon, NY). This is Clutter Gallery's annual showcase of the best in Sofubi and Soft Vinyl, Kaiju and Neo-Kaiju. And, of course, Bob Conge is being represented at the show. The pictured piece is one of Plaseebo's submissions - Anomaly 2- a one of a kind, 11-inich tall vinyl.
Plaseebo has been invited to be part in the MONSTROSITIES Show, taking place at My Plastic Heart and opening on Friday March 2nd 2018. Pictured above is one of the Plaseebo pieces that Bob Conge has created for the show. Gunkanjima Kaiju is a one of a kind, 8-inch high clear vinyl X body filled with kaiju guts and two motion activated color-changing LED units.
Bob Conge is showing off one of his most recent Plaseebo customs - the MVH clear vinyl "Electro Ollie”. You like it? Well, too bad for you. It was commissioned by a US collector and not available to purchase. But you can ogle at the photos.See how he's filled with a variety of space guts? Oh, and did I say it has 3 motion activated color changing LED units inside? Well...it does. And you don't have it.