Ahhh...tis the most wonderful time of the year. That's correct! Toy Fair is less than 2 weeks away. That means the introduction of new lines and prototypes...and plenty of parties! If you'll be in NYC Sunday February 12th, you'll need to check out Yoyamart for a show sponsored by STRANGEco - including the likes of Friends With You, Nathan Jurevicius and James Jarvis. Check out the above ad for more info. I am planning on attending, are you?
Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present Birds of Pray - the latest exhibition of paintings, drawings and soft sculpture by FriendsWithYou artists Arturo Sandoval III and Sam Borkson. The exhibition is an exploration of the “flora and fauna” of a whimsical world - where a new classification of mystical creatures and spirits exist just beyond our rational everyday. For this gallery exhibition, FriendsWithYou will present a discrete group of paintings produced over the past year, along with a multi-piece installation featuring wood sculpture, giant snakes, plush skins, and other magical deities.
FriendsWithYou recently completed their first solo museum exhibition entitled Cloud City. The exhibition included an oversized interactive playground, and was featured in articles in the New York Times and The Miami Herald.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Socialpest.com is going to be cranking out 100 hemp t-shirts designed by toy designer MAD. The folks from socialpest are encouraging people to sign up for their mailing list as they will notify those people first of the t-shirt sale. And I probably would recommend not trying to smoke the hemp t-shirts...
Yes, that's a gigantic Uglydog in the window of Forbidden Planet (at the corner of 13th and Broadway in New York City). Just in time for Valentine's Day, giant Uglydog has made a...well...giant debut. What better way to show your loved one you care?
If you haven't seen the Mixy and Joe action figures from UK based comic designer Chronic Fatigue (and produced by Wheaty Wheat) - where have you been? These figures definitely lend themselves to the designer scene with their unique zombie-like look. Here are some sneak peeks as to what the packaging for these figures will be. I am a big fan of the retro-carding...and the artwork is very cool.
3DRetro.com is sponsoring a very cool contest through the Plastic and Plush Discussion Board. You can win a set of Love and Hate Kidrobot 11 figures. These will make the perfect Valentine's Day gift (well...at least the Love figure will). If you don't win one, remember that 3DRetro has these figures up for pre-order (release date is February 1st). The contest ends February 4th (with a winner being announced February 5th). Check out the Discussion Board Thread for more details.
Well here is a great chance at owning an original piece of artwork from Chronic Fatigue - the creator of the comic book about a zombie rabbit named Mixy. In order to raise some funds for his upcoming Mixy and Joe action figures (produced by Wheaty Wheat), CF is selling off some of his original comic book artwork. These are some samples, but contact CF at email@example.com to inquire about available pieces.