The Sucklord has dropped twelve new custom creations showing off some iconic male characters as females (although, who really knows what E.T. was). There's the Interview With a Diva series based on Andy Warhol's Interview magazine and Polyester Schoolgirls, made to look like old store advertisements (I appreciate the Bamberger's one). Available over at Suckadelic, these one-off figures include a 3.75-inch tall Resin Bootleg Action figure under a blister pack and mounted on 8-inch x 10-inch Framed Graphic Card. These are created and signed by The Super Sucklord and sell for $175.00 each.
Artist Mike Slobot has released the latest figure into his universe of robot art - it's called Slonkabot 1000-5YL.
I like to think that I am the Willy Wonka of my Slobot universe, so I created a robot character inspired by the Ooompa Loompas in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" - except that my Slonkabots don't make chocolate, they help me make my robot art (The Slobots).
I have been creating my Slobots since 2004 in sculpture, paintings, drawings, and digital. Most of the sculptures are one of a kind works of art using old and new toys, odds and ends from my everyday life, and things that would normally be thrown away. A lot of them have glow-in-the-dark eyes and wires, like the Slonkabot 1000-5YL.
The one-off custom Slonkabot 1000-5YL, which uses a 8-inch KAWS Companion figure, can be purchased for $350.00.
SoKo Cat has teamed up with the folks at Tenacious Toys to release a series of Custom Danger Dogs. (Yes...it's a cat customizing a dog) Inspired by traditional pit bull colors, these Tenacious Toys mascot figures are painted in three unique colorways: Rednose, Bluenose, and Tricolor. Each 5-inch tall pup has been hand-painted using high-quality acrylic paints and washes. All pieces come signed, numbered, and dated by SoKo Cat.
You can currently pre-order these customs from Tenacious Toys for $250.00 each.
Lunartik has released his “Graffi’tea” Mini Tea Figures. Limited to a run of 30 mini-teas, each hand-painted figure features a spray cap head. They all come numbered and signed by the artist - Matt Jones. Also, the color you get may vary. (You can't pick your color) But you can pick one up now for £30.00 (about $40.00).
Lunartik (aka artist Matt Jones) has released a small run of “The Self” – TITANS Version. Limited to a run of 18 pieces, these customs - based on a TITANS figure body - feature a 3D printed head and brush. Measuring 3 inches in height, each one comes signed and numbered by the artist. You can pick one up for £35.00 plus shipping (about $45).
Devils Head Productions has announced a pair of new Apalala releases for you to be aware of.
Paul Kaiju has finished these up and they will all be sold via lottery. You'll need to head to Paul's site to fill out a lottery form, which will go online beginning on Sunday, January 20th 2019 at 8AM PT. Entries will stop being accepted after 12 hours (8PM PT). Winners will be drawn randomly from all entries, and notified within 4 days after raffle closing. Upon selection, the Buttercup Apalala will run $200.00 (Includes U.S. shipping and taxes - international shipping via EMS add $65.00). Not intended for youngsters.
THE CRAWLAH APALALA
On sale on Saturday January 26th 2019 via the DHP Webshop, this is an official Apalala collaboration with the Crawlah Club. Crawlah Club owner Eric Adams has provided the illustration that has been used to make the 5" x 7" print and 4" x 4" sticker that both come with this release (shown below). This minty green opaque vinyl has green glitter embedded throughout. The colors used in the print actually mimic the toy while the sticker is just a wild colorway bonus. Apalala comes with a matching Jizo-Anarcho OMAKE for $130.00 each. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old.
Tenacious Toys has teamed up with artist Josh Mayhem to release a limited edition series of customs based on the 4-inch Toy2R SprayeeQ Mini Qee. The Sprayed Away Series 1 features 12 unique, hand-customized figures in Josh Mayhem's signature "Blown Away" style. One of the 12 will be a randomly packed glow in the dark chase.
Tenacious Toys will be releasing these customs on their homepage on Wednesday December 19th 2018 at 3PM ET. The figures will run $150.00 each.
Fakir Design has released their newest small-run custom figure. The Kitsune custom uses a 400% Bearbrick as the base figure (about 11 inches tall) with tailored clothes and shoes. There will only be 5 pieces available, each one signed and numbered. You can pick one up for €650.00 (about $735.00).
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of AKIRA, Fakir Design has announced a new custom - the Specimen n°41. The name is a nod to the name given by scientists to Tetsuo and also to Jermaine Rogers' original figure - Specimen 72. The figure, a one-off custom piece, will be available to purchase beginning on Monday November 12th 2018 at Noon GMT (10AM ET) for €500.00 (about $575) plus shipping.
Plaseebo will be at Designer Con, for the first time, in 2018. They will be showing with RAW TOYS at Booth #2343. And, thankfully, artist Bob Conge has sent along photos of some of the pieces that will be available at the booth.
“The Pox Cyclops”
Plaseebo/SHB/Rampage Toys. This 8.5-inch tall vinyl features red glass inset eye and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. It's painted and signed by Bob.
Exclusive edition of 3 pieces
“The Mummy Keeper”
A Plaseebo custom mash-up of a PLT Blood Majin and a Violence Toy figure. Each figure has an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. The Mummy figure has red inset eyes and is wrapped in Mummy cloth. Painted and signed by Bob.
1 piece available
“The Moonlight Gnaw”
Plaseebo/SHB/Rampage Toys. This 8.5-inch tall vinyl has green inset eyes and an internal motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. Clear blue vinyl body filled with monster guts. Painted and signed by Bob.
Exclusive edition of 2 pieces