Jun 30, 2015

Reactor-88’s Custom Corner: Tomodachi Island

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Welcome to the June edition of Reactor-88's Custom Corner. This month we’re highlighting Tomodachi Island.

What’s your name?

Emelie Jensen aka Tomodachi Island

Where are you located?

I am based in Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom but born in Sweden. I moved to the UK seven years ago.

Day job or full-time artist?

At the moment I am a full-time artist, but only as I am on maternity leave. I normally work part-time in a pet shop and then part-time as an artist. For a while I worked from home full-time, but the income was never steady enough for me to live comfortably on. But not only that, I’d just moved with my partner to a new city and didn’t know anyone which meant that my social life was next to none. It drove me a bit mad being on my own 80% of the day and so I thought working in a pet shop would be a great way to top up my bank account a little and to get some social interaction with both animals and people. So yeah I am a part-time pet store colleague and a part-time artist. But I am still working hard to become a full-time artist one day.

Any random things you want people to know about you?

I used to be a tattoo artist and that was my biggest dream from around my teenage years. I gave up on that dream after the profession took away my will to draw and create. It was a big step for me to let go of something I had wanted and worked so hard for, for such a long time. It set me on to the path I am on now though so it definitely was the right thing to do. I think it is important not being scared of “failing” when you follow your dreams. Everything happens for a reason, and if it doesn’t make you happy then move on to the next thing.

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Jun 29, 2015

3DRetro SDCC Exclusive – Nick Cave x Plasticgod Vinyl Figure

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3DRetro and Plasticgod have teamed up to create a really unique vinyl figure featuring Australian Recording Artist Nick Cave. Plasticgod was asked to design six limited edition vinyl toys based on Nick’s music. The “Red Right Hand” edition will make its debut at the 3DRetro/DKE Toys booth #5045 during this years SDCC. Each figure stands 6” tall and will be limited to 250 pieces. Plasticgod will be signing at the booth on Friday, July 10th from 1-2PM.

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Flat Bonnie x Scott Tolleson – Plush Kookie No Good

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Scott Tolleson’s Kookie No Good character gets the plush treatment thanks to Flat Bonnie! This plush is limited to only 20 pieces and are exclusive to Scott’s booth #5139. Each plush comes with a removable misfortune surprise for around $50 each!

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Super7 Goes Retro with He-Man for SDCC

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If there was still any doubt, Super7 is set to prove once and for all that  they are the masters of the retro figure game with their diabolical Masters of the Universe lineup for SDCC. As with their ReAction figures, these start with the fun premise of “What if?”

As in what if He-Man figures were released in the 1970s? S7’s Answer: the Masters of the  Universe Stage 01 Prototype Action Figure Collection featuring four 3 3/4” figures – He-Man w/Power Sword, Skeletor w/Havoc Staff, Mer-man w/sword and Beastman w/whip.  These will only be available exclusively at the Skeletor’s Lair popup for $60 and will be limited to one set per person.

Next, what if somehow MOTU crossed over with the insanely infectious M.U.S.C.L.E. keshi figures from the 80’s ?  Why you’d get M.O.T.U.S.C.L.E. of course!  To start things off S7 has created twelve rubber warriors – six heroic and six evil.  There are four sets of blister-carded 3 packs available for $6 each available in a regular pink edition. The pink edition will be available at the s7 booth [#4945] and Skeletor’s Lair.  There are also all-black editions of two of the packs available only at the popup shop.   And… Mattel will be “handing out” Purple edition Skeletor keshi figs as well.

Remember to drop by the s7 booth [#4945] or the Mattel booth [#3029] to pick up your free Skeletoken for admission into Skeletor’s Lair.

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Rotofugi at SDCC: GERM S005 [Roach] by Ferg

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Ferg is set to invade SDCC courtesy of the Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi … And Friends booth [#5248].  He’s out done himself this year with one of the most memorable and clever SQUADT exclusives so far.  GERM S005 [Roach] channels the insidious, impossible-to-eliminate littler buggers.  The design features a removable helmet with light-up LED bug lenses, a rad zip-hood parka for a street-wise faux wing look, roach tee, sM203 grenade launcher, and 2.1 and classic arms.

The Roach is limited to 150 total pieces, 100 to be released at Comic-Con and 50 reserved for Collect and Destroy members.  Rotofugi will be selling 20 figures per day at the booth  for $150 (tax incl.) following this schedule:

Wednesday (7.8) – Preview Night: First come, first served.  Only folks with regular passes will be allowed to purchase. People holding exhibitors, press, or other non-standard badges which allow early access will not be able to purchase on Preview Night.

Thursday-Saturday (7.9-7.11): Purchase tickets will be passed out at 11 AM. Purchases must be completed by 6 PM.

Sunday (7.12): Purchase tickets passed out at 11 AM, purchases must be completed by 3 PM.

This just might be one of our favorite SDCC drops to be announced…so far.

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Pre-Order for Permanent Guest Delusion Edition by Coarse(6.30)

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If fell in love with the original Permanent Guest art multiple sculpture from Coarse’s Prisoners Beside Me exhibition back in December, you’ll want to get in on the pre-order for the Delusion edition which mirrors the gallery piece.   Select retailers will be taking orders for the classic colorway of the Raccoon and Fish pair (345 pieces, 20x8x5”, $199)  including myplasticheart (Tuesday, June 30th @ Midnight EDT) and Rotofugi (Tuesday, June 30th @ Midnight CDT). Midnight drops can be confusing, so to clarify, this drop late Monday night.

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3DRetro at SDCC: GID Exclusive Lavabear by Nathan Hamill

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Nathan Hamill is steadying his nerves, smiling from ear to ear, and sharpening his wit for the release of his SDCC Exclusive GID Lavabear (edition of 75) coming from the good folks at 3DRetro [booth #5045]. Nathan will drop by the booth to sign his new toy on Saturday (2:30 PM to 4 PM PDT).

In case you’re fuzzy on the origins of Lavabear, here’s the official lore straight from Mr. Hamill:

"Lavabear was once a shapeless, colorless being created from stardust by The Those. Over time, he rose into a vibrant, ursine-esque creature. His sole purpose was to guard the entrance to the Sacred Realms of Märchen and, along with it, its memories, treasures, and secrets. The legend goes that if awoken from his deep hibernation, those foolhardy enough to trespass on his Sacred Grounds will be met with a terrible and ancient wrath. His paws, it was said, shall lower, igniting the Eyes of Ulyssia and, with it, one thousand cursed flames.

Once alive, Lavabear will seek down the intruders and bury their bones in his fiery belly …returning him once again to his deep, sound slumber."

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Buff Monster –- Two-Faced Mister Melty (7.3)

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Two-Faced Mister Melty has a graduated from alternate head to full figure.  Buff Monster has released a few versions of the new Mister Melty head by itself either for individual display or for swapping onto one of the sofubi bodies.  In a twist we didn’t see coming, he’s about to release Two-Faced Mister Melty as a full hybrid figure—sofubi  head on a hand-cast resin body.  This makes it the first ever vinyl+resin release from Buff Monster.

The new Two-Faced Mister Melty full figures will be available in both unpainted ($30 + s/h) and painted editions ($35 + s/h).  The painted edition features pink, green, yellow and black sprays on what appears to be on a base of white vinyl +resin. Both editions will come with a new sticker in bag/header packaging. Two-Faced Mister Melty drops this Friday (7.3) @ 10 AM EDT from BuffMonster.com.

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Amanda Visell – Walrus and Rider Resin

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Amanda Visell has just released her brand-new Walrus ‘n Rider resin sets (25 pcs, $90) at myswitcheroo.com.  Her newest hand-painted resin creature features relaxed walrus (4x3x3”) and a dapper rider. But wait, there’s more… Amanda also mentioned that she has two resin figures in the work with Super7 for SDCC.

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Jun 27, 2015

Tristan Eaton x Nychos for ‘Vitality and Verve’ at the Long Beach Museum of Art

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Here’s a look at the new massive mural Tristan Eaton and Nychos created on reclaimed panel for the amazing Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape show at the Long Beach Museum of Art—a collaboration between the museum, Thinkspace Gallery and Pow! Wow!— which opened on Friday (6.26) and runs through September 27th, 2015.  The mural is just one of the exhibit’s several floor to ceiling murals and installations from a loaded roster including Alex Yanes,Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Brandon Shigeta, Cryptik, Esao Andrews, Greg 'Craola' Simkins, Hottea, James Bullough, Jeff Soto, John S. Culqui, Low Bros (above), Meggs, Nosego, Nychos, Saber, and  Tristan Eaton.   Head on over to Dailydujour for photos of most of the murals and installations from the exhibit.

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Jun 26, 2015

Gunnzo Presnts: Paul Kaiju & Bwana Spoons (07.11)

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It is no SDCC without one of Paul Kaiju’s Off-site events! He will once again be heading back to Gunnzo for a night of toy releases! Although this year he will not be venturing alone, as Bwana Spoons will be partaking in the festivities. The event will be filled with toys, refreshments and tacos of course! The show will take place on Saturday, July 11th at 6PM, which is when the raffle tickets to purchase will be distributed. The drawings will then take place at 7:30PM.

Gunnzo
2445 Juan St.
San Diego, CA 92110

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Suicidal Tendencies x BlackBook Toy – “Cherry 1.5” Edition S"K"UM-kun

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BlackBook Toy is happy to announce the newest colorway of their S"K"UM-kun figure with Suicidal Tendencies. Here we have the brand new “Cherry 1.5” edition, which comes with an official LA Dodgers New Era hat with “Venice” embroidered on its brim. He even comes with an extra set of hands to hand sign a “Z”. He can be found HERE for $100 a piece!

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