Oct 20, 2014

Cameron Tiede –- Scrambled Wood Reveal: Auggie

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Oooh. Here’s a look at the first figure in Cameron Tiede’s upcoming  Scrambled Wood series (previewed), debuting at DesignerCon (11.8-11.9).   Auggie features inlaid wood  detail and four points of articulation through the wizardry of magnetism (neck, shoulders, and waist).  Cameron hand-crafted the limited-edition figures from four hard woods (Walnut, Cherry, Maple, and Padauk) in their natural state, using only oil and wax to condition the surface.    Auggie has a fun, retro appeal and we’re curious to meet his other three buddies to be revealed daily through Thursday.  Cameron has done a nice job with his new  Wood Candy Workshop brand, first with  last year’s Chester, intricate one-offs throughout the year, and now Scrambled Wood.

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Oct 19, 2014

Lucky Lucy 2014 Halloween Android Release

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Its that time of year again! Dead Zebra are proud to present this years 2014 Halloween release, Lucky Lucy. This release features a double-headed design, one being a happy smile and the other a gruesome scowl. You’re going to want to make your way over to the Dead Zebra shop on Tuesday, October 21st at 11AM EST and more at 11PM EST. Limit 2 per household for only $10 each.

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SUCKLE Series 2 Kickstarter Soon

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Just when you thought you had completed your S.U.C.K.L.E. collection, Sucklord and DKE Toys are scheming on Series 2, featuring brand-new sculpts from October Toys’ George Gaspar.  Here’s a look at the three WIP sculpts previewed so far including Crystal Pharaoh, a D&D inspired dice head character, and Star Chump (above).  Be on the lookout for an upcoming Kickstarter for the new project.  In the mean time, subscribe to the SUCKLE Friends mailing list for the latest breaking project news.

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Oct 18, 2014

Woot Bear Grand Opening (10.25)

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San Francisco’s newest toy and art show destination Woot Bear, will finally be opening on Saturday, October 25th. The opening event will feature the artwork of Kozik, as well as 4 exclusive releases! Kozik and many other artists will be in attendance of the opening event, which will be taking place from 6-9PM. This should be a truly exciting event and we can’t wait to see what Woot Bear has in store for us in the future!

Woot Bear
147 Clement St
San Francisco, CA

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Oct 17, 2014

Amanda Visell x Coarse -- ‘First Days of Despair’ for Blooom Art Fair

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Boom.  A few days ago Amanda Visell sent out a flier for her upcoming collaboration with the alchemists at Coarse for the Bloom Art Fair in Cologne, Germany [10.24 – 10.27].  Little did we know that the flier painting of a house-phunt ablaze was going to be the basis for a crazy large-scale resin sculpture.

‘First Days of Despair’ revisits the theme of wide-eyed, seemingly innocent children wreaking havoc captured nicely by their previous collaborative piece -- ‘The Last Day of Autumn’.  Rather than simply translating Amanda’s painting into 3D, Coarse sculpted the ‘house’  piece in their own aesthetic, making it a true collaborative effort.  

Several of Amanda’s paintings, this sculpture and perhaps more (!) will be on display at the Art Scouting Gallery’s booth (BL-B010) at the fair.

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Doktor A. – “Dead of Night” Edition Bella DelaMere

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Doktor A. is celebrating Halloween with another fantastic toy release with Arts Unknown. Feast your eyes on the “Dead of Night” Edition Bella DelaMere figure, which is limited to 175 pieces. This blood splattered edition will be available at 11:59PM on October 30th (UK Time) through the Arts Unkown Webstore (HERE) for $105. Doktor A. will also have some AP’s (25 pieces) available via his webstore HERE for $136.

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Martin Ontiveros x TAG – The Magi Maleficarum Release @ Halloween Show

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Martin Ontiveros’ Magi Maleficarum (SEEN HERE) will be making its very fitting debut release during Toy Art Gallery’s Halloween Show this Saturday, October 18th. The “All Hallow Eve” Wizard set are each hand-painted by Martin should be a hit at the show! Martin has also mentioned that there will be another release available for Designer Con!

Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood CA 90046

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Minty Fresh Exclusive Poker Monkey by Joe Ledbetter (10.20)

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Joe Ledbetter’s brand new Poker Monkey has finally been revealed! This Minty Fresh exclusive will be available beginning on Monday, October 20th at 10AM PST only thought he Minty Fresh webstore. This brand new edition features Joe’s monkey playing a game of cards, rather than sipping on his morning coffee. The Poker Monkey is limited to 100 pieces, produced by Munky King and will retail 95€ S+H.

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Oct 16, 2014

NYCC 2014: myplasticheart booth + signings

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myplasticheart came ready and stocked for NYCC with a booth full of exclusives and a wide selection of blind-boxes.  Fans and collectors flocked to the booth throughout the ‘con.  Some of the highlights  include Andrew Bell’s Back to Back Black tour and Lemon Drop Dealmaker, the rare Halloween Muckey and Inc from InstinctoyDave Bondi’s Astronocchio, Catchaman Minicel from  Rotobox and Kuso VinylGary Ham’s Sylvan, APO Frogs, Negora & Migora from Konatsu, Hunter Mako and Bloodthirst from Brent Nolasco, and more.  

In addition to the releases, mph also hosted several artists for signings, some of which we were on-hand for including kaNO, MAD, J*Ryu, Lou Pimentel, Patricio Oliver,  and Travis Cain.  As we mentioned previously, kaNO was there in part to reveal his 2 foot Hi-Def which will be released at DesignerCon (11.8-11.9) in Pasadena.   Finally, congratulations to mph for winning the Designer Toy Award for Best Online Store –- well deserved.

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NYCC 2014: Kyle Kirwan’s Booth

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Kyle Kirwan continued his rise into the world of art toys with his first NYCC booth.  It was a pleasure to meet the Brooklyn artist behind the rapidly growing series of hand-made Mudcat resin figures.   Kirwan offered several of his Mudcat figures in sweet clamshell style blisters, the Mudcat collectible card series which begins to tell the characters’ story, original paintings, magnets and more.  He also showcased the prototype for his Willo figure which was successfully funded on Kickstarter.  Kyle will be self-producing the figure in rotocast resin in his studio.

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Oct 15, 2014

COARSE + Amanda Visell at Art Scouting Gallery for Bloom Art Fair

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Amanda Visell and COARSE Toys will be making their way to Cologne, Germany for the Bloom International Fair for Converging Art. They will be showcasing some collaborative art pieces at the Art Scouting Gallery from October 24-27. If you’re in the area, be sure to take a gander of what AV and COARSE has got going on!

Artscouting Gallery
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Messeplatz 1
50679 Köln Deutz
Germany

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Cameron Tiede -- ‘Scrambled Wood’ Toys for DesignerCon

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Our good friend Cameron Tiede will be returning to Southern California with a new series of toys from his Wood Candy Workshop for DesignerCon (11.8 – 11.9).  So far only seen in teasers and process photos, ‘Scrambled Wood’ will feature 4 wood figures hand-made by Cameron in his Texas studio.   Look for reveals of the new toys next week, one per day.   We’ll be sure to keep you updated.  This year’s DesignerCon will definitely  be the place to be for art toy fans –- get excited!

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