Dec 01, 2007

Bwana Spoons @ VTN (12.2.07)

Bwana Spoons is making the trip down from evergreen Portland to Pasadena for VTN this Sunday (12.2.07, 10am - 5:30 PM)  and he's got lots of vinyl dopeness in store for collectors.  First up, he's got a batch of customized 'Golden Fang' Steven the Bats.  He's also got a small army of custom Smoguns and Killers.  All this and a prototype of his fiberglass 4 foot Killer will be at the EFP3 booth.  Plus, he'll be showing a proto of his upcoming Rainbowsaurus Resin figure coming shortly from Switcheroo at the DKE Toys booth.  Bwana's plane gets into LA around 10 AM so expect him to get to VTN around Noon or so -- it'll be worth the wait!

VTN @ Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Jul 30, 2007


Vinyl Toy Network offered an alternative to SDCC for vinyl collectors, companies and artists with the Urban Underground Project in SD on Friday July 27th through Saturday the 28th.  Located at the spacious "Factory", the UUP hosted several vendors including toy companies such as Wheaty Wheat Studios, retailers including 3DRetro, Rooted Movement,  and Mechanized and artists including Chris Lee and UrbanMedium.

Several vendors offered exclusives including 3DRetro with two of the most highly sought after art toys in San Diego -- MINDstyle's Benny and Red Bird by Kathie Olivas and Slappy Happy and Mr. Muggles by Brandt Peters. UUP also hosted several signings by toy creators and artists each night at 6 PM including Andrew Bell, Brandt Peters, Brom, Buff Monster, GERMS, Kathie OlivasLuke Feldman, Toby HK, SKWAK, and more. 

Collectors seemed to appreciate the laid back atomosphere compared to the constant crowds of SDCC while some remarked about the unfortunate lack of AC. VTN UUP offers an alternative to SDCC with the promise of offering a broader selection of vendors in a relaxed environment.  We're looking forward to the next step in VTN's growth. 


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Jul 19, 2007

Brent Nolasco @ VTN UUP

Brent Nolasco is making the trip out to San Diego for the 'con action.  Besides enjoying the craziness, he's also going to be signing at Strangekiss's VTN UUP booth @ 3 PM on Saturday, July 28th.  Brent's an extremely talented artist creating strong work from his original paintings to his custom vinyl toys.  He'll be showcasing his skill and creativity customizing toys with several new customs available for sale at VTN including an 8" Munny, an 8" Qee, a Turtle Camper, Red Demon and a Mini Gobi.  Plus, Brent will be happy to chat and sketch for people.  If you've never seen Brent sketch -- you're in for a treat.  He's very detailed, varies it up from person to person and is pretty darn quick as well.  Enjoy these preview shots of his Turtle Camper, Red Demon (sweet facial detail), and Mini Gobi customs.

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Jul 18, 2007

Wheaty Wheat Studios @ VTN UUP

Wheaty Wheat Studios will unveil two new figure prototypes at their VTN UUP booth (July 27th - 28th).  The prototype of Illustrator Luke Feldman's  Mai figure will be shown for the first time.  Also Evil Ice Cream is making the jump from plush to vinyl.  The  prototype of the EIC toy created by Kerry Horvath and Darth Rimmer will be on display as well.   Wheaty Wheat will also show current prototypes of Buck Eye Rot by Sket One, Dolly by Med Fed (gray), Jack Rabbit full size (gray) by Brian Taylor and Ringo Bear (gray) by Joe Ledbetter.

In addition to the prototypes, Wheaty Wheat will offer special value promotional pricing during VTN for Brian Taylor's Jack Rabbit Key Chains, Chris Lee's regular edition Mellow and Cleabus, Andrew Bell's Zliks and numerous WWS artist tshirts. 

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Kaching Brands @ VTN UUP

An impressive haul of exclusives will drop @ the  VTN Urban Underground Project (July 27th - 28th)3Dretro's UUP Booth will offer several shared exclusive art toys from  Kaching Brands.  The lineup of original art toys starts with the first figures from the Artist Sisters -- CJ Metzger's Mischievous Maeve and Miss Mindy's Dink (color and mono).  Rounding out the shared exclusives, Kaching Brands delivers international creativity with Colorblok's Mono (Argentina), Matias V. of DOMA's Sentry, and Toby HK's HOLY MD.  Each of these figures will be available for purchase from 3DRetro's booth throughout UUP until they sell out. 

Each of these Kaching Brands Artists will be signing at the Urban Underground Project.   Colorblok, Matias V. and Toby HK will sign at UUP from 6 - 8 PM on Friday, July 27th.  The Artist Sisters - CJ Metzger and Miss Mindy will follow with a UUP signing on Saturday, July 28th from 6 - 8 PM.

VTN Urban Underground Project
Jerome's Building AKA The Factory
1466 F Street
San Diego, CA 92101

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Jul 13, 2007

VTN Urban Underground Project (7.27 - 7.28)

July in San Diego is no longer just about SDCC.  There's a new show in town dedicated to art toys and urban culture -- The Urban Underground Project organized by the Vinyl Toy Network (VTN).   UUP will be held concurrently during SDCC from 2 to 8 PM on both Friday July 27  and Saturday July 28th @ The Factory in downtown San Diego.  Building on the strength and community of its first two shows held in the greater Los Angeles area, VTN is offering the UUP as an alternative to the massive end-all, be all  pop culture behemoth that is SDCC.  UUP will cater to the vinyl community specifically by offering artist signings, exclusives and plentiful booth space at affordable rates to toy companies, retailers, and artists.    A special shuttle will be available to whisk collectors from the SDCC to UUP and back (every 30 minutes or so).  Vinyl Pulse is proud to be an official media sponsor of the VTN UUP. Stay with us as we bring you the 411 on exclusive releases  from artists and vendors over the next week or so.    

Jerome's Building AKA The Factory
1466 F Street
San Diego, CA 92101

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