1.11.14

Knockoff Gallery & Good For You Toys for DesignerCon at DKE Toys booth 1230


Hand sculpted, cast, and painted exclusive
resin edition. Approx 3” tall on custom card.
Edition of 10 pieces each style at $60 each.

Available at DKE Toys booth #1230 for DesignerCon 2014 (Nov 8-9) are more blister-carded bootleggery toys including "Bat Rat and Goodbye Pussy" by Knockoff Gallery, and from Good For You Toys comes "Princess Hildy", in continuation of their "Django Uncloned" series, which mashes up "Star Wars" and Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" film.


Edition of 30 hand cast & painted 3 3/4" resin
figure on custom card each priced at $55 tax incl

Green Dorbals & Albino Leeciferuses for Circus Posterus Booth 700 @ DesignerCon (Creations by Shing yin Khor & Leecifer)



Available at the Circus Posterus booth #700 at the coming DesignerCon 2014 (Nov 8-9) are "Leaf Green Dorbals" from Shing Yin Khor (above) and Leecifer's "Albino Anura Leeciferuses" (below).
"…he is a leaf green Sluggish Dorbal. He sort of looks like a slug. He’s a minifigure, so he’s just about 1.25” tall. Limited edition of 25, US$20, available at the Circus Posterus table!" -adds Shing.
And the other two images of colored resin Dorbals? I added them in here to tantalize you folks MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!



In an edition of only 5pcs, these hand-painted Albino Anura Leeciferuses from Leecifer is sized 4.5” x 6” (approx) - with these cast resin amphibians priced at US$180 each. Gotta love frogs with top-hats!

Classic Style SUCKPANEL RE-UP from The Sucklord


The joy and refreshing concept of SUCK PANELZ has since been sucked into a blackhole vacuum now devoid of delicious-irony and the delightful mashup mayhem of earlier pieces - but that's just my own personal jaded toy-tastes. Nevertheless here are some splendid pieces and feel free to check out suckadelic.myshopify.com for your purchasing considerations.
PRODUCT PRESS: "Vintage magazine page mounted on 1/2" plywood with attached action figure under a clear plastic blister. Pre-installed hardware on back for easy wall hanging. One-of-a-kind item created and signed by famous pop artist, The SUPER SUCKLORD"

"Virtute Et Armis. By Courage and By Arms" by Amanda Visell x Himynameismark


Amanda Visell has adapted Mark Hoppus' "octopus" logo from Himynameismark with the resultant products be a print and tees, available to purchase nil here, Named "Virtute Et Armis. By Courage and By Arms" - the print is sized 18 x 24, in an edition of 100pcs each priced at US$70 signed by Amanda.

HOPPING GHOST Vinyl Toy by Osaka Popstar


Osaka Popstar presents "Hopping Ghosts" - a new 8" vinyl figure that comes complete with its own punk-rock theme song (check out the animated video at bottom of this post)! With a suggested retail price of US$50 per, there is a 1:6 chance to score a Green Ghost (limited to 100pcs) over the "regular" Blue Ghost (limited to 300pcs). DKE Toys is distributing, so do check in with your fav retailers for availability.
PRODUCT PRESS: "Hear the bells...See these claws...Feel these fangs...then Hop Like a Ghost! Chinese vampire mythology takes a spin through the mind of Osaka Popstar creator/frontman John Cafiero-who designed the figure and penned the accompanying single. "
PRODUCT PRESS CONTINUED: "Each figure is 8-inches tall, with removable scroll spell accessory, and comes packaged in a full color art box with free download card for the new single "Hopping Ghosts" by Osaka Popstar. The single features John Cafiero (vocals) backed by a lineup featuring Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) Drums, Sal Maida (Cracker, Milk & Cookies, Roxy Music) Bass, and Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) Guitar. Download also includes an alternate "animated instrumental" version (as heard in the animated promo for the new figure line)."
WHAT ARE "HOPPING GHOSTS"?

"What exactly is a Hopping Ghost...? Known as Jiangshi in Chinese folklore and kyonshī in Japan, hopping ghosts or hopping vampires are basically a breed of zombie; reanimated corpses dressed in traditional garments from the Qing Dynasty. Rigor mortis has set in so they can only move around by hopping with their arms outstretched! They can't see using traditional vision, instead, they sense living creatures by their breath and seek to absorb the life force of the living.

They can be stopped with a scroll to the forehead containing a spell written in a mix of ink and blood, and led by Taoist priests using bells. Some of the streets of Chinatown in NYC (like Doyers st. for example), are said to have been intentionally designed crooked to deter Hopping Ghost attacks; making it difficult for them to navigate through them.

The mythology even inspired a string of fantastic Hong Kong films in the 1980s, most notably the "Mr. Vampire" series directed by Ricky Lau and starring the immortal Lam-Ching Ying. Ying is often referred to as the "Peter Cushing of Asia" and both he and Lau are given props by Cafiero on the box of the new "Hopping Ghosts" vinyl figures.
In an effort to achieve true authenticity, the spell found on the scroll accessory of the Osaka Popstar "Hopping Ghosts" vinyl figures (and seen on the art for the new single), was written by an actual Taoist priest residing in Hong Kong. Beware of cheap imitations, look for official "Hopping Ghosts" vinyl figures available now from Osaka Popstar!"

Zombiemokie's Haunted House Playset @ Kidrobot San Francisco


Mikie Graham AKA ZombieMonkie will be unveiling his Dunny Monster Customs and the 20" Dunny Haunted House Playset (above) at his solo show at Kidrobot San Francisco from October 31st to November 1st. TOYSREVIL has by now revealed all 30 of his #MONSTERDUNNY, culminating to the Haunted playhouse set, that houses the Dunnys within!

No worries if you miss seeing the 20" custom at KRSF tho, as you can look for it at Mikie's booth in the oncoming Nov 8-9 DesignerCon 2014!


(Above WIPs via IG @zombiemonkie)

#INKTOBER2014 Feature: Anastasia Catharina

WHAT: *#INKTOBER is essentially an art challenge whereby folks draw an ink illustration each day for everyday in the month of October. In this series of blog-features, TOYSREVIL will showcase an artist each day(-ish) and their works for Inktober 2014 - Along with a lil' Q&A, of course!*

WHO: Anastasia Catharina
WHAT: Concept Artist / Game Artist
WHERE: nagisadesign.blogspot.sg
SELECT STYLE for INKTOBER: "Fine Line Pen, Brush Pen, and Copic Markers."

TOYSREVIL: Why did you start Inktober for 2014? Did you do the previous years?
ANASTASIA CATHARINA: This is my 1st time participating on Inktober. I was invited my a friend of mine and decided to take the challenge and discipline myself. It was really tough to keep myself motivated and actually do something everyday in between work and stuff~ But I think this is a very good practice as an artist. Especially for people like me, who always obsessed in churning 1 piece, I learn a lot in letting go stuff and moving on.

TOYSREVIL: Is there any specific "theme" you are going for, for this year's Inktober?
ANASTASIA CATHARINA: I don't really have a theme to begin with.. But most of them are fanart of some characters that made my childhood.
TOYSREVIL: What are you hoping to achieve with executing this project? Do you intend to finish it?
ANASTASIA CATHARINA: As an artist our job is to draw, I want to develop a habit to draw something everyday. I will try to complete this Inktober challenge and chase some of the pieces I missed out~
TOYSREVIL: Folks can check out Anastasia's Inktober sketches posted on her blog, and on her Instagram @nagisadreamer ~ Thanks for the recommendation, Jerry!

I LIKE TOYS: Horror Edition 2014 Online Now!


I LIKE TOYS fanzine takes on "Horror" for this special edition showcasing artwork for an illustration competition celebrating "horror"! Launched on Halloween Day 2014, this is also the very first digital incarnation of I LIKE TOYS!

Click thru the pages in above viewer to find out who are the WINNERS in this competition, or head on to THIS LINK, and feel free to "LIKE" the I LIKE TOYS Facebook Page!

Thank you to Yeo Hong Beng for taking the time out to co-Judge this competition! Thanks for everyone's participation, and Congratulations to the winners! We'll be in touch with you soon :)

Cheers
Andy TOYSREVIL

31.10.14

"The Visitor" by Happy Garaje


From Happy Garaje comes "THE VISITOR" = a 8.5" x 5.25" x 3" resin centaur toy, available for purchase at US$50 (+ Shipping), with interested folks to email people@happygaraje.com for orders.
"We made a toy for The Strange Beasts toy show in Cebu City, Philippines. The Visitor appeared on three occasions: first, when I fell from the big mango tree. Second, when I turned twenty one. And the third was on the night I left home." (via)
Am liking the textures application, and even the paper crown! Would be nicer if the crown was more substantial a material maybe? IMHO, of course :)

Chris Ryniak releases for #DesignerCon at Circus Posterus booth #700

Brad from Circus Posterus has been treating us with splendid press releases for their tenure at the coming DesignerCon 2014 (Nov 8-9) and today's promo is pretty darn sweet! Available at the Circus Posterus booth #700 are the following awesomeness from Chris Ryniak!


- Harlequin Burblebum in an Edition of 12 @ US$200 each
- Aqua Lime Mini Bubblegut in an Edition of 12 (only 6 available at the con) @ US$200 each
- Green Grape Fuzzlethump in an Edition of 10 @ US$200 each
- Fall Foliage Churblefurbs (x 2pcs only - pic seen below) No prices revealed.

Additional Items for the table (no pics as yet) include:
- 50 Bugbites in Assorted Colors @ $18 each
- Wobblear Stickers
- 5" x 7" Drawings @ $75 Each

Krampus on a Shelf by Forces of Dorkness Drops Sunday Nov 2 on Tenacious Toys


Krampus on a Shelf by Forces of Dorkness drops Sunday November 2nd at 7PM EST via tenacioustoys.com for their Super Series Sundays (*Note: Preorder window is two weeks long, and no further orders will be taken after November 16th). Priced at US$50 each, Krampus on a Shelf figures are 8-inch long mixed-media pieces, all hand-made in the USA by Forces of Dorkness.

PRESS: "The holidays have always been a special time for all the good little children...but now we're taking time to celebrate all the rotten ones too.

Krampus, a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries, has always been thought to punish misbehaving children during the Christmas season. This horrific creature plays the foil to jolly old Saint Nicholas who rewards well-behaved children with gifts. It is said that Krampus captures particularly naughty children in his sack and carries them away to his mountain lair.

Take this little demon and have fun with the bad kids during the holidays. Krampus is designed to sit on anything. His arms and legs are movable and he balances perfectly on a shelf or anywhere else."

Carson Catlin's Press release for DCON14 Phase 1

"Holy crap, its time for DCON!!! This will be the only con I will be attending this year so I'm bringing a bunch of stuff.

First up is the Blind Forty for Booth #301. (the one I'm sharing with Lana Crooks and Scott Tolleson) 40 micro munnys reticulated in various styles. They will sell for $40 each. Three of them (Gold & Silver) will grant you a custom 4" in the style of your choosing. One of them (The Mess-up) will grant you a custom 7" in the style of your choosing."
-shared Carson Catlin.
"Three Targets for Munky King Booth #100. Like the custom target I did last year this is a further exploration of the figure. Available in Black & Gold, Red & White, and White & Black. They will go for $350.00 each." -addd Carson Catlin.
I love that the Target-figure is holding a "reticulation-tool" (if that ever was a technical term for said tool lol) - Swell job, Carson!


Seymour's "Double Faced Bust" for DesignerCon #DCON


From SEYMOUR comes these double faced busts (different face on back and front) in a Resin edition of 10pcs (first 4 exclusive for Dcon), featuring "a mix of air brush and hand paint then gloss coated." Standing around 5-inches tall and each priced at US$150.

And while Seymour (Peter Kelk) would be unable to be present at the event, his work however will be made available at the Tiny Travelling Gallery Booth #203.


#INKTOBER2014 Feature: Ken MacMillan (Robo Ohno)

WHAT: *#INKTOBER is essentially an art challenge whereby folks draw an ink illustration each day for everyday in the month of October. In this series of blog-features, TOYSREVIL will showcase an artist each day(-ish) and their works for Inktober 2014 - Along with a lil' Q&A, of course!*

WHO: Ken MacMillan
WHAT: Owner/Illustrator/Graphic Designer – Robo Ohno Graphic Design, LLC
WHERE: www.roboohno.com
SELECT STYLE for INKTOBER: "Copic marker art."

TOYSREVIL: Why did you start Inktober for 2014? Did you do the previous years?
ROBO OHNO: I wanted to jump on board with #inktober because it's an amazing idea. Being able to directly be a part of a community that is so supportive and inspirational is truly a testament to how incredible a time we live in. I've met an incredible amount of hyper-talented and humble artists because of #inktober. It's a fun way to really push yourself out of your comfort zone to see exactly what you're capable of producing.

My artwork has grown leaps and bounds as a direct result of participating. I participated in #inktober last year, and combined it with DaCosta's #botober. Thankfully DaCosta moved his challenge to March (#marchofrobots), so that freed me up to pursue the Nightmare drawings.

TOYSREVIL: Is there any specific "theme" you are going for, for this year's Inktober?
ROBO OHNO: My theme for this year's #inktober has been mainly Nightmare Before Christmas fan art, with a little bit of Invader Zim thrown in. I wanted to really see how far I could push lighting with my Copics, and I'm EXTREMELY satisfied with the results I've been able to achieve. I can't wait to see what this month's efforts lead to in the coming months as far as my work is concerned.

TOYSREVIL: What are you hoping to achieve with executing this project? Do you intend to finish it?
ROBO OHNO: Anytime I get wrapped up in one of these drawing challenges, I try to go in with an open mind. I might have a particular direction that I want to explore. But I try not to lock myself down to a specific goal. I tend to get tunnel vision if I don't allow myself to be open to the possibility of a 'fork in the road', per se.

If I commit to drawing one thing for a challenge, then I might miss the opportunity to make use of some spur of the moment inspiration. And as far as finishing the challenge, I hope I never have to! Although doing #inktober drawings in January might seem a little clingy. ;)
TOYSREVIL: Folks can check out ROBO OHNO's Inktober sketches in his dedicated Facebook album here, and stay tuned to his Instgram @robo_ohno for more sweetness! You had me at "Nightmare Before Christmas", buddy! LOL

"Swamp Thing" Edition HUNTER by Brent Nolasco for SubUrbanVinyl @ #DCON


With the teaser done, here's a closer look at Brent Nolasco's HUNTER edition for DesignerCon 2014 (Nov 8-9). Available at the Suburban Vinyl Booth #515, is the "Swamp Thing" edition of HUNTER, featuring Glass Eyes on an 8" tall resin figure, each priced at US$120.

STORY: "In my days of wandering in countless nomadic adventures, I came across different forms of life. Some have stuck in the landscapes of my mind, and other have been forgotten. Hunter was one that left an impression. I remember the first time I saw him while on one of my daily walks by the river. He rose out of the murky water at dusk and ate insects. He looked around cautiously so as not to be seen. Then he disappeared, back into the river, not to be seen again. From time to time I would lurk in the shadows to try a catch a glimpse of Hunter again, but my luck has run out. I didn’t ever see him again. The only images that I have of him live in my sketch book, until now."

New SOB SKULLS by 13ART x Streets of Beige


Tony & Tom from Streets of Beige shares with us some splendid collectible news that has me green with envy!
"We wanted to let you know about a new edition of resin skulls that we've just dropped. We asked 13ART aka SKULL MAN to turn our logo into a toy and wowsers did he do a great job! "
And boy, DID he! Priced at only US$25 per and in an edition of 30pcs, you can NOW score them via www.sobstore.bigcartel.com :)


Pop! Books: Cthulhu from Funko

FUNKO PRESS: "Cthulhu is a creature created by H.P. Lovecraft and was first featured in his story "Call of Cthulhu". Cthulhu is described as a hybrid man, dragon, and octopus creature with "A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings." Pretty scary, right?!"
Avail;able in January 2015, this is pretty awesome of Funko to release, and here's hoping we'll see more obscure-ish non-media licensed releases from (*cough-cult-cough*) BOOKS :)

Pop! Movies: The Crow from Funko

FUNKO PRESS:
"Detroit's Devil's Night crime spree has left Eric Draven and his fiancee for dead... Until he is resurrected! Eric Draven is back with a vengeance! The ill-fated rock star has made his return to avenge his murder and that of his fiancee. Prepare to plot revenge with this creepily cute Pop!"
Available now, so do check in with your fav retailers for pricing and availability. And I wouldn't reject a Halloween present such as this sweetness, just sayin'!

HEX Debut Edition - PUMPKIN PI by Crystal Jade Vaughan x 3A Toys


Currently open for pre-sale on Bambalandstore.com is the HEX Debut Edition - PUMPKIN PI by Crystal Jade Vaughan (Bath Spell Collection), alongside other Helloween Releases from 3A Toys. Priced at US$160, this 12" articulated figure set including Pumkin Bath and Sword (no mention of a "comicbook" ;p) with a 1st quarter 2015 shipping schedule. I hope she could be removed from the "bubble bath" tho ~ LOL


3AGO Zombkin, Charkin & Milky by 3A Toys for Helloween Festival


Teased only just yesterday, 3A Toys reveals further product details of one of their "Helloween" releases, with 3AGO ZOMBKIN and CHARKIN editions each priced at US$45, while the 3AA Set 3-Pack includes the exclusive MILKY, priced at US$120 (including shipping).

October 31st @ 9AM Hong Kong time via Bambalandstore.com.


Argonaut Resins' Halloween Resin Release featuring Soko Cat & Adam Pratt



Available online via the Argonaut Resins online store on Oct 30th at 12 noon. are this Halloween resins, courtesy of customs from Soko Cat (The Mummies Set) and Adam Pratt (aka Small Angry Monster - The Darth Maul and Glow in the dark Spirits sets), all sets featuring Tuttz Mini, Pharaoh Hound Mini and Sucio Mouse. Gosh but they look rad!

30.10.14

Helloween Festival Releases from 3A Toys


3A Toys prepares to celebrate "HELLOWEEN" with a skew of releases online via Bambalandstore.com - probably from 9AM Hong Kong time on October 31t - including the following products:

- 1/6 Doctor Doom.
- 1/6 HEX by Crystal Jade Vaughan (accompanied by a comicbook maybe?)
- SYOUPEE release: NISE. Designed and sculpted by Siuyin.
- Pumpkin-headed CHARKIN figures from the 8" tall 3AGO line - in a trio of editions.



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