23.9.14

Toy Review: 10YR Edition MADLs from MAD Toy Design


Jeremy Madl celebrates 10 years of MADLs with the release of two splendid pieces, a White on Black, and Black on White MADLs.
"A total of 120 sets were produced, but only 100 will be made available for collectors - Limited to 2 sets per order! Priced at only US$50 (plus shipping) and includes both figures, each with a custom printed drawstring bag. There's also a 2 color letter-pressed certificate that comes with the set. All are signed and numbered by Jeremy himself."
"The design of the figure was originally done in 2002, and was inspired by the birth of my first son. I developed the shape/ designs for a few months … In 2004 at SDCC the first "production" MAD*L's were released ... They were clear vinyl, and we only sold a handful of them. The rest of them I customized and sold to a few "new" retailers in the U.S. (MPH) and in Europe. Soon after SDCC 2004 Phase:1 dropped and the rest is history."
Be a part of the MADL-toy history now and snag the pair! And feel free to Read More Here about the genesis of the MADL in my Q&A with Jeremy, and check out images of these figures, which features sweet crisp printing and something worthy in remembrance to mark the time of toys, IMHO.

Shown below-right is my very first MADL featuring design from Chris Lee; my prize in an online contest from back in 2006!


(Thanks for the awesomeness, Jeremy!)

22.9.14

Mondo-Con 2014

"MondoCon 2014 is set to coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX. The convention will bring together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, illustrators, painters, toy creators as well as directors, composers and more. The convention will include new artwork and products as well as panels & special screenings." (mondo-con.com)

Truth be told, I've had this news in a folder for quite some time now, finding a chore to grasp what it is about, and at the same time totally fascinated with the premise, and what they had to offer. I had imagined a visual splendor of the pop culture arts, bolstered by toys from Unbox Industries? It looks to be an amazing weekend to be had! And now that weekend is over, here are some snaps to share of what went on:


BACK TO THE FUTURE III by Laurent Durieux.


"Doughnuts: Special Edition" by Mike Mitchell x Jason Edmiston
(available at jasonedmiston.com post-Mondo-Con)

Unbox Industries x Skinner

(Pics from IG @justinishmael + @mondocon + @unboxindustries + Facebook

Crayon Muckey by Instinctoy for DesignerCon #DCON2014

CIRCUS POSTERUS PRESS: "One of Circus Posterus' favorite toys of the past couple years has been the adorable and slightly creepy bear from Instinctoy, Muckey. We are excited to let you know that we'll be offering an exclusive early debut sale of the next Muckey colorway, the Crayon Muckey! The Crayon Muckey features a delightfully variegated glow-in-the-dark pattern and multicoloured teeth, and will be debuting this November at the Circus Posterus table at DesignerCon." (Circus Posterus Emailer)

Also featured are snaps of said Crayon Muckey, last seen and snapped at STGCC2014, and I have to say, the colors are as intense in person as they are in the pictures, and is a #WANT from me personally!

Introducing "Sleeptime Bunnies" by Peter Kato x myplasticheart for New York Comic-Con #NYCC2014

SLEEPTIME BUNNIES PRESS: "This year at NYCC we will be collaborating with Brooklyn based artist Peter Kato, debuting his newest creation, Sleeptime Bunnies! This new rendition of Peter’s super popular Bedtime Bunnies are now in full slumber, peacefully dreaming away. Our exclusive Sleeptime Bunnies Sweet Harvest Edition comes in 4 seasonal candy shades of autumn, blind boxed and limited to only 30 pieces. Whats more, if you’re really lucky you might even snag a special chase colorway hidden in the batch. Come by the myplasticheart booth #113 throughout NYCC and pick one up for $12 each while supplies last." -myplasticheart
"These mini bunnies are the first expansion in my Bedtime Bunnie series. With myplasticheart the first release of these figures will come in a autumn candy corn like color variation. I hope folks will like them." -shares Peter Kato

Marine Ramdhani's BISMARCK @ #PopconAsia2014


Here's a closer look at Marine Ramdhani's BISMARCK resin figure which made it's public debut at the weekend's Popcon Asia 2014 (Sept 19-21), with the above-snap of the entire "Jouwe"-Family a nice completion to a project he started many years ago!

To be produced by My Tummy Toys of Bandung, expect 3 colorways to be eventually released for this 7" tall resin piece, in Blue, Grey and Blank (DIY) - with 12pcs each colorway. Stay tuned to TOYSREVIL for updates and developments!


Pics via IG @Marine_ramdhani + @mytummytoys

Painted Sleepwalking Nimbus by Toy Kultur To Be Available via Lottery

Spotted on IG @paulushyu is the reveal of his Sleepwalking Nimbus, last seen on the Toy Kultur booth at Popcon Asia 2014.

Also mentioned is the impending existence of 10 pieces to be painted by Indra and eventually made available via "lottery system". Priced at US$100 per purchase, interested folks are to enter by emailing toykultur@gmail.com with the subject "POPCON Sleepwalker Lottery" by 23.59 Sept 21st (Jakarta time). The final painted version will be shown only to those who enter the lottery.

This 6-inch tall sofubi figure features a sculpt by Chauskoskis, and is produced by KUROBOKAN.

Custom-Feature: The Corpse Daughter Munny by AppleHead for the Melanjolly @ The Thumbprint Gallery

PRESS: "In honor of Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride, the artist, AppleHead has created a 4” munny titled, The Corpse Daughter. If Victor and the Corpse Bride had a daughter, this would be her. She is sitting by the graveyard, enjoying the midnight fog. This is her favorite place to sit and enjoy the ambiance. She has a beautiful pet butterfly to keep her company from time to time. The butterfly favors the boney arm so in the daughter’s purple ombre dress, she sits and enjoys the butterfly’s company.

The corpse daughter is a 4” munny sculpted in clay. Her dress is made using real fabric. Her hair and dress has been delicately dyed and her eyes and lashes are sealed for protection. Take her home and take a slice of Burton’s world for you to view every day."

The Corpse Daughter will be showcased and for sale at The Thumbprint Gallery on Tuesday, September 30- October 1, 2014 for the Melanjolly, an artistic tribute to Tim Burton movies.

Custom-Feature: Kawzik Night Gamer from Plaseebo


"The Kawzik Night Gamer" by Plaseebo is a one-of-a-kind mash-up vinyl custom of a re-sculpted Plaseebo Night Gamer head and a Kozik altered Kaws Companion body. Standing 14 inches tall with blue glass inset eyes, this piece s currently was available for US$$2,200. Congrats the sale, Bob!

Bad Ass: Print & Mutant A Toy from Pobber Toys x Kronk


Today we have a couple of BAD ASS products to share from Pobber Toys, with the "Bad Ass Print" shown above currently (first seen at STGCC) launched for sale at pobber.bigcartel.com, in a limited edition of 50 pieces only at US$70 each. Sized 18 x 24 Inches 4-Color Screen Print on 140lb French Fine Art Paper. Seen below is the Thailand Toy Expo exclusive "Bad Ass: Mutant A" (which we frankly hear about nor see too little of), limited to 50pcs.
"We have a very limited number which we set aside for worldwide release and it is now available for wholesale through DKE Toys. Interested retailers can contact DKE." -mentioned Jake Lee.

RSCLS for "An Eminent Takeover" (#urbanisme)


"Graffiti" in Singapore is kept strictly to city street walls and corporate events, and is even rarer still to see shopping malls being covered with street art … until now! Over at Lavender Street, the 1980s-built "Eminent Plaza" is slated for demolition in October 2014, along with the Lavendar Food Court (to make way for a redevelopment into a planned 16-storey project with office and retail units), and for the month of September, the locale is taken over by artists attempting to give it a "last retrospective peak" at the since abandoned space, featuring artwork makeovers and exhibitions, musical performances, and otherwise activities unseen before utilizing the space once known as a “vice mall”.


Check out the event's Facebook page for who is involved in "An Eminent Takeover" (#urbanisme) - a collaborative community project by Tact Space x THE RSC.

Thanks to ZERO, and ANTZ of RSCLS, we have some snaps to share, of their work.


(Pics via IG @zero_rscls + @antz_rscls)
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