Last Friday Toy Art Gallery opened their doors on a new Christmas Kaiju Group Show for 2014. This event feature many great custom pieces in the spirit of the holidays from artist around the world. Some of the remaining pieces from this event are now available via the TAG online store HERE. Make sure to check out all the great pieces before they join someone else’s collection!
This past weekend Galerie F opened it’s doors for Jc Rivera’s solo show ‘Struggling Times’. For those of us not able to make it out to the event there are a few remaining pieces available for purchase via the Galerie F store. Make sure to check out all that the show still has to offer via the link HERE.
Pretty in Plastic is proud to announce a new project that was created in collaboration with the artist Luke Chueh. The limited edition ‘Jack’ mini sculpture is currently available through December 22nd as a fine art multiple of 10 in glossy white with chrome silver Antlers. The piece features an archival finish with a gloss black wooden base, 22” L x 13” W in size and weighs 7 lbs. Each sculpture comes with a plaque on the reverse side of the sculpture and is signed and numbered by the artist. To add one of these to your collection for $2,000 each make sure to follow the link HERE.
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present the latest edition of Paul Kaiju’s Slugbeard! Slugbeard measures in at 10” tall and 10” wide, with multiple points of articulation and even a vinyl wrecking ball attached with a real metal chain! This special blank edition of Slugbeard is cast in a milky clear purple soft vinyl.
The Slugbeard Milky Purple Edition retails for $165 and will be released via email lottery starting on Friday, Dec. 19th at 3PM EST and ending on Monday. December 22nd at 3PM EST. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Slugbeard Lottery” as the subject along with your paypal address and shipping info (emails received before Friday will not be entered into the lottery). If selected you will be sent an invoice for payment. Please allow 24 hours for a response after the closing time (Monday 3PM EST). Winners will be chosen at random, one entry per participant please (if you submit more than once you will be disqualified). Good luck!
Up for review today is the latest release from the team over at Munky King Toys. They have teamed up with the artist Joe Ledbetter to produce a three dimensional version of his famed ‘Good Morning Sunshine’ painting. We were lucky enough to get our hands on the ‘Monkey’ edition which is a perfect translation of the original painting colors. This 8″ tall vinyl figure features five points of articulation, great paint work, and is limited to just 500 pieces world wide.
As you can see from this face detail shot above the paint work came out very crisp on this piece. After taking a close look all over this figure I was not able to find any sign of bleeding or blemishes any where in the paint. I have always enjoy Ledbetter’s style and the hard edges found on his figures. It really translates well when transferred from art to toy which in my opinion makes for a perfect art toy.
My only complaint with this figure is the arm joints seem a little loose. The only reason this is an issue is because the heavy fists weight down the arms which limits the poses that you can put the figure in. But, the fists down pose works well and will look great in any JLed collection.
Overall I think if you are a fan of JLed’s art you will enjoy this figure! It is a very cool character the translated perfect to vinyl. It also is made very well which helps to justify the $90 retail price. If you are interested in picking up one of these figures for your collection you can find them HERE or at your favorite designer toy retailer.
Next Tuesday, December 16th at 3pm EST, Lulubell and Skinner will be opening up the pre-order lines for the new “Solar Stare” Bog. From the images I’ve seen Skinner is providing the figure and Lulubell is the one who is making Skinner’s magic come to life. These are slated to be $85, and as of yet an ending time has not been set yet for the closing of the pre-order.