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SHAWNIMALS PROTOTYPES & RARITIES SALE NOW LIVE

unnamed-112Chicago based Shawnimals is offering fans a very cool chance to own some rare versions of their famous lines of plush toys. The Prototypes & Rarities sale is currently live and there are some one off and super rare items available for purchase. If you are a fan of any of Shawnimals characters you are definitely going to want to see what they have to offer HERE.

-Travis


SDCC 2014: OBSCURE’s OFFERINGS AT BEEFY & CO’s BOOTH

unnamed-110unnamed-111Angry Koala Gear’s, Obscure, has special things planned for SDCC this year.  He will be having a signing at Beefy & Co’s booth (#5646) on Friday, July 25th, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm.  He will be unveiling his custom, Day of the Dead “Frozen” Wedding couple, which he made from the Anna and Kristoff (Disney Animator) dolls.  He will also have some DOTD micro Munnys, as well as some other goodies.  The wedding couple will be available for purchase for $700.  The clothes were handmade by Shayne Toby of Corkie’s Cute Creations who Obscure is now working with for the clothes of all of his custom DOTD dolls.  If you’d like to commission Obscure for one of your own or for that special someone, you can contact him HERE.

-Travis


REVIEW: ARTBILLBOARDS ‘I ASKED FOR SCRAMBLED’ BY LUKE CHUEH

Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 9.45.54 PMA few weeks ago we discovered a company called ArtBillboards who are currently making massive art prints of work from some amazing artists. One of those artist is the Emo Bear himself Luke Chueh,who has about six massive prints available. We picked up the 40″x50″ ‘I Asked For Scrambled’ print for the UVD HQ and we must say that we are thoroughly impressed with these prints.

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The piece arrives in a massive poster tube and is packed with a nice cardboard sleeve inside the tube so it is well protected during shipping. Once we unrolled the piece we noticed the quality of the paper that the art comes printed on. This 225gsm ultra-matte durable and curl resistant Fine Art Paper works really well for this large application so that it doesn’t get damaged while installing the piece on your wall.

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The installation process is very easy! The print includes an installation guide and some double sided 3M strips to use to install on the wall. All you have to do is attach the strips evenly around the back of the print and then you are ready to hang it on the wall. The whole process for us took about 30 minutes from the time we opened it to finished project.

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If you are a fan of art and are looking for a print to fill a big spot on your wall then I highly suggest you check out ArtBillboards. These inexpensive pieces (Just $80 each) allow you to enjoy some great art in a large scale without cleaning out your bank account. To check out all the pieces from Chueh click HERE. If you would like to check out pieces from the other artist AB is working with click HERE.

-Travis


PAUL KAIJU SLUG BEARD ‘GOLDEN TREASURE’ EDITION PRE-ORDERS

5050999_b_01_500The folks over at Medicom Toys have opened up pre-orders for a new edition of the Paul Kaiju Slug Beard figure. The ‘Golden Treasure’ edition of the 10″ Japanese vinyl figure features a amazing colorway with a ton of sprays. Currently you can reserve one of these pieces for your collection HERE for about $212 and expect them to start shipping in December 2014. If you have been wanting one of these figures for your collection you are not going to want to pass this up!5050999_b_02_500

-Travis


SDCC 2014: ‘NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM’ MISHKA BOOTLEG BY L’AMOUR SUPREME

10570044_739379419462015_1737454582_n-1Ok so the guys over at Mishka have yet another awesome SDCC custom release that will be happening at 1:11pm this Friday! The ‘No One Can Hear You Scream’ Mishka Bootleg is a hand painted edition of 10 pieces by  the artist L’amour Supreme. These Alien inspired pieces feature some really cool black and white sprays and come bagged with a special edition header card. You will be able to pick these up at the Frank Kozik booth #5051 for $200 each. Don’t miss your chance to pick up one of these limited sofubi pieces!

-Travis


D-LuX x SCUMBAGS & SUPERSTARS ‘SKULL CHIEF’ CUSTOMS

10554226_258819084309750_143156694_nThe artist D-LuX and Scumbags & Superstars have teamed up to release a series of custom painted ‘Skull Chief’ vinyls. These six custom painted pieces each feature a one of a kind paint job using Monster Kolor C-Thru and Neaon paints over GID vinyl. You can add these pieces to your collection over in the S&S store HERE for $85 each. Make sure to get these before they end up in someone else’s collection!

-Travis


‘KAITO ONO – SUSHI MASTER’ CUSTOM FROM TEDDYMAN

unnamed-106The artist Teddyman has revealed his piece from The Clutter Group Show that opened on July 12th. ‘Kaito Ono – Sushi Master’ is a custom 5″ figure that features a custom 5.5″ wooden table, three handmade sushi pieces, and one meat cleaver accessory. Currently this great l;title custom piece is available via the Clutter store for $250 HERE. This would make any sushi fan a perfect gift for their kitchen!

-Travis


SDCC 2014: ‘IVY LEE’ FROM POBBER TOYS & SCOTT TOLLESON

unnamed-105Pobber Toys and Scott Tolleson have joined forces to bring back the artist’s classic pin up art in the form of the resin ‘Ivy Lee’. This 8″ tall colorway will be very limited and retail for $120 each. The piece will debut at SDCC with any left overs being made available online after the show. To add one to your collection make sure to stop booth #5139 before they are all gone! 14 - 1

-Travis


SDCC 2014: ‘DEATH GOD NECROS’ POSTER FROM SKINNER

image(7)Skinner has revealed a new silk screen poster that he will be launching this friday via his online store! The massive ‘Death God Necros’ clocks in at 24″ x 36″ and features a crazy 10 color screen print. This limited edition of just 70 pieces will be available Friday July 25th at 3pm EDT HERE for $100 each. But that is not all! There will be a special variant edition titled ‘Grim Green Decay’ limited to just 30 pieces available at the same time! What choice to have to make, which will you choose?image_8_1024x1024

-Travis


SDCC 2014: DKE TOYS RELEASE CHEAT SHEET

SDCCcheatsheet-2014 copyThe folks over at DKE Toys have a ton of releases set for SDCC which starts later today! They were nice enough to create the above cheat sheet so it is easier to remember all the goodies you want to pick up while you are at their booth. So, make sure to print this off before you make your way over to the event so you don’t forget any items you were looking to get!

-Travis


SDCC 2014: ONE OFF ‘KRAWLUSS’ BY SKINNER

10570100_754657977914492_1593330470_nDuring SDCC the artist Skinner will be offering up one custom version of the massive Mutant Vinyl Hardcore produced vinyl ‘Krawluss’. This 13″ custom japanese vinyl figure features a hand done paint job that features multiple sprays and a distress rub that really help make the details of the sculpt pop! If you are interested in adding this piece to your collection make sure to stop into booth #5051 and get it before it is gone!

-Travis


SDCC 2014: LANA CROOKS x SCOTT TOLLESON ‘OLD BEETARONOMY’

unnamed-104During SDCC Scott Tolleson and Lanna Crooks will be offering up a limited amount of ‘Old Beetaronomy’. This edition of 5 (3 at SDCC) stands about 19″ tall and is made of various textiles that are hand dyed and features signature embroidery. The plush stands on his own with the help of his trusty wooden cane and features posable limbs and leaves. You can add one to your collection at booth #5139 for $300 each and each piece comes with a ‘garden surprise’. unnamed-103

-Travis


ALEX PARDEE ‘MAKING A MESS’ INTERVIEW FROM NUVANGO GALLERY

The folks over at Nuvango Gallery just released a new interview they recently conducted with the artist Alex Pardee. In this interview we get to see a little bit behind what drives this great artist, his technique, and much much more. If you are a fan of Pardee or just found out about him a short while ago this is a great way to learn more about him!

-Travis


SDCC 2014: ‘SYLVAN’ FROM GARY HAM & POBBER TOYS

unnamed-102Pobber Toys and Gary Ham are excited to reveal their latest little woodland creature titled ‘Sylvan’. This edition of the 9″ figure will be limited to just 50 pieces world wide and retail for just $70 each. This cute vinyl figure will debut at the convention in limited numbers with an online release to follow there after for all you folks missing out on the con. If you are at the event make sure to stop by booth #5139 and get one before they are gone!

-Travis


SDCC 2014: MAX TOY COMPANY RELEASES AT ROTOFUGI BOOTH

unnamed-101We have news to share on some great releases from the folks over at Max Toy Company for this week’s SDCC. You will find all the great items shown above at the Squibbles ink & Rotofugi booth #5248. The releases include the customs shown above, micro runs of Micro Eyezon on GID, Micro Negora, mini Maxx bot and Mini Mecha Nekoron MK3, all hand painted by Max with V Color. Also, make sure to stop in Thursday, July 24th at 2pm when Max will be on hand signing for his fans!

-Travis


SDCC 2014: BLURBLE’S EXCLUSIVES FOR SDCC

14634657904_7a147c3a6e_cWe just got word that Blurble will have some items on had during this years SDCC over at the Lulubell booth. This time he will be offering up an edition of the ‘Sparrow’ figure  in two colorways! (Yellow/Black, Red/Black) He will also have a wonderful edition of mini rubber ‘Oozys’ that will come with a special card and bag. And finally from 4-5pm Thurday Blurble and DskiOne will lancha a special collab “KidToxic” and “Oozy” that were designed by Blurble and painted by DskiOne! If you are a fan of Blurble’s work you are not going to want to miss the chance to pick some of these up for your collection at booth #5045!

-Travis

 


CUSTOM ‘PROFESSOR FARNSWORTH’ KICKSTARTER FROM DOPECHIEF

unnamed-94Ok all you Kidrobot x Futurama collectors out there! How many of you have always wanted a Professor Farnsworth to nest in along side your Fry and Bender? Well the customizer DopeChief took matters into his own hands and is offering up the chance to have a custom version for your collection. He has launched a special Kickstarter pre-order of sorts for an original custom figure created by the artist. The figure features a vinyl KR body with a custom head and paint work created by DopeChief. The project has already far surpassed the goal so if you become a backer you know this project will happen! If you would like to check out all the pledge levels you can follow the link HERE.

-Travis


SPECIAL GID ‘CYCO APE’ RELEASE FROM MISHKA

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 9.22.02 PMThe guys over at Mishka are offering up a very cool chance to own a blank GID version of the 13″ Cyco Ape’. They will be offering up a limited edition of just five of these glowing apes for $150 each each. You will be able to pick these up HERE at 12 noon EDT but they are sure to go fast so you better get there early. Good luck!

-Travis


CARSONCON IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW!

unnamed-95The artist Carson Catlin has decided to launch his own convention via his online store! That’s right you can pick up many great customs from the artist with out having to travel all the way to San Diego. (or fight the crowds) Make sure to head over HERE and check out all the great customs that you can add to your collection before they all find collections to call home.

-Travis


URBAN VINYL DAILY: BLOGGERS WANTED!

Help WantedFor nearly the past four years Ben and I have been holding down the UVD fort with just the two of us managing posts, shows, custom releases, production releases, and all the other great things we have been able to accomplish. After some time and consideration we have decided it is time to bring on a few new bloggers to help with daily content. We are looking for folks that are interested in the world of designer toys, street art, prints, indie toys, kaiju, and anything else that you regularly see on our site. Prior blog/copy writing experience is not required but if you do have it that is a bonus! If you are interested in being considered to join our team and help spread the love of our scene contact us at urbanvinyldaily[at]gmail[.]com for more info.

We look forward to hearing from you!

-Travis


SDCC 2014: LIL’ JABRONY ‘BALLOONS’ BY KILL! x VIRVA PEIKKO

SDCC_liljabronyAs a follow up to last year’s Lil’ Jabrony release the artist Kill! and Virva Peikko have decided to release the ‘Balloons’ edition of the popular boot leg. This edition of just handmade resin figures comes complete with a original designed metal backer card. You will find this release at the DKE Toys booth #5045 for just $65 each. Make sure to get there early and get yours before they end up in some other Brony’s collection!

-Travis


LEECIFER ‘REAL LIVE’ SHOW PREVIEW

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The artist Leecifer is currently getting ready for his upcoming show at Stranger Factory titled ‘Real Live‘. He was nice enough to share many of the pieces that you can expect to see at the event that has an opening reception scheduled for August 1st. Make sure to check out the imagines below to see many great customs from a very cool artist. Also, if you are in the area make sure to stop by Stranger Factory and check out all these pieces in person!

-Travis


‘SPIRAL LIGHTS’ A NEW PRINT FROM JASON LIMON & PRINTS ON WOOD

jl_sl_02A new limited edition release from the folks over at Prints On Wood comes to us in the form of Jason Limon‘s ‘Spiral Lights’. This 8″ x 10″ piece comes on 1/2″ Russian Birch and features a very amazing rendition of a puffer fish with amazing spiral designs all over the creature. This piece is limited to just 15 signed and numbered pieces and can currently be purchased HERE for just $55 each. Get one before they are gone!

-Travis


SDCC 2014: MALICUS ‘SEEING RED’ RESINS FROM SCOTT TOLLESON

unnamed-92The artist Scott Tolleson is set to launch his latest character in the beautiful Malicus ‘Seeing Red’ edition. This approx. 10″ tall figure comes complete with a nice gloss coat that gives it a near glass finish.  This release is limited to just 10 pieces and retail for $60 each  at SDCC booth #5139. Make sure to stop in and pick one of these up for your collection before they are gone!

-Travis


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