April 12, 2013

Be My Toys Festival

Only 4 days until the Be My Toys festival in France starts. With Twenty Designers and Toy Customisers, Twenty Artists, Workshops, Concerts, DJs from around the world it's definitely something to put on the to do list in France if you're their April 14-21. 
For more details go to http://bemytoys.com/

KAWS 16-Foot Companion is on the Rails

Philadelphia's 30th St. Station, had a new visitor KAWS 16-Foot Sculpture "Companion (Passing Through)" and will sit there quietly until May 14th.

Check out the cool vid from  to see the pedestrians reaction.


Turtle Power for Funko POP!

Funko have released glamour shots of our favorite heros in a half shell the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They're the mutant heros you know and love now in Pop! Vinyl. Standing 3 3/4-inches tall, each figure looks great holding their signature weapon and wearing their appropriate coloured bandana.
From the look of Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Splinter and Shredder, these figures are based on the original 1980's cartoon series but whispers are that the new Nickelodeon series is already planned for production. 

These awesome figures will be available in June from any good Funko POP! provider.

Projection Mapping Monskey Designer Toy

In an effort to reposition the Monskey Designer Toy brand back into the industry, Monskey with the help of Sober-Industries produced this awesome one minute short on projection mapping a blanco Monskey Toy.

Fashion Forward Figures from Fashion Figure Inc

Fashion Figure Inc. creates action figures that aren't your average child's doll. 

These collectibles are made for those truly in the know of style and from all appearances, most of these figures have better wardrobes than the people who will want them. There is no word on when they will be available or how much but for more details go to http://www.fashionfigureinc.com/

Nothing to Worry About with Taylored Curiosities

With life so busy and the pressure to be everywhere at once, do you worry? Do you think things over and over again or feel anxious? So does the Worry Aromatherapy Plush from Taylored Curiosities. This little creature worries for you like there's no tomorrow, so by  keeping the Worry around, it will do all your worrying, allowing you to live a less stressful life.

Each unique  3" Worry is made from soft grey cuddling fleece, individually sewn by hand  (not machined) and has a wonky mismatched pair of safety eyes. They are all lovingly stuffed with an extra squishy chubby belly of lavender which is a proven aromatic remedy to help anyone deal with stress and anxiety. For even less hassle each Worry comes with a vintage tag that explains its natural powers in case you buy this as a gift. 
At $13 each plus postage there's nothing to worry about except which pocket you'll put it in. The Worry plus some other great original and custom items can be found here http://tayloredcuriosities.bigcartel.com/

Pictoplasma 2013 Character Walk

From April 10-14, Pictoplasma Berlin will exhibit Character Walk, an exhibition tour through 23+ project spaces, galleries and art venues throughout the city. The walk will feature character driven exhibitions by many of the participating conference speakers and international artists, featuring originals, installations, sculptures and limited editions. The exhibition will feature the likes of Jeff SotoRilla AlexanderEl Grand ChamacoFelt Mistress, and Charles Burns but just to name a few.

Additionally, every evening until the early morning,Pictoplasma will run Character Club Nights which will explore the performing powers of contemporary visuals and bring the international audience and general public to some of Berlin’s most exciting locations.

23+ project spaces may sound overwhelming but printed maps will be supplied for problem free navigation at each participating gallery, and at the central Character Walk station.

The Transformers Mini Figure Series are Ready to Roll Out!

On the back of the G.I. Joe Blind Box Mini Figs comes The Loyal Subjects latest with Hasbro's The Transformers Mini Figure Series. Designed by the talented Les Schettkoe in collaboration with The Loyal Subjects, each figure  styled on the classic Generation One series stands at approx 3" tall with multiple point articulation and accompanying weapon. 

The first series will include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock and Jazz,Megatron, Starscream, Soudwave and Thundercracker. 

While it's not clear on the what the ration of figures is, our guess is like most blind box figures a few will be hard to find. Each Transformers Mini Series 1 Blind Box should retail for around $12.99 and available at  https://www.theloyalsubjects.com/