Slipping under our radar upon release a couple of months back, we couldn’t resist sharing this amazing project from Airmax after laying eyes on it last week… Taking 2 of the 80’s most iconic cartoons/action figure lines,the 4″ tall GI Joe has been meticulously customised to look like the Transformers’ Soundwave! Replete with accessories, real lenticular chest piece and some of most realistic card art we’ve ever seen (created by Gorilla), the figure, unlike many of the similar customs we’ve seen before, has been completely recast! Limited to just 5 pieces, these were quickly snapped up for a very reasonable $80 each… anyone interested in picking up a similar piece should keep a close eye on Airmax’ work over at the Hisstank forum.
Just in time for the upcoming Anime Expo (June 29th – July 2nd), Rotobox Vinyl Anatomica are proud to present their latest wave of Thundercraps figures, this time coming in a 3-piece box set! Originally previewed here way back in January, the final roster has been confirmed as Evil Lion-Oh Really, OG Cheatarah, Siberian Tigrowl and Goldigger Cheatarah. As you can guess by the amount of figures that have been revealed, one of these guys will be a chase… well, we can confirm that out of the 300 box sets that will be heading to retail, 100 of them will contain the Goldigger variant of Cheatarah, whilst the remaining 200 will feature the OG. Standing at around 4″ each, the vinyl figures will be officially released after the Anime Expo, priced at $45 per pack…
Rotobox have also revealed their first exclusive for this year’s SDCC, the Revolver Girl “Barenaked” edition! Limited to just 100 pieces, the latest Celcius styled figure comes with 2 guns, a removable towel, plus mini comic. Due to drop at Kuso’s booth (#4937) for $75 each, the Rotobox guys will will be on hand to sign and chat throughout the con (signing schedule tbc)…
Opening this Thursday (December 8th) at Gallery 1988’s Venice location, “Groty” is the first solo show from artist/illustrator, Casey Weldon. A regular to Gallery 1988’s group exhibitions, Casey has prepared a collection of paintings for the show, using iconic 80’s toys and their attached nostalgia as a focal point for his work.
Casey’s inspiration for the show draws from a vast catalog of Saturday morning favourites, including MOTU (Battlecat/Cringer pictured above), Glo Worm, My Little Pony and GI Joe.
The show runs from December 8th-24th 2011 at Gallery 1988 Venice. All of the artworks will be made available to purchase through Gallery 1988’s store here after the event. (more pictures to follow…)
Gallery1988 Venice, 214 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA