Celebrating the debut of his Spirited Away inspired Kaonashi (No-Face) resin, Sander Dinkgreve over at Flaw Toys is currently giving fans a chance at a special one-off version via Instagram! Standing at around 3.7″ tall, the super-smooth figure has been cast in a beautiful clear red resin, featuring a separate, sleek unpainted matt black mask. Those looking to enter are going to need to follow the artist on Instagram at @flawtoys, and repost the above image with the tag #FLAWTOYSWIN. A winner will be picked at random after the 11/23 closing date… Good luck to all who enter!
As if the jaw-dropping TMNT minis we posted over the weekend weren’t enough, the guys over at Triclops Studio have just unveiled details of their latest Xclusive B.A.S.T.A.R.D release… the ¢ock ‘ED & Puss-tule (pictured) 2 pack! Unfortunately postponed from an original Christmas release due to problems in production, the all new additions to the bootleg M.U.S.C.L.E series should hopefully be making an appearance at some point later this month… Triclops have stated they’ll be unveiling details of their plans for 2013 soon (including a B.A.S.T.A.R.D Artist Series!), so expect the full lowdown on Man-E-Toys as soon as we hear anything!
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)…
What with his stunning Candy Coated Custom Show entry, numerous commissioned projects, a micro resin drop and an upcoming blind boxed custom Android series, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Adam Pratt has little time for personal projects… but as you can see from his latest stunning piece, the “Slash” Street Shark custom, he always manages to squeeze in the odd self-indulgent custom here and there!
Remembered for their sheer bulkiness and size, the under-used Street Shark platform has proven to be an awesome canvas for Adam’s meticulous paint style, with a considered use of washes, weathering and fine detail really helping to elevate the action figure into the realms of art. Sadly, this guy has already been accounted for, but Adam plans to work on another of Dr Piranoid’s goons, Slobster, in the near future. Follow Adam on Instagram @monsters_eye for daily studio updates…
Art toy designer/customiser Adam Pratt has just revealed to us his latest custom project, in the form of vintage T.M.N.T action figure, Walkabout. The first in a series of around 10 planned T.M.N.T customs (a selection of which should be available at this years Toy Street trade show), Walkabout is currently available to purchase for $50 through Adam’s shop here.
Adam explains a little about the project-
I really enjoy painting up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures. The sculpts on them are crisp, and there are many little details that got lost in the original paint schemes (which were garish and neon).
This guy got painted up in a very realistic paint scheme, and I added a bunch of little freehand details that really made the figure pop.
He was painted with acrylics, washes and weathering powder before being given a matte seal. He dried with a tiny amount of shine, and the paint applique looks like it was originally printed on the figure.
Thanks for the heads up Adam!
With the mighty San Diego and New York Comic Cons opening to record breaking crowds this year, UK fans and collectors of sequential (comic) art have been largely left out in the cold- that was until now; Opening this Friday at London’s ExCell convention centre, the London Comic Con MCM Expo 2011 covers the bases of all things ‘geek’. From comic illustration to art toys, Japanese computer games to anime cosplay, there’s something for anyone even remotely interested in indulging their inner nerd.
Featuring well over 130 of the comic/graphic novel industry’s finest, including the quirky Studio Taiko Fish, Marvel’s legendary Frazer Irving and Sci Fi writer Peter F Hamilton, the LCC’s Comic Village gives fans the chance to meet their favourite artists, ask questions and buy any of the exclusive merchandise on offer at the numerous booths.
The rest of the convention has been split into several different sections; ‘JapanEx’ will offer a fusion of Japanese and Asian culture, featuring a host of Anime/Manga, toys, games, Taiko drumming, Origami, and martial arts; LCC’s ‘Steampunk’ will become home to some of the niche genre’s leading artists and designers; the ‘T.V/Film’ area plans to cater for all things cult, including previews of Immortals and The Thing; whilst the Warner Bros sponsored ‘Games Expo’ is set to showcase the hottest products from the likes of Nintendo, Ubisoft, Capcom and Japanese game distributor, Rising Star.
On top of the daunting amount of booths and artists, leading art toy and comic distributors including the legendary Forbidden Planet, Neon Martian and Tokyo Toys will also be attending, featuring prints, toys, books and elusive comic con exclusives across the board.
The London Comic Con MCM Expo 2011 runs from October 28th-30th at the London ExCell, with tickets starting from £10. Check the web site here for more information.