First off, we’d like to give a massive thanks to everyone who bought and supported the Lost “Dia de los Muertos” Resin Skulls release last week. As our first handmade resin figure, we were kind of nervous as to what you guys would think, so it’s been great to of had such a positive response. As mentioned in our previous posts, only 25 of the 50 skulls made it to the shop, whilst the others were held back for random “street art” style drops over the next couple of weeks… with the first batch of 8 descending upon London this afternoon! Dropped at various cultural hotspots around Covent Garden and Carnaby Street, all bar 2 (that found homes at both Kidrobot LDN and Playlounge!) were revealed through both our Instagram and Twitter feeds at various points in the day. Below are the 6 that got placed, can you guess where they are? (hints on @trutek Instagram!)
We still have another 17 skulls left to drop, so be sure to stay tuned for the whereabouts of our next location! Don’t fancy your chances? Then head over to the MAN-E-TOYS store, where we still have a couple left in stock for just $14 shipped!! We also have a super-limited run in the works (brains and colour changing resin anyone?!), so expect more news soon…
Revealed last week (here), we are proud to announce that our first self produced resin figure, the Lost “Dia de los Muertos” Skulls, will be hitting the newly opened MAN-E-TOYS store at 8pm (London time) tonight for just $14 shipped WORLDWIDE! Limited to an edition of 50 (with 25 available in-store), the series features a mixture of one-off customs, limited runs, and the highly sought after “Mystery Skull”! Drop us an e-mail at email@example.com with any queries…
“100% hand made by MAN-E-TOYS editor/writer, Tru:Tek, the first batch of DDLM Skulls will be limited to just 50 pieces, with 25 heading to the store for a very reasonable $14 shipped (worldwide), and 25 getting the “random drop” treatment around some of the UK’s cultural hotspots (London, Nottingham and Bristol will be hit first!). We will be giving clues as to the whereabouts of these figures on our Twitter and Instagram feeds, so stay tuned in the coming weeks to be in with a chance of grabbing yours…
Out of the 50 randomly assorted skulls on offer, 25 have been made using a special blend of aluminium and resin (including 5 Terminator customs), giving the figures a cold touch, 50% more weight and a shine like no other resin figure we’ve seen before! 10 one-off hand painted pieces will also be joining the fray, alongside the elusive Crimson and Frozen Tears, plus a super rare 1/1 Mystery edition- which one will you get?!!”
If you’ve been following us on Twitter or Instagram (@trutek) over the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed a few shots of our latest resin project, the Lost “Dia de los Muertos” Skulls… well today we’ve finally decided to give you guys the lowdown, with 2 massive points we have to get off our chest before we start- first off, half of them will be free (yes, FREE!), and secondly, the rest will be hitting the store before next month’s Min-E-Face and ‘Ed Skworm release- EXCITING!!!
100% hand made by MAN-E-TOYS editor/writer, Tru:Tek, the first batch of DDLM Skulls will be limited to just 50 pieces, with 25 heading to the store for a very reasonable £8 shipped (worldwide), and 25 getting the “random drop” treatment around some of the UK’s cultural hotspots (London, Nottingham and Bristol will be hit first!). We will be giving clues as to the whereabouts of these figures on our Twitter and Instagram feeds, so stay tuned in the coming weeks to be in with a chance of grabbing yours…
Out of the 50 randomly assorted skulls on offer, 25 have been made using a special blend of aluminium and resin (including 5 Terminator customs), giving the figures a cold touch, 50% more weight and a shine like no other resin figure we’ve seen before! 10 one-off hand painted pieces will also be joining the fray, alongside the elusive Crimson and Frozen Tears, plus a super rare 1/1 Mystery edition- which one will you get?!!
We’re planning on dropping these guys in the shop next Monday (May 14th), but for now, here’s the ratio card to whet your appetite…
E-mail Tru:Tek directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries/pre-order requests…
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.
Opening to a sell out crowd last Friday night (October 14th) at the legendary StolenSpace gallery, ‘Essence of Adolescence’ is the latest solo exhibition from respected contemporary artist Word To Mother. Signaling his fifth show at Brick Lane’s cultural hub, Word To Mother touches upon familiar themes in his latest work; juxtaposing colourful cartoon characters from memories of adolescence, with serious, emotive imagery inspired by the everyday thoughts and fears living in East London, Word To Mother’s trademark blend of styles come together to create some of his most thought provoking art to date.
“Essence of Adolescence is an enlightening glimpse into the artist’s visually obsessed mind. Word To Mother invites the viewer to take a glimpse of his inner mindscape. An outward manifestation that combines references drawn from his childhood and the visual stimulation that he absorbed.”
-Essence of Adolescence press
Born and raised in a small English seaside town, Word To Mother’s roots provide a stark contrast to his present home in London- the central inspiration for his latest works; bright, seaside inspired fluro reds, pinks, yellows and blues splash across a dull ‘London’ palette of greys, blacks and browns, fusing Word To Mother’s love of graffiti and the tattoo heritage of his hometown through beautiful typography and stunningly realised characters.
‘Essence of Adolescence’ will be running until October 30th at Brick Lane’s StolenSpace gallery, London. For more information on the show, check the gallery’s web page here, or e-mail Word To Mother directly at email@example.com. The exhibition has been scheduled for dates in San Francisco and LA in the coming months, so we’ll keep you up to date on any developments.