2.4.15

Eric So's The Devilish Team


You've met Eric The Captain, now meet the rest of The Devilish Team! Designed by Eric So (for this "Referee" lifestyle/clothing brand) - it is always fun to see my old-time favorite designers coming up with new goodies, even though I might not have any further product information hahaha

Interesting though, there seems quite a focus/spotlight on the sport "soccer", especially in 1/6th, including works from Man-U figures from Fools Paradise, which continues into ZC World's Man-U realistic sculpts. "License acquisition" or "sports fanatics"? Regardless, fans both toy-collectors and soccer-lovers are the ultimate "winners", methinks! LOL

"BULLY" by MR Shane Jessup #throwbackthursday


Now this might be an old post (circa March, 2013) but to me it is something brand "new" I chanced across recently (#goshbless Facebook) and swipe to share with you folks, very aptly on #throwbackthursday!

Here is a look at "BULLY" - meant to be Munny's "dog companion" designed by MR Shane Jessup (and paid for by Kidrobot), before "Munny World" happened and was released unto the toy world, apparently.

The only 4-legged creature from Munny World we've seen thus far is "Raffy". Perhaps "stylized" and nondescript was more the requirement then, versus "animal kingdom realism"? Nevertheless, the "cone of shame" is perfect for a dog owner OMG!

Ken Ishii's "Extra"by Koji Morimoto of Studio 4°C #throwbackthurday


I have been fascinated by Ken Ishii's music video for his single "EXTRA" - directed by Koji Morimoto of Studio 4°C - with it's particular anime styled moving visuals - images of Koji's design sketches juxtapose alongside the final animated visuals featured here - an inspiration and ever the fab trip down thy memory lane, populated with notions of AKIRA and such awesomeness. Perfect for a #throwbackthursday, methinks!

As amazing is that this MV was dated circa 1995. Two decades, imagine that … I write more about my personal experience with in on I Not Otaku! (where I will be indulging myself more on the J-Pop genre:p).


(Images via www.kojimorimoto.net)

Rivet presents The Art of Jose Pulido (Opens April 4)

PRESS: "Rivet presents The Art of Jose Pulido. This solo exhibition will feature his original unique Day Of The Dead sugar skulls fused with popular culture. Also available will be a print release as well as an assortment of his sticker designs.

Opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 7-10pm. Stop in for an evening of sugar skull pop culture. Exhibition will be on display through April 29."


Rivet - Designer Toy & Art Gallery
@ rivetart.com
1200 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201, United States
+1 614-294-8697

Sekure D's customs for DC Vs Marvel


Sekure D shares with us snaps of new 8-inch tall customs: Codename BatDunny and Codename SpideyDude - utilizing a Dunny and a Dudebox figure, respectively - both of whom have been spoken for. These were done for a group fanart show "DC Vs Marvel" launched at ArtBoy Gallery in Melbourne. Sekure D added: "Really happy with how these turned out and I have some very big toy related toy news coming soon :)"

Would this be about his original self-designed and produced toys? Am awaiting in anticipation, dude!

Dunny Of Borg by Josh Mayhem - 3" Dunny Commission


Josh Mayhem shares with us a teaser pic of his latest 3" Dunny commission - "Dunny of Borg", with anticipated pics and information to follow soon - so bookmark this page-post and I'll update when they drop. Meanwhile, here's a look at the full-body & head WIP-sculpt (pated below) from before the painted version you seen in the above pic!

Would be sweet if these were resin-cast in multiples, then folks can have an Army of Borgs! But alas such a notion might be moot in the current state of play … in another un-connected commentary, there totally needs to have a Borg-Ship out of an 8" Dunny! Somebody go commission the manor this! LOL

Barnabas Blackbeard by UMETOYS for ToyCon UK 2015

UME PRESS: "Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Remember Barnabas Baggott the new Bellhop resin that I've been working on for release at this month's ToyconUK? Well I couldn't resist doing a custom version of him as well. I'm pleased to introduce Barnabas Blackbeard the pirating scourge of tinseltown. If you'd like to see him and the rest of the new collectables I'm making come on down to the UME/JPK booth." -shared Richard Page for UME Toys.

BeeFy's New Exclusive Plush Leopoo & Battipoo for WonderCon & C2E2 2015


Menh Voong shares with us what he'll be making available at Booth #1412 @ Wonder Con 2015 (April 3rd-5th), with the (above) exclusive Leopoo with Mini meat plush - in a Limited Edition of 100 and priced @ US$25 per.

And featured below is the Exclusive Mustachey Battipoo in a Limited Edition of 75, each priced @ US$25 - available via Booth #761 @ C2E2 (April 24th-26th). Both Leopoo and Battipoo are BeeFy's new additions to the Adventures of Ryupoo plush line.

Micro Edition "Lil' Che" by Daniel Yu for #DeadCelebrities @ KULT (Show Opens April 2nd)

Edition of 5, available at Kult Gallery tomorrow for their Dead Celebrities show.

Posted by Daniel Yu on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

So you've seen Daniel Yu's hand sculpted and hand-painted resin figure for group art show "Dead Celebrities" yesterday … here's a look at another painted version fr the "Che Guevara"-themed piece, available in a micro edition of 5 pieces! No prices revealed, I'm afraid … Head unto KULT Gallery (C2-5, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120) for the show launch on April 2nd, to score yours!

A photo posted by Daniel Yu (@thedanielyu) on

1.4.15

De Korner Exclusives for Wonder Con 2015


De Korner sends word of the 3 exclusives they will be releasing at Wonder Con 2015 2015 via Booth 1947 - starting with the above-featured "Grayscale Edition" of Andrew Bell's Last Knight! Priced at US$75 and limited to 100pcs - these will also be available on 4/2 at 10 AM for pre sell in limited quantities for people who cant make it to the show via www.dekorner.com.


Exclusive #2 is the TESTYPE-00 Minicel by Rotobox x Kuso Vinyl - each priced at US$18 and in a limited edition of 100. Coming in housed window box, and includes two golden guns accessories, these will also be available on 4/2 10 am for pre sell in limited quantities for people who cant make it to the show via www.dekorner.com.


And the 3rd exclusive is a brand new Kawz Heads - with the "Hell Fire" edition bigger then the previous version, sized 5" wide x 3.5" tall. In an edition of 10 and priced at US$55 each, this item's design is based on a bootleg of a pushead caws, and will ONLY be available at the convention only via Booth 1947!

WIP-sculpt + Teaser for exclusive Red Tide Edition TEQMON by Quiccs for TOYSREVIL's 10x10


Revealed today is the RED TIDE Edition of QUICCS's TEQMON to be unleashed upon the toy-world as an exclusive edition for TOYSREVIL's 10x10! The ship-sculpts shown in above snaps will be added accessories for each figure too! More images to be revealed soon … THE INVASION HAPPENS IN APRIL!

Meanwhile, the below image should be suitable "warning" for you folks? LOL ... and remember, Mailing List folks have first dibs! Juz sayin'… :)

Official Trailer for MAD MAX FURY ROAD


The "official main trailer" released for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was a trailer I did not know I had wanted. But sure as heck as I NEEDED it, for it showed me the glorious way to diesel, flames and death, for which I longed for in a Mad Max movie, pulsing in this generation of required epicness and grandeur. Expending beyond the first teaser - everything seems bigger, everything seems wilder. Everything look like such a lovely, lovely day, indeed!


[ More Screengrabs HERE on FB ]

"Lil Jeffe" by Daniel Yu for #DeadCelebrities @ KULT


Seen here today is Daniel Yu's rendition of "Che Guevara" - meant for exhibiting at the DEAD CELEBRITIES group art show launching April 2nd at KULT Gallery (C2-5, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120), and as well he shares the behind-the-scenes making of the figure, from his initial sculpt from scratch, to paint finish - all viewable in full on his Instagram @thedanielyu

"I jump a lot between sculpting, resin casting and painting. Usually the most nerve-wracking one to get back into is sculpting, especially if I haven't done it in a while. I've found that the best thing to do is dive right into it, and hope it's exactly like riding a bike." - shared Daniel.
"I don't often get a chance to sculpt hair, but next to hands it's probably one of my favorite things to work on. There's just something about its fluid nature that allows me sculptural freedom, yet it's fleeting in the sense that it's almost impossible for me to replicate a second time." - mentioned Daniel Yu.


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DEAD CELEBRITIES is a group art show from KULT opening April 2nd at the C2-5, 11 Upper Wilkie Road (Singapore 228120) and we have a smattering of WIPs and final artwork since posted HERE on my new blog #POPAAART! (Dead Celebrities - Los Idols de la Muerte on Facebook).

Zombiemonkie's WIP custom for "Little Green Men" @ SubUrbanVinyl (Opens May 16)


Opening Saturday May 16th @ SubUrbanVinyl in New Jersey is "Little Green Men" - a group customs show whereby participating artists were given Leecifer's 8" Picklebaby to re-imagine / re-interpret, and we have a first look at Mikie Graham AKA Zombiemonkie's piece!

Another couple days off and another layer of detail got sculpted onto the #pickleFetus for @leecifer1 and @suburbanvinyl #littleGreenMen show. A little more perfecting then he's ready for his silicone bath!

Posted by Mikie Graham on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pop! Television: Sesame Street from Funko

FUNKO PRESS: "We are excited to announce a brand new series of Sesame Street Pop! Vinyl Figures! The Sesame Street Pop! Series features some of the most beloved characters from the popular children's television program. Do you know how to get to Sesame Street? Available in May!" (Click on image above to view individual images on FB)
6" tall Mr Snuffleupagus FTW!

Molten Magma Fossilla by Super7 for WonderCon 2015

Molten Magma Fossilla by Super7 for WonderCon 2015

Posted by TOYSREVIL on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
SUPER7 PRESS: "The Titan of Toxic Terror menaces the Earth once again! Quake in fear at the Molten Magma Fossilla! Cast in Lava-Red vinyl with glossy sprays of maroon, black, metallic purple and metallic blue, the Deceased and Decomposing Dinosaur destroys everything in its path!

The Molten Magma Fossilla is available this weekend at v Anaheim, find us at the Super7 booth, #1639, April 3-5!"
(Super7)

31.3.15

#MarchOfRobots 2015 = Completed!


March 31st = the very last day for the 2015 Edition of #MarchOfRobots, and I'd managed to fulfill all 31 sketches (realizing I drew a lot of "half-bodies" - I am such a cheater! ;p). Nevertheless, it has been a fun and enriching ride, and I hope to get better - and draw more FULL BODIES - next year! :p

Meanwhile, all instagrammed pics on @toysrevil have since been uploaded on my TOYSREVILART Facebook album, and as well featured on my sketch-blog. Thanks for viewing, folks! And thanks for indulging me :)

And my final #MarchofRobots sketchery 31/31 - gotta run, see ya'll next year! Haha #hengdraw

A photo posted by TOYSREVIL (@toysrevil) on

TIE FIGHTER - An Animated Short Film by Paul Johnson (think Star Wars in Japanese Anime)

"What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that's all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.

Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years' worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts' seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day..."
- shared Paul Johnson.
If you recognized this animation, tis because you saw a 2-minute version of it posted in 2012! Now we see the finished 7+minutes long version in all it's anime-esque glory! Check out the poster image Mr Johnson's made, and as well check his DeviantART for more images … I don't know about you folks, but I'd pay cashmoney to see a full-length feature~!

"Special thanks to the good folk at Lucasfilm for encouraging people to get creative and make these kind of projects. It's thanks to their extremely fan-friendly nature that we can enjoy IMPS: The Relentless, TROOPS, etc.

Don't support me on Patreon, because I don't have one! And don't donate to my Kickstarter, because I don't have one of those either. Instead, if you enjoyed this, give someone at your workplace, uni, school or whatever a random bar of chocolate or can or Coke or something. Seriously, it'll probably make their day. That would totally make my day."
- added Paul Johnson (Twitter @OtaKing77077)
Source: Geek-Art

Tim Doyle illustrated "Detective Comics #31" Prints from French Paper Art Club x Geek-Art (for 'One Year of Batman')


Tim Doyle - Detective Comics 31 Regular
4 colors screen print / Limited to 150
Sized 45.7 x 61 cm / 18"x24"
Signed and numbered by Tim
PRICE: 45 euros

To be released today at a random hour only on French Paper Art Club, is the Tim Doyle-illustrated Detective Comics #31 cover (circa 1939) as limited edition screen prints from French Paper Art Club x Geek-Art.
It will come in two versions: A Regular (seen above) and the Variant (featured directly below).


Tim Doyle - Detective Comics 31 Metallic Variant
4 colors screen print including 3 metals
Limited to 55 / Signed and numbered by Tim
Sized 45.7 x 61 cm / 18"x24"
PRICE: 55 euros

Japan Anima(tor) Expo Episode Features on #INotOtaku!


I have since started a series of blogposts on I Not Otaku! featuring / introducing shirt-form anime from Japan Anima(tor) Expo = essentially a weekly series of original net animations, consisting of various anime shorts produced by many directors, in collaboration with Studio Khara and Dwango. The project began release from November 7, 2014 and is streamed worldwide on Niconico.

You could go directly to animatorexpo.com/to view, or check out my first post introducing Episodes 1 to 4 (including an embedded NSFW music video featuring otaku fantasies and nightmares hahahaha). Yes, I will be indulging in that specific genre on I Not Otaku!, while attempting to keep the TOYSREVIL-blog focused a little bit more (but not 100% heehee) on "art / designer toys". Enjoy!

Peeks At "Bravest Warriors" by ThreeA Toys


A quartet of character "reveals" from ThreeA Toys' adaptation of THE BRAVEST WARRIORS into 1/6th-scaled action figures - featuring the above spotted at the recent Emerald City Comic Con (thanks to @itsthebravestwarriors), while 3A Special Projects Online Division & Event Coordinator Gregory Prout shares PLUM and IMPOSSIBEAR!

WHAT-IS: "Bravest Warriors is an American animated web series created by Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time, and directed by Breehn Burns. The series is produced by Frederator Studios for their Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel. Set in the year 3085, the series follows four teenage heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions." (Wiki)

ThreeA Toys' 1/6 T.O.T.E.M THUG PUGILLO To Drop April 3rd


ThreeA Toys is set to release the T.O.T.E.M THUG PUGILLO from their EVENFALL line this coming Good Friday April 3rd via Bambalandstore.com, with this mecha behemoth priced at US$320 per (includes worldwide shipping). No doubt product details and stats will be released somewhen this week before pre-sales, meanwhile you can check out more pics HERE on FB :)

FYI: Previous THUGS released were the hobby-kit sized THUG SUITS, compared to he current 16-inches tall 1/6th-scaled version!

Pics and Q&A - KAIJUMONSTER @ Dutch Comic Con 2015

I caught up with Martijn of Amsterdam-based KaijuMonsteR Gallery after his weekend exhibiting/boothing at the first ever Dutch Comic Con, and asked him a few questions, which I present here along with snaps of the booth via his Instagram @
kaijumonsterdotcom :)


TOYSREVIL: How was the respond to kaiju in The Netherlands? How did folks take to your booth?
KAIJUMONSTER MARTIN: "I would say everyone responded super enthusiastically, everyone wanted to know everything about kaiju, we had questions about process, paint application, materials, character back-stories, who all the artists were where they were from etc... luckily between myself and Guumon we could answer all the questions they could throw at us without a problem.

People seems to be most responsive to the idea that many of the artists making kaiju collaborate on pieces and projects, plus they really understood that kaiju is a bit more special than most other toys, because of the high level of time and artistry that goes into producing such items."

TOYSREVIL: What would you say was the most "successful" kaiju character at the show?
KAIJUMONSTER MARTIN: "People were most fascinated by all the Guumon pieces especially the Daigomi figure, All the Kars Works figures were also super popular, plus people really responded well to all of the Skull Head Butt pieces.

The single most popular piece was the Custom Helltoys Bohemoth figure painted by Masayoshi Hanawa (below-left). Many people commented and were very drawn to that that figure design with his incredible paint application. The second most popular pieces were custom Guumon Daigomi by Evildave and Joe Whitford (below-right)."



TOYSREVIL: What did you think of the first ever Dutch Comic Con? Would you set-up shop again next year?
KAIJUMONSTER MARTIN: "Well honestly there were some problem communication with the directors of the event, but overall there was a huge turnout of people, and we made some nice sales so yes I think it was a success and yes we will do it again next year. "

Korean-edition "Cloudy Style" Mr White Cloud from Fluffy House (for #ATC2015)


Looks like "Mr White Cloud" has ditched his brown business suit, sombre grey & yellow+orange sweaters, and gone all bright and cheery hipster "fashionista" with this latest ensemble ala "Cloudy Style"!

This edition will be a "Korean" version/edition meant for ATC ("Art Toy Culture" - happening April 17-19) from Fluffy House, so keep your eyes peeled for further availability and product updates!

In-Hand Pics & Keyring Figures for Avengers: Age of Ultron: Artist Mix Figures by TOUMA x Hot Toys


I may have blogged about them before, but this is the first time I see the figures sized in relate to a human hand. The figures in question are Avengers: Age of Ultron ARTIST MIX designed by TOUMA and made by Hot Toys, and is seen here held in hand by TOUMA himself. The text / interview is in the Japanese language, but the toy-joy shared, is universally understood :)

Seen here are figure from Series 1, and you can peep computer-renders of Series 2 HERE!


We have new backstage news for you all on the Hot Toys collectible figures that will be available very soon! Fans will...

Posted by Hot Toys on Monday, March 30, 2015

As well, here's news about a much smaller incarnation of these figures, with the Hot Toys Mini Keyring versions! The image below of the 4 x designs are calling out to me beyond the laptop screen!!!!

Featuring Captain America, Iron Man Mark XLIII, Hulkbuster and a Ultron Sentry (Prime) - the last of whom is a "special edition" of the group, available when you purchase the cinema tickets for the 3D film in Hong Kong (from April 3, 2015) … Oh man, I don't know if Singapore will have this special, or even anywhere else beyond … sigh


(Source: Hot Toys Secret Base)

Revealing CURIO from INSTINCTOY


And while we've seen 3D-renders and WIP-sculpts before (posted below for you my dear readers), INSTINCTOY reveals today the "face" of their new original character, dubbed "CURIO"!

From bears to dinosaurs and cubes, and it looks like "curiosity" has had INSTNCTOY's inc infect a feline as well! You know, I've had a suspicion about "cats" in general, like as if sometimes they are under some sort of behavioral control: "I'd like you to cuddle me but I still want to scratch you!"

Look forward to further developments, nevertheless :)

Hello! My name is “CURIO”. I am a INSTINCTOY original new character, see you soon!!

Posted by 大久保博人 on Monday, March 30, 2015

MR EWOK ONE Show at GLITCH Singapore: Video Blog & Launch Pics


And while I scramble to find a day to pop by his exhibition at Glitch Singapore, here is a video blog offering glimpses at the making of Mr EwokOne's show, leading to the launch, featured here alongside snaps from his Instagram @mrewokone. His exhibit at GLITCH Singapore (at 188-8 Tanjong Katong Road) runs till 17th April. RESPECT for an artist who takes the pain and trouble to archive his own work, IMHO.

For folks interested in snagging his "25 & Done" Brainlingtons, prints, tee and artwork - are to email "ella [at] mightyjaxx.com" for deets.


(Additional pics via Ella Mesenas on FB & @mikeozzo)
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