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- 05/06/13--14:44: _Oxymoron Carnivale
- 05/06/13--15:00: _Treasure Festa in A...
- 05/06/13--15:30: _Making Money From T...
- 05/06/13--15:44: _Doc McStuffins Time...
- 05/06/13--16:00: _3A Toys Teases 1/6t...
- 05/06/13--16:40: _Vote For Me! Pompei...
- 05/06/13--17:48: _TFsource 5-6 Source...
- 05/06/13--17:55: _Mark Rydens YHWH Gr...
- 05/06/13--18:00: _[NSFW] Treasure Fes...
- 05/06/13--18:43: _Adobe Makes It Rain...
- 05/06/13--19:02: _Munny Munth with Ki...
- 05/06/13--19:50: _Arona Munny by Cars...
- 05/06/13--20:03: _Fat Rabbit Farm for...
- 05/06/13--20:18: _Esc-Toy Early May D...
- 05/06/13--20:26: _Cute & Yellow &...
- 05/06/13--21:23: _Out Sass Vanessa an...
- 05/06/13--22:02: _Original G.I. Joe W...
- 05/06/13--22:09: _Name That…Ornate Re...
- 05/06/13--23:00: _Wave announce Beach...
- 05/06/13--23:24: _Toys R Us appeals $...
- 05/06/13--14:44: Oxymoron Carnivale
- 05/06/13--15:00: Treasure Festa in Ariake 9: 83 C, kuni20xx, and EBO
- From 83 C, we have an old kit of theirs of Yagami Hayate, mini-figures of the Joshiraku crew, and an absolutely stunning Gothic Miku with some great color on her twintails. Very ghostly!
- kuni20xx's kits included a bunch of lovely painted figures of Asuna; Hentai Ouji's Tsutsukakushi Tsukiko and Azuki Azusa in a swimsuit; Oda Nobuna no Yabou's Niwa Nagahide and Oda Nobuna; and a lovely little Akemi Homura piece.
- Finally, EBO had a trio of poseable Mikus (Racing, Append and VN02 versions) with a slightly more realistic look to them. I kind of dig them.
- 05/06/13--15:30: Making Money From Toys for Grown Ups
- 05/06/13--15:44: Doc McStuffins Time for Your Checkup – Giveaway
- 05/06/13--16:00: 3A Toys Teases 1/6th Scale Iron Man
- 05/06/13--16:40: Vote For Me! Pompeian’s Time to Change Your Oil Contest
- 05/06/13--17:55: Mark Rydens YHWH Group Custom Show (5.11)
- 05/06/13--18:00: [NSFW] Treasure Festa in Ariake 9: Mouse Unit
- 05/06/13--18:43: Adobe Makes It Rain: Creative Suite Is Dead Being a freelance...
- 05/06/13--19:02: Munny Munth with Kidrobot
- 05/06/13--19:50: Arona Munny by Carson Catlin This insane dichotomy is the latest...
- 05/06/13--20:03: Fat Rabbit Farm for Supah Mashup Art Party
- 05/06/13--20:18: Esc-Toy Early May Drop Erick Scarecrow and Esc-Toy are starting...
- 05/06/13--20:26: Cute & Yellow & Chubby: Giant Rubber Ducky in Hong...
- 05/06/13--21:23: Out Sass Vanessa and Gilded Gloom Ellowyne and Gene Marshall
- 05/06/13--22:02: Original G.I. Joe Writers Sue Paramount & MGM Over Stolen Sequel
- 05/06/13--22:09: Name That…Ornate Rectangle
- 05/06/13--23:00: Wave announce Beach Queens for the Gargantia ladies
- 05/06/13--23:24: Toys R Us appeals $20M award in tot's slide death
Plaseebo is pleased to have been invited to create a custom piece for the Toy Art Gallery Custom YHWH Show which opens on Saturday May 11th 2013. Bob Conge put together a combination of vinyl and hand cast resin with feathers. Named "Oxymoron Carnivale", this is a 14" tall one-of-a-kind piece.
Treasure Festa's real gems can often be found at some of the smaller maker's booths, and this year provided no such difference. I'm highlighting three of them in this post:
Take a look at the gallery and see if there's anything that catches your attention, too!
[via Akiba Hobby]
Making Money From Toys for Grown Ups
My girls love Doc McStuffins so they were thrilled when Disney sent us a copy of the new Doc McStuffins Time for Your Checkup DVD which comes out tomorrow! “Doc McStuffins” tells the story of a nurturing six-year-old girl who heals stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic. Assisting Doc at the... [Continue Reading]
Ever since the announcement that 3A Toys would be doing Marvel figures in a 1/6th scale format many fans of both Marvel AND 3A Toys have wondered what these figures might look like. Today, posted on the official 3A blog, we get our first look at the Invincible Iron Man from series one:
I really enjoy going to conferences and I really enjoy BlogHer conferences. Last year I really wanted to attend BlogHer Food being in Seattle it was too close to home but I ended up having a baby that day so I didn’t attend. See the things is….I love food. You can tell, right? This year BlogHer Food 2013... [Continue Reading]
Toy Art Gallery will present ‘Mark Ryden’s YHWH Group Custom Show’ (5.11) featuring artist interpretations of Ryden’s milestone YHWH vinyl figure – his one and only art toy to date. The exhibition will feature a talented group of top-flight illustrators, designers, and painters including Akira Kiriya/Chikuwaemil, Anthony Ausgang, Bob Conge/Plaseebo,...
An old friend returned at Treasure Festa from the folks at Mouse Unit, the bikini-clad Zettai Tora. All colored up, she probably needs to invest in a bigger swimsuit, but she looks pretty damn good regardless. Her hat's even got some nice thatched texture to it!
For your not quite borderline-NSFW stuff, there's also a kit of Touhou's Marisa in her Tag Dream Ring costume. It's actually a great looking piece! Hopefully it can find its way to retail as a PVC figure; I don't even like Touhou much but I'd consider it for the pose alone!
[via Akiba Hobby]
Adobe Makes It Rain: Creative Suite Is Dead
Being a freelance designer / editor / media person just got a little more expensive. Today, Adobe announced that they are discontinuing their Creative Suite series. There will be no CS6.5 and no CS7. Instead, their programs will only be available on Creative Cloud, which costs $50 per month for most people.
I love Creative Cloud. It gives me all of Adobe’s pro apps and keeps them up to date. But my work pays for it. I have a personal, physical copy of CS5.5 for freelance, but hypothetically, if I didn’t, I don’t know if I could swing the $50 a month.
I paid under a grand for Production Premium, which I get to keep forever. But Creative Cloud will cost $600 a year for most people. And once you’re done paying, you get locked out of Adobe’s apps. Add in the offline headaches and this doesn’t seem like a great deal for the people who both pay for and use the service. If you have a job that provides your Adobe stuff to you, this is great. If you’re on your own, you’re probably going to be paying more.
Not cool, Adobe.
For the entire Munth of May, Kidrobot wants you to "indulge your inner artist". Every Saturday or Sunday in May from 2-4, the Kidrobot retail stores are hosting a series of customizing and DIY workshops to celebrate the viral campaign. There will be a custom contest at Kidrobot.com for Munny Munth, with grand prizes including [...]
Arona Munny by Carson Catlin
This insane dichotomy is the latest work from Carson Catlin. Get it? “Dichotomoy?” Cuz the word comes from “incision.” *Ahem*
Anyway, this is definitely one of Carson’s funkiest customs. The half-reticulated 7-incher is definitely eye-catching. It was given away recently, but Carson says he may do more half-reticulations in the future.
Check it: More Carson Catlin on Albotas
Here’s a sneak peek at “Heroes Hideout” – Fat Rabbit Farm‘s solo piece for Supah Mashup Art Party. Patty and Jason from Fat Rabbit Farm will both be at the opening reception at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, so stop by and … Continue reading →
Esc-Toy Early May Drop
Erick Scarecrow and Esc-Toy are starting of May with a splash. Mermadi 2 Villainous is a brand new sculpt with an awesome aquatic color scheme. The watery look of the seafoam green resin is pretty amazing. The handpainted toy is $100 and comes with a water-splash accessory. 10% of the proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, which is pretty awesome.
There’s also a new Mini Soopa Jr., this time in grape resin. This is probably my favorite colorway so far. There needs to be a transparent purple candy cab in real life. The grape colorway is available for just $20.
Last up is a super limited signed-and-numbered Papa Sama Swordsman gicleé print. It’s printed on a 6-color printer and runs $45. 10% of this ones goes to St. Jude’s as well.
Pick up any of the above toys and print right here.
Check it: More Esc-Toy on Albotas
Cute & Yellow & Chubby: Giant Rubber Ducky in Hong Kong
Things like this are what make life bearable.
Last night I was playing with the camera on my mini iPad. It's not very good indoors. The pictures came up very grainy. I used some Photoshop effects to improve the looks.
First up is Out Sass Vanessa. She is the fiercest, most troubled-looking Vanessa ever. I get the feeling that she's in a hurry to go somewhere in a hurricane. I had to take off the overly-designed suit as it competed with her hair for attention. This doll needed black and that's it.
I'm not happy with this sculpt - too much pout - too forced.
Gilded Gloom Ellowyne is my most recent attempt to love an Ello. I've had so many and I keep selling them. The combination of her pretty coloring and her hair were so attractive and she was on sale and you know the rest...
Now she lives here and I think she'll stay - for now. Seriously, I do like her.
Three Gene outfits that were NRFB needed modeling.
|IT "Stardust" Convention Gene in AD "Midnight Angel"|
|IT Gene "Rose Rogue" in AD "The Kiss"|
|AD Gene "Blue Fox" in "Rio Rumba"|
The detail on this is just crazy.
What with the currently airing Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet receiving rave reviews and building a pretty dedicated fanbase, it was only a matter of time before a manufacturer stepped up to the plate and announced some figures. And, surprising no-one, it's Wave who are first to the punch, announcing that they'll be adding perky teen Amy and busty mechanic Bellows to their Beach Queens range.
I'm not a super huge fan of Beach Queens, but I have to admit this is a pretty good fit. Gargantia has attractive character designs and there actually is a swimsuit episode, so Wave won't be inventing out of whole cloth like they sometimes do. All that's been provided so far are few pieces of key art, and while it looks nice, I'm hoping that we get some slightly more exciting poses than what's shown. Regardless, we'll keep our eyes open for prototypes as soon as they pop up.
[via Wave's blog]
On a warm summer day in July 2006, Robin Aleo climbed to the top of a 6-foot inflatable pool slide and slid down head first.