This Year TOY2R is showing of some custom 20" Qee's at Art Basel in Miami for their Qee to the city toy show. I should start by saying I've never been coo coo for Qee's but I can love anything if its properly customized. That's the soul of a custom, taking something ordinary and re-imagining it in a way you never thought possible. Like remixing for dj's or exploding for zeppelins.
Troy Stith's Bodhi is my favorite of the three for this year's show. It feels like something Lara Croft needs to climb or Kratos has to smash. My mind instantly plays out every scene where a good guy see's a statue in the corner and you don't know if its gonna wake up or not. Also skull knee caps are neat.
Next we have Scotty the Bearbarian which is already a win in the pun area. Kevin Gosselin's Qee is definitely awesome in detail. Every part of this piece looks finely combed and meticulously worked on. The only thing I would have liked to see is a bit more stylization. Mr.Gosselin has the talent I just want to see something that says this comes from the artist. Also he need's to smash one of the other Qee's with that mace a la Braveheart.
Finally we have RSIN's untitled Qee, which is a colorful dia de los muertos inspired piece. I've seen a lot more day of the dead work in recent days. I love the style, I have even thought of having a day of the dead themed wedding at one point and I'm whiter than saltines. So I get the attraction I just think its becoming a bit overused of late. The detail is awesome and the design is cool. I just want something to push me over the top. The doll is sweet and the colors are really vibrant and textural. But gimme something different to stand out from other similar pieces.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 17:24So where do I start? I got it, I got it!! What do Reet Neet and Kidrobot have in common? A 3" FatCap, duh! Kidrobot makes them and Reet Neet customized one.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 15:21Get ready to dust your display cases off because you're going to have a dope new custom to put in it! I present to you "Hell Lotus – Teddy" by none other than Dust himself. This piece is fresh and cool and will bring a certain calmness to your collection.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 17:34Have you ever been walking through the forest and felt the presense of another watching you or following you, but when you turned around no one was there?! And then you end up running through the forest aimlessly, screaming at the top of your lungs, and shitting your pants!