Posted by marc April 19, 2016
Dan Lam Art

Is this the real world, or is this Metroid? Dan Lam uses polyfoam to create the gloopy base, letting gravity take care of some of the shaping. She then coats the dried sculpture in paint and addes spikes, often creating gradients in the process. Since these are giant and handmade, they're likely not going to be in many people's homes. But if Lam were to mass produce these in...

Posted by marc April 19, 2016

Having premiered at ToyCon UK, Jon-Paul Kaiser's Mac figures are now on sale to the public. Inspired by Kurt Russel's appearance in John Carpenter's version of The Thing, the resin sculpture mixes the look of JPK's previous two resin figures with Kurt Russel's rugged good looks and killer mullet. Standing over 4 inches tall, these are sculpted by Jon himself, and are casted by...

Posted by marc April 18, 2016
The Osamu Tezuka Story Review

When you ask a Japanophile to think of a few artists off the top of his head, you might hear the names of Katsushio Otomo, Masamune Shirow, and Akira Toriyama, but you'll definitely hear Osamu Tezuka's name. More of less the Japanese Walt Disney, Tezuka's obsession with comics as a child, combined with support from his family and teachers, lead to worldwide success. From his ...

Posted by marc April 18, 2016
Lunartik Enamel Pins

Pinkies out! Lunartik just unveiled a line of blindbagged enamel pins based on his Cup of Tea design. There are 12 colorways plus a glow in the dark chase to collect. And these are high quality pins being made in the UK. They run £6.00 each, but the more you buy, the more you save. Check out ...

Posted by marc April 18, 2016
Hakone Dot Uamou

The Hakone Dot Uamou collection has been a hot item at the Hakone Open Air Museum gift shop. Ayako Takagi has created a handful of new colorways which feature hand-painted polka dots. The highlight of this collection is the blue GID colorway. Most GID plastic looks kind of gross in daylight, but this sofubi has a robin's egg blue, which I'd love even if it didn't glow in the dark. The...

Posted by marc April 18, 2016
Dragon Ball x BAPE

BAPE went all out with their newest collaboration with Dragon Ball. Nine t-shirts and two sweatshirts are available in multiple colors, and accessories include a pillow, mug, and canvas bag. Akira Toriyama's style is already cute and super deformed, so seeing his characters next to Baby Milo is extra cool. The collection drops on April 23 in stores and, presumably,...

Posted by marc April 15, 2016
Oskunk customs

Oskunk is a French artist with a love for video games. He caught my attention years ago with his custom paint jobs and illustrations on classic game consoles. Since then, he's illustrated countless graffiti-inspired renditions of pop culture icons and customized platform toys. Oskunk shows off his range by creating a painstakingly detailed custom Gameboy as well as drippy paint-marker drawings...

Posted by marc April 15, 2016
5" Dunny

Kidrobot are at the Museum Store Association convention and just fully revealed all 14 3" Andy Warhol Dunnys. (Only the line art of all 14 had previously been seen.) However, something else in that photo caught my eye. Check out the top shelf in the background and you'll see Huck Gee, Tristan Eaton, and Shepard Fairey Dunnys. What are those doing at a convention rather than behind museum glass...

Posted by marc April 15, 2016
Panda Kopanda Toys

Panda Kopanda (also known as Panda! Go, Panda!) was an early 1970s movie and anime about an abandoned girl who finds a father and baby father, and decides to join their family. Kinda creepy, but the character designs are super cute. Also cute: These Panny and PapaPanda toys. The dad and baby can give each other a hug thanks to the magnetic bellies! The dad stands 24.5cm tall...

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