Posted by marc November 07, 2016

God damn, that's some beautiful vinyl. ComplexCon took place over the weekend, and tons of Murakami merch dropped, from Beats Pills, to t-shirts, to this amazine figure. Out of nowhere, BAIT opened pre-orders for the 10 inch designer toy, which is a collaboration between BAIT, ComplexCon, Switch Collectibles, and of course, Takashi Murakami. Only 500 of the standard colorway will be...

Posted by marc November 04, 2016

Here it is: Matt JOnes' customized Swatch Maxi. Featuring a customized face with a cartoon mosquito, glow-in-the-dark eyes, wings as hours and minutes hands and a nose as a seconds hand, each Swatch is made to order. And at 210cm x 40cm, this one's not for your wrist, but your wall. You can have one shipped to your door for about $688, putting this into the hardcore collectors' realm. But...

Posted by marc November 04, 2016

You probably don't need much convincing to go to DCON this year, but just in case you do, check out the preview for the Toy Within a Toy exhibition organized by Broke Piggy. Four 8 inch Dunnys will be on display at Booth #527 from The Bots, Ayako Takagi, Jeremiah Ketner, and Scott Tolleson, each toy has been customized inside and out. Says The Jenn Bot: "Each piece in the series utilizes the...

Posted by marc November 04, 2016

Rato Kim has two new Breadcast in the oven! Both the Green Tea Breadcat and the Rye Rye Breadcat are being served up on November 14 over at her new Etsy store. Both have plenty of detailing, from browning around the edges to some flour residue on the tops. In other words, you've got to grab these.

Rye Rye is, of course, based on a...

Posted by marc November 04, 2016

Despite Hollywood's best efforts, the TMNT franchise is still standing. And the designer toy world is definitely getting their fill. Kidrobot, The Loyal Subjects, and now Unbox Industry have all put their own twists on the iconic reptiles. While they're not quite ready for sale, Unbox Industries are revealing their TMNT series at Designer Con. The above image was teased...

Posted by marc November 03, 2016

The biggest Super Moon since the 1940s is rising on November 14. That seems like enough justification to pick up this three-pack of notebooks by Field Notes. At first glance, it looks like these just have graphics of the moon on the covers. But the covers are actually die-cut, revealing the moon underneath. This is what creates the full moon, half moon, and crescent moon effect. Very cool! The...

Posted by marc November 03, 2016

Blast from the past! There have been murmuring (and a few leaked images) of some new Teddy Troops by Flying Fortress and Artoyz. Today we finally got the full reveal of two 3 inch blank Troops. The first is a slightly modified version of the original Teddy Troop while the second features a helmet shaped like a can of spray paint. And that second one packs a little surprise; you can add a spray...

Posted by kristina November 03, 2016
Andrea Kang Puff Puff at P!Q Roundup

I wasn't able to make it to the opening of Andrea Kang's show at P!Q Grand Central this past weekend, but I knew that I had to check it out. The show features a bunch of fluffy-looking animals paintings on wood and they all look so cute! Original works, paintings on wood and cut out shapes, are available for $300 each....

Posted by marc November 02, 2016

Remember those giant Swatches from the '80s and '90s that you could hang on the wall? Well, Swatch still makes 'em! And Lunartik has created his own Swatch Maxi for a a group show titled Time Warped. Hosted at Berlin's Oslo Kaffebar, each participant has created their own art clock. That makes me assume that this is a one-off custom by JOnes, but I'll still hold out hope for an official...

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