Seems to have been a bit of trend recently to get other designers to do their thing with another's toy. Flicking through TTF pics I saw two new versions of MARS-1's Observer figure that really didn't look like his style. But then I had no idea who did them until I read the tags carefully. Delta and SEEN. Really? Are you shitting me?
If I hadn't told you and there was no tags would you know who did them....I don't think you could say. Neither of them look like a Delta or SEEN piece. I really like both artists and I honestly couldn't tell they'd done them. Delta's illustration work is beautiful but that thing is awful...a couple of stripes.
Hmm, yeah well done. Maybe they felt limited by the base sculpt and couldn't really put their style into it. But if that's really the case, then what's the point of these two pieces? A dunny or qee is a far more forgiving shape and offers a lot of scope...maybe this is a good example of "just because you can do a version of a toy, it doesn't mean you should."
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:36pmKidrobot have been doing a great job of bringing OG toy designers back into their fold. Following up releases from Nathan Jurevicius, Junko Mizuno, and more is a new piece by Joe Ledbetter called Pelican't. This poor guy has a beak more like a strainer than a bucket.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 1:39pmThe ninth installment of Medicom's Vinyl Artist Gacha series is getting contributions from both Shoko Nakazawa and Konatsu!
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:59pmGod 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.