Sunday, November 30, 2008

Night is falling more ways than one. It's a shame that this will be the last big name show before the Cardboard Spaceship shop packs it up early next year, but it's going to be a good one.
Come see Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters, new works and signing.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Beak Falcon - Bone GID

Tomart, Break Falcon, Bone GID. Exclusive to the US at Mixibang. Manufactured by Wonderwall. A welcome return to the older more agressive style that seems to have taken a back-seat to toma's cute side. Commemorating Touma's 4th annual show. Comes signed by Toma, looks a lot better GID in my opinion (speaking of which the 'nightscape' promo pic is awesome photography). Clean lines and paint, on par for Tomart. High quality, and a price to reflect that.

Urban Warfair

Urban Warfair is producing the Mini Skully, there were three designs, and with S2 on the way there's been a 'one week only' sale going on for the past month or so (and continuing, I'm guessing, until all the S1 stock has been cleared out.)

The sale reduced the already low price to 10$ ea. The best of the three (the LE Cherry design) has sold out, but you can still get the crazy 8 & OG.

The form of the figures are well done, looks like a slap-happy head, but looking at their printed logo I think it came from that, instead of a Brandt influence. Instead of flattening the bottom, the skull is rounded and balances on the back of the skull, teeth, and cheek bones. A little unstable but looks good from the back/sides this way. The Plug has been enlarged and placed in the skulls eye socket, the seam is so obvious that the idea had to have been to incorporate it into the design, which wasn't done in any of the S1 designs. looks like S2 is picking up on that and adding in a colored border instead of ignoring the line like S1.

Speaking of S2 it's nice to see the designs get to marking up the vast space on the back of the skull. That always seemed like such a waste in S1. Both the OG & 8 would have benefited from some tattoo style lines on the back. The Squidnick design is cool, but what's with the Bytedust design?

Surely there must be someone with a better idea... Oh yeah, David Moon:

How about a LE of Moon's design?

The art section has some nice looking skate decks, and a few prints. good looking for the most part, but the prototype08 character is in need of some serious refinement. Looks like something a kid who just found the shape tool would draw.

All in all, you have to love that another small outfit is making toys (successfully enough to get to S2) and offering it up at such a great price.

While you're there pick up a DIY (black or white) for 10$ too.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Glycos parts store

Onell has added a new 'junk shop'
Great way to build your parts pool if you dont mind some factory seconds.

Also, on the Onell blog, there's also a link to a shop that's only open at certian times.
Wasn't bothering me at first, but now after a few weeks of trying... Anyone seen what's in there?

Dr. Romanelli & Butcher Block Bearbrick set

Medicom's Bearbrick keep on hitting. I cant afford the 400% version of the invisible man design but it's amazing. Instead I'll have to make do with this 100% set from Dr. Romanelli and Butcher Block. I really wasn't looking forward to Butcher's design, B&W has been done to death, but it's really striking, the pics don't do it justice.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Coraline is a stop-motion movie that is pushing a lot of barriers. As of yet they're just allowing peaks, but this code shoud get you in to see what's avialable:


Monday, November 10, 2008

being watched

After putting a few things away I glanced up from the desk...