Monday, January 28, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Muncha Cruncha Galaxy Buncha

The Galaxy Bunch
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I got e-mail this morning from Michael Kwong, the Hong Kong toy designer responsible for the Limited Ed. Galaxy Bunch mini figures. Here's the info straight from the source:
About the Galaxy Bunch

The image of the Galaxy Bunch was first launched at Hong Kong Comic Festival in 2003. It was designed by Hong Kong designer, Michael Kwong. A set of nine characters had attracted many fans immediately due to their stylish and unique appearances.
Michael focused on developing individual character’s personality and tried to establish a completed dimension for the story in the past few years. In 2007, more than 60 characters in the story have been created by Michael, which included monsters, creatures, aliens and robots. Each character has its own characteristic and personality.

The footprint of Galaxy Bunch has appeared in many exhibitions and toy shows, such as Taipei International Toy Fair 2006 and 2007; Hong Kong Licensing Show 2006; Hong Kong InnoExpo 2006; Hong Kong AniCon 2006; San Diego Comic Convention 2007 and so on. Amazingly, 500 pieces of three inches night grow version of Galaxy Bunch’s toys have been sold out in Taipei International Toy Fair 2006 in four days.
The first series of Galaxy Bunch, the Virus Series, features nine different characters, three inches in height and packaged in a hanging card. Only 1500 sets of the first series were produced, so find them and grab hold of them wherever you can. I will let y'all know when I see 'em for retail sale. Three of the nine different characters are pictured above, for the rest, check out Michael Kwong's Galaxy Bunch Flickr page.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Soopa Doopa

Art@play Podcast Episode 1Storybox Ink presents Art@play's premiere podcast episode featuring Esc-Toy Ltd. Founder/President Erick Scarecrow. Art@play is a show dedicated to introducing the makers behind the toys. This is the first in a mini-series that will cover Erick Scarecrow's insights as well as the upcoming Soopa Coin-Up Bros. vinyl and the Soopa Show jumping off in April 2008. Just click here and enjoy!


Allen Spector's Popdeck Skateboard DesignMy good friend Allen Spector is competing in the Popdeck x Cool Hunting skateboard design contest, and he asked me to give him a shout-out so he could get some more votes on his board. As far as I know, Allen is still skating and has been since back in the day when we were in high school together. It has probably been that long since I have been out skating with him, and that was fifteen years ago! I haven't been out in a several months, not since last fall when we were filming Dave Nabisco for a part in the documentary about the making of Rainy Storm II: Thunderstruck. I only had my old skool Tony Hawk signature model from 1989 with me, so no fancy tricks or aerial maneuvers were performed at the time. I miss skating, and this deck reminds me of that. And to brush my teeth, wash my face, clip my nails, shave, and brush my hair. Damn my OCD! What's the lighter for, though? Anyway, go vote for Allen and hopefully he will win the competition and all of the fame and fortune that goes along with it. Now I can't wait until spring so I can strap on my pads again and get back on my board!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Another Tease

I'm not sure what it looks like from the front, but it sure got a nice ass! Anyway, Erick Scarecrow sent me an e-mail with a new teaser picture for his new Old Skool Kaiju - Destroy All Vinyl! figure that will be released sometime in February in collaboration with Neon Martian. Be on the lookout here for more info as it becomes available.

Wicky, Wicky, Scratch

From Turntable Lab and Flud Watches comes this dope Limited Ed. Turntable Watch [pictured above]. It is a replica of a Technics 1200... in wrist watch form! It even comes in a miniature flight case. Unfortunately, you can't scratch miniature records on this tiny turntable, but it will tell you the time, and that is more than I can say for most real turntables. What time is it?! Word 'em up!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


New MacBook Air:

1.6 or 1.8 GHz, 80GB HDD or 64GB SSD, 2GB SDRAM, Multitouch, 13.3" 1280 x 800 Widescreen TFT LED backlit display, optional external superdrive, DVI VGA Composite or S-Video output, 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1, 5 hr battery, 3 pounds, thinner than your thumb (0.76" thin). $1799 or $3098 depending on configuration. *Drool*

Friday, January 11, 2008

Run Rabbit Run

Daniel Danger
Daniel Danger - "and if you trick me, I will run. I am a rabbit out of room."

Wootini's january show features a collection of work by Daniel Danger. An artist with a stunning visual sense, Daniel works with many mediums. Most known for his gigposters, Daniel works with other mediums - you never know what we'll have as part of this show.

If you like the unsettling surreal, if you like ambulances lost in the middle of snowy woods, girls turning into herons, beds floating into the sky, ghosts with meanings on a thousand different levels, and lots and lots of trees that are just too tall and don't seem to end, then you will enjoy this show. Find out more about Daniel's work - visit Daniel Danger's website.

The opening is at 7pm tonight, Friday, January 11th, 2008. Wootini is closed during the day until the opening time.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Big And Floppy

Jeff Koons at 92nd Street YOne of my favorite large-scale, floppy/inflatable sculptors and painters, Jeff Koons, will discuss his work in conversation with Katy Siegel, associate professor of art history at Hunter College, critic, contributing editor at Artforum magazine, and author of a major essay in his new monograph, at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 8:15 PM. I wish I could be there for that, but unfortunately I live in North Crapalacka, where no interesting artists come to speak. Tickets are available for $26 or $16 for College Art Association members or teachers with ID. To purchase, call the 92nd Street Y at 212.415.5500 or order on-line at the 92nd Street Y.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


World War Robot Dirty Deeds VariantI don't know what else to say. This figure looks amazing. It is 14 inches tall. These guys will be hitting stores in April, but I want one now! Sick. Check out the website here.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Get A Grip

Get a Grip ExhibitKaNOkid and myplasticheart cordially invite you to join them in the first ever show featuring customized Moneygrip figures at the myplasticheartnyc gallery in NYC on January 25, 2008. This is an invite-only show featuring up to 50 unique interpretations of the Moneygrip canvas from the scene’s biggest and brightest stars [listed on the flyer back below]. Exhibition runs through February 20th 2008. Sign up for the myplasticheart newsletter for an invitation.
Get a Grip Exhibit Artists

Friday, January 04, 2008

China Black

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The Summer Olympic Games will be taking place in China this year and I'm not sure if these newly released Nike Blazer Mid Premium kicks available at Pick Your Shoes are meant to be a China Olympic edition, but they do have a red Soviet-style star that looks suspiciously Chinese on the heel tab, red soles and gold swooshes, so I suspect they are. Either way, they look badassssssssss! At nearly two hundred bones, they are a little out of my price range, though. Oh well. Maybe in 2012 when the Olympics are held on Mars, I will be able to afford a pair.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Destroy All Vinyl!

Old Skool Kaiju Vinyl Figure PreviewFrom Erick Scarecrow at Esc-Toy Ltd. comes Old Skool Kaiju. Just a taste. I'm licking my lips just thinking about it.

Give 'Em The Gas Face

Jamungo x Threezer Invisible Mask BUDFugitive Toys has the new Limited Ed. Jamungo x Threezero Invisible Mask Blow Up Dolls in stock. They are nine inches tall, made of clear vinyl, and features a clear vinyl gas mask, canteen and camo hoodie. This is one of the most expensive BUD's I have seen at almost ninety bucks, but only 500 of them were made, so that seems appropriate. Get over to Fugitive Toys quick while they are still available if you want to get your grubby hands on one of these slick figures.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I'm Back

To all four people who read my blog: sorry I have been gone so long. It's the holidays, you know. I was out of town in New York for most of it, but now I'm back. I have tons of pictures and news from the big city to report on later, but for now, you can read this here and know that I am back.