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Releases: Gary Baseman – Toby’s Secret Society Mini Series

This Thursday, Kidrobot is set to release its first mini-figure toy series in about five years by Gary Baseman. The Toby’s Secret Society set begins with Toby, the protector of dreams, memories, and darkest secrets. He commands a sect of 11 spirits and brethren – the Disciple, the Princess of Secrets, the Goddess of Dreams, the Knight of Good Fortune, and the Seven Sacred Magi: Compassion, Destiny, Freedom, Lust, Love, Trust, and Truth – together they make up a select group of 3-inch figures chosen […]

Openings: Lazarides Minotaur Event @ The Old Vic Tunnels

A couple nights ago, the Minotaur event put on by Lazarides kicked off at the The Old Vic Tunnels, also the site of 2010′s Hell’s Half Acre exhibition. This time around, the theme was an old Greek legend and depending on your choice for price of admission, dining was included from top Michelin-starred chefs. Of course for us, the art was the focus of the night including offerings from Stanley Donwood, Jonathan Yeo, Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Doug Foster, 3D, Ian Francis, ATMA, Michael Najjar […]

Baby Tattooville ’11: Secret Store

One of the highlights of the art retreat known as Baby Tattooville is the special pop-up store that is set up each year. Filled with unique prints, toys, art products, and original art from participating artists, the “Secret Store” is a good opportunity for fans to stock up on their favorite artist swag. Sales are handled according to the number assigned to each attendee based on seniority. More preview images after the jump…

Releases: Aiko – “Lady Butterfly” Sculpture (Black)

If you remember, we previously reported on the limited edition and intricate Lady Butterfly sculpture (produced by Tomenosuke Sho-ten) from Aiko Nakagawa earlier this year. The initial silver colorway easily sold out on Valentine’s Day, but the newest black version (limited to 10 each) was released just hours ago 1.00pm (JST) on September 16th and retailed for $550 here. If you are too late to purchase this piece, don’t despair. This is only the second colorway in a planned five colorways so you still have […]

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – 12″ Mutant Bunny (Hand Painted)

For those looking to round out their custom art figure collection, you’ll want to pay attention to this.  Joe Ledbetter is releasing a series of 40 hand-painted unique 12″ Mutant Bunny pieces (sculpted by Pretty in Plastic). Priced at $1500, the nicely sized pieces are priced reasonably considering what his customs go for on the market. In addition, the paint job seems to take to the resin better when compared to vinyl. More photos after the jump…

Releases: KAWS – “Karimoku” Wood Companion

Almost a year since images first leaked on the Wood Companion, KAWS appears to be ready to give an official drop to the Karimoku Companion, a more fine art spin akin to the bronze iterations of his signature mascot. Priced at¥252,000 (~$3,000) and 30cm tall (~11.8 inches), the super sexy Medicom produced figure is from an edition of 100. As is always the case, those in Tokyo will get first dibs at Original Fake next Saturday, May 28th. Otherwise, if you’re interested and you’ve got […]

Releases: KAWS – “Dissected Milo” Vinyl Figures

In a project that most have been aware of for quite a while, it appears that the KAWS x BAPE Dissected Milo figures will see the light of day very soon. With the character appearing on a series of shirts from a few years back, and also getting a reprise with BAPE’s 2011 Spring Collection, it was only a matter of time before it was manifest in vinyl form. Coming in at 8″ in height and most likely produced in the same editions of the […]

Details: KAWS x Robert Lazzarini – “Distorted Companions”

In case you missed it yesterday, KAWS put up for sale his latest release – a set of collaboration figures with Robert Lazzarini. Unfortunately, they quickly sold out. But lucky for you, AM ran down the delivery man in order to provide a detailed look into the “Distorted Companion” figures (previewed). These jaw-dropping works blend KAWS’ iconic Companion with Lazzarini’s signature distortion treatment. The three figures were released each in three different colors: brown, gray, and black. Also, each Companion received a unique mold to […]

Handmade Audrey Kawasaki Plushes

Take a look at these nice homemade plushes from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) that she posted on her English blog recently. She made her new hobby known a little while back but has definitely upped her game recently by including her own artwork. Perhaps she should start her own line like Camille Rose Garcia? Take a look at different views as well as the creation process after the jump…

Happy Holidays from Gary Baseman

If you follow Gary Baseman (interviewed) work like we do, you’ll know that he takes his Toby figure with him wherever he goes as he travels the world.  You can get a glimpse of some of the action in this album on his facebook and you can also see the dated and labeled Toby’s in our studio visit here. For the holidays, Toby posed next to the “Santa Davids” at Youngwood Court in LA. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
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