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Releases: CheTrooper Bust by Urban Medium

Urban Medium recently released a whole new colorway series of their long sold out CheTrooper Bust. Standing at 7.5″, these vinyl sculptures are limited to only fifty pieces per colorway and are expected to sell out quickly. For more information, check out their online store; more pictures after the jump.

Preview: Switcheroo x Flopdoodle Holiday Party

If you are near Pasadena tonight, you might want to stop by the Switcheroo x Flopdoodle Holiday Party put on by Tim Biskup, Amanda Visell, and Michelle Valigura. Fresh off his big show last weekend, Biskup is back in action – this time with collaborative sculptures with Visell – the centerpiece of the night, a “HelperCentaurEphunt” (seen after the jump) limited edition wood figure. As you can see by the image above, it will consist of Biskup’s iconic “Helper” and Visell’s iconic elephant figures squeezed […]

Openings: Tim Biskup – “I Hate Everyone But You” @ De La Barracuda

Friday night saw the opening of Tim Biskups’ “I Hate Everyone But You” exhibition (previewed) in Melrose at De La Barracuda. Featuring paintings, sculptures, prints, and toys from the creator of the Helper, the comprehensive show was enjoyed by all. Along with Biskup, his friend Matt Goldman aka MFG also displayed some of prints. More pics afte the jump…

Preview: Doktor A – “Freak Machanique” @ Lift Gallery

Doktor A, who is considered by many to be one of the pre-eminent “customizers” out there, is opening his show “Freak Machanique” tonight in Detroit. He has long since shown he that he has many other talents including painting and sculpting.  For this exhibition, he is bringing a new body of his signature steam-punk inspired work (paintings, drawings and three-dimensional pieces) to Lift Gallery including this hand painted and remixed Koibito figure from Yoskay Yamamoto (featured) which he renamed “The Odorous Fish Man.” More preview images he sent us […]

Releases: Ron English – “Super Size Me” (Halloween Edition)

Ron English (featured) and Secret Base have a special treat for your Halloween celebrations. They have teamed up to to produce a limited edition “Super Size Me” figure from English, but this time, a Halloween skeletal edition.  The figure comes in two colors and will be available from Armth. More images after the jump…

Openings: Joe Ledbetter – “Birds & Bees” @ Artoyz (Paris)

After moving from London to Amsterdam, Joe Ledbetter hit up Paris for the third leg of his European Amalgamation Tour (details here). This time, with a show at Artoyz entitled “Birds and Bees,” Joe once again brought a new body of work including paintings, sketches, prints and a special colorway of his Terror and Magnus toys. Check out all the pics after the jump…

Openings: Joe Ledbetter – “Shock and Awe” @ London Miles Gallery

Joe Ledbetter kicked off his “Amalgamation Tour” last week at the London Miles Gallery.  During this five city European event, Joe will be showing at five different galleries in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, and Istanbul (details here).  For his UK fans, he brought a mostly new body of work which encompassed paintings, drawings, prints, and various art products – including the release of the European variant of his new Terror and Magnus toy. More photos after the jump…

Baby Tattooville ’09: Buff Monster

One thing that Baby Tattooville attendees definitely noticed this year was the fact that they received much more original art to take home with them.  Last year, there seemed to be more “art products” given out, ie prints, art toys, etc… That is not to say that they aren’t appreciated, especially the hand customized figures by Buff Monster for this years BT.  Throughout the weekend, Buff Monster could be seen working on the toys as well as sketching for fans.  You will also soon see […]

Preview: Michael Lau – “Gardener 10th” @ De La Barracuda

When one thinks of Michael Lau, one thinks of the “godfather of vinyl” or the originator of the “art toy.”  Without his innovation and hard work long ago, we would not have many of the art-related figures and projects we cover and collect from artists we love today.  His epic show “Gardener 10th” opening at De La Barracuda tonight not only chronicles the 10 year history of his “Gardener” line but will also have much of the related artwork and sketches on display (and of […]

Releases: Murakami – Inochi Figures

The Inochi figures from Takashi Murakami, that we first featured here in April when they were exhibited at Kaikai Kiki, are finally going on sale tomorrow, August 28th at honeyee.  The figures are small scale replicas of the Murakami sculpture (seen here) with production handled by Medicom. Limited to 200 of each of the five colorways, it will cost you a cool $1500 to bring “Zhang,” “Victor,” “Bob,” “David,” or “Yamamoto” home. More pics after the jump.
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