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Releases: Woodstock (KAWS Version)

For those who missed out on getting the newest KAWS figure in person as part of your Christmas shopping (which is most of you as this release was in Japan), tomorrow will be your second chance. His version of Woodstock with his now characteristic double x’s will be available on Kawsone at Noon Eastern for those quick enough to snap it up. Discuss KAWS here.

Releases: Snoopy Ceramic (KAWS Version)

Tomorrow at noon (Octeber 22nd Eastern time), KAWS will be releasing something for his fans out there to celebrate Halloween. Reprising his collaboration with the popular Snoopy (see 2011), the ceramic jar will be available for approximately $132 on Kawsone. Also, for all those KAWS heads out there, remember the street turned contemporary artist will be participating in another holiday next month in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a 40-foot-long balloon of his companion character. Photo credit: Hypebeast. Discuss KAWS here.

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – “Mega Fire-Cat”

If you remember a while back, we shared with you news of Joe Ledbetter’s re-release of one of his most popular figures and characters Mr. Bunny, but in a larger format. Now, in collaboration with the people (The Loyal Subjects) that brought you the Colossus Bunny, Ledbetter will be also bringing back his beloved Fire-Cat, again in a much larger scale. Standing 4-feet tall and made of fiberglass, the Mega Fire-Cat will be available in four different colorways – Original Red Fire-Cat (edition of 7), Ice-Cat (blue edition of […]

Releases: KAWS – “Astro Boy Companion”

Following on the heels of the Resting Place Companion from KAWS comes this mythical new figure from the street turned contemporary artist. To true fans of KAWS out there, there have been glimpses before of the Astro Boy in a rumored ultra-limited run of 13 in the hands of celebrity collectors such as Nigo and Everlast. Looks like there will now be a smaller and different version for more casual collectors come October 27th. This most famous creation from Osamu Tezuka, revered in Japan as the “God […]

Upcoming: “Giant Robot Biennale 3” @ Japanese American National Museum

Next Saturday night (September 23), the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles will be presenting Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show (see 2009) in conjunction with Eric Nakamura (interviewed), the founder of Asian American pop culture purveyor Giant Robot. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of emerging artists Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to GR. Also on display will be a selection of vinyl figures designed by Uglydoll creator David Horvath and customized by over […]

Travis Louie for “Le Carnaval des Spectres” @ Artoyz

Take a look at these custom “Ghostly Stan” Skelve figures from Travis Louie (interviewed) that he painted for the upcoming Le Carnaval des Spectres group show at Artoyz in Paris opening on September 13th. Centered on the theme of ghosts and spirits, the exhibition will also showcase all new works from Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd and Teodoru Badiu bust we dare say the level of detail put forth by Travis in these customs will be one of the highlights. Along with hand-painted figures, some new toys may make their debut as well – more […]

Releases: KAWS – “Companion: Resting Place” Figure

Not much info on this latest figure to be released from KAWS. The new limited edition offering entitled Companion: Resting Place  features his classic dissected character in a more relaxed sitting position. Look for these to drop soon on Kawsone and at OriginalFake. Discuss KAWS here.

Releases: Ron English – “American Depress” @ Kidrobot

Ron English (featured) recently created a new vinyl sculpture with toy maker Kidrobot for their ultra limited Kidrobot Black line. Entitled American Depress, the 12-inch figure depicts Ron’s version of a bloated Mickey Mouse ensnared in a Amex “Black Card” credit trap. Mr. English attended the launch event for a signing along with a meet and greet with fans at the KR’s New York location. Check out more photos below. Discuss Ron English here.    

Update: Collection Selim Varol @ me Collectors Room Berlin

Earlier this month, we brought you a preview of uber-collector Selim Varol’s show at me Collectors Room Berlin where a portion of his treasured toys and artwork acquired through the years would be on display. The exhibition opened just this past weekend, and for those in the US celebrating Memorial Day, we thought a glimpse of his USA-themed wall would a good starter image for an update on the setup. Make sure you stop by to see for yourself if you are in the area as […]

Releases: Parra x Kidrobot – “Pierced” Figure

On June 7th, Kidrobot will be releasing (in-store and online) a new figure from Dutch artist Parra entitled Pierced. The 10-inch vinyl sculpture is inspired by the melodramatic cover art of romance novels and based on imagery from his original silkscreen artwork. The entwined figures which demonstrate the simultaneous pain and pleasure that many experience while in love will set collectors back $150 and will be limited to an edition of 300. Via mashKULTURE.