18 November 2011
16 July 2011
|GFS2009 - MM Blobpi|
|GFS 2010 - MM Armored Glowing Blobus|
|Thanks to Ralph Niese for this amazing illustration!|
Thursday, July 21 2011
All Star Bazaar - Open - 2pm
Friday, July 22 2011
All Star Bazaar - Open - 1pm
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Your first stop in the morning to tide you over for a long Saturday of Figure overload.
L'Amour Supreme & Fiends - 12pm - 2pm
Illustrator Provocateur L'Amour Supreme is bringing an All-Star entourage of artists to the table for 2 hours of creative chaos. Rumored yet unconfirmed names culled from the Twitosphere have included Skinner, Count Chocula, TWERPS, the Creature from Laguna Beach, COOP, and Beezelbub Jr.
Monstre Sean's Resin Emporium - 2pm - 5pm
Monstre Hero and UHOH toys team up to bring us a crunchy selection of cutting edge Resin-based Figures
Vectar's Saturday Night Special - 5pm - 7pm
He's Baaaack. Second tier toy villain crashes the Symposium to drop a glyos-compatible version of himself. He will be joined in his capers by SideKick Lab. It might get messy.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
The Final Battle: All Stars versus the End of Time
This years GFS is once again proudly hosted by Onell Design & Rawshark Studios.
We love you guys!!!
15 July 2011
Gardner Fox passed away December 24, 1986 here on Earth-One, but we have credible intelligence that he is celebrating his 100th on Earth-2 with an amazing birthday bash.
You can find out more about this seminal godfather of modern comics on Wikipedia and you can Like his fan page on FaceBook.
13 July 2011
Once again this year's Global Figure Symposium is graciously hosted by Matt Doughty from Onell Design and Jesse Moore from Rawshark Studio. We have a nice mix of familiar faces and first-timers. Unfortunately none of the Japanese artists were able to come over this year - but will still be there in spirit and toys. Schedule coming soon!
- Pheyden (Onell Design)
- Callgrim (Rawshark Studio)
- Uamou & Boo (UAMOU Studio)
- Chaos Trooper (Real x Head)
- The Nibbler ( The Tarantulas)
- Salamander Joe (Paul Kaiju)
- Sucklord (Suckadelic)
- Sigmund.Droid 14 (Fig-lab)
- Bruno Orbit(Ralph Niese)
- L'Amour Supreme& Fiends
12 July 2011
29 June 2011
10 June 2011
Following 2010's sold-out inaugural series of collectible artist trading cards, the equally impressive new collection features an all-new roster of artists, more fantastic artwork and special surprise inserts produced exclusively for The Art Hustle Series 2!
SERIES 2 ARTISTS INCLUDE: Jeff Soto, Charles Krafft, Greg Simkins, Joe Ledbetter, KRK Ryden, Amanda Visell, Slinkachu, Corey Arnold, Luke Chueh, Dave Kinsey, Mark Mothersbaugh, SKINNER, Brett Ratner, Camilla d'Errico, the legendary Al Jaffee, and 60 more art stars.
SERIES 2 HIGHLIGHTS:
- Limited production of 500 numbered boxes
- Over 75 Participating Artists
- Original Art/Sketch Cards
- Signature Cards
- Special Inserts produced exclusively for The Art Hustle Series 2:
- Artist Menko inspired by traditional Japanese game cards. Over 90 unique menko to collect.
- Frank Kozik Silkscreen Cards - A 9 card subset featuring silkscreened artwork by Frank Kozik, including special Signature Edition Cards.
- Ron English Sticker Cards - A 9 card subset featuring Ron English's unique social commentary reminiscent of the product parody sticker cards of the 70's and 80's. Also includes special Signature Edition Cards.
IN EACH BOX
- 36 Wax Packs
- 162 Base Card Set
- Artist Profile & Art Cards
- 10 Signature Cards (Autographs/Tags)
- 2 Original Art/Sketch Cards
- Artist Menko
- Frank Kozik Silkscreen Cards
- Ron English Sticker Cards
WHAT IS THE ART HUSTLE?
The Art Hustle is a boutique series of artist and art-based trading cards that is curated, designed and produced by The Cardhacks, and manufactured in the USA by SideKick Media.
The set is very much a collaborative effort with the participating Artists. It exhibits an international group working in a variety of disciplines including street art, toy art, kaiju, illustration, painting, sculpture, aerosol art, tattoo art, digital art, film, photography and more.
Included in the classic wax packs are Artist Profile Cards and Art Cards; all with interesting facts on the backs that you don't want to miss. Artist-customized cards have been randomly inserted into packs, so you have the chance to pull an actual original piece of artwork.
The Art Hustle is a new Art experience and a hell of a lot of fun.
07 June 2011
02 June 2011
|Cy'Os - definitive version - $77 shipped worldwide|
11 May 2011
28 April 2011
26 April 2011
25 April 2011
Through the power of the diabolical Dayripper device, Evil Genius Robot CY'13 has dispersed his existence across the dimensions. One shard of his being has manifested itself in a world known as the Mutant Zone, where it has infested the body of a Vegetable creature known as Chaos.
Behold Cy'Os! Half machine - Half vegetable - 100% insane.
24 April 2011
21 April 2011
20 April 2011
18 April 2011
15 April 2011
14 April 2011
29 March 2011
Details are here fig-lab.com/daikaiju
20 February 2011
19 February 2011
18 February 2011
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present Mark Nagata’s Alien Argus Custom Group Show! TAG, Mark Nagata and Fig-lab have gathered together over 70 of the best Kaiju and toy artists in the world to customize Toy Art Gallery and Maxtoy Company’s first collaborative figure project
Participating artists include:
Abe Lincoln Jr.
Carlos Enriquez Gonzalez
Cliff Kirschner / MONSTREHERO
Dr. Strange Toys
Fig-lab / datadub
Hints And Spices/Shane Haddy
Jesse Moore/Rawshark studios
Matt Doughty / Onell Designs
Mikie of Blamo Toys
Sean Blay / MONSTREHERO
Thiyea Project/ Takeshi Togo
Thiyea Project/ Mai Nagamoto
Opening reception is February 26th 2011 from 7-11 PM. Show runs Feb. 26 – March 26.
Max Toy Company
02 February 2011
Taking its cues from the spate of high-end superhero flicks pouring out of Hollywood, The Ultraman franchise has been upping its game with the last couple of Ultraman Movies. Since the beginning, most Ultraman series have been presented as a standalone takes on the overall series template - then they are slowly crossed over, sliced and diced and mix and munging with the series and characters that came before re-inventing the overall universe over and over.
But since the 40th anniversary Ultra Series - Ultraman Mebius - broadcast in 2006 - and the ensuing theatrical release - Ultraman Mebius & Ultraman Brothers, Tsuburaya has been slowly but surely tightening up the continuity. The original Showa Ultramen (1966 - 1980) are now part of the "Canon" as Continuity Geeks like to say. I should note that the 2008 movie - Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers - unfortunately was a bit of a misstep - using a clunky alternate universe plot device to mix and match Heisei Utramen Dyna, Tiga and Gaia with the old school Man, Ultra7, Jack and Ace with Mebius somehow in the middle - Inferior is more like it.
However I thought 2009's Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy was everything one should expect from a 21st century modern ultra-flick. A lot of it takes place on the Ultra homeworld. The villain was pretty bad-ass, the evil Ultraman Belial (he kind of looks like a McFarlane reject - but I still like the idea of an evil Ultraman). The new main Ultrahero - Ultraman Zero - is a bit of an rebel outcast which is a cool touch (as well as the son of Ultra Seven). And all the Showa Ultra-dudes have cool roles in the story.
I like the fact that they really just went for it and went over the top, instead of pussy-footing around. Considering that first and foremost these movies are for kids and are in someways just toy commercials on steroids - I am always pleased when the movies give copious nods to the old school. Hopefully the producers are realizing that there is a discerning secondary market in older guys who grew up with the stuff (or at least wish they had) and are open to take a chance to be entertained by this kind of fare.
The newest movie, called Ultraman Zero, the Movie was released theatrically this past December looks like it is following on in this gonzo vein. One thing that has piqued my interest are 3 new characters which are homages to 70's tokusatsu heros that were outside of the Ultra Pantheon.
They all show up in these teaser - see if you can figure out who is who!
Official Movie Site