As part of the Japan sale comes the release of Circus Posterus’ first-ever mini resin set featuring familiar favourites: Kathie and Brandt’s Mini Masao Skelve (w/ ‘Boo’ style mask) and Chris Ryniak’s Bubblegut and Crumbeater. Dimensionally speaking, the Mini Skelve appears unchanged, but the usually 6-inch Bubblegut has shrunk a few inches (Minigut?), as has the Crumbeater. A Mini Skelve is 4.25 inches tall, to give you an idea of scale.
As mentioned, these will be available for CP’s Japan fundraiser for $135 + shipping. They’re an edition of 66 pieces and will only be available as a set (take heed!). The sale is slated for either April 2nd or April 3rd — I’ll lean on the horn as soon as KO&BP cement a date.
In among the recent batch of Monsters & Misfits teaser pics from CP’s Instagram was a lone picture of a Honey Elizabeth hangin’ out with some insectuals. Well, I have some good news about this little lady: she’s a new edition and will be offered to fans on this side of the globe as part of the pre-Japan sale slated for next week. Run size is 30 pieces and pricing is TBA, but if it’s in line with last summer’s Plasma release, expect her to be around $100. Sweet.
Nothing excites me more than seeing a toy customizer introduce original characters and DrilOne has achieved just that with his seriously adorable and seriously affordable limited-edition art pins and magnets. The resin art pieces are sculpted, cast and painted by Dril and are available as singles or three-piece sets that range from $10 to $45 respectively.
But forget price: they’re worth the buy for the laugh, alone; how can anyone be grumpy with a googly-eyed monster staring back at them? And just look at that overbite! Do your friends and coworkers a favor and grab some happy here.
The teasers continue to roll out from Fort Burnout with a reveal of FERG’s newest production K11: ‘Boomer’. The concept was first introduced as a custom for FERG’s Medium War retrospective at Rotofugi in January 2011 (photos below), and since then, the legions of Squadt fans have been anticipating its release.
There’s some notable changes to the production version: a side harness has been added, while the bomb detonators and helmet lens have been changed up, along with some minor details on the helmet. FERG has yet to announce any release details as of yet, including price, run size and whether this fella will have a companion. It’s rare for a K11 to travel alone; all other releases have seen him paired up with either a Squadt or another hound or two. Looking forward to more on this — stay tuned!
Scott Radke’s well into the painting stage on his second totem commission, with the snail and raccoon looking near if not entirely complete. The raccoon’s face is particularly stunning with the monotone palette and wispy accents.
FERG’s Young Gohst project seems to be well on its way with this recent screenshot dropped via his Instagram account. A quick refresher for those who missed the initial news: Young Gohst is FERG’s new sofubi vinyl project in conjunction with Grody Shogun (Luke Rook of Lulubell). Sculpted by master of anatomical artistry Scott Wilkowski, the 3-inch soft vinyl figures feature a removable brain/spinal column with a tongue that sticks out of Young Gohst’s mouth. Insanely cool, I know, especially given the scale. Not quite sure about color schemes yet, but here’s hoping for a rainbow of transparencies to show off this guy’s assets.
Official release info is forthcoming, but word on the CAD forums is that they’ll be released via a sort of subscription deal. More info will be posted as it emerges!
Chris Ryniak continues with the Monsters & Misfits teasers with snaps of some choice pieces here. Loving the group shot and the smiley fella down below; I wonder what treats he had to dangle in front of the camera to get them to sit still … ;)
Monsters & Misfits II is a Circus Posterus group exhibition featuring new works from Chris Ryniak, Doktor A., Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters and Amanda Louise Spayd. Hosted by Tomenosuke-syoten and the Kusakabe Folk Museum, the exhibition is on display April 13th through April 26th.
Comic book artist and long-time CP friend and collaborator Rob Schwager returns as catalog designer for Monsters & Misfits II, which will be available for purchase soon. Rob is also the talent behind Tiny Bird Press — a one-man print shop that specializes in affordable, hand-screened art. With that said, he might have a little somethin’ to do with these … also coming soon!
Doktor A recently revealed one of a handful of bots that he’ll be exhibiting as part of Monsters & Misfits II in Japan next month. Meet the Candy Cane Wrangler: a Buff Monster figure reimagined as a candy factory minion!
Next up in the GERM Squadt series from FERG is S002 [Born Wrong], which will be available through retailers in the next few days.
This 6-inch, leather-jacketed badass comes brandishing a sM4 w/ removable supressor and sniper scope, sMK23 with removable suppressor, 2.0 articulated and classic arms and removable helmet. Price tag on these is $95.
Also: production on these is complete so expect a quick turnaround time once orders are placed!