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Otto Bjornik’s Exclusive Stranger Factory Bai Chu (Li-Fu! Edition)

Releasing Friday, May 20th at Noon PST is Otto Bjornik’s Exclusive Stranger Factory Bai Chu (Li-Fu! Edition) with a 1:7 Gold Variant!

 

The Tale of Bai Chu the Bloodthirsty!

Hundreds of years ago, there lived an infamous Commander General named Bai Chu. Bai Chu was feared by enemies and friends alike, for he was a fierce and ruthless leader, and he inspired the utmost dread in those who would oppose him. Incredibly ambitious, he hungered for power and plotted to take over the world with his army of fearless warriors. Tales of how Bai Chu would behead his foes and drink blood from their still-beating hearts were especially terrifying, and mothers would tell them to frighten disobedient children. “If you are bad, Bai Chu will come for you in the night!” they would caution a wide-eyed child.

One dark and stormy evening, in unexplored forested lands of Calinan after a bloody battle, Bai Chu lay restless in his tent. While devising plans to gain more strength and conquer more nations, he thought he heard mournful voices outside. Instantly alert, he quickly came out to investigate, and very soon he was lost in a huge forest where the very trees seemed to whisper in the wind. Suddenly, an old lady appeared in front of him.

“Help me, O great warrior, for I hunger so”, she croaked. Bai Chu scoffed and raised his weapon in anger! “Fool crone! Know you not who I am? I am Bai Chu the bloodthirsty, the long-lived, the mighty! I will put you out of your misery!” But before he could lower his weapon to take her head, the old woman vanished, the wind seemed to beat and howl, and in her place a beautiful diwata appeared. She spoke with the voice of the wind:

“O Bai Chu, in your arrogant pride you have become so small. From this day forth, I curse you to hunger, to be insignificant and ignored!

Bai Chu the bloodthirsty: I make you a blood drinker.

Bai Chu the long-lived: I make you immortal.

BAi Chu the mighty: I make you smaller than a tiny child’s plaything!

The spell shall only be broken when your heart becomes true, It is done!”

And that is how Bai Chu the Bloodthirsty became the cutest, smallest vampire to ever exist. He refers to everyone he meets as his Dark Minions. As he is too small to really drink a large human’s blood, he subsists on blood oranges, which he finds are surprisingly delicious. It is not uncommon to find blood oranges near him, with two tiny tell-tale teeth marks. Bai Chu is still quite fearless, and likes to run at his enemies ferociously screaming his own name: “Bai Chu! Bai Chu! Bai Chu!” From a distance, it sounds like a small voice is yelling “Biteyoubiteyoubiteyou!” from somewhere around your ankles.

Will you be Bai Chu’s jailer, or his accomplice? Will you try to change his wicked ways, or help him achieve world domination? Whatever you choose, you better have some blood oranges ready before he comes home with you!

Bai Chu: (Bite You)
Talisman: “I Hunger!”
Height: 5 1/2″ inches
Material: Resin Body and Magnet
Edition Quantity: 35pcs

Available at www.circusposterus.com

The miniscule vampire stands approximately 5 ½” tall (you may need to stoop down quite low to hear him shouting “Biteyoubiteyoubiteyou!”as he is very very small). He is cursed with a rigid resin body emulating the smooth vampiric skin of his kind, and a neodymium magnet that pulls him towards your refrigerator (an indignity Bai Chu will probably never forgive you for).
His magnetic restraining talisman with the words “I Hunger” written in beautiful Chinese calligraphy is removable, and you may need to reattach it should Bai Chu prove too much to handle!

Gold Variant 1:7
Li-Fu : Nature
Green Li-Fu contains the mighty power of nature. Forged in the forest and tempered in verdant environments, the Li-Fu edition communes with nature spirits to hone in on Bai-Chu’s targets every single time (however, being green, he is a bit gullible).

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  • This is for a PRE-SALE – Figures are estimated to arrive in September (Fall 2016)
  • The next character in the highly sought out THE 13 universe from Brandt Peters & Kidrobot
  • Figure is 8” (tall)
  • Comes with removable skull mask, electricity props, and skull cane accessories
  • Box comes signed by the artist, Brandt Peters
  • Pre-sale Lord Strange comes with a 5″ x 7″ marker sketch by the artist and designer, Brandt Peters

    Pick one up now at
    http://www.circusposterus.com/store/new-releases/brandt-peters-lord-strange-8-dunny-pre-sale/

Stranger Factory is pleased to announce 3 new solo exhibitions coming to our gallery in June!

Jasmine Becket-Griffith

jbgWorld renowned fantasy artist, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, known for her highly rendered imaginative ‘pop’ genre fantasy, horror, sci-fi and gothic based artworks, will be focusing on small, highly detailed works for her upcoming exhibition. Her work features doe-eyed innocents in sweet, idealized scenes reminiscent of old master’s portraits. Her soft technique of painting plays with light and color in a way that the transcends typical fantasy narrative and is more of an exploration in escapism from a harsh modern world.
 
Highly sought out by major entertainment studios from Walt Disney to Hot Topic, Jasmine has reached acclaimed international recognition with her fan base. Her original work can be seen gracing countless books (as well as art books), oracle decks, games, clothing, and more.

Becket-Griffith graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. She currently lives in Celebration, FL with her husband, Matt and their cats with a satellite studio in London, England.


Desiree Fessler
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California based traditional painter, Desiree Fessler will be joining the main gallery room with her exhibition.

Known for her humor and dreamy super sweet, colorful animal imagery, Fessler focuses on new works that  explore her fascination with child-hood imagery juxtapozed against the contrasts of haunting and realistic animal archetypes and icons pulling the viewer through purposeful tension and emotions.

Fessler lives in Los Angeles with her husband David, and their amazing dog Ni.


Stephan Webb
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Joining us with his newest exhibition of bronze sculpture and wearable art pieces.Stephan Webb creates complex surrealist sculptures that combine elements of biological forms and figures in metal casting and bronze sculpture highlighting the commentary on the fabricated nature of our surroundings as humans  and pushing the conversation about the roles that nature, industry, and technology play in our lives and our constant need to seek harmonious balance between the two.

Webb lives in Albuquerque and is a graduate from the University of New Mexico with a BS in Biology.

The show will run June 3rd – 26th.
Opening Reception on June 3rd (6-9 PM)

 

Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

Night

From the world of Stingy Jack, comes a brand new figure by toy designer, Brandt Peters known as The Night King! Making his debut release during the Stranger Factory 5 Year Anniversary show on May 6th, The Night King appears out of the shadows in two colorways of Candy Corn and Half-Dead! Be the first to channel this mysterious being this Friday!

THE NIGHT KING

o   STRANGER FACTORY DEBUT RELEASE – May 6th

o   HALF-DEAD (blue colorway) / Edition: 310

o   CANDY CORN (Orange colorway) / Edition: 265

o   Vinyl toy with articulated ball-joint bat wings

o   Comes with top hat accessory

o   Produced and Manufactured by Cardboard Spaceship Toys

o   3D Modeled by Dennis Cornetta

o   Boxes signed by artist when purchased through Circus Posterus or Stranger Factory www.circusposterus.com

o   8” Tall /203 mm (approx.)

o   $58