Coming this Wednesday at NOON PST to the online store
Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas – Mini GID (BLUE) Seated Boo and Kuma Set
Set of Two Hand-painted GID (Blue) cast resin misfits
Approx. 3″ Tall
see you there at www.circusposterus.com
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).
- 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
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.)
Release March 18 at 12 Noon at www.circusposterus.com
EXCLUSIVE STRANGER FACTORY THIMBLESTUMP HOLLOW MINI FIGURE
By Amanda Louise Spayd
· Edition: 100
· Tropical Colorway
· Thimblestump Hollow features the artwork of Amanda Louise Spayd and Chris Ryniak
· Cardboard Spaceship Produced
· Price is for one figure
· Size: Approx. 3” tall
· Note: These figures will ship open boxed, as we will be inspecting each figure’s QA. Wing joints on this figure are sensitive.
find it at www.circusposterus.com
Monsters & Misfits IV
A Circus Posterus Exhibition at Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo
Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus (T+CP) is delighted to announce Monsters & Misfits IV, an exhibit of new work presented in collaboration with Tomenosuke-Syoten. This is the first Monsters and Misfits in Tokyo (Japan) and will be on display at Shibuya Hikarie at Creative Space “8/” from April 1st – 7th.
Monsters and Misfits IV will feature returning artists Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Andrew Bell, Stan Manoukian, and Carisa Swenson. Shing Yin Khor, Leslie Levings, Lana Crooks, and Kevin Titzer join the returning exhibition as new additions to the roster.
This museum level exhibition will bring you through a parade of strange and fantastic creatures and characters from these top contemporary designers, toy makers, and fine artists. This year’s group of Circus Posterus’ artists and guests present a hand-made sideshow of beady eyed night critters, devils, reptilian oddities, mouse kings, kappa skulls, ghost children, and more that promise to leave you awash in starry-eyed wonder. The fourth installment of this show features primarily hand made toys and sculptures inspired by cryptozoology and an idealized, re-imagined animal kindgdom. Andrew Bell, Stan Manoukian, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Amanda Louise Spayd, and Chris Ryniak will be attending the opening reception on April 1st.
To purchase original artwork and, or view the Monsters and Misfits IV exhibition online, please visit www.tomenosuke.com on April 2nd (11 AM local Tokyo time) when the web preview is launched. Please contact Tomenosuke.com directly for any Monsters and Misfits IV purchase related questions.
Press images and additional promotional artist information are available upon request from our Press Manager.
The exhibit will run April 1st to 7th at Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo, Japan, with an opening reception on April 1st.
March brings an exciting mid-month pop up event to Stranger Factory with legendary toy artist and designer, Paul Kaiju!
Stranger Factory is proud to present a special mid-month event in March: A one weekend exhibition with legendary West-Coast (San Diego) toy designer and artist, Paul Kaiju, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 19th (from 6-9 PM, with the artist in attendance.)
Highly inspired by vintage Japanese toys/television, big screen Kaiju monsters, 1960s Sci-Fi, and old horror shows, Paul “Kaiju” is member to an extremely talented small group of industry leading toy artists that not only design, but sculpt, engineer, and self-produce their toys in Japan through a very rare “sofubi” (soft vinyl) traditional manufacturing process. Always the constant muse for the independent art toy industry, Kaiju pioneered techniques, customization, toy design processes (from color/form to function) and has been a major influence to most toy artists and has pushed the boundaries of toy beyond commercial application into new contemporary sculpture.
The artist will have a limited amount (a few dozen) of his hand-painted custom figures at the opening reception. It is a very limited engagement and will only run from March 19th-21st. Any available figures after the weekend, will be put up for online sale on Monday, March 21st. In person sales on Saturday will require a raffle ticket that will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, starting at noon Friday, March 18th through 5:30 PM on the 19th (right before reception). All sales on Saturday and Sunday will be in-person. No phone calls or emails will be accepted until the following Monday, if any pieces are still available.
The opening reception will be on Saturday March 19th from 6-9 pm with artist in attendance.
This mid month pop up exhibition will remain on display until March 21st (if works are still available after weekend).
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Stingy Jack Swirl (swirl with glow in the dark) edition available this Saturday, November 14 in store Stranger Factory and online through www.circusposterus.com (for North American and Canada sales only.) For other International sales please visit www.Tomenosuke.com for more details! Stingy Jack Swirl is only an edition of 50, with 25 only available in the US and Canada. 25 only available Internationally through Tomenosuke. Circus Posterus will have this figure available for $95 / we will also have a small amount available at DCon (booth 519)