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Circus Posterus returns to Designer Con for the fourth year in a row, and this time, we are going bigger, better, and more epic than ever!

This year’s annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art takes place over two amazing days in Pasadena, CA. All the amazing fun goes down on November 8-9, at the Pasadena Convention Center.

In the upcoming weeks, we will bring you all kinds of information regarding what you can expect from the Circus Posterus team which includes partnerships with some of our favorite toy companies. While we are busy finalizing releases, exclusives, and signings, we can at least tell you the artists we have coming in for this historic event:

Brandt Peters

Kathie Olivas

Stan Manoukian (flying in all the way from France!)

Chris Ryniak

Amanda Louise Spayd

Shing Yin Khor

Valency Genis

Tim Lee

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Brandan Styles 

Leecifer

Stephan Webb

We have a ton planned, so keep checking back for more info.

If you want to learn more on Designer Con, keep your eyes peeled here.

If you want to talk about Circus Posterus and DCON, join our forum here.
(trust us, it has advantages to be active)

 


Parade_smTomorrow is October 1st and the unofficial start of Halloween season (unless it is all year around like most of us).

What better way to get in the spirit of Halloween and show your love of this best time of year with decor around the house! Kathie Olivas’Night Parade” shows off our favorite holiday with gusto! Come on, it has a glorious pumpkin in the center!

Available now in the Circus Posterus store here for $75.

  • Size: 13″ x 19″
  • Signed & numbered
  • Printed on fine art using Epson archival inks

 

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STINGY JACK: “PIERROT” EDITION

Stingy Jack will now only release for special events – 1-2 times a year in very limited quantities. To kick off Bewitching IV we have decided to drop a very limited edition Stingy Jack based loosely on the famous “sad clown” Pierrot.

– Edition: 60 (half to Circus Posterus / half to Tomenosuke)
– Price: $95

NOTE:
***** Only one figure per household

***** You can purchase and combine (1) Stingy Jack / Pierrot Edition figure with any combination of Pocket Sideshow chibi packs available at same event for Bewitching IV.

***** This figure will be made available at the BEWITCHING IV exhibition opening reception at Stranger Factory, starting on October 10th.

***** If we have any Pierrot edition Stingy Jacks left after the Bewitching IV opening reception… a small amount will be made available online  the following Monday, October 13th, on www.circusposterus.com

INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS AND BUYERS: Please visit Tomenosuke.com and their blog for more information on when the Pierrot Edition Stingy Jack will be made available for International buyers online through their website and through their attended events.

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“CHIBI” POCKET SIDESHOW

Tomenosuke + CP will be releasing our first color-way of POCKET SIDESHOW,  our brand new “chibi” line of sofubi figures (Made in Japan). These 3” tall figures will debut at both this year’s BEWITCHING IV group Halloween exhibition at Stranger Factory (Circus Posterus: North American & Canadian Sales) and at Taipei Toy Festival & tomenosuke.com (Tomenosuke: International Sales).

 – 1st colorway = Edition: 100 of each characterPenelope (Kathie Olivas) / Otto (Brandt Peters) / Puddlesproot (Chris Ryniak) / Snowshoe (Amanda Louise Spayd) — Please keep in mind that the editions will be split equally between Circus Posterus and Tomenosuke.

– All figure heads swap out between each other in the Chibi Pocket Sideshow series!

Pocket Sideshow Chibis will ONLY be sold in packs (and not individually) at the BEWITCHING IV Exhibition at Stranger Factory, starting on October 10th. They will be sold in the following manner:

 – Full Sets (Painted + matching  solid color “blank” figure sets) – 8 figures in total: $150

– Full sets (Complete set of all 4 painted figures) – 4 figures in total: $95

– Individual sets (1 painted figure + its matching “blank” figure) – 2 figures in total: $40

NOTE:

***** Sets are sold… (1) one set per household. You cannot combine an individual set of 2 figures with bigger full sets.

 ***** If we have any chibi packs left after the Bewitching IV opening reception… a small amount will be made available online  the following Monday, October 13th, on www.circusposterus.com

 ***** Individual figures will not be sold at this event. Blanks will not be sold unless combined with a painted figure as stated above.

 ***** We will have a small amount of individual painted chibis on hand for DesignerCon in November. They will retail for $25 each.

 INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS AND BUYERS: Please visit Tomenosuke.com and their blog for more information on when the Pocket Sideshow Chibis will be made available for International buyers online through their website and through their booth at Taipei Toy Festival.
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Brandt Peters and Ferg have raised the bar again on Terror!
GOHSTBAT [YETI WIZRD - NORTHERN]
is Set for release into the wild on Monday, SEPT 22 – 12:00 noon central time over at http://store.projectsquadt.com
6″ vinyl, fur and ABS – Includes 2 sets of HT lenses,  2.1 and classic arms, claw hands,
jeweled sword-cane and a removable helmet.
with a low edition of only 225
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Bewitching is almost upon us, like a swarm of fruit bats at sunset, so it seemed like a good time to check in with our artists and see what’s going on in their studios.

Stephan Webb, our local ABQ bronzesmith, is busy at work hand sculpting a bat that will be eventually cast in bronze.

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Kristina Drake is busy sculpting away in her studio as well, surrounded by a bevy of resin skulls. We’re incredibly excited to see where this is going!

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Meanwhile, another local artist, Jessica Chao, is hard at work on a pink haired witchy woman – we can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us!

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If like us, you can’t wait to see these finished pieces – be at Stranger Factory on October 10th!

Bewitching IV runs October 10th – November 9th, with an opening reception on Friday, October 10th from 6 – 9 PM.

Following up their successful vinyl collaborations on Stingy Jack, Calliope Jackalope, and Stinky Ginger, Circus Posterus and Tomenosuke are proud to present the new sofubi toy series, Pocket Sideshow! The Pocket Sideshow is an homage to the tiny and adorable Japanese “chibi” art style, and will feature well loved Circus Posterus characters in miniature format.

Brandt Peters

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Kathie Olivas
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Chris Ryniak
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Amanda Louise Spayd
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The first series will feature four figures designed by Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Chris Ryniak, and Amanda Louise Spayd, and sculpted by Yohei Kaneko. The figures will have interchangeable heads and will be approximately 3” tall.
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For more information on the making of the Pocket Sideshow, check out Tomenosuke’s blog here, written by our wonderful collaborator Shinji. Stay posted for more details, but I would bet on seeing these little darlings in the flesh at Bewitching next month!

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Misfit1There are only 48 days until Halloween, and we are making sure we prepare all of you fans out there.
On that note, what embodies Halloween more than the Wandering Misfits series by Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas from Cardboard Spaceship?
Available now in the Circus Posterus store, these pack of misfits are all dressed up and ready for our favorite holiday.
Available are blind boxes here.
Blank case as seen below where you can paint your favorite misfit as you see fit.
O
r you can even pick up chase Misfits by themselves here just as long as you have them ready for trick or treating!
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Unseen ForcesThe dust has settled, and everyone that traveled from afar are back home. Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd’s Unseen Forces was a huge success with fans traveling from as far away as Japan to attend the show. We couldn’t be happier for two of our favorite misfits. The show is almost a sell out, and there are currently only two pieces still available here.

If you couldn’t attend the show, we have you covered as we re-live the opening with pictures.
LotteryThe crowd gathered, and we had to do a lottery for line numbers.
smileAll the anxious fans made everyone smile with anticipation.
derpWe promise you, this is a smile!
helloThe excitement was palpable.
all wide eyedThe displays were overflowing with Chris and Amanda’s work.
IMG_8882Sometimes Chris was overflowing too!
snugSome of Amanda’s Dust Bunnies kept to themselves.
IMG_9449Others had a big art party.
Look at this crewThe crystals were abundant.
a trickSome even held secrets.
starting off rightThe show was a huge success, and Chris and Amanda made sure to extend their sphere of influence over the next generation of art collectors.
tallI wonder what these two have in store for us next?

Photos by Jason Spanier