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Circus Annual is already upon us and before the festivities get into full swing tonight, we figure we’d toss a few more gumdrops ’cause these pics are too sweet to pass up. Right off the top, we have gorgeousness from Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas and DrilOne, with (from left): an Ooze Skull, custom Skelve, SD201 Red Star Drone and a custom Greeter Skelve that is guaranteed to spark an internet-wide riot.

And just in case those gorgeous Elizabeth handpaints from last week weren’t enough, Kathie will also have a 17″ Lizzie in the show. Yep. Anyone have a drool bucket? Hang it off my ears.

And this was the arrow through the heart for me: Brandt will have a small series of 6- and 8-inch wood pieces featuring a few of our favourite characters, new and old (wait till you see Slap-Happy!). But enough teasing: on to the preview! Many pieces still need to be added today and through the weekend, but there’s still a ton of goodness to ogle in the meantime. Allons-y!!

Chris Ryniak’s Nuggleworts will be in very good company at Stranger Factory’s annual holiday bash this Friday, with one heck of a sweet reveal dropped on CP’s Instagram this past weekend. Kathie Olivas will have a pair of abso-freaking-gorgeous handpainted Elizabeths at the show: Bear Hood and Masked. The weathering on their coats and hats just kills me. These gals stand 8 inches, just like the production Plasma and Honey versions we’ve seen.

Circus Annual opens this Friday (Dec. 7th) with a reception from 6 to 9pm. Time to get your gift on!!

Aside from the 20 or so paintings that will grace the walls of New York’s AFA Gallery, Kathie also plans to have a parade of mischievous and enchanting little ladies hanging about the floor, as well.

Giant encrusted Elizabeth heads, custom Lizzies, and a brand new edition (below) will make an appearance at the show, among many other friends. October can’t come fast enough.

On Instagram? Follow @circusposterus for the latest reveals and progress pics … we’re just getting started!

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.

After documenting much of the M&MII progress via their Instagram account, Kathie surprised fans on Flickr with two beautiful shots of custom Elizabeth and Stingy Jack sculpts that are getting ready for their long trek to Japan. The vintage-style wash against the rich colors is striking. I also thought it clever that the duo used a similar palette on all of Brandt’s Stingy Jacks: the heads on these figures are interchangeable and it plays to that well.

Monsters & Misfits II kicks off April 13th and runs through April 30th at the Kusakabe Folk Museum in Takayama, Japan.