So last week was a bit of a brain melter, no? All is chill and quiet on the CP front as they prepare for Paris, KO prepares for AFA, etc., when out of nowhere you pick up your phone and it’s like WHAMHAIINSTRAGRAMFACEMELTLOOKATMEI’MBEAUTIFUL!
And not once, but TWICE! And within DAYS of each other! How delightfully cruel.
It all started with the Blue Mist Kuma, above. 9.75″ tall. Blue fade. Embedded GID Lucky Skull. The first embedded edition that CP has ever done.
Yes! **Edition!!!** (Music to our ears!)
66 of these beauties will be made and will likely release in small blasts throughout the rest of the year. It will make its official debut this fall during a certain European hoedown, but — an important but! — CP members actually have a shot at preordering one right now via the CP forums. So pop over there for the full scoop from KO.
And then there’s the ever-morose Grieving Greeter, who will also be making his debut very soon. The edition size is limited to 30 pieces at $225 a grin. It’s hard to tell from the filter (my fault), but his cloak is a smoke grey, with the usual antiquing. Looks quite sharp, if I do say so m’self. More info about all this goodness as we grow nearer to showtime!
As part of his ‘… Of All Ages’ showcase at the DKE booth (#4728) at SDCC this year, uber sculptor Scott Wilkowski has infected Brandt Peters’ Kuma Skelve. Adding an incredible, prehistoric-like skeletal piece encased in smoke or ice-coloured resin, each colourway is limited to a mere 25 pieces each (50 total figures) and will retail for $300 a head.
I really can’t muster any more than a “holy shit” at this point. I can’t even decide on a colourway. Good luck to all who enter the breach for this these — they’ll be available starting Friday the 13th at noon!
And the juicy teasers continue to drop: Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters have a whole tickle trunk of tricks up their sleeves for Spectrum, including the debut of the Frostbite 4 Legged Masao. Oh the mayhem … *steeples fingers* … >:)
Pretty much loving everything about the Frostbite; the eyes, the colour: it feels like it’s been ages since we’ve seen a hand painted blue release (I’m more partial to this than the indigo resin). If this edition is being handled in typical CP fashion, a handful of the Frostbites will be at the Con, with the rest releasing online or through the messageboards at a later date. Stoked over here.
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live is on this Friday through Sunday at the Kansas City Convention Centre in Kansas City, MO. Event’s in Bartle Hall and CP is stationed at booth #919 near the main stage. CAN YOU HANDLE IT?!