Some Tag Team Action from KO & BP for Lucha Libre! @ Rotofugi, 10.5

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Let’s get ready to rumbllllllle! Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters have two killer custom pieces in their corner for the Beast Brothers’s Lucha Libre! group exhibition opening next month at Rotofugi. The dynamic duo decided to mix it up this round, submitting two solo works: a Lucha Greeter from KO and a Mega Lucha Mask from BP, which is quite the opportunity — custom Mega Skelve masks don’t show up to a card all that often. So get yer tickets and place yer bets: the Chi-Town showdown takes place Oct. 5th!


Almost Time to Get in the Ring, Lucha Libre!

Those lovable twins known as The Beast Brothers are bringing their high flying antics to Chicago very soon with Lucha Libre! They will have all kinds of customs and new work ready when the bell rings, but they are also bringing a federation of superstars to have their back. The talent also in this bout includes: Angry Woebots, our own Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas, Chris Ryniak, BurunDANGA, Huck Gee, Eric Merrill, Jime Litwalk, J*Ryu, Kronk, Junko Mizuno, Phil Young, Scribe, Shawnimals, Shane Jessup, and many more.

Lucha Libre opens Friday October 5 at Rotofugi.

Be sure the mask isn’t covering your eyes because the Circus Posterus blog has some sneak peaks in store for you so keep checking back.


J*RYU’s “The Ghost of You Haunted Me” @ Rotofugi, 9.7

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J*RYU just landed in Chicago and is getting set for “The Ghost of You Haunted Me” at Rotofugi. He just sent over a ton of pics, and now you can see all these amazing pieces to keep you salivating for two more days. Also, he will be releasing his Fall Edition Sapling that is an open edition with ten being at the show, $80 and pictured below. The show opens this Friday, Sept. 7th and J*RYU will be there. Now let these pictures do all the talking!

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Say Cheese! A WIP from CMR for Lucha Libre! @ Rotofugi 10.5

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Chris absolutely nailed his critters for Monsters & Misfits II and he doesn’t look to have lost any momentum with yet another original figure in the works, this one a Luchador for The Beast Brothers’ Lucha Libre! group exhibition opening at Rotofugi Oct. 5th. This guy is certainly not shy of showing off his gap-toothed grin!

Really looking forward to seeing this sculpt finished —  not only to quell my curiosity of what lurks beyond the frame, but he looks to be a fair-sized figure. Scale is always hard to determine in photos, but the pic below suggests there’s a pair of arms jutting out the front on the body, reminiscent of this guy (aka my absolute ALL TIME favourite CMR sculpt EVAR). … More visual stimuli soon!

Lucha Libre! runs opens Oct. 5th through the 28th at Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago. Participating artists also include The Beast Brothers, Angry Woebots, Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas, BurunDANGA, Eric Merrill, Huck Gee, Jime Litwalk, Joe Capobianco, J*RYU, Junko Mizuno, Kronk, Michael Motorcycle, Patrick Cornolo, Phil Young, Sara Antoinette Martin, Scribe & Alisa, Mr. Shane Jessup, Shawnimals, Sket One, Sourbones, TADO, and Tim Tsui.


Orange Triple Crown Monster Dropping this Weekend @ Triple Crown of YoYo Chicago!

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The annual Triple Crown of YoYo is blowing through the windy city this weekend and in celebration of the event, TCY, in collaboration with Rotofugi and Squibbles Ink., will debut the first painted colourway of the event’s handsome mascot, the Triple Crown Monster, this Saturday, July 28th!

Designed by Chris Ryniak and sculpted by Shinbone Creative’s Scott Wetterscheider, the trophy/toy hybrid stands 7 inches tall and, with that solid gorilla stance, an impressive 8 inches wide. The orange beastlie will be available at the YoYo Expert table for $100 + tax. He’s a run of only 50 pieces.  Some will be reserved for the World YoYo contest in Orlando in August and any runaways will be sold by Triple Crown, so keep tabs on their news page.

Unpainted orange versions of the figure will also be offered at the YoYo Expert table for $80 + tax. Any leftovers of the naked mascot will be available via Rotofugi on Monday, July 30th.

ALSO! Be sure to pop by Rotofugi after the event Saturday for Triple Crown’s official after party from 6pm to 8pm. There will be snacks and drinks and a ton of YoYo fun with some of the country’s best players.

[via Rotofugi]

This Dude’s Got MOVES! Triple Crown’s YoYo Monster Hits the Stage this Summer!

The Triple Crown of YoYo is teaming up with Squibbles Ink and Rotofugi to produce their first-ever vinyl toy: the Triple Crown Monster! Conceptualized by Chris Ryniak and sculpted by Scott Wetterschnieder of Shinbone Creative, this 7″ beastlie doubles as both collectible art object and coveted Triple Crown trophy!

A very limited release of the unpainted edition (pictured) will be available at the Rotofugi booth just in time for San Diego Comic Con 2012. The first colourway will make its debut at the Triple Crown of YoYo event July 28th in Chicago, where folks will also get to see the rare metallic glow edition, which you can only get if you place in the top three in the Standard, Two-Handed or Aerial freestyle divisions.

Pricing is still TBA. Monsters that don’t sell at the events will be available via and

More photos of this gnarly fella below; be sure to peek at what’s in the palms of his hands (Steve’s pretty amped about this, not gonna lie)!


Mud Puddle Snybora from CMR x Rotofugi x Squibbles Ink Releasing Friday!

Watch your step when heading to Rotofugi this Friday because a new wave of Chris Ryniak’s Snybora will be hitting the streets for some splish splashin’! The Mud Puddle Snybora is a warm caramelized vinyl that features a burnt sienna rub and deep brown accents. His glossy black eyes glisten like the puddles he’s belly-gliding in! Hand painted by Kirby Kerr of Rotofugi and Joe Somers of Squibbles Ink, no two of the 3.5″ critters are exactly alike!

Snag one in store or online Friday, April 27th at 11am Central for about $35.


CMR’s Year of the Dragon Snybora Drops Friday!

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Alright, so 2012 might mark the end of the world on the Mayan calendar, but I see no reason to stop huntin’ for the grails. And besides, it’s also the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese calendar (which sounds far more optimistic) so let’s focus on that!

Available this Friday, March 2nd, is the Year of the Dragon Snybora from Chris Ryniak and Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi. The black vinyl Lake Monster is embellished with stunning-yet-subtle gold, red and matte black accents and has a beautiful set of glossy black eyes. Lovingly hand-painted by Joe Somers (Squibbles) and Kirby Kerr (Rotofugi), no two are exactly alike. He stands a mighty 3.5 inches and will be scampering about the Rotofugi shop at 11am. $35 and he’s yours! More beauty shots below!

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