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“The Diners Club Show” at the Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs NY 5PM Saturday March 6th

“The Diners Club Show” at the Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs NY 5PM Saturday March 6th

“itt”  A one of a kind custom Vinyl figure of a Splurrt Cadaver head on a Plaseebo Walker body with hair and a color-changing LED unit.

Artists Included:
Christina Bang, Paul Brandwein, Edward Buscemi, Tarrant Clements, Bob Conge, Kurt Feuerherm, Bill Hand, William Keyser, Susan Mandl, Peter Monacelli, and George Wegman.
 

 

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Plastik Surgery Disasters: A "Toy" Show at Ghost Harbor Creative Saturday March 6th ! ! !

Plastik Surgery Disasters: A "Toy" Show at Ghost Harbor Creative Saturday March 6th ! ! !

Plastik Surgery Disasters: A "Toy" Show

Opens Saturday March 6th at Ghost Harbor Creative

Join us via LIVESTREAM for the opening night of Plastik Surgery Disasters! Asbury Park’s first all-toy art show! Presented by New Jersey artist Ian Beatty, this bootleg toy show features pieces from more than 20 custom toy artists from around the country. Pieces will be available for purchase following the LIVESTREAM at 6PM. The show will be up at Ghost Harbor Creative through April 1st.

Plastik Surgery Disasters was born out of respect for the artists mainly. The quarantine really shut down almost all forms of 'shows and cons' that a lot of our friends and fellow makers couldn't table at or show work at. Money/or at least in person sales that would usually be a sure bet, were lost during the year of 2020. I wanted to give some artists a chance to show what they've been cooking during lockdown and a possible shot at reclaiming some of those lost sales.

I've never curated a show before so this was a completely new endeavor for me. Was it tedious work? Yes. Was it nerve wracking? Absolutely, but I enjoyed every second of it.

The other end was helping caroline at Ghost Harbor Creative bring in some traffic. She has been so welcoming to us since the pandemic hit and I wanted to be able to create a show that would allow me to possibly put a donation in her hand at the end of the event.

This is only the beginning as I have had many other artists sending me messages about wanting to hop on the next edition. Hopefully by this time next year we can have a full gallery of people and artists celebrating together.

-YTHATK

 

Info about the gallery:

Ghost Harbor Creative, officially opened in September 2020, is an intimate gallery and performance space in downtown Asbury Park, New Jersey celebrating local visual, literary, and performing artists. As a nonprofit, our mission is to support, cultivate, and sustain the local creative community through art exhibitions, book and 'zine launches, poetry readings/workshops, music performances, and other unique programming.

 

Show Artist List:

BASEMENT PUKE

THE MARK ULTRA

BOGXSQUAD

GREEN PLASTIC TUNNELS

GRENDENDA STUDIOS

SPANDEX STUDIOS

PLASTICPURPOSE

BLEEDING EDGES

FEOND

OMNI_REZ

CHERRY MOTH CAKE

DR. DOOMTONE

BROKE

CRATER13/RENONELAB

MAGITARIUS

UPPERCUT PARTY

EPSW

LAB MONKEY NUMBER 9

TOXIC FUMES TOYS

YTHATK

DCA BOOTLEGS

NEKOSATSU

SETH RELENTLESS

DANNY WICKED

FIGURE FETTISH

ANGRY BEAST x MOUGOYAMA

PLUS MORE ! ! !

http://ghostharborcreative.com/events/plastik-surgery-disasters-a-toy-show/

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Tiny Art Gallery First Piece: Art of Tea 2 Available Now!

Tiny Art Gallery First Piece: Art of Tea 2 Available Now!

First Piece: Art of Tea 2
Release date: Today Thursday 25th Feb at 3pm GMT Tea Time :)
Shipping date: 6th March 2021

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Argonaut Resins Publishing: The 6th Prince / Book One Graphic Novel Launches Tonight

Argonaut Resins Publishing: The 6th Prince / Book One Graphic Novel Launches Tonight

Eric finally got the publishing arm for Argonaut Resins up and running with the first graphic novel in the Tuttz book series called The 6th Prince featuring the infamous Tuttz cat character.
I've been wanting to tell the Tuttz story for years and it took a while to develop all the concept art, write out the story and execute the final look of the project.
There are 5 books planned in this series and some limited run resin collectibles are being developed based on some of the characters and vehicles in the stories. 
The first graphic novel will be available to purchase in the online store (argonautresins.bigcartel.com) at 9pm Est. time on February 26th. Each book will come with a free full color 8.5x11 MotherGoddess art print illustrated by Eric Nocella and colored by Julian Aguilera.
The 6th Prince / Lost Cause / Book One - Created and written by Eric Nocella  
Copyright 2019 / All rights reserved
Cats, Witches and Demi-Gods battle for survival and supremacy when they cross paths in this spooky mythological space opera.
   
7 x 10 inches / Landscaped format / 68 pages / full color covers / black and white interiors / 
$12.99 / $5.00 (shipped in the US)
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Tenacious Toys Danger Dog Cotton Candy Set drops Friday Feb 26 at noon EST for #tenacioustoysfair

Tenacious Toys Danger Dog Cotton Candy Set drops Friday Feb 26 at noon EST for #tenacioustoysfair

CLICK HERE: https://www.tenacioustoys.com/collections/tenacioustoysfair-2021

Tenacious Toys is proudly expanding their self-produced art toy line with the new 5-inch tall Danger Dog sofubi-style soft vinyl figure! For Tenacious Toys Fair, they are dropping a limited-edition Cotton Candy 2-pack of vinyl Danger Dogs, which includes one in the 5" size and one in the 2.25" mini figure size.


Both figures are pulled in soft vinyl in the sofubi production style right here in the USA! Mile High Sofubi used their special marbled vinyl process which incorporated blue, pink and purple vinyl in the mold. This results in 100% uniquely colored figures - there is no way to predict how the 3 colors will swirl throughout the piece, so every single Cotton Candy Danger Dog is unique and one of a kind!

There will be 30 total sets of Cotton Candy Danger Dogs sold on Friday Feb 26th.

  • Details: 2-pack of vinyl Danger Dogs
  • Sizes: 5" and 2.25"
  • Color: Cotton Candy marbled vinyl
  • Edition size: 30 sets
  • Price: $55/set
  • Drop date: Friday Feb 26 at noon EST


(Only 30 total 5" Cotton Candys were produced, and Tenacious made 70 Cotton Candys in the 2.25" size, so 40 more minis will be sold individually at a later date, TBD).


No more Danger Dogs in this specific color combo will ever be made. Fans & art toy collectors are encouraged to apply to join the "We are Tenacious Toys" private Facebook group to get the inside scoop on future Tenacious productions, and to give input into the next color combos!


About TenaciousToysFair 2021:
As Toy Fair 2021 in NYC has been cancelled, Benny from Tenacious Toys decided to throw a month-long party at TenaciousToys.com with at least 10 exclusives dropping throughout the month of February, possibly extending into March! Benny loves to party.

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UVD Toys introduces new vinyl toys by SCRIBE, ATOMIK & MAD

UVD Toys introduces new vinyl toys by SCRIBE, ATOMIK & MAD

PREORDER ATOMIK ORANGE: https://uvdtoys.com/products/atomik-orange-og-edition-by-atomik

We are excited to announce you can reserve your Atomik Orange via our online store starting now! This 4" vinyl figure based on Miami based artist Atomik's iconic street art can be yours for $65 each. This edition of the figure comes holding a spray can and features the signature OG Orange colorway. Make sure to lock yours in before they are gone!

Limit 3 per order

THIS IS A PRE-ORDER SHIPPING WILL BEGIN IN Q3 2021. Please note this is an estimate based on current production and shipping timelines. If there are delays we will update you via this newsletter. 

Scribe's Rumpus and Mad Toy Design "Mad'L Citizens" Coming Soon!  

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Tenacious Exclusive Blue Howler double-cast resin figure by Weston Brownlee drops today for #tenacioustoysfair

Tenacious Exclusive Blue Howler double-cast resin figure by Weston Brownlee drops today for #tenacioustoysfair

CLICK HERE: https://www.tenacioustoys.com/collections/tenacioustoysfair-2021

The third and final resin art toy dropping at Tenacious Toys in February is this double-cast Blue Howler figure, another store exclusive resin figure produced by Weston Brownlee.

The Blue Howler is 3 inches wide and about 2.5" tall. The Blue Howler is also an edition of 10 pieces, priced at $65 each.

 

The first release (Baleful Blue Ghost) is almost sold out!


About TenaciousToysFair 2021:
As Toy Fair 2021 in NYC has been cancelled, Benny from Tenacious Toys decided to throw a month-long party at TenaciousToys.com with at least 10 exclusives dropping throughout the month of February, possibly extending into March! Benny loves to party.

About Weston Brownlee:
Weston Brownlee is best known for his extensive Fey Folk lineup of mythological creatures and cryptids which he sculpts digitally, produces in resin and hand paints. Some of his pieces are in the permanent collection at the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

 

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Self-Conscious the confidence boosting plush by Taylored Curiosities

Self-Conscious the confidence boosting plush by Taylored Curiosities

We all have those days where we feel self-conscious and don't feel like we really want anyone to see us. 

Well, Self-conscious has decided that today is a 'stay under the blanket' kind of day. Tell Self-conscious your concerns and let them deal with it all for you, while you go out and hold your head high.

A 10cm plush toy made of super soft velboa fabric, stuffed with hypoallergenic stuffing and scented with natural ginger (Ginger is a heating ayurvedic herb that energizes the body and functions as an anti-depressant).

Safety eyes and materials comply with CE regulations. Blanket is removable.

Price: £15
Buy it here: https://merakivagary.bigcartel.com/product/self-conscious-the-confidence-boosting-plush

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Introducing MechatroMyTee and TeiTei, the newest additions to the Mechatro Family!

Introducing MechatroMyTee and TeiTei, the newest additions to the Mechatro Family!

CHUBU Mechatronics and Sentinel are proud to introduce MechatroMyTee and TeiTei!
These soft vinyl robots are the newest additions to the Mechatro Family!


MechatroMyTee was created as a bodyguard robot to protect young children in urban environments. He can speak simple words and lift heavy luggage. In case of emergency, he can escape using the rocket nozzle on his back and escape from dangerous situations. The character’s design is inspired by the triangular shape of “Onigiri” - a traditional Japanese rice ball.



TeiTei is designed to be a pet robot whose main function is to join children on their walks outside. She can recognize her owner's face and strongly bonds with them. Most importantly she is super fluffy and very adorable.


MechatroMyTee and TeiTei are designed by Japanese toy designer Kazushi Kobayashi (MODERHYTHM), who is the creator of the popular MechatroWeGo series. MechatroMyTee and TeiTei are crafted in Japanese soft vinyl and will be sold as a set!

 


The first release of the MechatroMyTee and TeiTei 〜FRESH GREEN and NATURAL〜 will drop on February 16, 2021 at 12PM JST from Union Creative Japan.


Use the Google Translate menu on the Union Creative site to shop in the language of your choice. Worldwide shipping from Japan is available!
MechatroMyTee & TeiTei

SHOPPING LINK: https://union-creative.jp/goods/detail/?id=421
(February 16, 2021 at 12PM JST)

Product Details
Product Name: CHUBU Mechatronics MechatroMyTee & TeiTei



〜FRESH GREEN and NATURAL〜

  • 2 figure set
  • Price: ¥ 6500 (+ tax)
  • Height: 100mm (4 inches)
  • 30mm (1.2 inches)
  • Material: PVC (soft vinyl)
  • Production: Sentinel Co. Ltd.
  • © MODERHYTHM / Kazushi Kobayashi
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Tenacious Exclusive Baleful Blue GID Trilobiote resin figure for #tenacioustoysfair

Tenacious Exclusive Baleful Blue GID Trilobiote resin figure for #tenacioustoysfair

CLICK HERE: https://www.tenacioustoys.com/collections/tenacioustoysfair-2021

The next resin art toy dropping at Tenacious Toys in February is Baleful Blue Trilobite, the second store exclusive resin figure produced by Weston Brownlee.

For this figure, Weston carries the Baleful Blue GID resin over to his Trilobite sculpture which measures 4" long and 2" wide. These are also a signed and numbered edition of 10, priced at $50 each.

 

The Trilobite is available now at the above link!


About TenaciousToysFair 2021:
As Toy Fair 2021 in NYC has been cancelled, Benny from Tenacious Toys decided to throw a month-long party at TenaciousToys.com with at least 10 exclusives dropping throughout the month of February, possibly extending into March! Benny loves to party.

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Kool-LUV and Baby Got Bling Surprise Drop by Fettup and Big C

Kool-LUV and Baby Got Bling Surprise Drop by Fettup and Big C

Surprise drop alert!  Fettup Toys and Big C are teaming up again, for a special Valentine's day Boba Fatts (Baby Fatts) drop.  You can choose between Kool-LUV and Baby Got Bling, for $100 each. Or you can choose both, and get free shipping. Available NOW at Fettuptoys.storenvy.com

Preorders will stay up through Valentine's day. All pieces will be made to order, and will be shipped 7-10 business daysafter Valentine's Day.

 

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The Glass Jaw Saturday, February 13th, at 2:30 pm EST ! ! !

The Glass Jaw Saturday, February 13th, at 2:30 pm EST ! ! !

Clutter will be a part of the Unboxed Festival! 

From the mind of Pop-surrealist master, Ron English emerges his latest twist on reality!

Weighing in at a whopping 8 lbs, standing tall at 11 inches, cast from solid high-impact resin, for the first time in the world, see a full-size brain cast inside of a perfectly recreated boxing glove... The Glass Jaw! 

Each Glass Jaw is a double-cast hand-made piece of art, created in NY by Clutter. Every Glass Jaw comes in a special wooden box with a COA, and is signed by Ron English.

Limited to just 10 pc worldwide, these are priced at $1750 each.

And the Glass Jaw Glows In The Dark!

About Ron English:

One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters, including MC Supersized, the obese fast-food mascot featured in the hit movie “Supersize Me,” and Abraham Obama, the fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents, an image widely discussed in the media as directly impacting the 2008 election. Other characters carousing through English’s art, in paintings, billboards, and sculpture include three-eyed rabbits, udderly delicious cowgirls and grinning skulls, blending stunning visuals with the bitingly humorous undertones of America’s Premier Pop Iconoclast.

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