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Basement Puke Presents: SUMMER IS THE PITS

Basement Puke Presents: SUMMER IS THE PITS

Basement Puke has gathered together some amazing artists to paint toys for the Summer is the Pits: A Big Stinky Drop event.  In this drop you will find painted versions of Basement Puke's first vinyl toy, Alva, painted versions of the newest toy, Sam, and painted versions of the middle child SHRLNDLN, which is produced in the USA by Mile High Sofubi.  There will also be a first run of GID SHRLNDLN.

The amazing artists involved all have their wonderful space within the toy community.  Phobia Toys has created some rad versions of Sam and SHRLNDLN, with a nice surprise. EPSW, while new to painted vinyl toys, has been making weird and amazing stuff for a while and painted Alva like a dream.  Omni-Rez, also a newcomer to vinyl painting, did an amazing job with his wild SHRLNDLN. Slugger toys offers some classic sprays on Sam and Alva and is a vinyl toy maker doing such rad things. NubiN is an amazing painter and did some wild work on Sam and Alva.  Lindsay DiFabbio, a true toy genius over at Cherry Moth Cake, gave Sam a sweet sparkly and rainbow spin. False Idols toys, another awesome resin artist, gives all three toys a classic wild grossed out look. Erik Jacobus, a true toymaker, made Sam look wonderful and shiny.  TripleBummer helped bring out the gross cute in both Sam and Alva.

Now, come get some.
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‘X,’ the First Ever Invasion Toys Custom Show Goes Live This Weekend! [Preview Gallery]

‘X,’ the First Ever Invasion Toys Custom Show Goes Live This Weekend! [Preview Gallery]

In collaboration with After Five Studio, X will showcase work from 11 artists worldwide

After months of planning and hard work, we are proud to present X, an Invasion Toys custom show! Featuring work from 11 artists from across the globe, X uses a vinyl platform created by our friends over at After Five Studio.

In collaboration with After Five Studio, X will showcase work from 11 artists worldwide

After months of planning and hard work, we are proud to present X, an Invasion Toys custom show! Featuring work from 11 artists from across the globe, X uses a vinyl platform created by our friends over at After Five Studio.

After Five Studio regularly collaborates with and features works by artists all over the world. They have put on their own designer toy shows at locations across Mexico and regularly participate in art events in Chicago. They are the creators of X, the platform of our latest and greatest custom show.

What is X?

Aside from the name of our toy show, X is After Five Studio’s vinyl take on Xoloitzcuintli, the Mexican hairless dog. According to ancient lore, Xolos act as guides for those souls journeying to the underworld.

In collaboration with After Five Studio, X will showcase work from 11 artists worldwide

After months of planning and hard work, we are proud to present X, an Invasion Toys custom show! Featuring work from 11 artists from across the globe, X uses a vinyl platform created by our friends over at After Five Studio.

invasion toys x show event poster

Who is After Five Studio?

After Five is a design studio based in Chicago, but whose heart lives in Mexico. They have worked with companies such as Black Horizon Brewing Company, music festivals such as Guadalajara’s Roxy Fest, and have produced several designer art toys since 2018.

After Five Studio regularly collaborates with and features works by artists all over the world. They have put on their own designer toy shows at locations across Mexico and regularly participate in art events in Chicago. They are the creators of X, the platform of our latest and greatest custom show.

What is X?

Aside from the name of our toy show, X is After Five Studio’s vinyl take on Xoloitzcuintli, the Mexican hairless dog. According to ancient lore, Xolos act as guides for those souls journeying to the underworld.

According to After Five:

Art is personal. 2018 turned out to be a year of loss for us, and we embarked on a journey to turn this loss into an homage for our departed.

X is our reinterpretation of the Aztec psychopomp: the Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican hairless dog). Through him, we explored the journey of the Tonalli (vital energy) through Mictlan (the Aztec underworld). 

X is the physical representation of a goodbye we were unable to say… 

After Five Studio

Ok, now what about the X show?

At Invasion Toys, we love and respect the in-house ethos of After Five Studio. That’s why we’ve teamed up with them for our first ever custom toy event (also, we really love doggos).

Using the aforementioned X platform, we’ve tapped 11 designer toys artists from around the world to put their spin on this vinyl spirit guide. Those artists are as follows:

The rest of the artists will be revealed closer to the event, so keep those eyes peeled!

1. Boy in the Corner Studio

 

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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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NEW WORK by JCORP 'what will you see when you truly gaze within?' at MOYO Gallery Friday, February 12th at 9 PM EST ! ! !

NEW WORK by JCORP 'what will you see when you truly gaze within?' at MOYO Gallery Friday, February 12th at 9 PM EST ! ! !

JCORP


'what will you see when you truly gaze within?'

Custom Resin Toy by Sank Toys


Dimensions: 6 x 3.5 x 3 in


Price: $480.00


Available Friday, February 12th 9PM EST at MOYO Gallery Online

https://themoyogallery.com/

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Plaseebo "ASTRO-NOT 21" Lottery open NOW thru Thursday February 4th ! ! !

Plaseebo "ASTRO-NOT 21" Lottery open NOW thru Thursday February 4th ! ! !

The “ASTRO-NOT 21” is a one of a kind custom built on a Plaseebo glow in the dark vinyl Walker body produced by PLANET-X. He has a vinyl astro-not skull with red inset eyes inside his space helmet with a clear plastic face shield. The 7 1/2” tall custom is illuminated from within by a motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. Painted with Monster Kolor sprays and signed by Bob.
USD $350. + $20. for US shipping OR $65. for world-wide shipping.
To enter lottery, please send the following to:   bob@plaseebo.net 
1.  Name
2.  Shipping Address 
3.  Country
4.  Telephone Number
5.  PayPal Email Address
6.  Instagram ID
Lottery winner will receive a notification email by Friday February 5th. The figure will ship from the USA upon receipt of payment due by Saturday February 6th.

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Lucky Frank the Lucky Cat Customs by Kendra Customs

Lucky Frank the Lucky Cat Customs by Kendra Customs

The Lucky Frank the Lucky Cat customs are two hand painted 8-inch vinyl Lucky Cats by Kendra Customs, originally produced by independent toy maker Vincent Scala.

These 2 Lucky Cats have been custom painted by Kendra Thomas, of Kendra's Customs, in her bright & colorful style. While they are painted in a very similar manner, each one is unique.

Lucky Frank tried his hand at being a cat, lost too many lives and luckily is still alive. Now he's retiring with whatever limbs he has left and trying his paw at being an artist. People may not like his bright color ways and broken appearance, but they are how he sees the world. Beauty in color and the brokenness of it all.

These customs are limited to two pieces and priced at $250 each. These are available to ship immediately from the Tenacious Toys US warehouse. Also, US and Canada customers enjoy free shipping for these items.

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Links

Lucky Frank:
https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/lucky-frank-the-lucky-cat-8-inch-custom-by-kendras-customs

Tenacious Toys homepage:
https://www.tenacioustoys.com

Kendra's Customs:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/KendrasCustoms

Kendra on IG:
https://www.instagram.com/kendrascustoms/

Vincent Scala on IG:
https://www.instagram.com/vincentscala

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Plaseebo “Black Beard Night Gamer" Lottery open now through Wednesday December 9th

Plaseebo “Black Beard Night Gamer" Lottery open now through Wednesday December 9th

 

The “Black Beard Night Gamer” is a one of a kind custom built on a vinyl Plaseebo “Walker” body produced by Planet-X with a vinyl Plaseebo Night Gamer head. He has blue glass inset eyes and black fabric eyebrows and beard. He stands 9 inches tall and is illuminated from within by a motion activated color-changing LED unit with replaceable batteries. Painted with Monster Kolor sprays and signed by Bob.
USD $450. + $20. for US shipping OR $70. for world-wide shipping.
To enter lottery, please send the following to:   bob@plaseebo.net 
1.  Name
2.  Shipping Address 
3.  Country
4.  Telephone Number
5.  PayPal Email Address
6.  Instagram ID
Lottery winner will receive a notification email by Thursday December 10th. The figure will ship from the USA upon receipt of payment due by Friday December 11th.
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Plaseebo “ROBOT TANK-X” Lottery is open now through Saturday December 5th ! ! !

Plaseebo “ROBOT TANK-X” Lottery is open now through Saturday December 5th ! ! !

The “ROBOT TANK-X” is a one of a kind hand cast resin Plaseebo custom. He has clear red inset eyes and is illuminated from within by a switched color-changing LED unit mounted in the base with replaceable batteries. Painted with Monster Kolor sprays and signed by Bob.
USD $250. + $20. for US shipping OR $65. for world-wide shipping.
To enter lottery, please send the following to:   bob@plaseebo.net 
1.  Name
2.  Shipping Address 
3.  Country
4.  Telephone Number
5.  PayPal Email Address
6.  Instagram ID
Lottery winner will receive a notification email by Sunday December 6th. The figure will ship from the USA upon receipt of payment due by Monday December 7th.

 

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Haus Of Boz Halloween Release

Haus Of Boz Halloween Release

The Bride is one of a kind 3" Kidrobot Dunny custom with a sculpted headstone base.  On sale at Hausofboz.bigcartel.com from October 29th at 8:00pm GMT+1, she is priced at 89.99 GBP and ships internationally.
On Halloween the night, the Bride rises from her resting place for her annual wedding party, forever compelled to find her wedding ring lost among the weeds on the day of her burial.  If you find it, leave it well alone, or be bound to her restless spirit for all eternity!  
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UNCLE Returns from Outer Space with Two New Custom Toy Drops This Thurs & Friday

UNCLE Returns from Outer Space with Two New Custom Toy Drops This Thurs & Friday

We always knew he was out there somewhere, but now our favorite UNCLE has set his course for Planet Tenacious with not one but two new custom toy series drops this week.

At 11am sharp EST on Thursday Oct 22, Tenacious Toys drops the "Ghost Nebula" series of customized Luke Chueh Ghostbears. These are 3" tall clear vinyl figures with small moons floating in the center, and a signature half-figure paint application process developed by UNCLE. Limited to just 12, each one is handpainted and unique at $150 each.

The following day (Fri, Oct 23rd) at 11am, Tenacious Toys will drop the "Neutral Buoyancy" series of customized Kidrobot Balloon Dunnys. These are 8" tall vinyl figures which feature a Dunny suspended over a weight. Based on a popular series of production toys from Kidrobot & Wendigo Toys, these 12 handpainted Dunnys are each unique with their depictions of colorful galaxies and nebulae. They are priced at $250 each.

Each UNCLE custom piece in these drops is highly detailed and colorful, a beautiful piece of unique art. Find them exclusively on the UNCLE collection page at Tenacious Toys.

All UNCLE custom toy orders ship free within the US and come with a free Tenacious Toys enamel pin.

UNCLE Studio collection at Tenacious Toys:
https://www.tenacioustoys.com/collections/uncle-studio

 

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Shelba Custom Kidrobot Dunny from HausofBoz Drops Sep 24

Shelba Custom Kidrobot Dunny from HausofBoz Drops Sep 24

Beneath the waves, Shelba rules the reef from her tiny coral throne.  She spends her days hunting for sunken treasure, grooming sea horses, giggling at clown fish, and exploring the the sea bed with her loyal subjects amongst the tranquility of the coral.  Try not to displease her though, that jellyfish sceptre can give you quite a zap!
Shelba is a 3" Custom Kidrobot Dunny from HausofBoz, release date: 24th September 8:00pm BST at Hausofboz.bigcartel.com priced at £89.99 GBP  (only 1 available)
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Oakley, The Almost Wise Dunny by Haus Of Boz

Oakley, The Almost Wise Dunny by Haus Of Boz

Oakley, The Almost Wise by Haus of Boz
This Dunny will be available from 8.00pm BST Thursday September 3rd 2020 and will be £84.99 GBP at the Hausofboz bigcartel shop
Oakley is a baby by tree standards, but it takes hundreds of years to truly understand the knowledge and strength of the forest.  He's always listening in to hear the elder secrets, and running around trying to avoid woodpeckers.  He's hoping to host a family of owls next spring if the nook in his new branches turn out nicely.
Oakley is a 3” Custom Kidrobot Dunny with hand sculpted parts, hand painted and finished with UV resistant varnish and gloss.
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