Thursday, January 31, 2008
RealxHead freak, artist and Customs Guru, LASH does it again with this entire RealxHead "Horror" Custom set. LASH was selling it for a very reasonable $600 and it was snatched up by hungry collectors in the first few minutes. A bargain at $150 per figure for custom RxH by LASH.
I do believe that this custom RealxHead Chaos from Hedorah666 is the first publicized custom from the brilliant Kaiju-Taro SOLID brand. A customizer's dream, KT SOLID gathers blank white figures from the best Japanese manufacturers including RealxHead, Gargamel, Rumble Monsters and Sunguts and sells them at a discount with no silly frills like bags and headers so customizers can go wild. It is no mistake that Kaiju-Taro is the only game in town to get our favorite paint designed specifically for vinyl: V-Color. I still shake my head at Taro's business acumen. SOLID indeed!!!
But this Chaos is what really gets me excited! I love the colorway and the subtle use of Silver. I'd love to see more customs from Hedorah666!!! Awesome!!!!
You guys prolly have seen this already, but Play Imaginative has teamed up with Touma to create this monstrosity of a 18" Skuttle!!! This thing is huge! I like it, but not crazy about the colorway....Going big must be the new trend. Look for it at this year's San Diego Comic Con. Better bring an extra suitcase...
Check out the latest customs by artist Kevin Olson aka Motorbot. This Secret Base Skullman is for a customs contest sponsored by Shocker World Wide.
While he was at it, he thought he would mummify a Secret Base Mad Balls figure as well. The two headed Mad Balls never looked so cool....
Monday, January 28, 2008
Frank Kozik is producing a Three Foot tall RealxHead Mutant Evil. It's being sculpted by this guy Rommel above in the Philippines and will be made out fiberglass. $500 base price not including shipping. As soon as the sculp is approved by Mori at Real x Head, Frank will be taking orders over at Skullbrain . Better start saving!!! Fuck this guy is gonna scare the hell out of my kids!!!
Last I understood things, the colorway is going to be this "Nightstalker" custom job that Frank did. I hope so cause I like this waaaaay better than Frank's first choice which was an old school yellow version.
2nd choice colorway. Which one do you prefer?
Sunday, January 27, 2008
A trifecta of artists from three different continents for the first time will be under the same roof. From Japan: Dehara; from the United Kingdom: Wilfred Wood and although sounding French, our hometown hero, Le Merde!!!
From Luke at Lulubell Toy Bodega
Dehara -y- Le Merde -y- Wilfrid Wood
February 2nd from 6 to 9
Lulubell Toy Bodega
439 N 6th Ave ste 187
I've gotten confirmation from all three artist that they will be in attendance. This will be the first time all these guys will be together under one roof.
Each artist is bringing a minimum of 35 pieces, maybe more. As far as sells, items will be offered first come first served at 6pm. Any items left over will go up at noon on Feb. 3rd at lulubelltoys.com. All items will be up until Feb 29th and ship promptly on March 1st.
The joyous manipulation of clay: Dehara
the Whimsy of Wilfred Wood:
The resin badass-ness of Le Merde:
Check out a few more pics of Martin Ontiveros new Ojo Rojo toy being released at his Rock and Roll Fantasy show at Bwana Spoons Grass Hut Corp on February 1st. Looks like the toy gods have listened and he will be Clear!!!! I'm sure there will be some custom painted ones which will rock and the above picture shows some kind of stuff inside. Clear toys with stuff inside always kick ass. Kiyoka from Gargamel killed it on this sculp. although I wouldn't mind the original mini Ojo Rojo be released in another 10 different colorways!!
Other news in the land of rainbows is that the Killer Two Pack is unfortunately SOLD OUT. I hope you got yours and I hope you donated to the Sea Shepard foundation to stop whale slaughter!!
Another sneak peek at Bwana's upcoming Cosmic Smogun series coming in February!!!
LASH busts out with the homage to the serious old skool coin-op, "GALAGA"!! If I had a nickel for every quarter that I pumped into this machine at the local 7-11.....lemme tell you. One of my all-time favorite video games. Based on a RealxHead Ryusei Ninja, this custom is galatic!
LASH does this classic vid justice rocking not only the V-Color, but also the House of Kolor paints! Check out that flake? Damn...cosmic, like i'm playing the game all possum-like. Waiting to get captured so I can blast your insect ass double-fisted space ship style.
LASH's new header card rules!! Hey.....wait a minute...!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
These are my first two custom RealxHead Chaos figures. I tried the "Fighting Spirit" technique of rubbing off the paint to reveal the contrasting vinyl underneath, but leaving paint in all the nooks and crannies. While not perfect, I do like how this first one turned out. The base is the Kaiju-Taro Black pearl Chaos.
This next guy, I struggled a bit...It's based on the solid Red Chaos from one of the festivals last year. I got it from Super7. When I first painted it with metallic light and royal blue, he looked a lot like Ultraman. I'm still not crazy about it. I may have to send him to an acetone bath and have a do-over.