I started this blog a little over two months ago... It was basically created as a way for me to stay up to date with toys, fine arts and shows as well as let me ramble on about my thoughts on art in general. When I first started, I really didn't think it was gonna be anything at all, I mean everybody has a blog nowadays... I thought maybe a couple of my friends would check it every once in awhile and make fun of me for my grammatical errors and mis-spelled words. I'm not a skilled writer at all and at times I actually have trouble surveying my thoughts to say what I really want to say...
Throughout this whole process I've realized the importance of not only networking, but networking with the right individuals. I've been lucky enough to meet people who not only share the same interests as me but who also have a genuine concern about myself and the site's well being. I've dealt with some really shady characters in the past, individuals who only wanted to benefit and not contribute anything in return. Right now ALWAYS SEEN is in a very good place. I've surrounded myself with exceptional personalities, beautiful people who motivate me everyday!!! I'm not gonna name names but you all know who you are... I wanna take this time out to say THANK YOU and I really appreciate everything!!!
Now onto the pickups...
"The Red Hand Gang" Custom by Huck Gee My boy JustinJ aka Mr. FLC hooked this one up for RETAIL!!! Thanks man!!!
Puto Barrelman AP #09/30 by Huck Gee I sniped this one from Huck's eBay store... Sold out in 8 seconds!!!
Miss November 1978 by Paul Pope I think I was the only one to buy this at KRSF but who cares... I love this piece. lol
Bounty Hunter x Kaws - OF Exclusive Kaws Kun (White) I think I overpaid for this but I needed it... This is a stock picture mine's still sealed for now.
Huck Gee you can't be SERIOUS!!! How does this guy do it???!!! No seriously... All we get is quality custom after quality custom!!! These pics were just posted on Huck's flickr so if you check his site you should be able to find more info.
Angry Woebots has done it again with his latest custom series drop... The Savage Series is a run of about 5 Dunnys painted up as Rabid Pandas with knives, crowns on their heads and lots of blood. They've been posted on Woes blog as "coming soon" but half are already gone. Thanks for the heads up mfmunny, I'm definitely gonna try and get one for myself.
Prices for these customs are yet to be determined. To see the entire Savage Series on Woebots blog click HERE.
11.20.08 - Reindeer Dunny 3-Inch On November 20, Chuckboy’s 3-inch, doe-eyed deviant rewards nice kids with his removable bull whip and vinyl antlers, and naughty ones with two badass chases. Blind boxed and $9.95 each. 11.27.08 - Redrum Dunny 20-Inch Kozik’s infamous smorkin’ Redrum Dunny reaches ominous heights November 27. Bloody rare and 20 inches tall, this version features a banana accessory and that fateful anagram on the back. Only 500 available, $300 each.
Vinyl Toy Network: Winter Weekend is a little under two months away. What do we know so far?! Well, I know that most vinyl/designer toy related shows are extremely fun to attend. Since this is a show dedicated to those kinds of toys, then not only is it gonna be fun but there's also gonna be a plethora of different items to choose from. There is a healthy list of toy companies already signed up including: MINDstyle, DKE Toys, kaching brands, and 3DRetro just to name a few... and as far as artists, you can expect to see: Frank Kozik, Jesse Hernandez, Marka27, CJ Mezger and many more... There's still plenty of time before the event so these lists aren't finalized. The only thing set in stone is the date, which is scheduled for 12.06.08 and 12.07.08. If I go this is gonna be my first time and hopefully I'll be able to pickup some exclusives as well as get the word out about alwaysSEEN.com. A trip down south for that weekend will definitely help me network with artists and toy companies that I normally don't have access to. So don't forget to mark your calenders and hopefully I'll see you there.
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