"Come Meet The Artists!" is an event hosted by Kidrobot that will provide an opportunity for you to meet artists such as Huck Gee, Sket One and Mr. Shane Jessupjust to name a few. The artist lineup is very impressive and there will also be food, drinks and music provided by the wonderful staff at KRNY. Not only is this a great chance to meet some extremely talented individuals, but you'll also be able to pick up some really cool items exclusive to this event. So be sure to stop by KRNY tomorrow(02.06.09) between 6 to 8 p.m. The artist lineup alone should be worth the trip!!!
It looks like MINDstyle dropped another gem on us when they unveiled their latest edition of the 9" 2-Faced Hazel. The NYCC edition sports what looks to be a blue and gray colorway that's completely different from the other versions but looks incredible in its own right. The 9" 2-Faced Hazel - NYCC Edition retails for $100 and will be available in super limited quantities(200 pieces total) at the Toy Tokyo Booth #858. Kathie Olivas will also be on hand at the Toy Tokyo Booth for a sign and sketch session on Saturday(02.07.09) between 12-2 p.m.
TAKE OUT: TASTELESS ARTWORKS by Pon Hosted by Toy Qube in New York Opening Reception: 03.06.09, 6 p.m. - ???
Artist Pon's signature pigeons are back in full flight with his latest solo-exhibition "Takeout: Tasteless Artworks by Pon". This show features all new works by Pon and will be hosted by Toy Qube. Pon will also be at NYCC for a sign and sketch session on Friday(02.06.09), 6-8 p.m. at kaNO's Booth #964. Check out feedthepigeons.net for more info.
"Brooklyn based artist Lou Pimentel will be releasing a special series of custom Mini-Munnies to NYCC. The hand painted BKLYN-APES (Red Swoosh Edition) is a special series created especially for NYCC and will cost $80 each, an amazing price for one of a kind pieces. Lou will also be sketching for everyone on Sunday at 1PM. Check out all the action at the MyPlasticHeart Booth #866."
If you're in or around the Los Angeles area, be sure to check out Brandt Peters first ever L.A. solo-exhibition "Cackle Factory". This showcase will feature all new works by Brandt, including such items as original paintings, giclee prints and custom toys. Gallery 1988in Los Angeles will be hosting this showcase and it's opening tonight(02.03.09). You can find out more info by going to brandtpeters.com, where Brandt has unveiled a whole new website design to coincide with this event.
Artist kaNO finally unveils official photos of his latest designer toy release Hi-Def. Hi-Def measures out to 10" in length, is fully articulated and includes some pretty bad-ass accessories(mostly music related). 100 pieces will be available at NYCC when Toy Qube Booth #870releases their exclusive version, retailing at $85 each. The Toy Qube Exclusive Hi-Def sports an all black colorway, has music records in hand and even wears an M-65 military jacket(which looks removable BTW). kaNO is really starting to establish himself not only as an excellent artist but a very talented toy designer as well. Personally, I think this figure is incredible and can't wait to pick one up for myself.