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I visited Kidrobot NY today to drop off my custom art toys for them to display/sell. I met Lisa, who is the store manager of Kidrobot NY, who was very nice and friendly.
In between my time from the aftermath of NYCC till now, I did work on a small custom toy, just for fun. I bought a Muttpop Tcho! Captain Biceps figure from ToyQube and painted him to resemble Captain America! This was not a serious project, just something to do for fun since I love Captain America!
Hey all, decided to take a break from the customizing vinyl toy game and do something nice for my cousin who’s turning 16 this month! He’s really into building Gundams, and has a huge collection; I wanted to do something nice for his birthday, so offered to do him a custom Gundam! He is really excited to see and get it this weekend, so here are some pics of how it looks like. It’s a customized Gundam Astray Blue Frame 2nd Revise Master Grade figure.
Just wanted to show some more pics of my ‘vintage’ “Year of the Dragon” 8″ x 8″ wood panel, created w/ spray paints only. I am selling this off in my webstore starting today for $125 USD – all proceeds will go to helping Andy of Toys R Evil. Once the sale is made, I will take the funds and donate it to him via Vinylhearts.com.
What you see above is a quick shot of my “Year of the Dragon” logo that I made ‘vintage’ on an 8″x 8″ wood panel. More photos will be taken soon, but I will be putting this up on my webstore in the next few days and all proceeds will be sent to help Andy of Toys R Evil (for those that don’t know, check this site out: Vinylhearts.com).
I took a different direction for this panel, instead of doing my usual bright colors and what not (well this is still in bright colors), I wanted to try to make it look more ‘vintage’, like it was used for years or something. I always find it nice to try new ideas and methods, so hope you guys like this one – I’m happy w/ the way it came out.
This may be my last custom for a little bit as I want to take a break (see my last blog post). Please help and buy this to benefit Andy of Toys R Evil! More pics soon, thanks!!
Wow. I haven’t posted this much stuff in a long time. For those that have seen my collabo Terra Cotta Mad*Ls (one more to be revealed), I also have other customs that will be displayed and sold at NYCC, at the Tenacious Toys booth.
These customs are different from my usual style, less ‘cartoony’ and used different techniques to create them. I believe in changing your art style here and there, to keep the fans on their toes and to always try out new and different styles; why keep doing the same thing over and over?
Anyway, hope you enjoy!
More pics up on my Flickr: AW177 Flickr
Excerpt taken from the Toy Art Gallery:
“Toy Art Gallery is proud to present the Jouwe Group Custom Show, opening October 2 2010. We’ve invited over 50 of the best custom artists around to work their magic on the 10″ Jouwe figure and we’re extremely excited by what we’ve seen so far.
Participating artists include: AW177, Babyvtec, Blamo Toys, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Brendon Flynn, Cameron Tiede, Cris Rose, Dlux, Daniel Goffin, David Lanham, Downtimer, Dylan Sisson, Emilio Garcia, Freshcharacters, Jaime “Germs” Zacarias, Jan Calleja, Jason D’Aquino, Jay222, Jeff McMillan, J*RYU, Jim Koch, Jimmy Foo (Vinyl Toy Freaks), Jimmy Pickering, Jure Gavran, Kat Brunnegraff, Kevin Gosselin, Kii Arens, Leecifer, LYSOL, Manuel Heischel, Mark Nagata, Martin Hsu, Matt Walker, Megan Smithyman, Mike Slobot, Nebulon5, Nerviswr3k, Nico Deacosta, OrisisOrion, Peter Morris (Pocket Wookie), Phu, Recycle Experience, Ritzy Periwinkle, Spankystokes, Spencer Ong Rotobox, Steve Talkowski, Tanki, TASKone, Troy Stith, and Victor Castillo
Check out the show page and preview and come out to the opening reception on October 2 from 7-11 PM to see them in person!”
Ok finally got a chance to snap a few pics of my custom “Koi Blossom” Jouwe figure for the Jouwe group custom show at Toy Art Gallery (TAG) located at 737 Seward St. #1, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (www.toyartgallery.com).
Opening reception: October 1, 7-10pm, runs from October 1 – 29, 2010.
The Jouwe figure is great and I didn’t want to modify the form of it; I wanted to enhance it and give it a more traditional Asian pattern. The Jouwe form looks like a tough yet cute little rhino guy, so wanted to give it a more ‘love’ feel to it – hence why I chose the Koi.