September 12th, 2013
Artist/illustrator Yoskay Yamamoto worked together with Mighty Jaxx to bring one of his amazing creations to life. Originally a sculpture that was part of Yoskay’s last solo exhibition, “joke’s on me…”, Sideways is now a limited edition art multiple created in wood and resin. The NYCC Edition Sideways is the final retail version and is limited to only 100 pieces. Available exclusively at the myplasticheart booth #113 throughout NYCC 2013 for $85. Yoskay will also be making the trip to NYCC and will be signing at our booth (Time and date to be announced).
Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yoskay Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-trained illustrator, Yamamoto’s artistic tastes expanded as he fell in love with the urban culture of the West coast. Yamamoto discovered a way to fuse the two different cultural backgrounds together into his work. Yamamoto nostalgically blends pop iconic characters from his new Western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art.
Learn more about Yoskay Yamamoto:
Website – www.yoskay.com
Instagram – @yoskayyamamoto
Facebook – www.facebook.com/pages/Yoskay-Yamamoto/105115035399
September 11th, 2013
Akashi makes a triumphant return 5 years later in a brand new form! Akashi 5YL is the updated version of the Mickey/Mario inspired mashup created by sculptor, animator, artist Dave Bondi. You may know Dave as the sculptor of some of your favorite vinyl toys Mr. Bunny, Fire Cat (by Joe Ledbetter) and Possessed (by Luke Chueh). Our exclusive Mono Edition of Akashi 5YL will be available throughout NYCC 2013 at the myplasticheart booth #113. Available for $65 in a run of 50 pieces. Want more? Dave will be in attendance at NYCC and will be signing at our booth (Time and date to be announced).
Dave Bondi’s varied artistic talents have led him on a meandering career path. He is a fifteen year veteran of the animation and video game industry having worked for such notable entertainment companies as Electronic Arts, Disney, Activision, Mattel and the television show “SouthPark”. His work spans a broad range of disciplines, ranging from traditional sculpture to highly technical media. Known for his contributions as a sculptor in the designer toy art scene, he has collaborated with artists Ron English, Joe Ledbetter, Luke Chueh, and others. Inquisitive and creative, he continues to be challenged by new mediums and projects. Dave received his BFA from the University of Michigan. He lives and works in Los Angeles,California.
Learn more about Dave Bondi:
Website – www.davebondi.com
Twitter – @bondi , @davebondi
Instagram – @davebondi
Facebook – www.facebook.com/dave.bondi
September 11th, 2013
Our good friend Matt Siren just released a new print via 1xRun called “Escape From New York”. If you ever wanted to own a piece from Matt here’s your chance but it’s a limited edition of 40 so you better hurry. Better yet each print is hand-embellished and edge-deckled by the man himself. Go grab your print from 1xRun here:
Escape From New York Print
September 8th, 2013
I absolutely love the Stealth version of the Bad Ass figure by Kronk x Pobber. We saw the forest version of this figure at SDCC this year at the DKE booth and now we have this new, super stealth version available for you in store at mph and in our online store. The figure stands 9″ and is highly articulated, with 7 articulation points including the wrists, arms and legs. The teeth are not printed flat onto the face, but rather are 3D, which adds to the depth of the figure. Complete with band aids and spikes, this figure’s truly impressive and eye-catching nature will not disappoint. As an amazing added bonus, 1 out of every 6 figures is the Toxic version (see image below). To learn more about Bad Ass, check out this stellar review written on Urban Vinyl Daily.
Take a look below to see how the Bad Ass collaboration between Pobber and Kronk developed.
September 1st, 2013
Ferg’s Misfortune Cat Series 2 is now available for pre-order at mph. Shipping in mid-September, these figures stand at 2.5″ and are the follow up to series 1 which was released last year. The blind boxed series features 16 designs in total, including Chris Ryniak’s reinterpretation, with detached head and missing eyes, a version of the custom that we saw back in 2010 at Munky King’s Reconstructing Misfortune show. As you can see in the images, there are also glow in the dark versions in the series. Available for $9.99 each. Can’t wait to get my hands on these!