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Fuller working on a mean little Groot custom


Tiny, but fierce
Dec 11
// Kristina Pino
Fuller showed off a work-in-progress image of a Mighty Mugg custom he's working on, destined to become Groot. So far, he's got some sculpting done for the head, and opted for a fierce expression for the little guy. I generall...
Snow Dumpling photo
Snow Dumpling

Chill out with the Snow Dumpling


New custom from Shawnimals coming to myplasticheart Friday
Dec 10
// Brian Szabelski
Shawnimals and myplasticheart, in conjunction with Squibbles Ink, have a new holiday custom ready for you: the Snow Dumpling! Yes, Shawnimals' Dumpling is now in a festive flavor (though you still shouldn't eat it), decked ou...
Gunpla photo
Gunpla

Don't be fooled, this is an amazing custom Gundum kit


Yeah, I still can't always adjust my eyes to see it as 3D
Dec 05
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
One of the most exciting things about this hobby is seeing others thinking outside the box. Sure, anyone can slap paint on a model kit, and some do an amazing job at it, but then you get pieces like this that are just too epi...
Un-American Activity photo
Un-American Activity

Un-American Activity spotted Friday at Toy Art Gallery


New show featuring work from Doktor A, Jon Paul Kaiser and Seymour
Nov 12
// Brian Szabelski
Attention citizens of Los Angeles: we are receiving reports of Un-American Activity that will be going down this Friday at Toy Art Gallery (7571 Melrose Ave.). Three artists from across the Atlantic -- Jon Paul Kaiser, Doktor...
DCon '14: Jeremiah Ketner photo
DCon '14: Jeremiah Ketner

DesignerCon 2014: Jeremiah Ketner


Nov 10
// Brian Szabelski
Jeremiah Ketner's latest works were on display at DesignerCon 2014. His style has the same, vibrant-toned fantasy feel we've come to expect, but he's got a few new customs alongside his new illustrations. In particular, I'm d...
Tolleson, Crooks, Catlin photo
A fantastic mix of designer toys from three amazing artists
The corner booth at DesignerCon that housed Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin had a eye-catching combination of plushes and figures, both original and customized. It also had several tantalizing con-exclusives av...

DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe

Nov 10 // Natalie Kipper
DCon: jellykoe photo
Another citizen of Tox City takes the spotlight
I'm not going to lie; I have a soft spot for jellykoe's Tox City line. The series of plushes were a big success on Kickstarter and I adored their New York Comic Con exclusive addition as well. Kelly and J. Spencer Shull broug...

Martin Hsu photo
Martin Hsu

DesignerCon 2014: Martin Hsu


Dragon Boy Strikes Back and Dragon Dog Blacky too!
Nov 10
// Rio McCarthy
Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy is one of my favorite characters in the designer toy world. I love all of the different forms he's been seen on, and I love Martin's art as a whole. A few other artists have shown love to Dragon Boy at...
JPK Wreck-It Ralph photo
JPK Wreck-It Ralph

Jon Paul Kaiser's latest custom piece wrecks it


Wreck-It Ralph Muttpop
Nov 07
// Brian Szabelski
Jon Paul Kaiser is on the road to this wekeend's DesignerCon, but he's apparently finished up one more custom before the show: a Muttpop Tequilla refashioned to look like Wreck-It Ralph. It actually is a great choice of platf...
Designer Con photo
Designer Con

Designer Con 2014: Tasha Zimich has a beautiful customized Camilla d'Errico figure


No Ordinary Love statue in a custom colorway
Nov 05
// Tianxiao Ma
If you're headed to Designer Con this weekend, maybe stop by Canadian-based artist Tasha Zimich's booth (#911). Among other things she'll be showing off a one-of-a-kind customized statue based on Camilla d'Errico's No Ordinar...
Groot chainsaw carving photo
Groot chainsaw carving

I am Groot and you can too by watching this video


They say she carved it from a larger piece of wood
Oct 09
// Tianxiao Ma
This isn't so much a collectible as it is a unique art piece, but why should that stop anyone from lusting after it? What you're looking at is a wood carving of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, made by artist Griffon Ramse...
Dunny Monsters photo
Dunny Monsters

Get your scare on with Mikie Graham's Dunny Monster Series


Halloween-themed custom Dunnys available in October
Oct 06
// Brian Szabelski
Time for a little spookiness in your life? Well, Mikie Graham has put together the Dunny Monster series, a set of 30 different custom Dunnys with a Halloween theme to them. He's created 15 characters in total that he'll be re...

Fuller's Warrior King rises

Sep 26 // Brian Szabelski
Fuller's Warrior King photo
Impressive custom Paw is a thing of beauty
We haven't heard much from Fuller for a while, as he's been buried in a lot of work. But what's he been up to? Apparently part of that time has been working on this impressive custom Paw, the Warrior King. Made for a client w...

Vinyl Thoughts 5 photo
Vinyl Thoughts 5

A peek at the customs of Vinyl Thoughts 5


Show opens in Dallas on Thursday evening
Sep 23
// Brian Szabelski
Just a quick reminder: the Vinyl Thoughts 5: MADL Makers show is this Thursday in Dallas, Texas, and Shelby over at Vinyl Thoughts has sent us photos of three of the customs in the show. The custom 5-inch MADLs are:  &l...
Attack on Titan photo
Attack on Titan

Stare in awe at this Attack on Titan custom diorama by Team Revolver


The buildings are just as impressive as the figures
Sep 15
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Japanese competitive modeling group Team Revolver is making waves with their latest completed diorama based on Attack on Titan. The the full scratch built piece includes multiple 1/35 scale figures taking on a pair of hu...
Iron Giant Dunny photo
Iron Giant Dunny

Custom Delights: Josh Mayhem's Iron Giant Dunny


Vin Diesel voice acting not included
Sep 08
// Brian Szabelski
Josh Mayhem has recently completed a new 3-inch Dunny commission, and this one is one of my favorites from 2014. His Iron Giant Dunny is exactly what you'd expect: a pint-sized representation of the film's title character, us...
Sekure D customs photo
Sekure D customs

Sekure D heads to STGCC with new creations


New Dunny, Munny and Bot aliens invade Planet Earth
Sep 02
// Brian Szabelski
Sekure D is heading to Singapore for this weekend's Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention, but he won't be traveling alone. He's got with him an army of customs, including new Munnys, Dunnys and Kidrobot Bots, all done in ...
Shapeways photo
Shapeways

Nintendo says no to Shapeways while Hasbro says go for it


Pokemon no, Ponies yes
Aug 26
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Shapeways can't catch a break, or maybe it can? Shapeways has a tendency to be a bit controversial, what with its place as a 3D printing hub making use of user-created 3D renders, many of which are based on licensed character...
Dolly Oblong tease photo
Dolly Oblong tease

Dolly Oblong teases Beta Dunny custom


Coming to their shop soon
Aug 19
// Brian Szabelski
Dolly Oblong posted a new teaser to their blog yesterday, hinting that a new custom would be coming to their shop this week, It's not much, just showing off a Dunny/Munny body and a few details, but can we figure out what it ...
Vinyl Thoughts 5 photo
Vinyl Thoughts 5

Vinyl Thoughts 5 goes MAD


Custom show returns to Dallas with a MADL theme
Aug 18
// Brian Szabelski
Vinyl Thoughts is heading back to Dallas and Quixotic World for their fifth show, and this time the theme's a bit mad. Or I should say MAD: Vinyl Thoughts 5 - MADL Makers will feature more than 70 artists customizing MADLs as...
Custom Delights photo
Custom Delights

Custom Delights: Funko Pop! Supernatural Crowley


Even the King of Hell deserves his own figure
Aug 09
// Vanessa Cubillo
Funko’s Supernatural Pop! series is a little sparse for a show that’s been on for 10 years. So instead of waiting around for Funko to release more figures, one fan decided to create her own custom figure for the ...

SDCC 2014: J*RYU talks about the Hatchling

Aug 07 // Pedro Cortes
Photo credits VampyBitMe's Zero Suit Samus cosplay photo: Elysium EntertainmentFull-sized Hatchling: Brian's NYCC 2013 story 
SDCC photo
Now in handy pendant size!
At the end of last year, the Tomopop editors voted VampyBitMe and J*RYU's Hatchling as best designer figure of 2013. No surprise, as it still is an amazing work of art that just about any game would love to have on their she...

SDCC 2014: DKE Toys photo
SDCC 2014: DKE Toys

SDCC 2014: DKE Toys


Somehow, they got me to talk about My Little Pony
Jul 31
// Brian Szabelski
DKE Toys returned to SDCC with plenty of exclusive figures, and yes, we've already done a rundown of most of them, but two in particular stood out during my visit: One of those was the largest of the bunch, the AD-AT 3/4...
SDCC: Cardboard Spaceship photo
SDCC: Cardboard Spaceship

[UPDATED] SDCC 2014: Cardboard Spaceship


A trove of Wandering Misifts
Jul 27
// Brian Szabelski
Sure, we've seen Cardboard Spaceship's Thimblestump Hollow figures, but what about the rest of the booth? It was a small booth, but there were still other pieces on display, including customs from Carson Catlin, DrilOne, Reac...
Carsoncon photo
Carsoncon

Attend CarsonCon from the comfort of your home


And lose a lot of money (but so worth it)
Jul 23
// Kristina Pino
Not attending SDCC? You're not alone: neither am I, nor is Carson Catlin, it looks like. Carson has announced CarsonCon, his own little not-at-SDCC event which is taking place at his online shop right now. Seriously, right no...
Doctor Who photo
Doctor Who

Evilos' custom Doctor Who Vashta Nerada figure will keep you out of the shadows


Hey, who turned out the lights?
Jul 22
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I can't tell you how excited I was to see Evilos' terrifying new custom! Based on lore introduced by the Doctor Who episode Silence in the Library comes this figure of a NASA astronaut infested by the Vashta Nerada. The Vasht...
SoKo Cat customs photo
SoKo Cat customs

Three new custom figures from SoKo Cat arrive


Bunnies, broccoli and bots
Jul 18
// Brian Szabelski
SoKo Cat has some new customs in her shop, with a "B" theme to them. By that, I mean bunnies, broccoli, and 'bots: A custom version of Paul Shih's Bevil, the Broccoflower edition, with some re-paints on Bevil's body to make ...
Love Live paper craft photo
Love Live paper craft

Check out these Love Live! sculptures made out of paper


Sometimes it's ok for anime fans to choose paper over plastic
Jul 04
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I have no talent for artsy stuff so I'm always happy to check out the cool things the truly gifted among us are capable of. Right now I'm enjoying the amazing work of paper sculptor (I may have made that title up) @3_4_A...
DKE Toys Infected Android photo
DKE Toys Infected Android

DKE Toys begins its SDCC news with Infected Android


Powered by Scott Wilkowski's spooky skeletons
Jul 01
// Brian Szabelski
With San Diego Comic Con just a few weeks away, the booth exclusives are coming out of the woodwork for DKE Toys. Starting things off is Scott Wilkowski's Infected Android, available in red, orange, smoke grey and blue colorw...
Modified Wool photo
Modified Wool

Take a gander at some Modified Wool in July


New exhibition opening at RayGun Comics' new shop July 26
Jun 23
// Brian Szabelski
Do you like little dinos in lots of different colors? Live in the UK? Then you're in luck, because the Modified Wool exhibition is coming to town! Thirty artists will be taking part, and the platform of choice for the custom ...

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