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9:00 AM on 08.07.2014

SDCC 2014: J*RYU talks about the Hatchling

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...

Pedro Cortes


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9:00 PM on 11.22.2013

TAG will hold custom Power Ranger anniversary show

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, Toy Art Gallery will be holding a very special show for Power Rangers fans. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Power Rangers are presenting “20 Rangers for 20 years” cur...

Vanessa Cubillo



NYCC 2013: myplasticheart/MPH Labs photo
NYCC 2013: myplasticheart/MPH Labs
by Brian Szabelski

myplasticheart came to New York Comic Con with lots to show off, as they always seem to do. The biggest news from them is that there's apparently a Ghost Girl sofubi prototype in the works: following up on the awesome Junior sofubi they revealed last year, Matt Siren and myplasticheart are making a little version of the Ghost Girl vinyl figure. She has a hole on her head for exchanging out four different accessories, including a ribbon, flower and a skull.

Outside of that, some of the myplasticheart show exclusives and customs were on display, like J*RYU's Niddos; Leesasaur's knitted creations (one of which is a collab with Abe Lincoln Jr.); some work from Kelly Denato; and a beautiful little Unicorno called "More Love For You" by Jeremiah Ketner. Check out the gallery for photos from the show floor!

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NYCC 2013: J*RYU's 'The Baby' Metroid resin figure photo
NYCC 2013: J*RYU's 'The Baby' Metroid resin figure
by Brian Szabelski

J*RYU has outdone himself. The guy's a master at sculpting, and his artwork is almost always beautiful ... but this is a new piece called The Baby that's obviously a Metroid. I mean, what else can it be? Done in collaboration with the talented cosplayer Linda Le (who has lended some of her crafting skills to the mix), it's a resin figure in both regular and frozen variations that just looks awesome.

Seriously, just go look through the gallery. This thing looks gorgeous.

J*RYU was taking pre-orders for this at NYCC; no word yet on when to expect pre-orders after the show. We'll keep you in the loop.

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8:30 PM on 08.15.2013

J*RYU's next resin work is Niddos, and he's a hoot

J*RYU's latest work is a little owl he's calling Niddos, and he's just recently shown off the sculpt on Instagram. The resin piece is apparently going to come in a "maelstrom of colors and treatments," according to the post, ...

Brian Szabelski

4:00 PM on 07.27.2013

SDCC 2013: Dragatomi (Part 1)

It goes without saying that Dragatomi had one of the busiest booths in the designer toy section during SDCC. There always seemed to be something going on there (usually a signing) and if there wasn't, there were plenty of cus...

Brian Szabelski

11:00 AM on 05.29.2013

A look at some of the custom Caveys for Friday's show

This Friday marks the Custom Vinyl Cavey Show in London, and as a peek, we're getting to see the customs a little early. There are 41 customs that are part of the show, all of which have now been posted to the Hey Cavey blog....

Brian Szabelski



Tomopop's Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup (Part 3) photo
Tomopop's Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup (Part 3)
by Brian Szabelski

With two parts of our roundup already posted, you might think that we're done. That's not the case, actually; there's one more part to touch on, and here lie some of the booths with the most to talk about. That's especially true if you're a fan of custom Dunnys, The Sucklord and his bootleg creations, or the carnival of characters that come from the big tent at Circus Posterus.

Check out the last part of our Big Bad DesignerCon Roundup, and be sure to check out Tomopop this weekend, when we'll be covering the show!

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8:15 PM on 10.29.2012

Three customs Hell Lotuses blossom

Coming this weekend to Singapore is the first Hell Lotus Art Show; if you haven't guessed by the title, the canvas for the artwork on display will be Mighty Jaxx's Hell Lotus. We've gotten sneak peeks from three artists, and ...

Brian Szabelski

10:00 PM on 10.16.2012

NYCC 2012: Art Whino

Art Whino's booth at NYCC played host to nine different artists during the show. Notably, the one and only J*RYU was at the booth, with some interesting new customs to boot. It's not just the new little Saplings, like the lou...

Brian Szabelski

11:00 AM on 09.07.2012

A quick preview of J*RYU's The Ghost of You Haunted Me

Tonight marks the opening for J*RYU's latest show, The Ghost of You Haunted Me ..., and we've got a few teasers to show off from the man himself. As you might have guessed, the show will feature J*RYU's incredible sculpt...

Brian Szabelski



4:00 PM on 09.02.2012

Three new events roll into Rotofugi

Rotofugi's gallery is going to be a hopping joint for the next few months, and that starts with a double opening reception on Sept. 7! Both Luke Chueh's I Am Your Plaything and J*RYU's The Ghost of You Haunted Me will be...

Brian Szabelski