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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 shelf, table, desk...

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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” curated by Sweet S...

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NYCC 2013: myplasticheart/MPH Labs

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 rev...

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NYCC 2013: J*RYU's 'The Baby' Metroid resin figure

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 talen...

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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, which is great....

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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 custom figures to ...

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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. In addition to...


Tomopop's Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup (Part 3)

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...


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 each custom is ...


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 lounging fellow up...


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 sculptwork, and those...


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 opening at 7 p...


Tomopop About Town: My Little Pony Project 2012

This last Saturday marked the opening of the My Little Pony Project 2012, an art exhibit of custom My Little Pony figures that took up four stores on Los Angeles's Melrose Avenue. Twenty-five big name artists made one-of-a-kind toys in hono...


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