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2:00 PM on 09.23.2014

A peek at the customs of Vinyl Thoughts 5

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...

Brian Szabelski


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1:00 PM on 08.18.2014

Vinyl Thoughts 5 goes MAD

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...

Brian Szabelski



MADL Phase 4 officially launches March 8 photo
MADL Phase 4 officially launches March 8
by Brian Szabelski

MAD's new MADL Phase 4 series is almost ready to invade stores near you, and for this series, he's wrapped two of his classic characters around the MADL body. The trio of releases are MAD's Mad Ape, Modernhero and Maemaemon, with the latter of the three being a design by MAD's daughter. It looks pretty cute!

The series had a soft launch of sorts back at the end of January when MAD put a bunch of these in his shop, but this is the official release party and signing for these will be March 8 at Rotofugi (2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Central. MADL Phase 4 pieces will be US$35 individually or US$100 for a set of all three (a US$5 discount).

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2:00 PM on 01.14.2013

Artmymind throws down a few new customs

Artmymind have some new customs they've completed and are showing off; as you might expect, they're pretty cool. First (via Tenacious Toys), we have photos of a custom MADL set done on commission that are of Street Fighter's ...

Brian Szabelski



Custom Delights: MAD's Finn and Cartoon Network MADLs photo
Custom Delights: MAD's Finn and Cartoon Network MADLs
by Brian Szabelski

MAD has something for you Adventure Time fans out there: a custom MADL based off Finn and Jake! Mostly Finn, but still, it's actually a fun design. I'm not too sure what the scale of the MADL is (probably a 5-inch one), but what I like about it is how MAD's own style has been fused with the show's animation style to create something that should be recognizable for fans of either.

But even if you're not a fan of Adventure Time (somehow), MAD's got a second MADL that he's done with features characters from Cartoon Network series both past and present. I might actually like that one better than the Finn one ... if only we could get a glimpse at the other side of it.

Sadly, you can't get either custom ... but you can get something inspired by them. MAD's Battle Ready silkscreen print is available in the Cartoon Network shop for US$69.95 (it's 18 inches by 24 inches and limited to 200 prints). The print, like the customs, takes MAD's style and applies it to Jake and Finn

[via myplasticblog]

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1:00 PM on 10.30.2012

Carson Catlin cut up plenty of vinyl for DesignerCon

Check out the gallery for some pictures of the always-fun stuff that Carson is bringing over to Designer Con, which includes another full 10-figure set of 3-inch Dunnys (US$50 each), three 10-inch Mad'ls (US$300 each) with 5-...

Kristina Pino



Wheelbarrow's new Dunnys are clearly eye-catching photo
Wheelbarrow's new Dunnys are clearly eye-catching
by Brian Szabelski

Ryan the Wheelbarrow has some new entries in his ty_po custom toy series available, and they're clearly a little different. Bad puns aside, the new C-THRU ty_po Dunnys use nine transparent Damarak the Destroyer 3-inch Dunnys from Dunny Series 2010 (7 clear, 2 light green) and 1 KOA Dunny from way back in the French Series as bases. Scrubbing the original designs from their bodies, Ryan has then applied his dry transfer lettering to the Dunnys in unique patterns and packaged each in a screenprinted blind box.

Also available are a 5-inch text_r MadL and a 2-inch ty_po Labbit done in similar styles. Everything is for sale at Ryan's shop at the following prices: US$75 for the Dunnys, US$50 for the Labbit and US$150 for the MadL. Any of these really appeal to you, Tomopop readers?

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9:00 PM on 10.15.2012

NYCC 2012: Ian Ziobrowski

I'm always impressed with Ian Ziobrowski's work because he's so great at expressions on his customs. I love the faces on his figures -- they make 'em stand out! Check out the gallery for pictures of his recent works which wer...

Kristina Pino



Jade Mini MADLs now available photo
Jade Mini MADLs now available
by Brian Szabelski

It seems so far we've been late to every single Mini MADL release because these tend to sellpretty quick, but today, we've caught one on time! The Jade Mini MADL is now available for purchase, each 3-inch figure handcasted in resin and polished up to look real nice. I like the jade one as it looks like the real deal.

You can pick them up for US$50 in MAD's shop and only 20 have been made. Heck, by the time you read this, they may already be gone, so go now! 

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9:00 PM on 08.09.2012

RocketBoy Customs offers up a custom MADL raffle

RocketBoy Customs (a.k.a. Ryan McClure) is offering up a custom MADL for raffle, based on the  Wally Street character from Ryan's comic, Waking Wally Street. The 5-inch MADL is one of a kind, and features Wally with some...

Brian Szabelski



Mini-MADLs coming in resin soon photo
Mini-MADLs coming in resin soon
by Brian Szabelski

According to SpankyStokes, MAD is shrinking down his MADL figures and taking them to the world of resin! The Mini-MADL series was teased via a new photo showing the clear resin pulls of the smaller, 2-inch tall figure, which apparently hasn't been seen for almost six years in any sort of form (originally, they were supposed to be a blind-boxed series but that never came to fruition). 

Is it exciting? Well, for me it is, and perhaps further proof of the growing power of self-production via resin. No word yet on when to expect these or what price they'll be at, but we'll have details for you as soon as they're made available from MAD himself. In the meanwhile, what do you think of the news and are you as excited as I am? 

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7:00 PM on 01.04.2012

Carson Catlin shares 3 new custom cuts!

I cannot put into words how much I love the look of cutout customs! Carson Catlin has shared three of his pieces and I'm absolutely in awe. This time around we have a Munny, a Labbit and a MADL custom, all of which look incre...

Rio McCarthy