Monday, December 10, 2012

Fools Paradise - Handmade 6.5 Shadow Earthman.


Back in May Fools Paradise released handmade 06 Earthman. Here is handmade 6.5 Shadow Earthman and will be launch in the upcoming Thailand Toys Expo 2013 in January. This will be J.P. Toys exclusive version. Total will be 30 pcs, 20 pcs will be available at the show, the remaining 10 pcs will be available at Fools Paradise web site at a random time. This hand made 6.5 Shadow Earthman, has a new rabbit pet and a controller. Of course coming with new black color suits, hair and glasses. 

KAWS Woodstock.


Look like this will be the last figure from KAWS for this year. Woodstock will be release in Tokyo OriginalFake on December 22nd. Most likely KAWSONE will have it on December 21st. We'll see...

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Michael Lau - " is earth's Xmas ? " le petit prince.


The opening ceremony was held in Hong Kong last night, ML was at the opening at one of shopping mall at causeway bay that has the 7m tall little prince at the top of the building. During the ceremony ML finally reveal the 6" le petit prince figure. The only way to get this figure from Dec 15 - 31 to shop over $3000HKD at Fashion Walk mall to get it for free. This little prince figure look nice and it has a base and is look like his drawing style. But $3000 HKD......

Monday, December 03, 2012

Michael Lau - " is earth's Xmas ? " le petit prince.


This year ML is more focusing on outdoor installation than releasing more products. For a Hong Kong artist like him to be able to go outside of the gallery, to create a bigger works that's the only way to do it. This year X'mas Michael Lau is working with a Hang Lung Group. A largest real estate developers in Hong Kong. That own many shopping malls in Hong Kong. This is a great opportunity for ML to bomb many shopping mall in Hong Kong with this design this X'mas.

This time the installation is called " is earth's Xmas ?" le petit prince. Yes, the little prince that he already did a tee design back in 2006. There will be products going to be release every week, the first round is a mug, then later on will be a 6" le petit prince model. There is questions game to play and if you can answer correctly then will have a chance to win the prizes. Will update once there is more info about products. 

Friday, November 09, 2012

coarse - souls gone mad.


 

exhibition recap "souls gone mad"
Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk



After intensive preparation, the artistic duo Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk (Hong Kong/Hamburg) have found their way to their third solo exhibition in the United States at rotofugi gallery in Chicago.
The exhibition showcases new sculptures and photographs that will transport you to a unique world inspired by vague reminiscences of children's dreams. The works blur between dreams, nightmares and reality, telling a story of violation and influence on innocent souls.
All figures showcased in the exhibition are entirely sculpted and handcrafted from resin or fibreglass in the coarse studios in Hamburg and Hong Kong. Some are just single pieces and a few are in limited runs. Original art pieces are only available directly via rotofugi gallery.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

THE ILLUSION of DEPRESSING LOVE.


"The illusion of depressing love." is finally up for pre-order over at Fools Paradise. This 1/4 scale art piece is limited to 200 pcs make by fiberglass and ABS. Priced at $719 USD including shipping. Expect to ship at 1st of quarter of 2013. Again I like how the Vader armors are connected by magnet and is also removable. The black real fabric cape for Vader DaLowFool is a plus. 

I'm just looking at this as a individual piece, and I do dig it. So just the way it is I already placed my pre-order. I don't care if is a StarWars series or not. I'm looking forward to see the package design, or perhaps a numbered certificate. But all in all, this new direction from Fools Paradise is just awesome. I received my KeikoTroopers, judging from that size comparison pictures with the 1/4 KeikoTrooopers. Man this piece is huge. I can't wait to see this in person.

Friday, October 26, 2012

CoolRain - Break Time.


A new figure samples from Coolrain, featuring Kobe and Dunkeys Pithecuse. I'm sure we will see more of them in 2013.

Astro Boy KAWS version.


Get your F5 key ready for today release of the Astro Boy KAWS version at noon EST over at KAWSONE. Let's see if I'm lucky enough this time to get this. 

***sold out in 2 minutes, it was a quick sell out. Lucky got one.!!***

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Michael Lau - The Madhatter Project.


Finally MINDstyle has send me back the Madhatter by ML. Rain at MINDstyle done a fantastic job on making sure this got resolved professionally. Anyhow, the figure is bigger than I thought and the figure is very colorful. Unlike what ML did on some of his work, this one has to be the most colorful one. The hat is removable and it fit on the head perfectly. All in all another surprise from ML. Actual figure is better than photos.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

KAWS AstroBoy..


Finally the AstroBoy is not exclusive to Nigo anymore. Been waiting for this one. Let's see if is going to be available at KAWSONE. Launching at Tokyo OriginalFake Oct 26. Retail price at 18,900 Yen.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Michael Lau : Project Moon!!!


Here is the Project Moon "Moon Watch" lantern by Michael Lau. It is a battery operated little lantern with a stick and string. Can also just put on the desk or in your collection cabinet.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Michael Lau : Project Moon!!!


This is not a Space related project, but related to a traditional Chinese festival called "Mid Autumn Festival". Chinese people do celebrate by eating moon cake, kids playing lantern and check out the full moon on that day. 

Here is a installation by Michael Lau in one of the shopping mall at the residential district called Lok Fu Village" managed by "The Link". He will be designing 3 installation for 3 different shopping mall with different Moon theme. "Moon Welcome" "Moon Watch" "Moon Seek". A giant moon character seating on a Moon Cake shape. There is a limited plastic lantern called "Moon Watch" designed by Michael that actually can light up. Only way to get it is to shop at one of the 3 "The Link" managed shopping mall up to $500 to get it for free. I do like to see an Art installation instead of just selling product after product. This is a great approach by Michael doing this.

oh well.....shxt do happen~~!!


Ordered the Michael Lau Madhatter directly from MINDstyle China's office. Package arrived today and it turn out to be a Gary Baseman. I do believe shxt happen sometime, but how to resolve it is the key. Now I'm waiting how this going to be resolve. Other than that....the little Dunkeys by Coolrain is cool. Now make me wanna think about the big one.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coolrain X Nike - The puppet master Andrés Iniesta.



Got this from CR about this crossover work for Nike England and Aardman studio. I'm sure some of you guys already saw this on facebook. This is a Nike Commercial of call it "The Puppet Master Andrés Iniesta". Featuring CR designed figure of Andrés Iniesta. The commercial can also on FC Barcelona page.

THE ILLUSION of DEPRESSING LOVE first prototype previews.


Received this images from Alan @Fools Paradise, a new crossover project with ZCWO called "Fools Fantasy". This piece is going to call "THE ILLUSION OF DEPRESSING LOVE." This is going to be a 1/4 two pieces statues. Alan took the Star Wars theme into this piece again, featuring DaLowFool & Keiko. The story behind this piece is about Keiko is illusion herself expressing her true feeling of LOVE at the moment when she die, to represent nowaday peoples hide their true feeling. 

Price and addition size is still not available yet, this prototype is not even finish all the details and need to rush to the STGCC to showcase it. Pre-order will start in Oct or early. Support this line if you like it, otherwise this line will not be continue.

Resting Place.


Last Friday I bet everyone is spending their 1 hour of life F5 the kawsone web page. Again same thing happened when the first dissected companion release, it delay an hour. The site is running better than before, at least I can successfully check out, versus before the page go all blank when I try to check out. 

Been clear out my collection these day, sell the one that I don't feel it anymore. And also purchase some new pieces. Many of my friends asked me how's life with a baby girl, well..Is tough for the first month but it is different. My life is changed but all for the good. At least I'm still collecting, but just have to be more selective and sell some toys out to make room.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Coolrain X Nike : Relive The Dream.


Another crossover project between Coolrain and Nike. This time the exhibition is called "Relive The Dream". There are three figures going to be showcase in this exhibition, a figures of LeBron james, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant wearing team USA Olympic uniforms. And of course their 1/6 hand make sneakers. Kobe wearing Zoom Kobe system VII, LeBron wearing Hyper Dunk, Kevin is wearing Zoom KD IV. Coolrain did all the head sculpt and modify the figure body and sculpted a new pair of hand for the figure. At last those figures are just one off, so not for sales. More images after the jump....

Monday, July 16, 2012

coolrainz - 0709.


Thanks to my great friend Coolrain of this great gift, that he turned me into a 1/6 figures by adding me into the coolrainz. Am glad can be part of the coolrainz series, a series that he turned his friends into 1/6 figures. Now I can truly join together with the rest of the figures. It is a special feeling to see this figure standing in the cabinet.

Being friend with Coolrain for a long time when he is still an animator, at that time he still have time to chat with me on MSN. Now Coolrain formed his own studio and dedicate full time to continue his figure arts and of course his twins. A very very busy man now, and passionate on what he is doing. Now we e-mail each other once in a while to stay in touch, but the friendship is forever.

For this CRZ-0709 he did captured my face and also some of the details on me. Also, is 7th years already for this site. This week I will going into another chapter of my life, my daughter will be coming to this wonderful world. Thanks again CR for this wonderful gift the one and only CRZ-0709.
 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Michael Lau - The Madhatter Project.


Here is the color version of the Madhatter by ML, as expected is a colorful character just like the character from the movie Alice in Wonderland. Still no word on when will be release and how many version we'll see, but do look interesting tho.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Michael Lau - The Madhatter Project.


Check out The Madhatter from Michael Lau. Is still just a teaser of the white vinyl sample. Is going to be one colorful figure, if ML will color it exactly the same as the Madhatter in Alice in Wonderland.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Fools Paradise - KeikoTroopers.


Up for pre-order at Fools Paradise is the new resin figure. This time Keiko turned herself into a troopers, don't know what she is thinking!! lol Like how Alan twisted the trooper head, like the letter "K" on Keiko hand. Again, is not vinyl toy but is a hand painted resin statue. Again the hand is connected by magnet. Again all of the Fools Paradise figures are make by order with only few extras. Pre-order now and figure ready to ship in October. Pre-order period will last for a month. And also stay tune for more.....because as some of you expected already..there might be a KeikoVader...shhh...

SML x Michael Lau.


Finally the SML restaurant vinyl "SML Baby" designed by Michael Lau is released with the promotion for the restaurant in Hong Kong. The release is 3 colors variants of Green, Pink and Black. There is giant fiberglass figure designed by Michael Lau outside of the SML restaurant since opening. 

The green one name "Samson" and is already released since June, the Pink "Mindy" will release on July 6 following will be the Black "Lun". Each figure cost $520 HKG, or spend over $350 at the restaurant to get a scratch and win card to have chance to win the figure. each package box doesn have ML written the colorway and the edition number on it. Whoever want one might need to be in HK or ask a friend to help out.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Michael Lau - The Madhatter Project.


Mindstyle does announced The Madhatter project back in 2009 base on the Tim Burton Alice In Wonderland movie from Disney. The project consist 4 artists and they are Gary Baseman, Ron English, Mike Shinoda and Michael Lau. ML just posted a sketch of The Madhatter, so first thing come to my mind is this related to this project?! Anyways, it is still fresh news about this Madhatter, still don't know is going to be vinyl or 1/6. The sketch face is ML himself. Let's hope is not related to Mindstyle, cuz the last figure Godfather Horse Head, is such a disappointment of releasing in 10 colorways. One good figure one version is good enough.......

Friday, June 15, 2012

Puck it~!


My buddy Vince at VTSS is producing this new figure for Canada base artist Okedoki. This time the character is called "PUCK", VTSS already has the OG version available for purchase at $59 US. Puck will come in 5 edition for 5 different store exclusive. The figure is about 5" and limited edition of 30 pcs numbered and signed by the artist. I got the Benny from Vince last time for his first release, this PUCK will go well with Benny. Look forward to get the figure in hand. Nice one Vince & Okedoki.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Rise Of Pain In Dreams......



Two year ago saw this piece "Pain in Dreams" at the "Glimpse of Truth" exhibition by coarse in Chicago. With 2 years in development for this figure, now coarse if finally offering to collectors around the world to own this piece. The figure is make by vinyl and it sizes at 27" x 14" x 7.4" limited to 200 pcs world wide priced at $5880HKD ($750 USD) including shipping

For Friends and Family members can start pre-ordering their figure now and coarse is also offering no payment for 21 days for Friends and Family members. For all others will have to wait for the release on June 12 exclusively at coarsehkg.com. More detail after the jump......

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fools Paradise - handmade 06 EARTHMAN.


Fools Paradise - handmade 06 Earthman ready for pre-order on May 30 at 8PM Hong Kong time. Figure is limited to 50 pcs and priced at $559 USD with shipping. Looking at the figure photos from Alan, I felt that even this is his sixth hand made figures, but each handmade has something different and added surprise for each handmade. Seeing Alan evolve since Custom Room, and then Boredomsqeezer and now Fools Paradise. 

Like the main color red for Earthman, the rabbit astronaut helmet is just awesome. Handmade does take lots of time and effort to create one figure, not like the factory made one. The head, helmet, shoes, outfit..all are handmade. While I'm still waiting the arrival of DaLowFool, I'm definitely in for Earthman.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fools Paradise - handmade 06 EARTHMAN.


Fools Paradise handmade 05 RAIN is ready to ship, can't wait to receive it. A new character for handmade 06 name "Earthman" added to the Fools Paradise hand made series. Pre-order will start soon. This time the character is wearing a red suit with red hair and having a rabbit style astronaut helmet. For the new version Keiko now is look more like a storm troopers style. A sketch posted last time and now with more teaser images.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Running Horns.


I actually saw this Running Horns few months ago over the net. The artist name UpTempo Lee from Hand In Factory in Korea. Also a member of the Coolrain Studio. So far I see at least 22 characters design for this Running Horns series. 3 of the characters are now available for pre-order and each is limited to 20 pcs. Available characters are Mighty Horn 10.6" ($400), Ad. Vexx 6" ($250) and Fire Horn 9" ($300). They will be hand made by UpTempo and the reason for the price different is because of the figure sizes. I would want to find out more about the sizes, but judging from the pics with a redbull can at least I would get an idea. 

Pre-order can e-mail: tj_park@naver.com 
pre-order period from May 25 - June 30.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wood vinyl Hardy by Michael Lau.


Here come another release from Michael Lau, this time is the 9" wood vinyl figure of Hardy, the founder of Maharishi. The figure is upside down is because Hardy is a Yoga master and he can do that post anytime. This time the figure is limited to 79pcs and in 4 different wood colors. Available now at crazysmiles.com I'll pass on this one, one that I got back in crazyx'mas most of them are not standing straight.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Fools Paradise....


I didn't post that much lately, because so damn busy on preparation on becoming a father in July. But that didn't stop me on collecting. Just have to be more selective on what to get, need to spend it wisely. I'm excited on Fools Paradise handmade 05 RAIN, it got delay few months but is good that finally going to start shipping next week. The giant resin DaLowFool will start shipping the week after too. While the RAIN is being delay but Alan already started working on the handmade 06. From the spy photos look like the figure is an astronaut, but with a rabbit style. Looking forward to that.  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Take-G.


Happy to see that Mr. Takeji Nagakawa saw the pictures that I took for my 2ft. tall Matoi Douji. Saw his post in his blog and the pictures that he took for Matoi Douji. Now I'm convince that this is truly a one off piece. Because the left leg does have the line that is not align, same as the one that I have. Close to spring or early summer he will have another exhibition I believe, let's see by that time what new works Take-G will be showing.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

6" X 2 Original NY FAT.


Suddenly being available on www.crazysmiles.com limited to 199 pcs. Priced at $999HKD + shipping. It is a 12" tall vinyl, only different this time is has a movable arms, that's look a lot better than the previous release. Color way is in the original color same as the 12" gardener NY FAT also the 6" vinyl release back in 2003. But why not create another new gardener characters in 6"X2? More images after the jump......

Monday, March 19, 2012

Coolrain studio...


This is how a studio should look like.....I like it messy..and I like it how things are everywhere. Here is Coolrain's Studio. Did any of you received the Wood Pithecuse yet?? Let me know what you think about that handmade figure.

Cacooca handmade - Downjacket Panda...


My friend Cacooca a Beijing base figure artist finally is releasing his first handmade figures internationally. The panda has been his signature figures of course not to mention the figures that he designed for Li-Ning. I met him in Beijing before and he did talk about how the commercial mass produce figure didn't turn out the way he want it to. Now with this Downjacket Panda he will go back to his root handmade 30 pcs and will not produce in this colorway anymore. Figure come with numbered cert. and a wood box. If you wanna try something new, you might wanna check out Cacooca works.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Gardener 108 - ZEX.


I make my purchase for this ZEX while I'm in China. It took 5 days to sold out all 300 pcs of the figures. It doesn't matter how limit it is..as long as you love the piece. If every ML works can be purchase via crazysmiles.com then it will be awesome. Look like something will be ready for us again in MARCH. See that broken heart it said "I Love ZEX Sold Out, See you in March 2012" 

A little fun fact about ZEX is that his penis has a joint that allow it point any direction, 6:30 or 12:00 direction no problem at all.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gardener 108 - ZEX.


Just landed in Hong Kong and upon opening up facebook saw these new images of Gardener 108 ZEX. The vinyl form does capture action man figure body element same as the 12". Still no words if there will be more gardener vinyl will be release on the Mar 1 - 11. ZEX is priced at $848 HKD ($110 US) + Shipping. Price for 6" gardener vinyl is gone up so much, compare to before priced at $500 HKD for a 6" gardener vinyl. The bear is not going to be part of the 108 ZEX package, let's see if ML will sell this seperately. Still have to give credit to ML that now finally international collectors can purchase his works through his web site.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Coolrain x seman 10cm : Pithecuse wood pattern ver.


Received e-mail and the chat room here ask about when CR will ship the Pithecuse Wood pattern statue. Got a message from CR that this hand made statues is going to finished next week, so collectors that waiting patiently the answer to you is that the statue will be coming to you soon.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gardener 108 - ZEX.


Received news from crazysmiles. Look like ML is not going to stop the 6" vinyl Gardener series. Starting from March 1 - 11 collectors around the world can order this Gardener 108 - ZEX through crazysmiles site. 

ZEX come with extra hands, necklace and a vinyl penxx (u know what!). Price and edition size still not available. I wonder will this be the only figure that are going to be available?? Because usually during previous CSBOOTH when releasing gardener vinyl, most of the time ML release more than one characters or a special version. We'll see...

Thursday, February 09, 2012

coolrainz....


For those that ordered the wood pithecuse statue from coolrain, hang in there as each statues is hand casted and painted. Also the wood box. Just hang on! Here are the new 12" that CR did for the Design Toy Exhibition Vol.2 at Design Square (Feb 2 - Feb 15). Also, another shot of his workshop....notice the wall a leborn James design. The figure will be available as NBA series 2 and also in 20" format.

Friday, February 03, 2012

crazy ZEX year!


Look like ML is going to have another round of release this month. Still not sure if is web release like last time for the CCKING or will it be an event hosted at his gallery. But one thing for sure is look like going to related to Terry Richardson. We first saw a life size Terry Richardson figure in his exhibition "from Rio to Hong Kong" back in 2007. Then again in 2009 Gardener 10th exhibition in LA as Gardener 108 ZEX 12" figure. What will it be this time.....in vinyl form or in 12" format?! Time will tell.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Hiya..


January been away for business, went to London and spend some great quality time with my wife there. Enjoy checking out street art in London specially brick Lane. Missed the KAWS partners figures release, probably will get back later when the hype die down. End of February going back to Asia for work again. 2012 gotta be a good one.

Friday, January 06, 2012

See you at Feb. 2012


The CC KING is sold out, and Michael is hinting the next event...see you at Feb. 2012. Hopefully will be available again through his web site.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

David Flores x Hellfire - Deathead.


Knew about David Flores works for sometime, but just didn't have any of his works in the collection. But this time his Deathead most likely will be my first David Flore piece into the collection. This figure is about 10" tall, look like is going to come in 5 colorway, image here is the original version and the other four colorway will be brown, green, red and black. Still no words on when will be release.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Steve Jobs figure.


I saw this Steve Jobs 1/6 figure few days ago online produced by DID toys. DID toys is a China company that did lots of 1/6 figure. The first impression I have is this an Apple approved product? Is smart for DID to come up a new company name especially for this figure release, called "inicons". The figure was available to pre-order at $99.99 USD each without shipping. Here is an article about the figure won't be release in US.