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May 22, 2018

Brutherford Industries & Kean University to Present Their New Toy OTTO at Five Points Fest

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Five Points Festival is proud to present the culmination of Brutherford Industries and Kean University’s partnership toy project, the OTTO


Brutherford Industries, headed by industrial designer Ryan Rutherford, has teamed up with the students of the Industrial design program at Kean University to engage and inspire the next generation of product and toy designers.

Five Points Festival, a designer toy, street, and alternative art festival is excited to announce an amazing partnership, working with the next generation to further their education.

Students of the industrial design program, under Professor Ryan Rutherford in the Robert Busch School of Design within the Michael Graves College at Kean University, have been working hard to create a marketable, well designed character, to produce and sell in a real-world experience model. The character they created, titled OTTO, was then sculpted in clay and molded in silicone. Five Points Festival is excited to have partnered with the program to provide exhibition space for the students to create and sell their goods LIVE!

Professor Ryan Rutherford, with over fifteen years of industry experience, and the creator of more than  85 patents, is responsible for one of the best selling dog toys of all time; Cuz! He is also the recipient of the 2012 Designer Toy Award for Best Self Produced designer toy, the incredibly popular Ice Scream Man.

As such a prominent figure in the industrial design, and the designer toy world, Rutherford understands the importance of teaching the next generation of designers. As a professor at Kean University he has been imparting the values of good design on his students.  Their course will culminate with a live demonstration at the 2nd Annual Five Points Festival, in Brooklyn NY!

Guests to Five Points Festival will be able to experience the process - from the spark of an idea to buyer ready product. Pieces will be made to order using Brutherford Industries roto-casting technology and packaged right before your eyes!

May 18, 2018

Jeremy Fish Bison Van OG Edition 9-inch Vinyl Figure In Stock Now

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produced by 3DRetro
300 produced in this color
9 inches long
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From San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish comes The Bison Van. Based off of one of his popular Bison Van art and more importantly his very own Big Mike van.


Apparently you can’t keep a good van down…Big Mike rides again! The Bison van stretches 9 inches across and features a textured body as well as a flocked head. The sides and back of the van feature artwork and designs from Jeremy and the driver's side window has his popular silly pink bunny character popping out to say hello.


Limited to 300 pieces worldwide. Vinyl. Window Box Design.

May 17, 2018

New Breakfast Bears from One-Eyed Girl

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The Breakfast Bears are the neweat creations from One Eyed Girl. Consisting of Pancake Bear, Need More Coffee Bear, Bacon Bear, Donut Bear, Cinnabun Bear, and Waffle Bear they will be available at One Eyed Girl's booth (#532) at Five Points Fest, which they'll be sharing with Lickyourelbow.



When you touch or "scratch" the bellies of each figure, it activates the delicious and realistic scent of each food.  Pancakes smell like maple syrup, bacon smells like bacon, cinnabun smells like cinnamon, etc. It's a fun way to make the pieces more interactive and who doesn't love to smell their favorite foods any time of day!? The scent will last for hundreds of scratches.  To make the scent last longer, avoid hard or excessive scratching or rubbing.  A gentle brush is all you need to release the scent.

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Jeremy Fish Bison Van SF Special Edition 9-inch Vinyl Figure In Stock Now

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designed by Jeremy Fish
produced by 3DRetro
9 inches long
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The Bison van stretches 9 inches across and features a textured body as well as a flocked head. The sides and back of the van feature artwork and designs from Jeremy and the driver's side window has his popular silly pink bunny character popping out to say hello.

May 16, 2018

Jeremy Fish Bison Van Burger Edition 9-inch Vinyl Figure In Stock Now

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designed by Jeremy Fish
produced by 3DRetro
9 inches long
vinyl
From San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish comes The Bison Van. Based off of one of his popular Bison Van art and more importantly his very own Big Mike van.

From popular San Francisco based artist Jeremy Fish we are so excited to present the lastest vehicle in his series of vinyl figures; it's big, bold and beautiful... it's the Bison Van. This is the tan burger edition where you can see the pieces of meat and cheese right in the middle of the van. Also on the vehicle is artwork focused around the burger theme. The van is nearly 9 inches in length. The bison head is flocked and through the windows you see Fish's Silly Bunnies joining you for the ride.

May 15, 2018

Funko Pop! Deluxe: Luke Skywalker on Speeder Bike #229 In Stock Now

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From Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, now you can own a piece of the great Endor chase!

Speaking of chases, this is the limited chase variant, Luke!
The heroic Jedi has a rarity of 1-in-6, usually sold in cases where the retail shop gets 5 Leias and 1 Luke. We have 2 Lukes.

Add them both to your collection this Fall!

Kidrobot & Ello Founder Paul Budnitz Launches New Designer Toy Company SUPERPLASTIC Today

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WELL-KNOWN ARTIST & ENTREPRENEUR RETURNS TO ART TOYS WITH  NEW JANKY TOY SERIES FEATURING 16 WORLD-FAMOUS ARTISTS — 


New York, NY — May 15, 2018 — Acclaimed artist & entrepreneur Paul Budnitz (Kidrobot, Ello, Budnitz Bicycles) launches his designer toy company Superplastic today, with new limited edition toys by renowned artists for sale today on Kickstarter.

Superplastic’s launch edition toys feature designs by 16 well-known artists including McBess, Camilla d’Errico, Jake Parker, Pete Fowler, Dalek, Ricardo Carvolo, Joe Ledbetter, El Grand Chamaco, Junko Mizuno, and many others.



Designer toys meld pop culture, street art, and fashion into limited edition works of art. Fans are well-known for lining up for hours — or days — for a new release.

“These aren’t just toys — they’re art,” says Budnitz. “With so much emphasis on digital culture, people are literally starved for something beautiful to hold in their hands.”

Superplastic begins selling JANKY today   a sneaker-obsessed anthropomorph that’s somewhere between cute and dark, nasty and nice. Prices range for $25 for a handful of 3-inch toys to $5,000 for an exclusive handmade 4-foot version.



The figure took 8 months to design, and is a collaboration between Budnitz and Superplastic art director Huck Gee, whose handmade toys sell for $50K and above. Both Budnitz and Gee are featured in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

“Where others see toys, Budnitz saw a medium for art,” says Gee. “Paul is as excited about creating experiences as products, and that’s what made art toy culture explode.”

Budnitz has been credited with launching the designer toy revolution when he opened his first Kidrobot store in New York City in 2004 (he left the company in 2012 to found Ello & Budnitz Bicycles). His return has been anticipated. The Superplastic home page began receiving tens of thousands of visits a day in late April, in anticipation of the Superplastic launch.

“The man is back! The man is back!”, tweeted XM Radio’s DJ Whookid, a longtime fan.



Other super limited-edition toys available on Kickstarter today include a giant sized 8” SuperJANKY entitled Ro-Mu-Lo by Mexican artist El Grand Chamaco; and Maximilian Cash by UK artist Pete Fowler, a psychedelic 9-inch tall vinyl toy with fangs, sneakers, a boombox, and a glowing blue skull. Both are limited to just 666 pieces.

Says Fowler, “Paul called and asked if I would make toys with him again. I was like — shit is oooonnnn!!

When Kickstarter approached Budnitz & Gee last fall about launching Superplastic on the popular crowdfunding platform, they jumped.

"This project is really going to resonate with our Kickstarter community, which loves to support the intersection of art and design," says Julio Terra, Director of Technology & Design for Kickstarter.

“We immediately saw Kickstarter as a brilliant new way for us to connect with our audience,” says Gee. “Of course, we decided to do crowdfunding a little differently.”

Once their basic $25K goal is reached, the team will unlock a range of fun challenges and exclusive stretch goals. Kickstarter backers get to launch toys into space, write a Haiku about their favorite toy, or get a JANKY tattoo. When all 35 challenges are completed, every single backer gets an extra JANKY toy for just one cent.

Partway through the campaign Superplastic will also unveil JANKYLAND, a 3-D rendered glitch-art mobile game where fans can play for free on iPhone & Android.

“In a world where most things are rebooted, repackaged and resold, everything Superplastic does is new and original,” says Budnitz. “It’s why our fans are so excited.”



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Superplastic on Kickstarter
Jankyland mobile games: iOS Android
Instagram: @superplastic
Facebook: superplastic

COMPLETE LIST OF JANKY SERIES 1 ARTISTS:

      Ricardo Carvolo (Spain)
      El Grand Chamaco (Mexico)
      Dalek (USA)
      Camilla D’Errico (Canada)
      Pete Fowler (UK)
      Huck Gee (USA)
      Mark Gmehling (Germany)
      Joe Ledbetter (USA)
      Jason Limon (USA)
      McBess (France)
      Junko Mizuno (Japan/USA)
      Dolly Oblong (Switzerland/Korea)
      Jake Parker (USA)
      Sket One (USA)
      Tado (UK)
      Bubi Au Yeung (Hong Kong)


ABOUT SUPERPLASTIC

Founded by artist and entrepreneur Paul Budnitz (Ello, Budnitz Bicycles, Kidrobot), Superplastic creates premium limited edition designer toy with artists worldwide. Its products are limited edition, so when they sell out, they’re gone forever. Huck Gee is head of art and production.

Key products include JANKY, a platform toy designed by Budnitz and Gee and customized by well-known artists worldwide, as well as larger limited edition vinyl figures.



ABOUT JANKY

JANKY is a toy series created by Superplastic founder Paul Budnitz and toy artist Huck Gee. Blank versions of the toy are given to well-known artists worldwide, whose customized limited editions are sold to customers and fans.

Most 3-inch JANKY toys come in a surprise box, so customers don’t know which toy they will get until they open the box. Some designs are secret, and others are super-rare. In addition, Superplastic also sells limited-edition 8-inch and 4-foot SuperJANKYs. Prices range from $25 to $5000.



ABOUT PAUL BUDNITZ

Besides founding Superplastic, artist and entrepreneur Paul Budnitz is well known as the founder of Kidrobot (which he left in 2012), Ello, and Budnitz Bicycles — as well as a half dozen other companies.

Budnitz has collaborated with hundreds of artists, including Shepard Fairy, Takashi Murakami, Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Swizz Beatz, Joe Ledbetter, Camilla D’Erricco, Ron English, Junko Mizuno, Joe Ledbetter, Gary Baseman, Seen, and many others. He has worked with brands including Visionaire, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Karl Lagerfeld, Burton, Volkswagen, and Nike.

Budnitz’ designs appears in collections including the Museum of Modern Art and Cooper-Hewitt in New York City. Budnitz Bicycles was named City Bike of the Year by Bicycling Magazine in 2015.

Paul Budnitz lives in Burlington, Vermont and wears size 13 sneakers. He lectures on creativity worldwide.



ABOUT HUCK GEE

Superplastic head of art and production Huck Gee has been recognized as one of the world’s top custom toy artists since 2003.

Huck’s handmade toys sell for as much as $50,000, and appear in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Huck exhibits worldwide, races Japanese cars, and lives in San Francisco with his family and about a million toys.

May 14, 2018

Finders Creatures releases West Coast Treasure Hunt; Reserve a Limited Edition Piece Now

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Free art! Treasure hunting! Tiny Unicorns!
Finders Creatures, an ongoing, toy-based art project devoted to the exhilaration of finding treasure, is planning a summer tour to hide original resin beasties all over the West Coast!  Glitter mastermind and artist Phoenix McNamara is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a hiding-toys road trip and bring the hunt to new places. 

Usually, to get your paws on one of her pieces, you have to hunt it down yourself, but for a limited time, you can pre-order your own. You get your choice of sculpt and color, and each will be numbered and labeled as part of the Kickstarter edition. Early Bird prices are $19 for one piece, $35 for two. Regular rewards prices are $27 for one, $45 for two. There's also a Rainbow Collection of 6 sculpts for $75. If you're really feeling daring, you can pledge $500 and have a special edition of 20, labelled with your name or handle, specially made and hid IN YOUR TOWN.

How do you hunt them? McNamara has created a corresponding free web app that provides clues, pictures, and a live map; check it out at finderscreatures.com
If you're the first to find one, it's yours to keep; the only catch is that players are requested to post photos to the app and report their treasure as found. 

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Kidrobot Bob's Burgers Bobcephala Medium Figure aka Equestranaut Bob In Stock Now

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You headed to Equestra Con? Better make sure you have everyone’s favorite Equesticle ready to come along! Kidrobot and Bob’s Burgers are ready to primp and gallop our way into your collection with the Bobs Burgers Equestranaut Bobcephala Medium Art Figure.  

From the hit episode "The Equestranauts" and standing approximately 7” tall, this Bobcephala high quality vinyl art figure is ready to steal back that extra special Chariot along with a place on your shelf.  Give Sunpuddle a call and add Bobcephala to your collection today!

May 13, 2018

Nerviswr3k Interchangeable Face Pilldrones Now Available (4 faces incl!)

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Nerviswr3k is now casting his own resin figures and is in the process of filling up his online shop with wonderful new creations! One of his newest concepts is the Interchangeable Face Pilldrone, which is a 2.75" tall figure that includes 4 different optional faces for your all your pilldrone emotions! Faces include smiley, excited, surprised & sad and attach with magnets. Pretty tight!

Grab these Pilldrones here and check out Gabe's full shop here! (warning, literally everything sells out so make sure you keep up with @nerviswr3k on IG to see what he'll be selling next!)

May 11, 2018

Opening this weekend at Clutter: Kyle Kirwan "Cacophony" Solo Show

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Clutter Gallery presents: 
Cacophony - A Kyle Kirwan solo show!
Opening Sat, May 12th!

The Clutter Gallery is excited to open its doors this weekend to Cacophony - A solo show by amazing resin casting, art wonderer, Kyle Kirwan.
Kirwan previously lived in New York City for over a decade before hitting the road in 2015 with his love and his art, in their RV (fondly named Sandwich). Traveling full-time, creating art amidst amazing backdrops and narrowly escaping site-specific hazards, he has been prolifically taking the art toy scene by storm. We are extremely happy to say he will be making his return to New York with this celebration show at the Clutter Gallery!
Featuring brand new work, customs, and prototypes, we are excited and sad to play host to the final three Willo releases.
The Clutter Gallery
163 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508




May 8, 2018

Coleco Evolved Minis now available on Kickstarter! (Robotech & Rainbow Bright)

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Coleco fans, the time has arrived to reserve your very own piece of home arcade history! We are proud to announce that our first Coleco Mini Arcade machines in over 35 years are now available for preorder on Kickstarter! 

Coleco Evolved Mini Arcade machines preserve the classic shape and heavy-duty plastic shell construction you remember from the 80s with updated technology inside to create a modern arcade gaming experience.



Coleco Evolved Mini Arcades is a recreation of our classic tabletop arcade machines with two new titles: Rainbow Brite and ROBOTECH.

Trash Bag Bunch XL Kickstarter by Last Resort Toys is LIVE

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The goal of this Kickstarter is to factory produce original vinyl toys licensed from the 1991 toy series, Trash Bag Bunch. These are new, larger-scale toys, based on the characters from the classic toy line. Trash Bag Bunch XL are four times the size of the original mini figures with added detail and articulation. Designed, sculpted, and prototyped by hand.


What's Trash Bag Bunch?

Trash Bag Bunch was a set of mini figures released by Galoob in 1991. It had a great play gimmick where the toys were packed in little trash bags and you didn't know what toy you had until you dropped the bag into water where it would dissolve; frothing and foaming to reveal your new toy! If you want to take a deeper dive into the history of the toys, take a peek at Mel Birnkrant's website where he details the conception of these gross little guys.

May 7, 2018

Coarse Toys Paw Golden God custom from Big C

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A group of archaeologists found a glowing stone, while traveling through the jungle overnight.  The next day they realized that this mysterious stone belonged to a giant statue dedicated to the golden god.  During the excavation process, one of the workers was mortally wounded, and as soon as the first drop of blood hit the statue, the statue awakened, as the stone turned to gold. This piece represents the golden god, mid-transformation.



Big C has done it again, this time using his talents to transform a Raw Paw (Coarse Toys) into the Golden God. I love the way he captured the effects of aged stone that has been sitting in the jungle, partially covered in moss and dirt.  The transition from stone to gold is seamless and the greenish eyes and blood give this piece just enough color to make it pop.  Oh....and did I mention that it glows?  The glow on this piece is amazing.



Big C created this piece for his own personal collection, but he is willing to field offers. 

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"Backpacker" Custom Spray Can Vinyl by Patrick Wong

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Canadian illustrator and artist Patrick Wong shows his new custom vinyl piece titled "Backpacker" produced for a private collector.

The graffiti themed character is created with a hoodie, backpack, glowing eyes, and a "Backjumps" logo sweater (a homage to the graffiti magazine).



At 7" tall, the "Backpacker" is at life size to a real spray 12 oz. spray can and comes complete with a New York Fat Cap. The piece was produced on Discordia Merchandising's DIY Spray Can vinyl figure.

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New Kaminari Apalala Release from Devils Head Productions x DSKI ONE

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The collaborations continue and this time DHP has teamed up with DSKI ONE. This Lulubell Toy's team member is no stranger to sofubi and his take on Apalala is stunning. Get ready to go grab one!

KAMINARI APALALA
Kaminari (or God Roar) is the latest Apalala release and he is ripping across the steamy Mesa landscape. Featuring a sparkly silver base vinyl, a perfect storm of colors have come together as peacock green, magenta, light blue candy, purple and black sprays contour his menacing silhouette. Handpainted detailing finishes him off and brings him to life. All done by Mesa AZ superstar, DSKI ONE, these will be sold exclusively on the Lulubell Toys website Wednesday, May 9th at 10 am Pacific Time. Made in Japan. Not intended for children under 14 years old. $150.00 each.

May 4, 2018

Clutter and Kidrobot announce the Five Points Festival DTA DUNNY Show

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Celebrating the 8th Annual Designer Toy Awards, Kidrobot , Clutter and The Designer Toy Awards have once again teamed up to bring collectors a visual treat! 
Taking place as part of Five Points festival, this show brings together top talent from all over the globe to celebrate the original platform the Dunny! With the aim to expand the market reach of Designer Toys, and to celebrate the effort of all involved, Kidrobot (long time supports of Clutter and The Designer Toy Awards) have once again donated all proceeds to fund the annual awards ceremony.
The list of participating artists includes:
American Gross, Cat Atomic, Chauskoskis, CZEE13, Dima Drjuchin, DJINN&TONIC, DROLDN, Flüke, Gabriel E. Carpio S., Gorgocho, Grizlli Atom, HungryGhost, HX Studio, JC Rivera, Jeff Lamm, Jeremiah Ketner, Jump Jumper Ant, Katie Gamb, Kelly Denato, Kendra's Customs, Klav, Kyle Kirwan, Mark Nagata, Pidgin Doll, RunDMB, Seriously Silly K, Wonder Goblin.


A mixture of 5", 8" and 20" Dunny will be on display during Five Points Festival, June 2 - 3, 2018. Remaining pieces will be displayed at The Clutter Gallery (163 Main St., Beacon, NY), for the remainder of the week. Pieces will be first available on the floor of Five Points Fest, then online at shop.cluttermagazine.com.
Remaining pieces will be first offered to the Clutter Gallery preview list.
See you there!

May 3, 2018

Hambuddha 8-inch Vinyl by Tik Ka and Mighty Jaxx Drops May 5

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“Eat them burgers, for fast food is the fastest path to the Pure Land”  – Hambuddha

From the brilliant mind of Hong Kong artist Tik Ka From East, comes Hambuddha, originating from his “Eat Good West” painting series.

This concept came from the artist’s idea that fast food is responsible for speeding up our journey to Sukhāvatī, the Pure Land, which is the place that we go to after we pass away.


Hambuddha may look like a regular Buddha sculpture from the back, with a halo around his head, but he wears clown-like makeup, reminding us of a famous fast food mascot.
He holds a pearl-like hamburger in his hand and sits in a single lotus position on a deliciously golden-brown lotus throne.


Hambuddha sits 8" tall, is made from vinyl and comes in a limited edition of 300 pcs only. Bring this meaningful and humorous figure home today!


  • 8" / 20cm Tall Vinyl Art Collectible
  • Blister-packed in Printed box
  • Limited Edition of 300
  • $169 ea 

Preorder AnaToy Market ATM & Samuel 6.25-inch Resin Set by ANATOY

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PREORDER ships September 2018

AnaToy Market or ATM is a research center of ANATOY. Many solutions to overcome complexes are studied and suggested to clients. It is also called Body-Building.

SAMUEL is the first animal ANATOY. He was broken-hearted and depressed. We introduced a cat to Samuel. And he fell in love with her and bounced back. Now he couldn’t be happier any more. Meet our lover dog Samuel.

ATM size: 6.25 inches tall
materials: resin
limited edition of 60 pcs
designed in South Korea by ANATOY
(action figures NOT included, shown for scale)
About ANATOY:

ANATOY is about the complex.

ANATOY is an Art Toy that brings the concept of anatomy to toys and talks about the mental or physical complexes that everybody has but hardly get people’s understanding.

People set goals and make steady efforts to overcome their complexes, but it is not as easy as they think. We have a number of characters who have their own complexes. They are offered a wide range of experiment suggestions at ANATOY Market (ATM) so that they can overcome their complexes and lead an ordinary life like others.

This process helps us understand and empathize with many different complexes of ourselves and others that all of us do not want to show. What we at ANATOY want is help people to have a better and deeper understanding of complexes things that everybody lives with and how one embraces them.