11.26.2010

Pheyaos and CC3.1 are Gonzo!

Pheyaos and CC 3.1 are Gonzo!

Mori just has the golden touch, because it seems like whatever he gets involved in has a habit of causing craziness. I'm sorry that there were so few of the Pheyaos figures, but we were just as surprised as you guys to see the elusive little guy show up in such a beautiful, albeit very limited edition. The next round of Pheyaos will be a more planned production run, but this little bit of lemonade did come out really nice. We collectively bow to the master team of Mori and Goto san for creating this very unique run.
The CC for this release was something I've been working on throughout the last few weeks as I worked on the Renegades. After spending some serious time painting the Gobon madness I wanted to try some new techniques on a few regular style bodies and old Chaos decided to rear his bubbled head for the experiments. The metallics are very subtle, but have multiple shades hidden in there.
I was possessed by the ghost of Membros as well and messed around with some intense fluorescents that had some interesting results. I only made a little over 30 figures and would have done more, but in end the Renegades demanded everything I had. If you guys are interested in more Chaos figures I can make a smaller run, maybe before the year is done. Just let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do.
Thanks again for everything, we are so thankful to be able to make this stuff for you guys.
-matt

Pheyaos Mini Release Moved to 9:30 PM EST

We need an extra hour to tweak a few things, namely my children (something came up and now I'm on bedtime duty until 8:30). The store will now be open at 9:30 PM EST tonight. Thanks guys!

MARCUS EDIT: Hey guys- looks like we're gonna be a few minutes more as Daddy Doughty is still doing his thing. We should be good for 9:30 PM. Sorry for the delay and thanks for your patience!

11.25.2010

11.24.2010

11.23.2010

The Gendrone Chronicles: Transmission Received

Renegades Wrangled

Man, whose idea was it to paint so many Gobons anyway? I know, it was the same fool who thought that he could do it in only a month. Yeah, that would be the bearded fool writing this.

First off, I wanted to say thank you so much for the incredible next level patience that everyone who ordered one of these has shown over the past 3 weeks. Now I can finally say that the Renegades are officially wrapped up!

My apologies that it took me extra time to complete all the customs, but I wanted them all to receive full attention to detail. I kept getting inspired to push the limits and I had to follow the feeling. I think these are some of the most realized customs yet because of it. Just the size of these big boys tacks on some extra labor as well! I can safely say that this went beyond the last CC release as far as intense paint applications. Some dye action made it into the mix, but the majority of the figures just have a ton of paint applied. We are packing up everything tonight and shipping begins tomorrow. I hope you guys like these beefballs, they are surprisingly heavy!

On another note that kind of took us by surprise, we have a new run of Pheyaos ready to go! Due to the EMS craziness that has been going on, Mori wanted to get something over to us before the new restrictions went into effect. Since our next Pheyden wasn't quite ready in time, Mori put together a very cool mini run of Pheyaos in record time! The thing that is completely wild about this edition is that Goto-san applied a DIFFERENT paint application to every single figure! Even though at first glance they all look somewhat similar, each has its own thing going on. Out of nowhere and super unique! Once again Mori proves he is the true Sensei of the toy world.

The new Pheyaos will go on sale Friday, November 26th at 8PM EST (Black Metallic Friday). They will run $35 each and are limited to one per customer. There will also be a little surprise going up that was inspired by all the awesome work Mori has been doing all over the place right now.

Last but not least, we will be resuming The Gendrone Chronicles, with new pages going up later tonight. Looking for some explanations behind some of those weird Renegades customs? Then get ready as we continue to deliver the answers wrapped up in Ralph's amazing artwork!

I think I may have inhaled a bit too many paint fumes, I'm starting to sound more insane than usual. Anyway, thanks again guys!

11.19.2010

In Outer Space

The talented crew (thanks Daniel) over at itsalltrue.net connected with us a while back and asked for some deeper details about our involvement in the Four Horsemen's OSM project. You can check out their interview here of a certain Bearded Fool in particular, and see how the trips to my Grandparent's house as a child opened the OSM vortex for me.

Also, if you really want some excellent information about the man behind the original Outer Space Men line, head over here to learn about Mel Birkrant's role in building the juggernaut that we all grew up with and loved - Colorforms. What an absolutely fascinating look behind the curtain from a man who could basically turn anything into gold.

I literally played with almost everything he had a hand in creating during the 70's and 80's! Now I need to search for those old Colorforms sets....

11.15.2010

Mr. Gittleman Comes to Town

All photos by David Gittleman

Recently we had a visit from our friend and photographing genius, David Gittleman. Dave is the man behind all the amazing pics you see adorning the packages of the toys produced by McFarlane Toys. He is their main man for visual data and does work on prototype development and product quality control as well.

One of Dave's passions is learning about how things operate. Whether it's an iPod, a camera or a business, he has a true interest in what makes something work.

Combing his razor sharp skill behind the lens with his analytical mindset, Dave has been working on an original project for the last year. This fresh endeavor is an account, both visually and through the written word (and even some video), about how independent artists do their daily business and stay alive.

Dave has been up to the house a total of 2 times now, and we have loved having him visit. This guy really knows his craft, and puts his left handed wits to work around the clock. We are lucky to be involved in his mission to record the crazies at work, and we're really looking forward to visit #3!