Looks like I just found the title for a new posting series, "Friday Night Openings." It seems there are more custom art show openings than ever taking place in NYC. This past Friday night was no exception. The first stop was APW Gallery to check out their Halloween Custom Toy Show. There were quite a few excellent pieces on display, among them entries from Osiris Orion, Patrick Fransisco, forcefeed:swede, Rebelwookiee, and a slew of other. I also discovered a totally new (to me), extremely cool character that I had been unaware of - the lightbulb-shaped platform toy 'Ouip' by delitoys. Hans Yim and Kerry Lee have been putting on top-quality shows on a regular basis, and it will be very interesting to see what they do with a larger space set to open next year in Long Island. Check out the full photo set here on Flickr.