Last night, My Plastic Heart hosted the launch of kaNO's latest designer vinyl toy, Bodega. The character is based on the small juice bottle drinks that were widely available at the corner bodegas. I personally like the use of transparency in this new character, along with the proportion of the spray cap serving as the character's head. This run is limited to 300, so be sure to visit MPH in person or online to pick one up. More pics from the opening here on my Flickr.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The second show we saw last Friday night was at Toy Tokyo's The Showroom, featuring Osaka Popstar's Devil Dog platform. There were an enormous amount of pieces on display, with a few celebrity signed pieces by Rose McGowan, Robert Rodriguez and Seth Rogen. Plenty more pics up on my Flickr set, and also at the Devil Dog Art Show preview page.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
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.