Rainbowasaurus is a comin'
Saturday December 20 7-10pm
(543-B South Raymond, Pasadena 91105)
with Bwana, mini art show and more!
AND don't forget!!!
tomorrow is our Pretty in Plastic open studio!
in conjunction with the Downtown LA Artwalk
6-9pm in the Spring Arts Tower
(453 South Spring, Suite 1012, Los Angeles 90013)
We'll have toys, art, drinks and fun!
Lots to do tomorrow... with the artwalk and Munky King's Koibito release, but stop by to say hi or just come chill with us!
It was awesome seeing everybody out at VTN this past weekend! Pretty in Plastic had a sweet booth near the entrance, showing Monty's Mad Puss and Nicebunny's Wack toys in NEON!! (Somehow, the word neon seems to require caps and exclamation points.) And Scott Tolleson showed off Pretty in Plastic paint samples of Doc Von Block at his booth.
I thought Super7's Bemon was awesome but ended up getting some minis instead, agonized over whether to buy all the Treesons I could find, picked up some prints and even won a print in Spanky Stokes's raffle (yay free stuff). There was a lot of great toys (if only I could have them all...) but I forgot to grab some zombies. Arghh.
So since sleep deprivation may make my writing a bit slurry, I'll let pictures and others do the rest for me:
At the Pretty in Plastic booth...
Julie B (the force behind Pretty in Plastic)
Mad Puss got a lot of interest. Monty had prototypes on display with the release coming next year. He also had some prints (more on those later) and an animation which you can watch at Mad Puss's site here.
Monty's MAD PUSS @ ToyCyte
Wack in NEON!! What more is there to say?
More info and to buy (only 4 left!) @ Nicebunny
Doc Von Block @ ToyCyte.
(Thank you Jeremy Brautman and ToyCyte for not subjecting these poor fools to more of my tired rambling...)
Evil Poopicorn was also released at the VTN after party/Switcheroo open house...
Vinyl Pulse has pics. (Check out the poopy fare!)
And before I go, Pretty in Plastic open studio Thursday 6-9pm in the Spring Arts Tower! Be there!
453 S Spring Suite 1012, Los Angeles 90013
at 5th & Spring
A lot of galleries are participating in the art walk, and you can find out about them here: DowntownArtWalk.com. I'm particularly excited about Crewest's "Printed" show that will be running.
We'll be having our open studio 6-9pm on Thursday, December 11. So make your rounds of the galleries and then stop by:
Pretty in Plastic open studio
453 South Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
at Spring & 5th St.
VTN is this weekend, and we'll have Brian Castleforte's Wack & Blite toys in a exclusive secret colorway at the Pretty in Plastic booth. And we'll only have six.
In addition, you'll get a sneak preview of Mad Puss by Monty, and Scott Tolleson will have new paint samples of Doc Von Block.
How did this slip past me? Tomorrow Don Hertzfeldt is screening his new animated short "I Am So Proud of You" at Silent Movie Theatre. Two showings are already sold out but they added a midnight screening that hasn't sold out yet. BEST PART? The man will be there for a Q&A.
I wish he had some toys.
VTN is going to be superb this time around, and the fun don't stop there. Saturday, December 6, Switcheroo will be hosting the VTN after-party at their private workshop. Amanda Visell's Evil Poopicorn will be released (yay!) in an edition of 25, and Michelle Valigura will release plush toy Brass Knuckle Bob.
Wait, there's more. Vinyl Pulse reports that there will be free drinks and a few surprises to expect. Now this is one more thing to be thankful for...
Amanda at the Switcheroo workshop with Apocalyptic Ephunts and Evil Poopicorns
"Ill" Doc... Poor guy. I hope he hasn't been drinking the ethanol.
"Natural" Doc looking all tenured-like
You, dear "X-ray" Doc, are my new best friend.
(and this is original Doc Von Block...)
All Doc Von Block, all the time
UPDATE: These guys are slated for an APRIL 2009 release.
More at Vinyl Pulse
According to Bwana Spoons, Switcheroo is throwing a release party/mini Rainbowasaurus show on December 20 at their new place in LA. Bwana will be in attendance, as will anybody else in their right mind.
More info to come SOON!
And for those who didn't see Wack & Blite at Brian's Mobius show in June, be sure to check these out at our booth. I'm looking at one right now and photos don't do these guys justice.
(But here's one [of the original colorway] anyway.)
Also, be sure to check out Scott Tolleson's booth at VTN. He'll be showing new paint samples of Doc von Block, who debuted at SDCC earlier this year in a limited edition of 25. These are awesome, so go take a look!
I'll be posting more photos of Doc soon.
This comes to you first from our Pretty in Plastic newsletter, so be sure to join our mailing list.
Also check out more VTN exclusives here.
Melvin is here! The official release is tomorrow, but Cameron Tiede's email subscribers get a head start at the official site.
There are only 20, so act fast!
$199 gets you the original red colorway, hand signed and numbered on the back, as well as a limited edition mini print and a sticker. Also, a random winner gets the original painting!
In case the excitement disorients you, here it is again:
Red Melvin is limited to 20 pieces and will come with a bonus item. Join Cameron's mailing list for updated info: firstname.lastname@example.org
more info Vinyl Pulse
Melvin's infancy at the Pretty in Plastic studio:
Hey, remember these?
Bush buttplugs sculpted and cast by Julie B
Soon, they'll just be funny and not funny-tinged-with-the-sad-knowledge-that-he's-STILL-our-president. Huzzah!
Obama may not be as good fodder for buttplugs as his soon-to-be predecessor, but there are already all kinds of Obama action figures (ranging from ultra-cheeze to Suckadelic) AND even an Obama "pleasure toy."
Get with it and make your own paper Obama toy! Check out:
In other good news...
We've been working on a lot of great new toys, so stay tuned!
Bwana Spoons' "Hunt and Gather" show at Artoyz in Paris runs September 25 to November 2. Among the artwork and toys showing is a Rainbowasaurus, sculpted by Pretty in Plastic and looking awesome.
More show pics at Artoyz's Flickr or at BFLV's Flickr
Here's what Mr. Spoons had to say about the new toy:
Gallery 1988, Travis Lampe and Pretty In Plastic present
...limited to an edition of 50 sculpted, hand cast and painted couture toys...
ACCIDENTAL MISHAP by Travis Lampe
check out more on Vinyl Pulse (rad video!)
7020 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Brian Castleforte and Pretty In Plastic debuted paint samples of Wack and Blite at Mobius Gallery. These are the first paint samples of the resin sculpts of his vinyl Tribalnots.
King Wack and Blite are from Brian's new series of characters called the TRIBALNOTS.
A custom "RED/GOLD" version was raffled off, and all proceeds went to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and AASK (Aid to Adoption of Special Kids).
Visit NiceBunny's blog for more info about the show and the TRIBALNOTS.
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