Friday, March 11, 2016

C2E2 2016!

One of the highlights of the year for me is C2E2 (March 18th-20th in Chicago). I always get the opportunity, via my Nerd City project, to bring together some of my favorite artists and friends together into one booth. We'll be at #760 in The Block this year, and our booth is set to be packed with an awesome array of exclusives. I'm going to be bringing four offerings this year. Each one is a collaboration with a friend of mine from the independent toy scene.
Man-Uzi by Galaxxor x ManOrMonster? Studios
My buddy, Brandon of ManOrMonster? Studios, will be a guest at Nerd City's booth once again this year. and in addition to his own offerings, Brandon and I have collaborated on Man-Uzi, The Living Uzi! Man-Uzi is a 5.5" resin figure that consists of both sculpting and mashed up bits from various action figures. He features ManOrMonster?'s iconic magnetic articulation at the head, arms and waist and was hand painted by yours truly. And uzis. Two uzis!
Man-Uzi will be an edition of 3 and $80 each at Nerd City's booth #760 in the Block.

Fugg the Slayer "Flesh to Death" Edition by Galaxxor x BigManToys
Ever since we collaborated on the original Fugg the Slayer, my man Lee from BigManToys, and I have wanted to do a solid "flesh" colored version.The polyurethane rubber body that this crazy Orc sports was just asking for a classic M.U.S.C.L.E.treatment! The Fugg the Slayer "Flesh to Death" edition was cast in polyurethane rubber (body/belt) and resin (hands/head). He even sports neck articulation!
Fugg the Slayer "Flesh to Death" Edition will be an edition of 3 and $60 each at Nerd City's booth #760 in the Block.

Tricera-Tank Phaze Trooper by Galaxxor x Goodleg Toys
Collaborating with my friend Luke from Goodleg Toys on our Lazer-Saurs Tricera-Tank figure was certainly one of my favorite projects of the last year or so. For C2E2, I decided to put a crazy spin on the figure in the form of the Phaze Trooper. The Tricera-Tank Phaze Trooper is a 5.5" resin figure that was cast in clear resin by Goodleg Toys. He sports a light spray of color changing holographic glitter and articulation at the arms and tail. Because you HAVE to have tail articulation! 
Tricera-Tank Phaze Trooper will be an edition of 3 and $80 each at Nerd City's booth #760 in the Block.

Rudeboy by Galaxxor x 5.5 Customs
Over the years, I've seen my friend Dwaine, from 5.5 Customs develop from someone who collected my work to a creative powerhouse in his own right. A while ago, Dwaine sculpted and mashed up a new figure and asked me if I'd like to handle the painting duties on it. Unfortunately, I suffered a hand injury last year, and things got delayed. But, for C2E2 2016, Rudeboy, Anthropomorphic Rhinoceros Henchman is finally seeing the light of day! Rudeboy is a 5.5" resin figure sculpted and produced in resin by 5.5 Customs and sporting a paintjob by yours truly.
Rudeboy will be an edition of 5 and $60 each at Nerd City's booth #760 in the Block.

If you're going to be at C2E2, be sure to stop by the Nerd City booth to check out my stuff and all of the other cool work by the other guests. I'd love to chat Galaxxor with you!
I will also have on hand the Mold Masters for the production vinyl Galaxxors. They should start popping up very, very soon...




Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Nordrax and Xardron, The Heralds of Oblivion Resin Figures for Clutter's Inaction Figures 4

As Lord Gorgax travels throughout The Galaxxorverse, crushing worlds and unleashing The Omega Power upon all in his path, he commands his fleet from an obsidian longship. When Gorgax sets his sights upon his next target planet, he sends in advance two of his most trusted henchmen, Nordrax and Xardron, The Heralds of Oblivion!
Twin brothers born of the twisted alien planet Kardanthria, Nordrax and Xardron compliment one another with their opposite natures. Nordrax is cold, cruel and calculating, while Xardron is a raging berserker of a warrior. Together, they are sent out ahead of Gorgax's fleet, to weaken a planet's defenses or even topple it from within, prior to Lord Gorgax unleashing his Cyborg Space Barbarians upon it!


The Clutter Gallery is hosting their 4th (In)Action Figures group show (Opening Feb 13th), and they were kind enough to ask me to contribute again. The theme of late 70's to early 90's action figures is very near and dear to my heart, so it's always a good time cooking up something unique for the show. This time around I came up with the idea of two 1/1 pieces that utilize a head from my buddy Mike's Realm of The Underworld figures. Nordrax and Xardron take a little bit of Tomax and Xamot and a little bit of He-Man and Faker, and smash them together into the Galaxxor design aesthetic. I thought it was a pretty good fit for the show and had a great time making them!

Nordrax and Xardron are 1/1 resin 5.5" art figures designed, sculpted and hand painted by Ben Spencer. The body was hand cast in resin by The Godbeast and the head is from Realm of the Underworld by Zoloworld. They will be available as individual pieces (but you probably should buy both) for $90 each from The Clutter Gallery. They are now available for purchase here. (In)Action Figures 4 opens on Feb 13th at 6pm at The Clutter Gallery, 163 Main Street in Beacon, NY. If you're in the area, definitely pop in and check out the show. They have another great lineup of artists who should have a bunch of cool stuff!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Future

One of my good friends from grade school through high school, who I still actually stay in touch with is Matt Denning. Early one Saturday morning, a few months ago, while I was out of town, I rolled over to check my phone and see what time it was. I noticed that I had gotten a text from Matt, saying, "I'm heading to China in a couple of weeks, and I'm taking Galaxxor with me."
Rolling back over and drifting off to sleep, I wondered to myself why Matt was going to China. I was also pretty sure that Mr. Denning doesn't own any Galaxxors. That's when I realized that the text wasn't from Matt Denning, but, in fact, Matt Doughty!
I've been making Galaxxors, with the help of my good friend Marty "The Godbeast" Hansen, for over 5 years, now. Transitioning to a vinyl figure has been the plan from day one. Having been a long time admirer of Onell Design and the Glyos System, it soon became obvious that the best way to bring old Galaxxor to life in production vinyl would be through the Glyos factory in Hong Kong. As the years went on, I developed a friendship with Matt from Onell, and the prospect of a Glyos vinyl production Galaxxor eventually became a reality. In the Fall of 2015, the process began.
The amount of support and guidance that Matt and Marty have given me with this phase of the Galaxxor project is beyond value. There is absolutely no way that I would have been able to do this without their wisdom. There is a great deal of their design expertise in this production figure.
Seriously, those guys deserve some sort of an award, or something, for putting up with me and all of my changes. Ha!
Pictured above are what are called "Mold Masters". They are pre-production vinyl prototypes from which the steel molds for full production vinyl figures get made. Vinyl Galaxxor will be a full sized 5.5" figure with articulation at the head, arms and waist(below the chest). Each figure will include both the dome and the Cyborg space Barbarian head. All pieces will be compatible with other Glyos System vinyl.
I'm currently making a couple of minor adjustments (which have pushed back the official release date a bit), but these images are fairly indicative of what the final production figures will look like. The plan for now is to release these in waves, with various paint decos, and eventually diy editions.
Fingers crossed, super limited edition test shots and the first wave of releases should be popping up in the early months of 2016. 
In one sense, it has been quite a journey to get to this point, but in another, the journey is really just about to begin. Thanks to everyone who has supported me, up to this point. I can't wait for you to see what I have in store!
Speaking of "in store". I've still got a couple of leftovers from Designercon up in my online shop. These are probably the last resin Galaxxors. So, jump on them if you still want one.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Starjack Designercon 2015 Exclusive from Galaxxor x Dollar Slice Bootlegs

My friend John, over at Dollar Slice Bootlegs has been making some amazing stuff over the past couple ov years. He's a truly talented artist with a mind for the absurd and an eye for design. At one point, a while back, we came up with the idea of doing a collab. At the time, he had just dropped Mr. Ca$h Grab, a resin mashup figure sporting a Macross Valkyrie/Jetfire head. Of course, me being me, I was like, "Hey, let's put that thing on a vintage MOTU barbarian buck!"
Around the same time, I was discussing with my man Brandon over at ManOrMonster? Studios, his method for a very reflective silver (nearly chrome!) finish that he was getting. Ideas started rumbling around in my brain. ROM the Spaceknight snuck in there. And then, one night, I had a dream about a character named "Starjack". It all just sort of fell together.
Once the greatest robot hero of a far off dimension from an alternative timeline, The Mighty Starjack fell from grace and descended into madness. He found himself stranded on a primitive planet, occupied almost entirely by giant reptilian beasts and man eating plants. Over the centuries, Starjack changed, evolved. He took on a far more barbaric form, and over time rose to dominance over the beasts of his strange new home.
In the dimension shattering swirl of the Cosmic Supernova, Starjack found himself plucked from his own timeline and thrown directly into the heart of the Galaxxorverse.
Mentally revived, and more physically powerful than ever, the Mighty Starjack stood beside Galaxxor 015 in the battle against Gorgax and his evil forces.
Starjack is a 5.5" custom art figure that features 2 points of articulation (arms). The head was cast in resin by Dollar Slice Bootlegs and the body is a restored vintage MOTU barbarian buck. Painting duties were handled by Ben Spencer.
Starjack comes in a bag and header packaging, is limited to an edition of 5, and will be $75, each. The figure will be exclusively available at Nerd City's booth #1003 at Designer Con, November 21st and 22nd.
That may just be it for the Designer Con announcements.
Or is it?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Galaxxor 015 Designercon 2015 Exclusive from Galaxxor x The Godbeast x Onell Design

Believe it or not, the Galaxxor project just turned 5 years old. It has been a process of learning, developing, missteps, learning from missteps, honing skills, and figuring out what I actually wanted to do. Along the way, the help and support of  Marty "The Godbeast" Hansen and Matt Doughty has been absolutely crucial to Galaxxor's growth. And those guys have continued to support and guide me, as I work toward the next phase of The Galaxxorverse.
So, I felt it was only appropriate that the last (for the foreseeable future, at least) resin 5.5" Galaxxor figure should highlight their amazing contributions. The head sculpt of Galaxxor 015 is all Matt Doughty. We've seen it a couple of times before, years ago at NYCC and a couple of years ago with Infection Galaxxor. The figure is cast in an absolutely gorgeous swirly metallic teal by Mr. Godbeast, himself.

Chronodar's manipulation of the Alpha timelines resulted in a Cosmic Supernova. Swirling, crackling green energies formed into a cosmic vortex right outside of the Anubis-5 system. Realities began converging and colliding. Infinite variations of instances occurred simultaneously. The Alpha was imploding.
Imbued with the power of Ollen, the wise Space Dragon, Galaxxor 015 flew directly into the heart of The Cosmic Supernova.
Summoning all of the power of  The Alpha, he forced the rift shut, folding realities in upon one another. Sonic booms and built to a fever pitch. People and things ceased to exist. Other entities appeared out of nowhere.
And then there was silence.
Order had returned to The Galaxxorverse.
But everything had changed...

Galaxxor 015 is a 5.5" resin art figure that features 3 points of articulation (arms and head). The figure was hand cast in resin by The Godbeast. The original head sculpt is courtesy of Matt Doughty. The original body sculpt and painting duties were handled by Ben Spencer.
Galaxxor 015 comes in a bag and header packaging, is limited to an edition of 5, and will be $90, each. The figure will be exclusively available at Nerd City's booth #1003 at Designer Con, November 21st and 22nd.
Stay tuned for more exclusives, and some truly reality-shattering announcements coming up in the next couple of  weeks. See you at Designer Con!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Space God Chronodar Designercon 2015 Exclusive from Galaxxor x The Godbeast x ManOrMonster? Studios

First of all, apologies for the long time of blog silence. A lot has been going on behind the scenes, and the world of Galaxxor is about to get much, much bigger in the very near future!
Which brings me to Designer Con! Nerd City will be out in force on November 21st and 22nd at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. I'll be there with an abundance of Galaxxor goodies, along with Battle Babies, ManOrMonster? Studios and possibly Frenzy Bros. in Nerd City's booth #1003. 
Designer Con will, for Galaxxor, be both the end of an era and the beginning of a new era. The resin Galaxxor pieces from myself and The Godbeast will probably be the last you will see for quite some time. So, I really wanted to pull out all of the stops with my con offerings. And first up is SPACE GOD CHRONOTAR!
Featuring a traditional Galaxxor buck, beautifully cast in translucent orange resin by the mighty Godbeast, and a head cast in resin by the incomparable ManOrMonster? Studios, Chronodar is a continuation of the pantheon of the Seven Space Gods of the Galaxxorverse. He's also a "tip of the hat" to the iconic Micronauts Time Travelers figures.

The Seven Space Gods, the overseers of The Galaxxorverse, use their cosmic powers to maintain order in the reality that is most commonly known as "The Alpha". It is they who direct the Galaxxors to travel from world to world, protecting humanity from the monstrous clutches of chaos and evil. Among the Seven, Chronodar is uniquely powered, via his Infinity Mirror, with the ability to briefly travel forward and backward within the timestream of The Alpha. He manipulates it so that humanity and order may persevere. 
Endings become beginnings.
Beginnings become endings. 
The Alpha is a complex web of reality, and its temporal nature is only truly known by Space God Chronodar.

Space God Chronodar is a 5.5" resin art figure that features 3 points of articulation (arms and head). The body was hand cast in resin by The Godbeast and the head was hand cast in resin by ManOrMonster? Studios. The original sculpt and painting duties were handled by Ben Spencer.
Chronodar comes in a bag and header packaging, is limited to an edition of 5, and will be $90, each. The figure will be exclusively available at Nerd City's booth #1003 at Designer Con, November 21st and 22nd.
Stay tuned for more exclusives, and some truly reality-shattering announcements coming up in the next few weeks. See you at Designer Con!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fugg the Slayer from Galaxxor x BigManToys Drops 07.31.15 at Noon CDT

Once a ruthlessly savage warlord from the planet Orkamania, Fugg the Slayer is now one of the most feared combatants in the fighting arenas of the hive planet X-544. Tasked by a wealthy hive aristocrat with hunting down a suitable opponent for The Lucha Sharks, Ciper the Bounty Hunter captured Fugg from his home planet and brought him to X-544. Every bit as flamboyant as he is violent, Fugg now stands at the top of the ranks of the hive world arena fighters, terrorizing even The Lucha Sharks!

Fugg the Slayer is a 5.5"-style art figure that features a head and hands that were sculpted/mashed up by Ben Spencer, and a body buck and removable championship belt that was sculpted/mashed up by the mighty BigManToys. The head and hands are cast in resin, but the body and belt are cast in a softer polyurethane rubber. Both resin and rubber production were handled by Bigmantoys. Fugg is also hand painted by Ben Spencer, and he features soft goods arm bands and neck articulation.

Fugg the Slayer comes in bag and header packaging.  He will be limited to an edition of 5 at $70 each, exclusively through The Galaxxor Online Store on 07.31.15 at noon CDT.