Friday, January 30, 2015

Lazer Saurs Tricera-Tank from Galaxxor x Goodleg Toys Drops 02.06.15 at Noon CDT

The term "evil genius" gets thrown around an awful lot, these days. It most certainly applies, however, to my good friends in Germany, those maniacs from Goodleg Toys. Luke and Pablo's resin creations run the gamut from pop art pieces to proper action figures, from absurdly hilarious to grotesquely badass.More often than not, their highly sought after chunks of resin are a bit of all of the above. Following our Grape-Apes collab, Luke and I were really excited about following it up with something even more involved. I've been a long time fan of Goodleg's War On Prehis property, a line full of zombie cyborgs and bionic dinosaurs, all done in the classic 5.5" scale. So, the idea came about to maybe try my hand at adding a figure to that extended universe. Goodleg and Kaiju Lab's Lazer Saurs were a subline of Prehis that I always particularly dug, and, after much contemplation, the concept of a gigantic, hulking, clockwork Triceratops tank man seemed like the the only right thing to do.
Working in another universe, with an aesthetic that is decidedly different from the Galaxxorverse was really creatively inspirational, because it forced me to think about some of the iconic design elements that I play with, and then turn them on their ear. Prehis has a far more gritty and detailed visual than I typically work with, and that pushed me a bit out of my comfort zone. I allowed myself to mash together bits of various iconic figures, along with a bit of sculpting, and come up with a Frankenstein of a beast, which, chile working on it, I often referred to as "An Excercise in Absurdity". I'm extremely pleased with the resulting figure, one which I feel straddles the line between my aesthetic and Goodleg's aesthetic.
Tricera-Tank is a hulking 5.5" resin figure. He features three points of articulation, at the shoulders and tail. That's right, the tail! Tricera-Tank was mashed up and re-sculpted by Ben Spencer, produced in resin by Goodleg Toys, and hand painted by Ben Spencer. This version of the Lazer Saurs Tricera-Tank is limited to an edition of 5. It will never be produced in this colorway ever again. It will come in with two War on Prehis mini comics, and will be packed in a traditional bag and header packaging by JB Roe.
But wait, there's more! Each Tricera-Tank will come with an extremely limited, high quality print of the JB's insanely cool art. Tricera-Tank will be available for $95 each, on 02.06.15 at noon CDT from The Galaxxor Online Store.
Can't get enough Tricera-Tank? Stay tuned to the blog this week for full reveal of JB's insanely cool Tricera-Tank art and Luke from Goodleg's Trucera-Tank bio!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Space God Infiniton Resin Figure for Clutter Gallery's Inaction Figures 3 Group Show

From the crystalline planet at the center of the Galaxxorverse, Alpha Supremis, comes Infiniton, one of the cosmic Seven Space Gods! Anyone who's been playing along at home knows that The Seven Space Gods are the real movers and shakers of the Galaxxorverse, so it's super cool to have one of them realized in resin. I was honored to have the opportunity to participate in Clutter's Inaction Figures 3 group show this year and wanted to come up with something really special to contribute. Like most people my age, I was a huge fan of Transformers as a kid, and, for some reason Ultra Magnus's head really spoke to me (not literally. I'm not that crazy). Taking into account that the overall theme for Clutter's Inaction Figures shows is toys form the 70's-90's, I jumped at the chance to mash up that iconic head with my very own Galaxxor figure. I always envisioned The Seven Space Gods as being very Kirbyesque in appearance, and, maybe I've been reading too much of Tom Scioli's Transformers vs. GI Joe, but Ultra Magnus's noggin really seemed to fit the bill.
Space God Infiniton is a 5.5" resin art toy. The Galaxxor buck, which was used for Infiniton was designed and sculpted by yours truly, and engineered and produced in resin by those wizards, Marty "The Godbeast" Hansen and True Cast Studio. The head, as I stated before, is a re-purposed from a vintage Ultra Magnus. Infiniton was hand painted by Ben Spencer, sports articulation at the shoulders and comes packaged in a traditional bag and header format.

Space God Infiniton will be limited to an edition of 3 and is $95 each. He will be exclusively available at the Inaction Figures 3 show at the Clutter Gallery. Inaction Figures 3 opens on Saturday, February 14th and runs through Friday, March 6th. The show will feature work by 2bitHACK, 8-bit ZOMBIE, BigMan Toys, Bombermat Toys, Credenda Studios, Danny Frankenstein, Dave Bondi, Death Cat Toys, DLL Customs, DMS, Eric Nilla, Falcon Toys, Fantastic Planet Toys, Galaxxor, Goodleg Toys, Healeymade, Josh Longo, Kaboom Toys!, Killer Bootlegs, LRG/Plastic Imagination, ManOrMonster?, Marty "TheGodBeast" Hansen, MonstreHero, MuscleThings Laboratories, Nama Niku, Schmucklord, Scott Wilkowski, Scraped Resin, Star Case, Sucklord, The Tarantulas, Ted Terranova (Rivet Wars), Tone Tank, and Triclops Studio. The opening reception for Inaction Figures 3 is from 6-9pm February 14th at The Clutter Gallery, 163 Main Street
 in Beacon, NY. 
Infiniton will be available for purchase at the gallery and through the Clutter Online Store.