Friday, 30 January 2015
When an artist puts a piece into a show getting feedback and hearing how well received it has been is great, what’s an added bonus is finding out that their art has found a new home communicated to the world with a tiny red dot. Meet Todder the UME red dot with a cute ass.
Todder is a chunky 3 inches tall of hand made and painted resin and ships in a header carded bag. More info over here.
Also to celebrate the launch of Todder there's also a customized 'TodPool'. To have a look at some more photos of him head over here.
Both versions will be going live on the UME store Friday 6th February at 9:00pm London time.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Sunday, 25 January 2015
January is a month of anniversaries in this house. First up it’s my Birthday month so I’d like to say a massive thanks to everyone for all the messages it really means a lot to me. Secondly it’s the month I started working for myself as a freelance designer and also everything related to UME toys. The freelance work has been hard work but great fun and I’d like to give a shout out to Paul at 55 for putting up with me, Matt for some rad work and Wayne at DV8 for the projects.
2014 was a crazy year. I didn’t really get to blog much about the awesomeness of NYCC and winning the DTA award for best resin as my world got turned upside down and kicked in the balls straight after with my Dads passing. I’d like to say thanks to all my family for their support and help they’ve given me to do the things I love doing and also thanks again to Clutter and everyone for voting for the Geekwok truly an honour to have the recognition. My international toy family has grown and it’s great to have so many friends worldwide and the support from toy gods has been awesome. I'm look ing at you Man-e-Toys, The Toy Chronicle, Toysrevil, SpankyStokes and The Blot Says.
As for 2015 – there’s a lot in the works and I hope to continue to push what I do and hopefully you guys will dig it as well. Next up is ToyconUK and a booth with my buddy JPK then I’m planning a trip out East to Singapore for STGCC there and lastly out West to attend Designer Con. I am really looking forward to meeting lots of new and old friends this year.
Thanks again guys and here’s to another creative year.
Friday, 23 January 2015
Last year at NYCC I meet up again with top chap Rich (great name) from Triplikid (http://www.triplikid.com/) and was lucky enough to snag a blank Dolor of him - as soon as I'd seen the toy knew I needed to make him into one of my all time favourite film badasses PREDATOR. It's taken some time but here he is.
I must say I'm always blown away with the detail and quality of Triplikid's resins, so good! I was going to pop this guy in the store today but just recieved an email from ToyCon UK reminding me it's only a couple of months away - so I'm going to hold onto him until then. If you fancy seeing him make sure you pop over to the booth I'm sharing with Jon-Paul Kaiser. Cheers.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Thursday, 15 January 2015
This custom is completely unacceptable!
Say hello to The Earl of Lemongrab, my custom Cranston Fellows Jnr for the 'When Hell Freezes Over 2' show. He sits in judgment on his custom made throne and brandishes a glow in the dark sword. His evil lemon head is secured by geo magnets to allow for posing. If you'd like to see him and all the other Cranston customs pop down to My Plastic Heart, Sat 7th Feb 7:00pm.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
In between casting and sanding I've made a couple of little undead GeekWok customs and put them up in the UME store over here http://umetoys.bigcartel.com/product/undead-geekwok