Friday, December 28, 2012

Otto Bjornik"s Kwardo Kwins.

 Otto Björnik Never seems to amaze me with yet again another incredible custom,has just revealedKwardo Alas – four custom 3” Dunnys that are part of his ongoing playing card inspired Kwardo Kwin project.  As you’ll see in Otto’s story text below, the four ‘Ace’ horsemen, Arjun (Club), Aden (Heart), Ashur (Spade) and Aubin (Diamond),  serve as protectors of the four Kwardo Kwins.

The four sisters became more and more beautiful with each passing day. As word of their beauty spread, kings from neighboring lands came to court the fair young maidens. And so it happened that each sister became betrothed to a king before her eighteenth birthday. When they became of age, the nobleman sent his daughters to the four corners of the land to live in their new kingdoms. He selected four of his bravest horsemen to accompany and protect them on their long journeys.

Original posting from Vinyl Pulse.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Custom Lobster Dunny

Check out this great piece done  by Alex Vaughan, it is a 3" toy and is a once off.
This is an example of great vision.

UME Toys's "Chester Rimington," a custom Freak Store Fonzo!

Look carefully at the above picture, follow the various textures and details, drink it all in, and recognize the talent of Mr. Richard "UME Toys" Page. Entitled "Chester Rimington," we're informed that Page didn't create this for any specific purpose but rather just for fun… he had a copy of the 6-inch blank Fonzo platform lying around so he working his creative magic upon it.
This is a great piece, love the added pieces to give it a totally different look.
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Reactor-88’s Custom Corner – Otto Bjornik

Welcome to Reactor-88's Custom Corner. To wrap up 2012, we're highlighting Björn Edingaka Otto Björnik. Björn resides in the Philippines and is a trained architect, but has pursued a career as a designer/illustrator with much success. Björn came across the vinyl toy scene back in 2009, but didn't actually start toy customizing until a few years later. Hoping to realize his dream to be a painter, his early works were more just exercises with acrylics. At the same time, he experimented with transferring his character illustrations to toys and that definitely clicked with the toy community. My first glimpse of Björn's work was his very impressive Dunny chess set. Looking beyond the shear feat of creating an entire set of chess custom toys, his actual designs stood out as very unique. They have a very classic, delicate, and whimsical look- almost as if they stepped right out of an antique fairytale book. He also sticks to a very minimal palette- usually focusing on black and white and sometimes one accent color, which also accentuates the old world feel. And while I'd like to keep this totally focused on toys- his 2D pen and ink artwork is phenomenal and should definitely be checked out as well. So to peruse all of his work and much more, head over to the Otto Björnik website.

Original posting by Vinyl Pulse.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2012 has been a year filled with many new and exciting toys , but as for 2013 its going to be even better.
To all the incredible artists / designers out there we thank you for making our lives so exciting with all your fantastic creations.
Have a safe and healthy Christmas.
Earl and Tk.