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Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx – Marvin the Martian & Tweety gets UPSIZED for XXRAY PLUS!

A new batch of XXRAY figures comes your way thanks to Jason Freeny and Mighty Jaxx… and this go around, there’s something in common… something very Looney… if you know what we mean as Marvin the Martian and Tweety gets UPSIZED for XXRAY PLUS!!!

A recurring antagonist from the Looney Tunes Show, Marvin the Martian might be small in size but he definitely has great ambitions! Armed with his loyal puppy K-9 and army of Instant Martians, this buggy little terrorist is making it his life Mission to destroy planet Earth! Marvin the Martian will be making his anatomical debut with his signature warrior’s helmet and ballet tutu in an exclusive 8.5″ XXRAY PLUS edition HERE for $80 a pop!

I tawt I taw a puddy tat…I did, I did, I did taw a puddy tat!” Everyone’s favorite little canary might be sweet as sugar with his singing and swinging in the cage but he’s also tough as nails when a “bad ol’ puddy tat” is bothering him. Tweety can definitely fight his own fight while keeping up with his lovable appearance, it’s no wonder he’s making the hearts of young and old flutter! Add this exclusive 8″ tall XXRAY PLUS edition of Tweety to your Looney Tunes collection today HERE for $80 a pop!

Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx – STGCC 2017 exclusive Brick Baby “Maxilla” revealed!

Halloween is just round the corner and Brick Baby “Maxilla” can’t wait any longer to throw on his costume and head out for some trick-or-treating! There’s countless costume ideas for Brick Baby “Maxilla” to choose from but it’s a no-brainer that he went for a XXRAY-inspired skeleton suit that will definitely make Jason Freeny a proud parent! Even when Brick Baby’s signature yellow body is covered by his Halloween suit, his protruding umbilical cord gives him away almost immediately. Follow Brick Baby Maxilla as he goes from door to door, collecting as many candies as he can to satisfy his growing sweet tooth! This will be up for grabs as an exclusive to STGCC 2017 and can be found at the Mighty Jaxx Stand: D3 during the convention!

“Inicio de la Vida” (beginning of life) custom from Ink Visuals!

“Inicio de la Vida” (beginning of life) is the newest custom from artist Rob Ramirez aka Ink Visuals and it’s based on Jason Freeny and Mighty Jaxx’s own Brick Baby! With this piece, Rob captured the beautiful beginnings of life with a hint of what’s to come for its future. The piece is hand painted and laced with Swarovski crystals as well as other natural fabrics. Set to release HERE this coming Wednesday, August 23rd at 6pm PST for $300 a pop, don’t miss out on this rad custom!

The Toy Box: From Pop to Present – Exhibition – Barnsley UK

It’s really REALLY rare to see a toy art exhibition in the UK, so when an organisation from outside the traditional toy art world picks up the mantel and puts together an exhibition that includes toy art – it’s great news. The Toy Box: From Pop to Present is an exhibition which is being held in a beautiful gallery space at The Civic in Barnsley in the UK. I got involved a month or so ago and after an initial chat was asked to make some suggestions for inclusion in a couple of the cabinet spaces.

The suggestions I put forward were Doktor A (he’s based about 60 or so miles from Barnsley, which in toy art terms is local) and Okedoki, and I got some real enthusiasm back very quickly from the staff organising the exhibition (Thanks go to Jason White for his infectious enthusiasm). It would appear that there was a real love for the toy art scene and I was more than happy to take down the Okedoki Benny the Dreamer box set and Doktor A organized a couple of pieces of his own to send along for inclusion.

So to the exhibition which I went to see yesterday, and you will see as usual I took MANY photographs for you to take a look at. The space is wonderful, really well lit with natural light and some supplementary lighting as well – all done very tastefully and with maximum respect and appreciation for the work on display. I have been to a lot of gallery spaces in many venues and in many countries around the world and this space is now in my top 5 gallery spaces. I won’t spend the next half an hour listing the pieces on display, hopefully the pictures will do that job – and I am sure that if your reading this then many of you will know much more about some of these pieces than I ever will!

OK so the first thing I need to point out is that THIS IS NOT A TOY ART EXHIBITION – it’s an exhibition that happens to feature toy art to illustrate the exhibitions purpose. This is the point where I let the gallery staff and their team share their vision for the exhibition and the purpose of the exhibits in the gallery space for this exhibition. “The Toy Box: From Pop to Present is a new exhibition, exclusive to The Gallery@ The Civic, exploring the use of toys in the world of contemporary art and design. By using British Pop Art of the 1950s and 1960s as a starting point and the movements it inspired, the exhibition will showcase paintings, prints, photography, fashion and sculpture from around the world. The Toy Box also takes a look at how toy companies have collaborated with artists to create collectable art toys, such as Urban Vinyl.” A great explanation of what you can come to expect from this fantastic exhibit.

For me, this is one of the most inspiring and relaxing exhibitions I have been to see for a long time. The fact that it includes toy art is an absolute bonus. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the WHATSHISNAME 120cm POPek a few days before the exhibition opening, and to see the enthusiasm in the assistant curators eyes as he showed me this piece told me everything I needed to know even before the exhibition was live. The art included in the exhibition which isn’t toy art is also stunning with names like Eduardo Paolozzi, Anne-Sophie Cochevelou and Paul McCarthy exhibiting their work.

Our friends at Collect and Display have a Pop Up shop in the entrance area of the main venue as well, which is getting some attention before visitors even enter the gallery space – a VERY clever idea which is being well managed by the staff at the venue to good effect. Additionally the exhibition has a real focus on engagement with people of all ages. It’s a safe creative space to take your kids, and they are included rather than excluded – which is always a good sign as it’s encouraging future artists and future collectors. This exhibition runs 29th July 2017 – 23rd September 2017.

“No Strings On Me” X-Ray edition custom Dunny series from WuzOne!

What do you get when you take one designer toy artist and give him a rad platform to work on by another designer toy artist… you get the amazing looking “No Strings On Me” X-Ray edition from WuzOne! Using the 5″ X-Ray Dunny from Jason Freeny, WuzOne took his classic Pinocchio’esque design and applied it to this already striking figure! Limited to just 3 pieces, these will be up for grabs HERE starting tomorrow – August 1st at 11am PST for $250 a pop (includes FREE shipping)! These look really great, and we don’t see them lasting long, so snag one up when you have the chance!

DC Comics x Jason Freeny x Mighty Jaxx – 4D XXRAY JOKER!!!

Frequent patron of the Arkham Asylum, The Joker has undoubtedly proven himself to be the most vicious psychopathic killer roaming the DC universe. Decked out in his signature green hair, deranged smile and hysterical laughter, the notorious comic book villain goes on a spree to ruin lives just to demonstrate his manifestation of how everything can be destroyed in a moment.

New from Mighty Jaxx and Jason Freeny is the officially licensed DC Comics 4D XXRAY JOKER! Standing 9.5″ tall, this abs/vinyl figure is the first ever true dissected licensed collectible following in the footsetps of the 4D Batman released earlier this year! Open him up and pull him apart, this rad looking figure is up for pre-order HERE right now for just $90 a pop!

Jason Freeny’s “Brick Baby Junior” from Mighty Jaxx!

Under Jason Freeny and Mighty Jaxx’s nurture, Lil’ Brick Baby has grown steadily over the months into Brick Baby Junior! This little bundle of joy is the third addition to the popular Brick Baby series. This synthetic love child retains his suspended yellow body with a protruding umbilical cord but grown-up Brick Baby Junior has come to be more conscious of his appearance and threw on some clothes out of modesty! Limited to 200 pieces, and measuring 8.5″ x 5.5″ x 6″ / with base: 8.5″ x 6″ x 11.5″, these are up for grabs HERE right now for $130 a pop!

Jason Freeny’s “Brick Baby Junior” from Mighty Jaxx!

Jason Freeny‘s “Lego Fetus” was a sculptural depiction of an unborn brick mini-figure, floating within the womb. Retitled “Brick Baby” when issued as a painted polystone resin edition Mighty Jaxx last year (see review here), it was quickly followed by the “Rosie” chromed edition of the piece and now the third version: “Brick Baby Junior”. Attired in classic red and blue clothing, this new color scheme will be available in limited quantities on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 7am Pacific time from mightyjaxx.rocks.

Kidrobot releases limited edition “Half Ray” 5-inch Dunny by Jason Freeny!

Kidrobot is stoked to announce the release of the all-new Half Ray 5″ Dunny by Jason Freeny. You’ve gotten the full view, time to cut it in half! Kidrobot and Jason Freeny team up for an anatomical view of the 5” Dunny! Crafted in Freeny’s anatomical style the Half Ray 5″ Dunny shows off half of the inner-workings of one of Kidrobot’s most recognizable platforms, the Dunny.

This piece is available in two colorways: a Kidrobot.com exclusive black glow in the dark colorway, limited to 500 pieces worldwide ($35), and a white colorway, limited to 1000 pieces worldwide ($30). The white colorway will be available in select retailers worldwide and both colorways are available for purchase on kidrobot.com starting today, June 9th 2017!

Jason Freeny x Kidrobot – Exclusive “Half Ray” 5-inch Dunny revealed!!!

It’s on the inside that counts.“… the folks over at Kidrobot just posted up the above image, their online store exclusive 5-Inch “Half Ray” Dunny by artist Jason Freeny. Featuring a rad gunmetal black finish with fancy glow-in-the-dark innards, this is a really cool piece! Set to releases HERE on Friday, June 9th at 10am MST – no word on a quantity or a price, but expect them to retail for around the $30 range!