@HelloVinyl x @KevinGosselin Super Awesome #FF Give-away

Soooo, I\’ve teamed up with @HelloVinyl for The Super Awesome Follow Friday Give Away. Whats that? Well, I decided to offer up one of my custom 3\”Cannibal Dunny AP\’s. This Dunny is my design for the Most Wanted Series 2 that is coming soon, and this is one of only 5. I suspect that these dunny\’s are going to be hard to get within the series and then being there are only 5 APs I figured why not let everyone get an equal shot at having one.  To be honest, they\’re all spoken for already anyways so there will be three shot\’s to grab one of my APs over the next month or so.  This being your first shot. 
So what do you have to do to get it?
All you have to do to win this Cannibal Dunny is to go over to HelloVinyl\’s web site( HERE ) and leave a comment in his post, answering this question: \”What past Dunny design would you like to see have their head shrunk by Cannibal Dunny?\” You can also get a bonus entry by following myself Kevin Gosselin and HelloVinyl on Twitter and posting a tweet with the following text \”Win a @kevingosselin Cannibal Dunny at @hellovinyl http://bit.ly/9pZ3wQ #KGHVFF PLS RT TO ENTER\”, you can just copy and paste the quoted text, without the quotes of course:-). Easy as that, good luck to all who enter, the winner will be announced Friday 29th October. Thank you very much to Mark over at HelloVinyl for helping plan this fun event!!

@AW177 Collaboration for NYCC

A while ago the artist known as AW177 contacted me about doing a collaboration.  I love his work because of its Eastern influences and slick finishes.  It\’s about as different from my own work as I think you can get.  Which is why I wanted to add his style to my portfolio.  However, it did present it\’s challenges.  For this piece I had to simplify my own style a it.  Much like my collaboration with Coolvader, I wanted to keep the surfaces as simple as possible so the surface could be worked with afterward.   The Madl platform only worked more to this idea with it\’s straight lines.  We decided on basing our concept on the ancient Chinese terracotta warriors.  So I went about simplifying the armor in basic shapes.  I used magic sculpt to create my shapes and sanded.  And sanded. The end result was a toy that I think would look pretty cool if manufactured. Hmmm, what do you think MAD?

Well, AW177 just finished the 3rd one and here they are.
\”Dragon Power\” Elite Division Warrior #1
\”Tiger Fury\” Elite Division Warrior #2
\”Phoenix Rising\” Elite Division Warrior #3
I love them.  So much detail and they look beautiful.  I love the rich colors and they look awesome as a set.  They\’ll be available Oct 8-10th at NYCC.  That\’s this weekend.  Look for them at the Tenacious Toys Booth.  AW177 will also be doing a signing on Saturday at 1pm.

Check out AW177\’s other work that he\’ll have available at NYCC as well. 

3 Customs, 3 Shows

The first show is the Milk Munny Exhibit, which is actually already over.  I believe my Stone Golem is still available for $750 at Red Hot Robot starting Oct 6th.  If you\’d like to purchase this Mega contact them.  Remember, 100% of the purchase goes to the Keep a Breast Foundation.

The second show is the Jouwe Custom show at the Toy Art Gallery in LA.  This show started Saturday Oct. 2nd and goes until Nov. 2nd.  You can find my Jouwe and many others for sale here.

And the third show, starting this Saturday, Oct. 9th, is the 15th Anniversary DIY Qee Celebration at Dragatomi.  There\’s sure to be a lot of great work there.  Check it out.

R.I.P. Kevin Gosselin

Here\’s my custom for Dragatomi\’s 15th Anniversary DIY Qee Celebration.
I think it speaks for itself.
But if you want some explanation, well, it\’s me, in the hopefully very distant future rising from the grave, grabbing the fresh flowers laid at the tombstone and presenting them back to the giver with goofy delight.  
Originally I thought of having the corpse be that of Kurt Cobain after I heard Justin Bieber say, \”I feel like the Kurt Cobain of my generation.\”  I thought it would be funny if he came from below and was screaming, \”Bieber!!!\” But in the end I felt that having Kurt with a face full of shot gun pellets was just a little too poor in taste so I went with something more silly.