Sunday, November 28, 2010

El Diablo Toy Box

This is a quick vid on the packaging/ box of the vinyl toy El Dioblo... I think its a cool vid i regards to hat goes into making a vinyl toy and all the extra bits as well. This is a follow up on the making of El Diablo.


Have a wicked day!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Design Festa Vol 32. Nijisuke

The next artist in our DF series is Nijisuke. This guys painting were fantastic. Unfortunately I went to Design Festa with a very tight budget and set plans for said budget so I wasn’t able to buy from this talented guy... something i still regret. But not to worry, cos, we have all his contact details. I cant stress enough how cool these painting really were, they were full of great vibrant colour as well as texture and pattern... the photos really don’t do them justice. On top of being a great artist he was a super cool dude. In fact if you a look at my photos and or his blog, and you find something you like, love, cant live without, send me an email an I’ll do what I can to help, you know with the Japanese and stuff like that.... that’s how much I liked this guy and his art.

Anyway you can check out more of his art at the link below its a japanese blog but dont worry just go down the left side to the menu list and start clicking around... 


Thanks for reading guys, have a kick ass awesome day!!!

Stay tuned for more great artists from DF coming soon to a Monsterosity blog near you

Monday, November 22, 2010

How to Paint Oxidized Metal Effect


Oxidized or rusted paint effects are very big with some toy customizing artists like Sket 1 as well as Chris Rose and Southern Drawl.

There are many different ways these effects can be achieved and this video shows you just one way... at some point in the future I hope to get a few tutorials of this kind of paint work on vinyl toys but for now here is one I found on YouTube... enjoy!

Ps: if you try this out on vinyl let us know, tell us what you think and how it went.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Design Festa Vol. 32

So a couple weeks ago I said Id get back to you lovely folks about my time at design festa... unfortunately I have ad the flu so haven’t been doing much more than laying around feeling pathetically sorry for myself... looking like a bad cold and flu commercial. Feel free to have a chuckle I think its funny myself.

Any who I also did a lot of thinking on how I wanted to deliver the info I collected from the super cool artists at DF and decided that the best thing for me to do was to break it up into sections (artists) so you folks would have the time to pop on over to their various websites and also so I didn’t have to write a great big huge long post... everybody wins; love that!

The other thing I need to tell ya is that Im not gonna give you a generalized rundown of DF so if you would like that kinda info I think the best blog to pop on over to is Kaiju Korna. Andy has a great blog with a great run down on DF as well as being totally on top of things as far as toy events and stuff happening in Tokyo.

So with out any further babble here’s the beginning of a long list of Cool artists I met at DF VOL 32.

Ok so I told you a little lie I didnt actually get to meet the artist behind this display because they werent there when i was but it was a cool display with a custom Munny and some very coll resin cast toys. The have a great website and a lot of it is in English. You can check them out here...

Twitter- vista_lab

Custom Munny  very cool!

Have a great day pepole and stay tuned for more artists from DF VOL 32.

Thank for stopping by!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

MoMA Kidrobot - Devil Robots's painting Munny

Here’s a cool video of a live painting session here in Japan its an old vid but still worth a watch... artists in action always good viewing...


Check out more DevilRobots stuff here...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

CustomEmpire: Choose your weapon

I wrote this on my other blog Custom Empire a few weeks ago... its about the choosing some of the weapons you will need when embarking on your first toy customizing adventures... thought Id link it here for anyone who might be getting into the custom vinyl world... enjoy!

CustomEmpire: Choose your weapon: "It’s amazing when you first realize you are destined to be the all mighty god of creation, with the power to create the creatures in your e..."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Design Festa Vol.32

This weekend was a special weekend here in Tokyo for any and all who might be arty types or friends there of because this weekend was Design Festa weekend.... and it was Totally Awesome!!!!

However as it is 11pm here and I spent the whole day today padding around the masive Tokyo Bigsite talking to funky arty people and taking photos like a crazy tourist, after staying up half the night with the Toy Break crew on there 24 hour telethon thingy (which I also need to give you a run down on)........I’m shagged (the tired kind, if you’re Australian and reading that word differently). So I will be back later this week with more info for your pretty eyes to gobble up as well as photos and a heap of cool websites of amazing Japanese artists, a rad comic illustrator and some wicked toy designers… Yay!!!

So stay tuned folks...

Have a great start to the week... go kick some ass and enjoy!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

ヨーコ・マルシェ オープン

Back home safe and sound in Aomori, Ninniqun is already making top level connections, by meeting the Mayor of Aomori as well as making his first, of what im sure will be many public appearances.

See more ninniku stuff here

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Ninniquns first little  You'll never guess whos inisde...???

See more ninniku stuff here

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monster Kolor presents IN LIVING KOLOR

Hey Found this awesome video interview by Design Festa Galleries of the In Living Kolor guys, Matt Walker and Mark Nagata.