Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DOOM GÖTTER

So,DOOM Götter   is live! 
Go to Imperfecz Toy Store to pick up your Bake Kujira and Filth Licker figures, each includes two building accessories. Pick your colors while you can (even add an ink wash for a buck)!

Also, check out the City Building packs at the Imperfecz toy store. You can create your own city for your Doom Götter  figures, or any other kaiju keshi you might have laying around. 

-R


Saturday, January 17, 2015

DOOM GÖTTER

So, the time is now, to unveil "the next thing", which is called "DOOM GÖTTER", from Ironhaus' own Jimmy Rommel and Luke Harris from Imperfecz Realm.

The concept is pretty simple: Let's take ghosts and myths, and turn them into city crushing kaiju... just big enough to capture their attitude, but small enough that you can... Well, this:

Each figure comes with two buildings, some regular and some battle damaged. What's the gate on these?
My Bake Kujira/Monster Ghost Whale figure, with two buildings: $10.
Luke's Monster Filth Licker, with two buildings: $12.
Look for these at the Imperfecz Toy Store, sometime this week, and be sure to check Luke's Blog for future updates on his stuff as well.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

If I may be serious for a minute...

So, I have noticed a disturbing trend in the whole Art Toy/Designer Toy/"whatever you want to call it" scene: Somebody does artwork (such as sculpting a figure, painting a figure, or doing art in support of a figure/line), and then somebody else, that had little or nothing to do with the creation of that piece,  takes credit for that work.

I have friends in the field, that have sculpted figures only to find that another party has taken credit for the work... Hell, it has even happened to me. One of my friends has almost an entire portfolio's worth of work that has had it's credits usurped by the person producing the toys. This is completely unacceptable. I have even heard of some of these producers making off-handed commentary about how "it's customary for the producer to get credit for the work", and that does ring true in the case of the larger companies like Hasbro and Mattel... But we're not talking about large corporations that compensate their artists for work... We're talking about individuals who are making money off of artists, with empty promises of "exposure" if they even bother to promise that.

Let me be blunt:
Exposure doesn't buy groceries. Exposure doesn't buy art supplies.
Exposure also doesn't mean jack shit, if the person producing the piece is taking credit for it.

This happens a lot, and often it's so innocuous as posting pictures from their social media, not crediting the artist, and when that piece gets complimented? "Thanks", as if they had spent the time and effort to design and sculpt the piece.

I'm going to close with this: Spend the extra two seconds to ask who produced a piece. If you know somebody else did the work, don't let some usurper deprive the artist of their due.

If you ARE one of these artists, speak up for yourself. I know the basic culture insists that you don't create "drama", but I assure you, calling out a thief isn't "dramatic" at all. If these artists would speak up, these underhanded tactics would stop. They NEED to stop, and you all deserve your due.

-Rommel

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Draznar Uncensored

As the title says, my portion of the site is going to involve me talking about whatever the hell I damn well please. That being said, I'm going to try and keep things toy-related, and possibly even mini figure related.

I've got a project underway that I want to talk about, but I have to wait awhile before I feel like I can. I just don't have enough of anything to make a reasonable article yet, but rest assured I think fans of mini figures will enjoy it. That being said, I need the help from someone who can scan images with good resolution. If you know someone who can or are that person please message me on LRG, (Draznar), or facebook, (if you know my real name).

I just recently got my hands on some of the most recent Ironhaus items. Bacon Shark, Meathook, and the new gorewads. As usual, Jimmy has knocked it out of the park with his sculpting abilities. Meathook reminds me of Grover, from Sesame St. Not sure if that was intentional or not, (knowing Jimmy it probably was), and it has actually forever "ruined" that character for me. Now when my six year old asks me to read, "The Monster at the end of this book", all I can think about is Meathook. GG, bro. And I still never thought I'd hear the words. "bacon" and "shark" in the same sentence before the figure existed. What an amazingly awesome thing.

Anyways, if you haven't got these figures yet, be sure to get on board. You won't regret it!


- Draznar

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Strange Monsters: Necrolossus

 So, I don't have any hard information on release dates or pricing yet, but here are the latest pictures of the Necrolossus from Unbox Industries. Stay tuned here, and on Unbox's page, for news on the Strange Monsters toy line. -R