Brandt Peters Archive

  • I’d be lying if I said that my love of vinyl never waned. When Leah and I started collecting toys years ago while writing for another site, one of the first events we went to was the Dunny 2009 release. Shortly after one of the first pieces we reviewed was Kidrobot’s collaboration with Brandt Peters called Dead Bunny. To this day, we both still credit that piece with our love of all things that Brandt and his wife Kathie do from Skelves to their Wandering Misfits series and everything in between. Now, years later, those two loves are being combined for one amazing artist series. For Leah and me, Dunny releases kind of fell off the radar somewhere around 2012 or so when release after release used the same artists, and while Brandt has a Dunny design already, this series definitely feels fresh and unique. Hands down, this is the single best new reveal we’ve seen out of Kidrobot in years. I’m in love with every piece in this series from the swamp monster to the Skelve and especially the pumpkin head and plague doctor. I also really love that Brandt’s 2009 design is back with some updates as it’s one of my all time favorite pieces. Personally we can’t wait for this series to come out in the fall and it’s really great to see Kidrobot finally back on track. [UPDATE] We just got much higher quality images of the designs along with info that if you order a case from the Circus Posterus store, you also get a free sketch from Brandt as well! [Pre-order via Myplasticheart: blind box | case OR Circus Posterus: case]

    Kidrobot And Brandt Peters Team Up For Dunny The 13 Artist Series

    I’d be lying if I said that my love of vinyl never waned. When Leah and I started collecting toys years ago while writing for another site, one of the first events we went to was the Dunny 2009 release. Shortly after one of the first pieces we reviewed was Kidrobot’s collaboration with Brandt Peters called Dead Bunny. To this day, we both still credit that piece with our love of all things that Brandt and his wife Kathie do from Skelves to their Wandering Misfits series and everything in between. Now, years later, those two loves are being combined for one amazing artist series. For Leah and me, Dunny releases kind of fell off the radar somewhere around 2012 or so when release after release used the same artists, and while Brandt has a Dunny design already, this series definitely feels fresh and unique. Hands down, this is the single best new reveal we’ve seen out of Kidrobot in years. I’m in love with every piece in this series from the swamp monster to the Skelve and especially the pumpkin head and plague doctor. I also really love that Brandt’s 2009 design is back with some updates as it’s one of my all time favorite pieces. Personally we can’t wait for this series to come out in the fall and it’s really great to see Kidrobot finally back on track. [UPDATE] We just got much higher quality images of the designs along with info that if you order a case from the Circus Posterus store, you also get a free sketch from Brandt as well! [Pre-order via Myplasticheart: blind box | case OR Circus Posterus: case]

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  • Longtime readers will know that I used to collect vinyl along with PVC, dolls, and kaiju. A LOT of vinyl. In fact it was the majority of my collection for many years. But as time went by, I grew kind of jaded with the lackluster quality control, endless recolors, and the lack of creativity in the community. I was especially fed up with Dunnys, which used to be some of my absolute favorite figures. But there are still vinyl artists I love, so when one of them comes out for something from my once-favorite platform? Yes please! Today we got a little (well, maybe not so little) teaser of a Dunny Brandt Peters is working on. An evil nurse! With a lollipop! I already love it. Of course we’ll have to see how the final piece comes out (hopefully it is an 8″, not a 3″!), but I’m pretty sure this is a must-have for me already–especially since there’s a bit of Kathie Olivas’ style in the face. Now we just need a Masao Trikky. [via the Circus Posterus Twitter]

    Kidrobot Teases A Brandt Peters Dunny

    Longtime readers will know that I used to collect vinyl along with PVC, dolls, and kaiju. A LOT of vinyl. In fact it was the majority of my collection for many years. But as time went by, I grew kind of jaded with the lackluster quality control, endless recolors, and the lack of creativity in the community. I was especially fed up with Dunnys, which used to be some of my absolute favorite figures. But there are still vinyl artists I love, so when one of them comes out for something from my once-favorite platform? Yes please! Today we got a little (well, maybe not so little) teaser of a Dunny Brandt Peters is working on. An evil nurse! With a lollipop! I already love it. Of course we’ll have to see how the final piece comes out (hopefully it is an 8″, not a 3″!), but I’m pretty sure this is a must-have for me already–especially since there’s a bit of Kathie Olivas’ style in the face. Now we just need a Masao Trikky. [via the Circus Posterus Twitter]

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  • While my interest in vinyl is continually waning, there are a few things that will always pull me back in: creepy/cute, and anything by the amazing duo of Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas. Stephen and I have been collecting their figures for a long time now, and we were beyond excited at the release of their Wandering Misfits miniseries which features a whole lot of Skelves… and you know how we feel about those. Only these ones are small, made out of vinyl, and a whole lot more affordable! We snagged an entire case along with a few store exclusives and thought that there would be nowhere better to bring this devious group than to an old cemetery in my hometown. All shots are, of course, by Stephen Donaldson, though I helped out a bit with set direction (aka sticking toys on gravestones–cute, and morbid!). Check them all out in the gallery, and let us know if you snatched up any of these Misfits–they do seem to be wandering off shelves at a rather alarming rate.

    Plastikitty Gallery: Circus Posterus’ Wandering Misfits

    While my interest in vinyl is continually waning, there are a few things that will always pull me back in: creepy/cute, and anything by the amazing duo of Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas. Stephen and I have been collecting their figures for a long time now, and we were beyond excited at the release of their Wandering Misfits miniseries which features a whole lot of Skelves… and you know how we feel about those. Only these ones are small, made out of vinyl, and a whole lot more affordable! We snagged an entire case along with a few store exclusives and thought that there would be nowhere better to bring this devious group than to an old cemetery in my hometown. All shots are, of course, by Stephen Donaldson, though I helped out a bit with set direction (aka sticking toys on gravestones–cute, and morbid!). Check them all out in the gallery, and let us know if you snatched up any of these Misfits–they do seem to be wandering off shelves at a rather alarming rate.

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  • We’re big fans of Brandt Peter and Kathie Olivas’ Skelve figure, the adorably creepy pajama-clad monster that’s wiggled into our hearts (and nightmares). He’s gotten quite a few variations, everything from plague doctors to full feline garb. Now, with the help of Nonesuch Garden, we’re getting a plushy Skelve! That’s right, a stuffed version you can hug and squeeze and terrify children with. No word on release date, but from the look of these production shots the fuzzy army is coming along quite nicely and should be ready for release into the wild shortly. Let’s just hope there are enough to meet demand! [via CP’s Blog]

    Circus Posterus’ Skelve Goes Soft

    We’re big fans of Brandt Peter and Kathie Olivas’ Skelve figure, the adorably creepy pajama-clad monster that’s wiggled into our hearts (and nightmares). He’s gotten quite a few variations, everything from plague doctors to full feline garb. Now, with the help of Nonesuch Garden, we’re getting a plushy Skelve! That’s right, a stuffed version you can hug and squeeze and terrify children with. No word on release date, but from the look of these production shots the fuzzy army is coming along quite nicely and should be ready for release into the wild shortly. Let’s just hope there are enough to meet demand! [via CP’s Blog]

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  • There are many variations of Circus Posterus’ ubiquitous Skelve, but so far only two of them have been made in mini form: the original, and the kitty Masao Skelve. It’s about time that we got a bit more variation, and it seems like next up will be a Mini Greeter! This sculpt is quite different from the original Skelve, keeping the mask but adding a long nose and a flowing cape. Apparently this first release is going to be glow in the dark, like I wasn’t excited enough already! Like most of their releases I’m sure this little guy will be hard to snag, but well worth it if you do! Now all we need is a Mini Plague Skelve… [Update] It appears that this will actually be vinyl, not resin, and will be a piece with Cardboard Spaceship, Circus Posterus, and Shinbone Creative. Check out a picture of this little guy glowing in the gallery too! [via Brandt Peter’s Instagram and Brandt Peters’ Facebook]

    Make Way For Circus Posterus’ Mini Greeter Skelve

    There are many variations of Circus Posterus’ ubiquitous Skelve, but so far only two of them have been made in mini form: the original, and the kitty Masao Skelve. It’s about time that we got a bit more variation, and it seems like next up will be a Mini Greeter! This sculpt is quite different from the original Skelve, keeping the mask but adding a long nose and a flowing cape. Apparently this first release is going to be glow in the dark, like I wasn’t excited enough already! Like most of their releases I’m sure this little guy will be hard to snag, but well worth it if you do! Now all we need is a Mini Plague Skelve… [Update] It appears that this will actually be vinyl, not resin, and will be a piece with Cardboard Spaceship, Circus Posterus, and Shinbone Creative. Check out a picture of this little guy glowing in the gallery too! [via Brandt Peter’s Instagram and Brandt Peters’ Facebook]

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  • Circus Posterus had that mystery Skelve at DesignerCon that didn’t get a decent reveal before the event, but now we’re finally getting a look at it! A little late, perhaps, but thankfully there will be other releases of this cutie. In fact, both the 4-Legged Masao Skelve (run of 66, $250) and the Mini Masao (run of 100, $66) in the ‘Midnight’ colorway will be coming to the Circus Annual show on December 7th. There’s also a super-rare GID mask chase for the Mini, and if you want a shot at one of those the release will be lottery-only in the Circus Posterus forums. This might be my favorite Skelve colorway yet–I just love the sparkles! [via Circus Posterus’ Blog]

    Circus Posterus Adds Some Sparkle To Their Masao Skelves

    Circus Posterus had that mystery Skelve at DesignerCon that didn’t get a decent reveal before the event, but now we’re finally getting a look at it! A little late, perhaps, but thankfully there will be other releases of this cutie. In fact, both the 4-Legged Masao Skelve (run of 66, $250) and the Mini Masao (run of 100, $66) in the ‘Midnight’ colorway will be coming to the Circus Annual show on December 7th. There’s also a super-rare GID mask chase for the Mini, and if you want a shot at one of those the release will be lottery-only in the Circus Posterus forums. This might be my favorite Skelve colorway yet–I just love the sparkles! [via Circus Posterus’ Blog]

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  • It’s been a while since we saw some event releases from Circus Posterus, but it seems like they’ve been saving up a ton for the upcoming Designer Con! First and foremost we have the second colorway of their sofubi Stingy Jack designed by Brandt Peters, called the Toxic Marshmallow Edition. I really love this colorway, and the run of 120 pieces will be split for those of us who can’t make it out: half will be at the show (booth #500) and the other half will be divided between Tomenosuke and Stranger Factory. He’ll retail for $95, and I expect him to fly off the (virtual) shelves! Then we have some teasers for the rest of their lineup. They’ll clearly have some Skelves on hand, hopefully some minis as well since it’s been a while since I added one to my collection! Last but not least is the amazingly cute zombie deer Zombambie. This clear orange colorway is the Sour Peach edition and will be a run of 66 with a price fo $100. It’s implied that, like Stingy Jack, some will be headed online as well. I love that Circus Posterus splits their releases like this, it makes it so much easier for those of us who can’t travel to every convention! [via Circus Posterus]

    Circus Posterus Is Bringing Stingy Jack & More To Designer Con

    It’s been a while since we saw some event releases from Circus Posterus, but it seems like they’ve been saving up a ton for the upcoming Designer Con! First and foremost we have the second colorway of their sofubi Stingy Jack designed by Brandt Peters, called the Toxic Marshmallow Edition. I really love this colorway, and the run of 120 pieces will be split for those of us who can’t make it out: half will be at the show (booth #500) and the other half will be divided between Tomenosuke and Stranger Factory. He’ll retail for $95, and I expect him to fly off the (virtual) shelves! Then we have some teasers for the rest of their lineup. They’ll clearly have some Skelves on hand, hopefully some minis as well since it’s been a while since I added one to my collection! Last but not least is the amazingly cute zombie deer Zombambie. This clear orange colorway is the Sour Peach edition and will be a run of 66 with a price fo $100. It’s implied that, like Stingy Jack, some will be headed online as well. I love that Circus Posterus splits their releases like this, it makes it so much easier for those of us who can’t travel to every convention! [via Circus Posterus]

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  • I do tend to rag on the vinyl scene a bit (mostly for outrageous prices), but one company that will always be in my heart is Circus Posterus, maker of the creepiest (yet somehow adorable) toys around! They usually do gorgeous resin pieces, but now they’re venturing into the world of sofubi with Brandt Peter’s Stingy Jack. Part man, part pumpkin, all awesome! Stingy Jack is readying for a two part release: there are 120 pieces, and they will be split between Tomenosuke for Japanese customers and Stranger Factory for US customers. The Tomenotsuke orders will open at 12AM JST on August 25th, but all orders with a North American address will be cancelled so your best bet is the Stranger Factory release which will take place at 1PM PST on the 26th and they won’t be in any online store: you can send email requests to purchase at exactly 1 to strangerfactorysales@gmail.com. Don’t email before! He’s $95 a pop, a bit expensive but worth it for such a cool and unique design. [via CP’s Blog]

    Circus Posterus’ Stingy Jack Prepares To Creep Out Your Collection

    I do tend to rag on the vinyl scene a bit (mostly for outrageous prices), but one company that will always be in my heart is Circus Posterus, maker of the creepiest (yet somehow adorable) toys around! They usually do gorgeous resin pieces, but now they’re venturing into the world of sofubi with Brandt Peter’s Stingy Jack. Part man, part pumpkin, all awesome! Stingy Jack is readying for a two part release: there are 120 pieces, and they will be split between Tomenosuke for Japanese customers and Stranger Factory for US customers. The Tomenotsuke orders will open at 12AM JST on August 25th, but all orders with a North American address will be cancelled so your best bet is the Stranger Factory release which will take place at 1PM PST on the 26th and they won’t be in any online store: you can send email requests to purchase at exactly 1 to strangerfactorysales@gmail.com. Don’t email before! He’s $95 a pop, a bit expensive but worth it for such a cool and unique design. [via CP’s Blog]

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  • The other day a surprised showed up for me when I got home from a lengthy day of classes; a mysterious regular sized Priority Mail flat rate box shipped from Brian Flynn that weighed, well, way more than what I had expected. I opened it up and lo and behold, it contained my last few recent orders as well as some long awaited figures that I had ordered, some as far back as last Spring! Well then, what all did I get from Super7? Hit the jump to find out and take a closer look at it all!

    New Additions: Box ‘o Super7

    The other day a surprised showed up for me when I got home from a lengthy day of classes; a mysterious regular sized Priority Mail flat rate box shipped from Brian Flynn that weighed, well, way more than what I had expected. I opened it up and lo and behold, it contained my last few recent orders as well as some long awaited figures that I had ordered, some as far back as last Spring! Well then, what all did I get from Super7? Hit the jump to find out and take a closer look at it all!

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  • Super7 always has a ton of new releases every month, and their first two September ones have just been shown off! This time we’ve got a gorgeous Red Plasma version maroon, black and gold Big Sal, who apparently escaped from prison! Big Sal is going up for order at Super7’s store on Saturday 3rd at noon Pacific time. She’ll also be at Dragon*Con at Brandt and Kathie’s booth, so if you’re going to the show be sure to pick one up! Next we have a clear red Foster. I’m actually surprised that they are doing another release of him so soon–we had the original vanilla & chocolate at SDCC, the mint version in August, and now a third release in as many months. Foster seems to be incredibly popular, but I hope Milton and Fenton will still get some love! This cannibalistic snack will be up on Friday the 2nd at noon Pacific, so get your cookie jars ready! [via Super7’s Blog]

    Super7’s Got An Inmate Loose From the Asylum!

    Super7 always has a ton of new releases every month, and their first two September ones have just been shown off! This time we’ve got a gorgeous Red Plasma version maroon, black and gold Big Sal, who apparently escaped from prison! Big Sal is going up for order at Super7’s store on Saturday 3rd at noon Pacific time. She’ll also be at Dragon*Con at Brandt and Kathie’s booth, so if you’re going to the show be sure to pick one up! Next we have a clear red Foster. I’m actually surprised that they are doing another release of him so soon–we had the original vanilla & chocolate at SDCC, the mint version in August, and now a third release in as many months. Foster seems to be incredibly popular, but I hope Milton and Fenton will still get some love! This cannibalistic snack will be up on Friday the 2nd at noon Pacific, so get your cookie jars ready! [via Super7’s Blog]

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