Skelve 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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  • 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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  • Stephen and I have been fans of Circus Posterus for a long time, and while Bubblegut was the first to be featured on the site he certainly wasn’t our first piece from them! That honor goes to the OG Mini Skelve from SDCC, which quickly snowballed into a collection of 5. There’s the OG, the Plasma Dragon Con Mini, the NYCC Frost Mini, the White Shadow Skelve, and our gorgeous purple test pull. We’ve recently acquired 2 Mini Masaos, but they get their own post! All of them got to go out and about for an adventure in the same garden that Bubblegut lives in, and it seems like they have some rather…. nefarious plans. One Skelve alone is creepy enough, but having 5 watching you with their empty eyes? Well, hit the jump to see for yourself–it’s a little unsettling!

    Plastikitty Gallery: Mini Skelves On The Hunt

    Stephen and I have been fans of Circus Posterus for a long time, and while Bubblegut was the first to be featured on the site he certainly wasn’t our first piece from them! That honor goes to the OG Mini Skelve from SDCC, which quickly snowballed into a collection of 5. There’s the OG, the Plasma Dragon Con Mini, the NYCC Frost Mini, the White Shadow Skelve, and our gorgeous purple test pull. We’ve recently acquired 2 Mini Masaos, but they get their own post! All of them got to go out and about for an adventure in the same garden that Bubblegut lives in, and it seems like they have some rather…. nefarious plans. One Skelve alone is creepy enough, but having 5 watching you with their empty eyes? Well, hit the jump to see for yourself–it’s a little unsettling!

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  • Last year at SDCC, Dragatomi’s booth was a bit out of the way. Several rows over from the vinyl section is a lot farther than you’d think with crowds that slow to a crawl! This year, however, they landed in a space smack-dab in the middle of the vinyl toy section, and their booth was pretty hard to get into with all the people drifting in and out! They had several exclusive releases, but the main highlight of their booth was all of the customs. There were works from Jeremiah Ketner, DrilOne, Brandt Peters, Kathie Oilvas, J*Ryu, Grimsheep, Squink, Rsinart, Chuckboy, Southerndrawl, Leecifer, Betso, Travis Lampe, and several more! There was something for everyone, and I even managed to snag one myself. See that clear mini Masao Skelve in the gallery? Well, that baby is currently sitting on my shelf! So hit the jump and check out the ridiculous selection of goods Dragatomi had to offer and if anything catches your eye, see if it’s still available on Dragatomi’s website for purchase!

    SDCC 2011: Dragatomi Booth Overview

    Last year at SDCC, Dragatomi’s booth was a bit out of the way. Several rows over from the vinyl section is a lot farther than you’d think with crowds that slow to a crawl! This year, however, they landed in a space smack-dab in the middle of the vinyl toy section, and their booth was pretty hard to get into with all the people drifting in and out! They had several exclusive releases, but the main highlight of their booth was all of the customs. There were works from Jeremiah Ketner, DrilOne, Brandt Peters, Kathie Oilvas, J*Ryu, Grimsheep, Squink, Rsinart, Chuckboy, Southerndrawl, Leecifer, Betso, Travis Lampe, and several more! There was something for everyone, and I even managed to snag one myself. See that clear mini Masao Skelve in the gallery? Well, that baby is currently sitting on my shelf! So hit the jump and check out the ridiculous selection of goods Dragatomi had to offer and if anything catches your eye, see if it’s still available on Dragatomi’s website for purchase!

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  • Earlier today we showed you the new Ferg x Circus Posterus Skelve Doctor figure that was on hand at Rotofugi’s booth at San Diego Comic Con, but that wasn’t all they had! There were many other releases as well – if you were quick enough! Keeping in the vein of the Skelve Doctor, Circus Posterus also had a purple mini Skelve on hand as well as two Trouble Boy collaborations with Ferg. Chris Ryniak, also of Circus Posterus, had two vinyl figures on hand: the Mossback Synbora and the Watermellon Muskamoot, but not for long, the Synbora sold out almost instantly! Shawnimals had two new DIY platforms on sale, a DIY ninja and a DIY mini dumpling, and he had a regular release on hand as well. Last, but not least, 64 Colors debuted their adorable new Gumdrop figure in a GID colorway, and there were many Marshalls on hand as well. Be sure to check out the gallery below to see all of these awesome exclusives as well as some other regular releases that were being sold at Rotofugi’s booth at San Diego Comic Con.

    SDCC 2011: Rotofugi Booth Overview

    Earlier today we showed you the new Ferg x Circus Posterus Skelve Doctor figure that was on hand at Rotofugi’s booth at San Diego Comic Con, but that wasn’t all they had! There were many other releases as well – if you were quick enough! Keeping in the vein of the Skelve Doctor, Circus Posterus also had a purple mini Skelve on hand as well as two Trouble Boy collaborations with Ferg. Chris Ryniak, also of Circus Posterus, had two vinyl figures on hand: the Mossback Synbora and the Watermellon Muskamoot, but not for long, the Synbora sold out almost instantly! Shawnimals had two new DIY platforms on sale, a DIY ninja and a DIY mini dumpling, and he had a regular release on hand as well. Last, but not least, 64 Colors debuted their adorable new Gumdrop figure in a GID colorway, and there were many Marshalls on hand as well. Be sure to check out the gallery below to see all of these awesome exclusives as well as some other regular releases that were being sold at Rotofugi’s booth at San Diego Comic Con.

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  • Super7 is known for bringing amazing figures to San Diego Comic Con every year, but the amazingness doesn’t stop with regular releases, rather, it extends on into some crazy custom figures! Every morning of the convention, more customs were unveiled for purchase ranging from smaller pocket figures such as Fentons, Miltons, Fosters, and Pocket Mummy Boys, to larger pieces such as the regular Mummy Boy, and even some crazy surprises such as a Seagool with a Partyball head and a custom painted glow in the dark Earth Wolf. I would have loved to bring many of these home, but sadly they were out of my price range, but for those of us who can’t have any of these, we at least have the gallery below to marvel at the great customs that were on hand this year.

    SDCC 2011: Super7’s Customs

    Super7 is known for bringing amazing figures to San Diego Comic Con every year, but the amazingness doesn’t stop with regular releases, rather, it extends on into some crazy custom figures! Every morning of the convention, more customs were unveiled for purchase ranging from smaller pocket figures such as Fentons, Miltons, Fosters, and Pocket Mummy Boys, to larger pieces such as the regular Mummy Boy, and even some crazy surprises such as a Seagool with a Partyball head and a custom painted glow in the dark Earth Wolf. I would have loved to bring many of these home, but sadly they were out of my price range, but for those of us who can’t have any of these, we at least have the gallery below to marvel at the great customs that were on hand this year.

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