Posts Tagged ‘plastic’
Jon’s Burgermenos Qees from 2007 remains one of my all-time favorite Qee series. While hunting something else on Flickr, I stumbled across these blank Burgermenos that were doodled on during Jon’s signing at Forbidden Planet for the release of the figures. A good one from the vaults. Anybody have these?
A day late, but hopefully not a dollar short. For a minimum $10 donation at this week’s New York International Gift Fair, you can pick up a mug autographed by Jon from the Aladdin Booth (#3170). Apparently, Jon did live painting here on Sunday. Who knew?! Aladdin makes sustainable mugs:
The stylish 16oz Mug is made with eCycle®, a durable, FDA-compliant 100% recycled and recyclable plastic with a 25% post-consumer content and recycled packaging. It is 100% recyclable where  plastic is collected, so it can be fed back into the resource loop (cradle-to-cradle). It is easy to disassemble for rapid recycling, reuse and repurpose. The Mug features double wall insulation and a closing drink-through lid, fits car cup holders, and is microwave and dishwasher safe.
Thanks to Jim of Gift & Home Today for the tip and the scans!
The Artoyz Elements Alpha Series first made its debut at the Bread and Butter Show in Barcelona over the summer of 2008, and I’ve been waiting ever since. The 20-figure group series (based on the platform by Easy Hey) dropped in France in March 2009. You can get them from the Artoyz shop for about $9.90 USD each. The figures should be available in the US soon.
Each display box consists of 25 figures, with 19-20 uniques. The series has 20 standard figures (of which 2 are rare) and 2 unannounced chase figures. Each case will have 5-6 duplicates, but you will get no more than two of the same figure in a case. There will never be a case that has fewer than 19 out of 20 uniques or more than 6 doubles. Regarding doubles, there will never be more than 2 of a single figure, so no worrying about getting octuplets like Nadya Suleman.
This is really the only time I’ve ever been happy to get a double. Jon’s figure has a ratio of 2:25 and is packed two to a case in all of the case layouts. So if you buy a case like I did, not only will you have one of the best mini-figure series of the year in near-entirety, but you’re guaranteed a double-dose of this little flamer.
Jon customized one of Hasbro’s My Little Pony figures with orange, yellow and red doodles. His pony, Pizza Face Pony, joins customs by TADO, tokidoki and 123 Klan (among others) for The My Little Pony Project.
The My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years celebrates girls and their imaginations. As part of the initiative, the MY LITTLE PONY brand invited international pop culture influentials such as celebrities, fashion designers, brands, artists, collectors, and kids to design a collection of 25 one-of-a-kind MY LITTLE PONY 18-inch figures…Hasbro is working with renowned creative agency Thunderdog Studios to bring this exciting project to life.
Jon’s Burgermenos set of a dozen egg-shaped Qee comprised the 2007 Magic of Color series for Toy2R. The 2.5-inch collectible plastic figures were sold blind-boxed and each contains one of 12 characters designed and doodled by Jon. (Some of the egg Qee have ears.) This was really the pinnacle of color for me; for the years preceding this series I meticulously collected black, green, clear and G.I.D. Qee only. Now I’m crazy for color and I’ve got the Gary Baseman egg Qee, etc.. There are 8 standard figures and 4 chase figures in the Burgermenos series. The standard figures are: Grimlock, Hemple, Jitter, Jonquil, Snowbert, Tootles, Zambo and Bazoo. The figures work with standard Qee stands that fit into their foot holes. Although they are no longer in production, they can usually be found on eBay or online at retailers like Future Plastik (from whom some of the following photos come).
Jon customized a Darth Vader helmet for the 2007 Star Wars Celebration Europe exhibition held in London at Excel. Said Jon: “My concept was influenced by the short turnaround needed and the fact I had very little time due to other work commitments. It was along the lines of: Draw the hell over this helmet. So armed with a silver Sharpie, I scrawled and colored my way over the helmet, dropping in little Star Wars references as I went…. It was a really cool custom to be asked to do. I much enjoyed wearing the helmet around the house before I started work on it. Something I noticed was that whenever I put it on my breathing automatically became really deep and heavy… cuuuuhhh ooooh cuuuuhhh ooooh cuuuuhhh ooooh….” Read the rest of the interview here.
A trio of awesome customs by Jon on the Toy2R Egg Qee platform. How awesome is the glow-in-the-dark Qee?!
Corrupted_Data is a dancing mêlée of all your important ones and zeros, turned to mush by an unexpected surge of electricity. Important financial documents have morphed into showery black clouds, your mp3’s have curled at the edges and gone crispy and all your favourite photos have gone from jpegs to jumping king-bird-fish heads. Cheeky and hungry spores swim through the vast sea of homeless binary searching for new hosts to infect.
Corrupted_Data features an exclusive animated treat featuring the blip-bloppy music of UK-based Penfold Plum.
mimobots are a line of collectible art toy USB flash drives launched in 2005 by mimoco LLC. Designed by contemporary character artists and produced in limited runs of usually between 500 to 3,500 units, mimobots merge the aesthetics of art toys with the function of USB flash drives. Their memory capacities range from 512MB to 4GB and each mimobot is preloaded with bonus original and removable content including animation, music, games, video, screensavers, or other surprises. The Jon Burgerman mimobot has been sold out for years, but you can still see the original animated trailer here.
Jon customized a 12-inch articulated action man figure for the Action Man custom show in London in 2006. Celebrating the 40 year anniversary of Action Man, 40 artists around the world were invited to customize a reproduction of a 1st edition 1966 Action Man figure. The show ran from May 16-27th at Blink Gallery London. In addition to a Jon Burgerman full-body tattoo-style custom, the show had a stellar roster including Joe Ledbetter, Frank Kozik, Michael Lau, Kennyswork, Devil Robots, MAD, Huck Gee and so many more. All of the figures were auctioned for charity and sold for an amount in excess of 10,000 GBP (over $18,000 USD).
Centered around the concept of football as a common language–bringing people from all walks of life together–25 designers from countries all over the world “came together to interpret their love and passion for Coca-Cola and football using their own individual design styles” and the 3-inch Trexi figure as a canvas. Jon contributed the figure above to the collection.