Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Forgive me of not posting as much as I want it to, for me family always come first. Anyways, I'm sure many of you already ordered the Garden(palm)er. But don't think this would be the last from crazysmiles for 2013. CSBOOTH finally is coming back again and this time is called "gardener still". So most likely will release something that related to Gardener. This time CSBOOTH is not going to host at ML gallery but at store called "GUMGUMGUM". ML designed their logo.
I will be heading back to Hong Kong with my family, the little girl need to know her daddy root. Sadly that I will be leaving HK on the 13th, totally missed CSBOOTH again...yes..again.
Looking at this poster, the orange line...I would say a "Orange tail". What can this remind you of..."BB"~?!? and the eyes in the middle. Some say is 12" BB.....but again "Time will Tell".
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
My buddy Brandon from Taiwan started a project called FoML. He will interview Michael Lau collectors around the globe. So when he ask me to help him out, for me is not even a questions. But seriously I haven't took that many pictures since my baby girl was born. This is for you B. Go check out his site over at crazyfoml.com I'm the 1st one for the FoML, there will be a part 2 coming soon to show my collection display space.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Sorry for not posting that much lately, being a father is hardly having my own personal time now. Anyways, I got some e-mail ask if I know anything about how to purchase the Garden(palm)er for overseas collectors. Make sure don't buy from eBay or any after market yet. Because at the back of the Garden(palm)er flyers it said all other region the sales will handle from A Good Company Ltd. A Good Company will set up their online store especially for Garden(palm)er at the end of September for overseas collectors to purchase. So just stay tune at goodcompany.com.hk
I first notice the works of Running Horns designed by Uptempo and modeling by RocKOON since last year May, and immediately I wanna share with my fellow collector friends.
They are part of the Coolrain Studio, and at first they released their hand made figures from the Running Horns series. For this year TTF they finally debut their 7" vinyl of the BABY HORNS 1st release, consist of the 3 characters from the series "Mighty Horns, Fire Horns and AD.VEXX". They are limited to 500pcs of each. For sure we will see the 2nd release soon. You can get them at Hands in Factory online store, a set of 3 priced at $150 or individual figure for $52 plus shipping.
Running Horns are my new favorites, and Uptempo and RocKOON are nice guys as well. Can't wait to see more Running Horns hand made and the 2nd release.
Banana Virus, knew him since we both like Michael Lau. Anyhow, back then he already start doing his own hand made works. I do like his Loic bear designs, and I finally did pull the trigger to purchased his Loic Bear that he worked with INSTINCTOY. Like the size and also the multi dimension to the figure. Also received a white hand casted Loic from Virus, I call this little guy "less is more" MinI ZoO.
Is a bit late to post this, but Coolrain share this with me. He hand made 20 pcs of this Bubba Chuck (Allen Iverson) figures for Bait exclusively sell at SDCC. I always like to see progress on a hand made figures. So thanks to CR for sharing this. The trigonal edition head sculpt does give the head more dimension. Again, CR hand made the outfit, and the Snake Question Mid sneakers. If you still interested in this hand made figures, I spot them over at PYS.com they still got the grey and trigonal edition available, but since is hand made so is going to pricy.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Sorry for not posting as much as I would, life is busy at my end. Anyways, I'm sure most of you should saw images of this Garden(palm)er all over the net.
The debut of the Garden(palm)er is just created a shock to most of the Michael Lau collectors out there. Is not 1/6 but a palm size, honestly is make sense to release in such size and price range. Not everyone have a gallery size home to display over 100 1/6 figures. During TTF already start taking pre-order, but still no words for international collectors on how to order. We can expect the release of 3 seasons starting from quarter 4th of 2013 til early 2014.
This project is expected to last until 2017 to release all garden(palm)er. Each set containing 9 figures, and each figure come with a mystery parts to assemble the 10th character. The pre order price during TTF was 14580TWD, that's about $490 USD. We'll have to wait for more ordering info, hopefully we can order it directly from crazysmiles.com
Thursday, June 06, 2013
ML released an image of his up coming new series "garden(palm)er". Look like the product is going to be produced by How2Work, and is set for SEPT 2013-2017. September is the birth month for Gardener and til 2017, so is that mean we going to see 5 seasons total of 50 pcs? Anyways, time will tell....
Saturday, May 25, 2013
This is the ARTOY "since michael lau" Korea exhibition exclusive release 12" Tatto Black limited to 99 pcs. It is a statue make by polystone and very glossy and heavy. It does capture all the details on the hand made Tatto. To most ML collector, 12" gardener is like a holy grail an ultimate collection. To turn it into a statue is make sense and it give it an art form to it. Still no words will this statue release in another variants or not, but time will tell....
Friday, May 24, 2013
Look at the TTF admission tickets design it has a ML design ticket. From the pass TTF, the admission ticket is usually design by the artists that will show case at TTF. Look like ML is going to release a new series at the up coming Taipei Toys Festival from July 11-14.
If this is true then this will be his first time ever ML is going to TTF. The admission ticket design is a gardener and it show "garden(palm)er". Guessing is going to be a new series that is palm size?? Season 1 Contain 10 characters from the Gardener, with a bonus 01 character "Young Tatto". Is that mean more season to come? With the amount of gardener...this going to be over 10 seasons.Time will tell......
Thursday, May 23, 2013
It come to my attention that I got an e-mail from DTA that my humble little toy blog got nominated for "Best Toy Blog". There are plenty toys blog out there who does a better job then on reporting NEWS in a daily routine, or even take it like a full time job. So for crazytoyzLIFE can get nominated is already a great feeling for me, at least is more like a recognition on what I do and am glad to see it be nominated among all the others great blog.
As some of you know that I am a father since last year July, my daughter is now 10 months old. The most happiest feeling for me now is to hold on to my daughter and walk into my toys room. She smile at the toys and I'm sure she love what she see. I first start off crazytoyz : forum 9 years ago since 2005 and then the blog. The blog gave me a platform to know many peoples around the world that share the same interest like me. Some of my friends even are father now as well. We all grow up, but one things hasn't change is we still collect and love for designer toys.
I didn't stop collecting as most of my friend who became father, they start selling their collection and stopped this hobby. For me, I just can't stop, I can be more selective but I can't stop.
Anyways, click here to vote for -- VOTE crazytoyzLIFE.
Took some random shots last night...
Monday, January 14, 2013
This new gardener that ML added to the series when I look at it, it remind me of the statue of David. Haha..did he got the inspiration from that. The one that start it all. The other two new gardener Max, U-Know is base on a Korean pop group. The new sculpture like gardener look interesting tho...
The last Gardener exhibition was back in 2011 crazy x'mas in Hong Kong. Here he come again with his Gardener in Korea, Seoul from 8 Feb - 14 Apr 2013 at 1/F, Sejong Center Exhibit Hall. This time the exhibition called "AR+OY - Since Michael Lau". Obviously he is the pioneer that started all this urban vinyl toys. In the poster bottom line there are new gardener added to the series, crazy michael, U Know, Max and at the center a newly gardener. Can't wait to see more pictures when the exhibition started, and of course collector are awaiting news about any exhibit exclusive figures. There will be a exhibition exclusive figures going to release for this event. Still don't know what is going to be.......
Monday, December 10, 2012
Back in May Fools Paradise released handmade 06 Earthman. Here is handmade 6.5 Shadow Earthman and will be launch in the upcoming Thailand Toys Expo 2013 in January. This will be J.P. Toys exclusive version. Total will be 30 pcs, 20 pcs will be available at the show, the remaining 10 pcs will be available at Fools Paradise web site at a random time. This hand made 6.5 Shadow Earthman, has a new rabbit pet and a controller. Of course coming with new black color suits, hair and glasses.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The opening ceremony was held in Hong Kong last night, ML was at the opening at one of shopping mall at causeway bay that has the 7m tall little prince at the top of the building. During the ceremony ML finally reveal the 6" le petit prince figure. The only way to get this figure from Dec 15 - 31 to shop over $3000HKD at Fashion Walk mall to get it for free. This little prince figure look nice and it has a base and is look like his drawing style. But $3000 HKD......
Monday, December 03, 2012
This year ML is more focusing on outdoor installation than releasing more products. For a Hong Kong artist like him to be able to go outside of the gallery, to create a bigger works that's the only way to do it. This year X'mas Michael Lau is working with a Hang Lung Group. A largest real estate developers in Hong Kong. That own many shopping malls in Hong Kong. This is a great opportunity for ML to bomb many shopping mall in Hong Kong with this design this X'mas.
This time the installation is called " is earth's Xmas ?" le petit prince. Yes, the little prince that he already did a tee design back in 2006. There will be products going to be release every week, the first round is a mug, then later on will be a 6" le petit prince model. There is questions game to play and if you can answer correctly then will have a chance to win the prizes. Will update once there is more info about products.
Friday, November 09, 2012
exhibition recap "souls gone mad"
Mark Landwehr and Sven
After intensive preparation, the artistic duo Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk (Hong Kong/Hamburg) have found their way to their third solo exhibition in the United States at rotofugi gallery in Chicago.
The exhibition showcases new sculptures and photographs that will transport you to a unique world inspired by vague reminiscences of children's dreams. The works blur between dreams, nightmares and reality, telling a story of violation and influence on innocent souls.
All figures showcased in the exhibition are entirely sculpted and handcrafted from resin or fibreglass in the coarse studios in Hamburg and Hong Kong. Some are just single pieces and a few are in limited runs. Original art pieces are only available directly via rotofugi gallery.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
"The illusion of depressing love." is finally up for pre-order over at Fools Paradise. This 1/4 scale art piece is limited to 200 pcs make by fiberglass and ABS. Priced at $719 USD including shipping. Expect to ship at 1st of quarter of 2013. Again I like how the Vader armors are connected by magnet and is also removable. The black real fabric cape for Vader DaLowFool is a plus.
I'm just looking at this as a individual piece, and I do dig it. So just the way it is I already placed my pre-order. I don't care if is a StarWars series or not. I'm looking forward to see the package design, or perhaps a numbered certificate. But all in all, this new direction from Fools Paradise is just awesome. I received my KeikoTroopers, judging from that size comparison pictures with the 1/4 KeikoTrooopers. Man this piece is huge. I can't wait to see this in person.