Following a hugely successful debut at the recent Rise of the Robots group show, the final 2 ‘Heavy Industries’ robots from Prometheum5 are finally up for grabs in the FOE Gallery store! Featuring the 3.5″ (1/24th scale) Bounce Tortoise “Metro” and 7″ (1/12th scale) “Dessert”, the absolutely stunning creations have been individually 3D printed and hand painted by Prometheum’s Ben Mininberg. Priced at just $60 and $125 respectively, the pieces are up for grabs right here… Word is these guys will be heading in to full production soon, so be sure to keep track of the Prometheus Rising site here for more developments as they happen!
Following a debut one-off custom at the recent TAG 2012 Anniversary Show, Splurrt has revealed that he will be teaming up with the FOE Gallery for the very first painted run of Mecha Brain Cadaver Kids! Aptly titled the “Hell Fire Burnin” edition, the stunning figure has been painted in a mixture of dirty browns, reds and yellows, coming complete with the much-talked-about mecha head cap with visible brain! Due to be hitting the FOE store sometime soon, be sure to keep track of their site for the latest release news… Word has it that Todd Robertson aka Mechavirus has got his hands on a few of these little guys too, so expect some extra mecha madness come NYCC! We’ll be bringing you a full reveal as soon as it’s available…
The legendary FOE Gallery goes big for their last show before their move to the new Main St location, with the announcement of Summers Cauldron! Featuring three of the contemporary kaiju scene’s finest, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Paul Kaiju (pictured) and Elegab alongside local favorite Eric Talbot, expect plenty of illustration, one-offs, mash-ups, short runs and many more surprises… Opening its doors tomorrow (Friday, August 10th) at 6pm, Summer Cauldron will be running until the Pleasant St gallery closes on September 9th. Head over to the FOE site here for more information…
Foe Gallery// Summers Cauldron: Elegab, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Paul Kaiju and Eric Talbot
August 10-September 9. Opening reception Friday, August 10 6-9pm.
FOE hosted their 2nd annual Monster Mayhem group show this month, and to celebrate its storming success, they are sneaking in one more very special event before the show comes down on Sunday June 3rd… with the release of resin exclusives from both Todd Robertson and Guumon! Both artists will be on hand for signing and questions at FOE on Saturday, June 2nd from 3pm–5pm where Robertson will be releasing 2 new sets of his resin Ammonaito, whilst Guumon brings his latest Bone Zombie Krunks.
Each of the 2 Ammonaito colourways (pink/purple and yellow/blue) have been created in runs of 4, including a rather intriguing looking mecha chase… these guys have been priced at $75 a piece. Guumon’s impressive Bone Zombie Krunks have been limited to an edition of 4 standard hand cast pieces at $110 each, plus a special one-off Zombie virus Krunk that comes in at $150. Expect to see any leftovers on the FOE store this Sunday…
Swiftly following last month’s awesome Todd Robertson collaboration, the Cosmic Squadron are back… this time at the hands of Max Toy‘s Mark Nagata! Revealed on his Twitter feed yesterday, the set of four vinyl figures have been painted in Nagata’s unmistakable “galaxy” style, featuring other-worldly airbrushing, meticulously brushed facial detailing and subtle additions including cigarettes and battle scarring which really help to make the pieces pop. No news on release or pricing as of yet, so be sure to stay locked on the Cosmic Squadron blog, and creator Matt Walker’s Twitter feed for details in the coming weeks…
Mark Nagata’s custom Eyezon for Monster Mayhem at FOE Gallery//
As promised earlier in the week, we bring you yet another reveal from the FOE Gallery’s Monster Mayhem show, Mark Nagata’s custom Eyezon! Featuring hand crafted guts and removable chest plate, the beautiful piece has been airbrushed and painted by Mark in a number of Monster Kolor paints. No news on pricing, but Mark has stated that the figure will only be available to those who attend the event- so be sure to head down!
Running from May 11th – June 3rd at Western Massachusetts’ FOE Gallery, Monster Mayhem is set to featuring the weird and wonderful creations of Brian Mahony, Bob Conge/Plassebo, Monster Worship, James Groman, Koji Harmon, Elegab, Miles Nielsen, Michael Nordstrom,Ricky Wilson/Velocitron, Martin Ontiveros, Bob Eggleton, Michael Skattum, Eric Talbot, Joe Merrill/Splurrt, Dennis Hamann/Shirahama,Steven Erst, Mark Nagata, Paul Kaiju, Stephen Blickenstaff, Mark Masztal, and Michael Bracco/Spaghetti Kiss.
Following the slew of reveals for last week’s BITS show, the ever busy king-of-creep, Bob Conge (aka Plaseebo), shares with us another 5 customs that will be featuring at this year’s Monster Mayhem. Consisting of 2 Molezilla customs, the resin cast “Moleortise” and the vinyl ”Cotton Candy Molezilla”, a new GID Diagomi, the Grody mash-up “Braineniac”, plus the stunning “Versace Night Gamer”, each piece has been expertly sprayed in a rainbow of standard, metallic and GID Monster Kolors, with both Diagomi and “Braineniac” coming with Plaseebo’s trademark LED units for night time display.
Monster Mayhem is set to drop at the FOE Gallery this Friday (May 11th), featuring a whole host of kaiju artists from both the US and Japan. Stay tuned for more details on the event in the coming days…
Brian Mahony, Bob Conge/Plassebo, Monster Worship, James Groman, Koji Harmon, Elegab, Miles Nielsen, Michael Nordstrom,Ricky Wilson/Velocitron, Martin Ontiveros, Bob Eggleton, Michael Skattum, Eric Talbot, Joe Merrill/Splurrt, Dennis Hamann/Shirahama,Steven Erst, Mark Nagata, Paul Kaiju, Stephen Blickenstaff, Mark Masztal, and Michael Bracco/Spaghetti Kiss
With the ‘Gagamaniacal’ custom show opening at the FOE Gallery this Friday (February 10th), we decided to take a quick look at Bob Conge’s (aka Plaseebo) contribution, the mighty Garamon and Skulloctopus From Outer Space. Standing at 14″ tall, the glow in the dark vinyl toy comes with internal colour changing LEDs that are controlled via a ‘rock’ switch in the back of the head. Available to purchase at the show, pricing on the one-off figure is still to be confirmed, so be sure to keep checking over at the FOE site for further updates…
February 10-March 4. Opening reception Friday, February 10 6-9pm.
Co-owner Jim Shea teams up with Michael Nordstrom of Garamania to curate GARAMANIACAL, an homage to the clunky, crusty, fish-lipped, oil-belching, high-rise-wrecking meteorite monster Garamon and his “recycled” alter ego, the friendly and excitable Pygmon. GARAMANIACAL will look at kaiju culture through the lens of these two iconic creatures, presenting information on the characters, the TV shows on which they first appeared, and the visionary artists who created them. As well, the gallery will be filled with an amazing assortment of contemporary art and toys inspired by Garamon and Pygmon
Astromonster/Alex Wald, Bill Nordstrom, PLASEEBO/Bob Conge, Bob Eggleton, CUPCO/Luke Temby, Dave Dopko, Gargamel, Greasebat/Jeff Lamm, Grody Shogun/Luke Rook, hellopike/Phil Staszkiw, Isabel Samaras, Jason Edmiston, Jim Groman, Josh Herbolsheimer,Cometdebris/Koji Harmon, hi guys!/Lauren Stutzman, Leecifer/Lee Gadja, Mark Dabelstein, Mark Nagata, Matt Sesow, Miles Nielsen,Monster Worship, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore/Rich Montanari Jr. , Paddy Charles, Paul Kaiju, Jacquelyn Heloise, Prometheum5/Ben Mininberg,Ralph Cosentino, Robert DeCastro, Steve Seeley, Gorilla Mouth/Troy Stith, zapatoloco/Benoit Robitaille, Brian Mahony/Guumon, Walter Parenton, Toybot Studios/Kirkland Jue, Michael Skattum, Rob Kimmel, Chauskoskis/Walter Jacott, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Street Grapes,Michael Tonn, Mike Ridge and more.
FOE and Garamania both feel strongly about community engagement. So as part of this show we’ll be running an event to raise money forMSPCC. MSPCC has an office in Holyoke and offers direct services to more than 4,700 children and their families in communities throughout Western Massachusetts each year. Have fun, get entered in a drawing for awesome toys, and support a great organization. Go to Garamaniafor full details and Down Load an Entry!