February 01, 2013

New Chris Ryniak, 64 Colors, & Tim Biskup Releases @ Rotofugi

Rotofugi just announced a slew of excellent releases for February, just in time for Valentine's Day. 

First up, a new colorway of Chris Ryniak's Snybora. He's a shy little beast that blushes pink in spots when he's feeling the, uh, er, love…meet Blushing Snybora, the newest release in the Lake Monsters line by Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi. Figure design and sculpt by Chris Ryniak with paint by Joe Somers (Squibbles Ink) + Kirby Kerr (Rotofugi). This version features grey vinyl with a black paint rub and pink accent sprays. Available in-store and online at rotofugi.com on Thursday, February 7 at 11am Central Time for $35. 

Also coming is the second color in the Abominable Mini Marshall series. The Love Yeti by 64 Colors x Squibbles Ink + Rotofugi stands just over 2 inches tall and will be available for purchase in store and online at rotofugi.com on Tuesday, February 5 at 11am Central Time for $7.95 each. 

And finally we have a new color of Tim Biskup's Helper Dragon from Rotofugi's amazing Roto-A-Matic machine! The Roto-a-Matic™ began it’s life as a vintage Mold-a-Rama machine, invented in the mid-1950’s by Tike Miller, formerly of Quincy, Illinois. If you are lucky enough to have lived in the few midwest states (as well as some parts of California and Florida) where Mold-a-Rama machines have been operating for the past 40-plus years you have probably seen one at a zoo or a museum making souvenir animals, dinosaurs and the like. Rotofugi's machine once lived in the Los Angeles Zoo where it last made kangaroos, but was retired after decades of service. They have lovingly rehabbed this machine, re-christening it The Roto-a-Matic™, and then asked some of their artist and toy designer friends to make new sculpts for the machine so it now makes art "toys" instead of zoo souvenirs. Put in your token and see your toy made right before your eyes!