Illustration Arts Fest 2016 (Oct 28-30 & Nov 4-6)

WHAT-IS: Illustration Arts Fest (IAF) is Singapore’s first indie illustration-centric festival! As part of the 10th anniversary of the Organisation of Illustrators Council (OIC Singapore), the Council is teaming up with Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), LASALLE College of the Arts; and East London Comics Arts Festival (ELCAF) and Nobrow Press to present the inaugural IAF, celebrating illustrators and illustration in Asia.

The IAF is focused on originally created content and narratives by independent illustrators who work in styles and art forms which are not commonly seen in Asia. This is distinguished from the more prevalent trend of superheroes, manga and anime themes. The event is supported by players from the Singapore creative community such as Kinetic, Supermama, H55, Underscore, Design Film Festival and Goodstuph.”

Above-left: Tell Your Children
Above-right: Sharon Yang Ge / PAYNK
Bottom left: Teresa Lim / Teeteeheehee
Bottom-right: Zenith / Jar of Rubies

This event is held over 2 weekends at 2 venues, with October 28th to 30th happening at LASALLE College of the Arts (Purchase Tix Online), and November 4th to 6th as part of the 2016 Singapore Writers Festival.

The event will feature International Illustrators conducting Workshop and Talks, Book Signing and an Illustrators / Art Market (Scroll down for more on that).

Above-left: Amanda Chee
Above-right: Cassy Ruston
Bottom left: Mai Nguyen
Bottom-right: Sonny Liew

Guest Speakers and workshops by Jean Julien (UK), Mattias Adoffson (Sweden), Richard McGuire (USA), Isabel Greenberg (UK), as well Artists from Asia, including Hideyuki Katsumata (Japan), Sonny Liew (Singapore) and Elcaf (UK).

Folks interested in finding out more can head direct to or the event’s community Facebook page - for information and schedules, and as well a multitude of illustration imagery generated for this event - a few of which are featured here in this post!

Above-left: Andrew Guojun Unwin
Above-right: Miyako Makio
Bottom left: Nicholas Amor Oh / naowx
Bottom-right: Soh Fia

As mentioned above, there will be a “Arts Market” in addition to the workshops and talks available by international guests throughout this coming weekend, and here are a few tables to look forward to!

New books for sale in Singapore from Charsiew Space Wizards: LYCHEE QUEEN and THE ALCHEMY OF OIL at SG$8.00 each. This is also your chance to score Rex Regrets Vol.1 (who is right next to Charsiew), and keep a lookout for posters and prints from Calvin Chua / Stormbrush, and goodies from Polkaros and Hong Kong’s Pucky - whose gonna bring us some yummy stuff!

FYI: Arts Market is completely free to walk-in and browse!

inami toys’ Halloween Tumble Top Releases Oct 27th

Kevin Nam / inami toys sends word of the impending release of his HALLOWEEN TUMBLE TOP Release! Dropping October 27th at 9 PM EST online via is a limited edition run size of 40pcs (30 Orange/Green/Purple and 10 Marbled Chase Variants), each priced at US$12 per blindbagged pull.

Scroll down for another pic of the resin pieces, and the product write-up!

PRESS: "The second wave of Tumble Tops are here in time for Halloween! These are the newest addition to the Rock-Paper-Scissor line of spin tops from Kevin Nam. How it works is you spin the top and once it stops whichever hand is raised is its move. You can play by yourself or if you have two a friend can play with you. There are three different designs based on a Miner, a Ninja, and a Pirate. They are individually blindbagged with an assortment of colors and if you're lucky you might get one of the rare marbled variants!"

Teaser for “Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers” by Threezero

“Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers” by Threezero as a 1/6th figure, in conjunction with Miramax, “coming soon” … I figured by end-October, maybe? So soon after their Breaking Bad Heisenberg & Jesse Hazmat Suit Combo-pre-order launch? Time will tell … :)

Stay connected via their Twitter and/or Instagram @threezerohk!

Jeff Soto’s NekoFukurou “Night” & GID Editions from BlackBook Toy Drops Oct 30th

BlackBook Toy annouces the impending release of new colorway of Jeff Soto’ s NekoFukurou - which we last saw on preview at STGCC in October - in both GID Painted AND GID Blank Editions!
"One side is Neko(Cat) and the other side is Fukurou(Owl). You can stack them up like totem pole or cat it on other toy. GID casted, Night edition (left). There is a secret variant (right). Same paint scheme but with silver rub before paint, which pops the details of NekoFukurou up! Shipped randomly, the ratio would be 1/6.

And not just painted ones, we would be dropping first blank. Paint by yourself or ask your favorite artists for commissions. GID is perfect release for Halloween!! They all glow well in the dark!! Would be a great idea to cap it on other toy as their Halloween mask lol."
- shared Kazuhiro Takahashi, Director of BBT.
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[ More images HERE on Facebook ]
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Online sales would start at midnight of Oct 30th(Tokyo), Oct 29th 8am(LA), 11am(NY), 4pm(UK), 10pm(Thailand). The NekoFukurou “Night” is priced at 8100yen per (available to purchase online here), while the “GID” unpainted Blank edition is 7020yen apiece (available to purchase online here).

BMW Films: The Escape

STORYLINE: "After the controversial disappearance of their Chief Medical Officer, a shadowy bio genetics company is under siege by the FBI for secretly cloning humans. Amidst the chaos, Molgen’s head mercenary Holt (Jon Bernthal) is sneaking out the last living clone, a young woman named Lily (Dakota Fanning) to a mysterious buyer. Holt has hired The Driver (Clive Owen), accompanied by a heavily armed squadron of fellow Molgen mercenaries, to evade the authorities and deliver Lily and himself to the buyer. The journey takes an unexpected turn and Holt is forced to take matters into his own hands, as the driver once again demonstrates his mettle and extraordinary driving skills."

“The Escape” is a short BMW film from director Neill Blomkamp featuring Clive Owen, Jon Bernthal, Dakota Fanning and Vera Farmiga, and of course the all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series.

“The Escape” celebrates the 15th anniversary of BMW Films’ “The Hire” - a series of 8 online films, launched in 2001, with starred Clive Owen, as a “driver for hire” - a concept which inspired Luc Besson to write “The Transporter”, starring Jason Statham.

Head on over to PopcornX to view behind-the-scenes videos, and more!


"Rapid Rouge" (for #JapanAnimatorExpo)

I’ve featured this on my I Not Otaku!-blog yesterday, and really wanted to share this HERE as well! “Rapid Rouge” / “Shinsoku no Rouge" (神速のRouge) is a 7-minuter short in 2015’s Japan Animator Expo (Ep #24), directed and written by Daisuke Onitsuka.

Revolutionaries from the Yatsushima nation try to rescue their surrendered master, in this exceptional hyper-noir stylish animated short, that has an extremely appealing concept of samurai-wear x tactical military (loving the machine gun handle wrapped like a katana’s handle!), and is dying to be made TOY! Failing which, an on-going anime would be ideal haha

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STORYLINE: "The times have changed from a petroleum war to that of a global water conflict. Yatsushima, a nation rich in water resources, was taken over by neighboring countries which turned the Yatsushima government into its puppet. With their water resources drained, the people suffer greatly. Young men and women fed up with their circumstances stand up to lead the Yatsushima Revolution, and the sparks of a new battle are ignited." (IMDb)


Breaking Bad Heisenberg & Jesse Hazmat Suit Combo from Threezero On Pre-order Now!

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While we had a look at their display at the recent CICF Expo in Guangzhou, the 1/6th scale “Breaking Bad Heisenberg & Jesse Hazmat Suit Combo” has just launched for pre-order on for a “limited time”! Delivery Date is scheduled for an estimated 2nd quarter 2017.

Priced at US$320 / HKD2490 (price inclusive of worldwide shipping) - note that as always, there is a Threezero Store Exclusive, which will include additional accessories of;

- Ungloved hands x 2 pairs.
- Beer bottles x 2 and Mug.
Square chemical container.

Do check in with your fav retailer(s) for SRP besides the one listed above. Now scroll down for more images (or head up to Threezero Facebook for the full spread).

1/6th scale Breaking Bad Heisenberg & Jesse Hazmat Suit Combo will be available for pre-order for a limited time at, starting from October 24th 9:00AM Hong Kong time. NOW you can “cook” your blue meth, in the toy-way LOL

"Breaking Bad Heisenberg collectible figure stands approximately 12.2” (31cm) tall and Jesse is 11.6” ( tall, both are featuring improved likeness to the characters portrayed in critically acclaimed TV series, including Hazmat Suits, Gas Masks, Lab Desk, and great variety of extremely detailed accessories to recreate cooking scene from the series.

Breaking Bad Heisenberg & Jesse Hazmat Suit Combo purchased at Threezero Store comes with two pairs of Ungloved Hands, two Beer Bottles, Mug and Square Chemical Container as the exclusive accessories."
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1/6th scale Breaking Bad Heisenberg & Jesse
Hazmat Suit Combo collectibles details:

Life-like head sculpts crafted with accuracy based on
the characters from the hit TV drama Breaking Bad;

Heisenberg figure stands at 12.2” (31cm) tall
Jesse figure stands at 11.6” (29.5cm) tall

Clothing & interchangeable hands:
Yellow lab suits x 2 set;
Glasses (for Heisenberg);
Undershirt (for Heisenberg);
Undershirt (for Jesse);
Pants (for Heisenberg);
Pants (for Jesse);
Shoes (for Heisenberg);
Shoes (for Jesse)

Protective gloves:
- relaxed x 2 pair;
– griping x 1 pair;
- holding x 1 pair;
- fists x 1 pair

Gas mask x 2;
Lab desk;
Round chemical container;
Chemical glass bottle (with water) x 3;
Steel tray;
Beaker (with water);
Measuring glass (with water);
Flask (with water);
Test tube rack
Test tube x 3
Test tube (with water) x 3;
Mortar and pestle;
Graduated cylinder.

* Final product may vary from prototype images

“Transformers The Last Knight” by Hasbro x ThreeA Announced!

PRESS: ”Hasbro and ThreeA are proud to announce the continuation of the Transformers Premium Scale Collectible Series in 2017 with Transformers The Last Knight and Transformers Age of Extinction.” (via
Since their earlier announcement of Transformers G1 production, and crossovers with G.I.Joe and ROM, it was only a matter of time for “The Last Knight”!

Autobot vs Decepticon

It’ll be a no-brainer Optimus Prime will be on the slate. And more probably Megatron and Bumblebee - all of whom has been produced by ThreeA before (in their previous celluloid incarnations, of course) and even Starscream! … I wonder which Autobot / Deception will be the collectible treatment this time? I’m totally down for the DINOBOTS tho! Circa Age of Extinction or otherwise!!!

Age of Extinction

KITTYPILLAR by Casey Weldon x ThreeA for Oct 31st Pre-Orders

Casey Weldon & ThreeA presents KITTYPILLAR, with this vinyl collectible scheduled to drop October 31st at with a SRP of US$89 ( Price Includes Free Worldwide Shipping), and as well ThreeA Stockists Worldwide (do check in for final pricing tho).

Casey Weldon had painted these surrealist cat x caterpillar art before, we got to witness the painted figure from ThreeA on display at New York Comic-Con 2016 not too long ago, and seems the eyes have since gone glow-in-the-dark! Let the Meow-tomorphosis begin…
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