Friday, December 9, 2016

So long 2016, ya little bitch!

Where does the time go? 2016 wasn't the coolest year, to be sure, but the resin continues to flow, as it always will. Not a lot of big releases this year for me. Frankly, sales have dipped a bit, which I suspect is a trend for a lot of resin casters, but just like a lot of my toy brethren, the sickness of toy making has drilled it's way into my lizard brain and there's no turning back, god help me.

In addition to the multitude of bizarrely charming action figures I cranked out this year, I'm decided to expand my efforts a little, with both a clothing company, VSOP Attire, and a tongue-in-cheek line of weapons, Scraped Weapons. The latter is my way of pushing the boundaries of my resin casting with larger pieces that would still appeal to my low brow sensibilities in the same way toys do, and brother, swinging around a pair of glitter nunchucks that you created with your own hands is more satisfying than you can imagine. I joke about arming the people for the inevitable culture war on the horizon, but the truth is each pair of nunchucks is an art piece to me, with the hopes of eventually finding a gallery with the vision to hang 20 pairs of colorful nunchuck on the wall as an artsy statement on our obsession with weapons.

VSOP Attire is a collaboration with my old friend/steady hustler Michael Torres, who has the drive I lack to push the brand into stores and hype the new shirts/hats we're cranking out. I'm more involved in the creative side of things, coming up with designs and color schemes. The goal for 2017: Sweatpants!

I have a few toy projects on the horizon, including a fun collaboration with comic creator Fabian Rangel Jr., as well as the upcoming Inaction Figures 5 show, where I'll revisit the past for a whole new figure based on the greatest movie of all time. More info soon, although I'm seriously considering axing this web site format altogether (do people still visit web sites... is anybody reading this?). Big store update, including Scraped Resin hats and a few odds and ends on sale. Buy things...or don't. I'm gonna keep making 'em...ya little bitch!

Don't stop Scrapin'!

Friday, April 1, 2016

FROM PARTS UKNOWN Series 2 out today!

It's once again time to welcome the wrestling misfits from across the globe into the Battling Bastards arena for From Parts Unknown series 2! 8 colorful competitors step into the resin wrestling ring to either prove themselves as lucha champions, or get crushed by the Battling Bastards. Infused with a wide range of pop culture influences, series 2 includes the Saga inspired Gato Mentiroso, Eternernian tag-team champions Macholok and the golden pharaoh lucha libre, Ramses!

Each 4 - 4.5" resin figure comes carded with a resealable plastic bubble and features magnetic articulation, allowing for mix-and-match customization. Sold blind, meaning your figure will be arrive at your doorstep like surprise entrant in a battle royal! Which one will you get?!?

From Parts Unknown series 2 will be available in the Scraped Resin online store this Friday, 4/1 at noon PST for $40 each.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Who made who?!?: MAXIMUS OVERKILL

Why the hell does that truck have Green Goblin’s face? There were a lot of things about Maximum Overdrive that would stay with me years after my first VHS viewing, like that soda machine scene and Yeardly Smith’s shrill voice, but as a big Spider Man fan, I never understood the reason behind Green Goblin’s face being slapped on the front of the killer diesel. Was it some sort of odd product placement arrangement with Marvel, or did Steven King just do too much coke one brainstorming session and declare “And the main truck has Doctor Octopus’ face! Wait no…*schniiiiiifffff* THE TRUCK HAS GREEN GOBLIN’S FACE!” This throwaway detail is never really addressed in a satisfying way, and somehow became the most iconic thing about a 80’s horror trucksploitation movie. Just about everything about Maximum Overdrive makes me smile, and the further we move away from the 1986 cult classic’s initial release, the more I come back to that burning question: Why the hell does that truck have Green Goblin’s face.

I’m extremely pleased to present the latest Scraped Resin figure, exclusively created for the upcoming Inaction Figure 4 exhibition held by Clutter Gallery: Maximus Overkill. Emilio and company would have been truly fucked if my version of the truck made it into the movie, as ol’ Maximus would have not only transformed into robot form to terrorize the truck stop denizens, but comes equipped with a hardcore drill arm for easily cracking open the human’s hiding spot. It would make for a much shorter film, but at least that head would finally make sense.
Created out of repurposed vintage toy parts bootlegged into a new, gas-guzzling monstrosity, Maximus Overkill stands 4.5” tall, and features 3 points of magnetic articulation. He comes packaged in a custom windowed tin-case emblazoned with official decals, with an edition of only 6 figures being produced for the show. Get ‘em while you can, but don’t blame me if he convinces your Transformers collection to wage a war against all humans.