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'!

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