May 1 2018

Mandrake Pins

Mayday is a magical time.
A liminal time.
A dangerous time!
On this night the Mandrake roots scramble free of the soft earth.
And dance in the light of the first moon of Spring.
They sing their unearthly, piercing songs,
And cavort in wild circles in the twilight.
To hear them brings madness.
To spy them brings doom!
Beware on your nocturnal ramblings!
Less you witness things not easily un-seen.

A new series of Mandrake Enamelled Pins from The Art Pin Collection launch this Mayday from Rotofugi in the USA, and from The Mechtorian Emporium in the UK.

Four versions are available at launch:
Brass & Greens, Brass and Yellows, Copper and Reds, Steel and Purple.
Each pin is 1.5″ tall and has two fasteners. Each comes carded.

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Apr 30 2018

New Anesthesia Edition

Crimson red Allerdale edition Anesthesia Veiled Lady bust sculpted by Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Produced by 3D Retro.

The Crimson “Allerdale” Edition version of my Anesthesia Bust has launched.

I sculpted the original piece in 2014 as a high end art sculpture. Now 3D Retro have transformed her into a stylish and affordable addition to your home decor. The classically styled bust of Anesthesia was inspired by the incredible marble work of Raffaele Monti (1818–1881).

The regular unsigned version is available now at 3D Retro.
The signed AP version is available now from The Mechtorian Emporium (with FREE International shipping).
Each of the 12″ tall busts comes in a window box and has an edition run of only 50 pieces.

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Apr 10 2018

Toycon releases for all

Mechtorians Toycon UK Exclusives 2018

The remaining stock of Toycon UK releases are now available to all on my webstore.
FREE International shipping!
http://mechtorians.bigcartel.com/


Apr 2 2018

Joe Decahedron

Joe Decahedron robot Mechtorian resin figure. Art collectible by Bruce Whistlecraft, Doktor A.Joe enjoys his job in risk assessment.
He rolls with the chances life brings.
Nothing is truly random.
He is a well balanced and multi faceted personality.
He speaks several languages and collects hobbies and skills.
A polygonal polymath!

A new resin Mechtorian figure. 2.5″ tall with the bulk of an apple, Joe will be launching in two versions at ToyconUK.
The hand painted limited edition of 25 pieces and the “Cold-Cast” Bronze edition of 100.
Each one of the painted, numbered edition comes with a key.
All lovingly hand made in England, each piece is signed and dated and comes in carded bag packaging.

The painted limited edition will be £100 each.
The “Bronze” edition will be £45 each.

After the convention any remaining pieces will be available online.

Joe Decahedron robot Mechtorian resin figure. Art collectible by Bruce Whistlecraft, Doktor A. Joe Decahedron robot Mechtorian resin figure. Art collectible by Bruce Whistlecraft, Doktor A. Joe Decahedron robot Mechtorian resin figure. Art collectible by Bruce Whistlecraft, Doktor A.


Mar 31 2018

Toycon 2018 Map

Toycon UK 2018 is coming up fast.
York Hall in Bethnal Green London is the venue on the 7th and 8th of April for the UK’s main Art Toy event.
I will be there with a large selection of Mechtorian and Copper Creep toys, AP’s, customs, prints and other items.
You can find me at booth number 35. The same spot as last year, down the front by the stage.
Pop over to their website to pick up advanced entry tickets, or take your chance on the door.


Mar 31 2018

Toycon Teal Stumpy

Exclusively for Toycon 2018.
Stumpy Warburton returns in a new micro edition of only 10 pieces.
Clad in a metallic “Toycon Teal” with pale green eyes, this 2″ tall resin figure comes signed and numbered in bag & card packaging.

Each one will cost £30.
Any units remaining after the show will be available from the Mechtorian online store.

Toycon Teal Stumpy Warburton Mechtorian figure by Doktor A. Toycon Teal Stumpy Warburton Mechtorian figure by Doktor A.


Mar 26 2018

Blinky Allsop

Blinky Allsop mini Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft.

An industrious and mischievous little fellow.
Blinky is able to turn his hand (or rather his prehensile mustache) to just about anything.
Though he has never really got to grips with Macramé.

This 2.5″ tall resin Mechtorian figure will be released in two versions at ToyconUK.
The hand painted limited edition of 25 pieces and the open edition in “Cold-Cast” Bronze.
Each one of the painted edition comes with a key and is signed, dated and numbered.
All lovingly hand made in England, each piece is signed and comes in carded bag packaging.

The painted limited edition will be £50 each and the “Bronze” edition will be £25 each.
After the convention any remaining pieces will be available online.

Blinky Allsop mini Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft.

Blinky Allsop mini Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft.

Blinky Allsop mini Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft. Blinky Allsop mini Mechtorian resin figure by Doktor A, Bruce Whistlecraft.


Mar 19 2018

Toycon UK 2018

At the start of next month I will once again be attending Toycon, the premiere UK Art Toy convention.
On Saturday and Sunday the 7th & 8th of April at the York Hall in Bethnal Green. I will be offering a selection of Mechtorians and Copper Creeps.
Including some brand new figures, artworks, APs and customs. Watch my blog and social media feeds for more information and look out for the April newsletter for specific details.
Pop over to their website and book your tickets today.

http://www.toyconuk.com


Jan 2 2018

Douglas J. Machen

1000 Toys 1:6th Synthetic Human Satyr custom by Doktor A. Bruce Whistlecraft.

1000 Toys from Japan produce a range of hyper articulated 1:6th and 1:12th scale figures called the Synthetic Human.

Late last year they took an exhibition of customised Synthetic Humans out on a worldwide tour of conventions adding new artists at each venue.
I was one of the lucky creators asked to take part in the first round of the tour and created Douglas J Machen for the show. A Mechtorian Satyr of mythical provenance.

This is one of my most complex creation to date requiring a new approach to my working practice in order to retain the wonderful articulation of the original platform.

Standing 12″ tall the figure uses Epoxy, Polyutethane Resin, Acrylic, Steel, Aluminium, Brass, Leather, Lead, and Found Objects in his construction.

If you are interested in delving deeper into the construction processes used to create Douglas you may like to join me over on my Patreon page. I have just embarked on a ten part series explaining in great detail how I bought him to life.

I wish him safe travels on his tour.
And who knows, maybe we will be seeing more of him in the future.

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Nov 24 2017

What is an AP?

Anesthesia Veiled robotic lady Bust. Vinyl art collectible by Doktor A and 3D Retro. Sculpted by Bruce Whistlecraft. Bronze Verdigris Usher edition.

Today the APs of my Anesthesia Bust (White and Bronze editions) go on sale in my online store.

What is an AP?

AP originally stood for Artist’s Proof. It is a term from the printing industry. It referred to the sample prints sent to an Artist so they could confirm they were happy with the quality before the full run could go ahead. These APs were often kept by the artist and sold later as a little bonus income. Sometimes people collect AP prints rather than prints from the main body of the run. So sometimes the APs are more valuable as there are far less of them (traditionally not more than 5% of the edition size).

In the Art Toy world the term AP has been adopted to mean the percentage of product that the company making the toy gives to the artist who designed the toy. This amount can vary depending on company and contract from a couple of toys to half the run. Though in my experience it’s not more than 10% of the run.

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