Jan 6 2018

Studio Sale

January 8th is the start of my Studio Sale!

Odds and ends I turned up in a recent clear out.
This includes long sold out toys, slight factory seconds at large discounts and reduced prices on some other products. I will be including some real bargains.

Sale will begin Afternoon GMT.


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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Oct 31 2017

Anesthesia Vinyl Bust Launch

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

I am very pleased to announce the launch of my latest vinyl Art Collectible.

The classically styled bust of Anesthesia was inspired by the incredible marble work of Raffaele Monti (1818–1881).

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.

I am very proud of Anesthesia as she is the first vinyl production piece of mine that I have sculpted myself. 3D Retro have done an amazing job in retaining all the tiny details of the original. The precision of the mechanical garland around her head is reproduced spectacularly. And the gossamer nature of her veil is just as effective in vinyl as in the original.

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Oct 30 2017

The Shard Show

Quentin Facet
Master of the scrap heaps.
Controller of junk or treasure depending upon your opinion.
Vendor of re-cycled potential.

Customised Shard Dunny figure.
Epoxy, Lead, Acrylic, A.B.S.
5″ tall.

During the weekend of Designer Con on the 11th and 12th November. At booth 527, Broke Piggy in collaboration with Scott Tolleson and Kidrobot are staging the Shard Show. Showcasing customised resin versions of Scott’s new 5″ Shard Dunny figure. The new, larger incarnation of his popular 3″ version.

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Oct 26 2017

Designer Con 2017 Exclusives and info.

I will be at Designer Con again this year in Pasadena on November the 11th & 12th.
This time I have an upgrade to my Booth with all new display systems for my Mechtorians and Copper Creeps.
I also have a prominent launch of a large new vinyl piece planned. More details on that to come very soon.

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Oct 23 2017

The Winner!

Gordon Selwyn Bennett purchased a nice new topcoat and hat in a vivid green hue.
So uplifted was he with his new apparel, that he wished as many people as possible should share in it’s finery.
So he entered the first of what was to become large yearly races around Retropolis.
With no mind for practicality or the Grand Prize he insisted on sporting the unsuitable clothing.
Getting ahead of the crowd seemed the best way to show off his lovely jacket so he did just that.
Staying there for the duration of the race.
It was such a delightful surprise that this first time racer should be such a natural, that the crowd took him to their hearts.
And afterwards the local team adopted his shiny green tone as their official colours.

Acrylic, ABS, Epoxy, Lead, Steel, Rubber, Paper, Found Objects.
11.5″ tall X 7″ X 18″

This new Mechtorian piece was created especially for the “A journey into the Universe of Art Toys” exhibition. He is currently on show at the Tolosa Puppets International Center at the Topic Museum in the city of Tolosa, in Spain. Organised and mounted by the awesome Art Toy Gama collective.

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Oct 20 2017

Halloween….

Copper Creeps Classic movie monsters in a robotic form by Bruce Whistlecraft. Doktor A. Resin cast figures.

Halloween is nearly here again. Hurrah!
And just for the fun of it we decided to create a new Copper Creeps photo spread, in a Halloween style.
The complete range of Copper Creeps figures enjoy some frolics among some seasonal gourds.

All eight of the figures are still available to purchase in their open edition “Bronze or “pewter”” finishes. Also a limited amount of the Mono Handpainted versions are still available. The Phantom, Imhotep, The Wolfman and The Gillman can still be purchased in their rare Monotone painted styles direct from the online store.

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Oct 15 2017

The P. K. D. Dueling Pistol Set

Customised Blade runner gun prop replica. Tomenosuke Blaster reworked by Doktor A ( Bruce Whistlecraft).

The P.K.D
– Phlogistonic Kinetic Disruptor –
To do a Man’s Job!
Quartz based particle agitators allow a new level of accuracy.
Able to target single tears in rain.

Customised Tomenosuke Resin Blaster Kits :
Acrylic, Vintage Blown Glass, Polyurethane, Silver, Quartz Crystal, Epoxy, Vintage Clock Gears, Acrylic Velvet, Paper, Brass, Found Objects, in a Vintage Wooden Box.

Gun Dimensions : 12″ x 7″ x 2″
Box Dimensions : 17.5″ x 14′” x 4.5″
2017.

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Oct 9 2017

The Universe of Art Toys


October 21st – March 4th 2018

I am honoured to be a part of an exciting new museum exhibition in Spain.

“A journey into the Universe of Art Toys” will be the twentieth temporary exhibition organized by the Tolosa Puppets International Center at the Topic Museum in the city of Tolosa,(province of Guipuzcoa), in Spain.

The exhibition features works from 50 artists of different trends and disciplines, from 15 countries. Coordinated and lead by the Topic Museum and organized and curated by the International Art Collective “Art Toy Gama” and Fran Picazo.

All exhibited pieces of art will be available to reserve and purchase through the Art Toy Gama Collective.

My piece is a new Mechtorian character who is set to be a winner. Members of my Patreon page have been following his step-by-step construction over the last few months.

He will be revealed to the world later in the month.