11/27/2013

Patrick Wong's Mr. Magic Mascot

Wake up.....I see a production Mascot!
Mr. Magic is the third and final installment of my Spirit of '84 Kidrobot mascot series that began as an illustration. I find something interesting about the '80s and '90s with this original illustration taking up some of the aesthetics of the time period combined with the contemporary movement(s) in designer toys. The first one I made to help support my Threadless campaign, then the second for "Bits and Pieces" at Lift Designer Toys, and the last for a private collector.

What drew me to the Kidrobot Mascot as a platform was that few artists were taking up this figure for the custom pieces. Like the 6" Fatcap which few artists are working with - I have one planned for Jeff Beck's January show.



11/23/2013

Customizers news: Patrick Wong

We are back again. Will show you guys quite some works these days. Let's start with Patrick Wong. This guy should design a production Mascot.....will be a real hit. He is working now on this Mascot.....

10/17/2013

Patrick Wong's Mascot is a bargain!

This custom Mascot is still for sale. I reckon it is a matter of time now that it sells. What a great price for this excellent Mascot. Grab it fast!
 

10/06/2013

Mercenary: Lion Grrr... Mascot by Fuller

Blown away by this Mascot. Love the fact that the lionsuit has more depth, than the original Grrr... design.



10/02/2013

Mr. Fist Bot by Blue-Frog

Pretty awesome Bot from Blue Frog. The head is removable.



Custom news: Fuller

Fuller is working on this 7 inch Mascot. I would call this the Grrrrr Evolved version.

Codename Rasta Bot by Sekure D

Tried to get some official pictures from this Bot, but Sekure D totally forgotted to take pictures from it. Here is a picture from collector Dondaka.

9/26/2013

Patrick Wong's Darkest Mascot and Munny Come to Lift Designers Toys for "Bits and Pieces" Art Show

A bit late....but better late, than never posted!

ROYAL OAK, MI - September 23, 2013 - Illustrator Patrick Wong announces "Darkest" as his contribution to "Bits and Pieces" custom designer toy and art show opening this Saturday Sept. 28, 2013 at Lift Designer Toys and Gallery. The character from Wong is derived from his "Spirit of '84" illustration which depicts two groups of b-boys as they square off in the subway - poised for battle.

"In the early 1980s, breakdancing spread globally due to their part in feature films like Flashdance, Beatstreet, and Wildstyle. The "Spirit of '84" represents this cultural moment in New York city, when gang dominated youth culture shifted from fighting to competitive dancing as a means of positive expression. My illustration takes up the Kidrobot Mascot and mashes it together with a scene from the b-boy world - a showdown between two crews in the subway, a battle," described Wong.

"Darkest", short for B-boy Darkest, is the second character to emerge from this "Spirit of '84" world, dressed in classic 80's b-boy fashion: Cazal glasses, Adidas tracksuit, and shelltoe sneakers.

The character comes in two sizes (7" and 3") utilizing Kidrobot's iconic mascot as well as a micro munny with sculptural additions. The 7" "Darkest" Mascot comes complete with a custom painted wooden box and signed edition art card. The 3" "Darkest" munny is packaged with a custom designed box and signed edition art card as well. Both figures are one-of-a-kind, closed edition, and the artist will not be producing more on the same platform.

About Patrick Wong

Patrick Wong is an artist and illustrator based in Vancouver, Canada. He has exhibited in Canada and the USA and has been recognized by Applied Arts Magazine, American illustration, Society of illustrators Los Angeles, and Creative Quarterly for his illustrations. Patrick holds a BFA in visual art and themes that come up in his work include otaku/fan cultures, street art, spectacle, and narrative consumption. For more information, please visit http://www.patrick-wong.com/.

About Lift Designer Toys and Gallery

LIFT is an independent boutique located in the heart of downtown Royal oak. LIFT recently moved to a larger location on 4th Street with an expanded toy selection and an art gallery area. LIFT features the largest selection of designer art toys in metro Detroit. Featured brands include Kidrobot, Upper Playground, Shawnimals, Uglydolls, Strangeco and Toy2R. Located at 228 W. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI. For more information, please visit http://www.liftdetroit.com/.


To learn more about this topic, please contact @patrickwongart, 778-232-9137 or email at info@patrick-wong.com.








9/23/2013

Brush Bot by IRoc

First custom Bot from IRoc. I have the feeling that he will make more of these guys.





Agent Dick Bot by Ian Ziobrowski

Another excellent custom Bot from Ian. Totally in love with the whole concept. The sculpt and paints are top notch. Quality works!





9/20/2013

9/14/2013

Monster Bots from Mostly Harmless

I spotted these Bots on a picture from Vinyl Thoughts 4 and I had to get my hands on the official ones from Mostly Harmless. I extremely like these guys. They remind me of the A-Team. Great work Mostly Harmless!

9/13/2013

Bad Boy II by RunDMB

Stunned by the quality of this 7 inch Mascot. So many things to look at, just amazing!


9/08/2013

Sashimibot by Mr Mars

Excellent concept! (7 inch Mascot)

Just finished my first ever kidrobot mascot! Really had to push it and get some new techniques on this guy but i love the outcome. I call him "Sashimibot"! The hat sushi knife and sushi rolls are all removable!!! Poor little fish...

Amazing customs from Charles Rodriguez

Three totally amazing customs from Charles. Love them all!