Wow, this is one of those releases that reminds The Blot how exciting a designer art toys can be! I’m personally not all that into skeletons, but Scott Wilkowski’s “infection” of six designer toys totally blows my mind. Wilkowski has been busy putting skulls, skeletons and creepy creatures inside the industry’s favorite designer toys for his new traveling show "Skin Deep". For Skin Deep, he infects Buff Monster's “Buff Monster,” Luke Chueh's “Possessed,” Frank Kozik's “Labbit,” October Toys “Gwin,” Suckadelic's “Sucklord” and Scott Tolleson's “Otis & Otto.”
The show will premiere November 5th at the Designer Con 2011, where all eight artists involved with the project will be on hand! Scott Wilkowski, Buff Monster, Luke Chueh, George and Ayleen Gaspar of October Toys, The Sucklord, Scott Tolleson and Frank Kozik all in one place. Now that’s a signing! There will be a photo opportunity and signing at 3pm at the DKE Toys booth with all attending artists.
Each of the six hand-cast resin edition figures will be limited to 25 pieces of two different colors each (50 total of each style). Due to the labor-intensive process of hand making each piece, only 10 of each colorway will be available for purchase at Designer Con.
Prices are as follows: October Toys Gwin - $50; Scott Tolleson's Otis & Otto - $50; Suckadelic's Sucklord carded figure - $100; Buff Monster's 3” Buff Monster - $100; Frank Kozik's Labbit 5" by Kid Robot - $150; and Luke Chueh's Possessed by Munky King - $300.
Following the Skin Deep show’s debut, Skin Deep will travel to Lulubell Toy Bodega in Mesa, Arizona (December 9th - December 30th) and then to Screaming Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon (February 23rd - March 25th).