Sunday, December 22, 2013

K'Nex Series 3 Super Mario Blind Bag Codes



Series 3 of the K'Nex Super Mario blind bags are out, and this set is a really great one. The common figures are Cheep Cheep, Diddy Kong, and Bullet Bill; the rare figures are Mario, Pink Yoshi, and Toad; and the "elite", or ultra rare figures are Bowser and a Hammer Brother, which come only one per case.



Here are the codes for each:

0513280 - Bullet Bill
0513280 - Cheep Cheep (double underline)
0513280 - Mario
0513280 - Bowser
0513280 - Pink Yoshi
0513280 - Toad
0513280 - Diddy Kong
0513280 - Hammer Brother

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lil' Jabrony Rainbow Blast

New from The Katerpillar: KiLL! x Virva Peikko. The "Lil' Jabrony Rainbow Blast" is a tribute to GI Joe and My Little Pony fans everywhere. Made out of resin and limited to just 15 figures, each one is hand-painted and comes on a metal backer card. Each backer card has a sticker on the back, which is signed by both KiLL! and Virva Peikko. These are available for $50 each, and can be found HERE right now!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DKE Toys Presents: 99 Deaths of Jar Jar

DKE Toys presents: “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar” A two day only group art show exclusively at Designer Con 2013 Saturday, November 9 & Sunday, November 10, 9am – 5pm Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101


DKE Toys presents “The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar”, a group art show featuring 99 artists. Each artist was asked to submit a black and white, pen and ink illustration on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and chose one way to maim, torture, and/or kill our least favorite Gungan.

Virva Peikko drew Jar Jar being vivisected:



KiLL! drew Jar Jar taking an acid bath:



Additional Info from DKE


Participating Artists Include:
64 Colors - A Little Stranger - Doktor A. - akirophoto - Ardabus Rubber - Asaad - Atila - Jason Atomic - Super Cooper Berella - Bigfoot - Joemm Blanche of CBNC - Botsch - Jon Burgerman - Candy - Nate Carle - Luke Chueh – Nicholas Dewey - Luis Diaz - Mike Egan - Dez Einswell - Brent Engstrom - Gus Fink - Frédéric Fleury - Brian Flynn - Steve (Go Hero) Forde - Free Humanity – Renee French - Gregg Gibbs - Darren Goldman - Dan Goodsell - Grenadier Stinny – James Hakola - Gary Ham - Nathan Hamill - Joshua Herbolsheimer - Jesse Hernandez - Francisco Herrera - Kerry Horvath – I Heart Guts - Jay222 – Jeremyville - JSalvador - kaNO - KiLL! - Sun-Min Kim + David Horvath - Scott Kinnebrew - Jim Koch – Frank Kozik - Wade Lageose - L’amour Supreme - Leecifer - LiLJAPAN - Abe Lincoln Jr. - Jerome Lu - Madtwiinz – Jim Mahfood aka Food One - Man One – Manly Art - Marka27 - Randy Martinez - Mauricio Tubesteak - El Maz - MCA – William Luke Miller - Miso - Nate Mitchell Squid Kids Ink - Nick the Ring - Brent Nolasco – Mitch O’Connell - Odio – olive47 - Jordan Owen - Virva Peikko - Ritzy Periwinkle - The Pizz - Playful Gorilla - PodgyPanda - Poulin Eurlegg – Dave Pressler - Ted Rall - Rob Reger - Renone - Jermaine Rogers - D. Ross “scribe” – Johnny Ryan - Phil Ryan - Dave Savage – SERBAN - Skinner - Bwana Spoons - Scott Tolleson - Triclops Studio - twerps! - Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca - valleyDweller – Denise Vasquez - Scott Wilkowski - Neil Winn - David Zajdman

Jar Jar Binks was contacted for comment about the event and noted about the show, “Why meesa so hated?”

This art show is not sponsored or endorsed by Lucasfilm, and has no relationship with them in any way. Jar Jar Binks and all related intellectual property is copyright and/or registered to Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. But who would really want to own the rights to Jar Jar anyway. Go step in poo doo.

Rumor has it that there may or may not be a corresponding collectable program (er.. crappy zine.. er..something) but that remains to be seen. Show up for more details…

Images will be posted here.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Set of Virva Peikko Metal Trading Cards

The set of metal trading cards made as a Rapture Horror Expo 2013 exclusive are now available online! The cards feature Virva Peikko as a zombie chewing on a Flatwoods vinyl toy by KiLL!. Each card is individually signed and numbered. The set includes the silver, white, and super limited gold variant card, which is only available in this set of 3. Only 20 silver, 10 white, and 5 gold cards were made. To pick up a set for $15, visit http://virvapeikko.storenvy.com.





Individual silver and white cards are also available for $5 each.

Unfortunately, the photos don't do the cards justice: they have a beautiful metallic sheen that is incredibly hard to photograph. All cards ship sleeved and in individual top loaders. Don't miss out!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mr. Starfish & Vinegar Strokes ATCs

"Mr. Starfish" and "Vinegar Strokes" are two new artist trading cards made by Virva Peikko, printed on 14pt cardstock with UV coating on the front. Don't miss out on them, as this is a limited run of 800! Each one is individually signed and numbered. Colors from the photos vary slightly from how the card looks in real life. These are available for $1 each on storenvy now.

All cards ship secured in a toploader; multiple cards will all come with their own toploaders.







Monday, August 12, 2013

Art Hustle Bootleg Promo; The Katerpillar Gallery Show



The Katerpillar: the collaborative efforts of KiLL! and Virva Peikko is having a gallery show on Friday, September 13, at Lulubell Toy Bodega located in Mesa, AZ. We have a lot of really awesome pieces in the works, so stay tuned for some fun sneak-peak updates as the date draws nearer.

We would also like to mention that we have a small amount of KiLL!'s bootleg Art Hustle cards released at SDCC this year that will be included free with all storenvy orders while supplies last:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

SDCC 2013 Exclusives and More!

Going to SDCC this year? Then come and see the Murskata Luut, a one of a kind, 5' tall sculpture created by The Katerpillar: the collaborative efforts of KiLL! and Virva Peikko. It will be on display at Lulubell Toy Bodega's booth #5045.



We'll have some FREE promo cards of the beast, plus other FREE cards and buttons, so don't miss out! We're also debuting a 2-pack of kitbash resculpt resin micro figures. It's a $15 DIY white 2-pack of the Berzerker Flatwoods and Gladys figures by KiLL! & Virva Peikko that comes with a mini comic (plus some other goodies!), and the opportunity to have your painted custom featured in our upcoming full color, professionally printed version of the comic/zine:



KiLL! will be releasing some brand new, unpainted waves of vinyl Parasitoid: Weird Denim, Pale Dick, and Poop Brown for $30 each:



Plus these awesome SDCC exclusive vinyl San Diego Sparkle Parasitoids for $35 each:



And these vinyl SDCC Lil' Hedo exclusives for $10 each:



Remember, all these and more will be available at Lulubell Toy Bodega's booth #5045. For those of you that are unable to attend, we'll have a very limited number of exclusives up on Storenvy, and possibly some other surprises.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Victoria Paege Promo Cards at SDCC 2013

KiLL! and Virva Peikko will have some FREE promo cards of model Victoria Paege available at SDCC this year. You can find them at Lulubell Toy Bodega's Booth 5045 (part of the DKE Toys megabooth). The card features several of KiLL!'s toys, including (from left to right) a Kaibutsu No Neko vinyl, Tentapuss vinyl, Tentapuss Dark Detective plush, Parasitoid vinyl, Kaibutsu No Neko vinyl, and Tentapuss plush:



Don't forget to get this card signed by Victoria herself, who will be at Justin Chung's booth in Artist Alley, GG-07.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Doug TenNapel is a jerk

Doug TenNapel is a jerk - or maybe more appropriately, an asshat. Earlier in the year I had helped fund his kickstarter for the "Sketchbook Archives". I pledged $60 for the following tier:

"A signed copy of the hard bound, 250 page Doug TenNapel Sketchbook Archives + a doodle of EWJ or ANY OTHER CHARACTER drawn in the book + an original page from one of my sketchbooks + an original piece of CATSCRATCH animation production art + a Nnewts bookmark (added to all upper tiers) + an 8 page ZINE called “Working in the Cow Fat Tanks” documenting the worst job of my life [this is how I got my work ethic]"

His project went over its original goal of $18K to an incredible $116,144, unlocking all sorts of extras to his sketchbook, including more pages, gold gilded edges, and a round spine with ribs. I was pretty excited for the sketchbook page and animation production art, even though I knew not to expect something super fantastic since hundreds of people were getting the same items from different tiers. I was not, however, expecting this:




A thin, flimsy envelope to send a sketch book page and original piece of animation production art? Jammed into my mailbox? This is the point where I would like to point out that, around five separate times, he has asked for extra money for shipping. I was considering sending him something extra (even though he went almost $100K over his original goal) after I got my tax return money, for alas, since the pledge I haven't been making much money at all. I'm glad I didn't waste it. I logged onto kickstarter, and... well, read for yourself:





Whoa, whoa, whoa. What? $75 for insured first class shipping? What planet are you on?! You can get a 2oz First Class package with tracking and $500 insurance for about $10, give or take about fifty cents. Tracking and insurance weren't my issue, and neither was sending the item first class: I was upset about the bad packaging.





I only hope that for the higher tiers he doesn't send his original bristol board art in the same fashion. I had wanted to frame the production art, but in the state that it's in it looks like I stepped on it - not really worth showing off at all.

Edit: I'd like to amend this entry and say that TenNapel has at least offered to refund me the money for the extra items that were destroyed. Even so, this is missing the point that I'd rather not have my items crumpled up in my mailbox and have stubborn responses that sound like I'm asking for too much to not receive damaged product.

Monday, April 22, 2013

OMFG Series 2 Sale

The Katerpillar now has a new DeviantArt account! If you're not on facebook or flickr come follow us here. Also, KiLL! will be having some megasales on his storenvy shop all this week. Grab 2 packs of the OMFG Series 2 fresh mint colorway for just $15, or snag some older OMFG customs for just $5 each. Virva Peikko is also having a sale on her storenvy, including some sweet S.L.U.G. Zombie customs for $10 each. New items are also up: Peikko has a cool Stroll magnet made from copper and layered with patinas, and KiLL! has been working up a storm on awesome new customs. Don't miss out!




Sunday, April 21, 2013

El Pene Del Diablo

Introducing! "El Pene Del Diablo", the Katerpillar's biggest sculpture yet! Because of "mature content" we are unable to post the photos of this beast to our blogger. However, you can check it out on our tumblr or DeviantArt. Measuring approximately 36" long, 14" tall, 21" wide, it will be on display at Lulubell Toy Bodega (Mesa, AZ) on May 10th, 2013. We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 1, 2013

S.L.U.G. Zombie Customs

Check out these hand painted SLUG Zombies customs from series 2 and 3 by Virva Peikko! Available at her storenvy site for a limited time:


Zero Hero/Superman




Jeet Kune Death/Bruce Lee in Game of Death






Mash-Up Mike






Stu B' Yu




The Towering Terror/Andre the Giant




Macho Mangler/Hulk Hogan





Friday, March 29, 2013

Free Posters at the Marquee Theater

If you're going to the Mindless Self Indulgence concert tonight at the Marquee theater in Tempe, then be on the lookout for these two FREE posters by KiLL!. They're both limited, so snatch them up before they're gone for good!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

New Products Up! Parisitoids at KaijuX3

Hey, hey, hey! New products are available at Kill!'s Storenvy. He has a bunch of limited edition Parasitoids, including one from Tara McPherson's Cotton Candy Machine Show from March 2012, a Wondercon/October Toys 2012 purple and black with glitter special edition, some brand new trans neon pink with glitter, plus more!