Posts Tagged ‘Coarse’

Wowzers! Imagine my joy when I heard there would be a coarse pop up show during sdcc, which I was already going to be at! I went to their signing on thurs and got a sweet sketch from Sven. Didn’t really know what to expect from the show…. Got there super early and waited in line for a few hours. My fellow n3rdlink brother who was supposed to let me know when he headed over did me dirty and disappeared…. Turns out he went to the show and was in line way ahead of me (with friends like these…). At any rate the line was fun as usual and the show was GREAT. New coloways, and all of the og pieces were 1/1. Made me wish that I had a few extra bucks stashed away to buy some of the coarse originals that were available. At any rate…. Here are the pics. Enjoy

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The Dynamic Duo of Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk, who form Coarse, are at it again. Fresh of their successful show at Rotofugi, Coarse will be at the Thailand Toy Expo from January 10-13, 2013. It is not yet clear whether Coarse will be displaying pieces from the Rotofugi show, displaying new pieces, or if there will be exclusive figures for sale. All we can do at this point is to speculate based on this image which popped up on their Facebook page recently:

Coarse_our_nightmares

This picture features a sweet sketch of the new characters Void and Fever sleeping peacefully, and if nothing else, I’m hoping that this image will be available as a poster or print.

Looking forward to seeing what Coarse has up their sleeves for the Thailand Toy Expo!

Details on how to enter the lottery to buy the exclusive figure (Dark Sorrows Resin) from the Coarse show Souls Gone Mad, which opened this past weekend at Rotofugi have just been announced. Details can be found here.

Good Luck!

The show, “Souls Gone Mad” opened at Rotofugi this past weekend to a big crowd, with amazing artwork from the Coarse duo Mark and Sven.

N3rd Link members John and Mawuli were on hand for the opening reception and here are our experiences at the exhibit.

Mark, Sven and Kirby (the owner of Rotofugi) spent up to the last minute of the opening setting up the exhibit.  But that did not stop them from having the show start right at 7pm on Saturday.

If you haven’t been to the new Rotofugi store it’s a great place for an exhibit.  One portion of the shop is dedicated for art shows and the other is the premier destination for vinyl toy collectors (Rotofugi has been voted Best Toy store at the DTA’s 2 years straight.)

Once the show opened it was a dash to grab a price list and then find the corresponding piece that matched it.  There were fiberglass pieces, sculpted resin and photographs available for purchase.  Overall I felt that the prices for originals was very reasonable.  The majority of the art work was less than $3k including one offs and editions of 3.  Of course Rotofugi had a show exclusive resin piece entitled Dark Sorrows.  If you saw the promo photos you already know what it looks like.  The figure is limited to 100 pieces and retails for $680 and has an estimated delivery date of Feb-Mar 2013.

For those that don’t have the cash for an OG or the exclusive figure there was a  lithograph of Dark Sorrow for $20 and a lithograph poster set ($48) which may look familiar to Coarse fans.

There were also some freebie show cards and sticker set as well as coins specifically minted for the “Soul Shaker” pony style ride.

Mark and Sven did a signing for all attendees.  I had them sign my poster set and Mawuli had the back of his iPhone sketched on.

Probably the coolest experience at the show happened right before the gallery closed.  With the gallery pretty much empty we were able to walk around with Sven and he answered our questions about future releases and inspiration behind some of the show pieces.  Here are some of notes I took:

  1. Coarse x ThreeA collab;  Supposedly the figure is completed but still needs to be painted and approved by ThreeA.  Mark has not had time to give it the attention it needs.  So it looks like the ball is in Coarse’s court but I wouldn’t hold your breath that it will be released anytime soon.
  2. About Ruth;  Ruth is Coarse’s first female figure they created.  There has been speculation why there hasn’t been a female figure up until now, but Mark mentioned that the story and scope of this show allowed them to incorporate a female character.
  3. The Void;  This is a character that is looking for an identity.  This is why he is always wearing or carrying around masks with him.
  4. Dark Sorrows exclusive piece;  The mask doesn’t come off is made of resin and limited to 100 pieces.
  5. Locks; It appears Coarse is working on a production piece of this character, so there is a good chance that we will see one sooner rather than later.
  6. Soul Shaker;  The inspiration for this piece comes from the mythology of the term Nightmare.  A “mara” or “mare” is a demon that can be known to ride horses and way back when, dreamers described the feeling of something riding or putting pressure on their chests while they sleep which causes bad dreams…Look it up if you want lol.

Overall the show was awesome.  Got to meet some really cool people from the Kidrobot boards.  Was able to talk with Sven and Mark who were really great to talk with.  As always Kirby is a great host and did a great job setting this all up.

If you are in the Chicago area go check this show out!! It runs through December 2.

That’s all for now.  Feel free to look through some of our pictures.

A month or so ago Coarse announced on their Facebook page that they had come across a few old sticker packs from their iconic 2007 Coarse x Vans collaboration. All one had to do was to reply to their post stating that you were interested in the pack, and Coarse would select a few of the replies (giving preference to current Friends and Family members). I entered, then forgot all about it.

A week ago I had a package in the mail. No biggie. It was from coarse. BIGGIE!!! Now 1st of all, it looked like my mailman tried to fold it one way, then changed his mind and folded it the other way, and stuffed it in the mailbox….grumble… If the package was from just about anyone else I wouldn’t have really cared but it was something cool from Coarse, so I quickly went inside and gingerly opened the package and determine if there was any major damage.

As expected, it included a sticker pack from the Vans collaboration, but never one to not go the extra mile, there was also a small print of what I’m assuming is an upcoming colorway of their Oop and Aww figures. Oh did I mention it was signed and PERSONALIZED?! How cool is that??!! a few pics from other coarse collectors have also popped up on the Coarse thread on the Kidrobot forum, as well as on the Coarseheads Facebook group.

Pics of my pack are below for your viewing pleasure!

Enjoy

-Mawuli

Coarse has announced the latest in their Paw! collection. The pink “Paw! Blush – Collection Selim Varol” is currently available to Friends & Family members, and will be available to the general public at a later date.

The figure has an edition size of 2 x 77 (77 through Coarse, and 77 through toykio), and on the coarse site it carries a price-tag of $421.12

The box is one of the most intricate that I have seen from Coarse, and can easily stand on its own as a separate art piece.

This figure is in stock (yes…you read that correctly) and is supposed to ship to buyers in 7 days.

Coarse always has a back-story to each figure, so here it goes:

Squeaking and nimble he appears on the scene. Only a few remaining spots of his white body shimmer in the morning glow. This early sunlight drowns out his surroundings while the rest of his massive appearance remains almost entirely shrouded by the glittering dust of the pink soil. His bright nose graciously fights for attention, and his daunting eyes hide behind their reflections of the blue sky.

coarse is presenting paw! blush in cooperation with the collection Selim Varol, a unique collectors edition created to become a part of or the starting point of your “pink collection”. The 12” vinyl figure comes cocooned in white sponge, packed in a highly unique and exclusive handcrafted wooden box resembling the existence of paw! the monkey rabbit.

-Mawuli

Episode 18 is up and running go take a listen.  Share it with your friends, share it with your family!

Here are some of the things we talk about on this week’s podcast:

Coarse Pain in Dreams release (sold out)

-Jordan Buckley’s print for his band Everytime I Die

-Yellow Dino’s Mini Goji clear resin figures.  email info@theyellowdino.com for more info!

Fool’s Paradise Earth Man

-Super 7/ Medicom Earth wolf available now at Rotofugi

-Huck Gee x Beat Bros. Lord Magma Skullendario Azteca

Continuum – If the show Alcatraz should have been.

John Scalzi’s Red Shirts – Star Trek fans will like.

If you are a Star Wars fan go check out The People vs. George Lucas now streaming on netflix.

The Raid: Redemption Violence violence and more violence

Man on a wire

Snow White and the Huntsman

Movies we hate:  Knowing, Dante’s Peak, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Forgotten

Without Further delay N3RD LINK EPISODE 18!!