Wednesday, March 25, 2015

YinYang 8 Inch Tuttz Cats Pre-order!

Argonaut Resins will be opening pre-order of the all new 8 inch YinYang Tuttz cat customs in the online STORE this Thursday, March 26th at 9Pm Est. time. These customs will feature the Extreme black and white theme and will be limited to only 10 pieces world wide retailing for $165 shipped in the USA. Also included in the release will be a matching YinYang Tuttz resin magnet, a full set of the Muertos die-cut vinyl stickers, three all new Yin Yang Tuttz stickers and a blind bagged signed 2.5 inch by 3 inch original art sketch card from artist creator Eric Nocella Diaz. All orders will ship in two weeks from the date purchased and the pre-order option will close on March 31st. All customs will be numbered and signed and come with a custom signed box and will be one per buyer.







Also going into the store will be a one of a kind Extreme Yin Yang Kings Of Atlantis custom skull painted by creator/sculptor/artist Eric Nocella Diaz. This skull was made to match the 8 inch Tuttz in the black and white colorway and only one will be available and will retail at $175 shipped in the USA.





Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Kings Of Atlantis Return!

The Kings Of Atlantis resin clear tint skulls are back!
Argonaut Resins is releasing these all new skulls throughout this week in the online STORE. These new waves will not have the custom crate packaging like the initial release a few years back but will come with a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Sculpted, molded and cast by artist Eric Nocella Diaz (END) these new skulls will feature mostly glow in the dark pieces along with some new sparkly versions.











Keep checking the online store all week as new skulls will be added daily.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The First Kings Of Atlantis customs!

Argonaut Resins and artist Clinton Yaws have teamed up to bring you the first Kings Of Atlantis OG resin skull customs ever. Not many of these skulls were released in the original series a few years ago and there have been requests from new collectors for another run. Clinton Yaws brings his exciting paint style and dynamic concepts to adorn the first 3 pieces in this new release of regular clear tinted and glow in the dark customs. Featured are the red clear tint Easy Rider, the Blue Ringed Octopus painted over a plain clear tint and the Dead Scrolls blue clear tint that glows in the dark. These new customs will be available to own in the Argonaut Resins online store (argonautresins.bigcartel.com) this Friday, Feb.27th at 12 noon Est. time.

www.clintonyaws.com









Here's a image for scale so you get an idea how big these resin cast skulls are and detailed the entire surface is (from my private stash) -


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Muerto Stickers!

Gato Muerto and Perro Muerto are the Tuttz cat and Pharaoh Hound dog characters designed and created by artist Eric Nocella Diaz wearing cosplay dead animal costmes. All four black and white stickers are diecut vinyl and are now available in the online store sold as a 4 piece set - argonautresin.bigcartel.com
Sticker sizes -
Cat Head - 3.5 inches wide x 4 inches tall
Cat Full Body - 2 inches wide x 4 inches tall
Dog Head - 3.5 inches wide x 4 inches tall
Dog Full Body - 3 inches wide x 4.5 inches tall




Friday, February 13, 2015

Toy Fair 2015 - Part 1, 2 and 3!!! ***FINAL UPDATE***

I will be at this year's Toy Fair 2015 (Feb. 14th - 17th) in New York City's Jacob Javits Center doing my annual live sculpt demo at the Creative Factor booth. I will be giving away some promotional Tuttz relief cat head Sparkly magnets and a few of the out of production Series 2 Monster Magnets at my table (one per person and only a few will be released each day of the show). I hope to see some of you there so come by and talk shop and maybe I'll let you work on my sculptures with me...maybe...
NOTE: If you want to see my pictures inside of Toy Fair this year you can see them updated here every day on my Twitter (https://twitter.com/ArgonautResins) image feed -> https://twitter.com/ArgonautResins/media

***Last Update***  Day 4 starts here -
Toy Fair 2015 is a wrap and here are a few pics of the sculpt I worked on for the live demo I did for the Creative Factor booth. It was a generic alien done in a new Monster Clay material I had never used before. A lot of people that stopped by the booth and asked what I thought of that particular clay so I'll give a little review about it below the pictures.


 Monster Clay review:
Pros - This clay is very good for quick build ups and it doesn't stick to your tools or your hands but sticks to itself easily. It's like the Chavant clays I've used before but this feels a little more waxier and is easy to warm up by kneading it with your fingers only. You can probably use a light bulb over a batch of it in a tray to keep it really soft for fast working but I was okay with using my fingers warm it up for application in small amounts. I also liked the dark reddish brown color the clay comes in which made it easy to see all the details and flawed areas across the entire figurine.
Cons - Even when the Monster Clay get's cool and firm it's still a bit soft and you can accidentally dent up your finished areas. Also if you hold it in your hands to long it will get warm and you can eventually mush or knock your shapes out of place. To do finished detail it may require some solvents to brush over areas to put a smoother finish on it if you are doing really small detailing. You may also have to break the sculpt into parts to really dig into the detail if you're a bit heavy handed like me.
Overall I did like it and will probably get more of it to practice in or do quick idea sketches in as I could always make a waste mold and recast the part in a harder toy wax which I usually finish most of my work in. Give it a try and I think you will like this clay too even if you're not a sculptor.


Big huge thanks to Brett Klisch of The Ceative Factor and the TIA for always inviting me down to Toy Fair. This was my 11th year doing the live sculpt demos and it has always been fun event.
Big huge thanks to everybody who stopped by the booth to say hi and talk shop. I hope you all found the sculpting live process as fun and entertaining as I did and maybe I'll see you all again next year.
Big huge thanks to The Compleat Sculptor for the Monster Clay samples they gave me on the house to try out.

**UPDATE #2**  Day 3 starts here -

 Casting my shadow on the toy show.

 Bird's eye view of our booth at the show.

The day 3 set up.

*UPDATE #1* Day 2 starts here -

 My live demo sculpt project is a weird looking alien.

GrandMa's House all new Tuttz Mini's making their debut. I'm still not sure how big this wave will be just yet.

Day 1 starts here -

 Toy Exclusive Pharaoh Hound Sparkly Mini's (only 3 were made for the show). * SOLD OUT*


I will be debuting the next line of all new Tuttz Mini's from the GrandMa's House wave and the next wave of Kings of Atlantis original sized clear tint skulls so keep an eye on this post for updated images from Toy Fair 2015 in the next 4 days!!!