Wednesday, December 31, 2008

EL DIABLO on sale now!

Wave 1 EL DIABLO goes on sale today in the Argonaut Resins online store -
The Purple, Green, Blue pants versions (all 3 come with the white King Skull accessory) retail at $125 - the Black Onyx (with the red clear tint King Skull accessory) for $135 and the Ruby clear tint for $150. Each come with hand painted original art box packaging painted by Robbie Busch/ aka DJ McBoing Boing and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by designer Robbie Busch and sculptor/producer Eric Nocella Diaz. There will a $10 shipping and handling charge for all US orders (***and for any overseas orders you will have to email me for the exact pricing to ship your item properly***). We only accept Paypal at this time for all orders.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

EL DIABLO drops tomorrow...

Just a little scale shot (courtesy of McBoing Boing) so you get the idea how big this guys is next to a 3 inch product shots will be next along with the the surprise color way...and that's right the mischievous little guy will be on the loose tomorrow in the Argonaut Resins store! Look out!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

EL DIABLO packaging...

Every EL DIABLO resin toy colorway gets it's own special colored packaging covered in original art by artist designer Robbie Busch. Original, limited, unique, innovative, hardcore artist driven works of art - that's how we do it here at Argonaut Resins. Availability, release dates and pricing next.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

On the launch pad...

EL DIABLO wave 1 - Purple, Blue and Green pants colorways...There will be these three, the Black Onyx with the red clear tint skull and a surprise colorway. Each will come with Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robbie Busch and myself (END) and designer packaging that we'll be showing very soon. This entire line will be limited to 25 pieces max and released 5 at a time.
Wave 2 coming soon!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

How it all started...

I did a 2008 wrap up interview with Andy Heng on his ToysRevil blog ( talking about where Argonaut Resins came from and what it's all about. You can read the full interview here:
Thank you Andy!

Jared and I decided to release the final 6 Vladimir toys at the big NYC comic con in February of next year. We still haven't locked in all of the colorways for this line up but I'll post a little sneak peek here so you can get an idea of where we may be headed with this last batch. Of course all of the Vlad's will be totally different like all previous sets and we'll have all the final images posted before the big con. Jared will be rolling with Kano ( at the NYC con so you know it's going to be exciting...not to mention the surprises we'll have planned.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Size does matter...

For everyone who keeps asking about the scale of our resin toys I made up a chart with the blank figures for this years line up. We're keeping things in the 4 - 6 inch range (for now) with editions sizes of 25 pieces and down (depending on what the artist wants).
What's next for Argonaut Resins?
I guess you'll have to wait until next year to find out.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

EL DIABLO wave one colorway sneak...

And away we go!!! The first colorway for EL DIABLO wave one will be a blue pants figure. We'll announce the the other colorways (edition size and pricing) in this wave soon. Just know they will all be different versions with a surprise figure in each wave. Robbie is doing ALL of the paint work on these guys so each will be a one of custom which has been a main theme here at Argonaut Resins. We want every resin toy produced to be an extension of the artist involved and be a work of art. More soon.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The devil himself!

Robbie Busch and the EL DIABLO resin toy prototypes at his Rotufugi one man art show "El Diablo Loves You" in Chicago (Dec. 5th - 20th). See more show photos here on Robbie's live journal: and Robbie's works can be seen and purchased here from the Rotofugi website:
Argonaut Resins would like to extend a big thank you to Rotofugi for hosting Robbie and our toy line at their gallery. Only 3 EL DIABLO resin toys will be sold there (and one is already gone...) EL DIABLO wave one coming very soon!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

All the Vladimir Ice variants have shipped.

Vladimir in Maryland!!!
over at the Kid Robot boards got his Green Ice Vlad and posted up this nice picture of his growing collection. Keep an eye on this thread and I'll post images of the Ice Vlad's in their new homes...

Monday, December 8, 2008

EL DIABLO's first two colorways revealed!!!

The Robbie Busch project EL DIABLO first two colorways are the full color and the all black Onyx Editions. These versions will be very limited and each will come with a swappable skull accessory plus a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Robbie Busch (artist/designer) and Eric Nocella Diaz (sculptor/producer). This sassy mischievous devil stands at six inches tall and will be available soon in the Argonaut Resins online store. Prices and edition sizes for each colorway will be announced shortly.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


We did it again...The Jared Deal Vladimir resin toy project at Argonaut Resins was another smashing success!!! We sold out in 3 and a half hours...the support of this toy has just been astounding...Again Jared and I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the buyers and supporters that helped us get a second wave going...and rest assured we'll have the other half of this wave ready to go so keep an eye on the blog for new images and drop dates. Again we also could not have done this without the usual (and new) round of our online promotional supporters - THANK YOU:
Vinyl Pulse,
Vinyl Abuse,
Action Figure Times,
Montreal Vinyl,
Kid Robot Forum,
Vinyl Toy Freaks,
Clutter Magazine,
Resin Is the New Vinyl
For those of you who missed out on the first half of Wave 2 - stay tuned!!! We ain't done yet....

Friday, December 5, 2008

Vladimir Wave 2 goes on sale today at NOON

Today 12 noon eastern time the first half of Wave 2 - 6 Vladimir Ice Edition resin toys will be on sale in the Argonaut Resins online store for $100 plus $10 shipping and handling. Each toy comes with it's signature (and numbered) handmade coffin packaging, a variant Certificate of Authenticity signed by designer artist Jared Deal and sculptor producer Eric Nocella Diaz, a mini art print and a variant wax sealed envelope. We can only accept Paypal payments only. This toy line will end at #25 and we'll be showing the last batch very soon.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Ice ice baby...

When I hand over the Vladimir resin toys to Jared Deal I just never know what I'll get back...and I'll tell you this - it's certainly worth the wait when he puts the rest of the package together. Vladimir wave 2 (ICE EDITION) - part 1 goes on sale this Friday December 5th at noon. Six colorful Vladimir ice tint variant resins will be available in the Argonaut Resins online for those of you who missed out on the first wave of Vlad's here's your chance...the first wave went very fast so - good luck!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

EL DIABLO in resin...

Incoming!!! Casting EL DIABLO has commenced!!! I'll load more images in this thread as I go. Robbie has a few nice surprises up his sleeve. More in a bit...can't wait to see this guy in color!

Friday, November 28, 2008

EL DIABLO sculpt revealed....

EL DIABLO wax sculpt final approved by Robbie. We're casting this bad boy up in resin for a limited run now...more images and info soon (Can you guess the colorways???)

Friday, November 21, 2008

EL DIABLO sneak 2

We're almost ready to reveal the full prototype sculpt for Robbie Busch's EL DIABLO project. Here's another teaser in the meantime -

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vladimir Wave 2 in the works...

Due to demand (and a some collectors who missed out on) the Jared Deal Halloween project here at Argonaut Resins - Vladimir is back!!! Edition size (again - uber limited!!!) and full variant images coming soon (this is just a little production teaser image) - just know that we will continue the - "all Vlad's will be different" - dileo, so everybody will get a one of a kind...That's how we do it around here....Stay tuned!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Vladimir in Spain!!!

Jared Deal just dropped this image on the Kid Robot Forums via Draifet (thanks man) all the way from Spain - boyo that little Vladimir can fly! Looks charming amongst his similarly colored toy brethren in Draifet's private collection...The green Vladimir pic with Bailey the cat hails all the way from the West Coast comes via Jeremy Brautman - EIC of the hot new ToyCyte blog fame. Who's ya Vladdy daddy?

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Our next high end resin toy - Robbie Busch's (aka McBoing Boing) EL DIABLO with Argonaut Resins is well under way...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bloody good time...

All of the 13 Vladimir's have shipped and almost all have found their new homes (the last one drops Monday according to UPS tracking). There's a nice little thread on the Kid Robot forum where all the lucky buyers are starting to show their loot. This Vladimir Blood variant image was taken by NikeJerk from the Kid Robot forum who also managed to snag a painted Vlad too - thanks man, looks wicked!!!
Next up - the Robbie Busch project...oh yeah - and a surprise...(?)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Runners up for the CustoMonday PICANTE free give away!

Two really good runner up art entries for the ToyCyte contest last week, but unfortunately the text reply won the PICANTE resin toy - one of one signed - CPK...Thanks to all who entered....the rare prize -

Saturday, November 1, 2008


The Jared Deal Halloween project - Vladimir - for Argonaut Resins was a blazing success as we SOLD OUT in just over 6 hours!!! Jared and I would like send out a very big THANK YOU to all who supported this project from day one with their tireless promotion of Vladimir:
Vinyl Pulse,
Vinyl Abuse,
Action Figure Times,
Kid Robot Forum,
Vinyl Toy Freaks,
Resin Is the New Vinyl,
Take a bow as we could not have done this without all of your help...Thanks also goes out to everyone who waited patiently for Jared and myself get this project done and put up their hard earned money to get their very own one of a kind Vladimir - THANK YOU!!!

On another note we'll start some sneak peeks on what's next here at Argonaut Resins very soon, so look for a web promo flyer from another uber talented artist I have known for a very long time. Here we go again...

Friday, October 31, 2008

Vladimir goes on sale at 12 noon today!!!

We're all done!!!

Start checking the Argonaut Resins ( store noon Eastern time today to order your Vladimir resin toy. We have also revealed the last 3 variant colors (11 -13* heh - 13 is a little different from 11 and 12*) - surprise surprise!!!

Before we begin I just wanted to say a big thanks to Jared Deal for going all out with this project. When I told him about my new little company and what I wanted to do with it he got it big time and jumped right in, and by gosh - took off! He even transformed the original idea into what it is now...a darn cool representation of his 2D artwork and design. I had a few restrictions on how the design needed to be so we could keep this thing on good budget and he said - no big deal and that he could work with that no problem (what a guy)...and here we are today releasing this fun Halloween inspired happy bat toy...with that said I'll just add a "we'll be back!" Jared is like a art machine...already showing me some more fantastic toy ideas (does this guy sleep???)...heh...also keep an eye on the that little Argonaut links list on the right side here as we just added another artist who has decided to take the infamous boat ride in search of more Golden Fleece art projects....noon baby...the clock is ticking!

The master at work...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Golden opportunity....

The Jared Deal Halloween project countdown continues with the 10th Vladimir toy - GOLD!!! Plus a nice sneak peak at how the finished coffin packaging is shaping up - 3 more to go - then it's a wrap!!! We'll start loading them into the Argonaut Resins webstore this Friday at noon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

CustoMondays on ToyCyte ( featuring a one of a kind CPK - PICANTE!!! Toycyte was gracious enough to let Argonaut Resins very own custom CPK (CellPhonesKill) resin toy start off their contest festivities. You can see all the details on how you can grab this one shot for FREE right here:

A big thank you goes out to Jeremy Brautman and the ToyCyte crew for hooking this up!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Feeling blue??? Jared just revealed one of latest colors on the Vladimir resin toy line. This is the ninth color shown so far. Stay tuned for more fun stuff as we count down to the Halloween release!