Dead Ben Rises

A little over three years ago I began working on a project for Dead Presidents Design, aka Monster Kolor, to design and sculpt a new figure that would be a sort of mascot based on their Ben Franklin logo image.

Dead Presidents Logo

Here is the epic backstory my design is based on:

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Plaseebo and Dead Presidents Design, aka Monster Kolor, are pleased to announce the debut of the DEAD BEN hand cast resin figure on April 12th opening of the MONSTER BRAWL show at the Monster Kolor Gallery in Middleboro Ma. The show will feature custom versions of the Dead Ben figure by Miscreation, Jay222 and Plaseebo.

Here are some photos of the making of Dead Ben. I began by reworking one of Dead Presidents resin figure release of the Ben Franklin bust.

Ben bust





And here is a preview of my custom painted finished figure.







Plastic and Plush / Artist of The Year

I am very pleased and honored to have been selected as the 2013 Artist of The Year in the annual survey by Plastic and Plush.

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Plastic and Plush

Zombie Baby

The Crawling Dead Show at TAG Gallery

Plaseebo is pleased to have been invited to create a custom based on the Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby vinyl figure from Miscreation Toys for the CRAWLING DEAD show at TAG Gallery in Los Angeles.  The “Zombie Baby” is a one of a kind mash-up of the GID vinyl body from Miscreation Toys with a hand cast resin skull from Plaseebo. The skull has inset eyes and the body has been hand pierced and hand painted using Monster Kolor sprays. The figure also has 2 motion activated LED units with replaceable batteries and the body glows in the dark as well. Signed and dated 2014 by Bob.

Zombie Baby

Zombie Baby

Zombie Baby

Zombie Baby LED

Zombie Baby LED




New Book On Resin Figures

Plaseebo is pleased to have a feature in the just released book titled “We are Indie Toys”  by Louis Bou. The book features the work of 30 independent designers from across the globe. Here is a look at the Plaseebo feature.

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Plaseebo is pleased to have been invited to once again be part of Toy Karma 4 opening October 5th at Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago.

The main piece I will have in this years show is from my ongoing “Great American Kaiju” series that is inspired by REAL MONSTERS.

The thrust of this work, titled “Congress Babble”, is to give visual focus to our self-serving congress that is tearing apart the very fabric of the American democracy.

This is a one of a kind piece in hand cast resin with fabric. Eleven inches high.


Congress Babble