October 4, 2008
The Unusual Suspects / Coming soon
Autumn finds the Night Gamers, Wilber and Orvil still enjoying evenings in Manhattan. At 4 AM or so while navigating the streets a few feet above human eye level in early October they discovered the Halloween window display at Forbidden Planet on Broadway and 13th. They were ecstatic, zipping back and forth in front of the glass like giant bumble bees pausing for an instant in front of each one of the dozens of masks. A bewildering mix of gruesome and fun expressions in an endless variety of rubbery goodness, Frankenstein, Godzilla, Mickey, T2, Bill Clinton, goblins, ghosts and carved pumpkins galore. In the excitement of their find our travelers both began to glow with the color changing effects they normally exhibit when engrossed in gaming. And then the real discovery was revealed to them by their reflections in the window. Wilber and Orvil’s faces morfed into the face of each mask they were thinking of, as many as ten different masks a minute.It would seem while traversing the 30 second time shift from their parallel universe to ours, the molecular structure of their bodies has become flexible, thus giving them this new ability with which they are delighted. Halloween became Wilber and Orvil’s most favorite holiday, a shape shifters dream come true.
In celebration Wilber and Orvils discovery and this great Holiday ( its my favorite also ) I will offer this collection of one of a kind custom Night Gamers in the store later this week.
Here is the next chapter in the adventures of The Night Gamers, Wilber and Orvil
“WAR”, a new sculpt by Bob Conge is featured in the “KAIJU INVADES NEW YORK” exhibition, which opened on Saturday, April 19th at THE SHOWROOM Gallery in NYC. The original custom pieces from the show will be available for purchase on line from the Toy Tokyo website thru May 15th. Contact: Toy Tokyo: 121 2nd Ave. NYC, NY 10003 Ph: 718-777-2212 Fax: 718-777-2214 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This sculpt is somewhat of a departure for me, in that it is my intent to use the “art toy” form as a vehicle to express a powerful sociopolitical statement. “War is the ultimate monster” I wanted to create an image that would make the viewer feel the horror of war and perhaps move them to take a stand against its ravages of life and land. The Dick Cheney smile on the skull is no accident.
The WAR figure is a one-up hand cast urethane from my original sculpt. It is 10″ high by 6″ wide with glass inset eyes. The body and feet of the WAR figure are made up of the dead bodies of solders, crashed airplanes, blown up tanks, barrels of oil, etc and his legs are the trunks from burned and broken trees.
You already know the back-story. As inspired by, “I am become Death,The shatterer of Worlds”, from The Bhagavad-Gita.
Utter the name “Bob Conge” and thy brainspace is engulfed within a void of delirium, teetering on that suspended ledge between an unspeakable nightmare and a whispered siren song so beautiful, you cannot help but be enthralled … in addition to the myriad of Plaseebo creations and personal customs, Bob’s darkened aesthetics and even macabre-cuteness had always appealed to me, and yes, even whispered silent nothings to lure my attention and I had to have a long chat with him, embarrassingly bumbling my way thru LOL
Read interview and view more photos… http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/
Plaseebo Custom is pleased to have their 2nd Edition NIGHT GAMER figure reviewed on line by George, Ayleen and Matt over at TOY BREAK. It looks like they had lots of fun with our little guy. Check it out here: Episode #31
March 11, 2008
MISCREATION TOYS Interviews BOB CONGE
MT: Were you ever abducted by aliens?
BC: Of course.
MT: In a day, how much time do you think you spend on toys whether its designing, customizing, or retailing?
Full time for the past 2 years now, eight plus hours a day 7 days a week. I *love it !* (most of the time..)
Read interview and view more photos… http://www.miscreationtoys.com/
The Legend of Plaseebo Mummy figure is selected as one of the 10 contenders for Vinyl Toy of the Year in the Plastic and Plush 2007 Toy Awards. We are honored.
Here’s a first look at Plaseebo Customs first edition of the Night Gamer, co-designed by Bill Hand and Bob Conge. The Night Gamers are a race of beings from a parallel universe who have managed to enter our universe with the sole purpose of gaming albeit in a non-traditional manner.Â The beings which travel in pairs use their probes to connect directly to a human being’s brain and use his or her thoughts and experiences as the raw material to construct a game to challenge one another. Click here to continue reading.