Smithers, release the Press!
Straight from the Clops inbox to all of you dear readers, we just got the Press Release for the Custom 10" Bart Qee thang, coo, doesn't our piece look professional with all that Toy2R stuff attached? Big thanks to Raymond for the opportunity. Apparently ours and the other customs which arrived in time will be premiered at Taipei Toy Fair and will then be going off on a world tour, Hoorah!
D.I.Y. QEE PROJECT: BART Customized 10" D.I.Y. Bart Simpson Qees by Artists and Designers from across the globe in Celebration of The Simpsons Movie Release
The D.I.Y. Qee Project: BART presented by TOY2R and Diamond Comics.
TOY2R has assembled a virtual who's who list of today's hottest popculture artists, designers and illustrators from around the world. Each artist will paint, sculpt, and customize their own unique re-interpretation of the iconic character, Bart Simpson, using as a blank canvas the 10"D.I.Y. Bart Simpson Blank Platform Qee Figure.
Many of these artists have either grown up watching The Simpsons or been inspired by its creativity, humor or sardonic look at life. To bring these original creations to the fans, TOY2R and Diamond Comics are launching a worldwide art gallery tour (schweet!) stopping at respected galleries and art boutiques.. This tour will feature several of the custom creations,many available for auction to the public. This reboot of the classic animated icon created by Matt Groening almost 20 years ago not only celebrates the first feature length film,opening July 27th, but also marks the launch of the licensed line of Qee figures based on The Simpsons characters. The World Premiere of these custom D.I.Y. figures and the very first release of the 3" Classic Bart Qee figures will happen July 5 through the 8th, 2008 at the Taipei Toy Festival. Shortly after that the US will see the custom figures on display at the San Diego Comic Con, July25th through the 29th in conjunction with the release of the 3" ClassicBart Qees. The D.I.Y. Qee Project will then move to art galleries. The list of galleries will include stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and other major cities in the United States. Simultaneously overseas,the tour will stop start at Colette in Paris, France on July 23rd through the 28th. Then the tour will move to Florence, Italy to Luisa Via Roma during September 10th through the 30th. Other overseas stops will include the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and many others. Additional stop details and updates will be posted as they are confirmed.
** The Artist list for DIY Bart Simpson Qee: adidas Originals / A.I (Plastic Pimps) / Akira Yamaguchi (Akira's Factory) /Bernhardt Geyer / Blutt / B.Wing / Chad Carothers / Clutter Magazine / Colette / CUPLO! / David Lanham /David Van Alphen DVA Gallery / DYZLA / FL@33 /GABE LANZA(LANZA STUDIO) / Garfield Cheung / Hello, Brute / Idan Shani /Ippei Gyoubu / Jeremiah Ketner / Jeremy Pelt / Jerome Outland / Jo Bling (Curtis Jobling) / Jon Burgerman / Joey Potts / Joseph Somers / Ken Keirns /Lounge Kat / LuoYan (Colorweekly Magazine) /Mark Nagata (Max Toy Company) / Matt Sharp / Matthew Connelly (McFarlane Toys) / Meggs - Everfresh Crew / Mike Yurkovic / Nada"one / Nasty Neil (Thick Magazine) /OKN / Orlando Camacho / Peabe / PHONETICONTROL / ReviseCMW / Rinzen /Shawnimal / Stormie / Tamar Moshkovitz (www.go-tam.com) / Tim Blackmore (Qeester) / Tim Murtagh / TMBOO /Triclops / Veggie Something / Yoink /Yunicorn / MCA / é»ƒåä½¼ / é™³æŸéœ– / ç¾…å¿—ç¥¥ / è”¡ç‡¦å¾— â€¦â€¦ (sorry guys, my machine isn't recognising chinese characters, boooo) more to be added
**LIST OF TOUR DATES AND LOCATIONS
July 5-8, 2007 Taipei Toy Festival 2007 TOY2R Booth# A18, A19 & A21 Core Pacific City Living Mall - Mira 9/FNo.138, Sec. 4, Bade Rd., Songshan District, Taipei City 105, Taiwan http://home.pmo.com.tw/pmo/monster/inpage.html
July 25-29, 2007 San Diego Comic con 2007 TOY2R booth # 4152 at HuckleBerry Toys (Aisle 4100) San Diego Convention Center2221 West WashingtonSan Diego, CA 92110, USAhttp://www.comic-con.org/cci/
July 23-28, 2007 Colette213 rue saint-honore75001 Paris, Francehttp://www.colette.fr
September 10-30, 2007 Luisa Via Romavia Roma 19-21/r 50123Florence, Italywww.luisaviaroma.com
Raymond ChoyPRESIDENTToy2r (Holdings) Company Limited2/F, Kin Sang Industrial Building,147 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.Tel : (852) 2723 6833, 2723 3233 Fax: (852) 2172 7923
Kevin Winnik Director of New Business Diamond Comic Distributors 1966 Greenspring Dr.Suite 300Timonium, MD 21093402-420-3276402-617-4248w firstname.lastname@example.org