Dr.Bao-NVC Crew

Friday, March 20, 2009

NVC crew 2nd for best toy customizers of the year again this year!!!

Yeah!!!!! I know that I didn't update this blog for a while but hey, I have a very nice news for you.....

We're once again nominated in the top 3 best toy customizers of the year by Plasticandplush

You can see the post here:

best toy customizers award 2008

I'm very happy since it's the third time in the last 3 yaers that we've been in the top 3 for this award so I think we demonstrated to people that we have some consistency and keep pushing our artwork!!!!

Thanks once again for all our supporters and to Brian from plasticandplush for our nomination!!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Decart Toys at G1988 SF






Hi guys!!! So here's something new that we tried in our constant quest for pushing the limit of customs toys!!!!

So after years of customizing toys, what I've heard a lot from people is that toys take a lot of places in a house!!!! So from that statement from collectors, I was looking for a way to make a toy where you can hang it on the wall or just put it on a shelf.....

And...the results are the born of what we called Decart (deco art) Toys!!!

And these ones we're introduce at the Monster Art Rally show at GF1988.

So here's the trio of monsters that we did for the show.

Thanks

Dr.Bao...NVC CREW.....

Sunday, November 02, 2008

NVC's Notorious B.I.G*L





Hi guys!!! So as promised, I will try to keep my blog update with our work as often as I can.

This time, I'll share with you what for Spive and I think is our most impressive work to date.
This custom was made for the Mad Citizens show at Lift Gallery in Detroit.

For this one, we worked on the new 10'' MadL blank platform. Because it's a platform that is much bigger to what we used to work on, well we had to find a way to combine other medium than just sculpting.

So Spive try some ebenistry and wood working in that custom and I think the results are quite impressive. So instead of trying to simulate wood effect well we now use real wood!!!!

So let's go see the pics of our tribute to the one and only Notoriuos B.I.G!!!

Thanks to VP, toysrevil, plastic and plush and formatmag for their post on the project!!!

Dr.Bao....NVC CREW........

Saturday, October 11, 2008

afew new things





So after a few months without updating...well I have some new stuff for you.....

I'll start by the customs that Spive and I did for Toyqube's show.

The toy platform was the Sharky make y Toyqube themselves.

For this one, we decide to come back with a twist our Ishikawa figure but this time, we turn him into the Roller Warrior of the Egyptian time.....So we have Tutankawa!!!!

We also create a pyramid in which we engrave a roller and of course the NVC on each of the sides!!!!

Hope you enjoy the pics!!!

If you would like to purchase this piece..it's available at Toyqube.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

NVC got the Mad Cow-Boy Disease!!!!






Hi guys... So here is the long long awaited custom of the Moody that some people knew that we're working on it for a while but just never got the chance to finish since we've just been so busy with shows here and there....

But hey it's now done and you can see it!!! By the way....there's some job that you're more happy than other andtis one is one of those that we're very happy of how it ended because this platform is just very very very hard to twist it and I think..........that we made it!!!!!

Thanks and talk to you soon!!! By the way, thanks to Andy from toysrevil and Jack from vinylpulse for their post and comments on this custom!!!

Dr.Bao....NVC CREW......

Saturday, April 26, 2008

NVC Fab 5 at NYCC 2008!!!!








Hi guys!!! I didn't make any post recently because Spive and I we're working for the release of our fisrt 5 copies of Ishikawa for NYCC!!!!! This took us a lot fo time but we're very happy with the results since we've got very positive feedbacks from people at the con who saw it live....

Here I'll post the pics of the toy with the blank face since I was suppose to paint them live at the con...but because of the lack of time and how MPH booth was crowded, it was impossible for me to work live.... So I paint them back stage of MPH booth.....

So the first Fab 5 we're consited of 2 blank face with te eyes in black, 2 lght grey version, and 1 white with little traces of grey stains in it......

They we're all sold out the day before we showed them at MPH booth....... Now there will be only 15 more to be release of the original colorway and since we've got massive demand for our toy......if you want one....you better do fast and email me!!!!

I would like to thank the 5 buyers of Ishikawa for your support and I know that you will all take care of him!!!! Also, if it's possible, send me the pics of him in his new place so I can post it here!!! I don't even have the pics of them with the masks painted!!!!! So....it will be very cool if I can get them and post them on my blog!!!!

Finally, I would like to thank Andy from toysrevil, Brain form plasticandplush and finally Jack from vinylpulse for supporting us by making several posts on Ishikawa.....

Jack even did a live report of Ishikawa at NYCC..... You can read his post here


So...here we go with the pics......

talk to you soon!

Dr.Bao....NVC CREW.....

Sunday, March 16, 2008

NVC's Mekakawa: The Roller Terminator....






Hi guys...!!! So here's the set of picstures of our latest custom... This is a commision work for a collector...We've been asked to do something related to The Transformers.....so we decided to take inspiration from the real Transformers to create our original design....

You can also read the interviews that we did with Andy from toysrevil.

We would like to thank Jack from vinylpulse, Brian from plasticandplush and finally Jason from format mag for featuring the custom on their websites.

So let's go see the pics now!!!

Hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

NVC's Quasimoto Tribute!!






Hi guys!!! So here we go with the follow-up of our previous custom..... So after the big success of MF Doom Moneygrip at the Grip show in NYC.......it was obvious that we have to give a try to make something that look like Madlib's Quasimoto.......!!!!!

We can easily the fan out there with his KR's Madvillain ty, along with the MF Doom custom .....and then with the Quasimoto custom.....sounds good to us..!!!

But have to admit that this thing is just damn hard to render...it might look easy....but it is not!!!!

Enjoy the pics....

Dr.bao....NVC CREW.....

Friday, February 01, 2008

NVC's Operation Doomsday!!!






Hi guys!!!! Ok, here's our submission piece for the Get A Gripshow in NYC at My Plastic Heart toy store.... Thanks to Vincent from MPH and Kano for inviting us to the show.... And sorry for all our fans there that we couldn't get down to NYC for the show..... We will be in April for the NYCC!!!!

So....hey we thought that for the NYC crowd....well what's cooler than a MF DOOM Moneygrip!!!!! Yeah....you all know how we like to blend our style with hip hop culture and this one is no exception!!!!

And since we're big fans of MF DOOM....well this project was so cool to do!!!!!!

And....now.....don't you all want us to make a Quasimoto project!!!!!! Hhahahahahah!!!! That would be def be the bomb!!!!!

Before we going to see the pics....I would just like to link you to the interview and a few post that Andy, Brian and Jason put on their website ... Much thanks to you guys for your support to NVC from day one!!!

http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2008/01/about-nvc-crews-operation-doomsday.html


http://formatmag.com/news/nvcs-operation-doomsday-moneygrip/


http://www.plasticandplush.com/plasticandplush/2008/01/mf-doom-moneygr.html

And now the pics!!!!!

Thanks!!

Dr.Bao...NVC CREW....

Saturday, December 22, 2007

NVC's first toy: Ishikawa: The Roller Warrior!!!!





Hi everyone!!!! I'm sorry for not updating my blog for almost now 6 months!!!! Wahhhh!!!! When I'm thinking of this...it's just crazy... But I've been very busy recently that I did not even think of updating my blog....

And one of the reason why I was that busy....is because we we're working on our first toy prototype that will be release this year!!!!!! Yes....NVC will self-produce their fist toy in resin!!!!!!
After talking to a lot of people, we just decide that the best way for us to keep total control on our product is to make it by ourself..... By the way, I would like to thank to Dave Pressler, Ted Stilson, Andy from toysrevil , Phuek, etc....for their advice and help for my search for the production of our toy...

So, enough blah....blah....let's go see that figure..... So the toy will be in resin, approx. 5' or 6'' tall and will be all handpainted!!!! Well because we want our toy to look like our "one-of-a-kind" custom toy that we will all handpainted them....and little details can be added at the final stage.....

So.....I'll try to keep my blog update on the production process of the toy....And if you are interested to get...email to me, because we will make a very limited run of the toy since we want to keep it as a collectible item.....

By the way, I would like to thank Andy from toysrevil
for his interview with us on the story behind this toy.... You guys should really read this interview. You will learn a lot on all the concept that we elaborate before we start to sculpt this toy....

Also, I would like to thank Jack from vinylpulse and Brian from plasticandplush for their support of our project...You guys always support us since day one when we start to custom toys...Thanks again......

There's also a lot of other websites that talked about our toy....Thanks to all of you for your support...It's really appreciated....and we will do our best to come with the best product we can....

best wishes for Holidays time!!!!!

Dr.Bao......NVC CREW......

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hi everyone! NVC big update!!!!






Hi everyone! It's been a while that I didn't update my blog......I was simply too tired sharibng my time with my work as a dentist and producing some pieces for shows...... But hey....good news is that I have plenty of pics for ya!!!!!

So let's start with our submission pieces for the "i Am 8-Bit" show at Gallery 1988 in LA...... This year was the 20th Anniversary of the Megaman franchise so we jump on the occasion to make a tribute to this series that was one of our fav games back in the days....

Also...notice that we incorporated some circuit bending in one of the controler.....so we can produce a sound bomb from the controler and play with the sound!!!!! Idea and conception was from our friend Johnny Ill Digger from the Boom Bap Cats.......

Next project was our Vinyl Fantasy: The Final Element.....for the vinyl elements show....... This show was organized by Jack and Francine from vinylpulse.com and featured the top 50 top toy customizers in the world......So you guys understand that we worked quite hard on that proejct to come ready for the show!!!!! So after almost 3 months of work....here's the results......

You can read the whole story behind this project in the interview that we gave to Andy of toysrevil.blogspot.com

Here's the link: http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2007/05/nvc-crews-vinyl-fantasy-final-elements.html

Thanks everyone for supporting us....and enjoy the pics......

Friday, March 02, 2007

Big updates! The Chinese New Year-Wong Fei Hung project and The Grim Reaper project...










Hi everyone! It's been a while that I didn't update my blog.... So here's a big update today!!! First it's our Chinese New Year- Wong Fei Hung project..... For this proejct we use a 5'' Labbit and two 3'' Dunny... To complete the set, we built a big diaporama representing a wooden gate and a training stage......

So enough talking, let's see the pics...


next project is our The Grim Reaper Raving Rabbid project.....Well there's nothing much to say on this project since it's quite a str8 forward project and images will tell everything..... Everything was hand sculpted and the main toy platform was the Raving Rabbid toy from Ubisoft..