Akashi makes a triumphant return 5 years later in a brand new form! Akashi 5YL is the updated version of the Mickey/Mario inspired mashup created by sculptor, animator, artist Dave Bondi. You may know Dave as the sculptor of some of your favorite vinyl toys Mr. Bunny, Fire Cat (by Joe Ledbetter) and Possessed (by Luke Chueh). Our exclusive Mono Edition of Akashi 5YL will be available throughout NYCC 2013 at the myplasticheart booth #113. Available for $65 in a run of 50 pieces. Want more? Dave will be in attendance at NYCC and will be signing at our booth (Time and date to be announced).
Dave Bondi’s varied artistic talents have led him on a meandering career path. He is a fifteen year veteran of the animation and video game industry having worked for such notable entertainment companies as Electronic Arts, Disney, Activision, Mattel and the television show “SouthPark”. His work spans a broad range of disciplines, ranging from traditional sculpture to highly technical media. Known for his contributions as a sculptor in the designer toy art scene, he has collaborated with artists Ron English, Joe Ledbetter, Luke Chueh, and others. Inquisitive and creative, he continues to be challenged by new mediums and projects. Dave received his BFA from the University of Michigan. He lives and works in Los Angeles,California.