Coarse – States of Matter

January 16, 2018

Coarse… What does the brand mean to you? To us, it’s about consistent excellence. Over the past seven years or so, Coarse has released a collection of art toys that is, at the very least, the equal of any other maker. That said, continued success poses it’s own dilemma. What’s next? Not in terms of [...]

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COARSE – Enjoy Your Stay Prism & Blackout

February 25, 2017

COARSE Toys shares with everyone their most technically complex release to date. “Enjoy Your Stay” so happens to also be the final chapter of their Cold Way series, which features a Raccoon mounted on a Crab with an overturned bathtub as a shell. There will be two very different colorways to choose from, Prism (299 [...]

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Coarse – Do Not Disturb Ignited

January 8, 2017

Coarse has announced their new Do Not Disturb Ignited edition. The Ignited version features a GID Cat and (what’s left of) a mono Fish with GID accents. Limited to 150 pieces, Ignited will drop on Monday, January 9th 2017 at 7:59 AM PST from the Coarse Shop for $189. The toys are in stock in [...]

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Coarse – Cold Ways Book

November 3, 2016

Coarse’s remarkable Permanent Guest featuring Raccoon dutifully dragging Fish—lounging in his tub—was drawn from a saga that had yet been told at the time of the toy’s release. Fast forward to now with the impending release of Cold Ways, an illustrated book from Coarse detailing the tortured story of the fateful day Raccoon met fish, [...]

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A Look at ‘Cold Ways: Nights that Haunt the Past’ by Coarse at Rotofugi

August 17, 2016

Coarse (Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk) opened Cold Ways: Nights that Haunt the Past at Rotofugi on Saturday evening (8.14). For their annual exhibition in Chicago, Coarse presented a new collection of fine art multiple sculptures exploring the passage of time and the pull of the past. Thanks to the great photos of the opening [...]

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Coarse – False Friends Reignited

July 10, 2016

Coarse recently released False Friends – Reignited—a glow in the dark edition (345 pcs) of the popular Paw! and Noop pairing for HKD2980 (~ US$384) over at CoarseHKG. This 2016 Anniversary edition celebrates the first appearance of False Friends (2008 at Rotofugi) and first Ignited (GID) figures at SDCC 2013 (Souls Gone Mad). False Friends [...]

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Coarse – Do Not Disturb

March 30, 2016

Coarse will release the Do Not Disturb vinyl set on April 1st. First shown at the NYC Scratches show at myplasticheart last year, the set continues the saga which began with Permanent Guest. At some point, Cat comes along Fish who had been enjoying the easy-life—being towed by poor, put-upon Raccoon. While he struggles—just a [...]

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JPX x Coarse – Kwaii: You and Me

February 19, 2016

JPX x Coarse’s Kwaii figure—a cute yet powerful water buffalo and a cohort of bird friends— is making a big splash. In addition to the 7” Kwaii: Clomp that we’ve seen earlier, there’s also a smaller Kwaii: You and Me (3.5”) featuring a pink + gold design. Limited to 700 pieces, Kwaii: You and Me [...]

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Coarse – Cancan

December 28, 2015

First shown back in late April at the Thailand Toy Expo, Coarse’s Cancan has made the flight from sculpture to vinyl to be released online on January 5th 2016. The result of Coarse’s desire to make a figure that seemingly floats in the air, the toucan-inspired figure (9”) rests perched on its tail with its [...]

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Coarse x Amanda Visell – Last Days of Autumn in Vinyl

October 31, 2015

It’s here…! First shown in April of 2014 at the Stoke Art Fair in Munich, the Last Days of Autumn from Amanda Visell and Coarse is about to be released as an uber deluxe 5-figure vinyl art toy set. A true collaboration, Coarse’s Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk brought Amanda’s original drawings and designs to [...]

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Coarse – Permanent Guest (Promised Bliss and Endless Shadow)

June 11, 2015

Coarse has just announced the anticipated release of their Permanent Guest vinyl art toy set. First seen at their Prisoners Beside Me show at Rotofugi as a fine art multiple, the evocative piece captures the imagination with a Raccoon dragging a fish in a bathtub. Rather than releasing one edition and then following up with [...]

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Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Edition by Coarse

February 9, 2015

Warner Brothers has unveiled several special editions of their upcoming Mortal Combat X video game including the Kollector’s Edition by Coarse ($150) featuring a Scorpion figure designed by Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk. For their highest profile crossover project to-date, Coarse has re-envisioned the warrior in their aesthetic from the dynamic pose to the stylized [...]

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