From Vinyl Creep
From day 1, two things have always been central to the direction I have forged in life, Art and Toys. I am dedicated collector, with the emphasis of my collection on Japanese vinyl toys, both vintage and contemporary, and I have a mixed background in the arts, that includes painting, sculpture, illustration and graphic design.
With my discovery, about five years ago, of the designer vinyl movement, the worlds of art and toys collided with a deafening explosion of fresh creativity flowing from the roots of Japanese vinyl. I was stoked and soon learned one no longer had to be a Hasbro or Todd McFarlin to design and produce toys or limited edition figures.
I haven't looked back since.
I began building 1 of a kind figures and in 2005 founded PLASEEBO CUSTOM http://plaseebo.net/ a shop dedicated to creating unique one of a kind collectible figures and designing original figures for limited soft vinyl production.
PLASEEBO has three Artist / Designers in the group in addition to a talented pool of Artist / Craftsmen. The lead designer is BOB CONGE and the two associate designers are BILL HAND and JOHN KASTNER. Each of these Artist / Designers has a unique vision and style of their own which directs the fresh look of a PLASEEBO CUSTOM figure. Some of our customs are completely built from scratch using various sculpture materials and techniques while others are created by using a combination of chopped existing figures, found objects and various sculpture materials. Whatever the direction or medium of expression, the drive is always to bring to life a personal vision in the form of a new figure. "PLASEEBO / GREAT AMERICAN KAIJU"
Designed Toy Releases
- The Legend Of Plaseebo Mummy - Edition 1 April 2007
- The Legend Of Plaseebo Mummy - Edition 2 June 2007
- The Night Gamers
- SUM - Edition 1 Released fall 2007
Toy Series Participation
These are one-off pieces by Bob.
- Playsam custom for The Playsam 500, 2012
- Bellicose Bunny - "Robobunzilla and The Atomic Carrot" custom for Bellicosity, 2012
- Piece(s) for Garamaniacal, 2012
- Jumping Brain - "Brain Rider" custom for the Brain Evolution Exhibit, 2011
- Customs for Toy Karma III, 2011
- Customs for Sofubi Godfathers, 2011
- Piece for Resin Toy Juried Show, 2011
- Pieces for Contemporary Figurative Modifications, 2011
- Alien Argus - custom for Alien Argus Custom Show, 2011
- T-Boy/Danke Schoen - custom for Love Movement, 2010
- Custom(s) for Red Carpet Kaiju, 2010
- Jouwe - Frankenjouwe custom for Jouwe Custom Show (US), 2010
- Celsius - custom for Ganmetall Celsius Custom Show, 2010
- Qee - custom for Qeeology 2point5, 2010
- Piece for the Not Vinyl show, 2010
- Piece(s) for Multiversal Group Show, 2009
- Kitoy - custom for Invasion Toys, 2009
- Piece for Multiple Personalities 2, 2009
- Monster #1 for the Halloween Monster Mash, 2007
- Monster #2 for the Halloween Monster Mash, 2007
- Monster #3 for the Halloween Monster Mash, 2007
- Customs for Toy Karma, 2007
- Munny - 8" Custom, 2006