Friday 06-01-12 Instagram Roundup

Grody Shogun (@lulubellluke) x Kevin Herdeman (@honkeylips) Melt Monster designer toys

Grody Shogun (@lulubellluke) x Kevin Herdeman (@honkeylips) Melt Monster mash-ups!

In case you haven’t noticed, while the blogosphere is being inundated with press releases for more colorways of the same designer toys, Instagram is the new frontier for original toy art. This week’s Instagram Roundup starts out with new hand-cast resins, upcoming Banksy bootlegs and fresh toy photography. We celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge and give shout-outs to three of the cutest couples in the toy scene. Scroll down for toys, art, dogs, cats, nature and nurture. Have a great weekend!

Resin Zombie Creepers cast by @timstephson.

Resin Zombie Creepers cast by @timstephson.

Kobzilla wrecking London. Original resins by @kobzillatoy.

Kobzilla wrecking London. Original resins by @kobzillatoy.

"Tina...?" by @ryanroberts. Look out for more news on this on Monday!

"Tina...?" by @ryanroberts. Look out for more news on this on Monday!

Bootleg Banksy in progress by @2bithack. I like!

Bootleg Banksy in progress by @2bithack. I like!

Miniature mailtrucks and mailboxes coming soon from @philfoss? Yes please.

Miniature mailtrucks and mailboxes coming soon from @philfoss? Yes please.

Designer toys dinner party @maxtoyco-style. From the collection of @debparis.

Dinner party @maxtoyco-style. From the collection of @debparis.

Little Labbit by @ryanwheelbarrow from his O8STACLES designer toys series.

Little Labbit by @ryanwheelbarrow from his O8STACLES series.

The LAgo LEGO "grow room" at Known Gallery. Photo by @bshigeta.

The LAgo LEGO "grow room" at Known Gallery. Photo by @bshigeta.

More LEGO cannabis leaves at Known Gallery. Photo by @bgoretsky.

More LEGO cannabis leaves at Known Gallery. Photo by @bgoretsky.

Nice to see the completion of "Mario-13" by @bobdob. (Note the @craola tag in the background...)

Nice to see the completion of "Mario-13" by @bobdob. (Note the @craola tag in the background...)

Skate ramp scenery by @anthonylister.

Skate ramp scenery by @anthonylister.

Very frightening Santa's helper at The Musee Mechanique in San Francisco. Photo by @jeremyriad.

Scary Santa's helper at The Musee Mechanique in San Francisco. Photo by @jeremyriad.

Carnival made of toothpicks at The Musee Mechanique in SF. Photo by @medulao.

Carnival made of toothpicks at The Musee Mechanique in SF. Photo by @medulao.

McDonalds fandom as nail art! Photo by @gogorpm in Japan.

McDonalds fandom as nail art! Photo by @gogorpm in Japan.

Amazing new watercolor work by @loupimentel.

Amazing new watercolor work by @loupimentel.

Behind the scenes for @yosiell's latest print on wood. Released today!

Behind the scenes for @yosiell's latest print on wood. Released today!

@taramcpherson Dunny release in New York. Photo by @shotgunsean.

@taramcpherson Dunny release in New York. Photo by @shotgunsean.

@tbiskup in Moscow on a Lladro porcelain tour. Sketching in @sergeysafonov's book!

@tbiskup in Moscow on a Lladro porcelain tour. Sketching in @sergeysafonov's book!

@xt9gx comes from Japan to LA and visits @joeledbetter's studio.

@xt9gx comes from Japan to LA and visits @joeledbetter's studio.

@Chauskoskis getting crazy in Jurassic Park!

@Chauskoskis getting crazy in Jurassic Park!

And the Toy Scene Cute Couple Abroad award goes to... @mrcrisrose & @lunabee_art!

And the Toy Scene Cute Couple Abroad award goes to... @mrcrisrose & @lunabee_art!

And the Toy Scene Cute Couple West Coast award goes to... @bigmoneyrodan & Boo!

And the Toy Scene Cute Couple West Coast award goes to... @bigmoneyrodan & Boo!

And the Toy Scene Cute Couple East Coast award goes to... @tenacioustoys & Mrs. Tenacious!

And the Toy Scene Cute Couple East Coast award goes to... @tenacioustoys & Mrs. Tenacious!

Why not move closer? There's plenty of room...photo by @wetterschneider.

Why not move closer? There's plenty of room...photo by @wetterschneider.

Gratitude is being thankful this isn't your job. Photo by @spankystokes.

Gratitude is being thankful this isn't your job. Photo by @spankystokes.

Wisdom from @southersalazar.

Wisdom from @southersalazar.

Convergences observed by @spoke_art.

Convergences observed by @spoke_art.

@sumrow made die-cut stickers for his Zombie Donuts.

@sumrow made die-cut stickers for his Zombie Donuts.

Before @toykio opened his killer toy art museum show in Berlin. Almost ready!

Before @toykio opened his killer toy art museum show in Berlin. Almost ready!

"Blooming Killers" by @ghostandflower in Portland.

"Blooming Killers" by @ghostandflower in Portland.

I want to go wherever @viseone is right here...

I want to go wherever @viseone is right here...

Gorgeous jellyfish @AquariumOtheBay. Photo by @jeremyriad.

Gorgeous jellyfish @AquariumOtheBay. Photo by @jeremyriad.

"No Fins, No Future" @AquariumOtheBay. Photo by @jeremyriad. Observation that the shark appears to be wrapped in bacon by @BigshotKlim.

"No Fins, No Future" @AquariumOtheBay. Photo by @jeremyriad. Observation that the shark appears to be wrapped in bacon by @BigshotKlim.

Happy 75th Anniversary to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Fireworks, not fire. Photo by @jeremyriad.

Happy 75th Anniversary to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Fireworks, not fire. Photo by @jeremyriad.

Awwww...@vannenwatches showing his softer side with this pegleg dog, Peggy.

Awwww...@vannenwatches showing his softer side with this pegleg pup, Peggy.

Fonzo the dog, upcoming designer toys from @garyham!

Fonzo the dog, upcoming vinyl toy from @garyham!

Life imitating art (above)? Happy birthday Olive! Photo by @tweedlebop.

Life imitating art (above)? Happy birthday Olive! Photo by @tweedlebop.

I think she's giving "Warm Regards" to the dog. Photo by @kawsstudio.

I think she's giving "Warm Regards" to the dog. Photo by @kawsstudio.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof becomes Cat on a 200-Year-Old Sword. Photo by @tacobelljimhenson aka @skinner.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof becomes Cat on a 200-Year-Old Sword. Photo by @tacobelljimhenson aka @skinner.

OMG OMG OMG. It's @rat136 with two kittens that will need homes soon. OMG OMG OMG.

OMG OMG OMG. It's @rat136 with two kittens that will need homes soon. OMG OMG OMG.

No box is unBEARable, even if it's too little for him. Photo by @godmachineUK.

No box is unBEARable, even if it's too little for him. Photo by @godmachineUK.

Dog (Winston) meets Cat (Bear). Check the size differential. Photo by @godmachineUK.

Dog (Winston) meets Cat (Bear). Check the size differential. Photo by @godmachineUK.

Awwwww! Potty-training has never been this cute. Photo by @tomomin611.

Awwwww! Potty-training has never been this cute. Photo by @tomomin611.

On the other hand, possibly the least lucky Lucky Cat ever. Photo by @agent_r.

On the other hand, possibly the least lucky Lucky Cat ever. Photo by @agent_r.