Saturday, 22 January 2011

Toys & Art: Plaseebo "in cahoots with" Daniel Goffin

Plaseebo's new custom Night Gamers collaboration run with Daniel Goffin
Those of you who read our feature on and interview with artist/toy customiser Bob Conge will already be familiar with his studio, Plaseebo. For those of you who aren't, Plaseebo is a creative studio, through which Bob Conge makes and sells unique and limited figures and collaborates on customs with other artists. Monday, January 24th sees the release of the studio's most recent collaboration; a limited run of customs based on Bob's 'Night Gamers' series, with German customiser Daniel Goffin. As with all Plaseebo figures, the set is based on one of Bob's stories, part 2 of 'Night Gamers'.

"NIGHT GAMERS" Chapter 2 copyright bob Conge 2006

Illustration by John Kastner copyright 2006

Those arriving here during daylight hours quickly realized their delicate pink skin would not tolerate the more intense infrared rays of the Sun in our Universe. While the NIGHT GAMERS had no need of clothing, as we know it, in their parallel Universe, it became clear they would need some sort of protection while here.

After spending the afternoon in the shade of a hollow tree, the two NIGHT GAMERS went in search of food as night fell and stopped to drink from a garden of morning glories that had been coaxed open by the full moon. Nectar was the only food source they had ever known and having no need to consume any living plant or animal served to reenforce their Buddhist view of life as they moved through the environment disturbing as little as possible with the belief they should encounter all things in the order that life experience would present them.

Illustration by John Kastner copyright 2006

The pair left the garden fully fueled with faces covered in bright yellow pollen and found their way that first moon lit night to a toy factory in the outskirts of a small town located in the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York.

As luck or faith would have it, this toy factory was known throughout the country for its Teddy Bears and upon gliding through an open second story window, the pair could see illuminated in the cool lunar light these furry creatures in various stages of completion lying on the long wooden assembly tables.
Hov­er­ing above a sec­tion of the wide table they looked down at the flat furry, yet to be filled brown suits. Slip­ping into their new duds they found the bears eye cov­ers had yet to be painted allow­ing them to see per­fectly through the clear lenses. They had only to retract their probes for a per­fect fit.

Hav­ing been a rather event­ful day and night they curled up in a very comfy half full box of fin­ished Teddy Bears and soon drifted off into dreams of their home­land Earth."


Each of these hand-painted/stiched gorgeous little monsters is $375 and has impact activated LEDs installed inside.To learn more about Daniel Goffin's customisation process, check out his posts on the Monster Kolor forum.

As always, a big thank you to Bob Conge for the photos and information.

Night Gamers full backstory

More photos after the cut↓


  1. Hi Lilia, Thank you for your kind words and killer post. Best regards, Bob

  2. Nakki,

    They were released today and I think there's still 3 left ^^

  3. Bob,

    Thanks for commenting. We're looking forward to future Plaseebo works too :)


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