News

Wed

26

Feb

2014

"Melange A Troops" Limited Art Print

A new limited screen art print with additional hand customized colours from Flying Förtress is available at Drawaline.de. More informations and video interview on their website.

 

- titel: "Melange A Troops" by Flying Förtress

- customized 2-colours screen print

- limited edition of 80.

- size: 70x50 cm (27.6 x 19.7 inches)

- 300g Munken Premium paper

- embossed, signed and numbered by the artist

Wed

26

Feb

2014

LeviaTTan Custom Trooper by WUZONE

Found these photos on the web. A new custom 10" Teddy Trooper by WUZONE called "LeviaTTan". With a few making-of flix, too. See more on his website. A lot of great custom works!

Tue

24

Sep

2013

kaNO's Bodega / Vinyl Toy

Made this artist edition for kaNO's Bodega vinyl toy.
Exclusive & limited blue edition of 100 pcs for SDCC 2013.
We got a small run of 10 copies in at Rockawaybear.com
Be quick on those ones! Sold out everywhere else!

Mon

02

Sep

2013

"Voltron" Trooper by SouthernDrawl

Wow! Another big banger! the 10" custom "Voltron" Teddy Trooper by the amazing SouthernDrawl! Check his work here!

Form Blazing Sword!

Mon

02

Sep

2013

Glossy Sectrets...

A little sneak preview from the development laboratory...

Wed

14

Aug

2013

Bodentruppen Prints

We got in the last copies of the "Bodentruppen No. 1&2" prints.

Only 3 copies each left!
Original edition of 25 pcs each, 19x25 inches, 3 silkscreened colours, signed & numbered by Flying Förtress.
Available for the first time online at the Rockawaybear.com store.
Grab them while they last! A good backdrop piece for the upcoming vinyl t....

(ups, spoiler alert!)

Wed

14

Aug

2013

Candy Box

Just a shot of some tryout samples of the Teddy Trooper keychain cast...

Yummy!

Mon

12

Aug

2013

This Time It's Monkey Business!

Our well known supporter and highly talented artist Muffinman just came up with his third customized Teddy Trooper from the series "Tag Team Partners".

See the first of the series here and here, on his blog or check the custom galleries here on our website. I also want to mention his great HOG Squad Trooper from a while back. He is also the man behind the cast of our keychain series from last year (here and here).

Sun

16

Jun

2013

Spark Plug 10" Trooper

Jan Meininghaus is sharing his 10" customized Trooper with us.

Gold leafs & spark plug horns... Brainwave!

Thu

09

May

2013

"Same Ol' Bullsh..." @ RabbitEyeMovement

Upcoming solo show at my man Nychos' RabbitEyeMovement Artspace in Vienna/Austria. All infos on the jacket. Plain.


Mon

25

Mar

2013

Doh'nut Logo Print

....

Doh! This is definitely my best print ever so far!
Amazing quality from my friends at the SomTee printers and in collaboration with LaGrille gallery in Switzerland. Thanx J&T!
Limited to 50 pcs only. Size 50x50cm on 100% recycled grey paper. 6+1 color silkscreen print. Signed & numbered and it comes with an embossed FÖRTRESS logo.
If you love drinking beer, you gonna love this... Doh!Nuts!

Available exclusively at RockawayBear.com

 

Wed

06

Mar

2013

New 10" Trooper by FrankMysterio

A new customized 10" Teddy Trooper done by our long-time supporter Frank Mysterio. Thanx for this great one!

Wed

06

Mar

2013

Want One?

Don't Forget! Like Dave the Chimp's Facebook page before the end of the month and be in the running to be randomly selected to receive a Chimp Teddy Troop, original painting, Visual Rock Stars DVD, and stickers!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-the-Chimp/254778527941035

Wed

06

Mar

2013

"Regardant of Savanna" by WuzOne

Tue

26

Feb

2013

Teddy Troop II Ausf. C

A new family member from Hilpoltstein made by Michael P.

Check out the photos of the Trooper growing up....!

Mon

25

Feb

2013

Dave The Chimp's Lucky Dip!

A message from my friend Dave The Chimp:

 

"Want to get your hands on a signed Dave the Chimp 3" Teddy Troop, hand drawn trooper by Dave, an FF/Chimp collab sticker, and a copy of the Visual
Rock Stars DVD? If the answer is "yes" then go and "Like" Dave's page
today! On March 31st he'll select 10 people from his list of "Likers"
to become the new owners of these awesome packages of good stuff!"

Find Dave's page here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-the-Chimp/254778527941035

Mon

25

Feb

2013

Teddy's Got Wood

"Do you know that feeling? When you suddenly find yourself alone, in the woods, naked! If you do, don’t be a fool... wear a helmet, it’s cool."
A blindbox serie by Bashproject.
Check the Bashproject's website for availability!

Tue

13

Nov

2012

Custom Troops by SOUTHERN DRAWL

I have been aware of the amazing customizing work of Southern Drawl for a long time. I just nicked a bunch of flix of his work to show it here. Also have a look at his blog to see all the other customs he is creating. But you will feel that the Teddy Trooper platform is his biggest favourite! Thanx for his great support!

Thu

19

Jul

2012

Designer Toy Awards 2012

The Teddy Troops have been shortlisted as an official finalist in the 2012 Designer Toy Awards by Clutter Magazine. Out of a large number of entries, the Troops are one of handful of nominees in the following category: 

Best DIY Platform

 

You can go and vote for your beloved Teddy Troops on the Designer Toy Awards websiteVote! That's a command!

Wed

18

Jul

2012

Dock&Speaker Trooper

Here comes a one-of-a-kind Apple-ish customized Teddy Trooper. Pink-Flod added a docking for i-phone and speakers to a 10" Teddy Trooper. Loud! Louder! Check more designs on Pink-Flod's website.

There is also a little making-of video here.

Wed

18

Jul

2012

Melting Chocolate

The next big thing from our man Muffinman. The "Chocolate Trooper" keychain. Again coming as a super limited edition because of all are hand molded. Keep your eyes open on our webstore!

Fri

01

Jun

2012

Yellow Fellows

Prepare for Fortress' upcoming show in Brooklyn, NYC.
There will be this handmade keychains in yellow color-way available finally. Again super limited because of all of them are handmade by the famous Muffinman (Thanx for making this happen so short in time!).
Also there is another yummy yummy tasty special figure on the way... so be there!

Tue

24

Apr

2012

Grundschulklasse 4A

"Recently i had been invited this week to speak at a school in art classes. Not at the Bauhaus University but in a very smart elementary school. Showing the kids some of my graffiti works, speaking about vinyl toys and answering them all their questions. Also doing some live drawing for them on a canvas for their class room. The kids were super excited about having me there. I guess back in the days when i was their age i would have been blasted too to see some modern arts instead of some old farts.
I then also asked them to join in to draw on a paper with my Teddy Trooper shape lines and bring in their phantasy and skills.
Here are all the funky results (in no particular order).
Thanx to all the cool kids of "Klass 4A" and their lovely teacher Miss H. for having me as a guest!" / Flying Förtress

Wed

18

Apr

2012

"Teddy ODO" by GladGuile

This custom trooper features a wireless USB Sound Player. Well done by GladGuile.

Thu

29

Mar

2012

Turtle Trooper

AlexBreak sent in this great little Turtle Trooper. I like turtles!

Wed

21

Mar

2012

Frank Mysterio's Teddy Kolorines

New costumized Trooper by our big supporter Frank Mysterio.

Thu

02

Feb

2012

Teddy Trooper Keychains 1 & 2

Together with the great MUFFINMAN from Fakehouse we released these Teddy Trooper keychains in two colour-ways. All handcrafted, casted and painted. Limited to 30 pcs each colour. Available at RockawayBear.com

Tue

22

Nov

2011

The Entertainer

A whole new twist on the Teddy Trooper platform by HerrBender. Disco time!

Fri

18

Nov

2011

Bare your teeth!

Sharp teeth on the custom Trooper by AlexBreak. Thrill!

Wed

09

Nov

2011

Crocodile Dundee... uh, Dunny... eah, Trooper

Another brilliant customized Teddy Trooper by Muffinman. He's boss! We have a colab thing coming up soon.... stay tuned!

Tue

18

Oct

2011

"Oliver Demon Child" Trooper

Another evil custom Trooper flew in today! Bloodsucking red demon - wear some pants!...

Tue

18

Oct

2011

Kingdom Of Troops

"Kingdom Of Troops" - a series of Teddy Troopers customized by Patmoslipsi. Thanx to Mark for sending in these photos!

Mon

15

Aug

2011

Rain & Blood Drops

Two new mini canvas series available now from Flying Förtress. 10 pcs each colour drop way. Spraypaint and marker on canvas wrapped on cardboard. Size 18x24cm. Get them at RockawayBear.com 

Mon

25

Jul

2011

"Admiral Ackbar " customized 10" Teddy Trooper by Flying Förtress

I made another custom 10" Teddy Trooper for my show at the TOYKIO gallery. Like mostly everybody else my age grew up with the Star Wars movies and maybe more important: the Star Wars Kenner toys. I had been thinking for a long while which of the classic SW characters i could pick. Some of them are obviously fitting on the teddy and helmet.... Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, Biker Scout, Deth Star Gunner.... etc. Most of them have been remixed a hundred times. Somehow at the end i came up with the lamest and uncoolest character of the whole universe: Admiral Ackbar. And the Kenner's Ackbar toy figure even came with the most useless weapon of all time. A stick. "Hey! Look at my new stormtrooper figures i just got! Those big blaster they have! They can shoot down everything. What have you got?" - "Admiral Ackbar! He can destroy the Death Star! With this... äh,... stick... thing." (To not offend Ackbar's dignity any further i haven't given him a stick... thing.)
Available at the TOYKIO Shop&Gallery.

Thu

16

Jun

2011

"GOTH - Guardian Of The Dog" by Muffinman

My friend Muffinman - creator of the "From Bronko With Love" / "The Magnificent Ambrose And His Amazing Flying Headgear From Hell" and "Tag Team Partners" Teddy Troopers - just sent me these shots of his latest custom 3" Trooper. It is called "GOTH - Guardian Of The Hog". This time with a new bushy hair style... That little punk just made my day!

Mon

25

Apr

2011

Happy Eastern!

This is incredible sick! An amazing customized Teddy Trooper called "Rabbito" by Mall aka May Ann Licudine from the Philippines. This is the best Eastern gift this year for me! You have to check out more of her brilliant works on her blog...

Rabbito from Mall on Vimeo.

Mon

03

Jan

2011

Happy New Year!

All the best for our friends, supporters and troops! 2011 will be a golden year! Starting with this golden boy made by DMS and sent in by Tim Munz to join the headquarter. Thanx!

Thu

30

Dec

2010

Custom Gallery Update

Thu

16

Dec

2010

650° Hitzerot Teddy Trooper

Finally this little hot item made it over to our warehouse right in time for the cold and snowy christmas days.. In colaboration with MOLOTOW spray cans we turned the 10" custom Trooper by Flying Fortress into a limited run of the 3" Troops. Comes in a special box. A tribute to the legendary spray can from the early 90's. Available NOW at the all brandnew RockawayBear.com online store!

Tue

07

Dec

2010

DIY Colour Troopers

Just arrived in (winter)time for christmas.... Grab them at Rockawaybear.com

Sun

03

Oct

2010

Custom Troopes by Howie Green

Two great customized Teddy Troopers by Howie Green. See more of his work on his website www.hgd.com

Tue

28

Sep

2010

Endgegner - Final Enemy!

Spotted this deep in the garage...

Fri

27

Aug

2010

More customized Teddy Troopers...

Tue

10

Aug

2010

Two Star Wars custom Troopers by JonPaulKaiser

JonPaulKaiser dropped in his two Star Wars related customized Teddy Troopers. The "Darth Vader" and the "Porkins" one are dope. See more custom toys on his blog.

Sun

01

Aug

2010

More custom Teddy Troopers added to the galleries...

Sun

30

May

2010

Custom Gallery / Update

Thu

20

May

2010

Biggest Teddy Trooper ever!

The TURMKUNST project in Berlin has just finished and now the biggest Teddy Trooper mask on the tower is watching all over the Berlin skyline. Size? 3"? 10"? No, it is 160ft (50 meters) high. Massive! The artists HONET, SOZYONE, Craig KR Costello aka KRINK and FLYING FÖRTRESS spent more than 6 weeks to turn the infamous "Bierpinsel" tower into this huge artwork.  More photos on Flying Förtress' blog.

Wed

14

Apr

2010

More picks from the web

Thu

04

Mar

2010

Custom Teddy Trooper / by Timself

Timself who hooked me up on the "Most Wanted Messageboard Artist Series 1" (which was a customized Dunny fan series) dropped me this little gift in return. Thanx a lot for those friendly dentures! :-)

 

 

 

Mon

01

Mar

2010

Teddy Troops / ebay auction

More than 50 original custom 3" Teddy Troops from the design contest of series 03 are now for auction on ebay. Check out the acount of Actiontoysgermany there!

Tue

23

Feb

2010

All over the interwebs

I have just a little surf through the internet and picked up some flix of customized Teddy Troopers from all over the world...

Sun

21

Feb

2010

Custom Gallery / Update

We got in two new fellas from ActionOne and Haciendo Estragos. Salute!

Wed

17

Feb

2010

"Zamurai" by ZAM

My friend ZAM over at Visionary Tattoo over in Lake 

Ronkonkoma/NY made this little sword swinging "Zamurai". Zam and Laura are also running the Genuine Artikle Gallery where i had my solo show last summer. Best times! There are only one or two original artwork pieces left from my show and available at their Genuine Artikle webstore!

Thu

11

Feb

2010

"Spugna Trooper" by Spugna

"Show me your teeth!" - "Nice ones!"  Check Spugna's work on his blog!

Mon

08

Feb

2010

"From Bonko With Love" customized Teddy Trooper by Muffinman

"Funny how? Funny like a clown? How am i funny?"...

by one of the biggest Teddy Troops supporter: Mister Muffinman!

Tue

02

Feb

2010

Custom Gallery Update

Fshizzy also sent in more flix of his friends' and his own custom Teddy Troopers. Some of them are still available at BFLY.CZ

Tue

02

Feb

2010

Custom Teddy Troopers by Fshizzy

Here we have three little Teddy Troopers customized by Fshizzy. Check out his other amazing custom toys on his Flickr site. A lot of wicked Dunnies, Munnies and others can be found there!

Mon

01

Feb

2010

"The Magnificent Ambrose And His Amazing Flying Headgear From Hell" by Muffinman

Another great fellow dropped in from Muffinman: It's "The Magnificent Ambrose And his Amazing Flying Headgear From Hell"! Lickin'!

Wed

27

Jan

2010

"Der Rote Baron" customized Teddy Trooper by Flying Förtress

After bringing you the "Red Shadow" and the "650° Hitzerot" customized Teddy Troops i just emptied my last little red acrylics to drop you "Der Rote Baron" aka "The Red Baron" (wikipedia) - the German aerial battle legend from WWI. Even if it features those strong red-white-black colours and German air force insignias this one has nothing to do with Third Reich or shit. So don't take me wrong! Now that all my red paint has gone i think for my next customized Teddy Trooper i'll have to give a zombie-SS-officer a rainbow-coloured armlet instead...

Wed

13

Jan

2010

"Tag Team Partners" custom 3" Teddy Trooper by Muffinman

This one is really super cool! And it is also based on the small 3" Teddy Trooper what makes it even more amzing. "Tag Team Partners" by Muffinman from Hamburg/DE.

Mon

11

Jan

2010

MIST x Förtress T-Shirt @ LVL Clothing

A limited t-shirt featuring the MISTxFörtress Trooper design is available at LVL Clothing.

Mon

04

Jan

2010

MIST x Förtress @ Espace LVL, Nantes/FR

The thirs stop of the MISTxFörtress show will be at the Espace LVL in Nantes/FR on January 8th, 2010. Also some live graffiti session with POCH and RAISIN before during the day. Come by and say Hello!

Mon

04

Jan

2010

Custom Teddy Troopers by Ian Ziobrowski

Ian Ziobrowski sent in new customized Teddy Troopers: the "Nuggy Trooper" and the "Lil Nuggy Trooper". Great "Holzfäller" couple! Maybe you already know his "Smokey The Bear" custom made for the Wreck The Halls contest? Here it is again...

Tue

29

Dec

2009

Custom Gallery / Update

Sun

20

Dec

2009

Custom Gallery / Update

We just got in these 2 new amazing customs. The "Monster Bilis" by Chauskoskis and a Chickadee Trooper build in "Meißener Porcelain" by Schni!ike Schni!ike.

Thu

17

Dec

2009

New Limited Teddy Troops Art Print

A new art print from Flying Förtress is available at Elbtunnel.com

 

Limited to 25 prints only / size: 50x70 cm / 3-coloured silkscreen on canvas / stretched on frame / 2 additional hand-painted custom colours by Flying Förtress / signed and numbered /  so each one is an unique copy!

 

Get yours for your Teddy Troops collection.

Thu

10

Dec

2009

"650° HITZEROT" / customized 10" Teddy Trooper by Flying Förtress

This idea had been sticking to my head for a very long time. For 15 years i have this left over (almost) full spray can standing in front of me on my desk. It has been the BEST EVER red colour spray paint. Ever! "Hitzerot" aka "The Red Gold". For those who know... Heavy covering power - heavy toxic impact. So this customized 10" Teddy Trooper is my tribute to it and a whole era of writing on steel back in the days.

Wed

02

Dec

2009

MIST x FÖRTRESS / custom Teddy Trooper

For their show in Rennes/FR Förtress did this custom 10" Teddy Trooper together with his friend MIST. It is available at the Delkoraphik Gallery&Store.

Wed

02

Dec

2009

"WAR-T01" / by Nikoman

My friend Nikoman from Rennes/FR gave me this armed "WAR-T01" Trooper as a gift to join my private collection army. Merci!

Sun

15

Nov

2009

"Vanilla Trooper" / by WuzOne

A new tasty customized Teddy Trooper by WuzOne

Thu

12

Nov

2009

"Baxter the Lonely Dead Bear" / by Aaron Boy

We got sent in some great flix of another amazing customized 10" Teddy Trooper: the "Baxter the Lonley Dead Bear" by Aaron Boy. Thanx for support!

Sat

07

Nov

2009

Mist X Förtress / Rennes FR

Next stop for the Mist X Förtress show will be the Delkographik Studios in Rennes/FR. Opening: November 28th. Until January 6th 2010.

Mon

23

Feb

2009

Teddy Troops Exhibition @ Woolwill

Due to the release of the Teddy Troops Series 03 we set up a little show at the Woolwill Shop & Gallery in St.Pauli / Hamburg, Germany. There will be all released 3" and 10" Troopers on display. Also we have some original customized Troopers by Buff MonsterParskidJames Yeah?, Miss Stephanie, Purple Pace and Förtress. And a few secret scraps...