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Beetlejuice Grum Reapur by Brad 'Grum Reapur' Rumble ! ! !

Beetlejuice Grum Reapur by Brad 'Grum Reapur' Rumble ! ! !

Available Here: https://www.grumreapur.com/

 

Name of release: Beetlejuice Grum Reapur Release date: Friday 30th September 00.01 (GMT) Price of release: £66.60 Edition of size: Limited time release (30 Sep - 31 Oct)

Backstory:
10% of sales from this Grum Reapur will go towards supporting Norfolk based mental health charity Julian Support, more about them and what they do below.

This Grum will only be available to buy within the Halloween period, 30th Sep to the 31st  October.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

Brad/Grum grew up loving the earlier Tim Burton films and his work has definitely been influenced by him over the years, planting a seed of the macabre in the mind, so when the Grums (the self chosen name of his collectors and followers) asked him  to make a Beetlejuice Grum for this years Halloween release he was a little bit overjoyed, why hadn’t he done this before?

Brad set about sculpting the piece by absolutely destroying one of the blanks, tearing away the hood to make way for Beetlejuices crazy hair, before letting the epoxy clay dry and beginning the painting process. Utilising layers of acrylic, inkwash and Culture Hustles Black 2.0 to bring the little dude to life, before getting the quintessential layers of varnish down to protect the careful paintjob, all in all around 7-8 hours of sculpting and painting to bring him out of the deadworld he usually inhabits, even though it would be easier to say his name 3 times to summon him.

About Julian Support
The following is information taken directly from their website, click on the headers to go directly to the page for more in depth information.

Our Values
We are an organisation driven by our values. This means that the decisions that we make are based upon the values that we share across Julian Support.

We place the needs of the people that we support at the heart of all our decision making, ensuring that the services that we provide meet their expectations and are delivered by staff who are well trained and feel motivated to work for us.

Strengths and Recovery
Too many services concentrate on finding out what is wrong and putting it right. We concentrate on finding out what is right and helping people use that strength to help manage what is wrong.

 

The things that work for people are often the things that they have a passion for or interest in. They can also be aspects of their personality that make them who they are, for example, their sense of humour, ability to empathise or competitive streak.

 

About the Beetlejuice Grum Reapur
Each Grum is handcast by artist Brad Rumble in polyurethane resin, a similar substance to that which they make car bumpers out of, so that means its incredibly durable and resistant to high heat (seriously, he tried melting one as an experiment and it didn’t even scorch). They are all handpainted from a blank white base, primed in a grey airbrush primer, then varnished using Montana Gold premium spray varnish, then signed and numbered on the bottom.

Each Grum is handcrafted carefully and lovingly made to the highest of standards in the highest quality materials.

This is a collectors item for ages 14 and up.

Please note these are made to order and will ship in 15-21 business days, this allows for the materials to cure properly.

This model is:

l Handcast

l Handpainted

l Polyurethane Resin - 110g

l Grum Measure 7cm x 7cm x 6.5cm

l Comes with stickers (subject to availability)

l Only available for a limited time (1st October to 31st October)

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Grum Reapur Hellboy Release This Friday 6/17  ! ! !

Grum Reapur Hellboy Release This Friday 6/17 ! ! !

Available HERE >>>

https://www.grumreapur.com/store

Name of release: Hellboy Grum Reapur

Release date: Friday 3rd June 8pm (GMT)

Price of release: £140

Edition of size: 15/15

Backstory: Hellboy is one of my favourite comic book heroes, he is the perfect balance between the light and the dark and a perfect analogy of keeping the darkness within at bay. Naturally it was only a matter of time before I made a Hellboy themed Grum Reapur toy and now is the time.

Sculpted using a polyurethane base and carved into to create the depth of the cracks similar to the ones found on Hellboys Right hand of Doom, with additional layers of epoxy clay added to create the rocky texture surrounding the cracks.

Following the sculpting phase was a series of paint days, where I added the signature red and added layers of inkwash for the outcome you see displayed here.

The Hellboy Grums on offer are PU copies of the original sculpt with the original sculpt being available via Stormy Vault in NYC as it was featured in their Evil vs Superhero toy show.

This Grum is:

  • Handcast
  • Handpainted
  • Polyurethane Resin - 350g (12.3oz)
  • Grum Measure 10 x 10 x 10cm (4 x 4 x 4in)
  • Comes with latest stickers (subject to availability)
  • Limited Edition of 15

Each Grum is handcrafted carefully and lovingly made to the highest of standards in the highest quality materials.This is a collectors item for ages 14 and up.

Please note these are made to order and will ship in 15-20 business days, this allows for the materials to cure properly.

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Grum Reapur and Many Men Toys by Brad Rumble ! ! !

Grum Reapur and Many Men Toys by Brad Rumble ! ! !

Brad Rumble starts the new year with a gorious and glorious drop, with the release of his latest variations of both the Grum Reapur and Many Men Toys. Both sculpts deal with the notions of surviving depression and the journey out of that darkness. Starting from £35 and shipping worldwide, dropping on his website www.grumreapur.com on Friday 7th January at 8PM (GMT)

Link to store: https://www.grumreapur.com/new-products/

Name of release: Candy X Mandy

Release date: Friday 7th January 2022 8pm GMT

Price of release: £35-77

Edition of size: Rotten Candy - 10
Mandy Man - 5

Socials: https://www.instagram.com/grumreapur/

https://www.facebook.com/GrumReapur/ 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/grumreapurclub 

https://twitter.com/grumreapur 

Back story and Concept

The concept of the Grum Reapur came from battling depression and gloomy thoughts that accompany that sort of darkness, the artist, Brad Rumble, wanted to create a symbol of hope for those facing the same battle he had been through himself. By combining the traditional skull face of the Grim Reaper with the imagery of a plague doctor mask the Grum Reapur mask was born. Since starting the project the Grum Reapur Club on facebook has amassed a large family around the idea of sharing compassion, empathy, and support for those facing the same struggles as Brad once did. The members of the Grum family refer to one another as Grums as they each espouse the message behind the toy and tell their individual stories to help inspire others on their own journey.

The toy is made of polyurethane resin and painted with a mix of alcohol inks, neon paint, airbrush and acrylic. Brad uses the toys he creates as a means of artistic therapy, helping pour his emotions and struggles out of himself and into something which represents transformation from who he was, to who he is, in a symbolic gesture of overcoming the self-imposed desire to meet death before his time.

On his journey he discovered the wonders contained within philosophy, anthropology, psychology, spirituality and sociology and further represents these ideas within his Many Men sculpt, designed to address the emotional turmoil that is hidden behind the stone exterior that many men try to present. This was because his own inability to understand and process his emotions took him originally into that dark place that lead to his meetings with death. 

This latest drop and its bloody pink appearance represents the impact that taking entheogens caused on him, a blast of serotonin so strong it lead him to have severe panic attacks that resulted in a stay in hospital, culminating in the sobriety that hadn’t been realised before. They mark the transition from one state of being to the next, a personal transformation if you will.

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