Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mariposa Progress!

There are a lot of different colorways planned for the all new Mariposa ButterFly resin figurine so why not show a few? The colors featured below are all glow in the dark versions and have the detachable wings to mix and match with all the bodies.

 From cute to scary!
 BubbleGum WIP.

 Somebody's a little nervous waiting for his wings.

I also had a photo shoot at the Hoboken park and pier to tease a few of the other color ways with photographer Deborah Montanez (

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Mariposa Resin Figurine!

Here's one of the the three brand new figurines I'm working on this year. More images of series one with pricing and release dates coming up.
The all new Mariposa Butterfly figurine from will come in many different colors and styles featuring solid colors to cleartint glittery glow in the dark pieces. It will be resin cast in two parts with removable plug in wings that can be swapped out for a another style or colorway to go with the bodies. There will also be a option to purchase various multi colored gem styled eyes that can be glued in place to enhance the look of the butterfly.

There is also a good chance of  DIY all white blank versions to get produced for artists to paint up their own versions of this butterfly.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mariposa Teaser!

Here is the first teaser to the all new Mariposa sculpt cast up in a glow in the dark translucent resin.

What's the story behind the inspiration on this new project?

One day last summer I watched a friend of a friend see Fireflies for the first time at a park in my home town and she fell in love with them. They floated in the air like butterflies as they lit up and she looked like she was in Heaven as she ran around chasing them. Seeing that scene burned a image in my brain and it stayed in my head until I sat down finished the sculpture for the project many months later. The name Mariposa is the Spanish translation of Butterfly and I chose this name because I mixed the FireFly with a Butterfly for this concept.

Designed, sculpted, cast and molded by Eric Nocella Diaz (END).

Monday, April 6, 2015


The next all new project underway here at Argonaut Resins is called Mariposa and the resin cast images of the prototype and color styles will be forth coming.

This will be the last release under the Argonaut Resins banner as the company transitions to Tuttz World brand. I will no longer be producing resins for other artists (which was the main purpose for creating Argonaut Resins) as I will be focusing more on new concepts found in the Tuttz World. The last time the Argonaut Resins banner will fly will be at the New York Comic Con in October of this year. It was a great run but it is time to move on.

Thank you all very much for supporting the Argonaut Resins brand these eight years and I hope you will continue to support my newer works in the coming future. It was a awesome great journey and I'm glad you were all able to take it with me and I hope the future will be even bigger, brighter and better. The first figurine for the the Tuttz World launch is nearing completion and I will post all links to that new endeavor soon.

Eric Nocella Diaz

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

YinYang 8 Inch Tuttz Cats Pre-order!

Argonaut Resins will be opening pre-order of the all new 8 inch YinYang Tuttz cat customs in the online STORE this Thursday, March 26th at 9Pm Est. time. These customs will feature the Extreme black and white theme and will be limited to only 10 pieces world wide retailing for $165 shipped in the USA. Also included in the release will be a matching YinYang Tuttz resin magnet, a full set of the Muertos die-cut vinyl stickers, three all new Yin Yang Tuttz stickers and a blind bagged signed 2.5 inch by 3 inch original art sketch card from artist creator Eric Nocella Diaz. All orders will ship in two weeks from the date purchased and the pre-order option will close on March 31st. All customs will be numbered and signed and come with a custom signed box and will be one per buyer.

Also going into the store will be a one of a kind Extreme Yin Yang Kings Of Atlantis custom skull painted by creator/sculptor/artist Eric Nocella Diaz. This skull was made to match the 8 inch Tuttz in the black and white colorway and only one will be available and will retail at $175 shipped in the USA.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Kings Of Atlantis Return!

The Kings Of Atlantis resin clear tint skulls are back!
Argonaut Resins is releasing these all new skulls throughout this week in the online STORE. These new waves will not have the custom crate packaging like the initial release a few years back but will come with a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Sculpted, molded and cast by artist Eric Nocella Diaz (END) these new skulls will feature mostly glow in the dark pieces along with some new sparkly versions.

Keep checking the online store all week as new skulls will be added daily.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The First Kings Of Atlantis customs!

Argonaut Resins and artist Clinton Yaws have teamed up to bring you the first Kings Of Atlantis OG resin skull customs ever. Not many of these skulls were released in the original series a few years ago and there have been requests from new collectors for another run. Clinton Yaws brings his exciting paint style and dynamic concepts to adorn the first 3 pieces in this new release of regular clear tinted and glow in the dark customs. Featured are the red clear tint Easy Rider, the Blue Ringed Octopus painted over a plain clear tint and the Dead Scrolls blue clear tint that glows in the dark. These new customs will be available to own in the Argonaut Resins online store ( this Friday, Feb.27th at 12 noon Est. time.

Here's a image for scale so you get an idea how big these resin cast skulls are and detailed the entire surface is (from my private stash) -