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Mar 31, 2010

Toy2R 15th Anniversary tour stops at Rivet in Columbus, Ohio

Toy2R proudly announces the next stop on the 15th Anniversary World Tour – Rivet Gallery.

Known for their extensive exhibit schedule and their talented roster of artists – Rivet Gallery is the premiere venue for DIY shows in Columbus, Ohio. Curated by Laura Kuenzil – this show will be nothing but unique. In fact, the entire exhibit focuses on Toy2R’s 3.5″ Baby Qee line. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just another cute show – these cuddly critters will amaze and bewilder you – plus it will be benefiting a good cause, The Ronald McDonald House.

The line-up of artists include: Adam Levene, Amanda L. Spayd, Amy Kollar Anderson, Andrew Bawidamann, Andy B. Clarkson, Angela Matteson, BetsO, Chas Ray Krider, Chris Ryniak, Clinton Reno, Dave Perillo, Jenna Colby, Joe Scarano, Johnny Yanok, Laine Bachman, Okkle, Sharon Bell, Tom Williams, and Troy Stith. To learn more about each artist head over here.

An opening reception will be held on April 3rd from 7:00 to 10:00. The figures will remain on exhibit from April 3rd – through the 28th.
25% of the sales proceeds from these Baby Qee figures will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

Rivet Gallery – (614) 294-8697
1200 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

To learn more about Rivet and their schedule of shows, check out the Rivet site.
This post contains some advance looks at Chris Ryniak’s and Amanda L. Spayd’s customs for the show.

SNEAK PEEK: Patricio Oliver's Almond 3" figure

Patricio Oliver has a sort of dark, twisted "evil children" aesthetic that I love. He was the one that designed the creepy/cute Cucos mini figure series made by Kidrobot last year. Find out more about PO! (Patricio Oliver), his Tenebrae and this upcoming Almond figure at his website here.

Vapor 2.0 resin dragon figure & USB extension

Pierre Rouzier presents the 2nd version of his Vapor figure, complete with a USB port and extension cable.

* Sits 5½" tall
* Hand cast and painted reinforced resin
* 6 ft long - quality high speed factory cable / USB 2.0 connection
* Pre - Tested
* Signed and numbered by _pierre
* Orders are limited (undetermined number of editions)
* US orders only at this time (my apologies)
Find out more here on his blog. Makes a killer interface for your Mimobot!!!

Mar 29, 2010

Jamungo's limited Candypaint Fire BUD release

The 3RD release in the candypaint BUD lineup
Monday, MAR 29, 10:00am - Central Time
This one will be released a little differently...simply go here and add your name to the list.
Additional info:
- the list will be capped around 50 or 60 pcs or at the 48 hour mark, whichever comes first.
- one per person
- hand painted at the Jamungo secret lab (Ferg's garage)
- Hot Tamales® FTW
- price $35 US shipping included (international customers will need to add 25USD for shipping)

Mar 28, 2010

Sketchbot custom show at MyPlasticHeart: currently running

On Friday I made my monthly pilgrimage down to Forsyth Street to go see the Sketchbot custom show at MyPlasticHeart. Sketchbots are the first vinyl production toy by Steve Talkowski, a local NYC toy guy. Sketchbots definitely make a solid customizing platform as you will see in the pictures I took.
A few appear in this post but you may see all of the pics in the set I uploaded to Flickr.
I have to say that this was an exceptional custom show, even by MPH's high standards. I am not sure if it was the super-high-quality customs, the range of styles represented, the extremely positive and supportive crowd, or what. But it was just a really great time. I definitely recommend a visit if you're in the NYC area.

Visiting on holiday from Germany was Wolfgang, aka VISEone from PatchTogether, who I was meeting in person for the first time. As our "guest", of sorts, from overseas, I made sure to intro him to the full cast of NYC characters: NEMO, Mr. Den, Andrew Bell, OsirisOrion, Stephen from Tomopop, Vin from MPH, Lou Pimentel, LYS0L, Grim & Saki from iheartcoolstuff, King Abnon, Eric from Argonaut Resins, and the man himself, Steve Talkowski.
I was also very excited to meet Mr Munk, Project Detonate, Rob (aka XxSmackxX), Moopf (an artist from the UK with a piece in the show), and Ganiu from Cookies N Cream. (Cookies N Cream is the company that's organizing the ToyStreet event next week.)
All in all, a great show. Many thanks to everyone from MPH, who welcomed in a big crowd and put on a great show. And congrats to Steve Talkowski for such a successful launch of the Sketchbot! If you are interested in purchasing a DIY Sketchbot to customize yourself, email us at We'll get em when they are released.
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