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Oct 22, 2010

The time draws near for the Brain Pattern Qee...

Emilio Garcia just posted these work-in-progress shots of the heads of his upcoming 8-inch Brain Pattern Qee bears by Toy2R. I am SUPER excited about this one and I know a bunch of you are as well. Definitely email us if you want to get on our list for these.

Blankie: Series 1 by Aarting Collection is now on the market!


The wait is now over.  Ever since the HUGE launch party at myplasticheartynyc and building buzz at NYCC, Blankie has arrived and is now available to us. Each of these 12 limited edition collectibles was envisioned and created by up-and-coming designers from countries around the world including Matucha (Mexico), PO! (Argentina), Igor Ventura (Brazil), Stor Dubine (Germany),  McCoy (Canada), Menilla (Mexico), Miss Shelby (USA), Cvele (Serbia), Jec (Mexico), Atomic1970 (Spain), Chupa & Cabra (Italy), and Jaoc (Venezuela). 

This groundbreaking series was created and selected by the Aarting design community. Artists from all over the world submitted 196 designs, and over 150,000 toy lovers voted to choose the 12 unique designs that are included in this amazing release! These stand 3" tall and come blind boxed with 25 pieces per case and are set to retail for $9.95 each.

This is a limited release so definitely email us if you are interested. We can do sealed cases, blind boxes or open-box if there's enough interest.
Now is our opportunity to place an order.

Oct 21, 2010

Win a BirdBot poster and papertoy


I got poster #12 out of 300. Hand-numbered at the bottom.

BirdBot Instructions from HyperQuake on Vimeo.

Okay folks, bear with me:
So I don't know if I met someone from HyperQuake at NYCC, or if I'm just super special, but today I got a big, cool, high-quality BirdBot poster from the fine folks at Hyperquake. Hyperquake is, from what I can tell, a design/branding agency. I think. They have an online portfolio, a blog, a poster series, and a character named BirdBot which is also a downloadable, customizable papertoy (are you listening, Eric Wirjanata?). With my poster was packed a BirdBot papertoy on perforated heavy stock paper, ready to punch out and put together.
Like I said, I'm either very special, or very dense, or both.
But I like to make people happy and the cool part about owning a toy shop is people send me a lot of interesting things which I can give away.
So I am giving away this BirdBot poster and papertoy via a simple contest:
Leave a comment under this post with your email address and your favorite bird character from a TV show or movie.
On Monday I'll put the names in a hat and pick a lucky winner!
(If you don't want to reveal your email publicly, you can email your answer to me instead with the subject line "BIRDBOT").

To see an image of the poster, click here. To design your own BirdBot papertoy, click here.

HyperQuake Poster Series - #4

Oct 19, 2010

Turnarounds of 3 new toys by Arts Unknown: Kozik, Baseman and Dok A

We are very excited for the first 3 toy releases from Arts Unknown, a brand-new toy company that will be producing original-sculpt vinyl toys with some big name artists. Their toys will retail for around $100 each. I do not have a specific release date yet for any of them (possibly early 2011), but the first three toys are:

"Bella Delamere" (The Casino Affair edition) by Doktor A (above)

 "Slugilicious" by Gary Baseman (above)


"William, Henry & Reginald" by Frank Kozik (above)

Arts Unknown is also starting a membership program which costs $100 and includes the following:
Membership costs $100 per year and benefits include:
• One FREE Members-Only Colorway per year (Worth $100; not for sale anywhere else).
• The ability to purchase the Members-Only Colorway for all our pieces (Not for sale anywhere else).
• Priority pre-ordering for all our regular releases and convention exclusives.
• Access to the members-only section of our website.
• Queuing Priority for convention signings.
• 2 tickets instead of 1 for any Arts Unknown lotteries.
• 10% off when you pre-pay for six colorways of any particular piece.
• Invitations to all Arts Unknown gallery events.
• Other exclusive offers throughout the year.