January 22nd, 2013
This Friday (Jan. 25), Scott Tolleson will be releasing his sofubi Deadbeet figure in a rich purple colorway, reminiscent of a familiar shade donned by a loveable, fast food-eating blob. The release of this figure may be my favorite colorway yet. Deadbeet is a break from Tolleson’s usual argyle-clad characters but that hasn’t discouraged his fans from snatching up the previous releases. Painted by Nebulon5, Grimace Deadbeet will be available at 10am Pacific here for $120 each. Limited to ten pieces, this one is going to go fast! Deadbeet hopefully has opened up Tolleson’s work to new fans and encouraged existing fans to take notice of this multi-talented artist! You can also check out Tolleson’s work in the Fonzo Loves NY show currently on display at mph.
Oh, and did you check out the packaging?! WHAAAAT?!
January 22nd, 2013
Today was Tattoo Tuesday for tokidoki, which means we get to check out a bunch of tokidoki-inspired tattoos! Here are some of my favorites, but you can see more tokidoki characters on skin on the tokidoki Facebook page.
Remember when we posted about tokidoki’s Unicorno x Sharpie contest? Well, the submission period is over and all of the work can now be viewed online. If you’re interested in giving your two cents, you can vote on which one you like the most! Voting ends January 24. If you are in the mood to create your own Unicorno character, you can find DIY Unicornos here or, if you are up for a fun surprise, grab a blind box Series 2 Unicorno instead!
All images from tokidoki’s Facebook page.
January 21st, 2013
This hand-sewn flamingo is one of the latest pieces from textile artist Felt Mistress. I’ve been adoring the images she’s posted online recently of this commissioned work and wanted to share them here. I am not sure who this creature is for, but it is a masterpiece of her craftsmanship! And if you are in the mood to grab your own Felt Mistress character, make sure to check out Tippy in our web store.
Images of Flamingo by Felt Mistress
Tippy enjoys traveling the world trying to recruit new members to Team Tippy.
The colour orange
Tying his own shoelaces
The music of Polysics
He can often be found socializing with his crew – Pedro the Squirrel, Grayson the Horse
Mr Neville (the newsagent)
January 17th, 2013
Scribe, who’ll be heading to POW WOW Hawaii 2013 with his talented wife Alisa, recently posted these images of a 20″ Mega Munny he customized. I’m wondering if this might be for POW WOW. The tropical fish in this ocean scene do make me long for a trip to Hawaii! Both Scribe and Alisa were in our Fonzo Love NY show, currently on display, and if you can’t make it into the gallery, check out the show online.
January 16th, 2013
Paul Shih, nominated for best self-produced toy (for Sushi Kaiju) in the Designer Toy Awards last year, is creating a claymation with his partner, Amy. Paul recently released images of the claymation in progress, which the couple began working on over the holidays. He’s revealed that the film will give us a glimpse of the concept of his next toy design. If you’re not familiar with Paul’s work, have a look at Bevil, the devilish broccoli. It’s great to see Paul involved in creating a claymation. When I first met him back in New Zealand in 2006, he was creating 3D scenes with his characters and photographing them. This looks like the next step in the process, and I can’t wait to see the results!