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REVIEW: The Legend of Plaseebo

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The Plaseebo Custom crew, led by head designer Bob Conge, has created and released their first vinyl production piece.  The Legend of Plaseebo figure is encased in his sarcophagus, ready for you to “Awaken” the secret of the mummy.

Unearthed in 1803 AD by British archeologists, Plaseebo roams the earth looking for his homeland.  The figure includes the entire story of the legend, which is informative and entertaining.  It's a must read, but a little too long to reproduce here.

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Packaging

The packaging for the Legend of Plaseebo figure is reminiscent to that of kaiju toys.  It’s carded and in a clear plastic bag.  The card is illustrated (by Bob Conge) on both sides, with images of the character.  There is a helpful paper attached, telling people exactly how to un-dent your sarcophagus (in case the face is dented in).

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i am 8-bit: 2007

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Gallery 1988 puts on one of my favorite art shows of the year...i am 8-bit.  This group show pays homage to video game characters of the past (that's the 8-bit part).  This is the art show for the children of the 80's.  Those of us who were glued to our Nintendo or Sega.

Over 100 artists will recall their video game memories.  The show lasts from April 17th through May 12th.  The opening reception will be April 17th from 7-10 PM.

Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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What’s The World Got In Store

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Well...it might be a little early to be looking ahead to San Diego Comic Con...but UNKL has released an image of one of their exclusive sets.  Being a fan of Jeff Tweedy's work since he led Uncle Tupelo, it's great to hear that he is a fan of designer toys.  Apparently, he likes himself some UNKL products.  They discussed doing a set of 6 figures representing Wilco's band members...and voila!  The 2" tall UniPo figures will be packaged as a six pack set.

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Lil’ Leona Leopard and Penny the Pirate

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Dark Horse has announced two additional Lisa Petrucci vinyl figures.  The Kick-Ass Kuties line will include Lil' Leona Leopard and Penny the Pirate.  Both figures are approximately 7" in height.  Leona is scheduled to be released on August 22nd, while Penny should be available on September 19th

Systema Naturae at Gallery Nucleus

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The Systema Naturae exhibition will display four remarkable artists (Frieda Gossett, Michael Brown, Jamie Zollars, and Andrea Offermann),creating work visually and thematically to the ideas of Nature. Using “systems of nature” as a creative platform, they compose a body of work that explores our surroundings, behaviors, and mythologies and results in a beautiful and peaceful group of artwork creating a system that is imposed by the use of nature and or ideas of nature...

Opening: Saturday April 14 (7 - 11 PM)

Free Admission
Free Refreshments
Music provided by DJ CYRANO

Gallery Nucleus

30 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

Hoodiez Launch Parties

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Dreamland Toyworks will be having launch parties at Rarebreed in Philadelphia (April 28th) and at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles (May 12th) to celebrate the dropping of their first toy line - Carl Jones' Hoodiez.  Each character will be limited to 1,000 pieces in it's primary colorway, 250 pieces in greyscale and 250 pieces in all black vinyl.

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530 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Meltdown
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

The line will be distributed by DKE Toys.

Athletes by Siggi Eggertsson

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Siggi Eggertsson's Athletes show opens at the Vallery in Barcelona on Thursday April 19th (8:00 PM).  Siggi describes the show as:

This exhibition is a tribute to my favorite athletes of all time. Some of them I used to like when I was a child, some of them I like today and most of them I will probably like forever. Great athletes have always fascinated me. They are the pop-stars of today. They make ridiculous amounts of money for being good at what they do, date the most beautiful women, live in amazing houses and drive fancy cars.  Michael Jordan once said: "To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate".  I guess I just think the idea of pretending to like sports is funny.

The Jungle Crumps

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Sarah Miskelly has sent word of a new line of handmade plush dolls from her Crumps line.  The new range are called Jungle Crumps and feature a tiger, crocodile, giraffe, leopard and zebra. They are available at MeetTheCrumps.com and are priced £14 each (£1.50 p&p) and can be wrapped and sprinkled with stars for free with a personalized note if they are for a gift. Each Crump is unique, no two are ever the same and they are all stitched by hand.

CONTEST: What’s Your Uglydoll Doing?

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After consulting with Mr. Uglydoll - David Horvath - we decided on the perfect contest to give away 10 brand-spanking-new Uglyworm plushes

The Lowdown:  You'll have to send in a photo depicting what your favorite Uglydoll is up to today.  We'll let you photoshop an Ugly, but points will be deducted.  Be creative, be funny, be Ugly!

The Rules:  One entry per person...email your photo to bcslivka@mac.com...please include your mailing address...shipping will be covered to US addresses only.

We will be choosing our favorite 5 photos (and posting them on the site) and the remaining 5 will be selected randomly from the entries.  Thanks to the great folks at Uglydolls for making this contest happen!!

EDIT:  The contest runs through April 21st

Wunderland’s Shadow Assassin

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Wunderland War's infamous Monkey Assassin figure has been released in a Shadow Assassin variant.  The all black (minus eyes and gun) figure is limited to 96 pieces in hand screened bags.  It'll run you $20 a piece.