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Shawnimals’ Pocket Scrub

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The Shawnimals folks are set to release the newest in their on-going quarterly special releases - the Pocket Scrub.

This all-new soap-shaped addition to the Pocket Plush family is boxed with a little window to the world for maximum cuteness not to mention life-giving air, while a unique name inside every box gives this
new rectangular friend even more personality.

The Pocket Scrub is limited to 300 pieces with an MSRP of $15 each. They'll be made available beginning Wednesday, July 1st at 10:00am CDT via the Shawnimals online store.

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No Future Companion

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As with every figure released by KAWS, the No Future Companion - Black Chrome Version quickly sold out. The metal figure featuring a chrome finish (limited edition of 500 pieces) sold for $980 each. That's not a typo...$980 for the 12.5" tall figure...and it sold out in less than a day. The piece was produced by Medicom and a joint project from KAWS and Hajime Sorayama.

SDCC Exclusive Mallows

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We have photos of the SDCC Exclusive Mallows from Shocker Toys. If you're wondering why they are called Mallows...you might want to check out their marshmallow shaped noggin. These are the new designer toy line that's been introduced by the folks at Shocker Toys.

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The trio of exclusives include The Phantom, Dr. Rockso (Metalocalypse) and the SDCC Art Mallow. The Phantom and Dr. Rockso are limited to 500 pieces, while the SDCC Art figure is limited to 250. Out of the three, I think I like the SDCC Art figure the most. It'll be a great little momento to commemorate another Comic Con.

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Baseman Vacuum-Form Masks

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Gary Baseman is set to release a limited edition run of vacuum-form masks, all hand painted, featuring the Enlightened Chou, the central figure in Baseman’s most recent exhibition La Noche de la Fusion at Corey Helford Gallery. They'll only be available via Baseman's website on Wednesday July 1st at 10AM Pacific time.

The available colors include: purple, black, gold, pink, blue, off-white and silver. Not all colors will be available, so you'll need to pick your top three colors and note them choices in your PayPal transaction. Each mask measures 10"x10" and will run $75 unsigned or $90 signed by the artist (includes shipping for domestic orders).

We On Award Tour…

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DGPH have a rather full calendar for the month of July...including stops in three countries. Check out their events, and if you're in the area....get on out.

Taiwan.
July 9 - 10th . Taipei Toy Festival Signing and live painting at Adfunture booth and the Topo comic Prerelease.
July 11 - 12th. Workshop at Xue Xue, Taipei
July 13 -16th . Workshop at Wenzao Institute, Kaohsiung

Japan.
July 18th . One UP! store exhibtion, Tokyo including original pieces, the prerelease of the Tsuchi figure + Topo Comic.

USA.
July 23 - 26th . SDCC, CA. Signing toys at the Munkyking booth and presenting the TOPO comic.

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ARTDENKA is touting their new edition of Skullbox vinyl toys as the HELL-O-PLUSH version. Available now, HELL-O-PLUSH is a collaboration with OLLA-BOKU - an artist from Taiwan. This version is available wearing three types of "devil skins".

  • Gabba (The bloody frog)
  • Din-R (The traveling rabbit with backpack)
  • Prisoner (The criminal with the iron ball)

Each piece includes a sticker of the character. They're all available at TOMENOSUKE.

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A Plush ‘Stache

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Get your 'stache on...the latest plush facial hair has been unveiled in a line called the Fuzzies. These super soft doodads are available in a variety of colors and come in small (with optional strap), large and monster sizes depending on your snuggling prowess.

The plushies are available in the following styles:

  • Small - 9" wide (blue, brown, green and red) $9.95
  • Large - 18" wide (blue, brown, green and red) $19.95
  • Monster - 45" (brown) $54.95
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The Tummie Friends – Adventures on Sugar Hill

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BUBU Co has teamed up with Netherland designers LouLou & Tummie to produce a line of plush toys and accessories based on The Tummie Friends - Adventures on Sugar Hill. And in anticipation of this release, they will be launching an original website, thetummiefriends.com, dedicated to the Tummie & Friends line.

They'll also be holding an exhibition at Hong Kong’s Delay No Mall with a live painting session to boot. Join them on July 3rd from 7PM to 9PM at 68 Yee Wo Street in Causeway bay for a great show (show runs through July 14th).

The exhibition will feature artists from around the world giving their interpretations of some of the Tummie & Friends characters. Artists will include: LouLou, Tado, Charuca, Clementine (Bupla),Bubi Au Yeung(Treeson), Juliana,(Colorblok), Mark Verhagen, Sauerkids, Easy Hey (delkographik), Cecy Meade and Zeptonn.