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Mimoco 5th Anniversary Summer Celebration

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Mimoco, renowned for its collection of MIMOBOT designer USB flash drives, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the introduction of new designs, exclusive ‘bots, and the reissue of original MIMOBOT characters. Since the company’s inception, Mimoco has grown to offer hundreds of MIMOBOT designs and characters through collaborations with artists in the designer vinyl toy scene, as crossovers with iconic franchises like Star Wars and Hello Kitty, and as original creations hailing from far out Planet Blõôh.


Having launched their MIMOBOT line in the summer of 2005 at San Diego Comic Con, Mimoco’s anniversary celebration centers on a string of product announcements taking place over the next six weeks starting with today’s re-release of four original limited edition Core Series characters in new colorways. Isadore, the very first MIMOBOT character to be flashported to Earth, and last seen five years ago, returns in a new green color variant. He is joined by a blue Fairybit, a purple Swirl, and a fourth generation black RayD81. All are now available in 2GB to 16GB capacities.


Fashionable Aftertaste Without End

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On July 10th 2010, Los Angeles based artist Natalia Fabia joins Corey Helford Gallery for her third - and most ambitious - solo exhibition to date, “Fashionable Aftertaste Without End”. The opening reception takes place on July 10th from 8PM until 11PM.

“Fashionable Aftertaste Without End” features twelve oil paintings that have been in development over the past year, and the exhibition will showcase the debut of Fabia’s first full nude painting, a stunning fusion of male desires and Kaiju toys. “Kawaii transforms everyday objects into supreme cuteness”, explains Fabia. “It is everything I find irresistible and cute, yet can’t explain why. It is a concept I totally fell in love with and validates my crazy random obsessions.”

Also on display will be a spectacular six-foot chandelier designed by Fabia, her visionary monument to Japanese pop culture. One hundred handcrafted figurines, each designed and initialed by the artist, will be suspended from the opulent fuchsia sculptural installation, along with thousands of Swarovski crystals, sparkling pink chain and laser-cut objets d’art. Ten different Kawaii-inspired designs make up the collection of limited-edition figurines and many of them are featured in Fabia’s new painting series.

Cookies -N- Cream Exclusive Dumny

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The Cookies -N- Cream Mobile store has an amazing exclusive art toy available on Saturday July 3rd 2010. They've teamed up with the Sucklord to release 6 exclusive Sucklord "Dumny" Bootleg toys. They will sell for $40 each and the Sucklord will be in the mobile store for those who want to meet him or get their piece signed.

They'll be parked at the corner of Prince Street & Broadway Street in New York City by 12:00PM. Make sure you follow them on Twitter (@TheCookiesMob) to be certain of their location on that day.

REVIEW: Tube Ferret

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It’s possible that you’ve seen the Ferret Dance (A series of tubes) video on You Tube. If not…we’ve included it below for your viewing pleasure. Artist Jill Czajkowski, who goes by the name jillustrate, created the original character designs for the animation. And after submitting her designs to Patch Together, toy collectors can now get their hands on their very own Tube Ferret resin figures.

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The Facts

Tube Ferret
Manufacturer: Patch Together
Artist: jillustrate (Jill Czajkowski)
Material: Resin
Dimensions: 4” tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Brown and White

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The Tube Ferret is packaged in a rectangular white box with a large sticker attached the front. Inside, the resin piece is secured between two pieces of Styrofoam.

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Our Opinion

Patch Together put the Tube Ferret resin into production after receiving the minimum number of pre-orders needed to start that process. Not a surprise, considering the illustrated and animated characters are cute…and they got a bunch of hits on You Tube.

While we’re only looking at the brown version here, there also is a white Tube Ferret. Both of the sculpts are the same, only the paint scheme differs.

The first thing I thought of when I saw the sculpt was that it reminded me of something. Yes…possibly the most vile designer toy ever produced – Barry the Beaver. Remember? They tried passing a vibrator off for a piece of art? Well, luckily, the Tube Ferrets do not vibrate and they are completely innocent.

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The figure is a solid resin piece (no gluing anything onto it). They’ve used an airbrush technique on it. And the only issue I have is that the ferret’s mask is painted as two circles around the eyes. I sort of wish that they had connected those two brown circles, like the source illustration on the packaging.

Price-wise, $19.95 is about what I would have expected. The Tube Ferret is one of the better-produced Patch Together figures that we’ve reviewed. Now if I could just get that video out of my head…

You can pick one up at the following: $19.95

Tube Ferret Grades

Figure Quality: 8/10
   Sculpt: 8/10
   Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: N/A
Packaging: 6/10
Durability: 7/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
Value: 7/10

Overall: 7.9/10

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