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A Tale of Two Toy Companies…

Take two toy companies.

The first company produces a figure. They ship it out to collectors. The artist decides he doesn't like the way the final piece turned out. They ship out a replacement figure (all free of charge) that's more along the lines of the artist's vision.

The second company produces a figure. They realize the paint work is super sloppy and not up to their standards. They decide to still sell the piece (all sales final), but mark it down 31% off of the original asking price.

Both companies addressed what they felt was an inferior product in a different way. Thoughts? Which scenario would you prefer?

REVIEW: Bellicose Bunny

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Background

Merriam-Webster defines bellicose as “favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars”. They define bunny as a “rabbit; especially : a young rabbit”.

Over the last few years, retailer 3DRetro has not only been selling designer toys...they have also been producing art collectibles. One of their recent releases was a collaboration with artist Nathan Hamill. The two worked together to release Nathan's Bellicose Bunny vinyl collectible.

Forged by the stars and space alike, and stuff and things, the Bellicose Bunny was enlisted by top minds throughout the universe to seek out, thwart and destroy all known evil. Equipped with a pair of space goggles and the Sword of Ulyssia, he mounted his Daucus: Class 8 Rocket and embarked on his quest. Now he's reached this galaxy and needs our help in his noble mission. Hear his cry for peace: 'Starbunny Fields Forever!'

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The Facts



Bellicose Bunny Regular Edition
Manufacturer: 3DRetro
Artist: Nathan Hamill
Material: Rotocast Vinyl
Dimensions: About 7.5" tall by 7.5" long
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Regular Edition; Radioactive GID Edition; Stinker Edition
Edition Size: 200 pieces
Pricing: $49.95 - $50.00

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Santa Cavey and the Reindeer Coneys

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Holly has introduced the 2011 Christmas Cavey lineup. You can celebrate the holidays with Santa Cavey and his friends - the Reindeer Coneys.

Santa Cavey is limited to 100 numbered pieces and will sell for £16.00 (about $25). The Reindeer Coneys are limited to 9 pieces (blind-bagged and named after Santa's reindeer) and will sell for £25.00 (about $39).

Both Santa Cavey and the Reindeer Coneys will go on sale in the Cavey shop on Monday December 5th 2011 beginning at 8:00PM London time (3:00PM ET).

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Show Openings: November 29th to December 7th

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Cupco Is Dead - The Final Cupco Show
Opening reception on Tuesday November 29th 2011 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
The show runs from November 29th to December 29th 2011

Damien Minton Gallery
61-63 Great Buckingham St.
Redfern 02 9699 7551

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“Inner Space, the Secrets of the Unknown!”
Artwork by FriendsWithYou
Opening reception on Thursday, December 1st 2011 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
The show runs from December 1st 2011 to January 28th 2012

Art Basel
3930 NE 2nd Ave Suite 202
Miami FL 33137

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Misfit Toys Custom Toy Show by Fuller
Show opening takes place on December 1st 2011

Happy Panda Toys
Arts Factory Location
107 E Charleston Blvd
Suite 105A
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Strangekiss Cyber Monday 2011

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We haven't heard from one of our favorite toy companies - Strangekiss - in a while. Well, their site is back online, and according to Micheal's latest post, collectors are going to have the opportunity to pick up some ultra-rare pieces.

Items that you thought were long gone and could only be picked up for hefty Ebay prices? You might just find 'em there. While they might be posting these up on Ebay, I'd check out the Strangekiss website to get the latest news.

FEESA Online Art Auction

Feed South Africa Auction

Juxtapoz, Cardboard Spaceship and FEESA are teaming up to hold an online art auction. FEESA, or Feed South Africa, hires single moms in South Africa to make meals for children, and 100% of the profits will go to FeedSouthAfrica.org.

Check out the post above to see some of the artists who are taking part in the fundraising. The auction runs from December 1st through December 10th. You can head to Ebay and search for FEESA to see all of the available items.