Hey...Plastic and Plush needs to generate some sort of cash to survive, right? So that's why I have started a Tee Public Shop to sell some of my wacky designs on various products. It's mostly weird mashups of 1970's, 80's, and 90's pop culture (as you can see from When Sally Met Harry... pictured above). You'll be helping keep the site going with every purchase. Thanks!
PIQtoo is celebrating its grand opening with a limited-edition button release every day from September 7th to the 15th (although the above image begs to differ). These exclusive 1-inch buttons will be given away in-store, each day featuring a design by one of PIQtoo’s favorite toy designers and brands. Horrible Adorables, Peter Kato, Sad Salesman, Andrea Kang, Droolwool, and Flat Bonnie all made custom button designs to help launch the store and give NYC a reason to smile. Rilakumma from San-x and Sonny Angel contributed designs for their own limited edition PIQtoo pin backs.
Come by PIQtoo in the Concourse Level of Rockefeller Center each day - starting with a Peter Kato special appearance Thursday September 7th from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Eric Althin will be in-store for his release Sunday September 10th. The Horrible Adorable button release will be Tuesday September 12th, and there will be a drawing for a one-of-a-kind sketch by Jordan Elise.
Each PIQtoo artist buttons will be given away in-store as supplies last. Three full sets of pins will be given away in an Instagram contest. The winners will be randomly selected from every Instagram post tagged #PIQtoo from September 5th through 15th.
Starting tomorrow (August 9th 2017) at Noon ET, UVD Toys will launch two new designs in their Enamel Piñata 1.5-inch enamel pin series. This time, they have tapped the artists Flying Fortress (above) and Ally Burke (below) to create pins based on their artwork. These 1.5-inch hard enamel pins will be available from UVD Toys for $10.00 each.
J!NX will be taking pre-orders for the first seven characters in the Overwatch Ultimate Hoodie line beginning today (June 27th 2017) at 10AM PT (1PM ET). But, you best hurry...because that pre-order window will close on June 28th or when they sell out (whichever happens first). Available in XSmall through 4XL, the seven characters available are: D.Va, Lucio, Genji, Roadhog, Zarya, Reinhardt, and Widowmaker. That's also the order that they're displayed in the above photo. (My favorite? Maybe Roadhog) Each Ultimate Hoodie will run $59.99 and begin shipping between August 7th and October 8th, depending on the chosen hoodie.
Mainframe and 'Umi Toys Hawai'i have teamed up to release a Mainframe Pin Set in honor of Go Skateboarding Day. Designed by Dean Bradley, the Mainframe pin set features the Mainframe character performing a wall ride and a coffin. Both soft enamel pins are 1.25 inches tall and come individually carded and bagged with rubber backings. These are a limited edition of 100 sets, running $19.99 for the set of two pins. You can pick them up over at www.umitoyshawaii.bigcartel.com.
Two new limited edition pin designs from The Artpin Collection are now available from Rotofugi. Both pins measure 1.25' inches in size and come with a backing card.
Junction by Nathan Jurevicius is representative of the artist's distinct style. It's based on his 2015 graphic novel of the same title, which was also adapted into a short animated film. Two colorways are available in editions of 105 pieces each.
Bunnyfish by Kozyndan is a new rendition of the beloved character portrayed in numerous of the artist duo's works since the mid 2000's. Long awaited by many Kozyndan fans, the bunnyfish is finally available in two colorways - blue and teal. The pins are limited to 80 pieces of each colorway.
Susannah Kirtland and Yaniv Brick have taken to Kickstarter to launch their first independent enamel pin production. They chose to produce the cutest ever rendition of their favorite Sci-Fi captain from his days as a cyborg. Called Le Cutest, the hard enamel pin features 1.5-inch tall hard enamel black nickel plating, a deluxe metal clutch, and 7 colors.
The pin is available beginning at the $9.00 funding level. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sunday, April 16th 2017 at 1:02AM ET. There are also stretch goals that unlock other color variants of the pin.
Remember...this is not a pre-order. There are many instances of crowd funded projects that have been funded never making good on their promised goods. So back with caution.
Playge has released two new pins - the Young Gohst Pins in Pink and Green Versions. Each 1.5-inch pin will be limited to an edition of 50 pieces, each one being carded, signed, and numbered. These soft enamel pins each have one post and run $15.00 shipped in the US ($5.00 extra for international shipping).
The Artpin Collection has announced and released their newest pin - Bunny Blossom by artist couple Kozyndan. This 1.5-inch hard enamel pin on card design is based on Kozyndan's iconic "Seasons of the Bunny" series of Japanese woodblock print (Ukiyo-e) inspired works.
This limited edition of 150 pieces will be available, together with other designs from The Artpin Collection, for $12.00 each at Rotofugi and select designer toy galleries and retailers.
The Artpin Collection has announced a few art pins that they've added to their collection. First up, there's Vampyramid by Portland artist Martin Ontiveros. The 1.5-inch hard enamel pin on a card is released in a limited edition of 125 pieces.
Secondly, there's Arianhrod from internationally acclaimed Scarygirl creator artist Nathan Jurevicius. The 1.25-inch hard enamel pin on a card, available in two colors. Each one is released in a limited edition of 75 pieces.
Each pin runs $12.00 and can be purchased through Rotofugi.