Socialpest.com is going to be cranking out 100 hemp t-shirts designed by toy designer MAD. The folks from socialpest are encouraging people to sign up for their mailing list as they will notify those people first of the t-shirt sale. And I probably would recommend not trying to smoke the hemp t-shirts...
Well here is a great chance at owning an original piece of artwork from Chronic Fatigue - the creator of the comic book about a zombie rabbit named Mixy. In order to raise some funds for his upcoming Mixy and Joe action figures (produced by Wheaty Wheat), CF is selling off some of his original comic book artwork. These are some samples, but contact CF at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about available pieces.
Android 8 has released their first original vinyl figure - Brian Taylor's Rustboy. Those who have seen the Rustboy animation - and if you haven't, you should - or folks who just like cool vinyl figures will both appreciate this 7-inch tall character. Rustboy has 7 points of articulation including moveable eyeballs. The silver finish figure is exclusive to Android 8 and is limited to a run of 850 (look for the company to have a special NY Comic Con colorway as well). Rustboy is running $50 plus shipping.
Later this year, Genshi:Toy will be releasing their first vinyl toy - Broken Heart Robot. The figure will be 6 inches tall with a limited run of 750 pieces (there will also be 250 in a glow-in-the-dark version). The selling price has not yet been decided, but look for this figure not to exceed $39.95.
There is also talk that a major TV network is interested in doing an animated series revolving around the backstory of the Broken Heart Robot. Be on the lookout for Genshi:Toy's second figure - Kricky the Alien Frog.
One of the coolest exclusives is available through SkullBrain.org. Hunchy was produced by Suspect Toys (designed by Ramirez) and is available in 3 versions. My personal favorite is the What the Chuck? version that is exclusive to SkullBrain.
The figures are available for $40 and limited to a run of 75. For more information on how to order, click here.
Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight — voted 2005’s Art Gallery of the Year in a Vapors Magazine readers poll — will forgo oil, watercolor, and acrylic for a different kind of canvas come this Valentine’s Day.
During PLUSH WEEK!, opening on February 7 and running until February 14, hundreds of one-of-a-kind stuffed creations will adorn the gallery’s walls, all handcrafted by some of the world’s most talented plush artists. “Stuffed animals are something that everyone remembers from childhood, but there’s a whole other genre of plush out there for those of us who outgrew Care Bears but still love the idea of having artful decorations relaxing on your couch or hanging on the wall,” said Jon M. Gibson, co-curator of PLUSH WEEK!, as well as last April’s wildly successful old-school videogame-themed show, I AM 8-BIT, also at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight. “The plush artists we’ve assembled are just as gifted as today’s most popular painters, only their medium involves needles, thread, and a hell of a lot of fabric.”
It's a weekend of fun for the whole family: The
Florida eXtravanganza. FX (for short) has been a central Florida
attraction every January for 17 years. The show will feature some popular new urban vinyl toys.
FX is a unique show, combining what amounts to the largest indoor Toy show
in the world, a Comic Book convention, Doll and Bear show, Horror Fan show,
Sci-Fi show, Anime and Gaming.
Check out the new BLOW UP DOLLS (aka BUDS)
from Jamungo . The collective brainchild of artists FERG and TVM.
These 3 3/4" tall figures come individually blind boxed. Ten
different designs make up the set with one of the chase (Bud Trooper), designed
by KOZIK. There will only be 8,000 units produced and not all figures are produced equal - so be sure to check out the ratios. Pop Thirteen has them up for Pre-Order - Only $9.99 each.
Who doesn't need something to help them relax? I surely know I do! If you're like me, after a long day of work, you probably come home and crash. Well, artist Yury Gitman has designed My Beating Heart. It's a heart-shaped pillow - made from several different materials - that has a heartbeat inside. Look for a review in the next few weeks...we'll let you know how it works!
Ecko, the folks who brought us the Flava Flav and Biz Markie alarm clocks, are set to introduce the 3rd character in their Legends alarm clock line. The latest talking alarm clock is of former 3rd Bass member - MC Serch. The clock is available in 2 versions - the red version has 8 alarm phases, while the more limited (500 piece) black version has two extra phases. And when I say "phase", I mean different lines that the alarm wakes you up with.