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REVIEW: reddit’s Snoo

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Even if you’re not a frequent user, most people have likely visited reddit.com. Likely you’ve checked out one of the celebrity AMAs (Ask Me Anything). And if you’ve seen the site, you’re probably familiar with reddit’s logo – a little black and white alien.

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At some point in time, that little reddit alien was actually given a name – Snoo. Of course, someone would hear the name and say “Hey! What’s Snoo?” And then they’d get caught up in an Abbott ad Costello routine for ten or so minutes.

Actually, the creators of reddit intended to name the site Snoo for that very exact reason…but someone already had that URL…they didn’t have the money to purchase the domain name…and the rest is history.

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With reddit celebrating their 10th anniversary, they’ve revealed Snoovatars for reddit gold folks (basically a customizable Snoo avatar). More importantly for collectors, they’ve released a few toys based on the character. The first toy, a collaboration with Pretty In Plastic, is the official vinyl Snoo in both OG and DIY colorways.

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Each 3-inch tall rotocast vinyl Snoo features a single point of articulation at the neck. The difference between the two versions is that one has a painted mouth, antenna, and eyes…and the other is blank white waiting for your (un)artistic touch.

Both vinyl figures retail at $8.99 each. Snce the box states Series 1, I wouldn’t be surprised if there might be a Series 2 out at some point. Possibly wishful thinking, but with the amount of customized and special event Snoo artwork out there…I think they could pluck enough designs to maybe fill out a blind box series.

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Jack – from Luke Chueh and Pretty In Plastic

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Pretty in Plastic is collaborating with artist Luke Chueh to release the limited edition multiple sculpture Jack. It will officially be released online on January 13th 2015, directly from Pretty in Plastic’s new curated online gallery Strange Love. It's available as a limited edition fine art multiple of 10 pieces in glossy white with chrome silver Antlers. Jack is a cast resin sculpture coated in a UV archival finish with a gloss black wooden base. It measures 22-inches long by 13-inches wide and weighs 7 lbs. Each sculpture comes with a plaque on the reverse side of the sculpture and is signed and numbered by the artist.

There will be three pieces released via the Strange Love site between December 17th and 22nd (so there might be one available right now). Each Jack sculpture runs $2,000.00 plus shipping.

Satori Kappa from Dave Dick

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Satori Kappa

The Kappa is one of Japan’s yokai and are said to inhabit the country’s rivers and streams.
Legendary trouble makers, Kappa are responsible for everything from general harassment to drowning people and animals, kidnapping children, and the ravishing of women. Now, not all Kappa are mischievous, murdering, kidnappers. Throughout history there have been some who have befriended human beings, helping and even teaching them.

Satori Kappa was designed and sculpted by artist Dave Dick. It was cast in resin and finished by the folks at Pretty in Plastic. The completed figure will be signed, numbered, and limited to a run of only 40 pieces.

Also, Dave will be holding a giveaway...giving away one free Satori Kappa figure to one of his followers on Instagram on release day.

Skull Car by Shane Geil and Pretty In Plastic

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Pretty In Plastic is showing off the Skull Car developed by Shane Geil. There's no word on whether/when this glossy metallic purple Skull Car will be released to the public...but it looks to be a different direction for Shane, who has worked a lot in plush.

The SKULL CAR is about the size of a Basketball! Shane Geil's design came to life in concept sketches that were translated into a digital model. The remote controlled SKULL CAR was then CNC milled for precision and vacuum formed to be light weight on the chassis for maximum speed!

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Pretty In Plastic Bazaar

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Pretty In Plastic is bringing the Bazaar to DesignerCon 2012. They've curated a collection of housewares, jewelry, art objects, designer toys, and more from a lineup of artists including Jai & Jai, KARVT, Brutherford Industries, B-PLUS, Miyu Decay, Elliot Jackson, Amber White, and Pretty In Plastic.

The Pretty In Plastic Bazaar will be at Booth #116. They'll even have face painting, masks, helium, and photographers on-hand to immortalize the mayhem.

Tristan Eaton’s Dreamland Mickey

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Tristan Eaton, Kidrobot, and Pretty in Plastic are teaming up to produce the Dreamland Mickey resin figure based on the artwork commissioned by musician Everlast. Sculpted and cast by Julie B of Pretty in Plastic, the limited edition run of 20 pieces will be available at the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (September 1-2 2012) for around $1,000.00 (I guess depending on the exchange rate that day).

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