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Wootini Gallery Opening: Guys and Ghosts

On October 14th, Wootini will be launching their next show - "Guys and Ghosts".

This show features the art of Meredith Dittmar, who hails from
Portland, Oregon.  For 10 Years, Meredith has crafted the 'My Guys'
from polymer clay.  She was featured on HGTV and various other outlets for her talents.  More information about Meredith can me obtained from her website - http://www.corporatepig.com.

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Mars-1 Observer in Black

A new variation of Mars-1 Observer is now available through Mario's online store.  This is a limited edition of 102 pieces.  The figure is black with a tinted dome, and stands approximately 6-inches tall.  Each figure runs $50 (including shipping) and comes in a signed window display box.

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The Observers are produced by STRANGEco and are available in black, green, red and grey.  These are one of my favorite figures of the year...these Mars-1 toys are great.

McFarlane’s Corpse Bride Figures

Over this past weekend, I went to the movies to see Tim Burton's latest flick - Corpse Bride.  If you're a fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas, you'll be mesmerized with the visual advances the past 12 years have blessed us with.  The film was actually shot using Canon SLR digital cameras and edited using Apple's Final Cut Pro.  Pretty Amazing!

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McFarlane Toys was able to secure this license and showed us a sneak preview of the line at Comic Con.  Over the next few weeks, however, Corpse Bride toys should start hitting retailers shelves. This is probably the best transition from big screen to toy that I have ever seen.  The characters in the film were basically two foot tall toys that were manipulated for the stop motion feature, so sculptors had that advantage.

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Misfits of Nakanari Prototypes

Nakanari (a.k.a. Tony Shiau) sent us photos of his latest creation.  His Misfits of Nakanari prototypes are going to make fans of his Funny Club Misfits drool.  They are the same characters (Naka and Nari) just a completely new figure style.

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We're not sure who these toys will be produced by yet, so if you're interested...get in touch with Tony.  Look forward to seeing these figures in the future.

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CONTEST: Win a Napster Kitty Beanie and Yaboo Book

Thanks to Art Asylum, we have some very cool prizes to give away: a Napster Kitty Summer Tour 2005 beanie and a copy of Clive Barker's Yaboo book from the Jump Tribe series.  Check out the photos so you know what you'll be receiving.

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A random winner will be chosen from those who post under the comments area by 11:59 pm on October 8th.  You must post a comment underneath this thread about what your "guilty pleasure song" is.  This is a song you know you shouldn't like, but for some reason...you do.  So whether it's (I've Had) The Time of My Life or Dancing on the Ceiling, let us know what your song is and you'll be entered in this contest!  That's the only way you'll be entered - you have to post a song!

Camille Rose Garcia Art Exhibit

The Saddest Place on Earth the art of Camille Rose Garcia

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GCAC Gallery - October 1-December 18. 2005
Reception 7-10 p.m. October 1st

Book signing 6-7 p.m.
Full
color 134 page hardcover book featuring more than 100 images and
sketches.Featuring essays by: Mike McGee, Lynn Zelevansky and Chon
Noriga.

Also, be on the lookout for Camille's new toys from Necessaries Toy Foundation.

Bands performing for the opening:
Geisha Girls
The Vice Versa
FM BATS
The Matachine

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REVIEW: mimobots USB Flash Drives

The expanding realm of designer toys has introduced us to several useful “toys”.  Mimoco’s line of mimobots is one of these very impressive lines.  By combining a designer toy with a USB flash drive, mimoco has given us a justifiable reason to spend money on a toy.

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Available in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB, these 3-inch tall figures can easily be plugged into your computer’s USB drive.  Mimobots are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems.  Just plug them in and you’re ready to go (unless you have Windows 98 like myself – then you’ll need to download a driver).

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Clive Barker’s Jump Tribe

Those who attended the San Diego Comic Con were able to see (and purchase) the first in the line of plush toys from Clive Barker's short story - Jump Tribe.  Look for our review of the first plush - Yaboo - this coming weekend.

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Look for Art Asylum to release 4 new plush figures.

Yaboo (with wings) - pictured above

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Yaboo is packaged with the Jump Tribe book that was released with the SDCC exclusive plush.  The fabric and pattern on the winged Yaboo is new.  It is also a different design as this is Yaboo after he jumped through the "Zelequar".

The 3 other character will each come with their own story book.