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More News from Necessaries…

We get some nice looking, up close and personal photos of Camille Rose Garcia's Lulu, Patch, Cherry Girl, and Katie and Sadie.  These 4 figures will be available from Necessaries Toy Foundation and will be available at Camille's October 1st show opening.  NTF has given us some amazing figures such as Enid, BunnyDuck and Antoinette - The Sympathy Girl.

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Each figure is over 14 inches in height!  They should retail in the $60 area.  I can't wait!

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We Talk With Mr. Uglydoll Himself – David Horvath

We chat it up with Uglydoll, Noupa, Little Bony, Pounda, Wonderplan 51, etc. creator David Horvath. With a number of toys and projects on the horizon, we get the inside scoop.
(My questions are in black - David's answers are in blue)

With the first Series of Little Uglys recently released, and Series 2 landing in the near future, will we be seeing more characters in the “normal size” anytime soon?

New normal size Uglys have been born and are on the way.

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We all got a glimpse of the Mini Uglys vinyl figures at Comic Con, are these going to be in production anytime soon? Will we see more than just the usual Uglydoll characters?

We created this line with Critterbox so that we would have the freedom to release the “background characters” of the Uglydoll universe with greater ease.
  While most vinyl figure publishers have production delays, we’re constantly causing our own toys months or even years of delay to get them right. If anytime soon means one year for you, then I say I hope so?

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William Wray – Fine Artist

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Everyone knows Bill Wray from his work on Ren and Stimpy, his monthly comic strip - Monroe - that runs in Mad Magazine, and his comics (including Big Blown Baby and Hellboy Jr.)

Now, Bill is concentrating on fine art oil painting.  His work is focusing on the urban landscape of California, and he is looking to capture "what's left of a bygone era" in his paintings...before these structures are replaced by strip malls.

Check out his new site at WilliamWray.com.

Behind Blythe…at Rotofugi

Rotofugi is proud to present "Behind Blythe", an exhibition
detailing the revival of Blythe dolls by Japan's Cross World
Connections
(CWC).

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Exhibit Dates:

September 17 through October 16, 2005


Location:


Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery

1953 W. Chicago Ave. — Chicago, IL


Opening Reception:

September 17, 2005 - 6pm-10pm

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Wheaty Wheat Back Online

Wheaty Wheat Studios newly revamped website is now up and running.  It's something that I have been looking forward to as they really are putting out some of the hottest new toys in the designer genre.  They have a lot of info there, but they should be adding more as the weeks go on and they begin releasing more cool figures.  Check out the 360 degree views....very cool.

And for those of you just dying to get your hands on some of the new Joe Ledbetter figures.  The Kidrobot exclusive Mr. Bunny is set to drop on September 22nd.  Good luck getting one....only 50 were made.

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The Other Side of the Tracks

The Nest Art Factory presents:

The Other Side of the Tracks

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Featuring Works By:
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Opening Reception:

Friday Sep 23, 2005
at 6:30 PM

Where:
The Nest Art Factory
512 Hancock Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06611

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Wootini Wrap Up

Tonight began the month long exhibition of art from Andrew Bell - the creator of The Creatures In My Head at Carrboro, North Carolina's Wootini.

On display were a load of amazing artwork and prints...customized toys...zliks...circus punks (even though my photos of those are horrible - they are very cool).

For a list of available pieces or custom toys, you should contact the fine folks at Wootini.

Now...take a look at some photos!!

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A Big Toy Weekend

This weekend brings events to New York City and North Carolina

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Gary Baseman in NYC

Friday Sept 9th 6-9pm
Signing at Yoyamart

Saturday Sept 10th 6-9pm
Solo Show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

mimoco - mimobots Launch

Friday Sept 9th 6-10pm
Giant Robot NYC

Andrew Bell's "Take That Back"

Friday Sept 9th 7-12pm
Wootini - Carrboro, NC

Camille Rose Garcia and NTF

Necessaries Toy Foundation is set to launch their latest figures Lulu and Cherry Girl - by Camille Rose Garcia.  As we all know about NTF - their products are top notch!  So this one will most definitely be worth the wait.

If you're in the Santa Ana, CA area on October 1st...you'll want to check out the show opening.  You'll be able to pick up these two figures, as well as get a glimpse of Camille's amazing artwork.  Don't miss out!

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David Horvath’s 2-Faced Dunny Set 2

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Kidrobot has released a sneak peek of the new set of mini Dunnys from Uglydoll creator David Horvath.   Unlike the first set, these will be sold individually (and not as a packaged set).  Much like the last set of Horvath Dunnys...the mini set and the large Dunny will be released with an interrelated story.  The large 8-inch Dunny will be the Eggdrop Dunny (pictured below).  So look for the whole story to be released in October.

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Also, be on the lookout for the Dunny designed by Sun-Min - it's in the 2-Faced Dunny Set 2.