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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:
Sket One

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.

Coming this October…

I.W.G. minis!!  We've been waiting for these figures for a long time (or maybe it just feels like a long time).  And it appears that our wait is almost over.  In time for Halloween, we should all be able to get our hands on the new line of Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo mini figures.

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All of Series 1 will be represented.  Every 3-inch figure includes the same weapon as their larger counterpart - as well as a skull and crossbones that is damaged according to the type of weapon the figure has.  Be on the lookout for this very cool set from Rocket World.

A trip to Target…

This post has absolutely nothing to do with toys...but since it is a blog...I thought you might enjoy hearing about what YOU can pick up at your local Target store.  So, I was shopping with my wife this past weekend and came across the big Halloween display in Target - a little early, but still great for the kid in all of us.  I happened upon the Jones Soda Halloween section - Jones Soda and Target have some sort of exclusive agreement. 

 

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REVIEW: I.W.G.’s Irra, Desmond and Astrid

As most readers realize…I really enjoy Rocket World’s Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo (I.W.G.).  The line of figures received my award for the Best Toy Line of 2004 with their initial release of animal characters.  Since then, Rocket World (otherwise known as Patrick Ma) has added onto their very popular – and successful – I.W.G. line with a number of new characters.  Also, look for the mini figures to be released later this year…and we are anxiously waiting for the Astral Overseers (the extraterrestrial friends of the I.W.G.) to be revealed.

So we all should know the basic premise behind this line.  The Astral Overseers infected the members of the I.W.G. with a virus that has allowed them the ability to communicate and form a cohesive group.  This group has set out to end poaching and the destruction of the environment.

The 3rd set of 3 I.W.G. figures was released at Comic Con.  This included Irra the Owl, Desmond the Dolphin and Astrid the Jaguar.  There were also 2 exclusive I.W.G. figures – one through Rocket World and one through STRANGEcoTaharka the Black Rhino was made available through Rocket World and sold out promptly.  Huey the Black Panther was sold through STRANGEco – I was able to snag one of them.

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That’s not My Little Pony…

The Pony Project is getting together several of today's leading female artists to customize some big 'ol "little ponies".  The opening reception is not until later next month, but we will keep you updated as we get closer.

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Banners….

A big Muchos Gracias to Shawnimal (aka Shawn Smith) for designing the current Plastic and Plush banner.  I love his artwork as well as his plush and soon to be vinylized toys.

Also, hopefully you checked out NESS's (and yes...it has to be capitalized) banner - displayed last week.  It showed all of his super-cool Circus Punk designs.

So who's banner is next?? Well it could be you!!  Click here to find out how to submit your design.