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August 31, 2010


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Lemi mini plushes coming soon

Eric of Thunderpanda wrote to us to let us know he has created mini versions of his awesome Lemi the Space Wanderer plushes! The minis come in 3 different colors: blue, pink and green.

The different colorways were handmade in different-sized runs: green is limited to 50 pieces, pink is limited to 100 pieces and blue is limited to 150 pieces. Eric says he'll probably sell them as sets of 3, and Tenacious Toys will be the exclusive North American distributor of these sets. $25 gets you all 3 plushes, packed inside a multipurpose bag with a sticker. Hoo-RAH!
9/7/10 update: Lemi mini plushes are on the way to us right now from Indonesia!

Cookies N Cream Gold Tuttz Wave 2 nearing release

Wave 2 of the the Cookies-N-Cream Exclusive Gold Tuttz edition is nearing a release date! In the mean time here's a teaser of what to expect from the latest collaboration between Argonaut and Cookies N Cream. In case you haven't seen the sold out wave 1 Gold Tuttz - check it!
 ...and while that is excellent news for Cookies N Cream, I must say that I am even more excited for our own Tenacious Toys Exclusive Silver Tuttz Wave 2 which is not far behind! Go END go!

August 22, 2010

Argonaut Resins Tuttz shirts go on sale tomorrow

Argonaut Resins is now collaborating with selected artists on t-shirts! They ran a contest and let Jaime from KollectibleKulture pick the winner! Jaime picked Rich Page, who won an OG Tuttz for his efforts.
Here's the winning t-shirt design, which you can pick up for $24.99 at the Argonaut Resins store tomorrow (August 23rd):
These first shirts (white Tee / black ink with 3 imprint areas, front back and left sleeve) will be only 30 pieces, numbered and tagged and will go for $24.99 (includes shipping for US ONLY - overseas shipping will cost more depending on where it's going). Sizes for the Tee are Medium, Large and XLarge.

August 21, 2010

Lemi the Space Wanderer mini plushes coming soon

We are very excited to help spread the word about Thunderpanda's newest hand-made plushies: the Lemi the Space Wanderer mini plushes. Made in Indonesia, these cute and fuzzy plushes will come in pink, green and blue. 
Price and release date to be announced soon. Don't forget the full-size Lemis are only $19, so expect to pay much less for these mini versions! 
And of course you know that you'll be able to find these cute plushes at Tenacious Toys; we acted as the North American Exclusive distributor for the full-size plushes, and we will do the same for these minis.

August 20, 2010

Eric Wirjanata Solo Exhibition at Plastic Culture

We are proud to announce that our friend Eric Wirjanata, head of Thunderpanda and creator of the Lemi the Space Wanderer plushes, will have a solo exhibition called "THINGS AREN'T GETTING ANY PRETTIER IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD" at Plastic Culture in Indonesia. Eric's solo show kicks off on September 3rd. Here are some exclusive shots of 2 of Eric's customs:
Blackest Night
is a professional wrestler with bad reputation because he cheats a lot.
he sometimes bite his opponent, while sometimes kick 'em in the nuts...

basically a robot made for pet.
and this one is already abandoned by his owner, and just wandering around the town looking for some love.

August 17, 2010

Joe Ledbetter Slander Snake coming soon!

This sweet little vinyl toy is designed by Joe Ledbetter
It's made by a company called PlayImaginative from Singapore. 
Slander Snake is 4 inches tall, made out of vinyl, and they made 1,000 pieces of this green version. 
Our case is shipping to us right now and you can preorder yours from us for $24.95 here.
Now you know.

August 16, 2010

TLS x Buff Monster Destroyer 12in figure

Behold: 12 inches of Buff Monster vinyl madness: Buff Monster's Destroyer figure, produced by The Loyal Subjects. Only 399 pieces made, price is $85. Email us if you want one, they ship out to retailers this fall. Here's more info & images:

August 14, 2010

Skullyboom SB1 portable audio system now in stock

Tenacious Toys is proud to announce that we are one of the chosen few East Coast members of Team Skullyboom!
The Skullyboom SB1 is a portable audio speaker system that allows you to enjoy your music, out loud, while riding your board or bike. Look for me rocking my Skullyboom on my Sector 9 longboard, dodging buses and pedicabs around Manhattan! Skullyboom SB1s cost $49.99 and are available at Tenacious Toys here.
SB1s plug into your mp3 player or any audio device via standard 1/8-inch jacks, and then clip to your belt or bag for maximum out-loudness. They are rechargeable via USB cord so they also make great speakers for your computer or laptop. Available in 4 colors, each Skullyboom is also fully customizable- every SB1 comes with a randomly packed selection of fun speaker grills so you can change the look of the device whenever you feel like it. 

August 12, 2010

Big Boss Robot - The Giant Robot blind box figures - Stop Motion

The Big Boss blind-box mini figures by Giant Robot come in 12 different colorways, and they're evenly packed into cases of 12. Buy a full case and get one of each! All limbs are detachable and interchangeable. They retail for $8 each and we can get em so email us if you want a few, or a full case.

August 10, 2010

Jon Paul Kaiser Zombie Pirate 8 inch Qee Bear by Toy2R

Ahoy Maties! Prepare yourself for a voyage like none other as Toy2R invites you along with JonPaul Kaiser and his 8” Zombie Pirate Qee. Be on ye guard though, ya shouldn’t turn yer back on him. Begad! He’s a zombie!

Taken from an original illustration submission, this piece will mark the first of several new 8” Artist Qees Toy2R has planned for release. JonPaul’s sea-dog style is unmistakable and is captured in full detail. Limited to only 500 pc worldwide and an SRP of $65 – this is a treasure you won’t have to dig for! Blimey!

Setting sail and plundering its way to your nearest port, the Zombie Pirate will hit shores next month. Email us if ye dare, and this blasphemous, rotten sea dog may be yours!

The Qeevolution continues to sail on….Fair Winds to Ye!

7-inch Domo Qee series coming soon

Toy2R and Dark Horse are proud to announce the release of the newly designed Domo 7 Inch Qee. Originally displayed during Toy Fair in February and making an appearance at this year's San Diego Comic Con, these larger versions have attracted serious attention from Domo collectors around the globe. Limited to only 500 units of each design and with a SRP of $59.99, Domo will be making a dash, so fans had better act quick!
The first available versions will include the Wood Grain edition as well as the Glow In The Dark version.

Followed by more eerie mayhem - the Skeleton Edition will pop out as well as the party themed Glitter Edition - all making their debut next month and available from Dark Horse.

Collectors make special note, these are very limited and will be made available worldwide! The first two assortments of 2" Domo Qees are now sold out from Dark Horse and Toy2R - so these bad boys won't stick around for long, especially once they start making everyone's holiday wish lists! 
We will be offering a selection of these 7-inch Domo Qees in our shop in the Domo section, so keep checking back for more info! As always, please do email us if you want to reserve one of these Domos for yourself.

Join in the fun as Domonation and the Qeevolution roll on....

August 6, 2010

Plastic & Plush Exclusive Tuttz Green Jade Wave 2 drops Aug 12

Plastic and Plush is an excellent toy blog- if you don't already read P&P, I highly recommend it. I regularly check P&P along with SpankyStokes, TRE, VP & AFT (and many others!) for my toy news.
P&P is one of the lucky few of us who were able to secure exclusive colorways of Argonauts Resins Tuttz sculpt. 
Wave 2 of P&P's green-themed exclusive figures features 6 new Tuttz resins: Hellion, Jade Tint Underworld, Fireball, Clear Tint, Jade Clear Tint, and Jade Tint. These will be made available for sale on next Thursday August 12th 2010 at 8PM EST. 
They'll be packaged blindbox style this time around. And you can pick one up for $55.00 plus $10 shipping US ($20 international shipping) in the PlasticandPlush shop. This will be the last of the Jade exclusives. 

August 3, 2010

Jon-Paul Kaiser Samurai Pumpkin Qee by Toy2R

The warrior code, mysterious as it is dangerous, has exisited for thousands of years. One select group of warriors took that code to greater levels and had rich history of their exploits flourish around the globe...The Samurai.

Toy2R is proud to announce the development and release of Jon-Paul Kaiser's 5 Inch Samurai Pumpkin Qee. This new scale of Qee is the first in a new series of 5 inch Qees coming soon from Toy2R. With the fall holiday approaching and the dark, and the secretive nature of the Samurai, Toy2R thought it best to launch the series with a warrior perfectly suited for a mission as important as this.

Each 5" Mini Qee will come packaged in a window box, designed by Jon-Paul Kaiser, to show off the beauty of his design. Landing next month, the Samurai Pumpkin Qee will be availble here at Tenacious Toys. Stay tuned for more info like pricing & arrival dates.

The second stop on the worldwide journey of JPK & Toy2R....come along, if you dare.

Toy2R 2.5" Qee Designer Collection Series 6 checklist, stickers!

Toy2R 2.5-inch Qee Artist Series 6 checklist of figures (located on the awesome Collect3d site), their ratios and the artists that created them!
Also check out the following image that Toy2R just sent to us: included with each figure is a DIY Qee sticker! Stick it anywhere, or draw on it and send the image to Toy2R for review and possible inclusion in future series. Look carefully at the 2 Qees in this image- they are variant colorways of the DOINK and Peskimo Qees:

Our cases of Artist Series 6 Qees is on the way to us now, keep a close eye on our Qee section where we'll be selling these open-box.

David Choe Munko vinyl toys by Upper Playground

Upper Playground has teamed up with Japan’s Good Smile Company to become the official distributor for David Choe’s “Munko” Vinyl Figures. The toys were initially seen as simple sketches on David's blog, and now following the premiere of the physical Munko toys at San Diego Comic Con in Giant Robot's booth, Upper Playground is the exclusive wholesaler and distributor for the line of figures.
Upper Playground has continually been impressed not only by Good Smile Company's detail and intricacy in their vinyl figures, but also by the innovativeness of their other ventures, and are very excited to begin this partnership between their companies.  The "Munko" line of figures comes in three unique sculpts: Munko, Munkosaur, and Munkette.  Munko, is offered in 3 colors and 2 extremely realistic textures.  Munkosaur comes in 3 color ways with one in a concrete texture.  And Munkette (above) comes in 3 unique color ways.
The figures are available in a set of all 12 toys and individually by blind-box. We can get them so please email us if you are interested!

About Upper Playground
Based in San Francisco, CA, Upper Playground is the leader in today’s progressive art movement with its innovative apparel and accessories line and art galleries.  Since 1999, Upper Playground has been recognized as a catalyst for the fusion of fashion with fine art.  UP apparel and accessories are designed by local and international artists including Sam Flores, Jeremy Fish, Estevan Oriol, David Choe, and Alex Pardee.  The Upper Playground collection is sold in over 300 boutiques worldwide and online.  In addition, Upper Playground has stores and galleries in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Mexico City and London.