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March 23, 2010

Skelanimals x Qee 2.5” Artist Series Collection by Toy2R

The dead need love too and now you can express it with Dax, Kit, Marcy, Jack and Chungkee from the global phenomenon, Skelanimals, created by Mitchell Bernal!
Skelenimals Teaser

Toy2R offers this teaser for the 2010 assortment of newly designed 2.5” Qee characters based on the Skelanimals core characters to be released worldwide. To add a unique spin to the line – the collection will feature “inspired by” original designs by some of the best designer artists from across the globe. More than 20 artists are participating in the first unearthly endeavor to bring Skelanimals to life in the designer figure realm.

Participating artists will include Jon Paul Kaiser, Pocketwookie, Voltaire, Frank Mysterio, Julie West, Lunabee, Chauskoskis, Reactor-88 and more!

The collection will include a wide variety of artistic interpretations, all capturing the essence of the Skelanimals universe. This is going to be a large, long-tern collaboration for Toy2R, and I know it's going to look great!

Momiji 8cm Message / Friendship Dolls


Momiji are message / friendship dolls that are strongly influenced by the vinyl toy aesthetic.
Each doll is 8cm tall and has a whole personality of it’s own. Each doll has a backstory and they are often fun and quirky and easy to identify with. For some people, I guess. I haven't yet seen a tall blond male Momiji being pulled by a red pitbull while riding a skateboard thru NYC, but I suppose my own quirkiness is to blame for that egregious oversight.
Anyway, the idea is that you buy the doll that most suits your personality or that of your friend, write your little secret message and tuck it away inside the dolls and then pop it back in the noodle box or packaging (all resealable) and then give it as a great fun, alternative gift.

Each doll is limited, so after a certain amount of time dolls are “retired” and new ones are bought out with different personalities and making there more to collect.
Momiji dolls retail for $15 each. If you love Momiji and you want us to stock them, email us at tenacioustoys@gmail.com.

Glen Brogan "Mario's Closet" giclee print at Gallery 1988

I just really dig this print and I wanted to share with you:
Glen Brogan's "Mario's Closet"
giclee print on Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper
16 x 12 inches, limited edition of 100, signed and numbered. $60.

Rotofugi's Shawnimals Ninjatown 1" zipper charms

The excellent folks at Rotofugi reveal their next fun zipper charm series by Shawnimals!
Sixteen different designs in the blind box series, 32 pieces per display. 1 inch tall, blind boxed. Retail price will be $3.95 each. Hit us back at tenacioustoys@gmail.com if you are interested.

ToyStreet: A full street of designer toys in NYC April 2nd, 4-9pm

Cookies -n- Cream presents ToyStreet. ToyStreet is a grassroots event that aims to connect toy collectors, artists, vendors and people who share the same interests, in a unique experience where they can buy/sell/trade designer toys and other related merchandise such as art, clothing, handcrafted goods, sneakers etc. The goal is to foster more of a personal interaction between artists/brands/collectors/customers in a fun setting, and build a community of people who all appreciate creativity and the arts.

ToyStreet will take place in New York City on April 2nd, 2010 from 4pm - 9pm. The location of the event is 268 Mulberry Street (Between Prince St & Houston St) and is easily accessible by a number of different subway stations. We're also happy to have some of the most prominent designer toy blogs as sponsors for ToyStreet. - SpankyStokes, Vinyl Pulse, Toys R Evil, Plastic and Plush.

Here's just a teaser of what to expect:

  • Booths with exclusive items by respected artists/toy designers such as TooFly, Sucklord, Dave Cortes (Inu Art/Pugzee) just to name a few. Brands like GoodWood offering one time exclusive items that will only be available at ToyStreet....and many more artists/brands/toy collectors!

  • Live music performances by the hard rocking Brooklyn band Shinobi Ninja and a special guest. Also, live painting by NYC street art collective URNewYork and Lee Iturbe.

  • Room full of toy collectors/designers/artists/fans/vendors and people who appreciate the arts!

ToyStreet will be a wonderful experience!