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December 7, 2011

GID Visible Qee Bear now in stock


Scott Tolleson Uncle Argh Mini Qee now in stock

Slurg + das mo = IronCloud

Founded by Dust (David Stegmann), Slurg (Joachim Lau) and das mo (Timo Wirtz) in 2010, IronCloud was created to provide toy fans worldwide with handmade high quality designer toys and sculptures. Slurg & das mo have started casting their new toy a couple weekends ago.

Personally, I am a big fan of the work of each of these guys, so I'm really psyched to see what they come up with. For now, Timo has left me with a few shots of their studio and works-in-progress:



QiQi vinyl toys by Creo Design

OK, it's always a little difficult to figure out what's going on with new companies, or rather, foreign companies I've never heard of. Inevitably the names and characters presented in these press releases are alien-sounding, and the information is garbled at best. 

Above teaser is for an upcoming vinyl toy called QiQi, made by a company called Creo Design. This character was designed by "one of Malaysia's greatest Character designers, Monster Little creator ZIQI." I've never heard of ZIQI but I guess that's the name of a person. Ah yes: Ziqi Wu.

ZIQI says the following about QiQi:

"QiQi is a cute and adventurous little red monster. He loves to explore and try out new things. He especially loves doing these with his friends. You will never get bored when you are with QiQi."

Apparently QiQi will come in 4 colorways, with an additional series of special Limited Edition versions. Soooo... basically there will be lots of colorways. More info will be announced in 2012.

I do sincerely hope that Jeremy Brautman appreciates my effort in this particular blog post. In an attempt to achieve the coveted unique content that Jeremy champions, I have broken down the confusing Creo Design press release email into smaller, more easily digestible chunks of confusing information. 

Jeremy, thank you for keeping me honest. Hopefully my next blog post will be a cut-and-paste job.

Rampage Toys Holiday Kaiju Invasion Monday Dec 12

I'm gonna piss Jeremy Brautman off and copy and paste what Jon Malmstedt just emailed to me. Jeremy is a great writer who is a big fan of doing your own research and writing your own copy for blog posts. I totally agree with his viewpoint, yet I am going to just plain paste this text in to my blog to see if I can get him all riled up:

So, amidst the longest wait I have yet to have for new Ugly Unicorn Vinyl (there's a serious back-up at the factories after the con season and all...), I decided it would be a good time to do some good ol' custom kaiju handpaints.  I had a handful of M1GO and Bullmark figures sitting around unpainted, and one or two blank Unicorns, so I managed to get quite the little bundle assembled :-)

These guys will go Live in my shop on Monday at 8PM EST (Stateside) - which is 10AM on Tuesday here in Japan.  Always a juggling event to figure out the right time for this stuff...

Anyway, I've attached a pic, and it basically tells the whole story - bright colors on various colors of vinyl.  It was fun to paint a bunch of different platforms - especially since things are about to TAKE OFF with Ugly Unicorn production!  Lots of projects in the works for 2012!  First up, a new color of vinyl for 2 releases - more on that soon (I hope!) ;-)

More pictures of the "Holiday Kaiju Invasion Squad" are on the Flickr, here.

George and his AMAZING BLUE DISPENSING MACHINEEEEEE!

This is a one off design by Tesselate, limited to just one.
George and his Amazing Blue Dispensing Machine is handmade in resin, foamex, acrylic and super sculpey.
Painted in acrylics, spray paints and decorated with posca pens, and finished off with a few coats of clear acrylic sealer. The Amazing Blue Dispensing Machine stands at 7.5inches / 19cm tall.

Head on over to http://www.madebytesselate.com to find out more!

Also coming soon to the Tenacious Toys shop from Tesselate: The Double B Squad custom Munny set! We're super stoked to start working with Tesselate!