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March 14, 2012

Dave Webb Joker Mickey custom for PlayImaginative show

 In an awesome departure from his more common hand-sculpted monsters, Dave Webb (aka DAVEMARKART) applies his considerable skills to the PlayImaginative Mickey platform for their online custom show showcasing the 6" Mickey Mouse vinyl figure

Love the detailed accessories on this custom! Sick work by Dave, as always. 

You can follow Dave on Facebook and buy his custom figures at his shop. I'd love to see more DAVEMARKART pieces based on pop culture characters, I think this one turned out great.

Albert Einstein 8GB USB drive in stock now

"The Legends of MIMOBOT Series" is a brand-new lineup of MIMOBOT flash drives from Mimoco honoring iconic figures in history. The first USB drive in this series is none other than the most influential physicist of the 20th Century: Albert Einstein! This 8GB capacity thumb drive has a high speed USB 2.0 interface and is compatible with Mac or PC. Also, all Mimobots come preloaded with exclusive themed content. Click here to buy Einstein!

Ian Ziobrowski Rusty the Clown 8in Dunny

 Ian Ziobrowski shares with us his latest commission piece: an 8" custom Dunny called Rusty the Clown:

This is my new commission "RUSTY The CLOWN". He's a new character for NUGGLIFE. He's an 8 inch custom dunny with a juggling accessory. He juggles beer bottles that he's been drinking all day for some scrap change. Trying to make a living as a professional clown, you might just see him on a local side walk near you....

New character from Ian? Yes please. Every time he rolls out a new one, it's sick. Want more! 
Friend Ian on Facebook here.


Swamp Ghoul Mickey Mouse custom by We Become Monsters

Friend of Tenacious Toys Christopher Moore (We Become Monsters) was invited to participate in PalyImaginative's Mickey Mouse custom show, using their 6" blank Mickey platform (which sadly, is not licensed for distribution in the U.S.). This is Christopher's Swamp Ghoul Mickey, which was created using acrylic, resin, epoxy, and spices on vinyl. Yes, it is spicy!

You can follow Christopher Moore here:

Luke Chueh bronze Jack sculpture by Fully Visual

I'm not going to apologize for loving Luke Chueh, nor for posting this $1,200 sculpture here on my blog. (I could never afford this thing, but hey, someone can. Maybe you?)

The new wall-mounted taxidermy style piece should immediately remind collectors of ‘Jacked’, Chueh’s beloved painting of a rogue rabbit who has unceremoniously removed (‘jacked’) an antelope’s antlers in order to transform himself into… nothing other than a Jackalope! A clever take on the original painting, the new sculpture offers an abrupt and perhaps karmic conclusion to the saga. Limited to 10 pieces, the ‘Jack’ wall-mounted bronze (9”x8”x5”) comes with a certificate of authenticity featuring a hand-drawn Jack portrait.

Sale at the Tesselate shop!

Our associate and UK artist Tesselate has a sale going on in his shop: all Keyeyes and Pressbot figures are just 5 pounds! And I noticed that George and His Amazing Dispensing Machine is just 40 pounds! WOW! Those are some awesome deals for high-quality work. Check out the Tesselate shop here.

George and His Amazing Dispensing Machine
We also have an exclusive series of Tesselate custom Mini Munnys called the Double B Squad, which you can purchase here.
The Double B Squad by Tesselate

JFury Jester custom for So So Happy show

Justin JFury Phillips shares with us his custom Bunee Qee for the So So Happy Toy2R Qee Show. This one is based on the So So Happy Jester character pictured below:
You can Like JFury's work on Facebook here and make sure to visit his shop here to grab a commission.

Scott Tolleson discusses our Uncle Argh Noir Kickstarter on Toy Break

Every week, George and Ayleen invite a special guest onto the Toy Break couch to help them out with the show, give their honest opinion on the issues and toys discussed, and generally look pretty. This week, our friend Scott Tolleson played First Mate on the Toy Break couch for episode #207.
Like the conversational ninja he is, Scott managed to sneak in a plug for our Kickstarter project to fund an exclusive colorway of Scott's Uncle Argh Mini Qee. Thanks Scott! 

You can watch the full Toy Break episode here, and you can donate to the Kickstarter here. Shipping is included for all rewards/pledge levels, whether you opt for a sticker pack ($5 pledge) or the full-on Scott Tolleson custom toy package ($500). No additional shipping fees for international backers.