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April 5, 2012

Tenacious Toys Blog featured on Blogs of Note

In perhaps my most reflexive blog post ever, I am blogging that Blogs of Note ("Interesting and noteworthy Blogger-powered blogs, compiled by the team") has noted that our blog is noteworthy. I'd also like to note that Blogs of Note has blogged a note that the Ume Toys blog is noteworthy. Blogs of Note is a blog running on the Blogger platform, like this blog, and is written and compiled by the Blogger team.... I'd like to thank the Blogger team for the recognition and incoming traffic. I am sure my sponsors and the artists I blog about are happy to know that my efforts are being recognized.

Glass Dunny Bottles by Henry Puxley

Up and coming Irish glass artist Henry Puxley is proud to present his first foray in to the world of art toys with his latest creation, the custom Dunny Bottle. 

Originally featuring at the West End House Gallery, Kent, the beautiful 10 cm x 5 cm pieces come with a detachable clear cast Dunny stopper, with bottles available in either light blue or pink colourways. Hand cast using a lost wax technique, the Dunny Bottles are custom made to order for just £65 plus shipping. Available to purchase by e-mailing him directly, the Dunny Bottles will also be making an appearance on the soon-to-be-opened MAN-E-TOYS store in the near future...

Scott Tolleson Nosellots by Screaming Sky Gallery

Nosellots (knows-a-lots) noun:  The brightest and cutest monsters in all the Cosmos.  With some love, their cerebral superiorities can be relegated to human beings.  Before long, they will control our behavior with the intent to reign supreme.

Meet Francis.
Francis is one of the smallest known Nosellots.  He works as a Microbiologist.  He is constantly forgetting his last name, even though it is printed on his lab coat.  A Nosellot anomaly, Francis used to be able to fly until his horns grew too heavy.  Now, when he is very excited, he can flutter high enough to reach the top shelf.  This makes him very happy.

Francis is the third released character in the Nosellots line developed by Scott Tolleson and Screaming Sky Gallery.  Measuring 8.5" tall, this creature is quality produced with heavy fleece materials, detailed stitching, and vibrant colors...all things that the collector and casual customer will appreciate.  Keep an eye out for our next character, coming soon!

The blue colorway seen at top is a Screaming Sky Exclusive which can be purchased here. The yellow colorway below is being made available to retailers (like us!) so hit us up if you want one.

Scott Tolleson is a popular guy these days. We're teaming up with him on our own exclusive release: the second colorway of his Uncle Argh Mini Qee by Toy2R. 

Killer Croc and Scarecrow DC Villains by Fuller

Fuller writes:
 Just wanted to share my latest Villains. It's been a while since I made a comic character so I was itching to do some. Two of my most favorite DC Bad boys: Killer Croc and Scarecrow!

These 2 customs are based on Kidrobot Mini Munnys and are available for purchase as a set here:

Trains of Fame new website and new DIY trains

Trains Of Fame presents its new website and online gallery. The works of graffiti artists such as Comer, Decap, Pone, Pro, Zenoy and DIY blank train cars will all now be available on the net.

After the success of the exhibition in the Oberkampf’s gallery in January, reuniting over 133 graffiti artists from France, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Germany, Spain, Italy and over a thousand people during the opening night, Trains of Fame decides to launch an online gallery and promote the works of five of the most influential french graffiti artists.

Always on the parisian subway model and for this special occasion, Comer, Decap, Pone,
Pro and Zenoy have customised some new trains, all of which can be seen in the online gallery.

Allowing everyone to express his creativity, Trains Of Fame also offers prepainted trains either of one and two colors or refering to the color code of the french trains and parisian subways.
The “Metro” model is composed of several types of subways referring to the current one
and those in circulation since its inauguration in 1900.
The “RER” model is a perfect copy of the parisian trains, carrying more than 2.7 million
passengers a day.

The “grey train” model reproduces old trains put on traffic in the 60s.

Once again, this gives a great opportunity to express yourself on historical train models!
Those reduced scale train models are specially designed be put on a desk, shelf or fix on a wall.

Oh So Sweet custom Munny by JC Rivera for The Candy-Coated Custom Show

JC Rivera has sent us images of his Oh So Sweet custom Munny which he did for our April 21 custom toy show The Candy Coated Custom Show. JC is one of about 38 artists submitting pieces to the show. 
Although JC will not be able to come in from Chicago, you will be able to meet and chat up many of the artists in the show at the opening night party: April 21 from 7 to 9 pm at The London Candy Company, 1442 Lexington Ave, NY, NY. 

Check out the Facebook event for the party here.

matchola Sad Ukelele Dog by Shinbone Creative

Sad Ukelele Dog, originally uploaded by matchola.

Sad Ukelele Dog, digitally sculpted by