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May 29, 2012

4th Anniversary of Tenacious Toys Blog; looking to add more sponsors

On this 4-year anniversary of the Tenacious Toys blog, we are very proud to show you a screenshot from the backend of our blog: our monthly pageviews have jumped from under 10,000 pageviews per month in November all the way up to about 25,000 pageviews per month for the last 2 months. We are achieving these new higher numbers due to a revamp of the way we're blogging:

• I've learned how to blog from my iPhone, which means more frequent and timely posting, even as I pack orders in the warehouse and bring them to Fedex/USPS
• We've added another writer, Jared Schaller, who is definitely in tune with the art toy community
• We are now fully immersed in social media, with our blog posts shooting directly to Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, as well as daily digest emails, all of which link back to this blog

Our blog posts have earned us the recognition of Blogger's Blogs of Note blog, which also helped increase our traffic.

As the first of the month approaches, we are currently looking for a few more banner advertisers at $25/month each. These are 300 x 125 banners which appear on the right side of the screen as you read our posts. Interested parties may email Benny here.

Camilla D'Errico Munky King Art Contest...

Calling all artistsCamilla D'Errico and Munky King have just announced an amazing art competition. This contest will be based off the character and story of "Tanpopo", whom is led by the devil Kuro on a journey to experience emotions. This contest has 3 different categories you can submit entries for:

- Design a poster of Tanpopo and Kuro using your favorite piece of literature, example: Romeo and Juliet.

- Draw Tanpopo in your favorite emotion, example: Tanpopo "happy", "mad", etc.

- Draw Kuro in a new form.

To find out more information about this art contest and all the awesome prizes please click HERE! Submissions are due by July, 1st.

Trunks 3.5-inch DIY figure by Urban Elephant

Trunks is a new 3.5" DIY designer toy in the shape of an elephant. Made by Urban Elephant from Canada, it looks like the retail price will be $14 or $15. Right now they're testing the waters by emailing retailers like us. Trunks is articulated at the neck and shoulders. Urban Elephant says they'll be releasing painted versions in the future, but for now they're selling the DIY. Anyone interested? Leave a comment!