Manly Art got his big Texan mitts on a bag full of tiny little 1-inch tall Mini Berties from infamous Hong Kong toy manufacturer ThreeA. He then proceeded to customize them in the least obvious manner possible for a Texan: creating a Hello Kitty homage x 3A mashup that works surprisingly well.
Jason painted up 18 of these figures, with the star graphic coming in 4 different variants as pictured above. Each figure is painted and weathered uniquely, and comes affixed to a grassy base. I think this was a smart move, given the fact that Mini Berties have feet that are about 2 millimeters long. Not very stable for your display shelf without being affixed to a base!
Additionally, each figure comes packaged with an original, Hello Bertie-themed sketch card by Jason. The actual figures that I'll be sending to customers, and the sketch cards each order gets, will be picked randomly (for example, if you pick the Hello Bertie with a star with no dark outline, I'll randomly pick one of the 5 pieces like that, and randomly pick a sketch card to go along with the order). Each Hello Bertie / sketch card combo is $25 and you can buy yours here.
Looking at the close-ups below, you have to keep reminding yourself that these customs are one inch tall. Painting those Hello Kitty faces on the Berties' heads must have been a real exercise in patience... To get yourself some of Jason's handiwork, head over to the Manly Art page on our website, or just click here for the Hello Berties. Many more close-up images available in each product listing.
|Hello Bertie variant 1|
|Hello Bertie variant 2|
|Hello Bertie variant 3|
|Hello Bertie variant 4|
|all 18 Hello Berties in this series|
|the sketch cards that will be randomly inserted into each order|