Call it a convergence of cute. Sanrio and Pretty Ugly have embarked on a two-year co-branding deal that will see their IPs, Hello Kitty and Uglydoll, merge to create a limited-edition line of collectibles, which are set to debut at San Diego Comic-Con next month, with a sneek-peak for Licensing Show goers planned next week.
Two years in the making, the collaboration is rolling out with a set of plush from Gund that features the iconic feline dressed up as popular Uglydoll characters, along with a set of vinyl figures by Funko. Also exclusive to Comic-Con attendees will be co-branded t-shirts (Mighty Fine), iPhone cases (Uncommon) and a collectible pin set (PinUSA). The Gund plush, along with other items, will then roll out to US specialty retailers later this summer.
Thanks to Alvin of Furry Feline Creatives for finding this article & showing me!
I present to you "Mara, circa 1886". Her base is a 7'' Munny, made with fabric, wood, clay, and metal. She will be available at deeten.storenvy.com for $450. She stands 10.5'' tall, 6.5'' wide and 5'' in depth.
the expedition of 1886 into our only known parallel world our
expedition toured the 13 Great Cities. Our expedition team was given
this statue of the deity Mara, Goddess of Wealth and Guardian of the 6
paths, while at the city hidden city of Cleopatra. The city's golden
spires and towers in a valley surrounded by towering mountain ranges was
a sight to behold. These statues were present in many of the local
businesses and places of gathering while our team explored the wonders
the city had to offer. It was said that burning money inside of the
statue's stove stomach would bring wealth in forms other than material.
Burning other items would result in different outcomes. One of our
explorers took a chance and immediately reached an epiphany in her
science and technology studies. Our group was also taken to a large Mara
carving nearly as tall as the mountain range it was carved into it. The
mountain range was stated to be the tallest in their world and below
the carving were six enormous stone archways leading into its depths.
Officials told the explorers these paths were forbidden and sealed to
protect the city, from what, they never answered. Locals however told
them of legends that the paths led to 6 temples scattered in the reaches
of the vast mountain range. The temples are legends themselves, since
only one of the six paths had ever been explored. The Kuma Path led to
the edge of a canyon that must have been several miles deep with the
opposing cliff even farther than the canyon was deep and. Out of the
mist that shrouded the other cliff a single golden spire could be seen
reaching into the sky. Nothing like it had ever been seen in their world
or ours for that matter. Expeditions trying to cross the canyon never
returned thus deeming the paths too treacherous as half of the citizens
of Cleopatra tried and failed. Weather in the mountain ranges were
supernaturally unpredictable and harsh. Air ships tried only to be torn
apart, even the Floating City of Alexandria suffered enough damage to
begin losing it's altitude and turn back. The arches were sealed off
still yet to be explored. Our explorers noted that local superstition
believed the 6 path temples could each access a different realm, the
most commonly mention being heaven and hell. The explorer that tested
the deity statue suggested one temple might even access our own realm.