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November 8, 2013

"Banksy Action Figure" x Mike Leavitt

Introducing the "Banksy Action Figure." This is Mike Leavitt's first mass produced figure and although it is listed as an action figure, it is more of a sculpture than anything else. This 10-inch tall unofficially licensed vinyl figure depicts British street artist Banksy as a monkey. It also features a banana, rat bobby, Guantanamo Bay detainee, Disneyland terrain (land, fence, cactii). These pieces are limited to only 1000 copies worldwide — with a guaranteed one-time only production run — and are available now exclusively from Magic Bodega for $100 apiece.

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Mirth, Dolor & Gropers by Triplikid drop TODAY at noon

Above: Mirth - Painted ones are limited to 25
5" tall, hand painted & comes with his own flower.
Painted $80 + Ship
DIY $40 + Ship

Dolor, the Hunter. -  Painted ones are Limited to 25
4.5 Inches Tall, hand painted, comes with a set of chains and 3 Skulls.
Painted $80 + Ship
DIY $40 + Ship
NYCC Exclusive GID Groper
12 made available to the public. 7 Left
$75 + Ship

There will also be a few more Gropers in the shop: painted, DIY and Grey left.

DCon: Lisa Rae Hansen Exclusive MegaSeths, Babycakes & Juniors

Lisa Rae Hansen is bringing some really tight work to DCon:

Dragatomi (booth 300) will have a micro run of 5 of her MegaSeths in an exclusive edition called "Black Metal"- each comes with a mini print for $60.

Trampt (booth 601) is showcasing 2 of her "Babycakes" characters, each a custom 1/1 as part of their "Hustle and Hype" Show.

Also Trampt at Booth #601 will be some of her "Way Cool Jnr Society" figures.  2 custom "Juniors" along with "BadBoy Destroy" will be causing some trouble at their booth, each 1/1 customs, $50 each. (BadBoy is the short figure below, Junior the tall ones.)

Don't sleep on these pieces if you're going to DCon... Lisa Rae's MegaSeths sold out first at our NYCC booth. Early. Also, stay tuned for another variant of MegaSeth to grace our Super Series Sundays releases in the future.

I Bug You Kickstarter to fund vinyl keychains infecting the world with goodness!

I Bug You: Infecting the world with goodness! 

Pandemic Alert! Candy-colored, keychain bugs with laugh-out-loud symptoms are infecting the world. A buggy reminder to be happy!

Beca is a sculptor whose handmade I Bug You figures have been taking over Miami. They can be found in shops and museums such as The Bass Museum, Splash, KOTO, Elemental Wynwood, Florida Craftsmen Gallery and the Coral Gables Museum shop. However, Beca has hit the plateau that many emerging artists hit: demand is outpacing her ability to hand-sculpt each and every piece:

Hand-sculpting a Bug out of clay.
Attaching the horns...
So, Beca is turning to Kickstarter to generate enough capital to send her first bug into production in vinyl in the form of a keychain!

There are pledge levels available for every budget, from a simple "thank you" for $1 all the way up to your art classes' own Bug-sculpting workshop with Beca for $1000!

The meat and potatoes of any Kickstarter campaign, however, are the pledge levels where you actually get the item which is being produced with the funding. For just $25, you get a Happy Bug keychain (that will be the first Bug produced) which is pictured below in prototype packaging:

For $35, you'll get (2) Happy Bug keychains. If you kick in $4 more you can get those (2) Happy Bugs plus a special handmade Kickstarter exclusive Bug! If you pledge $50, you can get a Lucky Bug t-shirt plus the Kickstarter exclusive Bug. Higher pledge levels get you hand-made Bugs of your choice, or even total custom Bugs!