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April 11, 2014

Some Assembly Required - A Custom Toy Show at Hope Gallery

Hope Gallery Tattoo, in New Haven, is hosting it's first show of the year, a Custom Toy show titled "Some Assembly Required". Opening April 12th, "Some Assembly Required" will feature works from artists from all over the country.

One of the pieces in the show was produced by Kevin Derken, titled Death Head Krote. Kevin combined a Makerbot Replicator 3D printed skull and the legs of a 1/20th scale Maschinen Kreiger Krote. The end product turned out pretty nice.
Death Head Krote by Kevin Derken

Death Head Krote (back) by Kevin Derken

Joe Capobianco is also going to release some new custom painted Vavava VooDoo resin pieces. VaVaVa VooDoo is a piece which Joe has had in the works for several years now, from original sketches to the hand painted pieces going to be made available at the show. 
Photo: Ok folks here she is. Only 4 color variants, 3 of each for a grand total of 12 VaVaVa VooDOO Gals. Check out my web blog for price and full details. #vavavavoodoo #kustom #capogal #limitededition @hopegallerytattoo
VaVaVa VooDoo by Joe Capobianco
A total of 13 VooDoo girls have been painted up, with each VooDoo piece having a special event only price of $200 each. After the event, the VooDoo gals will be made available online but will be priced a bit higher at $275 each plus shipping. To make the event even more enticing, Joe is going to be raffling off one of the 13 VooDoo girls, a special one-off stand alone. Unfortunately, this is only for event attendees and the winner must be present to win, but if you are heading to the event, why would you leave early?

So, if you are in the area on April 12th, be sure to head on over to Hope Gallery Tattoo and check out some great works. Opening reception will run from 7-11PM.

Hope Gallery Tattoo
835 Woodward Avenue
New Haven, CT 06512

MAJOR GIVEAWAY CONTEST: Win a Matt A x Forces of Dorkness Collab Sculpture!

We're not even kidding! You could win this SICK sculpture!

OK kiddies, it's time for a contest! And this one is so awesome, I'm not sure my inbox can handle it!

Enter to win this beautiful sculpture by Matt A*, hand-painted by Scott Kinnebrew of Forces of Dorkness, valued at $450!

Entering is simple: email me by April 25 with the word "ENTER" in the subject line.

That's it! Contest starts RIGHT NOW!

1. One entry (one email) per person. I will pick winner from a list of email addresses, and I will only put your email address in once, so emailing me more than once will not increase your chances.

2. Open to US residents only because shipping this piece overseas is risky. All 3 of us have had overseas packages lost or arrive broken.

3. Must email me by April 25 to enter.

4. Winner picked randomly using a list of emails in a spreadsheet (numbered) and using's Random Number Generator.

5. This contest IS OPEN to people who are currently on the Tenacious Toys email list! Feel free to send me the email with ENTER in the subject line to enter. You are NOT automatically entered into the contest without that email entry.

1. One winner will be picked from my list of valid entrants on April 26th.

2. Your entry into this contest will function as your explicit agreement to be added to the email lists of Matt A*, Forces of Dorkness and Tenacious Toys. If you do not wish to be on our email lists, you cannot enter. (All email lists have an unsubscribe option)

3. Email address list of entrants compiled by Tenacious Toys will be given to both Matt A* and Forces of Dorkness to add to their own email lists.

4. This sculpture is priced at $450. This contest is for the sculpture only. Prize cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash. Yes, we really are giving away a $450 sculpture!

5. We will pack and ship the prize with care.... but we are not responsible, financially or otherwise, should this piece arrive broken. Matt A* will not fix it, Scott will not repaint it. We will not send winner cash money. We will not reimburse for damage.

6. If you bombard me with emails, I will get annoyed and drop you entirely from the contest. One email per person please. I won't even tell you I'm dropping you... you just won't win.

7. Your entry into this contest is your explicit agreement to the terms and conditions described above.