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July 16, 2015

Hemlock Bootlegs - New Resin Toys

These bootleg resin toys come courtesy of Doug E. Fresh under the name Bootleg Toys. So far three separate figures have been released since the beginning of the year with a fourth one coming soon. The artist's intention is to project an aesthetic that draws the imagination into the worlds his figures exist in by embracing the paradox of expressing an original idea with stolen source material.

You can find Hemlock Toys through their online store, email or Instagram.

Rivals: Masters of the Deep

If the phrase "underwater steampunk battle" doesn't seal the deal on getting you to back the Rivals board game Kickstarter, I'm not sure there's much I can do to convince you. You might also want to check and see if you have a pulse or any vital signs in general.

Masters of the Deep is a tactical miniatures board game for 2 - 4 players set in the cold dark depths of the Lurk. Players take command of either the Cog or the Nautilus, gather a fighting force and, through wise decisions and strategic moves, destroy the opposition.

The campaign is fully funded but there's still 14 days left to get in on the action and every dollar gets you closer to awesome stretch goals like additional miniatures and even higher quality gaming pieces.

-The Highest Fever

GeekWok in Carbonite - UME Toys

To celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, which is carbonite or is it silver? UME Toys is proud to present something special – GeekWok in carbonite. This poor little fella has been frozen for all time in a block of faux alloy. Standing over 4.5 inches tall and 3.5 inches wide this little chunk is ready to shipped to your side of the galaxy. Launching on the 25th of of July, each GeekWok will ship in a header carded bag and will be signed and numbered on the reverse all for £40 plus shipping. You can grab yours at the UME toy store soon.

Back Shawn Smith's Recycled Mini Resketch Books on Kickstarter

I LOVE my Resketch recycled/reclaimed paper sketchbook that I got from the last Kickstarter. Now Shawn "Shawnimals" Smith has a new Kickstarter running now for a mini version - I just placed my pledge for a 3-pack. Only $12! Super cheap. I love my original Resketch so much that I put it on the homepage of my personal website here. Definitely recommended, and at that price, you can't go wrong.

Resketch books are spiral-bound collections of assorted reclaimed/recycled/reused papers. Every page is different which is pretty exciting for me, sort of gets my brain working in a different way every time I flip a page to draw or take notes.

One Day Left to Nominate Tenacious Toys and Tenacious.Ninja Blog in the Designer Toy Awards

Hey everyone! The time is here (well, the time is almost over, actually) to nominate your favorites for this year's Designer Toy Awards! We hope you will consider nominating Tenacious Toys for Best Online Toy Store and this Tenacious.Ninja Blog for Best Blog once again!

Here's how you do it:

Click here and sign in (you'll have to either create an account or log in using the credentials you established last year).

Click "Create Nomination" in nav bar.

Then you can add in whatever toy, brand, shop etc that you want to see in the DTAs. (This isn't voting, this is basically adding in brands, products, artists or shops to be considered for the voting process).

We hope that as you are adding in your favorites, you can add Tenacious Toys and Tenacious.Ninja!

I have included a couple screen shots below so you can see how to fill out the form to nominate us:

For Tenacious Toys as Best Online Toy Store:
 they ask you for an image so you can just save this one below for
And for this blog, Tenacious.Ninja:
Here's an image for Tenacious.Ninja:


Nominations END tomorrow July 17th so definitely get yours in today.