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August 25, 2015

Breaking Bad RC Car Shell by PaintByIan

One of the hallmarks of a really exceptional paint-job, for me, is its ability to transcend the platform it's applied to. I don't have a remote control car, but I want this painted shell. Pardon me- custom painted shell, done by 1 person with an airbrush.

Instagram vinyl toy enthusiest @PaintByIan is an artist in his own right, with a number of years experience professionally painting racing gear & hobby equipment. RC Cars are toys, right? This piece was too cool not to share. It looks digitally designed and factory-made, when in fact, it's all laid out, meticulously masked, & sprayed by hand.

Ian notes we can anticipate some painted vinyl toys after the completion of some current contracts. With artwork that is more carefully applied than a lot of production-grade pieces, I'm looking forward to seeing how Ian's techniques translate onto vinyl toys. On say, a Mega Munny perhaps. :)
If you have questions about custom projects, email Ian at or connect through Instagram @paintbyian 

Seawater Sweeties Are Full of Candy Cuteness

That bit about "Fish are Friends, not Food" is an endearing sentiment, but... Inki-Drop's fish friends are food, and, they look adorably delicious.

Seawater Sweeties are super huggable 10"+ plush toys patterned after both yummy treats and endangered animals. Artist Inki-Drop's aims to raise awareness by making plush versions of species that are at risk.

Seawater Sweeties are currently up for funding on Kickstarter to enter a full production run of 1000pcs each. Inki-Drop claims that if fully funded, some future proceeds would be donated to conservation efforts- which I'd surely like to see be the case for a project built on the pathos for animal conservation efforts.

With 3 cuddly characters to choose from, it's hard to pick a favourite. The catch-phrase "bacon of the sea" is a pretty fantastic descriptor for Loin-Shark though.

Pledge for your favourite foody-fish friend on Inki-Drop's Kickstarter here.


We have a very exciting New York Comic-Con booth planned for you!

The members of this year's Tenacious Collective at Booth 208 are:
There is a lot of more specific info coming about the actual products that will be available from each Collective member, so stay tuned to this blog and this page on our website.

Make sure you stop by Booth 208 early to grab your free buttons (produced locally by Skull Dezign).

Our booth will be outfitted with product turntables provided by ArqSpin, with demos of their digital spin software available for both your toys and yourselves! Yes, we will have a giant human-sized turntable platform for all of you cosplayers who want a more special recording of your cosplay than just a plain old boring photo.

Daily media coverage will be provided by Go Figure News and Big Kev's Geek Stuff.

More info to be released soon!