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October 30, 2015

Kickstarter - CALLIOPE: Stop Motion Animated Short Film by Circus Posterus
Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas recently launched a Kickstarter, via Circus Posterus, to fund the creation of a stop motion animated short film, CALLIOPE. The Kickstarter page is always better at explaining the goal of the campaign, so check out the video and the CALLIOPE Kickstarter page to learn more about the campaign. With reward tiers starting at $5, there is definitely a tier for everyone. Several tiers also include art from Kathie Olivas and/or Brandt Peters, so be sure to check out all of the tiers and pledge sooner than later. As with all Kickstarter Campaigns, funds are not taken until after a successful campaign. Circus Posterus and company are hoping to raise at least $110K to fund the creation of this project, with the campaign ending on November 28th, 2015.
Calliope tree house set: concept/idea through finished production. image from CALLIOPE Kickstarter Page
Take time to listen/watch the campaign video put together by Circus Posterus.

Irresponsibility - the Mr. Toast Card Game by Dan "Mr. Toast" Goodsell
Mr. Toast, Dan Goodsell, recently launched an Indiegogo to fund the creation of "Irresponsibility the Mr Toast Card Game". For the last 6 months or so, Mr. Toast has been working on creating the Mr. Toast Card Game. With Table Top games becoming more and more popular, thanks to Kickstarter, Hasbro Gaming Lab actually launched a contest to find the "Next Great Game". Mr. Toast decided to enter his game and out of over 500 entries, the Mr. Toast Card Game was chosen as one of the 5 finalist. To collaboration with Hasbro Gaming Lab, Indiegogo became the crowdfunding platform which will play a role in deciding the winner of the contest. The 5 Indiegogo campaigns will end on December 1, while the Grand Prize winner will be chosen by Hasbro on December 3rd. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $10k and a trip to Hasbro HQ to help make the party game become more of a reality. For all those who read this, take some time to read Mr. Toast's Indiegogo campaign and make a pledge to the campaign. If funds are low, why not just spread the news and help get the campaign in front of as many eyes as possible. With several reward tiers, there is something for everyone, in addition to copies of the card game. Good luck to Mr. Toast and hopefully people from all around the world will be playing the Mr. Toast Card Game in the near future.

As all hallows eve approaches there is a chill in the air and whispers among the dead. Heresy fuels wild and maddening tales of witches and ghouls. Skin crawls and impure thoughts are washed clean by the crimson tears of their offering. Come join the Black Mass.

The first official Toby painted release of the new Bodhisattva Alavaka will be happening on October 31st in the DHP webshop. Each set has been done by DHP's Toby D and comes with one body, a painted version of the new Bodhisattva head and a classic Alavaka head. Priced at $60.00 each.

And don't forget...if you missed out on previous Alavaka releases you still have the opportunity to grab a couple.


DHP has teamed up with the punk rock underground experience know as The Micfits to give you an awesome Disney themed treat. The Maleficent tribute features an Alavaka painted in metallic tones to mimic the classic villain from the 1959 animated feature Sleeping Beauty. Also included is the evil black raven (Diablo) who is Maleficent's confidante and assistant. Finally a set of two 5 x 7 inch prints featuring a Maleficent themed Micfits character accompanies the toy. There is also a secret evil chase version. Available in the Micfits webshop.


DHP has teamed up with illustrator extraordinaire, Scarecrowoven to give you some awesome Alavaka packages. Both Dave (Scarecrowoven) and Toby (Devils Head Productions) did colorways of Alavaka on red and milky white marbled vinyl. An AMAZING Alavaka 5 color silkscreen print featuring glow in the dark ink and 7 color silkscreen tshirts are among the other goodies that will be part of the collaboration packages available in the DHP webstore.

Autumn Goodies from Taylored Curiosities

Taylored Curiosities has just released three new products for the Autumn season. The first release are these adorable resin tea bunnies. These Tea Bunnies are of the pumpkin chai variety (do not eat them, they are not food) and are often known as the least 'bunny-like' bunnies of the world, due to their smaller ears and lack of fluffy tail. But they have great personalities and don't forget their freckly noses and cute little bums!

The single bunnies measure 1.5" tall and each are signed and dated and available for £10.00. Each one nestles inside it's own, hand sewn tea bag (completed with a pumpkin chai tea tag). They are then placed in clear gift bags and then brown gift bags, topped off with a tea bunny sticker. The perfect gift wrap, ready to give to the tea bunny in your life.

The Matryoshka sets measure includes three different sized tea bunnies, the big one (1.5" tall), the medium (2.5 cm tall) and the small (1.5 cm tall) and is available for £16.00. Each are signed and dated and nestle together in their tea bag as a famliy.

The second release from Taylored Curiosities are these tea bunnies notebooks.

These are A6 notebooks made from recycled paper with the Halloween Tea Bunnies illustrated pattern and either squared, lined, dotted or plain pages inside. Each note/sketchbook is accompanied by a matching 45mm Halloween Tea Bunny sticker. On the inside cover you have a place to write your name and a list of things you could fill your book with (I thought it would be fun to offer some suggestions). These are available for £4.00 a piece or £12.00 for a set of all four on the Taylored Curiosities website.

The last item are these Tea Bunny Halloween sets with a small run of very special Tea Bunnies. Each set has a hand sculpted, cast and painted pumpkin (you'll notice how very Taylored it looks) and on top of these sits a teeny, hand painted, Pumpkin Chai Tea Bunny (which is compatible with construction brands like Lego).

The set also includes an A6 Halloween Tea Bunny notebook (with plain pages) and a Halloween Tea Bunny sticker. These are limited to only 5 sets (signed, dated and numbered). The pumpkins measure 1.5" and the teeny bunnies are 0.75" tall and are packed in a clear bag and stripy gift bag, with the Tea Bunny in a teeny organza bag too. These are available for £20.00 a set on the Taylored Curiosities website.