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6:00 PM on 06.02.2012

Scott Tolleson and Howie Green create new MAQETs

Have you been to the MAQET site lately? If so, you may have noticed two new additions to the line-up, Scott Tolleson's DIY Bernie Cotton as well as Howie Green's new artist edition series featuring MAQET bear f...

Natalie Kipper

8:00 AM on 04.11.2012

Two contests you'll want to keep your eyes on

Tomopop isn't the only place that hosts awesome toy contests (although ours are pretty spiffy). Two other contests have appeared on our radar, one coming from the partnership between DIY figure maker, Maqet, and Volkswagen, a...

Natalie Kipper

12:30 PM on 02.03.2012

Uamou joining the MAQET family

So we haven't heard much from MAQET lately, but it doesn't mean they've been sleeping on the job. In fact, they've just teased via Twitter the next addition to the MAQET family, and it's Uamou from ... Uamou (a.k.a. Ayako Tak...

Brian Szabelski

More Holiday MAQETs available photo
More Holiday MAQETs available
by Brian Szabelski

Heathrow isn't the only MAQET getting decked out for the holiday season. Danke and Schoen, Bruiser and Bernie Cotton are all getting holiday releases, too! Danke and Schoen will have four variants, including the adorable snowman one you see above. Meanwhile, Bernie Cotton's got elf and candy cane versions, and Bruiser looks a little more jolly with some festive tattoos.

Dankeschoen Snowman, Santa Danke (Eco Ambassador ver.), Santa Schoen, Santa Danke and Santa Bruiser are all US$25, limited to 15 pieces each. Bernie Cane and Saint Bernard are US$35, limited to 30 pieces each. They're all available in the MAQET Shop; do you like any of the designs?

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8:00 AM on 12.06.2011

MAQET gears up for the holidays with new Heathrows, kits

The MAQET crew are ringing in the holidays with a new set of holiday-themed Heathrows. For US$50, you'll be able to pick up two antler-adorned Heathrows in green and red, as either a regular set or as ornaments instead. ...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 11.08.2011

DesignerCon 2011: StolleArt

Scott Tolleson of StolleArt was present at this year's DesignerCon and he brought a boothful of epic cuteness with him. Scott's adorable army was highlighted by the Lyle Bean and Bernie Cotton plushes from the Nosellot l...

Natalie Kipper

[UPDATED WITH WINNER] Come up with a great idea using MAQETs and win it! photo
[UPDATED WITH WINNER] Come up with a great idea using MAQETs and win it!
by Brian Szabelski

[UPDATE: Sorry about the delay, but we've got ourselves a winner: Scarecroodle! Send an e-mail to brian (at) and we'll get everything all set!]

There's a lot more to MAQET than designing and collecting their characters. You can use their collectibles to personalize gifts, commemorate occasions, create 3D photo collages and color-coordinated accent pieces, and a whole lot more. In fact, they've set up a Project Ideas page to see what other people are doing with MAQET, which should come in handy for our newest contest!

For the next two weeks, MAQET and Tomopop are inviting you to show your character. What would YOU do with MAQET? Be creative, be edgy, be thoughtful, be yourself! Leave a comment on this post sharing your idea, including as much description as possible. We're looking for ideas on what you might do with MAQET: for example, say the local art house cinema is doing another production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, so they put the Rocky Horror logo and each cast member's name on a Lil' Bruiser as a souvenir of the experience. Or perhaps as a modern-day version of taking kids somewhere for a birthday party where they can "customize" ceramics, except using laptops and MAQETs instead.

You can incorporate multiple MAQETs in your plan. This prize has a maximum retail value of $300, which translates to a dozen small MAQETs, six big MAQETs or some combination of the two.

The contest is open to anyone, anywhere, but you MUST be a fan of MAQET on Facebook. The contest closes on Tuesday, Oct. 18, (one week  4 2 days left from today!and on Wednesday, Oct. 19, we will present the top 5 ideas as a community-voted poll on the Tomopop forums. On Monday, Oct. 24, we'll announce the winner! MAQET will then create the idea in 3D and ship a box of joy straight to your door. Good luck, and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

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3:00 PM on 10.17.2011

MAQET announces Scott Tolleson's Nosellots, Bernie Cotton

Scott Tolleson's Nosellots are already out in the wild in plush form, but if that's not your style, then maybe MAQET's newest offering will get your attention. MAQET and Scott are partnering to release his Nosellots as Plasti...

Brian Szabelski