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Septenary opens at OhNo!Doom on 7/7

Jul 05
// Brian Szabelski
The wild minds at Chicago's OhNo!Doom (1800 N. Milwaukee Ave., in the Bucktown neighborhood) have put together an exhibit called Septenary, featuring the works of seven different artists who are also noted for their...

Show and Tell: OhNo!Doom's Fluffy Friends

Jun 01 // Natalie Kipper
As previously mentioned the Fluffy Friends series, created by OhNo!Doom's Jordan Owen, consists of FluffyYukYuk the alien octopus thing, FluffyBooBoo the ghost, and FluffyBadBad the bear. FluffyYukYuk came quite a bit before FluffyBooBoo and FluffyBadBad, who were released simultaneously.  Here is FluffyYukYuk, who introduced me to the Fluffy Friends line. He is 5 and a half inches tall and made of a stretchy yet fuzzy polyester fabric. He is really soft and I love that his tentacles have a little give to them. His bottom is made of a differently textured, pink fabric and is embroidered ... with his butt-hole. I find this absolutely hilarious because it 1.) answers the eternal question as to what monster octopi butt's look like, and 2.) well, look at it. Speaking of funny stuff, FluffyYukYuk's giant tag is full of funny things on it. I imagine many people just ignore it without a second thought but many of the "user warnings" really rather humorous. My favorite is "Do not mix toothpaste and orange juice. I tried that; It's friggin' nasty." See? Pure comedic gold. If you read through the tag yourself, you would see mention of "chomping." That is the gimmick of the Fluffy Friends. All three of them have two holes in the back into which you would insert your fingers (the index finger in the top hole and the thumb in the lower) to use the chomping mechanism. It is very much like using a sock puppet. With a jaw. I pre-ordered FluffyBooBoo the second he was available to do so. Not only is he a the tallest of the Fluffy Friends, standing at 6 inches, but his facial features and front detail glow in the dark. His bottom is a swirly abyss of pink and black, just what I imagined a ghost's butt to be like (I think). When I ordered FluffyBooBoo and FluffyBadBad they came with a bunch of pins, stickers and these "chew toys." The chew toys are a thick plastic that showcase the chomping feature of the plushes. Mine were clear but I think I remember seeing them in other colors.  Because FluffyBooBoo and FluffyBadBad came a bit after FluffyYukYuk, their tags are different. They just the typical tush tag, displaying their name and brand. I must confess that I miss the large hangtag with the funny warnings.  Finally, their is FluffyBadBad. I bought him at the same time as FluffyBooBoo. There is also a NYCC exclusive version of him that I would kill (or at least violently tickle) to have in my possession. Just like FluffyBooBoo, he has the newer tush tag. His bottom reminds me of a baboon. It features a tattoo of a heart with crossbones. FluffyBadBad is the same size as FluffyYukYuk, five and a half inches tall. The Fluffy Friends line of plushes are definitely something different. The plastic jaws are fun and I kind like have them bite down on memos for me to remind myself of things. See? Cute and functional! The plushes can be purchased separately or in bundles (with discounts) from The Fluffy Friends website. 
Fluffy Friends photo

If you are a Tomopop reader, odds are, you have noticed that I love plushes. However, some of my favorite plushes are not the typical smiley, happy kind (although I do like those, too). In some cases, the plushes' smiles can ...


OhNo!Doom's Super Button Mashers event is gaming art

Feb 09
// Natalie Kipper
Whoever said video games aren't art hasn't heard about OhNo!Doom's next event. It's called Super Button Mashers: A Gamer Tribute, so not surprisingly, the show's pieces center around video games. Running from Feb. 11 to the 2...

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