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5:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Matthew Freeman Project turns fallen soldiers uniforms into teddy bears

I don’t know about big, but I think that I’m making a difference . . . It makes me stop and think about Matthew . . . He’s loving that something good is happening out of something so tragic. Captain Matthew ...

Rio McCarthy


9:00 AM on 03.21.2014

Crummy Gummy and Manny X release Icla bear for charity

It feels like I was just writing about Crummy Gummy and Manny X releasing their first gummy bear figure, Purple Rain. I was initially intrigued because they said the first person to order their very first figure would get a ...

Vanessa Cubillo

8:30 PM on 12.04.2013

Bakenekoya shares finished Adventure Time piece

In August we shared a very nice work in progress piece from Amy Clarke, also known as Bakenekoya. Taken from Adventure Time, this work showed Ice King and Marceline when they were Simon and Marcy. Now here we see what the fi...

Vanessa Cubillo

2:00 PM on 11.22.2013

See what Martin Hsu is up to for the rest of November

We recently saw Martin Hsu at this month's DesignerCon and, while the show was a whopper, the artist still has plenty of events and releases coming up soon. Tomorrow at Disneyland's WonderGround Gallery in Anaheim, ...

Natalie Kipper

6:00 PM on 08.28.2013

Bakenekoya makes Adventure Time piece of Simon and Marcy

Adventure Time is often a wacky show that doesn't make sense half the time. Still, there's one storyline that I find so sweet, and that's about Ice King and Marceline. That's why I was happy to come across this work in progr...

Vanessa Cubillo

6:00 PM on 10.08.2012

Lisa Rae Hansen's custom PigQee for charity is in bloom

Lisa Rae Hansen passed along some pictures of her lovely custom PigQee, labeled Bloom, which was donated by Toy2R for Art For A Cure (here's a link to the specific Cause). Bloom features a cute little flower decoration on its...

Kristina Pino

6:00 PM on 09.14.2012

Lana Crooks' sale to benefit PAWS shelter in Chicago

Plushes can, in fact, help real, live critters. And, no, I'm not talking about chew toys. Lana "Plushinator" Crooks announced on her blog recently that she would be holding a sale on her etsy shop to benefit PAWS Chicago, a n...

Natalie Kipper



Reminder: MLP Project tonight in LA! photo
Reminder: MLP Project tonight in LA!
by Rio McCarthy

What are you doing tonight? You're going to the Toy Art Gallery on Melrose if you live in LA, because there's going to be a pony extravaganza! The My Little Pony Project is kicking off its stint at the gallery with a big event starting at 7 p.m., and it's sure to be something you won't want to miss.

There are a few images in the gallery to wet your appetite for the amazing customs and paintings that will be in store for you to view when you arrive. We've seen a couple other ponies already as well, so you clearly know it's going to be a great event. You can learn more about the show in our previous post, and stay tuned to see images and info from the show itself, as we have someone on the scene!

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6:00 PM on 04.13.2012

My Little Pony Project coming to LA on May 5

Let me take this time to express just how jealous I am of anyone who lives in LA right now, because this is an art show that is so up my alley I could just cry! The My Little Pony Project will launch at the Toy Art Gallery in...

Rio McCarthy

2:00 PM on 02.08.2012

Buy the world's largest hedgehog and help Child's Play

Okay, so it may not really be the "world's largest" but it is called the Massive Squishable Hedgehog. For a change of pace, Squishable took one of their popular plushes, turned it into a 24 inch plush beanbag chair, and ...

Natalie Kipper



A Barbie made for a cure photo
A Barbie made for a cure
by Andres Cerrato

Subjects like cancer are especially difficult to explain to children, even more so how to cope. For a pair of friends, there is something that could be done. Friends Rebecca Sypin and Jane Bingham have come together to pitch an idea to Mattel that could help with such issues. The two have created a Facebook page to push for the creation of a bald version of the iconic Barbie doll.

As with anything, there are cynics out there. There are those who say that you could just simply shave the hair off an existing Barbie. Anyone who's had a brother can tell you that you will not get the look you're aiming for. Also, some have criticized the idea of it as it detracts from people directly contributing to cancer-related charities. It has to be pointed out though that sadly, most of the population is unaware of how the disease affects people's lives, let alone the teaching tool it can provide to younger kids.

Personally speaking, I love this idea. After having to deal with cancer in my family, as I'm sure many of us have known someone afflicted by it, any thing that can help those understand what's going on will be beneficial. I would love to see Mattel actually do something that would be empowering with Barbie that isn't a career.

[Via Associated Press]

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8:00 PM on 01.06.2012

All CATS custom Dunny and print sale for injured animal!

Have you ever had an unexpected run in with needing to care for an animal in need, but knew you wouldn't be able to afford it? Artist Tim Munz has done just that, and here's what he originally posted on the Kidrobot forums. ...

Rio McCarthy