Saturday marked the opening of Stuff This IV at Rivet Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, an annual event that focuses on the plush side of things. Though there were some changes to the line-up, the show was still chock full of great plush pieces and a few nice surprises. And I was there to take them all in, of course!
Stuff This IV runs through December 29 at Rivet (1200 N. High St.), and the plushes are on sale. You can check the show's page for more info on pricing and whatnot. In the meanwhile, hit the jump to check out a few of the highlights!
Stitches and Glue had the biggest plushes there with Ubb and Owb, but they were also among the most detailed and popular, it seemed. I couldn't tell if their eyes were just closed or if they had different colored eyes or something, but I'm gonna go with the first option. The second one creeps me out a bit.
In addition to her Dark Moogle, Megan Smithyman brought some little plushes that I'm guessing were based off the Soot Sprites from My Neighbor Totoro, if only because they're small, fluffy, black and cute.
I also liked birdenvy's Fat Little Cat Pillow. Just something about the shape of it looks adorable, as does the little face on the fellow. Or maybe it's the floppy ears. In any case, it's great.
If I told you Russ Walko was a puppeteer and puppet builder, well, you'd probably believe me, especially after taking a look at the two plushes he put together for Stuff This. Someone want to call the folks at Sesame Street and see if they're missing a few things from storage? (Just kidding, Russ.)
You may know Ayako Takagi and Uamou from the vinyl scene, but her creation looks just as nice as a very large plush. I almost want to call this "Boss Uamou" and just surround it with smaller Uamou pieces. Almost.
And what Midwestern plush-based show would be complete without Shawnimals?He sent along Brrstaschio, which was perfect because it was FREEZING COLD AND SNOWING OUTSIDE. At least Brrstaschio brought his hat!
And last but not least, we have Amanda Spayd and the pieces to replace the ones that were somewhere in the mail. Yes, that's what happened: the two critters that were supposed to be on display never made it and are still on their way. Still, she brought with her two replacements for display: variations on her Deadnettle piece from Dragon*Con. If I remember right, she mentioned that she was going to be making five of these to go up on her site. We'll let you know if we have any more info on them soon, but this is apparently the first time they've been out in public.
There are plenty of other great plush pieces, too: be sure to check out the gallery. Anyone got a favorite of their own?
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