Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Frederick the custom Foomi by Carson Catlin

Named after another fallen pet, Carson Catlin's Fredrick is a 7" Kidrobot Foomi painted chocolate brown with pale green threading. He was created for the 2012 Munnyworld competition. You can vote for him here:


SNEAK PEEK: das mo custom Bunee Qee

das mo shares with us some teasers of his entry into the upcoming BuneeQ show in Bochum, Germany. This is das mo's first custom Qee!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


4th Anniversary of Tenacious Toys Blog; looking to add more sponsors

On this 4-year anniversary of the Tenacious Toys blog, we are very proud to show you a screenshot from the backend of our blog: our monthly pageviews have jumped from under 10,000 pageviews per month in November all the way up to about 25,000 pageviews per month for the last 2 months. We are achieving these new higher numbers due to a revamp of the way we're blogging:

• I've learned how to blog from my iPhone, which means more frequent and timely posting, even as I pack orders in the warehouse and bring them to Fedex/USPS
• We've added another writer, Jared Schaller, who is definitely in tune with the art toy community
• We are now fully immersed in social media, with our blog posts shooting directly to Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, as well as daily digest emails, all of which link back to this blog

Our blog posts have earned us the recognition of Blogger's Blogs of Note blog, which also helped increase our traffic.

As the first of the month approaches, we are currently looking for a few more banner advertisers at $25/month each. These are 300 x 125 banners which appear on the right side of the screen as you read our posts. Interested parties may email Benny here.


Camilla D'Errico Munky King Art Contest...

Calling all artistsCamilla D'Errico and Munky King have just announced an amazing art competition. This contest will be based off the character and story of "Tanpopo", whom is led by the devil Kuro on a journey to experience emotions. This contest has 3 different categories you can submit entries for:

- Design a poster of Tanpopo and Kuro using your favorite piece of literature, example: Romeo and Juliet.

- Draw Tanpopo in your favorite emotion, example: Tanpopo "happy", "mad", etc.

- Draw Kuro in a new form.

To find out more information about this art contest and all the awesome prizes please click HERE! Submissions are due by July, 1st.


Trunks 3.5-inch DIY figure by Urban Elephant

Trunks is a new 3.5" DIY designer toy in the shape of an elephant. Made by Urban Elephant from Canada, it looks like the retail price will be $14 or $15. Right now they're testing the waters by emailing retailers like us. Trunks is articulated at the neck and shoulders. Urban Elephant says they'll be releasing painted versions in the future, but for now they're selling the DIY. Anyone interested? Leave a comment!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Teru Fujita, Candy-Coated Custom Show artist, now on Flickr

I suggested to Teru Fujita, creator of the amazing Bentie the Bentley custom 7" Munny, that he create a Flickr account to chronicle and record his work online. He has worked for decades in the NYC toy scene, but his work has been largely behind the scenes as he has had numerous roles in design and prototyping. I am attempting to bring his amazing work into the spotlight, which is one of the reasons I asked him to join the Candy-Coated Custom Show artist roster.

Teru is very special to me because our mutual friend passed away unexpectedly this year. I only met Teru at our friend's funeral, and we discovered that we had a LOT in common. So working with Teru holds special meaning to both of us. Please take a look at his work here on Flickr.


Young Morkenstein by Pobber Toys

What did the evil Dr. Morkenstein look like when he was a kid?

The amazing new Pajamas edition explores that, showing the young Dr. Morkenstein in his pajamas.

Check him out in his red pajamas with grey stars and stripes and his self-made helmet with the words 'BEWARE'.

Looking so disarmingly charming and innocent, you might just stop caring that he turned out to be the evil brother.

Limited to just 150 pcs, Dr. Morkenstein is now available in select toy retailers.

UrbanVinylDaily is hosting a Dr. Morkenstein giveaway right now.
Head over to our Tumblr blog where you can enter in 3 clicks and a comb!

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