Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Candy-Coated Custom Show in NYC April 21

 At this point, having already received a piece in the mail from Jon Malmstedt, and with Rich Page's piece already making the rounds on Spanky Stokes, I'd like to announce our upcoming custom toy show: The Candy-Coated Custom Show

This will be a group, themed custom show (no specific platform), taking place at The London Candy Company in our neighborhood on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The themes of this show, in a nod to the location, are candy and/or Britain. We've invited a talented group of artists, many of which will be present at the opening night party on Saturday, April 21 from 7 to 9 pm. 

The London Candy Company is located at 1442 Lexington Ave, at the corner of 94th Street. You can get there easily by subway, taking the 6 train to the 96th Street stop and walking up the hill up Lexington Ave. If you're driving in, there are a number of parking lots and garages in the area in addition to street parking.

Everyone is invited! Refreshments will be provided, and there will of course be PLENTY of awesome British candy in the shop. will provide photography for the event, so come looking swanky! And for you party animals, there will be an afterparty starting at 9pm at ABV back down the hill at Lexington Ave and 97th Street. ABV serves beer, wine and food and I think they'll do a draught beer special for us.

This is a big deal for us. This is Tenacious Toys' first custom toy show, and as far as I know, this will be the first custom toy show on the Upper East Side.

Here's our artist roster for the show:

• Mike "NEMO" Mendez
• Nasty Neil (Wasted Talent)
• Den "Mr.Den" Ramos
• Giannina Gutierrez
• southerndrawl
• Rampage Toys
• Scott Kinnebrew
• Danicus Prime
• Ahren Gauthier
• Brian Ahlbeck
• Ian Ziobrowski
• Masahiro Ito
• Hugh Rose
• Tony DePew
• Shawn Wigs
• Joe Scarano
• Adam Pratt
• Mr. Munk
• Cris Rose
• AW177
• Mike Die
• Rich Page
• Matt A*
• Foox
• Evilos
• Rsin
• Squink!
• JC Rivera
• OsirisOrion
• Kris Dulfer
• Sucklord
• Teru Fujita
• Billy Roids

For more info on The London Candy Company, visit their website and be sure to LIKE their Facebook page. (And, of course, LIKE the Tenacious Toys page as well!) We'll make an event on Facebook soon for this party so you can spread the invite around. We will also be posting as many customs as possible in an online preview just before the show opens. Pieces will be for sale at the opening, and they will remain in The London Candy Company shop for 2 weeks after the opening.

Hope to see all of you at the April 21 party!