Judging from the high-demand for their first original art toys released at
SDCC, artist couple Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters are now on
the "must-buy" list of many collectors. MINDstyle’s SDCC Mono Benny and Red Bird
from Kathie Olivas sold out of available stock (~ 100 figures) at SDCC
and VTN . The baby blue box was one of the most sought after at the
‘con. The two-figure set is a very nice translation of
Kathie’s paintings to vinyl with meticulous attention to detail.
Brandt Peters’ retro ‘toon style was also extremely well received with
strong sales of MINDstyle’s SDCC Mono Slap Happy and Mr. Muggles set.16" Vintage Slappy figure, all from MINDstyle.
Brandt and Kathie signed for collectors at the 1045 Showroom booth at SDCC and at VTN UUP. Everything was fair game — their figures, DIY blanks including at least one giant 16" Qee, and of course sketchbooks. Both took the time to create detailed sketches for fans. Riffing off of their collaborative gallery show, Brandt created his interpretation of Kathie’s Bird for a fan. Next up for Kathie and Brandt toy wise are the regular colorway editions of their debut figures plus Brandt’s 16" Vintage Slappy figure, all from MINDstyle.