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Mar 04, 2019

It's Almost Time for Shanghai Toy Show 2019 (4.12 - 4.14)

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Pop Mart will present the second annual Shanghai Toy Show on April 12th - 14th 2019 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. STS and sister show Beijing Toy Show are the premiere art toy shows in China with an exciting mix of Asian brands and artists, many of whom do not show nor sell outside of Asia.

The visual style for this year's show was designed by HK-based artist Pucky. Her cheerful, mystical characters will be seen throughout the show on fliers, signage, badges, the official catalog and more.  An excellent choice, Pucky's popularity in China has grown tremendously with the release of four blind-box series from Pop Mart in the span of less than a year.

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QUICCS x Martian Toys — TEQ63 Ravager Ai Yori Aoshi (3.8)

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The TEQ63 Ravager returns with the new Ai Yori Aoshi edition from QUICCS x Martian Toys.  The follow-up to the OG black and white editions, Ai Yori Aoshi which translates from Japanese as 'Bluer than Indigo' features a vibrant blue/indigo + white design with a copper-colored spray can.  The Ravager bust delivers a dramatic, hard-edged vision of QUICCS's signature TEQ63 character.

Limited to 63 pieces, the TEQ63 Ravager Ai Yori Aoshi bust will be released on Friday (3.8) at 7 AM PST for $150 each direct from Martian Toys.

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KAWS — Along The Way (3.5)

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KAWS will release Along The Way, his newest Companion vinyl set, on Tuesday (3.5) at 9 AM PST from KAWSONE.  Based on the giant sculpture featured in his 2016 show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the set features one Companion helping another through a tough time.  Along the Way will be available in three colorways: Brown, Gray and Black.  Pricing is rumored to be ~$400/set.

Along the Way follows Clean Slate which dropped back in December. Both pieces explore human emotion and caring for others through the artist's signature character. Much as with 2D prints, the recent drops serve as relatively affordable versions of KAWS' epic, large-scale one-off sculptures.

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