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May 08, 2019

Superplastic Takes Over Kickstarter with Janky Series 2


After just two days, the Janky Series 2 Kickstarter campaign from Superplastic is off to a roaring start, eclipsing the initial $25k goal by roughly 12x with 28 days to go. Series 2 features exciting designs from Add Fuel, Caramelaw, Chocotoy, Jor Ros, Julie West, Pete Fowler, Guggimon, Huck Gee, James Groman, Seen, Squink, TADO, 2PetalRose, Wattle and one mystery artist. The new series features an almost entirely new roster compared to S1 with Pete Fowler and Huck Gee as the only returnees. As with the first series, the new collection is a strongly curated mix of artists well known to art toy fans and talented artists and illustrators who are making their toy debuts. Overall the new designs are full of life including Jeiko from 2PetalRose, Smiley Don from dino loving James Groman, and the mystical Zero dragon-inspired design—with wicked tail—by Wattle. Series 2 is set to drop in November 2019.

In addition to the brand-new Janky series, Superplastic is also offering two 8-inch Superjanky figures in Kickstarter exclusive editions: Gloomy by Mori Chack and Bendybones by Squink. And… there's a brand-new 12" Work & Play figure from Guggimon.   Finally, what would a Janky Kickstarter be without a new King Janky or two? Fear not, his highness returns as a royal ninja with the new King Janky IV design in both a regular blue edition and an early-bird Storm Edition which will be added to all pledges/orders placed before 9 AM PDT on Friday (5.10). 

Head on over to the Janky Series 2 Kickstarter for all the info and to browse the various rewards packages.


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May 03, 2019

Look Keys Launches Art Key Collection (5.3)


New lifestyle brand Look Keys has launched two lines of art-driven house keys.  Curated by yours truly, the Art Key Collection features designs from sixteen talented artists:  Alex Pardee, Amanda Louise Spayd, Amanda VisellAndrea Kang, Chris RWK, Chris Ryniak, Greg 'Craola' Simkins, Hyperactive Monkey, Jermaine Rogers, Joe Ledbetter, J*RYU, Julie West, kaNO, Reactor-88, Sket-One  and Yoskay Yamamoto.

With large, bold images (1.25") protected by semi-rigid resin domes, these keys are an easy way to add more art, color and style into your everyday routine.  Available for both Schlage and Kwikset keys (90%+ of USA house locks), each key is ready-to-cut at stores that make/copy keys.  Head on over to LookKeys.com to pick up one or a few—handy for quickly identifying which keys is which—for $10 each. In addition to the Art Keys, Look Key is also debuting keys from apparel brands including Mishka, Sketchy Tank, Slush Cult and more.

Be sure to check out the gallery for a look at all 16 art keys.  I enjoyed putting together this collection and hope you find one that you'd love to put on your key ring.


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May 02, 2019

Thailand Toy Expo On-Site Coverage

We're in Bangkok for Thailand Toy Expo!  Check out our daily coverage @Vinylpulse on Instagram from Wednesday (5.1) to Monday (5.6) starting around 8 PM PST each day. We're also doing live video over on our Facebook Page.  Here’s the last few shots from the show floor!  Check @vinylpulse for all the photos so far.Want to see something we haven’t covered yet? DM us on IG and we’ll try to get to it.


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