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Tenacious Toys Blog Tenacious Toys Facebook page Vinyl Toy News & Blogs Action Figure Times Huge toy news & reviews site, one of the longest-running sites in our industry. In particular check out the "Toygodd" & "Vinyl Shack" columns. Amos Toys' blog Archetoy: Urban Toy Wunderland an Aussie perspective on our scene... Clutter Magazine CollectionDX.com "Your source for Reviews, News and Collections" Gizmodo "The Gadgets Weblog" Hypebeast Street wear, urban style news. Some designer toy info. I Heart Cool Stuff Blog all about designer toys & designer toy artists. Right up our alley! I Like Characters Fascinating blog covering character-driven art. Great interviews too. Josh Spear Josh covers all kinds of cool stuffz, designer toys being only one facet of his blog... My Air Shoes Blog New shoe releases and updates! OMG Posters Paul Budnitz blog The King of Kidrobot, Paul is everywhere and knows everyone, so his blog is definitely a source for interesting insider info. Plastic & Plush Designer Toy News and Reviews Qee2R Qee site run by Toy2R. All about Qee- releases, exhibitions, news. Rotofugi News Rotofugi's useful & informative News section Simone Legno's tokidoki Blog This one is actually written by Simone Legno, or someone who works for tokidoki, or both. Anyway, this is the official tokidoki blog. SKWAK's blog Southern Drawl One of our current favorite toy customizers! Spanky Stokes The fact that Spanky Stokes is using the same font as us in their logo has NOTHING to do with how much we love this blog. But it is pretty funny... SuperPunch All kinds of fascinating toy & design info and links in this fun blog. Always something new, interesting & unexpected to be found at Superpunch. Thunderdog Studios' Thunderblog Tim Tsui's blog Toeze Designer toy forum toi.protocol: a toy parsing machine Endlessly amusing. Tons of info & links. Tokidoki Blog Tomopop Collectible Toy Culture ToyCutter ToyCyte "Toy culture collected!" Toys R Evil ToyToons.com Urban Vinyl and Designer Toy News Urban Retro Lifestyle News & updates to keep you retro stylin'. Toy news section is here. Must-see: McDonkey SDCC Exclusive by Jon IP, from Toy Qube. Vinyl Abuse: Toy & Art Magazine Vinyl Creep A vinyl toy wiki! Vinyl Pulse A great source for info on upcoming designer toy releases- who's doing what and where to find what you're looking for! Updated very frequently. Vinyl Toy Forum Vinyl Toy Forum - Breaking the Mold Wunderland War Toy/design/graphic art news Toy Fairs & Conventions ConnectiCon (CTCon) New York Anime Festival (NYAF) New York Comic Con (NYCC) New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) I swear there are some designer toys at NYIGF, I have seen them! New York Toy Fair San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) Taipei Toy Festival (TTF) Vinyl Toy Network Toy Companies adFunture Workshop Amos Toys Android8 Also check out the website of the music man behind Android8 Basic Fun Makers of Pontiki, Chovika and talking keychains! CerealArt Circus Punks Citizen Urban Icon action figures Critterbox Exclusive wholesalers of many of the urban vinyl items we have for sale here. You won't be able to buy anything on their site but you can get a pretty good idea of the kinds of stuff they carry. Hood Hounds International Playthings "Educational Toys for Children" Kaiju Kidz by Ralph Cosentino Kidrobot Kidrobot rocks. And we now stock Kidrobot toys. Woo-hoo! Super awesome. Flagship product: Dunny. Krypt Kiddies Little Apple Dolls Beautiful, simple & eerie dolls... Medicom Home of the Be@rbricks and so many other fine toys! Ningyoushi We will be adding Ningyoushi toys to our inventory throughout 2006! PlaygroundManiacs Distributor of Little Apple Dolls and so much more! Play Imaginative Playtimes Magazine Pookie & Co plush toys Small World Toys Makers of the popular Neurosmith kids' toys. Strangeco- Purveyors of the Peculiar! Strangeco is one of the major sources of our selection of toys. A great company distributing a wealth of products that can't be found anywhere else! Teddy Scares Once soft and cuddly, now dead and bloody! A fun site! Toxic Teddies Toy2R Toynami Huge maufacturer: makes the Voltron Masterpiece as well as about a million other great mass-produced toys. Many anime/manga/japanese-type toys Trexi Wheaty Wheat Studios One of our most very favorite companies! Toy Artists & Designers Andrew Bell Toy designer & artist (ZLIKS!) See also:dyzplastic.com and deadzebra.com Brent Nolasco's customs Some really cool 2D artwork and custom vinyl toys Cameron Tiede Chico Bicalho Dalek David Flores DEPH DOMA Frank Kozik Gary Baseman Jaime Hayon James Jarvis Jason Siu Jeremy Fish Jermaine Rogers Jesse LeDoux Joe Ledbetter KAWS Luke Chueh This guy's artwork is so super sweet, I can't even handle it. Mad Barbarians - toy designers/artists MadL Mars-1 Michael Michael Motorcycle Moist Production I am just speechless. This is the art of Jason Freeny- it's anatomical illustrations of Gummi Bears & balloon dogs, amongst other creatures... it's just ridiculously cool. Wow. OX-OP Ralph Cosentino Designer of Kaiju Kidz! Rocket World The brilliant brain behind the amazing I.W.G. figures. Saucernauts Comics & toys by our buddy Charlie! sket one SEEN! Surrender Superdeux French toy design team! Thunderdog Tristan Eaton Tim Tsui & Da TeamBronx tokidoki Tado Touma Tim Biskup Uglydoll UPSO VISEone Up & coming toy artist from Germany Yoshitomo Nara Other Noteworthy Toy Stores (Our Competition!) 3dretro artoyz.com Lots and lots of toys! Bugvinyl.com from the UK DesignerToyBox.com Designer Toy Store (UK) DPMHI UK Medicom, Michael Lau, etc. Fakture- Art Toys Fashion Online toys, also a gallery in Denver, CO Free Bento Japanese & Designer Toys FUN1 Designer Toy store Giant Robot Designer toys, clothes and a whole bunch of other great stuff... Guerilla Imports Graveyard Records and Collectables Mad Cat Toys Munky King Retail shop in LA, soon to have own exclusive toys! myplasticheart Nasty Vinyl UK Check out Kozik's Mini Monger blind box toys- SO COOL! Octane3 Urban vinyl- check out their Exclusive ZLIK colorway (Bastards!) oobase "Toys everywhere": Be@rbrick, Blythe & more Panik's Toy Box Action Figures ... Dolls ... Plush ... Designer Toys ... and more!! Ploom2 Urban vinyl, similar selection to Tenacious Toys Qeester All Qees all the time! Richard Goodall Gallery Serenity Anime Lots of anime merchandise- Burst Angel, Inuyasha, Chobits, Cowboy Bebop, Fruits Basket, Sailor Moon, Samurai 7, all the major series... Span of Sunset Tower Records Tower Records has a surprisingly large selection of designer toys. They often run crazy sales and they always have colorway variants that they exclusively sell. Bastards! Toy Qube Located here in Queens, NY. TQ sells a lot of exclusive toys, customs and colorways. Awesome store wonderful staff. ToyTokyo Another local NYC shop. Lots of exclusive toys, huge selection, informative website. Check the Creators File for info on various toy artists! Unculture So many cool items! Toy and so much more, like a Build-Your-Own-Droid item! What the hell? Neat! Yoyamart's Yoyashop Yoyamart tends to be pricey, but they also have exclusive toys, plush and kids fashions. Must-see: Yoyamart Touma Goon Orange/Brown Exclusive colorway Apparel Companies ecko unltd. Evy of California Our close friends at Evy design & manufacture girls' Hello Kitty and Brooke Lindsay sportswear and dresses. Johnny Cupcakes Clothing Make cupcakes, not war. Moist Production Apparel ANATOMICAL DUNNY T-SHIRTS! Nuff said, my new favorite T-shirt shop!!! NUFLO Clothing Crazy cool clothing. Brilliant simplicity. "Gas is God" & "Surprise"- two of my favorite t-shirt designs. odm original dynamic minimal watches Pure Hero Performance Apparel Great performance apparel powered by the legacy and iconography of your favorite Super Heroes. Voltron Store Everything Voltron: shirts, DVDs, toys. Other Companies You Need to Know About Beautiful/Decay Toys, mags, clothing, etc Fred Manhole Cover doormats & assorted housewares! Kikkerland Housewares & Chico wind-up toys! Koziol: Housewares from Germany OXO Design Cute items for the home! The Giant Peach Indy & designer clothing with an emphasis on hip hop stylez. Really awesome T-shirts- check out the Jeremy Fish and Sam Flores stuff! Power of 2 Games You will submit to the Power of 2 Games!!! The best little video game startup, by my buddy Chas. ROSES: 50 long-stem roses, only $69! Buy roses for less when you buy direct from the farm. Also orchids. Spoiledbrat Womens, mens & kids designer fashion & celebrity style. Accessories, bags, jewellery, beauty & much more! Treehouses and play structures for kids Offers both pre designed wooden play houses and 2-story play sets, as well as site-specific, redwood play structures and children's treehouses that come in all shapes and sizes, such as castles, western forts, jailhouses, lighthouses, boats, and even a ship in a tree. Understood Paintball Gear Interesting Sites 31337 Turn the sound down on your speakers before you click. A fun site! American International Toy Fair Boing Boing "A directory of wonderful things" Everything Fashionologie! Fark: News Website Don't bother reading newspapers or getting your news from MSN or Google. Everything you need to know is here, updated all the farking time. It's also funny. What the fark else do you want? Hearthsong: Classic Toys Heirloom Wooden Toys Providing wooden toys, games, and furniture to createlasting memories. Whether you want play kitchens, durable toy shelves,or manipulative toys, you can expect exceptional service from ourdedicated staff. Joe Alterio: Robots and Monsters Joe will draw your your own robot and/or monster and mail it to you for $50. Not bad for original artwork. Kings of New York It's good to be the King... The Kit Factory Professional model building services care of our friend Simon! Millionaire Playboy A great resource for all things hip, including a road test of Jeremy Fish's Turtle Camper vinyl toy! Merch-Bot Some really sweet t-shirts! "Funny tshirts, offensive tshirts and retro tees - Merch-Bot.com sells novelty tshirts, political stickers, shirts, buttons and gifts." Check out the Meat T-Shirt! Bacon shirt and broccoli short also available! Meat is neat! Noah Kameyer Patch Together You submit a design for a toy and people vote on it. Winner goes into production & gets PAID! QeeLand What is it? I dunno, website is under construction. I anticipate it will have something to do with Qee... SDCC: San Diego Comic-Con Mecca for urban vinyl lovers- many exclusive toys released & revealed here! SeaCreative Street art is rad. Shop Or Sell Tee2R T-shirts with cool designer toy logos. Dig the Touma tees! Urban Arts Magazine The social network for urban artists, urban art related businesses, and urban art lovers: graffiti art, designer toys, sneaker culture, street art & graphic design. Vermont Teddy Bear Company vinyltoys.com Info on the safety of vinyl toys! Vicarious Music New York based insider music blog that highlights the best of music "current affairs" including live reviews, videos, photos, show and tour news and recent music suggestions, all alongside off kilter news bites and witty industry banter. The Vinyl Frontier Movie The Vinyl Frontier is a vinyl toy documentary filmed by Daniel Zana. It captures the in's and out's of the vinyl toy industry, straight from the artists themselves. It is set to be released July 2008 at Comic-Con in San Diego. Wikipedia Urban Vinyl according to the Wiki God Wooster Collective "Celebrating street art before it really cleaned up" X-Entertainment Updates/blog/website dedicated to anything pop-culturish and weird. Funny insights, reviews of stupid crap like My Little Pony Halloween Exclusives at Target. Check it. Tenacious Toys Affiliates Fun Housewares Fun & unique housewares- our other website! Tenacious Toys on eBay! In addition to the items we stock here at TenaciousToys.com, we sell other housewares, electronics, plush, designer toys, collectibles, dolls, figurines, action figures and more in our eBay store! Our eBay store is predominantly composed of Buy-It-Now items. Occasionally we will run an auction or two, but we are moving away from that selling venue to focus on TenaciousToys.com!Please take a look at the feedback our satisfied eBay customers have left for us! Nerdy Web Stuff We Use PayPal