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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...
"Your source for Reviews, News and Collections"
"The Gadgets Weblog"
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 covers all kinds of cool stuffz, designer toys being only one facet of his blog...
My Air Shoes Blog
New shoe releases and updates!
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
Qee site run by Toy2R. All about Qee- releases, exhibitions, 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.
One of our current favorite toy customizers!
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...
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
Designer toy forum
toi.protocol: a toy parsing machine
Endlessly amusing. Tons of info & links.
Collectible Toy Culture
"Toy culture collected!"
Toys R Evil
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
A vinyl toy wiki!
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
Toy/design/graphic art news
Toy Fairs & Conventions
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
Also check out the website of the music man behind Android8
Makers of Pontiki, Chovika and talking keychains!
Citizen Urban Icon action figures
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.
"Educational Toys for Children"
by Ralph Cosentino
Kidrobot rocks. And we now stock Kidrobot toys. Woo-hoo! Super awesome. Flagship product: Dunny.
Little Apple Dolls
Beautiful, simple & eerie dolls...
Home of the Be@rbricks and so many other fine toys!
We will be adding Ningyoushi toys to our inventory throughout 2006!
Distributor of Little Apple Dolls and so much more!
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!
Once soft and cuddly, now dead and bloody! A fun site!
Huge maufacturer: makes the Voltron Masterpiece as well as about a million other great mass-produced toys. Many anime/manga/japanese-type toys
Wheaty Wheat Studios
One of our most very favorite companies!
Toy Artists & Designers
Toy designer & artist (ZLIKS!)
Brent Nolasco's customs
Some really cool 2D artwork and custom vinyl toys
This guy's artwork is so super sweet, I can't even handle it.
Mad Barbarians - toy designers/artists
Michael Michael Motorcycle
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.
Designer of Kaiju Kidz!
The brilliant brain behind the amazing I.W.G. figures.
Comics & toys by our buddy Charlie!
French toy design team!
Tim Tsui & Da TeamBronx
Up & coming toy artist from Germany
Other Noteworthy Toy Stores (Our Competition!)
Lots and lots of toys!
Bugvinyl.com from the UK
Designer Toy Store (UK)
Medicom, Michael Lau, etc.
Fakture- Art Toys Fashion
Online toys, also a gallery in Denver, CO
Japanese & Designer Toys
Designer Toy store
Designer toys, clothes and a whole bunch of other great stuff...
Graveyard Records and Collectables
Mad Cat Toys
Retail shop in LA, soon to have own exclusive toys!
Nasty Vinyl UK
Check out Kozik's Mini Monger blind box toys- SO COOL!
Urban vinyl- check out their Exclusive ZLIK colorway (Bastards!)
"Toys everywhere": Be@rbrick, Blythe & more
Panik's Toy Box
Action Figures ... Dolls ... Plush ... Designer Toys ... and more!!
Urban vinyl, similar selection to Tenacious Toys
All Qees all the time!
Richard Goodall Gallery
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 has a surprisingly large selection of designer toys. They often run crazy sales and they always have colorway variants that they exclusively sell. Bastards!
Located here in Queens, NY. TQ sells a lot of exclusive toys, customs and colorways. Awesome store wonderful staff.
Another local NYC shop. Lots of exclusive toys, huge selection, informative website. Check the Creators File for info on various toy artists!
So many cool items! Toy and so much more, like a Build-Your-Own-Droid item! What the hell? Neat!
Yoyamart tends to be pricey, but they also have exclusive toys, plush and kids fashions. Must-see: Yoyamart Touma Goon Orange/Brown Exclusive colorway
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!!!
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.
Everything Voltron: shirts, DVDs, toys.
Other Companies You Need to Know About
Toys, mags, clothing, etc
Manhole Cover doormats & assorted housewares!
Housewares & Chico wind-up toys!
Koziol: Housewares from Germany
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.
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
Turn the sound down on your speakers before you click. A fun site!
American International Toy Fair
"A directory of wonderful things"
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!
A great resource for all things hip, including a road test of Jeremy Fish's Turtle Camper vinyl toy!
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!
You submit a design for a toy and people vote on it. Winner goes into production & gets PAID!
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!
Street art is rad.
Shop Or Sell
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
Info on the safety of vinyl toys!
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.
Urban Vinyl according to the Wiki God
"Celebrating street art before it really cleaned up"
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 & 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!
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