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Toys and Collectibles

Pink Thing of The Day: Nervous Pigs By Sad Salesman

nervous pigs photo by girl worley
Who Are you Looking At? (Photo By Gail)

Oh my, look at these cute little guys. Created by Eric Althin of Sad Salesman, the Nervous Pigs made their debut (in a limited edition series of 10)  at this year’s Five Points Festival, and I am sure they sold out immediately. Each one has a slightly different expression of earnest wariness as they sit on your shelf, or any surface with an edge that their little legs can dangle over. Follow Sad Salesman on Instagram for more of his adorable designer toys!

nervous pig photo by gail worley

Five Points Festival 2022: The Photo Recap!

five points fest cover shot photo by gail worley
Toys By Zimotco (All Photos By Gail)

OMG. Of all the trade shows making their way back after a million billion years of Covid, no return to the land-of-the-living has thrilled me more than that of Five Points Festival — the Mother of All Toy Shows — because Five Points just plain rules! If you failed to make that scene, here’s just a smidgeon of what you missed. Losers.

robot drawing photo by gail motley
Art By Nate Bear
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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Mermaid Bubble For Kids!

pink mermaid bubble in box photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

A close-out store recently opened not far from where I live in the East Village, and it was on my very first visit that I spotted this week’s Pink Thing: Bubble For Kids featuring an adorable, tiny Pink Mermaid. Squee.

pink mermaids photo by gail worley

Seriously, how cute is she? I can’t even live.

Five Points Festival Returns to Brooklyn June 25th!

five points poster
Five Points Festival Poster with artwork by Creon (@chknhead)

Holy Collectible Designer Toys, Five Points Festival is finally back after a two year, pandemic-induced hiatus, and we are soooo excited for a huge comeback celebration! Woo! Sponsored by Clutter Magazine, Five Points is the premier event for finding the coolest designer art toys and other collectibles, plus action figures, comics, street art, jewelry and assorted unique ephemera. Get  your tickets now for the weekend of June 25th and 26thContinue reading Five Points Festival Returns to Brooklyn June 25th!

MoMA and LEGO Collaborate to Release New Starry Night Set

starry night lego set
All Images Courtesy of MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art is set to launch a new LEGO® Ideas set inspired by one of the most iconic works in MoMA’s collection, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night (1889). The three-dimensional set reimagines the renowned painting — which has been in MoMA’s collection since 1935 — in LEGO form, emphasizing the artist’s striking brush strokes and color choices. The set will be available on June 1st for the general public at store.moma.org, at MoMA Design Stores in New York, and at LEGO locations globally.
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