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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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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!

Pink Thing of The Day: Buff Monster’s Mister Melty Figure

Buff Monster Pink Mister Melty Photo By Gail Worley
Photo By Gail

Do you like Buff Monster? I sure do.  If you are familiar at all with this world-famous street artist’s extensive body of work, then you know that his key creation is Mr. Melty, which is an anthropomorphic ice cream cone. This Hot Pink version of Mister Melty was a limited edition that was selling in the Clutter Magazine booth at last years Five Points Festival for about $275, I think. That sounds like a big chunk of change, but consider that this piece is also a highly-collectible work of art, and, you know, it’s kind of a bargain. Plus: Pink.

Five Points Festival 2019: The Photo Recap!

Clutter Booth Display
Clutter Magazine Booth Display (All Photos By Gail / Jamie)

I feel no shame admitting that I had stuffed animals on my bed into my thirties. Despite being a grown adult with a day job, I still love and collect toys, and I especially have a sick fetish for Designer Art Toys. This is why the annual Five Points Festival is my jam. Thanks to this awesome blog, I was able to score press passes once again to this year’s Five Points Fest, which took place the first weekend in June.

Since Geoffrey is no longer on-the-scene, so to speak, I brought along my photographer and Partner in Squee, Jamie, and we spent about  5 or 6 hours trawling through hundreds of tiny toys and using the words “Cute” and “Adorable” about one hundred million billion times, each. Just being serious.  While many designer toys are limited editions that can sell for hundreds of dollars, it is also possible find dozens of captivating art toys at Five Points Fest that can be yours for as little as $10 each. Please enjoy my photos of some of the toys that we found to be most squee-worthy, and you will see how easy it can be to build an affordable toy collection that adds joy to your life.

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