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!
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.
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 26th! Continue reading Five Points Festival Returns to Brooklyn June 25th!
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.
Public Enemy — Kings of Hip Hop and inductees to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — are now an Action Figure Play Set, that you can own! Featuring four of the central members from the 1980s; Terminator X, Chuck D, Flavor Flav and Professor Griff, imagine the fun urban adventures you could have with these guys! The highly-detailed figures were designed by comic book artist Ed Piskor, who wrote and illustrated Hip Hop Family Tree, a series of educational and historical comics which document the early history of hip hop culture. Available for just $60 (what a bargain) from Press-Pop Toys, Inc.
Photographed at Five Points Festival