It’s beginning to look a lot like dumplings! Continuing with it’s team-up, Shawnimals, Squibbles Ink and myplasticheart have teamed up on a hand-painted, limited edition mini vinyl pork dumpling to commemorate the holiday season: Santa Dumpling! A bearded, red-nosed dumpling with gift-giving in its heart, this special release is designed by Shawn Smith of Shawnimals, painted by Joe Somers of Squibbles Ink and sold exclusively at myplasticheart and Shawnimals. This adorable 120-piece edition, boxed with a festive label keeping the cuteness inside, is sure to move fast! Santa Dumpling is available now for $11.99 here.
Boiled, steamed, fried… how about ELECTRIFIED?! Mix two parts pork, one part love, and a couple of gigawatts of juice, and here’s what you get: Frankenpork! Shawnimals, mphlabs and Squibbles Ink bring us another bowl of Halloween dumpling goodness, randomly packed with either Frankenpork or his lovely bride to be. Frankenpork is available exclusively at the myplasticheart booth #113 throughout NYCC for $12.
As Valentine’s Day swiftly approaches, you might be scrambling to find a gift for your loved one, but do not fret, Shawnimals has you covered with the super sweet handmade Love Ninja. Standing around 5″ high, this ninja comes with a mini, blank card that you can customize to your heart’s content. Nothing says “I LOVE YOU” like a handmade ninja! Available for $15 each in the Shawnimals’ webstore. Awwwww!
And if you’re not in the mood to get too lovey-dovey this holiday, then you can always grab a Pocket Pork Dumpling instead!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Dumplings! Shawnimals, Squibbles Ink and mph team up on a Gingerbread Dumpling for the holidays
Dec 10th 2012 – Chicago – Continuing with it’s team-up, Shawnimals, Squibbles Ink and myplasticheart have teamed up on a hand-painted, limited edition mini vinyl pork dumpling to commemorate the holiday season: Gingerbread Dumpling! A melding of dumpling and gingerbread man, this special release is designed by Shawn Smith of Shawnimals, painted by Joe Somers of Squibbles Ink and sold exclusively at myplasticheart and Shawnimals, this adorable 120 piece edition is sure to move fast! Look for the release on Dec 11th at 11am EST / 10am CST online and 12pm EST in-store.
Some additional specs on the edition:
• $11.99 each – 1 style, boxed with label
• 120 piece run size
• 90 pcs available from myplasticheart in-store and online
• 30 pcs available from Shawnimals online
And while you’re at it, remember the first series of Pocket Pork Dumpling vinyls are available now for $6.50 each – the perfect item at the perfect price make for the perfect stocking stuffer. Get them now from a retailer near you, or from myplasticheart or Shawnimals!
Just in time for the snow (Athena, really?!), Shawnimals is releasing the Polar Ninja as Ninja of the Month today. Polar Ninja is a selfless rescuer whose tolerance for cold weather and blustery winds is second to none. Hailing from the towering mountains around Ninjatown, this ninja may have some yeti ancestry… which explains his gamey smell. I am digging his fleecy look and those goggles make him into a snowy superstar. He’s available in the Ninja Shop today (Nov. 7) at 1pm CDT for $30.
Hi-yah! Ninjatown mastermind Shawn “Shawnimals” Smith recently busted out a 8 x 13-foot mural in the NYC offices of PR & Marketing Firm, Sandbox Strategies. Check out this rad time lapse video of the 3-day install plus detail shots of this kick-ass wall piece.
Bark and bite come together in the newest Ninja of the Month
Apparently not all things that roam and make spooky noises in the Dark Forest are exclusively evil. Animal Spirit Ninja is a rare and mysterious creature indeed – an odd mix of wolf-like animal and Wee Ninja, with a fierce allegiance to unadulterated nature.
From the tag:
“Legend tells of a feral, kibble-loving ninja roaming wild just inside the dense walls of the Dark Forest. Animal Spirit howls and growls ferociously each and every night. Evil? Definitely not, yet outside of being a disciple of Sprout Ninja its animalistic intentions aren’t fully known.”
AVAILABLE Wednesday August 1st from the Shawnimals Shop. When you order this $30 product you get a handmade 7″ plush Ninja limited to 100 pcs with a igned and numbered fancy hang tag. Animal Spirit Ninja also comes with an awesome removable animal hood w/ built-in claws ready to detroy evil!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Pocket Pork Dumplings Series 1 Release Party on 7/6! Remember that this blind boxed series designed by Shawnimals and produced by mphlabs + Squibbles Ink will be available on Wednesday July 11.
Plush toast, mean ice cream, handmade monsters and furry internal organs — these aren’t your baby’s stuffed animals. Independent toymakers will once again spill their guts on how to successfully create and market awesome plush and vinyl toys., featuring an awesome array of great minds in the designer toy universe. Learn from toy world luminaries Nitin Bhargava (Kidrobot), Shawn Smith (Shawnimals), Dan Goodsell (Mr. Toast), Kerry Horvath and Darth Rimmer (Evil Ice Cream), Dov Kelemer (DKE Toys), Joshua Ben Longo (Longoland), and Kris Schantz (Happy Worker), moderated by Wendy Bryan (I Heart Guts).
The Independent Toymaker Roundtable: Turning Characters Into Toys will take place Thursday, July 12, 6:30 – 7:30pm Room 4 at SDCC. Learn to turn your sketches into something you can squeeze!