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!
Shawnimals, mphlabs and Squibbles Ink cordially invites you to attend the release party for Pocket Pork Dumpling Series 1 on Friday July 6th from 6-9pm at myplasticheart in New York City.
This will be the first official release of the vinyl Pocket Pork Dumpling mini series which features 12 designs based on Shawnimals original Wee Sticker plush figures. There will be tons of exciting activities going on including a fortune cookie raffle, doodle contest and a special Dumpling display featuring never seen before art and customs! The first 25 people on line will also receive a special goodie bag stuffed with Shawnimals goodies. Refreshments will be served.
Pocket Pork Dumplings will be available for $6.50 per blind box and $104 per case of 16 and will only be available in store (Porks will be available online starting 7/11). Shawn Smith from Shawnimals and Joe Somers from Squibbles Ink will be in attendance so bring your sketchbooks and figures to be signed! See you there!
Pocket Pork Dumpling Series 1 Release Party Friday July 6th 6-9PM
myplasticheartnyc 210 Forsyth St. NYC 10002 646.290.6866
The cat is outta the bag… err… well… the dumpling is out of the box…!
Shawnimals, myplasticheart and Squibbles Ink are proud to announce the newest line of Shawnimals’ vinyl with series 1 of Pocket Pork Dumplings! We know you’ve been patiently waiting for this one, no doubt because of the sheer amount of dumpling delight in each and every case of Shawnimals’ dumplings! Nicely sized at 1.8-inch wide by 1.5-inch high and 1.6-inch deep – they’re perfectly collectible! Each dumpling will cost $6.50 and will be officially released July 11. To celebrate the anticipation of the release, mph will be holding a release party on July 6th with Shawnimals and Joe from Squibbles Ink in attendance! Stay tuned for more details to come!
What’s in the series?
The first series will consist of 12 total designs (9 main + 3 chase) in a blind boxed assortment packaged in adorable, mini take-out style boxes. Designs are a sweet mix of classic styles found in past plush series, along with many new designs never seen before.
Pocket Porks? Wait…what?
The series, based on the Shawnimals’ dumpling character known as Wee Sticker, began years ago with something that few – if any – tried before: A mini plush, handmade blind boxed series. Shawnimals and myplasticheart teamed up for this special release in-store and online, and it sold out in minutes. The second series did the same, as did subsequent releases. But alas, these were limited, and not everyone got what they wanted. Pocket Pork dumpling mini vinyl are born from this, and from a love of making
KR artists Marka27, Julie West and Shawnimals are showing their love for MUNNY with some exclusive customs now available only at Urban Outfitters. These hand crafted originals were created in celebration of MUNNYWORLD. Prices range from $250-$350 with proceeds will going to charity. Show your love for MUNNY and hit up UO’s webstore while they are still available.