Can you believe that it’s already been a year since I got my first Lalaloopsy? Of course that was Candy Broomsticks, the 2011 Target exclusive, so this year I was immediately on the hunt for the new edition. I didn’t do any research because I wanted the new design to be a total surprise and it was. This year’s quasi-Franken-girl was completely unexpected! Needless to say I think she is absolutely adorable. The blue skin alone is awesome, is this the first non-peach Lalaloopsy?
Busy? I’ve been busy! A week ago my Mom found a tiny kitten outside her restaurant, it was the middle of the night, it was covered in mud, and soaking wet. A week later Mr. Pants is home! He’s adorable and healthy, but I digress …
This is Candy Broomsticks! The Target exclusive Halloween Mini Lalaloopsy, I didn’t have any Lalaloopsies (?) before this, but she was too cute to pass up, plus this price was right! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I always have my eye out for awesome new spooky swag, too. Today during a kitten nap period I snapped some photos of her. Adorable, right? I hope they make more of these for other holidays, I don’t want to have just one now. Maybe a turkey one will surface next month? Fingers crossed!
Okay, so I know my interview post was pretty substantial, but I couldn’t resist posting just a few cups from the Lunartik Mini Tea Tour gallery since new customs were just posted. This custom by Paul Shih is super cute, according to his blog it’s named Veganpire ;3 um, adorbz. It’s fun and sweet and strange, I ran out of room for it in the first post so I definitely wanted to post it here. The sculpted muzzle really adds that certain something to the piece, hehe!
This piece by Caramelaw (aka Sheena Aw) was one of the new ones posted and it’s one of my favorites! It’s so cute and colorful, I love the crazy decora action and it’s very Caramelaw’s style, you can instantly recognize her work. Too cute! I really love the sparkly eyes and the color scheme, it’s just fun to look at, smiles all around.
A lot of people hate on DrilOne because he has become so well known for this super rusted style, but whatever to them, I think it looks crazy impressive and I have no idea how he pulls it off. If you know don’t tell me, I don’t want to ruin the illusion and wonder! ;3
Looks like it’s going to be a pretty great show! It’s really a shame the tour won’t be stopping anywhere near me! I would definitely like to see them in person.
For those to whom all this is a mystery, Lunartik in a Cup of Tea is a super cute toy designed by Matt JOnes that has become an incredibly popular platform amongst toy customizers. Matt has organized over 70 artists and 4 tour dates for the 2011 Mini Tea Tour (MTT), which will see the customs (and Matt) traveling around the globe. Below you’ll find a collection of my favorite customs from the show as well as an interview with Matt JOnes! You can view all the Mini Tea Tour customs in the MTT 2011 gallery.
by Doktor A
Dok A is an alum of the 2010 Tea Tour and he brings his quintessential steampunk style to the 2011 MTT. I really love this custom since it builds a lot on the original platform while still leaving it recognizable; can you spot the teacup? The lineup features a lot of really impressive sculptors (something I’m terrible at) who have completely transformed the platform.