By golly. What on earth is that horrible racket?!
Why it’s that awful Welfed character again, galavanting about the English countryside on his motorbicycle! What a terrible cad!
After the riotous colour of the last post, here’s something much more green and pleasant. A special micro-collection of Gola by TADO bags to celebrate Great British daftness and yummy chumminess! Available online now. Huzzah and Tallyho!!
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We’ve got a whole load of exciting new Gola stuff to share with you guys this week. Here’s the first mini-collection, Surf’s Up! for summer 2013!
Available now from the Gola website and retailers worldwide!
Keep an eye on the blog and Facebook, we’ll be updating with more Gola-goodies over the next few days!
YEY! Handmade cushions are BACK! We’ve been sewing like crazy to make up this new batch of fluffy-shaped awesome for Toycon UK!
They’ll all be available on the day priced between £20 and £25 for the bigguns, and £10 for the smallies.
Perfect for snuggling up to or beating silly!
We’re announcing more teasers and updates throughout this week – keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook too.
Posted in Events, Work, tagged art, british, camera, collaboration, comic, cool, cute, design, fun, illustration, leic, otaku, panda, polaroid, rollieflex, slr, tado, toy, wood on March 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Yippee! It’s time to reveal our second release for ToyCon UK – this is the second edition of Panda Otaku Vol. 1- Panda Otaku in glorious hand-painted technicolour. Woo!
Armed with his collection of cameras he’s ready to compulsively document his mundane existence of delivering takeaway food and trawling the yahoo japan auctions for treasures.
As with the first edition ‘Au Naturel’ versions, each 6.5″ solid wood panda is hand carved by Nick Hunter. Each figure is individual, and all slightly different.
They are then hand finished and painted by ourselves. Each comes with 2 cameras – a small hand-held and then either a Polaroid, Rolleiflex, SLR or Leica. He also comes with a ‘Hobbyshop Astro’ bag and miniature ‘gentlemans comic’! They come packaged with the same lovely laser-cut/etched Hobbyshop Astro display box as the first edition and the entire product is very proudly made in Sheffield!
3 of these hand painted pandas will be available at the Toycon UK on a first come, first served basis, priced at £120 each.
As before however, for people unable to attend, there will be a very limited number available to pre-order via the TADOShop after the Toycon event.
We might even be able to offer a choice of which camera you would like!
Stay tuned for further updates on the other goodies we’ll be bringing to Toycon UK – there’s a lot more to come!
Toycon UK is almost upon us! Hooray! This week we’ll be posting up some of the goodies we’re planning on having on our little stall.
First up is the first phase of a very special project…
We’re super proud to have joined forces again with fellow Sheffielder and wood-carver extraordinaire Nick Hunter to create the first in a new series of releases called Panda Otaku.
Panda Otaku is a new long-term narrative project that will follow the adventures and misadventures of Jerry; take-away delivery driver, social recluse and obsessive otaku.
The first release in the series is the Panda Otaku Vol.1 ‘Au Naturel’ edition, which will be available at the forth-coming Toycon UK, to be held 6th April in London.
Each 6.5″ hand-carved solid wood panda comes with 2 cameras (lucky dip of Polaroid, Leica, Rolleiflex or SLR versions), as well as a miniature ‘gentlemens comic / magazine’.
Each figure is individual, and all slightly different. They’re finished with a coat of protective beeswax and come packaged in a spectacular laser-etched comic shop display box.
The entire product is very proudly made in Sheffield!
However for people unable to attend, there will be a very limited number available to pre-order via the TADOShop after the Toycon event. Hooray!
We’ve got a whole bunch of other new products that we’ll be releasing at the London Toycon, including a second edition of Panda Otaku Vol. 1, which we’ll be posting pics of very soon – stay tuned for further updates and more insight into the story of Panda Otaku!
Posted in Events, Work, tagged artwork, beach, characters, charity, cute, hydrotherepy, ice cream, illustration, ocean, pool, refurb, sea, sensory, sheffield, swimming, tado, turtle, whale on February 28, 2013 | 1 Comment »
We began this year working on another fantastic project with the guys at Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s ‘Artfelt’ initiative.
Following on from our extensive work there last year, we were back at The Ryegate Centre for Phase 2 of their amazing refurbishment programme – the total renewal of the Hydrotherepy Pool facility.
The pool is one of the most heavily used areas of the centre and was in urgent need of updating and modernising. A huge fundraising effort was made and work began on the project at the end of summer 2012.
We were asked to jump onboard for the final phase of the refurb and to bring along a cast of happy characters who would bring to life the pool, changing rooms and waiting areas.
We’re extremely proud to have been involved in the project and it was a wonderful way to start the year – we can’t wait until the pool is officially opened on the 12th March and the kids can start enjoying it!
You can learn more about Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s brilliant Artfelt programme and the work they do here: www.tchc.org.uk/artfelt
Ho Ho ho! We loves shopping and we loves presents!! We’re having a pre-christmas discount extravaganza at the TADOShop!
If you enter the code ‘JINGLE15‘ at checkout, you will receive 15% off all the items in your cart – Woo Hoo Hoo!!
Oh! and we’re super happy to announce the availability of this years most adorable cuddly christmas gift – the wonderful JUDGE DEATH!! produced by the lovely folk at Unbox Industries for 2000AD, Baby-Death is finally available NOW! Can you possibly imagine a more divine stocking filler than the very essence of evil itself???
We’ve also reduced selected items across the store including big discounts to the last few Funghi’s, T-Shirts, Panda-Goodies, Cushions and more – you can even use the discount code to get a further 15% off these items. Cripes!!
Check out the TADOShop now – The TADO Elves will work like crazy to ensure everything gets to you in time for crimbo!
Posted in Work, tagged artist, collar, cool, cute, dalek, design, dog, hachi, hachi supply, illustration, leashes, puppy, seen, shane jessup, tado, tristan eaton, upso on December 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
We’re very excited to announce the launch of a new brand of designer dog supplies called Hachi Supply. Created by our good friend Mr Shane Jessup, with a little help from faithful chum Cortez, Hachi Supply is a fantastic range of artist-designed collars, leashes and other products for your furry friend.
We’re extremely proud to be part of the first series of products, the other artists involved include the likes of Dalek, Tristan Eaton, Seen, and Upso! Our collar and leash are modelled in these pics by the extremely handsome Vinny.
Could there be a more perfect Christmas present for the woofer in your life???
Check out the Hachi Supply website to see the full range and pimp out your pup!
Also, Hachi Supply Facebook & Hachi Supply Season 1 ‘Woof Book’: