We’re really proud to be part of the inaugural Winter Show at the excellent B&B Gallery here in Sheffield which will open Dec 12th.
Panda Otaku & Friends are handmade wooden toys and will be available from the Gallery Website.
For more info and private view details click here!
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We’re very excited to announce the second and final edition of ‘Panda Otaku Vol.1′ is now available for Pre-Order on the TADOShop! YEY!
Both the ‘Au Naturel’ and Painted versions are available to pre-order, but if you’d like one then please don’t leave it long – we’ll be closing the pre-orders on Friday 19th April!
Full Details on how to pre-order an ‘Au Naturel’ version here:
And the Painted version here.
Thank you to everyone who bought one or has already pre-ordered, we’re having way too much fun with this project and hope you guys enjoy them!
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 art, artwork, british, collaboration, cool, cute, design, event, exciting, fun, halloween, hong kong, illustration, panda, pirates, space, spooky, tado, tai po, toy on November 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Tai Po Mega Mall in Hong Kong asked us to come up with some space-themed spooky fun for their 2012 Halloween celebrations!
We got to design a crew of characters, a huge set and even some halloween snacks for the kids!
The installation formed the centrepiece of the mall’s decorations and was used for various fun events including the highly competitive kids costume competition!
Here’s a teaser pic, you can see the full album here on our Facebook Page!
Pics courtesy of Tai Po Mega Mall
We’re very excited to announce that our brutish friends The Beast Brothers will be bringing the ruckus to Rotofugi in Chi-Town tonight!
Their show ‘Lucha Libre!’ opens this evening (Oct 5th) at 7pm and will feature amazing new work by the Wunder-Twins and a huge pack of their friends.
Our pieces for the show are 4 handmade paper-clay figures, forming terrifying tag-teams – Panda Punch! and The Hermanators!
The artwork from the show will be available from the gallery from 7pm tonight and the Rotofugi website after the show opening.