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Today’s The Big Day! We’re super excited to say that Monster Trucks: The Big Race is available in stores and online NOW! Hooray!!
Thank you to everyone who’s ‘liked’, commented, re-tweeted etc about the project – we’re super grateful and so excited that the book is finally out there and available in all good bookstores!

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Revealed a couple of days back (we’re late as usual!!) – Dripple Series One is an AMAZING collection of figure designs steeped in oldschool goodness, by a group of friends all of whom go back a long long way. Put together by the one and only Sket-One and The Mighty Jaxx the toy series should be as amazing as the story that is behind them. (you can read up on that online!)
The kickstarter already reached its first goal in record time – BOOOOOM! but there’s still so much more to do! You can find out more about the project at www.drippletoy.com and find out how you can get involved and what’s to come! We’re going to be working on some special incentives for the guys at Mighty Jaxx to help bring this series to your shelves.

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Panda-Otaku

Camera-toting, autograph-hunting, comic-oggling PandaOtaku sighted in Sheffield wood-carving studio!
We’re delighted to be working with the incredible Nick Hunter again on a new edition of hand-carved figures.
More info and teasers coming shortly…
#extreme-excite!

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festivebannerHo 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!

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To co-incide with the launch of Gola’s Autumn/Winter collection, the brand’s longstanding partnership with British design duo Tado will be celebrated with an exhibition of the eye-catching graphic landscapes, specifically created for the Gola x Tado collaboration, at the Boxpark Gallery.

The upstairs gallery area at Boxpark will be taken over by bright and vibrant artwork featuring the Gola x Tado gang from Thursday 6th September, and staying put for the rest of the month. The exhibition features designs from the first collection and will showcase some new designs from the SS13 collection too…

The event will be launched with a party on Thursday 6th September with complimentary drinks for Boxpark Loyalty Card Holders from Havana Club Rum and Fever Tree Mixers.

Music comes from legendary DJ Boogie Blind!

Boxpark Loyalty Card holders will benefit from additional in-store discount on all Gola x Tado merchandise on the evening of the event.

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT

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We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be down at the Gola Classics store on Carnaby Street, London this Thursday 30th August for a live mural session to celebrate the release of the new Autumn / Winter 2012 Gola by TADO range. Woo!Do pop in to have a gander and say hello if you happen to be in town!
More info here on the Gola site.

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It’s nearly back to school time…. BOO! but that does mean its all new Gola by TADO bags time… YEY!
Here’s a peek at some of the globe-trotting fun that’s in store…
The all new Autumn / Winter 2012 collection is available now both online and in selected retailers.


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Available now! 😀 😀

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A little while ago our friends at the British institution that is Mathmos asked us to pop in for a natter about an exciting new product they wanted to develop. That product was Chuppi!
As we’ve worked with Mathmos several times before, we were very excited to jump onboard and get crackin on the concepts and character ideas for Chuppi. The whole project was done in total collaboration and we’re over the moon with the results.

From the official press release:
“Iconic UK brand MATHMOS have teamed up with graphic art duo TADO to create Chuppi – the perfect interactive child’s nightlight AND an adult’s collectable art toy. The wireless colour changing customizable Chuppi available internationally from the 30th April at www.MATHMOS.com and is priced at £30 (40EU).

Harnessing almost 50 years of MATHMOS ambient lighting expertise, Chuppi can be set on a single colour or allowed to cycle through the spectrum. He (or she!) will fade off automatically after half an hour, but can also be set to stay alight. Each Chuppi comes with reusable stickers for 18 different characters allowing for full customization. Should you ever tire of your light giving companion you can simply rearrange the stickers. Wirelessly this unique customizable art toy and light lasts for up to 6 hours and you simply place Chuppi on their home to charge.

MATHMOS has a history of creating magical lights with a host of acclaimed designers including Ross Lovegrove, Shin and Tomoko Azumi and El Ultimo Grito. The imaginative work of TADO bringing them to the attention of MATHMOS who felt their style would be a perfect match for their first venture into the art toy market. Mike and Katie of TADO have also worked with Nike, MTV, Puma, Adidas, Vodafone, Elle Magazine, Star Wars, Selfridges, McDonald’s, Microsoft’s Zune, and Kidrobot. They produce graphics, animation, web design, designer toys and customized cars, and now ambient lighting.

Commenting on the collaboration TADO said:

“The main challenge was coming up with a fun little guy that offered something a little bit different to the customizable toy market. As such we wanted to try and make something that could be used either as it comes, or as a platform to be customized, with the added dimension of it being illuminated. The stickers we created also allow people to have some fun and get creative without having to break out the pens and paints! We worked really closely with MATHMOS to come up with the characters shape and pose, a true collaborative project in every sense of the world and we are delighted with the results.”

MATHMOS invented the lava lamp in 1963 and have kept it in constant UK manufacture since; designing, manufacturing and marketing their own range of award winning branded ambient lights for nearly 50 years. Proud of their long British manufacturing history and of our Queens Award winning exports, they have produced a limited edition lava lamp to commemorate The Queens diamond jubilee.”

We’re looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Chuppi, and to see where the added lighting dimension will take him in terms of a base for toy-customisation! Stay tuned for more of Chuppi’s adventures!

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