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Giant Robot Goods: 7.24.12 – New Totoro knitted plushes, Luke Rook figures, and more!

  HOOKED HANDS TOTORO PLUSH – LARGE Our friends from Hooked Hands make these adorable Totoro plushes! HOOKED HANDS TOTORO PLUSH – MEDIUM These are hand knitted with acrylic wool and filled with plush stuffing. TOTORO 150 PIECE MINI JIGSAW PUZZLE A cute and fun puzzle that’s nice enough to frame. TOTORO FACE T-SHIRT A playful and simple design suitable for any fan. UGLYDOLL BUDDIES OX & ICE-BAT Little Ice Bat is dabbling in marsupial studies. UGLYDOLL BUDDIES ICE-BAT & WAGE Ice-Bat prepares Little Wage for departure. GIANT ROBOT BITMAP DINO T-SHIRT New Giant Robot design featuring a dino reassembling Tokyo Tower! THEO ELLSWORTH – CAPACITY (PRE-ORDER SIGNED) Get your Capacity graphic novel signed by the man himself! LUKE ROOK...

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GR Time 3.2.12 – Catch the Latest Giant Robot Info!

DIVERSIONS MARCH 10 – APRIL 4 RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 6:30-10PM MONYO MONYO, JUDE BUFFUM, PAUL ROBERTSON, FERIC, MEAT BUN, FRENCH, SEAN CHAO We all have interests that takes us away. Our postcard image by Australian artist Paul Robertson which hyper dense and 8-bit influenced. Jude Buffum from Philadelphia crosses 8-bit art and social and pop culture commentary. Monyo Monyo from Japan creates wearable masks that are furry and powerful. Feric from Taiwan is known for his delicate and cyber-detailed pieces. Originally from Taiwan but now a resident of Los Angeles, Sean Chao creates astonishing dioramic worlds. French from England evokes metal music and its iconography. Meat Bun, our comrades from multiple pop up shops and Game Night events will...

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Made Better in Japan

The obsession of some Japanese folks have been noted by many and this article in the WSJ explains just a few more examples in length. How far does authentic need to go? Does it need to match the roots of the product or project? Does it match a hybrid that’s current? In Japan, it seems to need to find the best time or era of the item, if not, it needs to be as obsessive as possible to satisfy the perfectionist. It ranges from clothing, food, and more. Made in Japan means something to many and that stamp is something that’s sought after. Even the toy companies like Gargamel proudly lives with that stamp on their figures. In the (WSJ- Made...

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James Jean Launched and Talk About OVM

James Jean’s new product line including jewelry and more is now on his new OVM site. While his art soars in prices, this is a way to attain something at a lower price point. James answers a few questions for us about OVM. http://www.ovmlove.com/ GR: What is Ovum in relation to your art? JJ: It’s a way for me to make tangible objects out of the motifs and in my work that can be worn and collected in a way that’s more accessible than a singular piece of artwork. I’m obsessed with quality, so the jewelry, like my books and graphic work, is designed down to the smallest detail. GR: What kind of products are you seeking to make and what...

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