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Sanrio Pop-Up Store Grand Opening in Times Square NYC

Times Square NYC hasn’t been as cute since the Sanrio store on 42nd Street closed up awhile ago. But rejoice-opening next week there Sanrio will be returning to Times square as a pop-up shop!

The shop will have a Grand Opening party on August 17, 2015. The party will include giveaways, a goodie bag with any $50 USD purchase, and more. You can RSVP to attend the Grand Opening on Facebook now by going here.

Source: Sanrio on Facebook

“Flatness – A Flat Bonnie Show” at GR2 Giant Robot

Tomorrow night will be the opening of a new show at GR2 Giant Robot showcasing new works from Flat Bonnie! The show will also feature selected works from other artists, but the star of this show is Flat Bonnie with 40 pieces on display. “Flatness” will feature new colorways of Flat Bonnie plushes, like these Cactus variants below:

Flatness will also be the debut of a new collection of wall art designed by Flat Bonnie. These works, called “Flatties,” are Flat Bonnie plushes that have been sewn on to vinyl canvases. Here’s one of these canvases that will be at the opening:

SO CUTE! If you’re in the area be sure to check it out on opening night on August 8, 2015. If you’re unable to make the show you can see (and purchase!) pieces on Giant Robot’s website.

Source: Flat Bonnie

“Metal and Fur: New Work by Philip Lumbang and ChrisRWK ” at My Plastic Heart

Opening next month at My Plastic Heart is “Metal And Fur,” a new exhibit that features new works of artists ChrisRWK and Philip Lumbang. Lumbang is recognized for his Awesome Bear illustrations (“Fur”) while ChrisRWK is known more for his Robots Who Kill (“Metal”). Both artists have been seen as graffiti and other works, but as far as we know this is the first time the two have exhibit together as a duo.

The exhibit will open on August 8, 2015, with a reception that evening from 7 – 10PM. If you’re unable to make it for the opening, the show will be up until September 6, 2015. Still unable to attend? Any available pieces for the show that do not sell opening night will be listed on My Plastic Heart’s website later in the week.

Source: My Plastic Blog

Eimi Takano’s “The First Play House” & “Toast-chan” Group Show at Alice & Beanstalks Gallery

We just got introduced to the super kawaii works of Japan-based sculptor Eimi Takano earlier this spring. We’re totally in love with her Donut Babies so we were excited to hear that Takano will be having two shows this weekend in Tokyo-based gallery Alice and Beanstalks.

“The First Play House” is a solo show that will feature new works from Takano. There will be an array of new Donut Babies as well as other custom toys. Below is some of the pieces that will be on display on the show.

There will also be a group custom show featuring Takano’s “Toast-chan” character. The group show featured the works of 14 artists.

There will also be a plush Toast-chan toy that you can purchase at Alice and Beanstalks. The plush will be ¥2,680 JPY each (about $23 USD each). If your purchase from either shows are more that $25 USD, you can join a raffle to win a Toast-chan dish!

Source: Eimi Takano on Facebook

Recap: “Bedtime Stories” My Plastic Heart

This weekend we stopped by My Plastic Heart in New York for the opening of Peter Kato‘s custom Bedtimes Bunnies show, “Bedtime Stories.” The show featured over 30 artists and their interpretation of Kato’s bunny figure in different styles. Many of the customs on display were in cute form, like Kato’s original resin figure, while others took on a different side of the toy. We even saw a motorized Bedtime Bunnie doing the running man dance!