So I’m drinking to celebrate some recent achievements Designer Toys UK has had, first up we’ve surpassed 50,000 video views which is amazing and the second is Toy Talk Friday hit 79 views in a day. Seriously in shock at how quick we reached the second one, usually it takes a week or so not 24hours so a massive thanks and a high five to all it’s given me a boost to focus on TTF and work hard on improving it.
So in other news my Whimsical Clockwork Villian Sucklord collaboration with Doktor A arrived… broken, er yea i had to pay £25 import fees over £110 in all so my heart sank when i saw what had happened. I can’t blame DKE the packaging was second to none loads of bubble wrap etc, it’s just a unfortunate occurrence. Thankfully Sarah Jo said she will sort it out, so figures cross i can get it replaced and amongst my Doktor A collection soon.
Oh and I’m drinking this because i liked the font, turns out that’s not such a good idea who’d have thought it ay.
Anyway The Big Lebowski is on TV so I’ll leave you with one of my favorite songs of this week.
I posted a pic of this mini me Mr Lister made awhile ago on the Facebook page, i never received it due to a UK tour of post offices but now i finally have it and well it’s pretty cool. What you will notice is the lack of beard on me compared to the little Kenton, that’s basically because i had a job interview that led to nothing but hey that’s life. Er yea i hate to admit it but i kinda like the clean shaven look, don’t hate lol i still miss the beard and when i can it’s coming back it’s just nice to not look like a terrorist/hobo although looking 10 isn’t great either.
My mate Jake sent me The Wedding Present’s album the other day, first couple of listens left me hating his voice but after a few hours I’ve actually fallen in love with it. The whole arrangement as a band feels very early Dinosaur JR and Pixies, there definitely worth a few listens you never know you might end up loving em too.
This is a stand out track for me at the moment:
Oh and I’ve finally got round to reading Cloud Atlas in preparation for seeing the film when it’s out, I’m quite early on in the book but so far I’m liking it. The 6min or so trailer for the film pretty much sold me on the film, the book and the whole idea. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of a version of yourself meeting the same people through different times in history etc.
I’ll do a proper review of the book when I’ve finished and the film when it hits UK shores.
I feel bad that the site has not been updated as often as it should be, i spent along time trying to be a blogger writing about the latest toy news etc. You know the truth is i hated doing those posts, to me they felt forced i didn’t enjoy writing them and it ended with me barley using this site. Toy Talk Friday is a much better alternative and is something different in this busy online world for the toy scene, i recently hit 200 subscribers and I’m getting close to the big 50,000 video views mark so i think it’s something people want instead of another blog.
That’s not to say the website is dead this will be a place for me to talk about toy news that’s interested me, books I’ve read, films i saw, music I’ve listened to etc, i think this will be pretty fun you get to know me more as a person and not a rambling guy on the net (I can’t promise i won’t ramble). As with the YouTube schedule of 2 or 3 videos a week (2 reviews and Toy Talk Friday) i aim to post a least 1 thing a week maybe more, with the business becoming stable from a financial point of view i think it’s time i put the rest of my focus and energy into Designer Toys UK.
So recently I’ve been a bit sporadic with videos, using twitter/Facebook and basically all things DTUK, there’s a couple of reasons like loosing my voice but the other is something i feel i should discuss because I can’t say for sure that I’m not gonna vanish from the interwebs for a few weeks or moths. I’ve had depression for er well as long as i can remember it’s been on various levels and more recently it’s been at the crappy end if you know what i mean, it’s easy to put the Kenton smile and idiot rambling mode on and film but honestly i have times when i just can’t which sucks because i love making videos.
Know matter how unbearable life might be sometimes it’s made bearable by the people I’ve met in this little community of ours, I’ve had so many amazing comments regarding my videos or my pictures, I’ve ended up meeting some amazing people online and in person the trip to London for me was something i will cherish till i grow old and you lot helped me though all the shit to start my own business so a massive thank you and a bearded high five.
P.S yea my grammar and spelling sucks, that’s why i make videos.
Kidrobot has actually released something that I’m genuinely excited about at not because it’s a Dunny from one of my favorite artists, at 4.5 inches in size Hypnotoad from the quite frankly brilliant Futurama is now available from your local designer toy store or Kidrobot for a mere £31.90 which in my opinion isn’t a bad price it looks great and well “ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD !”.
Our newest sponsor of the site and Toy Talk Friday, DudeBox have been kind enough to send me some products to review. These will be on the channel shortly, in the meantime show their site some love www.dudebox.com.
Sorry for slow updates I’ve been a mix of busy and ill, some good news tho my new designer toy store is open. 2bitrobot has been a 2 year project for me, over time it’s had many changes the biggest being a complete rename . But finally the hard work has paid of and i have my own store, I’ll be posting a 2bitvlog on the channel once a month to keep you up to date with how it’s all going so check that out. I guess before i sign out i’d like to say a massive thanks for all the support I’ve received, it’s helps a lot.
1. First up you gotta give Lunartik a follow on Twitter HERE and Designer Toys UK a follow HERE then send out this tweet “I am entered to win a @Lunartik series 4 Art Pass from @DesignerToysUK go to www.designertoysuk.co.uk for more info #ARTPASS” You can just copy and paste the above quoted text without the quotes.
2. Give both Designer Toys UK a ‘Like’ HERE and lunartik a ‘Like’ HERE on our respective Facebook pages.
3. Make a brew and keep your fingers crossed.
Competition ends May 25th, winners announced soon after, massive thanks to Lunartik for the support.
CrappyCat and FlunkMonkey shove off for a Multidimensional Schnapps Tasting tour, the first flavor on the tour is Poison Plum schnapps. A CrappyCat.com exclusive edition of 125 – 2 piece sets, it’s priced at an affordable $35.00 including shipping. I’m really liking this set and the price makes it even more tempting, I’m also intrigued by the Meme six pack that’s coming soon.
A big thank you to Matt Jones aka Lunartik for sending this package along, can’t do a review or say what’s inside till Matt gives me the go ahead but i will say they look fantastic. On top of a review I’m planning to give these away to you guys, it’s nice to share the karma sometimes ya know.
Re-Venture pic’s are released and some surprises are included. First up a glimpse as the Valve Portal toys, OK im not overwhelmed by them but they look surprisingly good hopefully we get a proper Aperture science turret at some point.
And the piece that makes me wish i was seriously rich… a FULL SIZED 1:1 Peaceday Dropcloth, now i remember seeing the 1:1 LM and being blown away but this is just something else. With the 1:1 square beside him and those to scale bags it’s perfect, obviously it’ll cost you the equivalent of a family car but it’s a 1:1 DC tell the kids to use the bus.