Jmel Dowdell creator and owner of the toy brand “The Button Nose Kidz” had a booth setup at Toy Fair NY earlier this year and I had to see what the brand was all about. Jmel and his business partner Hilary Bowe Ricks gave be a full break down on what the brand has to offer like their character driven plush toys, activity books, joke books, story books.
About The Button Nose Kidz:
Imagine having the chance to inspire children and guide them on the road to success. The Button Nose Kidz will help increase youth awareness in communities through education and help shape the future of kids all over the world. The Button Nose Kidz will build rewarding relationships with them along the way making a world of difference in a child’s future.
The Mission is to increase youth awareness in communities through education. Our goal is to empower the youth to better understand how to handle different issues and teach them the skills they deserve as it relates to prevention and management. Our mission will be accomplished by the following: EDUCATION, MOTIVATION, AND PREVENTION.
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Hyper Toy Co. – Bikes, R/C’s, Ride-On’s And More At Toy Fair NY
For the first time ever Hyper Toy Co. setup shop at The North American International Toy Fair in New York City!
As most of you may already know, Hyper is known for their high end BMX racing frames and freestyle frames (High end MTB frames coming soon) under the Hyper Bicycles Brand. Hyper is also known for their full range of entry level BMX, casual bicycles and Nitro Circus branded goodies through their retail partners, Walmart, Target and Sam’s Club. But what most of you may not know is Hyper has been making Ride-On toys like the Yamaha Raptor Ride-on for 10 years!!
Now with the addition of their new Yamaha R/C cars, scooters and skateboards, Hyper is making the move to put all their products under the Hyper Toy Co. brand!
I caught up with Hyper Brand manager and good friend Jud Ciancio who talked about the new branding direction. He also gave me the run down of the products Hyper is coming with this year like their carbon (full carbon frame) MTB complete which will be available at Walmart for $399. The awesome Mission 1 high end BMX racing frame gets an upgrade and will be called Mission 2. The high end MTB dirt jumper is getting a lot closer to being released and a lot more!!
I didn’t know Hyper was going to be at Toy Fair so it was definitely a pleasant surprise!! Jud has been supporting me as a rider and event promoter for years and it’s awesome to see the growth of the brand over the years. It’s looking like this year is gonna be the best one yet!!
RAIN OF TLALOC custom Bambaboss figure by Ink Visuals!
The mastermind behind the amazing creations of Ink Visuals Rob Ramirez recently dropped this piece called “Rain Of TLALOC” and it’s sick! Rob took a diy Bambaboss by 3A and hand painted with Swarovski Crystals. He also laced it with Swarovski Crystals.
Each of my customs have 3 crystals in a row to represent passed loved ones. ~Rob Ramirez
“As supreme god of the rain, Tlaloc was also a god of earthly fertility and of water. He was widely worshipped as a beneficent giver of life and sustenance to the urban jungle.”
Martian Toys x Quiccs x Gorgocho – UKIUK Vinyl Figure Collabo
The folks at Martian Toys announced its world premier of UKIUK by Gorgocho!! The new vinyl figure will launch at at Toycon UK 2018 which goes down on April 7th and 8th. “Ukiuk” is Gorgocho’s first production vinyl figure and we’re diggin it!
Gorgocho (Charles Rodriguez)teamed up with Martian Toys and Quiccs Maiquez and created this dope figure by simply swapping out the head of popular TEQ63 Vinyl body and replacing it with his “UKIUK” head . The end result is Fire!!