Lawrenzo has some connects over at Hasbro Toys and was able to get me (and a couple other artists) a chance to handle and custom paint one of their newest toys, the Mighty Mugg. It seems to be Hasbro's entrance to the exploding urban toy movement. It makes sense since it is after all Hasbro, however I do kind of think it takes away the underground/independent toy feel, but I guess it's not like Kidrobot is considered underground any longer.
The Mugg stands about 6 inches tall. It's a very powerful looking shape, with almost no front or back and no facial features. My only complaint would be that it's not vinyl, like a Dunny or even the Hasbro LilPony, it's plastic, which made it slightly more difficult to paint. ( I prefer to soften vinyl with a hairdryer and take apart to paint,so I was forced to keep my Mugg in one piece because I thought it wouldn't go back together) On the up side it does say it comes from "100% recycled awesome goodness", and they are cheap like some others "mini" DIY's but with a little extra Mighty in the size.
They do have some production ones available and since I'm more of a Hip-Hop fan then comic book fan my favorite is the MF DOOM one.
In the end, I was behind deadline, but enjoyed painting my Mighty Mugg. Cop some and have a Might Mugg painting party! Here are some pics of my finished Mugg. Thanks Lo.
The next review is short but well worth your support.
I was lazy enough to rush out the door with a new deck and only 4 bolts holding it together, probably the laziest thing a skater could do. Within minutes my trucks were lose. Luckily I was at the same park as the owner of Turdz Hardware "Doo-doo colored nuts and bolts...The number 2 in hardware". Turdz is the brainchild of manchild Alex Duke from ToiletTown. My only complaint would be that if you ride risers your sh!t out of luck but I know Alex skates these things so they must be strong as hell (you saw him smash into wallrides in 2rooms1ramp !). I fully support Turdz without ever riding them. A local business with a true skateboarder running it, selling nuts and bolts hand to hand with some humor and slight smell. Lose the risers and get with Turdz, maybe I will too.
Why wouldn't you buy your bolts from this loose nut?
photo yanked from Po