Green Army Men x Skateboarders Mashup

Jim Alfaro just wrote to us to tell us about Toy Boarders, essentially a mashed up version of plastic green army men and skateboarders he’s created. Like the Kidrobot breakdanders, these figurines are reminiscent of those iconic plastic toys that were popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Each of the eight riders represent real moves that are used by today’s riders like tail grab and ollie.

“My son and I came up with these this year and they are selling really well at specialty and skate shops,” Alfaro tells us. Yahoo even listed them as one of their 10 Great Skate Holiday Gifts Under $10 for Little Rippers. Too fun.

You get a 24 pack of the 8 different poses for $4.99. A great stocking stuffer idea, don’t you think?

Toy Boarders website

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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