MAQET’s DesignerCon Roundup
Our first DesignerCon was a ton of fun! It was also a great opportunity to talk to so many artists and collectors about MAQET and what we’re doing.
Frank Kozik’s “Sore-Bet” mini-Heathrows proved that good things come in small (adorable) packages. We brought five flavorways of the little hedgehogs to Pasadena, and what didn’t sell out during the convention quickly found homes via Twitter on the drive back up to San Francisco. All of the DCON mini-Heathrows are sold out. Congrats to everyone who got one! (All remaining mini-Heathrows still at MAQET HQ will be shipping out to you this week.) We may occasionally drop Heathrows into our online shop, so check in from time to time…
Bernie Cotton, Bernie Argh and FroWolf were stoked to reunite with their creator, Scott Tolleson, and meet Scott’s newest plush Nosellots. People just seem happier when they’re around Nosellots. The Bernie MAQETs even got a nice writeup on Vinyl Pulse: “What I loved about the Bernie figures, was how smooth they were. They looked to be made of a porcelain material, but is in fact made of a plastic called Plastin and was as light as air.” Get your Bernies here.
Our biggest surprise (we weren’t even sure we would have them ready) was a fleet of MAQET prototypes by Russian toy designer, Sergey Safonov. Gooma in Boat (Four Seasons edition) has been one of our most challenging pieces to date, and we are stoked about its extremely positive reception. We’re still doing some tweaking, so stay tuned for these guys!
Here’s another view of Gooma in Boat. Curious about the character? Check out Sergey’s Flickr gallery.
See you next year at DesignerCon! Maybe we’ll get our own table!