This year marks our third as exhibitors at Comic Con International, and we are just as dorkily excited as ever to see all the caped and masked sights in San Diego (it took us three years to get into Comic Con. One lady told us we’d have to wait for somebody to die to get in — hopefully no one actually died). Visit all your guts at I Heart Guts booth #932! For a sneak preview of some new and upcoming guts, visit DKE Booth #4728. Hope to see you there, come give your guts a big hug and say hi! From top left, Gumby with heart, Jawa with pancreas, Iron Man with intestine, Popeye with stomach (filled with spinach, of course), ladies with a uterus (you might have guessed, but I’m not the lady in red — she walked around the hall leading a chained and shackled Chewbacca with that pig-guard guy from Return of the Jedi).
Posts Tagged ‘plush organs’
We’ve gotta make some room over here at Gutsy Headquarters for fun new stuff, so we’re running a giant sale on tons of your favorite guts. All plushies are $2 off, and so are gutsy gift packs, plus a ton of tees are now half-off regular price — get one of your fave shirts for a mere $12 in our Steals + Deals section. And happy new year to you!
Gutsy handmades will be at a coast near you very soon. This weekend, visit our custom yoka at the adfunture/DKE Toys art show at DesignerCon in Pasadena tomorrow, Nov. 21. The other yokas are about a million times cooler than the one I made, so you won’t be disappointed. Take a look at the amazing creations that will be on display at DesignerCon. I Heart Guts will also have three felt brooches at the Luv-able Hug-able show at Gallery Hanahou in New York, so check ‘em out! The theme this year is “Medium and Mini” — aka small, affordable and recession-friendly. The gallery also has a ton of our regular guts for sale on consignment, so if you’re in New York and need guts, this is the place to go. The show opens Dec. 3rd and runs through January 9th.
We had tons of fun at last weekend’s Unique Los Angeles show, a shopping extravaganza that shows off the creative and crafty wonders of Los Angeles and beyond. One woman, who’d had open heart surgery as a child, bought a heart tee for her mom, who tried to watch the surgery on her daughter. After anaesthesia, the doctors took a saw to this little girl’s chest and mom promptly fainted. Lots of folks got Heart of Gold pins for mom, a few uteruses, too — even a mother’s day gall bladder! As usual, we just had fun meeting people and chatting. Our Black Heart got a mention from the wonderful folks over at Cool Hunting, who had eyes at the show. Woo hoo!
Things were so fun around the show, I forgot to tell you about the fun we had in our booth! One woman, an M.D., was checking out the glands and remarked of the testicle, “He looks like he has kind of an epidydimis combover.” Hilarious. A midwife-in-training popped by our booth to get some Womb Service tees, and her friend said, all of a sudden, “I have two uteruses. And two cervixes!” So we spent the next five minutes wondering if she could have two pregnancies and two different times, what about two periods? Fascinating. Can you imagine? It turns out that , yes you can have two separate pregnancies in two uteruses. I also got a chance to meet Katrina, who blogs about tees on T-shirts Around the Internet, she was super nice, and it was great to meet her in person!
The guts are always happy to be the object of someone’s obsession, especially people we are obsessed with right back. So we’re especially honored to have been featured in Time Out New York‘s shopping section. One of my fave old ways to unwind after a long day’s work (and even longer subway ride home) was to read a fresh issue of Time Out while soaking in the bathtub and drinking a beer. Anyway, some of the nice things they said: “The deliriously happy bunch is sure to put any get-well card to shame. And having a plush version of whatever’s ailing is like reverse voodoo—somehow, punching a stuffed uterus during a bad period makes it all feel better.”
Just loaded up a bunch of new slightly damaged gutsy goods to the Steals + Deals section of our site, including a $9 plush heart that has a sort of blemish to his face. But he’s still gutsy. And lovable. He won’t last long around here at that price, so won’t you take him home? Gone! I’d also like to extend a special coupon to anyone insane enough to read this blog: plug in GUTS2008 at checkout and get 10% off your order. Good through the end of September. Photo from the Courtesy Coffee Shop in Blythe, CA.