4166978507_1ba396c671If you aren't yet afflicted with holiday shopping fatigue, stop by the Bust Craftacular at The Echoplex this Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10am-6pm and come fondle our spleens in person! The first 200 attendees get a free gift bag just for showing up, plus there will be raffles throughout the day, free bevvies and other hijinx. Bring canned goods to donate to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. If you need still more crafty holiday shopping, Mohawk Swap is just down the street! To get an idea of what you'll find, peep the video from last year's Craftacular. Yes, it is supposed to rain, and we know how Angelenos do with rain, but c'mon by anyway! Directions to the Echoplex here.
17024639_60_eWell, this is fun -- Urban Outfitters has added a few guts to their online collectibles depot. Looks like the marketing department had some fun with the text for the heart: "He'll really take a beating for ya. Somehow adorable anatomical heart plush with an included little fun-fact-filled tag. Get PUMPED!" and the lung: "Take a deep breath and contemplate the cuteness of this plush set of lungs," and the liver, too: "Intoxicating little liver likes to keep it clean." (Wow, the liver is sold out! What'd they do, bundle it with a free bottle of Jack Daniels?) If you already own one of these plush guts and care to write a review (if you happen have to have an UO account), I'll be your best friend. Also awesome -- it seems they also bought stuff from two other California plush scenesters -- Lauren of Sweet Meats and Kerry and Darth of Evil Ice Cream. Woo hoo!
plush-lung-72dpiWhen the going gets guts, the guts go shopping. We got a bunch of samples back from the toy testing process that are totally fine -- except they are missing their hangtags and labels. We figured we should celebrate their returning somewhat unscathed by offering them up at a discount to you, so we stuck some cheap-o lungs, liver, brains, kidneys and gallbladders in the Steals + Deals section of our website. So if you were planning on ripping the tags off anyway for better gutsy cuddling or you wanted to give a liver to your dog or whatever, now's your chance to get them on the cheap. Stock is very limited, so go get 'em if you want 'em.