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The Given Toys - Webstore


Today saw the launch of my mini webstore. The site will be used to sell any non-show custom as well as any resin or production figures I make. Check it out and let me know what you think the occasion also marks the launch of my new “Solid Gold” Custom Keg O’ Boom, available here.

How it all Went Down


So over the last while you would have seen me mention the Toitoy X Puma custom show and I must say the event didnt disapoint. The turn out was great and the atmosphere even better, had fun meeting some of the other artists and was awesome to get lots of great feed back on my pieces. Check out my completed set below and you can see the rest after the hop.

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All in the Detail


I have been holding onto this for a while now, but wanted to make sure I had the time to put up the proper post the guy deserved. This illustrator goes by the name of HR-FM and I seriously haven’t been this impressed in a long time, it’s unique, its fresh and something about it just feels real… Loving it! Be sure to click these bigger people, def worth it!

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I Want Your Munny


So last night I took a swing by the “I Want Your Munny” custom show at ToiToys new premises in Kloof Street. First off I have to tip my hat to Earl Fischhoff owner of the shop for setting it up, its so good to see the local scene doing well. Secondly I have to mention the custom from Daniel Ting Chong, man alive this guy seriously knocked it out the park with by far the highest quality custom I have ever seen. Beyond RAD! The show is on until the 17th so make sure you get down there and check it.

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We’re BACK!


Ahhhh its been nigh on 3 weeks since I went on leave, there were some highs and some lows, but all in all a pretty good but most of all relaxing time was had. So now I am back and bring with me promise of a rad 2011. Filled with bunny’s and rose petals, well if thats your thing…. more likely rad art, broken bones and sick tats! Rock on 2011 with some fresh Banksy! Hells yea!

The Plastics - Shark


This is how you do it! This is how you launch an album, recently local Indie band The Plastics held the launch party for their debut album “Shark”. The launch however was more than just a party held at Assembly here in Cape Town, but rather an all out guerilla marketing campaign, which saw slick design, intelligence in idea and perfect execution.

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Lets Go All the Way!


The Results are in and the news is good! The Given Blog has made it into the Top Ten for the SA Blog Awards. Now we may have been placed in the wrong catagory due to a blunder from their side, but that doesnt mean we cant own this thing something solid! We are running in the Best Media and Marketing Catagory and the competition is stiff. So if you love The Given, then show us some love and click the link below to vote for us :)

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South African Blog Awards


So its that time of the year again…The South African Blog Awards are in town. They have shuffled things around a little this time and we now fall into the Media and Marketing catagory, so we are going to have some tough competition. Nominations are now open, So if you love The Given then click the image below :)

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Local Vinyl Toys


If any of you out there are looking to get some vinyl toys in and around South Africa but are sick and tired of the high prices, then I’m about to make your day. Head over to and check them out, great prices and great service with country wide delivery! I just got myself this awesome Teddy Trooper! SWEET!

We Want your Art!


Here at The Given we are all about the art, this blog is all about providing a platform from which designers and artists can share their work and get their name out and hopefully in the process we help them grow. So if you want some exposure on SA’s most happening art blog, then send your designs/art/illustrations/vinyls etc to subs(at) and we will make you famous.

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