Custom Dig Dug Inspired Vinyl Toy

If you grew up during the video game revolution like I did, one should know about Dig Dug. Dig Dug or ディグダグ Digu Dagu, is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982. The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters (Pookas: A race of round red monsters or Fygars: A race of green dragons who can breathe fire) by inflating them  until they pop, or by dropping rocks on them.

Dig Dug

I was inspired to create a “custom vinyl set” for Somo’s Gallery’s Custom Munny Showcase from another show I was  previously involved in at Chopsticks Gallery in Oakland called “Ode to the Gamer”. Since I grew up with an older brother who introduced me to the gaming world, ie. dragging me along to places like Silver Ball in Berkeley, CA, I was very excited to create a Millennial version of one of the games I loved as a kid through designer toys.

Here is the finished product of my first custom vinyl toy available for purchase at Somos Gallery in Salinas, CA. Be on the look out for more custom toys by yours truly in the future.

Dig Dug Toy by LP

“Ghetto Bear Stare” Giclee Prints

Ghetto Bear Stare

Due to popular demand, “Ghetto Bear Stare” prints are now available for purchase. Check my shop for more information.

The first set of 30 “Ghetto Bear Stare” hand embellished Giclee prints will be available at the Beefy & Co  booth during Wondercon 2013 in Anaheim, CA. March 29th-31st. Don’t forget to check out the “So Badass its Good” Show and pick up MissyMToyz “Lil Buddah” as well as the exclusive Ghost Tribe X Warrior figure! Who ever came up with the saying “too much of a good thing” was dead wrong.

Wondercon 2013

“Never Too Old for Toys” Art Show

Check me out this Saturday, July 14th, at the “Never Too Old for Toys” art show in Oakland, CA. I’ll have custom spray paint cans and toys for sale all night long. If you enjoy graffiti, street art, good peoples and Hip-Hop this is a show not to miss. Art show starts at 4pm at Chopsticks Urban Art Space. Bring your play buddy and lunch box because I’m always down to trade my sandwich for something sweet!