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Sep 10, 2007

Toy of the Week - MINDstyle's Tomodachi 13 by Cameron Tiede

This week we're happy to select the first four figures in MINDstyle's Tomodachi 13 series by Cameron Tiede as the Toys of the Week. Edgar, Oswald, Agatha and Roofus -- Cameron's first original toys, carry his bright color palettes and unique rendering of characters into the 3D realm.  Each character design has a strong personality brought out through extremely detailed sculpts which emphasize the  organic and playful feel of Cameron's work.  With their bumpy surfaces, edged features, and  their slightly slanted stature, these figures fully utilize the potential of vinyl to bring his art to life.  Each of the 13 Tomodachi figures is limited to a collector friendly 300 pieces, ships in large 'can' packages, comes with a collector card, and retails for $39.99. They are available directly from Cameron's online store as well as specialty retailers.

About Cameron Tiede

Raised in the great white north of Canada, on sugar-infested cereal, 80’s music, Peanuts comics, and classic Nintendo games Cameron Tiede has always stayed a kid. In the 90’s, he ventured down to Southern California to thaw out and attend Art Center College of Design where he studied and graduated with distinction in illustration.

Working as a freelance designer and illustrator some of his commercial projects have included clients such as Disney, Mattel, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks and Warner Brothers. He also teaches illustration and design classes at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and FIDM in Los Angeles, CA.

Cameron’s signature style is infused with raw energetic characters and stimulating color. Described as “illuminated innocence,” his work is as playful as it is honest, and is exhibited and collected around the world.

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