Make food art. Send us pics. Win a cheeseboard + $100 Amazon gift card!


Here’s our cheddar and havarti Iron Man creation to help get your imagination going.

ToonStyle’s Snack Art Contest

It’s that time of year… to eat too much at all kinds of seasonal gatherings! And for all of us over-eating, it means someone is hosting that group and serving some great snacks. To help your next snack-attack-get-together go off without a hitch, we here at ToonStyle want to give away a cheeseboard from Picnic Time, and a $100 Amazon gift card. So, we’re having our first “character snack art” contest – just craft an iconic character with your favorite snacks and send us a picture. We’ll take submissions through the December 31 2018, and then we’ll open up the contest to our visitors to vote on the best snack creations.


Picnic Time has a bunch of great Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, and Pixar cheeseboards and serving trays.






Luca Designs – Spotlight Exhibitor Interview

Following our exhibitor spotlight on Luca Designs, the company was gracious enough to answer some questions about their business and franchise favorites! See the full interview below and prepare to fall even more in love with this incredible brand.

1) Tell us about your business – what do you specialize in, what do you sell?

We specialize in creating unique character jackets that are fashionable and comfortable for everyday wear. Each of our jackets is handcrafted with a high attention to detail. 

2) What’s the story of how the business got started?

The business was started when Luca had one of his favorite jackets stolen at a charity event’s coatcheck. He made it his goal to design his own jacket and refused to buy another replica. Through the use of his unique tastes and design sense people demanded more of his edgy and unique styles.

3) What are the best things and most challenging things about having a business in this space?

The best experiences are being innovative and continuously impressing our awesome client base with over the top but accessibly cool designs. It can be challenging to keep up with the demand as we’re working to expand our reach but we love the rush of meeting a challenge head-on and succeeding.

4) What is your personal favorite franchise or character?

My favorite character is Venom, I also like Carnage and Two Face a lot. We’ve created a couple of Venom jackets and I’m hoping to be able to bring some designs for the other two to life soon.

               

5) What do you like about the franchises you incorporate into your merch? Why are they a good fit?

We chose specific characters from some of our favorite franchises that we feel represent our brand. We try to design based on the feel of the character, we don’t copy designs, rather we take inspiration from the nostalgia and create something fresh that works with the character. 

6) What characters have you not gotten to weave into your products that you’d like to add? Why those characters?

We will do all the characters we can, there is no limit which is why this is such an exciting endeavor. Some of the coolest ones to come are our unique Junkrat design (available on Kickstarter soon for pre-order) and the Cyberpunk 2077 jacket will be launching early next year. Luca is passionate about video games and loves to create designs based on some of his favorite gaming characters.

Luca has picked certain characters to test the boundaries of fashion and embrace the underlying nostalgia from growing up around them or being influenced by them. He usually pushes characters that speak to him and stand out in some way.

8) What’s another smaller vendor that you love to shop for franchise/character merch that you think not a lot of people know about?

We go to a lot of conventions in the United States and Canada, so we get to see a lot of great people making really creative items. Nothing specific I could point you to at the moment, it’s just great to see other people embracing their passions and we love talking with the other vendors and attendees at these events.

Thanks SO much to Luca Designs for taking the time to chat with us at Comic-Con and for letting us conduct this fascinating interview! We hope you love Luca’s jackets as much as we do – we’re looking forward to seeing the new crop top jackets they’re promising with characters like Mercy, Soldier 76, and D.Va!

Comic-Con Exhibitor Spotlight: Picnic Time

 

Second up in our Comic-Con Exhibitor Showcase series is Picnic Time, a company that offers a wide variety of licensed picnic accessories in addition to more traditional designs. Focusing mostly on Disney and Marvel, they give us everything we’ve ever dreamed of in a Captain America cheeseboard, or an Iron Man picnic blanket. I mean cheese and Marvel, is it even possible to combine two more amazing things?
Picnic Time stood out to us because the products are masterfully crafted and extremely high quality. Their Toy Story wooden pizza board or Ratatouille acacia serving plank would make a lovely housewarming gift for any Disney enthusiast; we love how their products are not only beautiful, but exceedingly functional as well!

 

If we had to pick a personal favorite, it might just be this Death Star Cheese Board, but with so many options to chose from, it’s much too hard to decide!

Kiss Me, I’m Green-ish: Pop Culture Merch for St. Patrick’s Day

In case you haven’t noticed from the Google doodle or sea of green around you, today is St. Patrick’s Day. If you want to avoid getting pinched for not wearing green and rep your favorite fandom at the same time, check out our list of fun green shirts and other pop culture merchandise for men, women, and children.

Harry Potter Slytherin Crest T-Shirt

Harry Potter Slytherin Shirt
Harry Potter Slytherin Shirt

If you have a little bit of a dark side, show off your favorite Hogwarts house with this bright green shirt. Even if it wasn’t green, people would be too nervous to pinch a Slytherin!

Frankenstein Socks

Frankenstein socks
Frankenstein socks

If you’re a horror movie buff, these green socks are the perfect undercover St. Patrick’s day swag. They’re knee-high, so there’s more than enough green to go around — and then some!

Green Yoda Star Wars T-Shirt

Green Yoda Star Wars T-Shirt
Green Yoda Star Wars T-Shirt

Do or do not dress up for St. Patrick’s Day, there is no try. If you do want to dress up, this shirt will do the trick. It’s green, and will get you high fives from fellow Star Wars fans (or oblivious people who just really like motivational slogans).

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Green Shell Backpack

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Backpack

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the kids! If your kids weren’t excited about St. Patrick’s Day yet, this sweet Ninja Turtles backpack should get the party started. It looks like a turtle shell (um, awesome!), but it won’t slow you down with all your March 17th festivities.

Star Wars Kiss Me I’m Solo Shirt

Han Solo St. Patrick's Day Shirt
Han Solo St. Patrick’s Day Shirt via ThinkGeek

It doesn’t get more on-point than this when it comes to pop culture St. Patrick’s Day merch. Whether or not you want to kiss Han Solo, you’ll be the star (wars) wherever you go. We might even say, your friends will be green with envy…

Shrek Kit

Shrek Kit
Shrek Kit via Target

This amazing and hilarious Shrek kit (with ears and nose) can be used by kids or adults. Make people laugh (with you, not at you!) by sporting these at your St. Patrick’s Day shindig. Hey, they’re green, right?

The Legend of Zelda Green Pajama Pants

Zelda Pajamas
Zelda Pajamas via Hot Topic

When you’re tired out from all the green beer, throw these PJs on and climb into your cozy bed (even if your sheets aren’t green, hopefully they’re clean). Have sweet dreams of Zelda and Link after another successful St. Patrick’s Day.

Want to see even more great pop culture clothing, toys, and other merch? Check out ToonStyle!

Best Black Panther Movie Merch

Looking for Black Panther toys, clothing, and other fun merch?  You’ve come to the right place. We reviewed some of the coolest Black Panther movie merch/products and picked out a handful of our favorites to share with you. Long live the king!

Black Panther Poster T-Shirt:

Black Panther T-shirt (from Hot Topic) - Official Black Panther Movie Merch
Black Panther T-shirt (from Hot Topic)

It doesn’t get much cooler than this shirt,  which features the official Black Panther poster art on a sleek, all-black tee from Hot Topic. It manages to fit ten different characters in an on-point graphic that’s just begging to be shown off.

Wakanda Forever T-Shirt:

Wakanda Forever T-Shirt (from Hot Topic) - Official Black Panther Movie Merch
Wakanda Forever T-Shirt (from Hot Topic)

Wakanda for what? Forever! Up next is another awesome Black Panther shirt from Hot Topic, with bold gold print on all black. Wakanda is considered to be the most technologically advanced country on the planet — so if you’re planning a visit, make sure you’re up to date with this tee.

Erik Killmonger Funko POP!:

Erik Killmonger Funko POP - Official Black Panther Movie Merch
Erik Killmonger Funko POP!

Move over, T’challa… this Killmonger Funko POP is ready for battle — or at least for a place on your shelf or desk. There’s never a dull moment when Erik Killmonger is around.

Black Panther Handbag:

Black Panther Handbag/Purse
Black Panther Handbag/Purse

It can be hard to find a purse with an attitude, but this bag should do the trick! It’s simple yet bold, and any Black Panther fan worth their salt will know what you’re representing. To everyone else, you’ll just look cool. You can feel like you’re carrying around a panther fur bag — without angry calls from PETA!

Black Panther High Top Sneakers:

Black Panther High Top Sneakers
Black Panther High Top Sneakers

These boots were made for walkin’ – actually, these shoes were made for running around Wakanda like you’re T’Challa (or at least like you’re a Black Panther stan). Your feet will be the talk of the town (or maybe even nation) with these bad boys on.

 

Fiending for even more Black Panther movie merch? Check out ToonStyle for more great Black Panther products from Hot Topic, Walmart, Amazon, ThinkGeek, and more!

5 Amazing Character Valentines Gifts

It’s February 14th, which means it’s time to shout “Happy Valentines Day!” from the rooftops — or in a text, if you’re not exactly the romantic type.

If you still haven’t picked out the perfect Valentines gifts for your one true love (or even a friend!), we have you covered with five ways to celebrate love with some of your favorite characters.

Paw Patrol Valentine Candy Card Kit

Paw Patrol Valentine Candy Card Kit

Okay, so this one is geared more towards kids. But even if you’re shopping for an adult, who doesn’t love cute dogs and candy? It comes with 28 cards and 28 lollipops — so just enough for two people 😉

Peanuts Valentine Fleece Throw

Peanuts Valentine Fleece Throw

If you know any Peanuts fans, this throw will be sure to get you major brownie points. What better way to stay cozy on Valentines Day?

Star Wars “Who’s Your Daddy” Mug

Star Wars Darth Vader "Who's Your Daddy" Mug

Throw a little bit of humor into your Valentine’s Day gift with this hilarious Darth Vader mug — a must-have for any Star Wars lovers! Especially if you like your coffee roasted on the dark side.

The Simpsons: Kiss and Tell: The Story of Their Love

The Simpsons: Kiss and Tell

This collection includes four “romantically-themed” Simpsons episodes, with 90 minutes full of heart-warming laughs. Yes please!

Chewbacca “Be Mine” Boxer Briefs

Chewbacca Boxer Briefs

Another classic Star War Valentines gift that can be enjoyed all day and all night by your favorite Chewbacca fan — as long as they remember to do laundry!

 

We hope you liked these Valentines gifts as much as we do — check out ToonStyle for more awesome character merch that you can rock year-round!