by Derrick Stembridge in New Events on Thursday 26 June 2008

The first-ever do-it-yourself designer plush toy based on the popular Wee Ninja character shape is set for release as over 60 artists show off custom Plushform art works in one mega-event called Plushform to be held tomorrow night (June 27) at Rotofugi Designer Toy Store and Gallery in Chicago. Plushform is ready to go right out of the box. The stuffed and sewn DIY plush has a water-based primed surface making it extremely smooth and suitable for practically any medium. Acrylic, oil and spray paint, pencils, pens, markers, watercolor — whatever you want. Unlike mainstream blank plush toys that are specific in shape and purpose, Plushform allows the artist to do what they do best, acting more as a blank medium than a specific character or thing. While the general shape of Plushform no.1 is based on the Wee Ninja, the body form has no mask or eyes, no top, bottom or sides built in.