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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ton’s of new stuff this week!
Current mood: busy
Category: Art and Photography


Lot's of good stuff rolling in this week.

Kozik Anarchy Trexi

Tokidoki Miao

Kozik Teddy troop

Neighbor Wood DIY blank

DIY Sqwerts

and for all you writers and readers check out our sick stock of books!

Plus so much more!!!!!

Tomorrow releases.

DIY Plush Form

Shake-A-Tongue Toy Cars

Reach Bear

Come check out all the good stuff.

I bet you won't be able to resist taking most of it home with you!




Currently listening :
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
By The Postal Service
Release date: 2003-07-08

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

6/19 releases
Category: Art and Photography

Eggy Dunny 8-Inch

To-Fu Head creators, Devilrobots, crack out Eggy Dunny.

This pearlescent-shelled, 8-inch vinyl is the perfect partner for making omelettes or souffle, or egging the neighbor's house.

Munny Series 4

Customize MUNNY beyond all recognition in version 4 of this DIY KR classic.

Beards, toupees and other incognito gear morph MUNNY into the master of disguise.

You can draw and paint on MUNNY, use crayons, pencils, ketchup, or anything else you can think of. You can make clothes for MUNNY. Make things to put in MUNNY's hands! Snuggle him, pierce him, drape him, cherish him. MUNNY is open to pretty much anything.

Each 7-inch figure comes with four blind accessories, a marker and collectable sticker.

Skeletrina & Skeletrino by Toki Doki

Skeletrino and his beloved feline queen Skeletrina are Adios and ciao ciao's pet cats, out of the fires of perdition and living it up on earth.

Scavengers by Kathy Olivas


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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fatcap Series 2 Trading Party Thursday May 29th!
Current mood: geeky



FatCap Series 2
FatCaps are back with 17 new rattling personalities plus three uber rare chases. Masterminded by Bubble Fetishist Tilt, Argentine art troop DOMA, and renowned graff writer Sket One—amongst other graffiti stars—these 3-inchers are blind assortment.

LiFT will be having a trading party Thursday May 29th from 6pm to 8:30pm. Fatcaps will be available for purchase at 11am that day for those who can no make it to the party.

Hope to see you there!



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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Current mood: excited


First and foremost....

Our first show of the year, and the grand opening of our new location!
Saturday March 29th @ 7pm

With pieces by:


Hope to see you all there!
More info can be found at LIFTDETROIT.COM


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Coming this Thursday 2/7 !!!!!!
Current mood: excited
Category: Art and Photography


The Vivisect Playset is based on an annual group art show, curated by artist Luke Chueh and hosted by Gallery 1988. The show, whose fourth installment is currently running at Gallery 1988's San Francisco location, thematically focuses on the representation of animals that demonstrate the human condition. With the toy series, we have chosen seven of the core artists from the art show, whose designs lend themselves well to plastic. The Vivisect Playset toy series features seven original designs, one by each artist, plus a special collaborative design by Joe Ledbetter and Greg Simkins. Blind/mystery box packaging, with special "chase" figures, too.

Lift will be releasing these at midnight on wed. for those who just can't wait! we will be open 12-1 AM thursday morning.

Brush off your bowler hat, February 7th marks the arrival of Capees!

Mad Barbarians, creators of an evil empire of toys, set forth Capee: an amorphous character with a lot of swing in his step.
This 8-Inch, head-cracked figure is enrobed with audacious charm, otherwise known as flocking. His doffable bowler hat also comes with swappable Mad House and phantom ghoul attachments for an added visual trip.



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Monday, February 04, 2008

Dunny French Series Trading Party at LiFT
Current mood: awake



Dunny's been stuffed to the gills with baguette, cheese and wine.

Designed by 18 defenders of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité, including: Superdeux, Genevieve Gauckler, 123Klan, SupaKitch, Easy Hey, Tilt, Mist, Der, Doze x Secretlab, Ajee, Jack Usine, Nasty, Onde x Trbdsgn, Koa, Skwak, Oktus the Woodboy, Koralie and Tizieu.

The French invade in blind boxes on February 21st, with 19 designs (including 2 mystery chase figures), retailing for $6.95.

We will be having our trading party at 7pm Feb 21st. For those of you that just can't wait, we will be open from Midnight to 1am on launch day so you can be the first to get your fix!!!

Hope to see you all there



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Thursday, November 15, 2007

More releases in time for the holiday’s!
Current mood: busy

First up, We've got the release of the Lacruzz02 Peecol by Eboy!

LaCruzz is back, and he's the second limited edition version. Bright white with pink, blue and green detail, this bizzaro LaCruzz is still the macabre beat machine in the rockin' band Cruzzified.

Check out LaCruzz 02's PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST and win criminally amazing prizes!

Next up is the Tara McPherson Bubble Yucky 8 inch Dunny!!!

Dunny's been attacked--by sugar and spice and everything nice. Left in wide-eyed shock with a pastel color palette, this bubbly new Dunny has all the markings of illustrator Tara McPherson, including a barrage of kisses.

Trap Tara's bewitched 8-inch Dunny, which come in baby blue and pink colorways, before they scamper away.

Limit one per customer.

Toyqube Presents: Doktor A's Cloth Head Kaniza!

Distributed by DKE Toys, each Special Edition Kaniza stands approx 4"-ers tall and is limited to 1000-pcs @ US$20-per (retail) and comes in a full color window box with removable head.

Lindsey Kuhn 9in Monkeyskull Bud GID

Check out this little guy! He's waiting to blow up at your house. Each purchase of a Monkey Skull Blow Up comes with a free sticker pack!

Limited edition of 250, 75 signed by L. Kuhn available from SWAMP.

And if you plan on stopping by tomorrow for the Glenn Barr Release and signing party, then you might be interested in this.

Glenn Barr artist series Hint Mint's

Glenn Barr is the newest contributing artist for the Hint Mint Limited Edition Artist Series. Barr's original tins will be available world wide this month. And he has also designed a set of holiday-inspired mint tins. The tins are a definite conversation starter...and the mints taste pretty good (especially chocolate!).



Currently listening :
Better Than Sex
By The Red Elvises
Release date: 06 April, 1999

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Glenn Barr’s Hells Proprietor Release Party Nov 16th at LiFT!

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Come on out to LiFT Designer Toys for the launch of Glenn Barr's first vinyl figure!

Hells Proprietor!!

At nearly 11" tall, this roto-cast vinyl figure comes in two limited edition colorways.

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Brown ltd 1000 pieces
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Blue ltd 500 pieces

Glenn will be on hand with prints, and other things to sign.

For those who cannot make it to the event we will have a few that Glenn will personalize for you! Contact LiFT for more details.

Pricing and online ordering info to come soon...

For more info on Glenn's art visit his site here.

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

New this week at LiFT

My my my... We have so much great new stuff in stock, where do we start?!

Black Flocked Hot Cha Cha Cha by Gary Baseman
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This fantastic black flocked version of Gary Baseman's Hot Cha Cha Cha is limited to just 500 pieces...what a cute little devil! We have very few in stock!

The Nurse
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The Director
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Stripped from the pages of sci-fi headtrip Pure Trance, Keiko the Director and Kaori the Nurse are the first Junko Mizuno figures by Kidrobot. Mizuno has been steadily building a dedicated cult following with her ultraviolent interpretations of a traditionally cute medium. Since that is the sort of thing we love here at Kidrobot, it is only fitting that we proudly debut vinyl figures of Kaori the Nurse and Keiko the Director.

Kaori is an intelligent and responsible nurse, who has found herself working at Center 102 under the direction of the twisted Keiko. Indulge your desires with these figures, and if you haven't read the Manga, go pick up a copy. It's well worth it.

Keiko is the Director of the Over Eaters Treatment Center 102. Her origins are a mystery, and she behaves irrationally violent, a likely side effect of her dependancy on 'liquid apple.' Indulge your desires with these figures, and if you haven't read the Manga, go pick up a copy. It's well worth it.

Lost Angel by Mr. Cartoon
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Based on the art of LA-artist Mr. Cartoon, The Lost Angel is straight up southern Cali style at it's best...amazing detail on a 14" figure designed head-to-toe by Mr. Cartoon himself. Limited to 438 pieces. Features: •3 points of articulation •Cut n' sew clothes, Dickie Like pants, "Los Angeles Joker Brand" t-shirt, boxers, socks •Detailed gradient tattoo printing representing Cartoon's famous shading and tattoo artwork •Removeable NIKE Cortez and A1's (Cartoon's versions) •Miniature T-Mobile SideKick with a 180 rotating screen •Flocked angel wings that are removeable •Cartoon's signature Joker Face •Boombox with the "FONY" logo and Cartoon's tags •SA chain and pendant (Diamonds and platinum...not real) •Comes packaged in a flip open door window box with a sneak peak of Cartoon's up coming graphic novel on the inside panel Unobtrusive clear plastic stand

All 3 colors available!!!

Gingerman Dunny
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Dunny 3 inch : Gingerman by Kronk
This winter, try your best to catch our exclusive Gingerman Dunny.

This is our third and possibly most delightful holiday Dunny - and the first time we`ve offered this limited Dunny treat for wholesale order!

From South African artist Kronk, Gingerman arrives with a Dunny-sized spatula and a gingerbread recipe.

Keep an eye out for the 1 in 10 chase figure, and don`t wait around `cause these won`t last long!

"Things" That Hurt zipper pulls by Mr. Shane Jessup
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Things That Hurt Zipper Pulls : Blind Box by Mr. Shane Jessup
Give peace a chance with the first mini series by Mr. Shane Jessup and Kidrobot.

The Things that Hurt zipper pulls are a blind box series that redefines the notion of pain: put the hurt on your hoodie or bag with a brightly colored bomb, bullet, or revolver. Maybe that keychain could use a set of brass knuckles, a razor blade or a stiletto? Perhaps a little love or money will make your cell phone better...

Stop the Violence - by hanging up a Things that Hurt zipper pull!

...and for all those waiting on Munnys. We have TONS in stock!

Stop on in, we miss you!



Currently listening :
With Lasers
By Bonde do Rolê
Release date: 05 June, 2007

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October 6, 2007 - Saturday

A new DIY (Do-It-Yourself) toy called "Mate" is coming soon to LIFT!  Each piece has been hand-cast by Artist Das Mo of Munich, Germany, who has graciously allowed us to offer this toy to LIFT customers.  For more information, check out his blog at

Each resin figure comes bundled with a 2 heads and 2 nozzles in a hand-made display box.

We expect to receive a shipment towards the end of October.  LIFT is accepting a small number of pre-orders on Mate.  Just stop by the store, call us
at 248.545.5245 or email


October 5, 2007 - Friday

more good stuff!
Current mood: artistic
Category: Art and Photography

New Today at Lift....

Huck Gee's Akuma bombs!

It's bombs away as Huck Gee drops the Akuma Bomb. This stunning figure is a 3D realization of the character in his Akuma print from the Danger solo show at Kidrobot LA. This figure will be available in two colorways, red Danger and grey Skully, each piece recoloring around the basic red and grey palette but with a totally unique bomb illustration per style. Both colorways of the Akuma Bomb are limited to just 500 pieces, so don't sleep 'cause this figure is likely to blow up quick!

Bob Dob's Louy!

Luey is one of many minions in Satan's army. Lueys do the devil's dirty work and like to raise hell on their own time. Whatever you do, don't give a Luey milk - they get drunk and belligerent on the stuff.
Luey is a recurring character from LA-based artists Bob Dob. Born and raised in Hermosa Beach, CA, Bob Dob cultivated a taste for adolescent unrest early on, first expressing his talent as guitarist for the punk band Lunacy. Transmutation from music to art was a natural progression for him and he currently shows his works in galleries throughout the U.S. Luey is his first vinyl figure.



Currently listening :
Luxury Problem
By Lunachicks
Release date: 30 September, 1999

October 3, 2007 - Wednesday

Early october releases....
Current mood: excited
Category: Art and Photography

Munky King presents LA artist Thomas Han's PUSHERS. The first 2 of 4 different styles is Spirit and Pirate. The Pirate Pusher comes in pearlescant blue and the Spirit Pusher comes in pearlescant pink, both with a removeable mask that reveals a hidden design.


Co-created by Bill and Jerry Frissen. Sculpted by Monster5.

Also available in glow in the dark

JAMUNGO BUDS Series 2 - Blow Up Dolls

After setting the toy world alight with BUD series 1, JAMUNGO return with Series 2 featuring 14 new designs and 3 secret figures. With a artist line up including Frank Kozik, Muttpop (aka. Gobi), Ferg, VanBeater, Dalek, Meomi, Jermaine Rogers and more the JAMUNGO Blow Up Dolls are some of hottest mini designer toys around.

The first release from Miscreation Toys. Designed by Jeremi Rimel creator of obscure horror dolls called "Autopsy Babies" and other unique custom toys. Jeremi has been using toys as an art canvas for years. The bust design features a smooth skull-like surface that makes a great starting point for any custom art toy project. Think-UP is approx 8 inches tall and is available in two versions to choose from, STANDARD or CREATURE. Only 250 of each design made so they shouldn't last long

Design by Gobi. Sculpted by Monster5.

Toys Are Us: A Revolution In Plastic is the first ever documentary on the creative, sophisticated, and often challenging world of designer vinyl toys, where artists cre-ate their own weird and wonderful figures for a booming, adult collector's market. The film is a high-energy, fast-paced celebration of new forms of artistic expression, DIY culture, and of course, toys!
Produced by X-Ray Films, Toys Are Us was filmed on location at the creators' and collectors' studios and homes, various toy stores on both sides of the country, and Comic Con International 2006. Featuring artists such as Frank Kozik, Patrick Ma (Rocketworld, IWG), Tara McPherson, Kano (Moneygrip), Erick Scarecrow (ESC Toy, Liberty), Mark Nagata (Max Toy Co., Captain Maxx), Brian Flynn (Super 7), Mars-1, Jermaine Rogers, J Neth and more, as well as collectors and fans.

Stop by soon and see it all for yourself. So much more stuff is on the way too, so keep your eye's peeled!



Currently listening :
Surfer Rosa
By Pixies
Release date: 20 May, 2003



September 23, 2007 - Sunday

Loads of new toys!
Current mood: savage

It's been a while since our last post, and since then we've got a ton of new stuff!

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Finders Keepers : Case of 20 by Joe Ledbetter
From artist Joe Ledbetter comes his first fully designed and sculpted blind boxed mini series with the same vibrant colors, shadows, and character expressions we've grown to love.This new series of vinyl figures are essential to both Ledbetter fans and every one else who adores cute animals.

Join the hunt for Cutter, Kittypillar, Dizzy, Holiday, Dera, Teeter, Thrash, Crash, Gloober, Shermin, Chupacabra and Scape! 16 new designs to find, keep, and collect!

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Smorkin' Labbits Series 3 : Case of 25 by Frank Kozik
Secondhand smork might kill...

But don`t let that stop you from being the first to own Smorkin` Labbit Series 3. Frank Kozik`s third installment triples the labbitude in this blindbox series.

Labbity goodness up, out and through all 1 and a 1/2 dozen 45 millimeter designs.

Is your Labbit collection complete?!?

Frank Kozik created some of the most jaw-dropping rock posters EVER, single-handedly reviving this lost art. It is only fitting this rock-star of designer toys is renknown, celebrated and worshipped the world over. Mastermind of Labbits, Mongers and all things smorkin` - if you don`t know Kozik, you don`t know $!@.

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Trexi A Better Tomorrow Series : Case of 25 by various
After a 2-month online design contest, Play Imaginative and Coca-Cola have found 15 deserving winners to grace their new trexi series of toys, based on the theme "A Better Tomorrow". These 15 young designers will join 10 other renowned and established designers such as Tokidoki, Cupco, Mad Barbarians and Colorblok. Some of the winners will also see their work featured on Coca-Cola bottles and other extended merchandise from partners including Baleno, Oregon Scientific and o.d.m.

Designers from various parts of the world submitted their work online through a call for submissions, and only the top 15 emerged winners in the global online poll for the best use of expressing their passion for design and for the Coca-Cola brand by using their unique art styles and trexi to portray their vision of "A Better Tomorrow". Entries were judged by a combination of public voting as well as the judges' choices.

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Trexi Series 3 : Blind Box by Various
Designers in this series hail from both East and West, including DGPH (Argentina), Jeremyville (Australia), Tokidoki (Italy), Mad Barbarians (Japan), Alice Chan (Hong Kong), Melody Yeung of MACHI fame (Taiwan) and many more.

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Super Jepel : Orange by Kaijin
Super Jepel, the super slick follow up to the sell-out Steiny release, is the latest vinyl figure from Japanese designer Kaijin. Kaijin's Super Jepel figure comes kitted out with a cool retro workers helmet, and smoking a sly cigarette. Super Jepel is available as an orange colorway, with a limited run of only 200 worldwide (100 outside Japan). It also comes neatly windowed boxed for collectors.

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Zugan By Jim Koch

Limited Edition of 500

This version of Zugan is a spin-off from TOUMA's Mephist Festa character, and is specially designed by Jim Koch of Circus Punks' fame. Zugan is articulated at the head and arms

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Bonga Konga by Touma
Designed by Touma, this is his very latest character figure, the 'Bonga Konga'. Limited to a run of just 500, Touma's 'Bonga Konga' comes blister packaged with moveable limbs. Jet another great figure to come out from Touma!

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Adam Ape is an awesome new vinyl figure created by Winson Ma, and the main character from his Apexplorers series. Adam is King of the Ape Empire and is strong, rational and loyal. Each piece comes with a certificate, a limited edition personally signed art print, and a serial number.

Remove Adam's head and you'll find his skeleton head within! Complete with airbrush for all his painting needs and a little ape buddy. Adam Ape is articulated at the arms and head.

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18 inch Knuckle Bear : Flocked Original Version with Print by Touma
This is the largest Knuckle Bear to date standing at a hug 18 inches tall!! Comes with a signed art print and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Knuckle Bear is inspired by an old Japanese folk tale "Kintaro at Ashigara Mountain". There is a famous scene where Kintaro, a boy with amazing strength wrestles a bear and the bear is holding Kintaro down -- that's why the bear's teeth are always clenched. Made famous by TOUMA's, the Knuckle Bear now goes BIG! Only 1 in stock!!!

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Mist Dunny

Mist, the Parisian graf artist with a penchant for paint drips and demonic dames, teamed up with Kidrobot to deliver this devilish new 20-Inch Dunny. The Mist Dunny is a total monster, molded in a supersick glow-in-the-dark blue vinyl and covered in his signature drips and mischievous expression. Only 300 of these hellions are going to be available, so don't sleep on this massive addition to the Dunny fam.

Fans of Mist should also stay tuned for Dunny Series 4, which will feature another one of his distinct designs.

Only 1 in stock!


Next Thursday is the release of Dunny Series 4!

Stop on by LiFT for our Series 4 trading party at 7p Sept 27th!

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July 17, 2007 - Tuesday

Detroit Plush Show and New Arrivals!!!!!!!!!!
Current mood: excited
Category: Art and Photography

This saturday @ LiFT Featuring these artist's Plus many More!!!!

Also New this week....

Adios and Ciao Ciao!!!!

TOYS: MTV Underground 3 (book)

Restock on...

Super Malfi and Sad Malfi!!!!!!!!!

White and GID Munny's!!!!

Lot's more on the way!!!!!

♥ LiFT



July 9, 2007 - Monday

Monger Release Party @ LIFT on Thursday (7/12)
Current mood: chipper


Thursday is a big day for Kozik fans with Kidrobot releasing the new Smorkin' Mongers Menthols series (blind boxed) and the limited edition 10" Bones Labbit Glow In the Dark (1 in 6 is the black chase!).


To celebrate, Lift is throwing a trading party at the store from 7PM to 9PM with munchies and soda pop. And we almost forgot to mention that the shop is now A/C cooled for your pleasure.


Mongers and Bones WILL be available at the store opening (noon) for those who can't wait until 7! Mongers are $5 each and the Bones is $50. Limit of 1 Bones per customer please! ? Lift




Monday, June 04, 2007

New this week at LiFT
Current mood: mischievous

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Kaiju For Grow Ups: Usagi-Gon Clear Green by Frank Kozik
Frank Kozik drops yet another awesome piece into the Kaiju for Grown Ups series - this time with this perfectly sculpted Usagi-Gon piece, which has an original Kaiju-style paint job and brilliant Godzilla like features. The Usagi-Gon is limited to a run of just 100 worldwide.

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Fang Wolf: Fang by Touma
Newly designed by Touma and released through Wonderwall, this is the eagerly awaited Fang Wolf 'Blue' figure, sculpted with Touma's trademark 'knuckle bear' style sharp lines and detailing. Touma's Fang Wolf stands approximately 20 cm tall and has fully moveable parts. It also comes neatly blister packaged. The Fang Wolf is definitely one of our favourite designs to come out so far from Touma - very cool!



Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Straight from Detroit... Glenn Barr!
Current mood: silly


"Hell's Proprietor is a swarthy bug is management and host to the urban netherworld called Eternah. The overseer to the Land of the Dead. He is quite the pleasant fellow and is fond of the carnivalesque. His main concern is see to it that everybody is comfortable and that all cards are met in this apocalyptic landscape of ruin and amusement."

Glenn Barr's robots, creatures, and vixens live in a seedy yet swinging, 1960s universe, drenched in the haze of a postindustrial hangover. Working out of the burgeoning lowbrow movement in Detroit, Barr creates kinky inner sanctums adorned with disembodied cherubs, morally bankrupt babes, and sizzling femme fatales. Influenced by both pulp art and comics, Barr's work, beautifully sampled in this collection, is the visual equivalent of a David Lynch film. Glenn Barr's work has been seen in various print and television media including Mad, The Ren and Stimpy Show, and Bjork's I Miss You video.

Made out of wood and handpainted with bendy arms.

Word on the "street" is there's a vinyl version of this creature hopefully dropping this year... Oh did I mention it's about 11" tall and SICK!!! Keep an eye out ;)





Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LiFT at the Motor City Comic-con!
Current mood: nerdy

That's right! LiFT will have a booth at the Motor City Comic-con this weekend!

We'll be fully stocked with most of the products we carry in the store, along with a few restocked favorites, and possibly some new goodies ;)

So come on out, check out some great comics, and pick up some of your favorite vinyl toys!

For info on time, schedule, and directions please click here

If you can't come out, our store will still be open regular hours durring the con.

Hope to see you there!




Monday, May 14, 2007

New Kaiju for Grown Ups by Touma, and Tim Biskup!
Current mood: hyper

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Kaiju For Grow Ups - Tankizaado GID by Tim Biskup
Wonderwall introduce to you the very latest addition to the infamous 'Kaiju for Grown Ups' series - the eagerly awaited and highly limited Tankizaado 'GID', designed by Tim Biskup. The impressively painted Tankizaado 'Glow in the dark' follows Tim's earlier style with 1 character stacked on top of another. This is limited to a run of only 100 worldwide

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Kaiju For Grow Ups - Gabulin Pink by Touma
Touma contributes once again to Wonderwall's infamous Kaiju for Grown Ups series, this time with this happy little chap called 'Gaburin', which has Touma's classic style all over it! Limited to a run of only 200 worldwide, Touma's Gaburin 'Clear Pink' stands approximately 15 cm tall and comes packed in a poly-bag complete with paper/card header.

Plus new t-shirt designs from Formula Werks!

Stop on in. We miss you!




Friday, March 16, 2007

Ugly doll arrivals and tons more!
Current mood: excited
Category: Fashion, Style, Shopping

So many arrivals just in time for ST. Patrick's day weekend!
First off, 3 NEW UGLY DOLLS!!!!!

TooDee Available in all sizes...
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Ugly worm Available in all sizes...
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and Sailor babo Available in the little 7 inch version...
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We also got the scary girl blind box series
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And 2 awsome toys by Touma!

The orange and clear Magman
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And the mini Goon blind box series!!!!!
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Stop on in and pick your up while you still can!!!!!!!



Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sale @ Lift This Weekend!
Current mood: crazy


Party up in Royal Oak and then stop by Lift for our St. Patrick's weekend deals

40% off most SHOES

Sweet deals on TOYS & CLOTHING

All Kidrobot: 10% off marked prices

Uglydolls 14" 2/$35, Little Uglys 2/$16

Free Balloons! Free popcorn! Free Candy!

Saturday noon-6 Sunday 1-5

202 W. 11 Mile Road, 1 block west of main

Downtown Royal Oak


Don't forget your lift card!



Saturday, March 03, 2007

Shiny new toys at Lift!
Current mood: naughty

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Kaiju For Grow Ups - Tankizaado Clear by Tim Biskup

Wonderwall introduce to you the very latest addition to the 'Kaiju for Grown Ups' series - the eagerly awaited Tankizaado, designed by Tim Biskup. The impressively painted Tankizaado follows Tim's earlier style with 1 character stacked on top of another. This is limited to a run of only 200 worldwide, and is sold out everywhere!

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Veil: Specimen 129 - Pink by Jermaine Rogers

"I was made to be unfeeling. A machine. We were bred as a workforce toward Dero ends. We were given no names, only numbers. I am called '129'. This was sufficient. I have been worker, henchman, butcher, hunter and terrorist. And now I am 'traitor'. There is a dangerous game of rebellion being played beneath the world, Vincent. And my hand weighs heavily in it..."

-'129' to Vincent Van Gogh, 1887

Veil: Specimen 129 is the new vinyl figure from Jermaine Rogers, from his unfolding story of the mysterious Dero and their dangerous manipulations of the human world.

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The Moofia - Mozzarella by tokidoki

Mozzarella is the leader of the Moofia, a gang assembled to extort milk from the lunchboxes of schoolyard bullies. Mozzarella is loving and kind to good kids, but ruthless and feared by those who harass the innocent.

Mozzarella packs tommy gun heat, and comes with a 2.5 inch smiling bullet companion.

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Labbit 5 inch - Easter Edition by Frank Kozik

Can anyone think of a better way to commemorate Easter than wish a special edition labbit? Frank Kozik's signature shape is in the pastel spirit and found all sorts of new stuff to shove into his mouth. Watch your back, he doesn't just want all the eggs, he'll take anything he can get his mitts on.
A brand new paint job and 4 interchangeable Easter accessories available for a limited time only.

Can't wait to see you!


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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Formula Works - Sket One hoodies and more!
Current mood: jubilant

This week at lift...

The new, hot (literally), limited edition. Sket One Hoodies, and track jackets by Formula Werks! We have all sizes, and colors on stock. These are sold out everywhere, and won't stick around here long!

Oh... Did I mention the black ones are glow in the dark, and light reflective?!

We also carry most of the Formula Werks line. Including messenger bags, beenies, and t's

We've also restocked some old favorites.

Fatcaps!!! Yes people... There are still some around! You still have a chance to get that chase Deph, and super rare Tilt!

Icebot blind boxes! Long thought to be extinct. We have bind boxes, and sealed cases at a new low price! Now you have no excuses to build your Dalek army.

Heatherette Empire... Designed by NY fashon gurus Heatherette, these will certainly brighten up anyones shelves, or desk.

We also have a few suprizes we can't mention here. All I can say is they are super limited, very sold out, and we only have a few!

Who loves ya?



Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Countdown to Teeter and Munny Series 3
Current mood: hyper


On Thursday, February 15th, Kidrobot is dropping the pink teeter from Joe Ledbetter


....and Munny Series 3 with new accessories in White, Black & Glow!


Both will be for sale at the store starting at 11AM on Thursday.

Note: Due to limited quantites, there is a limit of 1 teeter per customer!


Munny for your thoughts....
Current mood: contemplative

We need some help from our friends and customers so we can make Lift better! If you already filled out our survey earlier this month, thanks (no need to do it again) but if not, we'd like to hear from you. A random drawing will be held at the end of February for all who answered the survey (yippee FREE TOYS!)

Stay warm!

? Lift

Saturday, February 03, 2007

This week at Lift!
Current mood: cold

This has been a busy week. Empty boxes, packing material, and tired employees litter the floor. Why? So we can stay fully stocked with the latest in designer vinyl goodness!

Here's what we have for you this week.

Super hot, and very limited Touma "Smoke" Magman from Wonderwall's "Kaiju for Grown Ups" series. This piece is limited to 100 figures worldwide!

Trexi Plus Series 2 Ledbetter x Touma

Trexi 1.5" mini figures

Project Neptoon by Sam Fout & Platstix. It is the year 2526, mankind has been eradicated, all human life from galaxy. Earths animals have formed teams to fight it out fortotal control of the last inhabitable planet ......Neptune. Follow the adventure each month in "Playtimes magazine". Which we now carry also.

We've also restocked the wildly popular "Get Small Series". Many of you missed out on these when we sold out a few months ago. You asked for em, we got em!

We also have new clothes, and bags by Formula Werks!

If you can't make it in, check out our new online store right here!



Friday, January 26, 2007

Just in time for the weekend. New toys!!!
Current mood: mischievous

2 new hot toys from Wonderwall!

First off... The cute, yet terrifying 8" Goon by Touma. This colorway is limited to 300 pieces worlwide!

Second... We have the 6" Touma Rebone Knucklebear - Real Bone. This is glow in the dark people, and it glows like CRAZY!!!

We'll see you soon!



Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Your Momma is so phat!
Current mood: flirty


Only Lift has them in stock!


The new super hot, and HUGE figure from Tristan Eaton, and Thunderdog studios is now avalable at Lift! This piece is individually numbered, and limited to 500 figures! She's going fast!!




Saturday, January 13, 2007

Wonderwall? Kaiju? Ledbetter? Horvath? Yup... We got em!
Current mood: silly

New in stock. Wonderwall's wildly popular, and super limited run pieces from their Kaiju For Grow Ups line. Pure Japanese vinyl goodness right here in Detroit!

Joe Ledbetter Sluggonadon (Mono Version) Limited to 200 pieces worldwide.
Green, and clear orange are sold out. This one is right behind them!

David Horvath Flatwoods Monster (Eyewitness Type) Limited to 100 pieces worldwide.
These are pretty much sold out everywhere and WE have some!



Thursday, January 18, 2007

Azteca Dunny Trading Party 1/18/07
Current mood: surprised


The newest Kidrobot 3" Dunny blind box series arrives in just 2 weeks featuring artists from south of the border.

Lift is hosting the Great Lake's best trading party where you can buy & swap figures and hang out and meet new friends.

January 18, 2007
6 – 10 PM

Azteca Dunny Sales start @ 6 PM

Pinata @ 7 PM

Free T-shirt for 1st 20 dunny buyers

Free Soda Pop & Popcorn

Free Beer @ 8PM

Special Deals All Night Long

202 W. 11 Mile Road
Royal Oak MI 48067

See you there!!




Saturday, December 16, 2006

New In Time for Christmas!
Current mood: pleased


We've been so busy unpacking boxes that we haven't let everyone know what's new in the store! So here goes...

Shawnimals have arrived!! We have plushes, buttons & stickers.

ah nee mahl Shoes:  This is a brand new line of vegan shoes for women.  We currently have 2 high heeled styles with faux leather. Comfortable, stylish & completely animal friendly.

Tasty Soil (Chris P):  New Ts and CD

Kidrobot: Mr. Shivers

Strangeco: Tokidoki Polpettina, SHIKITO (Black & Brown)

And Coming Very Soon: Trexis, Wonderwall, Kozik Labbits, Bloody Gloomy Arm, Cleabus, new KR Ts and...

Your Momma by Tristian Eaton!!

Love, Lift



Wednesday, November 29, 2006

New Stuff (Gloomy Bears & more!)
Current mood: gloomy


Check out our new selection of Japanese imported toys in the store this week!  Several new styles of Gloomy Bears (like Gloomy Ate Santa & new phone strap styles) and a new line of cute B&W piggies that are great for gifts. Plus some boxed Super Mario figures, Nightmare Before Xmas hats, slippers & kid-sized folding tables.  





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Lift in the Mirror Newspaper
Current mood: bouncy


In case you missed it, check out this write-up in the local paper!


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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Opening Night Success!
Current mood: giddy


Thanks to everyone who helped get the word out about the Detroit Munny Show, all the artists who submitted their artwork and the hundreds of people who crammed into the store last night for the opening night!

Even if you missed last night, you can still check out the exhibit in the store thru 12-3-06. 

Photos will be posted on the official website soon and unsold works will be available for sale online.  

Congratulations to the Contest Winners:

1st Place:  Doktor A "Autumn Munny"
2nd Place:  Dear Earthing "Champion of the White Lotus"
Best New Artist: D-Lux "Digger"
Crowd Favorite: Liam Kirby "untitled"

Plus Tristan Eaton stopped by and showed off his new "your momma" piece and Liam Kirby displayed his new Red X plush toy line.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New Kidrobot Releases - Gorillaz, JK5 Flowbots, Thomas Hann 8" Dunny!!
Current mood: high


Thursday is a big day for KR releases and Lift will have all them in the store!


7" Gorillaz White Box Version - get all 4 styles ($25 each)



JK5 Flow-Bots blind box ($7.00 each)



Thomas Hann Painkiller 8" Dunny! ($40.00)



And we just received a shipment of the artbook I AM PLASTIC today!



So stop in tomorrow or pick 'em up Saturday at the Detroit Munny Show

But you'll have to wait for the UPS truck to arrive Thursday so call before coming! 248.545.5245


♥ Lift

Monday, November 13, 2006

Check out the DETROIT MUNNY SHOW Official Website!
Current mood: chipper

Click below for the official site for the Detroit Munny Show at  We've had some really unbelievable submissions already and I'm sure a *few* more will come tomorrow ;)

For artists, there is now an artist contract posted on the website for you to fill out and return asap.

For the Lift Street Team, there's html code for posting online and printable flyers too!   Join up at Lift Street Team

For out of state travelers, there's location info and what to do while visiting

And if you plan on coming, don't forget to RSVP here!

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Join the Lift Street Team
Current mood: quixotic


We need some help!! (please?)


The Detroit Munny Show is one week away and we would like a little help from our friends.  We want to make this the best urban vinyl show that Michigan has ever seen.


So we are looking for volunteers to help get the word out about the event. 


Some of the things you can do to help: tell your friends, post flyers around town or at your school, post a link/flyer on your myspace page, and of course, COME ON SATURDAY!  We are also looking for a DJ so shoot us a message if you can help.


Click here and join the Lift Street Team if you are willing to help!




P.S. We really do love every one of our 197 friends!


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Friday, November 10, 2006

Last Call to Submit Your Munny for the Contest!!


Monday the 13th is the official deadline to get your Munny to the store for the contest so get busy this weekend, all you procrastinators! We still have a couple Black and Glow-in-the-dark green munnys for sale in the store for $20 if you're extreme last minute!


1st Place: 150 $Cash$

2nd Place: 100 $Cash$

Most Popular (as voted on Saturday by show attendees)  $100 Store Credit

Best from the Kiddies (under 18 years old)  $50 Store Credit

Best Amateur (1st time in a show/no previous art sales): $50 Store Credit

Honorable Mention: choice of Redrum, White Heat or Blue Love Dunny

The Opening Reception is @ Lift on Saturday the 18th! All munnys will stay on display in the store for about a month.  More information coming shortly!



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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Trick or Treat!

Come in to the store dressed in costume and get your free treat - a Kid Robot Yummy Donut keychain! Now through Halloween. Limit 1 per person.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Frank Kozik's Redrum Dunny - midnight Halloween!!
Current mood: exanimate




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Monday, October 23, 2006

Shoe Trade-in Deal - Get $5!!

Here's the deal: Bring in a pair of "gently worn" shoes that are just taking up space in your closet (no swiss cheese Chuck Taylor's please!) and you will get a $5 credit towards any pair of shoes we sell, even clearance!

Lift has joined forces with Souls4Soles, a charity that collects shoes to give to those in need around the USA and the world. Last year for example, they provided thousands of shoes for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Check out for more info.

Thanks for your support of this great cause!!


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Saturday, September 23, 2006

A Black Day @ Lift
Current mood: scared

Secret Mission Uglydolls have just snuck into the store!! These adorable all black versions are available in full and half ugly sizes. Limited to just a few per store, get yours before they steal all of our cookies and chips.

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Munny Design Contest !!
Current mood: energetic

Grab your paint brushes, crayons and markers 'cause Lift Footwear is going to have a Munny design contest this fall.

Many of you already know what these are but for those that don't, just search google or try for some examples.

We'll be judging entries in early November and did we mention prizes for the sweetest designs?? Plus artists can offer their creations for sale in the store all month.

So now we're looking for suggestions and help organizing this event since it's our first time and probably the first one in Detroit! We just brought in Black, White and Glow-in-the-dark blanks for sale in the store and we'll keep 'em stocked so everyone gets a chance.

We still need a name for the contest so feel free to send your suggestions!


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Saturday, June 17, 2006

What's New
Current mood: ecstatic

Check out our newest items in store now...

Green Wage Uglydoll
2 foot Uglydolls
Uglydoll T's for gals and guys
New styles of Royal Elastics


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