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3A Action Portable Wave 2 six-inch action figures up for preorder now - shipping to us in Q4: http://www.tenacioustoys.com/collections/3a
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Preorder the Frazetta-inspired Labbit the Barbarian figure by +Kidrobot - developed by +BigshotToyworks 
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Funko POP Movies Flash Gordon Figures Coming in July
Flash Gordon Funko POP figures coming in July 4 new Funko POP figures coming in July - characters from the Flash Gordon movie from 1980!!! Flash Gordon, Matthew Siegelbaum ... I mean Ming the Merciless, General Klytus and Prince Vultan. Join our email list ...
Flash Gordon Funko POP figures coming in July 4 new Funko POP figures coming in July - characters from the Flash Gordon movie from 1980!!! Flash Gordon, Matthew Siegelbaum ... I mean Ming the Merciless, General Klytus and Pri...
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Random Skull Productions My Pet Ghost Preorders Open Today
The My Pet Ghost figures by Random Skull Productions are available as preorder today (4/22) and until the end of the month. Orders will be made and filled after the pre order closes. Random Ghost and all his friends have been captured from the spirit realm ...
The My Pet Ghost figures by Random Skull Productions are available as preorder today (4/22) and until the end of the month. Orders will be made and filled after the pre order closes. Random Ghost and all his friends have ...
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The fine folks at Suckadelic and Tenacious Toys cordially invite all avant-garde members of high society to a formal gathering which will henceforth be known as The Suck Salon.This monthly gala will take place at the vaunted ...
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GOFN VIDEO REVIEW: Ron English Uncle Scam by Kidrobot x Bigshot Toyworks
Watch the excellent video review of the new Ron English Uncle Scam figure below. Video review by TJ of Go Figure News , which is fast proving to be one of the top sources for lengthy and detailed comprehensive video reviews of new designer toys! Uncle Scam ...
Watch the excellent video review of the new Ron English Uncle Scam figure below. Video review by TJ of Go Figure News, which is fast proving to be one of the top sources for lengthy and detailed comprehensive video reviews of...
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Random Skull Productions My Pet Ghost Preorders Open Today
The My Pet Ghost figures by Random Skull Productions are available as preorder today (4/22) and until the end of the month. Orders will be made and filled after the pre order closes. Random Ghost and all his friends have been captured from the spirit realm ...
The My Pet Ghost figures by Random Skull Productions are available as preorder today (4/22) and until the end of the month. Orders will be made and filled after the pre order closes. Random Ghost and all his friends have ...
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Sailor Moon Funko POP Anime Figures Coming in July
Coming in July from Funko: a whole series of Sailor Moon POPs, including Sailor Moon & Luna, Sailor Venus & Artemis, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter and Tuxedo Mask! Add yourself to our email list to stay on top of this one. Saw these in person,...
Coming in July from Funko: a whole series of Sailor Moon POPs, including Sailor Moon & Luna, Sailor Venus & Artemis, Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter and Tuxedo Mask! Add yourself to our email list to stay on top o...
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    Studio Art, 1997 - 2001
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Owner of Tenacious Toys™
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I'm Benny, co-owner of Tenacious Toys™.

My wife and I started this online toy shop in 2004/2005. We randomly found a toy magazine one day which listed a cool toy artist signing event here in NYC, so we attended. We met a number of artists who had designed some of Toy2R's Qees, and we were hooked. A bit after the signing, we discovered an 8" Tim Biskup Qee in FAO Schwartz and grabbed it. Our first Qee. We began poking around on the internet to find out more about vinyl art toys. We bought a case of green Eggsters from SKET, used the receipts from a few purchases like that to put together some credentials to weasel our way into Toy Fair, and never looked back. We started selling vinyl toys on eBay but eventually outgrew that and started a real ecommerce website with absolutely zero prior knowledge of web design.

We live in NYC with a bunch of pit bulls and other assorted creatures.
Bragging rights
I managed to create a website from scratch which people actually like. I screwed literally everything up along the way, but I learned a lot about the internet while I did it.
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CEO of Tenacious Toys
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ecommerce, customer service, buyer, accounting, fulfillment, promotion, writing, graphic design, web design
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    CEO, 2004 - present
    CEO and Founder of Tenacious Toys™
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Planning for 2015: A Basic Guide for Self-Employed Toy Artists & Cus...
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Ian Ziobrowksi painting a custom Dunny for the Dopevinyl Kickstarter intro video - image credit: Jordan Ahern Happy New Year everyone! As we

SNEAK PEEK: Munny / Labbit Death Dealer - Frank Frazetta x Frank Kozik x...
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Frank Frazetta's "Death Dealer" is possibly the most iconic and badass painting in the fantasy genre. Dating way back to 1973, it has achiev

Love Bomb Green Exclusive - The Ninja Sale!
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LOVE BOMB Green A Discordia Merchandising Exclusive Designed by PHUNK Manufactured by Mighty Jaxx The First Exclusive Green Colorway Designe

3A EVENFALL STRIGOI TOTEMNAUT – SECURITY RED
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3A EVENFALL STRIGOI TOTEMNAUT – SECURITY RED

Michael Lau x Ports 1961 PortSoul 7-inch figure
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Michael Lau x Ports 1961 PortSoul 7-inch figure

Brick Warriors - Warrior pack polybag "Demon"
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LEGO may be synonymous with the concept of interlocking bricks, but there are a fair few companies filling in the niches and edges that Lego

Funko x Super7 Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Shogun Boba Fett 24in figure
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Funko x Super7 Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Shogun Boba Fett 24in figure

Its a F.A.D. 8-inch Kidrobot Dunny by JRY*U
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Its a F.A.D. 8-inch Kidrobot Dunny by JRY*U

Smurf Blood Reticulated Box NYCC Exclusive by Carson Catlin
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Smurf Blood Reticulated Box NYCC Exclusive by Carson Catlin

New Custom from Tony Gil: Diamond Ninja Black Edition (Black & Gold)
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Diamond Ninja black edition by Tony Gil Lurking through the streets spreading his art without a trace - Ninja style. He'll never be seen wit

GODZILLA FLASH SALE! Get 40% off when you buy these 2 Godzilla items tog...
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GODZILLA FLASH SALE - ONE DAY ONLY! Get the 10-piece set of 3-inch Godzilla figures (above) and the Godzilla Vinyl Wars 11-inch sofubi Destr

123KLAN Fellastar in stock now (LOW STOCK ALERT: 5 left)
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Only 5 Fellastar figures by 123KLAN left, and then THAT'S IT! Cuz we bought the last of them. Don't miss out on this super cool figure- we a

Hippo Panda Grey 10-inch vinyl figure by cacooca in stock now
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Hippo Panda Grey 10-inch vinyl figure set by cacooca in stock now, ready to ship. $102. Red version also available, or grab the Panda by its

Monday Maddness: Benny's Picks, plus tokidoki and Kozik Preorders
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Monday Maddness - Benny's Picks: Preorder tokidoki Unicorno Pixie 5" vinyl figure and the NEW Salary Man: JUST debuted at SDCC! No info or..

Doktor A Mr. Pumfrey and His Astounding Mechanised Perambulator - Summer...
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Doktor A Mr. Pumfrey and His Astounding Mechanised Perambulator - Summer Saunter Colorway

Violet Soda Lady 8-inch Kidrobot Dunny by Junko Mizuno
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Violet Soda Lady 8-inch Kidrobot Dunny by Junko Mizuno

Chewquila 8-inch custom figure by Forces of Dorkness
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Chewquila 8-inch custom figure by Forces of Dorkness

Tenacious Toys Exclusive Purply Blue Bun Bun by Brent Nolasco
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Tenacious Toys Exclusive Purply Blue Bun Bun by Brent Nolasco

Drug Em Killfrog the Sugar Smack Bullfrog by Ron English
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Drug Em Killfrog the Sugar Smack Bullfrog by Ron English

Staff was extremely helpful during our stay. In town for a convention, we had a lot of boxes shipping in and out of the hotel. Bell desk handled it all with ease and a smile. Really made the convention possible in many way. Great food at the restaurant, and a Starbucks inside too!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Ordering a custom pedestal from Pedestal Source was incredibly easy - one phone call. The salesperson taking my order was extremely knowledgable about the products, and they built a FULLY custom pedestal plus custom acrylic dust cover for the top in one or 2 days, then express shipped to our hotel at the convention, arriving in perfect time for setup. Really, I can't say enough good things about Pedestal Source. The product is A+ top notch and could easily be placed in a museum. Superb. Buy with confidence.
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reviewed 8 months ago
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This location is great. I've always been helped quickly and taken care of with a smile. I've never experienced even one instance of not being helped and I have dropped packages here for years.
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reviewed a year ago