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David Horvath
Works at UGLYDOLL
Attended Art Center College of Design
Lives in Tokyo, Seoul, Los Angeles
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Pre-order the all new 2016 Uglydoll line today! Web shop is now LIVE at www.uglydolls.com/?mobile=0
Cookies, candy, and mysteriously missing snacks sold separately . 
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This may be it for a while. I've been visiting Japan for business every other month for the last 2 years and it's for the most part Mission Accomplished.

While most western brands big and small "go" to Japan with their marketing campaigns and promos and product with localization stickers (and fail for the most part) I always felt perhaps a better approach is to take seemingly tiny yet significant micro steps towards melting a brand INTO the culture vs marketing TO (or at) the culture.

The end result is when your movie goes away, people still care... Because you care. How could you not.
When your TV show season is over or when your film leaves the theaters, there should never be a drop to zero... You should drop back to the heights you were at before and continue to grow.
You can do this BIG like Disney, who does it right but at great expense... Or you can do it small, and (almost) for free. (At great expense to your aging process perhaps).
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Awww darn I'm going to miss it. Maybe next time! Any chance you'll drop by the Philippines? :)
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Toy Fair !
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Awesome! When and where can we look for the blind bags stateside?
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Last year we featured South Korean artist Kyong Un Kwon AKA KKAMoxo uber cute "Moo" figures and we loved them. Today Kyong Un Kwon announced the Ugly Moo
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So does google photos only upload in the background on iPhone? Why do I always have thousands of photos that need to be uploaded? Do I need to keep the screen open the entire time? Should be able to upload in the background ? 
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That's annoying. They're trying to push you back to Android!
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Gravy Toys​ x Bwana Spoons x me = Parking Meter Basher in GLOW and PAINTED Sofubi, made in Japan. Almost as limited of an edition as you are. LOVE ! http://www.gravytoys.com/products/birth-of-ugly-painted-wparking-meter-basher
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http://www.gravytoys.com/products/birth-of-ugly-w-parking-meter-basher-unpainted-glow
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Tokyo 2016 winter 
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These are great pics, David. Thank you for sharing! I want to visit Japan at some point in my life.
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Toy fair! Pics soon. Our best year yet. (because we brought cookies)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! be safe!!!
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Artist
Skills
I create brands, make toys, write books, and build worlds.
Employment
  • UGLYDOLL
    CO-FOUNDER, 2001 - present
  • LITTLE BONY
    creator of Littlebony TV program for Sony / NHK, 2002 - 2013
  • BOSSY BEAR
    author illustrator of Bossy Bear books and toys through Disney, 2003 - 2013
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Tokyo, Seoul, Los Angeles
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UGLYDOLL Co-Creator
Introduction
I am the Co-creator of the Uglydoll brand.  
I live in Japan and South Korea.
My wife and I tell stories through our own books, plush dolls, action figures, tin toys, cookie jars, wind ups and a few other goodies. 

You can find many of my more difficult to locate items at Giant Robot in Los Angeles
I am also the author / creator of the Bossy Bear books and toys by Disney.

You can catch my animated show, Littlebony (リトルボニー) , 
on NHK in Japan every weekday morning, and our books are 
available on Amazon and at a local book shop near you.

Uglydoll has launched in Japan big time!
Collaborations with Ultraman, Thunderbirds and Hello Kitty are underway, and our Takara Tomy toy line is already sold out in record numbers... 2nd wave soon! 
Also please watch for the Uglydoll plush line by Sun Arrow 
and crane game toys by System Services out now.






Education
  • Art Center College of Design
    1991 - 1992
  • Parsons The New School for Design
    1996 - 1999
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This spot is the BEST! (At least best around here) . Super cheap and amazing tuna... But get here by 4pm... Otherwise the wait to get in is 3 days long. Great!
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reviewed 2 months ago
I buy all this stuff man , heart eyes the whole run
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Great food! Soy sauce with marinated pork and rice is too good! 👍👌 cute deco too
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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Best cafe in town. A must visit if you are into really great coffee and art toys. The owners are devoted fans of the best of the best in art toys and have a really fantastic mix of pieces from Korea, Japan, U.S., UK, and more. Must visit!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The best!
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reviewed 11 months ago