Friday, January 30, 2009

Hi everyone!We will be in LA on Tuesday for Brandt's new solo show:
The CACKLE FACTORY / Brandt Peters' Solo Exhibition
**This link goes up at 12:00 PM West Coast time / 3:00 PM Eastern
- For preview information, please e-mail gallery at
Gallery 1988
7020 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 937-7088
New York Comicon:
we will be signing at Toy Tokyo Booth #858
Saturday Feb. 7, from 12-2pm
Coming soon from
the week of Feb 9th, we will be releasing new prints, a new postcard set, our long-awaited special edition book set, and our mini Scavenger exclusive, the silver Hazel
...more information when we get back from NYCC...
On Flickr...
Our new photo contest:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

San Diego Comicon/ July 24-27

The word is out... MINDstyle will release the highly anticipated SDCC Exclusive Benny & Red Bird Cool version on Wednesday, July 23rd at our MINDstyle Booth #4249. Limited to only 150 pieces, this highly sought after art toy set will be available each day by random drawing. Tickets will be given out each morning with numbers drawn and posted for day-of sales at 12 Noon. (The only exception will be on Preview night where the figures will be sold first come first serve basis while supply last!)
Only 25 pieces will be available each day. There is a limit of one per person daily.

SDCC signing Schedule:

Thursday: Murphy Design Booth--Booth 4833 we will be signing books/ 3-4:30pm

Friday:Toy Tokyo Booth 5237 at 1-2pm/ exclusive Scavengers mini Figure release/ signing-- *Kathie onlyMattel Booth 3445 at 3-5pm/ Mattel 40th anniversary t-shirts and ltd ed. prints

Saturday:Mindstyle Booth 4249, 12-2pm exclusive scavengers mini fig (not the same as TT exclsuive) + mini prints, books, buttons, etc

Sunday:Murphy Design Booth 4833, 11-12:30 book signing

** Also, Cardboard Spaceship will have 3 exclusive collaborative prints, an "Aubrie" mini print and t-shirts at their booth, #4737 throughout SDCC while supplies last

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Scavengers Mini Figures Series 1...coming June 20th...


When is Series I being released? Friday, June 20th, 2008
Who will have the figures available? Of course, all MINDstyle Premium retailers will have the figures and just about everywhere fine mini figures are sold.
What is the display ratio? 3/15 MASAO 3/15 WINSTON 3/15 BEAUMONT 3/15 DEXTER 2/15 AUBRIE 1/15 NIGEL ????? SECRET (There are only 300 randomly inserted in displays) ????? Select retailers will carry the color variants and exclusives
What is the production size: As with most mini figures -- the production runs are traditionally open. We can tell you the following: There are less than 2000 of any one figure made of Series I; There are only 300 secret figures randomly packed
What is the suggested retail price: SRP: $11.99
Who will have the exclusive figures? As of this announcement, the retailers with exclusives are: Cardboard Spaceship (Santa Cruz)
De La Barracuda Shop (Hollywood)
Dragon Con (Atlanta)
FX Show (Orlando)
myplasticheart (New York)
Rivet Gallery (Ohio) Rotofugui (Chicago)
3d Retro (Online)
1045 Showroom (Online)
Secret Fresh (Manila)
Sugar Vinyl (Taiwan)
Toy Tokyo (New York)
VTN (Pasadena)
Just how limited are the exclusives? Only 200 pieces of each exclusive will be available worldwide and in a few cases, there could be more, and there even may be less in other events with extremely rare color ways.
What is the price for exclusives? SRP: $15.00
Why do exclusives cost more? Exclusives are produced separate from the production run; and in limited amounts by industry standards. Traditionally, there are minimum quantities set by the factory to open production. So, with only 200 or even less, the figures simply cost more to manufacture and are instantly of greater value.
When will the exclusives be released? There will be two exclusives available at SDCC with additional versions on a monthly basis
Can I buy exclusives released online or where I live? It will depend on the retailer but all show exclusives are available to Art Toys Society (ATS) members.
Who did the box design? Again, Rob Schwager worked with Kathie on an amazing design.
Who does the packaging? MINDstyle creative takes pride in working with the respective artist on bringing their vision to market from concept to finished product.
What is the special packaging all about? The flip top gift box is closed by a magnet and comes with a slip cover. We've found collectors find the packaging equally as important, so we've made every effort to create something that is worth keeping. Kathie's products are high in demand and quickly rise in value, why doesn't MINDstyle simply produce more figures? In most cases, the production run and color ways are discussed with the artist at the start of a project not knowing the demand. At MINDstyle, the artist has final approval on all products manufactured. Our goal has been to produce quality products that meet our high standards.
How can I make my own custom? Fans and collectors will be happy to know that DIY do-it-yourself versions of MASAO, AUBRIE and DEXTER will be available for a limited time at retailers and events.
When is Series II be released? The exact date has not been set, but it will be in the 3rd quarter of this year.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Mergers & Acquisitions// Collaborative show in Los Angeles

Hello everyone!
Our next show opens next Friday in LA at Thinkspace Gallery. You can see the work here:
*Please direct any sales inquiries to Thinkspace galleryThe majority of the work for this show is collaborative; there are a few small paintings and customs done individually.We will be in LA for the opening, so if you are in town, please stop by and say hello

***Also, I have a limited number of Blue ’Benny and Red Bird’ Vinyl Artist toy sets left. They are $150 per set (+ shipping) and each comes signed with with a hand-drawn sharpie sketch on the back of the box plus 3 oversize postcard prints. If you would like one, please let me know asap. Limit one per household

----------April 19-20 we will be in New York for Comicon. We will be signing sometime on Saturday at the MINDstyle booth. Brandt will be releasing his 16’ Black on Black Vintage Slappy figure and I’ll have a few surprises there as well.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Brandt and I are the cover artists for this month's Stretching Cavnvas outsider Art Magazine. It's published by International Tattoo Art and is a cool little magazine. Full color, with 82 pages featuring the talents of artists like Joe Sorren, Isabel Samaras, Ryan Heshka, and many more.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


New Paintings, Sculptures, and custom toys by Kathie Olivas

****View the Online Preview here:

Please contact the gallery for purchasing information and availability call (415) 409-1376 or email

Friday, January 18, 2008

Upcoming Solo Show @ Gallery 1988 San Francisco

Hitchhike Oil on wood 10.5 x 18"

Custom Fatima Vinyl Figure with oil, epoxy resin 10.5" tall


New paintings, sculptures, and custom vinyl toys

February 29 - March 22, 2008

Opening reception with the artist: Friday, February 29, 7-10PM

Gallery1988 San Francisco1173 Sutter Street (at Polk Street)

San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 409-1376

*A limited number of blue Benny and Red Bird vinyl figures will be available during the opening reception