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Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Case of the Missing Coffee

What happened to my coffee?  Gone again.  And I didn't drink it.  So who did?  Clearly a case for sophisticated intellect to solve.
Normally this would be a job for Dr. Max Abima who can trace his lineage directly back to Sherlock Holmes.  When he puts on his detective hat, scamps head for the hills.

Unforunately.......Max took a three-tiered fall this weekend.  (He'll be fine. More on this later)

With Max busy on the mend, who do we call?
The Kasoogi's of course!  With their scientific minds and innate curiosity they will get to the bottom of this in a jiffy.
They jumped at the opportunity and built a camouflaged stakeout. Here we see them watching, but barely.
 They put out of cup of java and waited. Soon the culprits took the bait and made off for parts unknown.  The Kasoogi's pursued and found the pair kicked back in their lair. (It was decaf).
Guilty! But forgiven.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ice-bat's Winter Hat

Winter is coming, and this tiny Ice-bat is ready.   Ice-bat's are known to enjoy the cold, but also appreciate a snappy looking hat.

He's obviously loved and well cared for!

This is one of my favorite Uglydoll photos.  Thanks to guerillalover on Flickr for taking this great pic, and giving us permission to share it with you.

This little fellow is a Clip-on Uglydoll Ice-Bat.  You can have your very own from the Official Uglydoll Store. He's a friend for life!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Photographs by David and Sun-min

The photographs from Giant Robot Uglycon EX Art Show are now up and available on the Giant Robot website.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Staying Up Late with Wage

When Mindi Wage wants to stay up late, we stay up late!  He has an infectious enthusiasm for late night radio, story-telling, or reading a good book out loud.

He's very fond of turning off the lights and bringing a flashlight to bed. Everyone huddles together as faces take on a special glow, as do imaginations!

Try it sometime.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sidd and Sydney

Do you believe in love at first sight?
That's how it was for me and my Wee Wedgehead, Sydney.  We took one look at each other and knew we were meant to be lifelong friends and family.

Of course having the same name didn't hurt.

Sydney is a Clip-on size Uglydoll, so he's easy to travel with, and even easier to snuggle. Don't be fooled by his tininess.  He can give a giant hug!  It's about heart, and intention, and the power of BLUE.

A huge thanks to David and Sun-min, without Uglydolls!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Uglydoll Cupcakes

Ugly Dolls

Doesn't it just make you smile?  Me too!
These Uglydoll themed cupcakes were made for a birthday party.  I'm sure they were big a success.
Our thanks to  Tim Green for the use of his photograph, and to his wife for making these amazing cupcakes.
You can see more of his great photos at his Flickr site here. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cozymonster Flatwoodsey Uglydoll Clock

This much awesome is a lot to process all at once.  But I'm getting it done!

Where to begin?  The colors!  You could call this color with a capitol C.  They're vibrant, but not shocking. They're bright, but not blinding. They're happy, but not goofy. They're that rare combination of qualities that combines just the right amount of "this and that" in the very most pleasing way.
It's Uglydoll!  Again!  

Cozymonster was well-named because he is softy, cozy fun. His little brown nose is ideal for his orange complexion, as are the yellow teeth.

This guy is the cure for those of you who never got next to orange.
He's a bridge builder for the orange-challenged.
And if anything can destigmatize the color pink, it is Flatwoodsey.  I am very down with pink, but some are not.  Again, be ready to turn the corner and LOVE the color pink!

The Uglydoll Clock deserves a post all it's own, so soon I will be back with that. Once it's out of the box!
Oops. Almost forgot!  If you want your own box of Ugly goodness head over to The Official Uglydoll Store, or to one of my favorites...CSToys. 

These receive my highest rating for Holiday gifts and goodies.  I know if one of these popped out of a gift box, I'd be over the moon.

Uglydolls Website Featurette

For those of you who are new to Uglydolls, or new to Ugly Chronicles, please let me introduce you to a very fun page over at

This screen shot is just one of the  fun and interactive pages to be found by clicking around over there.

This one allows you to download icons and desktop wallpapers, plus has links to other great pages including the store.

I like to just sit and enjoy the art on this page.  Look at little Babo on the cookie skateboard.  And the ONLY time I've even been tempted to go ballooning was when I saw Cinko and friends in their balloon baskets.  I would go with them.  Otherwise, no way!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I woke up this morning with a fever....Roller the Reindeer fever.  It snuck up on me.  I was fine yesterday, but today.....I NEED Roller!

The best I could do to take the edge off my Roller-itis was to grab this photo from Toysrevil and stare at it for awhile.  But that's only temporary relief.  That guy on the left is enough to cause a relapse.

I'm on a mission to find out when we can expect to meet up with Roller. It's self-preservation!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Abima Family Portrait

We had a request for an Abima Family Portrait and the we were  happy to oblige.

The upper row is composed of the flying branch of the family.  The Winged Abima's are Uglycon 3 Exclusives from Japan.  Each color is a Limited Edition of 25.

The blue guys are Stitch Exclusive Otaku Abima's. They are Limited Editions of 100.

The others are retail versions in Classic, Little, and Clip-on sizes, with the amazing Dr. Max Abima in the center!  Yay Max!!!  Max always says that no two Uglys are alike, making each and every one a limited edition!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Prescription for Happiness #5 by Dr. Max Abima

Dr. Max last wrote a Prescription for Happiness in March.  He's been so busy being happy, he just remembered to add #5 today.

Here it is....ready?....Get your Ugly on!
You are a  tinsy insy microscopic blip on the edge of the unfathomably huge universe, and that's ok because you are the center of your own Uglyverse and magnificent.  There will  never be another you.  So do your own, unique Ugly dance, like Dr. Max.  Happy is as happy does, so do HAPPY!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Gathering of Chefs

A Gathering of Chefs
Coming Soon To Ugly Chronicles

The 2010 Choco and Minty Cook-Off 
Each team will prepare with their best and most secret recipe.
Recipes will be posted as each team competes.
Cook along with us!
You guessed it.  It's gonna get UGLY!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Uglydoll Clock

It's Ugly Time!  You waited all year, and the wait is over.
The amazing Uglydoll Tin Clock featuring the effervescent Babo is now just a click or a drive away.

With cookies decorating each number, it's always cookie time in the Uglyverse.

This clock has it all.  Number, hands, feet,  colors, style, cookies, Babo and bells.  And those bells aren't just fancy, space-age adornments.  They ring!  Yep.  It's an Alarm clock!

So get ready to be on time. Or at least know you're late.

Oh, one thing it may not have is batteries.

I ordered mine here.
It's alarming.  It's charming.