According to Wikipedia: “The pug is a toy dog with a wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail.” Today, Okedoki and VTSS present a new collectible double entendre: Puck is a toy dog because he’s of the Pug breed and because he’s made of vinyl. As a certified cat lover, I think I can objectively say that Puck the Pug toy dog has THE BEST face.
You might have seen Puck put in an appearance over the years in Okedoki’s custom toys, drawings and paintings. Most recently, Puck made a cameo in Oke and her nephew’s collaborative piece for EARTH MOVEMENT (above left). The Canadian artist, who released Benny the Dreamer (now sold out) last year and had a one-month Artist Residency on this blog, told me that Puck is based on her own beloved Pug. Although the dog’s name was “Louie,” she began to call him Puck because he had a “puckface”.
The Puck the Pug dog toy is a 5-inch vinyl collectible designed and sculpted by Okedoki and produced under the highest standards by VTSS. If you’re familiar with Benny the Dreamer (who came with a pair of white gloves), you’ll appreciate the care that went into creating Puck, from concept to packaging.
Each figure comes in a gift box designed by Okedoki and includes a personalized, signed and numbered mini poster. Red Sweater Puck is a limited edition of 130 pieces exclusively available through VTSS for $59 + shipping here.
But wait, there’s more! Did you enjoy these fashionable Pugs? If so, pull up your Google Calendar because Puck is coming for you in four additional colorways and outfits this summer. Canada’s Foosh will release the Lucky 13 Puck on June 22nd in celebration of the store’s 13th birthday. The Philippine’s SecretFresh will release Pinoy Love Puck with full Filipino pride on July 4th. America’s Rotofugi and Singapore’s FLABSLAB will release Blue Sweater Zen Puck and Bee Puck, respectively, later this summer.
Collect them all! It’s global Pug dog domination! And it begins in Taiwan with Red Sweater Puck. Adopt him here. Click through for more views of all the Puck editions and a look back at the making of Puck the Pug dog from original clay sculpt by Okedoki to paint masks at the factory. Fun!