NY artist Mike "NEMO" Mendez continues his longstanding relationship with NY-based toy shop Tenacious Toys with the next iteration of his tiki-themed Hello Kitty custom: Hello Tiki II: Scary Love. This figure is a talisman that guards the holder against unwanted, bad or "scary" love. Hello Tiki II is about 4 inches tall and incorporates a variety of materials, a handmade grass skirt and a sculpted base. The piece is for sale on the Tenacious Toys site for $95.
I loved the first Hello Tiki! (Which has been sold out)
NEMO is putting together a few custom shows this year, one of which will be happening soon in NY. More info to come. You can follow NEMO's work at the links below: