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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Monday, 9 July 2012

Slim Pickings - Limited Edition Launch

OddCo and Peter Underhill are delighted to launch a brand new limited edition figurine today, in the much sought after form of 'Slim' the skinny looking sunbather and his hungry friend.

"I'm sorry mate, I thought you were dead?!" 

Check out some below sculptors bench images of the offending article...

Each Slim Pickings bear has an individually hand numbered limited edition disc and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Slim is a club members exclusive...

Check out the final figurine here...

Friday, 6 July 2012


Check out the latest range of figurines from Oddco Ltd based on the annual Day of the Dead celebrations. The mexican holiday “Day of the Dead” is a colourful celebration of death, famous all over the world for its uplifting spirit and iconic imagery.
Oddco have created a kooky group of Mexican skeletons who have risen from the ashes and turned into an awesome range of figurines.
There are 6 amazing designs to choose from. You can pick them up now from

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Avenge of the Nerds - the sketches

With the exciting news that Avenge of the Nerds launches today, we wanted to let our blog readers see some of the development work that went into bringing the range together! Check out some of the original drawings from Bad Taste Bears creator Peter Underhill....

Check out the figurines here!!! 

Friday, 25 May 2012

Kapow! Comic Con 2012

Hey folks!
Thanks for an amazing weekend with the Bad Taste Bears and Peter Underhill at the Kapow! Comic Con last week!! A great time was had by all including Bad Taste Bears creator Peter Underhill and Paul and Kirsty of OddCo. Was great to see so many enthusiastic BTB fans over the course of the show as well as meeting new customers and a few new celebrity friends too!!!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Check out some awesome new personalized Popmash cards from the Hephalump website!!

Thursday, 3 May 2012


"Here you go.
Not sure where I'll sign this. I might shift the cation to the left to accommodate a signature over there on the right."

"I did a test on a laser. I reckon over on the left in that blue bit will do the job. Enjoy!"

You can pre-order this print from the BTB website now here...

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


"Don't slip on the jam!
The thing about blood in a mainly blue-lit room, it'd look black. So I had to make a little compromise.
In a day or two, this should be dry enough to scan, when I can complete the artwork with the border and caption."

"I might need to sign these with a silver pen."


Tuesday, 1 May 2012


"Almost there. Just to add the blood and some minor tweaks."

Monday, 30 April 2012


"I decided, because the thin layers of acrylic (glazes) are drying patchy, to continue from this point in oil paints. It's OK to paint in oils over acrylic, but not the other way round. The moonlight through the windows was the first oily bit."

"Working with 'moon' colour and the creepy blue downstairs glow. Using oils means it can take a while for the paint to dry. This can be frustrating when you need to work over the top of something you've already done. Hopefully the painting will be dry in time for the comic gig. Gulp!"

Thursday, 26 April 2012


"Once the shadows are in place, I started working on the forms as if there's a single light source, above and behind the viewer. Here I've worked on the overalls and the mask."

"Adding colour to the fur and the stairs, not wanting to have too much contrast in the stairs because they could dominate the image."
"Dropped some basic shading into the bannister and railings knowing that the secondary and tertiary lights will be acting on them quite heavily, so just establishing the structure for now."
"I decided the rag doll should have socks. They somehow suggest innocence. I still need to add the seams to the legs. We wouldn't want any sensitive types thinking this is a human or anything."
"If you check against the early visual, you'll see how the image is going to be cropped on all sides. At the bottom it will be part way through the green dress, so that blue area at the bottom right won't appear."

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


"First step is putting in the dark bits. This is just sploshing down layers of dilute acrylic to create the places where there's least light, or a dark base to start building the form."

"There are three light sources I need to consider, a general colourless ambient light that will allow me to give some colour to the shapes, a cold blue light in the bottom left, then the moonlight through the window top right. There's usually a point in most paintings I do where I ask myself "What the bloody hell have I done and why does it look so shite?" That moment is fairly soon."

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Hey Folks! For those who didn't know, Bad Taste Bears will be attending the Kapow! Comic Con in London this May 19th/20th! For more news on the event and all happenings follow this link.

In preparation for the event, Bad Taste Bears creator Peter Underhill has been working on a Limited Edition Myers Print which is now available to pre-order here.

Great news for all fans of Pete's artwork, as he has invited us in to his Shedio (half studio/half shed,) to give us a preview of the work in progress and to watch the master at work. Thanks Pete!

So here's part 1. Enjoy.

"After establishing the composition with small thumbnail sketches, I dumped the sketch through Photoshop and played around with colour values, lights and darks to arrive at the rough you've seen." 

"Next stage is to draw up the image to a size comfortable to work. In this case, approx A4."

"I've already prepared a board with an overall blue onto which I transfer the drawing.
The next part is getting the paints out. More soon."

Part II to follow soon...

Monday, 12 March 2012


Our friends at Red5 are now offering the Run for Covers eReader covers! Go check em out!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


In celebration of Mothers day 2012, OddCo and Peter Underhill are excited to launch the Kate special edition figurine. Why not grab this awesome bear by the short and curlys this Thursday 8th and add her to your growing collection?! Maybe even buy a second one to give to your mum?

Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Run for covers have been featured on the Editors desk this week in T3! Thanks for the big up guys!!!



Monday, 20 February 2012


That's right! Your favourite snotty little heroes are now available in a free comic book app, available NOW from the itunes store!!


We all love a good ride here at OddCo Ltd, favourites including the Big Dipper, Hall of Mirrors (makes some of us look perfectly normal) and what about the Dodgems!?

Peter Underhill seems to have some pretty odd memories of the fair if this feisty figurine is anything to go by...

Limited Edition Dod & Gem launches this Wednesday 22ndFebruary at 6.30pm, available ONLY to club members (why not join here.) Coming with the usual number and signed certificate of authenticity, actual quantity of figurines will not be announced until it is dispatched to customers...

PLUS order this Wednesday and any additional items purchased at the same time will be given 50 bonus reward points each!

Thursday, 16 February 2012


This bad ass lizard is the biggest thing to land at BTB towers since… Well ever!?

The first ever totally original 16” Giant BTB, Bearzilla Limited to only 100 World Wide will be hitting these shores at the end of February 2012.

Bearzilla is Members Only and Limited to 1 per member - multiple orders will automatically be cancelled and refunded

Bearzilla will be available from the Members Exclusives section of the BTB Online Store at 6:30pm Today, 16TH February.

You will have 2 products to choose from:

Pay in full – Immediate payment of £135 and receive Bearzilla at the end of February

Split payments – make an immediate payment £67.50. The balance payment will be taken on Friday 16th March and Bearzilla with be dispatched within 14 days of payment completion.

Please note that this special bear is reserved for MEMBERS ONLY. If you're not a Club Member, click here for the full benefits and details on how to join.

Bearzilla is only available for UK delivery from - if you are ordering from outside of the UK please contact us for distributor details.