The duo, who have released printable coloring books based on The Golden Girls, Beverly Hills 90210, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and most recently 90’s sitcom Roseanne, have designed a 19 page coloring book (including cover) based on the 80’s themed sci-fi/mystery drama.
Pages to color include series heroine Eleven, judgmental Barb, Dustin “toothless” Henderson and mama bear Joyce Henderson, among others, all beautifully drawn with seriously clean line art.
Check out the full list of characters to color below:
It’s been well over a year since coloring books for adults began to saturate the market with everything from flora and fauna, star wars and fantasy line art all readily available to buy online and in stores all over. So popular the trend that Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford topped Amazons best selling list and has to date sold over 2 million copies world wide.
You’ll remember not too long ago, I delved into this world and wrote about some awesome finds for the pop culture minded as the range of books commonly available were filled with swirls and flowers and intertwining vines that weren’t my cup of tea. Those Taylor Swift – Harry Styles – Jamie Dornan coloring books featuring base line art are starting to become more popular and more rampant on the market.
Take a peek at () books that are on my must-buy list!
Featuring everything we love and love to hate from the 80’s – side pony tails, leg warmers, cassette tapes and hair bands, this 35 page coloring book is a must have for anyone that grew up in the era!
CREATIVE COLOURING FOR GROWN-UPS: THE CLASSIC COMIC COLOURING BOOK
Price Guide: Hard Copy $17AUD from Booktopia
There’s over 100 pages featuring awesome comic cover art from the 1950’s in this book with femme fatales, aliens, monsters and heroes!
THE 1990s COLORING BOOK : ALL THAT AND A BOX OF CRAYONS BY JAMES GRANGE
Price Guide: Hard Copy $15-$20AUD from eBay
While the artwork is very simple, there’s more of a nostalgia vibe, much like with the 80’s coloring book mentioned above. Saved by the Bell, Clueless, 90’s fashion and much more is featured within the pages of this totally rad book!
FAT LADIES IN SPAAAAACE BY THEO NICOLE LORENZ
Price Guide: Hard Copy $11AUD from Booktopia
The title says it all. This coloring book is literally fat ladies in space….kicking butt! The artwork is very clean and semi-disney-esque too! There’s eighteen fat scifi heroines doing what they do best: trekking across the time and space, blasting off into adventure, and saving the day.
MER WORLD PROBLEMS BY THEO NICOLE LORENZ
Price Guide: Hard Copy $11AUD from Booktopia (Pre-Order)
Continuing with Lorenz’s fun art is the soon-to-be-released Mer World Problems! Filled with everyday problems the mermaid community deal with on a day to day basis with twenty examples of the most pressing issues mermaids face, including socially inept sea turtles, barnacle breakouts, interpersonal issues with fish, lack of wifi, and more.
90210, Seinfeld, Degrassi, Saved by the Bell and more by Lovebug and Snapdragon
Price Guide: Digital Download from $5.50AUD from Etsy
Ever wanted to color your very own Elaine and Jerry or Dylan and Brenda? With currently 11 hand drawn coloring books on offer, Lovebug and Snapdragon’s pop culture themed books are perfect for fans of shows like 90210 to Seinfeld to even Firefly! The printable books range from 13+ pages!
Seen something you think I should add to this list?! Sound off in the comments above!
We’re in an era where Pop! Vinyls are literally everywhere and anything and everything pop culture related is virtually mass produced and heavily coveted, so trying to find that one unique collectible item or gift can be a tough and arduous task.
Having put myself to task to find something that was unusual and quirky, I stumbled across an etsy store that was offering something that was not only pop culture related but also rather uncommon in the collecting world.
Etsy store StuffedStars.com will turn an image of your choice into a very cute and collectible 9.5″ stuffed figure! Upon finding the store, I was immediately drawn to the bright iconic images of pop stars, rap stars and actors in fabric form, backed by eye catching backing cards and wrapped in plastic. I needed to know more!
From Stuffed Stars Etsy page: “Stuffed Stars is the perfect gift for the person that already has everything: Inspired by Music, Pop Culture, Artists and all Cultures , our Stuffed Star dolls are handmade individually in Campbell, CA.
Have an idea in mind and want to make it alive? I’m also happy to help! Please send me a conversation via Etsy and we can get started!”
So what exactly is a Stuffed Star?! Simply put, a Stuffed Star is an 9.5″ stuffed figure featuring a printed onto fabric image of your favorite star! It seems rather simple but the finished result is something quite spectacular and very quirky. With their current inventory featuring David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Kanye, Frida Kahlo and Billy Idol among a myriad of other pop culture icons, rap stars and TV stars you’re most likely to find something that fits your collection and if not, StuffedStars.com are more than happy to arrange a custom order.
Which is exactly what I set StuffedStars out to do. While their available stock is wide and varied, I wanted something just for me – of my favorite star – Laura Leighton of course, so I tasked Akim from StuffedStars to wow me with a design. Custom requests work best when high quality images are available so I sent the following image off to Akim:
For those looking at custom orders, you’ll be updated as progress continues from communication to image choice to digital drafts where changes can be made right up until the final work takes place.
All in all, through the duration of the work, you’ll be kept well informed just as to how your product is coming along and turn around time (depending on current orders) can be as quick as 4 days!
So how does the final result stack up? Check out the two photos below of my order sitting happily among my Melrose Place/Laura Leighton display!
I can’t really fault the work done by StuffedStars and an unexpected feature that I found when my item arrived is the ability for these figures to stand on their own via magnets in their feet that stand on a mini custom base!
Just read some of the happy customer reviews:
“The doll was fantastic! They also gift wrapped my doll as it was being sent directly to the recipient! Fabulous! They loved the doll! 🙂 Thank you again for such great service!”
“These turned out better than I imagined! Great idea and was nice that you are able to change the outfit. Also it’s fun that you can custom the name that they come individually packed in. Service was great! Fast and I got the product in the turnaround that was committed!”
“This item was bought for my wife on her birthday and she absolutely loved it!! I can say she totally was not expecting to receive this!! Thank you once again, brilliant service, fast shipping and even got a sweet little note to say thank you for the purchase!!”