TOYETICA Volume 1
Written by Marty LeGrow
Art by Marty LeGrow
Published by Action Lab Entertainment
Release Date: December 6, 2017
In a world where the hottest kid’s toys are based on real people, a ragtag class of students must prove they’re the best toys for the job, competing against friends and enemies at Dollington Academy to achieve action figure fame…all while being just 6 inches tall.
Toyetica is the story of Trixie Tangle, a tiny Bittle student, whose race of small people live alongside humans in everyday life…working, playing and most importantly, landing toy model contracts. With the right theme, the best accessories and a catchy name, Bittle students can nab the role of a lifetime as highly-paid models for human children’s toys. Luckily for Trixie, she’s been accepted to Dollington Academy, the best of the best in toy prep schools!
In volume one of TOYETICA, Trixie tries to befriend the mysterious new mermaid student, Minky Mermille. Meanwhile, everyone in class gets their official toy accessories, but practically no one is happy with their choices. A secret Trixie has discovered from the school’s past may be the answer to everyone’s problems, but with Minky threatening to quit school, Sweetina fighting with a horse and the campus gazebo burning down, can Trixie get anyone to listen to her?
If you love My Little Pony, Gravity Falls and Steven Universe, you’ll love the friendship, humor and emotion that Toyetica reveals, as Trixie and her friends unite to help the students of Dollington every day, defeat the forces of evil and prank rival school Mecha Tech within an inch of their tiny lives.
“Toyetica isn’t about the perfect toy model, the princess with a million accessories and a pony and a lot of market appeal,” writer M. LeGrow comments. “It’s about the other toys who don’t have the glossy packaging, the right theme, the shiny outfit. And it’s about the toys who never really wanted those things to begin with, because they’ve got bigger dreams than what the world wants them to do.” She continues, “I’ve always felt that I wouldn’t mind being put in a box, so long as I get to pick the box I go in. It’s when other people choose it for me that I start to think outside of it.”