September 23, 2016



LOS ANGELES, CA  – Designed and hand-sculpted by artist Phil Ramirez, CEO of Ramirez Studios, The Booty Bumper is an innovative booty twerking toy created in the same vein as the classic dashboard dancing hula girl. Engineered for optimum bounce, each Booty Bumper has a voluptuous, spring loaded rear end that will dance on your dash or add a little spice to your toy collection.


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Phil’s first two designs are all about hometown pride. Representing the beach culture of Los Angeles, The Beach Bunny Bumper is a smiling blonde in a skimpy pink outfit. The City of Angels Booty Bumper, a dark haired cutie wearing blue and white, represents true blue pride for the LA Dodgers.


Supporters of the Kickstarter campaign have the option to pledge at different levels with the option receive a Booty Bumper enamel pin, The Beach Bunny Bumper, The City of Angeles Bumper or the trifecta of all three items. A select five supporters will receive a very special, hand painted, surprise design of The Booty Bumper. Watch the campaign to see the evolution of this piece. Each Booty Bumper stands at 5.5” and will arrive in a carefully designed, full color box, complete with a blister pack to insure your new treat arrives safe and sound.


Kickstarter September 14 – October 14, 2016





Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/23088495/booty-bumpers

Booty Bumpers  www.thebootybumpers.com

Ramirez Studios http://www.ramirezstudios.com/

Pretty in Plastic http://www.prettyinplastic.com/

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About the Artist:

Phil Ramirez has over twenty six years experience working as a sculptor and designer in the toy industry. Founded in 1995, Ramirez Studios is an award winning Los Angeles based full service sculpture and prototyping studio. Services include traditional and digital sculpture, prototyping, and painting. Ramirez Studios has created outstanding action figures and statuettes for many of the major toy brands including DC collectables, Jakks Pacific, Toybiz, Disney, Marvel, LOTR, and Star Wars, to name a few. You may have played with some of the toys Phil has made in his over 26 years of experience. This is his first foray into producing his very own mass production figure.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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