Tonia D. on Feb 23, 2016
This item arrived on time and as described. It was packaged well to prevent damage. Great item for my GI Joe fan husband!
Handcrafted Comic / Pop Culture Items
Geeks like to show off the things they love! We’re not subtle and we don’t like to hide our fandom. However, one thing I have found being a Geek Girl is that sometimes I feel a little left out by the merchandise that I find offered by retailers online and locally. This is because a great majority of fandom is male oriented, or at least in reality is perceived that way by marketing “experts”. For instance, a while back a good friend of mine had a birthday and she loved Batman. So I went to find her a Batman birthday card! It does NOT exist, unless you’re a 5-year-old boy! I couldn’t even find one for a 5-year-old girl! Nothing for girls except Bieber and Barbie! What’s that all about?
So PopCycled Baubles was born as an attempt to right that ship. Geeky gals are out there, and in my experience are avid for anything that is aimed at them. At shows people will squeal and gush if they see their favorite character made into items aimed directly at them! That’s not to say however, that we’ve left you guys out! We create a wide array of items, and have something for everyone! We are passionate about what we do here. We only use pages from books, comics and magazines that we have bought. We firmly believe in supporting the industry we love. We've had the pleasure of meeting a ton of artists, writers and even the actual publishers in all our travels, and they appreciate our way of celebrating the art form.
Thanks for reading, and please stay a bit and take a look at my shop. Follow along on our social media sites for information on show schedules, making of photos and probably our dog (Corde) from time to time.
Laura and Shaun Rosado
www.twitter.com/drmrstheawesome or www.twitter.com/popcycled
Never hide who you are! You’re one of a kind, never to be replicated. Share it with the world.
Laura L. Rosado
Owner, Maker, Empress
Hi! We started PopCycled in an effort to help give back to comic fans and the geek community we love. Bringing books out of those long boxes and making them into everyday functional items to celebrate art and books.
Corde Bear of the Shimmering Lakes of Naboo Rosado
CMO, Chief Morale Officer, Owner
My name is Corde, I am a dog. I love helping my hoomans and making sure they are happy! I give lots of kisses and cuddles.
Be sure to visit me on facebook for special sneak peeks and fan only offers: www.facebook.com/popcycled
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Please allow up to three (3) business days (Monday through Friday - excluding holidays) for your order to ship once payment has cleared. Custom orders will take longer.
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***International customers (including Canada), please keep in mind all orders have to clear customs. USPS estimates this process to take up to 10 days from the date I send it out, this will also occur again when it arrives in the destination country - most estimate 7-10 days for clearance before delivery. This is something I cannot speed up or help; I'm sorry - I wish it could move faster. The USPS label number I sent you will show only activity within the US, once it leaves the final sort facility the label will not update anymore within the ETSY/USPS tracking portal. You would need to track it within your countries postal services tracking site.
Refunds and Exchanges
• All returned items must be returned in original condition and shipped via a traceable method (i.e. priority mail with delivery confirmation). You will be refunded the purchase price (excluding shipping & insurance) within 48hrs of receiving returned item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything (this is really important) is made from an actual book. I buy TONS of comics, magazines and other print material to make these items. I cannot under any circumstance use copy-written artwork from the internet, I NEVER "google" artwork. Please keep this in mind when requesting custom work. I have to find not only the specific character/scene/artist you want but find it in the scale to fit the item, as it is cut out of that book and used as found.
While I do strive for consistency in my work, please be aware that handmade products have greater variance than machine-made work, and may also contain some imperfections. This is part of what makes them unique and one of a kind.
-About Custom Orders-
All custom orders are completed on a first come, first served basis. The work starts on a custom order when the payment has been received (or cleared, in the case of e-checks). I will let you know an approximate completion time when your order is received. In the case where some materials may need to be ordered, this can take 5 - 7 business days for the material to arrive, in addition to the time it will take to complete your order. Requests for specific characters, artists or even scenes will be taken into consideration, but this may additionally slow down the creation process while the materials are sourced.