Category Archives: Fantasy

Everyone Loves ‘Em

Dinosaurs.

They’re Scary, they’re cool, they’re extinct (thankfully) but dinosaurs live on in our imagination, books and a few notable films.

The first time I saw Jurassic Park I was a kid. Like most little guys my age I was already infatuated with dinosaurs, able to rattle off a list of species in rapid fire succession to anyone who asked with the enthusiasm that only a child can have.

Dinosaurs were there to stay, not just with me but in the conscious minds of people across the world, so we present to you, our customers, a much requested and eagerly anticipated new product.

 

Painstakingly designed with every detail taken into consideration we are thrilled to bring a new spin to Cardboard Safari’s products with our first Dinosaur.

A guard for your office, to watch over the playroom or as a gift to those who need a bit of the cretaceous period into their life, Rex is the way to go.

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Like all of our products Rex can be colored, painted, glittered and papered to make him as unique as a kosmocertaops!

Using the same precise laser cutting process on our top quality recycled and recyclable cardboard this king of the lizards is also very eco-concious.

Designed by Jackson Bewley and manufactured in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Take a bite, Shop Now.

History of the Katana

In honor of our new Cardboard Weaponry, let’s take a trip back in time and across the globe to explore the story behind one of our most culturally significant creations: the katana.

Say hello to feudal Japan, circa 1400. The katana first appeared around this time in the Muromachi Period, and acted as the next version of the more basic tachi sword.  The difference between the two began as a pretty nominal one, because some samurai prefered to carry their swords with the sharp edge facing up instead of down. Thanks to these early trendsetters, the nature of Japanese combat took a giant step forward. That simple change, which makes it easier and faster for warriors to pull out their weapons, marked the beginning of the katana’s path through history.

Swordsmiths caught on to the movement and started to design their weapons with the new style in mind. The katana’s most distinguishing characteristics are the way that it is worn (in that efficient edge-up fashion) and the placement of the maker’s signature. Because samurai carried their katanas upside-down in comparison to tachi swords, swordsmiths also switched the placement of their signatures to the opposite side of the blade so that their names would remain visible on the outside of the katana. This is probably the best way to tell what kind of sword you are looking at, since the carry method can be a bit unclear when it’s not strapped onto someone’s back.

Now, time for a real kicker: traditional katanas are not made of cardboard! Shocking, I know. Unlike our version, which is pretty fierce in its own right, true katanas are so strong because they are built from a Japanese super-steel called tamahaganeUnfortunately, Cardboard Safari didn’t quite have the resources to replicate that intense process. But hey, ours is much safer to keep in the house.

Celebrating the Rainbow Flag!

In celebration of Equality, Love, and Magical Unicorns, we’ve released a couple of Stunning Rainbow Products.

Our Word Craft Rainbow Wall Art says it all:

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unicorn_rainbow_001The Rainbow Love Text can be displayed on Wall, Shelf, or Table. 

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It is Strong and Solid,  just like Love!

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The Rainbow Unicorn is a Friend to Young and Old alike.

His Unconditional Affection will remind Everyone that Love really does Win!

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100% American Made, These Colors Don’t Bleed!

Be Bold and Display them with Pride.

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P.S. We also have a Rainbow Love Set, at 10% off the full price.

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow. . .

. . . there is an awe inspiring crew of characters that would love to hang on your walls! fantasy_pc_04_satu

 Nikita our Cardboard Dragon is a hot new product and will fiercely protect your home, your child’s nursery, your dorm, or your office!

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Choose brown or white in our standard Micro, Junior, and Large sizes. You can also display her with wings, or without. 

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 Why not get a dragon mother and her flameling?

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And don’t forget about our Merlin Unicorns. They come in all sizes, in the standard brown and white, and in some fancy prints as well.

One of my personal favorites is the starburst print, available in purple, blue, and gold.

Truly a Magical Merlin.

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 Not into Unicorns? How about Zombies? Edgar Zombie might give your brain a boost as you assemble this clever cardboard creation.

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 Another great companion is Vince Skull. Micro Vince comes in brown, white, zebra, and black. There is a also a Large Vince, our very Special Edition Vince, and our Vince Wall Skulls. Gather them all around you for some inspiration!

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Invite this cast of characters into your lair!

Or check out our website for more creature creations!

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P.S. If you like buying more for less, check out our very cool Sets!

Gratitude to borg.com

We thank borg.com for their feature on Vince Skull, the Ray Gun, and the Astro Rocket! Here’s a peek!

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Please visit the blog to see so much more.

Two of borg’s  staff writers are credentialed press for San Diego Comic-Con International.  Their  staff includes an award winning fantasy author, professional writers, an actor, and communications professionals with backgrounds in journalism and entertainment writing.

Why borg.com? To summarize the statement of editor C.J. Bunce, “. . . borg is the short form of cyborg, itself a shortened combination of the term “cybernetic organism.” At its core a cybernetic organism is the juxtaposition between the present and the future—the evolved organic meets future technology, usually technology meant to enhance, improve or replace a biological function. . . The seemingly unlimited boundaries and implications of these technologies have been pursued throughout popular fiction for years. . . I hope here, too, to pull together all science fiction, fantasy, entertainment–all pop culture–in one place.”

Make sure to check out the borg Hall of Fame!

It’s an awesome blog for reviews and information on all things Comic, Fantasy, Sci Fi, and Superhero. We’re proud that a few of our products made the cut! Thanks borg.com!