Saturday, October 13, 2012

We've got the V:IP ticket to 8Bit SWAG!

Mutant Cactus has joined with Vantage:InHouseProductions to bring you their AMAZING 8Bit designs in button and magnet form.  With over 400 designs ranging from Doctor Who, Adventure Time, Star Wars, Sailor Moon, Marvel, DC and even Power Rangers, you may find it challenging to pick a favorite.

We offer several sets in our Etsy shop now.  If you do not see the designs that you are hoping to buy, send us a quick email or request a custom item in our Etsy shop.  We will have it listed ASAP.

Here is a quick preview of almost half of V:IP's 8Bit designs.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Hi button lovers!

My name is Justin Castaneda and I am the creator of the When I Was Little picture book series. Mutant Cactus (Danny, Derek, and Rob) all met at Mid Ohio Con a few years back. I loved their comic book buttons and a majority of them now cover my messenger bag. Since then, we have been creative comrades at shows and growing friends. This year we came up with the "little SUPERS" button line as part of their 52 week release schedule. They were kind enough to have me do a guest post because I have a new book project I am raising funds for thru Kickstarter.

The way Kickstarter works is it funds creativity. It accepts donations to help creative people get their passion projects made. Artists, writers, and filmmakers can set up a Kickstarter campaign and by supporting them and their work, you get rewarded! For instance when you donate to my project, you can receive a signed copy, sketch cards, digital prints, buttons, custom art and a lot more.
The buttons for my Heart campaign were made by The Mutant Cactus Crew too! 
So the name of my new book is called, Heart.  Heart is a story about love and acceptance.  This book has been a labor of love for many years.  I really believe in this book. It's been an idea birthed through the struggles I had growing up trying to find where I fit in.  I had difficulty making friends and I thought for the longest time it's because of who I was as a person.  I thought if I changed who I was I would find my place.  It wasn't until much later when I learned all that was non-sense and the most important thing I could ever do was: To Be Myself.

It's a bit more expensive to release a hardcover children's book than I had anticipated.  I didn't want to cop out into doing it as a softcover, it's not meant to be that way.  With the help of some fellow creatives that gave me an extra push, I started this Kickstarter campaign:

I hope you can help support the book and the message this book gives.

I thank you for your time and consideration and thanks again to the Mutant Cactus crew for letting me post on their website!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mutant Cactus Spring Update

It has been a very busy past few weeks for us here at Mutant Cactus.  Last weekend, we set-up at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention.  The show was a HUGE success.  We're looking forward to next year's show.  This year we got to meet the best Power Ranger of all time, Tommy Oliver (Jason David Frank).  Tommy was the legendary Green Ranger and White Ranger from the MMPR series.  He was also the Red Zeo, Red Turbo and eventually the Black Dino Thunder Ranger.  I'm excited to see who they bring out for next year.

This weekend is a very special weekend.  We are splitting forces to tackle a couple of different things.  Derek has teamed up with our friend and former colleague, Rob "GANTOR" Gant.  It is great to have Rob back visiting the MC crew.  They are hitting the very popular Gem City Comic Con.  If you are in Dayton, Ohio this weekend, be sure to stop by this show and say hi.

While Derek tackles things on the "HomeFront,"  I'm taking a bit of a vacation in Miami, FL.  I'll be hitting up WrestleMania XXVIII, which is on PPV, Sunday @ 7pm.  In the meantime, I'll be attending some of the Indy wrestling events that are in town.  Last night I attended the Dragon Gate USA iPPV taping.  I've managed to squeeze in a little MC work while here.  

I got to meet Colt Cabana from The Art of Wrestling PODCAST.  It was awesome to meet Colt in person as we've worked out some awesome sponsorship deals with him over the last few months.
If you are in Miami for Tomorrow's WMXXVIII, make sure to head over to the Wrestle Reunion hotel where Colt will team up with his buddy, Marty DeRosa for a LIVE 5 Dollar Wrestling.  It is only $5 to get in. The first 100 attendees will receive a FREE $5 Wrestling Button courtesy of Mutant Cactus.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mutant Cactus 52 - Week 6 INVINCIBLE Concluded

MC52 - Week 6 brings MORE Button/Magnet sets featuring ""The Best Superhero Comic Book in the Universe," Invincible. This will be our final Invincible themed week for next 30+ months.

All of these items can be found in our ETSY shop here:
The spotlight artist of MC52 Week 6 is Ren Mckinzie. To learn more about Ren's work, go here:

This BUTTON/MAGNET set of 2, features Ren Mckinizie's Chibi styled Invincible and AtomEve. Each of these BUTTONs/MAGNETs are 1.25 inch diameter.
Buyer must inform Mutant Cactus, the seller, if they would like this to be a Magnet or Pin Back Button set.

We also have several Vintage sets available this week. We were not going to post any Vintage Invincible buttons this week BUT, we sold out of the first 6 sets posted in one day. SO, here is the next round. ENJOY!!!
MC Vintage buttons/magnets are ALWAYS made from recycled comic book pages and never from digital prints

MC52 Week 6 brings the Invincible Theme to a close.  But fear not, as next week's MC52 will have a brand new MC set.  Here is a sneak peak:

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mutant Cactus 52 - Week 5 INVINCIBLE Part 2

MC52 - Week 5 brings MORE Button/Magnet sets featuring ""The Best Superhero Comic Book in the Universe," Invincible.

All of these items can be found in our ETSY shop here:

The spotlight artist of MC52 Week 5 is Victor Dandridge of Vantage:InHouseProductions.

This 8 piece INVINCIBLE Pin Back Button or Magnet set features Victor Dandridge’s “8 Bit renderings” of INVINCIBLE's Invincible (yellow), Invincible (black and blue), Omni-Man (1st costume), Omn-Man (2nd Costume), Allen the Alien (1st appearance), Allen the Alien (hulking version), Atom Eve and the dreadful CONQUEST..

This item is made to order. 7 of these BUTTONS/MAGNETS are 1 INCH while one of the  BUTTONS/MAGNETS  is a 1.25 inches (hulking Allen the Alien).

We also have several Vintage sets available this week.

MC Vintage buttons/magnets are ALWAYS made from recycled comic book pages and never from digital prints.

That is all for MC52 - Week 5.  Join us next week for MC52 - Week 6.  We will have our final "Invincible" inspired release featuring artwork from the talented Ren Mckinzie: