POINTE-CLAIRE, QC, Canada -- Allstar Vending has introduced two lines of temporary tattoos themed to major popular music genres and a novel bulk vending fashion accessory.
The new flat merchandise lines include Moody Tattoos, with designs embodying the emo -- emotive or emotional -- subculture that has become an international phenomenon among teens and tweens. Emo music expresses the angst-ridden, sensitive moods sometimes experienced by youngsters, and that expression carries over into fashion and grooming. Thus, Moody Tattoos features 12 images including such things as a sad-looking teddy bear and an Emo angel, along with music-themed depictions of a female emo guitarist and a male DJ wearing a "You Made Me Cry" T-shirt.
For the North American market, Allstar is offering Rockabilly Tattoos. The line's 10 designs, evocative of the 1950s fusion of country-and-western and rock 'n' roll, include rockabilly revue (with flaming guitar), hula girl pinup adorned with flowers and sailor anchor, flanked by sparrows. The tattoos are aimed at teen and adult male and female retro sensibilities.
All tattoos and stickers are packed in 300-ct. boxes and recommended for 50¢ vend. Double-sided display cards are available.
For bulk vendors, Allstar has rolled out ingenious and useful Bend-Ables, closed elastic bands in the form of alligators, elephants, dogs and other animals. They can be worn as bracelets or anklets, or used for many of the purposes to which rubber bands are put. Bend-Ables are supplied in 2" capsules, each containing two animal bands and suggested for 50¢ vending. They also are available in 1" capsules.
Allstar Vending offers an extensive variety of bulk confections, novelties and supplies, stickers and temporary tattoos for flat vending, machines and an assortment of redemption merchandise. The company maintains shipping facilities on the East and West Coasts to minimize cost and expedite orders. Information may be had by calling (800) 685-7066.