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Pets Rock

Mark grew up surrounded by a variety of animals. He was an international still life who gave it all up to draw cats in hats and dogs in wigs. Kate grew up on a farm and then became commercial stylist and model maker. Their encounter led to the birth of design company Takkoda, in 2005, launching a range of anthropomorphic pet characters that appeared on a collection of kid apparel and stationary. The old adage that “People look like their pets” combined with their interest in Pop culture, the global celebrity phenomenon and their love of animals led to the creation of Pets Rock, in 2008.

Since then, Mark and Kate Polyblank’s Pets Rock® phenomenon has spread from its London base to leading UK stores, and on to a global network of licensees and retailers whose customers are barking mad for their furry friends. With more than 80 characters in the Pets Rock® world and many more waiting to be let off the leash, you’re never far from one of their pop culture pets.

Breakfast (Cat as Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly from 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Blake Edwards and George Axelrod — adapted from Truman Capote’s 1958 novella of the same name)
Western (Clint Eastwood as Man with No Name from 1960s Dollars Trilogy by Sergio Leone)
HRH (Guinea Pig as Queen Elizabeth II)
Brain (Tuppy white boxer as Albert Einstein)
Diamonds (Persian cat as Marilyn Monroe)
Daisy (Russian Blue cat as Daisy Buchanan, as portrayed by Carey Mulligan, from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby)
Vegas (Basenji as Elvis Presley)
Pop (Milo Chihuahua as Michael Jackson)
GG (Mackerel Ginger Cat as Lady Gaga)
Spots (Award “Pet I’d most like to take home” winning dog as Yayoi Kusama)
Surreal (Salvador Dalí)
Soup (Andy Warhol)
Glam Rock (David Bowie)
Shakespeare (William Shakespeare)
Country (Dolly Parton)
Psychedelic (Jimi Hendrix)
Mexico (Frida Kahlo)
Gurl (Katy Perry)
Twerk (Miley Cyrus)
Gnash (Slash)
Metal (Ozzy Osbourne)
Grunge (Kurt Cobain)
Rap (Snoop Dogg)
Purrell (Pharrell Williams)
Brothers (John Belushi as “Joliet” Jake Blues and Dan Aykroyd as Elwood from 1980 The Blues Brothers by John Landis)
Cowboy (John Wayne)
Princess (Grace Kelly)
Leader (Winston Churchill)
Detective (Ernest Staffordshire Bull Terrier)
Mr Orange (Donald Trump)
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