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News From July 2014

MIA's Lazaro Reyes: A Loyal Pawn

MIA Skateshop employee Lazaro Reyes is a bonafide loyal pawn. When he's not helping  facilitate our brainwashing efforts in the skateshop, he's in the streets of Miami shredding is face off.

Here's some epic skate photos of Laz, including his Top 5 favorite things about the Miami skate scene.

Top 5 Skate Spots in Miami


2.Allapatah Station

3.Brickell Banks

4.South Dade Hubba

5.Marlin Stadium

Photo: Matt Roy

Top 5 Miami skate legends

1.Ed Selego

2.Joel Meinholz

3.Lindsey Robertson

4.David "Pollo"Aroujo

5.Abe Bethel the miniramp champ

Top 5 things you do at MIA

1.Set up completes

2.Watch skate videos

3.Listen to the same music all day

4.Trying to figure out what someone is trying to buy they don't speak English or Spanish. That's always fun.

5.Making up new names for when people call the shop and ask for me.

Photo: Alex Reyes

Top 5 celebrity sightings at MIA shop

1.Sexy Sax Man 

2.Swiss Beatz

3.Little Wayne 

4.Justin Bieber(I wasn't actually there that day, thank god)

5.Seen Puff Daddy outside driving a golf cart

Photo: Matt Roy

Top 5 lurkers at MIA shop

1.Jeremy Chavez


3.Josh Narvaez 

4.John B

5. Little Mikey

Photo: Matt Roy

Top 5 best things about MIA shop

1. Showing up first thing in the morning and cleaning human shit

2. Non stop movies quotes with Chris 

3. Singing every song and adding the word "fart" to it

4. Working with the bros is always good

5. Overall good times. It's the best shop in Miami and the best dudes.

Photo: Matt Roy

Top 5 things to do in Miami when off the board

1.Go to the beach

2. BBQ at Josh's house

3. Video games with my little brother

4. Went to that new Perez art museum downtown, it was pretty tight.

5. Driving around looking for spots in the rain.

Photo: Alex Reyes

Top 5 Favorite Toy Machine Skaters



3.Donny Barley



Top 5 Reasons you're a loyal pawn

1. It's

2. Just

3. My

4. Shit

5. Toy machine bloodsucking skateboard company
Posted July 25th, 2014 by Tyler Culbertson
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Leo Romero: Thrasher's Magnified

Leo Romero solves the riddle of a tall front board across and down a kink. As seen in the August 2014 Thrasher mag.
Posted July 24th, 2014
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Jeremy Leabres in Belgium with RVCA

RVCA Sideways Tour from RVCA on Vimeo.

The RVCA Sideways tour video features Jeremy Leabres and some of the RVCA team skating through Belgium, while visiting a few breweries and abby's for some fine beer tasting.

Video by Lucas Fiederling, photos by Sam Ashley.
Posted July 14th, 2014 by Tyler Culbertson
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Toy Machine "Sign" series by Colt Bowden

Colt Bowden is a professional sign painter and artist hailing from Brea, California. We interviewed Colt to discuss the new Toy Machine board series he hand painted, aptly called the "Sign" series. Colt tells the back story behind each board graphic and how he drew inspiration from the Toy Machine pros.

Video by Otto Ray

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Posted July 10th, 2014
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Habitat is Movin' Right Along

The bloodsucking skateboard company would like to welcome Habitat Skateboards to the Tum Yeto Collective! #movinrightalong

Habitat Skateboards is "Movin RIght Along". from Habitat Skateboards on Vimeo.

Posted July 8th, 2014
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Tum Yeto Pocket Cam 21

Tum Yeto Pocket Cam 21 Super Tour video takes you back across country to North Carolina and Florida one more time just to get showed up by a snakeboarder on a seven stair with the kink cut off. We also picked your least favorite Bowie song just for shits and giggles. Get annoyed with the worst angles possible and enjoy the Tum Yeto crew.

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Posted July 7th, 2014 by Tyler Culbertson
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Loyal Pawn Interview: Alvin Flip

The best part of waking up, is Toy Machine in your cup.

Skateboarding-wise, Alvin Flip creates the greatest cups of coffee ever brewed. He's amassed a huge following on Instagram, updating thousands of fans with his artisan cups of Joe.

We first took notice of Alvin when he started tagging Toy Machine, notifying us of his bloodsucking cups of coffee. Since then, Alvin has brewed hundreds of skateboarding inspired cups of java; all out of a small coffee shop he works at in Indonesia .

We wanted to catch up with Alvin to get to know a little about him and show off his loyal pawn-esque creations.

This is the cup of coffee we first took notice of Alvin Flip's caffeinated creations.

What's up Alvin, where do you live?

I live in Bandung ,Indonesia.

How do you take your coffee?

With milk.

What's you favorite place to drink you coffee?

Green Cake & Coffee is my favorite one.

Inspired from the Colonial Foot Soldier's ditch ad.

How long have you been a barista in a coffee shop?

I work in coffee shop 2 years. I so love coffee.

Loyal Pawn and Toy Machine intern, Otto Ray created a drawing inspired by Jeremy Leabres' "Welcome to the Team" photo for Emerica. World's collided when Alvin got a hold of it.

Where did you learn to make all the cool cafe latte foam art?

I learn coffee in 2 years for basic...I create for my own imagination....heheheWhen did you start making the skateboard coffee art?

When I first know how to make coffee.

Do you create the foam art first try?

Yes, I do it first try.  

How long have you been skating?

5 years now:)

Do you get special requests from customers for certain kinds of art in their coffee?

Sometimes and I always have my kind of request.

Any skateboarders request their favorite brands?

Yeah Toy Machine of course and Emerica.

An homage to the Farewell deck done for Austin Stephens.

Do you create any other art besides coffee?

Mmm... sometime I make a tie dye tees, if I have an order.

Activated from the sole of Collin Provost's Emerica X Toy Machine collab shoe.

 The cup of coffee you were looking for to make your life complete. #toymachinexvolcom

Thank you for always making rad cups of coffee Alvin.

So great to talk with you.I love to create coffee for people to make them happy and I can smile looking my coffee made too...hehehe..that's all.

Classic. Welcome Monster.

Awesome, thank you Alvin. Keep up the great work!


Posted July 3rd, 2014
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Billy Marks & Matt Bennett at Woodward Camp

"Billy Marks and Matt Bennett come back to camp every year to skate, fish, throw trick shots and live the Woodward life. Obviously you know you are in for some great skating and well.. if you have seen Billy's other videos you know you are always in store for some fun antics."-Woodward Camp

Filming: Matt Henry, Dave Metty, Jordan Huffman Editing: Matt Henry HIT SUBSCRIBE for more Woodward moments from camp - Camp is always Tweeting and Posting to Instagram and Facebook! FOLLOW them here: The Woodward PA website: INSTAGRAM: FACEBOOK: TWITTER:
Posted July 1st, 2014
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