September was a fun month with our theme challenge, “Mixtape”, on MeWe. The community was invited to submit their images using music as a source of inspiration. I couldn’t say it better than Tomek himself who stated, “Our challenge, like any decent song, had a solid fade out. The fade out is now complete so we can finally announce the results!”

First Place

Coraline action figure in low key

@Daria-Maret Geller
“Imagine the warmth
In those tiny hands
That held on to a penance
I didn’t deserve”
Unofferable – Half Moon Run

We were so impressed by the simple yet delicate posing of the Coraline figure which tells the story of the lyrics so well. The decision was unanimous!

And next we have…

two Second Places!

Lego minifigure lying on bricks-made bed with New Yor skyline in the background

@Sabrina Perry
“Summer has come and passed. The innocent can never last.
Wake me up When September ends.
Like my father’s come to pass. Twenty Years has gone so fast.
Wake me up when September Ends. “

Wake Me Up when September Ends – Green Day

Sabrina’s emotional post Never Forget captured everyone’s heart and it is a beautiful tribute to those who have suffered the pain of loss.

Marvel Thor action figure holding hammer with blazing lightings
@ang cheng ann
Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Sunny delighted us all with his creative takes over a range of songs from Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Ylvis’s The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) but it was this Queen’s classic that thundered its way to the top 3 this month!

Last but not least…

Third Place

Lego minifigure stylized as Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain with pennies put like they're falling from the sky

@Tao Liao
“Every time it rains, it rains
Pennies from heaven
Don’t you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven”

Pennies From Heaven – Frank Sinatra

We thoroughly enjoyed this creative flat-lay presentation by Tao which brings a smile to our faces. 🙂

Of course we mustn’t forget about great

Honorable Mentions!

Our fabulous moderators!

What would we do without our moderators who inspire us to participate with their images?


This month’s challenge is a test of your creativity. Use #tp_octo on our MeWe group to showcase your interpretation of this word. It could be something spooky for Halloween, or seasonal (Fall in the Northern hemisphere or Spring in the Southern) … or maybe something to do with the number 8 which translates to “octo” in Latin. Time to get those creative juices flowing folks!

As a special bonus, Sabrina had compiled most of the songs used in this challenge on a Spotify playlist here! And you can also listen to the Toy Photographers Podacst episode about “mixtape” challenge!

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