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Jul 17, 2017

Warner Brothers x Funko – Marvin the Martian: Space Clones Custom Show for SDCC

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Marvin the Martian fans (and who isn’t ?) will want to be sure to drop by the Funko Pop Up Shop at the Funko SD offices during SDCC (7.20-7.23).  Warner Brothers and Funko have collaborated on a custom art show featuring artist customs of the 9” DIY Space Clones Mega Dorbz vinyl of our favorite Martian. A quick browse on IG revealed a diverse group of artists with a few names well known to art toy fans—Sket One (above) and Shiffa, at least one comic book superstar—Jim Lee, and a nice selection of artists from various backgrounds including Karol Banach, Mel Copes, Shamsia Hassani, Sonny Liew, Kristen Liu-Wong, Love Each Other, Nikkiciri, Kerby Rosanes, Gustavo Rimada, Vivian Ritter,Marc Sandoval, Sonny Boy, Turan (@sonertattooer) and Tasya van Ree.

Hit the jump for a quick preview of the pieces we spotted.   The Space Clones customs will be auctioned off to benefit CalArts’ scholarship programs.   

The show fits nicely into the cartoon-centric Funko Pop Up which will feature a large number of exclusives including Pop! versions of Marvin and Duck Dodgers. For more info, check out the Funko Blog which breaks down the exclusive action: part one and part two.

Ah yes, now we come to THE question… Will Space Clones be released as a DIY vinyl after the show?  No definitive answer yet, but seems quite possible.

Funko Pop Up Shop
448 West Market Street  (across from the Grand Hyatt Manchester)

Thursday-Sunday (July 20-23)
10:00am-3:00pm

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Ron English – ‘Make America GRIN Again’ Pop-Up During SDCC Weekend (7.19 – 7.22)

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Ron English will begin his brand-new Make America GRIN Again tour with a Pop-Up exhibition and shop at Luce Loft in San Diego—an easy walk from the convention center—during SDCC weekend (7.19 – 7.22).  The event will feature art work and editions from Ron English as well as fellow artists Mark Dean Veca, Rob Prior, Madsteez, and Jeremyville.

The Pop-Up shop will feature the debut of Ron English’s eagerly awaited Donald T. Rich Grin vinyl figure in both standard and Black Light Magic editions.  Collectors who purchase a Donald T. Rich item will receive a free 11x17” comic book cover poster. The Pop-Up will also be stocked with the full range of exclusive figures and goods from  Ron’s East Meets West Asia tour.  In addition to toys and products from Ron English, event will also feature secret drops from Mark Dean Veca, Madsteez, Rob Prior and Jeremyville.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet Ron English and perhaps chat with him about Popaganda.  He will be signing at the loft on Wednesday (7.19) from Noon to 2 PM and on Thursday through Saturday (7.20-7.22) from 3 PM to 5 PM.

The multi-layered event will also feature the debut of Pop Life’s brand-new SFBi Originals brand of toys inspired by vintage Japanese soft vinyl toys—sofubi. Exclusives from several of the artists from the brand’s extensive roster will be released in very limited numbers at the Pop-Up beginning on Wednesday (7.19).  There will also be daily raffles for SFBI Originals figures—no purchase necessary.

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Make America Grin Again: Ron English's Popaganda Pop-Up
Wednesday – Saturday (7.19-7.22)  11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friends and Family VIP Party (Invite Only): Thursday (7.20) at 7 PM.

Luce Loft
1037 J Street @ 10th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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