Jun 26, 2018
DKE Toys – Space Rat Action Figure Art Series at SDCC
So DKE Toys found itself in the enviable but puzzling situation of sitting on a pile of vintage Salacious Crumb Star Wars figures produced by Kenner a long, long time ago (ok, 1983). What to do? When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.With piles of Salcious Crumb figures, DKE created Space Rats, well actually the Space Rat Action Figure Art Series.
DKE invited eleven artists to interpret Jabba the Hutt’s Court Jester with original artwork. Dropping at SDCC 2018 from the DKE booth [#5045], the Space Rat series combines the vintage figures with one of eleven different artist backing boards featuring the artwork created for the project. The impressive lineup includes Scott C., Christian Clayton, Rob Clayton, Robbie Conal, Mike Egan, Alex Gross, Peter Kuper, Carlos Ramirez, Martha Rich, Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson.
Each artist edition is limited to 100 signed/numbered pieces (back of card), with the first 20 of each reserved for matching numbered sets. The Space Rat figures will be available at the DKE booth for $25 each or $200 for a set (a $275 value). This project turns the artist action figure concept on its ear ever so slightly with the focus being the artwork on the header card rather than the vintage toy itself, which is identical across all the artist editions.
Nathan Hamill x Science Patrol – BurgerCat (6.29)
Nathan Hamill returns to art toys with his brand-new BurgerCat sofubi. Produced in conjunction with Science Patrol, BurgerCat (2.7”) debuts in an OG painted edition this Friday (6.29) for ¥2700 ($25) from the Science Patrol web store. Comfort Foods and Cats, what more is there?