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Jul 06, 2018

DKE Toys at SDCC: Leia Is Not Your Toy by Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura

43047393882_b2c2cd4d11_oA Galaxy Far, Far Away collides with the contentious and fractured here and now with the SDCC Exclusive Leia Is Not Your Toy from Amanda Visell and  Michelle Valigura. Hand-cast and hand-painted in Amanda’s signature style, the 3.75” carded Leia art action figure arrives ready to stand up for herself and others in one of five different t-shirt designs including ‘resist’, ‘not your toy’, ‘I Am the Force’, Death Star-inspired Venus, and a curious blue comb design which plays off of the blue comb accessory—rather than say the expected blaster—that shipped with the vintage 12” Leia action figure.   Limited to 50 pieces (10 in each design), Leia is Not Your Toy will be available at the DKE Toys booth [#5045] for $100 each.

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Whatshisname x K.Olin Tribu – Popek Chrome Porcelain

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UK artist Whatshisname has made a name for himself with his playfully rude balloon dog sculptures including the pooping Popek  and the peeing Peepek versions. Art Toy collectors quickly fell in love with vinyl versions of both from Mighty Jaxx.  Now comes a high-end, blingtastic version from K.Olin Tribu.

Limited to just 25 pieces, the Popek Chrome Porcelain (~10.5”) sculpture adds gorgeous chrome plating to the brand’s high quality porcelain casts created in Limoges, France. Beyond the obvious humor and shock value, Whatshiname’s sculptures offer a moment to step outside the expected, to reflect upon the nature of things, possibilities, and with this new gleaming edition, yourself and your surroundings, quite literally, which look back at you from the shiny surface.  Popek Chrome Porcelain is available now from K.Olin Tribu’s ArtAndToys for £816.67 (~$1084).  Each sculpture includes a signed/numbered COA and arrives in a luxurious box.

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Otto Björnik – Kobi (7.10)

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Otto Björnik is about to release his new Kobi resin.  This clever cat has adapted to the city and now purchases his food from the local fish store.  Don’t be deceived by his innocent expression – his oh-so sharp claws tell the tale : goldfish for dinner!  Otto’s done a really nice job with these, especially  the fish in the bag – beautiful effect with an embedded cast. 

Each of the four Kobi editions—black, ginger, grey tabby and calico—are limited to twelve pieces each, stand 3.5” tall.  Kobi will be released on Tuesday (7.10) at 8 AM PDT from Otto’s online shop for $60.

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