Nov 21, 2015
Preview of the Silent Stage Designer Con Booth
Here’s a sneak peek of what Silent Stage has in store for Designer Con. The booth [#909] features the work of OG Slick and Woes. As you can see it’s anchored by Slick’s 5’6” Uzi Does It and the reveal of the upcoming 3’ LA Hands sculpture. Silent Stage will also be showing Slick’s brand-new Molotov-wielding Mutha Chuka AstroBoy-inspired piece. Woebots fans will want to check out his Exclusive Cali Growler Panda Head, pillows and more!
Jesse Hernandez at Designer Con
kaNO at Designer Con
kaNO, Burbank’s favorite NYC transplant, will once again be showcasing his art and toys at Designer Con [#921]. This year, he’ll have a limited series of hand-drawn Slappy customs complete with custom resin markers, the original and prints of his collaborative Beauty in the Beast painting with Phil Lumbang [#505]. Also, as we mentioned awhile back, kaNO will also have the upcoming 24” Boba-Def in production from ToyQube on display at his booth.
Toy Art Gallery – Designer Con Signings and Lottery Info
Yesterday we posted about Toy Art Gallery’s legion of Designer Con releases. Now, here’s a handy list of lottery times and artist signings—all on Saturday--including Frank Kozik (11 AM) for the debut of his long-awaited Poison Pup ($250) in a debut violet edition. Three years in-the-making, the Pup stands a staggering 14” tall and features special joints to handle the size and heft of the figure (2 lbs of vinyl).
10:30 AM - Doublethink by Tkom 1st Factory Painted Release Lottery
11:00 AM - Frank Kozik and Poison Pup Signing and Release
12:30 PM - Paul Kaiju Vault Lottery (rare and un-released pieces)
1:00 PM - James Groman and BC Blasters Signing and Release
2:00 PM - Candie Bolton and Custom Bunny Signing and Release
3:00 PM - Doktor A and Mandrake Root Signing and Release
3:30 PM - Doublethink by Tkom Handpaint Lottery
4:00 PM - Joseph Harmon and Wolf Thing Bat Mother Signing and Release
DKE at Designer Con: Boss Vaderus Maximus by DrilOne
DrilOne has channeled his post-apocalyptic, epic rust aesthetic for his formidable take on Darth Vader. His Boss Vaderus Maximus custom Vader helmet will be available at the DKE Designer Con booth [#812] for $3500. Be sure to drop by the booth to check out Dril’s Sith vision.
DKE at Designer Con: Custom GeekWok Show
In addition to their numerous exclusives, DKE [booth #812] will present the Custom GeekWok Show featuring 21 artists’ take on Richard Page’s (UME Toys )DTA-winning GeekWok resin toy. Be sure to drop by the booth to check out customs of the cutest Ewok this side of Endor by Ayleen Gaspar, Dr Barbados, Drilone, Doktor A, George Gaspar, Jay222, Jryu Jess, Jon Paul Kaiser, Lisa RaE Hansen, MaloApril, Mark Troup, Mike Mendez, Molly bolder, Nugglife, Peter Kato, Jeremy Tanavit, Rich Sheehan, Rsin, Seriously Silly K, Wetworks and 64 Colors.
DKE @ Designer Con – Joystik & G2-B2 by Bill McMullen
if the Joystik & G2-B2 figure set from Bill McMullen looks familiar, you’ve got a good memory. 10 of these stylin’ action figures were released at DesignerCon 2013. Now, Bill has finished (toy gods willing) the final 20 pieces (edition of 30 total) which will be available at this year’s Dcon from DKE for $110 each [#812]. Great stuff.
Martian Toys x Jason Limon – Rainbow Abominable Snow Cone
Quick! What was your favorite snowcone flavor as a kid? Rainbow! Martian Toys and Jason Limon have the ultimate ‘have it all’ treat ready for you at Designer Con – the Rainbow Abominable Snow Cone vinyl. Get yours at the Martian Toys booth [#603].
DKE at Designer Con – Infected Android Anomalies by Scott Wilkowski x Pretty in Plastic
If you love Scott Wilkowski’s ‘Infected’ series and dig the Android figure, you’ll definitely want to drop by the DKE booth for the new Infected Android Anomalies. These one-off pieces started as defective parts from the SDCC 2014 Infected Android figures (bubbles, cloudy, dented, etc.). Pretty and Plastic has breathed new life into these with unique treatments – painting and modifying them with a mix of splatter, sparkle and bedazzleing. There are 40 Android Anomalies in all. They will be available for $70 at the DKE Designer Con booth [#812].
Buff Monster @ Designer Con
Buff Monster will be showing a new one-of-a-kind printed-on-wood piece with high-gloss finish(40” x 40”) at the Prints on Wood DesignerCon booth. He’ll also be signing from 1 to 2 pm on Saturday (11.21).
Munky King at Designer Con – Sepia Trouble Trouble by Dabs Myla
Munky King has revealed the new Sepia Trouble Trouble vinyl figure set from Dabs Myla. Limited to 100 sets, this third edition will be available for $70 from the MK DesignerCon booth [#435]. The Sepia edition will also be available online on Saturday (11.21) from MunkyKing.com.
Nov 20, 2015
Gary Baseman x 3DRetro - Wild "Bad" Girls Set Release and Signing at Designer Con
For the first time ever Gary Baseman and 3DRetro will be releasing his Wild Girls figures as a set! This set includes 3 masked Wild girls dressed in black and a couple Chou Chou companions. These will be limited to only 120 sets and available at the 3DRetro booth #532 for $200 each. Gary Baseman will also be signing at the booth on Saturday from 2:30 - 3:30PM.
Luke Chueh x Munky King - Headspace Black Set Pre-Order & Exclusive Print Set at Designer Con
At this years Designer Con, Munky King will be holding a Pre-Order for the upcoming Headspace Black Set by Luke Chueh. Each set comes with one body and two heads, as well as a exclusive print set! We bet you can't guess what the design on the second head will be! Be sure to stop by the Munky King Booth #435 to check it out in person!
3DRetro at DesignerCon – OG Edition Bison Van by Jeremy Fish
The moment a lot of you Jeremy Fish fans have been waiting for! The release of the Bison Van figure with 3DRetro! This will be a special pre-release just for Designer Con, which is limited to 100 pieces. The van stretches 9" long and can only be found at the 3DRetro booth #532 for $100 each.
Flat Bonnie - Snax'on the Alien and Baron Von Battington DCon Exclusives
More goodies join Flat Bonnie's booth #216 at Designer Con! Not only will she have her three collaborative plush figures with Leecifer, Mr. Toast and Scott Tolleson (SEEN HERE), but she will have two of own exclusives available as well. Check out Snax'on the Alien who stands 11" tall and is limited to only 30 pieces for $50. Snax'on is made of faux fur, vinyl pleather and safety eyes. Special for the season comes Baron Von Battington, the Winter White edition. Limited to 20 pieces, this 16" wide plush will retail $30 a piece. The Baron is made from soft fleece, vinyl pleather, sivler chain and safety eyes. Both of these amazingly cute plushies come with a special Designer Con tag and hangtag, adoption certificate, sticker and button.
Hyperactive Monkey at Designer Con
Get your Karate gear ready! Hyperactive Monkey will be invading Designer Con with prints, books, toys and plush (booth #421). First up are a very limited number of the GID Monkey Kung Fu Chubs soft vinyl figures. Cast in semi-translucent vinyl, the blue Chub glows blue while the pink Chub glows the more traditional green. This new edition is the follow-up to the debut SDCC edition. They’ll be available for $45 each.
In addition he’ll have a pair of hand-painted resin Monkey Kung Fu Chubs and his Lil' Kung Fu Cuties Plush clips! Be sure to stop by, say "Hi" and talk about The Flash
Shirahama x The Sour Lemon – Yellow Kumons for Designer Con
Paul Kaiju x Unbox Industries –Mini Mockbats at DesignerCon
Pssst. If you head on over to the Unbox Industries booth [#722] at DesignerCon , you just might find the first batch of Mini Mockbats by Paul Kaiju in a rainbow of colors. These cubicle-friendly beasts (3.75”) will be available for $40 each.
DKE at Designer Con: Luke Chueh x GFYT x Special Ed Toys Drink Boba’s Boba
DKE is once again your go-to-spot for clever retro bootleg figures. One of the highlights has to be Drink Boba’s Boba by Luke Chueh and the crazy folks at Good For You Toys and Special Ed Toys. Who knew that Luke’s clever, word play but so much more, painting would inspire not just a bust but an honest-to-goodness 3.75” action figure?? If you love yourself some Boba, you’ll want this one. $110 from DKE a.k.a. Bootleg Central – Booth #812.
Mindzai at DesignerCon
Mindzai has made the trip from Canada for it’s first Designer Con. Their booth [#500] will feature several of the figures they’ve produced. For those that love adorable platforms, there’s the Hideki DIY edition—an art toy of the Hideki Project character—which is limited to 100 pieces signed by the artist and the produce and comes with a spray painted box. Continuing with DIY platforms, Mindzai will also have the new Tian Tian Blank Boy Canvas vinyl figure created by HK designer Danny Yung. Inspired by a Chinese saying, the toy celebrates the promise and potential of children. Funded by a successful Kickstarter, the new DIY Lovebot—reminds us that we all need love, even powerful robots—from Matthew Del Degan should also be available at the booth. Rounding out the toys available for sale, there’s the stylish, first-ever turntable-compatible art toy, DJ Trakkz by T.T. Topperz.
And… while he’s not quite finished, Lethal Taco will be ready for a close-up at the booth. Drop by and check out the painted prototype of the larger-than-life food truck hero saving the day with his tasty grub and his cleaver.
Bill McMullens x Munky King – Superstar Destroyer Print for DesignerCon
Nobody does Kicks + Star Wars like Bill McMullen. The latest evidence: This groovy Superstar Destroyer screen print which will be available from the Munky King booth [#435] at Designer Con. This one is a 6-color beauty (ed. of 50 s/n, 16x16”, 100 lb bristol paper). The Force is Strong with this One.
Uh Oh Toys – Errants Racing Sets for Designer Con
For this year’s Designer Con, Uh Oh Toys has cooked up some awesome Errants action. Aaron seemingly has been working overtime on six separate racing sets – each featuring the three Errants characters (complete with racing capes) plus a pull-back race car –all in a nice blister + backing card package. Great stuff. Get ‘em from the Bwana Spoons and Monster Circus Booth [#1102].
Nov 19, 2015
The Chung!! at Designer Con: Pouty Pigs
David "The Chung!!" Chung will release his brand-new Pouty Pigs resin figures at Designer Con. David sculpted, cast and hand painted these rather surly looking characters—love the expressions. There are two colorways-– Cold Blueded and the DCon exclusive Midnight Pig (ed. of 12). Pick ‘em up at The Chung!!’s booth [#913[.
Itokin Park at Designer Con
We’re pretty excited that Itokin Park will be at Designer Con this year. From the pics he’s posted, he’ll have editions of the above Pink + Silver Rocket Boy--a collabo with Mirock Toy--a White+Silver Modeman and a very cool Astronaut with green hair and what appears to be an off white-yellowish body. Plus, there’s the crazy black + gold glitter astronaut—maybe a one-off or a few glitter customs. Be sure to drop by the Sour Lemon booth to check out his toys and say hello.
Toy Art Gallery at Designer Con
Toy Art Gallery are going full force with this years Designer Con with a huge selection of toys! Some of them being releases with toy makers such as, Secret-Base, Kikkake, KTO, Devilrobots and TKOM. The other toy releases being from their own production line who include artists: Candie Bolton, Crummy Gummy, Doktor A., Frank Kozik, James Groman, Hideyuki Katsumata, Joseph Harmon, Kagremaru, Kamakiri, Magical Design, Radio Active Uppercut, Snatchpunch and Spanky Stokes. Many of these figures will be the first release! They will have a little something for everyone, which is why we feel like their booth #1221 will be a stop for everyone.