Jan 03, 2017

Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 42 Featuring wtfunks


I’d just like to say thank you to Marsham Toy Hour having me back to your show! Not sure why, but I thank you anyways. I’d like to also not thank you for using that photo. Anyways, in episode 42, myself, Gary Ham, George Gaspar and Carlos East recap 2016 in the toy world, as well as predict what 2017 has in store for us. kaNO also joins the fun with his very own “kaNO’d” segment, where he really lets a certain host have it. Take a listen to the first Marsham Toy Hour podcast of the year HERE or listen via Youtube HERE.

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Toy Geeks: Behind The Counter (01.17)

Ben of 3DRetro, Jack of Jackorama, and George Gaspar of Toy Break/October Toys are happy to bring to you this new years, a brand new weekly web series, which will discuss toy releases, events, news and everything in between! Be sure to tune in on Tuesday, January 17th for the very first episode of Toy Geeks: Behind the Counter! And apparently yes, there will be puppets.

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Dec 06, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 38 Featuring Andrew Bell


Your favorite knuckleheads are back with a new episode of Marsham Toy Hour! Gary Ham, George Gaspar and Aaron of Martian Toys welcome Andrew Bell for episode 38! They do a brief discussion on if Designer Con should allow VIP Badge Holders to enter the convention an hour early or not. We also get to hear the origin story of the name of Dead Zebra Inc., and ANDROIDS! Give them a listen HERE and even on Youtube HERE!

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Nov 29, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour Episodes 36 & 37!


We’ve got a double feature of Marsham Toy Hour (we didn’t post last weeks episode)! Call this the pre and post episodes of Designer Toy Con! Might we mention we got mentioned in both episodes! Hey yoooo! Episode 36 “Hot Taco” brought up the discussion of the toy news platform, whether it be blogs, podcasts or video coverage. Basically a gripe fest from these old men, but in a good way! A lot of good points were brought up and is definitely worth a listen. We also get to hear a bit of the origin story of your main Marsham Toy Hour host, Gary Ham!


The post Designer Con Episode 37 brought on special guest Ben of 3DRetro. If you were unable to attend or exhibit Designer Con or would like to in the near future, you may want to tune into this episode. Give them a listen on their Podbean or NOW ON YOUTUBE!

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1000Toys - 1/12 scale IZMOJUKI – Probe 20WT Kickstarter Campaign

1000Toys has been super busy lately! They had busy weekend at Designer Con not too long ago and now they’ve created a Kickstarter Campaign to help fund their new 1/12 Scale Probe 20WT from their IZMOJUKI line. This highly articulated and detailed figure will be available through numerous pledge packages. There are many colorways to choose from, which include Kickstarter exclusive colorways. This is also a great opportunity to pick up this figure at an awesome discounted early bird price! They are really close to their goal, so give them a visit and maybe even a pledge HERE.

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Nov 14, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 35 with Nathan Jurevicius


For this episode of the Marsham Toy Hour, Gary Ham goes solo while he welcomes a very special guest by the name of Nathan Jurevicius. We get to learn a lot about the man behind Scary Girl, whether it’s about his toys, graphic novels, video games, pictoplasma and all of his other achievements. Also from this episode, we feel like Gary might have a crush on Nathan, as he’s nothing but compliments on all of his achievements and looks. Not going to lie, that Australian accent has got us swooning. Take a listen to the newest episode HERE.

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Nov 09, 2016

Persue x Super7 San Diego – The Origins of Bunny Kitty Book Signing (11.12)


This Saturday, November 12th, Super7 San Diego will be hosting a book signing event with local legend Persue, who is best known for his BunnyKitty character. “The Origins of Bunny Kitty – A Tale For All Ages” is a children’s book featuring Daisy the Cat aka BunnyKitty and her adventures to seek out her lost family. The event will take place from 12-2PM, where Super7 will have books available to be signed, as well as an exclusive tote BunnyKitty tote bag. Be sure to follow the event on Facebook HERE.

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Nov 07, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 34 with Doktor A


Marsham Toy Hour is back with their weekly podcast! In this episode, they bring in their first UK guest, Doktor A, where they discuss Dok’s background, what got him into toys and his current happenings. They also discuss a tad bit on the goods Doktor A. will be bringing out to Designer Con later this month. Be sure to take a listen of episode 34 HERE.

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Oct 17, 2016

Marhsam Toy Hour: Episode 31 with Candie Bolton


Marsham Toy Hour welcomes you to a new episode of their weekly podcast with a new guest that goes by the name of Candie Bolton. In this episode, Gary Ham and George Gaspar ask Candie some hard hitting questions, which includes her background with toys and how she got started, Taipei Toy Festival, as well as listener questions and many more. Take a listen to their latest episode HERE.

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Oct 11, 2016

Rotofugi – Special Thanks Discount

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After securing two wins at this years Designer Toy Awards for Best Toy Store and Best Online Toy Store, Rotofugi wanted to thank everyone with a special discount! THANKS15 gets you %15 off your entire online and in-store order. If there was something you were thinking about getting through their site, we suggest picking it up now with the discount code, as it ends on Sunday, October 16th. Congrats Rotofugi!

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Oct 04, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour: Episode 29 Featuring Scott Tolleson


This weeks newest episode of Marsham Toy Hour featured a brand new guest by the name of Scott Tolleson! He joins Gary Ham and George Gaspar in a discussion about his new Dunny Series, The Odd Ones with Kidrobot, Enamel Pins, wrong shipping addresses and a bunch of randomness! Give them a listen HERE! You can definitely tell these three guys have been friends for a while.

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Sep 26, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour Episodes 27 & 28

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Marsham Toy Hour brings to you a couple new episodes! Episode 28 features a special guest by the name of Dov of DKE Toys who talks about the business side of things. They chat about wholesale, distributing and how DKE became. Episode 28 gets a visit from Jeffrey Koh of Flabslab . They chat a bit about the DTA’s, Jeffrey’s collection, Flabslab and toy production! Give each episode a listen HERE and HERE.

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Sep 21, 2016

Gravy Toys – Good Gravy Brick and Mortar (10.6)


Great news for all you Portlandians! Bwana Spoons and Gravy Toys will be opening up Good Gravy, a brick and mortar store featuring various sofubi toys, t-shirts, prints, pins, patches and whatever else you can stick to your jean jacket! The grand opening of Good Gravy will take place on Thursday, October 6th from 7-9PM. There will be exclusive toys and goodies from close friends to Gravy Toys, who include Barely Human, Pop Soda , Rampage Toys, Barely Human, Pop Soda, Rampage Toys, Deathcat Toys, Liverad Studio, Mixed Species, Cop A Squat Toys, Shirahama, Grody Shogun, Betty Turbo, Refreshment Toy, and Bwana Spoons.

Good Gravy
400 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209

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Sep 18, 2016

Toy Art Gallery Seventh Anniversary Sale (through 9.25)

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U: Sale extended through 9.25.

There’s still  few hours several days to save with Toy Art Gallery’s 7th Anniversary sale.  To celebrate their 7th year of selling and producing toys, TAG is offering 20% off everything (minus preorders) on their web shop until 11:59 PM Sunday (9.18 9.25)—no checkout code needed. So if you’ve been eyeing a particular toy, especially sofubi—TAG’s specialty—now is the time.

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Sep 12, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 26: Toy Manufacturing Part One


If you were ever interested in making own toys we really suggest that you listen to this episode of Marsham Toy hour. Join Gary Ham, Ryan Rutherford (Bryan Brutherford), George Gaspar and Martian Toys, where they discuss the manufacturing and production side of toys. They chat about all the different plastics, costs and a lot of things to be considered when diving into the toy world. They surpassed the hour of Marsham Toy Hour and will have to continue with a part two to this discussion. If you have any questions unanswered in this episode, feel free to shoot them an email to marshamshow[at]gmail[dot]com in hopes to have it answered by the next broadcast. Have a listen to the latest episode HERE.

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Linda Panda’s 365 Daily Sketches Book Kickstarter Campaign


Linda Panda has been sketching all year long and what better way for her to share her artwork with you than a book! With the success of her previous Kickstarter campaign for her “LindaPanda’s #DailySketchbook, she has decided to follow up with a part two! With your help through Kickstarter, she is looking to produce Book 2, which will feature 125 pages of doodles of farting animals, pretty ladies and plenty of other cute and random things. There are some great pledge levels included, such as PDF copies of the book, physical copies of book 1 (if you missed out the first time and book 2, pins and some sketches! Check out the campaign HERE for more information.

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Sep 08, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 25 with Lana Crooks


Marsham Toy Hour are happy to bring you another transmission! This episode brings back their very first guest, Lana Crooks! It’s been quite some time since they’ve talked about soft collectibles like plush and we are happy that they’ve brought back Lana. They also chat about all the new conventions popping up and the DTA’s. Lana also updates us on her website, GalleryRatings.com, which you may have guessed is a way to rate galleries! Join Gary Ham and George Gaspar with the latest episode of Marsham Toy Hour!

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Sep 04, 2016

Take 30 % off with the 3DRetro Labor Day Sale

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We hope you’re out and about enjoying Labor Day weekend.  In between BBQs or whatever else is on tap, you might want to head on over to 3Dretro.com to partake in their Labor Day Sale offering 30% off their entire inventory.  Be sure to use the checkout code: 30LABORSALE   You can also enjoy the Labor Day savings at their store in Glendale, CA.

3D Retro
1851 Victory Blvd.
Glendale CA

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Aug 29, 2016

Mutant Vinyl Hardcore Announces “Death’s Vault” An Art Gallery in New Haven


If you’ve been watching Mutant Vinyl Hardcore’s Instagram you may have noticed him working on a workspace. That workspace isn’t just any ordinary workspace, it’s actually a new Art Gallery coming to New Haven, CT, dubbed Death’s Vault ran by MVH. In his latest newsletter, Rich mentions the very first show will take place on Sunday, October 9th titled “Black Sabbath”. MVH also mentions that he already has some shows planned out for the year. Him having plenty of talented friends, we cannot wait to see who he has lined up for an exhibit at the Death Vault. Stay tuned on more information on the space and the upcoming show! Congrats Rich, we are sure you will do New Haven proud!

Death’s Vault (Located in the old Erector Sq. Toy Co Building)
315 Peck St.
New Haven, CT 06513


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Marsham Toy Hour Episodes 23 & 24


The Marsham Toy Hour has been keeping our ears in check with the latest toy chatter. Episode 23 brought back special guest George Gaspar with hosts Gary Ham and Martian Toys. In this episode Aaron of Martian Toys announces the opening of his toy retail space “Mothership Gallery” in Philadelphia with Playful Gorilla. They also bring up the Five Points Festival Clutter Magazine is putting together. George also gives a lesson in resin safety. Listen to this very episode HERE.


This weeks episode brings us a lot of folks in this episode! Joining the discussion are hosts Gary Ham, Martian Toys, Tyler Ham and guest host George Gaspar with special guest J*Ryu. They chat about J*Ryu’s previous profession, as well as get back on the topic of where the toy scene currently us. There was definitely some great discussion in this episode, which we feel everyone should have a listen to. Find it HERE.

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Aug 15, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 22 with Ryan Rutherford


This weeks Marsham Toy Hour brings on special guest Ryan Rutherford aka Bryan Brutherford of Brutherford Industries. His name isn’t confusing at all. We learn that Bryan or Ryan is jack of all trades and has the tools and connections to get things made. They also talk about some really good leaks and sneak peeks, as well as touch of the infamous Squink Facebook thread and collecting and collectors. Give Gary Ham, Tyler Ham and Martian Toys aka Marsham Toy Hour a listen on either their Podbean, Stitcher or iTunes.

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Aug 09, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour – Episode 21


Marsham Toy Hour is now old enough to drink! Celebrating 21 episodes, Gary Ham, Tyler Ham and Martian Toys chat about the Chris Squink Thread, which brings up the topic of dwindling sales in the “designer vinyl” world. They cover things such as collector phases, shipping cost hikes, leaks and sneak peaks and 3D printing! Give them a listen on their Podbean, Stitcher or through iTunes.

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Jul 29, 2016

Nominations Open for the 2016 Designer Toy Awards

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U: Deadline is Wednesday (8.10), not Saturday as previously posted.

After the frenzy, mass of humanity, and overdose of toys + pop culture that is SDCC, we’re heading towards the Designer Toy Awards season. Nominations for the Sixth Annual DTAs are open now at designertoyawards.com through Wednesday August 10th @ 6 PM EDT.  Head on over and nominate artists, toys, stores, brands and more for all the awards categories including the brand-new Best Non-Licensed—bootlegs and other toys that use licensed properties unofficially. If there are toys and artists that really impressed you over the past year, take a minute to recognize them with a nomination and by doing so, giving them a chance to become a finalist.

Once the nomination committee has chosen category finalists from the submitted nominees, we’ll move on to online voting and then to the awards ceremony to be held in October in NYC during the week of New York Comic-Con.

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Jul 11, 2016

Marsham Toy Hour: Episode 18 Featuring George Gaspar


Marsham Toy Hour brings you another excellent episode with special guest George Gaspar of Toy Break and October Toys. They chat about crowd funding campaigns websites, sculpting, leaks and sneak peaks and a game named by yours truly. Take a listen to their latest episode HERE on their Podbean, Stitcher or iTunes

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Jun 29, 2016

Vinyl Pulse Webcam Interview Series #2: 2Petalrose

The adventure continues!  We’re happy to announce that the second episode of the Vinyl Pulse Webcam Interview Series featuring UK artist 2Petalrose is available for your viewing pleasure-–both above and over at our Youtube channel: youtube.com/vinylpulse.  We talked to 2Petalrose from his London studio about the evolution of his toys from Kombat Kings to his more recent samurai figures including Maiko and Hondo, the first of his Shogun Rebels line.  As a fun bit, there’s a preview (of sorts) of an upcoming figure release. So, if you can, give it a watch. Next up? Brent Nolasco, recorded at the NYC art toy epicenter, myplasticheart

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