May 17, 2013
Outland Exclusive Shadow Death Serpent by Jesse Hernandez (6.16)
Outland Designertoys in the Netherlands will celebrate their 8th Anniversary (congrats!) with the June 16th release and signing of their exclusive Shadow Death Serpent (80 pcs) created by Jesse Hernandez and produced by Kuso Vinyl. As you can see in these factory shots, the black + silver treatment adds an extra does of wicked to Jesse’s newest figure. If you’re in Amsterdam, be sure to block out June 16th so you can meet Jesse in person and pick up one of these bad boys. Also, we’ll keep you updated on online release info.
So while we’ve seen a few sweet pictures of the OG Death Serpent, the factory shots after the jump really give you an overall feel for the full figure rather than just it’s menacing front. This is a figure that needs be viewed from all angles in order to appreciate its considerable sculptural detail. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing one of these in person.
Clutter’s 2nd Toy Mafia Event (5.25)
Last month Clutter held their first Toy Mafia event featuring several exclusive toy drops at Concrete Bar in NYC. For the followup, they’ve enlisted Mark Nagata, Ultimate Skull & Cobra, Devilboy, and Monster Island to create exclusives for the 2nd monthly event (5.25). So far, two of the four exclusives have been revealed – Mark Nagata’s Micro Kaiju Negora (2.5”, 12 pcs, $30) and Roid Randy from Ultimate Skull & Cobra (6” resin, 5 each of both colorways, $65). If you live around NYC, check out the May Toy Mafia event at Concrete.
Clutter’s May Toy Mafia Event
Saturday, May 25th 2013 (8 PM)
320 West 37th St. (btw 8th and 9th)
New York, NY 10018
May 07, 2013
TOOFLY x kaNO Bodega Signing @ myplasticheart (5.10)
The wait's over. kaNO's artist series Bodega figures have made the trek from China and will soon be dropping in key spots. In fact, kaNO is heading to NYC for a release and signing with TOOFLY of both of their Bodegas ($45 each) @ myplasticheart on Friday (5.10). The new and improved Bodgeas look great in person with sharp printing and a new articulated spray head. it's the perfect choice for all those who crave true urban vinyl -- juice box crossed with a spray can, legit for sure. Please note that very limited quantities of each of the two designs will be available at the NYC signing.TOOFLY & kaNO || Bodega Signing and Release Friday, May 10th (7-9 PM)
myplasticheart 210 Forsyth Street NYC 646.290.6866
Apr 08, 2013
Colus x Gunnzo – “The Hunted” Dunny Release Party & Signing Event (04.13)
This Saturday, April 13th you will find Colus at Gunnzo for a release and signing event for his new 8” “The Hunted” Dunny with Kidrobot. The event will take place from 5-8PM, where there will be tacos, drinks, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream provided! There will also be some Colus Brand T-shirts, as well as a Gunnzo exclusive Letterpressed print, which are signed and hand numbered (50 pieces) by Colus.
2445 Juan Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Apr 04, 2013
Scott Tolleson x Luke Chueh x 3DRetro – Bartholomew Punchyface Release (4.13)
The wait is almost over. 3DRetro will launch Scott Tolleson and Luke Chueh’s Bartholomew Punchyface OG edition plush on Friday, April 13th @ Giant Robot 2. The adorable yet sad and vulnerable nerd bear nicely represents both artists’ aesthetics. Scott and Luke will also be releasing a 2-print set based on their Bartholomew paintings. Pricing is still yet to be determined, but the bear should go for about 40 and the print set should be in the $50 - $60 range. Drop by the release to pick up the plush to rescue him from would-be bullies or if you have a twisted side, to bully him yourself.
Scott Tolleson & Luke Chueh || Bartholomew Punchyface Plush Release
Saturday, April 13th 2013 (5-8 PM)
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Apr 01, 2013
Seen: G.I. Joe Mini-Fig Release and Art Show @ BAIT
Two Saturdays ago, The Loyal Subjects and BAIT collaborated on a G.I. Joe event featuring the release of the new G.I. Joe minis from TLS and an art show offering visions bold, cute, and sexy. If you grew up on the cartoon, this is the event for you – celebrating all things Joe – toys and art.
The new toy series features a total of eleven designs including three chases – hooded cobra commanders, black hooded cobra commander, red ninja. While the minis have a designer toy body style they also come with detailed weapons and other accessories – a nice mix. The designer of the mini-fig series, Les Schettkoe was on-hand to sign the toys for collectors.
The art show featured original art and prints from a large group of artists including Jerome Lu, Tracy Tubera, Maxx242, Gregory Siff, Kwestone, and more. Some of the highlight pieces include Les Schettkoe’s Cobra Trooper spraying graffiti over the Joes’ logo, sexy visions of the baroness by Maxx242 and Menso and Tracy Tubera’s stylized Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes complete with oversized kicks. Mixed in with the art, BAIT also showcased their G.I. Joe toy collection from the original Hasbro action figures to hyper-realistic 1:6 scale figures.
If you’re out near Bait’s flagship store in Diamond Bar, drop by and check out the art and the new G.I. Joe figures from The Loyal Subjects.
Mar 19, 2013
BAIT x The Loyal Subjects – G.I. Joe Minis Release + Art Exhibit (3.23)
BAIT will host the official launch event and signing for the brand new G.I. Joe minifigures from the Loyal Subjects on Saturday (3.23) @ their flagship store in Diamond Bar. Series designer Les Schettkoe will be on-hand to sign the detailed figures for fans. As a fun bonus, a pair of tickets to the world premiere of the new G.I. Joe: Retaliation film will be raffle away to one lucky winner.The event will also feature a group art show with pieces by Jonathan Bergeron, Gregory Siff, Les Schettkoe, Kidokyo, Greg Storey and more. If you grew up on G.I. Joe as I did, you should definitely check out the event which celebrates the epic struggle between the Joes and Cobra.
G.I. Joe Minifig Release + Art Show
Saturday March 23rd 2013 (5-8 PM)
2753 S. Diamond Bar Blvd. Ste B
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Seen: Shane Jessup – Lucky Cat Android Signing @ BAIT
If you like Lucky Cats, chances are good you’re eagerly awaiting the new Lucky Cat Androids designed by Shane Jessup for Andrew Bell’s Dyzplastic. On Saturday, BAIT hosted a release party and signing for the new figures which should be on their way to retailers around the country. While these looked great in the press photos, a few including the pearlescent white and the glossy black look even sharper in person. As a fun bonus for collectors, BAIT worked with Shane to create four 5”x5” mini-prints and offered one print for those that purchase six boxes and all four for case purchasers.
I don’t normally comment on toy signatures per se, but as you can see in the photos after the jump, Shane has one of the fanciest, cursive signatures I’ve ever seen on a vinyl toy. Tag? No sir… John Hancock would be proud.
Fellow artists kaNO and Tristan Eaton (aka Dunny Creator) came out to support and also took turns doodling on BAIT’s previously pristine 20” Gold King Dunny – each rocking an eye. Hopefully other artists will keep this going.
Props to Shane for a job well done on these and kudos to Andrew for seeing the possibility of going beyond a single figure or event a box set and making an entire Lucky Cat series. Missed the prints at the opening ? Give BAIT a call for more info.
Mar 18, 2013
Seen: Luke Chueh’s Black + Gold Target Signing
Munky King opened the doors to its new studio space in Culver City for the release and signing of Luke Chueh’s Black + Gold Target (500 pcs, $120) signing this past Saturday. A good sized crowd of collectors waited patiently in the two-story space to purchase the new toy as well as the ‘Everybody Needs a Little Head’ keychains. As with the SDCC release, Luke drew on the included red resin wall diorama. Making the sketching a bit interactive, he gave collectors two options to finish off the sketched bear – a crown or ‘Shoot to Kill’. Black + Gold Target shirts and prints were also available.
The new inviting space feels like a remix of the Melrose location, familiar with many of the original display cases and furniture yet more open with high ceilings and a large lounge area on the ground floor. A second story loft office overlooks the entryway and features a display facade of numerous toys from the brand’s personal collection for all to enjoy.
Once collectors had finished with the signing, it was taco time courtesy of
Munky King. While Munky King has moved and transformed itself into more of a pure brand, they still know how to take care of the people who have made it all possible.
Mar 12, 2013
Shane Jessup – Android Lucky Cat Series Signing @ BAIT + Bonus Prints
BAIT will host a release party / signing for the new Android Lucky Cat Series with designer Shane Jessup on Saturday (3.16) at their Diamond Bar Location. To celebrate the new series from Andrew Bell’s Dyzplastic, BAIT has created four 5” mini-prints of Shane’s Lucky Cat designs (red, gold, white and black). Collectors will receive one of the bonus prints with the purchase of six of the new Androids and all four with the purchase of a case (a full set of twelve figures).
Shane Jessup || Android Lucky Cat Signing
Saturday, March 16th 2013 (5-8 PM)
2753 S. Diamond Bar Blvd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Feb 19, 2013
Lou Pimentel x mph labs – Junior Hellfire Release Party (3.1)
Junior Hellfire is almost here. Myplasticheart will celebrate the release of the 2nd edition of Lou Pimentel’s Junior sofubi from mph labs with a party / signing on 3.1 at their NYC shop. Following on the heels of the NYCC exclusive ghost blossom edition, Hellfire features the classic paint scheme from the OG resin Cranston line. If you’re in NYC, drop by the release – the first 20 people who purchase Junior Hellfire ($34.95) will score a free Junior Tote Bag which will also be available to others for $5.99.
Feb 14, 2013
Huck Gee x Kidrobot – Post Apocalypse Signing Tour (03.01 - 03.05)
Coinciding with the epic Post Apocalypse Dunny Release with Huck Gee, Kidrobot will be having him go on a KR Wide signing tour! All signings will take place from 6-8PM Local Time, beginning with KR SF on Friday, March 1st, KR LA on Saturday, March 2nd, KR Boulder on Sunday, March 3rd, KR MIA on Monday, March 5th, and last but not least KR NY on Tuesday, March 5th. Be sure to stop by the shops to meet the mastermind behind this new 3” Dunny series!
Jan 28, 2013
Seen: Jesse Hernandez’s Jaguar Knight Signing @ TAG
Jesse Hernandez made the trip to LA for his first official signing/release of the OG Jaguar Knight (Pobber) @ Toy Art Gallery on Saturday evening. Quite a few collectors showed up to get figures signed (including many older pieces) and one had Jesse sketch on a black deck. In person, the Jaguar Knight is impressive. It’s almost a full 12” at the tip of the helmet feathers, has a good chunky appearance, and the large-scale shield and macuahuitl really add to the overall feel of the figure.
In addition to the standard OG edition (360 pcs, $120), Jesse also signed the gold chase figures for a few lucky collectors. Looking to do something special for TAG, Jesse used a silver paint marker to hand embellish (splatter) a few toys. Fellow artists kaNO and Marka27 dropped by for the start of a great night in LA.
Jan 26, 2013
Seen: Gary Baseman -- Bloody Buckingham Warrior Release
Gary Baseman released his brand new Bloody Buckingham Warrior (150 pcs, $120) on Saturday at a block party hosted by The Loyal Subjects and Mad Decent in Atwater Village. The event drew collectors, art fans and more to enjoy the sun (the looming rain kept its distance), music and free taco spread. Fellow artist Joe Ledbetter dropped by to help Gary celebrate the final colorway of his very personal toy project. If you missed the event, the figure is available at theloyalsubjects.com.
Next up for Gary is a milestone museum retrospective (4.25) at the Skirball. In conjunction with the show, Gary is working on several products including metal pendants (see photo after the jump) and a very cool vinyl toy.
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Jan 22, 2013
Gary Baseman x TLS – Bloody Buckingham Warrior (1.26)
The Loyal Subjects will release the Bloody Buckingham Warrior by Gary Baseman on Saturday (1.26) during a special block party event located just behind TLS’s headquarters in Atwater village. Limited to 150 pieces, the Bloody Buckingham Warrior will be available for $125 at the event during which Gary will sign the figures. The toys will be available online around 3:30 PM PST. The event will be held in conjunction with Mad Decent (Diplo’s label) which will provide live music and has collaborated with TLS on mystery bags ($50). Come for the toy, stay for the music, snacks and more.
Gary Baseman || Bloody Buckingham Warrior Release / Signing
Saturday January 26th (2PM – ???)
3218 1/2 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Jan 21, 2013
Seen: Nathan Hamill’s Fire and Ice Strife & Sire @ BAIT
On Saturday evening, Nathan Hamill made his way out to Diamond Bar for the release and signing of BAIT’s exclusive ‘Fire and Ice’ Strife & Sire (100 pcs, $49.99) by 3DRetro. Nathan signed for fans and doodled extensively on both the imp and his fallen lord. Collectors who purchased the figure also received a nicely designed and high quality mini-print of Nathan’s duo. In addition to their new exclusive, BAIT also showcased Nathan’s pantheon of characters -- Borris, Bellicose Bunny and the OG Strife and Sire, with an impressive display in their upstairs gallery. If you missed the signing, you can pick up the ‘Fire and Ice’ exclusive online via Baitme.com or take advantage of the mini-print bonus available only for in-store purchases.
Jan 18, 2013
Dual Toy Drops on Saturday in the San Gabriel Valley
If you’re in the LA area, Saturday (1.19) is a perfect time to visit the San Gabriel Valley for a double dose of toy releases / artist signings. First up at 1 PM is the release of DeKorner’s exclusive Sunny B Deadbeet by Scott Tolleson at Frank and Sons in the City of Industry. If you’ve never been to Frank and Sons, you need to check it out at least once. Imagine a convention style collectibles show that’s open every Wednesday and Saturday –- a very unique shopping experience.
After you’ve checked out Frank and Sons, head on over to the BAIT flagship store in nearby (10 minute drive max) Diamond Bar for the 5 PM release/signing of their exclusive Fire and Ice Strife & Sire vinyl from Nathan Hamill and 3DRetro.
It’s not everyday that the SGV is the center of toy action in SoCal, but that’s what’s what on Saturday.
Jan 08, 2013
Bait x Nathan Hamill Exclusive Strife & Sire (1.19)
BAIT will release its exclusive ‘Fire and Ice’ Strife & Sire figure from Nathan Hamill and 3DRetro with a release / signing event on Saturday January 19th at their Diamond Bar location. Limited to 100 pieces, the figure features a fiery red Strife atop an ice cool Sire. The 7” figure will be available at the event for $50 and online @ baitme.com on the 20th. Customers who purchase the figure in0store will receive a 5” x 7” mini-print (65 pcs, pic after jump).
Nathan Hamill | ‘Fire and Ice’ Strife & Sire Release / Signing
Saturday, January 19th 2013 (5 to 7 PM)
2753 Diamond Bar Blvd Suite B
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Dec 10, 2012
Jesse Hernandez x Kidrobot – Apocalypse Kukulcan Shadow Edition 3” Dunny Release & Signing Event (12.20)
Kidrobot is out to release the Shadow Edition of Jesse Hernandez’s Kukulcan 3” Dunny from the Apocalypse series. The very detailed sculpted dunny features a grey, black, and green paint application. This Dunny will drop on Thursday, December 20th at all Kidrobot Stores and KR Online for $14.95. This run is limited to 2012 pieces worldwide. There will also be a meet and greet at the KR SF location from 6-8PM that day. There will also be free gift bags for the first 20 people in line, as well as raffle!
Oct 23, 2012
Tristan Eaton 20” Gold King Dunny Signing @ KRLA (10.25)
Tristan Eaton will be at KRLA on Thursday for a just announced signing of his new 20” Gold King Dunny. The last of the Kidrobot X releases, the 20” Gold King is limited to 300 pieces and will retail for
$40 $400 (ahem, that’s better) from Kidrobot and select retailers. Come on out and meet the man who created the ever-popular Dunny.
Tristan Eaton || 20” Gold King Dunny Signing
Thursday October 25th (6-8 PM)
Kidrobot Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Oct 16, 2012
Android S3 Signing with Scott Tolleson, Sket and kaNO @ BAIT (10.17)
Following its debut at SDCC, new lifestyle brand BAIT will kick off the opening of its flagship store in Diamond Bar with an Android S3 signing party with three series artists -- kaNo, Sket One, and the dapper Scott Tolleson (10.17). If you're in SoCal, come on out to the valley to pick up some blindboxes, have the trio sign your new 'droids and if you ask really nicely, probably score a sketch or two, and scope out the new spot featuring a mix of kicks, apparel, and art toys.
Android S3 Signing Wednesday October 17th 2012 (7-10 PM)
BAIT 2753b S. Diamond Bar Blvd. Diamond Bar, CA 91765 909.595.9712
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Oct 10, 2012
Dave Flores -- Brown Deathsead Signing + Gold Lifesize @ TAG (10.12)
Toy Art Gallery will release their exclusive Brown Deathshead figure from David Flores and Bic Plastics on Friday (10.12) with an in-store release and signing with the artist. At this point, no official word on edition size or pricing. In addition to the new vinyl, will release the new limited-edition lifesize Gold Deathshead fiber glass sculpture (shot after the jump) -- for the ultimate Flores collector.
David Flores || Brown Deathshead Signing
Friday, October 12th (6-8 PM)
Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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Sep 24, 2012
Rotofugi & Squibbles Ink Presents: Tinder Toys by Jeremy Tinder
On Friday, September 28th, Rotofugi and Squibbles Ink will be releasing their newest toy project, Tinder Toys by Jeremy Tinder. This vinyl figure series features 3 original designs by the name of Clem, Rabburt, and Boyger. Each figure stands or kneels between 3-3.75” tall and will retail $11.95 each. Jeremy Tinder will also be attending the event to sign and meet the fans from 6-8PM. He will also have affordable art for sale! These figures will then be available on Monday, October 1st at 11AM CST via Rotofugi.com.
2780 N Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Jun 18, 2012
Joe Ledbetter – Burger Bunny Bop Bag Release @ Yoyamart (6.28)
Joe Ledbetter will be at Yoyamart in NYC on June 28th for a special release of his Burger Bunny Bop Bag Inflatable from The Loyal Subjects. The Bop Bag stands 54” tall, and is ready to stand up to a few good whacks with its weighted base. It’ll be available for $99.99.
Joe Ledbetter || Burger Bunny Bop Bag Event
Thursday, June 28th 2012 (7-10 PM)
15 Gansevoort St.
New York, NY 10014
Jun 08, 2012
‘The Art of Luke Chueh’ Book Signing at Gallery 1988 Melrose (6.9)
Luke Chueh will kick off his LA area signing tour for his new book, ‘The Art of Luke Chueh: Bearing the Unbearable’ on Saturday (6.9) at Gallery 1988 on Melrose. In addition to being the first chance to pick up the excellent book and have Luke sign it, the gallery will present a mini-exhibition of his sketches spanning the seven years chronicled in the book. The sketches featured in this one week show have never been offered to the public before.
For an in-depth look at the book, check out Dailydujour’s review.
Luke Chueh || ‘The Art of Luke Chueh’ Book Signing / Sketch Show
Saturday, June 9th 2012 (1-4 pm). Show continues for 1 week.
Gallery 1988 Melrose
7021 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038