Jan 05, 2017
Shawnimals – A Town… Of Ninjas! at Rotofugi (1.6)
If you love Ninjatown (and who doesn’t?), you’ll be stoked to know that Shawnimals will open a retrospective (ten years in the making) of his stealthy plush world at Rotofugi on Friday (1.6.17). A Town… Of Ninjas! will feature all manners of Ninjas including the OG plush (2005, yo!) as well as most of the NOTM release too(Ninja of the Month). It sounds like many of the NOTM releases will be available for purchase. And… the show will also double as the launch for the new snap & hang Shawnimals Eeensy Charms from Rotofugi + Squibbles Ink.
Dec 14, 2016
Super7 San Diego Presents a Patrick Ballesteros Pop-Up Shop! (12.18)
Stop by Super7 in San Diego for a special one-day pop-up event with Patrick Ballesteros. If you attended this years Designer Con, you may recognize his artwork, as he was the one who did a lot of the banners, as well as badges for the 2016 event. He will be bringing with him a bunch of his prints to the 8th & G block in East Village. Those prints would include goodies from his 25 Cent Wonders and Punny Sweaters collection. These will make wonderful stocking stuffers and gifts for your loved ones or friends who are just in love with pop-culture as we and Super7 are! He will be hanging out all day on Sunday, December 8th from 12-5PM. Street parking is free, so take advantage!
701 8th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Nov 15, 2016
Tokidoki Unicorno S5 Release Party (11.18)
The legend of Unicorno continues to grow. Tokidoki will celebrate their new Unicorno Series 5 blindbox toys with a release party on Friday (11.18) at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. The festivities will include a pop-up shop, photo ops, raffle prizes, tokidoki-themed treats, and gift bags for the first fifty purchasers. Be sure to RSVP if you’d like to attend – deadline is today (the 15th). Hit the jump for a preview of a few of the new designs.
tokidoki || Unicorno S5 Release Party
Friday, November 18th 2016 (8:00 to 11 PM)
210 E Main St.
Alhambra, CA 9180
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.
Oct 19, 2016
Seen: Craola -- Stair Monsta Signing at 3DRetro
Last Saturday evening, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins released and signed his surreal Stair Monsta figure for a large group of collectors and fans at producer 3DRetro’s location in Burbank. Joined by sculptor Kevin Pasko who brought both Stair Monsta and the previous Ralf figure to 3D life, Craola debuted perhaps the best vinyl translation of his work to date. Monsta is a striking orca and cow hybrid—blended as only he can—masquerading as a harmless bunny. Lurking in the dark and seen as a menacing shadow, Stair Monsta is one of a long list of bedtime impediments and terrors faced by Ralf and his brother in the I’m Scared stop-motion short.
Fresh from the film festival circuit, collectors and fans were treated to an eagerly anticipated screening of the film in the store’s parking lot turned theater. Fun and humorous, the short delivers animated poetry visualizing childhood fears and imagination run amok, brought on by looming sleep time.
In addition to Stair Monsta and Ralf, collectors had plenty of additional Craola collectibles to choose from including the I’m Scared Mook, Tricky Treator Socks, Join Me giclee, and raffle tickets to win a Craola original coffin panel painting.
Sep 14, 2016
Scott Tolleson x Kidrobot x 3DRetro – “The Odd Ones” Official Release Party (10.8)
Kidrobot and Scott Tolleson over the past few weeks have been showing off the upcoming “The Odd Ones” Dunnys. Just from what has already been teased, we can tell a lot of time and effort was put into this release. And what better timing for a release than spookiest time of the year! Join Scott Tolleson for the Official Release Party, which will be taking place in Glendale, CA at 3DRetro on Saturday, October 8th from 6-10PM. Tons of funs will be had with food trucks, free swag and much more! Be sure to check out the events page HERE for updates!
Sep 09, 2016
C/S : Chaz/Slick with Respect Mural Print Release (9.9)
Join Chaz Bojorquez, OG Slick and David Flores at the historic Hollywood Sound Recorders studio building (now O Studio) for the official release party for the C/S: Chaz/Slick with Respect print release—based on the mural project (1xRun Interview) on two-facing corners of the legendary site—on Friday (9.9) at 7 PM. The first 20 C/S print sets featuring all three of the 1xRun screen prints (editions of 150) will be available at the event. The event will also feature select original works from each artist.
Completed awhile back, the Hollywood Sound Recorders project also includes David Flores’ mural portrait of Frank Sinatra—one of several greats who laid down tracks at the studio—with a stylish signature script assist from Mr. Bojorquez. To celebrate the mural, 1xRun is releasing the Hollywood Sound print series in staggered fashion with both C/S 1 (150 pcs, $150) and David Flores x Chaz Bojorquez Frank (100 pcs, $150) prints currently available.
C/S: Chaz/Slick w/respect Print Release
Friday 9.9.16 (7-11 PM)
O Gallery LA
6367 Selma Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sep 03, 2016
Dabsmyla – Before & Further Book Singing in LA (9.10)
The dynamic duo Dabsmyla will be signing their brand new Before & Further book in LA on Saturday September 10th 2016 at Delicious Pizza. The book focuses on their epic 2015 show in which they took over a vintage building on furniture maker Modernica’s DTLA campus – painted it outside and inside and filled it with their amazing and evolving art. Limited to 2500 pieces, the book includes 16 pages of studies and drawings made for the exhibition. New drawings will also be available at the event. Finally, score a free slice with each book purchase.
Dabsmyla – Before & Further Book Signing
Saturday September 10, 2016 (2-6 PM)
5419 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Jun 17, 2016
Scott Wilkowski x Woot Bear – Wootkowski Release Party (6.18)
Scott Wilkowski will be at Woot Bear in SF on Saturday (6.18, 6-9 PM) for the release of the new collabo Wootkowski resin figures. If you can’t make the event in-person, there will also be an online release at noon (6.18) at WootBear.com. Starting with his cute micro Woot Bear mascot figure, Scott’s given the lil mascot the infected treatment and the result is … Wootkowski. The event will feature several variations and sets including:
- 10 Three-packs featuring a Micro Wootkowski (solid), an Infected Micro Wootkowski and a Woot Skeleton. $60
- 20 Two-packs with an Infected Micro Wootkowski and a Woot Skeleton. $45.
- Infected Micro Wootkowski. $30
- Micro Wootkowski (solid). $15.
- Wootkowski Robot Fighter - Event Exclusive. In-store only. $40.
Jun 16, 2016
Secret Fresh Presents: Checkmate ++ - Otto Bjornik's Shah Mat Dunny Release and Signing (6.19)
On Sunday, June 19th at 6PM, make your way over to Secret Fresh for Otto Bjornik's solo exhibition Checkmate ++, as well as the Shah Mat Dunny Release and signing. Checkmate ++ will feature pieces from Otto's Phosphenes Series, as well as some customs from his Bai Chu and Wood Elves series. Also on display will be drawings on paper that were inspired by the ancient game of chess, which eventually would bring forth the creation of Otto and Kidrobot's Shah Mat Dunny Chess SetShah Mat Dunny Chess Set. Join the Secret Fresh crew and hang out with Otto for what will be a fun night!
G/F RONAC Art Center, Ortigas Ave.
Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.
Apr 01, 2016
Frank Kozik x Kidrobot - General Tso's Nightmare Release and Signing @ 3D Retro (4.29)
3D Retro is happy to host the General Tso's Nightmare release and signing event with Frank Kozik and Kidrobot! The party will take place on Friday, April 29th at 7PM, where you will get your chance to pick up the colonel-inspired art toys by Mr. Kozik in hand! They will even have a limited number of the KR black + gold exclusive available as well. General Tso's Nightmare comes packaged in a fried chicken bucket and comes with interchangeable heads and food accessories. Each figure stands 11" tall and will retail for $75 each. General online and in-store release will take place on the same day at 9AM MST.
Frank Kozik || General Tso’s Nightmare Release/Signing
Friday, April 29th 2016 (7 PM)
1851 Victory Blvd
Glendale, CA 91201
Mar 18, 2016
Zebulon x Woot Bear Exclusive Frenchie Friend Release Event (3.19)
This Saturday, March 19th from 6-8PM, please join Woot Bear Gallery and Zebulon for a special signing and exclusive release of Frenchie Friend. Each resin figure measures 2” and features a painted golden heart with choice of teal or yellow scarf. Each edition will be limited to 12 pieces and retail $40 each that come with handmade pouch and sticker. 4 lucky customers will also receive an additional prize!
1512 Haight St.
San Francisco CA 94117
Mar 09, 2016
Kidrobot SF/Woot Bear Gallery Mishka Dunny Release Party! (3.10)
Happening tomorrow on Thursday, March 10th from 6-9PM at Kidrobot SF/Woot Bear will be holding a special Mishka Dunny release party and Tag Our Wall event! Not only will everyone be unboxing tons and tons of the new Kidrobot Mishka Dunny series blind boxes, but the folks of Woot Bear ask the attendees to help tag their fresh new wall to welcome them to their new home.
The Mishka Dunny Series will then be available at your favorite toy retailers the following day on Friday, March 11th!
Mar 01, 2016
‘Cotton Candy Pink’ Bedtime Bunnie Release and Peter Kato Signing at myplasticheart (3.04)
Get in your jammies and make your way to myplasticheart for the release of Peter Kato x Clutter Magazine’s ‘Cotton Candy Pink’ Vinyl Bedtime Bunnie! This MPH exclusive colorway will be available during Peter’s signing on Friday, March 4th from 7-9PM. Each figure stands 6” tall and features an adorably cute pink bunny with blue slippers. The ‘Cotton Candy Pink’ edition is limited to 50 pieces and will retail for $40 each. Each purchase will also come with a complimentary Bedtime Bunnie mini-peg. You will also have a chance to pick up your very own Peter Kato x MPH Bedtime Bunnie Pin. Remaining pieces will be made available the following day on Saturday, March 5th.
210 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002
Feb 04, 2016
Nathan Jurevicius x Kidrobot Nightriders Signing at Mindzai (2.6)
Nathan Jurevicius will be signing his new Nightriders mini series (Kidrobot) on Saturday (2.6, 3-6 PM) at Mindzai’s Markham flagship store in Ontario, Cananda. If you’re in the Toronto area, go check out the new series which features Nathan’s magical versions of the Munnyworld characters with vivid paint treatments, meet the man behind the toys, get ‘em signed, and if you’re lucky win a fun surprise prize from Kidrobot.
Nathan Jurevicius||Nightriders Signing
Saturday, February 6th, 2016 (3-6 PM)
Mindzai Flagship Store
3623 Highway 7 E, Unit 112
Jan 22, 2016
Buff Monster – ‘Stay Melty’ Book Signing at Gr2 (1.30)
Buff Monster will be back in LA to sign his brand-new Stay Melty book at Giant Robot 2 on Saturday, January 30th from 2 to 3 PM. Published by Gingko Press, the 224-page volume ($30) puts the wide spectrum of the Pink One’s art at your finger tips. Street Art, Murals, Paintings, Prints, Melty Misfits sticker trading cards Toys and more-- it’s all documented in 600+ photos shot by Buff Monster himself including plenty of behind-the-scenes process imagery.
Buff Monster || Stay Melty book signing
Saturday, January 30th (2-3 PM)
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Jan 08, 2016
J*RYU – It’s a FAD 8” Dunny Release/Signing at KRSF (1.8.16)
As you’re probably aware, the countdown to J*RYU’s 8” It’s a FAD Dunny ($75) has begun with the official world-wide drop set for Tuesday (1.12 @ 9AM MST) from Kidrobot.com and your favorite art toy specialist. However, if you happen to live in the Bay Area you can get your hands on the og bronze and perhaps the chase pewter (1:4) before almost everyone else. Jesse will be at Kidrobot San Francisco tonight (1.8) for a release/signing from 6-9 PM. Plus, each person who purchases the FAD Dunny will receive a fancy ass present. Also, be sure to drop by Vinyl Pulse on Monday for an exclusive in-depth interview with J*RYU.
J*RYU||It’s a FAD 8” Dunny Release/Signing Event
Friday, January 8th 2016 (6-9 PM)
Kidrobot San Francisco
1512 Haight Sreet
San Francisco, CA 94117
Dec 31, 2015
Sket-One x Kidrobot - 8" Sketracha Dunny Release at 3D Retro (01.22)
Join Sket-One and Kidrobot at 3D Retro for the release of the 8" Sketracha Dunny! The release/signing will take place on Friday, January 22nd, where they will have Sriracha themed food trucks and door prizes. Be sure to bring all of your Sket figures and black books! The festivities will begin at 7PM. If you can’t make the release party, the 8” Sketracha will be released that Friday morning (8 AM MST) at Kidrobot.com and your favorite art toy retailer.
1851 Victory Blvd
Glendale, CA 91201
Nov 16, 2015
Coarse Studio and Gallery Event (11.21)
Coarse will open their LA studio/gallery on Saturday evening (11.21) after DesignerCon. Located in Frogtown (near Atwater Village), the studio is where Coarse designs their toys, prototypes them, and also their resin production facility—if you haven’t already, check out our recent visit to the space.
The event will feature a chance to check out the studio first-hand and browse the gallery for a look at past releases and sneak peeks of upcoming ones. Mark and Sven from Coarse as well as Amanda Visell will be signing poster prints as well as a special release (what could it be?).
The studio is a fairly easy drive from Pasadena (15 minutes) but please note that it is located in a semi-residential area with limited parking. Consider ride-sharing and/or a taxi/uber/lyft.
Coarse Studio/Gallery Open House
Saturday, November 21st (7-10 PM)
2940 Denby Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Oct 26, 2015
Jason Limon x Martian Toys – Abominable Snow Cone + Woootbear Release Party
Martian Toys is serving up a new delicious vinyl treat from Jason Limon. The Abominable Snow Cone—Jason’s first original vinyl toy—brings his original Cryptidbits series painting of the same name to life with a 7.25” fearsome snow cone complete with a formidable spoon and 2” ice cream truck. Martian Toys has done an impressive job on this chilly beast’s production, especially in terms of making the ice + syrup look just right.
Both the original Cherry and the Blueberry editions are available for pre-order directly from Martian Toys for $125 each [+ s/h]. They are also offering two excellent Prints On Wood (8x10)—one of each flavor—for $60 each or $100 for the set. The toys will ship on October 30th.
Speaking of October 30th, Jason will be at Wootbear in San Francisco this Friday (6-9 PM) for the official Abominable Snow Cone release party. Each attendee will receive a special Wootbear x Jason Limon print (while supplies last). So if you’re in the Bay area, be sure to head on over.
Oct 07, 2015
Coarse – New York Scratches with Omen Fade Ignited at myplasticheart (10.9)
As previously teased, Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk of Coarse will make the trip to NYC for ‘New York Scratches’ on Friday (10.9) @ myplasticheart. In addition to showcasing some new work, the event will feature a special release – Omen Fade Ignited. The GID edition comes in an elegantly screen-printed bag with a dedication to the late collector Roman Shevchenko—whose bright yet brief life is the inspiration for the figure. Each piece was packed in LA by the Coarse crew as a heartfelt last goodbye. The 7” Omen Fade Ignited will be available for $90 at the event.
Coarse || New York Scratches
Friday, October 9th (8-10 PM)
210 Forsyth Street
New York, NY
Sep 29, 2015
Scott Tolleson x Kidrobot x Rotofugi – Imperial Lotus Dragon Release & Signing Party (10.02)
For those of you in the Chicago area, you’re going to want to stop by Rotofugi this Friday, October 2nd for the Release and Signing party of Kidrobot x Scott Tolleson’s Imperial Lotus Dragon 8” Dunny. This one night event will take place from 7-9PM, where there will be prizes and special giveaways. We cannot forget to bring up the pair of amazing custom Imperial Lotus Dragons by Scott, which will make an appearance at the show. The Imperial Lotus Dragon will retail $100 and will also be available in stores and online at Kidrobot.com the same day at 9AM MST for those not available to make it to the release.
Jul 17, 2015
Woot Bear Presents: The Pop-Up Art Book Release & Signing w/ Skinner, Junko Mizuno & Jim Mahfood (07.25)
On July 25th from 6-9PM, Woot Bear will be hosting a release event for the Pop-Up Art Book! The book release and signing will feature 3 of the featured artists from this amazing pop-up book, who include Skinner, Junko Mizuno and Jim Mahfood. Be sure to check out the event, hang out with the artists, pick up this great art book, and of course have a good time!
147 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Jul 13, 2015
Sunny Side Up Launches Pothead Planters by Yoskay Yamamoto at Giant Robot 2 (7.19)
Sunny Side Up Studios, a collaboration between Yoskay Yamamoto and Emi Uchiki, will launch the Pothead ceramic planters designed by Yoskay on Sunday, July 19th from 2 to 5 PM at Giant Robot 2. Pothead seamlessly combines Yoskay’s graceful signature character aesthetic with the calming purity of plants. Pothead measures 4.5 H x 6.25 D x 5.75” W, is made in the USA, and will be available in satin white and glossy yellow editions for $80 each. Call it houseware, functional art, or decorative object, we’ll skip the label and just say Pothead is pretty awesome.
Sunday, July 19th 2015 (2-5 PM)
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
May 10, 2015
Craola - Green Edition Ralf Signing at 3D Retro (05.30)
It’s already been a year since the opening of 3D Retro in Glendale. To celebrate, 3D Retro will be having a very special guest stopping by the store for a signing/release. On Saturday, May 30th, they will be releasing the new Green edition Ralf figure from the upcoming stop motion short film “I’m Scared: The Movie” by none other than Greg “Craola” SImkins. The event will take place from 6-10PM with Greg in attendance from 7-8PM. There will also be plenty of fun to be had with food, drinks, more artists, more signings and some surprises!
1851 Victory Blvd
Glendale, CA 91201