The LA stop of the DIY Qee Expo was held last night (will be there today as well) at Munkying in the Chinatown area. Couldn’t make it? No worries, we have loads of pics for you! This was basically two shows rolled into one as Munkying organized a show of additional custom Qees exclusive to the store and this particular event. The event was well attended with a heavy crowd from about 8PM through 10PM or so. Quite a few local artists participated in the event and many of them were on-hand including Tragnark, Cameron Tiede, Jason Han, miQ willm0tt, Thuy3, Tim Biskup, and Joe Ledbetter among others. Other well-known attendees included Billy Shire, Hugo Stevenson, and of course Raymond Choy, founder of Toy2r.
While the DIY Qee expo was recently in San Diego at Comic-Con, this stop had roughly double the number of travelling Qees with many pieces that were recently touring in Europe. The expo pieces were arranged in two glass cabinents (two-deep on each shelf) and along a wall with three levels of shelving. Qees galore! There were some amazing pieces on display. Raymond mentioned that a select few would be made into production pieces. If he’s decided on the lucky few, he certainly wasn’t letting on last night!
The customs curated and offered for sale by Munkying were arranged in the heart of the store on several black wooden pedastals (about 4 Qee’s per). As the crowd swelled around 8PM there was hardly any room to walk! It’s fortunate none of the custom pieces were damaged given the cramped space and the large crowd.
The custom toys, the artists and celebs, the free drinks — a great event and night! Thanks to Patrick and all the other cool people at Munkying plus Raymond and Toy2r! Enjoy all the eye candy!