Nov 13, 2018

Justin Ishmael — Billy Bob Brockali Pre-Sale (11.14)


After an initial proto debut last November and plenty of hard work in between, Justin Ishmael will offer a  pre-sale for the Billy Bob Brockali vinyl toy on Thursday (11.14) at 9 AM PST from his site.  The final production toy looks great and is a dead-ringer for The Rockafire Explosion animatronic band member from Showbiz Pizza Place—later to become Chuck E. Cheese. Sculpted by Kenth Toy Works and painted by Chris Dombos, Billy Bob will be available in standard and deluxe editions.  Pins, stickers, shot glasses and shirts will also be available.  Outstanding work.

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Kranyus ‘Can’t Rain All The Time’ by DaveMarkArt Debuts at DesignerCon


Martian Toys will release the next artist edition of their Kranyus vinyl figure (8”) designed by Theodoru.  The DaveMarkArt edition features a gray+black color scheme with the blue eyes and rainbow stripe that the artist has made his calling card.  Limited to 150 pieces, the Can’t Rain All the Time colorway will be available at the Mothership Art Gallery booth [#2324] beginning on VIP Preview Night (11.16).

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Yosuke Ueno x VTSS — Kaiju Bokulla Debuts at DesignerCon


Kaiju Bokulla may be cute and colorful now, but just wait a few years…  Debuting at DesignerCon, the playful beast child is the newest figure from Yosuke Ueno and VTSS.  The nearly 8” vinyl figure will be on display at the VTSS booth [#1740]. Limited to 200 pieces, the figure goes up for pre-order on Saturday November 17th for $120 and will ship at the end of January 2019.

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Meow On — Senso Pre-Order


Thai artist Meow On’s Senso is an elaborate 2-figure resin set featuring rider, tiger and a full set of hand-crafted accessories.  From what we can gather, Pre-orders for both the yellow and gray editions  open in a few hours from the artist’s FB.  The figures are $199 with a $100 deposit required.  Figures should be completed within 30-45 days.  To order head over to the FB page and add a comment saying which edition you’d like. so say 1 yellow or 1 gray.


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myplasticheart at DCon: Mitt Whiskey by Six TwentyEight


In keeping with a convention tradition, myplasticheart will have a super-limited MITT from 6 28 for DesignerCon.  While most of the special editions have been riffs on pop culture, this year 6 28 was inspired by spirits.  Whiskey Mitt is cast in a translucent whiskey-hued sofubi and features black accents and pale green eyes.  Find Mitt at the mph booth [#107] for $65.

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Mister Cartoon x The Hundreds — Bronson Art Toy Debuts at DesignerCon


The Hundreds will debut and release their new Bronson vinyl by Mister Cartoon at DesignerCon.  Part of their new collection with the renown tattoo artist, the street wise cat features tail lights as shades and an ice cream for the hot LA summer days. Bronson will be available in the True Blue edition at their booth [#822] starting on VIP night (11.16).  The black + grey edition will be available through Mister Cartoon’s site this weekend.


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BAIT at DCon: Gold SSUR Rebel Ape Bust


BAIT will release its exclusive Gold SSUR Rebel Ape Bust at DesignerCon.  Standing roughly a foot tall, the vinyl sculpture features the apparel brand’s popular mashup design blending the iconic leader with the provocative movie franchise.  Find it at the BAIT booth for $150 each [#419].


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Luke Chueh x Munky King — Possessed CMY


Pssst… The Possessed CMY figures are on their way.  In a fun twist, each of the three colors will be a retailer exclusive—Cyan from IamRetro, Magenta from Munky King and Yellow from MSX Art.   Drop by the Munky King booth [#400] for a preview of the CMY editions before they are released.

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Ron English x PopLife — Beverly Hills Popmart (11.15)


The Ron English Beverly Hills Popmart opens its doors for a special opening reception this Thursday (11.15) at 7 PM.  Presented by MINDstyle International and U.S. Alteration in association with Pop Life, the event will feature special limited-edition drops and exclusive releases.  After the opening event, the Pop Mart will be open Friday-Saturday beginning on 11.23 (12 PM to 7 PM). Hit the jump for a sneak peek.

Ron English Beverly Hills Popmart
Opening: Thursday, November 15th 2018 @ 7PM

8692 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


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Colus — Wicked Snake Resin for DesignerCon


While it doesn’t appear to have a name yet, the brand-new snake figure from Colus is sure to draw a line at DesignerCon.  Limited to 15 pieces, the translucent figure features a smoke + red accents design with a sculpt that incorporates a hybrid snake/horse concept.   Find it at his booth [#301].  The snake joins Deer Crossing Red in the artist’s DCon lineup as of now.  Expecting price to be around $300.

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2PetalRose — Fear the Reaper. New Shogun Rebels Edition (11.16)


2PetalRose returns to his Shogun Rebels series with the brand-new Rebels edition. Clad in black armor, the Reaper skeleton warriors are equipped head to toe in custom, hand-crafted gear.   The Rebels edition features ball-jointed head, removable help, Katana + strap, custom bandana, custom waist wrap, scroll (with bushido code written inside), wood plinth base, custom suede sashimono. As always, 2PetalRose has gone to great lengths to deliver the highest quality, hand-crafted product available.

Limited to 5 pieces, the Shogun Rebels Reaper edition figures (11”) will drop on Friday (11.16) at 9 AM PST for £350 (~$454) from the artist’s web store.


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Joe Ledbetter — Wolfgang Incoming!


Joe Ledbetter has been teasing his new figure and we’ve been wondering if he’s been moving parts around in the seemingly jumbled photos—things didn’t just seem to connect.  With this exclusive first look—thanks Joe!—we now know why the teasers seemed odd. Wolfgang is completely over the top! 

Building on JLed’s prior adventuresome poses, his frenetic wolf pushes 3D to the edge.  Eyes bulging out of the sockets, smoke out of the ears, skull exploding out of his skull, the brain reaching even greater heights—absolutely bonkers.  Oh yes, there’s also that ginormous tongue which cleverly acts as the third point of support. This self-described homage to Tex Avery and Big Daddy Roth was brought to life by Dave Bondi and a talented team of digital sculptors.  Bondi guided Wolfgang down the stretch with the critical final sculpt.

Joe is producing Wolfgang in conjunction with Bigshot Toyworks as a 10.5” resin figure in the standard blue edition seen here as well as Mono and Lava editions. The edition size for the standard colorway will be between 100-150 pieces.  Pricing has yet to be finalized, but will be announced shortly.

When?  Pre-orders will be taken this weekend at JLed’s DCon booth [#2211] and from his online store.  Be sure to drop by the booth to drool (errr ‘view’) over the painted Wolfgang proto.  Hit the jump for an entire preview gallery.


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Nov 12, 2018

Mothership Art Gallery at DCon — Unit O1 TEQ63 by QUICCS


After two alternating black and white editions, comes the new Unit 01 TEQ63 (6”) in too cool for school purple + green from QUICCS and Martian Toys.  These will be available at the Mothership Art Gallery booth [#2423]—40 on Friday (VIP Preview night) and a limited number on Saturday.  Love the gum soles…


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I Am Retro Exclusive The Devil Dunny in Pink by Godmachine x Kidrobot


What The Devil?  Godmachine’s crazy 8” in Pink (and blue) ?  I Am Retro will debut their  exclusive edition of the 8” Dunny from Godmachine  and Kidrobot at DesignerCon.  Limited to 150 pieces, the pink edition will debut at their booth [#2029].  They will also have a DCon Exclusive silk screen print (18 x 24”, 50 pcs), smaller litho prints and Godmachine T’s. Arcane Divination keeps coming — look for more in ‘19.


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Colus — The Last Stand. Deer Crossing Red at DesignerCon.


Colus will return to DesignerCon in Anaheim at Booth 301.  He’s just started to reveal releases including one that’s bound to get collectors excited. Deer Crossing Red features a very red cross and is the final edition of this popular character. 

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The Bots x UVD Toys — Black Sheep Bubbles Debuts at DesignerCon


UVD Toys will debut the new Black Sheep Bubbles from The Bots at DesignerCon. Limited to 50 pieces worldwide, Black Sheep will be available for $30 each  and will be joined by the Bluberry Convention Exclusive Bubbles which debuted at Five Points Festival.  Find Bubbles at UVD Toys [booth #2431]


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Andrew Bell — Larry Lactose Toys + Lacto’s at DesignerCon


Just when we thought it was safe to dive back into a bowl of morning cereal, Andrew Bell has given us the best reason yet to ponder our food choices. He’ll be releasing his Larry Lactose resins in both regular and vintage finishes at DesignerCon. The 6” figures come with magnetic crowns. Ten of these fun figures  will be at the show, presumably of each edition.

The new toys complete—an assumption, Andrew is sneaky—a fun, in-jest collection that started with the Lacto’s pin that comes in an elaborate faux cereal box.  While the project has stirred up some commotion, the products are his artistic reaction to current events in the toy world and as he’s said his own lactose intolerance.   Get all your Lacto’s merch at his booth [#108].  Next time you go grocery shopping, remember O-No Foods, makers of the very worst eats.


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Toy Tokyo x Ron English x Made By Monsters — Dark Star Grin at DesignerCon


The Grin Empire Rises.  Toy Tokyo will release the brand-new Dark Star Grin from Ron English.  The all-black figure—with gold bling—features what might be the most stylized ‘grin’ treatment of his vinyl grin toys. The skeletal treatment goes beyond the smile and extends to the entire face with Ron’s hollowed out stars for eyes.  The grin wraps to the contours of the Lord of the Sith’s helmet. Dark Star Grin will be available at the Toy Tokyo booth [#100].

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Nov 11, 2018

Feelin’ Blue. Bondi Bear Returns to DesignerCon.


The Bondi Bear is back.  Woot Bear will release Dave Bondi’s rendition of the store’s mascot in a new translucent blue edition.  Find this super shiny drop at their booth [#402].

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Toy Tokyo at DCon: Hand-painted Sofb Boys by Taku Obata


Toy Tokyo is quickly becoming the Sofb Boy source at DesignerCon.  In addition to their Sofb Boy Raw.v6 Exclusive, they will also have six hand-painted one-offs from Taku Obata himself.  The ‘digital’ purple one in front has us staring, just a bit. Find these at the TT booth [#100].

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AlisAlleyArt — Steam Bunnies at DesignerCon


Aleasha Acevedo (AlisAlleyArt) cooks scrumptious resin food toys. She’s got several treats lined up for DesignerCon including these Steam Bunnies.  The Steam Bun triplets (happy, grumpy, and sleepy) come as a set with mini bamboo steamer and a red envelope with vinyl Steam Bun stickers.  Pick up the Steam Bunnies from her booth [#918] for just $75.


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Hot Topic Exclusive Unicorn Galaxy Thimblestump Hollow 2 Minis


Hot Topic has released its Exclusive Thimblestump Hollow 2 Unicorn Galaxy minis from their site for $14.99 each.  The Unicorn Galaxy colorway—from Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak and Cardboard Spaceship—features the whole Thimblestump Hollow 2 gang awash in blues, purples, pinks and gray. We’re assuming these will eventually find their way to the chain’s retail shops as well. 


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Xpanded Universe — DesignerCon Exclusive Sherbert Metal Sloth


Xpanded Universe is ready to expand your mind with its DesignerCon Exclusive Sherbert Metal Sloth sofubi.  The last sloth for 2018 features a triple marbled mix of orange, avocado green and blue vinyl produced by Lulubell Toys. Pick up this exclusive from Xpanded Universe [booth #933].


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Alex Pardee — Blind Box Pins for DesignerCon


Oooh. Alex Pardee has dreamt up something fun for DesignerCon.  He’s mixed together his regular pins + some super rare pins including some never released ones to create his very own Pin Blind Bloxes.  Each box features three pins—2 standard + 1 rare. Even better, each blind box will be $10—the value is real.  Get them before the insta-vanish from Alex’s booth [#126]. See the pics (above & after the jump) for what you can expect to find.


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Toy Art Gallery at DCon: Debut Skullion by Martin Ontiveros


Power chords incoming.  Toy Art Gallery will debut Martin Ontiveros’ brand-new Skullion with a special DesignerCon exclusive. This first factory-painted edition executed by Uh Oh Toys layers frenetic action upon the base green vinyl with green, orange, purple, black + more sprays plus rubbed details to bring out the textures.  There’s also that green guitar with sling.   The DCon Skullion will be available from TAG at booth #543.


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