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Nov 12, 2016

DCon Booth #818 - Juan Muniz

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Juan Muniz brings a lot of new goodies to this year's DCon.  In the vinyl toy front, his new toy Smile, produced by 3DRetro, will debut in its OG colorway featuring the famous Felipe character, in a sitting posture (about 4'' tall) and holding a fake smile sign. This cute and heartbreaking little guy will be also sold in a very limited hand painted AP edition of 10 titled "Lil' Boy Blue", with a baby blue gradient paint work and a fancy glossy finish.  


A run of 20 custom 3'' Felipe Dunny figures was also teased on the artists Facebook page.


Finally, as this seems to be year-of-the-pin, Muniz designed a couple of awesome limited edition enamel pins, including a Felipe Switches pin and a Deadpool one. One of Muniz's pins will participate in the Pin Scavenger Hunt (collect six pins to get an exclusive DCon pin), so make sure to get one!

DCon Booth #1028 - Roman Cortez and HoniKoni

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Designer Roman Cortez was hoping to have the awesome MC-D2 pieces available for Designer Con 2016, but issues have delayed the delivery and pushed back the timeline. Fear not, Roman will have pre-orders for MC-D2 open at Booth #1028 at Designer Con. Standing at 5" tall, MC-D2 is priced at $125 each. Roman is hoping to have these delivered to him by Thanksgiving weekend, so anyone who pre-orders one of these shiny little guys should have them in hand not too long after Designer Con. Designer Con attendees should stop by Booth #1028 and check out all the offerings Roman will have, as well as stuff from the colorful Honi Koni brand.

Instagram: @RomanCortez
Website: http://store.romancortez.com/
Website: http://www.honikoni.com/
- Mark-Anthony

DCon 2016 Booth #527 - Broke Piggy

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It looks like the people over at Broke Piggy are going to try and make collectors go broke with all the customs they are teasing for Designer Con 2016. A special 8" Dunny Custom Exhibit, Toy Within a Toy, featuring works by The Bots, Scott Tolleson, Uamou and Jeremiah Ketner. If that wasn't enough, Broke Piggy also teamed up with artist MADL, for another custom exhibit, Bricked MADL. The Bricked MADL exhibit will feature Brick MADLs as a base and work by the following artists: MAD, Kano, Angry Woebots, Deph, Jesse Hernandez, Marka27, Scribe, and Sket One. If the exhibits weren't enough, Broke Piggy will have a limited amount of Pineapple Monsters by Black Seed Toys. Make sure to stop by the Broke Piggy Booth #527, as they hang out next to a booth featuring DrilOne, Leecifer and Scott Tolleson.
Website: http://www.brokepiggyinc.com/shop/
Instagram: @BrokePiggy
- Mark-Anthony

DCon 2016 Booth #128 - Colus

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Artist Colus Havenga, or just Colus, has been hard at work finishing up his Jumper piece in time for Designer Con 2016. Situated at Booth #128, Colus will have six Jumper pieces available for purchase, which he's been teasing for weeks now. This piece started out as a digital sculpt, 3d printed, cleaned, cast and painted, all by Colus. It's definitely been a long 34 weeks or so, from Colus' initial digital sculpt tease posted on Instagram. It's a wonderful thing how digital sculpting and 3d printing can make thoughts into reality. No word on pricing yet as of yet, but maybe one of the toy manufacturers attending DCON will check it out and want to produce Jumper in a larger quantity than the handmade six. For those headed to Designer Con, be sure to stop by Colus' Booth #128 early, it's likely that all the Jumper pieces will hop away into waiting collections.
Jumper - Digital rendering(?) posted by Colus on Instagram, April 1, 2016
Instagram: @Colus
Website: http://www.colus.co/
- Mark-Anthony

DCON 2016 Booth #812 - DKE Toys, Second Batch of stuff

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Designer Con 2016 is approaching fast and DKE sent over this latest batch of stuff that will be available at there Booth #812. Here is what DKE has to say:
DKE Toys does about 4 conventions a year in which artists from all over the world create limited artist edition figures. Each piece is generally made out of hand poured resin and many are hand painted on custom printed (and sometimes hand drawn) card backs. Sometimes as many as 20 different artists participate in a given show. Many have commented that the DKE booth at these various shows look like a small art exhibition. While these figures are generally referred to as "bootlegs" they are far from pirated versions of mass marketed toys. Each of these artists use transformative properties in their work to communicate ideas that are often political, parody, or commentary about the pop culture world we live in. Also please do not be confused by the word "toy". These are works of art!!! Do not give to a child to play with. They will break, get ruined, and hurt your children physically and emotionally. DKE also acquires other limited edition figures from artists that are not exclusives so please stop by to see any unannounced specials. Should pieces be left over after the show please email any wants or desires to dketoys@gmail.com and we will do the best we can to accommodate requests.

Omniscient Machinist by Green Plastic Tunnels
Green Plastic Tunnels is back with another release especially for DCon. The Omniscient Machinist stands at 3.75" tall and is hand cast in a multi colored cascade of resin. Affordably priced at $30 tax incl. Hand cast. Edition of 20
Instagram: @greenplastictunnels
Bio: I am a 35 year old artist and elementary school art teacher based out of Baltimore MD. Inspirations for artwork range from arbitrary yet eye catching color palettes and forms found in commonplace structures and generic graphic design.
Brat Fink by by Manny X Romero - Iconoclast Toys
Manny X Romero has sold out every figure edition he has ever made. This one looks to be right on the mark as well. Brat Fink embodies our favorite 50s hot rod icon. $75 tax included. Hand cast and painted 3" carded Signed and numbered  edition of 40
Instagram: @artisdead
Illustration by @thrashbury
Poquito's Playhouse: Poquito y Pterrio by Janky Toys
In the grand Mexican bootleg tradition of Robert Cop and Spader-Man, Janky Toys is proud to announce his latest toy line, Poquito's Playhouse. Why, you may ask? Why the fuck not!!! What are you some sort of bigoted politician? $45 tax included. Hand cast and painted 3.75" carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 20.
Instagram: @jankytoys
 Be sure to grab tickets for DCON 2016 ahead of time.
 - Mark-Anthony

Nov 11, 2016

DCon 2016 Booth #700 - Patrick Ballesteros

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Patrick Ballesteros is going to be at Designer Con 2016, in Booth #700. It wouldn't be a convention if Patrick didn't bring an exclusive, which happens to be a print titled "Too Soon?". One of Patrick's latest prints in his 25 Cent Wonders series, "Too Soon?", features a character who was lost too soon in the show Stranger Things. Measuring in at 6"x8" with rounded edges, Patrick also has this print available as a canvas edition, limited to just 8 pieces, which can be pre-ordered now for pickup at Designer Con 2016. For those interested, email iwantyourart [at] gmail.com. Patrick will also have a plethora of other prints available for purchase, so stop on by and give him a chat.

- Mark-Anthony


DCon 2016 Booth #204 - We Are Not Toys with a bunch of artists

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After a bit of a quiet period, the collective We Are Not Toys are making a splash at Designer Con 2016. With resin pieces coming from a bunch of different artists, here is just a few items that have been teased by TaskOne and We Are Not Toys. The latest full release is Big Paw by Mike Fudge x We Are Not Toys. Be sure to follow We Are Not Toys on social media to see the latest full reveals as Designer Con 2016 draws near.

Brent Nolasco x We Are Not Toys - Resin Figure

Mike Mendez x We Are Not Toys - Resin Figure

JC Rivera x We Are Not Toys - Resin Figure
Riser13 x We Are Not Toys - Snailveillance Resin Figure

Angel Once x We Are Not Toys - Angry Elephant
Angel Once x We Are Not Toys - Angry Elephant

Josh Mayhem x We Are Not Toys - Blown Away
84Pages x We Are Not Toys - Resin Figure
We Are Not Toys
Angel Once
Josh Mayhem
Mike Fudge

JC Rivera

84Pages

Brent Nolasco
Mike "Nemo" Mendez
Riser13
- Mark-Anthony

DCON 2016 Booth #435 - Munky King

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Designer Con Booth #435 is going to be the home of Munky King and some goodies they will be bringing along. Luke Chueh's Headspace "Bears, Rabbits, Devils, Oh My!" Official Set #1 will make it's debut at DCon 2016. The set includes 3 different heads, with Luke Chueh on hand for some signings, to be announced at a later time. This is not an exclusive release and will also be available online for purchase. In addition to the latest Headspace set, Luke Chueh and the Munky King crew are hoping to have "The Prisoner(Vicodin)" available for purchase as well. "The Prisoner" is a wonderful piece, which touches on substance abuse, showing Luke's Bear in a huddled position and packaged in a pill case. The prototype was seen at SDCC 2016. In addition to Luke Chueh's pieces, Munky King will have the latest colorway for Kozyndan's Kuronamigami. Limited to just 50 pieces, initial sales will take place at DCon 2016. Prices for all these pieces are TBD. If you are in the area, be sure to pick up tickets to Designer Con 2016 now.

Website: https://munkyking.com/
Website: Kozyndan
Website: Luke Chueh
Designer Con 2016 Floor Plan
- Mark-Anthony

Black Friday Sale from Camilla d'Errico

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With everyone mainly focusing on promoting art and stuff for Designer Con 2016, happening in roughly a week, Camilla d'Errico is getting a head start on Black Friday. Every year, Camilla holds a Black Friday event which includes free shipping on everything from new items, original art, sale items and some special items as well. Definitely a wonderful time for anyone to pick up a gift for him/herself or possibly a holiday gift. Either way, be sure to check out Camilla d'Errico's store from November 25-28 and check out all the goodies and deals. Check out Camilla's blog for more info about the big Black Friday event. Also, Camilla will be at Booth #1609 at Designer Con 2016. So, be sure to stop by and say hello.


Website: http://camilladerrico.com/
Designer Con Booth #1609
- Mark-Anthony

DCON 2016 Booth #908: Miss Monster Mel

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Designer Con 2016 is definitely shaping up to be a wonderful event. With a ton of artists and companies on hand, showing off their latest wares, Miss Monster Mel is one of those talented artists. Miss Monster, Melita Curphy, makes wonderful masks, as well as other custom art. Everything from cast little creatures, to painted masks and 1/6 figures. Miss Monster's Booth #908 is definitely a booth that everyone should stop by and check out her work. Miss Monster's art tend to sell out when she puts them for sale online, so being able to check out the work in person is definitely a treat for anyone attending DCon 2016.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missmonstermel
Instagram: @MissMonsterMel
Store: http://missmonster.myshopify.com/
Designer Con Floor Plan
- Mark-Anthony

DCON 2016 Booth #1007 - Neil Winn

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Neil Winn creates wonderful creatures in both 2D and 3D forms. This year, Neil Will be at Booth #1007 at Designer Con 2016, down the aisle from October Toys' Booth #1000. Patrons can expect a good number of painted/unpainted monster magnets, Wugas, and anything else Neil Can carry with him to be available. Blank Monster Magnets typically priced at $12 a piece through Neil's online store, while painted versions start at $25 a piece. Be sure to stop by and check out all the monstrous goodies Neil will have available.

Online Store: Neil Winn's Art Store
Designer Con Floor Map


- Mark-Anthony
 

DCON 2016 Booth #301: Kasey "One-Eyed Girl" Tararuj

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Designer Con 2016 is right around the corner and it's going to be "Yuge". Artist Kasey Tararuj, aka One-Eyed Girl, is bringing some custom goodies to DCON Booth #301, sharing a booth with Zard Apuya. One of the sets that Kasey will be bringing is the Circus Sidekicks Set, a custom set of Wandering Misfits figures. Priced at $65 a piece, these little clowns will have a bunch of company for DCon 2016, as Kasey will have a bunch of customs and original pieces for sale. Be sure to follow Kasey on social media to stay up to date with latest works and teasers.

Instagram - @kctararuj  http://instagram.com/kctararuj
 
- Mark-Anthony

DCON 2016: Adam Quesnell's Despair figure and Pins

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 Adam Quesnell and Stand UP! Records are bringing a micro release of Despair mini figures to DCON 2016. With no actual booth for DCON, Adam will be selling these Purple and Green Despair figures backpack style. Each 3" figure is going to be bagged with a header card and is priced at $25 a piece. These marble beauties will be limited to just 5 pieces. To go along with the limited number of Despair figures, Adam will also have a tub full of Despair pins, priced at $7 a piece or $5 with a purchase of a Despair figure. For those attending DCon 2016, be on the lookout for this guy shown below, pick up a figure and/or pin and show some love. This release is going to be one of the final two rubber Despair releases, so don't miss out. Be sure to follow Adam on social media for updates on his location during DCON.
 
- Mark-Anthony

Furry Feline Creatives Featured on Good Morning Texas TV Show

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Our friend Alvin and Cheri and their entire lineup of Furry Feline Creatives plushes were featured recently on Good Morning Texas! Our beloved Bogie (their representation of our blue dog logo) got some screen time, alongside tons of other awesome plushies! Check the video here or watch below.



http://www.wfaa.com/features/furry-feline/347203020
You can pick up one of the last remaining hand made Bogies here, and also the rest of the Furry Felines lineup of fun and colorful plushes here. They make great holiday gifts!

Nov 10, 2016

DCON 2016: J*Ryu Pins

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With Designer Con 2016 weekend right around the corner, it's a good time for anyone who plans on attending to start making a list of everything he/she wants to pick up at the convention. For example, J*Ryu is going to have 3 pins available for purchase at Jon-Paul Kaiser's booth, #707. Each pin is priced at $12 a piece, with a set of all 3 pins priced at $30. For those unable to attend DCon 2016, J*Ryu already put his pins up in his online store, here. For those who don't follow J*Ryu on social media, J*Ryu posted a little video teasing a bit of GID 8" Dunny love. Be sure to head on over to J*Ryu's social media pages to check it out.