Well is this does not get you pumped up for Designer-Con, I don't know what will. The above is a nice little video ad showcasing what you can expect if you head out top Pasadena on Saturday, November 5th. This is going to be a ton of fun and I hope to see you all out there!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
DeKorner are bringing 3A and Hot Toys to D-Con booth #125... and by bringing, I mean it! This booth is going to be jam packed full of goods, a booth you don't want to miss, and above is just a little taste of what you can expect! There will be 3A from Past Bamba exclusives to new retail figures... items like "Tomorrow Kings", "Fighting JC", and hard to find WWrp "Big Red" Large Martins and new "WWRp Armstrongs". When it comes to Hot Toys they will have some figures like "Iron Man V", "War Machine", "Alice" from Resident Evil, and many others... not to mention a limited edition of 7 resin "Patrulla" heads for $15 each, so swing by and check em out at booth #125!
turboPISTOLA has finally mold and cast his own resin figures... and they look awesome! Titled "ELEPHANTOS" these stout little warriors are the defenders of leisure and are ready to stomp into your life. He is 2" tall, and as you can see from the above photo is quite bulky. As it stands right now there are 7 different original versions up for grabs via his online store HERE for just $20 a pop... but go there now as most are selling out rather rapidly :-) Great work man, and I can't wait to see what other versions you release!
Arkiv's most recent solo show titled "REACHABLE DISTANCE" which was at the Vivi Yip Art Room in Jakarta, Indonesia. On display he had a ton of his mind-bending paintings, special t-shirts, new prints... but the thing that really caught our eye is the new prototype titled "Arkiv Libertine" which resembles the 'Statue of Liberty' in only a way Arkiv could interpret it! Here's the kicker...it's 21" tall... making for one huge piece, and wow does it look beautiful! There is no word on a release yet, or even if it's going to be resin, vinyl, or even fiberglass... but time will tell! Until we get that info, just sit back and marinate on that photo!
La Muerta’s latest "D.O.T.D" shirt will have you second guessing who is hiding behind that brick wall, down, that dark alleyway. "We'll be picnicking in a graveyard with all of our dead ones, toasting El Gordo with the Mexican nation. So practice your bone dance and break out the tequila, and join with La Muerta for a night like none other. If you're too scared to party in a graveyard all night, then you must be a pu**y--but we forgive you, all right? You can order this shirt and just stay inside. But as for your dead? Well, we'll let THEM decide if it's OK or not that you ditched them this time." This shirt features a 10"x16" printed area, is limited to just 25 pieces, and is available right now HERE now for just $27... go get it!
D-Con and you live in the Ohio area... well, Rivet Gallery has got you covered with an amazing show titled "Super Face Punch!"tat is going to feature new works from artist Jeff Lamm! There will be original art and prints as well as an exclusive t-shirt, letterpress print and toy release... which will be the debut of the newest "M5 Bravo" and "Stee Gar" figure set... SWEET!!!! The opening reception will be on Saturday, November 5th from 7-10pm and Jeff will be in attendance. The exhibit will be on display through November 30th. Don't miss out folks!
1200 N. High St.
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1200 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Jim Mahfood's "Beat Bee" at Comic-Con 2010, then this year at Comic-Con 2011 we saw the limited edition October Toys "Purple" bee... well just announced as a Designer-Con exclusive is this fantastic new colorway of Jim's Bee... and this one 'Glows In The Dark'!!!!!! Limited to just 40 pieces, and retailing for only $10 each, it's sure to bee (<--hahaha) a HUGE hit! This will be at the October Toys booth #309 where Jim will also bee (<-- again) in attendance from 2pm-4pm to sign this figure! Don't sleep on this release folks!
Do you all remember the post we put up a while back HERE about the new DIY vinyl sneaker called "Stance"... well it got fully funded, and they are now sharing news of a customizing contest with the "STANCE" Collection! This is an opportunity for artists to customize their sneaker silhouette vinyl toy, the STANCE High, where the first place prize is $250... not too shabby!!! All entries are due by December 10th, and if you need to pick one of these up, STANCE is offering 35% off when customers enter "paintorthread" at checkout. For more info hit up their site HERE... and happy customizing!
Nathan Hamill will have a few customs at our booth #324 this year and we are stoked to have him. He created a one-off, hand-painted custom vinyl of his new Bellicose Bunny that he is calling the 'Killer' edition which features a shiny chrome finish with black accents... this will sell for $150! He also will be releasing a special resin run of his tyrannoCECILrex figures he is calling the 'Rascal' edition that features an all black finish with white'ish highlights, which is limited to just 8 pieces, and they will retail for $35 each... and you see what Nathan did there... he named it 'Rascal', as in the Little Rascals (feat. Spanky) hahaha :-) Be sure to swing by the SS.com booth #324 to pick these up!!!
Toy Art Gallery will be exhibiting at Designer-Con 2011, and at their booth #429 they will have a great selection of toys and art from your all favorite brands, including some blasts from the past at recession-proof prices... gotta love that terminology!!!! They will also have awesome exclusives from an international array of hot toy artists including Splurrt's "Don't be Tardy to the Party Kid" Cadaver Kid, Galaxy People's "Drexyl", Waotoyz's Waodog "Gunmetal", and Hints and Spices "Camo" Waniphant (not shown, but posted HERE yesterday) all of which will all be offered first come, first served basis... so get there early! TAG will also be hosting a small get-together at their retail store til 9pm, so you can swing by and check out their amazing space!
Designer-Con 2011 and as always the folks over at The Loyal Subjects are going to have a poppin booth that is going to feature: JOE LEDBETTER, GARY BASEMAN, UNION THE BRAND and HAN CHOLO! Joe Ledbetter will be signing from 11am-NOON, where it's your last chance to have Joe personalize and sign some of his best creations, as they will have the few left in stock at the convention! Gary Baseman will then be there from NOON-2pm where he will help launch the official TLS release of his 36" TOBY inflatable. Be sure to swing by booth #417 to get in on this action!
Carson Catlin has been killing it with all of his amazing works, and he just announced that three pieces are up in his brand new online store HERE... and as you can see these turned out amazing!! As part of his continuing "Cuts" series, Carson goes to town on vinyl with a pencil, sketching out all the intricate lines and shapes... then proceeds to take an x-acto knife to them to slowly extract each piece until he is left with a delicate frame. The with the final step he takes a paint marker and colors just the outside... with the end result what you see above... awesome! Head on over HERE now and snag these up!