Thursday, April 5, 2012
TOY OF THE YEAR • BRAND OF THE YEAR (Previously Manufacturer of the Year) • OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION • BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST • BEST CUSTOMIZER • BEST MINI SERIES • BEST SELF-PRODUCED • BEST COLLABORATION • BEST LICENSED PRODUCT • BEST PLUSH DESIGN • BEST 1/6 SCALE • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT • ARTIST OF THE YEAR • BEST BLOG • FAN FAVORITE • BEST ONLINE TOY STORE • BEST TOY STORE • BEST TOY FROM A COMIC • BEST DIY PLATFORM • BEST COLLECTIONSo it looks like most of the same categories are in there from last go around, and it will be really interesting to see how the voting goes down. I am really stoked for this year, and for all of those soon to be nominated, best of luck to all! More info once we get it, and until then... head on over HERE to the DTA site to sign up now, so you can start nominating on Monday :-)
Source: [LilSnob] Images: [Cool Hunting]
Shipwreck", this set was commissioned by HeyJB from the Kidrobot message Board. Hugh goes on to explain that "He wanted a Munny version of my Navigator Dunny (posted HERE), but requested that there should be a ship being pulled down by a sea monster in the eye. He also commissioned a Marshall, and suggested that it tie in with the Munny somehow, so he became a luckless crew member of the wrecked ship on the Munny." Another stellar job by Hugh indeed... and I love how all of the figures in this set tie into one another stylistically! Unfortunately for all of us, none of these pieces are for sale, however, Hugh is open to making commissions that expand on the themes in these pieces, so you can get in touch with him via firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested :) Oh, and be on the lookout for Series 2 of his custom "False Idols" blind box series!
Source[ToyCon UK Press]
It seems as though it was years ago that this interview actually happened, but Kidrobot just posted up the first part of a really cool interview with artist and customizer Huck Gee. This first part is 10min long and features a pretty indepth conversation with Huck and Wheelbarrow... so carve some time outta yer day and give it a watch... and be on the lookout for part 2 and 3 very soon!
Andrew Bell & Kelly Denato's "The Great Escape" opens on April 6th and runs through April 30th at Stranger Factory, 109 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
But where are these wonderful pieces comings from? Most will be made during live painting events at the upcoming Coachella:
April 13th – Beast Brothers
April 14th – Dabs and Myla
April 15th – Angry Woebots
April 20th – Philip Lumbang
April 21st – Sket One
April 22nd – Luke Chueh
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"The heroic Autoball TrannyFormers and their courageous leader, Optimus Prima, have departed their home world to travel across the megacosm — to the planet Earth — in search of Gynergon cubes. But there's an evil new force in the universe, one willing to relentlessly pursue the Autoballs and claim the prize as their own, one not even the powerful Ultra Wangus seems capable of stopping: the evil Decepticocks, led by the maniacal Megantrann. And even when the battle is over, the galaxy-spanning adventures of the TrannyFormers will continue…"But you know you need at least two of the TRANNYformers to have fun, making them duke it out, showing off that there is more than meets the eye.
Kidrobot Forum community, the full info and details will be posted in the Kidrobot Forum's Dunny Section this weekend! Sounds like a good time to be had…
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