What the What?!?! Yes… this figure has finally come to fruition as Jesse Hernandez shared today this sweet picture you see in this post… a beautiful clear resin OZOMAHTLI cast up by TaskOne of We Are Not Toys. We teased a post HERE back in April… and now we are seeing it all come together. 13 separate parts had to be cast for this, and it turned out so sick! Jesse mentions that this will see the light of day for Dcon 2017, so mark your calendars and get ready… this is one release you don’t want to miss!
In an awesome surprise to most of us who have followed the progress for Brandt Peters and MVH’s “Clyde” figure. The figure featured a head sculpt from Brandt and the DX Demon sculpt from MVH, a rad little collab, that being said, it had run it’s course and it was stated that there would be no more of these made anymore… but today, we find out, that’s not really the case, per say!
Brandt posted the above video on his Instagram showing the head of “Clyde” being pulled and mentions that “Get ready DCON – Will be releasing custom painted Clyde sack heads for the event!” which is awesome news… he goes onto say that “We will be moving towards a new body direction in the near future“, so yes… no more Clyde’s in their original form will be made from here on out… as new versions with new bodies will soon see the light of day! In the meantime, we get to see just the head of Clyde released… which is fine by us! More on this very soon!
Eric Althin of Sad Salesman has been on a roll lately with his adorable sculptures… and with the recent release of his “WIZARD” vinyl figure (posted HERE), he got a taste for vinyl, and sent us word a few weeks ago that his “Dessert Oracle” one off piece is making it’s way to vinyl… just in time for Dcon 2017… and to confirm, we stumbled across a sneak peek in the new Marsham Toy Hour Facebook group… where he shared the render you see in this post with Eric saying it will be 5″ tall! We can’t wait to find out more… and we couldn’t be happier for Eric, his figures are too cute not to be mass produced!
It’s the time you’ve been waiting for: DesignerCon 2017 tickets are going on sale today! Taking place on Novemeber 11th and 12th at the Pasadena Convention Center, you can snag a one day pass for $10 or go the whole weekend for $15! Of course, there’s limited quantities of VIP Access tickets also available for $35 each, which will give you access to the show floor 1 hour before general admission as well as… other things, some exclusive, that will be announced when tickets become available. Speaking of which, tickets will be available strictly from www.designercon.com starting today (August 8th, 2017) at 3pm Pacific time.
Matias from Kalaka Toys is super excited to announce a HUGE project that he has been working on for some time now… on that is going to release at Dcon 2017 – but he’s so pumped up, he just had to share… introducing the “Shogun Warlord“! Pictured above is a JUMBO version that was made for publicity, but the produced figure will stand around 9” tall and will be produced in soft vinyl. Obviously a HUGE fan of the old school ‘Shogun Warriors’ toys from the 1970’s, Matias drew upon this inspiration to create the rad looking figure that you see above. No word on a price, colorway, or edition size just yet… but you can follow the progress via his Instagram HERE. More very soon!
Yet another amazing DesignerCon is in the books, and the exclusive Josh Mayhem custom toys that were offered through the Corner 12 booth will soon be available online via his webstore HERE at 12pm PST starting today! Also, you will be able to snag up the first offering of the all new Blown Away Puddle Dunny. First introduced as a surprise release at DCON 2016, these 5 one-off resin cast Dunny’s drew some big attention, and the remaining variants will be up for grabs! Don’t miss out!
Broke Piggy will be listing their remaining inventory from DesignerCon on their website HERE today, at 10am PST! They will have limited inventory of their Sognyo Colorway of the Uamou Figure, Black Seed Toys Pineapple Monster, Bricked MADL customs (Deph, Marka27 and Jesse Hernandez) and the Art Enamel Pin. Oh… and their shop still has limited amounts of their Lo Tech Constructs series as well… go HERE to snag up these rad items at 10am!
These days it seems like you can’t do a Google search for “designer toy” without finding at least one picture of someone kitbashing some Star Wars figures together and calling it the next great work of art, so perhaps you have been desensitized to the point that the above “Superstar Destroyer” by
Bill McMullen doesn’t impress as it should… and it should! Forget the fact that McMullen is an OG when it comes to the Star Wars inspired game, having released his production “AD-AT” with Span of Sunset in 2004, the same year that Sucklord debuted his first figure, the “SUCKLORD 66 Bootleg”. Now just look at the piece carefully: it’s not a Kenner produced Imperial Destroyer that was slighly sculpted on with some repaints… this is an entirely sculpted from scratch reinterpretation. Given a more minimalist representation of the space craft, it also — like the “AD-AT” — blends in elements Adidas are known for, notably the three stripes logo and the duotone (slightly darker underside) reminiscent of the company’s shell toes. This new piece is based on the print of the same name that McMullen debuted at DesignerCon last year at Munky King‘s booth, who will also be producing this amazing vinyl figure. Expected for a 2017 release, we’d like to thank kaNO for the above picture of the “Superstar Destroyer” with its creator!
You probably remember seeing the animated music video for High on Fire’s “The Black Plot“, which featured character designs and concepts by Skinner as executed by Hey Beautiful Jerk, but soon you’ll be able to relive the excitement in your own home. Wait, I guess you could already do that by watching the video on YouTube. Okay, you’ll be able to recreate the excitement as well as create new adventures for the video’s main warrior, Balthanon. As revealed by Unbox Industries at DesignerCon, they have three characters from the music video in-production and — pictured in the back — is a prototype for a figure from another forthcoming project. Brilliant looking!
For the first time at Dcon, Doktor A has made a series of customized 3″ Dunnys. Each is a unique Mechtorian character, finished to his usual high standards. Drop by booth #114 (in the first row inside the main door of the ballroom) at DesignerCon this weekend (19th & 20th, Pasadena Convention Center) to pick one up… But don’t dally, first come first served. $180 each… a steal for the craftsmanship you get!