Hello and welcome to the first BATCH of DKE Toys SDCC 2016 CON STUFF!
We are announcing a little differently this year. Each email “batch” will have 5 or more items.
Action MC by Ron English $100 tax included
Ron English’s iconic MC Supersized character has been transformed into a 3 3/4 inch vintage style action figure by sculptor George Gaspar. Card back design by Ron English. Hand painted by Special Ed Toys. Now MC Supersized can have epic battles with the other figures in your collection.
Artbot138 aka James Garrett has brought you a hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded R2-D2 like figure with handy record player. Now all your action figures can listen to their favorite tunes. Not in real life but in pretend. Each comes with a vintage 7″ record and a fabulous record sleeve packaging with some crazy SW parody versions of some of your favorite bands.
Edition of 20
Make America Ape Again by Barely Human $65 tax included
Barely Human aka John Black has made this magnificent POTA inspired 3.75″ carded figure from his Plain Old Apes series. Each hand painted resin cast 3.75″ figure has a load of accessories and interchangeable heads as well as magnetic articulation in all the joints. What more can you ask for?
SkipBroToys and Field of Grey have teamed up to bring you something very special. This hand cast 3.75″ clear blue resin interpretation of our rare vintage friend also comes on a unique clear vintage style card. Has to be seen in person to really be appreciated. It’s like the spirit of Snaggletooth!!!
Art Trooper Series: Basquiat by RYCA $55 tax included
This is an amazing follow up to the 2015 Warhol Trooper. Each 3 3/4 hand cast and painted figure comes on a full color silk screened card back.
Edition of 65
Thanks to Huck Gee and Mark Brickey for having Dov on the show this week.
From Huck’s site:
Episode 327 “The Collection with Huck Gee Volume II: Dov Kelemer of DKE”
The Collection happens the first Wednesday of every month on Adventures In Design when toy famous designer Huck Gee joins us along with special guests and we talk about the world of collectable designer toys from collectors to designers. We evaluate Huck’s first month in 2016, cleaning up his web store and still plotting and panning his future. More info here.
We hope you will stop by for some fun, food
Poster by Craig Elliott free to attendees while supplies last.
Los Angeles/Columbus, Dec 1, 2015: Disburst today announced the agreement to purchase DKE Toys wholesale operations from owner/operator Dov Kelemer. Taking place Feb 1, 2016, the purchase will make Disburst the largest independent toy wholesale distributor in the world with vendors and customers spread around the globe. Integral to the purchase agreement is a service agreement with DKE Toys to continue to provide vendor relations/management and new product acquisition services for Disburst going forward. Disburst will continue to maintain the current warehousing and fulfillment operations in North Hollywood, CA.
“The opportunity to take the highly respected services DKE Toys provides and extend their reach and breadth is what motivates Disburst. Retaining Dov’s participation via DKE Toys as an invaluable resource for independent toy designers to work with on behalf of Disburst is what makes this purchase so important to us,” said Scott Kuenzli, Chief Executive Officer of Disburst. “We at Disburst anticipate that leveraging our extensive backgrounds in business operations will enable us to take and grow the DKE Toys wholesale and fulfillment operations to include even more vendors, products, and customers in the future years.”
DKE Toys has been in the toy business for over 22 years and has operated as a wholesale independent toy distributor since 2005, presently serving as the largest independent toy distributor in the world. Owner Dov Kelemer has a long and positive history of supporting independent toy designers through his company, DKE Toys, which currently provides wholesale and fulfillment services for 170+ independent vendors. Dov will continue to be the point person for independent product vendors world over through DKE Toys’ continued vendor management relationship with Disburst.
Disburst, in Columbus, is a partnership between local entrepreneurs and friends Scott Kuenzli and Kent Boelling. With over 40 years of specialty retailing experience between them, Scott and Kent bring extensive business backgrounds with years of experience in direct mail advertising, financial and business systems software, logistics, convention exhibition, and art exhibition. Scott’s relationship to designer toys and popular culture art began in the late 90s when he attended the FX Toy show in Orlando, FL. Scott has often acted behind the scenes assisting Rivet during its 8 years as a popular culture mainstay of the Short North Arts District in Columbus, OH. He has served as a board member for the Short North Arts District business association, exhibited and dealt artwork on Rivet’s behalf at various Columbus venues and at Art Basel. Kent’s background in popular culture centers on his two and a half decade owning and operating Columbus’ longest running full service game store, The Soldiery. He started his first import-export company at age 23. Kent has served as an invaluable resource for numerous local entrepreneurs through informal startup business consulting for independent game producers over the course of his ownership and operation of The Soldiery.
Disburst, headquartered in Columbus, OH is a limited liability company formed in 2015 for the purposes of worldwide independent creative product distribution.
Contact: Scott Kuenzli
DCON is tomorrow! Here is one last announcement that just came through.
Come see this stunning customized Darth Vader helmet by DrilOne.
Boss Vaderus Maximus by DrilOne
Hand painted and customized replica Darth Vader Helmet
$65 tax included
Hand cast and painted 3 3/4″ figure on metal backer card
Lil Jabrony “Spark” Kill! X Virva Peikko
$65 tax included
Hand cast and painted 2″ figure on metal backer card
Edition of 20
Blackula Calrissean by Angry Koala Gear x Obscure
$40 tax included
Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure
Edition of 10
Another Star Wars vampire cross over in the Less Than Perfect Bootlegs
“He comes from the deepest parts of the ghetto. He was visited by a space vampire, that was known as Darth Feratu. After bitten, Darth Feratu locked him away in a coffin. He eventually woke up on an alien planet in the clouds. He is now on a mission to find that jive blood sucka that turned him.”
R2-V2 by Doom Toys
$33 tax included
Hand cast and painted 3.5″ figure. Bagged with header card
Edition of 10