Do you have 60 seconds to watch this little video of the DKE booth at NYCC 2016?

YOU GOTTA SEE THESE CRAZY STAR WARS BOOTLEG TOYS!!

Thanks to IGN!

 

DKE Toys DESIGNER CON 2016 CON STUFF Batch #3 – the final stuff

Designer Con is just a few days away! Come see DKE Toys in booth #812 for SO MANY BOOTLEG TOYS!! It’s gonna be a fun event! Plus our buddy The Super Sucklord is right next to our booth doing his thing! This is Batch #3 of 3 batches. If you didn’t receive the Batch #1 or #2 I am happy to send along at your request.
 
http://www.designercon.com
 
November 19 and 20 at the Pasadena Convention Center. A one day pass is only $10. Two day is $15. Such a deal. 
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Empress Hillary The follow up to the Sold Out Darth Trump, Timebandits x Special Ed Toys bring you Empress Hillary. A horrible candidate mashed up with the most evil character in the universe. Maybe the evil you know is better than the  evil you don’t? I guess we wait and see… Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded  figure. Signed and numbered edition of 25. $85 tax included.
TIMEBANDITS
http://www.timebanditswatches.com
http://www.timebanditstoys.com
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/timebandits__/
Special Ed Toys www.specialedtoys.com
Instagram @specialedtoys
“From bootleg toys to terrible “art” of dubious quality, there is no type of “artistic” medium I won’t shamelessly exploit in my mission to bring a little bit of terribleness into collector’s homes far and wide!”
Carlos Espinoza
Illustration & Design
by Mocjoes
Instagram @moctoys
David Arshawsky Sculptor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/turtlemilkstudios/
Todd Action Toy Customizer/Painter IG: https://www.instagram.com/topo1622/ DCON2016_EmpressHillary =========================================================
Darth Trump Gold Edition After a 35 minute sell out of the first edition at NYCC this year, Timebandits x Special Ed Toys decided to make another version. This time in all GOLD befitting a KING!!! What was once a funny mashup of a  buffoonish reality TV star and the ultimate symbol of evil in the galaxy is now just a pretty fucking painful reminder that we are all doomed. Doesn’t seem funny anymore but they will sell just as quickly. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 25. $85 tax  included.
TIMEBANDITS
Special Ed Toys www.specialedtoys.com
Instagram @specialedtoys
“From bootleg toys to terrible “art” of dubious quality, there is no type of “artistic” medium I won’t shamelessly exploit in my mission to bring a little bit of terribleness into collector’s homes far and wide!”
Carlos Espinoza
Illustration & Design
by Mocjoes
Instagram @moctoys
David Arshawsky Sculptor
Todd Action Toy Customizer/Painter IG: https://www.instagram.com/topo1622/

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The Severed Limbs: Luke Protester What do you get when you mash up Janky Toys’ Severed Limbs with  Special Ed Toys’ Protest figures? That’s right… The Severed Limbs: Luke Protester. They decided to go green on this figure and make it with 90% less figure. Why? Because they care. Hand cast and painted 3.75″  scale carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 50. $30 tax included.
Special Ed Toys
www.specialedtoys.com
Instagram @specialedtoys
“From bootleg toys to terrible “art” of dubious quality, there is no type of “artistic” medium I won’t shamelessly exploit in my mission to bring a little bit of terribleness into collector’s homes far and wide!”
Janky Toys
Instagram @jankytoys DCON2016_severedlimbs

DKE Toys DESIGNER CON 2016 CON STUFF Batch #2

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

greenplastictunnels.bigcartel.com

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.

 

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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

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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

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DKE Toys DESIGNER CON 2016 CON STUFF Batch #1

Designer Con is just a few days away! Come see DKE Toys in booth #812 for SO MANY BOOTLEG TOYS!! It’s gonna be a fun event! Plus our buddy The Super Sucklord is right next to our booth doing his thing! This is Batch #1 of what should only be 2 batches. November 19 and 20 at the Pasadena Convention Center. A one day pass is only $10. Two day is $15. Such a deal. 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. We are always adding images to our Flickr, including unannounced Con Stuff!  =====================================================================

Super Metal Mario by iBreak Toys Lisa Rae Hansen (UK) aka iBreak Toys has made a follow up version to her previously sold out edition of Super Metal Mario. Now in traditional colors, this hand cast and hand painted 3.5″ carded figure should go quickly. 3.5″tall in clamshell packaging for easy removal. $65 tax included. Bio: I’m Lisa Rae Hansen and I make character driven art. My formal training is in Jewelry and Silversmithing and my heart lies in the world of Art Toys. I grew up in the 80’s playing with Star Wars toys, Masters of the Universe and not a Barbie doll in sight! I spent my time drawing and making whenever I wasn’t climbing trees or riding my bike. Fascinated by movies like the Dark Crystal, Beetlejuice, Star Wars these childhood influences have informed my desire to create other worldly characters. I have grown up but never grown out of toys! I sculpt, cast and paint to produce one off and limited edition figures, custom art toys and paintings. ibreaktoys.com Instagram : @ibreaktoys Twitter : @ibreaktoys Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/lisarae.hansen1 Facebook Page : I Break Toys DCON2016_SuperMetalMario ====================================================================

Star Weird: SpiderTrooper by Topz Toy Our buddy Thawan Khiowpiam from Thailand is on a roll. The SpiderTrooper is now available in a 3.75″ scale hand cast resin figure based on the previous larger scale figurine. Now carded and at $40 these shouldn’t last long. Numbered edition of 30 Thawan Khiowpiam is a Thailand based artist and graphic designer who has been making custom art figures under the name Topztoy (Topztoy.storenvy.com) since 2013. in 2014 he organized the “Toy-want-you” art toys exhibition in Bangkok (http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2014/05/toy-want-you-hoo-design-art-gallery-may.html?m=1) He also created the Facebook community group “Art Toys Thailand” https://goo.gl/ygQlpd and administers https://www.facebook.com/ArttoyTHmeet & https://www.facebook.com/ATTspotlight “ATM#1: Art toys Thailand Meeting#1” in Bangkok, Thailand (07/19/2016) https://mobile.facebook.com/ArttoyTHmeet/albums/1781932582040335/ Topztoy.storenvy.com facebook.com/topztoy facebook.com/topz.kp instagram.com/topztoy DCON2016_SpiderTrooper =====================================================================

Fatsotrooper by Bombermat Toys Bombermat Toys aka Matias Bomber was a groundbreaker in the Argentinian resin toys field. Producing since 2011 and now one of the few resin slingers from the end of the world, he attacks again with another Fat Shit Wars figure to follow up Lard Vader and Boba Fatt. The Fatsotrooper is 3.75 ” tall and we don’t know how wide!!! Edition of 25. Hand cast and painted carded figure. Instagram @bombemattoys http://bombermattoys.tumblr.com DCON2016_fatsotrooper =====================================================================

Big League Chewy by Dead Greedy Dead Greedy just can’t stop. Check out our googly eyed furry friend disguising himself as chewing gum. Part Wacky Package, part kitschy nonsense. What more do you want for $30 tax incl. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded figure. Edition of 20 Dead Greedy is a pop surrealist from Dallas, Texas. His designer toys/bootleg action figures are a mash-up of ’80s and ’90s nostalgia with a message of anti-commercialism. His work is greatly influenced by Star Wars, The $uper $ucklord and pop art. Website: www.deadgreedy.com Facebook: Dead Greedy Twitter: @Jeremy_Bourquin Instagram: @deadgreedy DCON2016_BigLeagueChewy =====================================================================

Mandalorian Turtles by Has No Talent Bootlegs Now 2 of your favorite turtles are bounty hunters? You get two hand cast 3.75″ figures on one card. Edition of 20. $80 tax included. Instagram @hasnotalent http://stores.ebay.com/HAS-NO-TALENT-BOOTLEGS DCON2016_TMNTMandalorian ====================================================================

The Demons Within by DLL Customs Derrick Lauglaug aka DLL Customs has created an edition of 10 multi-color hand cast resin statues especially for DCon. At 8″ tall each piece is a unique piece of art. Signed and numbered edition of 10. $45 tax included. DLL Customs has been pushing the boundaries of the resin designer toy art world since starting up monthly releases in late 2013. Using innovative ideas and concepts, combined with a wide variety of themes, DLL continues to think outside the box and deliver unique art products to resin connoisseurs everywhere. @dllcustoms – Instagram dllcustoms.storenvy.com DCON2016_demonswithin =====================================================================

General Geddon by Credenda Studios Back by popular demand Credenda Studios aka Beau Greener has brought back the General. $60 tax included. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure Signed and numbered edition of 20 www.CredendaStudios.net Instagram.com/CredendaStudios DCON2016_GeneralGeddon =====================================================================

Shits Whack by Broke1 Broke1 aka Broken Pidgeon aka Brody aka Brandon Kreps (jeeez this guy has a lot of names) has put forth his masterpiece for the masses to see at DCon 2016. This $40 hand cast and painted figure comes in a clamshell with art work front and back by AWOL One. Signed and numbered edition of 20. Why will you travel to show and buy this one you ask? Because SHITS WHACK yo!!! https://www.facebook.com/Brokenpigeon/ https://brokenpigeon.bigcartel.com/ Instagram: @BROKE1 DCON2016_shitswhack =====================================================================

Droid Force – D5T-R0 by Moc Toys After a long hiatus Moc Toys has returned to the fold with our favorite protocol droid ready for battle. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 25. $65 tax included. Instagram @moctoys DCON2016_DroidForce  

Dov back on the Suckhour!

Dov is on the Suckhour again!

THE SUCKHOUR EPISODE 34: EVERYONE’S A CRITIC

The Fwoosh finds DKE Toys and is stoked!

Thanks to Cannonball for this awesome write up on the DKE Toys booth at NYCC! Tons of pics and a really thoughtful blogpost about what is happening in The Weird World of Bootleg Art and Toys!

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DKE Toys COMPLEXCON 2016 CON STUFF

COMPLEXCON runs this coming weekend in Long Beach, California November 5th and 6th and DKE Toys will be in Booth #J11 with a slew of Con Stuff! 
 
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. We are always adding images to our Flickr, including unannounced Con Stuff! 

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Corporate Vader by Crisp 

Colombian based street artist Crisp has honored us with a customized 3.75” scale figure on a hand stenciled card back. Each card front has a 5 layered stencil with another stencil on the back. Signed and numbered edition of 50. At $75 is a steal…

Crisp is an Australian street artist currently based in Bogota, Colombia. He has been participating in art shows and the vibrant urban art scene and festivals since 2009. Crisp’s work deals with the aesthetics of both the natural and socio-political world. He predominately uses the stencil technique and medium to convey his vision on the streets of the world.  His use of street sculpture and masks adds another dimension and depth to his works in the street. You can find his street art in many cities across the world including Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Mexico City, Winnipeg, Sydney, London, Santa Marta, San Jose, Aruba and of course his adopted home of Bogota, Colombia.

He believes street art is an important uncensored pathway to highlight important issues and current affairs in a world where mass media is sponsored and controlled by politics, corporations and profit driven elements.  He enjoys juxtaposing pop culture icons with real life concepts to highlight the irony of modern society and culture. He actively participates and donates his work to numerous foundations and social projects to enrich other people’s lives through art. Art can impact people’s lives not just for individual viewers but through co-operation, education and social change.

Crisp recently was a finalist for the 2016 Stencil Art prize which is currently being exhibited as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival. Being an Australian a personal highlight for Crisp in 2015 was being invited by the Australian Ambassador in Colombia, to paint a large internal mural in the new Australian Consulate Office building in Bogota. In 2015, Crisp was one of a number of specifically selected artists including Sheppard Fairy, Retina, and Mr Brainwash, that were invited to donate works for the annual Kaleidoscope Gala ball in Los Angeles, which was hosted by Goldie Hawn and Halle Berry to raise funds for a local children’s hospital.

His ongoing artwork covers a variety of mediums and a range of techniques – stencils, stickers, paste-ups, masks, street sculptures, large and small murals and works on canvas. Through urban mediums he addresses relevant socio-political aspects of the world as well as purely personal aesthetic expression. Crisp counts himself lucky to be able to practice his art as well as assist others, both things about which he feels extremely passionate.

www.crispstreetart.comwww.facebook.com/crispstreetartwww.instagram.com/crispstreetart

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STR WAS: Chewback by Mark Todd  

Here is the latest edition of artist Mark Todd’s first ever toy and first ever sculpture, a take on our furry friend. His original was molded and then cast in resin and hand painted by Mark as well. The card back is comprised of 2 riso graph prints on front and back for that very indie zine feel. 3.75″ scale carded figure. Only 30 made and each is signed and numbered. $55 tax included.

Instagram @mark_todd

marktoddillustration.com

Like many kids raised in the 70’s, Mark was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, it’s neon and glitz looming over the city. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson, their daughter Lili and Mr. Pickles, a lovely French Bulldog.

Some of Mark’s clients include: Cartoon Network + Houghton Mifflin Books + Getty Publications + Clearasil + Rolling Stone + Dangerbird Records + Blue Q + MTA + New York Times + Country Music Television + Entertainment Weekly + Outside Magazine + Los Angeles Times + Euro RSCG + Wieden and Kennedy + Spot Design + Coca-Cola + Fuse TV + Mtv + Travel and Leisure + Fantagraphics Books + Bark Magazine + Business Week + McSweeney’s + PC World + Texas Monthly + GQ + Nickelodeon

Mark’s awards: American Illustration + Communication Arts + Society of Illustrators NY + Art Directors Club + Type Directors Club
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Star Weird: Boba (cas) Sette by Topztoy

Topztoy from Thailand has come up with an edition of 20 of our favorite bounty hunter encased in a cassette tape? Maybe this technology is better than a good old carbon freeze? This large hunk of hand poured resin is approx 3.75″  tall and comes carded with resealable blister. Maybe you can get it to play in your tape deck. $40 tax inc

Thawan Khiowpiam is a Thailand based artist and graphic designer who has been making custom art figures under the name Topztoy (Topztoy.storenvy.com) since 2013. in 2014 he organized the “Toy-want-you” art toys exhibition in Bangkok

(http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2014/05/toy-want-you-hoo-design-art-gallery-may.html?m=1)  He also created the Facebook community group “Art Toys Thailand” https://goo.gl/ygQlpd and administers https://www.facebook.com/ArttoyTHmeet &  https://www.facebook.com/ATTspotlight

“ATM#1: Art toys Thailand Meeting#1” in Bangkok, Thailand (07/19/2016)

https://mobile.facebook.com/ArttoyTHmeet/albums/1781932582040335/

Topztoy.storenvy.com

facebook.com/topztoy

facebook.com/topz.kp

instagram.com/topztoy
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Anonymous by The Panik Collective

With a team of international designers, the team will debut its first ever toy to be released at ComplexCon 2016 in Long Beach this November. You’ll have your chance to get your very own hand painted and customized 3.75″ carded Anonymous protester figure. Half of Panik’s proceeds from sales will benefit The Courage Foundation. Signed and numbered edition of 50. $55 each tax included.

THE PANIK COLLECTIVE is a team of credentialed painters, sculptors, musicians, mathematicians & curators dividing time among multiple exhibition projects and public actions. Their inaugural solo exhibition at the Houston Museum of Drawing was extended through the end of November, and their High Fidelity series is a featured photo essay in the latest issue of Flaunt Magazine. Culture jammers by nature, the collective is frequently aligned with social activists, and both music and technology are common tropes within their oeuvre.

www.panikcollective.com

facebook.com/panikcollective/

@panikcollective (twitter, instagram, ello)

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LandObama by Free Humanity  

Famed street artist Free Humanity has hand customized each 3.75″ figure and added a custom sculpted, cast and painted Obama head to one of our favorite scoundrels. More importantly each card back has been hand stenciled with 4 layers!!! splattered and then signed and numbered out of 25 pieces. At $100 a Free Humanity stencil of this complexity on a canvas would be at least 10 times as much money in a gallery. These will not last long.

Free Humanity Street Artist/Public Artist. Established 2009. Los Angeles. Free Humanity is an internationally recognized artist that has focused on political situations and notable figures who have had a positive impact on the world. Working his way from small street pieces to large scale murals all over the country. Free Humanity art can be seen on the streets of many cities world wide ranging from London, Paris, Mexico City, New York City, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles with his Signature Heart Style.

Instagram @FreeHumanity

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Alien vs Predator by Special Ed Toys 

Special Ed is back with another version of their 2015 Designer Toy Award nominated (for Toy of the Year!!!) figure set. This version made for ComplexCon 2016 is the Evil of the Thriller edition. You get two hand painted, cast and customized 3.75” scale figure on custom card backs. Signed and numbered out of 20 pieces. $120 tax included for the pair. Heee Heee!!!

“They came into our lives in the 80s, “touching” us in ways we could never imagine. One from the stars and the other a big shinning star on Earth. But as quickly as they touched our childhoods, they were gone. But now they’re back…and they’re coming after your fondest childhood memories and there’s no telling who will win. Will it be the Reese’s pieces peddling Alien or the Pretty Young Predator in disguise? One thing’s for sure, no matter who wins, your childhood loses.”

“From bootleg toys to terrible “art” of dubious quality, there is no type of “artistic” medium I won’t shamelessly exploit in my mission to bring a little bit of terribleness into collector’s homes far and wide!”

Special Ed Toys

www.specialedtoys.com

Instagram: @specialedtoys

 

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Also visit the DKE Booth to meet the Hip Hop Trooper. He’ll be hanging out Saturday and Sunday!

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Dov on The Suckhour!

Have you watched our friend Sucklord’s podcast on YouTube? Now is a terrific time to try it out. Dov is on TWO episodes. And he will be on next week as well. Check it! We have been getting awesome feedback from his appearances.

 

THE SUCKHOUR EPISODE 32: DEAL WITH DOV

THE SUCKHOUR EPISODE 33: RIDE THE LIGHTNING

Dov on Marsham Toy Hour

Have a listen to Dov talk about DKE Toys, Distribution, and the Toy Business on the Episode 27 of the Marsham Toy Hour!

DKE NYCC 2016 Cheat Sheet

Here it all is! Don’t leave Dov alone in NYC! Visit him at Booth #423.

 

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