Dov is on The Collection Podcast this week

Thanks to Huck Gee and Mark Brickey for having Dov on the show this week.

You can listen here.

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.

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DKE Holiday Party is Dec 24th!

Holiday Party print 2015 by Craig Elliott

 DKE Toys, Van Eaton Galleries, & Baby Tattoo Books
Invite YOU to a Holiday Party!
Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th
Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We hope you will stop by for some fun, food
and Holiday cheer.
Happy Holidays!!

Poster by Craig Elliott free to attendees while supplies last.

Press Release: Disburst Announces Purchase of DKE Toys Wholesale Operations

Disburst-LogoPurchase will strengthen independent creative product distribution.

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
Disburst

disburst.com

DKE Toys DCON 2015 Toy Break!

DKE Toys DCON 2015: Boss Vaderus Maximus by DrilOne

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

$3500

Hand painted and customized replica Darth Vader Helmet

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DKE Toys DCON 2015: Space Battles Slave-One and Lil Jabrony “Spark” Kill! X Virva Peikko

Space Battles Slave-One by Kill! X Virva Peikko
$65 tax included

Hand cast and painted 3 3/4″ figure on metal backer card
Edition of 20

Space Battles Slave-One by Kill! X Virva Peikko

 

Lil Jabrony “Spark” Kill! X Virva Peikko
$65 tax included

Hand cast and painted 2″ figure on metal backer card
Edition of 20

  Lil Jabrony "Spark" by Kill! X Virva Peikko

DKE Toys DCON 2015: Blackula Calrissean by Angry Koala Gear x Obscure

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
series.

“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.”

 

Blackula Calrissean by Angry Koala Gear x Obscure

DKE Toys DCON 2015: R2-V2 by Doom Toys

R2-V2 by Doom Toys 
$33 tax included 

Hand cast and painted 3.5″ figure. Bagged with header card
Edition of 10

 

R2-V2 by Doom Toys

DKE Toys DCON 2015: Chong-Bot by Dollar $lice Bootlegs

Chong-Bot by Dollar $lice Bootlegs
$45 tax included

Hand cast and painted  3.75″ carded figure 
Edition of 10

The clam shell opens. The figure has lots of moveable parts and magnetic arms and legs. Visor goes up and down as well.  

Last Boss Comics art on package.

Chong-Bot by Dollar $lice Bootlegs

DKE Toys DCON 2015: The Search For Something More by DLL Customs

The Search For Something More by DLL Customs
$65 tax included

Hand cast  3.75″ figure on base. 
Edition of 5

Derrick Laglag from DLL Customs always comes up with interesting concepts and tributes. He started out making bootlegs from the Sucklord’s Chop Suey packs a few years ago. Now he is coming up with his own stuff. Here is The Search For Something More.

The Search For Something More by DLL Customs

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