DKE Toys Presents #DKECON

Dov in his “natural habitat”. 
DKE Toys Booth San Diego Comic Con 2019
Photo: Flat Bonnie

DKE Toys Presents #DKECON

July 22-26, 2020

A virtual event!

DKE Toys is hosting a LIVE virtual event in place of the canceled 2020 San Diego Comic Con. For your enjoyment we have created #DKECON to fill the gaping hole in your canceled convention season. The pandemic has provided the unusual opportunity of inviting everyone we know to our San Diego Comic Con “booth”. 


The DKE Toys booth will be set up in the DKE warehouse and available to all via a live continuous Zoom meeting and for the first time in DKE Toys history all of the SDCC convention releases will be available in an online store.


Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86833339286  

Store link https://www.dketoys.com/store 


#DKECON via Zoom will open for “Preview Night” Wednesday July 22 5pm-9pm and continue Thursday 9am-7pm, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, and Sunday 9am-5pm. The online store will open at 5pm Wednesday July 22 and remain open 24 hours a day through Sunday July 26 for the duration of the show. 


All exclusive products will be limited to one per person per item on Wednesday night. Starting Thursday two or more will be available. Starting Thursday at 10am we will be open for walk in business one customer at a time, state and local government regulations permitting. 


DKE Toys 12831 Muscatine Street Pacoima CA 91331


With each qualifying purchase in-person and online customers will receive a “fine” silk-screened Suckadelic tote bag designed for DKE by the Super Sucklord himself. Edition limited to 1000. 


There will be SURPRISE RELEASES everyday starting Thursday at 10am and at 10am each subsequent day.


Starting at 11am each day and every hour thereafter tune in for artist interviews, virtual studio tours, giveaways, surprise guests, contests and whatever else we can conjure up to occupy all 43 hours of our LIVE Zoom booth hours. (Schedule below.) 


We will also have one of a kind back stock items, DKE warehouse tour, show-and-tell with Dov. Tune in and ask Dov anything! Chat with Dov and staff about toy making, art, food, parenting tips, collecting, politics, and more. In quiet moments watch Dov and staff pull and pack your order LIVE! 


DKE will have 30 exclusive releases. (Artist list below.) We will also have a mini art show by Australian artist ADi. 12 email announcements will follow over the next week. 


Updated information www.dketoys.com/dkecon
Check out all the releases on Instagram @dketoys
Behind the scenes and “making of” images are always at our Flickr with additional folders for all previous shows and releases. https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157714971293676

Free Suckadelic tote bag with purchase! (front & back pictured)
DKE Toys Booth Designer Con 2019

Featured Artists for #DKECON include (link goes to artist’s Instagram):

DKE Toys Booth New York Comic Con 2019

#DKECON Schedule

All times are PST (Los Angeles Time)


Wednesday July 22, 2020

5:00 pm Online Store opens. Sales limited to one of each item per person.
5:00 pm #DKECON Zoom begins
9:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends/sign off (online store still open)


Thursday July 23, 2020

9:00 am Online Store still open. No limit on sales.
9:00 am #DKECON Zoom begins
10:00 am Surprise Releases announced
12:00 pm Artist Interview: The Sucklord 
1:00 pm Artist Interview: Lou Pimentel 
2:00 pm Artist Interview: RYCA
3:00 pm Artist Interview: Dave/Bondi
4:00 pm DKE Warehouse Tour5:00 pm Artist Interview: Mark Todd
6:00 pm Artist Interview: Joshua Grossberg/Joshua’s Toybox 
6:15 pm Lottery: Miniwok Adventure Board Game by Joshua’s Toybox 
6:30 pm Giveaway (Must be present in zoom meeting to be eligible). 
7:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends/sign off (online store still open)


Friday July 24, 2020

9:00 am #DKECON Zoom begins
10:00 am Surprise Releases announced
12:00 pm Artist Interview: Peter Goral/Killer Bootlegs
1:00 pm Artist Interview: Scott C
2:00 pm Artist Interview: Henny Zack/Nekosatsu Toys
2:30 pm Artist Interview: Will Miller & Ian Wilcox/Good For You Toys
3:00 pm Artist Interview: John Pryor/Dollar $lice Bootlegs
4:00 pm Show & Tell w/Dov – Cantina Aliens
5:00 pm Artist Interview: Steve Sansweet
6:00 pm Artist Interview: Sean Sanford/Lazarus Toys
6:30 pm Giveaway (Must be present in zoom meeting to be eligible). 
7:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends/sign off (online store still open) 


Saturday July 25, 2020

9:00 am #DKECON Zoom begins
10:00 am Surprise Releases announced
12:00 pm Artist Interview: Ashley DeLuis/Medeuces Wild & Greg DeLuis/Mug Costanza
1:00 pm Artist Interview: David Healey/Healeymade & Greg Rivera/Mishka
2:00 pm Artist Interview: Toxic Fumes Toys
2:30 pm Artist Interview: Manny Rivas/Special Ed Toys
3:00 pm Artist Interview: Viktor Reinholdsson/Viktor’s Vintage
3:30 pm Artist Interview: Seth Relentless
4:00 pm Artist Interview: David Mandel
5:00 Show and Tell w/Dov – Political Art of Star Wars
6:00 pm Artist Interview: Dain Marx/Buzzard Guts  
6:30 pm Giveaway (Must be present in zoom meeting to be eligible). 
7:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends/sign off (online store still open)


Sunday July 26, 2020

9:00 am #DKECON Zoom begins
10:00 am Surprise Releases announced
12:00 pm Artist Interview: Frank Kozik 
1:00 pm Show and Tell w/Dov – Bootleg GPK 
2:00 pm Artist Interview: Ron English 
3:00 pm Artist Interview: Bill McMullen 
4:00 pm Artist Interview: Scott Cherry/Barbarian Rage
4:30 Giveaway (Must be present in zoom meeting to be eligible). 
5:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends/sign off


Check in for more surprise guests, contests, one of a kind releases, giveaways, great conversation and more…

Updated information www.dketoys.com/dkecon
Everything subject to change…

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DKE Toys at DCON 2018 – CON STUFF – Vader Video Club by Farkira

Come see DKE Toys at Designer Con 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center booth 2523 November 16th-18th. If you can’t make it to Anaheim please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show.

There are always more photos on our Flickr. The DCON 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157674793613088
Vader Video Club by Farkira
Hand painted cardback with hand cast 3.75′ carded figure. Signed edition of 40.
$100
If you are not familiar with the hand painted movie posters from Ghana, you should google it. It’s a thing. Although the Ghanaian Video Clubs are no more, many of the artists are now represented by @deadlypreygallery. Thanks to them we bring you 40 one of a kind hand painted card backs by Farkira. Each piece is signed and numbered and comes with the most horribly cast figure we could find.

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DKE Toys at DCON 2018 – CON STUFF – Resin Masters from 2bitHack and Good For You Toys

Come see DKE Toys at Designer Con 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center booth 2523 November 16th-18th. If you can’t make it to Anaheim please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show.

There are always more photos on our Flickr. The DCON 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157674793613088
R4Doz Resin Master by 2bitHack
Hand cast 3.75″ scale bagged figure. Signed Limited Edition.
$25
Instagram @2bithack

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Django Fett Resin Master by Good For You Toys
Hand cast 3.75″ bagged figure Signed Limited Edition
$25
Instagram: @goodforyoutoys

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DKE Toys at DCON 2018 – CON STUFF – Factory Sample and Jay “Toofless” O’Leary

Come see DKE Toys at Designer Con 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center booth 2523 November 16th-18th. If you can’t make it to Anaheim please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show.

There are always more photos on our Flickr. The DCON 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157674793613088
Cease & Desist by Factory Sample
Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 30.
$65
FACTORY SAMPLE is a enigma wrapped in creativity and shrouded in appropriation.

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How to Train Your Stranger Thing by Jay “Toofless” O’Leary
Here it is. Toothless riding Toothless by Toofless.
A note from Jay, “Each toy has different sayings Dustin or Toothless says but modified to toy reference of course. Each hand stamped with Christmas light stamps I found thrifting. Also a toof from my personal collection super exclusive to these ten at DKE dcon 2018.”
Hand cast 3.75″ scale carded figure set. Signed and numbered edition of 10.
$80
Instagram: @jayoleary

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DKE Toys at DCON 2018 – CON STUFF – Little Lazies and DLL Customs

Come see DKE Toys at Designer Con 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center booth 2523 November 16th-18th. If you can’t make it to Anaheim please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show.

There are always more photos on our Flickr. The DCON 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157674793613088
Slimer the Hutt by Little Lazies
Falcon Toys originally created this mash up and gave Leah Lester permission to transform his character into the Little Lazies world. Exceptionally executed. Each 3″ piece has been hand sculpted by Leah Lester of Little Lazies. No two are exactly the same but they are so close to one another that it’s kind of hard to imagine that they aren’t cast and she made 30 of them!!! They are signed and numbered on the bottom of the figure and carded in a package she designed.
$65
Bio: Little Lazies are weird, little, clay creatures made by Leah Lester, a monster maker living in Seattle, WA. How did it all start? Leah was a full time cake decorator who very much enjoyed sculpting out of edible paste for the cakes she created. One sunny day in June 2010 she said to herself, “I want to make a monster for the top of this cake!” So she did just that… Soon after, her friends started encouraging her to create these characters into clay; something that they could keep for a lifetime. So with that, Leah bought some clay and with lots of practice, experimenting, character developing and imagination her monsters evolved into what they are today – the Little Lazies! Shop link – littlelazies.com
Instagram @littlelazies

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DLL Customs Art Show
Derrick Lauglaug, or more simply “LOG-LOG”, from DLL Customs put together a little art show for us with some of his very complex resin pieces.
1. Something More….
From an edition of 2 hand cast resin pieces for Clutter Gallery’s 2018 InAction Figures show. Measuring 10.25″×8″×8″, signed and numbered. A continuation in The Search For Something More series. $300
(This is 1 big heavy pink single piece)
2. Fallen Angels
Edition of 3 custom hand cast resin pieces measuring 6.75″×6.25″×2.75″, signed and numbered. The 5th annual Stephanie Leigh Taylor Memorial Day resin tribute. $80
(These are the unique colorway angels)
3. MZRE (One Winged Angel Edition)
Edition of 3 hand cast resin pieces measuring 10.25″×5.5″×2.5″, signed and numbered. An homage to Mzre @mzreyuen @mzreyuen.cosplay aka Crimson Suicide and the One Winged Angel. Comes with a signed print made specifically for this piece by Mzre Yuen herself. $120
(These are the black and white pieces)
Bio: 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 products to resin toy art connoisseurs around the globe.
Instagram @dllcustoms

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DKE Toys at DCON 2018 – CON STUFF – Buzzard Guts and Star Venger

Come see DKE Toys at Designer Con 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center booth 2523 November 16th-18th. If you can’t make it to Anaheim please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show.

There are always more photos on our Flickr. The DCON 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157674793613088
Teen Wookie by Buzzard Guts
Thanks to Dain Marx for this great addition to his Video Store series. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 20.
$45
Instagram: @damarxtoys
Bio: Buzzard Guts was founded in 1994 as a hand distributed “fan” zine by self proclaimed “artist” and multi-dimensional guru Dain A. Marx who has been creating and exploring alternate universes since the early 70s. Now, Buzzard Guts produces kit bashed hand cast resin figures from a trailer in the woods. These “bootleg toys” of characters from alternate realities feature collaborations from various talented illustrators like Neil Devlin of Last Boss Comics, Ryan Winn of Valiant Comics and maybe one day, you!

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Cosmo Nomad by Star Venger
Hand painted 3.75″ scale carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 12.
$75
Instagram: @starvengerofthe9thorder

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DKE Toys at DCON 2018 – CON STUFF – Scott C. and Mark Todd

Come see DKE Toys at Designer Con 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center booth 2523 November 16th-18th. If you can’t make it to Anaheim please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show.

There are always more photos on our Flickr. The DCON 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157674793613088
The Great Showdowns by Scott C
The Great Showdowns are a series of paintings, art shows, and books depicting classic pop culture good guys and bad guys. This figure was sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G toys who helped bring Scott C’s characters to life.
You get two hand cast and hand painted resin figures on each card featuring Scott C’s signature. He also numbered them out of 50.
$100 each
Instagram and Twitter @scottlava

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ART 2 D.2 by Mark Todd
This is the 3rd installment In Mark Todd’s STR WAS series and the final color way of the ART 2 D.2. Card backs were printed on a reisograph to give that underground zine feel and Mark as always delivers on these hand painted beauties. The hand cast resin was based on Mark’s own sculpt. 3.75″ scale carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 30. $55
@mark_todd
Bio: Like many kids raised in the 70s, 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, neon and glitz looming over the city. Mark’s fancy clients include The New Yorker, New York Times and Getty Publishing among others and is the co-creator of the book “Whatcha’ Mean, What’s A Zine?”, a creative guide to making self-published comics. Currently, you can find his paintings in Los Angeles at Vielmetter Gallery and in Texas at Webb Gallery. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he co-teaches illustration with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson. Home life includes their daughter Lili, an aspiring artist herself and a French Bulldog named Gherkin who is pretty creative at squeaky toy destruction.

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DKE Toys at DCON 2018 – CON STUFF – 2 from RYCA

Come see DKE Toys at Designer Con 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center booth 2523 November 16th-18th. If you can’t make it to Anaheim please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show.

There are always more photos on our Flickr. The DCON 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157674793613088
Captain Death Moon by RYCA
Hand cast and painted 5″ carded figure Signed and numbered edition of 25
$55
Bio: Ryan’s work originally rose to fame through his involvement with the street art scene under the pseudonym RYCA. Over the last five years however, he has developed an ever increasing presence and reputation creating prints and graphics under his own name. Through combining words and images from popular culture, with the materials and techniques traditionally associated with pub signs, he creates nostalgic, playful images that are both accessible and highly technically accomplished.
Instagram @ryca_artist

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R2TAG2 by RYCA
Hand customized card back with 3.75″ scale resin figure. Signed and numbered edition of 100.
$55
Bio: Ryan’s work originally rose to fame through his involvement with the street art scene under the pseudonym RYCA. Over the last five years however, he has developed an ever increasing presence and reputation creating prints and graphics under his own name. Through combining words and images from popular culture, with the materials and techniques traditionally associated with pub signs, he creates nostalgic, playful images that are both accessible and highly technically accomplished.
Instagram @ryca_artist

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