DKE Toys at SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – Resin Masters Carrying Case and Darth Trump Resin Masters by Special Ed Toys

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days.
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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Resin Masters Carrying Case
Limited Edition
$50
We present to you the “Resin Masters Carrying Case”. This vintage style red vinyl carrying case features the Sucklord and 24 other artists with art by Jason Chalker AKA Manly Art. Stow your spares in here. Empty case holds 24 figures.
Toy characters by:
  • 2bitHack
  • ACQUIRED TASTE INDUSTRIES
  • Barbarian Rage
  • Bill McMullen
  • Buzzard Guts – D.A.Marx
  • Credenda Studios
  • Dead Greedy
  • Dollar $lice Bootlegs
  • Falcontoys
  • Good For You Toys
  • Green Plastic Tunnels
  • HEALEYMADE
  • Janky Toys J
  • ay “toofless” O’Leary /TOOFY TOYS
  • Junk Fed/TS Rogers
  • Killer Bootlegs
  • Manly Art
  • Manny X Romero – Iconoclast Toys
  • Moc Toys
  • Random Skull Productions
  • RYCA
  • SkipBroToys
  • Special Ed Toys
  • Sucklord
  • The Mark Ultra
  • Timebandits

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Darth Trump Resin Masters by Special Ed Toys
This is the first in a series of limited edition “Resin Masters” to go into your “Resin Master” carrying case. We hope that eventually each of the 25 artists on the carrying case will produce their character in the same all white format to complete the collection and fill up your case. Signed edition. $35
Special Ed Toys Bio:”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!”
Instagram @specialedtoys
In collaboration with Timebandits
Instagram @timebandits_
Card art by MOC Toys
Instagram @moctoys

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DKE Toys at SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – ART 2 D.2 by Mark Todd

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days.
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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ART 2 D.2 by Mark Todd
This is the 3rd installment In Mark Todd’s STR WAS series. 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 SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – Malo by Carlos Ramirez

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days.
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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Malo by Carlos Ramirez
Carlos hand made a wooden figure which was cast in resin. He hand painted and decorated each one individually and carded them on a hand painted card back which is cut from plywood. Each one is unique. Signed and numbered out of 30 on the back. Each figure is about 4 inches tall. At $100 this is one of the best deals of the show. You can’t get a piece of his art for less and when the Date Farmers were still partners paintings ranged in the $5-25k range.
Instagram @C.ramirez2323
Bio: Carlos Ramirez is a native to California and a Coachella based artist. Formerly known as one half of the collaborative artistic duo The Date Farmers. His work has been exhibited internationally at London’s P.O.W., Berlin’s Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, Jonathan Levine Projects in NYC and Marsea Goldberg’s New Image Art in Los Angeles. Ramirez creates paintings and assemblages in a broad range of compositions. Steeped in topics ranging from political to the Mexican American experience and in vibrant colors set against backdrops of street art to religious and popular iconography. Carlos’ work can also be found on short animated film projects like N.A.S.A.’s A Volta by Sam Spiegel, Max Joseph’s From Dream to Reality and on People to People the latest album cover art for Joe Jonas’ band DNCE.

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DKE Toys at SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – Baby Fuzzball and BunEwok Wall Art by Flat Bonnie

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days.
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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Baby Fuzzball by Flat Bonnie
Haven’t you always wanted your own walking carpet? This little guy just could not be any more lovable. Imagine peeking into your backpack and this little cutie is looking back at you. Flat Bonnie has created Baby Fuzzball. Each handmade and hand sewn piece is made from faux fur and vinyl pleather. They are 5” round, edition 100 pieces. $20
Flat Bonnie helps raise awareness of abandoned animals, and the importance of adopting when you are ready for a new friend. A generous portion of sales is donated to bunny/animal rescue organizations monthly.
Flat Bonnie plushes are made with 100% animal friendly products.
Instagram @flatbonnie

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BunEwok Wall Art by Flat Bonnie
This 12″ x 12” flattie will look great on your wall! Handmade vinyl pleather. Edition of 10. $100
Flat Bonnie helps raise awareness of abandoned animals, and the importance of adopting when you are ready for a new friend. A generous portion of sales is donated to bunny/animal rescue organizations monthly.
Flat Bonnie plushes are made with 100% animal friendly products.
Instagram @flatbonnie

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DKE Toys at SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – Weekend Dad Trooper by Jason Adams

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days.
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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Weekend Dad Trooper by Jason Adams
Dad’s hanging around the house again. Time to get to that list of things to do. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Edition of 25. $55
Bio: From Fort Worth, Texas, Jason is an approved Lucasfilm artist (Topps Star Wars sketchcards), Marvel artist (Upper Deck sketchcards), and has done cover work for BOOM!- Studios (Bravest Warriors). Influenced by early punk rock, Jason employs DIY style that uses hand cut stencils, spray paint, and markers to create unique original pieces. When he’s not spray painting, Jason also works in the custom toy world creating hand poured resin action figures.
Instagram: art_of_jason
Twitter: @artofjason

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DKE Toys at SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – Jumbo Art Trooper by RYCA

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days.
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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Jumbo Art Trooper by RYCA
 
The world needs more warriors like this one. It’s not just BIG it’s JUMBO!! Hand cast and painted 12″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 15. $165
 
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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DKE Toys at SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – No Toys 4 Us by Mr Blank Toys

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days.
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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No Toys 4 Us by Mr Blank Toys
We’ve all be grieving the loss of Toys R Us, but no one as much as this poor, sad, out of work Giraffe. Mr Blank Toys in his SDCC debut brings No Toys 4 Us. Hand cast and painted 3.75” scale carded figure. Numbered edition of 40 pieces. $65

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WWW: 
www.mrblankisdead.com
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www.instagram.com/muxblank
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www.facebook.com/mrblanktoys
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When I heard that Toys-R-Us was closing down, the first things I thought of was: “Oh No, What’s going to become of Geoffrey the Giraffe?” because Big Corporations never think of the little guys, the ones effected most by their mismanagement. I imagined Geoffrey might not be able to handle going from being number one in the hearts and minds of millions of toy loving children young and old… to suddenly losing everything. Jobless, penniless, and forced to the streets, destined to become a junkie sleeping in the dumpster behind the liquidated boarded-up toy store, flying a sign off the freeway exit, hitchhiking to the next town. Poor Geoffrey! Now I’ve certainly spent some time down on my luck and transient as an artist, so I could sympathize with Geoffrey’s plight. I’ve slept on stranger’s couches or lived out of a nearly broke down school bus touring the southeast USA as a traveling performance artist. I’ve had to eat at soup kitchens and do street busking performance art, gas jugging, and sign-flying for money. I’ve hitchhiked to New Orleans and survived off of selling street art and collecting tips… wanderlust certainly flows in my blood. Sideshow freaks, street performers, and musicians are my best friends, and I know some pretty crazy homeless people too! So this figure is dedicated to all those struggling, chewed up and spit out by the system, listless and wandering… 

At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to make the figure in a way that would fully get my idea across. I pulled out a shitty giraffe kids-meal toy, trying to figure out how to make it work, but it didn’t. When my eye caught sight of the Star Wars “Watto” figure (Star Wars Episode I, Hasbro 1998) I instantly knew that was the direction I had to take. I chopped up some “Count Dooku” legs (The Clone Wars Collection, Hasbro 2009) and stuck them to the bottom of the Watto body, then with a bunch of small detailed sculpting, and some arms from a “Mercenary Cpl. Lyle Wainfleet” figure (James Cameron’s Avatar, Mattel 2009). I ended up with a long-necked grumpy-faced giraffe figure in denim vest and dirty pants, who looked like he had seen some pretty rough days! Then with the addition of a simple cardboard sign that reads “Will Werk 4 Toys” it was a perfectly Hobo looking Geoffrey the Street Giraffe! Or simply titled: “No Toys 4 Us”. Limited edition, carded 4″ resin bootleg art toy figure. 

The figure marks the sad end of an era for kids and toy collectors, yet a hopeful beginning for me. This is the beginnings of my own toy making endeavors. This will be the first solid run of figures (40 pcs.) that I’ve done to date, and they have already been signed on to be a “2018 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive” released with DKE Toys (a major distributor who’s worked with the biggest artists and collectors in the bootleg art toy scene, and has regular booths at the best designer toy conventions in the USA).

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(See Bio on my website here: 
http://mrblankisdead.com/mr-blank-toys)

Mr Blank Toys produces limited edition Designer and Bootleg Art-Toy figures since November 2017.

For as long as I can remember I’ve used pieces of barbie dolls, broken electronic toys, baby doll heads, and other pre-existing toys in my own art and performances. So making self-produced customized bootleg art figures and designer toys wasn’t much of a stretch for me. Whether creating physical or performance based art, I maintain the goal to always create the highest quality of work with as little means necessary, wowing the audience with something they’ve never heard or seen before.

In toy making I remain true to my process by doing everything myself – handmade, hand painted, hand poured and designed using my own twisted commentary on the entertainment culture that shaped and inspired me growing up in the 80s and 90s, mixing multiple pop-culture references into my own abstract concepts. As I continue to develop my sculpting, molding, and casting skills further I rely heavily on my own artistic experience, techniques, and abilities… not so much on bootlegged parts from Star Wars or G.I.Joe toys, although that definitely adds to the fun as well!

Looking toward the future, I have begun designing my own series of collectable designer art-toy figures based on original characters and storylines I’ve developed and performed on stage at festivals, bars, galleries, and even street corners while traveling in a converted skoolie bus. Currently I have many prototypes in development and have had figures featured on “Toy Geeks- Behind The Counter” (S2E07 published March 27th 2018). 

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DKE Toys at SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – Bounty Hunter by Gypsy Oak

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days.
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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Bounty Hunter by Gypsy Oak

This is so metal. Seriously, it’s actually metal. Experimental jointed Bounty Hunter figure by Gypsy Oak. Mixed Media 3.75” figure on wood engraved card back. Signed and numbered edition of 25. More surprises on the back of card. $55

Instagram @fatimaunderground

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DKE Toys at SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – Two-Rad: Crust-Man Bart- Off by Panda Propaganda Toys

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days.
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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Two-Rad: Crust-Man Bart- Off by Panda Propaganda Toys

They say two heads are better than one. I’m pretty sure this is what they were talking about. This hand cast and painted 6” carded figure is a signed and numbered edition of 20. $85
  
Instagram @pandapropagandatoys

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DKE Toys at SDCC 2018 – CON STUFF – Magic Krustovski the Jiggly Clown by Dollar $lice Bootlegs

DKE Toys will be set up at San Diego Comic Con at the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. Booth #5045
 
We will be announcing about 2 items per day for 12 days (the 12 days of DKE?).
There are always more photos on our Flickr. The SDCC 2018 album link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/dketoys/albums/72157670362840098
If you can’t make it to San Diego please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show. 
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Magic Krustovski the Jiggly Clown by Dollar $lice Bootlegs
  
D$B answers the age old question. What would Krusty do? Or what would he not do?!? For SDCC our animated clown pal is still finding ways to get into trouble. Not sure what Dollar $lice has against Krusty, but these torturous toys keep selling out, sooooooo……. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Magnet articulated. Signed and numbered edition of 30. $55

Bio: John Pryor better known as Dollar $lice Bootlegs is a yeti on acid.  Hailing from Carmel Valley, CA, John Pryor improves the planet one toy at a time with a heavy leaning towards fun.  He’s also a great cook.

Instagram @dollar_slice_bootlegs

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