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BIG BAD NYCC 2016 RUNDOWN – September 27th

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016


It is that time of the year again! New York Comic Con 2016 is October 6, 2016. The Block! returns again for its fifth year. As we have in prior years, along with our releases and events, we will provide you with the most extensive guide to signings and releases in The Block! Bookmark the blog entry for the most up to date information. Print it out as a handy guide so you don’t miss out! Remember, New York Comic Con starts Thursday morning at 10am! Two weeks to go!

In alphabetical order:

Argonauts Resins / The Jelly Empire / Xmoor Studios – Booth 404

Spray Can Magnet Resins –

Art Whino – Booth 104 / 108



BAIT – Booth 408


BeeFy and Co – Booth 421

Penjipoo Plush – Ltd 100, $25
Turtipoo Plush – Ltd 250, $30

Bigshot Toyworks – Booth 309

Jason Freeny Gnomeboy Anatomic Figure
Southern Fried Gentleman Chibi Figure
UNICROM the Unicorn Barbarian Figure
Mother Earth 14″ by AngryBlue

Boundless Brooklyn – Booth 114

Lou Pimentel ‘Esperanza’ Water Tower – $45
Chris RWK ‘My Ad Here’ Water Tower – $45


Camilla d’Errico – Booth 215


Clutter Magazine – Booth 603

Scott Wilkowski 5″ Infected Dunny Lavender – Ltd to 100, only 50 at NYCC, $175
Scott Wilkowski 5″ Infected Dunny Sour Apple – Ltd to 100, only 50 at NYCC, $175
Smorkin Monger Jerome Superman Colorway – Ltd to $25 – $20


Cotton Candy Machine – Booth 122


Dave Perillo / Tom Whalen – Booth 116


DKE Toys – Booth 423

Hobo Fett by Manly Art – Edition of 25 $90.00
Darth Buddha by Random Skull Productions – Edition of 25 $40.00
Jedi Master Yoga by Jedi Master Jay – Edition of 50 $45.00
D’OH Boy by PHX – Edition of 30 $65.00
Star Weird: PerFett & Boombox by by Topztoy – Edition of 40 $40.00
Reservoir Troopers by RYCA – Edition of 20 $165.00
Mavi Krom Uzay by RYCA – Edition of 40 $45.00
Red Guy and Blue Guy by Barbarian Rage – Edition of 50 $45.00
IG-BABA by Healeymade – Edition of 10 $100.00
Wookie Hash Pipe: Luce Skytoker by Jim Mahfood – Edition of 50 $100.00
Riot Scum: Greeloo by Buzzard Guts – Edition of 20 $45.00
Bortman by Kill! X Virva Peikko – Edition of 30 $65.00
C-P33N by Kill! X Virva Peikko – Edition of 30 $55.00
Wars Not Make One Great by Free Humanity – Edition of 50 $100.00
R2-SL1200 by Artbot138 – Edition of 40 $65.00
HipHop Wars: HipHop Trooper by Special Ed Toys – Edition of 50 $75.00
R2-Lean Too by Dollar $lice Bootlegs – Edition of 25 $45.00
Jawa Bunny by Flat Bonnie – Edition of 25 $50.00
Salacious Protester by Special Ed Toys – Edition of 50 $30.00
Darth Trump by Timebandits x Special Ed Toys – Edition of 25 $85.00
Ewoking Dead lapel pin by Killer Bootlegs – $15.00
Killer lapel pin by Killer Bootlegs – $10.00

Frombie – Booth 607

Mechy Pang 2.0

Fugitive Toys – Booth 410


FUNKO – Booth 722

Dorbz Freddy Funko I Heart NYCC
Reaction Golden Girls
Reaction Dark Crystal Garthim Box Set
Pop Movies Twilight Hooded Jane
Pop Movies Scott Pilgrim Digital Knives Chau
Pop Movies Scott Pilgrim Astro Boy Scott
Pop Anime Dragonball Z Super Saiyan Trunks
Pop TV Walking Dead Shane
Pop TV iZombie Olivia Moore with Hood
Dorbz Suicide Squad Harley Quinn with Mallet
Dorbz Suicide Squad Deadshot with Eyescope
Pop Movies Grenade Damage Joker
Pop DC Killing Joke Joker
Pop DC Classic Batgirl
Pop DC White Lantern Batman
Pop DC Rainbow Batman
Pop TV Legends of Tomorrow Hawkgirl
Pop Marvel X-Men Kitty Pryde
Dorbz XL Thanos
Dorbz X-Men Mohawk Storm
Dorbz X-Men Juggernaut
Pop Marvel Chef Deadpool
Pop Animation Square Bear
Pop Animation Bubi Bear
Pop Strawberry Shortcake and Huckleberry Pie Set
Pop Animation Magilla Gorilla and Mr Peebles Set
Dorbz Ridez Penelope Pitstop
Dorbz Ridez Banana Splits Drooper
Dorbz Ridez Banana Splits Fleegle
Dorbz Yogi Bear Set
Pop Ridez NYC Tax Freddy Funko
Pop Disney Barbossa with Monkey
Pop Disney Seated Salley with Cat
Pop Disney Behemoth
Pop Star Wars Rogue One Bistan
Pop Star Wars Qui Gon Jinn
Pop Rides Indy’s Ride

Hero Complex Gallery – Booth 228


KidRobot – Booth 502

All releases to order for pick up here
Blown Back ‘Bubblegum’ 3″ Dunny Series by Josh Mayhem – $150
Lord Strange 8″ Dunny by Brandt Peters – $80
The Odd Ones 3″ Howie Phillips by Scott Tolleson – $15
The Simpsons 3″ Radioactive Man GID – $15
Street Fighter V GID M. Bison – $15

Martian Toys – Booth 214

RxSeven ‘Frail & Desolate’ Resin Sculpture – Limited Soft Release

Mishka NYC – Booth 402


myplasticheart – Booth 113

‘Saints’ Custom Trikky by Andrea Kang – Ltd to 3, $225
Various Boxcat (Box, Watermelon, Wood, Peach) Resins by Rato Kim – Ltd pieces at $8 – $135
The Eliminator by Brent Nolasco – $90
GID Half Galaxy Uamou by UAMOU – $40
Tamed Rose Buns by Plushplay – $135
Chlor by Kyle Kirwan – $30
Treeson : Be Kind & Silly by Bubi Au Yeung – Ltd to 100, $55
Rabbit Man by Eloise Kim – Ltd to 50, $75
Mogu Resin Figures by Otto Bjornik, Kali and Kana – Ltd to 15 each, $40


PIQ – Booth 614



Spoke Art – Booth 417


Super7 – Booth 126

Wing Kong Maroon Baboon – $95
Skeletor Soft Vinyl Figure – $65
Beastman Soft Vinyl Figure – $65
Steve Caballero Orange Cab Dragon – $50
Reaction Gillman Creature From The Black Lagoon – $10
Reaction Bloody Jason Vorhees – $10
Reaction Biohazard Alien Queen – $20

Tenacious Toys Collective – Booth 309

Tavvon Reynolds (The 3D Hero) – Very Dairy Justice League custom series
Big C – Baby Fatts Tenacious Toys Clear Blue figure: 5 pieces at $60 ea
Cat Atomic – custom 3in, 5in and 8in Dunnys
Dollar Slice Bootlegs – exclusive colorway of Radical Muslim figure
Evilos – exclusive custom painted Funko POP Star Wards ME-809 Protocol Droids: 10 pcs at
Space Ghost Funko POPs signed by voice actor George Lowe
Space Ghost Funko POPs signed by editor Jon Schnepp
GUUMON – Daigomi exclusive colorway: 5 pieces at $250 ea
GUUMON – Bangagon exclusive colorway: 5 pieces at $250 ea
HungryGhostt – Alien Chest Burster 4in Magnets: 5 pieces at $20 ea
Jason Meents – exclusive sticker packs
Kyle Kirwan – exclusive blue GID colorway Blooms: 10 pieces at $30 ea
Manly Art – Darth Dealer with Crystal Sith: 25 pieces at $60 ea
NEMO – Exclusive Tenacious Tiki 2.5″ resin mini figure
Obscure – exclusive colorway of Pocket Oop: 15 pieces at $20 ea
Rampage Toys – various sofubi incl custom painted and new sculpts
RenOne – Borts Burger figure: 10 pieces at $60 ea
RenOne – Night of the Comet Zombie Cop figure: 10 pieces at $40 ea
Rufus / Renone – Skippy “Blue Balls” edition from the @renonelab FUK series: 10 pcs at
Rufus – Feeling Cocky “Too Cold To Hold” edition: 10 pcs at $35 ea
Rufus – Mr Softy 2″ resin figures: 10 pcs at $35 ea
Steven Cartoccio – Concrete Jungle Frankpool NYCC Exclusive figure
TobyArt – Blue Zen Panda resin figure
Touma – exclusive colorway of Pico Mao 1.5″ figure: 50 pieces at $15 ea
UNCLE Studio – MoonEyes & Stranded Cosmonaut custom Omen set: $1200
UNCLE Studio – Dead Space custom Calavertia: $125
UNCLE Studio – Moon Prince 4in resin figure: 10 pieces at
UNCLE Studio – Galactic Asault 8in MechaDunny: $250
UNCLE Studio – Geimfari 8in custom Atropa Dunny: $250

Jason Freeny – (day/time TBD)
Rampage Toys (Jon Malmstedt) – (day/time TBD)
Manly Art (Jason Chalker) – (day/time TBD)
RenOne & Rufus – (day/time TBD)

Tokidoki – Booth 616



ToyQube – Booth 121



Toy Tokyo – Booth 101

Funko Metallic Green Power Ranger
Darkest Night Batman
Clear Space Ghost
Mega Man Thunder Beam
Glow-in-the-Dark Wolfman
Dorbz Ridez Count Chocula
Dorbz Monster Cereals Set

Friday 10/7
1pm – Jason David Frank (Green Power Ranger)

Sunday 10/9
1pm – Jason David Frank (Green Power Ranger)


NYCC Events

DTA Dunny Show at Clutter Booth #603
Gamera Girl Custom Show at Martian Toys Booth #214
Customs Jam at Argonauts Resins Booth #404
Confection Affection Custom Show at PIQ Booth #614

Thursday 10/6

Friday 10/7

Saturday 10/8
Designer Toy Awards – 8pm
Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Sunday 10/9


MEET x myplasticheart Curated Lamps Event

Thursday, July 14th, 2016



MEET The Artists – Curated Lamps Event

We would like to invite you to a special event happening at MEET on Chrystie in NYC on Tuesday July 19th starting at 6:30PM. myplasticheart was given the honor of curating an exhibit around designer toy artists Justin Alan Volpe, kaNO and Brent Nolasco with their works displayed above ground within “Favorite Things” Lamps created by Chen Karlsson.

Artists Brent Nolasco and Justin Alan Volpe will be in attendance for the evening. And MEET will offer their signature wine and cheese service to enhance what is sure to be a fantastic evening.

RSVP for the event:

Date: Tuesday July 19th, 2016
Location: MEET on Chrystie, 195 1/2 Chrystie Street Suite 200
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

About Brent Nolasco
“The development of my art involves constant evolution to new ideas and new forms. Progression and change are what I live for. My art gives me the opportunity to create different situations and environments from the landscapes in my mind. I like to break down and rebuild surfaces using various mixed media. Everything in my life and art intermingle into harmony for me.”

About Justin Alan Volpe
“For me, my artwork is like operating a pop culture time machine focusing on characters from my youth that continue to entertain me into adulthood. Using toys and pop culture iconography as the primary vehicle to tell my story, I make connections with my audience through their sense of nostalgia, to share in some of their happiest memories.

POPprolific pieces are designed to be interacted with, to be played with, and to further an individual’s concept of imaginative play.”

About kaNO
In true city kid fashion, kaNO graduated from the High School of Art & Deisgn and went on to obtain a BFA in Animation at the School of Visual Arts in 1999. From the silver screen to galleries and even on to toy shelves across the world, kaNO’s style is distinctly recognizable as his own. As his creative pursuits expand, so does his ever growing list of clients and exhibitions.

In 2010 kaNO moved out to Los Angeles with his family, where he freelances as a character designer for such studios as Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, and Hasbro. When he’s not making cartoons you can find him working on paintings, commissions and designing product for his brand ‘kaNO kid’ at his art studio in Burbank, CA.

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Werifesteria opens Friday 07.08.16

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016


WERIFESTERIA (v.) to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery

myplasticheart presents Werifesteria, an exhibition featuring the work of 5 talented artists whose main medium is in the fiber arts. Revolving around the theme of woodland folklore, and much like the mystery that surrounds the origin of the word, Werifesteria takes us on a journey in search of all the mystical and magical things we might find if we were brave enough to venture. Through the mist and into the forest, come along and explore this wondrous world. Curated by Lana Crooks.

Lana Crooks –
Caitlin McCormack –
Carisa Swenson –
Mariangela Tan –
Zoe Williams –

Join us on Friday July 8th from 7-10pm for the opening reception. Many of the artists will be in attendance and refreshments will be served. Exhibition runs through August 2nd 2016.

Friday July 8th 7-10PM

210 Forsyth St. NYC

About Lana Crooks –
Lana Crooks loves the antique, the creepy, the cute and the mysterious. Constructing creatures from fabrics and found objects, she is a purveyor of faux specimens and soft curiosities that are a blend of science and fantasy. Sought after for her pattern-making abilities, she frequently teams up with other artists to breathe three dimensional life into their illustrations, earning her two Designer Toy Awards. She enjoys drawing from real specimens in dusty back rooms of Chicago’s natural history museums but, on an average day, you can find her in the studio surrounded by skulls, old books, aging fabrics, and a cat named Tanuki.

About Caitlin McCormack –
The act of stiffening intricately crocheted cotton string with glue produces material that is structurally similar to delicate bone tissue. The string utilized in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by implementing media and practices inherited from my relatives, both living and deceased, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism’s skeletal remains.

The material out of which my work is composed acts as an alchemical conduit between the garment and the clothesline; it acknowledges the latter as a symbol of the ancestry and familiar bonds which have greatly informed my work. I wish to give the impression that a garment has disintegrated and reformed itself in the image of a tenacious animal’s remains, representative of both the persistence of memory and the significance of cloth and thread in the realm of human experience.

About Carisa Swenson –
Carisa Swenson sculpts and stitches curiously uncanny creatures that strike a balance between odd and endearing, fantastical and familiar, with a background in design and illustration. It wasn’t until 2006 after studying with renowned doll artist Wendy Froud that the final die was cast : art dolls would forever own her soul and trouble her nights, stirring her with a fervor that could only be quelled by sculpting her dreams into reality. Carisa’s passion for creating this eccentric menagerie of peculiar beasts springs from many sources – mythology, folk tales, the works of stop-motion masters Ray Harryhausen and the Brothers Quay: movies such as Watershed down and the puppetry of the Henson Workshop to name a few.

Carisa’s work has been shown in numerous galleries within the United States as well as internationally, and seen in publications such as Art Doll Quarterly and Spectrum. Carisa rides in New York City and is a member of the Circus Posterus collective.

About Mariangela Tan –
Our senses are the triggers that release our memories. Memories are at the core of who we are and where we’ve been. The loss of this changes us. As an artist, I create in an effort to connect to distant memories by affecting more than just sight. 

Currently working in needlefelt, because it is a medium that can be both visually beautiful as well as tactile. I am constantly looking for, learning, and using new materials and techniques, in an effort to create art that affects all the senses. Inspired by the wonder and the oddities of nature, I use them as symbols of things lost or forgotten. Familiar and yet new, my work is the evolution of my memories.

About Zoe Williams –
Zoë Williams creates otherworldly creatures that serve as spirit guides. Her sculptures are inspired by dreams, visions, and the collective unconscious.

Born in 1983 in New Orleans, LA, Zoë Williams holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of New Orleans and a Certificate in Fiber Art from the University of Washington. Her work in needle felted wool has been exhibited in galleries around the world. She currently lives and works in New York City.

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Toofly “Love Warrior” Art Print Exhibition opens 06.24.16

Monday, June 6th, 2016


OPENING 6/24 from 6-10PM

New York City, New York — World renowned street artist, designer, and social entrepreneur, Maria “TOOFLY” Castillo brings together the complete “LOVE WARRIOR” ART PRINT series to New York City’s My Plastic Heart Gallery on Friday, June 24th, 2016. An anticipated exhibition in the heart of downtown’s Lower East Side. Held from 6PM to 10PM, arts enthusiasts, tastemakers, press and friends will get to view the series that inspired a completely new direction for TOOFLY. Admiring a palpable presence of feminine power immersed in the rising spiritual.

The exhibition will run for one week June 24th – July 1st.

LOVE WARRIOR is Toofly’s new series of work deeply rooted in merging both her Ecuadorian heritage and upbringing on the streets of New York City. The series boasts images of strong, sensual, indigenous womxn, adorned with warrior markings to portray the deep reserves of strength inherited from ancestral experiences.

Throughout TOOFLY’s travels to North and South America, she used her sketches, illustrations, and street works to capture a myriad of perspectives around womxn’s attitudes, feminism, and spirituality.

The “around the way girl” has matured; she’s tapped into contemporary messages about going “back to your roots” in order emerge as a “Free Spirit,” “Native Soul,” and “Freedom Dreamer” – which also happens to be the names of a few limited edition prints on display. Works are celebrated via different mediums: paper, apparel works, and rich photography of TOOFLY’s colorful aerosol murals throughout Latin America. Each of her pieces serve as an inspiration to travel, love, create, and experience the freedom of letting go from all that holds us back.

OPENING 6/24 from 6-10PM:

Complimentary Drinks by Crafty Cocktales© //
Event Photography by Alexandra Henry of @streetheroines //

Exclusive Print Release 16″X16″ of “Native Soul”, and Free Spirit.

Toofly Shop: Prints, T-Shirts, Tank Tops, Stickers, Notebooks, and more available to purchase for 1 week at My Plastic Heart June 24th -July 1st.

Follow @Toofly_Shop on Instagram and #tooflyshop #lovewarrior hashtags for special deals leading up to the opening!

Gallery / Store Hours:
Tues – Sat 12pm-7pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

Maria Castillo a.k.a. TOOFLY is an international artist, designer, and social entrepreneur. Recognized in the early 90’s for her hard and fluid character style, she gained popularity as one of the few females in the New York City male-dominated graffiti scene who created work to empower women. In 2007/2010 she founded female arts collectives like Younity, and Ladies Love Project who continues to produce exhibitions, pop-up shops, and youth workshops. In 2015 she helped jump start and produce the 1st ever international women arts festival entitled “Warmi Paint” in Quito, Ecuador with guest artists like the legendary Martha Cooper, and Lady Pink. Toofly runs an independent art and design company called Stay Tru© where she consults, designs, and develops art/design workshops internationally. Toofly’s constant and active role in her community allows her to stay true to her roots, as she continues to draw raw feelings from the ever-changing world around her. Her work has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, and can be found in various galleries, public walls, and print publications like Graffiti Women, Open Door Gallery, and Juxtapoz.

About My Plastic Heart:
Established in 2004, My Plastic Heart is a toy store and gallery dedicated to bringing the best in both the designer toy and contemporary art world together in one place. Located in the Lower East Side in New York City @myplasticheart provides one of the largest selections of designer art toys anywhere. From mini figures to plush to art books and prints you will find a wide range of unique art and design products related to the designer toy culture. The myplasticheart gallery hosts monthly exhibits showcasing many contemporary underground pop and urban artists and illustrators from all over the world. My Plastic Heart has exhibited works by Julie West, Chris Ryniak, Shawnimals, Andrew Bell, Scott C., and Aya Kakeda to name a few. You can learn more about our gallery and shows at


Junction book signing with Nathan Jurevicius 12.04.15

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Please join us on Friday Dec 4th from 7-9pm for a special event with artist and Scarygirl creator Nathan Jurevicius.  He will be signing copies of his new art story book “Junction” published by Koyama Press. Original artwork from the book will be on display and some available for sale, as well as a few surprises!
About the book
For generations the Face Changers have made the clay tokens that change the winds and faces of their kin. This month the youngest is tasked to take the ten thousand footsteps to the top of the mountain and engulf the town in the winds of change. Junction is an all-ages picture book that combines a variety of influences to produce a magical piece of modern myth making.
About Nathan Jurevicius
Nathan Jurevicius is an Australian/Canadian illustrator who has worked in a variety of media including designer toys, video games, and animation. He is best known for his acclaimed multi-platform project, the psychedelic and heartfelt modern folktale Scarygirl. Nathan currently lives and works in Toronto.
Junction book signing with Nathan Jurevicius
Friday Dec. 4th 7-9PM

210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002

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