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Big Bad NYCC 2013 Rundown – FINAL LIST!!!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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New York Comic Con 2013 is HERE!!! The Block! returns again for its second year. Providing us with even more vinyl toy collectibles! Newcomers include Bwana Spoon’s The Grass Hut Collective, BAIT and others. 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! New for this year, we’ve added an artist appearance list (at the end of the events section), so you can see any of your favorite artists will be attending NYCC. And remember, New York Comic Con is 3 1/2 days, starts Thursday night at 3pm!

In alphabetical order:

Argonauts Resins / The Jelly Empire– Booth 427

Releases
Clinton Yaws custom 8″ Tuttz
MeSmithy custom 8″ leather Tuttz
Limited Edition Jelly Empire Print – Ltd 15
Bat Tuttz / Jelly Wonder – Ltd 3 sets
Mad Botter – Ltd 3 sets

Art Whino – Booth 104/108

Releases
Various Prints by Featured Artists

Signing
Thursday 10/10
5PM: Angry Woebots

Friday 10/11
5PM: Angry Woebots

Saturday 10/12
12PM Angry Woebots
1pm: Lou Pimentel
2PM: Andrew Hem
3PM: Ekundayo
4PM: kaNO
5PM: Angry Woebots

Sunday 10/13
12PM Angry Woebots
1PM: Adrian Viajero Roman
2PM: Josh Taylor
3PM: Angry Woebots

BeeFy and Co – Booth 222

Releases
Ron English Purple Smiley Grin – Ltd 200, $40

Big Kev’s Geek Stuff – Booth Z16/17 (Artist Alley)

Releases
UME Toys Peggy Candycorn – Ltd 10, $40
HollowShells Moon Mog Plush – Ltd 6 each design, $95

Clutter Magazine / Monster Island – Booth 504

Releases
Lunartik Cup of Tea Furry Tea – Ltd 200 (100 at NYCC), $30
The Chimeron – Ltd 1 of each color, $45
The Chimeron GID – Ltd 1 of each color, $50
Warlords of Wor: Weelord Minis Pink – Ltd 20, $15
Frankenfactory Apocalypta WolfGirl – Ltd 11, $85
Brutherford Industries’s Melt Grenade Transparent Pink – Ltd 25, $50
Designer Toy Award Card Packs / Sets – $5 Pack, $85 Set Ltd 100

Friday 10/11
10am – Count Calorie Purple/Green Colorway – Ltd 100 (50 at NYCC)
12pm – Clutter Calverita (Pink) – Ltd 30, $70
2pm – Killer Bootleg Phantom Starkiller – Ltd 10, $100
3pm – Semi Korosiya Okaasan Micro Edition – Ltd 10, $60
3pm – ESC Toy Dali x Crow Bear Blue Hour – Ltd 20, $35
3pm – Pearl Jam “Falla Sheep” Blind Box Debut – $10

Saturday 10/12
11am – RESTORE Debris Japan Propagate- Ltd 10, $80
12pm – Gary Ham x Lana Crooks Hermes Plush Neopolitan – Ltd 5, $200
12pm – Doubleparlour’s “Fricks” and “Rielle” figures – Ltd 5 each
3pm – Micro Kaiju Negora – Ltd 6, $45
4pm – Steff Bomb Bacon Pancake Plush – Ltd 15, $60
5pm – Deadbeet (Beet-dazzled) – Ltd 30

Sunday 10/13
2pm – Mint Rotocast Heart Skull – Ltd 30

Signings
Friday 10/11
12pm – Carlos East of The Beast Brothers
2pm – Peter Goral of Killer Bootlegs
3pm – Erick Scarecrow
4pm – Martin Hsu

Saturday 10/12
10am – MAD!
11am – RESTORE
12pm – Gary Ham / Lana Crooks / Doubleparlour
4pm – Steff Bomb
5pm – Scott Tolleson

Sunday 10/13
2pm – Ron English

Grass Hut and Friends – Booth 204

Releases
Teenage Randall
Black Jeff

Signings
Bwana Spoons

KaijuMonster – Booth 406

Releases
Custom Kaiju Figures from various artists.

Kidrobot – Booth 607

Releases
Thursday 10/10
Simpsons Day of the Dead Mariachi Homer – $50
Street Fighter Gold Ryu
Locodonta Dunny $99
Mishka Keep Watch Labbit – $99
Mishka Beanie – $35

Signings
Friday 10/11
12 – 2pm – Huck Gee, Scott Tolleson, Frank Kozik

Saturday 10/12
11am – 1pm – Ron English
2 – 4pm – Frank Kozik and Ron Rivera

Lulubell / Velocitron – Booth 408

Releases
Mike Egan Bones Cherry Red – Ltd 25, $60
Mike Egan Lucky Cherry Red – Ltd 25, $60
Ionmen Unpainted Black
RESTORE Debris Japan Parallel- Ltd 10, $80

Friday 10/11
10am – Splurrt custom Alavaka

Mishka NYC / Critical Hit / Skinner – Booth 110

Releases
Abyss Minions – Ltd 10, $100

Friday 10/11
12pm – Not Happy, Not Bootleg: Child Prostitute – Ltd 5, $100
2pm – Nuclear Orb Huey Custom Paints – Ltd 6, $200

Saturday 10/12
12pm – Bullet Belt – Ltd 10, $300
2pm – King of the Nightime World Berserker – Ltd 5, $300
3pm – Great Pumpkin Ultrus Bog – Ltd 4, $300

Sunday 10/13
1pm – Unhallowed Bog – Ltd 5, $150

myplasticheart – Booth 113

Releases
Dave Bondi Akashi 5YL Mono – Ltd 50, $65
NYCC Sideways Edition – Ltd 100, $85
Sideways Black Edition – $85
MPH x Konatsu Black Negora – $35
Necro Candy Corn Junior – $35
Hemic & Stygian Outlanders by NiStuff – $10
Rexy by Leesasaur – $40
Denbu NYCC Edition by Leesasaur x Abe Lincoln Jr – Ltd 6 of each design, $45
Radioactive Glop-in-a-box – $120
Modern Hero SKELE-CON Exclusive – $65
GID 5″ Misfortune Cat – $55
Mercutio Dealmaker – $35
Salvia Gordo – $100
Franken-pork / Bride of Franken-pork Dumpling – $12

Signings
Friday 10/11
1pm – Brent Nolasco
2pm – J*RYU
3pm – Yoskay Yamamoto
4pm – Lou Pimentel

Saturday 10/12
12pm – Abe Lincoln & Leesasaur
1pm – Dave Bondi
2pm – Andrew Bell
3pm – MAD
4pm – kaNO & Kelly Denato

Onell Design – Booth 102

Releases
Mystical Warriors of the Ring Flesh or Candy Apple Red – $9
Walking Dud Figure – various sizes $15 to $75
Scribe Mini Sumego – $30

Saturday 10/12
Four Horsemen Outer Space Men
- Wave 6, Deluxe 2 set (Colossus Rex, Horrorscope & Ohpromatem) – Beta/White Star Edition – $35
- Wave 7, Deluxe 3 set (Gamma-X, Jack Asteroid & Terra Firma) – Beta/White Star Edition – $35
- Colossus Rex Beta/White Star Edition – $16
- Gamma-X Beta/White Star Edition – $16
- Horrorscope Beta/White Star Edition – $11
- Ohpromatem Beta/White Star Edition – $11
- Terra Firma Beta/White Star Edition – $11
- Jack Asteroid Beta/White Star Edition – $11
4pm – Peter Kato
Micro Army-Jacks – $5
Tako-Terrians – $10
Standard Mogu-Tank – Ltd 20 (10 at NYCC), $30

Sunday 10/13
1pm – Peter Kato
Micro Army-Jacks – $5
Tako-Terrians – $10
Standard Mogu-Tank – Ltd 20 (10 at NYCC), $30

Phil Barbato – Booth 402

Releases
NYCC Exclusive Tiny Blind Box Plush

Sidekick Labs – Booth 203

Releases
Designer Toy Award Card Packs / Sets – $5 Pack, $85 Set Ltd 100

Tara McPherson / Cotton Candy Machine – Booth 603

Releases
Wayob Giclee 12.75″ x 23.5″ – Ltd 100, $100
Double Rainbow by Lomography x Tara McPherson Mini Diana & Flash – $110
Art of Tara McPherson Limited Edition Box Set New Version with Print APs – $250

Signings
Friday 10/11
2pm – Arik Roper
3pm – Jeremyville
4pm – Dima Drjuchin

Saturday October 12th
12pm -Tara McPherson
4pm – Tara McPherson

Sunday October 13th
1pm – Tara McPherson

Tenacious Toys / Outsmart Originals / Suburban Vinyl – Booth 208

Releases
Monster Embryo Tenacious Blue Colorway – Ltd. 10, $15
ESCToys x Frombie Bloody Lurker Exclusive – Ltd 7, $75
Furry Feline Creatives Tenacious Bogie Plush 15″ – Ltd 10, $40
Viseone 8″ Zombie Goo Yellow- Ltd 100, $40
Carson Catlin ‘Smurf Blood Reticulated Box’ – Ltd 10, $50
Carson Catlin Micro Reticulated Box – $10 each, Rubik $15, Gold $15 (only available at DTAs)
Carson Catlin 3″ Reticulated Dunnys
Megaseth NYCC Exclusive – Ltd 5, $60
Cracked Cats Tuttz Exclusive – Ltd 12
King Kaiju Negora – Ltd 1
JFury Bunny Boom Boom ‘Mountain Dew’ – Ltd 10, $65
Philipe The Bunny Teal – Ltd 10, $35
The Ewoking Dead Figure – Ltd 50, $80
UME Toys Sippy Shortstraw – Ltd 10, $40
JC Rivera Bearchamp and T-Shirt Set – Ltd 50, $100
Soko Cat Zombie Candycorn – Ltd 10, $45
Skelevex Skulls Tenacious Blue – Ltd 10, $30
Rampage Toys Ugly Unicorns
Rampage Toys Manotaur
Forces of Darkness Boba T-1000 – Ltd 10, $40
Forces of Darkness Boba T – Ltd 10, $30
Madball of Death – Ltd 10, $50
NEMO Vampire Droplets – Ltd 30 (10 of each color), $50, GID $30
JFury Pond Scum Halloween Pumpkin Version – Ltd 5, $45
Blue Stuff Lonely Yeti – Ltd 5, $35
Project:Evil Ape T-Shirts – 6 Designs, $25
Midi Clorians – Ltd 10 (5 of each design), $40
RSIN Candy K Custom Dunnys – Ltd 10, $95
Machine Type AW177-Stealth Edition – Ltd 15 available during signing

Signings
Thursday 10/10
4PM: Adam “Small Angry Monster” Pratt
5PM: Tony Gil
6PM: Peter “Killer Bootlegs” Goral

Friday 10/11
12PM: SoKo Cat / Jerkface
1PM: Thomas Hall of Robot 13 / Rsin
2PM: Juan Muniz
3PM: Nerviswr3k / Scott Kinnebrew / Crummy Gummy
4PM: Blazon Brikhaus
4:30PM: Jason Chalker
5PM: SoKo Cat

Saturday 10/12
11AM: Jason Freeny
12PM: Jerkface / Scott Kinnebrew
1PM: Allen “AW177″ Wen / Rsin / JC Rivera
1:30PM: Blazon Brikhaus
2PM: Nerviswr3k
3PM: Scott Kinnebrew
3:30PM: Miss Zukie
4PM: VISEone / Matt A
5PM: Mike “NEMO” Mendez / Erick Scarecrow
5:30PM: Mr. Lunacy

Sunday 10/13
12PM: Jerkface

ThreeA Toys – Booth 116

Releases
The Adventures of Isobelle Pascha AURORAL – $125

The raffle schedule is as follows:

Thursday 10/10
Tickets handed out 4PM until 5PM
Numbers called at 5:30pm

Friday 10/11
Tickets handed out 12PM until 1PM
Numbers called at 1:30pm

Saturday 10/12
Tickets handed out 3PM until 4PM
Numbers called at 4:30pm

Tokidoki – Booth 605

Releases
Comic-Corno Tote
Comic Corno 4 inch vinyl

Signings
Thursday 10/10
4pm – Simone Legno

Friday 10/11 through Sunday 10/13
3pm – Simone Legno

Toy Tokyo – Booth 101

Releases
Classic Batman Batmobile POP! Vinyl
Peter Kato Mogu Tank Toy Tokyo Colorway – Ltd 12, $30
Legend of Candy Claws Plush
Kinnikuman with Glow In The Dark Battle Wound Head – $125
‘Banksy’ Piece – Ltd 10

Friday 10/11
1pm – Pre-release City As Canvas Book
3pm – Sucklord Wolverine-Hulk, Ltd 25

Signings
Ron English – TBD
EWOK – TBD

Friday 10/11
1pm – Lady Pink, DAZE, Reas (Todd James)
3pm – Sucklord

Other
Camilla d’Errico – Artist Alley Booth P13 – ‘Hairball’ NYCC Exclusive Print
Kyle Kirwan – Roaming – Mudcat Resin Ivory Edition – Set of 3, Ltd 10 each, $25
Richard “LASH” Montanari Sliced Sam Heinous Heads – Booth 408 / 504 – Ltd 10, $40
MAD! Micro 3D Printed MADLs – $15 each
Luke Chueh Black Resin Heads

NYCC Events

Everyday
NYCC Secret Walls x Kidrobot x NYCC All-Star series – Booth 622
Live Painting at NYCC for the Roebling Wall – Booth 514

Thursday 10/10
Heroes of the Block – 7 – 10pm
Fresthetic
552 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Friday 10/11
Zerofriends Group Show – 7 – 11pm
Cotton Candy Machine
235 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718.387.3844

Saturday 10/12
Designer Toy Awards – 8pm
Hudson Terrace NYC
621 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

FAN VIP PASS ($50 apiece) — VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY, includes:
- Special Edition collectable laminate!
- A guaranteed Goodie Bag, filled with at least $70 worth of goods!!
- Early access to the Ceremony starting at 7:30PM!
- The ability to buy from the Exclusive releases table prior to the official door opening!!
- 1 x drink ticket, worth up to $10 (must be 21 years or older to redeem).

DTA TICKET ($20 apiece) — LIMITED AVAILABILITY, includes:
- Special Edition collectable ticket!
- First 50 tickets sold will come with a free goodie bag filled with swag!!
- Entrance to the event starting at 8PM!

Buy your tickets here

Releases
Carson Catlin Micro Reticulated Box Gold – Ltd 15, $15
RESTORE Debris Japan Smolder – Ltd 10, $80

Artists Appearing in ‘The Block’ (in last name alphabetical order)
123 Klan (Artist Alley E13)
Angrywoebots
Phil Barbato
Dave Bondi
Carson Catlin
Ekundayo
Camilla d’Errico (Artist Alley)
Ron English
Brian Ewing
EWOK
Huck Gee
Andrew Hem
kaNO
Frank Kozik
Simone Legno
Leesasaur
MAD!
Tara McPherson
Eric Nocella
Brent Nolasco
Lou Pimentel
Ron Rivera
Bwana Spoons
Josh Taylor
Scott Tolleson
Adrian Viajero
Yoskay Yamamoto




Why do you collect toys?

Friday, September 27th, 2013

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Philippine Online Chronicles (thepoc.net) takes a look into the world of toy collecting and asks us to do a little soul searching: why do we collect the things we do? Check out their article and find out.

Opening the box: Grown men who collect toys




Colby Nelson’s Toy Collection

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Today I am turning the blog over to a serious toy enthusiast and talented artist Colby Nelson aka Ghost Pyramid. His collection is quite extensive and very impressive! He talks about the inspiration he finds in toys and the artists who create them. Toys clearly are a big part of Colby’s life and have made a huge impact on him. We love to see that! Enjoy!

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Hello.

My name is Colby Nelson.  I reside in Fargo, North Dakota where the White Buffalos roam. I am currently an artist under the name of Ghost Pyramid and prior to that Colby Sunshine Art.

Ever since I was born I can remember being around cartoons and things that inspire me. The very first toy I ever received was from my aunt and it came in the shape of a Smurf. Ever since that very day at a mere age 2, I was hooked.  Peyo (creator of the Smurfs) controlled my mind for a long time and really showed me you can have different kinds of style infused into one brand of toy.  Whether it be a variant color or just an addition to the same make.  I was really blown away by that.  I knew from then on, I would collect until my body was laid six feet deep.  Even then I bet I would collect. :)

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Having toys around me has really given me inspiration and hope. From the Gary Baseman to the Tara McPherson.  Not only those two have played a pivotal role in my life, but a mass populous of the urban art scene of artists have taken my mind out to the circus and then back again. Having them encased in a figure lets me set them around me and be in awe about how amazing art can be. It’s so hard to just choose one. I really like how the urban art field is moving and I am really honored to be in the same light as them. Whether it is collecting or creating.

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Like my mother would tell me, “You are compulsive!”.  By golly,  I believe she is right.  I can not just have one figure. I have to have them ALL!  And as I move along my battalion of toys is growing at a mad, daunting rate.  It makes me happy!  They keep me young and actually, they keep my responsible to keep them in mint condition and also, it they give me a good reason to dust! :)

I would like to give a lot of shout outs here. If I miss anyone, don’t be offended there are just so many people that inspire me always:

My Mother for always telling me that being different is a gift.

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Tara McPherson  for always creating awesome creatures and band posters that have infused me with not only imagination and intrigue but with a sense of marketing.

Gary Baseman for just being Gary.  He is an inspiration to just watch think and do the things he does.   From his color palette to Toby and all his adventures.

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Travis Lampe for instilling that mystique into my world at alarming rate daily

Ricki Nerreter  for being the person who has taught me composition and poise within my own art. She is such a beautiful person to be around.

Seb Niark  for leading me on to the symmetrical world of art and all the good things that come alone with colors.

Junko Mizuno, Travis Louie, Nathan Jurevicius, Joe Ledbetter, Jon Burgerman, Jason Limon, Giant Robot, KidRobot, Color Ink Book and the Washburn Brothers, Munky King, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Brandi Milne, Ray Caesar, Peyo, Banksy, and everyone else who creates mystery and inspires me forever and a day.

Thanks to Team Sweet and myplasticheart for always supplying the art community with a way to access artwork and imagination.  I am thankful that there is a place where we can do such a thing, being nerds and being happy about it.

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“Without toys in my life I would be lost and half the man I am today.”




Tofu Squirrel’s Toy Collection

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Today I turn the blog over to Tofu Squirrel, a talented illustrator residing in Boston. She has a killer toy collection that she wants to share with you!

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My name is Lizzie, aka Tofu Squirrel. I am an illustrator from Boston, and I’ve been collecting toys for as long as I can remember.  It began with action figures of characters from my favorite cartoons, movies, video games, and comic books.  My collection expanded from elementary school, middle school, to high school.  When I got to high school, I was actually teased for still loving toys.  However, this did not stop me from collecting, and I even got a job working at a toy store. The designer toy aspect of my collection didn’t start until I visited Japan back in 2005.  During my visit, I bought random Japanese blind box toys, kaiju monsters, and Murakami toys.  Since then, I’ve continued to collect designer toys.  Some of my favorites in my collection were designed by Nathan Jurevicius, Amanda Visell, Tim Biskup, Tara McPherson, Heidi Kenney, and Real x Head.  I was excited when Kidrobot released the blank customizable vinyl toys.  I’ve always wanted to design my own toys, so it gave me the opportunity to see what my own art would look like as a toy. This video of my collection includes most of my designer toy collection as well as random and vintage toys I’ve kept from my childhood.  Enjoy!

Thanks, Lizzie! And if you want to check out Lizzie’s work, here is a video of her customizing a Munny in her fun and unique style!




Brutherford Industries Have Gone Metal

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Brutherford Industries, makers of the Ice Scream Man, a delicious treat we’ve come to enjoy in vanilla, chocolate, mint, strawberry and even Asian-inspired flavorways, have jumped into the world of metal with their latest images leaked onto Instagram. Check out the images below to see what they’ve been up to.

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Metal Melt Knuckles

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I am really loving these in metal! Brutherford has said that they will be very limited and may or may not be ready before Christmas. Here’s to hoping they work their magic before all of the gifts are to be given! From the sound of chatter on the web, it sounds like artists and fans alike are excited for this progression in the Brutherford line.