May 13, 2019

Designer Toy Awards Voting Ends on Thursday (5.16)


It's that golden time of the year again, when the art community comes together for the 9th Annual Designer Toy Awards to recognize those who have excelled in the past year across numerous categories including Best Artist, Toy of the Year, Best Store, Best Media Outlet and more.  The nomination committees have carefully reviewed the submitted nominations, added overlooked yet deserving candidates, engaged in passionate back and forth discussions and finally come up with a list of deserving finalists for each category.

If you haven't already cast your votes, the clock is ticking to beat the Thursday (5.16) at 9 AM PDT deadline.  It's just takes a few minutes and a few clicks to support your favorite artists, brands, toys and more.  

Having had the privilege of serving on the nomination committee this year, I can say that each and every member deserves the community's thanks and a drink or two  (not me, more than one is way past my list)  for the hard work, passion, and attention to detail to make the DTAs the best they can be.  Props  to Dov Kelmer, Benny Kline, Travis Lykins, Gary Rozanski, Vincent Yu, Keegan Rooney, Kyle Kirwan, Don Kratzer, Cory Rutter, Jason Freeny, Jeff Rawson, Yaniv Brick, Steve Braun, Sarah Churchill, Czee, Nick Curtis, Justin Cheah, Lee Funai, Rob Lumino, Katherine Park, Kevin Philips, Craig Spalding, and Trevor McIntosh.

The DTA Awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with Five Points Festival on Saturday, June 1st 2019 in NYC.  Want to be there?  Unless you're a nominee or an invited guest, the only way to attend is purchase a 5 Points VIP pass ($125) which includes a DTA ticket, Exclusive DTA Sparkle Gold MicroTEQ63 3" resin figure from Quiccs and Martian Toys, early admission to 5 Points each day and more.

Finally, Vinyl Pulse pleased to be a finalist for Best Media Outlet.  If you've enjoyed our coverage over the year, please consider voting for us. 

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Feb 04, 2019

Designer Toy Awards Nominations Open (thru 2.28)


Award season beckons again.  The Designer Toy Awards are  now accepting nominations for this year's celebration of the best and brightest the art toy industry has to offer.  Head on over to the DTA site to nominate the toys and artists that you feel are most deserving  in the full-range of categories (toys, artists, stores blogs, and more) before the deadline of February 28th at 3 PM PST.  Toys, artists and companies that were released or actively awesome in the 2018 calendar year are eligible to be nominated.  

Let your voice be heard. Blown away by a toy or artist in 2019?  Nominating them for a DTA is the first, essential step in getting them recognized at the DTA Awards Ceremony on June 1st in NYC.

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May 01, 2018

Designer Toy Awards – Finalists Announced, Voting Runs Through Friday (5.7)


Congratulations to all the artists, brands, stores, and media selected as finalists for this year’s Designer Toy Awards!  Voting started earlier today and runs through 9 AM PDT on Monday (5.7) – so be sure to vote for your favorites in all the categories.  We’re pleased that Vinyl Pulse has been  selected as finalist in this year’s Media Outlet (previously: ‘best blog’) category.  We’d love to have your vote – thanks!  

The Designer Toy Awards ceremony is set for Friday June 1st 2018 in NYC.  Want to go?  The answer is the Five Points VIP pass ($125) which includes DTA admission as well as several other awesome perks including admission to Five Points (5.2 – 5.3) an hour early for both days, a special VIP-only entrance, admission to the Saturday evening party and… the  DTA VIP Exclusive Gold Erosion Molly Mini (edition of 300) from Kenny Wong x Instinctoy!


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Apr 27, 2017

Cast Your Votes for the 2016 Designer Toy Awards

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The talented finalists for this year’s Designer Toy Awards—honoring work done in 2016—have been announced! Now it’s time to vote for your favorite artists, toys, shops, brands, and blogs.  This year there are 12 finalists in each of the publicly voted categories. More! More fun, more choices.  Head on over to the DTA site and vote away before voting ends on Wednesday (5.3) @ 9AM PDT.  While you’re voting, please kindly consider us for Best Blog.

This year’s DTA’s will be held at Webster Hall in NYC on Friday May 19th 2017 in conjunction with the brand new Five Points Festival. The ceremony will be hosted by Morgan Spurlock – too bad Mc Supersized isn’t up for an award. Want to go ?  Grab yourself a Five Points VIP package ($125) and you’ll be set.

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