Oct 31, 2018

Revealed in Living Color. Protro Knight by Tracy Tubera.


Holy Batman!  About a week ago, we posted a look at the sculpt for Tracy Tubera’s Protro Knight.  Now, here’s a full reveal of the debut edition which is set for DesignerCon.  While we’re tempted to say it’s gotta be the shoes (which do like tight, despite the awkward made-up name), the gray + yellow treatment really works with this sculpt especially the accents throughout. Compelling.  Be sure to visit Tracy’s booth [#1018] for his Caped Crusader and Thanos’ Infinity Gems.

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Nov 10, 2017

Jermaine Rogers – Full DesignerCon Rundown


Jermaine Rogers has a deep release schedule set for DesignerCon. To make things easy, here’s his handy dandy cheat sheet with all the new goodness dropping from his booth (#920).  Don’t miss out.

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Nov 09, 2017

kaNO Kid’s “Heroes” Print at Designer Con


If you're scrambling around trying to figure out how to get one of each Designer Con badge, fret not as kaNO is here to the rescue! He will be releasing an 18" x 24", titled Heroes, which features his signature characters cosplaying as some of your favorite super heroes. The very same art can be found on this weekends Designer Con Badges, but to assemble that team of heroes would be getting every single type of badge, such as Exhibitor, VIP, 2 Day, Sunday, Saturday, Press, etc... The giclee print measures 18" x 24" on moab estrada 290 gsm cotton rag. These will be limited to only 30 pieces and come signed and numbered for $65. These will be exclusive to the kaNO's booth #618.

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Andrew Bell is Bringing Some Pet Food to DCon!

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If you're desperately hungry during Designer Con, you may want to check out Andrew Bell's booth #619. He will have the final 7 Pet Food resin figures in existence up for grabs. The color variants will vary in 'Moistness', so not one figure is alike. We believe these will retail $80, just like during this past SDCC.

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Miguel Wilson - Rad Retro Michael at Designer Con


After seeing all the progress shots on his Instagram, we are happy to finally see Miguel Wilson's figure come to life.  Presenting Rad Retro Michael, an homage to one of the biggest pop stars in the world. The Rad Retro Michael will most definitely be available at his booth #1705 this weekend at Designer Con. The set includes stickers, magnet, patch, pin and 2 alternative hands, special box, 11 x 17 Michel Pasquale Print and COA signed by Miguel and all parties involved! That’s a whole lot of goodness for the low price of $260, which is also limited to only 10 sets.

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Devils Head Productions x The Sour Lemon at Designer Con


The Sour Lemon will be housing a bunch of great releases this Designer Con weekend. To add to their roster of releases are some figures from Devils Head Productions. Introducing The Sour Lemon exclusive Apalala ($150), which features a white Japanese vinyl with fluorescent yellow, fluorescent red, olive, tan and gold paint. We also have the Jizo-Anarcho ($30) with white vinyl base and yellow and black details. Last but not least is the Alavaka ($70)in a yellow vinyl with green, brown, black, copper and red paint. The Bodhisattva head has yellow gems in ears and the Deamon head has red/black glass eyes. All of these great releases can be found at the Sour Lemon booth #1700 in Hall C.

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Dogbird Series 1 Figures Available at Broke Piggy Booth at DCon!


Making its US Debut, Third Stage has graced the Broke Piggy booth #527 with the first stateside release of the Dogbird Series 1 figures. These figures come in a blind box form and features some very fun species mixing, which you can guess from the series name. Each figure measures 2-3" tall and will retail $12 each blindbox or a full set of four for $46. Be sure to make your way to their booth to snag yourself a Pugbird, Retribird, Siberianbird and Pengbird.

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Urban Vinyl Daily Toys at Designer Con!


The UVD Guys will be set up once again at this weekends Designer Con. They will have plenty to offer at their booth #TF16. Such goodies will include their Luna figure by The Bots in both the retailer Blue Edition and the Long Night colorway for $60 each or $100 for both. For your viewing pleasure will also be some Luna customs by Doktor A., J*RYU and MapMap. They've also got some prototypes they want to share with you as well from Mike Fudge, MJ Hsu, The Bots and Kyle Kirwan. Did we mention the rad pins they will have up for grabs by Dave Perillo and Jeremiah Ketner? These pins are a part of their Enamel Pinata series, which will retail $10 each.

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DKE Designer Con Release Round 3!


Here we have DKE Toys' final round of releases for this years Designer Con for their booth #812! First up is the El Trooper by Carlos Ramirez, which is a follow up to the previously sold out Santo Vader release from SDCC. Each resin figure is hand-painted and are packaged on a plywood backer card. The El Trooper is limited to 20 pieces and will retail $100. Next we have the Le Lutteur by Kjelshus Collins, which is based on the classic luchador action figure. Each figure is hand-cast and hand-painted and stand 4" tall and are packaged on card. These will come signed and numbered in an edition of 25 pieces for $65. Talk about double hit with the nostalgia button. Coming from two entirely different worlds is the Shogun Vader by Kosmo Toys. These come specially packaged in box and are limited to 20 pieces for $65. On the more political side we have the VIP Citizen Trump - Diamonds and Gold by Nick C. Kirk. Each figure stands 5" tall and comes packaged on a custom 6 x 9 cardback. The riot gear is painted in 24K gold and the shield is dusted with diamonds! Limited to only 13 pieces, the VIP Citizen Trump figure will retail $95. 2BitHack will have his FN-2187 Starkillerbase Sanitation Worker action figure. Each figure is hand-cast and hand-painted and is limited to 20 pieces for $55. Last but not least is an array of customs by DLL Customs, which will range in price of $45 to $250. There will be one-offs and limited runs of his resin creations available.


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Depressed Monsters at Designer Con!


Let these monsters soak up your sadness! The Depressed Monsters booth #727 Designer Con will be scattered with these 8" one-off creatures, that goes by the name of Yerman. There will also be a micro run of 3 classic brown colorway Yerman, which will retail $45, while the one-offs will range from $50 - $60 each. Not only will they have these abs plastic figures at their booth, but they will also be carrying prints, stickers and pins!

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Zeb Goodell - Okita The Reluctant French Bulldog Samurai Assassin

If you want to see some rad stuff in person, you're going to want to make your way to Zeb Goodell's booth #1715 at Designer Con. Hewill be showing off hisnewest handmade resin 10" sculpture of Okita The Reluctant French Bulldog Samurai Assassin. Not only will you be able to look at it, but you will also be able to buy it! Limited to 11 total pieces broken into different colorways (2 green 2 blue, 2 black, 2 gold and 3 red). The piece itself comes with removable mask, gun with leather holster, backpack, custom bandana and samurai sword. Okita also comes packaged in a laser etched wooden box! All of this will retail $475 each.

After the great war of 2149 decimated the earth, leaving all survivors in imminent peril, Okita appeared. Was he from another realm, planet or just created? .. no one really knew, but he was exactly what was needed. Nomadic groups had sprung up across the newly formed "united" states terrorizing anyone in their paths. For as long as anyone could remember Okita was out there vanquishing enemies and avenging those who were wronged. With the knowledge he acquired from the long forgotten art of the Samurai, Okita vanquished his enemies and restored order for a short period of time. But now there is another uprising and he must return.    This is his story... Okita the Samurai Assassin.


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Jesse Hernandez at Designer Con!


It's no DCon without our good friend Jesse Hernandez! He will be bringing some heat to his booth #802 with some prints, apparel including limited edition socks with illskillzclothing, collabo Luchador Masks with WWE pros, and pins, but our standout winner will be the DCon Exclusive Ozomahtli done with Task One. There also will be some small run resin editions and one-offs available. You're going to have to make your way to his booth to see these stunning figures in person.

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Nathan Ota x 3DRetro – Coozie for DesignerCon


Painter Nathan Ota has collaborated once again with 3DRetro to bring his ethereal, arboreal paintings to life as a brand-new vinyl art toy debuting as a preview release at DesignerCon from the 3DRetro booth [#532]. Coozie features his recurring half tree/half boy character who’s often  seen exploring his forest surroundings. With the new toy, Coozie is seen sitting atop a low tree stump. At first glance he seems to merge with the tree, the separation between the two blurring into a shared identity. If you‘re wondering about the character’s name, in his graffiti days, Nathan used to write ‘COOZ’.

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Miso – Twin Bun Bunn for DesignerCon


For her very first Designer Con, LA artist Miso will debut her brand-new Twin Bun Bunn sets.  The two may seem similar, but if you look closer you’ll see that Bun (pink) is nice and Bunn (blue) is … naughty—check out those red eyes and super sharp fangs. These are  100% Miso: sculpting, casting, painting, and packaging. Each features a . An edition of 25 sets, each features the pair of 4” hares with fancy cord loops for hanging on a wall or on your Christmas tree.  She’ll have the first ten Twin Bun Bunn sets available at her artist table [TC17 in Hall C] for $150 each.

In addition the new bunnies, Miso will also have a selection of her small faux taxidermy style resins painted in a beautiful porcelain style.

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Nov 08, 2017



Mear One and TIMEBANDITS are excited to debut release their 8" figure, ILL-LUMA-NAUGHTY OVERLORD at this years Designer Con. They will be available at the TIMEBANDITS booth #1030 all weekend long. The Naughty Overlord comes with 3 different interchangeable screen cards that are customizable! Each resin figure also comes with an 8 x 10 print by Mear One and are limited to a total of 33 pieces for $200. This piece was also sculpted by David Arshawsky and hand-painted by Todd Action.

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Gary Ham x Stipple Pop - Wooper Looper #2 Wood Push Car at DCon


The ever so famous Marsham Toy Hour Host, Gary Ham will be wandering the aisles of Designer Con. The one place you can find him sitting still for a short while will be the Stipple Pop booth #421, who will be releasing his Wooper Looper #2 Wood Push Car. The push cars will be available all day, but you can find Gary doing a signing at the booth at 2PM on Saturday. The Wooper Loopers are limited to 25 pieces and will retail $65 each.

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Tracy Tubera x De Korner – Wade 2: Electric Boogaloo Pin


The new Tracy Tubera x De Korner Wade 2: Electric Boogaloo (100 pcs, $10) drops at DesignerCon.  You’ll be able to pick it up at De Korner’s booth (#622) and Tracy’s booth [#320].  Easy peasy – Minimum Effort !

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Pushead x The Sour Lemon at DesignerCon

Pushead is returning to DesignerCon this year for another special release event with the folks at The Sour Lemon [#1700].  No word on what’s dropping yet, other than we’re pretty sure there will be some radical sofubi.  Pus keeps things close to the vest which makes the day-of reveal all that more fun for collectors.  Be sure to be there a bit before the 11:11 AM start on Saturday (11.11).

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Jermaine Rogers @ DesignerCon: Candy Veil: East, Astral BELIEVE and More


Jermaine Rogers will once again be making his way to DesignerCon with a slew of toys and prints in tow.  On the toy side, Jermaine has posted some tempting teases of the drops including what we’re pretty sure is the Candy Veil: East, a brand-new Astral BELIEVE resin, and one beautiful Veil: Specimen #72 which appears to be the Iridescence hand-painted micro run.  The caption for the hand-painted Veil pic also mentioned Shadow, which we believe is a reference to the production Shadow Veil: Specimen #72.  Only fitting that Jermaine leads us on a bit of a deciphering.

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Umi Toys Hawai'i – Scribe and 40Threads Pins at #DesignerCon

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Umi Toys Hawai'i will release three exclusive pins from Scribe and 40Threads  at the Giant Robot booth #112. They collaborated with Scribe on the Rumpus Profile and Rumpus Run enamel pins, the latter featuring Scribe's iconic character with plungers in tow with glow in the dark horn on custom cardback! Umi also worked with 40Threads on her stylish plushidermy Faunia pin.

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Alex Pardee x ToyQube – Half-A-Nice Day Negative Edition Preview Release at DesignerCon


Wildman and prankster Alex Pardee has taken over the DesignerCon instagram today.  He’s sharing stories of his dcon prep journeys around LA and also dropping a few juicy announcements.  Which brings us to this brand spankin’ new Negative Edition Half-A-Nice-DayToyQube will have a special early release for DCon, with just 20 available at their booth [#620]. These include a hand-embellished Pardee print.  The full release of the Negative Edition is slated for December online.

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Amanda Visell has Wood Ewoks for DesignerCon


Amanda Visell has an army of fur waiting for you at DesignerCon.  That’s right, she’s worked her wood magic with a bunch of adorable Ewoks.  Porg who?  There’s also a new edition of her Construction Beaver sofubi with Itokin Park.  All of this will be available from The Sour Lemon [#1700].

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Buff Monster at DesignerCon - Devil Mister Melty, Devil Ball, and More


Buff Monster [booth #907] will be showing at DesignerCon for the first time this year and he’s been working overtime on a full slate of new releases including two brand-new figures and fun one-off editions of his signature Mister Melty character.  First up, there’s the brand-new Devil Ball which is drawn from Buff’s recent Bristol mural.  Three-hundred-sixty degrees of eyes, sharp teeth and horns symbolize the ‘evil men do, with no beginning and no end’.  Digitally sculpted by Shinbone Creative and cast in resin by Buff Monster, Devil Ball will debut in a flat-finish Bubblegum edition. Speaking of evil, there’s also a brand-new Devil version of Mister Melty, debuting in a 3” DCon exclusive with clear lime green resin and a mix of splatters and sprays.


Mister Melty fans will have a  tough task  choosing between the legion of custom 3” (OG / 2-Faced) and 5” (OG/Zombie) that will be available at DesignerCon.  On the 3” side, handful of of OG figures are mixed-color sofubi while the Zombies are sofubi + resin hybrids.  The 5” rotocast resin one-offs are test casts with assorted spray paint and acrylic deco. Hit the jump for the Custom Mister Melty pics.

For your wall, Buff Monster has two new editions of the Eye Heart NY 2-color Risograph print (embossed, stamped, numbered edition of 100). The booth will also be stocked with a selection of Stay Melty merch including pins, patches and more.


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Paradise Toys – DesignerCon Lineup includes T9G, Shoko, Dehara, and More


Paradise Toys [booth 1010] is making the trip from Taipei for a return showing at DesignerCon this weekend.  They’ll be showcasing the work of Asian artists with sofubi and resin releases from T9G, Shoko Nakazawa, Dehara Yukinori, Kasing Lung, Fufufanny and Shon.

For T9G and Shoko collectors, this year is all about Jade with five releases in this well-done colorway.  For those looking for something brand-new, there’s the Dehara x T9G SATASHied Rangeas hybrid figure (above) produced by Paradise. If you haven’t had a chance to see Kasing Lung’s stylishly cute figures in person, you’re in for a treat. The release line-up is quite extensive as you can see from the official list direct from Paradise. As impressive as the list is, Paradise expects to bring additional figures as well.   Hit the jump for pics of everything.

Paradise Toys DesignerCon Releases

Rangeas - Jade Ver.
Nekotaron - Jade Ver.
Nekotaro - Jade Ver.

[T9G x Shoko Nakazawa]
Rangeron - Jade Ver.

[Shoko Nakazawa]
Byron - Jade Ver.

[Dehara Yukinori x T9G]
SATAOSHIed Rangeas - OG ver.

[Kasing Lung]
Spooky - OG & Blue Glitter Ver.
Tycoon - GID Ver.

[Dehara Yukinori]
Motoyoshi the fisherman - Yellow & Pink Ver.
Tosakenta - Rose Red Ver.
Tomorou the homeless - Apache Ver.
Tomorou - One Offs
Satoshi - Normal Ver.
Mentakun - Baby Cyan, Baby Yellow & Baby Pink ver.

Lonely Linus - Classic Crayon Pink Ver.
Acorn & Nutty - OG Ver.

Pumpkin Man - Nightmare Ver.
SHINOBI - Bloody Ver.
Hug Hug Cat - Pink One Ver.


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3DRetro @ DesignerCon: Gary Baseman Minis and Anesthesia Bust by Doktor A


3DRetro is going deep this year with a seemingly ever-expanding DesignerCon lineup.  Today’s news includes two of their  brand-new productions.  From the mind and hands of Doktor A comes the new Anesthesia bust. Will the mysterious, veiled steam punk beauty take away your pain? The debut white edition (50 pcs, $100) will be available at the show from 3DRetro and Dok A will be happy to sign ‘em at his booth [#114]. To celebrate the mysterious one’s debut, each buyer will receive a free bonus pin with which to spread Anesthesia’s tale.

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From big to mini, 3DRetro’s new Gary Baseman Keshi Minis shrink the magic of a pair of the artist’s signature characters into a cubicle-friendly form.   These will be sold in blind-bags featuring a Toby and a Hot Cha Cha Cha in random colors.  At $4 a bag these are definitely  must-haves and would make great stocking stuffers. 


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