Dec 04, 2018

Elena Kazi- LMNTAL + BMBOX for ‘Gift Wrapped’ (12.8)


Athens-based DJ/Artist Elena Kazi has sent a few of  her jammin’ toys across the Atlantic for Clutter’s Gift Wrapped, their  cash + carry holiday show, opening on Saturday (12.8).  First, a blast from the past.

Originally released back in 2016, LMNTAL is the urban beat bot with all the moves, including a fierce battle mode.  The clever design incorporates a microphone (head), spray cans (arms), turntable (chest) and record arm (weapon).  The Gift Wrapped LMNTAL has some custom touches from the green deco to the mini album — the BBoy classic It’s Just Begun (1972) by the Jimmy Castor bunch. While it’s been awhile, we’d certainly welcome a new LMNTAL edition.

Kazi has also sent over a heavily customized NYC version of her BMBOX resin with miles and miles of 80’s style.  Bubble lettering, animal print and flashy color panels mark a generation of genre-defining Hip Hop and the lifestyle that flowed with it.


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Paradise x Teresa Chiba — Exclusive Inu Harigon Yukimi


Paradise Toys has just updated their online store with exclusive toys, original art and more from Teresa Chiba’s Inu Harigon Attack 2 solo which opened at the gallery on November 30th.  There are several exclusive Inu Harigon toys available including the Yukimi Edition in clear glitter with blue, gold and pink spray.  The Inu Harigon Yukimi is available for $66.67 from Paradise’s web shop.  If you’re in the mood for browsing, check out all the show items.


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Dec 01, 2018

T9G — ‘Artifacts’ Solo at Dot Dot Dot Gallery in HK (12.12)


T9G will open his new Artifacts solo on Wednesday December 12th at Dot Dot Dot Gallery in Hong Kong.  For this special exhibition, T9G will unfold his kaiju vision with thirty new sculptures and related sketches.  From the teaser image,  we’re expecting a family tree of sorts including Rangeas’ ancestors and more—presented in an unearthed history, fossil-style presentation.

If you’ll be in town for Toy Soul (12.14 – 12.16), this is a must-do.   If not, Vinyl Pulse will be on-hand at the opening to bring you coverage of the new collection.  Hit the jump for WIP pics.

T9G || Artifacts
Opening: Wednesday December 12th 2018 (6 to 8 PM)

Wah Shing Industrial Centre
Room 613 6/F
Shing Yip Street No.11-13
Kwun Tong, Kowloon, HK


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Andrea Kang & John Bond — Tiny Universe at Woot Bear (12.1)


Andrea Kang and John Bond will open their 2-person show, Tiny Universe,  tonight (12.1, 6-9 PM) at Woot Bear in San Francisco.  The collection of new work will feature original paintings from both artists as well as several Wish Maker figures from Andrea Kang.   Both artists have complimentary styles, reflecting curiosity in their characters and sparking it for viewers.

Andrea Kang and John Bond || Tiny Universe
Opening: Saturday December 1st 2018 (6-9 PM)

Woot Bear
1512 Haight St
San Francisco CA 94117


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Oct 20, 2018

Enter Flat Bonnie’s Plush Tiki Swamp at ‘Assemblages’ (10.20)


For Giant Robot 2’s Assemblages four-person show, Flat Bonnie has turned a portion of the gallery into a self-described ‘tiki swamp’. One inhabited by plush  swamp creatures, axolotl and wall-hanging tiki gods.  From small to big to giant, blue to pink, there’s plenty to choose from. Opening tonight (10.20, 6:30 – 10 PM), the show also features the work of Taehoon Kim,Taylor Lee, and Arthur Fong.  Hit the jump for more of Flat Bonnie’s swampy plush.

Opening: Saturday October 20th 2018 (6:30 – 10 PM)

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90062


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Oct 05, 2018

Unbox Glow Show Lights Up Harajuku on Saturday


Unbox kicks of their snazzy travelling Glow Show with tonight’s (Saturday 10.6 Japan time) event at Milkboy Gallery in Harajuku, Tokyo.  As you might guess by the name, the show celebrates toys that come to life in the dark – both glow-in-the-dark and black light reactive figures.

Unbox has revealed a pirate’s haul of special Glow Show editions from Christopher Ulrich, John Kenn Mortensen, Kenny Wong, Milkboy, Retroband, Taku Obata, Tetsunori Tawaraya, Too NatthapongZiqi and more.  Toys will be sold on a first-come, first-serve  basis rather than lottery-based.  Customers are limited to three toys and no more than one of any particular toy per trip through the line.

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After tonight’s Japan stop, the Unbox Glow Show packs up and heads to final two stops: October 27 at Freight Gallery in San Antonio Texas and October 27th at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre in Bangkok.

Hit the jump for a preview gallery.  Many of these figures will be available  at the remaining stops, while some are specific to tonight’s event.

Unbox Glow Show Japan
Opening: Saturday, October 6th (6 to 9 PM)

Harajuku Milkboy B1F Gallery
Jingumae 6-29-3 B1F


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Oct 02, 2018

Sket One x Enamel Market Artist Series Pins (10.6)


Saturday’s Enamel Market—pins, patches, toys and more—is your chance to pick up the event’s first Artist Series pins with Sket One. Featuring Sket’s popular Ripple character, the pins will be released in three editions – White, Red, and GID.


The GID pin will be available from Sket’s booth while Special Ed Toys will have the White and Red.  They are limited to 50 pieces per edition and will be available for $10 each.  If you’re a pin fanatic,  Enamel Market is the place to be this Saturday at the 3DRetro parking lot in Glendale.

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Enamel Market
Saturday October 6th 2018 (11 AM – 5 PM)

3DRetro (Parking Lot)
1851 S. Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Sep 29, 2018

Sket One Opening for Sneaker Lab Artist Series LA (10.11)


Sket One will open a pop-up solo at Sneaker Lab’s DTLA location on Thursday, October 11th (7-10 PM).  Part of Sneaker Lab’s Artist Series, the show will offer focused burst of Sket’s art as well as the very first chance to win a 8” Jinro Dunny—a production Dunny collaboration between HiteJinro, Sket and Kidrobot.  You must be present to win. Every opportunity is key, as the only way to get this super-limited Dunny is to win it, it will not be available for purchase.  


Sneaker Lab Artist Series Los Angeles 002: Sket One
Thursday, October 11th (7-10 PM)

Sneaker Lab
721 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Sep 27, 2018

Josh Mayhem Opens ‘Cuteness in the Wind’ at PIQ (9.29)


For his Cuteness in the Wind solo opening at PIQ Grand Central on Saturday evening (9.29), Josh Mayhem has transformed toys known for their cute appeal with his signature windswept or ‘blown away’ aesthetic. He’s used wire, rainbow hues of paint, and other materials, to create custom art pieces from well-known toys including Hello Kitty, Unicorno and Donutella.  In addition to sales at the event, the customs will be available for purchase online at 5:15PM EDT on opening night (9.29) from

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Josh Mayhem || Cuteness in the Wind
Opening: Saturday September 29th, 2018 (5 –7 PM)

PIQ Grand Central Terminal
87 E 42nd St Suite 8 (near 42nd St. ramp)
New York, NY 10017

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Sep 24, 2018

Enamel Market Returns for All Your Pin Needs (10.6)


After a very successful debut, Enamel Market is returning on October 6th 2018 at the 3D Retro Parking lot.  Come on out to browse pins, patches and toys from talented indie artists and small brands. 

Enamel Market
Saturday October 6th (11 AM – 5 PM)

3D Retro
1851 S. Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Sep 21, 2018

Show Me The Munny 2018 Opens Tonight at BAIT Denver (9.21)


Kidrobot’s annual Show Me The Munny group exhibition opens tonight (Friday 9.21) at BAIT Denver from 7 to 10 PM.  This year’s collection of custom Munnys will feature Denver-area artists (nice!), many of which specialize in big street murals.  If you’re nearby, drop by and check it out.

Pat Milbery, Mike Graves, Anna Charney, Scott Knecht (BigFoot), Rather Severe, Zach Yarrington, MDMN, DINKC, ESIC, Robin Munro, RUMTUM, DF Crew, JPOartPSYBE, Hollis + Lana, Jeramiah Clark from Landmark Tattoo and Mr. Mars.

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Show Me The Munny 2018
Opening: Friday September 21st 2018 (7-10 PM)

BAIT Denver
1962 Blake St. Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

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Sep 18, 2018

Bigfoot Opens ‘Mountain Gods & Forest Demons’ at Woot Bear (9.22)


Bay Area Artist Bigfoot will bring his ecocentric art to Woot Bear for the opening of Mountain Gods & Forest Demons on Saturday (9.22, 6-9 PM). Bigfoot will have several several paintings for the show including fun shape-cut pieces of his namesake character. 

A veteran of the art scene, Bigfoot is probably best known in the art toy world for his Bigfoot vinyls including the OG ones from StrangeCo and more recently from Dragatomi, many of which are available from his online store.

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Bigfoot||Mountain Gods & Forest Demons
Opening: Saturday, September 22nd 2018 (6-9 PM)

Woot Bear
1512 Haight St
San Francisco CA 94117

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Aug 20, 2018

Nerviswr3k – Drone Blank Show at DesignerCon


Nerviswr3k (Gabriel Rivas) has announced the first-ever Drone Show featuring 40+ artists showcasing their talents on his recently introduced Drone DIY blank. The show will open at DesignerCon 2018 (11.16-11.18) in the WeAreNotToys booth [#1213] with a lineup with a talented roster which includes Kyle Kirwan, Nugglife, Tasha Zimich, RobotsWillKill, Betso, RSIN, Miss Zukie, Leecifer, Nemo, Valleydweller, The Bots, Wetworks, TaskOne, JC Rivera, Drilone, Mike Die, Jay222, and Nerviswr3k.  See the flier above for the full roster.

While Nerviswr3k has been using the Dron e Blank as the basis of much of his work for awhile now, this is the first time he’s offered it and promoted it as a product onto itself.  If you’d like to get your hands on one, he’s taking pre-orders now ($25 including shipping)  to be fulfilled after DesignerCon.  Order by DM via his Instagram.


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Aug 09, 2018

Colus -- ‘Deadweight’ at Clutter Gallery (8.11)


Colus will present a collection of his light meets dark resin sculptures when he opens his Deadweight solo show at Clutter Gallery this Saturday (8.11). From the gorgeous previews he’s posted so far, it looks like the show will feature quite a few new designs including the intertwined wolf piece (above).

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Aug 02, 2018

GR2 Celebrates 15 Years of Amazing Art (8.4)


GR2 is turning 15.  That’s right, Giant Robot’s art gallery has been showcasing the work of inspiring artists for a decade and a half.  Opening on Saturday (8.4), ‘GR2 @ 15 Years’ celebrates the milestone with a group exhibit of artists who have shown with the gallery over the years.  For many, GR2 played a key part in their careers. 

The impressive line up includes:  Ako Castuera, Rob Sato, Darren and Trish Inouye, Theo Ellsworth, Dehara Yukinori, KAMI Hitotzuki, Jeni Yang, Huntz Liu, Sean Chao, Shizu Saldamando, Stickymonger, Mari Inukai, Godeleine de Rosamel, Geoff McFetridge, Seonna Hong, Yusei Abe, Jen Tong, Yoskay Yamamoto, Susie Ghahremani, Stella Im Hultberg, Gary Baseman, Mark Todd, Esther Park Watson, Nikki McClure, Linnea Strid, Mark Nagata, Ed Trask, Matt Furie, Albert Reyes, Luke Chueh, Deth P Sun, kozyndan, Shawn Cheng, Nathan Ota, Maggie Chiang, Andrew Hem and Flat Bonnie.

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GR2 @ 15
Opening: Saturday August 4th, 2018 (6:30 – 10 PM)

GR2 Gallery
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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First-Ever Enamel Market Ups the Pin Game at 3DRetro (8.4)


If you love pins, just can’t get enough of the bite-sized artwork, the first-ever Enamel Market on Saturday (8.4) from 11 AM to 6 PM in the 3DRetro parking lot should be on your calendar.  Brought to you by DeKevin, Enamel Market will feature Pins, Patches and Art from 15+ vendors including Alex Pardee, Jim McKenzie, Flat Bonnie, a Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up,  Special Ed Toys, Nostalgia Vault, Save the Panduhs, Geeky and Kinky and many more. 


The first 100 people who make it out to the free event will receive an exclusive Enamel Market Pin designed by Pirate Robot from a concept by Special Ed Toys.   See you all there! There will also be a special gold edition of the mascot pin for $10 (edition of 50) available at the Special Ed Toys booth.


Enamel Market
Saturday, August 4th 2018 (11AM – 6PM)

3DRetro (Parking Lot)
1851 S. Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201

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Jun 16, 2018

Dehara Yukinori – Sofvi Dismantling at Giant Robot 2 (6.16)


Dehara Yukinori returns to Giant Robot 2 for his  Sofvi Dismantling solo show opening on Saturday (6.16) from 6:30 to 10:00 PM. The latest iteration of his sofubi toy show promises something different.  From the name and the preview pics, it looks like Dehara will be offering figures built by mixing and matching parts from his large catalog of designs.  This is mixed parts taken to the extreme, not just different color parts from one sculpt, but different colors and sculpts…  

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Yukinori Dehara || Sofvi Dismantling
Opening: Saturday, June 16th 2018 (6:30 – 10 PM)

Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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May 09, 2018

Nate Denver at Woot Bear (5.12)


The multi-talented Nate Denver—artist, musician, and writer—will be at Woot Bear on Saturday (5.12) for an evening of art and music. He’ll be performing a mini-concert right in the gallery starting at 7:30 PM.  Resin wizard Scott Wilkowski has created something special for the occasion, a run of mini elephants in assorted colors, inspired by Denver’s Drawings. 

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Nate Denver || Art and Music
Saturday May 12th (6 to 9 PM)

Woot Bear
1512 Haight St
San Francisco CA 94117

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Apr 27, 2018

Kyle Kirwan -- Cacophony at Clutter Gallery (5.12)


Kyle Kirwan—nomadic artist extraordinaire—will open his new Cacophony solo at Clutter Gallery in Beacon, NY on Saturday, May 12th.  Beyond the mysterious and terrifying custom Dunny head on the flier, Kyle is also working on a new batch of his Bloom minis and based on the progress photos, there might be quite a variety of head sculpts.  Finally, we know he’s working on at least one more custom Dunny with probably several more lurking in his head.  Drop by the opening to check out the new work and meet the man himself.


Kyle Kirwan || Cacophony
Opening: Saturday, May 12th 2018 (6-9 PM)

Clutter Gallery
163 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

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Mar 21, 2018

Woot Bear Gallery Presents: "The Roman Banquet" (03.24)


Toys and food, it doesn't get better than that! Woot Bear Gallery is proud to present The Roman Banquet, a food themed art event that will cater to all your taste buds. Throw on your best evening attire, as this is one show you will not want to miss. Participating artists include: Big C, Christa Dippel, CZee13, Eimi Takano, Eloise Kim, fogandstring, Ha-Anh Dinh, Heidi Kenney, Jerome Lu, Katie Fortune, Hariken, Mariangela Tan, Matthew Perez, Rato Kim, Refreshment Toy, Rudy Ramirez, Scott Wilkowski, Shawnimals, Victoria Rose, Zard Apuya and Zebulon. The event will take place this Saturday, March 24th from 6-9PM.

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The Roman Banquet
Opening: Saturday, March 24th (6-9 PM)

Woot Bear
1512 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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Mar 07, 2018

Buff Monster & Dalek – Spaced Out (3.8)


NYC’s GR Gallery will present Spaced Out, a two-man show from Buff Monster and Dalek, with an opening on Thursday (3.8, 6-9 PM).  The show will feature 16 artworks including at least one collabo piece.  James ‘Dalek’ Marshall’s Space Monkey continues his return tour with several new pieces.  In addition, it looks like Dalek will have a few trippy geometric pattern works. Buff Monster is showcasing a new pared-down painting style featuring an air-brushed centric look as well as a fun 8-bit gaming motif. In addition to traditional paintings, Buff Monster will be offering at least one  painted spray can as well as at least one die-cut painting.  If you’re in or around NYC, this one is too good to pass up – Dalek and Buff Monster. 

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Buff Monster & Dalek||Spaced Out
Opening: Thursday March 8th 2018 (6-9 PM)

GR Gallery
255 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

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Mar 01, 2018

Lulubell Toy Bodega – The Painters Show: The Art of Custom Toys (3.3)


Lulubell Toy Bodega will present The Painters Show: The Art of Custom Toys this Saturday (3.3) from 6 to 10 PM at their retail spot in Mesa, AZ.  Curated by the impeccable Connell Little, the group exhibition showcases the art of custom toys with a talented lineup of artists who excel at unleashing the creative potential of the unpainted sofubi canvas.  The roster includes Akashik Records Toys, Blurble One, Bwana Spoons, Candie Bolton, DrilOne, DskiOne, EvilDave, Grody Shogun, GUUMON, hellopike, Jeremi Rimel, Kenth Toy Works, LeeeeeeToy, Lion Chen, lordmasterprince, Mark Nagata, Marvel Okinawa, Nate the Milkman, OBJT, Paul Kaiju, Remjie, Rotten Studio, Secret Demon Services, Topheroy, Trash Talk Toys, Tru:Tek, Uh Oh Toys and more.  Previews are 6 to 6:30 PM, with the raffle beginning at 6:30 – one item per customer for the first round.


The Painters Show: The Art of Custom Toys
Saturday, March 3rd 2018 from 6 to 9pm 

Lulubell Toy Bodega 
126 W. Pepper Place
Mesa, AZ 85201.

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Group Kaiju Show ‘Monstrosities’ Opens at myplasticheart (3.2)


Curated by Guumon, Monstrosities returns to NYC at  myplasticheart with Friday’s opening (3.2).  The largest yet, the group Kaiju/sofubi show will offer work from Awesome Toy, Akashic Records Toys, Candie Bolton, Deathcat Toys, Devilboy, Don’t Cry In the Morning, Draculazer, Gabriella June, Guumon, Hardcore Toys, Kearjun, Kenth Toy Works, Mechavirus, Mechnoiz Toys, Milkboy Toys, Monsterfoot Creations, Nate The Milkman, Papa Lemon, Paul Kaiju, Planet-X, Plaseebo, Rampage Toys, Sadism Brainman, Science Patrol, Splurrt, The Eternal Tears Of A Willow, Trash Talk Toys, Trutek, Violence Toy and Yuktoyco. Check out a few previews below.

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Opening: Friday (3.2) from 7 to 10 PM

210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002

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Feb 15, 2018

NBA x Kidrobot Mega Munny Customs for Charity


As part of the NBA All Star Game festivities in Los Angeles, Kidrobot invited eight artists to create hoops-inspired custom Mega Munnys.  The customs from kaNO, Kumi XiongJesse Hernandez, Johnny Draco, Josh Mayhem, J*Ryu, Rich B. Caliente, and Sharon Park are up for online auction to benefit the NBA’s After-School All Stars program. Which do you have your eye on?  kaNO’s MVP is looking tight.

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Jan 18, 2018

Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura at Womens March LA (1.20)


Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura  are set to continue their efforts to use their art to stand up loudly and proudly for what they believe with a booth at the resistance art area of this weekend’s Womens March LA (1.20.18) in DTLA.  They’ll have posters and figures for sale. They’ll also be giving away  the Trumpetears micro resins.  So if you’re going down to the march—head down EARLY as traffic was crazy heavy last year and be sure to drop by the girls’ booth [#19].

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Amanda Visell x Michelle Valigura
Resistance Art Area Booth #19
Saturday, January 20th 2018 (8:30 AM – 3 PM)

Womens March LA
Broadway and First. DTLA.

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