SDCC@HOME: DKE Toys hosts #DKECON – virtual ‘booth’ and store takes Zoom Meeting to whole other level

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San Diego Comic-Con may be deep-sixed this year – thanks a friggin’ bunch, COVID! – but the virtual substitution, SDCC@HOME, is rolling out its plans for operating in the digital realm in its place: same dates, Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th July, as if the whole shebang was playing out for real at the San Diego Convention Center.

The event has already announced that it’s working closely with vendors to work an interactive ‘Exhibition Floor’, using their map templates for people to ‘browse’ by clicking on dealers and sampling their wares, as well as picking up a bargain or two.

But some vendors are realising the potential of getting fans of their work and eeking out details of their ‘booths’ a little early, so to give them a headstart on how the booth will operate and what they can buy there.

DKE Toys – stalwart SDCC dealers and well-regarded custom toys manufacturers – has released their plans for SDCC@HOME which includes their own ‘virtual event’, along with its own hashtag: #DKECON.

The DKE Booth will actually exist in physical space, set up in the company’s warehouse and you’ll be able to see and interact with it, too, via a continuously rolling Zoom meeting. Attendees will then be able to head to an online store and get their hands on some tasty goodies, including their first announced SDCC Exclusives, a pair of Bootleg Gold figures by Lou Pimental x Suckadelic & Killer Bootlegs.

Bootleg Gold by Lou Pimentel x Suckadelic

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure Signed and numbered edition of 200

$30

Bootleg Gold by Lou Pimentel x Killer Bootlegs

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure Signed and numbered edition of 200

$30

Instagram: @loupimentel @sucklord

“Over the past few years at New York Comic Con artist Lou Pimentel has hand-painted approximately 20 different card backs in watercolor. That series is called Vintage Gold and each had a vintage style toy glued to the art for that vintagey action figure feel.

For SDCC this year we decided to ‘bootleg” our own series. These cardbacks are printed so we can offer a lower price point of $30. Each one has a “bootleg” of the Sucklord or Phantom Starkiller and are signed on their respective backs by the Sucklord or Killer Bootlegs, and Lou Pimentel. Cardback and logo design by Moc Toys.”


DKE Toys Presents #DKECON

July 22-26, 2020 – A virtual event!

DKE Toys is hosting a LIVE virtual event in place of the canceled 2020 San Diego Comic Con. For your enjoyment we have created #DKECON to fill the gaping hole in your canceled convention season. The pandemic has provided the unusual opportunity of inviting everyone we know to our San Diego Comic Con “booth”. 

The DKE Toys booth will be set up in the DKE warehouse and available to all via a live continuous Zoom meeting and for the first time in DKE Toys history all of the SDCC convention releases will be available in an online store.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86833339286

Store link https://www.dketoys.com/store

#DKECON via Zoom will open for “Preview Night” Wednesday July 22 5pm-9pm and continue Thursday 9am-7pm, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, and Sunday 9am-5pm. The online store will open at 5pm Wednesday July 22 and remain open 24 hours a day through Sunday July 26 for the duration of the show.

All exclusive products will be limited to one per person per item on Wednesday night. Starting Thursday two or more will be available. Starting Thursday at 10am we will be open for walk in business one customer at a time, state and local government regulations permitting. 

DKE Toys, 12831 Muscatine Street, Pacoima. CA 91331

With each qualifying purchase in-person and online customers will receive a “fine” silk-screened Suckadelic tote bag designed for DKE by the Super Sucklord himself. Edition limited to 1000. 

There will be SURPRISE RELEASES everyday starting Thursday at 10am and at 10am each subsequent day.
Starting at 11am each day and every hour thereafter tune in for artist interviews, virtual studio tours, giveaways, surprise guests, contests and whatever else we can conjure up to occupy all 43 hours of our LIVE Zoom booth hours. (Schedule below.) 

We will also have one of a kind back stock items, DKE warehouse tour, show-and-tell with Dov. Tune in and ask Dov anything! Chat with Dov and staff about toy making, art, food, parenting tips, collecting, politics, and more. In quiet moments watch Dov and staff pull and pack your order LIVE! 

DKE will have 30 exclusive releases. (Artist list below.) We will also have a mini art show by Australian artist ADi. 12 email announcements will follow over the next week. 

Updated information www.dketoys.com/dkecon
Check out all the releases on Instagram @dketoys

Free Suckadelic tote bag with purchase! (front & back pictured)

Featured Artists for #DKECON include (link goes to artist’s Instagram):


#DKECON Schedule All times are PST (Los Angeles Time)

Wednesday July 22, 2020

  • 5:00 pm Online Store opens. Sales limited to one of each item per person.
  • 5:00 pm #DKECON Zoom begins
  • 9:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends

Thursday July 23, 2020

  • 9:00 am Online Store still open. No limit on sales.
  • 9:00 am #DKECON Zoom begins
  • 10:00 am Surprise Releases announced
  • 11:00 am Artist Interview tbd
  • 12:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 1:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 2:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 3:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 4:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 5:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 6:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 6:30 pm Giveaway/Contest 
  • 7:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends

Friday July 24, 2020

  • 9:00 am #DKECON Zoom begins
  • 10:00 am Surprise Releases announced
  • 11:00 am Artist Interview tbd
  • 12:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 1:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 2:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 3:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 4:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 5:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 6:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 6:30 pm Giveaway/Contest 
  • 7:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends

Saturday July 25, 2020

  • 9:00 am #DKECON Zoom begins
  • 10:00 am Surprise Releases announced
  • 11:00 am Artist Interview tbd
  • 12:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 1:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 2:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 3:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 4:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 5:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 6:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 6:30 pm Giveaway/Contest 
  • 7:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends

Sunday July 26, 2020

  • 9:00 am #DKECON Zoom begins
  • 10:00 am Surprise Releases announced
  • 11:00 am Artist Interview tbd
  • 12:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 1:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 2:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 3:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 4:00 pm Artist Interview tbd
  • 4:30 pm Giveaway/Contest 
  • 5:00 pm #DKECON Zoom ends

Check in for more surprise guests, contests, one of a kind releases, giveaways, great conversation and more…

Updated information www.dketoys.com/dkecon
Everything subject to change…

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