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DesignerCon 2018: 8th, 9th & 10th rounds of DKE TOYS exclusives announced

Here are the latest announcements from DKE Toys for DesignerCon

In this round we have ones inspired by Indiana JonesStar Wars, and more. 

As always, full information below courtesy of their press releases. All images courtesy of DKE Toys. 

The Great Showdowns by Scott C
The Great Showdowns are a series of paintings, art shows, and books depicting classic pop culture good guys and bad guys. This figure was sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G toys who helped bring Scott C’s characters to life.
You get two hand cast and hand painted resin figures on each card featuring Scott C’s signature. He also numbered them out of 50. $100 each

Instagram @scottlava 

Twitter @scottlava



ART 2 D.2 by Mark Todd
This is the 3rd installment In Mark Todd’s STR WAS series and the final color way of the ART 2 D.2. Card backs were printed on a reisograph to give that underground zine feel and Mark as always delivers on these hand painted beauties. The hand cast resin was based on Mark’s own sculpt. 3.75″ scale carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 30. $55



Bio: Like many kids raised in the 70s, Mark was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, neon and glitz looming over the city. Mark’s fancy clients include The New Yorker, New York Times and Getty Publishing among others and is the co-creator of the book “Whatcha’ Mean, What’s A Zine?”, a creative guide to making self-published comics. Currently, you can find his paintings in Los Angeles at Vielmetter Gallery and in Texas at Webb Gallery. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he co-teaches illustration with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson. Home life includes their daughter Lili, an aspiring artist herself and a French Bulldog named Gherkin who is pretty creative at squeaky toy destruction.

Teen Wookie by Buzzard Guts
Thanks to Dain Marx for this great addition to his Video Store series. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 20.
Instagram: @damarxtoys
Bio: Buzzard Guts was founded in 1994 as a hand distributed “fan” zine by self proclaimed “artist” and multi-dimensional guru Dain A. Marx who has been creating and exploring alternate universes since the early 70s. Now, Buzzard Guts produces kit bashed hand cast resin figures from a trailer in the woods. These “bootleg toys” of characters from alternate realities feature collaborations from various talented illustrators like Neil Devlin of Last Boss Comics, Ryan Winn of Valiant Comics and maybe one day, you!

Cosmo Nomad by Star Venger

Hand painted 3.75″ scale carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 12.
Instagram: @starvengerofthe9thorder

Slimer the Hutt by Little Lazies
Falcon Toys originally created this mash up and gave Leah Lester permission to transform his character into the Little Lazies world. Exceptionally executed. Each 3″ piece has been hand sculpted by Leah Lester of Little Lazies. No two are exactly the same but they are so close to one another that it’s kind of hard to imagine that they aren’t cast and she made 30 of them!!! They are signed and numbered on the bottom of the figure and carded in a package she designed.
Bio: Little Lazies are weird, little, clay creatures made by Leah Lester, a monster maker living in Seattle, WA. How did it all start? Leah was a full time cake decorator who very much enjoyed sculpting out of edible paste for the cakes she created. One sunny day in June 2010 she said to herself, “I want to make a monster for the top of this cake!” So she did just that… Soon after, her friends started encouraging her to create these characters into clay; something that they could keep for a lifetime. So with that, Leah bought some clay and with lots of practice, experimenting, character developing and imagination her monsters evolved into what they are today  The Little Lazies! Shop link – littlelazies.com
Instagram @littlelazies

DLL Customs Art Show
Derrick Lauglaug, or more simply “LOG-LOG”, from DLL Customs put together a little art show for us with some of his very complex resin pieces.

1. Something More…. From an edition of 2 hand cast resin pieces for Clutter Gallery’s 2018 InAction Figures show. Measuring 10.25″×8″×8″, signed and numbered. A continuation in The Search For Something More series. $300(This is 1 big heavy pink single piece)

2. Fallen Angels Edition of 3 custom hand cast resin pieces measuring 6.75″×6.25″×2.75″, signed and numbered. The 5th annual Stephanie Leigh Taylor Memorial Day resin tribute. $80(These are the unique colorway angels)

3. MZRE (One Winged Angel Edition)Edition of 3 hand cast resin pieces measuring 10.25″×5.5″×2.5″, signed and numbered. An homage to Mzre @mzreyuen @mzreyuen.cosplay aka Crimson Suicide and the One Winged Angel. Comes with a signed print made specifically for this piece by Mzre Yuen herself. $120(These are the black and white pieces)

Bio: DLL Customs has been pushing the boundaries of the resin designer toy art world since starting up monthly releases in late 2013. Using innovative ideas and concepts, combined with a wide variety of themes, DLL continues to think outside the box and deliver unique products to resin toy art connoisseurs around the globe.
Instagram @dllcustoms

Come see us at Designer Con 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center booth 2523 November 16th-18th. If you can’t make it to Anaheim please email dketoys@gmail.com to be placed on a waitlist for any leftovers after the show.

Dan Berry
Dan Berry
Dan Berry is a man of mystery, an enigma that flits from convention to convention like a spectre, like a spirit. His interests range far and wide: he cannot be determined, he cannot be defined, he cannot be contained. He's like the wind. He also is a Sagittarius and enjoys a nice Italian.

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