FIVE POINTS FESTIVAL NYC: Tickets on sale NOW! #ComicCon #DesignerToys
November 10, 2016


Exclusive Dunny and New Guests at Designer Toy & Comic Con


NEW YORK, NY (November 10, 2016) – Clutter Magazine and LeftField Media today announced tickets to the inaugural Five Points Festival are available now on the just-launched full website. Curated by Clutter and presented by Midtown Comics, Five Points is a new convention focused on designer toys and comic art debuting next year in New York City’s Lower East Side. The first Five Points Festival will take place May 20-21, 2017 inside Pier 36 and serve as a showcase for artists and designers next to brands focused on independent art, entertainment, food, and lifestyle.

Tickets to the first Five Points are available now at special Early Bird Pricing –  $35 for Weekend tickets, $25 for Saturday tickets, and $20 for Sunday tickets – for a limited time only. Additionally, a VIP ticket is also available for $125, which includes extended weekend admission hours, together with entry to the Designer Toy Awards held on May 19, and an exclusive limited edition Dunny made only for Five Points!

The Five Points Dunny, created in partnership with Kidrobot and designed by artist Gary Ham, will only be available at the Five Points Festival, with VIPs guaranteed a unique colorway. To add further excitement for fans, Ham will also be appearing at Five Points as a special guest, signing work for fans.

Alongside Ham, Five Points is honored to welcome five new guests to its growing line up:

  • Huck Gee (The Blank, Gold Life, Battle Tails)
  • Scott Wilkowski (Infected, X-Ray Action)
  • Annie Wu (Black Canary, Hawkeye)
  • David Gallagher (The Only Living Boy, High Moon)
  • Steve Ellis (The Only Living Boy, High Moon)

Several new brands have been added to the show as well, including Mighty Jaxx, Lulubell, and Tenacious Toys.

Five Points’ new additions join previously announced talent and brands including Ron English, Tara McPherson, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare, Cliff Chiang, Ivan Brandon, Christopher Hastings, James Tynion IV, Clutter, Midtown Comics, Kidrobot, Super7, Popaganda, Cotton Candy Machine, and Toy Tokyo.

“Five Points has been in the works for a long time, and we’re excited now to unleash tickets on the world,” said Josh Kimberg, Clutter’s President. “We want to make a different kind of Comic Con, and hopefully our exclusive Dunny and initial guests give a glimpse at what we’re looking to create. Hold on tight, as there’s a lot more coming fast!”

Further designer toy artists, comic creators, and brands will be announced over the coming weeks and months, as will details about show exclusives, parties, and special events. Prospective sponsors, exhibitors, and artists can apply now for booth or table space at, and fans and collectors looking to learn more can sign up for the Five Points Festival’s newsletter and follow the event on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About the Five Points Festival
The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine ( A designer toy and comic convention in New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes, graphic novels, indie comics, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, food trucks, and craft breweries – capped off by the 2017 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings together tastemakers, misfits, and rebels with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace. For more, visit
About Clutter
Since 2004, Clutter has been the go-to destination for creatives, companies, and collectors, providing regular in-depth trend analysis directly from the vinyl frontier where fine art meets fine artifacts. The world’s premiere source for counterculture and art toy information, Clutter brings neo-pop, dark surrealist, and street artist collectible figures to our dedicated readership who rely on us to keep them informed on what they care about most. With a high-quality, free monthly print magazine, dynamic online portals, art gallery, and the first industry-established annual award ceremony, Clutter is the catalyst for a uniquely active and vocal community engaged in the serious business of work and play. For more, visit
About the Designer Toy Awards
The Designer Toy Awards is the leading award honoring excellence and innovation in the designer toy world, a community that after more than a decade has become a prominent and legitimate form of artistic and commercial expression as well as a leader in global trendsetting. The DTAs celebrate the best of the industry’s artists, designers, and brands and honor those involved in championing designer toys throughout the world. Members of the DTA Board select the majority of finalists and winners in each category from the nominees, however you – fans and collectors – determine finalists and, in some cases, winners by voting for the nominated work, individual, or brand you believe is the best. Each year, the DTAs bring together designer toy makers from all over the world. Established in 2011, the DTAs are presented by Clutter. For more, visit
About LeftField Media
LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian (President, LeftField Media) and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the ever-evolving needs of businesses and their consumers as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to business. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair (, a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Industry Association; Awesome Con (, Washington DC’s Comic Con;  and Anime NYC (, a Japanese pop culture festival presented by Crunchyroll. LeftField Media is headquartered in historic South Norwalk, CT. For more, visit

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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