Tag: designer toys


by Daniel Pickett
February 27, 2019
Merlion Mini-Figure Blind Box “International Designers” Series 1 features 24 renowned and aspiring designers from 17 countries. Kickstarter Campaign Link: http://kck.st/2WUFJOX   On 9 February 2019, Great Twins launches Merlion Collectible Figure on Kickstarter. Standing 2inch tall, the Merlion Mini-Figure Blind Box “International Designers” Series 1 features 24 renowned and aspiring designers from 17 countries….


by Daniel Pickett
May 2, 2018
The Designer Toy Award Voting is Now Open! The finalists for the 8th Annual Designer Toy Awards (DTAs) have been announced and Public Voting has begun! To see the full list of finalist please visit https://www.designertoyawards.com/categories. We’d like to thank the nomination committees, who have worked tirelessly these last few weeks, to discuss each category and nomination in order to whittle…


by Daniel Pickett
February 2, 2017
Five Points Festival A New Evolution Of The Pop Culture Convention NEW YORK, NY (February 1, 2017) – Clutter Magazine and LeftField Media today announced details around the inaugural Five Points Festival, a designer toy and comic art convention debuting May 20-21 in Lower Manhattan. A showcase for artists, designers, and brands focused on independent…


by Daniel Pickett
December 14, 2016
World’s Premier Designer and Retailer of Limited Edition Art Toys Brings Totally Tubular Toys to Life Boulder, Colo. — Dec. 9, 2016 — Kidrobot, the world’s premiere designer and retailer of limited edition art toys and apparel, has joined creative forces with Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, to launch an all-new lineup of…


by Daniel Pickett
November 10, 2016
TICKETS TO THE FIVE POINTS FESTIVAL AVAILABLE NOW 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 fivepointsfest.com website. Curated by Clutter and presented by Midtown…


by Daniel Pickett
June 8, 2016
Earth people, This year’s Heroes Convention in just over a week away (June 17-19, 2016 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC). You can find me and the madly talented Battle Babies communicating with the mother ship from booth #420. Battle Babies, and I are bringing the next of our Woklords and Warwoks figures. This one, the deadly, diminutive, Wicked W. Warlock….


by Daniel Pickett
August 20, 2015
Kidrobot is joining forces with both Ron English and Kenny Scharf to release three brand newSimpsons vinyl figures in 2015! These figures will coincide with Kidrobot’s latest Simpsons 3” Mini Figures Series release. Kidrobot is excited to bring together the classic Simpsons license with notable and talented artists to produce these premium vinyl figures. Ron English has created two 3” figures with…


by Daniel Pickett
August 5, 2015
Boulder, CO – August 5, 2015 – Kidrobot and WuzOne are pleased to announce the official release of No Strings On Me. From sunny Seville, Spain, WuzOne draws inspiration from graffiti, typography and cartoons. He has developed an identifiable style known for clean lines, bright colors and high contrast. Kidrobot has long been a fan…


by Daniel Pickett
July 31, 2015
Boulder, CO – July 30, 2015 – Kidrobot is excited to announce Baby Huey will soon be available in stores and online at Kidrobot.com following it’s successful launch at San Diego Comic Con. It’s all about that fade baby! Pretty hard to step into your Dad’s shoes, even if you have teeny tiny little feet, but a…


by Daniel Pickett
November 19, 2014
URBAN VINYL ICON KIDROBOT JOINS NECA FAMILY OF COMPANIES Will Again Be Run as an Artist-Driven Company Under the Creative Direction of Frank Kozik. Hillside, NJ – November 19, 2014 – In an announcement sure to bring cheers and tears of joy to die-hard fans and artists around the world, KR Purchase, LLC (a wholly…


by Daniel Pickett
November 11, 2014
This past weekend in Pasadena, fans flocked to D-Con, AKA DesignerCon 2014.  Despite it occurring in my “back yard” each year, this is the first year I have been able to attend.   It’s a terrific show, with great programming, great vendors and a great energy.  The show is gaining popularity and has doubled in size…


by Daniel Pickett
October 6, 2014
NEW YORK COMIC CON ESC-TOY BOOTH #515 OFFICIAL RELEASE LIST!  SPECIAL ESC 9th ANNIVERSARY PRICING! New York Comic Con is finally around the corner and we will have special ESC 9th anniversary pricing during the event! All goods on the list will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Please check the scheduled release…


by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2014
Tenacious Collective booth graphics & artwork provided by 123KLAN   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2014 Following up on a dynamic and exciting presence at NYCC 2013, Tenacious Toys is again managing a massive 600-square-foot booth in the center of The Block, the area of New York Comic Con dedicated to art toys and the…


by Daniel Pickett
April 22, 2014
After a little over 10 years, the gang at Kid Robot, who were pioneers in brining Urban Vinyl and designer toys to the US are closing (and possibly relocating) their New York City location. The following message was posted today over on KidRobot’s official blog: Dear Kidrobot Community, After an amazing decade-plus year run, our beloved Kidrobot…


by Daniel Pickett
February 10, 2014
THIS IS NOT A TOY An Exhibition of Contemporary Art + Collectible Design Celebrate the World’s First Large-Scale Exhibition Dedicated to Designer Toys at the Design Exchange  This Is Not a Toy at Canada’s Design Museum, Design Exchange, featuring Better Knowing by KAWS   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TORONTO, Canada – February 7, 2014 –…


by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
August 18, 2009
A week or so ago I was cruising my local Target checking to see if their most recent reset was complete. I was cranking down the back isle passing board games and Nerf guns, eyes fixed on the action figure isle. A row or two before my destination I caught a glimpse in my perif…