Designercon 2015 was a blast! Thank you to everyone who came by and said hi and checked out what we’ve been up to. We hope you enjoyed what we had to offer! For those who couldn’t make it, we made sure to save some of our exclusive goodies for online sales.
This includes the brand-new BC BLASTERS from James Groman, the POISON PUP from Frank Kozik, the MANDRAKE ROOT from Dockor A, the first factory-painted DOUBLETHINK from Tkom, a new WOLF BAT from Joseph Harmon, and much more! Check out everything from Designercon here:
TAG @ DESIGNERCON 2015
TAG @ Designercon 2015; Exclusives from Frank Kozik, TKOM, Doktor A, James Groman, Joseph Harmon, and more!
Designercon 2015 is this weekend, November 21 & 22 at the Pasadena Convention Center, and Toy Art Gallery will be there in force at booth #1221! We’re going to have an amazing amount of exclusive editions from a great variety of toy makers like Secret Base, Kikkake, KTO, Devilrobots, Tkom, and more. On top of that, we will be premiering several brand-new original toy productions from the likes of Doktor A, James Groman, and Frank Kozik!
Be sure to stop by the TAG booth for great savings on mini-figures, blind boxes and metal toys, check out never-before-seen prototypes for upcoming productions, and to score exclusives from the following artists:
Candie Bolton – Bunny Custom Chi Chi
Crummygummy – Four Faced Gummy Head – Bubblegum Swirl
Doktor A – Mandrake Root Blue – First release!
Frank Kozik – Poison Pup Pink – First release!
Hideyuki Katsumata – HANAUTA Green
James Groman – B.C. Blasters Army Green – First release!
Joseph Harmon – Chungaloids One-offs and Wolf Bat Blue
Kagemaru – MummyMoco, Grim Reaper, Dobu Rat, and Eye Scream
Kamakiri – Uchu-Jin
KTO – Kaibutsu Sets
Magical Design – TIBE – Blue
Radioactiveuppercut – Bite Size One-offs
Secret Base – Sponge Bob Gold Glitter Keychain Set
Snatchpunch – Bos Tyrant – Clear Painted
Spankystokes – Stroll Painted Release
TKom – Doublethink Painted Release, One-offs and Blanks
Lottery Date and Time: Friday Oct. 30 12PM PST through Monday Nov. 2 at 12PM PST
Toy Art Gallery is proud to a spooky new edition of Paul Kaiju’s Slugbeard! Slugbeard measures in at 10” tall and 10” wide, with multiple points of articulation and even a vinyl wrecking ball attached with a real metal chain! Made in Japan.
The Halloween Orange Slugbeard retails for $175 and will be released via email lottery starting on Friday, October 30th at 12PM PST and ending on Monday, November 2nd at 12PM PST. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Slugbeard Lottery” as the subject along with your paypal address and shipping info. If selected you will be sent an invoice for payment. Please allow 24 hours for a response after the closing time (Monday 12PM PST). Winners will be chosen at random, one entry per participant please (if you submit more than once you will be disqualified). Good luck!
We also have three spook-tacular Halloween editions being released THIS FRIDAY, 10/30!
First up is Ron English’s Urban Big Foot kitted out in an awesome orange and black marble vinyl. Urban Big Foot stands 6.5″ tall and retails for $65.
Next we have Paul Kaiju’s Mini Gacha Set in the same awesome black and orange marble! The set of 5 2″ figures retails for $60.
And last but certainly not least, we have Kurokoban’s Nimbus Sleepwalker in spooky GID. This is a TAG-exclusive edition, stands 6.5″ tall and retails for $90!
All of these special Halloween releases can be found at shop.toyartgallery.com on Friday Oct. 30th at 12PM PST!
Our Melrose Ave. retail store and gallery is closing it’s doors at the end of the month and we need to clear out some inventory! This means some deep discounts for all you local collectors. Come on out and grab some amazing deals on a huge stockpile of vinyl toys, blind boxes, apparel, custom toys, and even fixtures! Sale ends in just a couple of days so get in early to take advantage of the savings.
Toy Art Gallery’s online store will still be alive and active and we will continue to manufacture our wide range of soft vinyl and premium material products!
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present TWISTED PLANET featuring the talents of Cometdebris, Galaxy People, Joseph Harmon, and Martin Ontiveros! All manner of wild creatures will come out to play in this mini group show. Be on the lookout for vinyl toy mini editions, resin figures, paintings, and more!
The show will also see the debut of new TAG-produced toys like Joseph Harmon’s Wolf Thing Bat Mother and Martin Ontiveros’ Wizards mini figure set, as well as some surprises!
Please join us for the exhibit opening on Saturday, August 8th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.
TWISTED PLANET runs through August 29th.
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Toy Art Gallery is proud to present LUCID DREAM, the Sleepwalker Custom Group Show! Kurobokan’s adorable Sleepwalker vinyl figure has come down from cloud nine and this select group of artists have given him the Best in Show treatment!
LUCID DREAM features the following artists:
Aidan Monahan, Bob Conge / Plaseebo, Brian Flynn, Camille D’Errico, Candie Bolton, D-lux, Deeten, Drilone, Goto-san, Grizlli Atom, Guumon, Javier Jimenez, Joe Whiteford, Johan Ulrich, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Leecifer, Liz McGrath, Martin Ontiveros, Michael Devera, Miscreation Toys, Monster Island, Paulus Hyu, Tasha Zimich, Tim Stephson, Topheroy, Uamou, Video Vomit
Please join us for the opening on Saturday, July 18th at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.
LUCID DREAM runs through August 1st.
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Miscreation Toys and Toy Art Gallery are proud to present the gargantuan CESTODA! Measuring in at a terrifying 14 inches in height and width with over 10 points of articulation, the Cestoda is ready to invade your toyshelves!
Here’s a little of Cestoda’s backstory from Miscreation Toys’ Jeremi Rimel:
A blue whale is found beached near Santa Monica Pier. During the necropsy a giant creature emerges from the whale carcass carrying a brood of eggs clustered on its hulking back. It can use any living thing as a host, piercing into them with its spiky tail and inserting eggs. And now it has humans for incubation vessels.
The military step in to contain the infected zones and hunt down the rapidly growing creature. But the monster is resilient. It has large sharp claws and the glands within its tail spray a potent, foul slime that induces a paralyzing effect. Bullets pierce the creature’s segmented cuticle flesh to little or no effect. The military attempt to capture it with more advanced weaponry.
Marine biologists nickname the creature “Cestoda” as it’s biological traits resemble those found in tapeworm parasites. They theorize the invasive species originated deep within the Earth and was introduced to the sea following a recent earthquake that rocked the coast of northern California. They believe the beached whales fed upon deep sea creatures that were infested with the parasite.
While the military tracks Cestoda, scientists race to discover a solution and stop the spread of the parasite. If they fail, Earth will eventually be purged of every living creature- including mankind!
copyright Jeremi Rimel 2015
Both Charcoal Gray and Red unpainted Cestoda’s are available for this initial pre-order for $175 each. The pre-order will be open starting today until July 2nd (7/2). That’s two weeks to guarantee your spot, so don’t miss out!
CESTODA Pre-Order @ TAG