TOY ART GALLERY Anniversary Show 2012 opens this Saturday!

Toy Art Gallery is excited to announce our first Anniversary at our Melrose location! To mark the occasion, we’ve invited over 50 of our favorite artists and friends to join us in celebration. Come out to our celebration on Saturday, September 15th and be the first to have access to exclusive editions, one-of-a-kind custom toys and works of art, limited edition apparel, and more!

The TAG Anniversary Show 2012 features the following:
Arkiv, Blamo Toys, Blobpus, Brent Nolasco, Cieromuco, cikcuk, Cris Rose, Dave Bondi, David Flores, David Healey, Elegab, Emilio Garcia, Erostika, FFINC artist Reggieknow, Gomez Bueno, Grody Shogun, Hints and Spices, Itokin Park, Jan Calleja, Jeff Lamm, Josh Herbolsheimer, Julie B / Pretty in Plastic, KARZWORKS, KusoVinyl, Lash, Leecifer, Luke Chueh, MAD, Mark Nagata, Marka27, Marmit, Mattia Biagi, Meredith Dittmar, mr clement, Monstrehero, Munktiki, Nathan Hamill, Naoto Hattori, Okedoki, P.P.Pudding, Paul Kaiju, Phu!, Pico Pico, Quim Tarrida, Rampage Toys, Reactor88, Rock’n Jelly Bean, Rohby, SkullHeadButt, Splurrt, Sucklord, T9G, Taeko Maezawa, Tan-Ki, Triclops Studios, Uamou, Velocitron,
Waotoyz, and more!

Please join us and many of the featured artists on Saturday, September 15th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046. Enjoy drinks, cake, music by Dirty Waters, special discounts on select product, and more! The Gravy Train Food Truck will be on hand to provide tasty treats starting at 6PM. ‘TOY ART GALLERY Anniversary Show 2012’ runs through October 8th.

ATTENTION: If you plan on purchasing exclusive items from the show (custom and limited edition toys) you must have a line ticket. Line tickets will be passed out starting at 12PM Noon on Saturday. Ticket numbers will be random, so no need to wait in line! Just show up at 12 to get your ticket and make sure you’re back at the gallery at 6PM to ensure your proper place in line.

RSVP on Facebook!

See additional preview images on our Show Page!

WWRP Heavy Brambles + Adventure Kartel In Stock NOW!

The wait it over…the brand new World War Robot Portable Heavy Brambles by Ashley Wood and 3A are here! In stock and ready to ship, these amazing fully-articulated bots are available in six varieties: African Defence, Cydonia Defence, Deimos Defence, Gravedigger, JEA Marine, and the US-market exclusive NG Defence. Each bot is 7″ tall, expertly detailed, and only $65 each.

Get the WWRP Heavy Brambles HERE!

Also available for sale are the retail-exclusive Adventure Kartel 1/6 scale figures! This assortment includes a whopping eight different figures: Hoodzomb Black, Red, and White, the robots Johnson and Junglevet, and the AK universe heroes (or are they?) Tommyred, Shadow 2 and Penumbra. Figures are 12″ tall, $90 each, and fully-articulated with the trademark 3A-quality detail and excellent tailoring.

Get the Adventure Kartel figures HERE!

Nathan Hamill’s BELLICOSITY: A Bellicose Bunny Custom Group Show now online!

Work from Nathan Hamill’s Bellicosity: A Bellicose Bunny Group Custom Show is now online! If you missed last night’s opening here’s your chance to pick up some amazing customs from artists such as A Little Stranger, Ardabus Rubber, Cris Rose, J*RYU, Julie B., Leecifer, Luke Chueh, Martin Hsu, Miss Mindy, Nebulon5, Osirisorion, Ragnar, RsinArt, John “Spanky” Stokes, Steve Talkowski, Southerndrawl, Task One, Todd Robertson, Touma, Toybot Studios, Valleydweller, and more!

Click HERE to see the customs and make a purchase!

Be sure to check back over the next few days as more customs will be added.
BELLICOSITY runs through April 6th at Toy Art Gallery.

Coming Soon: Bellicosity!

Nathan Hamill’s Bellicosity: A Bellicose Bunny Custom Group Show is coming to Toy Art Gallery March 23rd. Stay tuned to the blog for some sneak peeks from the huge variety of talents who are participating in the show, including but not limited to:

A Little Stranger
Ardabus Rubber
Ayleen Gaspar
Blamo – Mikie
Bob Conge
Brandon Griffith
Brent Nolasco
Carson Catlin
Cris Rose
George Gaspar
Gris Grimly
Jeremiah Ketner
Jermaine Rogers
John Paul Kaiser
Julie B.
Julie West
Luke Chueh
Martin Hsu
Miss Mindy
Old Oak Tap
Scott Tolleson
Steve Talkowski
Task One
Todd Robertson
Toybot Studios
Voltaire PRL

PAULYVINYL State of Mind opens tomorrow, Sat. Mar. 3rd at 7PM

Paul Kaiju’s first solo show at Toy Art Gallery “Paulyvinyl State of Mind” opens tomorrow, Saturday March 3rd at 7PM. We will be hosting an opening reception from 7-11PM with drinks, Jarritto’s, and DJ Howie spinning vintage tracks. The Frysmith food truck will be on hand from 6-10PM, check out their menu HERE.

It’s going to be a great show, so if you’re in the area come check it out. If you plan on purchasing pieces refer to the following for details:

Tickets to purchase work from PAULYVINYL will be distributed FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE starting at 12 NOON on Sat, Mar. 3rd. One ticket per person. Please claim your place in line by 6:30PM prior to 7PM opening. Any remaining work will go online at the following day.

“KAROUSHI” Grody Shogun and Velocitron opens this Friday!

Opening: Friday February 3th, 7-11 pm
Feb. 3rd – Feb. 24th 2012

TAG | Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90046 U.S.

Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “Karoushi”, featuring the works of Grody Shogun and Velocitron! “Karoushi” is the Japanese concept of death by overwork. Working simultaneously as brand, producer and retailer, the two masterminds of the Japanese soft vinyl producing powerhouse The Fort have banded together to unleash a gallery show of epic proportions. Multiple editions, one-offs and collaborative pieces are just the beginning of what these two have crafted for this event. Grody Shogun and Velocitron hope that attendees to the gallery show can get a taste of just what two people can accomplish when they decide that their own health, sanity and overall well-being rank far below achieving their dreams of revolutionizing the Japanese vinyl world.

Grody Shogun (Luke Rook) began in 2011 but has taken the Japanese vinyl world by storm. Built around the core philosophy that toys are meant to be enjoyed and played with, GS prides himself on creating “playable” figures that are offered at extremely reasonable price points. GS figures have a strong following both in Japan and internationally, often selling out within minutes of being offered.

Velocitron (Ricky Wilson) began producing figures in Japanese vinyl in 2008, starting with only his own designs and soon starting to produce figures from a diverse group of international artists and designers. His designs are influenced by post apocalyptic imagery, classic horror manga and heavy metal album covers.

“KAROUSHI” opens Friday, Feb. 3rd and runs through Feb. 24th. There will be an opening reception from 7-11 PM on Feb. 3rd, where Luke and Ricky will be virtually broadcasting from The Fort in Japan to paint their toys live. Join us at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.

WHAM BLAM BLAMO Preview now available!

We’re very excited for tomorrow night’s opening of “WHAM BLAM BLAMO”, our second show with Blamo Toys!
There are tons of amazing hand-crafted sculpture and toys that need to be seen in person, so if you’re in the area of 7571 Melrose Ave. make sure to come on by and say HI to the Blamo crew! Opening starts at 7 PM and runs til 11.

If you just can’t wait, the preview for “WHAM BLAM BLAMO” is now online. Check it out here:


Artwork from “WHAM BLAM BLAMO” will go for sale on our website starting Saturday, Jan. 7th at 12 noon PST.

Click HERE to make a purchase!