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2:00 PM on 09.17.2014

Firecracker Sylvan explodes onto the scene Friday

Did you happen to see Pobber Toys and Gary Ham's Firecracker Sylvan at STGCC last weekend? No? Couldn't even make it to buy one yourself? Well, you're in luck: Pobber is releasing him in their store on Friday. Judging by how ...

Brian Szabelski

Gary Ham's Toy Titans Toytem is finally here photo
Gary Ham's Toy Titans Toytem is finally here
by Brian Szabelski

Back in May, Gary Ham made a one-off custom called the Toy Kings Toytem for the Triplets of Clutterville show at Clutter Gallery. The piece featured the mascots of SpankyStokesRotofugiLulubellClutter Magazine and Dragatomi, and now, it's back as an actual six-piece vinyl collectible set. Renamed the Toy Titans Toytem, it's otherwise identical to his earlier wooden custom, and like his other Toytems, you can stack these however you please, even with Gary's other Toytems.

As you might have guessed, the Toytem is going to be available in a few places: Gary's website, SpankyStokes' shop, Rotofugi, Lulubell, Clutter's shop and Dragatomi. You'll be looking to spend about US$85 for the Toytem, and each website will have 50 Toytems, for a total run size of 300 pieces. The Toy Titans Toytem is releasing on Friday at precisely noon Eastern (11 a.m. Central, 9 a.m. Pacific).

[Image via Rotofugi]

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2:00 PM on 11.13.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Ink It Labs

The folks at Ink It Labs brought plenty of wooden collectibles with them to DesignerCon 2013. Those included Scott Tolleson's Lil Rufus, the S.S. Meow Meow from Crowded Teeth, Onorio D'Epiro's Flower Eater, and-&nbs...

Brian Szabelski

7:00 PM on 11.11.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Andrew Bell and Gary Ham

For this event, Andrew Bell shared a table with Gary Ham at booth #703. Andrew Bell showed some new stuff like his Dealmaker “Blueblood” edition with MPHlabs. He also brought along some older stuff like Groobs, Z...

Vanessa Cubillo

11:00 PM on 10.21.2013

Pobber sends along teasers for two new projects

The kind crew at Pobber have sent us two new teasers! First, there's the new Bad Ass for DesignerCon: Mutant B, an almost Halloween-colored figure in black, purple, orange and lime green. Only 50 of these are being made and t...

Brian Szabelski

NYCC exclusives round-up: Designer toys photo
NYCC exclusives round-up: Designer toys
by Natalie Kipper

New York Comic Con is almost upon us and I am sure those planning on attending already have their heads swimming with thoughts of lines, swag, and those ever-elusive exclusives. And, while we can't help you out with the first two, we can make sifting through that long list of exclusives a little easier.

After the break, you will find the NYCC-exclusive designer toys, divided into figures and plushes, with booth numbers, prices, and edition sizes provided. If we previously covered the toy on Tomopop, we threw in that link as well. Hopefully, this will help with planning and make your con experience easier. Keep a look-out for the companion piece to this post detailing the comics toys! Oh, and happy shopping!

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SDCC 2013: Gary Ham, Scott Tolleson, and Julie West photo
SDCC 2013: Gary Ham, Scott Tolleson, and Julie West
by Natalie Kipper

The booth housing artists Gary Ham, Scott Tolleson, and Julie West was my first stop on preview night of San Diego Comic Con. The space was laden with prototypes for future toys and con-exclusive goods. I came there for Gary's Hermees plush (made in collaboration with Lana Crooks) but I stayed for the sheer amount of awesomeness tucking into that corner booth. Along the periphery were tall glass cases, each one full of either Gary, Julie, or Scott's work. It was like a teaser for those just walking down the aisle. The booth's back had cubbies where additional merchandise was stored.

In Gary's section, the 2013 Flat Wooper Looper plushes (made in collaboration with Flat Bonnie) looked very cute and lovely, especially when the exhibit hall lights shone on the eyes and pleather accents. The Hermees plushes were popular and I am not surprised at all. They are wonderfully well made and the detail on the plush is delightful. I am so relieved I managed to get mine. Next to Hermees in the display shelf was a prototype for a vinyl figure called Sylvan. Interestingly, the model was made of wood. Returning to the Wooper Looper family, there were also four different colorways of the character's vinyl figure available to purchase: Neopolitan, Glow-in-the-dark (Sprayed), unpainted Vanilla, and Unpainted Glow-in-the-dark.

The highlights for Scott's display included the debut of his Bitta Critta vinyl figure (which could also be found at 3D Retro's booth), several different colorways and sizes of the popular Deadbeet sofubi, custom Raaar! and Fonzo figures, as well as the adorable Bartholomew Punchyface plush. I didn't manage to snap a picture of the second Bartholomew Punchyface colorway (the yellow and blue one) that was supposed to be at SDCC but the original green and brown plush was also there.

Last but not least, Julie's goods were divided between vinyl figures and cute plushes. I spotted both her Tweet and Bumble figures as well as the custom Skelanimals QEE. I freaking loved her plush of the smiling tree branch. I am not sure if you can tell from the photo but the details are on the fabric of the plush, not embroidered. It gave them a cool, sleek look.

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SDCC-exclusive Hermees plush is hauntingly adorable photo
SDCC-exclusive Hermees plush is hauntingly adorable
by Natalie Kipper

After days of teasing on Instagram, Gary Ham and Lana Crooks have fully revealed their Hermees plush, bound for SDCC. Based on one of Gary's original characters, Lana the "Plushinator" crafted 5 (that's right -- only 5) hand-sewn plushes of the adorable bat, each embellished with a laser-etched, incredibly decorative wooden tag, attached with a Halloween-themed ribbon. Hermees measures 14-inches tall with an impressive 17-inch wingspan. He is made of fleece and wool and features adorable little embroidered details everywhere. I just can't get enough of this cutie!

The Hermees plush can be found at Gary Ham's booth (#5139) at San Diego Comic Con. Each one will cost US$200. 

[via Clutter]

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Flat Wooper Looper makes his return to SDCC photo
Flat Wooper Looper makes his return to SDCC
by Natalie Kipper

Gary Ham's lovable axolotl buddy, Wooper Looper, hit San Diego Comic Con last year in the form of plushes, sofubi, Dunnys, and Holly Stanway's Caveys. It wasn't until earlier this year that Gary joined forces with Flat Bonnie to create the first run of Flat Wooper Looper plushes. The adorable 10 inch tall guy sold for the price of US$80 each. This time around, the price has been slashed to US$45. The price isn't the only thing that has changed. Instead of the original pink/white color scheme, the 2013 SDCC exclusive Flat Wooper Looper will be made in a white fleece with Tiffany Blue pleather accents. 

These plushes are limited to 20 handmade, numbered pieces. Flat Bonnie teased on her Facebook page that #0 (yes, there is a number 0) will be extra-special. They will be available for purchase at Gary Ham's booth (#5139) at San Diego Comic Con.

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11:00 AM on 05.29.2013

A look at some of the custom Caveys for Friday's show

This Friday marks the Custom Vinyl Cavey Show in London, and as a peek, we're getting to see the customs a little early. There are 41 customs that are part of the show, all of which have now been posted to the Hey Cavey blog....

Brian Szabelski

6:00 PM on 05.08.2013

The Triplets of Clutterville arrive May 11

Clutter's next show is a triple-team of total terror ... okay, not really. The Triplets of Clutterville is a three-person show featuring work from Haus of Boz, Squink!, and Gary Ham, three artists who aren't at all known for ...

Brian Szabelski

A look at ToyCon UK's wares and exclusives photo
A look at ToyCon UK's wares and exclusives
by Brian Szabelski

ToyCon UK opens up this weekend, and many of the major British designer artists will be in attendance (with some surprises, too). Add in the fact that many will be bringing their own pieces to Baden-Powell House, and you have a list of exclusives and releases too long to mention.

Well, we've tried, at least. After the jump, you'll find an extensive list, outlining just about everything (and everyone) we know to expect for the show. Some are more specific or detailed than others (based on what the artists have released), so there may still be updates to come this week. In any case, for the rundown so far, you'll want to head past the jump.

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