Gary Ham

SDCC 2015: Gary Ham photo
SDCC 2015: Gary Ham

SDCC 2015: Gary Ham


Jul 13
// Brian Szabelski
If you couldn't get to SDCC to see Gary Ham's new creations, don't worry: he also posted a photo of the trio on his Instagram for you. One of the three is actually vinyl -- the Find Your Ohana variant of his Wooper Looper, co...
Firecracker Sylvan photo
Firecracker Sylvan

Firecracker Sylvan explodes onto the scene Friday


If you missed him at STGCC, this is your chance
Sep 17
// Brian Szabelski
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 ...
Toy Titans Toytem photo
Toy Titans Toytem

Gary Ham's Toy Titans Toytem is finally here


Releasing on Friday in several places
Dec 18
// 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 SpankyStokes, Rotofugi, Lulubell, Clutter...
DCon 2013: Ink It Labs photo
DCon 2013: Ink It Labs

DesignerCon 2013: Ink It Labs


Wooden (designer) toys for girls and boys
Nov 13
// Brian Szabelski
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...

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DesignerCon

DesignerCon 2013: Andrew Bell and Gary Ham


Wooper Loopers, Androids, and more
Nov 11
// Vanessa Cubillo
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...
Pobber teasers photo
Pobber teasers

Pobber sends along teasers for two new projects


Oh goodness ... Pause Design, Kronk, Dok A and Gary Ham?
Oct 21
// Brian Szabelski
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...

NYCC exclusives round-up: Designer toys

Oct 03 // Natalie Kipper
In the figure department, we have: Beefy & Co.: Ghost Tribe Warrior x Ghost Edition at booth #222 . Limited to 175 pieces, US$65 each. Clutter: Rotocast Mint Heart Skull by Ron English, "Dali x Crow Bear" by Erick Scarecrow, Count Calorie - Signature Colors edition by Ron English, "Phantom Starkiller: The Cosmic Ghoul Warrior" by Killer Bootlegs, and ManOrMonster Studios' "Warlords of Wor: Weelord Minis" at booth #504. Mint Heart Skull is limited to 30 pieces, price unknown. "Dali x Crow Bear" is limited to 20 pieces, US$35 each. 50 out of the 100  Count Calorie figures will be at Clutter booth (the rest will be sold online after the con), price unknown. Phantom Starkiller is limited to 10 pieces, US$100 each. Warlords of Wor's edition size is unknown, price is US$15 per set. Frombie: Robo Zora Morphers (link) and S2B2 (link) at booth #609. Robo Zora Morphers are limited to 12 pieces per design with each figure costing US$125. S2B2's price is US$200, but edition size is unknown. Myplasticheart: Sideways - NYCC edition by Yoskay Yamamoto (link), Necro Candy Corn Junior by Lou Pimentel, Akashi 5YL - Mono edition by David Bondi (link), Glop in a Box - Radioactive by Andrew Bell, and Negora - NYCC edition by Konatsu at booth #113. Sideways is limited to 100 pieces, US$85 each. Necro Cany Corn Junior's edition size is unknown, US$35 each. Akashi 5YL is limited to 50 pieces at US$65 each. Negora - NYCC's edition size is unknown, US$35 each. Tenacious Toys: VISEone's Zombie Goo - yellow variant (link), MegaSeth Exclusive by Lisa Rae Hansen, Monster Embryo Exclusive by Taylored Curiosities, Smurf Blood Reticulated Box by Carson Catlin, Sippy Shortstraw by UME Toys, Little Bunny Boom Boom - Mountain Dew edition by JFury, The Ewoking Dead by Peter Goral, and Zombie Candy Corn by SoKo Cat at booth #208. Zombie Goo is limited to 100 pieces at US$40 each. MegaSeth is limited to 5 pieces, US$60 each. Monster Embryo is limited to 10 pieces, US$16 each. Smurf Blood Reticulated Box is limited to 10 pieces, US$50 each. Sippy Shortstraw is limited to 10 pieces, US$40 each. Little Bunny Boom Boom is limited to 10 pieces, US$65 each. The Ewoking Dead is limited to 50 pieces, US$80 each. Zombie Candy Corn is limited to 10 pieces, US$45 each. Triplikid & Eunioac: Glow-in-the-Dark Groper by Triplikid at booth #419. Edition size and price unknown. For plushes: Beefy & Co.: Bunnipoo from "The Adventures of Ryupoo" at booth #222. Limited to 100 pieces, US$25 each. Clutter: Gary Ham and Lana Crooks' Neapolitan Hermees and Steff Bomb's Bacon Pancakes at booth #504. Neapolitan Hermees is limited to 5 pieces, US$200 each. Bacon Pancakes are limited to 15 pieces, US$60 each. House of Darkly: Werewolf Candy Corn (link) at booth #214. Limited to 10 pieces, no price given. jellykoe: Goopy Scoops (link) at booth #413. Limited to 5 pieces, US$35 each. Monster Factory:  Giant Colin Monster at booth #508. Limited to 10 pieces, US$75 each. Myplasticheart: Rexy by Leesasaur at booth #113. Edition size unknown, US$40 each. Phil Barbato: Blind Box of Tiny Plush at booth #402. Edition size and price is unknown. Tenacious Toys: Furry Feline Creatives' Tenacious Bogie (link) at booth #208. Limited to 10 pieces, US$40 each. Keep in mind this is the list for only the designer and vinyl toys. The comics-themed toys are in another round-up. Did I miss something? Please share the information in the comments!
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Here is a handy list of where to get those coveted exclusives
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...

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A trio of fantastic artists show off their wares
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'...

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The collaboration between Gary Ham and Lana Crooks is extremely limited in edition
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-...

Wooper Looper does SDCC photo
Gary Ham and Flat Bonnie team up for this con-exclusive plush
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...

Custom Cavey sneak peek photo
Custom Cavey sneak peek

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


Some are cute and cuddly, others ... not so much
May 29
// Brian Szabelski
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....
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The Triplets of Clutterville arrive May 11


New works from Gary Ham, Squink! and Haus of Boz
May 08
// Brian Szabelski
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 ...

A look at ToyCon UK's wares and exclusives

Apr 02 // Brian Szabelski
Lunartik will be bringing two pieces with him to ToyCon UK. First, there's Royal Tea, a new Mini Tea Special Brew in a pretty white and blue pattern. It'll be a limited release of 200 Teas, each one signed and numbered, for £15 a piece. Also at his booth will be a 2.5-inch resin figure called The Royal Fail - Mail Bomb. It's done-up in ToyCon colors (pink, turquoise and black ... you will be seeing a lot of that color palette in this post) with a run size of 25 signed-and-numbered pieces, retailing at £30. He has also invited a special guest artist to his booth, but hasn't revealed who yet. Sergey Safonov is making the trip from Moscow for the show, and while he won't have his own booth, he'll be hanging out at some fellow artists' booths during the show. At the Hang Gang booth, he'll have a Grape Juice variant of Choir Boy Godot, the superglossy black Luno, and a black/GID Darkest Night piece. At Fugi.me's booth, Sergey is revealing his newest figure, Govra. It'll be available in two designs, Eclipse and Zenith, and there will also be a Govra print available. A signing will take place at the Fugi.me booth at 1 p.m. Creo Design is finally launching their 6-inch Lofing figure at the event in both regular and DIY versions. The regular version will retail for $40 USD (£27.50) while the DIY version will be $30 USD (£20), and will be runs of 300 pieces and 200 pieces, respectively. Remaining figures will be on sale in the Creo Design shop after the event.Also debuting at the show is Creo and Blue-Frog World's Masks of Doom, a series of resin masks for 4-inch Munnys based a bit on MF Doom's awesome mask; and Creo x dust's two pieces, AlterEGO and RAS2013. There's a lot of colorways available, so check the full release list on the ToyCon UK site.And of course, how could we forget all the custom QiQis? Most have been revealed, and you can find all the photos on Creo Design's Facebook album for the event.  Alto will have several pieces at the event. First, there's the Boxen of Oxen, four show-exclusive Little Ox variants. There's 10 of each, retailing at £25 starting at 10 a.m. GMT. And speaking of Little Oxen, new custom Little Oxen will be on display (and on sale) from Sneaky Raccoon, Ume Toys, Drew Millward, Mr. Lister, RunDMB, Lisa Rae Hansen and David Stevenson. Alto's Evil Origami will also be in attendance with the "Unfold" custom show going on tour. Pieces at the show will be those from Lisa Rae Hansen, Klingatron, Conzo, Effektive, Daniel Seex, Robbie Porter, Verity Keniger, Lindstrom Effect, Berg, and DMS. He'll also have a few blank Evil Origami available for £15 each. Then there's the new collab between Alto and DMS, Skelevex. The skull-shaped piece will be at the show in a variety of colors and finishes, according to Alto, and prices will be between £100 and £125 each. There will also be a raffle for two green flocked, wooden plaque-mounted Skelevex heads. Dudebox's offerings at ToyCon will include the remaining Dai Ocean and Bob figures they have in stock. Dolly Oblong teased something for ToyCon with muffinman ... and it's a Billy Brains version of Baldwin! Twenty will be available for £35 each. Also, there will be Dairobo papercraft and a Momo plush available, too. Tesselate will have his works displayed at the GenericArt booth (more on that later), and they include two new debuting members of the ED-IT JD team: C1100 (in two colorways) and the imposing Z9900_P. Also at the show will be new Keyeyes with TC keys (because ToyCon, right?) and special colorways of the B5100 and C1200 robots. Planet Domu will have two pieces coming with them to ToyCon. First is the Womo figure, a collaboration with RunDMB, of which a one-off custom will be at ToyCon for £80. Also debuting at the show is the War Tourist resin figure, a Domu x RunDMB collab, available in the 4-inch DIY version for £45. There will also be custom War Tourists from artists like Stu Witter, Pete Fowler Jon Paul Kaiser and A Little Stranger; see the ToyCon UK pager for full details. The Tarantulas are bringing a new trio with them: Chompy Man, 1983, and Bubblegum II. The three are apparently collaborations with Onell Design, Fig Lab and Real x Head, with prices to be determined, and Bubblegum II is the vinyl version of a resin figure from SDCC 2009. Jon Paul Kaiser is bringing a new sculpt, his Libertas skulls, in both regular and scribed versions. They use his trademark two-tone style, but the scribed versions have some scribbling on them. Secret code? Maybe ... maybe. Either way, 10 regular skulls (£65) and 5 Scribed skulls (£80) will be available at his booth during the show as soon as the doors open. Ume Toys will have some old resins, like Fletcher the Fatcat and Pepper Popcorn, that it appears he's bringing to ToyCon, but he'll also have a new dapper piece. Say hi to Harrington the Third, a fellow that's one part hat, one part mustache, and one part legs. The resin Harrington is 6.5 inches tall and five will be available at the show for £55 each. There will also be 5 Ditas available (in Hellfire red and black, cyan, Ume pink, cocoa and aged bronze varants) for £75 each. Squink! is bringing a new resin Dunny with him, Happy Dream Man; the little guy will be available in three different colorways for six total at the show. He'll also have a ton of custom vinyl and resin figures of all types, including his Dreamer resin figure, at his booth. Map-Map is promising to show ToyCon stuff soon, but looks like he's working on a custom resin figure. Okkle is bringing his Runts Zero series and a whole bunch of customs. He's been tweeting out what those customs are, including a Foomi called Spring Spirit, a little Trikky called Tinks, and a Raffy he's calling Tim the Giraffe Accountant, complete with glasses. Likewise, Haus of Boz has been tweeting out her customs for ToyCon UK. Not a surprise, they look wonderful. There's the Dunnypillar, Sky Devil, or a series of Huck Gee Rhinos called Black and White. Oh, and there's poop. Yes, a Munnyworld accessory customized and prettied up to prove that you can polish a turd. No photos yet from Cris Rose, but the promise of "50-60 bots for the show, plus an exclusive pin badge colourway and 3 new bot sculpts." Likewise, no news from Lunabee, but she's been tweeting teasers. Looks like lots of different types of custom vinyl creations are on the way! TADO have their Panda Otaku (in two versions), but they're also doing plushes, wooden keychains and resin figures! The resins include two new designs - The Hermazinger and Miss Panda Super Idol. Stitches and Glue are bringing their new release, BuBu, to ToyCon. He's apparently a little monkey in a cage; photos shall be forthcoming, I suspect. [UPDATE: Photos are in! Bubu is 12 inches tall and has arms that extend 65 cm in length.] The Hang Gang is your hangout if you like kaiju or sofubi, with exclusives in ToyCon colors from: Super7 (Mummy Boy and a Foster I will never have now *cries*); Max Toy Co. (Kaiju Negora); Uamou (Uamou figure); Unbox Industries and Jeff Lamm (Spike Wad); and Gary Ham (Wooper Looper). Full details on all the prices and release times are on their blog. Monsters & Mecha will have their Raar plushes (not to be confused with the Dynamite Rex figure, as there's no exclamation point in the name) at the show in various colorways. Artransmitte has a few things from Super7 (a Casket Cruiser colorway), Dynamite Rex (Raaar!), and Brutherford Industries (the UK edition Ice Scream Man featuring a bowler hat). TOYSREVIL has the round-up already taken care of (and they're linking to it anyways), so check it out for a full rundown. Triclops Studio, long story short, is going to be bringing new figures for its' B.A.S.T.A.R.D. series. They've just been teasing them on their blog for most of March. Fugi.me is playing host to new releases from Rebel Scum and Robotic Industries. On the Rebel Scum side of things, the release is a new piece, Kawbanite, featurins a KAWS figure in a crunchy carbonite (actually resin) shell. Six pieces will be available total in two colorways, on sale for £35. Meanwhile, Robotic Industries says goodbye to The Rising with a final purple and black colorway, limited to five pieces and on sale for £30. But they say hello to Dead Dog, a 7-inch-by-4-inch-by-2.5-inch resin figure that lives up to its name. These will also be limited to five pieces at the show, on sale for £40 and coming with a Giclee print. In addition, a new run of Ethan Mk1 custom 5-inch Munnys will be at ToyCon. The Munnys, featuring a resin-cast head with moving mouth, are limited to a pair each in three different colorways, and they'll be £45 each. Mintyfresh has several exclusives for the show. They are: the Union Jack Hug the Killer by Nikopicto; Moony and Stay Gold versions of RESTORE's Debris Japan; two Gazer Busts from Angry Woebots; and the Trooper Lotus from Clogtwo and Mighty Jaxx. GenericArt will be home of artists like Tesselate during the event, but they're also doing some custom shows and releases. One of those is the Mini Tea custom series Fans of Tea 3. Among the participating artists are Reet Neet with his Forrest Gump-inspired LieuTEAnant Dan figure; and Kerry Dyer, who has created a Shakespeare Tea and a series of customs called Taming of the Brew for the event. GenericArt is also playing host to Art in the Groove, a custom vinyl event featuring ... actual vinyl. As in records. A number of British artists have been invited to participate, so be sure to check it out as well if you go. Previous announcements: David Stevenson ToyCon UK exclusives Taylored Curiosities Fossilized Morrows and Giant Monster Embryos Lisa Rae Hansen's MegaSeth A Little Stranger x ToyCon UK's TCon plush and vinyl figure  Cavey ToyConcaveysaurus exclusives ... and the non-ToyConcaveysaurus exclusive colorways Doktor A's Phizogs Unbox Industries/Jeff Lamm exclusives
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More vinyl and resin this weekend than Disco Demolition Night in a pine forest
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...

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More Wooper Looper goods coming this Friday


Gary Ham's lovable axolotl will see new plushes and necklaces in store
Mar 26
// Natalie Kipper
I loved Gary Ham's Wooper Looper when it was originally released as a Sofubi last year. I loved the little fellow even more (if such a thing were possible) when the axolotl later took the forms of two plushes, one made by Gar...
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Gary Ham's Whoogle Android APs on sale this week


16 will come with trees for your owl robot friend
Feb 18
// Brian Szabelski
This Friday, Feb. 22, Gary Ham is releasing the artist proof of his Whoogle the Owl Android from the Android Series 3 set. Consisting of 32 Whoogles, each one comes signed and numbered, but 16 of them are special. Why? Becaus...
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Gary Ham's Classic Monster Toytem arrives in his shop


This is the last colorway of the first series of Toytems, by the way.
Jan 31
// Brian Szabelski
Gary Ham fans, your last chance to own a Classic Monster Toytem is close at hand. The classic, grayscale totem is going to be up in Gary's shop Friday at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. GMT), with the last 80 of the 1...
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DesignerCon 2012: Dynamite Rex


Dinosaurs, plus designer toys, always equals win
Nov 06
// Brian Szabelski
Based on my initial reaction to seeing Dynamite Rex's first figure, Raar!, as well as some of your comments, we knew we had to stop by the booth and check out this little dino dude with the dynamite in mouth. It looks as if R...
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DesignerCon 2012: Gary Ham and Rhode Montijo


It's a scary good time!
Nov 05
// Brian Szabelski
Gary Ham always seems to have something new and shiny to talk about when he shows up to a big event. For DesignerCon, that meant a new Wooper Looper in translucent (and very shiny) violet vinyl, along with a chance to get a p...

Tomopop's Big Bad DesignerCon 2012 Roundup (Part 3)

Nov 01 // Brian Szabelski
DKE Toys DKE Toys once again have one of the biggest (if not biggest) booths at DesignerCon down in #124, and this year, they've gone full Suck. That's caplitalized because this year is a very Sucklord-themed booth, though there are a few other hidden surprises: The official exclusive listed for DKE Toys is a Dark Emerald colorway of Mighty Jaxx's Hell Lotus (US$135, 25 pieces), but it's not the only thing on display by far; The big thing, of course, is the Suckathon. Not only are there going to be custom Sucklord figures and the retrospective there, but there will be a livestream of Sucklord's appearance on the Toy Break website from noon to 5 p.m. Pacific (3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern; 7 p.m. to midnight GMT). Attendees will also be able to pickup a 2-disc DVD set of last year's 5-hour-long Suckathon from the DKE booth for US$15. In addition to the livestream, episodes 1-3 of Sucklord's web series "Toy Lords of Chinatown" will be playing at the booth all day, and I've seen tweets indicating that episode 4 was being filmed in and around New York Comic Con. Bill McMullen (a.k.a. Billions McMillions) will have a special color-it-yourself poster at the show featuring Sucklord (US$25, 50 posters) that comes with 4 markers. Makes me feel a bit like I'm 6 again instead of 26. As usual, DKE will have the annual Graveyard and Garage Sale at DCon, featuring all the odds and ends and extra toys you can possibly stand. DKE's booth is also home to Scott Wilkowski's exclusives for the event, Mousemask Murphy (US$250, 50 pieces divided into two colorways) and the Labbit Skeleton (US$50, 50 pieces) that's based off the sculpt Scott uses for his see-through customs. Circus Posterus The Circus Posterus family will be at DesignerCon, and coming with them to booth #500 is quite an armada of collectibles:   For Brandt Peters fans, we have the second colorway of the Stingy Jack sofubi figure (US$95; 60 pieces at the show, 120 in total) that was produced in collaboration with Tomenosuke. Based on Brandt's Toxic Marshmallow custom, this variant is black and burnt orange with a touch of blue to it.  Speaking of sofubi, Kathie Olivas' Calliope Jackalope #1 (US$95, 120 pieces in total) is here! Painted with a seafoam greenish-blue color, along with shades of silver and white, it's another Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke collaboration and looking really nice.   Chris Ryniak's Stinky Ginger in an "raw" unpainted green colorway will be at the booth, too (US$65, 65 pieces)  Beyond that, there will be new editions of past figures, like Midnight 4-Legged and Mini Masao Skelves, Sour Peach Zombambies, Mini Zombieguts and a new critter from Amanda Spayd, Thimbleberry; and customs from DrilOne and Leecifer, among others. [Additional images via the very useful Circus Posterus Blog] Urban Vinyl Daily Urban Vinyl Daily will be attending DesignerCon for the first time, and at booth #730, they'll be releasing UVD Custom Series 1, a custom 3-inch Dunny series (US$75 each) featuring pieces from: Jon-Paul Kaiser, Carson Catlin, RSIN, Fuller, OsirisOrion, Task One, Motorbot, Matt A, Frnak Mysterio, JFury, Cucaracha Borracha, Avatar666, Jeff Beck, Ian Ziobrowski, valleydweller, Cody Phillips, Scott Kinnebrew, NERVISWR3K and JC Rivera. There's also three special ticket prizes hidden inside the blind boxes: a Gold Ticket 8-inch Dunny by Task One; a Silver Ticket 3-inch Dunny by J*RYU; and a Bronze Ticket 3-inch Dunny by Davidkraig. In addition to the Dunnys, we'll be getting Pepe Hiller's Woodkings (US$50; six available at the show, four available in Pepe's shop), who as you might imagine, rule over the world hidden in the trees. I imagine I'll want one. You'll also find Josh Mayhem's Gold Gunny customs (US$100, 3 pieces) Don P's custom Bot series, the Hell Slayers (US$75, five pieces) at the booth. Gary Ham Coming to us from booth #225 are the works of one Mr. Gary Ham. You've already seen one in the Sucklord talking plush, but there's more! The sofubi Wooper Looper he did in collaboration with Chauskoskis will be at the booth in a translucent purple colorway (US$65, 8 pieces), with 3 different detail variants: silver with black sprays, metallic purple sprays, and a matte deep violet color spray. He'll also be doing some custom Monster Toytem pieces, like the Invisible Man (price will vary; Gary says the hats for the top of the Toytem will be about US$5-10, while the monsters themselves will be US$50-60), and have the regular (US$75) and Kidrobot exclusive (US$85) versions of the Toytem available. Uh-Oh Toys In booth #111, Uh-Oh Toys appears to have a few unique pieces, including this drippy 7-inch Munny called The Blotter from Josh Mayhem (US$250). Bad Juju At booth #829 is Bad Juju, who are bringing along Dripple in two versions. First is the "Kickstarter" blue resin variant, available in a run of 100 pieces at US$95 for the show (and US$135 after). The design cues of one Sket One are all over this, as it should be; he's a co-founder. Also at the booth will be a one-off purple production prototype Dripple signed by Sket that will be raffled off.  Boombotix Boombotix is a company we haven't heard a whole lot from in a bit, but they're choosing DesignerCon booth #205 as the launching point for their upcoming Boombotix Artist Series, with Sket One (who is part of the series along with DGPH and Uberpup) doing a signing at the booth. These are up for pre-order at Boombotix in wired (US$55) and Bluetooth (US$80) versions. SpankyStokes SpankyStokes is setting up shop this year in booth #301, and First, there's J*RYU's Vita Nova Dunnys (US$120, 40 pieces), which look a bit similar in style to his Sanctum Dunnys and, if I would guess, feature the same magnetic-clasped opening face. Just a hunch. Also at Spanky's booth will be some new customs of assorted platforms and colros from Eckotyper and Nebulon5, plus the previously mentioned Frombie x ESC Lurker. TOUMA Like the Refreshment crew, TOUMA is coming all the way from Japan for DesignerCon, and in booth #603, hr'll have some brand new stuff for sale. As reported by Vinyl Pulse, TOUMA will be previewing his upcoming Power Rangers Super Samurai vinyl figure, a batch of new exclusives and original art, custom figures, and the new TOUMA x Dokutoku460 kaiju figure (US$50, 50 pieces), which share a body but have artist-specific heads. Interesting concept! Also at the booth will be Red Pico Mao Cat keychains (US$19, 20 pieces); TOUMA x Nathan Hamill buttons; TOUMA x Thomas Han mini prints; and 10th anniversary posters. There will also be signigns with TOUMA and Thomas Han (12:30-1:30 p.m.) and TOUMA and Nathan Hamill (2:30-3:30 p.m.). Lulubell Toys Lulubell will be holding down the fort in booth #317, and they won't be alone: artists Kill!, Blurble, Rusted Halo and Dski-One will all be there, and they'll be bringing a wide assortment of kaiju and sofubi with them. Also of note is the Real x Head trunk sale, starting at noon Pacific, that will have some rare pieces in there ... along with some super rare ones! Everything's a one-off at standard pricing, but it's a chance for Real x Head collectors to snag that piece they're missing out on.
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Featuring Circus Posterus, DKE Toys, Gary Ham and Urban Vinyl Daily
With two parts of our roundup already posted, you might think that we're done. That's not the case, actually; there's one more part to touch on, and here lie some of the booths with the most to talk about. That's especially t...

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Win a plush talking Sucklord at DesignerCon!


Awesome? Definitely. Weird? Well, that too.
Oct 23
// Natalie Kipper
With New York Comic Con out of the way, the next big toy event in the US has got to be DesignerCon, taking place in Pasadena, California, on November 3. One of the draws of this year's con is the Suckcarnival, in which one lu...
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Tomopop Event Roundup: Smorkin' good signings


A Kozik tribute show, artist signings and ... pickled butts?
Oct 19
// Brian Szabelski
Even though New York Comic Con is over, the events keep on coming! Or, in some cases, they've already come and we've been so busy we haven't had time to post on them. Don't fret: Tomopop is here to help give you the info you'...
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Bewitching II, Dead Wood opening this Friday


Dual opening at Stranger Factory
Oct 03
// Brian Szabelski
Stranger Factory (109 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, N.M.) has a double feature on Friday! Two shows opening at the same time (6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mountain), more precisely, and that starts with Bewitching II, the annual Ha...
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Android Series 03 coming on Sept. 24


More designs from Gary Ham, MAD, Andrew Bell, Huck Gee, kaNO
Sep 21
// Brian Szabelski
We brought you a little bit of news about Android Series 03 last week, but we've got even more to share! First, there's the release date: Android Series 03 starts dropping on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. Eastern (8 a.m. Pacific) in th...
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Gary Ham's Monster Toytem releasing in October


Pre-orders available now for 14-inch, seven-part piece
Sep 19
// Brian Szabelski
You might remember Gary Ham's Monster Toytem was supposed to debut at SDCC, but was delayed. Well, good news: just in time for Halloween, the Monster Toytem lives! Pre-orders are being taken now for the 14-inch, seven-piece ...
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The SDCC madness continues with a trip to booth #4836, belonging to Gary Ham, Scott Tolleson, and Julie West. The biggest news was the prototype of Bart Bear, the plush collaboration between Scott Tolleson, Luke Chueh, and Ho...

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Gary Ham's sofubi Wooper Loopers unveiled, to be at SDCC


Jul 02
// Natalie Kipper
We have covered several of the toys Gary Ham will be bringing to San Diego Comic Con next week (click here and here for a refresher) but one we haven't heard much about is Gary's sofubi Wooper Looper, which was sculpted by Ch...
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Bask in the glory of Gary Ham's hand sewn Wooper Loopers


Jun 25
// Natalie Kipper
I just learned I will be needing to build a moat around the exhibit hall at San Diego Comic Con. Well, one booth to be exact. Gary Ham's booth (#4836) will not only be housing the incredible GID Fonzo figures and special coll...
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It seems that Gary Ham and Freak Store's delightful vinyl bulldog, Fonzo, will be attending San Diego Comic Con this year. And, he is simply glowing (in the dark) with excitement! The pup's simple features look great in this ...

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Cavey x Gary Ham's Wooper Looper Cavey is a gilled cutie


Jun 21
// Natalie Kipper
The time has come. The Wooper Looper Cavey, created by Holly Stanway and Gary Ham for San Diego Comic Con, is now revealed! We showed you the teaser illustration last week and, what do you know, the actual item is even cuter....
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Gary Ham's Wooper Looper plushes are in production


Jun 19
// Natalie Kipper
Gary Ham's Wooper Looper has been quite the busy axolotl. He (it?) will be taking the form of a vinyl figure in partnership with Chauskoskis as well as getting Cavey plush interpretation by teaming with Holly Stanway. But, th...
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Cavey teams up with Gary Ham for SDCC surprise


Jun 14
// Natalie Kipper
Last night, Holly updated the Cavey blog with a very special image. The image, seen here as the header (and in the gallery), announced her partnership with Gary Ham in producing a plush Cavey for San Diego Comic Con. It would...
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Freak Store releasing their first toy, Gary Ham's Fonzo


May 29
// Brian Szabelski
Some exciting news on the designer toy front: Venezuelan shop Freak Store is releasing their first toy on June 4, and it's a new piece from Gary Ham! Introducing Fonzo, a 6-inch vinyl figure from Freak Store and Gary Ham base...
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Custom Delights: Gary Ham's Some Play in Autumn


Apr 25
// Brian Szabelski
The Playsam 500 hits Super7 on Saturday, and rolling up to the starting line next is Gary Ham's Some Play in Autumn. "Raking up leaves and jumping in the piles is is one of my fondest memories as a kid," Gary noted, so h...
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What's Gary Ham been up to lately?


Mar 30
// Brian Szabelski
So what has Gary Ham been up to lately? Well, quite a bit, according to Vinyl Pulse. First up, there's the Monster Toytem, which was a piece from the Winter Salon show at Stranger Factory. Above, you can see a prototype of th...
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Gary Ham's Toy Soldier Android marches into my heart


Dec 15
// Brian Szabelski
The latest seasonal Android collectible is out, and once again, Gary Ham is the man behind the design. This year, he's turned the Android into a cute little toy soldier. Yes, it even comes with a little turn key accessory tha...
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Toy Soldier Android figure goes on sale this Wednesday


Dec 13
// Natalie Kipper
Okay, I freaking love this year's Toy Solider mini Android figure by Gary Ham. It makes me feel so nostalgic (for what, I am not sure- but you've got to love that warm fuzzy feeling). Plus, the removable wind-up key acce...
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Gary Ham bootlegs, err, creates a rockin' wooden Sucklord


Nov 21
// Brian Szabelski
The Sucklord probably thinks you're a jerk for reading this article, but Gary Ham has put together a wooden Sucklord piece to, I guess, celebrate Sucklord's departure from the reality series Work of Art? Whatever, this is sti...

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