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NYCC14: Designer Toy Awards 2014 Schedule

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For the 4th Annual Designer Toy Awards ceremony, the DTAs have partnered with New York Comic Con to make the event part of New York Comic Con's Super Week. The event will be taking place on the night of Saturday, October 11th, with the doors opening at 10PM. It will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom (West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001), which is located a mere half mile from the Javett's Convention Center.

This year's DTA ceremony will be hosted by Jesse Snider, a TV & radio host as well as comic book writer, voice-over actor, and rock musician. Snider has previously hosted MTV2 Rock and The MTV2 Rock Countdown, as well as shows on Fuse TV and HBO.

Music throughout the evening and into the afterparty will be provided by Baam Bada, who will be creating a live DJ mix for attendees to enjoy, and a live performance by Decora.

Attendance to the ceremony is completely free, allowing fans to rub elbows with DTA Finalists and other art toy community professionals. While it is free, you MUST register to attend in advance. Those unable to be there in-person will have the chance to watch the entire ceremony courtesy of a multi-camera Twitch.tv livestream.

Assassin’s Creed Series 2

McFarlane Toys has released the new Assassin's Creed Series 2. Made up of three new figures that include Unlockable Online Content and Uplay Points, the six-inch figures from the latest installments of the blockbuster Assassin’s Creed video game franchise. Series 2 includes all-new characters, outfits and weapons from Assassin's Creed III: Liberation and the Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag expansion pack, “Freedom Cry.” Those figures include Connor with Mohawk, Aveline de Grandpré, and Assassin Adéewalé.

Can We Afford This Much Despair?

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Adam Quesnell - a comedian on Stand Up! Records - is celebrating the recent release of his album "Can We Afford This Much Despair?" with the release of a toy. Stand Up! Records has teamed up with illustrator Terence Brown II, the sculpting team at October Toys, and Tru:Tek of Disart Toylabs, to bring you the 3" rtall ubber toy of your saddest nightmares - Despair.

There will be several colorways released and the big release will happen on Halloween. No word yet on pricing.

The Despair Story:

Despair is a demon from the 10th Circle of Hell; the level where people who make bad cinematic adaptations of classic toy properties are flayed for eternity. Not your average demon, Despair suffers from severe anxiety disorder and crippling depression.

Satan himself banished Despair from Hell for being a major bummer.

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NYCC14: Argonaut Resins

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Eric Nocella Diaz and Argonaut Resins will be at the 2014 New York Comic Con, sharing Booth #401 with Selina Briggs of The Jelly Empire. He's said his theme for NYCC exclusives is Pearl. Also, like past years, there will be customs featuring guest artists making use of the Tuttz, Pharaoh Hound and Sucio mouse resin figures. Guest artists include: Selina Briggs, Laura Alvarez, Clinton Yaws, Angella Powell, Megan Smithyman, and Soko Cat.

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NYCC14: SubUrban Vinyl – Mageritdoll

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Available at the SubUrban Vinyl New York Comic Con booth #208, the work of La Maison de Mageritdoll will be available via two new figures. The Mageritdoll Superheroine (pictured above) will retail for $229.00. And the Mageritdoll Steampunk (pictured below) will retail for $242.00.  Each Mageritdoll Collection is a unique 2.5" resin handmade piece - no two are similar. Each figure comes in an acrylic display case with a base lid covered in black paper with magnet centered inside and with 4 silicone legs in the base. They're also accompanied by an Artistic Book with her memoir and a Certificate with her authentication serial number.

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