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NYCC 2008: Dark Horse

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The Dark Horse booth had a colorful display of 8" tall flocked Domo vinyl figures.  Pink, Blue, Green, Yellow, Brown White, etc.  All of them showing those pearly whites.  In addition to these vinyl pieces, Dark Horse had a number of MINDstyle products (who they distribute) on display.

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Wonderful World Show

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Our friend Doug Boehm sent  us word of a new show that he'll be a part of.  The Lab 101 Space presents Wonderful World...small affordable art works by Julianna Swaney, Doug Boehm, Edith MonDragon and William Pickles. The show takes place from April 26 - May 21, 2008, with an opening on Saturday April 26 from 2PM until 10PM. The artists in attendance will be Edith MonDragon & William Pickles.

The Lab101 Space
8539 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 945-5974

NYCC 2008: Android 8

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Android 8 was displaying an interesting line of art toys called the Midigang (from Glen Lieberman).  While there aren't many details out there now, we'll get them to you as information is released.

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Also being shown off was the Fairy Labor Union piece from designer Matthew Waldman and the My Beating Heart plush from Yury Gitman.

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LILLIPUT ~ my little friends

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LILLIPUT
~ my little friends
opened on April 10th to a steady crowd of eager
Blythe fans, Japanese art aficionados, and the simply curious, all of
whom were encouraged to climb into a bed at the center of the exhibit
and experience the sensation of being approached by a multitude of
wide-eyed dolls.

The exhibition runs through May 14th.  All of the artwork in the
exhibit, including each of the one-of-a-kind, customized Blythe dolls
in the installation, is now available for purchase online via
galleryhanahou.com.

NYCC 2008: Upper Deck

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While there was a lot of action around the Upper Deck booth, mainly from all of the people playing Magic: The Gathering, we got our first peek at the upcoming MVP line.  The New York Giants figure was designed by Joe Grady, aka Rebelwookiee. I like the design...I don't like the Giants.

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Hazchem Mini Plush

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The Hazchem mini plush
are 2" tall with a magnet or phone strap, available in two different
designs: Hazmate and Cloud-X.  Both characters
are patterned after the Hazchem creatures which Bytedust first created as a street art
sticker.

NYCC 2008: Mezco Toyz

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The most impressive piece at the Mezco Toyz booth had to be their NYCC Exclusive Notorious B.I.G. vinyl figure.  (We'll actually be doing a review of it later in the week)  In addition to Biggie, Mezco had a number of new Hellboy II products, including an 18" tall rotocast Hellboy.

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NYCC 2008: Onell Design

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Onell Design set up shop at the Rocket North booth in the small press area of NY Comic Con.  It was sort of a last minute thing, so if you didn't make it to their booth...you missed out.  They launched two new Glyos figures - Pulse Version Pheyden (clear red and purple) and Empire Version Exellis (black and white).

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In addition to the already released figures and colorways, there were some other designs on display including Buildman Ranic, Gobon and several others.  We can't wait to see them released!

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NYCC: Bigshot Toyworks and Moon Toad Productions

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While, obviously, the most impressive piece at the Bigshot Toyworks booth was Ashley Wood's ginormous robot named Bertie...it's what was pictured below that really caught my eye.

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This trio of Visionaire figures are done by the amazing comic book artist R. Crumb.  It's not often that you see the well-known artist lending his art to toys.  Sorta like never.

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Sam Fout and Moon Toad Productions also shared the booth.  While they only had the artwork on display, I'm looking forward to seeing the Johnny Ramone Army line as well as Sam's Yeti plush.

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Spök-spök Photo Contest

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Spök-spök and his friends love to travel and take photos of their adventures.  Now they’re inviting YOU to take some pictures of them for their awesome photo contest.

Rules:

  1. Take some pictures of any of the Spök-spök characters (Spök-spök, Spökelina, Toofhairy, or Baron von Kon) in a setting of your choice. Be imaginative and adventurous. Be super duper cute. Or be serious and dramatic. Anything goes.
  2. Send in no more than 5 of your best photos to contest@spokspok.com make sure to include your name, e-mail, and where the picture is taken.
  3. If your picture is chosen among the 8 winners, you will be notified via e-mail.

OK, this sounds like fun, but what do I get if I win?

We’ll chose 8 winning pictures, and these winning pictures will be featured in a fancy postcard set entitled “Spök-spök ‘sTravel Adventures!” that will hit the stores a few months later.

The winning photographers will not only have their photograph featured on a postcard in the set, they will also receive a copy of the set (this way you don’t have to buy it from a store!), and the picture we chose as our favorite will win a super limited, only one in existence, exclusive…Long-haired Toofhairy!!!

The contest opens now and the last day to enter your photos is June 30th 2008.

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