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Designer Toy Awards 20″ Dunny Live Painting

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There will be a series of live painting events that the Designer Toy Awards, in association with Kidrobot, will be hosting at New York Comic Con. These will be broadcast live for half-an-hour each on Twitch.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, October 10th
10:45am to 11:15am : Jon-Paul Kaiser
1:30pm to 2:00pm : Bwana Spoons
3:30pm to 4:00pm : David Finch

Saturday, October 11th
11:30am to 12 Noon : Scarecrowoven
1:30pm to 2:00pm : Jesse Hernandez

Sunday, October 12th
3:30pm to 4:00pm : So Youn Lee

After the pieces are completed, they will be brought back to the Designer Toy Awards HQ in preparation for them being displayed (and sold) as part of an exhibition at the Clutter Gallery in January 2015.

Kidrobot LA Closing…Too

Kidrobot LA

Kidrobot fans on the west coast will be feeling the same sorrow as those in New York. As of May 30th 2014, the Kidrobot LA store will be closing...for good. While the company says "our business strategy will increase focus on Kidrobot’s key dealer network and web brand presence", you have to wonder...is this it? 

Kidrobot is apparently looking to get out of the retail game. It makes sense. With the addition of so many licensed products, I'm sure we'll soon be seeing their products next to Funko stuff at your local big box retailer. That's where the actual money is made, no? Designer toys are great and all...but it's not surprising that very few of companies that were around in 2004 are still up and running today.