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SDCC10: DKE Toys Booth

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As we have come to expect, the DKE Toys booth was like a mini museum of everything that's good in the designer toy world. In addition to having exclusives from various companies and many different artists (Crazy Label, Sucklord, NTF, Jamungo, among other) it was just the best place to come to look at toys.

Booth Favorite: Andrew Bell's Never Look Back
I'm not really sure if that's the name Andrew is going for with this piece, but that was the name of the print. Remember how popular his O-No Sushi figure set was? Well, I like this one even better than the original. I asked him last year if he was thinking about turning this print into toy...glad he did!

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SDCC10: Toynami Booth

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Amongst the Comic Con bedlam was the Toynami booth with some interesting lines. First off, we saw the return of UNKL Brand with the revealing of several new lines - Gastro-Normous, SearchR and Dreamers. And if you like Futurama...Toynami had both action figure and plush lines based on the license. And with what might be of interest (or horror) to vinyl collectors is The Canmans line.

Booth Favorite: Gastro-Normous
It was good to see some new designs from UNKL. Gastro-Normous was my favorite of the trio, even though it strays a little from UNKL's recent robot-theme trend.

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SDCC10: Rotofugi and Squibbles Ink Booth

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The Rotofugi and Squibbles Ink booth featured exclusives from Chris Ryniak (Fathom Muscamoot and Mini Snybora), Brian Morris (Dredge), and Joey Potts (Solem). There were also the Yeti Ninja Midnight Edition from Shawnimals, False Friends by Coarse and a glow edition of Drazorus and Dragigius by Max Toy Co.

Booth Favorite: Snybora
One of the newest editions to the Lake Monster lines looks like it stepped out of a Star Wars film. While I think I'll like the painted up version a little better than this blank, the design is great.

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SDCC10: Frank Kozik Booth

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The Kozik booth featured...well...Frank Kozik. He brought along pieces in vinyl, plush, bronze...and probably several other mediums as well. Frank had a few SDCC Exclusives, including the Orange Ultraviolence Dead Che Bust, the 10" El Cubano Labbit and the 8" Black Anarchy Hammerhead Sharkey.

Booth Favorite: Ultraviolence Dead Che Bust
Kozik's series of vinyl busts have immortalized political figures such as Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Stalin...oh...and Beethoven. And while we've seen Kozik's Dead Che pop up on platform toys such as Jamungo's BUDs, collectors can now proudly display him (in bright orange) on their mantles.

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SDCC10: Super7 Booth

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Super7's booth was a vinyl and color overload. They had three Monster Family signing events, each featuring a different set of three green-blue Monster Family vinyl figures. Their Super Shogun Stormtrooper was popular (as witnessed by the look on Spanky Stokes' face). Another favorite...the Pocket Mummy Gators.

Booth Favorite: Power Mister
The Power Mister vinyl by David and Sun-Min was so popular that pretty much everyone in line around me picked one up. (I did, too) It was difficult finding something that I didn't want to purchase.

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SDCC10: Kidrobot Booth

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Once again, Kidrobot was the beacon of hope for designer vinyl toy collectors...specifically those who love lines. While the lines didn't appear to be as egregious as years past, Kidrobot did release their exclusives at set times, which is nice because not all of their exclusives were sold out during the mad rush of Preview Night.

Booth Favorite: Sket One's Mustard Dunny
A Dunny on my favorite list? What is this world coming to? For some reason I like having toys that look like condiments. Honorable mention here to the Ninjatown Mini Series by Shawnimals. More Shawnimals can never be a bad thing.

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SDCC10: Global Figure Symposium Booth

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The Onell Design booth (branded the Global Figure Symposium) featured a rotating assemblage of artists from all corners of the globe. MonstreHero, Matt Walker (Dead Presidents), Real X Head, Rumble-Monsters, Suckadelic, Skull Toys, Uamou...and I'm sure I'm missing about 20 others.

This one ranked at the top of the list for booths that I needed to check back in with. There was always something new and interesting...crossovers...small runs...handmade pieces. The Global Figure Sympsium killed it again this year.

Booth Favorite: Onell's Rig
Wow...choosing one toy from this booth is next to impossible. But I went with a Matt Doughty piece - the newest addition to the Glyos line. The Rig sold out (it was available at the Con in limited quantities) and I can see why. Just a fun toy from Onell.

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SDCC10: Mimoco Booth

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San Diego Comic Con 2010 was another big year for Mimoco (remember they really debuted at SDCC many moons ago - 5 years). The pre-released several Star Wars Mimobots: Snowtrooper, Yoda, Wampa, and Luke Skywalker (Hoth). And the SDCC10 Exclusive Star Wars Mimobot was Lobot (1,000 pieces).

Also premiering at the Con were the Dr. Knowledgeus and Hello Kitty Nerd Mimobots. And Mimoco's second SDCC10 exclusive was the Isadore Glo (500 pieces).

Booth Favorite: Wampa Mimobot
How can you beat a Mimobot flash drive that's taken the form of the Wampa? Well...maybe if you could chop off his arm. But as we all celebrate the anniversary for The Empire Strikes Back, Mimoco has given collectors several great characters from that film.

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SDCC10: Mezco Toyz Booth

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One of the biggest marketing pushes at Comic Con was for the upcoming film version of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Mezco was lucky enough to get the license for action and plush figures based on the comic version of Scott Pilgrim (they don't look like Michael Cera).

Booth Favorite: Scott Pilgrim Plushies
I know I'm probably out of the loop, but I didn't even know there was a Scott Pilgrim graphic novel until I was sitting next to a pair of 30-something comic book guys in the airport on my way to SDCC. But I'm digging all of the Scott Pilgrim toys...so I might just have to give the comics a read.

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