One of my favorite things about conventions is getting to see prototypes and reveals of toys in progress. I love a good sneak peek! So here’s a dump of some “coming soon” toys spotted while venturing around this year’s Designer Con. Let’s get to it!
#1 Scott Tolleson Lotus Dragon
In collaboration with 3DRetro, there is a new Scott Tolleson lotus dragon toy in the works! We've seen this design in dunny form, but it's getting new life in the form of a 9" vinyl. This thing is crisp and clean and awesomely detailed. There were 2 colorways on display and they're looking to release this bad boy early next year. Word on the street is looking to price under $100 each - a steal!
#2 Joe Ledbetter “Road Trip”
Ya'll my mouth literally dropped when I rounded the corner and saw this bad boy! This is a whopping 16" tall figure of stacked goodness. Will be produced in resin and releasing in 2020. I for one will be keeping my eyes peeled for more info and secretly hoping there will also be a pastel colorway to match THIS sticker design. Follow Joe Ledbetter to stay in the loop.
#3 MunkyKing UYU & ASSTERISKAT
The MunkyKing booth had a TON of WIPs and prototypes on display, but the one that caught my eye the most was this gorgeous piece designed by Soey Milk. The sculpt features a girl surrounded by cat like creatures. A perfect balance of creepy cute and a great interpretation of her character designs into 3D. The 6.5" soft vinyl figure will release in December. Be sure to follow MunkyKing for updates and to peep everything else they've got in the works.
#4 Unruly Marvel and DC Comic Collectibles
Unruly Industries had quite a showing at Designer Con this year and I caught notice of some more licensed collaborations in the works with artists Tracy Tubera and KaNO. I love seeing their urban aesthetics applied to licensed properties and the amount of movement and hidden detail Tracy incorporates into his designs - just look at those shoelaces! The gloss black Miles sculpture (pictured bottom left) is absolutely MASSIVE at 25" tall and would definitely be a standout piece in anyone's collection. Keep tabs on these pieces + more at Unruly's previews page.
#5 Classicbot iBoy
I was excited to see a booth for Classicbot at Designer Con this year. I love their classic computer toy designs with fun interchangeable parts and accessories. Being able to mix and match and play around with a toy's display is so much fun! They've got a new design in the works called iBoy - a fun play on the old school iPod - and had prototypes on display at their booth. They're looking to do a Kickstarter in January to fund the project so keep your eyes peeled for deets. This design has been a wip for some time now, so fingers crossed this cutie gets funded and out in the world!
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