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DKE Toys bye-bye SDCC hello #DKECON Mega Release Part One

With all that’s going on in the world right now, there’s a glimmer of hope as DKE Toys is hosting a LIVE virtual event in place of the cancelled 2020 San Diego Comic-Con, July 22-26, 2020. For your enjoyment, DKE has created #DKECON to fill the gaping hole in your cancelled convention season. The pandemic has provided the unusual opportunity of inviting everyone we know to our San Diego Comic-Con “booth”. Finally, we can enjoy all the bootleg style designer toys in the palm of your hands without having to set foot at SDCC!

Hold on to your seats as they bring resin bootleg style art figures from around the world! Into bootleg style designer toys? DKE has your back at Dcon 2019! As always, DKE at the forefront of spreading the bootleg resin movement to the masses. Like we have said on many occasions, DKE Toys doesn’t mess around when it comes to working with independent art toy releases from across the world.

Today we present to you the first motherload!

Bootleg Gold by Lou Pimentel x Suckadelic

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure 
Signed and numbered edition of 200
$30


Instagram: @loupimentel @sucklord


Over the past few years at New York Comic Con artist Lou Pimentel has hand painted approximately 20 different card backs in watercolor. That series is called Vintage Gold and each had a vintage style toy glued to the art for that vintagey action figure feel. For SDCC this year we decided to ‘bootleg” our own series. These cardbacks are printed so we can offer a lower price point of $30. Each one has a “bootleg” of the Sucklord or Phantom Starkiller and are signed on their respective backs by the Sucklord or Killer Bootlegs, and Lou Pimentel. Cardback and logo design by Moc Toys.

Bootleg Gold by Lou Pimentel x Killer Bootlegs

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure 
Signed and numbered edition of 200
$30


Instagram: @loupimentel @killerbootlegs


Over the past few years at New York Comic Con artist Lou Pimentel has hand painted approximately 20 different card backs in watercolor. That series is called Vintage Gold and each had a vintage style toy glued to the art for that vintagey action figure feel. For SDCC this year we decided to ‘bootleg” our own series. These cardbacks are printed so we can offer a lower price point of $30. Each one has a “bootleg” of the Sucklord or Phantom Starkiller and are signed on their respective backs by the Sucklord or Killer Bootlegs, and Lou Pimentel. Cardback and logo design by Moc Toys.

Police Grin by Ron English

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 50
$100


Instagram @ronenglishart


This is a follow up to Ron English’s Dark Star Grin where his Star Wars style characters have been reinterpreted as 3.75″ figures. Each one is signed by Ron on the back. Sculpted by Whitney Mitchell. Card back by Moc Toys. 

The Great Showdowns by Scott C.

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure set
Signed and numbered edition of 50
$100


The Great Showdowns are a series of paintings, art shows, and books depicting classic pop culture good guys and bad guys. This figure was sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G Toys who helped bring Scott C’s characters to life.


You get two hand cast and hand-painted resin figures on each card featuring Scott C’s signature. He also numbered them out of 50. 


Instagram @scottlava
Twitter @scottlava
scottc.com
GreatShowdowns.com

S-Troop by Mark Todd

The 5th in the series from fan favorite artist Mark Todd. How long can this series go on? You decide!!! We hope that he finishes the original 12 Kenner figures but only time will tell. Mark sculpted the figure and then hand painted the resin casts. He printed the card backs on his very own risograph machine one color at a time. 


Instagram @mark_todd


www.marktoddillustration.com


Bio: Like many kids raised in the 70s, Mark was influenced at an early age by Star Wars and comic books. Unlike many kids, he grew up just a few miles from the Vegas strip, neon and glitz looming over the city. Mark’s fancy clients include The New Yorker, New York Times and Getty Publishing among others and is the co-creator of the book “Whatcha’ Mean, What’s A Zine?”, a creative guide to making self-published comics. Mark has an upcoming show in Texas at Webb Gallery. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California where he co-teaches illustration with his wife, artist Esther Pearl Watson. Home life includes their daughter Lili, an aspiring artist herself. Check out the gallery he opened with Aaron Smith in Joshua Tree called Hey There Projects. https://www.heythereprojects.com

The Empire’s Got Back: Drag Trooper by Lazarus Toys

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 40
$60


Instagram: @lazarustoys


This is a collaboration with Chris Mills aka Darth Disco @dollar_dollar_mills who actually dresses up like this for pride parades in the Bay Area. Cover art is by Emmanuel Garcia and the card back design by MDCN.


Proceeds will be donated to the The Okra Project @theokraproject & LGBTQ Victory Fund @victoryfund

Kanye Christ: The New Messiah by Viktor’s Vintage

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 40
$55


Instagram @viktorsvintage


Our favorite Icelandic toy maker is back with this iconic little number just in time for Kanye’s 2020 presidential run.

People’s Liberation Trooper by Nekosatsu Toys

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 35
$45


Instagram: @nekosatsu_toys


Resin toy artist Henny Zack is back with a political comment on the Chinese government and their use of space.

Caution by Good For You Toys x Dave Bondi

Hand cast 3.75″ scale carded resin figure set
Signed and numbered edition of 40
$150


Instagram @goodforyoutoys @davebondiart


GFY’s Will Miller and Ian Wilcox have collaborated with Dave Bondi for this special release. The figures are mounted on a hand silk-screened metal sheet and the back is stickered to resemble a vandalized street sign. 

Comandante Marcos by Jack1er

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 30
$45


Instagram @jack1er

Environmental Terrorist by Seth Relentless

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 20


$55


Instagram @sethrelentless


This is the fourth figure in the Defenders of Injustice series. The first and second were the Child Detention Officer and Factory Farm Spokesman. The third was the Sugar Industry Lobbyist. This is going to go down as a classic line.

Child Detention Officer by Seth Relentless

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 20


$55


Instagram @sethrelentless


Seth Relentless is back continuing his exquisite line of advertising icons from childhood interpreted them as evil villians. For those of you who missed his very first release, Officer Larger Burger, the Childhood Detention Officer is back but this time in a very cool GID blue.

Obi-Wan Quixote by Buzzard Guts

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 20

$55


Instagram @damarxtoys


Dain Marx from Buzzard Guts Toys has three figures this year!!! Iconic space characters interpreted only in a way he can. Illustrations by Neil Devlin from Last Boss Comics


Bio: Buzzard Guts are the scraps picked clean and left behind to simmer. The most choicest morsels savored and presented to you by the Dain Marx Foundation, creating and exploring alternate universes since before the days of kit bashed hand cast resin figures, when toys were made with roofing caulk and ground up goat hooves…and “bootlegs” were made to fool the consumer into buying an un-authentic replica of rare collectibles and not used as an artistic interpretation of reality.


Last Boss Comics illustrates these realities from a tree house in the Pacific Northwest. Neil Devlin is certifiably insane and legally blind.

Bubba Fayette Cajun Bounty Hunter by Buzzard Guts

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 20
$55


Instagram @damarxtoys


Bio: Buzzard Guts are the scraps picked clean and left behind to simmer. The most choicest morsels savored and presented to you by the Dain Marx Foundation, creating and exploring alternate universes since before the days of kit bashed hand cast resin figures, when toys were made with roofing caulk and ground up goat hooves…and “bootlegs” were made to fool the consumer into buying an un-authentic replica of rare collectibles and not used as an artistic interpretation of reality.


Last Boss Comics illustrates these realities from a tree house in the Pacific Northwest. Neil Devlin is certifiably insane and legally blind.

Hammerhands by Buzzard Guts

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 20
$55


Hammerhands is a continuation of his punk band series Riot Scum that started with Rebel Girl, Greeloo, Lady Chewgagga, and Boba Stein (RIP).


Instagram @damarxtoys


Bio: Buzzard Guts are the scraps picked clean and left behind to simmer. The most choicest morsels savored and presented to you by the Dain Marx Foundation, creating and exploring alternate universes since before the days of kit bashed hand cast resin figures, when toys were made with roofing caulk and ground up goat hooves…and “bootlegs” were made to fool the consumer into buying an un-authentic replica of rare collectibles and not used as an artistic interpretation of reality.


Last Boss Comics illustrates these realities from a tree house in the Pacific Northwest. Neil Devlin is certifiably insane and legally blind.

Tromer by Toxic Fumes Toys x nonheinous

Hand cast and painted 5″ carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 25


$65


Instagram @toxicfumestoys @nonheinous


Toxic Fumes Toys is also making his debut with us at DKECON this year. He found this fantastic image by nonheinous and contacted him about turning it into a figure and here is the child of that marriage. The blister opens on the bottom and the limbs are magnetic. The green resin is UV active (toxic indeed!!). We saw a sample of this online over a year ago and begged for an edition to be made. You’re welcome. 

How Dare You?!? by Hoarcee Bü

Hand cast and painted 4″ carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 30


$65


Instagram @hoarceebu


Keidi Merekivi aka Hoarcee Bü is showing with us for the first time. She sculpted this figure from scratch based on environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Comes in resealable blister. Card design by Moc Toys

Stoney The Puffin Clown by Dollar $lice Bootlegs

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 30


$70


Instagram @dollar_slice_bootlegs


D$B is back with another Krusty. Not sure what Krusty ever did to him. This one has magnetic articulation and comes in a resealable blister. Comes with his handy vaporizer. Card art is by Todd Bratrud.


Bio: John Pryor better known as Dollar $lice Bootlegs is a yeti on acid. Hailing from Carmel Valley, CA, John Pryor improves the planet one toy at a time with a heavy leaning towards fun. He’s also a great cook.

Star Nuggies: Chicky Nuggie by Medeuces Wild

Hand cast and painted 2.5″ boxed resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 35


$45


DKE Toys welcomes Medeuces Wild (aka Ashley or Mrs. Mug) in her first appearance with us. This is a take on the fast food toys of our childhood interpreted as our favorite Baby Jedi Master. The box is all hand made. Wondering if there will be a sequel…


Instagram @medeuceswild
Website: www.mugcostanzatoys.com


Bio: Medeuces Wild is a visual artist, resin caster and zine maker known for her parodies of product design, pop culture icons and sci-fi characters. Her work often showcases themes of feminism, sexual positivity, and political satire. 

Three Mandos & A Baby by Mug Costanza

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure set
Signed and numbered edition of 25


$120


How can you beat a three figure or four figure set for $120. Mug kitbashed all of these except for the baby that he sculpted himself. All mounted on a cool cardback with gallery tag on the back. 


Instagram @mugcostanzatoys
Website www.mugcostanzatoys.com


Bio: Mug Constanza toys creates original sculpt art toys as well as irreverent collage pieces that draw from 70s, 80s and 90s toy lines and pop culture. Favorite themes focus on surreal alternate realities and multiverse riffs on classic archetypes. Everything is first and foremost characterized by an emphasis on craft and execution.

Chuck Zilla by Katerpillar Toys

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 20


$65


Instagram @katerpillartoys


Katerpillar Toys gives you the answer to the question nobody was asking, What if Godzilla and Charles Barkley had a kid after that nike commercial?


Now appearing for the first time is Chuck Zilla. It started with a fierce competition that turned into a steamy love affair. In the early 90s a basketball superstar and a kaiju legend had a secret love child. Taking after both his parents, Chuck Zilla crushes the competition on the court and smashes cities to rubble along the way. Each figure comes with a trading card signed by Chuck.

Hip Hop Wars by Fatoh / Kidding Toy

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure set
Signed and numbered edition of 50


$100


Instagram @fatohh


From Thailand based artist Oh Anat comes Hip Hop Wars. Oh made all the figures with the puffy jackets. He is back with an amazing “two pack” of some of his favorite rappers interpreted as these galactic icons. Each one comes on a laser cut card. The detail is exquisite. 

Darth Knight by Topztoy

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 30


$55


Instagram @toyerist


Topztoy from Thailand has managed to mash up our favorite caped crusader and the dark father in the aptly named Darth Knight. 

Obey Wan Kenobi by For the Love of Old Toys

Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded resin figure
Signed and numbered edition of 40


$55


Instagram @fortheloveofoldtoys


For the Love of Old Toys is continuing his series mashing up classic sci-fi characters. You better Obey and go get yourself some. 


Bio: UK based artist John Norwood who goes by For The Love Of Old Toys (FTLOOT). He likes tapping that nostalgia vein hard!

July 22-26, 2020
A virtual event!


The DKE Toys booth will be set up in the DKE warehouse and available to all via a live continuous Zoom meeting and for the first time in DKE Toys history, all of the SDCC convention releases will be available in an online store.
Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us

Store LINK https://dke-toys.myshopify.com

More info head to http://dketoys.com/ , Instagram twitter.com/sarahjo and Facebook.

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