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New RELICS FROM A FORGOTTEN SHRINE Daruma Release by BENZAEMON for DesignerCon London with TTC!

Back before the world went to shit, somewhere in 2019, we were asked to be part of a custom video show for a Ladbible/Facebook collaboration. During the video making, I was able to chat with one of the guys involved in the filming. Fast forward two years, and we got chatting again when he visited TTC HQ in East London. We got chatting about his art persona – BENZAEMON and the work that he was working on.

We decided upon a collaboration for the upcoming DesignerCon London. Based on BENZAEMON’s love his of all things Japanese, influenced by his years living in Japan, we have FOUR releases planned for this weekend! Each resin piece has been given a stone style finish with moss and flowers to finish it off.

Meet the RELICS FROM A FORGOTTEN SHRINE! All will be available from 5pm on Friday 20th at the VIP Night of DesigngerCon London booth #44.

TENGU DARUMA. 4inches tall. LE2. £40 each.

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HANNYA DARUMA. 5inches tall. LE2. £40 each.

KAPPA DARUMA. 4inches tall. LE3. £40 each.

MANEKI TORA. 7.5inches tall. LE1. £150.

Any remaining stock will be put online at thetoychronicle.com/shop next week!


Suddenly feels REAL now that we can see where everybody is going to be located. DesignerCon London have added the below floor map to their website HERE, but you can check out the UPDATED map below!

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Did you spot the small TTC Booth space in amongst the floor map. It’s only tiny, you may have missed it. Go back and check… OH YEAH, IT IS HUGE! 12x6metres of TTC space. A zone of TTC activity over the course of the three days of DesignerCon London. What we bringing? Oh, you better believe that shizzle is about to go down Aug 20 to Aug 22. We are not sure that we are even ready for this adventure, how can we expect you to be ready!? We have new exclusives incoming. We have heat. We have artist signings. We have…. oh we can’t tell you yet, but you BETTER BELIEVE it IS going down! More details soon. All on thetoychronicle.com as we can release more information!


You may recall that we brought you news that UK artist, THUMBS was working on the artwork for DesignerCon London (read HERE). Well the first bits of artwork have been released for the VIP and General Admission passes, and we can tell you that THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY F’N FIRE!! Check them out below!

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What you thinking? I know from my previous experience going to events like DesignerCon etc, I work hard on hunting down as many of the passes as possible. I will buy VIP and General etc to collect the passes. usually around 10 or so designs. Vendors, Management, Press etc. It’s a mission, but worth it for the artwork. 

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Below you will find out all the details on how to go about purchasing your DesignerCon London tickets! We hope to see you all there! 

DesignerCon London Ticket Details

There are currently TWO levels of tickets available for purchase for DesignerCon London. Please note: In the event of any cancellation all ticket with be refundable or transferable to new dates. Tickets are 100% refundable until August 6, 2021 for any reason. This is great addition, as it gives assurances to ticket holders that DCon are taking matters of COVID seriously. We are in a crazy world right now, there is no denying that, but hopefully as the UK re-opens we can look forward to events like DesignerCon London. 

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DesignerCon London VIP Ticket

DesignerCon London VIP ticket is priced at £59, with the following all part of your DesignerCon London VIP experience:

  • Three Day Entry
  • VIP Preview Friday Night 5pm-8pm 20 August
  • 1 hour Preview Saturday 9-10am
  • DCon UK Exclusive VIP Lithograph Print 
  • Key Chain 
  • VIP Unique Design Badge 
  • Face Mask 
  • VIP Lanyard 
  • Dedicated Fast Track Entry 
  • Early Hotel Room Booking Availability 

You can purchase your DesignerCon London VIP ticket HERE.

DesignerCon London Weekend Ticket

DesignerCon London Weekend ticket is priced at £23, with the following included in your ticket price:

  • 2-Day Unlimited Entry (Sat & Sunday)
  • Unique 2021 DesignerCon London Badge
  • Regular Access 

You can purchase your DesignerCon London Weekend ticket HERE

DesignerCon London Dates & Venue

DesignerCon London will take place from Friday 20th August (VIP Night) through to Sunday 22nd August 2021. It will be held at ExCeL London in Docklands, East London.

DesignerCon London Exhibitors

Any aspect of DesignerCon London cannot go ahead without an influx of amazing artists and creators. DCon are looking now for those that are interested in showcasing their work at this amazing event in August 2021! 

If you are an artist, a creator, of any medium – toys, resin, plush, prints, stickers, sneakers, street art, pins etc, your time to raise your head above the parapet and reach out to DesignerCon for more information is NOW

We have been chatting with the DesignerCon London guys for the last few weeks, and they are super friendly & easy to chat with. They will absolutely look after your needs if you are interested in hiring a booth space at DesignerCon London 2021. From the layout of the convention, there are spaces for everyone – big or small. You could co-share a booth space with your artist friend too. 

Reach out to [email protected] for more information! This is our chance to make this an amazing event but we need you to make it possible! Your work is amazing.


BENZAEMON Social Media

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benzaemon/

DesignerCon London Social Media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Designerconlondon
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designerconlondon/


If you want to support The Toy Chronicle, we have a number of options available to you. We have started to stock a wide range of releases that we think you will enjoy. Ranging from production pieces from Superplastic, Unbox Industries & POP MART, to original pieces from our favourite artists like Sank Toys, Quiccs & Czee13. Purchasing one of our pins also really help. A quick, cheap way to also support the TTC is by making a small donation. These can all be completed below through our online shop. We appreciate all the support! Thanks!

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