CollectionDX Network

Designer Toys

Pop! Marvel: Daredevil TV from Funko

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 19 November, 2015 - 22:18
Now THIS is getting me excited! Especially after devouring the entire series not too long ago (I'm slow that way), and with Season 2 coming up, here's hoping Funko could do a "Jessica Jones" series too (and eventually "Defenders" etc) and we could have a hella "Hell's Kitchen Pop! Crew" going on here!FUNKO PRESS: "Keep Hell’s Kitchen safe with our Daredevil Pop! figures! Avocado – we mean,
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Funko Spotlight: Darcy Harlan

Funko - 19 November, 2015 - 18:33

Tell us about your background! What led to your job at Funko?

I was really lucky to get my job here at Funko, or at least I consider it that way. I had just graduated art school locally and was trying to figure out not only where I wanted to go in art, but also who would be willing to hire someone so fresh out of school. The idea of working at a toy company never seemed like an option for me. I had been under the assumption that what I had gone to school for wouldn’t allow for me to even explore this as an option. However, the opportunity came up and I figured I’d try. I am so glad it worked out because this is more than I could’ve ever hoped for as a first job in the art field.

What are your biggest artistic influences and/or who are your favorite artists?

There are a handful of known artists that I’ve enjoyed and been drawn to through life. However…and this might sound cheesy…but I would say my mom is actually my biggest influence in art. Growing up she was always artistic and doing crafts. I think that was basically where I got it in my head that I can do this, and fell in love with that artistic side of me.

What are some of your favorite projects you have worked on at Funko?

Tough question! I think I gear towards our Mystery Minis series. Sculpting those are probably the most fun. I think this is because the styles are so different and we get to mess with posing the characters in more unique and exciting ways. I like the Supernatural toys - some may say I’m a fanatic for that show, so I’ve been lucky to get to work on all the toys we’ve done for that license. Of those, I think my favorite is the gym coach Dean Mystery Mini. Outside of Supernatural, I had a bunch of fun on both Sci-fi series- I think the big robots in this new series were the best to work on. Also, anything classic Disney related is up there. I think my favorite would be the new seated Stitch…super cute!

What programs and/or tools do you use most often?

Zbrush is the big program I use the most. There are others but almost constantly that is what I’m using everyday to get things done.

What is your dream project?

Our company is really great at getting licenses we’re excited about. I would say the first two projects that come to my mind that I’ve already worked on are Sailor Moon (which is yet to be released) and Supernatural.

Regarding licenses I really hope we get in the future and would be ecstatic to get to work on, I’d say anything from Studio Ghibli would be amazing. Although I’m sure if we did get that license there would be a duel within the sculpting department over who would get to work on them! We’re all big fans.

What do you collect?

Before Funko I used to only collect movies and books that I enjoyed. However, as I’ve grown with the company, my collection of toys has expanded. I’d still say I’m a novice collector, but I’ve broadened my toy collection from purely Funko products to a handful of other items. My desk at work is loaded with all the toys I’ve worked on - I think that’s my favorite collection.

What is your favorite medium?
Aside from digitally sculpting I actually really love to traditionally sculpt. Though, currently my go-to thing outside of work has been cosplaying. Sewing costumes is okay but crafting foam to make weapons or armor is tricky and fun. There is a big difference from the control that working on a computer allows. I’m not the best at it but it’s a great creative outlet.

Any advice for aspiring toy designers?

Just don’t give up. You never know what is waiting for you if you keep pursuing your dreams and continue to push yourself. It’s definitely a field that is worth it.
Categories: Designer Toys

Gary Baseman’s The Wild “Bad” Girls Set

Plastic and Plush - 19 November, 2015 - 15:22

3DRetro will be at Designer Con 2015 in Booth #532 with a number of new releases. One of them is Gary Baseman’s Wild “Bad” Girls Set - for the first time released as a set. The three Wild Girls are dressed in black with masks and have a pair Chou Chou companions. Limited to only 120 sets worldwide, they'll be available for $200.00 at Designer Con.

Also, Gary Baseman will be signing for fans on Saturday November 21st at the 3DRetro Booth from 2:30pm - 3:30pm.

Categories: Designer Toys

Saving the World One TV Show at a Time!

Funko - 19 November, 2015 - 14:58
Pop! TV: Felicity Smoak
Felicity fans, we got the message loud and clear!

This brilliant tech genius is beautiful, strong, witty, prone to accidentally
speaking in double-entendres, and did we mention brilliant?

We all know Felicity is the real hero of Arrow!
Add this you-know-what with wifi to your Team Arrow collection today!

Coming in January!
Pop! Marvel: Daredevil TV
Keep Hell’s Kitchen safe with our Daredevil Pop! figures!

Avocado – we mean, attorney – at law, Matt Murdock goes after the shifty Wilson Fisk!

Meanwhile, a heroic masked vigilante is cleaning up the city on his own terms!

Coming in February!
Pocket Pop! Marvel: Daredevil TV

Now you can bring Daredevil everywhere you go!
Our Pocket Pop! Keychain will keep any keyring safe!
Coming in January!
Categories: Designer Toys

#StarWars inspired X-Wing Fighter Pilot custom by Sticky Monster Lab

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 19 November, 2015 - 06:08
UPDATED: Both "Poe mon" & "BB 8 mon" were made for "Star Wars Taiwan Fans Festival - Star Wars Art Force Salute" - happening at the Taipei Syntrend Mall on November 20, 2015 (exhibits thru to January 3, 2016). Peep this custom-made X-Wing Fighter by Inae Kang of South Korean design studio StickyMonsterLab that would be utterly brilliant as a production piece (license notwithstanding, of course)
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Marvel and Munchkin in 2016 - 19 November, 2015 - 05:09
Have I mentioned before how many cool things I get to do at the office? Well, our partners at USAopoly have been working on a new game, and yesterday the Munchkin: Marvel Edition game was announced. The game isn’t set for release until Spring, but watching this come together over the last several months has been a hell of a... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

“Prospects Brighten for Irwin Toys” - 19 November, 2015 - 02:50
Irwin Toy (Wikipedia entry) was a Canadian toy distributor years ago, and anyone who collects Kenner’s Star Wars toys of the seventies and eighties is probably most familiar with Irwin for their work in distributing those toys in Canada. There’s even a book on the subject — Irwin Toys: The Canadian Star Wars Connection* — for the dedicated, but I’ve... Read more →
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Psycho Bear Vinyl for #DesignerCon 2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 19 November, 2015 - 00:46
A collaboration between Kingdom Come Studyo and Thai Artist Vachira Petmaneenilsai (NONWORLDCLUB) has yielded a splendidly insane soft vinyl with PSYCHO BEAR! Made by Unbox Industries, this 5" figure will be unleashed at Designer Con 2015 (Nov 21-22), with a limited amount of 20pcs each colorway! The GID GREEN is the event exclusive :) Available via Booth #722 - Psycho Bears were previously
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Wood Candy Workshop for #DesignerCon 2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 19 November, 2015 - 00:17
A photo posted by Cameron Tiede (@camerontiede) on Nov 16, 2015 at 6:29am PST Woody-goodies from Wood Candy Workshop for their Designer Con 2015 (Nov 21-22) presence, with all items available via Booth #110 (by the entrance). As well the previously featured "Toooba" has since been updated with more image reveals too! "DUM DROPS" each stands 6 inches tall, features Inlaid Eyes / 2 points of
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Urban Vinyl Daily Presents 'GooDon' Customs from KearJun & SanJiaoMo Release from Toysbian for #DesignerCon 2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 18 November, 2015 - 23:53
Urban Vinyl Daily continues to pack their Designer Con 2015 (Nov 21-22) Booth #707 with the toy-goodness, with new announcements of MORE to be had, including SanJiaoMo Release from Toysbian!UVD PRESS: "The colorway features a mix of blue, red, yellow, and green all in various shades which would make this piece stand out on any shelf. This release is limited to just three hand painted pieces and
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Super7 for #DesignerCon 2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 18 November, 2015 - 23:33
A super selection of toys awaits folks at the Super7 Booth #406 at this year's Designer Con 2015 (Nov 21-22), featuring a silver Alien, a blue Mongolion and a trio of Kandy Kaiju! SILVER PHANTOM ALIEN: "Certain doom for the Nostromo Crew is cast in crystal clear soft vinyl with silver paint rub. Two ghastly, ghostly versions are mysteriously scattered among the Nostromo Spaceship! Which will
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

#DesignerCon exclusive Mari the Cuddlefish "Inked" Edition from BeeFy & Co.

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 18 November, 2015 - 23:30
A photo posted by Menh Voong (@beefypoo) on Nov 17, 2015 at 4:22pm PST BeeFy & Co. will be unleashing the final colorway of Mari the Angry and Emotional Cuddlefish at the coming weekend's Designer Con 2015 (Nov 21-22)! Standing 7" tall, this vinyl figure is designed by BeeFy, with this "Mari the Cuddlefish "Inked" Edition limited to a run of 125pcs, each priced at US$65 - available at Booth #134
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Teaser for "Liberation" Two Pack by ThreeA Toys for #ToySoul

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 18 November, 2015 - 23:20
A photo posted by WorldOf3A (@worldof3a) on Nov 16, 2015 at 6:59pm PST Premade "Liberation" Two Pack by ThreeA Toys to be unleashed on both and at ToySoul in Hong Kong. Looks to be uber epic! Further product details when I have them! Meanwhile, feel free to drool over the pics, as I am muahaahahahahaha :) FYI: ToySoul happens 18th to 20th December, 2015 @ Rotunda 1 and Star
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Martin Hsu for #DesignerCon 2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 18 November, 2015 - 23:16
Martin Hsu sends snaps and info about his presence at Designer Con 2015 (Nov 21-22) via his Booth #232 - starting with a handy flyer "Class of 2015" image, which includes" - Woof-dolph, the red-nosed chow chows- custom Blacky figures + framed original artwork / 3 sets - Blacky Yeti, the abominable snowpups- custom Blacky figures + framed original artwork / 3 sets - Promise Dunnys - custom pair
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

DeKorner for #DesignerCon 2015

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 18 November, 2015 - 22:58
Here's a rundown of what goodies to expect at the DeKorner Booth #622 for Designer Con 2015 (Nov 21-22) - including promotion deals on a lot of overstock items, giveaways and prizes for customers that spends $20 or more, and "a bunch of older archived stuff for sale like I always do." ~ adds Kevin Cao of DeKorner! - Yellow translucent SUCKLE 2 set @ $20 each (Edition of 50) - DIY KAWZ
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Previews for #ChildrenoftheHalfcast Customs Show for #DesignerCon

TOYSREVIL'S I LIKE TOYS - 18 November, 2015 - 22:38
Kyle Kirwan (Instagram: @kylekirwan / shares with us some teaser images for his custom Willo show Children of the Half Cast at Designer Con 2015 (Nov 21-22), with all pieces viewable be at Booth #824 the whole weekend. Check out #childrenofthehalfcast on Instagram for more, and check out my previous feature for more previews! sending this lil' undead baby off to @kylekirwan
Categories: Designer Toys, Toy News

Funatic of the Week: Michelle Popovitch!

Funko - 18 November, 2015 - 19:00
Michelle Popovitch
Brooklyn, NY

What Funko lines do you collect? How many pieces are in your collection?
I mostly collect Marvel and DC Pop! Vinyls and looking to start expanding into the Dorbz line, because they're so ADORBZ. The Loki Marvel Collectors Corp Dorbz guards my entire collection. I love the Retro Freddy figures as well! The ultimate goal is to one day be able to collect prototypes. I stopped counting how many pieces I have a while ago, I love that each and every one I purchase is special and not because it's the X numbered Pop! I own. Ya know?

How long have you been a collector?
Over a year now- it’s been great from day one!

What are your favorite fandoms?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Agent Carter, Supergirl, anything with female empowerment to be honest.

What was your first Funko item?
Dancing Groot Pop!

What is your favorite Funko piece in your collection?
Director Coulson and Lola Pop! Ride

Tell us your favorite Funko story!
Let me elaborate on why the Director Coulson and Lola Pop! Ride is my absolute favorite! I had purchased Coulson and Lola months before New York Comic Con and it held a special place separate from the rest of my collection. A shrine, almost. The night before NYCC, I thought about how great it would be to have the entire cast autograph Lola, and how it would manifest my love for the show and the actors. A few of the cast members were scheduled to appear, but it was my first NYCC and I didn't know how anything worked. So I said what the hey, wrapped up Coulson's little head in paper towels so it wouldn't bobble, wrapped Lola and Coulson in a sweater, and gently put it in my backpack. The next day I ended up waiting two hours in the lobby by the Nerdist food truck where I had an amazing view of Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet while they spoke about their show. I held Lola and Coulson in my hands the entire duration of the interview, and Clark Gregg came up to me and asked to hold Lola. SWOON. He mentioned to the audience how awesome the entire thing was as he showed it around (see photos above!). The actors and fans both share an appreciation for the vinyl figures, it's amazing. I didn't end up getting an autograph, but I was over the moon.

BUT WAIT IT GETS BETTER... I knew that Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet were scheduled to sign autographs at the Marvel Booth so I went there still holding Lola and Coulson in my hands. When I arrived there, I was disappointed to find out that I needed a ticket to attend the signing, again I was a NYCC newb. I waited around and watched countless people get posters, comic books, and DVDs signed by Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet when a gentleman who worked for the booth called me over. He said because they still had time left after finishing up signing for people who had tickets, I was allowed to go on stage and get an autograph and meet Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, and Jeph Loeb. It was a blur but I managed to get Lola and Coulson signed, and my friend managed to capture it all on video. I remind myself to watch it every so often because it's unbelievable.

From that day, I promised myself that I would continue to pursue my dream of getting Lola signed by the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I recently traveled close to four hours to Rhode Island Comic Con to see Ming-Na Wen and have her sign Lola. She like Mr. Gregg absolutely loves the Pop! Ride. I truly enjoy being the envy of everyone in the autograph line ;) Beyond that, I could not be more grateful that Funko has created an outlet for me to express my love for a television show that is reciprocated at every fan event, comic con, etc. that I attend.

Social media links:

Want to be our next Funatic of the Week? Click here!


Categories: Designer Toys

Ron English’s Artist Gnome: OG Edition

Plastic and Plush - 18 November, 2015 - 17:30

3DRetro has announced one of a handful of exclusives that they will be bringing to Booth #532 during Designer Con 2015. Ron English’s Artist Gnome: OG Edition is based on the original artwork (self-portrait) of Ron English.The 4-inch tall vinyl Gnome wears a Popaganda Rabbbit t-shirt with paint splattered pants. You'll be able to pick one up, limited to a run of 300 pieces, for $30.00.

Categories: Designer Toys

Silver Phantom Alien!

Super7 - 18 November, 2015 - 17:27

The Silver Phantom Alien hides in plain sight! No one is safe from the horrifying creature’s menacing jaws. Available from Super7 at DesignerCon 2015!

Certain doom for the Nostromo Crew is cast in crystal clear soft vinyl with silver paint rub. Two ghastly, ghostly versions are mysteriously scattered among the Nostromo Spaceship! Which will you find?

4″ tall vinyl figure comes packaged in deluxe window box package, available at DesignerCon, booth #406. $50 ea.


Space Crab Wars at Designer Con

Plastic and Plush - 18 November, 2015 - 16:00

Martian Toys will be hosting Space Crab Wars at Booth #603 at this year's Designer Con. The custom show features two "teams" of about 40 artists each - one from North America and one from Europe. We've received several customs from artists that will be competing in the show.

One Ugly Crustacean (shown above) is the custom entry from artist Mike Strick. Mike will be on Team Europe.

Also, Infinite Rabbits, who will be competing for Team North America, will contribute a piece entitled, "4... 3... 2... 1..."

And KC Tararuj is showing off three custom pieces (Crab Tyson, Crabedelic, and Crab Armstrong), although only one of these will be in the competition for Team North America.  

Categories: Designer Toys
Syndicate content
CollectionDX OtakuDX Love is Pop WTF Toy