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Sep 25, 2017

NYCC Tenacious Collective Booth 780 Map

At NYCC 2017 we will be in the back of the room near the loading docks at BOOTH 780!

Above is the map of The Block. Below is the map of the entire floor. This year we will be close to the the Warner Brothers booth and the Marvel booth!

Check the map online here. Check The Block exhibitor list here.

Tokidoki Hotels to Open in 2018 in China



Devotees of Tokidoki, the overly cute character lifestyle brand, will in future be able to book a room in a Tokidoki-adorned hotel.

Cofounders Pooneh Mohajer and Simone Legno plan to open 10 to 15 Tokidoki hotels in China in the next five years, with the first one expected to be welcoming guests by the end of next year...

DKE Toys at NYCC 2017 - Batch #1 of 3 Josh Mayhem, Manly Art, Manny X Romero, and Special Ed Toys!


Finally Josh Mayhem has created a piece of art in the 3.75” action figure format. 

Blown Away Trooper by Josh Mayhem 
Hand painted customized vintage 3.75" carded figure
Signed and numbered edition of 50 

Bio: Josh Mayhem's lifelong habit of collecting children's playthings has fueled his passion for transforming said toys into objects d'art. Embracing both order and chaos as inspiration points, Mayhem's mixed media 'art toys' tend to be created in two contrasting styles: intricate, detailed assemblages comprised of Japanese model kit parts, and more free-flowing, expressionist sculptures. Among his best-known pieces are those constituting his “Blown Away” series, in which mass-produced forms are covered in strands of resin and layers of acrylic paint to create gravity-defying drips that give the impression of the work being deconstructed by a strong wind. The popularity of this direction has led to Mayhem being nominated for Designer Toy Awards, participating in TRASHed: Art of Recycling at Coachella Festival, representation by the Corner12 agency, and continuing partnerships with the premiere worldwide creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, Kidrobot.

Bounty Hunter by Manly Art

Each one is an original painting !!!!
Signed and numbered out of 24. 
$150 and comes with a sparkly green figure.

Jason Chalker (aka Manly Art) is a East-Coast based illustrator and toy maker. He has done illustration work for Upper Deck and Topps on brands such as Marvel, Mars Attacks, and Star Wars. His Pimp2-D2 action figure line has managed to find its way into the collection at Rancho Obi-Wan and the homes of collectors around the world.

Blart by by Manny X Romero - Iconoclast Toys 
Hand cast and painted 4” carded figure
Signed and numbered edition of 50 

Ron English created a brand new rendition called Blart for Manny X. Comes with 2 of 4 snacks. In easy open clamshell packaging. 

Stranger Wars: Princess El by Special Ed Toys 
Hand cast and painted 3.75" carded figure 
Signed and numbered edition of 25  $100

Special Ed Toys
"From bootleg toys to terrible "art" of dubious quality, there is no type of "artistic" medium I won't shamelessly exploit in my mission to bring a little bit of terribleness into collector's homes far and wide!"

The 3D Hero releases Cobalt Battle Bunny and Scarlet Scrapper

 With names like Cobalt Battle Bunny and Scarlet Scrapper who could possibly be intimidated by such harmless sounding creatures? Well this dynamic duo is far from being descendants of Peter Cottontail or even the Easter Bunny. These 3- inch rodents are here to wreak havoc in the streets of 3D Hero City!

The 3D Hero himself (Tavvon Reynolds) has gone completely insane with his new fascination with terror and villainy, combining it with his first loves of all things cute & all things mech. Sticking to his very industrialized and dystopian style Hero sculpted these critters atop of  2 Dunny cyborg bases. Word has it that these are the first in a new series that the Hero is creating; each one to be more mind-blowing than its predecessor. If  the Battle Bunnies are just the tip of the iceberg, may the gods have mercy on the citizens of 3D Hero City.

Cobalt Battle Bunny and Scarlet Scrapper are both available for purchase here. For the latest updates follow The 3D Hero on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Sep 22, 2017

Run the Jewels Statue Sculpted by Steven Cartoccio


We have to give props to our NYCC boothmate Steven Cartoccio for the super fast sellout on the official Run the Jewels statue that he sculpted for them.

A masterpiece which was immediately recognized by the Run the Jewels fans! Wonder what's next? Ask Steven yourself at our NYCC booth #780 where he will be from October 5-8.



Italian based pop surreal painter Simona Candini created an exclusive collection of new work for PIQ of her favorite complex women that will hang from 09/29-10/12.  Applying her signature theme of the light vs. dark and meticulous painting style, Simona selected her favorite pop culture hero and villains to express the power of femininity. The show features ten original paintings, six oils and four mixed treatment watercolors. Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Danerys, and all of her ladies show confidence, conflict, and a fighting spirit in their large expressive eyes. 

To compliment the details and energy of each canvas, Simona hand painted one-of-a-kind ornate frames that become part of the story of each subject. In addition to the original paintings there will be six more pop heroines in limited edition glicee canvas prints. The show opens 6:00 Friday Sept 29 at PIQ Grand Central Terminal and will continue through October 12

Preview the show at, where Simona Candini's paintings will be available for sale starting the 28th at 7:00pm.

About Simona Candini

A graduate of the Academy Of Fine Arts University of Bologna, Simona Candini splits her time between Italy and USA working as a full time artist primarly within the pop surreal genre.

Her works, showcased in galleries around the globe, embody a beautiful yet sometimes dark world inhabited by big eyed girls and improbable creatures. With a stirring of emotions translated onto each new work of art, Simona brings her love of the old fairytales and childhood imaginings to us in a unique and poetic way. She is a traditional artist and enjoys using oils, watercolor, acrylics, graphite and pencils on paper, canvas and wood boards.

About PIQ

PIQ (pronounced “pick”) toy and gift stores reflect the city that inspires them. Like New York, PIQ is unexpected, international, and a ready for a good time. With playful designs, witty books, irreverent novelties, designer toys, custom figures, and global treasures, everyone will find the gifts to make someone smile. PIQ is a division of the Sarut Group, with retail locations at Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center in New York, PIQ UniversalCityWalk Orlando and
At PIQ function follows fun.

Umi Toys Hawai'i Aqua King


Made as an exclusive for the Amazing HawaiĘ»i Comic Con, Umi Toys Hawai'i has announced the Aqua King colorway of the popular Panda King III by Silent Stage Gallery x Angry Woebots.  This mini resin figure, about 4" tall and 4" wide, is cast in translucent blue resin and limited to 100 pieces. Preorders for the figure start on Monday, September 25th at 3PM EST for $59.99.

Preorder here

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