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Jul 9, 2018

DKE Toys at SDCC 2018: Jumbo Art Trooper by RYCA


DKE Toys is not only bringing smaller 3.75" carded figures to Booth #5045 at SDCC 2018, they are bringing some Jumbo heat too. Jumbo Art Trooper by RYCA is yet another SW inspired piece, with the added Warhol flair. Limited to just 15 pieces, these giant carded figures are going to run $165 a piece.
DKE provided info regarding Jumbo Art Trooper by RYCA:
Jumbo Art Trooper by RYCA

The world needs more warriors like this one. It’s not just BIG it's JUMBO!! Hand cast and painted 12" carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 15. $165

Bio: Ryan’s work originally rose to fame through his involvement with the street art scene under the pseudonym RYCA. Over the last five years however, he has developed an ever increasing presence and reputation creating prints and graphics under his own name. Through combining words and images from popular culture, with the materials and techniques traditionally associated with pub signs, he creates nostalgic, playful images that are both accessible and highly technically accomplished.

Instagram @ryca_artist

DKE Toys at SDCC 2018: No Toys 4 Us by Mr Blank Toys

This latest release for DKE Toys SDCC 2018 is called No Toys 4 Us by Mr Blank Toys. Mr Blank Toys has a better story of this piece so here is what DKE Toys and Mr Blank Toys has to say about No Toys 4 Us:
No Toys 4 Us by Mr Blank ToysWe’ve all be grieving the loss of Toys R Us, but no one as much as poor, sad, out of work Geoffrey the Giraffe. Mr Blank Toys in his SDCC debut brings No Toys 4 Us. Hand cast and painted 3.75” scale carded figure. Numbered edition of 40 pieces. $65
When I heard that Toys-R-Us was closing down, the first things I thought of was: "Oh No, What's going to become of Geoffrey the Giraffe?" because Big Corporations never think of the little guys, the ones effected most by their mismanagement. I imagined Geoffrey might not be able to handle going from being number one in the hearts and minds of millions of toy loving children young and old... to suddenly losing everything. Jobless, penniless, and forced to the streets, destined to become a junkie sleeping in the dumpster behind the liquidated boarded-up toy store, flying a sign off the freeway exit, hitchhiking to the next town. Poor Geoffrey! Now I've certainly spent some time down on my luck and transient as an artist, so I could sympathize with Geoffrey's plight. I've slept on stranger's couches or lived out of a nearly broke down school bus touring the southeast USA as a traveling performance artist. I've had to eat at soup kitchens and do street busking performance art, gas jugging, and sign-flying for money. I've hitchhiked to New Orleans and survived off of selling street art and collecting tips... wanderlust certainly flows in my blood. Sideshow freaks, street performers, and musicians are my best friends, and I know some pretty crazy homeless people too! So this figure is dedicated to all those struggling, chewed up and spit out by the system, listless and wandering... 
At first I wasn't sure how I was going to make the figure in a way that would fully get my idea across. I pulled out a shitty giraffe kids-meal toy, trying to figure out how to make it work, but it didn't. When my eye caught sight of the Star Wars "Watto" figure (Star Wars Episode I, Hasbro 1998) I instantly knew that was the direction I had to take. I chopped up some "Count Dooku" legs (The Clone Wars Collection, Hasbro 2009) and stuck them to the bottom of the Watto body, then with a bunch of small detailed sculpting, and some arms from a "Mercenary Cpl. Lyle Wainfleet" figure (James Cameron's Avatar, Mattel 2009). I ended up with a long-necked grumpy-faced giraffe figure in denim vest and dirty pants, who looked like he had seen some pretty rough days! Then with the addition of a simple cardboard sign that reads "Will Werk 4 Toys" it was a perfectly Hobo looking Geoffrey the Street Giraffe! Or simply titled: "No Toys 4 Us". Limited edition, carded 4" resin bootleg art toy figure. 
The figure marks the sad end of an era for kids and toy collectors, yet a hopeful beginning for me. This is the beginnings of my own toy making endeavors. This will be the first solid run of figures (40 pcs.) that I've done to date, and they have already been signed on to be a "2018 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive" released with DKE Toys (a major distributor who's worked with the biggest artists and collectors in the bootleg art toy scene, and has regular booths at the best designer toy conventions in the USA).

(See Bio on my website here:

DKE Toys at SDCC 2018: Weekend Dad Trooper by Jason Adams

One of DKE Toys latest reveals for SDCC 2018 is Weekend Dad Trooper by Jason Adams. This hand cast and painted figure comes in an edition of 25 and is priced at $55 each. With SDCC 2018 fast approaching, DKE Toys' Booth #5045 is going to be packed full of goodies.

Here is some info from DKE Toys regarding Weekend Dad Trooper by Jason Adams:
Weekend Dad Trooper by Jason Adams
Dad’s hanging around the house again. Time to get to that list of things to do. Hand cast and painted 3.75" carded figure. Edition of 25. $55

Bio: From Fort Worth, Texas, Jason is an approved Lucasfilm artist (Topps Star Wars sketchcards), Marvel artist (Upper Deck sketchcards), and has done cover work for BOOM!- Studios (Bravest Warriors). Influenced by early punk rock, Jason employs DIY style that uses hand cut stencils, spray paint, and markers to create unique original pieces. When he’s not spray painting, Jason also works in the custom toy world creating hand poured resin action figures.

Instagram: art_of_jason
Twitter: @artofjason

ERROR Trashbots sold too fast! Preorder from next batch now!

I love these Trashbot & Friends desktop sets and I knew they would sell... I just didn't know they would sell THAT fast.

We have more on the way, should be here in about a week. Grab Trashbot & Friends here as a preorder and we will ship it next week:


Mechatro 35 WeGo Soda 10cm Robot Action Figure - in stock!


in stock now
10cm / 3" tall
highly articulated
1/35 scale
comes with stackable display case
parts are interchangeable with other WeGos
ABS & die-cast metal
In the late 1940s, the mechatronic bot industry had developed worldwide. However, its size was large, even though it was a humanoid, it was inorganic, and it was just a thing that was just like a machine tool. These mechatronic bots were also imported to Japan, but because of their huge size that does not fit the country of Japan, it has not spread widely and there are few opportunities for the general public to see. In 1957, Japan's "Mechatro Chubu" (Chubu Mechatronics) announces a breakthrough mini mechatronic bot that has not existed before, it was Light Mechatrobot "Tube one."

The WeGo is the world's smallest Mechatrobot which was designed to be used for children’s school commute in under-populated areas and for various recreational purposes.
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