DKE, the distributor of urban designer vinyl toys and collectibles, always bring some of the wildest exclusives to San Diego Comic-Con every year — whether it’s the C3P-HO figure or last year’s awesome Storm Trooper Protestor.
We’ll update this post with the DKE announcements as they are released. With that said, bring on the vinyl!
[UPDATE July 17]
Bird is the Word by Frank Kozik $65 tax included
Frank Kozik’s iconic Mao with ears character, “Bird is the Word” makes its debut as a 3.75” scale action figure. Each figure is hand cast in red resin and is limited to 50 pieces. Card back art by Frank Kozik. Sculpted by George Gaspar.
Ewoking Dead by Killer Bootlegs $65 tax included
Killer Bootlegs has come up with another installment in his Ewoking Dead series. This time focusing on our favorite little critter. Each figure is hand cast, flocked and painted in a very undead kind of way. There is actual dirt mixed into the flocking from the Evans City Cemetery where the original 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead was shot. This carded figures is 3.75″ scale but measure about 2” cuz he’s short. Edition of 100.
Che Trooper by Special Ed Toys x UrbanMedium $65 tax included
UrbanMedium’s iconic Che Trooper, generally found wheat pasted in the streets, has now been transformed into a 3.75” resin action figure that you can take home with you. If your other action figures are not behaving then you can sic this guy on them. ¡Viva la Revolución! This “Winter of 59” edition is hand cast in resin and hand painted. Measures 3.75″ on card. Edition of 50. Sculpted By George Gaspar.
Our Only Hope & For the Empire figure set by Special Ed Toys $120 tax included
Special Ed Toys has a very special set of figures just in time for election season. The classic good vs evil political fight is on. This one is a little more cut and dry compared to real life. Set comes with two customized 3.75″ figures on card. Edition of 20 sets.
Darth Candy by Good For You Toys $60 tax included
Good For You Toys’ third installment in their Django Uncloned series (the “D” is silent). This is the Debut Edition of the evil villain Darth Candy. Each card will feature “custom galactic spray” and have mesmerizing silver highlights. All previous editions of Django Fett and Slave Hildy sold out. Get this one while you can. Hand cast 3.75” resin carded figure. Edition of 30. Sculpted by George Gaspar.
Django Uncloned “Animated Edition” by Good For You Toys $60 tax included
Good For You Toys is back with yet another Django Fett (the “D” is silent) in their classic mash up series of our favorite space opera and our western hero Django. This colorway is based on the classic animated bounty hunter look with remixed front and back card art. Why do they keep making more Django colorways you ask? Because they keep selling out!!! Hand cast and painted 3.75″ resin figure on card. Edition of 30. We fully expect these to rocket fire away…
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[UPDATE July 11]
Wookie Hash Pipe: Dose Vapors by Jim Mahfood $100 tax included
Jim Mahfood, comic book artist extraordinaire, has created his own Sci-Fi universe series Wookie Hash Pipe. The first installment “Dose Vapors” is transformed from Jim’s hand to real life by sculptor George Gaspar. Each figure is hand cast and hand painted resin and measures approx 4″ tall (still 3.75″ scale because he is a little taller than the other dudes). Signed and numbered edition of 50. Comes with chapter 1 of the comic story on the back. What’s in store for chapter 2? Stay tuned…
SECRETOY Cinema Monster by Splurrt $150 tax included
Joe Merrill creator of SPLURRT and SECRETOY has created this special edition for San Diego Comic Con. This 10″ tall sofubi figure (Japanese vinyl) is a marble mix of green and glow vinyl with metallic flake added. Edition of 25. Bagged with header card.
Jumbo Akashi Head by Dave Bondi $40 tax included
Dave Bondi has finally brought an edition of his acclaimed Akashi head to the masses. This rendition of his famous mash up was generally reserved for posting in the streets and on telephone poles in the middle of the night. This 8″ tall piece is made of poly urethane resin and foam filled. Comes in a special bright orange hue just for comic con. Signed and numbered edition of 30. Bagged with header card.
Death Vader by Broke1 $45 tax included
Broke1 aka Broken Pidgeon has brought a Japanese vinyl (sofubi) edition of his famous Death Vader. It stands 5″ tall in a special red colorway just for comic con. Bagged with header card. Signed and numbered out of 25. Sweet!!!
Princess Smurfette Organa by Greg Aronowitz – BarnYardFX $55 tax included
Artist, producer, director, designer, visual effects artist Greg Aronowitz from BarnYardFX has followed up last year’s sold out DCon exclusives with another piece in this ongoing(?) series. Looks like the force is strong with this one. Hand cast and painted 2″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 50.
[UPDATE July 5]
STR WAS: Chewback by Mark Todd $55 tax included
Artist Mark Todd’s first ever toy and first ever sculpture is a take on our furry friend. His original was molded and then cast in resin and hand painted by Mark as well. The card back is comprised of 2 riso graph prints on front and back for that very indie zine feel. 3.75″ scale carded figure. Only 30 made and each is signed and numbered.
Star Rockers Chewrocka by Alien Robot Monster $38 tax included
Alien Robot Monster aka Chris Nadolski has presented us with the first in his series of Star Rockers. Chewrocka stands at approx 5″ tall and comes in an exclusive hot pink especially for convention season. Only 30 made and each is signed and numbered.
Wars Not Make One Great by Free Humanity $100 tax included
Famed street artist Free Humanity has hand customized each 3.75″ scale figure and added a paint bucket and roller. More importantly each card back has been hand stenciled, splattered and signed and numbered out of 50 pieces. A Free Humanity stencil on a canvas would be at least 10 times as much money in a gallery. These will not last long.
Obi-Smurf-Kenobi by Greg Aronowitz – BarnYardFX $55 tax included
Do your eyes deceive you? Not far now… Artist, producer, director, designer, visual effects artist Greg Aronowitz from BarnYardFX has followed up last year’s sold out DCon exclusives with another piece in this ongoing(?) series. Looks like the force is strong with this little blue bearded creature. Hand cast and painted 2″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 50.
Name’s Herman. Bicycles by Super Secret Fun Club $65 tax included
Resin master Super Secret Fun Club has done it again. Hand cast and painted resin figure set with multiple accessories. Edition of 11. Yikes!
[UPDATE June 27]
Bossk Lives by Credenda Studios $65 tax included
Credenda Studios has done it again. This follow up to Freddy Fett & the Galactic Chainsaw Massacre Dengar. Bossk Lives mashes up our favorite bounty hunter with yet another horror classic. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Edition of 20
Star Weird: Boba (cas) Sette by Topztoy $35 tax included
Topztoy from Thailand has come up with an edition of 40 of our favorite bounty hunter encased in a cassette tape? Maybe this technology is better than a good old carbon freeze? This large hunk of hand poured resin is approx 3.75″ tall and comes carded with resealable blister. Maybe you can get it to play in your tape deck.
Watcher in the Woods by Dollar $lice Bootlegs $55 tax included
From the wacky mind of Dollar $lice Bootlegs comes this Disney-esque droid hybrid figure, magnet articulated and glows in the dark. Each hand cast and painted 3.75 scale resin figure comes on a custom made card back with clam shell packaging so you can “play” with it. Be careful though, you might get hurt. Only 20 made.
[UPDATE June 22]
Action MC by Ron English $100 tax included
Ron English’s iconic McSupersized character has been transformed into a 3 3/4 inch vintage style action figure by sculptor George Gaspar. Card back design by Ron English. Hand painted by Special Ed Toys. Now McSupersized can have epic battles with the other figures in your collection.
Edition of 50
R2-SL1200 by Artbot138 $65 tax included
Artbot138 aka James Garrett has brought you a hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded R2-D2 like figure with handy record player. Now all your action figures can listen to their favorite tunes. Not in real life but in pretend. Each comes with a vintage 7″ record and a fabulous record sleeve packaging with some crazy SW parody versions of some of your favorite bands.
Edition of 20
Make America Ape Again by Barely Human $65 tax included
Barely Human aka John Black has made this magnificent POTA inspired 3.75″ carded figure from his Plain Old Apes series. Each hand painted resin cast 3.75″ figure has a load of accessories and interchangeable heads as well as magnetic articulation in all the joints. What more can you ask for?
Edition of 25
Crystal Blue Snaggletooth by SkipBroToys and Field of Grey $80 tax included
SkipBroToys and Field of Grey have teamed up to bring you something very special. This hand cast 3.75″ clear blue resin interpretation of our rare vintage friend also comes on a unique clear vintage style card. Has to be seen in person to really be appreciated. It’s like the spirit of Snaggletooth!!!
Edition of 20
Art Trooper Series: Basquiat by RYCA $55 tax included
This is an amazing follow up to the 2015 Warhol Trooper. Each 3 3/4 hand cast and painted figure comes on a full color silk screened card back.
Edition of 65
Which DKE exclusives will you be picking up? Let us know in the comments.