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 the 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 13]
STR WAS: DTH VDR by Mark Todd ($55)
Last year we got more attention about Mark Todd’s Chewback figure than just about anything else. Here is his follow up. Mark hand sculpted the piece, it was cast in resin and then he hand painted each one and crafted a cape and saber. The card back is signed and numbered and is printed on a risograph which is the same type of machine his zines are printed on. Signed and numbered edition of 30.
Starkiller Coffee by Killer Bootlegs $55
Hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded figure.
Signed and numbered edition of 50
A Real American Value Meal by CNE $65
This one is from a new company on the scene, CNE or Chicken Nugget Enterprises. This is their take on what this cybernetic chicken would look like as a GI Joe style figure. Sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G Toys. Card art work was an existing painting by Jason Edmiston that they got permission to use and the card back was designed by Carlos Espinoza of MOC Toys. Each piece is hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure.
Edition of 100.
Anthony Lister figure by Anthony Lister $120
Anthony Lister made a figure of himself.
The figure was cast in resin and he hand painted each one. He also hand embellished each card back and signed and numbered them.
Darth Trump by Special Ed Toys $110
Special Ed Toys is back with the third incarnation of his Darth Trump figure. Hand cast and hand painted 3.75″ figure. It is limited to 50 pieces, signed and numbered on the back of the card. Blue GID colorway.
Trump Wars Arcade Cabinet by Timebandits x Special Ed Toys x Carlos Flores $45
So Special Ed and Timebandits met this guy Carlos Flores who makes the coolest vintage arcade cabinets that are 3.75″ scale. They decided why not make one for Darth Trump to play? Edition of 25. They come boxed with a full color graphics card on top. Each one is signed and numbered by Special Ed.
[UPDATE July 11]
Santo Vader by Carlos Ramirez ($100)
Carlos Ramirez is formerly a member of the Date Farmer collaborative. Carlos hand made a wooden figure which was cast in resin. He hand painted and decorated each one individually and carded them on a hand painted card back which is cut from plywood. Each one is unique. Signed and numbered out of 30 on the back. Each figure is about 4 inches tall. At $100 this is one of the best deals of the show. You can’t get a piece of his art for less and when the Date Farmers were still partners paintings ranged in the $5-25k range.
The Great Showdowns by Scott C
The Great Showdowns are a series of paintings, art shows, and books depicting classic pop culture good guys and bad guys. This figure was sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G toys who helped bring Scott C’s characters to life. You get two hand cast and hand painted resin figures on each card featuring Scott C’s signature. He also numbered them out of 50.
R2-DPoo by by Random Skull Productions ($45)
Signed and numbered edition of 40
Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure
[UPDATE July 10]
Bounty Hunter by Manly Art $150 (includes a sparkly blue Fett resin figure)
Each backing card is an original painting!!!! All 24 are different portraits of everyone’s favorite Bounty Hunter. Signed and numbered out of 24.
Muckuss by Credenda Studios $65
Beau Greener of Credenda Studios has a follow up to his bounty hunter horror film mash up line. The previously sold out Freddy Fett, Bossk Lives and Galactic Chainsaw Massacre is followed by Muckuss which mashes up Zuckuss with Michael Meyers. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 30
Junkie the Krusty Clown by Dollar $lice Bootlegs $55
Dollar Slice is at it again and this time with a not so politically correct version of this cartoonish clown. Junkie got in trouble and now you can own it. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Magnet articulated. Signed and numbered edition of 30.
[UPDATE July 8]
Yoclops by Little Lazies $55
This is one of the most special exclusives DKE has ever had. Each piece has been hand sculpted by Leah Lester of Little Lazies. No two are exactly the same but they are so close to one another that it’s kind of hard to imagine that they aren’t cast and she made 50 of them! They are signed and numbered on the bottom of the figure and carded in a package she designed and are only $55.
Job Wars by Jason Adams $55
Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 20.
Boss Vaderus Maximus Pin by DrilOne $10
DrilOne made a Vader helmet a few years ago for DesignerCon that was a Mad Max mash up. He turned that image into a pin. This is the “Soviet Era” color way with a red star on the forehead. Limited to 100 pieces.
[UPDATE July 7]
Art Trooper Series: Haring by RYCA $55 tax included
The Art Trooper Series next installment is the iconic fan favorite Keith Haring. This is a follow up to the sold out Andy Warhol and Basquiat figures.
Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure.
Signed and numbered edition of 65. $55 tax included.
I Am A Man by RYCA $55 tax included
UK based street artist RYCA is one of the more prolific artists in the resin game. We never shy away from political statements with what we carry and this is no exception. One of the most powerful pieces we have had.
Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 30.
Wampapi by RYCA $80
Our third and final entry from RYCA is a blinged out take on the 6″ vintage Kenner toy. Signed and numbered edition of 25.
Hand cast and hand painted. RYCA also silk screens and die cuts his own card backs as well as make his own blisters.
Wampapi has real 23.5kt gold leaf and a Swarovski crystal!