Streetrobot definitely don’t want to miss this announcement. Better late than never…eh! NYCC runs October 6 to 9, 2016 and DKE Toys will be in Booth #423 with a slew of Con Stuff! We will be sending out announcements in batches again as we did for SDCC. This is #1 of most likely only 2 batches.
DKE Toys does about 4 conventions a year in which artists from all over the world create limited artist edition figures. Each piece is generally made out of hand poured resin and many are hand painted on custom printed (and sometimes hand drawn) card backs. Sometimes as many as 20 different artists participate in a given show. Many have commented that the DKE booth at these various shows look like a small art exhibition. While these figures are generally referred to as “bootlegs” they are far from pirated versions of mass marketed toys. Each of these artists use transformative properties in their work to communicate ideas that are often political, parody, or commentary about the pop culture world we live in. Also please do not be confused by the word “toy”. These are works of art!!! Do not give to a child to play with. They will break, get ruined, and hurt your children physically and emotionally. DKE also acquires other limited edition figures from artists that are not exclusives so please stop by to see any unannounced specials. Keep checking them at Flickr, they are always adding images at Flickr, including unannounced Con Stuff!
Special Ed is back with the new HipHop Wars: HipHop Trooper. Each figure is a hand painted and customized 3.75″ vintage figure on custom designed card back. Comes with mail away coupon for the Def Star Thumper boom box. Each figure is signed and numbered out of 50 figures worldwide by Special Ed and the Hip Hop Trooper. $75 each.
What needs to be said about this figure. In a time of political turmoil a dark force rises to prominence. Will he succeed in taking power? Maybe his steak will protect him? Hand cast and painted 3.75 inch custom resin figure on card. Only 25 made. $85. These sell out opening day for sure.
Wookie Hash Pipe: Luce Skytoker by Jim MahfoodA follow up to SDCC’s Dose Vapors figure based on Jim Mahfood’s Wookie Hash Pipe universe. This edition of 50 figures is hand cast and painted and is signed and numbered by Jim. The back of the card has the follow up installment to the Wookie Hash Pipe comix saga.
Hobo Fett by Manly Art
Manly Art is at it again this time with Hobo Fett as a part of his ever expanding Pimp2D-2’s Big Score action figure line. Each figure is a hand cast and painted 3.75″ resin figure. Now when Pimp2D-2 and C-3P-Ho are stopped at a red light in their Pimp Speeder, Hobo Fett can wash their windshield. I wonder if they tip? Only 25 pcs of these babies available. $90.
Jedi Master Yoga by Jedi Master Jay
DKE is proud to be working with Jedi Master Jay for the first time. There are many of his figures already in our collection. It was the Black Power Droid that initially brought him to our attention. Jedi Master Yoga is a hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale resin figure on card. Each one comes with a Yoga force serpent accessory. While the edition is 50 pcs only about 30 will make it to the show in time for NYC this year. $45 each.
Reservoir Troopers by RYCA
Wow what a set!!! 6 figures for $165 based on the sold out print edition of the same name. Each card is a multi color silk screen with 6 hand cast and painted 3.75″ figures. Need we say more. Only 20 of these signed and numbered babies available.
Mavi Krom Uzay by RYCA
The conversation went like this: “Hey Ryan can you send me one of those blue Uzay figures I saw online the other day?” Reply: “I am sending you a bunch of them with some other chase figures included. Oh yeah and you can price them at $45 each.” WTF x2!!! Hand cast and painted 3.75″ resin figures on silk screened card back. Figure is based on the original bootleg “Uzay” Turkish toys …. The most famous being the blue stars, a blue Snow Trooper. Mavi Krom Uzay is a Turkish translation of “blue chrome stars”.
R2-Lean Too by Dollar $lice Bootlegs
For decades Dollar $lice Bootlegs has been making his own weird art but now he has completely sold out and debased himself by using overt pop culture references in his work. But I guess if you think about it there is still a drug theme in there so it’s ok. Hand cast 3.75″ scale figure on custom card back. Signed and numbered edition of 25 for $45.
Wars Not Make One Great by Free Humanity
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. This is the second and final edition in dark pink. The previous edition sold out earlier this year at SDCC. A Free Humanity stencil on a canvas would be at least 10 times as much money in a gallery. These will not last long… $100 a pop.