Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lucky Cat Japanese Sofubi Toy - Kickstarter

Vincent Scala has re-scaled his Lucky Cat vinyl toy project from its previous goal to a more moderate one. And with no change in the Scale of the Toy. Lower goals are easier met and we anticipate this project will be a success this time around.

From the Project Page: "With his half missing arm and missing eye there, he makes you wonder how can he be so lucky? He is branded with the lucky 13 on his belly to guide him through his troubles ! There is something very cute about him, but also an air of mystery to his personality as well as how he lost his arm and eye ! We will all know soon enough in the mini- comic included with the vinyl toy. I think he has a mischievous side !!"


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy - Restock

DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy has been fully restocked and all Kickstarter Rewards are being wrapped up. Wholesale Cases of 12 are now available in limited supply for die-hard Customizers and Independent Retailers. ONLINE HERE: LINK

Larger Retail Chains and Online Art Supply stores can of course commission Bulk Production Runs ONLINE HERE: LINK

Or by contacting:

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

DCON 2017 - Sneak Peeks

Designer Con is on the way this Sat and Sun. And there is a lot of incredible new work on the way from a plethora of Designers. It feels like a definite uptick for the Designer Toy Scene is happening as a flood of new artists and toy releases are springing up.

Look for this item from Dolly Oblong Booth #611. And many more items pictured Below.

JORDAN SITH INFRAREDS 'THE LIGHT SIDE’ - by: Tracy Tubera - Booth #350

 Shard Dunny Exclusive - by Scott Tolleson
W.M.D. - by Cameron Tiede

And much more!

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Artists Stronger Together

As Artists we can be islands to ourselves, or we can team up and form alliances that break through the social media fog.

The combined following of even 10 Artists can add up to 100,000-1 Million followers. Through synergistic posting of a collective blog each artist has access to, and with each artist posting the entire collectives work, cross exposure can benefit each of those artists 10 times over.

Optionally said artists can also move all their work through a single retail vendor. Drawing in each others web hits to create even more cross exposure for the entire collective. This has the advantage of also lifting the online retail operations chores off an Artists back freeing up their time for more productivity.

The primary retail hub can list items online and handle the orders. Artists can ship stock to the retailer for direct shipping, or hold items and Drop Ship them out when orders come through.

I have seen others do this already. From Sticker Crews to Designer Toy Customizers to web comic artists. By all means find such a collective, or team up with your associates and start one.

Underground Blend is such a blog and Discordia Culture Shop is such a Retail hub. Most of our partner Artists have ads on our websites and their sites cross back to us, creating yet another level of cross exposure.

Discordia Culture Shop also takes everyone's goods, in hand anyway, out to conventions and other pop-up engagements. Yet another method of public exposure for the entire collective.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Ramona Flowers from Mondo - A Review

The Mondo Exclusive Ramona Flowers from the Scott Pilgrim comic book, has this week reached collectors after a long but satisfying pre-order period. Unfortunately unavailable from Mondo as both versions are completely sold out at this point. And no word as we can tell what the edition sizes were for each version.

As for the figure, Mondo does not disappoint! Nearly 8.5 inches tall, which is only a quarter inch less than advertised. This is only natural being that toys loose a little scale during the molding process. Figure is not hallow vinyl, but instead made of many interlocking solid, injection molded parts.

7 points of articulation were mentioned, although our copy only presented 5 as the head and her left hand don't move easy and its always best not to force these things. Most of the movable joints are in the legs where they meet her shorts and skates. But in the end the movement is very limited and that is just fine, this is an art object not an action figure.

The paint job is spectacular. Variations in color and shading on her hair and clothing really bring out the craftsmanship of this award worthy sculpt. Could it have come with different color hair? On and interchangeable head? Maybe. Would have been nice.

Two right hands are included along with two weapons, a hammer and baseball bat. Along with her shoulder bag, you get  nice selection of accessories all very well executed. Even someone who is not a fan of the comic book can still appreciate the stunning beauty and quality of this figure.

Looking forward to adding this to my list of Designer Toy Award predictions for 2018 as I know its hands down destined to win. Its absolutely adorable, terribly well made, and truly remarkable.

Happy Hunting.

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Thursday, November 02, 2017

TAKE A KNEE - from Munky King

Most likely to be on display at this years DCON, little if anything is known about this project. We do know it was produced by Munky King and designed by KaNO! What its actually called? Will this item have an actual paint job? I have no idea.

What I do know is it's sure to be a conversation piece.

Clearly it is a representation of Kaepernick
in the Take a Knee pose. And done in solidarity with the spirit of that statement. An acknowledgment that racial inequities are a problem in America.

Here the questions will be raised. Should art make controversial political statements? And should Munky King risk loosing clients by taking the side of justice and equality?

Yes and yes.

The best art does. And the best people do.

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Last Knight Black & White Edition

The Last Knight Black & White Edition

The Last Knight embodies the design elements of Dead Zebra, Inc in the form a high quality vinyl figure of a partially deceased chess piece.

This edition invokes the Zebra in classic black and white with a bone-colored skull, a perfect complement to the original edition.

This is a Limited Edition of ONLY 200. Each is numbered.


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Vintage Hip Hop Trooper Enamel Pin

The Peoples Cosplay Champion Hip Hop Trooper gets the enamel pin treatment, with a vintage card back Signed and Numbered. Developed by Special Ed x Always Holden


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Friday, October 27, 2017

Motley Melty Split - Iron On Patch - by Buff Monster

Motley Melty (Split) Iron-On Patch

The newest patch to feature Buff Monster's lovable characters! He's got a bit of a split personality, but he's entirely optimistic. This embroidered patch is ready to be ironed on your favorite jacket or tote! Measures 3.25” x 3”.

Get Melty! HERE: LINK

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Sunday, October 22, 2017

OG SLICK is F*cking Epic

Yes OG Slick is F*cking Epic. From his sky high street murals to his iconic 'LA HANDS' design. If your looking for that 'cred', you cant go wrong with OG Slick.

The Slick Skull, pictured here in all its hand painted high impact resin glory, is out there in the world and happy hunting for those in need. 

Follow OG Slick HERE: LINK

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia