Wednesday, March 25, 2020

iBoy - retro toy figure from Classicbot

Remember when the iconic MP3 players first came out, and we were so excited about carrying a thousand songs in our pocket? Here is a toy figure that will make you feel nostalgic about that time.

Say hello to iBoy!

iBoy does not play music, but looks ready to be case modded to do exactly that! Let us know if you pull this off and we will blog about it here! -Ed.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

PS: You can also get the Original Classicbot figure HERE: LINK


Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Friday, March 20, 2020

BOBA - Holiday Special Edition - PreOrder Event

Fifth edition in the series, BOBA is back in a Holiday Special colorway. Standing 9.5" tall and rotocast in resin. No word on the Edition Size as its probably set by how many orders are taken. We dont know. This colorway is based on the terrible cash grabby Holiday Special that featured an animated section with a Boba Fett appearance, which was actually his first appearance prior to The Empire Strikes Back.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Friday, March 13, 2020

SSOSVA X UTOPIA - by Psychological Industries

The Welcome To Your Utopia campaign meets the Secret Society of Super Villain Artists!

S.S.O.S.V.A. X UTOPIA in Green on Unisex Gildan Ultra Cotton Black T-Shirt. Front printing in sizes S,M,L,XL,2XL,3XL,4XL,5XL Detournement by www.psychologicalindustries.org

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

SLASHTHESLAPS - Sticker Liquidation Sale

Discordia Culture Shop has been in the Sticker Business for over a decade. So they have a huge selection of Designer Stickers including Psychological Industries, Pink Nightmare Squad, RX SKULLS, Buff Monster, Join the Much, Sticker Robot, and of course, is the exclusive source of all Underground Blend Sticker Packs featuring Vinyls from the entire international sticker art scene!

Unfortunately the weight of all these sticker packs is costing them copious amounts of jet fuel in their Floating Fortress of Designer Doom hovering over the Rocky Mountain range. They have to go. And their loss is your gain.

So hurry up and buy some sticker packs before they toss them all into the Yosemite area super volcano and destroy 2/3rds of the United States in a molten cataclysm of hellfire paving the way for the rise of a society of talking spider monkeys and killer robots who will scour the earth with the Great Monkey Robot War that will last 1000 years!

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

HOW TO - MAKE GREAT ENAMEL PINS

Enamel Pins are everywhere these days. Maybe you want to flood the market and devalue all the enamel pins out there hastening the collapse of the market? Well here is the Underground Blend Guide to doing just that without being a tacky beotch!

1. NO you don't need to make everything into an enamel pin. If you are looking to make a quick buck off that thing the kids are all saying these days, they wont be saying it by the time you get your pins made, and they will no doubt make fun of you for being so 'last week' with that sad old shit. Just fuck off and do something else.

2. Make one design and have it filled with various color themes. Think 'Sunset', or 'Monotone', or maybe even 'Iron Man' style. This is called Colorways. It can allow you to make as few as 25 of each colorway, in a 200 pin run, and have more to offer with every Design you launch.

3. 'Hard Enamel' is garbage. No seriously, its trash, most factories substitute bad enamel for the good stuff when making 'Hard Enamel' pins. So they wont be a higher quality pin whatsoever. There is nothing 'Hard' about 'Hard Enamel' just like there is nothing 'Soft' about 'Soft Enamel'. These terms mean little to nothing other than how Filled your pins sunken areas will be. In fact 'Soft Enamel' will not only look better because of the way it catches the light in the corners of the design, your pin order will overall weight alot less! This will cut the shipping costs for you because enamel pins are heavy enough already.

4. Glow in the Dark pins MUST HAVE Epoxy Coating added on top! Glow Fills are sandy, rough, dry, and porous. Get Epoxy Coating added to these pins or they will collect dirt and stains on the surface. The Epoxy Coating also helps the Glow effect by gathering more light and shining brighter and more evenly when Glowing. Its true, we have made pins with and without Epoxy Coating and the difference is very noticeable. 


5. Get at least 2 Backing Posts for any pin you have made no matter the size. Without 2 Posts pins can spin and be really annoying. A single Posts are often placed in the middle of the pin back, which is hit or miss and results in pins with a Post below center causing the pin to flip upside down! We own pins that do this. It's horrible. Those pins are useless.

6. STOP MAKING LARGE PINS! Enamel Pins are supposed to be light, elegant, charming little devices. Making pins that are 2x2 inches and weight a ton, results in enamel pins that are unwearable beyond a heavy leather biker jacket. And those hep cats like patches! (beards get caught on the pins) So you're making of a massive heavy pin is a lost cause outside of pinning them to black velvet and putting them in small frames before selling them.

7. Use Wizard Pins. They are extremely professional and strive to get your order right the first time. We have utilized a dozen different factories, go betweens, and random buddies. We use Wizard Pins and never look back. "But I can go straight to a factory and get a cheaper price" you may squeal with glee. Cool for you. We like the ease of communication which Wizard Pins which provides confidence that the order will be correct with no language issues. And when something goes wrong with an order we don't have to worry about a factory thousands of miles away ghosting us with no regard for their reputation. If these things mean anything to you, we suggest you try Wizard Pins out. And NO they didn't pay us a dime to say this.



Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

PS: The pin in the photo can be Bought Here: LINK

Thursday, February 27, 2020

EVEN MORE SCP Foundation Vinyl Sticker Sets

After a very fruitful SCP Foundation sticker project HERE: LINK, Discordia Merchandising is back with a second PreOrder Event with even more SCP Vinyl Stickers! 

This time its M.T.F. Logos, a massive number of SCP logo variations, and much more high weirdness with some very slick design work. All in Creative Commons 3.0.
 
ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Monday, February 24, 2020

Master 9 Eyes: Designer Art Toy

PureArts design studio and artist Daytoner collaborate to bring an epic figurine character design to life : Master 9 Eyes. A vinyl art toy you can pre-order on Kickstarter.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Balloon Boy - Designer Art Toy by Flawtoys

Balloon Boy is a bust figure (head and upper torso) derived from a Stranger. The idea of making a bust from Stranger has been in my mind for a long time and the moment has finally arrived to make it available to the world.

Balloon Boy will be issued in a limited, signed edition and available only through Kickstarter.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Monday, February 17, 2020

Thaumiel Coffee Co - The New Website Launch

www.ThaumielCoffeeCo.com is the new SCP Foundation themed website to showcase SCP goods available from Populous Ephemera.

The SCP Foundation is a scifi/horror writers community entirely in Creative Commons. And so is this website and all the SCP goods and designs contained within.

What does this all mean? Creative Commons is a copyright replacement system that allows for SOME use by others for redistribution in new forms. Sometimes for a profit, and sometimes not. It all depends on how much creative freedom the creator wants to grant to the public. Maybe you just want to let the developing world nations do whatever they want with your work because you will never market yourself in those random nations. There is a license for that too.

Art and Culture are an ongoing conversation that humanity has with itself. Nothing exists in a vacuum. Culture always builds upon the past. Standard Copyright can be a burdensome roadblock that stifles creativity and innovation.Creative Commons changes all that for the better.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CREATIVE COMMONS HERE: LINK

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SCP FOUNDATION HERE: LINK

VISIT: www.ThaumielCoffeeCo.com

Posted by: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Designer Toy Registry Cards

An Exclusive from Discordia Culture Shop
 
Keep track of your purchase data and preserve the history of your collection as they trade hands and circle the globe for posterity. 

These cards come Free with all Designer Toys from Discordia Culture Shop. We are also listing them here in bulk volumes so all your other designer toys can be properly archived as well.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

SCP Foundation - 2020 Vinyl Sticker Sets - MAKE 100

Discordia Merchandising brings yet another SCP Foundation production to Kickstarter. A MAKE 100 project that runs only 23 days.

This time SCP Foundation Vinyl Sticker Sets. High-Quality Silk-Screened Outdoor Ready Vinyl Stickers. In two Assortment packs. In Limited Edition of ONLY 100 Each.

Goal was made in only 16 hours, so there is no reason to wait on your PreOrder.


As a bonus we have already initiated full production so these will be reaching everyone way ahead of the projected schedule on the project page.

Bonus Bundle items include Enamel Pins and additional Stickers.


PREORDER HERE:LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DEADPOOL - ONE SCOOPS - PreOrder

The limited-edition delightfully drippy Deadpool: One-Scoops designer collectible toy by artist Erik Scoggan captures Wade Wilson’s undeniable charm in perfect cone-dition.

Limited Edition of 500

By Unruly Industries


PREORDER HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Belly - Designer Vinyl Figure - on Kickstarter

Join two Canadians as they follow their dream of one day creating a Designer Toy that would bring joy to Fans and Collectors around the WORLD!
Designed by Richie Pile of Madcap Customs
Brought to life by Jayden Green of Tribute Toys

Online Here: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador  Gavriel Discordia

Friday, December 27, 2019

DIY BOXCAT GLOW - 2 FOR 1 SPECIAL!

That's right, we are back from our post Krampus Day, drunken holiday coma! We have been grinching out over at the Discordia Culture Shop HQ, only taking the time to check in with the rest of humanity to keep score on those trampled holiday shoppers, because that's HOW WE ROLL!

We are on the case ready to relieve you of some of that Xmas Cash with an End of the Year sale on our copious stock of DIY BOXCAT GLOW IN THE DARK with a 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 SALE!

Get them while you can! We have limited this Sale to only 10 available SET OF 2 for Immediate Purchase!

ONLINE EXCLUSIVELY HERE: LINK


Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

SMASH - Brown Edition - By Joe Ledbetter

SMASH - Brown Edition - By Joe Ledbetter

From the creative mind of Joe Ledbetter comes one of the most highly-anticipated vinyl figures, Smash! With his angular design and colorful palette, Ledbetter remains on top as one of the most sought-after artists in the Designer genre. This special 7-inch tall Brown edition is limited to only 1500 pieces worldwide.

From Joe Ledbetter, this 7" vinyl gorilla figure from toy2r is one of the most talked about figures for 2008, this brown edition was taken directly from Ledbetter's artwork. Articulated and massive, this one is not to be missed. It is window boxed for your protection. 

A Warehouse Find from Discordia Culture Shop

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted by: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Monday, December 16, 2019

The Prisoner XL - Vicodin Edition - by Luke Chueh

The Prisoner XL - Vicodin edition - Luke Chueh

ARTIST: Luke Chueh
BRAND: Munky King
MATERIAL: Resin
HEIGHT: 6 inches with 10.5 inch Jar.


Based on Luke Chueh’s original painting, The Prisoner ponders captivity in its many forms—physical, mental or in some cases pharmaceutical.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Figure It Out - Art Book

Figure It Out turns the spotlight on the talented creatives who apply their artistry beyond two-dimensional surfaces onto unique collectibles that blur the line between toy and art. Featuring a wide curation of projects, behind-the-scene snippets, interviews as well as insights into the materials and processes involved, it takes a closer look at a rising trend in design and pop culture where the only limit is one’s imagination. 

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Sunday, October 06, 2019

The Summoners- A Shypoke Studios Designer Resin Art Toy

The Lore of the Summoner

The Summoners are a secret collective who gather in groups of five to  perform sacred rites. When the ritual is performed it ignites the true  essence of their spirit and they become forever ablaze, replacing the  faces of their former selves. We have yet to uncover the truth about  what their ritual entails or the effect it may have on the world.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, October 05, 2019

OOP - by Suckadelic

So we finally get to see Sucklord release the item that was teased many, many, years ago and never saw the light of day. Dropping at NYCC only, or if you really know how to blow this guy over the internet, would be my guess.

Anyone who has dared follow my personal FB page know I have an epic, dare I say, legendary hatred for those lame ass, spring necked, beanie babies from the depths of corporate hell. But seeing the damn things all bootlegged up by the toy scenes most notorious pervert brings me nothing but joy.

THERE IS NO LINK AND NO YOU CANT HAVE THIS

Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Pink Nightmare Squad - Enamel Pins Series 01

Pink Nightmare Squad is celebrating their 10th Anniversary and launching Enamel Pin Series 01 with a set of designs that Keep it Real! This is the first ever enamel pin productions from Pink Nightmare Squad. These designs will be made in limited numbers and may never be produced again!

Pink Nightmare Squad is a project of Discordia Merchandising.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted by:  Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

Friday, September 13, 2019

How To - Payment VS Partnership

As any Creative will tell you there are always moments in your career where you find yourself staring at an email and thinking to yourself. "Fuck you pay me!". 

As a Creative myself, I know what that's like. Exposure doesn't buy food. And there are plenty of memes that will back this fact up.

The flip side to this is when you are a Producer, which I happen to be as well. As any Producer will tell you there are always moments in your career where you find yourself staring at an email and thinking to yourself. "Fuck you partner with me!". 


Of course there are no memes to back up this up whatsoever...

Here is the dilemma we all face. Payment or Partnership. How do we recognize the best opportunity as Creatives going forward? How do we know which opportunity is the right one?

From the Producers viewpoint paying an Artist can be a daunting prospect, and not because of the money. There are two scenarios every Producer faces when developing a new product.

1. I can pay the Artist a few hundred bucks and one of 2 things will happen. A: I cut and run and make a small fortune off them while swiping all their fan base money for a year and feel like a jerk. B: I pay this person and they cut and run and never tell their fan base this new product I developed with them. Which leaves me in the lurch, all invested with no gains, and little incentive to ever work with them again.

2. I can partner with the Artist, get the goods in front of their audience with some Producer/Talent social media synergy, and send the Artist a % of the production run they can flip online, and make way more cash than I could ever have paid them.

This is not to say that there are not risks involved in an Artist Partnering with someone. Many a tale of a Small Advance/Big Percentage deal have developed into a check chasing game ending in a 'get screwed on the back end' scenario of discounted goods and lots of 'breakage'. (All of which can legitimately happen when a product simply doesn't sell well. Not that this will comfort an Artist to tell them either...) This is why I prefer to drop goods on an Artist I partner with so they get their cut of the retail action in their hands and have full control over their incentive. No check chasing involved.

This is all to say that sometimes there are factors to consider that could lead to a bigger pay out for Creatives. Of course this is all just for consideration. Every prospective opportunity needs to be weighed on its own, based on various factors. 


Does the Producer have a track record of product development already? Have they worked with Artists before? Have they developed small runs or large runs? This last question may be the key to figuring out if you are going to screw yourself by taking that 'fuck you pay me' money. If a Producer is super eager to toss a few Franklins your way for a commission, that alone can be a reason to be suspicious. When they then proceed to make ten of thousands on some Giclee Prints of the piece, how is that going to pay the bills for you?

It's a tricky world out there. It's not always like it is in the memes.

Stay Up, Stay Loud, and Stay Nimble.


Posted By: Cultural Ambassador Gavriel Discordia

www.DiscordiaMerchandising.com