Monday, November 19, 2018

Charlie The Angry Elephant Figure - Angel Once X UVD Toys

It has been Angel's dream to bring to life Charlie as a production vinyl toy since the character's inception. We have worked with sculptor Oasim Karmieh to develop this 3D printed 4" prototype of what our production vinyl figure will look like. The 3D renders below show you the OG Pink and Kickstarter Exclusive Green prototypes for the figure. Angel has also painted a 3D printed prototype to give you a good idea what a hand painted custom would look like.

Charlie the Angry Elephant stands 4 inches tall and will be produced in vinyl.

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, November 17, 2018

a New Sticker Art Show


PEEL and StickerYou are collaborating on a new sticker art show to be held in Toronto in 2019. The show will present a timeline of the history of the sticker as well as sticker art by numerous artists. There are many more details yet to be announced. Sign up at the link below for emailed details about the show.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Dave Nice of PEEL MAGAZINE

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cease and Desist - The Action Figure - by FACTORY SAMPLE

Hand cast and painted 3.75" scale carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 30.
Manufactured by 2BITHACK for FACTORY SAMPLE.

FACTORY SAMPLE is a enigma wrapped in creativity and shrouded in appropriation.

   
Available on at Designer Con 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center - DKETOYS booth 2523 November 16th-18th.

Based on the Kickstarter Funded Carded Enamel Pins available only on Discordia Culture Shop HERE: LINK

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Monday, October 29, 2018

BAIT x Huck Gee x Robotech - Roy Fokker Artist Proofs

Artist Proofs of the Roy Fokker Skull Squadron edition figures are here, signed, and ready to ship. Both the regular colorway (48 pcs) and a small quantity (24 pcs) of the silver limited version available. They are each signed, numbered. $125.
ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Friday, October 12, 2018

PecanPals Woodys - Noferin X CandyJames

Introducing Pecanpals Woodys, the most luxurious designer toys ever.

Designed in Australia and made from eco-friendly hevea wood, CandyJames adds a touch of fun to high-end design objects made to stand the test of time.

These fully sustainable Hevea Wood art objects feature magnetic connections with multiaxial movement of the head for a wide range of poses. And the Obsidian Black and Cotton Candy versions feature, undercoat, primer, and finally a lustrous high gloss finish.

This volume of eco-wise materials and high quality craftsmanship is rarely, if ever, seen in the Designer Toy industry. This makes for one truly museum grade quality piece of playable artwork. 


ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Belfry the Demon Bell Kaiju - by Motley Miscreations

This Kickstarter project take a page out of our book at Discordia Merchandising, by pre-financing the mold production ahead of the Pre-Sale Launch. A wise move indeed! The first Vinyl Pulls look great, and there are some double cast resin options exclusive to this Kickstarter.

Check out all the full details and complete list of rewards for yourself.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Friday, September 28, 2018

My Troubles - by Pink Nightmare Squad

The new My Troubles design, for Black Ts. The nightmare Lapin takes many forms. Limited edition of 24 of each Size.

A perfect sentiment of self defense for these troubled times. "...Now my Troubles are Going to Have Trouble With Me." a small selection of Dr Seuss with the Nightmare Lapin Bloody Bats Logo, redesigned with Drippy Details.

Empowering Young Women with Bad Attitudes
www.pinknightmaresquad.com

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

FIVE POINTS FEST - Fall Pop Up Event 2018

Five Points Festival is teaming up with their friends at Kidrobot, Clutter, POPaganda, Martian Toys, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, and more to party during the weekend of New York Comic Con 2018!  

Join them for 2 days and nights of designer toys, live painting, exclusive drops, giveaways, lotteries, beer, DJs, and so much more!!

Featuring art and appearances by Ron English, Jason Freeny, Tara McPherson, Czee13, Kikkake Toys, American Gross, The Bots, The Outer Space Men, Nugglife, plus other surprises!

Hang out at the Five Points Fall pop-up shop, October 5th and 6th, at 815 Broadway in New York City from 1pm - 11pm. Free Entry!


FOLLOW CLUTTER HERE: LINK

FOLLOW FIVE POINTS FEST HERE: LINK

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SALE NOTICE - Cease and Desist Enamel Pins

The mysterious and enigmatic FACTORY SAMPLE has send us a decree to liquidate the remaining Cease and Desist carded figure pins, so we are doing just that exclusively on www.DiscordiaCultureShop.com

This is your opportunity to pick one of more of these rare colorways of this statement on copyright culture posing as art object. Wear this intelligent conversation starter with pride, or hoard it away for a rainy eBay.

And take note Retailers; these are now basically at Wholesale rate to resell at full price!

Beep Boop.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Monday, September 24, 2018

SPONGEBOB SQUARECAT - by RATO KIM

The charming and lovely Rato Kim has teamed up with Nickelodeon to mash up the BOXCAT Platform Toy, with that annoyingly lovable little yellow bastard SpongeBob Squarepants, to make SPONGEBOB SQUARECAT!

And they are being developed by the award winning Sofubi [Soft Vinyl] toy manufacturing dynamo known as UNBOX Industries. We love them and you should too!

And before anyone gets all trolly over this post, I like to remind our readers here at Underground Blend that I am the biggest hater of corporate licensed crap you will find on any Designer Toy blog online. Seriously, this is Gavriel Discordia we are talking about here, I start flame wars over what is and isn't a designer toy on social media myself, all the time.

This is a Corporate Licensed Designer Toy, because the Artist and their Signature Platform are featured up front and center in this toys execution and delivery.


Apparently someone really hip to the Designer Toy Scene is working at Nickelodeon because this is not the first Designer Toy we have seen from the network this year. Check out our feature on the Jason Freeny's SpongeBob Dissectibles Blind Box Series.

This item is not yet available for sale, and no word yet about what event it will be launched at. Although we suspect Designer Con is a safe bet for an Event Specific Public Launch.

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Colors the Spray Dog - by Kaze Studio

Kaze Studio is a Design studio that dabbles in Designer Toys. And "Colors" The Spray Dog, seen here in a 3D render, was recently announced as Coming Soon.

FOLLOW HERE: LINK

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lacuna Sapling Art Toy - On Kickstarter

Monster Ego Studios has gone live with a Kickstarter full of exclusive and soon to be rare hand painted resin sculptures. 

Known as the Lacuna Sapling. These small denizens of Amaranthine Universe can bring balance to your environment too.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Friday, August 17, 2018

POSSESSED 10th Anniversary Edition - by Luke Chueh

Newly re-sculpted for this anniversary version, the pieces include all the subtle changes we wished we did the first time; carved in features, two articulated arms, and improved design to address prior spinning devil issues. Standing roughly at the same 9-inch height as the original, ‘the anniversary edition’ doesn’t have any of the sprays we did to the first run, and none of the color variants from the first one will be done to the new one; excluding the OG. 

Luke Chueh has quickly worked his way up the ranks of the LA art scene, establishing himself as an artist not to be ignored. Employing minimal colour schemes, simple animal characters, and a seemingly endless list of ill-fated situations, Chueh stylistically balances cute with brute, walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy. Chueh’s work has been featured in contemporary art galleries around the world, and reinterpreted as collectible and limited edition vinyl toys.

“Possessed”, is based on the original painting by the acclaimed artist and was his and Munky King’s first toy production. Possessed was sculpted by Dave Bondi.

IN STOCK AND ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Black and Blue Glitter - Sticker Special

123Stickers is back with another unique Glitter Blue Colorway all mixed up and ready to print YOUR Design. Hit them up with your art and take advantage of this delicious offer!

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Up and Coming Artist - Nakromtoy

Very little is known about the Artist Known as Nakromtoy. Even less is known about their line of original sculptures, and hand painted production pulls. For instance we have no idea what this skeleton characters name is.

But we do know it is bad ass.

FOLLOW ALONG HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Friday, July 13, 2018

mrclement - At Rotofugi

My Party Time
New Works by mr clement

Opening Reception - Saturday, July 14, 7-10pm

We are excited to be welcoming back one of our favorite artists for an exhibit...it's none other than the wonderful, slightly enigmatic mr clement!


New paintings and prints will be available, along with the last piece in the recently released edition of his "My Party Time" sculpture.

SIGN UP FOR GALLERY PREVIEWS HERE: LINK

Thursday, July 12, 2018

DIY MISS CUPCAKE XL - Final 48 Hours

Goal Made, and now the Last 2 Days are upon us. Don't pass up these sweet discounts while they are still live. 

The Glow in the Dark Kickstarter Exclusive will be made in very low numbers and won't be around after this project.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Mini 10Doh - Extra Life Blind Box Series

Squid Kids Ink recently announced the Mini 10Doh! Extra Life Series. These will premier at SDCC 2018. And will most likely hit retailers shortly afterwards. We will keep you posted.

Featured here is the I Heart version that leaves room for lots of customization to fit any City, Person or Social Movement you can think of. It's not a straight DIY, but the interactive/customization feature of this version is pretty cool.

Follow HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

HEAVY METAL WOOKIE - LAST WEEK

The Star Wars Lego, Black Metal inspired, Transformative Work by Lisa Rae Hansen of IBREAKTOYS  is now in its final week! These Enamel Pins carded like Action Figures will be developed in very small numbers and are sure to be rare as hell. So do the damn thing, and pre-order yours today!

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Update: The Kickstarter was a success, the pins have arrived, and we are currently working on final assembly ASAP. Supporters get first shipments, and public retail will follow soon after. All pins include bonus Red Glitter Tongues, no matter the colorway! A little surprise we threw into the production.

Oh and several secret exclusive colorways will be announced. Every colorway an edition of only 25 made!


UPDATE: NOW ONLINE HERE: LINK including the Green Glow Store Exclusive and the Raw Iron Artist Proofs! Edition of 13!!!

Final Colorway will be sold exclusively by IBREAKTOYS very soon!
Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

KITTY FETUS by Jason Freeny from Mighty Jaxx

Freeny and Mighty Jaxx have something fresh on the way. What appears to be a Hello Kitty fetus in a high gloss execution, materials unknown. Expect an announcement this weekend, most likely when it goes up for sale.

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Orange Mega Mao Bust - by Frank Kozik

"The Bird Is The Word" ORANGE edition by Frank Kozik.
Painted in glossy automotive "Clockwork Orange" with gold pearl accents.
This fiberglass beast measures approximately 30"x 20"x 18."
Releasing as an edition of 25 pieces and each comes with certificate of authenticity.

Discordia Culture Shop has this item at the lowest price anywhere!

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Monday, July 02, 2018

The 2Vth by Marwan Shahin

This magnificent 9.5 inch polystone sculpture is a hand painted edition of only 50 worldwide. A sculptural object based on a graffiti mural in place during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Developed by VTSSTOYS.

"I created the 2Vth mural right after the uprising on this big grey wall in Alexandria, Egypt around mid-February just before the Mubarak regime was taken down, it was really amazing to see how the people started wearing the Guy Fawkes mask in the protests post January 25th 2011." - shared Marwan Shahin.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia