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.

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


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

Sunday, July 01, 2018

DIY SPRAY CAN X Various Artists

Discordia Merchandising, with the help of Colus, brought DIY Spray Can Vinyl Toy to life. This is a look at what has been done with it so far. Most of the ones featured here art part of the Say It Don't Spray It custom toy show at Mothership Art Gallery in Philly.

Artists featured Here include: Patrick Wong, Serg and Destroy, Johnny Worms, Zero Productivity, Matt Siren, Nicky Davis, In Prime We Trust, and Lawren Alice.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Friday, June 29, 2018

DIY BOXCAT GREEN - by Rato Kim

DIY BOXCAT GREEN by Rato Kim
A Discordia Culture Shop Store Exclusive

LIMITED RUN of only 11.

"We can gain a great inspiration sometimes from something small and plain." -RATO KIM

ONLINE HERE: LINK

Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Thursday, June 28, 2018

FREENY'S SPONGEBOB DISSECTIBLES

The Spongebob - FREENY'S Hidden Dissectibles mini series is the first blind box mini series of toys form the Artist Jason Freeny. An expert in Anatomical Art, these deconstructed cartoon characters are impressive as hell for what are 4 inch figures at most. We are impressed.

And yes we had to consider whether or not to cover this corporate licensed project or not. The question, "Is this a Designer Toy?" comes up. We immediately said "YES!" to that question.

There is one single unbreakable rule about Designer Toys. It must have an Artists name on the box. And the FREENY name/logo is on the box in the product title. All other possible guidelines such as 'original art' or 'limited edition' are grey areas. Artist Name is never optional.

These are Designer Toys.

Good work Jason, we are proud of you!

These are available online only, and there is a special full case option that includes all the rare figures and a Bonus Glow in the Dark SpongeBob!

ONLINE HERE: LINK



Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sucklord X Various Artists

SUCKLORD and some Designer Toy Luminaries got together and cooked up these crazy things for Dov to sling at Designer Con a while back. Touma, Sket One, Jason Freeny, Grody Shogun, and Jesse Hernandez all had a hand in making the figures while Sucklord handled the Card Art.

Discordia Culture Shop has a stash of some of the remaining figures up now at a reduced price. And all five can be scooped up for even less!

Get your Toy Hustle on Today!

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Monday, June 25, 2018

BOBA in White - by Luke Chueh

Flab Slab and Luke Chueh have done it again with BOBA in White. 9.5 inches of Resin appropriation and cleverness referencing the tasty beverage that is Boba Tea. With a Glossy White paint job and Gold trim this art object is limited edition, but the edition size is yet to be announced as it was based on orders placed.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Saturday, June 23, 2018

#StickerFlix - Pink Nightmare Sqaud


Pink Nightmare Squad is a campaign to empower women. They don't just make stickers, but also stencils, shirts, belts, buttons, etc. I love what this campaign stands for. From their site...

Pink Nightmare Squad: Statement of Empowerment

For too long women have been afraid. Afraid to go out after dark, afraid to go out alone, afraid of what some men will do. What nightmares they will give women next...

It's time for those men to be afraid of what we might do! Let them worry about crossing us, doing something to draw our attention for a change. It's time to turn the tide. 

May the 'Nightmare Lapin' be the symbol they come to fear...

Take it, use it, Empower Yourself!

...Be sure to click the "Downloads" tab and print, cut, and spray your own Pink Nightmare Squad stencils!

Tag your Instagram photos #StickerFlix to have your photo featured on the blog.

ONLINE HERE: Link

Posted by: Dave Combs

Thursday, June 21, 2018

HEAVY METAL WOOKIE - Carded Enamel Pins

A QUICKSTARTER is a project run on Kickstarter in only 20 days, includes low cost items, has a low Goal, and is kept as simple as possible. Discordia Merchandising has done all that here and still provided some sweet extras including Tshirts, and an Exclusive Minifigure in 'Discordia Green'!

The Main Attraction here is the Enamel Pins. Carded like Action Figures and arriving in 3 colorways. Additional Colorways will remain Secret, only to be revealed as Stretch Goals are met. Full Sets are available and will be expanded to include these colorways as they are made available.

UPDATE: Currently over 50% Goal in first 24 hours.

ONLINE HERE: LINK


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND HITS

Underground Blend passed the 100,000 hits mark recently. Though we hoped to make this milestone by the time our 1st Year was completed, 2 months ago, we are still just as pleased to see this blog has reached the Designer Sticker and Designer Toy Fans it is meant for.

We hope you have enjoyed the content thus far, and appreciate any feedback you may have about how to make this blog better. In fact, if you want to help make it better directly, we are open to your pitches for any weekly, monthly, or occasional Guest blog posts. Just email us to apply.

undergroundblend@gmail.com


Posted By: Gavriel Discordia