Aug 10 2022

Bentley Pilkington

Bentley Pilkington

Though his friends try to tell him that his thoughts are not his own.
He will not believe them.
He knows that there is no little man in his head steering his life.
He would know!
If only he had eyes he could double check..

Acrylic, Epoxy, Vinyl Toy parts, Brass, Aluminium, Lead, Rubber, Paper.
12” tall. 2022.

Created for “The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be” solo show at Clutter Gallery.

More photos after the break.

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Jul 28 2022

The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be!

Opening on the 13th of August (to September 2nd) at Clutter Gallery (163 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA).

My first solo show on the East coast in almost a decade.

“The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be.”
A retro-futuristic look back at how the present doesn’t quite deliver on the promises of the past. A tongue in cheek view of our own world through mechanical eyes from an alternative history.

In part this show represents my reaction to world events over the last few years.

I will be debuting some significant new original pieces. As well as a selection of smaller Mechtorian creations, resin multiples, customised toys and graphic artworks.

You can join the previews list to see all available pieces here:

Mar 22 2022

The Tin WOODsman

Rusty, and feeling a little stiff!

A re-imagined Wood Awakening toy from French artist Juce Gace and Mighty Jaxx.
Vinyl toy, Acrylic, Styrene, Epoxy, Steel, Brass, Lead, Rubber, Vintage metal funnel.
11” tall.

The WOODsman is part of the Wood Morning Paris show at 32 Rue Notre Dame Dr Nazareth, 75003, Paris on the 25th of March.

He will be shown and available from the beginning of the show. First come, first served.
If you’re not in Paris, don’t worry : all remaining pieces will be available online ( for international orders on the Sunday 27th of March at 4PM (Paris Time).

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Nov 12 2021

Do You Experience Feelings of Dread in Your Scullery or Parlour?

In anticipation of the new movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Sugarmynt Gallery in Pasadena is mounting a Ghostbusters themed art show.

“Yes Have Some” has been curated by the fantastic Pop Artist Chogrin and brings together an eclectic mix of artists and toy makers to present their own versions of the iconic paranormal eliminators.

Opening Nov 20th, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
At Sugarmynt Gallery, 810 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030, USA

For this show I have created a significant new Mechtorian piece :
Frank Podmore – Ghostbuster (named after a pre-eminent 19th century paranormal investigator).

Vinyl toy parts, Epoxy, Acrylic, Steel, Brass, ABS, Polyester resin, Copper, Oak, Lead, Glass, Rubber, PVC, Vintage Camera and Watch Parts, Found Objects.
12.5” tall on base

He will be available to purchase from the show. 
You may like to contact the gallery beforehand if you are interested in adding him to your collection.

This is a unique opportunity as I very rarely make pieces based on existing pop-culture characters. This may well be the only Ghostbusters related piece I ever create!

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Nov 12 2021

Imperial Lotus Dragon Group Show at Dcon

ADesigner Con this year Broke Piggy will be hosting an amazing custom toy art show featuring the amazing Imperial Lotus Dragon vinyl toy created by Scott Tolleson.

From 12th -14th November at Anaheim Convention Centre in L.A. you can view the dragons at Booth No. 413. Sadly I cannot be in attendance this year.

For the show I have created: The Expanded Clockwork Lotus.

A complex “exploded model” version of the dragon in the style of a Victorian teaching aid.

A slight departure from my usual style, but very much in keeping with my aesthetic.

Vinyl toy parts, Epoxy, Brass, Acrylic, Rubber, Vintage Clock Mechanism, Vintage Winding Key, Antique Wooden Base.
H 13″ D 13″ W 10″

He will be available to purchase from the convention.
This is undoubtedly one of the most complex custom toy works I have created in some time.

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Aug 18 2021

Customs For Designer Con London

This coming weekend (20th – 22nd August) sees The first Designer Con show in London take place. Excel in the Docklands will host this epic art toy event.

Seen above are the selection of customised toys and painted Resin editions I will have available from my booth, No. 94 (by the bar).

Drop by and say hello and add something new to your collection.

Buy your Tickets from this link for a special discount.

Aug 6 2021

Designer Con London

Right out of the gate with the first post lock-down event of it’s kind in London.

Designer Con the largest Art toy convention in the world, which has run in L.A for over a decade, is coming to London.

From August 20th to the 22nd at Excel in the London Docklands you will be able to experience the excitement of artists and toy makers gathered together in the real world.

Doktor A will be in attendance at booth No.94 (near the bar).

And he has prepared for your collecting enjoyment a unique selection of customised toys and super limited mini editions. See further down this email for a sneak…
He will also be bringing vinyl toys from around the world, original artwork, prints and other merchandise.

Do drop by and say hello over the weekend.

Buy your Tickets from this link for a special discount.

Nov 12 2020

Designer Con Online

This year due to the ongoing pandemic Designer Con is going online in a state of the art Virtual event at PopShop Live.

I will be streaming direct from my studio in the UK and joining several hundred other Dcon vendors in this epic live convention event.

Download the Popshop Live App for your iOS device or use a desktop or mobile browser to set up a Popshop account so you can join the fun.

You will also need to buy a ticket for the weekend from Designercon Live. To allow you secure access to the whole event within the DCon virtual area.

I will be selling Mechtorian toys and original works as well as chatting and generally hanging out for the duration of the event. Though due to time zone differences I will be streaming through the night in the UK. So may not make it right through to the end of each day.

I will also have a new Mechtorian painting to unveil. Which will be available to purchase.

I am also planning on selling some of my personal toy and art collection.

Follow my Popshop “store” : Doktor A to keep up to date with when I am live.

Show Hours :
Friday November 13th : 5pm – 9pm PST. (1am – 5am GMT)
Saturday November 14th: 9am – 6pm PST. (5pm – 2am GMT)
Sunday November 15th: 10am – 5pm PST. (6pm – 1am GMT)

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Nov 1 2019

Buster-call at Complex Con

I was lucky enough to be one of the artists invited to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular Manga and Anime “One Piece” as part of a worldwide art campaign.

You can view the pieces by searching #bustercall on Instagram or following @bustercall_onepiece there.

Above is my piece “Dr. Anthony T. Chopper”.

The sculpture will be on show at Complex Con in Long Beach California on the 2nd – 4th November.

Pay him a visit and see lots more of the awesome art from the project at the Bustercall booth (A9) at the Long Beach Convention Center this coming weekend.

Jun 4 2019

Designer Toy Award

Utterly speechless…

I had not an inkling that I would win this.
Not with such a strong line up of such amazingly talented finalists as this year had.

It was a wonderful surprise to even be nominated.
But to win…….
Still hasn’t sunk in..

Thank you so much to those on the panel that put me forward and who choose the outcome.
It really is humbling to be recognized by your peers in such a way.

To know that all that work, obsessiveness, and worry do add up to something that touches people is truly uplifting.

Thank you to all my collectors, fans and followers.
I love what I do and because of you I can do it for living.
Support my family and create my dreams.. it doesn’t get much better that that..