Once again it’s time to head to sunny Pasadena for Designer Con, the largest “Art-Toy” and “Art Collectibles” show in the USA. This year there will be over 350 vendors and 150 artists at the show.
I will be there again on booth number 114 right inside the main door of the Ballroom (the same place as last year). This year I will have some unique custom toys available, an expanded range of Copper Creeps, prints, pins and a selection of Mechtorian toys and merchandise.
Please do drop buy and say hello. I will be happy to sign and doodle for you in you bring something along.
This is a two day event on November the 19th and 20th.
Tickets and a helpful interactive floor-plan are available now on their website.
I will also be part of their exciting Pin Scavenger Hunt. Visit the six booths involved and purchase a pin from each booth to get the FREE Designer Con pin at the end. Only 100 of each pin are available so don’t hang about.
So yes, this does mean a new Mechtorian pin. (see picture below.)
I am pleased to say I was invited to participate in the re-launch of Boglins.
This classic line of 1980’s toys has been reworked and reintroduced by Clutter with original creator Tim Clarke.
As someone who worked on the original line of Mini Boglins back then it has been fun revisiting these mischievous little characters and messing with them.
You can see all the artist’s versions at the Clutter Gallery from Nov 12th to Dec 2nd. Drop them an email to get on their previews list if you may be interested in making a purchase.
Series three of the Classic Monster inspired resin robot collectibles are nearly with us.
“Imhotep”, Son of the Sands and “The Wolfman”, moon fearing denizen of the night, are the two latest additions to the expanding line.
Available at launch will be the super limited “Mono” edition. Hand painted, signed and numbered by Doktor A in a run of only 20 or each character. ( £90 each figure.)
And the open edition “Metal” editions in cold-cast Bronze and Pewter. Each signed by Doktor A. ( £40 each figure.)
Imhotep stands a slender 4″ tall with the Wolfman at a chunky 2.75″.
They come individually boxed in simple packaging with striking metal labels.
The series will launch on Saturday the 21st of August in person at Creaturegeddon the UK convention for lovers of creature design and monster make-up, taking place in Watford, London
( http://www.creaturegeddon.net/ )
The metal editions will be available online in my store ( http://mechtorians.bigcartel.com ) the same day.
Also Half of the Mono editions will be added to the store with any others added after the event closes should if any remain.
Todd grew up in the shadow of his popular sister Heb.
Some people called him odd. But really he is simply unique.
Artistic, quirky, friendly and mostly Vegan.
He dwells in a lovely valley and quietly effects the world.
This new Mini Mechtorian 3″ tall resin figure will debut at Designer Con in Pasadena on the21st & 22nd of November..
Sculpted by Doktor A and handmade in England Todd comes in three “Coldcast” metal editions of 100 pieces, Pewter, Brass and Verdigris.
Only 10 of each will be available at Designer Con for $45 each.
Only 22 days till Designer Con 2015.
I will be there for my fifth time vending all sorts of lovely retrobotic stuff for your delight and amusement.
This year I am super easy to find. Booth number 114, right inside the main door in the ballroom.
So come on and say hello. I am happy to sign and sketch for you and just natter.
Exclusives news coming very very soon.
Colonel Rombus the “Mourning” edition will be making his debut at ToyconUK on the 25th of April in London.
The Colonel is a 5″ tall cast resin figure, with a glass eye and real Brass key.
Sculpted and hand painted by Doktor A. in satin black, tarnished steel and royal purple.
Signed on the underside and numbered on the rear in an embossed fashion.
Edition of 25.
Most will be at Toycon with the remaining few available from my online store on the same day.
In only a couple of weeks Toycon UK will be upon us again.
The UK’s premier designer toy convention takes place on the 25th April in sunny old London.
Tickets are still available from the convention website and there should be some on the door through the day. But if you want to get in when it opens I suggest you get one in advance. The que last year was round the block.
Below is the booth layout so you can find your way directly to me up the front by the stage and purchase your Toycon releases and other Mechtorian goodies right away.. I am afraid I dont have tech for credit/debit cards so bring cash please..
ToyConUK 2014 – 25th April 9am-5pm
York Hall, Bethnal Green
345 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PJ, London, UK
Nearest Tube Station: Bethnal Green (Central Line)
Nearby buses 8, 106 and D6
Parking is only on side street parking with Pay and Display.
Don’t forget to check for travel news on the day at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/
There is also a great guide to Toycon over at Toy Chronicle..