Marsham Toy Hour: Season 3 Ep 8 - Sofubi Talk

March 7, 2018

This week, Lulubell's Robert Howell (aka Dr. Satan) joins to give us some sofubi 101 and some toy scene hot topics are discussed.

Points of discussion-

Sofubi history

Sofubi vs soft vinyl

Extreme sofubi collector's

Sofubi Factories/Workshops

The Art of Painting Sofubi

Who is Goto-San

Sofubi Trends


Super Plastic



Marsham Toy Hour: Season 3 Ep 7 - Toy Fair

February 26, 2018

This week, George, Theresa, and Gary discuss the Kidrobot and Super7 goodness seen at Toy Fair. The gang debate what was and wasn't a Dunny? Would they rather see an original sculpted mini series or a platform based one? What is Keshi? What is Gary's "Why was that made"? Throwbacks galore and much more.

Sponsors : 

Strangecat Toys **use promo code "DOPE" at checkout to receive 10% off entire order**


The Toy Chronicle **download their app at The Apple App store or Google Play**



Marsham Toy Hour: Season 3 Episode 6 - Chris Ryniak

February 18, 2018

This week, Chris Ryniak returns with a bounds of wonderful news both personal and toy related. We discuss leaks and sneaks, adulting, Designer Toy Award nomination's, designing for a themed series, are themed series something collectors want, more adulting, future projects for Chris,  and then Theresa fan girls out and asks Chris a bunch of questions. Squeeee!

Leaks and Sneaks - 

Sea foam Dewdrop -
World of Miss Mindy -
1000 Toys presents RIOBOT Iron Giant -

Marsham Toy Hour: Season 3 Ep 5 - Kyle Kirwan

February 12, 2018

This week, Kyle "Mister Charming" Kirwan (sculptor/producer/RV enthusiast) joins the gang. Kyle brought an unexpected leak, shared life as on artist on the road, and played the role of therapist. The gang round table discussion on the early reveals of future product, quality control, growth and support through constructive criticism, and much more. Also, find out if Gary tosses his cookies or not while recording.


Marsham Toy Hour: Season 3 Ep 4 - Igor Ventura

February 5, 2018

This week, we are joined by Brazilian customizer and designer, Igor Ventura. We learn how he got started in toys, discuss his designs in the upcoming Wild Ones Dunny series, learn what toy life in Brazil is like as well as running a store and design collective. We also play a very lopsided game of Dunny trivia. So, have a seat on your most comfy rocker and get to know Igor.

Pre-order Igor's Death of Innocence 8" Dunny (***use promo code "dope" to receive 10% off***)

Red Mutuca Collective


Marsham Toy Hour: Season 3 Ep 3 - Dear Marsham

January 29, 2018

 This week, George takes to the Dear Marsham couch in an attempt to figure out why so few toy releases excite him and why it all tends to look the same. The gang do a round of Leaks and Sneak peeks, discuss the importance of retaining the integrity of an artists' work into 3D form rather than just making a toy, and they reflect upon some toys they regretfully passed up on.


Leaks and Sneak -

Nightstalker Winter Reindeer Pre-order

Luna and the Magical Night Lights book Kickstarter

Fenni the Fox by Iris Tgu

Stroll Drool Premium Beard Oil

Glitter Hippo - The Coolest Glitters Ever! IndieGoGo 



Marsham Toy Hour: Season 3 Ep 2 - The Marshamie Awards

January 22, 2018

***Warning - We apologize for this one. It gets pretty dirty birdy, so ear muffs for the kids.***  This week, Theresa has a toy therapy session with Gary and George. Leaks and Sneak peeks are shared and the gang presents the first ever (and probably the last) Marshamie Awards. Again, we apologize. 

For a VISUAL AID of the Marshamie winners, visit




If you would like to contact Dear Marsham, please email us at marshamtoyhour at gmail dot com or call and leave a message at 480 420 9823.

Outro music (Summer Smiles) by Henry Homesweet


Marsham Toy Hour: Season 3 Ep 1 - Go Big or Go Home

January 15, 2018

This Week, we kick off the New Year and new season of Marsham being joined by Clutter's, Miranda O'Brien and Josh Kimberg! We initially set out to do a 2017 in review, but as usual, we had a bit of a tough time staying on topic. We discuss toy trends seen last year, sofubi versus soft vinyl(sofvi), Marshamie Awards, Five Points and the future move, going BIG in 2018, and much more. 


Clutter Magazine Instagram

Clutter website/store

Josh's Instagram (AKA American Gross)

Five Points Festival


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 32 - Jingle Bells….Gary Smells

December 10, 2017

This week, Yule crack up as Gary, Theresa, and George wrap up season 2 of Marsham. They discuss Christmas shopping, advent calendars, Leaks and Sneaks, The Next Great Blank contest, answer Stomping Ground questions, and play a Christmas themed version of the Rotten Tomatoes game.


Leaks and Sneaks -

OneUp x Gumliens Space Devil Chikuwan

Bunnywith by Alex Pardee

Autocannibalism Pizza Slice by YumYumLondon

Urban Vinyl Toy Group

Untooned SpongeBob Squarepants and Patrick Star by VTSS Toys


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Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 31 - The Toy Boat

December 3, 2017

This week, Ben Goretsky joins to explain the decision behind relocating Designer Con and shares exciting news for it's future. We learn how George proposed to Jess and Gary introduces yet another fun Marsham game. So, come aboard. We're expecting you! 


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 30 - All Aboard the Friend Ship

November 27, 2017

This week, Scott Katler returns and helps shed some light on the world of 3A toys. We also explore how he transitioned from being a fan to becoming good friends with many artist's. Gary steers the friendship conversation into darker waters to discuss dating collectors, dividing up collections should a break up occur, and the importance of having toy minded friends should significant others not be. And George's gal, Jess, makes an appearance and peels back the curtain to give us a peek into living with George. 


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 29 - DCon Rap-up

November 20, 2017

This week, Gary, George, and Theresa wrap-up Designer Con 2017 and discuss it's relocation for next year. The 5 W's are covered, from who they met, what they bought, when things are next year, where they went after, and what was that stench? If you aren't in tears laughing by the end of this episode, you should be. 



Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 28 - It’s a Thing

November 6, 2017

 This week, it's pre-Designer Con talk and we get familiar with collector, Scott Katler. Scott, Gary, and Theresa discuss DCon releases, after things, the con-crud, and more! Also, a collector editon discussion with Scott to explore his introduction to designer toys, what all he collects, and the business of being a toy mule.  

Marsham Meet Up - Saturday after DCon 9pm - 12am  BOWLMOR  3545 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Leaks and Sneaks - 

Colus's Hareball

Doktor A Anesthesia Vinyl Bust

Chris Ryniak Dewlap Resin figure

Stink Box Blind Box Series by Jason Limon x Andrew Bell

Uamou "Pig" exclusive at Broke Piggy

Last Kookie No Good

Vagabond Custom Show

Shard Dunny Custom Show

Tokidoki event at Fred 62 LA




Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 27 - Monster Mash-Ups!

October 29, 2017

This week, Theresa is back and the gang mention some leaks and sneak peeks, discuss mash-ups and the abundance of pop culture in designer toys, and they get into the Halloween spirit with a game of "Monster Toy Mash". 

Leaks and Sneak Peeks -

Jobi the Moon Fox Worldwide Pre-order

Konatsu Exhibition at MyPlasticHeart 

Randalulu Luckylulu Pre-order

Kronk X-mas Pudding Dunny

Super Articulated Action Figure Blanks

"Welcome to My Daydream" Will Vinton Documentary 







Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 26 - Sad Salesman

October 23, 2017

 This week, we delve into the creative mind of artist and self producer Eric Althin, AKA Sad Salesman. Like a wizard, Eric magically appeared onto the toy scene and quickly captured the hearts of many collectors with his wonderful world of whimsical characters. He pulls up his sleeves and reveals all his tricks and other dope things.

Leaks and Sneak mentions:

To-Fu Man -

Red Yu by Chino Lam -

George Coghill Legendary Legion Patches -

Frank and Zed Puppet Monster Movie

Popcicle Mon -


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 25 - Crocs and Cons

October 16, 2017

Yeah baby! This week, Deanne George (Sorbet Jungle), Datadub, and Carlos join Gary and share their recent convention experiences at Singapore(STGCC), Taipei(TTF), and New York(NYCC). They compare conventions, discuss the toysplosion in the East and the challenges of staying current, and most importantly...we get to know Sorbet Jungle! 

Deanne's info:

  Website :


  Toy centric Instagram:


Datadub info:


  Powercore Instagram:






Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 24 - Game Night!

October 1, 2017

 This week, Horrible Adorables joins the gang for the first ever Game Night edition of the Marsham Toy Hour! Many laughs were shared over games like  Complete the Designer Toy Limmerick, Horrible Facts and Adorable Fiction, Not My Style, Fill in the Blank and wrapping it up with a few rounds of Toy Family Feud

 Marsham Toy Hour shirts (be seen wearing one at DCon and get a free Marsham Toy Hour enamel pin)

 The Mini Figure Militia Group Photo Contest - PRIIIZES!!! 

 HUGE THANKS to GEOFF MAXFIELD for his AMAZING announcer assist! To see work's from Geoff please visit the links below.

Wrestling Move Monday - short, funny videos explaining wrestling moves with toys 

King Liger

Geoff's blog 


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 22 - Would You Rather

September 17, 2017

Grab a snack and have a listen as George, Theresa, and Gary bounce their way around many toy and not so toy topics. Listener questions are discussed and the gang plays a game of "Would You Rather: Toy Edition"! 



Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 21 - XYZ

September 10, 2017

This week, Aaron of Martian Toys makes his return to the show. We get caught up on how the first year of running a brick and mortar store, The Mothership Gallery  ,has gone and discuss "The Next Great Blank Contest". We also explore the many risks and challenges of running a retail store; everything from pre-orders, importing, impact of direct to market, lack of distribution, sales predicting, and more. Is Western vinyl going extinct and is Mexico the solution? And most importantly, who would Aaron want to take on in a charity boxing match?


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 20 - Get Stoked

September 4, 2017

This week, the gang is joined by John "Spanky" Stokes. John shares how he started in toys, creating and managing the award winning toy blog, and why he does it. Round table discussions include the evolution of how toys news is shared, Huck Gee, past and future of toys, does the toy scene have a marketing problem, how to measure "rarity", and more. 

SpankyStokes Store (Yes, We are Pirates download)





Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 19 - Simon Says

August 27, 2017

 This week, we talk with Macy McKenny about working full-time as a polymer clay sculptor and designer. We discuss the important role social media has played in her career, being a self taught sculptor working solely in colored polymer clay, is it a respected medium, bringing the designer toy gacha pon culture to the states, burning man and more. 

Leaks and Sneaks - 

Peter kato x eiki takano colab

Javier Jiménez - StickUp Monsters - new Watari Kappa figure

Carebears x Kidrobot

Coarse x Fluffyhouse Omen's


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 18 - Bearded Gary

August 22, 2017

This week, we hopped over the pond for a chat with, Gary Rozanski, one of the founders of The Toy Chronicle toy blog. We discuss what it takes to run the highly popular toy blog, the challenges of blogging, rivalries, #cough, building and engaging with the community, and much more. So, pour yourself a pint and enjoy a listen.

Leaks and Sneaks - 

Series 3 Ghoulsville throwback Hallow mask wall decor and pins

"Hecho en mi garaje" shirt

Junior Luxo 2.0 Dunny Lamps by Forbes

Hipster Joe Lumber Jack by Toylaxy

The False Omen Project

Theresa Mayhem figure by Chaingun


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 17 - Seriously Silly

August 14, 2017

 This week, things get outrageously silly when SeriouslySillyK joins the gang and George makes his return. Comfort zones were pushed and fun times were had as we talked with Silly about being a self taught sculptor, her many projects, sculpting techniques, collaborations, and much more. 

Things mentioned:

Hattori Taro

Randalulu by Candie Bolton

Grief Encounters Kickstarter

Flatbonnie's cute kawaii animal necklaces and charms

The Dessert Oracle by Eric Althin

Designercon Tickets

Ken Bank's sculpting tools 


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 16 - Making Moobs

July 31, 2017

This week, Kris Butiong is back at the round table. The gang talk toys with moobs, the influence of toy photography on collecting, accessories for toys, The Next Great Blank Toy Contest, and they select their Fantasy picks for the Mini Figure Draft.

Leaks and Sneaks:


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 15 - Random thoughts

July 24, 2017

 This week, Carlos is back and joins Gary and Theresa in some random discussion. A little SDCC, a little of this, a little of that...yadda yadda yadda.

Links to things mentioned:



Greatest ShowDown's 

Super7 x UNKLE x Futura

Andrew Bell's Single Servings

Luke Chueh 10th Anniversary Possessed

Kasing Lung


S x T Seoul at Toy Republic

Sleepy Elfie




Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 14 - Teresa Chiba

July 9, 2017

 This week, Don Kratzer is back and he brings Japanese designer and illustrator, Teresa Chiba with him. We talk with Teresa about having her first toy produced by Max Toy Company, self-producing, and currently having her Inu-Harigon character in Medicom's Vinyl Artist Gacha(VAG) series and as a Bearbrick in series 34. We discuss the motif's that inspire the "folk toy kaiju" of Teresa's toy designs, toy lotteries, licensing, colorways, sculpting, upcoming conventions, and much more.

Leaks and Sneak Peeks:

Morris soft viyl toy coming from Hinatique

Rato kim sofubi 

DinoCat sofubi


FluffyHouse Blindbox series

Yasu - shrimp like figure 

Vinyl Artist Gacha series 12


Folk Toy Traditonal Motif Influences:

Ino Hariko




Teresa's Facebook Fan Page "Folk Toy Kaiju"


Teresa's Media:



Facebook: teresa.chiba

Twitter: @p_genmu

instagram: teresachiba


Other mentions:





Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 13 - Rotofugi

July 3, 2017

 This week, Kirby and Whitney Kerr, the founders and operators of Chicago based toy store Rotofugi, join Gary and Theresa in discussing the retail and gallery life. Just as their Abraham Lincoln logo would suggest, we get an honest and in-depth look into having run both a store and gallery for the past 13 years. Discussed is their approach to inventory, the complexities of importing, the challenges of constant shipping increases, avid versus casual collectors, the importance of diversity, curating events, pop-up shops, producing toys, community building, and much more. 




StrangeCat Toys

The Toy Chronicle




Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 12 - The Toy Advocate

June 19, 2017

This week, The toy advocate, Nick Curtis, joins the gang. Nick tells of how CoArt Magazine began, what all goes into researching and presenting honest and critical toy reviews, explains what a designer toy is to him, drops some history on where the Designer Toy and Urban vinyl terms originated, and much more.

Leaks and Sneaks:

Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 11 - Collector Series #3 with Katherine Park

June 12, 2017

This week, Katherine Park joins Gary and Theresa for yet another Collector Edition. We discuss Katherine's collecting habits, her international travel experiences, being one of the founders of Broke Piggy, collaborating on a toy with Andew Bell, writing for toy blogs, and so much more. This episode is packed!

Leaks and Sneak Peeks -

Mini Erosion Molly

Randalulu Red Panda Kaiji Candie bolton x Piece of Art Toys

Ikea x Maleras Glass collectible series


Sponsors - 

Prints on Wood


Strangecat Toys

The Toy Chronicle



Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 10 - I Love You, Man

June 4, 2017

 This week, Don "DATADUB" Kratzer is back and joins Gary and Theresa in discussing his adventures during Five Points Festival, the Eastern toy presence seen there and they touch on concerns and potential future trends for queueing for toys. Lots of random discussion in this one from, closed edition vs. open editions, painted and unpainted, to whom we'd like to see in future Gachapon series. Find out what Don's been up to and what he's got brewing next with 1000toys and Powercore


Leaks and Sneak Peeks:

Willow Plush 

VAG Series 11





Prints on Wood


StrangeCat Toys

The Toy Chronicle



Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 9 - Five Points and DTA wrap up

May 30, 2017

 This week, Theresa Hawkins is back and joins Gary and Carlos as they recount their experiences had at Five Points Festival and the Designer Toy Awards. They also, compare the winners of the DTA awards to the Marsham DTA prediction pool. 

 Sponsored by:

Prints on Wood


StrangeCat Toys


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 8 - Five Points

May 14, 2017

 This week, Miranda and Josh Kimberg (Clutter Magazine) along with Peter Tatara(Left Field Media), join Gary to discuss the debut of Five Points Festival and the 7th annual Designer Toy Awards. With excitement for Five Points Fest revving up, just about everything from it's roots to the after parties are discussed. They also touch on the annual celebration of designer toys that is the Designer toy awards. As with any awards ceremony comes controversy, so we explore the nomination process, the events maturation, and attempt to clear up some conspiracy theories.





Prints on Wood


StrangeCat Toys


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 7 - Paul Budnitz

May 8, 2017

 Against what seemed like all odds, from having to put up his home as collateral to a damaging bomb threat, Paul Budnitz still somehow managed to create and rapidly grow the company many credit as their gateway into designer toys. The founder of Kidrobot, Paul Budnitz,  joins Gary and shares some history on the company's early beginnings to his eventual decision to sell the company.

 Think you can predict the winners of this years upcoming Designer Toy Awards? Participate in the Marsham Designer Toy Awards Prediction Pool! It's private and simple multiple choice selecting. Good luck! 

Budnitz Bicycles




Prints on Wood






Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 6 - Flipping

May 1, 2017

The guys are joined by expert flipper, Kevin Cao (AKA deKevin), to better explain the life and times of a reseller. Kevin has been a long time collector and flipper of designer toys and collectibles. He is extremely honest and open in this candid discussion that delves into his mind set, morality issues, best flips and worst flops, tricks of the trade, artist black lists, and much more. 

DeKorner Store

Kevin's Instagram





StrangeCat Toys


Outro music: Summer Smiles by Henry Homesweet


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 5 - Role for boner

April 23, 2017

 This week, a listener (Yaniv Brick) was given the reigns to produce the episode. Yaniv joins with a list of topics and questions he wants fielded by the guys. They touch on Kaws vs. Freeny, dish opinions on the difference between similarities and plagerism, collection talk, and the perks and downsides of having a full-time job.

 George and Carlos embark on the third leg of their journey in another game of Designers and Dragons.

The Art Pin Collection

Sponsored by:

Prints on Wood


StrangeCat Toys




Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep. 4 - Collector Series #2

April 17, 2017

We've cooked up yet another collector series episode. This week, Gary and George are joined by collectors, Windy Stroud and Theresa Hawkins. This episode was alot of fun, so sit back and get to know these two amazing women, their collecting habits and much more.

Sponsored by:

Prints on Wood


StrangeCat Toys


Outro music "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet 



Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep 3 - kaNO

April 9, 2017

Kaws, hype, and flipping OH MY! This week, things get real when kaNO joins George and Gary. The guys touch a little on kaNO's toy beginnings and what his perspective on the state of toys is today. Self-producing, crowdfunding, Kaws, flipping, when he noticed the decline in toys, the current state of toys,  and much more! So, sit back and listen as kaNO drops some knowledge and a bit of history.


Prints on Wood


StrangeCat Toys



Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep 2 - Colus Havenga

April 3, 2017

This week, Colus Havenga joins the show. We learn of how he established himself in the toy scene, peek into his creative mind, and get a personal tour of the 3D to final product process. 

Colus joins George and Carlos on the second part of their adventures in another game of Designers and Dragons.

Sponsored by:

Prints on Wood


StrangeCat Toys

Outro music by Miracle of Sound


Marsham Toy Hour : Season 2 Ep 1 - Designers & Dragons!

March 20, 2017

 It's a new season and Kris Butiong joins the guys in this action packed episode.

 George introduces a new segment, Why the *%#@ Does This Exist?

 An addendum to the previous week's discussion regarding Chaoskoskis.

 The guys share stories of some of their earliest collecting memories, receiving artist signatures and sketches, and get down right geeky.

 Gary attempts another game, Designers & Dragons, where he plays the role of Toy Master while George, Carlos, and Kris try to save Designer Con from impending Doom. You won't want to miss this hair raising and hilarious game. Cameo by SKINNER.


Prints on Wood


StrangeCat Toys