This week, we welcome Chris Lee aka “The Beast is Back” to the show. We dig into Chris’s early days in designer toys, recent toy creations, Dunny's with Kidrobot, freelance life, toy collecting, thoughts on pop culture art, and more.
The Beast is Back - https://www.thebeastisback.com/
Night Cake Press - https://nightcakepress.com/
Wheaty Wheat Cleabus and Vinnie Mascot Illustration - https://www.vinylpulse.com/2006/12/vinyl_toy_netwo_1.html
Wheaty Wheat Mellow - https://www.vinylpulse.com/2007/04/chris_lees_mell.html
Flashback to 2007 Mellow Release - https://www.vinylpulse.com/2007/06/seen_chris_lee_.html
Vinnie Mascot Figure - https://www.vinylpulse.com/2008/10/introducing-vin.html
Chris Lee Toy Archive - http://trampt.com/artists/421/christopher-lee/items
Wood Whale Shop Link - https://nightcakepress.com/products/whale
Joy Riders - https://www.instagram.com/p/BP8oDfyB9ke/
LC Miniatures - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LCminiatures?ref=s2-header-shopname
This week, George is back! We do a bit of catchup then jump into the toy talk. Topics include: Glow in the dark toys, Popmart product overload, preorder and silent auction sales approach, sellout hype, promotional propaganda, insider clubs, and more.
We also announce the winner of the Gemnibbler giveaway from UmiToys Hawaii
Pucky Three Little Pigs Series - https://www.myplasticheart.com/pucky-3-little-pigs-mini-series-box-set-pre-order-ships-feb-2019/ and https://strangecattoys.com/product/3-little-pigs-mini-series-by-pucky-x-pop-mart/
Superplastic Junko Mizuno Lotus SuperJanky & the Superplastic Superfamily - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/lotus-superjanky-by-junko-mizuno-x-superplastic/
TTC Andy’s 2018 Recap - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/andy-btp-looks-back-at-2018/
This week, Gary is joined by Uglydolls co-creator, David Horvath. They discuss the old, the new, and everything in between. This episode is jam-packed with history, insight and advice on the toy industry, new adventures for the Uglydolls brand, and much, much more.
David's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/davidzhorvath/?hl=en
Uglydolls website - https://www.uglydolls.com/
Rodney Alan Greenblat - http://rotocasted.com/library/artist_Rodney%20Greenblatt/
Bridge Ship House - http://bridge17.com/
13 Women Leading the Way in Designer Toys article by David - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/13-women-leading-way-designer-toy-world-david-horvath
Grafflex - https://tofo.me/grafflex
Rilakkuma - http://www.san-x.jp/characters/rilakkuma.html
Touma - http://www.touma.biz/
T9G - http://muse-um.com/
Critterbox - http://www.vinyl-creep.net/wiki/Critterbox
Weeee're back! Season 4 officially begins with Gary, Theresa, and returning guest Chris Ryniak. We kick off the new year with a variety of topics: more Janky discussion, thoughts on case dupes, Janky vs Dunny hype, Unbox sneak peeks, things in things from Kidrobot, New Year’s resolutions, and some Thimblestump Hollow discussion – did someone say possibility of additional colorways?? (ooohh wee!!)
Unbox Blind Box Unbox & Friends Fan Club - https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnboxBlindBox/
Elfie TRAVELLER & Friends FanClub - https://www.facebook.com/groups/309462706275984/
Martian Toys Custom Janky Show - https://www.instagram.com/p/BsTr297nIO2/
Unbox Pete Fowler Sneak Peek - https://www.instagram.com/p/BrznZ4JneN3/
Unbox Traveler Elfie Sneak Peek - https://www.instagram.com/p/Br5T-UJH-mo/
This Week in History - https://www.instagram.com/p/BsQ19NqHjvX/
Kaws Clean Slate - https://www.instagram.com/p/BryBKBlhePq/
Kidrobot 8” Haru Dunny - https://www.instagram.com/p/BsJiSoHAfcQ/
Kidrobot Arte Marakame Beaded Dunny Series - https://www.kidrobot.com/collections/arte-marakame
Thimblestump Hollow 2 Store Exclusives Cheat Sheet - https://www.instagram.com/p/Br8hLqtHjey/
Thimblestump Hollow Hot Topic Exclusive Colorway - https://www.hottopic.com/product/thimblestump-hollow-series-2-blind-box-vinyl-figure-hot-topic-exclusive/11430364.html
Thimblestump Hollow Birthday Party Colorway - https://strangecattoys.com/product/thimble-hollow-series-2-by-chris-ryniak-amanda-louise-spayd/ and https://www.myplasticheart.com/thimblestump-hollow-series-2-birthday-party-edition-blind-box/
Chris’ sassy Twitter account - https://twitter.com/chrisryniak?lang=en
This week, Gary and Theresa wrap up Season 3. We cover some recent toy news – sharing thoughts on the Superplastic Janky series, Unbox Industries’ new blind box mini series, and Toy Soul coverage and releases. Then, we pull in Horrible Adorables for some 2018 reflections and 2019 wishes and predictions.
Happy Holidays! Be back in January for Season 4!
Explore Janky Reveals - https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/superplastic/ and https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/janky/
Janky Junko Mizuno Secret Chase - https://www.instagram.com/p/BrbrG6Yhvve/
Playtoysforever Unbox & Friends Case Unboxing Video - https://www.facebook.com/playtoysforever/videos/2124877877550329
Unbox & Friends Case & Tokens - https://www.instagram.com/p/BrXL0ZWHl8q/
Unbox & Friends Regular Colorways, Chase Colorways, and Super Rare Mashup - https://www.instagram.com/p/BrX9ujhHaQc/
Unbox & Friends Secret Hand Painted Chases - https://www.instagram.com/p/BraPnJ1H9mt/
Toy Soul Coverage - https://www.instagram.com/vinylpulse/
Pineapple Bun Girl - https://www.instagram.com/p/BrPUJTpHM_C/
This week, we welcome Don “Datadub” Kratzer back to the show. He joins us for a mini episode to discuss a variety of topics – Tokyo Comic Con, patriotic colorways, Martian Toys designer toy world cup, studio visits and popup shops, toy history, recent toy excitement, mixing of eastern and western artists, and more.
Instinctoy Tokyo Comic Con Booth - https://www.instagram.com/p/BqyWYLqBy9n/
America Mechatro WeGo - https://www.tenacioustoys.com/products/mechatro-35-america-10cm-robot-action-figure
Martian Toys Designer Toy World Cup - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bq6ozQ6hEZf/
Uamou Café Pop Up Shop Example - https://www.instagram.com/p/BlYT00pFHKn/
Superplastic Instagram Giveaways - https://www.instagram.com/superplastic/
3dRetro Countdown to Christmas - https://www.instagram.com/p/BrCKCseFL-P/
Kidrobot x Jesse Hernandez Tlaloc Dunny - https://www.instagram.com/p/BqaZIg4go7s/
Outro music "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet
This week, Gary and Theresa turn the tables on George and make him the guest of the show! Join us as we get to know George a little more – chatting about how he got into the world of toys, companies he’s worked with, adventures with little George and Rob Zombie, creating October Toys and Toy Break, collecting habits, and more.
Star Trek Volcano Suit - http://www.filmillusions.com/star-trek-id-slides
October Toys Gwins Penguins - http://www.octobertoys.com/gwins.php
Toy Break Video Archive - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1779641D6BEA4647
Little George Photo Album - https://www.flickr.com/photos/123006965@N06/
Spawn 4 Gatling Gun - http://spawncollection.blogspot.com/2005/10/spawn-iv-collection.html
First Project with Ben - Ragnar Pepper - http://trampt.com/platforms/1947/pepper-ragnar/items
2016 Interview Episode with George - https://marshamtoyhour.podbean.com/e/marsham-toy-hour-episode-18-george-gaspar/
Tyler Ham Halloween Episode - https://marshamtoyhour.podbean.com/e/marsham-toy-hour-episode-33-halloween-spooktacular/
Outro music "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet
This week, the gang gets together for a Designer Con wrap up! Join us as we discuss the good, the bad, and everything in between. We share thoughts on the new location, VIP night, venue size, and more.
This week, we welcome Andrew Bell back to the show for some pre-Designer Con talk. We hear Andrew’s take on his intolerant lacto’s release, learn what other goodies he’ll have available at the show, chat about licensed releases at Dcon, share what we’re looking forward to seeing, and more. We also get George and Andrew’s opinions on a few topics discussed last week.
Designer Con, here we come! See you all there!
Ebay KillKats - https://www.ebay.com/itm/KILL-KAT-Andrew-Bell-CAPPUCCINO-CAFFEINE-OVERDOSE-Evil-Wafers-Limited-to-150/132836983925?hash=item1eedb38475:g:~KoAAOSwQTRb1v47:sc:USPSFirstClass!40241!US!-1:rk:1:pf:0
FYE Exclusive Jermaine Rogers Choices - http://www.spankystokes.com/2018/11/choices-s2-storm-edition-by-jermaine.html
DC Collectibles Nooligan Nightwing - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp97SrglYuE/
Tracy Tubera Batman - https://www.instagram.com/p/BpiqdW9FS4t/
KaNO Jurassic Park Skate Deck - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp5tWZ6AlQa/
Sucklord Goldbergs Cameo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohre9Za0Kuk
Chris Lee Rhino Beetle - https://www.instagram.com/p/BnFHQY9gs0n/
Wendigo Toys Mr. Zipple - https://www.instagram.com/p/BpVo5RmlICR/
Awesome Toy Pointless Island - https://www.instagram.com/pointless_island/
Muju World New Seated Sculpt - https://www.instagram.com/p/BoGtluilxIA/
Unbox Designer Con Product List - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp2rWwUnh-h/
Seedlas Brother Pink Rainbow - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo_UgI5g1Ff/
Designer Con Badge Discounts - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp0KedCAmZi/
Convention Tips & Tricks Guide - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/a-guide-to-designer-toy-convention-and-exhibitions/
Outro music "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet
This week, Gary and Theresa hold down the fort for minisode #4. Might as well toss the buzzer out the window at this point, but hey, we’re trying! We discuss some interesting Designer Con teasers from Andrew Bell and question the need for licensed dinosaur toys. Other topics include toy collaborations in Asia, ComplexCon, and continued discussion on seasonal toys.
Bart Simpson “Elevate” by Louis De Guzman - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/mexifubi/elevate-by-louis-de-guzman/
Warner Bros Get Animated Tour by Soap Studios - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/looney-tunes-get-animated-tweety-bugs-bunny-by-pat-lee-x-soap-studio/
Eric So Warner Bros Rocket - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/eric-so-x-soap-studio-x-get-animated-collection/
Chevy Metal Cereal - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpim8U7HI01/
Andrew Bell’s Intolerant Lacto’s - https://www.instagram.com/deadzebrainc/
Nychos TRex - https://www.instagram.com/p/BpnHOF6F9ka/
Juan Muniz Felipe Rex - https://www.instagram.com/p/BpnfVyfFO1u/
Ron English Street Fighter Ryu Figure - https://www.instagram.com/p/BprwLj5g0P4/
Kasing Lung Labubu Collaborations - https://www.instagram.com/kasinglung/
Lumicars - https://www.instagram.com/thelumicar/
Little Amber Artist Collab Series - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/kidult-toy-x-little-amber/
Ice Liquid Erosion Maguro - https://www.vinylpulse.com/2018/10/ice-liquid-erosion-maguro-coming-from-mame-moyashi-x-instinct-toy.html
Pucky Xmas Babies Series - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/xmas-babies-by-pucky-x-popmart/
Fluffyhouse Fluffy Christmas Series - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/mr-white-cloud-mini-series-4-fluffy-christmas-by-fluffy-house-x-pop-mart/
Kidrobot Holiday Dunnies - http://trampt.com/series/599/dunny-holiday/items
Kyle Kirwan 5” Boneyard Dunny - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/resin-2/boneyard-the-longest-night-edition-by-kyle-kirwan/
Thimblestump Hollow Series 2 - https://bindlewood.com/products/thimblestump-hollow-series-2-full-case-pre-order
This week, we welcome James Groman (aka Jim) back to the show! Discussions include: nerdy sculpting talk, being a cool dad, his relationship with Instinctoy, Kaiju Killer and upcoming projects, thoughts on Taipei Toy Festival, freelance work, and much, much more.
Kaiju Killer Sculpt - https://www.instagram.com/p/BVDCLbMnwZ2/?taken-by=jgroman60
Kingdom Builders - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmef1MTgY6e/?taken-by=jgroman60
Crate Creatures - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh6iCONA-P3/?taken-by=jgroman60
Taipei Toy Festival Instinctoy Line - https://www.facebook.com/instinctoy/videos/pcb.1861092444007712/1861091917341098/?type=3&theater
Outro music "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet
It’s minisode #3! We may be bad at obeying the buzzer, but this mini episode is packed full of fun. Join the gang for discussions on seasonal toys, leaked news, FYE presence at Designer Con, SpongeBob licensed products, Kaws plush, and Taipei Toy Festival.
Autumn Mini Wooper Looper - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo99kElhTnQ/?taken-by=garyham
Fluffyhouse Halloween Set - https://fluffyhouse.bigcartel.com/product/trick-or-treat-mr-white-cloud-miss-rainbow
Monster Worship Greasebat Halloween Release - https://www.instagram.com/p/BpDiMNrHFUK/?taken-by=monsterworship
Leaked Kaiju Dunny Series - http://www.spankystokes.com/2018/10/sneak-peek-kidrobot-clutter-kaiju-dunny.html
Unbox Industries SpongeBob Releases - https://www.google.com/search?q=unbox+industries+spongebob&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigscXGwYLeAhWmm-AKHVWrA2kQ_AUIDigB&biw=1536&bih=754
Kidrobot SpongeBob Blind Box Series - https://www.kidrobot.com/products/many-faces-of-spongebob-squarepants-blind-box-mini-figure-series-nickelodeon
2012 Secret Base SpongeBob X-RAY DX - http://trampt.com/designer-toys/27582/spongebob-x-ray-dx-spongebob-nickelodeon-stephen-hillenburg-secret-base
Pobber SpongeBalls - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo26PCkFIDq/?taken-by=pobbertoys
Kaws Bert & Ernie Plush Release - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/kaws-x-sesame-street-bert-ernie-plush-release-incoming/
Taipei Toy Festival Walkthrough - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/taipei-toy-festival-%E5%8F%B0%E5%8C%97%E5%9C%8B%E9%9A%9B%E7%8E%A9%E5%85%B7%E5%89%B5%E4%BD%9C%E5%A4%A7%E5%B1%95-ttf-2018-day-one-walkthrough/
Yoyo Yueng x Unbox Raby - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo_Q7Xgl66H/?taken-by=icywhiteyoyo
David Horvath Ugly Dolls Sofubi - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo8WCK-lzUm/?taken-by=davidzhorvath
Kaiju Killer Paint Master - https://www.instagram.com/p/BpFCcD7gcjO/?taken-by=jgroman60
Outro music: Summer Smiles by Henry Homesweet
This week, Gary, George, and Theresa welcome back collector Katherine Park to the show. We cover an assortment of topics from Designer Con and Broke Piggy to Googlers and Android collectibles to Re-Ment and gashapons.
Broke Piggy - https://www.instagram.com/brokepiggy/
Dcon 2018 Dunny Shard Show 2 - https://www.instagram.com/p/BoxF1hZFgG_/?taken-by=brokepiggy
The Bots Hold Your Breath Custom Series Dcon 2015 - https://www.instagram.com/p/-PxTwoAh4t/?taken-by=thejennbot
Rement Skeletons - https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/rementskeleton/
Banana Bird Gashapon - https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/bananabird/
Outro Music "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet
This week, the gang is back for an attempt at minisode #2 – our new faster paced format with timed topics. Discussions include: Martian Toys Dero custom show, Kidrobot nixing preorders, POP by Footlocker, cultural toys, shelf life of a toy, and more. Gary also introduces a new game called Designer Toy Challenge! We maaaayyyy have been a bit lax on the timer rules this time Listen in!
Martian Toys NYCC Dero Custom Show – https://martiantoys.com/collections/falling-apart-nycc-2018
Pop by Foot Locker – https://www.footlocker.com/category/pop-by-foot-locker.html
Jesse Hernandez 5” Dunny Releases – https://www.footlocker.com/product/kidrobot-x-jesse-hernandez-5-cosmic-jaguar-dunny/TTKRL204.html
Mini Tanuki Toy – http://trampt.com/platforms/3644/mini-tanuki/items
Kachina styled toys by Steven Choi https://www.instagram.com/p/BnaBBzxlEZD/?hl=en&taken-by=vinylpulse
This week, Dan Willett of Unbox Industries joins Gary and Theresa to dig into the ins and outs of the Unbox brand. We discuss how Unbox came to be, production processes, how they work with artists, their toy event presence, upcoming releases, and so much more.
Complex Production Piece Example: Skinner Lolgolth Gnazgoroth – http://www.spankystokes.com/2015/06/skinner-unbox-industries-lolgolth.html
Upcoming Unbox Blind Box Series – https://www.thetoychronicle.com/news/unbox-industries-blind-box-series-1/
This week, Gary, George, and Theresa try out a new format, called minisodes, where we cover a variety of topics in a short amount of time. Only 3 minutes per topic so buckle up and get ready for discussions at warp speed. Topics include Superplastic Janky updates, the new Kidrobot Munny packaging, Designer Con Dunny reveals, toy anxiety, and more. Listen in before *buzz* times up!
Superplastic Kickstarter Update – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/superplastic/janky-limited-edition-art-toys-by-superplastic/posts/2285710
Cancelled Janky Designs – https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjz1wSqFo1l/?taken-by=superplastic and https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj43ffdlccv/?taken-by=superplastic
New Kidrobot Munny Packaging – https://www.kidrobot.com/collections/munny
Coarse Toys “If You Show Me Yours” https://www.instagram.com/coarselife/
KFC Hot Honey Bear Toy – https://www.kfc.com/adoptacolonelbear
DesignerCon Dunny Series Reveals – https://www.instagram.com/p/BnmGADZH2o5/?taken-by=designercon
Treeson Chinese Checkers Set – https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn6fUgQF-fP/?taken-by=bubiay
Otto Björnik Shah Mat Dunny Chess Set – https://www.instagram.com/p/BGenBA0ibq6/?taken-by=bjornik
MyPlasticHeart (use promo code "Toyfam" for free shipping on domestic orders of $75 or more)
StrangeCat Toys (use promo code "Marsham" for 10% off your entire order)
This week, Science Patrol joins us to drop tons of knowledge on the production of sofubi in Japan. We get super nerdy discussing all the ins and out of the world of sofubi - the factory setups, creation process, materials, advice for getting a sofubi toy made, and much more. It’s jammed packed with details so listen in!
This week, the gang's all here and the newlyweds are in full effect!
Things to look forward to are: Tales of going Gaspar, Gary gets in trouble....again, Leaks and Sneaks, expectations vs. reality, pre-ordering, cancelling and returns, DCon concerns, and more.
Promo image art by Tea N Ink Studios
Leaks and Sneaks -
Outro music "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet
This week, we've got a lot on the menu as Sket One joins Gary and Theresa to discuss his 14 years designing for toys. We cover a variety of topics including: Sket's early days in toys, the different stages of the industry he's experienced, multi-casting from a platform, IP conflicts, reverse licensing, quality of self produced resin versus production vinyl, and much more.
Sket's site - https://www.sket-one.com/
Sket's IG - https://www.instagram.com/sket_one/?hl=en
This week, Nick Aliota, a Funatic and designer toy collector joins Gary and Theresa for a yet another Collector's Edition. We discuss the difference in communities, tuning out the negative side of collecting, procuring older toys, DCon expectations, the power of hype and the panic of spontaneous drops, reselling, competing with bots for purchases, lotteries, more box talk, and so much more. This episode is packed!
This week, join Gary and Theresa for a convo turned episode. We cover all sorts of topics from toy buying adventures and Dcon booking to why toy boxes matter and our thoughts on blind box opening videos. We also discuss the Superplastic store opening and a new idea for promo images.
This week, we finally wrangled Ben Goretsky back to the show to get the latest scoop on Designer Con and boy was it worth the wait! Did he say more than tripled in size? Pavillions? Medicom? Funko? This is an episode you won't want to miss!
This week, the super talented Seriously Silly K joins Gary in a ping pong discussion of fun. We talked toys, sculpting tips and tricks, projects, culture differences, wood working, twinning and much more. Silly also comes prepared with questions for both Gary and the listeners.
Silly's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/seriouslysillyk/?hl=en
This week, our guest called in sick last minute, so Gary, George, and Theresa rummage through a series of topic like toy documentaries, the DTA's, the impact and reach of Superplastic's Kickstarter, hypothetical scenarios and more.
This week, Cory Rutter from Strange Cat Toys joins Gary and Theresa to wrap up all things Five Points Festival and the Designer Toy Awards. We compare the DTA winners to our prediction pool results and share our experiences and thoughts on Five Points weekend.
3dretro - https://www.3dretro.com/
The Toy Chronicle - https://www.thetoychronicle.com/ (download their app at your favorite app store)
SpankyStokes - http://www.spankystokes.com/
It's a full house this week! Gary, George, and Theresa are joined by Jess and Horrible Adorables for a laughter filled second edition of game night! We kick off the episode with some sneak peeks, get reacquainted with Horrible Adorables, and then spring into a fun night of games - "Which is the Toy?", "Toy Gabs", and "Toy Synonyms".
See you all at Five Points!
Toy Gabs clues:
This week, Gary and Theresa are joined by the rambunctious Five Points Fest gang - Josh and Miranda Kimberg and Sarah Booz - to talk all things Five Points Festival. They cover everything from Designer Toy Awards to food and beer to special guests and show exclusives. If you're looking for the deets, we've got them!
This week, Aaron from Martian Toys joins us. We discuss the long awaited May 15th reveal for SUPERPLASTIC and Janky - did someone say Kickstarter?! Aaron also shares his experience at Thailand Toy Expo(TTE), compares it to shows in the west, and more. Time to get this episode kickstarted.....hit play now!!!!
Click Hyperlinks below for things discussed -
Don't forget to enter our DTA Prediction Pool
This week, Gary and Theresa hold down the fort sans George. We highlight recent Designer Toy Award news, discuss the list of finalists, how far is too far to pull in fan votes, prediction pool, DTA dunny show, and more. Theresa also prods Gary for some tea on a couple of his upcoming releases and we do some leaks and sneaks with some off the cuff discussion as social media posts roll in live during the record.
This week, Gary chats it up with arts and crafts professional and co-founder of Hi-Fructose Magazine, Attaboy. They discuss Atta's early days of designing and producing toys, the crossover of designer toys in relation to the contemporary art scene, and a bunch of other happy little topics. Anyhoo, it's Attaboy. He's interesting. He's fun!
Hi-Fructose Magazine - https://hifructose.com/
Attaboy's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/attayumfactory/
Outro Music by Henry Homesweet
Strangecat Toys (use promo code "sotheresa" for 10% off your entire order)
This week, Theresa is back and gives her review on the Marsham movie of the month, Legend. The gang discuss the possibility of a cross country toy focused road trip, Shanghai Toy Show feedback heard, a round of leaks and sneaks, Gary hits the Marsham couch when a caller calls in, and Jessica plays host to a new game. This is a fun one not to be missed.
This week, Gary and George are joined by Munky King Founder, Patrick Lam. Patrick shares stories of Munky King's journey from it's early beginnings to their new direction of politically charged toys with their latest release , The Messenger. Other things discussed are : Munky King helping to further the design community with a communal working space, American versus Asian toy culture, Super Cooper, SuperPlastic's Janky, platform toys, Gary's new word, Munky King's epic SDCC parties, conventions, and more. A new segment, "The Outsider's Opinion", with Jessica is introduced.
Links to things discussed
This week, we catch up with Nathan Jurevicius as he returns to the show.
Nathan talks on his collaboration with the IKEA 2018 Art Event and shares his experience working with glass as a medium. Nathan tells of future projects in the works, including currently developing a Scary Girl free roam virtual reality experience! Other talking points were the closing of Toys R Us and the potential impact on the toy industry, pop up locations, ToyCon UK and Shanghai Toy Show releases, virtual reality, Tilt Brush, and more.
George and Gary advise a caller on his conundrum regarding custom commission etiquette and how to handle a commission with a lack of progress and communication.
Links to things discussed:
This week, Gary and Theresa are joined by amazing artist and customizer, Emelie Jensen AKA Tomodachi Island. Some points of discussion were; her background and how she got started customizing, the toy community impact, ups and downs of a creative, self taught struggles, art life with kids, customization, conventions, and much more. To join the Anti-Gary club, contact Theresa at 1-800-TOO-CUTE.
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 vs soft vinyl
Extreme sofubi collector's
The Art of Painting Sofubi
Who is Goto-San
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.
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**
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 -
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.