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

Tengart

FluffyHouse Blindbox series

Yasu - shrimp like figure 

Vinyl Artist Gacha series 12

 

Folk Toy Traditonal Motif Influences:

Ino Hariko

Tengu

Kibuna

 

Teresa's Facebook Fan Page "Folk Toy Kaiju"

 

Teresa's Media:

Web:http://p-genmu.com/

Blog: http://ameblo.jp/pgenmu/

Facebook: teresa.chiba

Twitter: @p_genmu

instagram: teresachiba

 

Other mentions:

Powercore

1000toys

 

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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. 

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3DRetro

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The Toy Chronicle

SpankyStokes

 

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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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 - 

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3DRetro

Strangecat Toys

The Toy Chronicle

Spankystokes

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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

https://www.instagram.com/benseto/

1000toys 

Powercore

 

Sponsors:

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3dRetro

StrangeCat Toys

The Toy Chronicle

 

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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. 

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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.

 

MARSHAM TOY HOUR'S DESIGNER TOY AWARD PREDICTION POOL

 

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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

Ello

Wuu

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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

 

Sponsors:

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Outro music: Summer Smiles by Henry Homesweet

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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

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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.

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3DRETRO

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Outro music "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet 

 

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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.

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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.

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Outro music by Miracle of Sound

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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.

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep52 - We are Magic

March 12, 2017

POOF! We hit our one year anniversary! George, Carlos, and Gary get random. Some talk of the return of Chauskoskis, Toyfair toys seen, a little Kickstarter talk with George, and even Daniela Rega (Carlos's better half) jumps in and cracks the gang up.

Marsham Shop

Outro music - Summer Smiles by Henry Homesweet

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep51 - Collector Series #1

March 6, 2017

This week, a new Collector Series is introduced as the guys explore the lives of collectors and what makes them tick. Gary, Chris, and Carlos get to know Arizona local and Lulubell rockstar, Robert Howell. Robert tells of how he began, what resonates with him, his days of working in a Japan factory, what his toy family is like, and more sofubi knowledge dropped. 

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3DRetro

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep50 - Toy KULTure in Singapore

February 26, 2017

 This week, we were invited by Kult Gallery to moderate a discussion on toys with some of Singapore's top producers and artists (Jackson Aw, Daniel Yu, RZL, Tulika Ahuja) that occured in cunjunction with Kult Gallery's exhibition about toys entitle "Choking Hazard".

 We discuss Singapore's toy culture, how they compare to other Asian countries, working with licensor's versus artist's, and much more. 

 Thank you to Kult Gallery for reaching out and making this happen!

Kult Magazine

Mighty Jaxx

 

Sponsors:

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3DRetro

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep49 - Super Friends!

February 20, 2017

This week, the Dark Knight sees a Dunny series and the guys discuss how licensing might affect the landscape of the popular platform. Breaking down pin collecting tendencies, Gary's connection to Tippy the Turtle, and listener questions answered. 

Sponsors:

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3DRetro

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep48 - “Must be Nice” w/ James Groman

February 12, 2017

 James Groman joins Chris Ryniak and Gary. Chris and Gary delve into James's incredible career concepting and designing toys from the early days of the Madballs to having his own creations like King Korpse and Rotten Rex come to light. Find out how James started and what the future holds. We don't Carebear what you think, after listening, you'll say to yourself....must be nice!

 James Groman Instagram

 

Leaks and Sneak Peeks:

Louloutummie

Take-G Toys

D0pep0pe

 

Outro Music: "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet from the Pocket Monster Album.

 

Sponsors:

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3DRetro

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep47 - Homegrown

February 6, 2017

This week, the guys cover alot of ground discussing Tokidoki's pleasure toys, Kidrobot's recent Pin and Warhol series, giddy fanboy moments, biggest flips, and listener questions answered.

Tokidoki x Lovehoneytrade

Kidrobot Pinning and Winning enamel pins and Warhol toys

K2Toy Tattoo Banana Youkai

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3DRetro

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep46 - STRANGECO

January 30, 2017

 This week, we delve into toy history as Jim Crawford joins the gang and shares what it was like helping to pioneer the designer toy scene and running one of the most beloved and highly regarded companies...STRANGECO. We learn how Strangeco began, the challenges they faced, and why they aren't around around today. 

 Sponsors

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Crawford Nautical

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep45 - BBQ w/ Paul Kaiju

January 23, 2017

This week, the gang discovers what makes Paul Kaiju tick. Growing up with a heavy dose of Japanese toy culture, Paul shares stories of his early days customizing toys to becoming what many consider to be one of the best painters in the toy world today. Learn sculpting and grilling tips and find out how Paul was a natural at sculpting and designing for the soft vinyl process. 

Marsham Toy Hour is also proud to announce we are now apart of the ToyGeeks Network!

Leaks and sneak peeks show links:

Old Japanese toy and model blog

http://projectswordtoys.blogspot.com (MOONBASE CENTRAL) 

"Godzilla vs Evangelion", NERV's "Anti-G Special Decisive Weapon – Shiryu(Purple Dragon) Prototype Unit 01

Mystic Legion 

Super Sushi Cars by Tokidoki

 

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3DRetro

StrangeCat Toys (use promo code "marsham" at checout for 10% off your order)

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep44 - Old School

January 16, 2017

This week, Ryan Rutherford and Chris Ryniak throwback with Gary. The guys share and discuss their favorite "old school" toys. They revisit the "art toy" vs "designer toy" debate.

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StrangeCat Toys

3DRetro

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep43 - Behind the Counter

January 9, 2017

This week, Jack Venturo joins to guys to discuss the ToyGeeks network and the upcoming "Behind the Counter" weekly toy-centric Youtube show. The gang delves into Jack's world of diorama's, puppetmaking, and puppeteering.

 Watch the trailer for Behind the Counter here.

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3DRETRO

StrangeCatToys

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep42 - 2 Stud Muffins and Ham

January 1, 2017

This week, The Three Amigos are joined by Kris Butiong. They look back at 2016 and try and predict what 2017 has to offer and play a game of Designer Toy Stock Market. The kaNO'd segment is introduced and it is brutal! 

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PRINTS ON WOOD

3DRETRO

STRANGECAT TOYS

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Marsham Toy Hour : Ep41 - Aaron’s Farewell

December 26, 2016

This week, Aaron announces his farewell and Carlos East is back. Carlos tells about his day job at a manufacturing and production house. George takes on lightning round!

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3DRETRO

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 40 - EGGNOG SPECIAL

December 18, 2016

HO HO HO! This week, the gang gets cozy in their xmas pj's while talking toys with one half of The Beast Brothers, Carlos East! A few topics include, Mexican bootlegs, getting KaNO'ed, earthquake proofing your collection, and more!

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3DRETRO

StrangeCat Toys

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 39 - DATADUB!

December 11, 2016

This week, Don "DATADUB" Kratzer joins Gary and George to share his perspective on toys and conventions from having lived in Japan the past 24 years. Don further explains Powercore's positioning to help push toys into the future realm. WARNING: Gary debuts his singing chops with a wonderful rendition of "Daddy finger, mommy finger".

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 38 - Bubblewrap w/ Andrew Bell

December 5, 2016

This week, Andrew Bell joins the show. The gang continues a conversation from the previous episode regarding potential change for Designer Con next year. We talk with Andrew Bell about his designer toy beginnings, production woes, his upcoming show at Rotofugi entitled "Night Fall", and much more. 

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3dRetro

StrangeCat Toys

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 37 - DCon Wrap Up

November 27, 2016

This week, Ben Goretsky joins Gary and George to wrap up Designer Con 2016. 

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3DRetro

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 36 - Hot Taco!

November 21, 2016

This week, George, Tyler, and Gary have a bit of a gripe fest. We also get to know a little bit more about Gary's beginnings.

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 35 - Nathan Jurevicius

November 14, 2016

This week, Gary talks with toy veteran and Scarygirl creator, Nathan Jurevicius. Nathan talks about the early days of toys, Scarygirl, Pictoplasma and plenty more. 

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3dretro

Strangecat Toys

Prints on Wood

Powercore

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 34 - Doktor A

November 6, 2016

This week, Bruce WhistleCraft (aka Doktor A) joins Gary and George to discuss his early beginnings, Designer Con, Mechtoria, and much more. 

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 33 - Halloween Spooktacular

October 31, 2016

It's a special spooktacular episode as the gang along with the return of past guests Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Scott Tolleson, and Tyler Ham share their favorite Halloween moments, toys, and some super spooky unexplained experiences. 

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 32 - Jeremy Madl

October 24, 2016

This week, Jeremy Madl joins the guys and gives a very candid glimpse into his long and incredible career in toy design. 

Jeremy has over 20+ years designing toys independently and for a variety of highly well known commercial clients and brands.

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 31 - Stack Stack Stack

October 17, 2016

This week, the guys are joined by the super talented, Candie Bolton! Candie gives the low down on Taipei Toy Festival, tells of how her career in toys began, and gives insight into many of her recent production toys including her highly popular, Bake Kujira! 

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Marsham Toy Hour: Episode 30 - Ben Goretsky

October 10, 2016

This episode, owner of 3dretro and founder of Designer Con, Ben Goretsky,  joins Gary and George for some toy talk. The guys compare the recently announced 2016 Designer Toy Award winners to the Marsham prediction pool, delve into the toy producer side of 3dretro and get the dish on Designer Con.


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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 29 - Scott Tolleson

October 3, 2016

This week, Scott Tolleson joins Gary and George for a bit of story time. Scott talks about the origin and future of his Odd Ones Dunny series, the Designer Toy Awards, and silliness a plenty.

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Marsham Toy Hour: Episode 28 - Flabslab Founder, Jeffrey Koh

September 25, 2016

This week, the guys are joined by Singapore based owner and founder of Flabslab...Jeffrey Koh. The gang talks to Jeffrey about Singapore's recent toy convention, his vast collection, toy producing, and other random topics of toyness. 

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Marsham Toy Hour : Episode 27 - Distribution

September 19, 2016

This week, Dov Kelemer of DKE Toys joins GaryGeorge, and Ryan to discuss the world of distribution. Dov humbly explains how he started out and grew to become the largest wholesale distributer of independent designer toys and collectibles and what he has in store for the present and future of DKE Toys now that he has sold the distribution side of the business to Disburst.

Sponsored by Prints on wood.
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