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.
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!
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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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
Outro music: Summer Smiles by Henry Homesweet
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.
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.
Outro music "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet
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.
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.
Outro music by Miracle of Sound
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.
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.
Outro music - Summer Smiles by Henry Homesweet
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.
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!
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.
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!
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Outro Music: "Summer Smiles" by Henry Homesweet from the Pocket Monster Album.
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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.
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.
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:
http://projectswordtoys.blogspot.com (MOONBASE CENTRAL)
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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.
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!
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!
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!
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".
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.
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.
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.
This week, Jeremy Madl joins the guys and gives a very candid glimpse into his long and incredible career in toy design.
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!
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.
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.
This week, Dov Kelemer of DKE Toys joins Gary, George, 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.
This week, Ryan Rutherford and George Gaspar drop some manufacturing knowledge as Gary contemplates wearing a hazmat suit for the remainder of his toy "tinkering" career. Aaron makes a better late than never entrance and stresses the "where there is a will, there's a way" approach to toy producing.
This week, George and Gary get in touch with the "softer" side of the toys when Lana Crooks returns to the show. They focus on plush and fiber sculpture and it's place within designer toys.