Pop-Culture Appropriated Collectibles for #SDCC2017 from DKE Toys
From the previous features of Pop-Culture-Appropriated and Star Wars-Inspired collectibles to be made available at the DKE Toys Booth #5045 at the coming San Diego Comic Con 2017 (July 20–23) - today we have a FINAL wrap-up of what toy-goodness they have for the annual geekfest!
“JUNKIE THE KRUSTY CLOWN” by Dollar $lice Bootlegs is at it again and this time with a not so politically correct version of this cartoonish clown. Junkie got in trouble and now you can own it.
Hand cast and painted 3.75" carded figure, priced at US$55 per, in a signed and numbered edition of 30, magnet articulated figure-fun!
ARTIST BIO: "John Pryor better known as Dollar $lice Bootlegs is a yeti on acid. Hailing from Carmel Valley, CA, John Pryor improves the planet one toy at a time with a heavy leaning towards fun. He's also a great cook."
“A REAL AMERICAN VALUE MEAL” by CNE AKA “Chicken Nugget Enterprises”. This is their take on what this cybernetic chicken AKA “Robot Chicken” (of Adult Swim's stop-motions animated “Robot Chicken” series mascot) would look like as a GI Joe style figure. Sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G Toys, “CNE” might be a new company on “the scene”, but this is looking pretty nice, methinks!
“A Real American Value Meal” is priced at US$65 per, in an edition of 100pcs. Each piece is hand cast and painted 3.75" carded figure.
FYI: Card art work was an existing painting by Jason Edmiston that they got permission to use and the card back was designed by Carlos Espinoza of MOC Toys.
DARTH TRUMP by Special Ed Toys is the third incarnation of his “Darth Trump” figure (Winner of the 2017 Designer Toy Awards for “Best Non-Licensed (non-plastic)”)., with this hand cast and hand painted 3.75" figure in a Blue GID colorway (AKA “Force Ghost” in Star Wars-lore :p). Priced at US$110 per, this is limited to 50 pieces, signed and numbered on the back of the card.
"From bootleg toys to terrible "art" of dubious quality, there is no type of "artistic" medium I won't shamelessly exploit in my mission to bring a little bit of terribleness into collector's homes far and wide!" (Instagram @specialedtoys)
TRUMP WARS ARCADE CABINET by Timebandits x Special Ed Toys x Carlos Flores are each priced at US$45, in an edition of 25pcs, with each one is signed and numbered by Special Ed. So what exactly the heck is it?
"So Special Ed and Timebandits met this guy Carlos Flores who makes the coolest vintage arcade cabinets that are 3.75" scale. They decided why not make one for Darth Trump to play? Edition of 25. They come boxed with a full color graphics card on top."
Contemporary Australian-born painter and installation artist, Anthony Lister made a figure of himself! The figure was cast in resin and he hand painted each one, and he had also hand embellished each card back and signed and numbered them. US$120 each. How’s THAT for a commentary (??) on narcissism in the new millennium? I dig it!