And The Winners for the 2018 Designer Toy Awards Are ...

A weekend since past the annual Designer Toy Awards ceremony being handed out Friday night June 1st, and me waking up on a Saturday late morning (sick-as-a-dog, fhanks) and have since been seeing folks posting their wins online (some of which have been reposted here) ... although no "official" listing is as yet posted on (which I suspect would be soon, after Five Points Festival 2018 and all :p), and a hearty CONGRATULATIONS all around to both the winners, and the finalists!

Scroll thru to the bottom to watch a (recorded) live-stream of the event!

On behalf of @jonpaulkaiser @godmachine @camilladerrico @tokyo_jesus @kidrobot , thank you to everyone for this amazing recognition. A hearty congrats to everyone that was nominated for this year's @designertoyawards , it's an honor to be amidst so much incredible talent. To the collectors who weclomed this series with such a warm reception, thank you so much for your support and encouragement . I promise that we will work really hard to continue what we started with this project so keep your eyes open for the next phase coming this fall. Lastly, thank you so much to @cluttermagazine and the DTA Voting panel. Have fun if you are @fivepointsfest and enjoy all of the fabulous art and festivities. Much love to you all. #designertoyawards #fivepointsfest #designertoys #kidrobot #dunny #jryu #jonpaulkaiser #camilladerrico #godmachine #tokyojesus #thankyou

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I'm extremely grateful and happy to have won the Fan Choice for Custom of the Year at this years Designer Toy Awards. Huge thanks go out to everyone who has supported me over the years, given words of encouragement and advice. To all the people who have bought my work, people who have mentored me (@jryuart and @sushikinguk particularly) and helped me along the way. Thanks to everyone who voted and to @deadzebrainc (you wonderful man!)for putting the award into my arms, and of course to @cluttermagazine for hosting the awards and all the great work you do for our industry. 🖤 Congratulations to all the other winners at this years awards; well deserved! Most of all, thank you to @kelkay2305 who shares this adventure with me with such amazing support and love. 😙 Photograph of Death Goes To War by @jallfree

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Posted by The Designer Toy Awards on Friday, June 1, 2018