DKE Toys Presents: SPACE RAT Action Figure Art Series for San Diego Comic Con 2018


DKE Toys invited 11 artists to lend their skills to interpret a galactic sized pile of vintage Kenner Salacious Crumb action figures from the original toy line, into the limited edition Space Rat Action Figure Art Series.

Each artist created an original painting of the character for the packaging. Affixed to each card back is an authentic Kenner Salacious Crumb action figure from 1983. Each card back is signed and numbered by the participating artist out of 100.


All 11 package styles will premiere at San Diego comic Con 2018 for US$25 each (*Deal Alert: get all 11 different designs for US$200. That’s about "3 free Space Rats").

For those collectors wanting the completed series, figures numbered 1-20 will be available at the show as matching numbered sets.


The 2018 Edition of SDCC runs July 18-22. Find DKE Toys in the corner booth #5045.
“San Diego Comic Con is the largest event DKE Toys exhibits at. There are so many people and so much to see and so much “noise” that it’s really hard to stand out,” said Dov Kelemer. “We strive to create an experience in our booth that is unique and elevates artists.”

The participating SPACE RAT Artists are…
Scott C (www.scottc.com / @scottlava)
Christian Clayton (www.christianclayton.com / @christianclayonstudios)
Rob Clayton (www.robclayton.art / @rclayton13)
Robbie Conal (www.robbieconal.com / @robbieconal)
Mike Egan (www.mikeeganart.com / @mike77egan)
Alex Gross (www.alexgross.com / @artofalexgross)
Peter Kuper (www.peterkuper.com / @kuperart)
Carlos Ramirez (@C.ramirez2323)
Martha Rich (www.martharich.com / @martharich63)
Mark Todd (www.marktoddillustration.com / @mark_todd)
Esther Pearl Watson (www.estherpearlwatson.com / @estherpearlwatson)

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DKE Toys Bio: "DKE Toys: Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks are Co-Founders of DKE Toys which was the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys, limited edition art objects, collectibles, and gifts in the world exclusively representing hundreds of artists, designers, and boutique manufacturers. As of February 1st, 2016 the wholesale distribution arm of the business was sold to Disburst Ltd.

Currently DKE Toys does about 4 conventions a year in which artists from all over the world create limited artist edition figures. Each piece is generally made out of hand poured resin and many are hand painted on custom printed (and sometimes hand drawn) card backs. Sometimes as many as 20 different artists participate in a given show. Many have commented that the DKE booth at these various shows look like a small art exhibition. While these figures are generally referred to as “bootlegs” they are far from pirated versions of mass marketed toys."

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"Each of these artists use transformative properties in their work to communicate ideas that are often political, parody, or commentary about the pop culture world we live in. Also please do not be confused by the word “toy”. These are works of art!!! Do not give to a child to play with. They will break, get ruined, and hurt your children physically and emotionally.

In addition Dov handles vendor relations and product development part time for Disburst as well as curates art shows, writes books, appraises and buys collections and toy closeouts of all shapes and sizes.

dketoys@gmail.com or 818-767-7900 for more info."

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