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DKE Toys San Diego Comic-Con 2016 exclusives

dketoys_logoDKE Toys (who have always been one of our first stops on preview night of Comic-Con) are back with more exclusives, and once again enticing us to go by their booth early on during preview night. Take a look at what they have in store (so far at least, they have more exclusives coming so check back soon!) And as always, all of these items are very limited edition, so if you want one (or more than one) be sure to go by their booth as early as you can. In the past some items have sold out very fast. Their booth this year at Comic-Con is 5045 (which is the same booth that they had in 2015). All pics and info courtesy of DKE Toys.




Action MC by Ron English $100 tax included


Ron English’s iconic McSupersized character has been transformed into a 3 3/4 inch vintage style action figure by sculptor George Gaspar. Card back design by Ron English. Hand painted by Special Ed Toys. Now McSupersized can have epic battles with the other figures in your collection.
Edition of 50

You can find more of Ron English’s work on his Instagram page here



sdcc_r2-sl1200_1_27807584656_oR2-SL1200 by Artbot138 $65 tax included


Artbot138 aka James Garrett has brought you a hand cast and painted 3.75″ scale carded R2-D2 like figure with handy record player. Now all your action figures can listen to their favorite tunes. Not in real life but in pretend. Each comes with a vintage 7″ record and a fabulous record sleeve packaging with some crazy SW parody versions of some of your favorite bands.
Edition of 20


You can find more of Artbot138 aka James Garrett’s work on his Instagram page here


sdcc_make-america-ape_27807584896_oMake America Ape Again by Barely Human $65 tax included


Barely Human aka John Black has made this magnificent POTA inspired 3.75″ carded figure from his Plain Old Apes series. Each hand painted resin cast 3.75″ figure has a load of accessories and interchangeable heads as well as magnetic articulation in all the joints. What more can you ask for?
Edition of 25

Barely Human aka John Black  can be found on Instagram here



Crystal Blue Snaggletooth by SkipBroToys and Field of Grey $80 tax included

SkipBroToys and Field of Grey have teamed up to bring you something very special. This hand cast 3.75″ clear blue resin interpretation of our rare vintage friend also comes on a unique clear vintage style card. Has to be seen in person to really be appreciated. It’s like the spirit of Snaggletooth!!!
Edition of 20


You can see (and purchase) more of their work at their Storenvy store here


sdcc_art-trooper-series--basquiat-_27807842266_oArt Trooper Series: Basquiat by RYCA $55 tax included


This is an amazing follow up to the 2015 Warhol Trooper. Each 3 3/4 hand cast and painted figure comes on a full color silk screened card back.
Edition of 65

You can see more of his work on his Instagram page here as well as own his website www.ryca.net.


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Black Ninja by Manny X Romero – Iconoclast Toys  $60 tax included
Just in case you were not in Argentina in the 1990s, Manny X Romero has brought back the rare ninja version of our favorite bad boy. Each figure is hand cast and painted measuring approx 3.5″ on custom carded figure.  Edition of 20
You can see more of his work on his Instagram page here as well at his store here http://iconoclasttoys.bigcartel.com/.
Bossk Lives by Credenda Studios  $65 tax included
Credenda Studios has done it again. This follow up to Freddy Fett & the Galactic Chainsaw Massacre Dengar. Bossk Lives mashes up our favorite bounty hunter with yet another horror classic. Hand cast and painted 3.75″ carded figure. Edition of 20
Credenda Studios can be found on the internet at both their website www.CredendaStudios.net and their Instagram page here.
Star Weird: Boba (cas) Sette by Topztoy $35 tax included
Topztoy from Thailand has come up with an edition of 40 of our favorite bounty hunter encased in a cassette tape? Maybe this technology is better than a good old carbon freeze? This large hunk of hand poured resin is approx 3.75″  tall and comes carded with resealable blister. Maybe you can get it to play in your tape deck.
You can find Topztoy on various websites including their store at Topztoy.storenvy.com, their Facebook pages here and here and their Instagram page here.
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One Dollar Dude – North Korean Youth Version by Agent Wednesday   $55 tax included
Agent Wednesday is back with another one of our favorite trouble makers. This 3″ hand cast and painted resin figure is limited to only 15 pieces. Comes with special Pyongyang Youth Edition card back. Don’t tell Dear Leader or your computer might get hacked.  Canvas tote bag included.
Agent Wednesday’s work can be seen on their Instagram page here.
Watcher in the Woods by Dollar $lice Bootlegs  $55 tax included
From the wacky mind of Dollar $lice Bootlegs comes this Disney-esque droid hybrid figure, magnet articulated and glows in the dark. Each hand cast and painted 3.75 scale resin figure comes on a custom made card back with clam shell packaging so you can “play” with it. Be careful though, you might get hurt.  Only 20 made.
Is he real?! You’ll only see him in your selfie when it’s too late!!  Your yoga pose will be totes ruined by having your nose torn off and shoved up your ass!  Watcher In The Woods will snap your narcissistic neck as you Snapchat your Supreme swag!
Dollar $lice Bootlegs work can be seen on their Instagram page here.
STR WAS: Chewback by Mark Todd   $55 tax included
Artist Mark Todd’s first ever toy and first ever sculpture is a take on our furry friend. His original was molded and then cast in resin and hand painted by Mark as well. The card back is comprised of 2  riso graph prints on front and back for that very indie zine feel. 3.75″ scale carded figure. Only 30 made and each is signed and numbered. 
You can see more of Mark Todd’s work on his Instagram page here and own his webpage at marktoddillustration.com
Star Rockers Chewrocka by Alien Robot Monster  $38 tax included

Alien Robot Monster aka Chris Nadolski has presented us with the first in his series of Star Rockers. Chewrocka stands at approx 5″ tall and comes in an exclusive hot pink especially for convention season. Only 30 made and each is signed and numbered.
Alien Robot Monster aka Chris Nadolski’s Instagram page has a lot more of his work, and you can also see his work on his website at http://www.alienrobotmonster.com as well as his Storenvy store here.
Wars Not Make One Great by Free Humanity  $100 tax included
Famed street artist Free Humanity has hand customized each 3.75″ scale figure and added a paint bucket and roller. More importantly each card back has been hand stenciled, splattered and signed and numbered out of 50 pieces. A Free Humanity stencil on a canvas would be at least 10 times as much money in a gallery. These will not last long.
FreeHumanity can be found on Instagram here
Obi-Smurf-Kenobi by Greg Aronowitz – BarnYardFX   $55 tax included
Do your eyes deceive you? Not far now… Artist, producer, director, designer, visual effects artist Greg Aronowitz from BarnYardFX has followed up last year’s sold out DCon exclusives with another piece in this  ongoing(?) series. Looks like the force is strong with this little blue bearded creature. Hand cast and painted 2″ carded figure. Signed and numbered edition of 50.
More of Greg’s work can be seen on his Instagram page here as well on his Etsy store page at http://etsy.com/shop/barnyardfx and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/BarnyardFX
Name’s Herman. Bicycles by Super Secret Fun Club   $65 tax included

Resin master Super Secret Fun Club has done it again. Hand cast and painted resin figure set with multiple accessories.  Edition of 11.  Yikes!
The not so secret Instagram page for Super Secret Fun Club is https://www.instagram.com/supersecretfunclub/ and their webpage is www.supersecretfunclub.com
Wookie Hash Pipe: Dose Vapors by Jim Mahfood  $100 tax included
Jim Mahfood, comic book artist extraordinaire, has created his own Sci-Fi universe series Wookie Hash Pipe. The first installment “Dose Vapors” is transformed from Jim’s hand to real life by sculptor George Gaspar. Each figure is hand cast and hand painted resin and measures approx 4″ tall (still 3.75″ scale because he is a little taller than the other dudes). Signed and numbered edition of 50. Comes with chapter 1 of the comic story on the back. What’s in store for chapter 2? Stay tuned…
You can see more of Jim Mahfood’s work on his Instagram and Twitter.
SECRETOY Cinema Monster by Splurrt  $150 tax included
Joe Merrill creator of SPLURRT and SECRETOY has created this special edition for San Diego Comic Con. This 10″ tall sofubi figure (Japanese vinyl) is a marble mix of green and glow vinyl with metallic flake added. Edition of 25. Bagged with header card.
Joe’s Twitter and Instagram have a lot of his work for you to see @splurrt
Jumbo Akashi Head by Dave Bondi  $40 tax included

Dave Bondi has finally brought an edition of his acclaimed Akashi head to the masses. This rendition of his famous mash up was generally reserved for posting in the streets and on telephone poles in the middle of the night. This 8″ tall piece is made of poly urethane resin and foam filled. Comes in a special bright orange hue just for comic con. Signed and numbered edition of 30. Bagged with header card.

Dave Bondi’s work can be seen on his website at www.davebondi.com as well as on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Death Vader by Broke1  $45 tax included

Broke1 aka Broken Pidgeon has brought a Japanese vinyl (sofubi) edition of his famous Death Vader. It stands 5″ tall in a special red colorway just for comic con. Bagged with header card. Signed and numbered out of 25. Sweet!!!
See more of Broke1’s work on their Facebook or Instagram pages, or on their BigCartel store.
Princess Smurfette Organa by Greg Aronowitz – BarnYardFX  $55  tax included

Artist, producer, director, designer, visual effects  artist Greg Aronowitz from BarnYardFX has followed up last year’s sold out DCon exclusives with another piece in this ongoing(?) series. Looks like the force is strong with this one. Hand cast and painted 2″ carded figure.  Signed and numbered edition of 50.
More of Greg’s work can be seen on his Instagram page here as well on his Etsy store page at http://etsy.com/shop/barnyardfx and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/BarnyardFX
Bird is the Word by Frank Kozik
$65 tax included

Frank Kozik’s iconic Mao with ears character, “Bird is the Word” makes its debut as a 3.75” scale action figure. Each figure is hand cast in red resin and is limited to 50 pieces. Card back art by Frank Kozik. Sculpted by George Gaspar.
ewokingEwoking Dead by Killer Bootlegs
$65 tax included

Killer Bootlegs has come up with another installment in his Ewoking Dead series. This time focusing on our favorite little critter. Each figure is hand cast, flocked and painted in a very undead kind of way. There is actual dirt mixed into the flocking from the Evans City Cemetery where the original 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead was shot. This carded figures is 3.75″ scale but measure about 2” cuz he’s short. Edition of 100.

Che Trooper by Special Ed Toys x UrbanMedium

$65 tax included

UrbanMedium’s iconic Che Trooper, generally found wheat pasted in the streets, has now been transformed into a 3.75” resin action figure that you can take home with you. If your other action figures are not behaving then you can sic this guy on them. ¡Viva la Revolución! This “Winter of 59” edition is hand cast in resin and hand painted. Measures 3.75″ on card. Edition of 50. Sculpted By George Gaspar.

Our Only Hope & For the Empire figure set by Special Ed Toys
$120 tax included

Special Ed Toys has a very special set of figures just in time for election season. The classic good vs evil political fight is on. This one is a little more cut and dry compared to real life. Set comes with two customized 3.75″ figures on card. Edition of 20 sets.

Darth Candy by Good For You Toys 

$60 tax included

Good For You Toys’ third installment in their Django Uncloned series (the “D” is silent). This is the Debut Edition of the evil villain Darth Candy. Each card will feature “custom galactic spray” and have mesmerizing silver highlights.  All previous editions of Django Fett and Slave Hildy sold out. Get this one while you can. Hand cast 3.75” resin carded figure. Edition of 30. Sculpted by George Gaspar.


Django Uncloned “Animated Edition” by Good For You Toys
$60 tax included

Good For You Toys is back with yet another Django Fett (the “D” is silent) in their classic mash up series of our favorite space opera and our western hero Django. This colorway is based on the classic animated bounty hunter look with remixed front and back card art. Why do they keep making more Django colorways you ask? Because they keep selling out!!! Hand cast and painted 3.75″ resin figure on card. Edition of 30. We fully expect these to rocket fire away…

Check back soon (and often) for more San Diego Comic-Con releases from DKE.


You can see more of DKE’s various offerings on their website at dketoys.com as well as on Facebook here.


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