Custom Designer Vinyl Toys, Paper Toys & Plush Toys
Event Name: Magic Pony presents BRITISH INVASION! Toy Launch & Trading Party
Event Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 6-8 pm
Location: Magic Pony, 694 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6J 1E7
Participants / Customizers: Kidrobot’s Ye Olde English Dunny Series
Official Website: Magic Pony (Event Page)
On January 22, Magic Pony will be hosting the toy launch for Kidrobot’s Ye Old English Dunny Series. Of course, there will be many launch parties happenning all around the world on this day, although it’s one of the many happening within North America. Along with the toy launch, there will be a trading party as well where participants can trade Dunnies with one another or other toys they wish to trade. Magic Pony will also be awarding limited edition prizes from TADO, Jon Burgerman and many more to those who dress up as their favourite Brit. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Artists in the series include Clutter, Doktor A, Frames, HiCalorie x Julie West, ilovedust, Jon Burgerman, Keanan Duffty, McFaul, Mimic, Peskimo, Shok 1, Tado, Triclops and UAMOU.
We had the pleasure today to attend the launch party of TADO‘s newest series today, Lily: The Littlest Cannibal presented exclusively at Magic Pony in downtown Toronto. We blogged about the upcoming event not too long ago on our blog, so here’s the review!
Event Name: Cardboard Spaceship presents Introvert Extrovert
Event Date: September 5, 2008
Location: Cardboard Spaceship Art & Toy Gallery, 803 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95060
Participants / Customizers: Scribe (aka. D. Ross)
Official Website: Cardboard Spaceship (Blog), Scribe (Official Website)
Cardboard Spaceship will be presenting the works of Scribe (aka. D. Ross) on September 5, 2008 which will include custom art and toys by the artist. Drawings that accompany the Munny found in the event poster will be available for show as well at the event. Scribe himself will be present for the event. That means you’ll be able to meet Scribe for yourself, but even get an autograph if you wish!
*There is a mistake on the website provided with the poster, just letting everyone know it should be cardboardspaceship.net
Event Name: APW Gallery presents House of Liu Custom Show
Event Date: August 22, 2008 (Opening Reception: 7-9pm), the show will continue to run until September 4
Location: APW Gallery, 195 Chrystie St Suite 200, New York, NY, United States, 10002
Participants / Customizers: Custom House of Liu toys
Official Website: APW Gallery (Events)
On August 22, the APW Gallery will be presenting it’s House of Liu Customs Show which will feature the works of many customized House of Liu toys. Artists such as Steve Talkowski, Hans Yim, Kerry Lee are some of the many artists who will have their toys up for display. These artists have had their toys featured on our website in the past. The show will run from August 22 until September 4 which means you’ll have tons of time if you are unable to make it for the opening reception. This will definitely be a show you won’t want to miss, enjoy and congratulations to all the artists who will be showcasing their customized toys!
Event Name: LIFT presents MadL Citizens
Event Date: October 25, 2008
Location: LIFT, 228 West 4th Street, Royal Oak, Michigan, United States 48067
Participants / Customizers: 40+ Mad*L Customizers
Official Website: Kidrobot Discussion Boards
LIFT Designer Toys will be presenting it’s MADL Citizens event which will feature over 40+ customized 10″ DIY tall DIY MAD*L figure. Customized Mad*L toys from artists such as Squidnik, Slobot, and Mr. Shane Jessup will be some of the many toys up for display. These artists have had their toy featured in the past on our blog. Although the date is still tentative, it will be held on October 25 of this year. We will keep you updated if the date changes. If your in the Royal Oak area, be sure to check this event out!
Event Name: Brian Colin’s Robots, Monsters & Things You Don’t Understand
Elliot Street Deli & Pub – August 22, 2008 (7-10pm)
Doogallery – August 23, 2008 (9pm – 2am)
Location: Elliot Street Deli & Pub, Elliot Street Deli & Pub, 51 Elliott St. S.W., Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30313
Doogallery, 205 Holtzclaw Unit J Atlanta, Georgia, United States 30316
Participants / Customizers: Brian Colin
Official Website: Codedecoinc (News), Doogallery (Events)
Brian Colin’s presents his solo show at two locations, at the Elliot Street Deli & Pub (August 22), but also at the Doogallery (August 23) on two seperate dates consecutively. From this show you can expect to the see the works of Brian Colin’s which include art pieces and custom Munnies. The show at the Doogallery requires that all attendees be 21+, but also contributions of $10 donation which will include free beer and music. An art raffle will also be held at the event, so those in the Atlanta area should check this show out for sure! You have two opportunities to do so.
Event Name: Magic Pony presents Lily: The Littlest Cannibal
Opening Reception – August 28, 2008 (6-9 pm), signing from (6-7 pm)
Exhibition Dates – August 28, 2008 – September 14, 2008
Location: Magic Pony, 694 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Participants / Customizers: Tado (Mike & Katie)
Official Website: Magic Pony (Events), Facebook event page
On August 28, Magic Pony will presenting UK duo’s Tado (Mike & Katie) with a special art exhibition and exclusive toy release. The exhibition makes way for Tado’s Cannibal Funfair minifigure series, but also Tulip figure, a character from the series. The series itself features 17 three-inch vinyl characters (Ziggy, Piggle, Bearflan, and more!). Not to mention, that Tulip carries eight accessories which happen to include a screwdriver and saw, how ironic is that? The exhibition will be held in a forest like environment, which will be setup for the event. For those in Toronto, this is a MUST show for all toy lovers out there.
Custom Toy Lab will exclusively be covering this event, along with pictures and a review so keep your eyes out for that.
Event Name: ToyQube 4th Anniversary Party and Sharky Show
Event Date: Friday August 15, 2008 (RSVP Only: 7 pm – 10 pm*, Public: 10 pm – 12 am)
* To RSVP, e-mail rsvp [at] toyqube.com
Location: Sullivan Room, 218 Sullivan St, New York, NY, United States
Official Website: ToyQube (News), Facebook event page
ToyQube is celebrating their 4th Anniversary of running and will be holding festivities at the Sullivan Room. This event also includes the Sharky Show which ToyQube has asked more than 50+ artists to customize Keith Poon’s Sharky vinyl toy. Some artists include are Tokidoki, Riot68, and Sketchguy. For those in the NY area, this is definitely a show you’ll all want to check out. The works of some of these artists have been featured in the past on our blog, Custom Toy Lab.
Congratulations ToyQube for their four years of running, but also to all the artists who will have their toys up for display!