August 29, 2016

Introducing COMPLEXCon in Long Beach CA in November

What is it?

ComplexCon is an expertly curated convention and festival that brings the world of Complex to life. This is our generation's World Fair. The minds behind Complex have come together with a Host Committee that includes legendary artist Takashi Murakami and Cultural Director/Executive Chair Pharrell Williams to imagine a place where creators, curators and YOU converge to celebrate and shape our culture. Watch, Listen, Shop, Taste, and Experience the future...now.

WHERE: Long Beach Convention Center

WHEN: November 5-6, 2016 

WEBSITE




Freeny x MightyJaxx XXRAY Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and Deadshot Up for Preorder Now

Harley Quinn and Deadshot are new "Deluxe" 4-inch figures with removeable and interchangeable accessories! At $28.99, they are $9 more than the previous XXRAY figures but also more details and playability. Killer Croc rounds out Wave 4 and is a "regular" 4-inch figure at $19.99. At this time, Wave 2 should be shipping to us soon, and Wave 3 and Wave 4 are preorder which will arrive later this year.




August 28, 2016

Toy Scene Review - Israel S01E02 - Tamar Moshkovitz

Toy Scene Reviews starting with a series penned by Yaniv Brick, and covering the Israel Designer Toy Scene. I hope this view into a specific region will help to enlighten and embolden Toy Artists to reach across international lines and further the global toy scene as a whole. This series will post every Monday till done.

And the invitation is open to developing more Toy Scene Review series posts, with various guest writers. So if you know your countries toy scene inside and out, drop a line at: psyind@gmail.com

Thanks and enjoy.
Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

Those of you who have been following designer toys since the early 2000s have probably encountered works by Tamar Moshkovitz, an until recently Tel Aviv- and now Berlin-based illustrator and artist. Her 2005 toy debut, the Toy2R 2.5inch Knit Pup Qee, was produced as part of the UK Design-A-Qee Series (with lineup that included young Joe Ledbetter and Matt Jones (Lunartik), as well as fellow Israeli Arbel Ratzin). Between 2005 and 2009 she designed Plushood, a plush toy series produced independently (in Israel) in partnership with Shlomi Schillinger. These toys juxtaposed the soft plush medium with rather violent and perverted storylines, based on the Tamar’s neighbors in real life, which were of borderline personalities.

“The story, and its dialog with shape, is the most important thing to me” she says. This emphasis on the story inspired the production also of Plushood animated videos that lead multiple Pictoplasma festival appearances. The series of toys was sold successfully worldwide and was often displayed in toy stores right next to the popular Uglydoll series. In fact, it was selling so well that the artist itself still misses some to complete the set. With more plush toys and customs on various vinyl platforms for numerous art shows, including the DIY Bart Qee World Tour, and collaborations with artists as Nathan Jurevicius and Mike Burnet, Tamar’s portfolio is an impressive collection of exciting low-brow art and toys.







Nowadays, Tamar focuses primarily on illustration and painting, returning to more classical technique after long years of vector-animation, and pausing for a while from toy design. She illustrates editorials and produces her own fanzine, Toffeecola, as well as a comics & soap (no mistake here) product kit named Elephant & Bird Soap Adventures, which combines her self-produced organic handmade soap bars with a 4-page comic.

These can be purchased directly from the online store on her website GO-TAM. While we are all hoping for more toy-stuff coming from her, an idea which she doesn’t at all reject, this is pretty awesome and mind-bending stuff!

Culture Jammer - Vinyl Sticker Packs - by Psychological Industries


Psychological Industries Culture Jammer Sticker Packs. Containing unique and scarce random selections of vinyl stickers not included in the fleet of sticker packs released over the last 10 years. Most of these designs or colorways are limited to appearing in sticker art shows and in the streets globally. Each pack contains 6 random silk-screened vinyl stickers.

Available from the Following Fine Retailers.

www.designerstickers.net
www.discordiacultureshop.com

Posted by: Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

August 27, 2016

Underground Blend - Volume06 launches

Hey Tenacious Readers, Gavriel Discordia Here,

We just wrapped Volume 006 of Underground Blend with exclusive stickers by HANKSYMonster Little, Psychological Industries, Drchipohpoh, S.S.O.S.V.A., Designer Stickers.net and Your Ninja Blogger Benny Kline even slid us some Tenacious Ninja stickers designed by Playful Gorilla. Quite a list of talent right in one sticker pack.

You can pick up this pack, and all the other Volumes, from the following websites:
www.DesignerStickers.net
www.UndergroundBlend.com
& www.DiscordiaCultureShop.com

ALSO: We have been doing these packs for 2-3 years now and each pack was limited to 100 for these 6 Volumes. The project has been picking up momentum as we went on, but too slowly for us. And asking Artists for 100 of a single sticker was a strain for some artists to swing our way. We trade back a ton of stickers as well, so you can imagine how that adds up on our end as well.

Starting with Volume007 Underground Blend will be limited to 25 packs. Any artists or activists or agents who have stickers they wish to contribute or trade and get in to future packs can email discordiamerchandising@gmail.com

August 26, 2016

UVD: Weekly Wrap-Up: Ep 12

Urban Vinyl Daily is on it again with another episode of pure news and little in the way of wild speculative opinion, and absolutely no Commercial Bias what-so-ever. Its not only refreshing, its good journalism. And I appreciate the healthy contribution to the Designer Toy scene that they provide. This show covers a ton of material in a very short time and Ben and Travis never use The Weekly Wrap-Up to waste the viewers time with needless punditry, personal agendas, or unsolicited advice. Scholars and Gentlemen all around.

And www.discoridacultureshop.com is the shirt sponsor for this episode. Which is owned and operated by Your Ninja Blogger Gavriel Discordia

Watch this Episode and Subscribe to their YouTube Channel Here: LINK