DTA 2011: Brought to you by Clutter... Munky King... and Pretty In Plastic

Trophy made with love by Pretty In Plastic - Designed by Pete Fowler! - winners listed below

...and the party was a smash at Bar Basic... Hosted by Munky King
Good times....Watch out the photos get progressively more ridiculous...

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DTA 2011, a set on Flickr.

More coverage here...

Making of the Toy Award with Pretty In Plastic on ToysREvil

Clutter Magazine Online!

From Jeremyriad

Seen Black and White Ball on Vinyl Pulse

Re-cap from Mr. Spanky Stokes!

and Julie B's most memorable SDCC moment for ToysREvil

Great articles....THANK YOU everyone!!!

...and the winners are...

Thank You to Crystal Myers Photography for all the slick photos... check out her BLOG
Making of the Toy King pics coming soon...

SDCC Flash: Cherry Vinyl Protos

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Cherry Vinyl, a new collaborative brand from Pretty in Plastic and Lulubell, is showing new prototypes at the DKE booth including a new owl figure from Nathan Jurevicius left, and Egglue the Giraffe by Tiny Kitten Teeth (hat) and what we believe is ‘Le Chat’ from Femke (gray, green, clear).

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More pictures coming soon....

Pretty In Plastic and Elliot Jackson

Pretty in Plastic is pleased to announce a new collaboration with LA artist Elliot Jackson. Mr. Jackson is a renowned fine artist and has made pieces for Kanye West and Jeff Koons, to name a few. He is hitting the art toy scene with flying colors and we are honored to be working with him. This is just a teaser...keep your eyes peeled for more amazing pieces from Mr. Jackson. Samples of his new rings are debuting at SDCC at the DKE Toys booth, (booth #4728). Check 'em out!



(World  7.21.11) – Announcing Cherry Vinyl – Delicious Art Toys

Cherry Vinyl is comprised of a small team of international dreamers with a huge passion for art, fun and all things awesome.  Our roots and resources span the globe: from the beaches of LA, through the sunny Sonoran Desert of Arizona, over to the busy streets of the Big Apple, across the oceans to Europe and landing in the heart of Japan.  By combining our existing strengths in artist outreach, sculpting, design, the highly detailed Japanese manufacturing & painting processes, creative and passionate marketing, and close customer contact, Pretty in Plastic & Lulubell Toys join forces to form “Cherry Vinyl”, an innovative joint creative entity with a focus on artist designed vinyl in a sofubi medium.  We intend to take all the best ingredients that exist in the vinyl world today, add a big scoop of innovation, stir in a ton of whimsy and fun, and what we will hand back to the vinyl community will be decadent creations for them to sink their teeth into, savor, and most of all enjoy! 

Have you ever had an awesome sundae that was full of a million different flavors? We are that delectable, fun, nostalgic treat, and far less fattening. Most people reach for the cherry on top first, because it's so unique, colorful, special & yummy. An amazing entry into something wonderful, Cherry Vinyl intends to leave you savoring your goodies and craving another serving!  We pick just the best ingredients from the most amazing artists. Lovingly, we carry each idea from image to form and serve it up to you, our discerning gourmands. Our goal is sweet and simple, make fun and get it to the masses. And know that each and every little treat we make for you, we hand craft our wears utilizing old techniques, modern equipment, blood, sweat, joy and a liberal splash of love.

Looks for some sweet bits from artists like Nathan Jurevicius (http://www.scarygirl.com/), Clutter/Pete Fowler (http://www.cluttermagazine.com/)(http://monsterism.net/) Becky & Frank (http://www.tinykittenteeth.com),  and many, many more!!!  Stop by the DKE Booth # 4728 at San Diego Comic Con to view the prototype version of CV's first release to be, Le Chat designed by the amazing Dutch artist, Femke (http://www.femtasia.nl/Home.html), along with a prototype of Nathan Jurevicius’s Owl series and sneak peak at the sculpt of “Egglue the Giraffe” for Tiny Kitten Teeth!  The first version of Le Chat will drop early this Fall via Lulubell Toys, and other fine vinyl retailers.

Lulubell Toy Bodega, through years of hard work, passion and devotion to all things vinyl has become a leading international retail outlet & production company specializing in pushing the limits in vinyl while maintaining quality, artist integrity, and consumer interest.  They have become synonymous with providing a wide variety of brands from the mainstream to obscure,  while keeping the pulse on up-and-coming  artists to share with our customers.  They pride themselves in their high level of service, close relationships with customers and artists alike, creative marketing strategies, and consumer education designed to excite and inspire.  It is their goal to expand the vinyl art form, grow the market, & promote the talent of special artists like through this passion and creative process. (www.lulubelltoys.com)

Pretty In Plastic Inc. is synonymous with Toy Couture, and has been a leading expert in the world of designer toy creation for over five years. They fill a specialized need in the market from design, sculpt to production, including prototypes, limited editions, larger scale art pieces and installations, with the highest quality and pride themselves on keeping their products USA made. As experts in their field, they have developed unique techniques in their processes using the latest and greatest equipment, materials, and finishes, including the incorporation of recycled materials and continue to pursue new forms. Working very closely with established artists and clients, they truly capture their unique aesthetic and provide top-notch service, and highest caliber sculpting and art production. There are no limits to what can be made and they keep pushing forward with quality, creativity, and innovation.  Pretty in Plastic is entrenched in the Southern California art culture and is adding additional offices in NYC, and their clients are vast in scope as well as local. (http://www.prettyinplastic.com/)


SDCC - Munky King and Luke Chueh - "Target" - Proto by Pretty In Plastic

Another great piece brought to you by Munky King

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Munky King is showing a surprising, innovative new toy proto from Luke Chueh -- 'Target'. The self-deprecating bear is busy painting a bullseye on himself, set against a brick wall diorama. The bear and the paint can rest on the diorama and can be removed and posed apart from it. The can also fits onto the bear's hand. One surprising feature of this design is that multiple dioramas can be linked together by connecting the brick wall edges for an impressive display. The design also begs for customization, especially the wall backdrop. Intriguing and bound to be on the 'list' for Luke Chueh collectors everywhere.



Designer Toy Awards 2011 Tonight!

Yes you heard that correctly. Tonight is the 2011 Designer Toy Awards. The most prestigious toy event of the year. Held during San Diego Comicon, this is a tough ticket to get. Pretty in Plastic's very own Julie B will be there so be sure to come up and say hi!

This year Pretty in Plastic has the honor of making the trophies that the winners of the 2011 Designer Toy Awards will receive. No one has seen these exclusive designer pieces yet, but that will all change tonight.
Stay tuned for more posts. We will be posting finished shots and making-of pics soon.

Here's some more info direct from their website.

The Designer Toy Awards 2011 ceremony will be Hosted @ Munky King's: The Black Ball, Thursday July 21st. 9pm - 2am
Featuring live painting by Luke Chueh, Aaron Woes Martin, Yoskay Yamamoto and Jesse Hernandez, music by DJ's R-Rated and Cobi (Provided by Munky King), and the inaugural Designer Toy Awards show, Presented by some of your top industry professionals. (brought to you by Clutter Magazine). Its going to be a great night so make sure you get there early!! Awards will kick off at 9:30pm.
Bar Basic
410 10th Ave
San Diego, CA, 92101
Space will be limited. The general public will be served on a first come first served basis.

Designer Toy Awards - Pete Fowler - and Pretty In Plastic

Press Release from Clutter and Designer Toy Awards: (a little late...but we have been busy over here...it's the pre-comic-con-rush at Pretty In Plastic :)

....."Pete Fowler announced as the DTA award designer
We are really excited to finally announce that Clutter friend and favorite, Pete Fowler, star toy designer and Designer Toy Awards (DTA) Board Member, has designed "The Toy King," the award which will be given to winners in all categories of the inaugural Designer Toy Awards.

Pete and Clutter go back a long way, with his amazing artwork gracing our first ever cover, so it made perfect sense for us to approach Pete to be the award designer. He is a godfather of the Designer Toy World, and we really couldn't have been happier when he said yes.

"I'm honored to be part of the DTA's and designing the actual award", said Pete. "I can't believe that there's not been awards like this already but am happy to see it kicking off now and in the capable hands of the Clutter gang, so get voting and show your love to the designers you dig."

"The Toy King", is manufactured by Pretty In Plastic Inc based in Los Angeles, is made of chromed resin. With the base he will stand at thirteen inches high. The award, designed by Pete Fowler, has been created exclusively for winners of the DTAs and was lovingly sculpted and meticulously constructed by Julie B and her team at Pretty In Plastic. "Pete's design is pretty perfect and it was an honor to bring him from design to royal glory", said Julie B. "Wait until you feast your eyes on this guy, all shnazzy and shiny…everyone will want a piece of the king!"

"The Toy King" will be awarded to DTA winners revealed at a ceremony held in conjunction with the infamous Munky King Comic Con Party at Bar Basic, 410 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 Thursday July 21st, 8 PM – 2 AM.

Remember Public voting is currently open over on the DTA site, and you are able to vote ONCE PER DAY, for your favorite nominations. This will close next Wednesday July 6th so make sure you get your votes cast. The response has been overwhelming so every vote counts!!

The design of "The Toy King" will be unveiled in the upcoming weeks before the ceremony, plus more exciting news!!"

Stay tuned for more pictures of the KING...

xo pip
Pretty In Plastic Inc. is located in Downtown Los Angeles. We are toy couture and do everything from design...sculpt...prototype...limited art runs...to manufacturing...from small scale to large! -Julie B.