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Nominations now open for 7th Annual Designer Toy Awards!

The DTAs have now officially launched the nomination period for the 7th annual awards!

Running from now until April 7th (6pm EST), nominations can be submitted by clicking "Create Nomination". (You will need to be logged into your account, or create one).

This year's awards will accept nominations for releases, artists, and companies, that were active from January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016.

So Get Nominating…

Only nominated items can be considered for the awards. If you want your...

The Designer Toy Awards are super excited to announce a brand new home for the prestigious annual DTA ceremony – Five Points Festival! The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace. 

A collision of art toys, comic art, and street art curated by Clutter Magazine and presented by Midtown Comics, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic art toys, original art, resin, plush, blind boxes,...


We know you all have been patiently waiting for us to announce the host of the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards, so hold on to your socks as we reveal this year's big news…

Stella Chuu to host the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards!

This year, our special host is renown cosplayer, Stella Chuu! Being an award-winning cosplayer and advocate for nerd culture and self-confidence, Stella is a match made in geek heaven for the Designer Toy Awards!

Join us this Saturday, October 8th, 8pm - 11pm EST for the 6th Annual Designer Toy Award Ceremony! You still have a...

Thank you everyone, for all of the amazing nominations for the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards! Our nomination committees worked tirelessly to whittle down the 100’s of nominees and finally we are happy to announce the shortlist of FINALISTS!

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our committees for all their hard work, they really go above any beyond to meet daily and discuss each and every category and entry in depth! Believe us when I tell you, every aspect was discussed.

Pro Committee: Jackson Aw, Huck Gee, Dov Kelemer, Kirby Kerr, ...

Celebrating the launch of the 5" blank Dunny platform, and the 6th Annual Designer Toy Awards, Kidrobot, Clutter and The Designer Toy Awards have once again teamed up to bring collectors a visual treat! Bringing together some of the industries top artists from around the globe, we are excited to announce the third installment of...

We are pleased to announce that the 6th annual Designer Toy Awards will be held on Saturday, October 8th at Hudson Terrace NYC!  Taking place on Saturday night of New York Comic Con weekend, this venue (which you may remember from last year) is just a short walk from the Javits Center.

Join us and your favorite artists to celebrate the best toys, artists, and brands of last year! Time, tickets, and plenty of more information will be announced shortly, so stay tuned and follow the DTAs on Twitter at ...

The DTAs have now officially launched the nomination period for the 6th annual awards! Running from now until August 10th (6pm EST), nominations can be submitted right here! 

This year's awards will accept nominations for releases, artists, and companies, that were active from January to December 2015.

So Get Nominating…

Head on over to the Designer Toy Awards website and answer our "Call For Entries" by adding those worthy from 2015, and don't forget... only nominated items can be considered for the awards. If you want your piece to be considered...

We've shown the stunningly strange creations of Peter Kelk, aka Seymour, numerous times in the past, and if you haven't seen him here then you surely have at one of his various other exhibitions. Or perhaps you first encountered him at this year's DesignerCon. Either way, this New Zealand-born and Australia-based artist is sure to be taking the U.S. art toy world by storm. We're thrilled to have him be a part of the upcoming DTA Dunny Show 2, due to which our great friends over at Kidrobot interviewed...

Whether you know them as Jenn & Tony Bot or simply as The Bots, this husband-and-wife duo surely have impressed you with their cute and colorful designs. Having already created one of the most talked about pieces from last year's DTA Dunny Show, we're thrilled that they accepted our invitation to participate in the DTA Dunny Show 2 — though with them tackling a 20-inch Dunny this time around!

Their pieces, made by sculpting polymer clay over the platform's surface, are surely the work of trained artists… only...

Known for his colorful palate and proficient application of paints, artist Brent Nolasco is not only a well-regarded customizer and participant in this year's DTA Dunny Show 2. Freely mingling cute characters with nightmarish backdrops, Nolasco is one of those rare artists that can bring forth both the adorable and creepy from any toy's shape.

Will one direction overwhelm the other in his Dunny design for this exhibition? Our friends at Kidrobot have interviewed him, and they might even have...