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This weekend (Jan 10th) marked the opening of the 1st annual "DTA Dunny Show," a group art exhibition produced in partnership between the Clutter Gallery and Kidrobot. Featuring a fantastic array of 20-inch and 8-inch one-of-a-kind, custom Dunnys, the much anticipated show was a huge success. Attendance was fantastic, even if it was brutally cold (damn NY winters!!), and the artwork was nothing less than exceptional. Proceeds from this exhibition are going 100% towards funding ...

Thanks to the amazing support of Kidrobot and New York Comic Con, the Designer Toy Awards are able to present six artists doing 20" Dunny live painting segments on the Twitch stage — which means these customized designer toy undertakings will be broadcast on NYCC's Twitch live stream!

Friday, October 10th
10:45am to 11:15am : Jon-Paul Kaiser
1:30pm to 2:00pm...

As we previously announced, this year's Annual Designer Toy Awards ceremony will completely free to attend, simply requiring an RSVP sign-up in advance. As the ceremony will be part of New York Comic Con's Super Week and take place within the Hammerstein Ballroom...

For the 4th Annual Designer Toy Awards ceremony, the DTAs have partnered with New York Comic Con to make the event part of NYCC's Super Week! Taking place on the night of Saturday, October 11th, the DTAs are proud to invite everyone to join a veritable who's who of industry luminaries at this year's ceremony! With doors opening at 10PM, it will be at the Hammerstein Ballroom...

From the over 700 entries placed for consideration, the Designer Toy Awards's Nomination Committee — comprised of over two dozen industry professionals — have painstakingly narrowed each award category down to the top 6 nominees in each, with the three fan choice versions consisting of the top 12 nominees. Announced earlier today on Toy Break, watch the video HERE and/or read the list of Finalists for the 4th Annual...

Whittled down from over 700 entrants by our Nomination Committee, comprised of over two dozen industry professionals, the 4th Annual DTA's list of finalists will be announced during a special Toy Break broadcast on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 1PM Pacific time (that's 4PM Eastern). Scheduled to coincide with the special Toy Break video being launched, the Designer Toy Awards will also begin allowing voting in the six community voted categories: Artist of the Year (Fan Choice), Custom of the Year (Fan Choice), Toy of the Year (Fan Choice), Best Blog, Best...

If you ever wondered what was lurking inside of Pete Fowler's iconic "Toy King," best known as the figure atop the Designer Toy Awards's trophies, then Jason Freeny has the answer for you…

Hand sculpted in his signature style, multiple Designer Toy Award winning artist Jason Freeny crafted a half-skeletal version of the "Toy Prince" figure before partnering with Clutter Studios to produce these marvelous "Dissected Toy Prince" figures in limited editions.

Celebrating...

If you ever wondered what was lurking inside of Pete Fowler's iconic "Toy King," best known as the figure atop the Designer Toy Awards's trophies, then Jason Freeny has the answer for you…

Hand sculpted in his signature style, multiple Designer Toy Award winning artist Jason Freeny crafted a half-skeletal version of the "Toy Prince" figure before partnering with Clutter Studios to produce these marvelous "Dissected Toy Prince" figures in limited editions.

Celebrating...

Yes that's right! I know you have been waiting for this year's awards to kick off… so wait no more!! We are looking at you to provide us with your nominations for consideration!!

The nomination period for the 4th annual awards runs through July 15th and nominations can be submitted through the Create Nomination link. We are accepting nominations in categories for any releases, artists, or companies that were active from January to December 2013, just make sure your...

As we previously announced, the Designer Toy Awards have begun a brand new and fun initiative: Toy of the Year Silent Auctions! In support of the 3rd Annual Designer Toy Awards, the DTAs were lucky enough to have more than half of the finalists in the Toy of the Year category donate a single copy of their nominated release to be put up for silent auction! Many of these...