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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...

As winners of the coveted “Break-through Artist” title at the 3rd annual Designer Toy Awards (DTA), the husband and wife duo known as doubleparlour were honored with more than a trophy — they were invited to create their very own Dunny design!

Making its debut at this year’s New York Comic Con, producer Kidrobot and DTA organizers ...

This year's DTA ceremony is just around the corner, and we are excited to once again be announcing this year's winner at the live awards ceremony hosted by Jesse Snider, during New York Comic Con. 

Attendance to the ceremony is completely free, but you MUST register to attend in advance, here: http://designertoyawards.com/rsvp

However, space is limited, so If you want to guarantee yourself entry into the ceremony this is for you!!

*VERY LIMITED...

The Designer Toy Awards proudly invite everyone to join a veritable who's who of industry luminaries at this year's 5th annual DTA ceremony, taking place on the night of Saturday, October 10th. With doors opening at 8PM, it will be at the Hudson Terrace (...

The finalists for the 5th Annual Designer Toy Awards (DTAs) have been announced and Public Voting has begun! Thank you to our friends at Toy Break for making the announcement video…

To vote in the categories open to...

Kidrobot and Clutter Magazine are excited to announce the Second Annual DTA Dunny Show.

The DTA Dunny show is a group custom show of 20” and 8” Dunnys by a variety of skilled artists. Sales from the show benefit the Designer Toy Awards, helping to finance the awards ceremony.

"The DTA Dunny Show has quickly become a marquee event for us,” said Steven Elmes, Kidrobot's Director of Marketing. “It is all about our commitment to 'Bringing Art to Life' and we couldn't be happier to be partnering...

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 DTAs have now launched the nomination period for the 5th annual awards. Running until July 17th, nominations can be submitted in categories for any releases, artists, or companies that were active from January to December 2014.

So nominate what you love from 2014!!

So please answer our Call For Entries by adding anyone or anything worthy from 2014!

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 ...