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One of the biggest and most exciting parts of putting together the Designer Toy Awards, was dreaming up and manufacturing the actual physical award. We knew from the outset that we wanted it to be a substantial piece that not only encapsulated the character driven nature of the designer toy scene but also stood on its own as a desirable art object. Because we truly are celebrating the growth and longevity of the scene, it made perfect sense to us to approach Clutter's first cover artist Pete

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Last night, Munky Kings Black Ball, saw the first annual Designer Toy Awards!! Excitment was high, and not only amongst Clutter staff but Artists, manufacturers fans and press outlets alike. Bar Basic was cram packed fulled with revelers, unfortunatley leaving a line of people outside who couldn't get in. Winners were all selected throguh a demecoratic process of public voting and board voting. Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees. Everyone who takes part in the Toy Scene is equally deserving and awesome, and we applaud everyone who

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<p>Thanks to everyone who took part in this interview for CNN yesterday at the Black Ball/DTA's!&nbsp; Click through to watch video.</p>
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We are less than a week away from the main event, The Designer Toy Awards ceremony live at Munky Kings Black Ball, SDCC, so we thought it was time we narrowed down the field and released the top five shortlisted nominations in each category. Congratulations to our top 5 nominees in each category, we received a lot of votes and the fight for the top slots was fierce.

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The Designer Toy Awards 2011 ceremony will be Hosted @ Munky King's: The Black Ball, Thursday July 21st. 9pm - 2am

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.

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The DTA's Nominations are now closed!!! A huge thank you to everyone who got involved and submitted their favorite artists and toys for consideration. All nominations will be verified and published by Wednesday - when the voting will go live. More information on that to follow....

Clutter Magazine is proud to announce the Board of A-list art toy stars chosen to judge the inaugural Designer Toy Awards. The Board is a select group of Designer Toy professionals - artists, producers, commentators, manufacturers and influencers. To comprise the Board , Clutter Magazine carefully selected top international industry professionals from this exciting and expanding field including industry luminaries Paul Budnitz, Ron English, Frank Kozik and Tara McPherson.

"The DTA values each board members' unique involvement in the art toy scene, which

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In the next few weeks, Kidrobot are due to release the next figure in their line of Kidrobot Black. No information has yet been released on dates, size, edition number or price of this new figure, but we were among the lucky few to receive an exclusive sneak peak. Our best guess is that this is either by Mars1 or Doze Green or maybe even more of a collaboration of both (face looks way more Doze and body more Mars). The thing that really made us believe our

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