One of the highlights of this past SDCC was chatting with the folks at DKE Toys, who totally ruled the show with their many exclusives and signings. I can only imagine how exhausted they were at the end of the show! One of the artists they work closely with is Sucklord, best known for his designer bootleg figures. Working together they are presenting a group art show at this years Designer Con – “The Super Suck Up”. At this show, DKE Toys asked each participating artist to customize, mash-up or paint an edition of 50 Sucklord figures each. These 3-3/4” figures will be complete with a bubble on a Sucklord designed backing card. Figures will retail for $100 each. For more details on “The Super Suck Up” keep reading after the jump, for more information on Designer Con, click here.
DKE Toys and Suckadelic present “The Super Suck Up”, a group art show featuring 50 piece customized Sucklord Figure Editions by: Billions McMillions, Buff Monster, DrilOne, Doktor A., Ferg, Frank Kozik, Jason Freeny, L’Amour Supreme, Luke Chueh, Matt Doughty/Onell Design, October Toys, Paulkaiju, Scott Tolleson, Scott Wilkowski, Skinner, and The Sucklord himself.
DKE Toys asked each artist to customize, mash-up or paint an edition of 50 Sucklord figures each. These 3-3/4” figures will be complete with a bubble on a Sucklord designed backing card. Figures will retail for $100 each.
These special editions will premiere and be available for sale at Designer Con, Saturday, November 3, 2012. For those who can’t make it out to the annual art, toy and design convention in Pasadena, California, there will be a special way to purchase figures. More news on this coming soon.
The Sucklord is clearly excited about “The Super Suck Up”. In an official statement he said, “It’s great that I’m baller enough that all these successful artists have to make my shit for me. All I have to do is design some shitty grafix and wait for the check. I love how DKE is pimping real artists for my benefit.”
THE SUPER SUCKLORD is an intergalactic hustler and entrepreneur, trading in bootleg action figures, illicit remix records, and dusted internet video. Operating from a secret facility in Chinatown New York, The Sucklord is a master media manipulator and Downtown Designer Toy impresario. He is the supreme ruler of SUCKADELIC, an evil arts organization dedicated to the production and sale of the Sucklord’s ironic, low-quality art merchandise. www.suckadelic.com <http://www.suckadelic.com>
DKE TOYS: Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks are Co-Founders of DKE Toys, the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys, limited edition art objects, collectibles, and gifts in the world exclusively representing hundreds of artists, designers, and boutique manufacturers. DKE also curates art shows, writes books, appraises and buys collections and toy closeouts of all shapes and sizes. www.dketoys.com <http://www.dketoys.com>
DKE Toys is also presenting the following events at Designer Con 2012:
· The Second Annual Suckathon featuring the Super Sucklord live streaming noon-5pm. Watch at www.toybreak.com <http://www.toybreak.com>
· The Sucklord Retrospective Art Show A Losing Proposition: 2004-2012
· The Fourth Annual DKE Toys Graveyard & Garage Sale
Super Suck Up images and news: www.supersuckup.com <http://www.supersuckup.com>
DKE news: www.dketoys.com/blog <http://www.dketoys.com/blog>
Sarah Jo on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SarahJo <http://www.twitter.com/