We are huge Star Wars fans and have collected Star Wars from the beginning with the original trilogy action figures from Kenner to Hasbro taking over with the Power of the Force. We have also collected many different lines of toys over the years from Hot Wheels, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe, GI Joe, and so much more. We have expanded our love in the toy world for designer toys and have become more appreciative of the designer toys and custom toys because of one of our own members, Matt Perez aka Obscure. We first learned about the world of designer toys when we first saw Kidrobot at San Diego Comic Con quite a number of years ago. I was intrigued by these new toys and saw how artistic they could be by allowing artists to use them as their canvas. Over these years of seeing how big Kidrobot would become and other companies forming their own pieces, I would become more acquainted with the designer toy world. In the last couple of years, I have learned a little more about kaiju pieces and sofubi vinyl figures. One of the stores we have seen bring unique and creative pieces to SDCC is Lulubell Toy Bodega.
Lulubell Toy Bodega would be one of our stops we had to make at San Diego Comic Con. Lulubell Toy Bodega used to have a location in Tucson, AZ where we reside and we made a few stops there time to time because their toys always interested us. They were the only store in Tucson that carried designer toys and unfortunately moved to Mesa, AZ because the market and interest is much better. I wish Tucson would understand these toys better, but hopefully we can work at doing that.
Lulubell Toy Bodega carries blind box toys, designer plush, DIY blanks, very limited runs on many various pieces by individual artists, and one of a kind pieces by some of the top artists. This piece above is James Groman's Rotten Rex, which stood over 13" tall. The details and colors are definitely what caught our eyes.
Lulubell Toys booth would feature pieces from James Groman, Miscreation Toys, Grody Shogun and Ferg that would bring back the Young Gohsts, Blurble, Dski One, Shub Zeroth, and more.
Some of their SDCC exclusives would include the one of a kind painted Miscreation Toys Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby. We would first learn about the Autopsy Zombie Staple Baby because of Angry Koala Gear's own Obscure having his own custom at Toy Art Gallery during Miscreation Toys "The Crawling Dead" show. It is definitely one of the most creepiest and unique pieces out there. There would also be the Iron Monster prototype revealed from Miscreation Toys Jerimi Rimel who also created the Autopsy Zombie Staple Babies.
The world of designer toys brings out the most vibrant colors and unique sculpts, especially when it comes to the Kaiju and Sofubi toys.
We do love the fact that San Diego Comic Con has expanded to open its doors into the world of designer toys, so people can see it and understand it more. I am always amazed to see what changes are made and what creativity is out there. Lulubell Toy Bodega definitely has brought that each year we have visited their booth at SDCC.