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Hot Wheel Legend Larry Wood’s LW Design to Debut with Pair of Exclusive Hall of Flame Bone Shakers!

Hot Wheel Legend Larry Wood’s LW Design to Debut with Pair of Exclusive Hall of Flame Bone Shakers!

Hot Wheels legend Larry Wood is gassing up and heading to Southern California with a new and exclusive diecast model! The renowned designer will debut his LWood Design brand with a pair of original diecast models at the 37th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, held Oct. 4-8 at the LAX Marriott.   Those in attendance […]

The Remarque-able Funko Pop! Box Customs of Cam Artin Creations

The Remarque-able Funko Pop! Box Customs of Cam Artin Creations

We love to highlight new artists and customizers! In the case of Cam Artin Creations, the remarques are simply remarkable. Or is it “remarque-able?” Introducing Cam Artin Creations, owned and operated by artist and entrepreneur Cameron A. Martin. Cameron pours years of experience at premier special effects companies along with a keen artistic vision into creating […]

Diecast Days with Zee Toys Designer Charles Hepperle, Part II of IV

Diecast Days with Zee Toys Designer Charles Hepperle, Part II of IV

Charles Hepperle

Since 1982 I had been recommending new products; photographing, measuring and preparing notes for items chosen for production; choosing colors and making deco art for my hand samples for management review; and doing “blue sky” ideas for possible new items that were beyond the existing toy lines. The department was tiny: Dave was the director […]

Diecast Days with Zee Toys Designer Charles Hepperle

Diecast Days with Zee Toys Designer Charles Hepperle

Charles Hepperle

Zee Toys and Zylmex were brand names of toys from the 1970s through the mid-1990s. Nearly all were die-cast metal boys’ toys but there were some plastic ones and even a few girls’ toys, too. The details can quickly become complicated and I am not aware of all of them so I’ll write about what […]

Pixar Toy Photography and Illustrations with Jefferson Bongarthner

Pixar Toy Photography and Illustrations with Jefferson Bongarthner

When it comes to wielding a camera, Jefferson Bongarthner’s Toy Photography is out of this world. And he has some tips on how you can take your own illustrative skills to infinity and way beyond. The Brazilian artist better known as @jrbonga on Instagram, combines his love for Disney, Pixar and more with a keen […]