For the 4th Annual Designer Toy Awards ceremony, the DTAs have partnered with New York Comic Con to make the event part of NYCC’s Super Week! Taking place on the night of Saturday, October 11th, the DTAs are proud to invite everyone to join a veritable who’s who of industry luminaries at this year’s ceremony! With doors opening at 10PM, it will be at the Hammerstein Ballroom (West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001), which is located a mere half mile from the Javett’s Convention Center in which NYCC is held!
This year’s DTA ceremony will be hosted by Jesse Snider, a TV & radio host as well as comic book writer, voice-over actor, and rock musician. Snider has previously hosted MTV2 Rock andThe MTV2 Rock Countdown, as well as shows on Fuse TV and HBO.
Music throughout the evening and into the afterparty will be provided by Baam Bada, who will be creating a live DJ mix for attendees to enjoy, and a live performance by Decora.
Attendance to the ceremony is completely free, allowing fans to rub elbows with DTA Finalists and other art toy community professionals! While it is free, you MUST register to attend in advance, which one can do easily HERE.
Those unable to be there in-person will have the chance to watch the entire ceremony courtesy of a multi-camera Twitch.tv livestream!
Just in time for Halloween the 3″ Despair figure who was banished by Satan will be making it to a website near you. This 100% UV Resistant Rubber figure in the vein M.U.S.C.L.E. Style Flesh Edition courtesy of Tru:Tek will be available in limited quantities and even comes with an album download code for Stand Up Records.
Despair is a demon from the 10th Circle of Hell; the level where people who make bad cinematic adaptations of classic toy properties are flayed for eternity. Not your average demon, Despair suffers from severe anxiety disorder and crippling depression.
Satan himself banished Despair from Hell for being a major bummer.
Cast out upon the earth in a fiery geyser of lava and tears, Despair landed in the parking lot of a comedy club that was hosting a weekly open mic night. Despair put his name on the sign-up sheet, got on stage, and told his story. Since then, he has been punishing himself, night after night, on comedy stages of varying quality throughout the Midwest. He dances and lashes himself for audiences with hopes of selling t-shirts and CDs to drunk people who will not wear or listen to them.