Meet the Androids: Series 06 Preview (pt 1)

Our artist series is back in 2016 with all new designs from some amazingly talented artists. This year we have Andrew BellAndrea Kang, Colus, Dwaine Morris, Igor Ventura, Jessica Wang, Nathan Jurevicius and Otto Bjornik all lending their talents and vision to the Android series!

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be taking a look at the new designs leading up to their launch at toy, comic, specialty and online retailers worldwide. Let’s get started with two:


As you can tell from the promotional and box art, this series’ solid color signature edition is a perfectly powerful purple!


Purple adds to the expanding spectrum with a 2/16 ratio. Today we’ve also got ‘Švytėjimas’, from Nathan Jurevicius.


Švytėjimas comes in a pink fade over translucent yellow, with unique custom wing arms. A perfect compliment to his Nightrider figure from Kidrobot! Švytėjimas is packed in a 1/16 ratio.


To help kick off the series, Wootbear will be hosting artist Nathan Jurevicius at their store this Saturday, August 6th from 6-9pm for a signing, he will have artist proof Android figures and original art sets available. If you’re in the San Francisco area don’t miss out. Many of the other designs from the series will be on view as well if you’re into spoilers!

13744128_105410186572121_1545428466_n(original art as part of the Artist Proof sets, image via @nathanjurevicius)


International Comic Con 2016 Preview!

It’s that time of year again, in just over a week I set up shop in San Diego at the 2016 International Comic Con!  Find me along with my dumb pal R Stevens, at “Dumbrella”  booth #1335 July 20th-24th. We’ll have all this and much more!

dz-sdcc16-Karoshi_Area51Karoshi San: Area 51 Edition! Limited to only 100pcs each with a numbered certificate, this 7″ tall green government lab escapee can only be spotted at conventions (where he can walk freely and people just assume he’s in costume). Limited quantity available, $65.

dz-sdcc16-CreaturePinsI heard you guys liked pins.. so I finally made some pins! I’ve got a whole lineup of brand new soft and hard enamel pins including O-No Sushi, Worrible, Dumpling of Doom and more! Each is packed on a backer card, available for $10 each with bundle deals extra savings!

dz-sdcc16-AndroidPinsOh and of course I made some Android pins featuring some classic designs to go along with those! Standard Green, Buisness Man, Construction, Panda, Copperbot, Lucky Cat, Hi-Voltage and Pinkey are all available at our booth #1335, and stop by our distributor booth at DISBURST / DKE #5045 to find BotMan and SuperUser!

dz-sdcc16-AndroidSeries06Speaking of Androids.. Visitors to #1335 get first look at and first crack at, Android Mini Collectible Series 06! We’ll have a few cases on hand for those lucky attendees to pick up early, with the series appearing at retailers starting in August.

dz-sdcc16-AndroidWoodI’m happy to announce that we’ll have some of these beautiful 5″ hand-made solid wood Androids available to the public for the first time ever! Started in 2012 as a collaboration with Noli-Noli Handmade,  these were previously only available as Google Executive gifts and impossible for the average collector to come by. I’ll have a post dedicated to these guys tomorrow! Available for $120 each, packed in a muslin bag and custom kraft box, very limited quantities.

dz-sdcc16-AndroidSummerStay aware and earn your special embroidered badge with the Summer 2016 edition “Bear Awareness” Android Mini Collectible also making its debut at Comic-Con!, this 3″ figure and 1.5″ keychain pair comes in a custom window box for $15 a set!

dz-sdcc16-TshirtsSome new shirts to cover your body with! Believe again with an adorably ugly UFO creature, control electricity with the new Tesla T, get to work with Karoshi San, sample some sushi with Lunch Special.. or maybe even piss off some peanuts fans with Snorpy! Come by and check out our selection, sizes and styles limited, $20 each.

dz-sdcc16-StickersSome new stickers to cover your body with.. or whatever you want to do with them. Oh so many stickers. Full color die-cut vinyl goodness to slap on your laptops, notebooks, guitar cases, windows, cars, pets, grandparents, etc.. $1 each.

dz-sdcc16-BooksWhat is Comic-Con without having some sort of comic? Unfortunately it’s still Comic-Con… but luckily I’ll have copies of Make it Stop and Do Not Eat available to sign, along with a few copies of the new Stranger Factory Coloring Book, and our Monsters & Misfits IV exhibition catalog! Prices vary.

dz-sdcc16-ToysPlushThere will be a selection of toys and collections including Karoshi San, the Last Knight, Android collectibles, Worribles and more! Prices vary from $7-75, so stop by and see what’s available!


We’ll also have mugs, socks, bags and more. Too many things to list here, but this should at least give you an idea and help you plan. Looking forward to seeing all your faces, both old and new.

Dumbrella, Booth #1335




2015 DTAs

hey everyone! The annual ‘Designer Toy Awards‘ are coming up again this fall, and nominations are open for the next couple of days! May I humbly suggest a few nominations from my 2014 work?

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Best Vinyl: Last Knight
I’ve got to say, I’m really proud of this one! The Dead Zebra mascot finally came to life(?) in 2014 in the form of the Last Knight figure. The first edition was an instant hit and sold out quickly, with additional smaller editions being just as coveted. I had no idea it would be so well received, but I’m very happy to be in a number of amazing collections !

Best DIY Platform: Android
I am still amazed by the continued creativity exhibited by the artists bringing out the potential of what seems on the surface to be such a straight forward form! Here are a few recent customs. The 1,000+ and growing custom Androids on record at Trampt speak to the continued popularity of our little guy as an awesome platform.

…Artist of the year? Andrew Bell (Hey why not?)
This is a designer toy award, and 2014 saw 20+ production figure releases from me including the Last Knight, the Back to Back Black series (a decade in the making!), Dealmakers , Mardivale Dunny series, Lemon Drop 3” and Orange Drop 20” Dunnys. Throw in all my resin work for ‘Factory Strangers’ show at Stranger Factory and perhaps you might also consider me for Artist of the Year? 2014 was certainly the busiest in my toy career!

And why not throw in Dead Zebra Inc as brand of the year for shits and giggles?

Thanks for your consideration!
Go nominate over here (login is required, sorry!)


International Comic Con 2015 Preview!

Stop by the Dumbrella booth (#1335, 1337) at the International Comic Con this July 8th-12th for the good stuff! I’ll be there along with my Dumb pals R Stevens, Jon Rosenberg and puzzle master Chris Yates!

dz-sdcc15-MakeItStopFinally! A new collection of creatures featuring a menagerie of monsters from 2008-2015. This new book clocks in at 144 pages, and has the same size flexi-cover as the Do Not Eat collection. Make It Stop will be available for $12, or bundled with Do Not Eat for a discount! Available from fine retailers and the Dead Zebra Shop later this summer.

dz-sdcc15-SummerAndroidNo summer is complete without a trip to the beach.. or a summer edition Android! This year we feature a two pack of a sunburnt lifeguard (with tiny whistle) and a swimming prankster (complete with fake shark fin!). We’re gonna need a bigger shelf! This set will be available for $20.

dz-sdcc15-ShirtsNew shirt designs include ‘Hello World’ and the simple but adorable ‘Panda’ along with some popular classics such as ‘Astronomiton’, ‘Tagged’ and ‘Karoshi San’! Available in S-2XL with some in women’s cuts as well for $20 each or $17 each if you buy 3 or more.

dz-sdcc15-printsYou asked for it.. several hundred times over the last three years.. the Never Look Back series continues with a rather uneasy eel. Available for $10 each or in a full set of 4 for $30. We’re also bringing along some Android Foundry Propaganda posters and a creatures print or two!

dz-sdcc15-StickersAs always we have lots of full color high quality die cut stickers, including new Creatures, summer Androids, Glop, Karoshi and more!

dz-sdcc2015-toysplushWe’ll have an assortment of toys on offer from Last Knight and Worrible to Android Series 05 and O-No Sashimi, many at below usual retail prices.. oh and perhaps One More Thing™….



Back To Back Black

If you’ve been following the teasers on instagram then you probably saw this coming. Out with the new, in with the old! We’re re-visiting some old favorites with special dark editions that we’ve been slowly collecting (and selfishly hoarding) for years! To celebrate we’re dividing up the runs and taking them on an east coast / west coast adventure, with a final stop online for everyone else!

Friday, October 10th at New York Comic Con – Myplasticheart Booth #113.
Things kick off in NY! I will be signing and doodling at the booth 2pm on Saturday.

Saturday, November 8th is our next stop at Designer Con in Pasadena, CA
I will be signing and doodling throughout the weekend.

Black Friday, November 28th, online at the Dead Zebra Shop
Finally (appropriately) on black Friday for those who can’t make it to either event, we’re bringing them to the web shop.

All of these pieces are signed and numbered. A very few per event will be available in a special matching bundle, but most will be sold individually.

O-No Sushi (in Squid Ink)
Edition of 90pcs – $35

Last Knight : Blackest Knight
Edition of 200pcs – $75

O-No Sashimi (Blackened)
Edition of 90pcs – $45

Can Of Worms : Nightcrawler
Edition of 90pcs – $55

Dealmaker : Black Gold
Edition of 50pcs – $35

Glop in a Box : Black Box
Edition of 30pcs – $120


International Comic Con 2014 Preview!

Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the items that will be exclusive to, debuting at, or otherwise available from myself and my collaborative partners at the 2014 International Comic Con in San Diego this July 23-28th!

dz-sdcc14-android_hv2We’ll have a whole bunch of Android stuff, but the real star of the show is the Android Mini Collectibles Heroes & Villains II set! The set will be available starting Preview Night with limited supplies available each day. $40, limited to 2 sets per person.


We’ve got a ton of new full color high quality die cut stickers, including new Creatures, a Last Knight, Androids, and more! $1 each or $4 for 5! Android Set B includes 10 mini Androids for $8. We’ll also have a few huge Android wall stickers on hand!


New shirt designs include super soft discharge printed Dead Zebra ‘Tagged’ and the oft requested O-No Sushi ‘Lunch Special’! We’ve also got an Android ‘Astronomiton’ with metallic ink on navy, and a drippy Orange Dropper monster on silver. Available in S-2XL for $20 each or $17 each if you buy 3 or more.


I’ll be bringing an assortment of toys including some Last Knights, Squishables, O-No Sashimi, Androids and…dz-sdcc14-dealmaker

a new Dealmaker! This sofubi-style USA made vinyl figure is back with a ghostly glow! Glow in the Dark ‘illuminati’ edition will be available for $35 each.


Over at our distribution partner, DKE Toys, you’ll find the finally finished Infected Android sculptures! They’ll have these hand-cast resin sculptures by Scott Wilkowski x Android Foundry in four different deadly colors for $70 each. Only at DKE Toys (#5045)!dz-sdcc14-baitLast but not least.. Last Knight is back! Following the incredible release of the original edition (thanks!) we’ve teamed up with BAIT to bring you the really limited and really red ‘Field Dress’ edition and skateboard! The figure is hand numbered in an edition of only 100 pieces, slated to be available for $75 or for only $100 with the matching skate deck. Only at BAIT (#4949)!

Hope to see some of you there! As usual I’ll be spending most of my time at Dumbrella, Booth #1335, so come on by and say hello and support the arts by picking up an item or 10!


Designer Con 2013 – Items update!

Here’s a quick rundown of some goodies I’ll have at Designer Con this weekend in Pasadena, CA at booth #703!

First up is a brand new edition of the locally made sofubi-style Dealmaker! The “blueblood” edition features a light blue vinyl base with magenta and black paints. Comes header card / bagged for $35/pc.

UPDATE 11/8:
Unfortunately these guys were too awesome for the US Customs office to handle in a timely manner and it looks like they won’t be making it to the convention center in time for the show. My apologies!
Still plenty of goodies to be had, so come on by anyway and be bummed with me.


Ohh and what’s this? Something BIG? Oh yes.. While we wait for Android Series 04 to chug across the ocean, I’ll be air dropping a handful of these mega monsters on to the west coast in a special preview release.

Standing at almost 10″ tall, these vinyl colossi feature posable ball joint arms and movable,and removable heads! A special internal dual wall liner is large enough to hold a can of tasty beverage, and keep it cool too! Available for $70.


..and I didn’t forget about the DIYers out there! We’ll also have a handful of these giant blanks ready for some amazing (huge) customs! Available for $65.

These will be available for general sale via the Dead Zebra Shop and other Android figure retailers towards the end of the year.


Additionally I’m reaching in to the vault to bring a few gems from the past including a Groob, a few ZLIKS (including Die in the Dark GID!), and a bunch of older special edition Androids no longer available for general sale!

I’ll also have a few original drawings (framed and unframed) and a sculpture or two!

Looking forward to seeing some of you there!


Designer Con 2013!

Hello everyone! I’m happy to announce that I’ll be attending Designer Con 2013, this weekend November 9th and 10th in Pasadena, CA. It has been a bit of a last-minute decision as I worked out some scheduling details, but mister Gary Ham has graciously agreed to share his space with me! We’ll be at booth #703.

In addition to (hopefully) a new item or two, I’ll be reaching into the archives..


Come on by for some items from the recent and not-so-recent past. Includes some classic holiday Androids, hard to find ZLIKS, original artwork, sculptures and more.

Hope to see some of you there.


DZ / Andrew Bell / Creatures in my Head SDCC 2013 Rundown!

It’s that time of year again! Comic Con time! Be sure to stop by Dumbrella, booth #1335 to check out the goodies from me and my pals!

sdcc2013-tshirts New shirts including Android Jolly Roger, JellyPhones and a creature we’ve lovingly dubbed Snot Rocket here in the studio.


I’ll be debuting the “Clear Envy” edition Dealmaker sofubi and the blue edition of Can of Worms! Also a few squishy items, and a selection of Android goodies including the new Rainbow sets, Big Box edition, Lucky Cats and more!


I’ve got a bunch of new high quality die cut silkscreen stickers ready for you to vandalize decorate with!


A few of the new Android Foundry Progress Administration developer propaganda posters will be in the house, along with the delicious assortment of other prints including the Never Look Back series.


I’m also excited to show off the debut of a Scott Wilkowski x Android Foundry collaboration, INFECTED ANDROID. A different color clear cast resin abomination will be available at DKE Toys #5045 Thursday through Sunday!

I will be signing along with Scott at 12 noon on Saturday, July 20th at DKE.

sdcc2013-bluewormsDebuting at the show is the BICPlastics produced Can Of Worms in the “Rare European Blue Blood” edition, limited to only 150 sets. These will be available at #1335 when the show opens, but for those of you who can’t attend (that’s probably a lot of you!) Myplasticheart will make some available online! Grab a set of wiley wine drinking worms starting at 12 EST on Thursday July 18th for $55

sdcc2013-dealmakerFinally a brand new edition of the Dealmaker sofubi style vinyl figure made entirely in the USA. The transluscent green “Clear Envy” edition comes bagged and carded. Limited quantites available daily at #1335, $35 each.


Google I/O 2013 Wrapup

A few pics from my recent trip to Google HQ for my Talks @ Google artist talk and the 2013 I/O Developers conference! I had a great time, got to meet some good people and ran into some friends. Thanks to Tom and Thiru for arranging the talk logistics, to Dan for the introduction and to Hugo and the entire Android team for making the I/O Tester special edition mini collectible a reality!

Below is an edited (secret Google bits removed, sorry!) version of my talk. I cover my early inspirations and the development of my art over the years with various examples, followed by a bit of info about Androids and a short Q&A! Runs about 45 minutes.