Friday, December 30, 2011

Goodbye 2011.... Hello 2012!!


With 2012 just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to thank you all for all of the support that we have received in 2011. We thank our customers, both locally and online, all of the blog sites that continually support us by promoting all of our events and releases, all of the artists that we have had a pleasure to work with this year and in the future, and especially all of our friends and ToyFam. We truly couldn’t have had a banner year without all of you! We thank you all for each opportunity that we were given and only look forward to what 2012 has in store for Dragatomi.

We wish you all a safe and Happy New Year!!

From all of us at Dragatomi: Ray, Joanne, Dmitri and Jimmy

Monday, December 12, 2011

GasMask Unit 2 - Blind Boxed Dunnys by Drilone



A new GasMask 3 inch Dunny Blind Boxed Series - "GasMask Dunnys Unit 2" by DrilOne will be available tomorrow Tuesday December 13th @ Noon PST online at Dragatomi and in-store.
There will be 20 blindboxes and each Blind Box will retail for $75
Limit one per person please

So... Make sure you set your reminders as you do not want to miss out on these!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Spirits of the Mountain - Solo Show featuring Bigfoot


Dragatomi proudly presents: “Spirits of the Mountain” - a Solo Exhibit by Bigfoot

This show will feature new paintings which will coincide with unveiling Bigfoot’s newest figure: “Fujisan”

With the success of his previous Bigfoot figure in 2004 by StrangeCo, Dragatomi would like to introduce Bigfoot’s most recent figure – “Fujisan”. There will be a limited amount of hand painted resin Fujisan figures which measures approx. 8.5” tall by 7” and sculpted by Brin Berliner. A production vinyl Fujisan figure produced by Dragatomi, is scheduled to be released Summer 2012

“Spirits of the Mountain” Opens on Saturday, December 10, 2011 and will continue to be on display until Saturday January 7, 2012

If you haven't yet signed signed up for our preview list, you can do so here.

See you all on Saturday!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday - Ugly Sweater Sale


Hey everyone, we are having a great big sale in-store this coming Friday, November 25th starting at 9am where you can save 25% on everything we have in stock (excluding artwork, customs, sale items, Ironlak)... and as an added bonus if you rock your "Ugly Sweater" in-store you can save an additional 5% off! So if you are planning on doing some shopping this Friday, be sure to stop on by our shop, pick up some goodies for yourself... and while your at it, buy some stuff for your friends and family!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dragtomi Featured in Sacramento Magazine


Dragatomi was recently featured in the Sacramento Magazine's "Best Of" Issue which came out earlier this month which we would like to share with everyone. Both Ray and I are very happy for the support that Sacramento has given Dragatomi. We are also extremely grateful for all the support we have received from our friends, the artists in the scene and from everyone over the last 3 years. Thank you!!

To view a digital copy of this current issue please click here. (we are on page 78-79)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Plush-o-Rama at Dragatomi opens this Weekend


Opening this Saturday November 12th is Plush-o-Rama!! A group plush show curated by Julie West.

This show will feature a number of talented artists that have created a plush for this show. The artists include: 64Colors, Remind Studio, Adrianna Bamber, Rex Crowle, Anna Chambers, Scott Tolleson, Chikuwaemil, Shawnimals, Colorblok, Shonjonotomo, Crowded Teeth, Spanky Stokes, Gary Ham, Steff Bomb, Helena Garcia, Superdeux, Jeremiah Ketner, Tamar Moshkovitz, Julie West, (Go-Tam), Kit Lane, Tracy Meek, Lana Crooks and Travis Lampe.

Opening reception is Saturday November 12th at 7 pm with the show running until December the 3rd.

If you can make it please stop by as I'm sure you will enjoy this show.


If you haven't yet signed up for our preview list you can do so here. The list will be sent out on Friday at Noon.



Dragatomi
2317 J street
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-706-0535
www.dragatomi.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dragatomi at Designer Con!!


Dragatomi wlll be at Designer Con this year at Booth #325

We will have exclusives/customs by:

Leecifer


DrilOne x Jay222

DrilOne will be signing at our booth from 11am - 12 pm where there will also be some Custom TYO trucks available.







Jay222







There will be an exclusive print release by Philip Lumbang who will be signing at our booth from 3-4 pm.

We will also have a Dragatomi Shirt release




Be sure to stop by and say hello.

Designer Con is on Saturday Nov. 5th from 10am - 5 pm and is located at:

Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"And I'd Like to Thank..." A solo Exhibit featuring Phillip Lumbang


Raised in the suburbs of Sacramento - Television was Phillip Lumbang's "profession". All things entertaining seen on T.V. augmented his imagination. He acquired a collective of popular characters that helped flourish his creativity. Like all childhood experiences, these characters from shows resonate with him to this day. Growing up into a teenager my interests developed and a fondness to music with it. MF Doom and David Bowie are among the ones that hold quality to him. Everyday new icons come into his life and affect his creative drive. This show is a tribute to his influences.


"This exhibition is a "thank you" speech recreated into an art show. I want to thank all of these individual characters in there own respects because they have given me so much inspiration throughout the years. No, I'm not thanking my parents or my agent, this show is a homage to all the cartoon characters, musicians and pop icons that have motivated me to peruse my passion in the arts. My trademark character known as "Awesome Bear" is dressed up as my cultural heroes of yesterday and today. Using spray paint and acrylic i further develop my Awesome Bears character's shape and form, pushing and pulling to create a perfect balance of what is my own idea and what is iconic about my inspirational heroes. I want my audience to understand how i developed such an iconic style with the influence i re-appropriate. This show is very near and dear to my heart, and it is also very important that I am having this show here in Sacramento where i grew up and developed an interest in most of the heroes i am portraying. Get ready to see my bear and many cultural icons like you have never seen them before." - Phillip Lumbang


"And I Like to Thank..." Opens on Saturday October 8th at 7 pm and will run until November 5th.

If you haven't done so you can sign up for our Preview list here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Greetings from Hell - Drilone Solo Exhibit




Drilone and Dragatomi would like to bid you “Greetings from Hell” A solo exhibit of the same title.

As an artist, Drilone has mastered the art of elemental wear and corrosion to the point that you question, “How did you do that?” Although he is not the first to master this style, Mother Nature is also proficient at this, but the difference is, what takes Mother Nature 20 years to do, Drilone can perform in a matter of days.

Drilone is not afraid to apply his skilled technique to any type of platform, from vinyl to wood, to just about any type of material. Someone once told him that titanium doesn’t rust, and his response to that was neither does plastic or vinyl.

DrilOne has pulled out all the stops for his upcoming solo show . His works will feature his rusty style on several different platforms - from 3” and 8” Dunnys, to a 16” Custom Toyer Qee, to a custom antique inspired sign to even a vintage radio. So many awesome pieces will be available!!



If you haven’t yet signed up for our preview list, you can do so here.

“Greetings from Hell” opening reception Saturday, September 10th @ 7 pm and will continue to run until October 1st



Dragatomi is located at:

2317 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

916-706-0535

www.dragatomi.com


Monday, August 29, 2011

Gold Life Dunny Series Release Info




The Gold Life Dunny Series and Gold Life Kabuki and Kitsune 2 pack 3" Dunnys by Huck Gee will go on sale at 11 am, Thursday, September 1st.

Due to the limited nature of this series, we will not have an online release. They will be released for sale in-store starting at 11 am. We apologize in advance to our online customers, but we wanted to make sure that our local supporters were able to get in on these.

There is a 16 pc limit for the Gold Life Series– which means, if you purchase a full case, you are not able to purchase any additional pieces except for the 2 pack. For the Gold Life Kabuki and Kitsune 2 pack – there is a limit of 1 per person. We hate to do this, but we need to make sure that there will be enough for everyone that comes to the release.

If at the end of the day, there are any available cases/pieces, they will be put online starting at 9 pm PST on Thursday Sept. 1st.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and continued support and look forward to seeing those that will make it out on Thursday!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

You Might Be A Monster!! Book Reading / Signing


Artist and toy designer, Attaboy serves up his first full color book of stories chock filled with twisted humor, ridiculous rhymes and bursts of color! There are zombie clowns, hugging cacti, bubble gum trees, a sock magnet, tons of surprises, all with a running commentary by the author who happens to be a side talking worm.


Join us this Friday August 5th at 7pm where Attaboy will be doing a book reading / signing. This will be a great event! Make sure that you don't miss it!!



Dragatomi is located at:

2317 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

916-706-0535

www.dragatomi.com






Monday, July 11, 2011

Custom Android Blind Box Series by Leecifer

Continuing the wildly popular home spun blind box series, we have invited customizer fan favorite Leecifer to hit up some Android goodness.

This special release will be dropping Friday July 15th at noon PST on dragatomi.com.
Priced $70 each.

The ratio for the series is as follows:

Bee Droid 5/16
Skele Droid 4/16
Imp Droid 3/16
Valykrie Droid 2/16
Forest King 1/16
Honoo Droid 1/16



Friday, July 8, 2011

Dragatomi at SDCC News!!!





Dragatomi will be at SDCC again - Woo Hoo!!!

Visit us at Booth #4935 where we will have exclusives and custom pieces that you will not want to miss.

We will have an exclusive Circus Posterus release of " Red Death" Masao mini Skelve. This is hand painted and is an edition of 66.



We will also have any exclusive "Cavey" by A little Stranger. Limited Edition of 30.


There will be exclusive prints available by: Bigfoot, Skinner, and N.C. Winters

We will be featuring custom pieces by:

Chuckboy, Chauskoskis, SoutherDrawl, Grimsheep, Betso, Drilone, Squink, Rsin, Brent Nolasco, J*RYU, Jeremiah Ketner, Wheelbarrow, Leecifer, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, 64Colors, Travis Lampe, Jay222, Motorbot, Ardabus Rubber, KingQuan, Mikie Graham and Plaseebo


We will continue to update you with pictures of the pieces available at our booth so please stay tuned.



SDCC Dragatomi Signing Schedule *

Thursday:

12 pm Steve Talkowski
2 pm N.C. Winters
4 pm Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters

Friday:

12 pm A little Stranger
3 pm J*RYU and Brent Nolasco
5 pm Jeremiah Ketner

Saturday:

11 am Chauskoskis
1 pm Bigfoot
3 pm Skinner
5 pm Drilone and Leecifer

Sunday:

11 am Mikie Graham
1 pm Wheelbarrow
3 pm Steve Talkowski

*Subject to change without notice

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kidrobot Dunny 2011 Release and Trading Party


Join us this Thursday June 23rd at 6 pm where we will celebrate the new arrival of the Kidrobot 2011 Dunny series with a Release and Trading party.

Online sales for the new series will begin on Thursday June 23rd at 8 am PST.
We will begin selling these in store starting at 6pm.





To add to the fun for the evening, there will be 1 Limited Edition Huck Gee Zombie Variant dunny given for buying a case. (Free dunny will be given to in-store sales only and only 1 per person while supplies last). Also, each person that purchases a case will receive a raffle ticket to be entered to win one of several cool prizes that we will be giving out during the party.

**UPDATE**

**Huck Gee Zombie variant Dunny will be given to in-store case purchases only. Limit 1 exclusive per person. Online sales which choose in-store pick up will NOT receive the exclusive**


Since we won't be giving any Huck gee Zombie Variant Dunnys for any online orders, we'd like to offer something else to our online customers:


**WHILE SUPPLIES LAST - Receive a FREE Marka27 3" Dunny Pink Variation for each full case purchased online**



So... be sure to be here or you'll miss all the fun!!

Dragatomi is located at:
2317 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-706-0535
www.dragatomi.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Box of Rust by Drilone

From the depths of Drilone's studio, comes "The Box of Rust" series. He has created 31 custom Blind Boxed Mini figures . This series consists of 20 different platforms , 31 blindboxes and 1 golden ticket. This will be available on Wednesday, June15th at 12 pm PST exclusively at Dragatomi and Dragatomi.com
for $70 each.


Here is a look of some of the pieces included in the "Box of Rust" series:






Friday, June 3, 2011

Contemporary Conflagrations - Leecifer Solo Show




One of the original “Toy Scene” customizers Leecifer’s vibrant color applications and universally recognizable signature style can be seen on literally hundreds and hundreds of pieces world wide. Known for tackling common platforms to the rarest of vinyl grails with equal relish Leecifer’s signature technique can be seen to flourish whether engaged in a heavy sculptural modification or a true to form paint scheme. Humble and irreverent in the same breath he has been known to champion the toys of Super7, Strangeco, and Kidrobot with a fervor only a fellow toy collector could understand. Having terrorized the sets of Jesse Hernandez’ “Vinyl Addiction”, George & Ayleen Gaspars “Toy Break” and the blogs of Spanky Stokes, Jeremy Brautman, Andy Heng, Brian Slivka as well as countless other publications, Dragatomi is pleased to present the work of Lee "Leecifer" Gajda as well as a limited release of the "Propane" Honoo in Dragatomi Blue. Opening June 11th 2011.



In case you've ever wondered about the Honoo, Lee's story of the Honoo goes something like this - initial concept was that if you told a fireside story about any of the Monster Family critters including the Honoo (Flame) that there was a very good chance that one would appear in the fire - playing, dancing, skating on a board of flame etc. (whatever you were into) to keep prospective night terrors, whether real or imagined at bay. Protector of children, both young and old, Honoo loves a good story, a mulled beverage (cocoa, hot chocolate, sake, and mead are enjoyed with equal relish) and a warm fire. Honoos also appear in a wide range of colors and sizes depending on the nature of the story that's being told, the time of year, and what's being burned. Simple chemicals like Strontium = Red, Calcium Chloride = Orange, Sodium Nitrate = Yellow, Barium = Green, Copper Sulfate = Turquoise, Copper Chloride = Blue, Potassium = Purple, and Magnesium = White etc all summon different hued Honoos. But the story makes a difference too as regular old wood, a few pages from a trashy romance or a tale told of romance and unrequited love in the month of February can summon different shades of pink (authors note - I've NEVER called a pink one, ok well mebbe' once or twice). In fact I'm fairly certain the magic in the air from various holidays will also effect to color of the spirit called.


Contemporary Conflagrations opens on Saturday June 11th at 7 pm and will run until July 19th. Be sure you stop by as Leecifer will be in attendance that evening.

If you haven't already signed up for our preview list, you can do so here.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Upcoming News





Hello Everybody!!

There are two things we'd like you all to know about....





The first is that we have teamed up with SpankyStokes.com for an awesome contest to win a signed version of our exclusive Mictlan "Peyote" Edition by Jesse Hernandez. How do you win this fantastic figure? Visit SpankyStokes.com for all the official rules. But you better hurry because the contest ends on Monday May 30th at 11:59 pm. Good Luck!!



The second thing I'd like to let you know about, is that on June 1st at 12 pm PST we will be releasing a Custom Android Blind Box series by DrilOne.



The ratios for each custom are as follows:
"Military" 5/16
"Vintage" 4/16
"Radioactive" 3/16
"No Trespassing" 2/16
2 chases available

These will be available online and in-store starting at 12 pm PST on Wednesday June 1st for $70 each.




Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vinyl Roots opening May 14th at Dragatomi



Our next show opening this weekend is "Vinyl Roots". A three man group show featuring new works by Kevin Gosselin, Troy Stith and J*RYU.

Opening reception is Saturday May 14th @ 7 pm. Both Kevin Gosselin and J*RYU will be in attendance that evening. However, if you can't make it to the opening, you can still see all the pieces on display until June 4th.

If you haven't yet signed up for our preview list you can do so here.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mictlan Peyote Edition Signing and Release

The Mictlan - Peyote Edition by Jesse Hernandez will be released on Saturday May 7th, 2011. Get a chance to meet and greet Jesse that evening as he will be in attendance from 7 - 9pm.

The Peyote Edition is limited to 85 pieces and will retail for $70

Be sure to not miss this one!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

We pay your Sales Tax!!!


On Saturday April 16th, we here at Dragatomi would like to give you a break for a day by paying your Sales Tax!! (Applies to in-store sales only)

Come on in all day on Saturday to make your purchase while the sales taxes are on us =)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A tribute to... Big Trouble in Little China at Dragatomi

Opening this Saturday, April 9th at Dragatomi : a tribute to... Big Trouble in Little China.

This is a group art show curated by Jay222.

It will feature the works of: Dave Correia, Patrick Francisco, Alex Pardee, Jay222, Task One, Leecifer, Josh Taylor, Ritzy Periwinkle, Downtimer, Lil Japan, Robert Bowen, Le Merde, Dezeinswell, Skinner, Chris Lee, Brad Isdrab, Dan Fleres, Lucien Shapiro, Nart, Chris DeLeon, Alex Voltz, J*RYU, Mikie Graham, Mark Nagata, Nebulon 5, John "Spanky" Stokes, Danny Miller, Erick Scarecrow and Wayshak .

This show is sure to please everyone with all the paintings, prints, sculptures, and custom toys available.

Be sure to sign up for the preview list if you haven't yet. You can sign up here.

See you all on Saturday!! But, for those of you that can't make it on Saturday, you can still see all the pieces until May 7th.

Opening Reception Saturday April 9th at 7 p.m.
Dragatomi
2317 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

For the Love of Vinyl - Custom Show at Dragatomi


Opening this Saturday, March 12th is a custom show featuring the Symbiote platform titled: " For the Love of Vinyl".

This is a collaborative group art toy show, displaying what the artists love to do, the way they want to do it,and how ever they wanted to do it, in this case the artists and designers had the opportunity to create their very unique vision, by encouraging them to use the technique, medium and theme of their choosing applying all their creative talent on a blank symbiote vinyl toy platform.

The show gathers 25 talented artists, designers and customizers form all over the world featuring:

Arwassa (Spain) - ARTDENKA (Japan) - Baby Vtec (USA) - Chauskoskis (Mexico) - Dolly Oblong (Netherlands) - Frank Mysterio (Mexico) - Emily Bee (Canada) - Helena Garcia (USA) - Jeremiah Ketner (USA) - JRYU (USA) - Jeff Lamm (USA) - Kat Brunnegraff (USA) - King Quan (USA) - Lunabee (UK) - Lou Lou & Tummie (Netherlands) - Matt Jones (UK) - Jamie Fales (USA) - Olla Boku (Taiwan) - Pocket Wookie (USA) - Podgy Panda (New Zealand) - Paul Shih (New Zealand) - Pandacrew (France) - Steve Talkowski (USA) - SpankyStokes (USA) - Warm ‘n Fuzzy (Mexico).

Curated by Denise Cortez

Be sure to stop by Saturday night to view all of these wonderful customs in person. Also, don't forget to sign up for our preview list if you haven't done so yet.

See you all on Saturday!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Girls Night Out" at Dragatomi



Coming up for our next event at Dragatomi - "Girls Night Out" a show that features 3 very talented ladies in the art community - Julie West, Sneaky Raccoon, and Lunabee.

The show opens on Saturday February 12th and will feature many gorgeous custom figures as well as paintings. Be sure to stop on by as Julie West will also be in attendance. This is one show you don't want to miss!

You can sign up for the Preview List here.

Opening Reception Saturday February 12th at 7 pm
See you all there!