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Eric Frank
Eric Frank is Assistant Editor and columnist at AF Times. He is a photographer, journalist and collector of toys of all kinds.

Eric has served as one of the main writers for one of the oldest and largest all around toy websites for almost 20 years. He has sought out small emerging companies as well as the top manufacturers of toys from all points on the globe. Traveling from the West coast to the East coast he has covered the International Toy Fair in New York City for over 15 years. The New York Comic Con which is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. On the West Coast, the San Diego Comic Convention. The largest pop culture convention of it's kind in the world. The Designer Con in Pasadena , CA, an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art! He continues to seek out cool events, current product and emerging collectible toys to show the readers.

Entries by Eric Frank

"Unamerican Activity" Show at Toy Art Gallery Featuring the Art of Doktor A, Jon-Paul Kaiser and Seymour Art

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Toy Art Gallery is proud to present "Unamerican Activity" featuring works by Doktor A, Jon-Paul Kaiser and Seymour Art! Don't let the title put you off. Dok and Jon are from England while Seymour (who couldn't attend) is from Australia. This custom...

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Toygodd Attends Exact Science Gallery's Grand Opening

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 3:14 PM

I recently attended the Toy Art Gallery's Halloween show. On the way out I passed Exact Science, a new gallery. I noticed they were having an opening so I asked if I could shoot the show. They were very nice and allowed me in. The art was being sold for...

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Toygodd Attends Monsterpalooza 2014

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 6:19 PM

One of the most beloved art/horror fests on the West Coast is Monsterpalooza, which celebrates the "Art of Monsters." The fest will hit Burbank once again on March 28-30. Save the date! As usual, Monsterpalooza will feature award-winning F/X artists, special presentations, a walk-thru monster museum, and monster-related...

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Toygodd Attends Stepping Through Walls at TAG

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 2:27 AM


Toy Art Gallery presented Stepping Through Walls, featuring the works of Bwana Spoons, Johan Ulrich, Joseph Harmon, Martin Ontiveros, Rampage Toys, and T9G. Take a step into the cosmic toy frontier with these six artists as...

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Toygodd Attends Pretty in Plastic for Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary L.A. Art Show @ Gallery1988 West

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 1:31 PM

Welcome back to another review of an art show! I traveled south to Gallery 1988 West to view the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters traveling art show. The first leg was in New York and I was very lucky that it came to L.A.

Consisting of art from: 100%...

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May the Fourth Be with You! A Star Wars Empire Custom Storm Trooper Helmet Show

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 2:49 AM

I traveled to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to view the Star Wars Empire custom storm trooper helmet show at the Robert Vargas Gallery. The show was cool! Check out the over 800 pictures from all angles.

Stormtrooper helmets re-imagined by celebrities and artists will be on display in celebration...

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Toygodd Attends Monsterpalooza

(3) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 11:11 AM

Are you a fan of horror? Have you wanted to attend a convention where that's the focus? Well Monsterpalooza is where you want to go! Twice a year this awesome convention is held in Burbank, CA.


Enjoy the...

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Toygodd Attends The Crawling Dead Custom Autopsy Baby Show

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 5:00 PM

I once again traveled south to TAG (Toy Art Gallery) this time to see The Crawling Dead Custom Autopsy Baby show. Coming from the mind of Jeremi Rimel, the creator of Miscreation Toys' Autopsy Baby. Now some of you may see something a bit frightening, strange, scary and, in some...

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Toygodd Checks Out Moosylvania at Eaton Galleries

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 4:31 PM

I went to Eaton Galleries to check out Moosylvania, A group art show tribute to Jay Ward. If you're old like me you'll remember Rocky & Bullwinkle, Boris Badanoff and Natasha as well as many others you'll see here. Check these out you'll love it.

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Toygodd Attends -- "Dark Invasion" Devil's Head Prod., Galaxy People, Guumon, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore,Paul Kaiju, Scarecrowoven

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 11:46 AM



Toy Art Gallery is proud to present "DARK INVASION" featuring the incredible talents of Devil's Head Prod, GalaxyPeople, Guumon, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, Paul Kaiju...

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Power Rangers: 20th Anniversary

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2013 | 11:42 PM

Welcome back! I once again traveled south to the Hollwood, C.A. area to visit the Toy Art Gallery and attend the 20th Anniversary Power Rangers custom show! The event featured over 35 artists' renditions of the iconic Power Ranger. Measuring in at 24 inches, these were really a site to...

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Artists Assemble Stan Lee's Yo! Custom Figure Show

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2013 | 1:02 PM

I traveled south to the Hollywood area to attend Stan Lee's Yo! Custom Show at TAG (Toy Art Gallery) in the Hollywood area. Artists Assemble! features the following group of international toy and pop artists: Abe Lincoln Jr., Aeron Alfrey, Ardabus Rubber, Bert S. Gatchalian, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Brent Nolasco, Carson...

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The 99 Deaths of Jar Jar

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 12:01 PM

Hello again!

This weekend I traveled to Pasadena, CA to attend the 2013 Designer Con. The Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art! Part of this year's Con was an art show depicting...

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Toygodd Takes New York City Con

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 11:28 AM

Welcome back to my column. I have traveled from the West Coast to the East Coast to attend the 2013 New York City Con at the Javitt's Center. The NYCC is a four day convention of Pop Culture, toys, comics and more. This convention is quickly becoming the gem of...

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Custom Toys And Vinyl Perfection At Toy Art Gallery

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 1:51 PM

I traveled south to the Hollywood area to check out Toy Art Gallery's latest custom toy exhibition. Toy Art Gallery is a destination on Melrose Avenue in the "Hollywood" area of California.


They have been open for 4 years, 2 years at...

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