FINAL ARTIST LIST

BanaNa ViruS (Taiwan)
Ben Seto (USA)
Benzilla (Thailand)
Cartridge Case (Japan)
Chima Group (Japan)
Hyperactive Monkey (USA)
Jon-Paul Kaizer (UK)
Kenth Toy Works (Japan)
Luke Chueh (USA)
NDTM (Thailand)
October 29 (Thailand)
ONG (Thailand)
Punk Drunkers (Japan)
Rxseven (USA)
Tru:tek + Ume Toys (UK)
UAMOU (Japan)
War head (Thailand)

PowerCore, in cooperation with 1000toys and DesignerCon, is super excited to present the Mechatro WeGo Custom Show at DesignerCon 2016. Originally created by special effects artist Kazumi Kobayashi (Moderythm), Mechatro WeGo is the little robot from Japan taking the indie toy scene by storm. Japanese toymaker extraordinaire 1000toys produced exquisite versions of the WeGo in two different scales and has been showcasing them at toy events all over the globe for the past year. The impressive 1/12 scale version has even more details, articulation and gimmicks and comes in an all white DIY version perfect for customizers. So we asked a select group of international artists to show us their robotic visions. As a bonus 1000toys is bringing a selection of 20 pieces from the recent Minna no WeGo #5 show to display at DesignerCon. Since 2014, Minna no WeGo has been a recurring custom show by the Japanese creative community held twice a year at Wonderfestival — Japan’s biggest toy event for independent toy makers and where Kobayashi’s original resin version of the Mechatro WeGo made its debut way back in 2011.

The show will be on display in it full glory in the Exhibit Hall Lobby (Booth #1404). And at the Mechatro WeGo Gift Shop (Booth #1414) you pick up a Mechatro WeGo of your very own or grab an exclusive Mechatro WeGo enamel art pin.

Check out the Mechatro WeGo Custom Show at DesignerCon 2016 facebook event page for the full list of participating artists and sneak peeks.