I have been thinking recently about attendance at UK shows. I am always hearing âoh no one ever comes to the UK and puts on showsâ, âwhy arenât there more shows here?â, but when there are shows here do half the people who moan about it turn up? And I am sorry to say that generally not.
Come on we live in a small country and itâs usually easy to find a reasonably cheap way of travelling around. I understand that itâs not always easy to drop everything at short notice but it can be done. A case in point is the Dalek show that was hosted by Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester back in March last year. They had a 20â dunny release, and the man himself, but yet half the people who moan never got their asses in gear and made the trip, it was a pitiful turn out. If we were in the states it would have been swamped. In fact the Goodall gallery still have the 20â Dunnys in stock, do you think that would be the case anywhere else? Are there not 100 people in the UK that want to support the scene? Do we have to have all events in London to even get people out of bed? What the hell happens to all you forum moaners?
People are getting better but I think that most people just donât understand how difficult and how expensive it is to organise these events. Take the Munny Shot, Possibly one of the biggest custom shows to hit the UK (apart from Am4040), a really great event and a fun day with lots of artists and Customs. A lot of people did turn up, but I know that there must have been loads that didnât.. oh Bristol is just soo far away. And those that did turn up just ended slating Ryan and iksentrik . I know that it wasnât the most highly organised event and Ryan will be first to admit that next time he will display the toys differently, but he had spent over a year organising the event and no one praised him for his hard work. I would like to see one of the people who moaned try to do better, and see just how much debt they end up in trying to do it.
I know that the âsceneâ in the UK is much smaller than in the USA in particular, and most people donât want to spend money (a point I will come back to another time) but if you donât all get behind the scene at these events then it will disappear and no one will come over again, or bother to organise anything.
So next time there is an event, put yourselves out a little and show your face. Your support will be appreciated by everyone involvedâ¦. and lets have a beer!!
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:58pmIt's been a hot minute since we have had the chance to see Dalek up close and personal, so we are super excited to see that Buff and Dalek are having a joint show at GR Gallery in NYC!!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 5:34pmAfter a long period of a scarcity of Mini Munnys and complete absence of full-sized Munnys and Trikkys, all three are back in stock at Kidrobot thanks to their collaboration with Crayola. Joining them is a brand new blank version of Frank Kozik's Stache Labbit.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 1:58pmThanks to their recent partnership with Crayola, we're getting a bunch of DIY toys from Kidrobot. If you haven't noticed, it's been very hard, if not impossible, to get a 7-inch Munny over the past few years. Even the Mini Munnys are hard to find.