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The Five Points Festival is a collision of designer toys, street art, alternative art, and craft beer curated by Clutter Magazine and Fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company. A designer toy festival in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Neighborhood, Five Points Fest is two days and nights of vinyl and plastic toys, original art, indie designers, resin, plush, blind boxes, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, craft beer and more. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace. And it starts tomorrow.

If you’re curious what the fest is like, check out my video of the 2017 Five Points Fest. This year, I’m looking for ward to catching up with comics creators like Regine Sawyer (LockettDown Productions /WiNC), Shawna Grant (Princess Love Pon),  Vita Ayala (The Wilds/Black Mask Studios) and I’m on the hunt for some KAWS toys/gear if I can find it.

This year the festival is sponsored by the Outer Space Men, who are celebrating 50 years of Toy Innovation. To celebrate this auspicious occasion Clutter Studios has produced an 8ft tall Colossus Rex. Working for the past 4 months, Clutter Studios used 3D scanning and printing technology, to scan one of the original Colossus Rex figures and upscale it to both 12” and 8 ft tall.  3D printing both versions, Clutter Studios assembled and finished an 8ft version with full articulation and a genuinely deadly two-handed battle mace!

Hitting the scene in 1968 and licensed to Colorforms, The Outer Space Men were a group of seven bendable action figures designed by toy inventor Mel Birnkrant. Each of the original seven figures represented beings from other planets in our solar system including Alpha 7, The Man From Mars; Astro-Nautilus, The Man From Neptune; Commander Comet, The Man From Venus; Colossus Rex, The Man From Jupiter; Electron+, The Man From Pluto; Orbitron, The Man From Uranus; and Xodiac – The Man From Saturn.

After their initial success, they faded from the public eye in 1969 after man walked on the moon. It was in 2008 that wall street executive and co-owner of The Outer Space Men, Gary Schaeffer, published the long-awaited graphic novel reintroducing a whole new generation to The Outer Space Men world. With the huge success of the graphic novel, Birnkrant and Schaeffer issued a license to the Four Horsemen Studios (Seventh Kingdom, Mythic Legions, Masters of the Universe) and released a new series of action figures.

Be the first to see the amazing new 12” Colossus Rex in person, and take a photo with the awesome 8ft sculpture.

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Five Points Festival

Sunday, June 3rd: 11am – 5pm

Saturday, June 2nd: 11am – 6pm

Where:

Brooklyn Expo Center

72 Noble St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Doors Open at 10am for VIP’s.

Cost:

Daily and full weekend passes available

Saturday Only Admission: $35

Sunday Only Admission: $30

Weekend Pass: $45

VIP Pass: $125 SOLD OUT

Website: www.fivepointsfest.com

Social Media:

Facebook: facebook.com/fivepointsfest

Twitter: @fivepointsfest

Instagram: @fivepointsfest