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N3rd Link sits down and talks with artist and toy customizer Carson Catlin.

We talk Movies, movies and more movies.  We also talk about Carson’s background in toy customizing and 9 to 5 as an animator as well as his plans for the up coming comic cons (including San Diego.)

One of the coolest artists we have talked with yet.  Take a listen and hit us up on Twitter to let us know what you think.

And don’t forget to check out Carson’s work!

His website:

Twitter: @CarsonCatlin

Instagram: CarsonCatlin

With his background in animation kaNO Kid was primed to be part of the vinyl toy scene and already has created a handful of original vinyl toys (Moneygrip, Hi-Def, Bodega, Dragon King.)

kaNO took the time to talk to the N3rd Link crew to spread his knowledge about Art, Vinyl Toys, Animation, Sneakers and Kung Fu movies.

kaNO also talks about his new Flight 3″ production Dunny coming out January 17.  Check out, Kidrobot store or a local shop!

Don’t forget to check out kaNO and his work.  You won’t be disappointed

Twitter: @kano

Instagram: kanokid


Podcast: Ya’ Heard Show!


Episode 23: kaNO x N3rdlink!!


We are back with a new episode of the N3rd Link Podcast.

This show we hit up on the following topics:

-Jeremy Geddes & Ashley Wood Solo shows at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC.  Mawuli and Nico’s take on the show.

-Jeremy Geddes was interviewed on the Porter Square Podcast.

-Coarse Show at Rotofugi.

-The Sucklord Suckathon at Designer Con

-Geoff’s love for Laser etching!

-Kaws Astroboy and Snoopy candy jar release

-Huck Gee / kaNO Android AP releases

-And a little thing called Hurricane Sandy

Mari Inukai show at Giant Robot.

-Keep an eye out for Dynamite Rex!!

Movie, TV, Books and Comics:

-Nico and Geoff Love Homeland

-Our thoughts on the Disney x Lucas film take over

-ESPN’s new 30 for 30

-Geoff loves books and suggests “John Dies in the End” and “This Book is Full of Spiders; Seriously Don’t Touch it” by David Wong

Episode 21 of the N3rd Link podcast s hot off the presses.

Some of the topics that are covered:

We breakdown the Designer Toy Awards and give our thoughts on winners and losers.

Mawuli, Geoff and Nico talk about their time at NYCC and all the parties and shows that happened including the Dok A, kaNO retrospective, Kidrobot Anniversary party

We talk the new TV season too.

Nico wanted this posted the Double Fools trooper piece.

Geoff loves the cacooca

This ep’s intro music is from the Cocoa Brovas

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Episode 20 of the N3rd Link Podcast is up!

Have a listen!!

It’s been a while but the N3rd Link podcast is up again.  We apologize for some of the audio issues in the podcast there were some connectivity issues while recording.  We tried to edit some of it out.  We sorry!

This week we have a special guest Kay aka @fotojunkaay gives her two cents on what it is like as a female collector in the vinyl toy world.

Other topics on the podcast:

-NYCC, Dok A’s upcoming show, kaNO’s retrospective, Luke Chueh and J Ryu’s Rotofugi shows

-TV/Movie Suggestions for the podcast:

Revolution, Sons of Anarchy, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Paranorman, New Girl and much much more!

Oh and we talk about the Wayan’s brothers.

We are back for episode 19!  If you are returning thanks for listening!  We really appreciate all the support!

Here are some of the things we covered this week!

Geoff takes a glass blowing class…did he just hit on a new toy niche?

3AA pack discussion…surprise we don’t all like it!

Amanda Louise Spayd’s necklace/pendant release!

MAD keeps busting out the resin Madls and people snatching up faster than ever.  This time it’s the yellow gloss version.

 Luke Chueh’s new book! Bearing the unbearable produced by G1988 out now!

Movies TV Books and Comics:

Geoff and Mawuli agree the anime Aquarion is worth a watch!

John’s is solving mysteries with the Ghostwriter crew.

Since Game of Thrones is done for the season True Blood is back!


Without read for your ear holes.  Have some fun.  THANKS FOR LISTENING!


Episode 18 is up and running go take a listen.  Share it with your friends, share it with your family!

Here are some of the things we talk about on this week’s podcast:

Coarse Pain in Dreams release (sold out)

-Jordan Buckley’s print for his band Everytime I Die

-Yellow Dino’s Mini Goji clear resin figures.  email for more info!

Fool’s Paradise Earth Man

-Super 7/ Medicom Earth wolf available now at Rotofugi

-Huck Gee x Beat Bros. Lord Magma Skullendario Azteca

Continuum – If the show Alcatraz should have been.

John Scalzi’s Red Shirts – Star Trek fans will like.

If you are a Star Wars fan go check out The People vs. George Lucas now streaming on netflix.

The Raid: Redemption Violence violence and more violence

Man on a wire

Snow White and the Huntsman

Movies we hate:  Knowing, Dante’s Peak, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Forgotten

Without Further delay N3RD LINK EPISODE 18!!




Episode 17 of the N3rd Link podcast is up for your listening pleasure!

This time we chat with Sekure-D who is a long time sneaker customizer, as well as one of the organizers of the good vs. evil Battle of the Kidrobot Mascots series.

Some of the topics we talk about:

-Battle of the Kidrobot Mascots Good v Evil

-Sekure D’s shoe customs and venture into the vinyl toy world

-We find out Sekure D has a love for Ghostbusters!

A little more about him from his website:

Sekure D lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. In 2006 Sekure was losing himself in his sneaker addiction and in the ultimate attempt to stand out begun to customize his own sneakers in order to have the most limited of limited releases, the 1 of a kind. What began as a hobby quickly evolved into a part time job painting shoes in his bedroom to the beginnings of a new full time career in design.

Sekure cites his love for graffiti, sneakers, comics and cinema as the main driving forces behind the creation of his distinctive style. As well as painting on sneakers Sekure features his artwork on canvas and in conjunction with his three solo shows in Australia and New Zealand he has had work featured in numerous group shows and galleries such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

During this time Sekure has worked on two collaboration sneakers with the skate footwear brand Globe and been featured in a variety of magazines, websites, newspapers and books including Sneaker Freaker, Sole Collector, The Age and ‘Custom Kicks’. Sekure works tirelessly evolving his style and skill set to ensure there is always something new and fresh coming out his studio.

learn more about him here:




Twitter: @SekureD

Check out the podcast below!

Episode 16 of the N3rd Link podcast is up for your listening pleasure!

Some of the topics we talk about:

-Battle of the Mascots Good v. Evil custom Blind Box series

-Scribe’s Intrinsic Value show at MPH

-KAWS’ new print and his Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon

-Our thoughts on the  new 3A forum rules

-Geoff loves the New Tron cartoon on Disney XD


Send us feedback or let us know if you would like to be on the show!

Huge Thank You goes out to J★Ryu for talking with us.  It was a blast talking with him.  I hope all the listeners were able to learn something new from the podcasts. We hope to do more interviews like this so stay tuned!

Without further ado, we present the 3rd and final part of the interview with  J★RYU. Remember to share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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More on J★RYU:

J★RYU, AKA the Purdy Supremacy, is an east coast-based designer/sculptor/artist focused primarily on exploring the themes of life and death and more intriguingly, what lies beyond. Primarily recognized for his signature Forest of Sorrows series, with its emotive, eerie and ghostly themes, J★RYU has garnered an avid following of fans who eagerly look forward to seeing each subsequent new piece and how the accompanying narratives add to the ongoing story.

In his career, J★RYU has worked on projects for clients such as Marvel Ent., Sony Ericsson, Wonderbra, AT&T, NCAA Final Four, Columbia Pictures, TOPPS, Mia Hamm, Michael Crichton, IBM, Slim Jim and more and has shown in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, New York, Nebraska, Washington DC and Miami. He is a proud member of the world famous Army of Snipers.

(bio courtesy of J★RYU’s website)

(all pics courtesy of J★RYU’s Flickr)

Other ways to connect with J★RYU:

twitter:     @JRYU

Army of Snipers:

The Little Lotus Project: