Dragatomi at Comic-Con

Ray and Joanne

Ray and Joanne Suavillo of Dragatomi in a rare appearance outside their booth.

If I was going to give an award for biggest heart(s) in the designer toy (store) scene, the trophy would go to Joanne and Ray Suavillo of Sacramento’s Dragatomi. Over a handful of years the (literally) mom-and-pop toy shop has gone from online to brick-and-mortar, and they’ve amassed a toyfam legion that rivals ThreeA’s. This year, Dragatomi even snagged some prime Cultyard real estate at Comic-Con. Here’s a look back at just some of what happened therein.

Toyfam Represent!

Toyfam Represent!

Even those negative nancy toy critics can’t help but smile when in the Dragatomi fold…

Dragatomi tattoo

Isn’t that disgusting? It’s my arm. What do hairy people do when getting tattoos? This is a serious question.

OMG, go for a 30+ picture, browser-crashing scroll of artists and customs after the jump!

Drilone and Leecifer

Dril One and Leecifer: two of the nicest toy artists in the scene.

Customs by Dril One

Customs by Dril One

Customs by Dril One

Customs by Dril One

Customs by Dril One

Customs by Dril One

Custom bomb by Dril One

Custom bomb by Dril One

Customs by Leecifer

Customs by Leecifer

Customs by Leecifer

Customs by Leecifer

Customs by Leecifer and Betso

Customs by Leecifer and Betso

Walter "Chauskoskis" Jacott

Walter “Chauskoskis” Jacott

Customs by Chauskoskis

Originals and customs by Chauskoskis

Customs by Grimsheep and Chauskoskis

Customs by Grimsheep and Chauskoskis

Custom Sketchbot by Chauskoskis

Custom Sketchbot by Chauskoskis

Original Green Sketchbot V4 by Steve Talkowski

Original Green Sketchbot V4 by Steve Talkowski

Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas

Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas

Skelves by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters

Skelves by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters

One-offs and editions by Circus Posterus

One-offs and editions by Circus Posterus

Brent Nolasco & J*RYU

Brent Nolasco & J*RYU

Customs by Brent Nolasco

Customs by Brent Nolasco

My Drifting Heart resin by Brent Nolasco, J*RYU & Dodgrr

My Drifting Heart resin by Brent Nolasco, J*RYU & Dodgrr (see separate post)

Jeremiah Ketner

Jeremiah Ketner

Customs by Jeremiah Ketner

Customs by Jeremiah Ketner

Ritzy Periwinkle and Podgy Panda

Ritzy Periwinkle and Podgy Panda

Mikie Graham, Quan Vu and Jay222

Mikie Graham, Quan Vu and Jay222

Edition of Chochinobake by Mikie Graham

Edition of Chochinobake by Mikie Graham

Newbies and oldies from Blamo Toys and Mikie Graham

Newbies and oldies from Blamo Toys and Mikie Graham

Tupac Cats by Jay222

Tupac Cats by Jay222 (and guests)

Customs of Jay222's Rufflestilskin by RSIN

Customs of Jay222’s Rufflestilskin by RSIN

Toybot Studios, Chauskoskis and Jeremyriad

Toybot Studios, Chauskoskis and Jeremyriad

 

Okedoki's Benny the Dreamer

Okedoki’s Benny the Dreamer

Resins by Motorbot

Resins by Motorbot

Customs by Betso, Squink and Travis Lampe

Customs by Betso, Squink and Travis Lampe

Custom Mega Dunny by Ardabus Rubber

Custom Mega Dunny by Ardabus Rubber

Customs by Ardabus Rubber

Customs by Ardabus Rubber

Ryan the Wheelbarrow

Ryan the Wheelbarrow

Customs by Ryan the Wheelbarrow

Customs by Ryan the Wheelbarrow

New prototype by BIGFOOT!

New prototype by BIGFOOT!