Got a vinylphile on your christmahanakwanzaa list, or need some fresh ideas for your collection? Well Iâve got a list of some of my favorite toys and toy related things for 2010 and possibly more made up words to annoy you grammar geeks.
Alright first on my list is the Sweety : US Edition by Stephane Levallois and Artoyz. I really like this because it rides that oh so fine line of creepy and cute that I love to see around the holidays. I can picture a kid pulling this out of the box and the parents being a little unnerved. You can pick one of these sweet creatures at myplasticheart or Artoyz for around $39.99.
Next we have the Doktor A GNOME Exclusive which is just awesome in all kinds of steampunk fashion. This unique 7" mechano-gnome kicks the ass out of those elves that help santa. This guy would be pumping out coal 24/7 for all those kids and wouldnt think twice. An awesome bonus at 65 bucks he comes with interchangeable arms, a removable hat and signed by the artist! pick yours up at 3DRetro.
For the toy junkie who loves anime and manga check out the super awesome Black Rock Shooter figure figma. Now I haven't actually seen this anime but the figure looks downright bad ass and is fully pose-able. Also i think i have a thing for girls with horns and nasty dispositions. You can get her to stare you down at play-asia.com
The Dunny 2 tone series is one of my favorite series from this year. Again the Doktor A is my favorite but I really like the art of McBess and this series complimented it beautifully. I don't know what it is about black and white that instantly make things look classy but this set is monocle-worthy. You can get blind-boxes all up in kidrobots shop.
For the Music minded toy geek, these mugo players are looking as sweet as they sound. I see a lot of new blood designers here doing some great things but you still have Burgerman and Kozik rounding off a cool series. I could definitly see myself getting some of the blanks and going to town on them. You can get them at mugoplayer.com
For the mad scientist who love's to transform any custom vinyl they can get their hands on check out Krink paint markers. These little beauties are perfection for ever-lasting design awesomeness. Serious graff artist already swear by these and any toy junky will soon do the same. They are a bit pricey but they are worth it for serious designers. you can get them at dickblick.com
Need something to display all those beautiful new toys right? Well as much as i hate to give target anymore customers they have these shadow boxes that fit most 3" toys beautifully. I use them to display my dunny's so don't buy them all up because I'll need them for future dunny sets i cant resist. of course I'm always looking for alternative/cheaper/ less corporate ways to display my fresh figures. Find them at Target for 19.99.
Finally, my stocking wouldn't be complete without this years xmas dunny's. The burglars by Saner. These little guys are pretty cute and well, festive. I'm a sucker for the x-mas dunny and this year's is pretty sweet. Cross them off your list at Kidrobot.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:58amCome celebrate Kidrobot, the jewel of the Designer Toy community, with an all-out PARRRTY!! Featuring signings, live painting, giveaways, competitions and more! Meet the artists and sip on a beer, fueled by our friends at Lagunitas!
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:37pmThe DTA Dunny custom show is one of the most prestigious custom art toy exhibitions around. Created by Clutter and Kidrobot to celebrate the huge amount of talent in the industry, and support the annual Designer Toy Awards, it always offers a visual treat.
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:40pmAfter emerging from the darkest oceans, night has passed and the Sunrise OctoDunny has risen!