Posted by marc January 07, 2016
Sqwert Vinyl Toy Produced by Jamungo with Kozik, MAD, Ferg, Tara McPherson

It’s Thursday, the day when the Internet takes a look back at the past. This week we’re featuring an oft-overlooked toy from a full decade ago: Sqwert, produced by Jamungo. 10 artist versions plus two blank DIYs (white and GID) were produced and showcased designs from some of the era’s top talent like Frank Kozik, Tado, MAD, and Tara McPherson.

The 5” by 4” Sqwert was properly named; atop two little feet and a tail sat a big awkward blog of plastic, which lent itself to both creature designs like MAD’s Slimeball variant and Tara’s squid-like Vampire Ninja. The most unique of the series might be Ferg’s Ghost, which used transparent vinyl to create a three-eyed character reminiscent of Boo from Super Mario Bros. Most of the toys were limited to only 350 pieces each, while some alternate colorways were limited to 250. Luckily, the prices on Sqwerts are still reasonable after all these years. You can snag most of the designs for well under $50 on eBay.

Check out the gallery below to see the production pieces, plus some very nice customs.

Hit up Clutter’s Throwback Thursday every week for a look back at overlooked and notable toys from years past.


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