Last February, Ninja and Yolandi of South African Zef Rap Rave band Die Antwoord graced our fair city of San Francisco. They came to play music and release a vinyl toy, which makes this pretty much the best opportunity ever … Continue reading
It’s 420, friends. Go outdoors and be with your buds. Revisit last year’s Top 10 Posts About Art and Pot and see the dopest green toy of 2013: Joe Ledbetter’s Spaced-Out Mr. Bunny.
Hey, remember those Yum Yum London vinyl toys? You know, the granny, the zombie and the cactus, as well as the homicidal hotdog and the movie theater nudist? When I wrote about them last May, the figures were only available … Continue reading
This is the antidote to today’s arid array of art toys. It’s the panacea for prosaic plastic. The elixir vitae for vapid vinyl. The therapeutic treatment for tedious toys! And now that I’m done showering you with alliteration, it is, quite simply, Squadt … Continue reading
It’s been a banner two months for My Bloody Valentine fans. First, a new album (mbv gets a 9.1 from Pitchfork) after a 22-year hiatus, and now: a pair of 100% Be@rbricks toys from Medicom. Get them in Japan or … Continue reading
It’s been a minute (Pizza Victims!) since the inventive hues of Monstrehero [interviewed here in 2008] last graced these pages, but today, Sean and Cliff revive their Victim, and he looks resplendent in a rainbow of resin. The so-called “Victim Persona” set … Continue reading
I can’t think of a toy I’ve written about recently that’s polarized collectors quite like the Banksy-inspired Rude Copper and Bomb Hugger by UK-based toymakers, Apologies to Banksy. After I wrote about the toys here, David from Apologies to Banksy got in … Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day comes early for fans of roughneck root vegetables. October Toys is offering Lucky Green and Metallic Green Baby Deadbeets by Scott Tolleson for $2 each. The 1.5-inch PVC figures are available now here.
Sticky Monster Lab is a multidisciplinary design agency from Seoul, Korea. They work in illustration, graphic design, animation, motion graphics and product design. All of those specializations come together as superb character design in the form of their designer toys. I collected the … Continue reading