I’d like to someday revive this short-lived column, which was meant to be an introduction or “Art Toys 101″. Amazon invited me to do this, but ultimately it turned out not to be the right place or match. Here’s a … Continue reading
I made it to the big time! Amazon’s Toy Whimsy blog invited me to be a guest blogger, and I began writing an Art Toys 101 column called “The Art of Toys.” In addition to being part of the TW … Continue reading
The focus of Amazon’s Toy Whimsy may be kids’ toys, but the adults behind the blog are toy fans too. It’s particularly great when a toy can be enjoyed by both generations. This is highly infrequent in the art toy … Continue reading
Learn about “The Dora The Explorer Effect” and what Amanda Visell, Gary Baseman and Joe Ledbetter are doing about it HERE.
Amazon Daily asked me to respond to this: so what’s a designer toy? I usually explain it like this: The designer toy scene was born in the mid-late 1990s in Hong Kong (Michael Lau), Japan (Bounty Hunter), the UK (James … Continue reading
Here’s another little piece I wrote for Amazon: Okay, let’s get this out of the way: not all designer toys are cool. In fact, some aren’t even supposed to be cool. Even in the realm of urban vinyl, figures exist … Continue reading