Road Kill Toys

Posted on June 19, 2009 Under Design

Road Kill Toys are designer plush toys (stuffed animals, really) representing the undiscussed but often past rodents and animals of our highways and streets. Toys with a twist. I'd say so. Grind the rabbit on the left felt the tread…

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Valerie Leonard's Toy Soldiers

Posted on June 15, 2009 Under Art

Connecticut artist Valerie Leonard created an American flag out of more than six thousand toy soldiers. She also does hilarious classic pet portraits. Like nothing you've ever seen before. Very talented and funny. Detailed pictures of the American flag after…

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The Return of Billy Bananas

Posted on May 7, 2009 Under Design

It's been over 2 years since we brought you word of Tristan Eaton's Billy Bananas figures. Tristan's been busy with Thunderdog Studios, but Billy is back in five new colorways you can grab at the Jonathan Levine Gallery here in…

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Toy2R Woodgrain Qees

Posted on May 5, 2009 Under Design

Perhaps taking a page from the green movement, Toy2R has announced that (simulated) woodgrain is the colorway of choice for their 2009 art toys. We've already seen a preview of their fantastic woodgrain Domo Qee (coming this summer from Dark…

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Tara McPherson for Kidrobot Customs

Posted on May 1, 2009 Under Design

We gave you a head's up in March that Tara McPherson's Gamma Mutant Space Friends mini-figures were en route, and they've arrived at Kidrobot and other designer toy store worldwide. But let's say you're a connoisseur of limited edition art,…

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I Heart Guts (for Mother's Day)

Posted on April 29, 2009 Under Art

We're big fans of I Heart Guts. The adorable LA-based family hit the perfect formula for didactic design with their plush organs. For jaded adults (and precocious kids), a soft heart ("I Got The Beat") or a plus kidney ("When…

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Food for Feeters

Posted on April 21, 2009 Under Design

San Francisco-based interactive design firm, 17FEET, revealed their first designer toy at Phoenix's Resin Collective group toy show. When I caught up with 17FEET last December, the Feeters were still in the prototype stage, but now the tiny trio is…

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Frank Kozik's Reagan Bank

Posted on April 15, 2009 Under Art

When we last wrote about California-based metal toy-makers FullyVisual, they were throwing a sale. This time, they're (literally) providing a way for you to save money. The catch is, you have to spend it first. In clever coordination with the…

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Resin Collective Group Toy Show

Posted on April 10, 2009 Under Design
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Be@rbricks 400% Daft Punk Set

Posted on March 31, 2009 Under Design

Toys are fun, but robots rock. Daft Punk Be@rbricks go! French wonder shop Colette just released this set of the Daft Punk duo in Be@rbrick form and they are amazing. I can't wait to see someone put these two in…

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