Terry Richardson x Uncle York “Uncle Terry” Figure

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 28, 2011
Provocative photographer Terry Richardson is immortalized once again through this figurine crafted by toymaker Uncle York. Prior to this release, some Terry Richardson-related offerings surfaced to coincide with the photographer’s newly released book...

HUMAN MADE “Polar Bear” Figure

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 27, 2011
Japanese pop culture guru NIGO and his HUMAN MADE line are back for another offbeat piece of design through the polar bear figure previewed above. Just like other HUMAN MADE items, the brand’s fondness and constant search for all things vintage is cl...

Terry Richardson “Terry Richardson” Teddybear

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2011
In addition to highlighting his always popular photography, Terry Richardson’s “Mom & Dad” exhibition will also feature its fair share of memorabilia. One of the highlights is this teddy bear stuffed toy, featuring Terry’...

Medicom Toy Bearbrick 1000% Charlie Brown

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 26, 2011
Charlie Brown from David Shulz’s Peanuts series is one of the most iconic cartoon character ever produced. As a testament to this enormously popular character, Medicom Toy will release this Be@rbrick Charlie Brown 1000% version. A drop is scheduled f...

Iron Man: Iron Monger by Hot Toys

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 24, 2011
Since the antagonist’s initial appearance in Marvel’s 2008 blockbuster film Iron Man, fans have been clamoring for a collectible model of the villainous Iron Monger. Now, Hong Kong-based design studio Hot Toys rolls out a 1/6th-scale mode...

Dr. Romanelli x Medicom Toy Beetle Bailey & Popeye Bearbricks

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 23, 2011
Dr. Romanelli returns with another project alongside Medicom Toy, this time developing Bearbricks for his Army/Navy series. Featuring both 100% and 400% versions, this upcoming drop will pay tribute to icons Beetle Bailey and Popeye. An official rele...

New Era x Rody Tokyo Exclusive

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 16, 2011
Something out of left field… New Era comes through with this interesting limited edition Rody. The inflatable horse figure is clad in a gold colorway and contrasted with New Era branding on the forehead, while authentic graphics are retained th...

Michael Lau “We Are 10 Years Old” 12″ CRAZYCHILDRENKING “Child F” Preview

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 15, 2011
Michael Lau’s Crazy Smiles series marks its 10th anniversary with the launch of the “We Are 10 Years Old” and 12″ CRAZYCHILDRENKING pieces. Today we are given a look at the “Child F” vinyl collectors item which sports Lau...

Michael Lau “We Are 10 Years Old” 12″ CRAZYCHILDRENKING

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2011
One designer whose name stands on atop of the toy biz world is Hong Kong’s pioneering designer Michael Lau and his creation, Crazy Smiles. This year, Lau marks his 10th anniversary by launching “We Are 10 Years Old” as well as a themed collection, be...

Maison Martin Margiela Matryoshka Dolls

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 8, 2011
First carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin, the Matryoshka is a traditional Russian folk doll comprised of a series of nesting figurines, each one smaller and different from the last. With a pattern of embracing heritage and historical quirks as ins...

Linkin Park x Medicom Toy Bearbrick

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2011
Bearbrick is back with another high-profile collaboration with American rock band Linkin Park. Bearbrick’s eminent figure is seen here with a black and grey colorway sporting “Linkin Park” on the right leg with artistic graphics seen on the arm, main...

LEGO Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 4, 2011
On September 1, LEGO released a new addition to its ultra collectable LEGO Architecture series in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Chicago. Built in 1910, it is considered a seminal piece of architecture in America. It is one of many storied, inte...

Medicom Toy Bearbrick 400% “Daruma”

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 2, 2011
It’s not all about being futuristic and hi-tech in Japan, as traditional art and culture still inspire local creators and manufactures. The Daruma has become synonymous with Zen and good luck charm as it has evolved into such a strong point of...

Kidrobot x Swatch in Shanghai

VideosComments ⋅ Aug 31, 2011
Earlier this month, Kidrobot and Swatch launched an extensive creative project unifying their respective icons on an artist-based collection of toys and watches. Eight artists were brought together to each creatively mastermind their own packs involv...

B Yoshida x Porter x Gunpla Hobby Kit

DesignComments ⋅ Aug 16, 2011
B Yoshida and Porter link up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gunpla, the model kits from the storied Japanese anime Gundam. Packaged neatly in a top-notch bag, the hobby kit features a multitude of pockets and compartment for storage of paint an...