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Gary Baseman Toby’s Secret Society Mini Series

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 20, 2011
Today marks Kidrobot’s release of its first mini-figure toy series in about five years, created by Gary Baseman. Gary is an American contemporary artist, an Emmy-winning cartoonist and revered member of pop surrealism art in a variety of creati...

UNDERCOVER x Medicom Toy “UNDERMAN” 12-Inch Figures Further Look

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 18, 2011
Here is a closer look at the 12-inch figurine collaboration between Japanese labels UNDERCOVER and Medicom Toy. The two toys are designed after the hero UNDERMAN and his arch-nemesis, Piranoido. The characters are adorned with intricate details, as w...

Paul Frank x Medicom Toy “Julius” Bearbrick

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 18, 2011
From Paul Frank’s family of cartoon animals, Julius the Monkey has found his way onto Medicom’s popular Be@rbrick platform. Julius, the popular monkey whose face has been featured in various medium from web cartoons to clothing to accesso...

Toy Tokyo x Secret Base x Ron English McSupersized HUMBERGER X-Ray Version

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 9, 2011
Toy Tokyo and Secret Base align for another special Ron English release, this time developing an X-ray version of the artist’s McSupersized HUMBERGER vinyl creation. The toy is priced at ¥9,450 JPY (approximately $123 USD) and is a must-have fo...

The Cult of LEGO Book

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 5, 2011
LEGO is more than just a toy, as evidenced by the release of The Cult of LEGO – a twelve-chapter, hardcover book that explores the building and creating phenomenon. This coffee-table reader features dedicated LEGO enthusiasts like Nathan Sawaya...

coarsetoys “oopCr” Set

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 5, 2011
coarse unveil two new interesting figures to add to the family with their embryonic “oopCr.” The minimall and sleek figures are finished with a mirror-like gloss chrome coat that exudes a high degree of refinement. For packaging, the oopC...

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...