Thursday, August 21, 2008
A few of you may know about my avid toy collecting hobby. (Not for kids)! However, most of you may not. It's a fairly new hobby I picked up less than 2 years ago while living in Tucson. It all started with my first intro to the Uglydoll by designers David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. Since then, I have started on my growing collection of vinyl and plush. I have such toys in my collection as:
Rolitoboy, Malfi by Friends With You, Brobee by Kidrobot, Munny by Kidrobot, Franky and The Bride by Monster Theater, Pig Dog by Tim Biskup, Bradley and Gordon by Monster Factory, Sailor Babo by Uglydoll, Guella by Evil Skaters, Nyanpan by Hanpanda, Lollipop Colored Goth Girl by Toy Mizna, a Troglodyte, Prudence and Pear by Christina Gordon, Can-Can Cat Blythe... among others. I surfed the web to see what kinds of toys are on the market these days, and I was overwhelmed with the inventory. Literally thousands of different versions and designs, by thousands of designers from all over the globe. I am now quite familiar with most of the sites that sell collector's toys. Here are just a few: yoyashop.com, fugitivetoys.com, toytokyo.com, kidrobot.com, earthx.com, but, really, the list goes on. And on. And on. I had no idea there was such a craze for Asian vinyl, Western vinyl, plush, etc.
I recently ordered Stolle's Tricycle Terror, Pip and Norton, Princess Molly by KennysWork, and Mugs Bunny (sad face version) by Luke Chueh. And I am about to order the Original version of the 10" Molly the Painter. She is A-DOR-A-BLE! I know I have a lot of life left to live, so it doesn't make my wish list seem so overwhelming... :)
One day, I will be passingmy collection down to my children and grandchildren. It pleases me to think how they will surely get a kick out of them.