I few notes before the pictures:
- You might think this is a big collection, but I assure you, compared to other art toy collectors, it's pretty small.
- The way I keep it small is by having a pretty strick "only one piece per artist" rule. I like the rule because it keeps my collection diverse and keeps me on the lookout for new artists. As you'll see below, I've broken this rule once and I'll explain why.
- There are a few non-art toys (eg toys you could find in a toy store) in my collection too. I just like them and think they're well designed and/or they're connectioned to some pop culture that I enjoy (Star Wars, etc)
- Most of these toys have sold out long ago, so if you do like one, you'll probably have to hit ebay or some other secondary market site to buy it.
Blue Mr. Wiggles by Tara McPherson
Baby Eating Crocodile by Amanda Visell
Lulu by Camille Rose Garcia
Brown Sour by Brendan Monroe
Jeremiah the Innocent by Daniel Johnston
Captain Sturnbrau by Jon Paul Kaiser
HMV Nadsat by Kaws
This is the one artist that I have two pieces from. Kaws is really hard to find in the States and usually extremely expensive on any secondary market. I found this Nadsat dispensor (essentially Japanese Pez) on our Honeymoon in Japan and picked it up because I never thought I'd be able to find another Kaws piece. Except I got a Resting Place Companion (above) a few months ago. It's not the most impressive piece in my collection, but I'll never get rid of it because of the Honeymoon tie.
Max from McFarland Toys
Mego World’s Greatest Superheros Hulk
Dunny by Michael Michael Motorcycle
Yellow Peleda Owl by Nathan Jurevicius
Nigel by Kathie Olivas
Pink & Green Supersize Me by Ron English
Blue Fatima by Sam Flores
Scurvy Nevil by Greg Simkins
Star Wars Stormtrooper Room Alarm
Super Teeter by Joe Ledbetter
Mystic Serpent by Todd Schorr
Yujin Human Dissection Model Gashapon Japanese capsule toys
Another purchase from our Tokyo honeymoon. These are toys that come in capsules, like you would find in American grocery stores. There are entire stores filled with those machines and various toys. I thought it was so weird/fantastic that these were actually a toy that I had to buy two. I got the liver and part of the spine.
Mighty Muggs Chewbacca
Simpsons Comic Book Guy Worst Episode Ever
American McGee’s Alice Caterpillar
Tigerlily by Tim Biskup
Possessed by Luke Chueh