Posts Tagged 'toy'

Custom Toy Call for Artists…

We’re putting together our first ever custom toy show!!!

We’ve teamed up with the super fresh 1up Collectibles comic shop in Reading, PA to throw a custom toy shindig of sorts! Artists are welcome to come display and sell their works, but if you can’t make it, don’t worry! You can still send us your customs for the show.

We’re still in the planning stages and need some artists to take part in the awesomeness. Please help us out by spreading the word and feel free to email me for more info or use the comments to ask questions.

This is going to be awesome!


Designers in Toyland

Designers in Toyland

    When? 12.11.10 @ 6:00pm Where? TBA directions Type? Local Chapter Event Cost? $5 or FREE if you make a Toy (Proceeds go to Discover Design:

A Custom Toy Show

Do you remember your favorite childhood toy? Gone (perhaps) but not forgotten. Toys are about imagination and imagination is the first tool of all artists and designers. So sharpen up your tools, tap into your inner child and create a custom toy!

AIGA Jacksonville is now accepting entries for our 2nd annual custom toy show, Designers in Toyland, on December 11 from 6-9 pm.
Participation is open to all. Sign up by filling out this form.

Design a toy from scratch, add to an existing toy, or customize a blank vinyl toy. Last year we had over 80 artists exhibiting. To see their work, check out these excellent sources for ideas and inspiration:


Although we are still working on the venue, here are some other dates to be aware of:
  • Deadline to sign up: November 30
  • Toy drop off: December 9 from 5:30 to 8pm
  • Event date: December 11 from 6pm to 9 pm
  • Toy pick up: December 12 from 1 to 5 pm

Email Katy Garrison at


Oil Slick Dunny by SKWAK

Here is the latest, limited edition, custom, dunny by Kidrobot. The character is designed by French based artist SKWAK and limited to just 500 pieces! Very nice, very limited, and a solid piece to anyones collection. Check it out-B.Gray

Get greasy with this eye-popping, super limited Dunny from French artist, Skwak.

Sporting a maniacal grin and clutching two cans of liquid fortune, Oil Slick Dunny is made of clear vinyl and covered nearly head to toe in a healthy splattering of the crude stuff.

Limited to only 500 worldwide.


Design your Future Vinyl Toy!


Ok foolks I got a live one here. I came across this the other day and think its a killer idea for those of us out there who would love to make our own vinyl toys but, don’t have thousands to blow on it in hopes of it returning a profit. Welcome to Patch Together. They have a very simple 3 step process to see if your design will fit the bill if it goes into production and they will produce your custom toy if ya make the cut. So, how does it work? Simple. Submit your design, drawing, sketch, 3d model, whatever to them…people then vote on your design, get enough votes to justify the company in investing in your creation and booyah…you win 500.00 and 5% commission on all sales of your design. Not bad considering all of the usual cost involved in making just one single customized toy. Check them out on www.patchtogether.comand submit your good. I know I will be….soon. I’m gonna keep tabs on this one too. There’s a lot of great designs on the site. Vote now for your favorites.


Behold…The Avenging Narwhal!

After days of storms, floods, power outs, and intermittent internet, this is something that cheered me up tremendously. “The Avenging Narwhal play set” comes with everything you see here. Join these noble creatures as they fight off koalas, baby seals, and penguins with their magical tusks! Narwhals are awesome! Check out Archie Mcphee for more info and zany novelty items.

September looks to be another great month for shows! Brian and I will have the rundown for everybody very soon…Its good to have the internet back.

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