Adult collectors vociferously complaining about the imperfections of the toys they collect is about as commonplace as a Republican Presidential candidate lionizing Ronald Reagan. It is perpetual. What most fans and collectors have no clue about, are the many and varied steps, complications, and vicissitudes associated with bringing a toy from idea to reality. In [...]
Monthly Archive for January, 2012
U.S. and Russian space agencies suffered a huge embarrassment recently, when Canada (yes, Canada!) sent the first Lego mini figure into space. 17 year old Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad did the work with a helium balloon outfitted with four cameras. The first of the videos they collected of the process can be seen [...]
Glass bevel, cork-backed, $23 on Etsy.
Rob Burden’s Toy Box series was recently shown at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles. Burden’s statement on the series: I remember these figures as being magnificent. They represented power, beauty, good and evil, and they captured every aspect of my imagination. As a young adult, these toys are wonderfully nostalgic, but they’re [...]
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U.K. performance artist, Jamie Moakes, is on a mission to make Ram Man a hot, new commodity. To achieve this, he’s attempting to corner the market on the vintage Masters of the Universe action figure under the project banner You Will Be Rare. He has over 150 so far. The BBC reports: His fascination with [...]