Ottawa, Ontario-based photographer Daniel Picard has created a very realistic set of photos that show us the secret life of Hollywood toys. Called 1:1 Toys, the series, which puts Picard in the "director's seat," is shot all around his hometown. It all started out when, one day, Picard noticed a field whee he wanted to shoot a model in a dress. "The…
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Japanese contemporary artist Hiroshi Fuji recently put on a shocking exhibit in Tokyo that consisted of 100,000 unwanted toys. Collected from across Japan over the last 13 years, the countless toys are sometimes separated and grouped together demonstrating, according to…
Remember those hilarious vinyl toys by Yum Yum? We're happy to announce that they're now for sale! Yes, the company we interviewed back in September 2010, is now going to release a limited number of five toys that you can pre-order. The complete set is going for 60 pounds or about $94 dollars.…
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How fun! To celebrate the upcoming London 2012 Olympics, LEGO will be releasing a new set of minifigures! The Great Britain Olympic team has been immortalized with their own figures which include a brawny boxer, a stealth swimmer, relay runner, judo fighter, tactical tennis player, flexible gymnast, wondrous weightlifter, horseback rider and agile archer. Each comes with a gold medal and…
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Jim Alfaro just wrote to us to tell us about Toy Boarders, essentially a mashed up version of plastic green army men and skateboarders he's created. Like the Kidrobot breakdanders, these figurines are reminiscent of those iconic plastic toys that were popular in the 1970s and 1980s.…
The second release of mini-figures in the highly coveted Kidrobot x Simpsons collaboration is set to drop this Thursday, October 28th. The toys, which run the gauntlet from the season-appropriate ‘zombie’ interpretation, to ‘mariachi’ editions and cult favorites ‘Herman’ and ‘Hans Moleman’ are sure to be snatched up quickly by fans and enthusiasts… Continue
The mysterious little people are at it again! This time they've hijacked our iPhones to create everything from movie screens to putting greens.
Actually, the creative mastermind behind these photos is JD Hancock, a self-proclaimed "web slinger" who works on websites and iPhone apps for a living. On his spare time, Hancock makes toys come alive as you can…
I am loving Ah&Oh's attempt for children educational toy designs, Youniq, and seriously, I think they're great! I could totally picture them in kids stores, or in pre-schools, and they could do wonders for my two lovely nieces Delene and Deanna.
Maybe it's the kid in us, but it seems that we're all still in love with our toys. If you don't believe me, check out the Flickr's group, The Secret Life of Toys, which at the time of this post has over 11,244 members (or over 137K pictures). For some it's a hobby, armed with our…
Next time you buy that sushi box, may you be reminded of this cute vinyl toy creation designed by Andrew Bell. The little blue guy is going to make his debut at Comic Con in San Diego this July, so make sure you grab him and give him a good home if you're going. Vinyl toys are fun to look at...especially when they make you feel giggly (and then…Continue
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"The secret life of.." series is back! In this set, Aldo Cavini Benedetti takes us into the secret life of wooden toys. What happens when we trek off to school or work? Wooden toys come alive and get into a mountain of trouble!
In a Jam
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