Toys, toys, toys

So one thing I’m particularly obsessed with are vinyl toys. It all started with a single Dunny given to me on my birthday a few years back and has since spiraled out of control. However, I haven’t been able to add to my collection recently due to a lack of funds, but hopefully that will soon change. If you’re ever in Chicago one of the best places to satisfy your passion for plastic is Rotofugi. They use to be in a smaller location, but have since moved up to a bigger store with an even bigger gallery.

The lovely piece in the middle is by Julie West. They had two versions, green and pink, but I love how bright the pink one looks. The birds on top are magnetic and stick to the hat. My only complaint is that they should have made the hat magnetic too… I don’t know how many times I’ve moved it and had it fall off.

On the right we have many Dunnys, some Kozik figures (I’m particularly fond of smorkin labbits), a little Tara McPherson balloon, and some random Japanese lego-like animal things.

Aaaaand on the left we have more Dunnys (obviously), a poor little tokidoki Cactus Pup (didn’t realize it had tipped over when I took the picture), more of those animal puzzle thingies, and Kubrick figures of the Dead Leaves characters. I remember sending in one of those postcards for a prize drawing in the now defunct Animerica mag and won these little guys and the DVD. Boy, did I have a nerdgasm.

In case you were curious of what my work area looked like here it is. To be fair, it’s lot tidier than it usually is. You can see some sketches of Iggy and friends above the monitor. Wallpaper courtesy of Bobby from The Fox Is Black and his awesome Desktop Wallpaper Project. Seriously, go download some and make your computer that much cooler.

Anyway, yeah… just a little obsessed.


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