15 Jan
With helmet, vintage Hawaiian shirt & Eastpak knapsack

The Micheal Lau (sometimes known as Crazy Smiles) Garden(palm)er collection continues. You may remember last installment from this past Spring, created in conjunction with How2Work toys. The third Garden(Palm)er Series finally shipped in late December after having preorders booked back since Summer. Each 10-piece set of 1/12th-scaled articulated figures went for $650, the toy figurines standing at about 18cm and having 16 […]


12 Jan
Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk's latest exhibition art

Newly available on the Rotofugi Limited store is the especially limited-edition exhibition toy-piece known as “The Passage — Ignited“. Created by Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk of Coarse, “The Passage” is available on a strict one-per-household basis, with a total of 150 available in all. If you’re not familiar with Coarse, you’re probably not nearly nerdy enough, but you can take a catch-up course in […]


Last we saw from Fool’s Paradise, it was something along the lines of a sexy Jedi Jesus. It’s a little harder to exactly pinpoint the narrative this time, but a first guess might be Barbie the robot-alien-headed bounty hunter who likes to keep her boobs well ventilated. This marks 12 rounds of Alan Ng-designed Jango Keiko dolls […]


6 Mar
Vinyl toy with studded collar, chain, leather chaps & gimp mask

Kidrobot’s often customized Labbit figure gets another rendition by San Francisco artist Frank Kozik, who takes the 10” smorkin’ vinyl toy and decks it out in some decidedly S&M-oriented attire. Outfitting the poor freak in studded collar with chain, leather chaps and gimp mask — with zippered hole for cigarette smoking, and another anal zipper […]


9 Jan
Everyone's favorite Disney rodent as a “stained-glass” vinyl toy

Artist David Flores takes his signature “stained-glass” painting techniques and applies it to Disney’s favorite mouse, Mickey. Flores created a visually striking 10” statue of Mickey but with the minor change of replacing Mickey’s head with that of totenkopf symbol. The totenkopf is a German symbol of death, and makes the usually jolly Mickey Mouse […]


22 Dec
More vinyl collectibles from the Hong Kong based company

Taking the medium of toys and creating carefully constructed art is what Coarse is best at — just check out their Eyes of Fear busts, intricately accessorized False Friends or inventive Jaws Loser piece. The Hong Kong based company now returns with the next edition of their Casting Shadows figures, this time titled Casting Shadows […]


23 Nov
Medicom's vinyl toy icon teams up with design world's best

There are so many endless “limited edition” iterations of Medicom‘s iconic Bearbrick toy that frankly we’ve lost interest. Yes we realize it’s a cash cow for the vinyl toy maker but really, it may be time to move onto a new design. That being said, every once in awhile a clever re-imagination comes along that […]


27 May
The tale of two friends flying a kite... in vinyl toy format

Whether it’s their “Eyes of Fear” Fiberglass Busts, or their False Friends and different Blackout Editions, or PAW! Bust and Jaws Loser, Coarse always puts out vinyl figures and toys that make us want to break the piggybank to go out and acquire. The latest from the toy makers is the beautifully nostalgic Casting Shadows […]