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Who is Sekure D?

Mar 14 // Jon Wills
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A stylistic genius who paints super clean lines
So just who is Sekure D? He's an artist living out in Melbourne, Australia, who began his craft in 2006 by painting one-of-a-kind sneakers. After many years, he expanded to other mediums, including a beautiful customization o...

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Wood-Splitter Lee

Who is Wood-Splitter Lee?


A fabulous artist, that is for sure!
Feb 14
// Jon Wills
So, who is Wood-Splitter Lee? She is a lovely sculptor who lives in Virginia. However if you asked her where her home state was, she would definitely tell you, "Alaska." Wood-Splitter-Lee was a child prodigy of sort...
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Outsmart Originals

Who is Outsmart Originals?


Sep 22
// Brian Szabelski
So who is Outsmart Originals? It's a company led by Kevin Winnik, formerly of Toy2R USA before they closed their doors, describing the company on their Facebook page as "bringing exceptional designs to the masses using m...

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David Brodsky

Who is David Brodsky?


Apr 12
// Brian Szabelski
David Brodsky (a.k.a. davidkraig) is an up and coming custom artist that we'll probably be hearing more about in the near future. He was one of the featured artists in Custom Toy Union's recent Star Wars Dunny series, going w...

Who is Ume Toys?

Mar 22 // Brian Szabelski
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Ume Toys is the creative brainchild of artist Richard Page, through which Rich does various toy sculpts and customs. Among his recent pieces are a custom bust of Trust Pig's logo, a sickeningly sweet guy named Bassett D Kay, ...

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Steve Ehret

Who is Steve Ehret?


Mar 16
// Brian Szabelski
Steve Ehret is a northeast Ohio artist who's just finished sculpting and baking up a prototype for a new figure! Based off a character from his paintings, he doesn't seem to believe in pants and reminds me a bit of ET, but th...
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Chiara Lombardi

Who is Chiara Lombardi?


Chiara Lombardi is an Italian artist who's come up with some very cool custom vinyl toys
Feb 21
// Brian Szabelski
Chiara has taken DIY toys like Kidrobot's Rooz and turned them into amazing little buildings! Rooz, for example, is only about 7 inches tall, so the scale for some of these things like the teddy bear or the tiny plates of foo...
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Hitoshi Mitani

Who is Hitoshi Mitani?


Feb 05
// Brian Szabelski
Hitoshi Mitani (a.k.a. HitMit or keropuni) is a Yokohama, Japan-based fan of the Android vinyl figure, who also happens to be quite good at customizing them. Actually, quite good is an understatement: he's ridiculously g...
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Who is Bruscolino ArtToys?


Jan 15
// Brian Szabelski
So just who is Bruscolino ArtToys? We've actually posted his work before, but the Italian toy customizer has a bevy of customs posted up on his Facebook page. Bruscolino (a.k.a. Marco Sgammotta) has several works that lo...
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Who are Keybotz?


Jan 11
// Brian Szabelski
Sweden has brought us many good things: Dynamite. Modern seat belts so we would go flying through the window of our cars. Detolfs. Ace of Base. The Hives. Minecraft. Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time. And perhaps n...
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Who is Thomas Scott?


Nov 14
// Kristina Pino
It's about time, right? I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down (well, not sit so much as chat over the phone) with Thomas Scott, the lead designer on the Vinylmation creative team for Disney Parks to talk about his work,...
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Who is Karisma Toys?


Nov 14
// Brian Szabelski
So who is Karisma Toys? The answer is a Spanish collectibles maker founded in 2006 with some nice licenses under their wing right now. The list might not be as familiar to our American readers, but some of our international r...
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Who is Toy Dungeon Studios?


Oct 06
// Brian Szabelski
So just who the heck is Toy Dungeon Studios? According to their site, they were founded in 2007 as an independent prototyping firm in industrial design for toys, but recently, they've been "working" with Danicus Prime on...
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Who (and what) is Rivet Wars?


Aug 29
// Brian Szabelski
What exactly is Rivet Wars? Well, to be honest, I had never heard of it before Steve Talkowski (a.k.a. Sketchbot) tweeted about it recently. And now, well, I'm loving the little guys! The whole thing started off in the Toy Br...
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Who is Velocitron?


Aug 17
// Brian Szabelski
Who is Velocitron? It's a small company making Japanese vinyl since 2008, with some very interesting original sculpts. Velocitron startted out with a simple two-part figure called Bechigon, but now, they've worked up to 20 di...
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Who (and what) is Maqet?


Aug 08
// Brian Szabelski
In the world of collectibles, there are a lot of ideas that seem to come and go, but one that's been on the rise and looks to stay is the idea of made-to-order pieces. While Kickstarter projects are one way this is happening,...
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Who is Guy-Olivier Deveau?


Jul 21
// Kristina Pino
Today, I discovered the awesome work of Guy-Olivier Deveau, who does sculptures in sand, ice and wood. Neatorama featured him this morning with a sand sculpture featuring 8-bit video game heroes and I couldn't resist checking...
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Who is Joao Silva?


Apr 26
// Brian Szabelski
So who is João Silva? Well, to start, he's a customizer of miniatures and vinyl figures from Portugal, with Qees seeming to be his platform of choice. However, as you can tell from the gallery, João's not afraid...
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Who is mishmish?


Mar 22
// Brian Szabelski
So who's mishmish? They're a new toy company based in Argentina founded by Gabriel Feldman nd his wife Vanina Drago, and they've just released their first figure, Cozo. According to Cozo's background story, he's an alien "fro...
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Pierre Rouzier's Clash now available


Mar 17
// Brian Szabelski
Pierre Rouzier has returned with a new resin dragon for everyone to enjoy. The little fellow's name is Clash, and he's decidedly not as cuddly as Vapor was. Maybe the little leg that sticks out of his mouth is evidence enough...
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Who is TSDproduction?


Mar 16
// Brian Szabelski
So who or what the heck is TSDproduction? It's a two-man duo made up of Italian artists M.A.R.T.A. and Dedo, who have combined together under the TSDproductions banner. And for the record, TSD stands for "Two Stupid Dudes", a...
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Take a look at FoxBox Studio's amazing Hermes


Mar 15
// Tomopop Staff
Poseable figures usually aren't my thing unless they are of the pretty doll variety, but every once in a while one pops up that makes my jaw drop. That was my reaction when I saw the gorgeous 1/6 scale Hermes being produced b...
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Who is Tom Hardwidge?


Mar 10
// Brigitte Coovert
So who is Tom Hardwidge anyway? Well lovers of steampunk and entomology take note, for Tom Hardwidge is the creator of Arthrobots (robot arthropods)! He has been constructing these amazing metal insects by hand since 2010 out...
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Who is Felt Mistress?


Mar 06
// Brigitte Coovert
Felt Mistress aka Louise Evans is the creator of a wide range of one of a kind, handmade, and entirely cuddly monsters that hail from the UK. Primarily she collaborates with partner/illustrator Jonathan Edwards, but she has a...
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Who is Monsterella Plushies?


Mar 03
// Colette Bennett
I have a stunning amount of Totoro memorabilia, most of it officially licensed Studio Ghibli product. I've also picked up a few fan-made items here and there, as sometimes I find that the way they see the beloved charact...
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Who are Ashley and the Wumplings?


Jan 04
// Colette Bennett
Oh my, that's one adorable little yeti. And who doesn't need a guy like that in their life? If you don't have one, perhaps you need to meet Ashley and the Wumplings. This adorable plush collection of beasties is all...
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Who is Noel Cruz?


Dec 10
// Colette Bennett
Community member Ben Moy sent me a link this morning to a blog called Simple Browser which showed off an incredible custom ball-jointed doll of actress Angelina Jolie. Seems like it sold on eBay for US$3,350, which ...
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Who is Krisoft?


Nov 16
// Colette Bennett
I've noticed that when looking at any type of collectible art that's very different, or that other people label as "kind of strange", that's my cue to look at the same thing and find it wonderful. I've often champio...
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Who is Johnny Cupcakes?


Nov 04
// Colette Bennett
Why, who's this cute, plump little morsel of delight? Big Kid, that's who. Johnny Cupcakes is an online apparel shop, but they've apparently decided to take one of their mascots and turn him into something a li...
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Who is The Farting Monkey Girl?


Sep 06
// Denise Cortez
Resin is the new vinyl -- everyday we see more artists in the toy world experimenting and making their visions a reality in this exciting medium. That’s why we were inspired when Mexican artist Matucha (winner of the Aa...
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Free toy modding class with artist Lily Black at 1 AM Gallery in SF on 8/4/09


Aug 03
// Topher Cantler
Undoubtedly, one of the coolest parts of working at (or reading, for that matter) Tomopop is getting a look at all the incredible custom pieces out there. We see a lot of truly amazing stuff, and we're always on the lookout f...
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SDCC: Who is SuperModifiedStudios?


Jul 26
// Colette Bennett
When we first discovered the slick designs of the robots of SuperModifiedStudios late last year, we were totally fascinated and dying to learn more. After all, with so much of the designer vinyl world turning to endless repai...
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Who is Guy Robot?


Jun 25
// Colette Bennett
One glance at the works of Guy Robot, and one thing is for sure -- what you are seeing is a real conversation piece, especially for people who love to collect interesting objects. Even better, each one of these handmade robot...
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Who is Moon Fox?


Mar 30
// Colette Bennett
One look, and my heart was instantly captured by that face. Placid and forbidding even the slightest distraction, the Moon Fox sails quietly in his boat under the moon towards an unknown destination which he is neither afraid...
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Nanan1's amazing customs on display in France, available online for the not-so-French


Jan 26
// Topher Cantler
Yes, that awesome thing you see above was once a Labbit. Vinyl artist Nanan1 is responsible for some of the coolest vinyl customs we've ever seen, and it appears we're not the only ones who think so. From February 3rd through...
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Who is The Brick Artist?


Jan 13
// Rio McCarthy
Nathan Sawaya is an absolutely awe-inspiring artist who uses LEGO bricks to make some of the most epic pieces I've ever seen. He has made everything from portraits to gigantic sculptures and stores over 1.5 million color bric...
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Who is Mu Pan?


Dec 29
// Colette Bennett
Today I'd like to introduce you to an artist whose work could possibly be described as papercraft, but with a distinctly non-traditional flair. Spotted on the ever-resourceful NOTCOT, Brooklyn-based artist Mu Pan creates ever...
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Obie the Alien Space Cadet prepares for impact


Aug 18
// Qais Fulton
Having made their introductions to the world of vinyl toys with The Saddest Devil, Devil's Head Productions is gearing up to release it's newest piece Obie the Alien Space Cadet. Somewhat reminiscent of Kif Kroker from Futura...
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Mickey's mysterious Vinylmation


Aug 05
// Qais Fulton
On July 29th, Disney parks began selling a series of collectible pins under the name Vinylmation. Each pin in the set is based on the iconic Mickey silhouette, with an artistic bent added to the paint job resulting in Kermit ...
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Blank canvas alert: CPK wave 1 from Argonaut Resins


Jul 15
// Topher Cantler
All you DIY warriors out there get your paints ready, because there's a new template in town. Argonaut Resins has just announced its CellPhonesKill wave 1 resin figures, which are sure to set a few imaginations alight with po...

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