I’ve been wandering around the world of toys and collectibles for almost a year now. In this short journey of mine, I’ve come across so many types of toys. Each and every one of them comes with their own characteristic, uniqueness, and (of course) prizes. It happens that I’m most attracted to the revoltech lines and building scale model. But still, I personally think that all toys are cool!
Just recently, I’ve following the discussion in one of an online forums here in Indonesia. It’s about Urban Toys!
If the question is “What is Urban Toys?” Then there will be different answers. Wikipedia says that it is a toys and other collectibles that are produced in limited editions (as few as 10 or as many as 2000 pieces) and created by artists and designers. An urban toys in my definition are toys which are not produced by a mass production company, and which most of them are not based from comic or TV character. Urban Toys could also mean a toy that made by yourself, a Do-It-Yourself toy!
One very nice thing from this Urban Toys is that they usually release a plain version of their figures. Thus giving us the ability to customize the figure. And there are also those which comes only in its plain version! Here’s the example of a figure called “munny” in its plain version.
and here’s a munny from those who hase the creativity
That is just some examples, you can find more custom in kidrobot.com. Maybe it adds one more aspect in what I would call as Urban Toys…how it serves as a media for an urban art.
If you’re not the Do-It-Yourself tipe of person, and you wanna have these toys available at you display case anyway, there are artist who sell their customized toys and also figures that doesn’t come in a plain version.
Pretty cool eh?
I’m not collecting any urban toys yet…but I really looking forward to do so, and maybe trying to create one someday 😀
Here’s some Urban Toys Websites: