Vinyl Figures have been around for a while, but it wasn’t until Kidrobot shook up the marketplace that people really got interested. Kidrobot made sure all the up and coming artists worked with them, they also worked well with some established ones.
The Obey Dunny has been a sought after piece since it launched (sold out on day 1), there was Doom figure that sold out, the Insa figure was a highlight and the link between, Street Art, Graffiti and Urban Vinyl Toys remains strong to this Day, with the Fatcap toy series.?
Urban Vinyl toys have been quite an underground movement, the artistic nature of the product will bring its own following but the realm of collectors and collecting things of curiosity ensures its own niche.?There are many companies out there that make toys every year, Lunartik is a favourite with iConsume, the Cuppa Tea series is endearing and stands on its own as being one of the great toys, Urban Vinyl toys allow the artist to express themselves on a 3D platform.
The vinyl toys come in many varied shapes and many sizes, the standard toy is 8” with a 3” version for the smaller price range, some companies push the boat out and make a 4 version, these are normally price restrictive and only for the person with deep pockets, Kid Robot and Kaws have managed to do the large toy thing very well, and all their efforts command a premum.?
Dudebox have Ron English on their roster and and there are great things coming out from this toy studio, expect Dudebox to start a bun fight with Kidrobot to see who the best is, we are routing for the underdog.?Urban Vinyl Toys don’t go out of fashion because they are never in fashion; they have a loyal faithful following and every year a younger audience comes of age and starts collecting the toys.