My latest purchases are the Doze Green Travela and Ray the Aerosol
I can't stop there's way too many!
I need the Barry McGee Tokion Figure badly
I love michael Lau's stuff, I got a couple of Gardeners (the one below) and a few others. also a couple
of munnys, cardboys and other stuff. I got the cardboys about a year ago in London and found out Maharishi
did some stuff too, so I got more into it and started looking at stuff..
to those wondering, these are basically designer toys or vinyl figures/collectibles that are very
popular and a big part of urban culture in Japan and now also in the states and UK for example.
there are some well known designers and also clothing brands that collaborate in designing these.
random pics to show what the topic is about:
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I need this one. I look at these all time in magazines like Complex and stuff, but I've never seen this one. What brand is it?
Looking forward to my Tokyo trip this Spring(wife's parents live there).
Quote, originally posted by 16vracer » I need this one. I look at these all time in magazines like Complex and stuff, but I've never seen this one. What brand is it?
the Dunnys are made by kidrobot, here you can see them all: http://www.kidrobot.com/dunny/
that one: http://www.toymania.com/news/messages/6459.shtml
I have the rightmost one in the back row and I wanted to get the front one but ended up having the back left one.. they are sold inside out so you dont know what you get unless you peek.. they look pretty cool boxed up so I kept the 2nd one that way:
I am not a huge toy guy, but I love the graff culture and all the art mags. I subscribe to Jux, Beautiful Decay, Mass Appeal etc. I am a HUGE Obey and Shepard Fairey fan. I have mad prints, books, 1 or 2 toys of his design. I also have 2 Montana Hardcore cans one signed by Tony "Sub" Curanaj and the other signed by Cycle. I was lucky enough to meet these guys at Marc Ecko's Getting Up Block Party in NYC this past April... It was probably one of the illest events ever. Well worth the 8 hour drive! I have mad pics if anyone wants to see em e-mail me at Matt@DowntimeDesigns.com and check out my site http://www.DowntimeDesigns.com
I have been lucky enough to actually paint with Sub once. Hes a real cool guy- I also met cycle, emit, and Jive, in fact Jive put me down in IYQ Im not big into Obey Giant, im more fan of the real LA Giant, before obey giants time. Thats just me- 8 hour drive to goto the block party? Damn dude block party aint worth it, from my experiences
By the way- there is a famous graffiti artist amongst the mk3 crowd..
Quote, originally posted by 2pointOHHH » By the way- there is a famous graffiti artist amongst the mk3 crowd..
yep his dub is sick and so are his walls, I saw some of his and his crew's work in the new book "Graffiti World" If you get a chance to check that book out it's amazing. I'll be buying it once funds are flowing a little better.
My curiosity is piqued, I have had the Graffiti World book since it was released... would you mind just dropping a page number, I'm not gonna call anyone out, I am just curious.
The Block Party was a one time event and it was completely worth it man, I really had an amazing time and met alot of cool ass people.
I am not familiar with LA Giant, if you could enlighten me it would be appreciated. I am always looking to learn.