Our culture often times uses the term “collectible” to describe toys. However, toys typically see production runs from the hundreds to the tens of thousands of individual units. A question comes to mind, how can these be considered “collectible?” My love for vinyl toys and sculpting led me in a direction where I could meld the two and produce a truly collectible toy. I have a Fine Arts background, which played a big part in leading me down the same path that limited edition printmakers are on. Normally, they make one or two prints, sometimes more, but the artist limits the run to a small number and always hand makes them. Making each print for instance an individual work of art and unique to itself. A lot of materials exist out there and after much experimentation I finally found one that allows me to make small runs of cool, unique and truly collectible vinyl-like toys; each one is an individual work of art and is always handmade by me here in the U.S.A. The process begins with sculpting the pattern, then I make a mold, cast the toys in a vinyl-like material and paint each one by hand, all from the basement studio of my home in Colorado. Each figure is slightly different, which makes for that truly collectible toy. Many books, movies and TV programs inspired my creations and I hope that my toys capture imaginations of all ages. As time went on, I was able to couple with Mile High Sofubi who is an actual vinyl toy maker here in the U.S.A. and now will be offering vinyl toys made right here!
Stay tuned for new toys coming soon!!