Toys ,Designs and Emotions

Vinyl TOYS  ++ ART. 

Urban Vinyl is created with art sensibilities in mind, so sculpt and design are the most important ingredients. It’s a blend of art and toys and it’s struck a chord with toy collectors and art lovers alike. In order to appreciate Urban Vinyl you enjoy it for what it is.

It all started in Hong Kong with a man named Michael Lau in late 9os working in advertising. He was employed by a music group named Anidoze to create the cover art for an upcoming album. Instead of a 2-D design he created an original action figure and photographed it.  The key trend setter were the “The Gardeners”, 12 inch vinyl figures represented a modern positive lifestyle. No violence or drugs, but tattooed, pierced, and wearing clothes that the urbanites were wearing at the time. They struck a very strong cord with everyone who saw them.  It’s really been in the last 4 years or so that the explosion of artist figures has taken off. Few books dedicated to the cult are Vinyl Will Kill & Super 7  Here is some of the popular cult collectible.

Designer Toys and limited edition . MichaelLau-art.comKid Robot , Strangeco , Friends with You ,Critterbox ,Rocket WorldSweaty Frog ,Tranimals,

Urban vinyl figures are designed primarily by illustrators, graffiti artists, musicians and DJs from urban areas .

Kid Robot

Qee bear

Michael Lau: short film 


“The limited production run, status and reputation of the artist, high production values, method of distribution,  number of moving parts, number of colours … they are more like affordable sculptures by an artist, (or) fine art multiples …” by Jeremy Ville


5 thoughts on “Toys ,Designs and Emotions

  1. There are so many cool things here I want to comment on all of them.

    That would take about a year, so instead here are my three favorites:

    1. Slightly upset cut-up fish.

    2. Robot Bart Simpson

    3. Brainfrogs.

    Amazing post!

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