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Beyond Ultraman: Seven Artists Explore the Vinyl Frontier [Designer Art Toys, Urban Vinyl]

By: Cheng, Shirlae; Maria Kwong; Jenkins Shannon; Ian Vartanian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Baby Tattoo Books for the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Los Angeles Toy, Doll & Amusements Museum: 2007

Seller ID: 2543


Glossy, sewn wraps, 25.3 by 25.3 cm, 64 pp., illus. Light wear to the covers and corners, and a faint crease near the center of the covers which can be seen throughout most of the volume. A well-illustrated exhibition guide featuring Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, David Gonzales, David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim, Brian McCarty, and Mark Nagata. “A historic generator of American counterculture, California has become the landing site for Asian toy culture as well. Beyond Ultram... View more info

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Qeedrophonic (Designer Toy Exhibition Guide), Qee

By: Hazelmyer, Tom, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Ox-Op Press: 2004

Seller ID: 1446


Softcover, 19 by 19 cm, 96 pp., illus. New, still in the publisher’s shrinkwrap with only the faintest signs of rubbing at the corners. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. Heavily illustrated designer toy exhibition guide: “What is Qeedrophonic? It’s a series f one-of-a-kind Art Toys by 35 of today’s most prominent artists, each masters in their fields from fine art to graffiti, graphic design o movements undefined. Through a collaboration bet... View more info

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Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures and Character Art

By: Klanten, Robert; Matthias Hübner, eds.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Berlin, Die Gestalten Verlag: 2006

Edition: First English language edition

Seller ID: 2540


Hardcover with illustrated boards, 24.5 by 30.5 cm, 295 pp. plus colophon, illus. Very good with minor corner bumping, a few small dings on the edges of the boards, light yellowing on the spine and along the edges, and a small reddish stain on the top edge of the text block. Opening with two short essays and a two-page interview with Jim Crawford and Gregory Blum of STRANGEco, this volume is not unlike others in the genre of designer toys—short on text, long on amazi... View more info

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Plasticland [Designer Art Toys, Urban Vinyl]

By: Kozik, Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Milwaukie, OR, Dark Horse Books: 2007

Seller ID: 2539


Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 23.3 by 32.3 cm, 111 (1) pp., illus. Near fine. “The man credited with single-handedly reviving the concept of rock posters as an art form [including his posters for Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers], Kozik was first exposed to the counterculture world of ‘designer art toys’ on a trip to Japan in 1996. His collecting hobby soon mutated into a new profession, and in 2002 Kozik made the leap from illustra... View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 2, 2005 [Designer Toys]

By: O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Coventry, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2527


Issue 2, Feb/Mar 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Near fine with only the faintest signs of shelf wear to the wraps. Clutter, which was founded in the UK and moved to New York between issues 14 and 15, is the only extant print magazine solely dedicated to designer toys. The magazine focuses on interviews and artist profiles of the scene’s top designers—as well as up-and-coming artists—convention coverage, new releases, the Designer Toy A... View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 4, 2005 [Designer Toys]

By: O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Coventry, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2528


Issue 4, June/July 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Near fine but for a small crease on the lower corner of the front cover. Clutter, which was founded in the UK and moved to New York between issues 14 and 15, is the only extant print magazine solely dedicated to designer toys. The magazine focuses on interviews and artist profiles of the scene’s top designers—as well as up-and-coming artists—convention coverage, new releases, the Design... View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 5, 2005 [Designer Toys]

By: O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Coventry, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2529


Issue 5, 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Very good with minor bumping to the corners. Clutter, which was founded in the UK and moved to New York between issues 14 and 15, is the only extant print magazine solely dedicated to designer toys. The magazine focuses on interviews and artist profiles of the scene’s top designers—as well as up-and-coming artists—convention coverage, new releases, the Designer Toy Awards—which are produced by ... View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 6, 2005 [Designer Toys]

By: O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Staffordshire, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2530


Issue 6, 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Near fine with only the faintest signs of shelf wear to the wraps. Clutter, which was founded in the UK and moved to New York between issues 14 and 15, is the only extant print magazine solely dedicated to designer toys. The magazine focuses on interviews and artist profiles of the scene’s top designers—as well as up-and-coming artists—convention coverage, new releases, the Designer Toy Awards—... View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 6, 2005 [Designer Toys]

By: O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Staffordshire, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2531


Issue 6, 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Very good with minor bumping to the corners. Clutter, which was founded in the UK and moved to New York between issues 14 and 15, is the only extant print magazine solely dedicated to designer toys. The magazine focuses on interviews and artist profiles of the scene’s top designers—as well as up-and-coming artists—convention coverage, new releases, the Designer Toy Awards—which are produced by ... View more info

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Clutter Magazine TOY2R Special Edition, 2005 [Designer Toys]

By: O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Coventry, UK, Clutter Magazine in cooperation with TOY2R (Holdings) Company Ltd.: 2005

Seller ID: 2532


Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 20.3 by 20.7 cm, 98 pp., illus. (not the limited edition with the toy and box). Near fine. This book features a history of TOY2R, the Hong Kong-based brainchild of Raymond Choy. Founded in 1995, TOY2R was the first company to recognize the potential of designer toys and start producing them on a large scale. They are best known for their Qee platform, which resemble stylized bears. First Edition. View more info

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A Thirty-Nine Issue Run of Clutter Magazine + TOY2R Special Edition, Nos. 1-40 [Designer Art Toys, Urban Vinyl]

By: O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: various, Clutter Magazine: 2004-2016

Seller ID: 2538


A Thirty-Nine Issue Run of Clutter + TOY2R Special Edition. O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds. Clutter Magazine, Issues 1 – 40. Coventry, UK/Staffordshire, UK/Shrub Oak, NY/Beacon, NY: Clutter Magazine/Clutter Media Group, Issue 1, December/January 2004/2005 – Issue 40, Fall 2016, lacking issue 3. Over its lifetime, Clutter has varied its format: Issues 1 – 7, perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 60-72 pp. each; Issues 8 – 14, perfect-bound, 20 by 22.3 cm, 72 pp. ... View more info

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Otacool: Worldwide Otaku Rooms

By: Tachikawa; Danny Choo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Kotobukiya: 2009

Seller ID: 2537


Wraps with dust jacket and obi,15 by 21 cm, 128 pp., illus. Near fine with only minor corner bumping. Heavily illustrated with color photos, Otacool features the rooms of 108 otakus, a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, commonly the anime and manga fandom. The volume, with limited text in Japanese and English, opens with an interview with Danny Choo, best known for his Culture Japan blog and Smart Doll products. Through his blog, Choo enlisted his fo... View more info

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This is Not a Toy [Designer Art Toy Exhibition]

By: Tom, John Wee; Sara Nickleson, curators; with Douglas Coupland, Murray Whyte, Pharrell Williams, et al.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Toronto, Design Exchange: 2014

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 2536


Tom, John Wee; Sara Nickleson, curators; with Douglas Coupland, Murray Whyte, Pharrell Williams, et al. This is Not a Toy. Toronto: Design Exchange, 2014, limited edition of 1000. Sewn wraps with card jacket and vinyl “This is Not a Toy” cover device, 14.2 by 20 cm, 445 pp., heavily illus. in full color. Near fine, but with minor bumping to the lower corner; the vinyl device still in the original sleeve (not affixed to the cover). From the publisher: “a specta... View more info

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Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys

By: Vartanian, Ivan; Lesley A. Martin, contributing editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Collins Design: 2006

Seller ID: 2535


Paper-covered corrugated boards with a paper title label on the front cover, and a vinyl keychain set into a plastic compartment in the front cover, 18.3 by 25.5 cm, 207 pp. plus colophon, illus. Fair with dents and chips to the edges of the corrugated cardboard, light rubbing, softened corners, bumping and wear to the extremities, and bumping to the lower corner of the text block. From the back cover: “With more than 400 exciting examples, Full Vinyl is the first co... View more info

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Flux: Designer Toys

By: Wight, Shawn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Gingko Press, Inc.: 2009

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 2515


Sewn wraps, 23 by 20 cm, 317 (3) pp., heavily illus. in full color. Near fine, with minor corner bumping. Gently read, if at all. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. From the publisher: “Ever changing, challenging and re-inventing, designer toys are in a never-ending state of flux. Old becomes new and new can become pioneering. Flux is an intimate and exciting journey through the idiosyncrasies of designer playthings—every artist featured offers... View more info

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Flux: Designer Toys

By: Wight, Shawn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Gingko Press, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2533


Sewn wraps, 23 by 20 cm, 317 (3) pp., heavily illus. in full color. New, shrink-wrapped, with minor corner bumping. From the publisher: “Ever changing, challenging and re-inventing, designer toys are in a never-ending state of flux. Old becomes new and new can become pioneering.  Flux is an intimate and exciting journey through the idiosyncrasies of designer playthings—every artist featured offers you the chance to meet the quirky characters of their imagination ... View more info