night circus characters by patricio oliver for red magic
once the sole domain of children, the miniature figurine has embedded itself into the popular culture.
it is now acceptable for both men and woman to play with and collect figurines at any age. many of
these designs are actually targeted directly to adults.
the number of figure genres has also expanded well beyond g.i. joe and comic book super heroes.
today, you can find figurines depicting politicians, religious personalities, philosophers, musicians
and even you! (well, maybe not you, but it is possible) these figures are made in a variety of
materials and sizes, some of which are highly collectable. this unique product area is bigger than
ever and with emerging technologies like 3-d printing, it could transform itself even further.
jaime hayon, karim rashid and zaha hadid design dolls by olivia lee
andy warhol, dale chihuly, damien hirst and banksy by mike leavitt (part of the art army series)
world of warcraft mini figure (via make) and custom miniature of gary jensen by andgor toy
dunny tea bear by jon burgerman and dunny uncle bucky by tado for kidrobot