What are Art Toys, Anyway?

Dive Into A Fascinating Pop Art Subculture from Japan and Korea

Xoopar is an electronic gadget manufacturer whose designs belong to a pop and art culture movement called Art Toy Culture.


But what are art toys, you ask?


Art toys or designer toys according to Wikipedia are novelty toys and collectibles created by artists and designers, which they produce in limited editions. Artists use a variety of materials, such as ABS plasticvinylwoodmetallatex, and resin. Many designer toys are plush toys. Creators often have backgrounds in graphic designillustration or self-described low brow art; some artists have classical art and design training, while others are self-taught. The first designer toys appeared in the 1990s and their popularity continues to rise.'


Now read more and you’ll soon be able to tell your friends about the differences between Urban vinyl and Art Toys per se, the work of Takashi Murakami or Jon Burgerman.

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