Photos By Gail
This Baby Pink statuette of the most famous mouse earth is an official Disney-design produced by the French company Leblon Delienne. Known as Mickey Welcome, it is one of three new pastel colorways made of lacquered ABS plastic, which replaces an earlier series created in resin. The new material is an aesthetic equal to resin, but represents an environmentally-friendly improvement, as the ABS plastic is recyclable. Priced to collect at $280 each.
Photographed at 10 Corso Como Design Store in the South Street Seaport, NYC.
Takochu are little plastic/acrylic Octopus toys manufactured by the Japanese company Pine. They stack on top of each other and are incredibly cute. A little bit of research on the Google indicates that they’ve been around for about four years and no longer appear to be readily available to purchase except on eBay. Huge bummer.
Oh man, these are really cool! Dark Horse has introduced an upcoming line of large-size vinyl figures based on the characters from Tim Burton’s book of short fiction, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. This new 6” line brings forward the special nuance of each individual creation and fits very nicely into the ever-growing popularity of “designer vinyl” collectible toys. Three releases are planned for the end of 2009: Oyster Boy, Stain Boy and Toxic Boy. Pricing or run size is not yet available. My friend Vinny owns this book and I’ve read a few of these stories, which are just crazy, so these toys should attract a lot of Tim Burton fans and memorabilia collectors!
Thanks to Plastic and Plush for the tip!