Meet Moon Fox, a gentle seafarer who floats with the moonlight. They sail in ships buoyed by dreams. The Moon Wanderers know what happens in the world while people are sleeping, and there are many stories to be told.
Toys are tools for telling stories. They may be molds of memories. They can be emissaries of exploration. They help us to remember special people, feelings and times. I made this Moon Fox model kit so my stories could reach new shores.
Dedicated pre-school art teacher and mother of two.
San Francisco based Illustrator. In 1999 he moved from the suburbs to Chicago to pursue record label management and illustration. Finding that he had to choose one over the other, he decided on visual over audio. In 2006 he sold all his drum machines and synths, packed up his cat, his stuff and pushed west to the Left Coast. He could not shake the desire to make music. In 2011 he reinstated his audio pursuits. He now lives in the Hayes Valley with his wife Alice Koswara and two fighting cats. He and his wife also paint together as PHOKOS.
Chima Group is a pair of artists, who has formed a collective in 2011. They have created their original sofubi toys and 3D resin casting work. They have released many different kinds of cute-monster-themed sofubi toys. Following their motto, «do whatever they can do by themselves,» they not only do designing and sculpting, but also they do wax casting, painting, and building.
Bruce Whistlecraft (A.K.A Doktor A) has become synonymous with the creation of Victorian Futurist style Robot characters. Indeed, his popular ongoing Mechtorians series unravels the story of the retrobotic realm of Retropolis one artwork at a time.
Brass mustachioed scientists rub copper-plated elbows with polished metal bank managers, fairground hawkers and socialites in this fantastical realm where humans play no part. A world whose inhabitants go robotically about their daily routine, playing out their part in a mimicked society modeled on a flimsy perception of an ideal world..
Michael Fleming has 15+ years of practical experience as a professional illustrator, working with both digital and traditional mediums. Specialities are children’s media and character design.
He lives on the mysterious island of Alameda (in California) with his wife, two cats and two dogs..
Chemist engineer, self-taught artist, kids’ clothes designer. Mother of one.
Holly Glynn (A Little Stranger)
Hi! I’m Holly, an artist living and working in London. A Little Stranger is my alter ego and covers all my personal endeavours, my art and toy creations. I also create, produce and distribute my own plush line Cavey. Professionally, I worked for 11 years as a model maker in various forms, working in a huge range of mediums across a variety of styles and industries, starting in toy prototyping and product development, then moving into prop making for films and TV. I have recently moved away from model making in the commercial capacity to focus on my art and train to be a tattoo artist. It has allowed me to develop my 2D work and I can’t wait until I create awesome living art for my clients.
I’m Lisa Rae Hansen and I make character driven art. My formal training is in Jewellery and Silversmithing and my heart lies in the world of Art Toys. I graduated in 1999 from Edinburgh College of Art with First Class Honours Degree in BA Design and Applied Arts and went on to do a Postgraduate Diploma the following year.
Driven by the desire to create otherworldly creatures I produce my own characters, sometimes with surprise jewellery elements incorporated.
I sculpt, cast and paint to produce One-off and Limited Edition Figures, Custom Art Toys and paintings.
Mr. Yoshii is one of the most acclaimed digital artists in Japan. He is a pioneer in the use of Corel Painter to make digital images in the Japanese illustration world. He freelanced as an illustrator and created various characters for major TV programs, commercials, corporate websites, campaign and events. Yoshii specializes in crystallizing characters for his clients’ needs with little direction. «My three dimensional characters are created by a harmonious combination of beauty, ludicrousness, and comicality. I love making my virtual figures/characters from a scratch and developing them with strong appearances. I am interested in making 3D animation and vinyl figure/toys in near future.»
HX Studio is the Jesper Puchades creative name. He is a full-time interior designer and amateur artist at night. Jesper arrived to the world of Toys by his love for origami and Paper Toys. He started customizing some Munnys and dunnies, until asked himself why customizing regular platforms if he could customizing his own Toys. To date he has developed some series of toys in resin in very limited series. He uses different artistic techniques and alternates his resins with different customs on wide variety of platforms.
Most dog owners have noticed that at various times during their sleep, some dogs may quiver, make leg twitches or may even growl or snap at some sleep-created phantom giving the impression that they are dreaming about something.
Jesse Yu aka J★RYU, is a west coast-based sculptor/artist focused on exploring the themes of life and death in his signature ghostly and eerie Forest of Sorrows narrative. J★RYU has garnered an avid following of fans who eagerly look forward to seeing how each subsequent new piece adds to the ongoing story of the ghost girl who haunts his works.
I am Yusei Kato, aka YOUXSAY, and I have been producing HARELUYA, the Teru Teru Bozu (traditional Japanese dolls made of tissue paper or cloth hung in front of the window to prevent rain). I am currently working for comic book publishers in Tokyo and am in charge of video production for films, TV dramas, animations, etc.
An architect and father of two. Lives in Moscow. Ride his trusty bicycle.
Melody Llewellyn (Melodreama)
Melodreama is a self taught artist from Toronto, Canada. Her work is greatly influenced by comics, pop and street culture. For her «art» has always been a backstage pass to a world where nothing has to make sense and there within lies the magic — Making it not to critical of analytical attention.
She has a cheeky light hearted approach to unveiling irony through what some may see as juvenile imagery. Spreading love instead of actual destruction in a militant fashion. The intent is to develop an instantaneous graphic idea that resonates with all.
Artist and Owner of Max Toy Company — I design, make, paint and collect Kaiju Toys & Artwork inspired by Classic Japanese toys of the 60s−70s.
Over the years Mark Nagata has collected thousands of toys and a fair amount of titles. The man behind San Francisco-based Max Toy Company is widely known as: Toy Collector, Illustrator, Magazine Founder/Publisher, Toy Designer, Artist, Author, Husband, Father. But the one description that might fit best is an unofficial one — Kaiju Toy and Art Ambassador.
Andrey is a visual artist working in a variety of techniques — from drawing to ceramics. His thematic interests and sources of inspiration include fictional creatures, strange people and imaginary worlds.
Sculptor, inventor and engineer, Efim vigorously pursuing the dream of being a one stop shop for character design and production. With over 7 years of experience and a number of his own character designs, he services the local Saint-Petersburg (Russia) community manufacturing prize statuettes for annual Boomfest comics festival and turning signature characters for local illustrators, designers and artists into beautiful figurines.
Robotic Industries is the online presence for Jim Freckingham. He’s been a model maker and sculptor for over 14 years, 10 of which working directly with the toy industry. In that time he’ve worked with many different companies in a wide variety of mediums both traditional and digital.
Art collective of Elena Snegotskaya and Vladimir (Waldez) Snegotskiy.
Rotten Fantom’s chief idea is to reflect natural forces’ never ending cycle of decay and resurrection. We bridge cosmic gaps between human, beasts and plant worlds researching the borders between life and death in quest for proto-entities behind dead and living matter. Every work of art for us is the result of trance, mystic sacrifice helping to approach the state behind conditions of life and death, future and past, personality and absolute, when all dead and living create the unique canvas of existence. The purpose is to behold Great Spirit’s embroidery on that canvas.
I draw, I sew, I create strange creatures that live in odd worlds, people often question my sanity...
I like to look up as I past trees, to see if I am missing anything.I like to smell old books and my very old typewriter and imagine the memories. I like to walk down the roads I’ve never been down before to see where they lead. Live is about adventure.
Kathleen Voigt is a self trained German born artist currently residing in Florida, USA. Kathleen, working under the name Seriously Silly K has been producing sculptural jewellery works for many years and has recently begun creating sculptural resin works art toys as well. Importantly, all of Kathleen’s work is highly technical, beautiful and imbued with a sense of mirth.
Originally from Hong Kong, Bubi Au Yeung grew up drawing, doodling, watching cartoons and reading comics. Currently she lives and works in sleepless & a energetic city, Hong Kong.
Beginning as an illustrator and multimedia designer, Bubi has since had the opportunity to work on projects with a diverse mix of companies, such as advertising agency TeamOne from USA, Crazylabel, China Times Publishing Company from Taiwan, Playlounge and Warchild from UK, Poketo from US, local culture magazine:Fleurs des Lettres and Platform, Singpao newspaper and others.